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Derek Brockway Derek Brockway Keep up to date with Derek's weather reports for Wales. Blog posts in total 625

  1. Will August bring a change to the weather?

    Friday 31 July 2009, 13:47

    I'm sure most of us will be glad to see the back of July given the poor weather we've had this month. And I've come in for some stick recently because of the rain. Peter Johnson from Radio Wales called me Derek 'Downpour' Brockway the other day on Good Evening Wales. One thing you need as a weather forecaster...

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  2. Has the heat gone out of this 'barbeque summer'?

    Wednesday 29 July 2009, 16:35

    Well so much for the BBQ summer I hear you say! Judging by today's heavy rain in Mid and South Wales the BBQ has well and truly gone out.

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  3. Slipping jet streams

    Monday 27 July 2009, 16:18

    So what's happened to our summer BBQ weather? June was drier, warmer and sunnier than average but we've had our fair share of rain in July.

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  4. Mackerel skies

    Monday 27 July 2009, 14:30

    I hope you had a nice weekend. I was in St. David's, Pembrokeshire on Saturday enjoying the sunshine down at Whitesands beach, which was packed with people surfing and body boarding.

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  5. Weekend outlook

    Thursday 23 July 2009, 18:25

    I have a day off today so I'm off to Barry to see my parents and driving down to St.David's in West Wales for the night.

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  6. It's the final countdown

    Thursday 23 July 2009, 17:35

    It's the final day of the Royal Welsh Show and this week has flown by! Thankfully, the weather has been a bit better today.

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  7. Day 3 downpours

    Wednesday 22 July 2009, 17:16

    Day three of the show and I haven't been very popular today. People seem to blame me for the weather?!

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  8. Welsh Cobs day

    Wednesday 22 July 2009, 16:48

    Earlier on I recorded some video footage to give you a quick tour of the Showground here on Welsh Cobs day.

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  9. Rain hasn't dampened spirits!

    Tuesday 21 July 2009, 16:38

    Day two of the Royal Welsh Show and as expected it was a bit wet and windy.

    I was looking forward to seeing a World War Two Lancaster fly over but unfortunately the cloud base was too low :(

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  10. Derek and Benny

    Tuesday 21 July 2009, 15:16

    No, it's not a new ice cream franchise!

    Weather presenter Behnaz Akhgar and I popped into the photo booth for some comedy snaps at the Royal Welsh Show earlier...

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  11. The Royal Welsh Show

    Monday 20 July 2009, 18:15

    Well, I'm busy chasing the sheep at the Royal Welsh Show this week. I've been coming here for the last 11 years and it's still great fun!

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  12. Out and about at the weekend

    Monday 20 July 2009, 11:22

    Well I hope you had a nice weekend. I managed to go for a
    short stroll in the sunshine along The Knapp in Barry on Saturday afternoon.

    Yesterday I recorded a walk for Radio Wales in upper Cwmbran for my new Weatherman Walking series.

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  13. Derek visits the Priory

    Friday 17 July 2009, 12:54

    I've spent a lot of time outdoors this week filming a new series of Weatherman Walking.

    I'm just back from Llanthony in Monmouthshire where I've been walking for the last couple of days.

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  14. St Swithin's Day

    Wednesday 15 July 2009, 13:07

    Today is July 15th and St Swithin's Day and there's a famous weather rhyme which accompanies it that has been used since Elizabethan times...

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  15. The pilgrims route

    Wednesday 15 July 2009, 12:07

    As you'll already know if you've read my last blog - I'm out walking and filming for Weatherman Walking in NW Wales.

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  16. Holy footsteps

    Tuesday 14 July 2009, 10:09

    I've been walking all over the place recently...

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  17. Derek goes walkabout

    Thursday 9 July 2009, 10:54

    I'm currently away walking somewhere on the North East coast of England but can you guess where I am?

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  18. Enchanted castle

    Wednesday 1 July 2009, 12:21

    I've just started recording a new series of Weatherman Walking for Radio Wales and did a cracking little walk the other day in Monmouthshire.

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  19. The heat is on

    Monday 29 June 2009, 12:07

    The highest temperature recorded so far in Wales this summer was 27 Celsius, 81 Fahrenheit at Rhyl, Denbighshire on 3 June but that figure is going to be beaten this week.

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  20. Aurora Borealis?

    Wednesday 24 June 2009, 15:51

    I had an email recently from a chap who thought he might have seen the 'Northern Lights' or Aurora Borealis.

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