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Posts about the weather and climate

Weather Station updates

Blackfield Weather Website

I run a weather station. The hardware (Davis Vantage Vue) was a retirement gift from my colleagues and since I was able to set it up again after moving here (in February 2018) it has been connected to a PC running Weather Display software. This…

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Red Arrows

The Red Arrows

The end of Cowes Week (a huge yachting event in the Solent) there are celebrations, with big parties, fireworks and this year a flying display from the RAF's Red Arrows and the simultaneous departure of the "three Queens" (the Cunard liners Queen Mary 2, Queen…

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Wild Fire

The Forest on Fire

I was on my way back from a great walk down to the sea when I spotted a thin column of smoke in the forest up ahead. I was surpised that anyone would risk a bonfire in such dry conditions, and hurried to check that…

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Lightning

Lightning at Lepe

I saw that a line of thunderstorms was crossing the English Channel and heading our way. I thought I would try to capture some drama, and lightning, with my camera and hoped to catch a storm approaching over the Isle of Wight and crossing the…

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Snow, Ice and Thaw

Tom's Down in Snow

After several days of bitterly cold winds, warmer, moister air started to move in from the South on Thursday, resulting in heavy snow. This area has any snowfall, on average, for less than 4 days a year and snow on the ground maybe once or…

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The Beast from the East

It's 10:30 in the morning and the air temperature has just risen to freezing, from a low of -3.7C at dawn. That's unusually cold for our location, but it's not even the lowest temperature this winter (that was -4.7C on 8th February). We saw snow…

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