493 posts about Weather on this blog
Friday 8 July 2011, 16:17
It doesn't feel much like summer at the moment ! With low pressure bringing heavy rain, showers and strong winds but at least it's looking better for the weekend but not exactly the weather we'd expect in July!
I think it's fair to say that the weekend will be much drier and brighter than today, still...
Friday 1 July 2011, 16:44
July is getting off to a dry start this year and the outlook is settled for the weekend thanks to a ridge of high pressure.
I can't promise clear, blue skies but it will stay dry with just a small chance of a light shower. The best of the sunshine will be in the morning before clouds build-up with some...
Tuesday 28 June 2011, 16:23
Someone on Twitter asked me earlier "what is the dew point temperature?"
Well, the dew point is the temperature at which air can no longer hold all of its water vapour and some of the water vapour must condense into liquid water.
The dew point is always lower than or equal to the air temperature...
Friday 17 June 2011, 16:19
I think April is the new June and June is the new October.
The jet stream is currently to the south of the UK with no sign of summer on the horizon.
The whole of Wales will eventually see rain this afternoon and I'm afraid the cricket at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff looks likely to be rained off this...
Monday 13 June 2011, 15:15
There's been a lot of talk of drought recently which is true for parts of England including East Anglia but according to the Environment Agency Wales was not officially in drought status although it was probably touch and go in some places such as the Marches.
Last week I was walking in Montgomeryshire...
Friday 3 June 2011, 14:29
It's flaming June today - with clear, blue skies and sunshine across the country.
The satellite picture for 1100GMT today shows clear skies across much of Britain thanks to high pressure. Notice the band of cloud to the west of Scotland. This is a cold front which will move southeast across Britain...
Thursday 2 June 2011, 15:40
After the driest March and April since 1976 we finally had some welcome rain in May. Averaged across Wales 84.1mm (3.3 inches) fell which is slightly above the long term average of 80.7mm although some places were wetter than others.
At Capel Curig 190mm of rain (7.6 inches) was recorded but Hawarden...
Monday 16 May 2011, 17:25
You may have read that there's a heat wave on the way. It looks like the continent will be getting hot this weekend and into next week but here in Wales, a heat wave is very unlikely. The signs are however that it will get a little warmer over the weekend.
For the next few days, 'changeable' sums it...
Friday 13 May 2011, 15:36
Rainfall was well below average in March and April - across Wales only 61mm fell, (2.5 inches). The average is 205mm (8 inches) making it the third driest on record.
By the end of April, river flows in several rivers including the Wye and Tawe were similar to, or even below, those seen during the 1976...
Tuesday 10 May 2011, 16:27
Parts of Wales were hit by heavy thunderstorms yesterday including Merthyr Tydfil where a young girl was hit by lightning. Erin Moran had a lucky escape but the chances of being struck by lightning are very low, about 1 in a half a million.
Some thunder and lightning facts:
Wednesday 4 May 2011, 17:05
Based on the latest figures from the Met Office it looks like last month in Wales was the driest and sunniest April since 2007.
It was also the warmest April on record (records go back to 1910) with a mean temperature of 10.9 Celsius, which is 3.7 degrees above the long term average.
There was also plenty...
Tuesday 3 May 2011, 16:04
Most of Wales enjoyed a fine Bank Holiday weekend but the combination of a brisk and gusty easterly wind, and very dry conditions unfortunately led to more grass and forest fires.
Thursday 28 April 2011, 16:54
Well first of all thanks for all your comments on my previous blog post. It's good to know that a lot of people are passionate about nature and the weather, and also what's happening across the country.
Last night, as expected, turned quite cold with some ground frost and even some air frost. In Tirabad...
Wednesday 27 April 2011, 18:07
The bluebells are out early in Wales this spring and so too are the ash trees. They have burst into leaf early this year beating the oak, which is unusual. The last time this happened was in 1953 according to the Woodland Trust.
Normally the oak comes into leaf first and does much better in drier conditions...
Tuesday 26 April 2011, 18:29
We were blessed with some beautiful weather over the Easter Holiday weekend. Yesterday Anglesey enjoyed nearly 13 hours of sunshine, while Pembrey in Carmarthenshire recorded a high of 20 Celsius, 68 Fahrenheit.
Mind you, there were differences in the weather from day to day and from place to place....
Thursday 21 April 2011, 16:22
The Mumbles Coastguard station is a great place to keep an eye on the weather and on a clear day you can see for miles along the coast and across the Bristol Channel towards Ilfracombe in Devon.
There is an automatic weather station there, one of many dotted around the country. It takes measurements of...
Wednesday 20 April 2011, 14:54
Yesterday Porthmadog in Gwynedd was officially the warmest place in Wales with a top temperature of 22 Celsius, 72 Fahrenheit. The average for this time of year is around 12 Celsius, 54 Fahrenheit.
Clearer skies at night however have brought chilly temperatures at night. Last night at Hawarden in Flintshire...
Monday 18 April 2011, 15:32
Well, I hope you all had a good weekend. I went for a 5 mile walk on Saturday from Cefn Onn Park in Cardiff.
The walk is varied, passing through woodland and from the top of the ridge there are wonderful views of the city and Caerphilly and we could even see the two Severn bridges.
Given the weather...
Thursday 14 April 2011, 16:25
Yesterday was more like autumn than spring with some rain. Strong to gale force winds in the northwest and chilly. Temperatures only reached seven to 11 Celsius which is below average for this time of year.
Thankfully it's feeling warmer today with lighter winds. Temperatures...
Tuesday 12 April 2011, 16:46
Yesterday I was in Llanberis and took the steam train to the top of Snowdon. The café on the summit, Hafod Eryri, is opening much earlier than usual this year because of a lack of snow!
The weather on Snowdon is notoriously changeable and sometimes severe with hurricane force winds, blizzards and plenty...
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