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Weather guide for the week ahead and a retrospective too. I enjoy comparing where I have lived of late (West Wales) with where I was born and bred (Midlands)

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Weather guide Monday 26th January to Sunday 1st February 2015

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica] [b]Headline: Mostly dry and quite mild Monday/ Tuesday; cold and often windy with wintry showers and some longer spells of sleet or snow Wednesday onwards[/b] [b]Last weeks highlights[/b] Quite a cold week just gone, the coldest of what has been quite a mild Winter to date, however only a few areas saw much in the way of snow: hard frost across Wales last Sunday night lowest readings -7.6c Llanwnnen, -7.5c Sennybridge and -5.6c Trawsgoed followed by a lo

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 19th to Sunday 25th January 2015

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Mostly cold and frosty with a few wintry showers but often dry; more unsettled with snow risk Tuesday to Thursday[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Last weeks highlights[/b] A mild start to last week - it reached 12c in places on Monday which was a wet day especially for West Wales (WW). It turned colder on Tuesday with some areas getting snow, parts of WW saw quite a bit, several inches on high ground, even Llanwnnen colle

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 12th to Sunday 18th January 2015

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Unsettled and often rather cold: wintry showers and longer spells of rain and (chiefly) hill snow; damaging gales late Wednesday into[/b][b] Thursday[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Last weeks highlights[/b] Fog persisted much of last Sunday over parts of the Midlands and by teatime Church Lawford had only managed 1.8c, in contrast Pembrokeshire was quite mild with Milford Haven at 9.2c maximum. After the quiet start plen

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 5th to Sunday 11th January 2015

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Changeable with rain and strong winds at times; variable but overall mild temperatures[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Last weeks highlights[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica]Cold and frosty the start of last week, some hard night frosts, lowest values Sunday night -8.4c Llanwnnen, Pembrey -6.7c, Pershore -6.3c, then Monday night Pershore -6.3c, Hereford and Shobdon -6.1c. Lovely sunny weather by day th

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 29th December 2014 to Sunday 4th January 2015

[font=arial][size=3][b]Cold and dry with frost and local fog to mid week then milder and changeable with some rain[/b][/size][/font] [font=arial][size=3][b]Last weeks highlights[/b][/size][/font] [font=arial][size=3]Very mild with some rain and drizzle up to last Tuesday night, Snowdonia receiving several inches of rain over a couple of days, although only a little rain for most of the Midlands. 13 or 14c reached in places both Monday and Tuesday with nights staying in double figures too, no

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th December 2014

[size=4][color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Changeable with rain at times and localised flooding; fine Christmas Day; potentially stormy late Friday into Saturday[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Last weeks highlights[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica]Very mild indeed during the middle of last week, highest readings on Thursday Hereford at 15.3c, much of the Midlands above 13c. Exceptionally mild by night, many places stayed above 11c duri

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 15th to Sunday 21st December 2014

[font=arial][size=3][b]Headline: Changeable: Rain or showers at times, near average to mild temperatures; driest Midlands[/b][/size][/font] [b]Last weeks highlights[/b] [font=arial][size=3]An unsettled, often windy and chilly week gone, however temperatures were not far from the monthly average (around 8c) on most days, just that the wind made it feel quite cold However, a brief warm sector incursion on Tuesday saw maxima widely above 11c with a few spots such as Hereford managing a very mil

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 8th to Sunday 14th December 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica] [b]Headline: Unsettled, rather cold and often windy; showers especially across Wales with hill snow; overnight frost and ice[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica] [b]Last weeks highlights[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica] Rather cold but with plenty of dry weather last week, West Wales in particular having some sharp frosts. Lowest readings were -5.3c Llanwnnen and -4.8c Tirabad (Powys) on Tuesday night, then -6.3c Llawn

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 1st to Sunday 7th December 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica] [b]Headline: Becoming mostly dry and rather cold with some frosty and foggy nights[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica] [b]Last weeks highlights[/b] Frosty nights early last week, Sunday night registered a low of -4.8c here at Llanwnnen, which, as occasionally happens, was colder than any of the official UK weather stations, Pembrey Sands (Carms) being the coldest of these at min -3.1c along with Benson (Oxon). A lovely sunny Monday follow

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 24th to Sunday 30th November 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Often dry but chilly with frost and fog up to Thursday; thereafter rain at times and milder[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Last weeks highlights[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica]The Lampeter area had an unexpected air frost last Monday night, the low of -0.7c here at Llanwnnen colder than any official UK weather station, closest values in our regions being Sennybridge and Shawbury minima 2.8c. Tuesday

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd November 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Some rain at times but plenty of dry weather, rather benign[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Last weeks highlights[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica]A fairly mild breezy week gone with rain or showers at times, especially across Wales as is typical! A mostly dry start to last week for the Midlands in particular, not much rain until the latter part of the week, even then overall the week was not a wet one

TonyH

TonyH

 

Weather guide Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th November 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Frequent rain or showers, brief drier interludes and windy at times; average to mild temperatures[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Last weeks highlights[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica]Some quite cool weather for a time last week, maxima were under 10c for many on Tuesday while most places saw slight frosts and with the first snowfalls of Autumn to highest hills such as Snowdon and Pen y Fan. The colde

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th November 2014

[font=arial][size=3][b]Headline: Cooler and showery with drier, brighter intervals; wet windy Thursday[/b] [b]Last weeks highlights[/b] Very mild much of last week, on Tuesday many places reached over 15c, with parts of the Midlands over 18c, warmest of all Church Lawford and nearby Coventry both at 19.9c, and some 7c above normal! Then a resurgence of really mild conditions from Thursday onward saw some remarkable warmth for the very end of October..with record temperatures by day and night

TonyH

TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 27th October to Sunday 2nd November 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica] [b]Headline: Often mild, changeable with some rain at times[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica] [b]Last weeks highlights[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica] A rather uneventful week, although ex- Gonzalo did produce some strong and locally damaging winds on Tuesday. Nor did temperatures deviate greatly from the norm, most days were mild, but with a couple of cooler ones in the mix. Rainfall totals were not excessive last

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 20th to Sunday 26th October 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][size=4][b]Headline: Unsettled with further rain at times; often mild but a cool windy blip Tuesday[/b][/size][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][size=4][b]Last weeks highlights: [/b][/size][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][size=4]Last week began cool and in places wet, on Monday most places only reached 11 to 13c. Wet across the Midlands and South Wales, but much of West Wales (WW) narrowly missed this soaking. Parts of the M

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 13th to Sunday 19th October 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][size=4][b]Headline: Unsettled with rain at times, very mild but more windy from Thursday[/b][/size][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][size=4][b]Last weeks highlights:[/b][/size][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][size=4]Last week was unsettled with near average temperatures, West Wales (WW) in particular had a wet week. Heavy rain and strong winds last Sunday night into Monday gave 25.9mm at Llanwnnen and this was the wettest

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 6th to Sunday 12th October 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Unsettled, windy at times with showers or longer spells of rain; becoming mild[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Past week/ month highlights:[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica]Warmth last Sunday, Pershore 22.9c, Coleshill 22.8c, with most parts just above 20c, and then Coleshill the warmest spot in the UK Monday 21.5c max.[/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica]Last Monday saw some showery rain

TonyH

TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 29th September to Sunday 5th October 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Mostly dry and quite warm (particularly Midlands) with some sunny spells; more unsettled next weekend[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Last weeks highlights[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica]Although another mostly dry week gone, all of us did see a little rain midweek, the light fall on Tuesday 23rd ending a 22 day drought here at Llanwnnen. Rather a lot of cloud at times too last week, for West Wales i

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th September 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Mostly dry and quite warm with sunny spells, especially for South Wales and the Midlands, cloudier perhaps a little rain affecting NW Wales at times[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Highlights of last week:[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica]A generally dry and warm week gone. West Wales was favoured for sunshine and warmth last week due to the easterly winds, with cloudier weather affecting the Midlands

TonyH

TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 15th to Sunday 21st September 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica] [b]Headline: Mostly dry and warm but breezy with sunny spells; risk of showers Thursday to Saturday[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica] [b]Highlights of the past week:[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica] The rather warm, very dry September continues, almost half way and some places yet to receive any measurable rain and a with a virtually bone dry week gone everywhere bar dew deposits in automatic rain gauges! The Midlan

TonyH

TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 8th to Sunday 14th September 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Dry and quite warm, sunniest for West Wales, cloudier at times Midlands; some cool nights[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Last weeks highlights:[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica]At last some warmer conditions for the start of September which may have been better appreciated during the second half of August! Last Monday night was a chilly one, Llanwnnen registering lower than any of the official UK weat

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Tuesday 2nd to Monday 8th September 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][size=4][b]Headline: Mostly dry and warm with sunny spells, especially in the west; possibly less settled next weekend for Wales in particular[/b][/size][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][size=4]A wet Bank Holiday Monday especially for the Midlands - however much of Cardigan Bay escaped with just a little rain and drizzle, wettest places that day were Capel Curig 29.4mm, Little Rissington 27mm, Long Lawford 24.8mm and nearby Church Lawford 22.2

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 25th to Sunday 31st August 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b][font=arial]Headline: Unsettled, rain or showers at times (especially Monday); near average temperatures but some cool weather still[/font][/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][font=arial]A notable and unusually cool spell of weather over the past week or so, 'Autumnal' being a most apt adjective. [/font]Here at Llanwnnen the highest reading since a week Saturday a poor 17.2c (Sunday 17th), while the average maxima since Wednesday 13th Augu

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 18th August to August Bank Holiday Monday 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][color=rgb(28,40,55)][font=arial][b]Headline: Cool, sunny intervals and hit and miss showers; drying weekend but perhaps wet Bank Holiday Monday[/b][/font][/color][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][color=rgb(28,40,55)][font=arial]The past week was a cool and showery one, as always in these showery set ups, some places saw torrential downpours and thunder while others missed the worst. [/font][/color]Downpours and thunderstorms were quite widesp

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TonyH

 

Weather guide Monday 11th to Sunday 17th August 2014

[color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica][b]Headline: Often cool and showery, some sunny spells, windy at first; perhaps mostly dry and becoming warmer Friday to Saturday[/b][/font][/color] [color=rgb(0,0,0)][font=Helvetica]The worst of the rain and showers held off last week, so most places ending up with a reasonably dry, bright and warm week. Some exceptions as always, on Monday and Tuesday some places caught downpours with thunder but these few and far between, then a wet Tuesday night, Valley on

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