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Scottish Independence

In the closing year of the 20th Century, finally, Scotland had its own devolved parliament in the wake of a referendum in 1997. In just thirteen years, Holyrood had performed tremendously to boost life for Scottish citizens including: the introduction of the smoking ban, abolition of tuition fees and the provision for free prescriptions. These stupendous decisions made by MSP’s have exhibited how taking responsibility for the decisions of your own land, economy and people is essential in enabl

A Winter's Tale

A Winter's Tale

 

The Return of International Football's Original Rivalry

This Wednesday the mome of football, Wembley Stadium, will host the first meeting between the English and Scottish national football teams since a Euro 2000 paly-off between the two countries at the Old Wembley on the 17th November 1999 when Scotland won 1-0 but went out 2-1 in the tie thanks to two Paul Scholes goals in Glasgow. England and Scotland represent the two oldest national sides in World football with Hamilton Crescent in Glasgow being the home of the first international football matc

A Winter's Tale

A Winter's Tale

 

Classic Albums: Love Over Gold - Dire Straits - 1982

Prior to the release of 'Love Over Gold', the British rock band Dire Straits had acclaimed recognition and mainstream success with their self-titled debut in 1978 (an album which included the classic Sultans of Swing) followed by Communique in 1979. Their first two albums had unqiue country/jazz/pub-rock/folk/rock and roll sound with Mark Knopfler delivering excellent melodic lead guitaring aswell as his unmistakable husky voice and his poetic, story-telling lyrics. The rest of the band included

A Winter's Tale

A Winter's Tale

 

Weekly look back and ahead Monday 12th to Sunday 18th August 2013

[font=arial][size=3] [b]The week gone was mixed[/b][/size][/font] [font=arial][size=3]The low pressure at the start of the week gave some large rainfall totals over Wales and parts of the West Midlands. In the 48 hours up to Monday evening Mumbles near Swansea had a massive 76mm (3 inches), while Hereford had 45.2mm. Monday was the coolest day at Llanwnnen since July 3rd with a cool high of just 17.7c, although the Midlands had a warmer day. Some pleasant weather after all the rain, it became

TonyH

TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 5th to Sunday 11th August 2013

[font=arial][size=3][b]Headline: Mixed; some rain and showers, some dry, bright and warm weather[/b][/size][/font] [font=arial][size=3]July 2013 was the warmest of any month since July 2006, monthly mean temperatures of 19c for Coventry, it does not often get much warmer! Rainfall wise downpours and thunderstorms in the final week turned it into a rather wet month for parts of the Midlands, while West Wales had well below average rain for the month: [/size][/font] [font=arial][size=3]Coventr

TonyH

TonyH

 

Weather guide Mon 28th July to Sunday 4th August 2013

[b]Headline: Cooler with rain or showers at times; brief hot interlude Thursday to Friday; weekend very uncertain[/b] Our heatwave came to an end last week, spectacularly for parts of the Midlands with thunderstorms, Nottingham getting almost 3 inches rain in 24 hours between Monday evening and Tuesday evening, from a succession of thunderstorms causing severe flooding in the city and environs. Monday was the last really hot day, reaching 31c across Warwickshire and 25 to 28c for much of Wales

TonyH

TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th July 2013

[font=arial][size=3][b]Headline: Warm to very warm but rather unsettled; some storms or rain at times, localised downpours[/b][/size][/font] [font=arial][size=3]Our very warm spell/ hot spell continued last week with plenty of sunshine. 31.4c (89f) at Porthmadog and 30c (86f) at Lampeter and Llanelli on Friday, in this - the hottest spell since July 2006 (when it reached a record 33.6c 92f at Llanwnnen!). For the Midlands highest readings of the week were in the order of 29c, with 30c not quit

TonyH

TonyH

 

My Weather Diary of July 2013

1st July: Welcome to the first day of July, like August this is traditionally one of the warmest months of the summer but it can be renowned for thundery downpours and humid conditions aswell as hot and dry summer weather. It's been a while since we've had a truly great summer month. The last was July 2006 - although June 2010 was decent and last month got off to a good start - and since then we've been more familiar with classic winter months than summer. And in the past few years, there has be

A Winter's Tale

A Winter's Tale

 

Weather guide Monday 15th to Sunday 21st July 2013

[size=3][b]Headline: Continuing dry, very warm/ hot and largely sunny! Localised storms from Friday[/b][/size] [size=3]A fantastic week of Summer weather for all! Hottest over Wales where temperatures have been into the low 80's f (27 to 28c) at times, with each day reaching at least 24c at this location this week. Not as warm for the Midlands until this weekend but yesterday it reached a sweltering 30c at Coventry and Rugby! Very sunny too, an estimated 95 hours bright sunshine in the past we

TonyH

TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 8th to Sunday 14th July 2013 (Wales and Midlands)

[font=arial][size=3][b]Headline: Dry, very warm and sunny!![/b][/size][/font] [font=arial][size=3]Another largely dry week has passed, a mere 2mm falling at Rugby and Coventry, and just 5mm here, and we are at last entering a prolonged warm/ hot and sunny spell during 'High Summer', the first time since 2006! A few fly in the ointments as always (it's rarely the case that the whole UK is blessed with warm and sunny conditions at the same time!), as low cloud and mist affected parts of Wales on

TonyH

TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 1st to Sunday 7th July 2013

[font=arial][size=3][b]Headline: Rather unsettled and cool, rain at times mainly mid week; fine and warm from Friday[/b][/size][/font] [font=arial][size=3]Some pleasant sunny spells last week, although Thursday, and in some places Friday too, turned out disappointing with quite a drop of rain, and wetter and cooler than anticipated in the previous guide. Ceredigion was the coldest part of the UK on Monday night, with lows of 2c at Swyddffynnon and Llanwnnen and a grass frost - yes in late June

TonyH

TonyH

 

Glastonbury Forecast 22 and Final - 28th June

This is the final forecast for Glastonbury 2013, so thanks for reading and for your comments. Unfortunately the rain yesterday totalled 10mm and this has caused some mud on site, this was forecast but only very recently, so earlier forecasts in the week did not pick this up. According to site reports, the wet ground and dampness is starting to dry out and today’s brightness and warmth should help matters. There is a front currently to the North West which may give a little bit more rain this

J10

J10

 

Glastonbury Forecast 21 - 27th June

Remember to keep in touch with the latest updates via the Net Weather twitter account which will publish a link to all new blog posts. This is the penultimate forecast for the festival, with the final one tomorrow. [b]Thursday 27 June[/b] The main rain band has just been passed through Glastonbury at time of writing (5.10pm) [attachment=176042:Glastonbury Radar 3.JPG] Further patchy rain is expected for the next few hours, with some heavier bit mixed in. This is likely to dampen things d

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J10

 

Glastonbury Forecast 20 - 26th June

Remember to keep in touch with the latest updates via the Net Weather twitter account which will publish a link to all new blog posts. I will do forecasts though tomorrow, and Friday for the remaining days of the festival. Today was dry as most models expected, with some sunny spells, more especially later in the day. [b]Thursday 27 June[/b] A bright start is expected although in advance of a warm front from the west it is set to turn cloudy late morning or early afternoon. The warm front w

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J10

 

Glastonbury Forecast 19 - 25th June

I know some of you will be off to the festival for the next day or so, so have a good one and remember to keep in touch via the Net Weather twitter account which will publish a link to all new blog posts. For obvious reasons this will be the last full forecast for Glastonbury, I will do forecasts though tomorrow, Thursday and Friday for the remaining days of the festivals, while the pattern for the festival is set, detail is still elusive. [b]Wednesday 26 June [/b] High Pressure has ridged ov

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J10

 

Glastonbury Forecast 18 - 24th June

Some of you have been very kind to send some site photos and conditions are looking good, and if the models are correct for the next 6 days, there should be no reason for this to change. I know some of you will be off to the festival for the next few days, so have a good one and remember to keep in touch via the Net Weather twitter account which will publish a link to all new blog posts. Enough padding by me and on for with the forecast, which will again do the forecast for each day of the f

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J10

 

Glastonbury Forecast 17 - 23rd June

There has been some rain on the Glastonbury Site over the past 24 hours, luckily the worst of the rain missed the site, with conditions underfoot remaining good. As you more closer to the timings of any forecast, you can move from the overlying synoptic pattern to more specific weather details, and as such I will from now from break down the forecasts by day for the first time, and try to give a bit more detail, although I will keep the weekend a bit more "broad brush" for the time being. [b

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J10

 

Weather guide Monday 24th to Sunday 30th June 2013

[font=arial][size=3][b]Headline: Fairly dry and bright, cool at first then quite warm from mid week[/b][/size][/font] [font=arial][size=3]Some dry, bright and warm weather early last week, 25c at Rugby on Wednesday, their warmest day of the year to date. Then some rain and showers about, with thundery showers over Birmingham and Wolverhampton on Thursday evening. However, overall quite small amounts of rain during the past week, just 5mm having fallen at Llanwnnen and 10mm at Coventry. Much co

TonyH

TonyH

 

Glastonbury Forecast 16 - 22nd June

Time for the latest update, Please get involved on the dedicated Glastonbury forecast thread on the main forum here [url="http://forum.netweather.tv/topic/76531-glastonbury-wed-26-to-sun-30-june-2013/page-8"]http://forum.netweat...une-2013/page-8[/url] [b]General Theme[/b] A little bit more rain or showery outbreaks are possible tomorrow, however as expected high Pressure will steadily edge in across the UK over the start of next week. The start of next week looks mostly dry and settled,

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J10

 

Stormchase 2013 - Day 10

One word sums up todays chase. Amazing! We left Scotts bluff and temps/dew points were just about right to make the whole place feel juicy and ideal for development of severe storms later that day. As we headed west towards the Rockies we could see huge convection on top of the mountains. Things were looking good and soon these storms became severe warned. [sharedmedia=gallery:images:18429] Driving down toward the mountains to intercept, we passed the town of Wheatland and after about 5 mil

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HeadcornWx

 

Stormchase 2013 - Day 9

After a wild days chasing in North Dakota yesterday, a well deserved lay-in this morning. This was rudely disturbed around 7am by elevated storms to our south over the Badlands National park. These quickly turned severe with very large hail upto 4 inches reported and damaging wind gusts. They finally moved off to the East and by late morning we left for lunch in the South Dakota town of wall with its western themed buildings and bars. [sharedmedia=gallery:images:18426] The plan for the afte

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HeadcornWx

 

Glastonbury Forecast 15 - 21st June

Time for the latest update, Please get involved on the dedicated Glastonbury forecast thread on the main forum here [url="http://forum.netweather.tv/topic/76531-glastonbury-wed-26-to-sun-30-june-2013/page-8"]http://forum.netweather.tv/topic/76531-glastonbury-wed-26-to-sun-30-june-2013/page-8[/url] Thanks for all your nice comments on Twitter, I know that many of you will be going off to Glastonbury, and given the theme of this blog. The forecasts will continue right up to the start of the

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J10

 

Stormchase 2013 - Day 8

After a great night of lightning photography we left our hotel in Chadron, Nebraska and headed North into the green countryside of South Dakota. [sharedmedia=gallery:images:18404] Passing the Black hills and Mount Rushmore we headed first East then North towards the triple point where the cold, warm and occluded fronts meet; always a hot-spot for interesting weather wherever it occurs and where our storms would be initiating. As we approached the North Dakota stateline we could see the anv

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