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    Young seal enjoying the Spring sunshine at the seal sanctuary at Gweek
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    Photo courtesy Dr. Paul Williams who did his PhD on the subject of GW twenty years ago
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    This 10 minute storm at my location produced the full works of torrential rain, hail and a couple of flashes and crashes.
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    From the album: Avon Valley Path

    05/03/14

    © jt

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    From the album: Ice melting on a car rear window

    Was just about to scrape the ice off the car this morning and noticed how pretty it was.. so turned the engine on and photographed it melting on the rear window (-;

    © © 2013 Pete Stevens

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    Morning fog in the Fal estuary with Cumulus over the Roseland Peninsula
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    As viewed from north of Minard
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    Storm N of London 27/5/18 (from Bagshot)
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    The Falmouth Observatory has been a historical landmark for nigh on 150 years when it was one of seven built as part of the fledgling Meteorological Office. Very briefly The RCPS was approached by the Royal Society to establish a first-order observatory at Falmouth. The society was delighted to be accorded this honour and in late January 1867 a meteorological committee was set up to oversee the establishment of the observatory.66 After considering a number of existing sites, Balfour Stewart from the Kew Observatory eventually gave his approval to a parcel of land on Bowling Green Hill, high above the harbour.67 It was decided that a new building should be built, a tower that would be 'sufficiently high above the houses to be exposed to the winds without interruption', so that the anemometer should be kept free from eddies. Given its prominent position above the harbour it was also proposed that a time-ball be mounted on the tower, for the benefit of townsfolk and sailors, although this appears never to have been erected. A range of other stipulations were laid down concerning the size and height of rooms, the number and aspects of windows, the positioning of instruments and so on. The building of the tower was commenced on 2 September 1867 and completed by the beginning of December of that year. Mr Lovell Squire's appointment as the first observer was approved and the government began to provide the society with an annual grant of £250 to cover its operation. In July 1869, with an increase in the grant, Mr Kitto was appointed assistant observer to Squire. An assistant secretary was also appointed, partly paid for out of RCPS funds.
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    Taken on Beverley Westwood on 5 July 2015. There was an approaching squall line made up of numerous cells stretched from NW to SE and there was lightning coming out of four of them that I could see. This cloud connected two cells, this is the northern most of the two.

    © K Sheehan 2015

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    From the album: NZ - South Island 2013

    Mount Cook - Hooker Valley Glacier
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    Would love to know the cloud type if anybody knows??
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    A stunning Spring morning yesterday at Hayle
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    Storm near Sledmere, East Yorkshire - July 6th 2017

    © Nathan Edwards 2017

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    From the album: ciel's pics

    During the Jacobite Rising of 1715 Corgarff Castle was used as a rendezvous point towards the end of August by the Earl of Mar while marching from his ancestral home of Kildrummy Castle to Braemar Castle, where the Royal Standard was raised on the 6th of September. Following the Jacobites’ defeat, Corgarff was forfeited and the Government returned it to the Forbes family. Thirty one years later Corgarff Castle featured in the second Jacobite Rising when it was used as a weapons store by the Jacobites. On the 2nd of March 1746 the castle was raided by Government troops and the weapons and ammunition destroyed or taken away. After the Battle of Culloden the castle was bought from the Forbes of Skellater by the Government and used as an outpost of Braemar Castle. In 1748 it underwent numerous architectural changes to make it ready for its new life as a Government garrison. - See more at: http://www.stravaiging.com/history/castle/corgarff-castle#sthash.Z5uYjpDa.dpuf
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    From the album: Dribbley 2014 SC

    © Richard Mott

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    From the album: Isle of Man Scenics

    Sunset at Peel, Isle of Man.

    © Joshua Risker

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    The RCPS was approached by the Royal Society to establish a first-order observatory at Falmouth. The society was delighted to be accorded this honour and in late January 1867 a meteorological committee was set up to oversee the establishment of the observatory. After considering a number of existing sites, Balfour Stewart from the Kew Observatory eventually gave his approval to a parcel of land on Bowling Green Hill, high above the harbour. It was decided that a new building should be built, a tower that would be ‘sufficiently high above the houses to be exposed to the winds without interruption’, so that the anemometer should be kept free from eddies.69 Given its prominent position above the harbour it was also proposed that a time-ball be mounted on the tower, for the benefit of townsfolk and sailors, although this appears never to have been erected. A range of other stipulations were laid down concerning the size and height of rooms, the number and aspects of windows, the positioning of instruments and so on. The building of the tower was commenced on 2 September 1867 and completed by the beginning of December of that year. Mr Lovell Squire’s appointment as the first observer was approved and the government began to provide the society with an annual grant of £250 to cover its operation.70 In July 1869, with an increase in the grant, Mr Kitto was appointed assistant observer to Squire. An assistant secretary was also appointed, partly paid for out of RCPS funds. Source: Nationalizing provincial weather: meteorology in nineteenth century Cornwall
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    Yesterday morning down at Tehidy Country Park, Camborne, a.k.a.Sidney Land
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    From the album: ciel's pics

    Some believe that the peak had religious significance to the Bronze Age people who inhabited this area. This theory is supported by the large number of standing stones in the surrounding area. The significance is believed to be connected to the profile of the hill, which is shaped like a female breast, which is reflected in the name "Mither Tap" (Mother Top) and "Bennachie" (Beinn na Ciche: 'hill of the breast'). It has been suggested as a possible site of the battle of Mons Graupius. An alternative Gaelic etymology from *Beinn a' Chath, i.e. 'hill of the battle', is perhaps a possibility. From 1800 to 1859 common land on the east side of Bennachie was home to a community of squatters known locally as the Colony.[4] A small number of families led a Crofting life often doing skilled work, such as dyking and quarrying, for local landowners. After 1859 the Colony dwindled as the common land was broken up and divided amongst the local estates. However, the last of the original colonists, George Esson, lived on the hill until his death in the 1930s. Visitors to Bennachie can explore the remains of the Colony and extensive work is being done on site and amongst local parish records to determine the history of the Colonists. Mither Tap has an astronomical alignment with the nearby Pictish Fortalice of Caskieben (currently located within Keith Hall). Dr. Arthur Johnston said[5] "the hill of Benochie, a conical elevation about eight miles distant, casts its shadow over Caskieben at the periods of the equinox."
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    From the album: Summer 2013

    © © Coast 2013

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    From the album: Summer

    Taken this morning, lucky to grab the camera in time as it was gone in less than a minute...

    © Northants weather

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