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  1. Meteors over Wales tonight

    Thursday 12 August 2010, 14:58

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    It's Perseids meteor shower time again folks and experts are predicting that this year could be quite spectacular - possibly the best since 2007.

    The meteor shower is caused by debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle and is so named because the meteors appear to fly out of the constellation - Perseus.

    Clear...

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  2. Last day at the Eisteddfod

    Friday 6 August 2010, 13:41

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Today is my last day at the National Eisteddfod and the week has flown by. The weather has been a bit up and down but I've really enjoyed it, meeting lots of people and I've been able to practise my Welsh. I've learnt a few new words and phrases which I am sure will come in handy.

    Sian Lloyd and I popped...

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  3. Derek's steaming!

    Friday 6 August 2010, 09:30

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    It's full steam ahead at the National Eisteddfod in Ebbw Vale! On Wednesday I had a ride on a steam engine from the Blaenavon Heritage Railway. They have laid a special track, 200 feet long, behind the Science and Technology pavilion! Of course, steams engines used to help run the old steelworks on...

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  4. Weather on the Maes - Thursday and Friday

    Wednesday 4 August 2010, 16:23

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The weather hasn't been the best today at the National Eisteddfod with a few blustery showers but tomorrow will be better so you could always visit the beach. Yes there is a beach right on the Maes here in Ebbw Vale!

    I popped along there earlier to check it out. You can build sandcastles, play volleyball...

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  5. Weather on the Maes

    Tuesday 3 August 2010, 16:13

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    I'm in Blaenau Gwent this week working at the National Eisteddfod in Ebbw Vale. Yesterday was dry on the Maes with some sunshine but it's a different story today with light rain and drizzle or 'glaw man' in Welsh.

    Mind you, as I write this, the sun has started to break through the clouds with a much...

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  6. Weekend weather (30 July 2010)

    Friday 30 July 2010, 16:21

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    After six months of below-average rainfall, this month has bucked the trend. Some places have had a good soaking with localised flooding.

    Across Wales as a whole, 142.8mm of rain has fallen up until 27 July (5.6 inches) - well above the average of 78.4mm (3.09 inches). Mind you, there has been a big...

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  7. Mid week weather update

    Wednesday 28 July 2010, 15:53

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    behnaz_akhgar.jpgDerek is off today but BBC Wales weather presenter - Behnaz Akhgar has stepped in to provide a quick forecast for the rest of the week and into the weekend.

    Tuesday: A mixture of clouds and sunshine for the rest of the day. There will be a few showers, but they will be light and scattered, with some...

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  8. It's all up in the air

    Wednesday 21 July 2010, 18:15

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Yesterday many parts of Wales had a good soaking with some flooding. Geraint Edwards who runs a weather station at Llanarman Dyffryn Ceiriog near Llangollen recorded 46 mm of rain (nearly 2 inches) in 24 hours and so it's not surprising the river Wye at Builth Wells is the highest it's been for months...

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  9. A damp start

    Wednesday 21 July 2010, 12:49

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Well, we've certainly had our fair share of the wet stuff over the last 24 hours, although I'm not sure we've had enough to fill all the rivers back up to the levels where they should be. Remember the November floods of 2009?

    The rain has certainly brought out the slugs though and my courgettes have taken...

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  10. Weekend weather (17 July 2010)

    Friday 16 July 2010, 16:07

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    It goes without saying we've seen a big change in the weather recently. In fact it's been more like autumn than summer with strong to severe gale force winds last night.

    tree_over_mike_davies.jpg
    Here's a picture by Mike Davies of a fallen tree in Cadoxton

    The wind reached storm force 10 in northwest Wales with a gust of...

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  11. The heat is on

    Friday 9 July 2010, 14:53

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    It's very hot across most of Europe at the moment and the hot air is moving north into England, especially the south east including London and East Anglia.

    Temperatures there will soar as high as 30 to 32 Celsius tomorrow, 86 to 90 Fahrenheit and the Met Office has issued a heat-health warning.

    So...

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  12. Derek opens new weather station

    Thursday 8 July 2010, 15:29

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Last Friday I visited Gavin & Stacey land - Barry Island.

    But there was no sign of Nessa or Uncle Bryn when I popped in to Barry Island Primary School. I'd been invited along, to officially open their new hi-tech weather station.

    The staff, pupils and parents have worked really hard to raise over ...

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  13. Summer of '76

    Friday 2 July 2010, 15:48

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    The last six months in Wales have been the driest since 1976 so last night's rain was very welcome for farmers and gardeners alike.

    Capel Curig in Snowdonia was one of the wettest places with 26mm of rain - just over an inch.

    As for the weekend, Saturday looks the best day...

    Some sunshine with most...

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  14. Weekend weather promises plenty of sunshine

    Thursday 24 June 2010, 12:25

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Last Monday was the summer solstice - the sun overhead the tropic of Cancer - the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and some people take this day as the start of summer.

    We've enjoyed plenty of sunshine this month with rainfall well below average. Over the weekend, there's more fine...

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  15. Clear skies for the weekend

    Friday 18 June 2010, 15:08

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    2010 has had a dry start so far and the five month period from January to May has been the driest in Wales since 1964 with only 14.4 inches of rain.

    June has been a dry month too (so far) with below average rainfall - just 1.3 inches so gardens everywhere are beginning feel it.

    A cold front is moving...

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  16. Early summer weather patterns

    Wednesday 16 June 2010, 12:10

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    We've had more than our fair share of north-east winds so far this year which led to a cold winter in Wales followed by a dry spring with rainfall below the long term average.

    During the spring and early summer north-easterly winds are fairly common in this part of the world. The jet stream weakens...

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  17. Escape in the sun

    Friday 11 June 2010, 12:22

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Derek is off walking for the new Weatherman Walking series so Sue Charles has kindly sent over the weekend weather prospects.

    Any cloud today should be quickly dispersed by north westerly winds leaving most of us with plenty of sunshine and a promising weekend ahead.

    It will however feel fresher along...

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  18. Plan your BBQ for Saturday

    Friday 4 June 2010, 16:38

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    We've all enjoyed some lovely weather this week with plenty of sunshine and temperatures rising as high as 25 Celsius this afternoon but will it last over the weekend?

    Well, I can promise more fine and warm weather but there's a change on the way and not everywhere will stay dry.

    If you're planning...

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  19. Make Hay while the sun shines

    Wednesday 2 June 2010, 16:29

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Yesterday Aberdaron on the Lleyn Peninsula was the wettest place in Britain with 20.6mm of rain (just under an inch) but that's the last significant rain we'll going to have in Wales for a while.

    The next few days are looking generally dry thanks to high pressure from the Azores. This will bring increasing...

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  20. Bank Holiday weekend weather for Wales

    Friday 28 May 2010, 16:38

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Well another bank holiday weekend is upon us and, as is often the case, there is some rain in the forecast!

    Of course, we do need the rain given it's been a dry spring, but I can promise some dry weather and some sunshine as well, although if you're planning a trip to the beach it's not going to be...

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