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Derek Brockway Derek Brockway Keep up to date with Derek's weather reports for Wales. Blog posts in total 592

  1. The hottest day of the year so far?

    Wednesday 23 July 2014, 14:25

    It's a big day at the Royal Welsh Show today, it's Welsh Cobs day, which always draws a big crowd.

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  2. The outlook from the Royal Welsh Show

    Monday 21 July 2014, 13:21

    I've been travelling the length and breadth of the country recently filming for the new series of Weatherman Walking. So far I've been to Newport, Pontypridd, Bala and Prestatyn where Mike Peters from the band The Alarm showed me around his local area.

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  3. Heavy showers and a risk of thunderstorms ahead

    Wednesday 25 June 2014, 15:19

    We've had a good dose of fine and warm weather and sunshine this month, but a trough of low pressure over the Atlantic is heading our way. This will bring a spell of rain reaching the south and south-west late tomorrow afternoon and then moving northwards during the evening and overnight.

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  4. More dry weather, but rainfall on its way

    Monday 23 June 2014, 15:17

    Derek Brockway's weather blog for Monday 23 June.

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  5. A dry weekend ahead thanks to high pressure

    Wednesday 18 June 2014, 15:01

    Porthmadog in Gwynedd was the warmest place in Wales yesterday with a high of 24.1°C and Aberporth in Ceredigion enjoyed over 15 hours of sunshine.

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  6. Sunny spells and light winds

    Monday 16 June 2014, 15:35

    The Gower Walking Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and I did a short walk through Bishop's Wood Nature Reserve near Caswell Bay on Saturday. The weather was cloudy but it stayed dry, warm and humid with a top temperature of 23°C.

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  7. Not all plain sailing for the weekend

    Thursday 12 June 2014, 15:32

    Derek Brockway's weather blog for Thursday 12 June 2014

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  8. Looking forward to a brighter weekend

    Tuesday 10 June 2014, 15:41

    The weather has been very up and down so far this month. There's been some lovely sunshine but it's been wet at times with heavy showers, thunderstorms and hail.

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  9. High pressure is moving in

    Monday 9 June 2014, 15:03

    There was some dramatic weather last weekend with torrential rain and thunderstorms on Saturday.

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  10. 'Spanish Plume' weather pattern on its way

    Thursday 5 June 2014, 16:21

    Derek Brockway's weather blog for Thursday 5 June 2014.

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  11. Will we see a Flaming June?

    Tuesday 3 June 2014, 15:18

    1 June is the start of meteorological summer in the northern hemisphere. Although people often call it Flaming June we don't always get endless days of sunshine and soaring temperatures like we did during the heatwave summer of 1976.

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  12. A dry and settled start to June

    Friday 30 May 2014, 15:27

    Normally May is the driest of the spring months in Wales with an average rainfall of 85.9mm, but this year it's been wetter with 124mm of rain, 45% more than usual.

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  13. Sunshine and showers set to continue

    Wednesday 28 May 2014, 14:53

    Last week I was away filming for a new series of Weatherman Walking. I did part of a pilgrim's walk from Pontypridd to Llanwonno church and then went onto Penrhys.

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  14. A short taste of summer

    Thursday 15 May 2014, 13:31

    Usk in Monmouthshire was the warmest place in Wales yesterday with a top temperature of 19.8°C. Mind you, the nights have been cool this week, especially in land. In Bala in Gwynedd the temperature dropped to 1.9°C on Tuesday night with a ground frost.

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  15. More showers in store but warm weather on the way

    Monday 12 May 2014, 14:15

    It felt more like autumn than late spring over the weekend with low pressure bringing strong to gale force winds, heavy rain and blustery showers. At Mumbles Head weather station in Swansea the wind reached severe gale force 9 on Saturday with a gust of 63mph recorded, the wind strong enough to bring...

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  16. An unseasonably autumnal weekend

    Friday 9 May 2014, 16:10

    Derek Brockway's weekend weather blog for 9 May 2014.

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  17. This week's weather set to take a turn for the worse

    Wednesday 7 May 2014, 15:04

    The weather was a bit mixed over the bank holiday weekend with the south and east enjoying the best of the sunshine. Since then, of course, the weather has turned cooler and more unsettled, but at least the gardens and allotments have had a watering.

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  18. Heavy evening showers easing, drier tomorrow

    Thursday 1 May 2014, 12:40

    Derek Brockway's weather blog for Wednesday 1 May 2014

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  19. Sunny spells ahead but chilly overnight

    Wednesday 30 April 2014, 15:33

    According to the Met Office April has been a warmer than average month in Wales, with the north being drier but parts of the south have been slightly wetter than normal.

    It looks like May will start unsettled tomorrow with a slack area of low pressure bringing some rain and heavy showers over the next...

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  20. Sunny spells and scattered showers on the way

    Monday 28 April 2014, 16:10

    Derek Brockway with the weather for 28 April 2014.

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