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  1. Easter Sunday is held the first Sunday after the first full moon following the spring equinox.

    © Kevin Bradshaw

  2. Game of Thrones, has anyone else never seen it?

  3. The 14th of April 1869 was a very warm day with maxima into the mid 20Cs which sparked off notable thunderstorms in a number of areas. Maxima reported on the 14th Camden Square: 25.6C Manchester: 25.8C York: 24.4C Thunder reports from 14th Banbury: Thunderstorm Culford: Thunder Orleton: Thunder showers Wigston: Terrific thunderstorm with hail and rain. Derby: Severe thunderstorm York: Thunderstorm at 7pm North Shields: Thunderstorm and whirlwind of dust Dumfries: Thunder Hawick: Violent afternoon thunderstorm. Lightning of the forked variety. Nookton: Thunder between 1 and 2pm and again between 6 and 7pm Ballater: Thunderstorm with hail around 6.30pm Aberdeen: Thunder and lightning around 6.30pm More detailed reports Douglas, Isle of Man: At 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the storm had moved immediately over Douglas when crash after crash followed each other with terrific violence. This lasted about half an hour. Anglesey: Height of storm from 1 to 2pm and lasting to 4pm. The lightning was remarkably vivid and was followed on several occasions instantaneously by thunder. Lytham: A 57 year old man killed by lightning about 4pm Preston: A man killed by lightning Wolverhampton: Two gaspipes were fused by lightning Walsall: Several chimneys damaged by lightning Corby near Carlisle: An old oak tree, well known in the neighbourhood as "the boggle tree" was struck by lightning. The electric fluid entered the trunk about 20ft from the ground and tore a strip down to the bottom. Some of the shattered pieces of oak were found nearly 100 yards away. Sheffield: Spire of Stannington Church struck by lightning and partially knocked down. Todmorden: Three houses struck by lightning Pickering: Two killed by lightning when it struck a house. Holmfirth: Milking maid left mute as lightning struck a cow she was milking. The cow was killed. Hutton: 1.5 inch hailstones fell Huntly: Most severe storm since 1846. Lightning flashes were forked and were very vivid , the crashes of thunder being terribly distinct. Several houses were struck
  4. Its come around again with the Shetlands on Easter Sunday
  5. The Rise of Skywalker

    1. cheeky_monkey


      and the fall of stars wars :wallbash:

    2. Paul


      Looking forward to this, although we a bit disappointed with the last jedi. Think the best films of the new batch have actually been the standalone ones, rogue one and solo. 

  6. Our region has just had the second wettest March on record and it was all down to the first 17 days of the month.
  7. Previous posts make you think April has been a cold month in recent years, truth is that it hasn't, infact if there is any month that hasn't been so lacking in cold in the last 30 years, you would have to consider April as an example. Two record breakingly Aprils, numerous other mild to warm Aprils. Lets not kid ourselves that April has been a cold weather lovers godsend it has been the opposite. It is 2019, the April 1961-90 average came into existence on 1st May 1990 and yet in all those years, we still have yet to record an April CET that was at least 1.0C below the 1961-90 average.
  8. I wonder how many times the previous winter season has recorded a higher maximum in the UK than the first half of the meteorological spring? 26th February is still the warmest day of the year so far.
  9. Some areas have heard thunder but nothing on this side of Greater Manchester this year.
  10. Seen the sunspot through my solar binoculars. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The 6 severe winters of the 20th century (sub 2C for CET) 1916-17 (just before maximum) 1928-29 (just after maximum) 1939-40 1946-47 (just before maximum) 1962-63 1978-79 (approaching maximum) 4 of them occurred within a year with either side of solar maximum. None of the other two occurred within a year of solar minimum.
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