Monday 3 September 2012, 14:26
I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog front for a while. I've been away filming for Weatherman Walking in Rhayader and in Corris, followed by a trip to Switzerland for a week.
The weather there was hot with temperatures in Geneva rising above 30 Celsius, 86 Fahrenheit but thankfully it was cooler in the mountains and we had a few thunderstorms as well.
You may already know that this summer in Wales was the wettest since 1927. It was also one of the dullest summers since records began in 1910 with less sunshine than usual. Temperature wise, it was cooler than average but warmer than summer 2011.
Mind you, summer 2012 wasn't a total washout. The Royal Welsh Show was lucky and stayed dry and it was the hottest show weather since 2008!
The schools go back this week and guess what? The weather is set to improve with high pressure moving in from the Atlantic.
This will bring a dry and settled spell of weather which looks like lasting through next weekend.
September can bring us some lovely weather but not always. In September 2008, low pressure brought heavy rain and flooding http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/interesting/sep2008/
Last year, the BBC Proms in the Park in Caerphilly was cancelled due to heavy rain but this year should be fine and dry http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2012/september-08/14530
You can keep an eye on the forecast for Caerphilly here http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2654089
The driest September in Wales was in 1959 when only 11.7mm of rain fell. The wettest September was in 1918 with 293.1mm of rain!
Hopefully September 2012 will be more wet than dry.
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