Monthly Archives: August 2014

Is today the end of summer 2014 or not?

Today, according to the Met office, is the last day of summer but is it?  If we go by the equinox then Autumn starts on the 23 September whilst Phenologists decide the seasons by the “movements” in nature.  Last year, … Continue reading

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Last barbecue of the summer?

It is a quite a cloudy start to the day today but fear not because the air pressure is rising and the chances of anything more than a rogue light shower are very slim.  The chance of any rain in … Continue reading

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Last of the summer shine

A dry and bright start greets us this morning although it is a little breezy.  The good news is, however, is that the wind is deriving from a S-SW arc so at least it will be bringing with it warmer … Continue reading

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Will former hurricane Christobel reach us?

By the time of my observations (06:28 hours) around 2mm of rain had already fallen in our area.  Whilst the nimbostratus clouds still look dark the radar images show that there is really only one further rain system heading our way (around … Continue reading

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A year on but do things change?

Exactly a year ago our day started, as it does today, with a misty morning. The first difference, however, with today’s weather is that the air temperature is 3c lower at the same point of the day than last year. … Continue reading

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Any abatement?

After yesterday’s very damp and dismal bank holiday today would give the impression (at 07:00 hours this morning) that today will follow suit but there is some good news at hand. The air pressure is beginning to rise slowly and … Continue reading

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Soaring on the thermals?

The air pressure is slowly falling and the centre of the complex system will not reach our area until the early hours of Tuesday morning.  This means that, for today, we are in for a typical day’s worth of Bank … Continue reading

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Make hay whilst the sun shines

It is another bright and sunny start that greets us this morning.  The wind is light from the SW and and the temperature is steadily rising after reaching an overnight low of 7.7c at 03:32 hours.  Not that many of … Continue reading

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Blue sky looking at me

Bright sunshine welcomes the day and it is certainly is a most pleasant outlook through the window this morning at 08:30 hours. The rain radar images are, however, showing some rain cloud heading towards our patch.  Currently the greater risk … Continue reading

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A brighter affair?

The barometer is now showing a steady reading and, outside , I can see some blue sky with the start of some cirrocumulus cloud (mackerel sky).  Looking around the region on local webcams I can see that in some areas … Continue reading

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Air pressure reducing as the week closes

The barometer is showing that the air pressure is reducing slowly and the isobar charts are also identifying that a low pressure system, currently centered over north Scotland, will be beginning a journey south over the next few days. For today … Continue reading

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Similar to May

The jet stream is still sitting on the southern edge of the UK and this mean that for our area the cooler northern climate is dominating.  This will bring some clear sky at times but we will not be seeing … Continue reading

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Cool start.

Today is the first day for quite some time that the air temperature has dropped below 10c. This morning, at 06:23 hours, it was a cool 8.8c and with the wind chill this felt more like 8c. – it really does … Continue reading

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Mixed message

The low air pressure system that delivered the breezy weather to us yesterday is slowly moving towards the NE and we are seeing the air pressure rise slightly.  The isobar charts are also showing that the lines of air pressure … Continue reading

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Breezy In Town

This morning we have received just under 1mm of rain but the radar images are showing that the band of rain that delivered the precipitation is now moving southwards.  This has left us at 08:30 hours with a bright start … Continue reading

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V Festival Weather

Today starts off with the sun breaking through fragmented cloud and that is pretty much the story for the rest of the day.  The cloud will break up a little more as the day passes and it will be, at … Continue reading

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Autumnal like?

Today, like yesterday, starts off extremely cloudy.  Dare I say that there is almost an autumnal look and feel to the start of the day? Thankfully the picture will improve slightly and the cloud cover will disperse a little this … Continue reading

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Cloudy morning

Today sees a cloudy start in our region and the rain radar images are showing that there is a small cluster of rain cloud heading towards the south of our patch around 07:00 to 09:00 hours.  This system will bring around … Continue reading

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Jet stream in the south

The jet stream is now firmly “bedded” beyond the southern coast of the UK and this is allowing the cooler northern climate to dominate across our area.   This situation is coupled with the remains of a low air pressure … Continue reading

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Better in the East

The jet stream is now firmly position below the UK and a complex low pressure system is centered around the northern tip of Scotland.  The combined effect is that we will see a breezy and at times partly cloudy day. … Continue reading

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