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Half-dead blog

Apologies for the long gap in posts. We have been trying to move house, so lots of things have gone on hold, including this blog. It is all taking longer than we expected, but the blog will be re-launched, and Read more…

By chris, ago
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Storm Angus

The first named winter storm came with strong warnings, of high winds and heavy rain overnight on Saturday into Sunday. Although it was breezy we did not see particularly high winds here, but the system was notable for its very low Read more…

By chris, ago
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September Weather

Monthly Climatological Summary for Sep 2016 Elevation: 60 m Lat: N 51 10 32 Lon: W 000 09 41 Temperature (°C), Rain (mm), Wind Speed (kts)  Day Mean Temp High Temp  Time  Low Temp  Time Heat Deg Days Cool Deg Read more…

By chris, ago
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Perseids Update

The night of 12-13 August was also busy, with the camera capturing 81 meteors or about half as many as the peak of the Perseids. There was about half an hour (between 2 and 3 am) affected by cloud but otherwise Read more…

By chris, ago
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Storm Katie

As predicted, Storm Katie produced high winds here, with a peak gust at 06:02BST of 62.6kts or around 70mph. Highest sustained winds were Beaufort 7 (Near Gale)  at 28.2kts or 32.5mph.                   Read more…

By chris, ago
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Long Lasting Meteor

At 20:05 on 14 February 2016 my video meteor observatory saw and captured this meteor for a total of just over 5 seconds. This is an usually long time for a a meteor, especially as it looks as if the meteor Read more…

By chris, ago
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Snow!

I saw some light snow, almost frozen drizzle, falling last night, but we woke to about 2cm on the ground, on branches and hedges. This was enough to make the world white, but the centre of the road was clear and Read more…

By chris, ago
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Weather 2015

In a nutshell, 2015 temperatures were 1.1C above the long term average with December 6.4C above. The Met Office say that it was the warmest and wettest December on record. September was significantly cool. Rainfall was 5.6mm above the long Read more…

By chris, ago