Weather & Tide

Weather outlook for May

May is often a dry month and the 2nd week can be one of the driest and sunniest of the year. Atlantic depressions are weaker. Northeasterly winds can bring cool dry weather with clear skies. High pressure brings hot sunny weather with light winds. With clear skies at night comes the risk of late frosts throughout May.

3 Day Weather Forecast - A live weather feed from the BBC:

BBC detailed weather forecast

Please click HERE to go to the BBC forecast webpage for Stockland for the days ahead (This replaces the Met Office widget which they suddenly announced they will 'retire' )

River Levels

There is one river level monitoring station within the catchments of Stockland Parish and that is located on the river Yarty at Court Place Farm. For the current river level at that station see https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/3231?direction=u

March was officially very wet

You can read the Met Office article about March weather at
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2018/march-statistics
Our area was a part of the country that experienced 200% of the average rainfall we would have expected, and it is shown clearly in the MAP included in the article. You can also see the local effect in the Stockland Rainfall Chart .

Weather records

Please click HERE for the Stockland weather records page.

Sky Watching - Meteor Showers in 2018

April 22, 2018 Lyrids
May 5, 2018 Eta Aquariids
August 12, 2018 Perseids
October 8, 2018 Draconids
October 21, 2018 Orionids
November 4-5, 2018 South Taurids
November 11-12, 2018 North Taurids
November 17 or 18, 2018 Leonids
December 13-14, 2018 Geminids

Links

For a free JETSTREAM FORECAST see
http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=jetstream;sess=
For FLOOD WARNINGS during periods of wet weather
https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels
For a RAINFALL RADAR MAP of England updated every 15 minutes try www.raintoday.co.uk/ and enter your postcode (left hand side of page) to zoom in on your area
For a 7 DAY TIDE CHART for Lyme Regis try http://www.ukho.gov.uk/easytide/EasyTide/ShowPrediction.aspx?PortID=0028...
For the latest prediction of a visible AURORA BOREALIS see the Met Office OVATION model at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/space-weather/ The Met Office site does contain advertising.