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  2. Current data for Bracebridge Heath Weather 22 August 2013 7:40:24 PM Temperature (°C): Current 20.5 Trend (per hour) 0 Average today 13.7 Wind chill 20.5 Heat Index 20.5 Dew Point 15.7 Rel Humidity 74% Wind (mph): Current Gust 7 S Average Speed 2 ESE Rainfall (mm): Current rate 0.0 Last hour 0.0 Total today 0.3 Total yesterday 0.3 Total this month 19.8 Pressure (hPa): Current 1019.3 Trend (per hour) -0.1
  3. Current data for Bracebridge Heath Weather 16 August 2013 8:49:27 PM Temperature (°C): Current 17.9 Trend (per hour) 0 Average today 11.9 Wind chill 17.9 Heat Index 17.9 Dew Point 10.3 Rel Humidity 61% Wind (mph): Current Gust 2 N Average Speed 0 --- Rainfall (mm): Current rate 0.0 Last hour 0.0 Total today 3.6 Total yesterday 4.2 Total this month 19.2 Pressure (hPa): Current 1016.0 Trend (per hour) 0.0 Current data for Bracebridge Heath Weather 16 August 2013 8:49:27 PM Temperature (°C): Current 17.9 Trend (per hour) 0 Average today 11.9 Wind chill 17.9 Heat Index 17.9 Dew Point 10.3 Rel Humidity 61% Wind (mph): Current Gust 2 N Average Speed 0 --- Rainfall (mm): Current rate 0.0 Last hour 0.0 Total today 3.6 Total yesterday 4.2 Total this month 19.2 Pressure (hPa): Current 1016.0 Trend (per hour) 0.0
  4. Current data for Bracebridge Heath Weather 15 August 2013 8:49:09 PM Temperature (°C): Current 20.3 Trend (per hour) 0 Average today 10.1 Wind chill 20.3 Heat Index 20.3 Dew Point 14.2 Rel Humidity 68% Wind (mph): Current Gust 5 S Average Speed 4 S Rainfall (mm): Current rate 0 Last hour 0.0 Total today 4.2 Total yesterday 1.2 Total this month 15.6 Pressure (hPa): Current 1015.3 Trend (per hour) 0.0
  5. Current data for Bracebridge Heath Weather 12 August 2013 5:50:16 PM Temperature (°C): Current 17.3 Trend (per hour) 0 Average today 8.6 Wind chill 17.3 Heat Index 17.3 Dew Point 8.4 Rel Humidity 56% Wind (mph): Current Gust 9 S Average Speed 4 WNW Rainfall (mm): Current rate 0 Last hour 0.0 Total today 0.3 Total yesterday 0.3 Total this month 10.2 Pressure (hPa): Current 1016.2 Trend (per hour) 0.0
  6. Current data for Bracebridge Heath Weather 10 August 2013 10:10:44 AM Temperature (°C): Current 17.7 Trend (per hour) 0 Average today 8.9 Wind chill 17.7 Heat Index 17.7 Dew Point 10.1 Rel Humidity 61% Wind (mph): Current Gust 6 SW Average Speed 3 NW Rainfall (mm): Current rate 0 Last hour 0.0 Total today 0.3 Total yesterday 0.3 Total this month 9.9 Pressure (hPa): Current 1022.7 Trend (per hour) 0.0
  7. Current data for Bracebridge Heath Weather 08 August 2013 9:05:28 PM Temperature (°C): Current 20.0 Trend (per hour) 0 Average today 10.0 Wind chill 20.0 Heat Index 20.0 Dew Point 10.4 Rel Humidity 54% Wind (mph): Current Gust 1 SE Average Speed 0 --- Rainfall (mm): Current rate 0 Last hour 0.0 Total today 0.3 Total yesterday 2.4 Total this month 9.6 Pressure (hPa): Current 1018.7 Trend (per hour) 0.0
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    kayjen pic's

    Anything and Everything
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    Rainfall Statistics, 2013

    My total for June, from the 11th is 43.8mm
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    Make us laugh

    The Late Great Tommy Cooper: I went to a seafood disco last week and pulled a muscle.
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    Make us laugh

    The Late Great Tommy Cooper: My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong currant pulled him in
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    Lincolnshire Notes

    I thought that this blog could take something along the lines of weather lore; it came about from me finding the little ditty below. Looking a little further it seems the there are hundreds, if not more of these as well as poetry all relating to the weather. I suppose we have all been told these, I know I was when I was younger (a long time ago now), my grandmother always had a saying for whatever occasion, not least the weather, I just wish that I could remember them all now. However, I’ve made a start on this theme now and from time to time I will post or blog a few more as they come to light: WEATHER THE WEATHER Whether the weather be fine Or whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold Or whether the weather be hot, We'll weather the weather Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not. [i][size="3"] [/size][/i] [i][size="3"]The poet John Clare was the son of a farm worker; in his (1827 Calendar) he includes weather lore in the poem for May:[/size][/i] [size="3"]“And scarlet-starry points of flowers, Pimpernel, dreading nights and showers Oft call'd “the Shepherd's weather-glass”, That sleeps till suns have dried the grass, Then wakes, and spreads its creeping bloom, Till clouds with threatening shadows come, Then close it shuts to sleep again; Which weeders see and talk of rain”[/size] [size="3"] [/size] [size="3"][i]Another of John Clare’s poem [/i][i]The Woodman [/i][i]contains the verses: [/i][/size] [size="3"]“And as most labourers knowingly pretend By certain signs to judge the weather right, As oft from "Noah's ark" great floods descend, And "buried moons" foretell great storms at night” [/size] [size="3"] [/size] [size="3"]If the Ash before the Oak, Then there'll be a regular soak; [/size] [size="3"]But if the Oak before the Ash, Then there'll only be a splash[/size] [size="3"] [/size] Or old Moore’s annual prophecies Of flooded fields and clouded skies; Whose Almanac’s thumb’d pages swarm With frost and snow, and many a storm, And wisdom, gossip’d from the stars, Of politics and bloody wars. He shakes his head, and still proceeds, Nor doubts the truth of what he reads: All wonders are with faith supplied,— Bible, at once, or weather-guide. St. Swithun's day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain; St. Swithun's day, if thou be fair, For forty days 'twill rain na mair. Dry August and warm, Doth harvest no harm If the twenty-fourth of August be fair and clear, Then hope for a prosperous autumn that year. All the tears that St. Swithin can cry, St. Bartlemy's mantle wipes them dry St. Bartholomew, Bringst the cold dew. Mackerel sky and mares' tails make lofty ships carry low sails. Mackerel sky, Mackerel sky, Not long wet, Not long dry When clouds appear like rocks and towers, the earth's refreshed with frequent showers. If pine cones' bristles are pointed outward, it will be dry. If they're scrunched inward, it will be wet. [b]'Quick rise after low foretells a stronger blow.[/b] [font="Comic Sans MS"][size="3"]· A backing wind says storms are nigh, Veering winds will clear the sky[/size][/font] [font="Comic Sans MS"][size="3"][b]· [/b][b]When halo rings the moon or sun, rain's approaching on the run[/b][/size][/font] If the first week in August is unusually warm, the coming Winter will be snowy and long. [b]If a cold August follows a hot July, It foretells a Winter hard and dry.[/b] [b]When leaves fall early, Fall and Winter will be mild; When leaves fall late, Winter will be severe.[/b] [b]Much rain in October, Much wind in December.[/b] [b]Flowers bloomin' in late Autumn, A sure sign of a bad Winter comin'.[/b] [b]As high as the weeds grow, So will the bank of snow.[/b] [b]Onion skins very thin, Mild Winter coming in; Onion skins thick and tough, Coming Winter cold and rough.[/b] If the rooster goes crowing to bed, he'll certainly rise with a watery head. Rain before seven, fine before eleven. The higher the clouds, the better the weather. Catchy drawer and sticky door, coming rain will pour and pour. Apart from the John Clare works, I have no idea as to who to attribute the other snippets to, but it has to be a big thank you to them all, as they are all interesting. I’m sure that there are many more, perhaps it would make good content for a topic some time? [b] [/b]
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    Lincolnshire Notes

    Just a short entry this time. I am at present reading a book titled "Even the birds were walking". It is about the founding of the Meteorlogical Flights carried out by the the early pioneers - that was in the hot air balloon era, following on with the early flying machines and then the First World War. There was further development in the inter-war years and I have now got to the early WW2 years. So far this has made really interesting reading, and I will post more when I have finished the book. The reason for this entry is, if anyone who is tempted to read my ramblings, has read any other good books on the subject of "Weather" I would like to hear from them, not because I have loads of time to sit and read, but winter will soon be here!! and I do enjoy reading, especially on something that interests me.
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    Lincolnshire Notes

    This is not strictly a weather related item - or is it? Many of the aircraft that operated from the Lincolnshire, endured many weather related problems during their operations; bearing in mind that those operating them were in their late teens and came from all backgrounds, so had almost certainly not come into contact with detailed (at the time) synoptic charts. During some of my research into another great interest of mine - both relating to Lincolnshire and aviation, I put this short article together:- THE LONE GRAVE No one visiting the tiny churchyard in the village of Brattleby, just north of Lincoln, can fail to see the lone Commonwealth War graves Commission headstone marking the grave of a Canadian aviator serving with the wartime Royal Air Force. Clare Arthur Connor was born and brought up in Toronto, Canada. In May 1938, after a short spell at the University of Toronto, he volunteered for service with the Royal Air Force and, after pilot training was posted briefly to No 106 Squadron before being transferred to no 83 Squadron operating Handley Page Hampden’s at RAF Scampton, in August 1940. It was on the night of 15[sup]th[/sup] September 1940, during an attack on the invasion barges moored in Antwerp Docks, that Flying Officer Connor’s aircraft was hit and set on fire over the target area. Two of the crewmembers baled out, but the wireless operator/air gunner, Sgt John Hannah stayed with his pilot and managed to extinguish the fire, enabling Connor to bring the badly damaged aircraft back to Scampton. For their actions, Sgt Hannah received the Victoria Cross and F/O Connor the Distinguished Flying Cross, both men going to Buckingham Palace to receive their awards from the King on the 10[sup]th[/sup] October. Tragically, Connor was not to wear the ribbon of the DFC for long. Returning from a bombing sortie over Norway on the night of 3/4[sup]th[/sup] November 1940, his Hampden crashed into the sea off the east coast and some several days later Connor’s body was found in a dingy off Spurn Head. His body was brought back to Scampton and buried, not with other Scampton aircrew in the Scampton churchyard, but in the village churchyard at Brattleby, a lonely resting place for a brave Canadian pilot. The aircraft involved was a Handley Page Hampden L4093 OL-J of 83 Squadron, then based at RAF Scampton. Sgt G Stubbings MIA Sgt J W C Gibson MIA Sgt R Norris MIA
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    Make us laugh

    A man came round in hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, ‘Doctor, doctor, I can’t feel my legs!’ The doctor replied, ‘I know you can’t, I’ve cut your arms off’. My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli. A strong currant pulled him in.
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