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    Crymych, Pembrokeshire. 150m asl
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    Weather (of course), climate change, architecture, agriculture, country and coastal walking, dogs, wildlife. Tottenham Hotspur FC, Welsh Rugby Union.
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    Goodbye Callum. You weren't invited but you came anyway. You wreaked pain and damage on the people of Wales and you stayed too long. Good riddance.
  2. More powerful than even the October 1987 'hurricane' then? That is surprising - imagine how much worse conditions would have been had Callum made landfall in Ireland or the south west of the U.K. Only by chance have we avoided extensive damage this time, but are these events going to be more commonplace and more extreme in years to come?
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    Storm Callum - Atlantic Storm 3

    The wind here just keeps coming and coming with very violent gusts every now and then. I think the valleys around the Preselli Hills somehow concentrate the wind into a funnel effect. I know the gusts can't be more than 65-70kph maximum but it seems much worse when you hear the roof complaining, the trees roaring and see mature oaks and ashes being shaken around like twigs. The rain eased off a bit earlier but seems to be trying to return. This is taking its time to 'blow through' I have to say. Those inland and in sheltered spots are lucky to have missed it.
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    Storm Callum - Atlantic Storm 3

    Was woken at 3:00am by rain hitting the window like a fire hose, driven by very strong gusty wind whistling around the eaves. Couldn't get much sleep after that but we had a lull in the rain after dawn for a couple of hours. Raining steadily again now but the wind, whilst still gusty, is not as wild as last night. The short term models indicate that wind spreeds will pick up and rainfall will intensify again between 12:00 and 13:00 so this might be the peak period for this location. I am hoping for a slow but steady decline in the wind and rain during the rest of today and tomorrow and a relatively calm Sunday. Curious how the storm centre has tracked out in the Atlantic off the west coast of Ireland and will be in the vicinity of Iceland before long but the worst conditions (apart from out in the Atlantic) are over Wales, and perhaps Cumbria, a couple of hundred miles away.....
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    There was a lull in the rain here for a couple of hours after dawn but it's back now in earnest. The sky is darkening as I write so I guess there's a heavier burst not far off. On the plus side, the wind so far is not as bad as last night and although gusty it's not strong enough to be damaging, here at least. We'll cope with the rain in this area because there's plenty of culverts and streams to take the water away but it's not ideal if you need to be driving this morning.
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    I have been woken by the noise of heavy rain being driven horizontally at the window by strong gusty winds. I'm wondering if I will get any more sleep tonight. The rainfall amount is expected to increase over the next three hours as are the wind gusts. The roads around here are going to be a mess in the morning.
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    The expected rainfall accumulation over the next 60 hours according to the short term models: WRF ARPEGE ICON GFS Wales and the Lake District to cop the heaviest rainfall totals. Particularly in the Brecon Beacons where the GFS expects 130mm+ in two days. For many areas in Wales this will amount to a months rain in two days so some local flooding is likely particularly in low lying areas, hence the yellow and amber weather warnings issued. It's a little annoying because the track of storm Callum is way off in the Atlantic to the north west of Northern Ireland but all this associated windy wet weather is tracking across Cardigan Bay in its wake.....
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    50mm+ rain likely on Friday for my location..... 60mm+ rain on Saturday and accompanied by winds with gusts perhaps exceeding 60mph at times. Oh joy. Bring on Monday, then. Let's get this weekend over asap.
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    Autumn 2018

    Fantastic clip! I loved it. The contrails look like skyrockets! Only trouble is, you're now going to have to post one of these EVERY DAY please.....
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    My goodness. What a wonderful summers day this is. Wall to wall sunshine and blue skies. 18C. Light(ish) breeze. What a pity we can't have a week of this before the cold, cloudy, wet and windy weather returns. However, looks like the weekend will bring more typical mid-Autumn conditions with plenty of wind and rainfall. By Sunday, today will already be a fading memory..... In the meantime I'm going to get outside for the rest of the day.....
  11. Those charts are quite graphic illustrations of the stormy conditions in parts of the Atlantic. The first chart reminds me of a yo-yo being rewound on its string straight back to the hand holding it. Where's the hand? Right over the UK! I suspect the intensity of that feature will have subsided quite a bit before (if?) it makes landfall in our neck of the woods though.
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    It's a much better day here now, though, if a little chilly in the enthusiastic breeze. Lots of blue sky with light cumulus clouds. Speaking of Autumn colours.... .
  13. Benign, settled and, dare I say it, seasonally above average temperatures on offer from the models for around the 13th October according to these charts: ECM +192 The continental air is relatively warm and dry with almost all of the European continent rain-free: GFS GEM agrees: Oh dear. JMA begs to differ: JMA: Interesting. I wonder who will get the closest to verifying......
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    Yes, it's pretty gloomy all right. Heavy overcast all day today with light rain at times, and definitely colder. The good thing though - it's pretty calm with only the lightest breeze. Over the weekend more rain is expected but maybe a bit drier next week. As you say, the colours seem to be reaching their best - our blueberry bushes are shining out in various shades of red, orange and russet and we have a young cherry tree which has managed to turn almost completely gold. Love the colours at this time of year and will be pleased if we can avoid stormy winds for another couple of weeks so we get to enjoy them for the longest.
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    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    After a few days away we're back in beautiful Pembrokeshire again. Couldn't wait to get home. Today has started with a lovely still morning, pink tinged clouds as the sun rises, against an otherwise clear sky. Hope it stays clear like this but we are promised a generally cloudy week I believe. However, it looks like we will mainly stay dry this week with light winds until the weekend.