Weather & Tide

Weather outlook for March

In March the weather can vary the most from year to year. Usually Atlantic depressions bring strong gales and cold, dry, north-westerly air. Longer days and stronger sun bring warmth at times but at night there may be fog. Frost can be frequent because of clear night skies associated with these north-westerly winds. Westerly or south westerly winds are warmer and in lowland Cornwall it is spring. March is often drier than preceding months. Easterly to north-easterly winds will bring low grey cloud and sometimes snow to high ground with very low overnight temperatures and widespread air frost.

Latest Met Office long range weather forecast

Anticipated (Average) Rainfall

February 81 mm
March 69 mm
Please note - The local rainfall recording has been discontinued.


While meteorologists in the northern hemisphere define winter as the 3 months of December, January and February, the astronomical winter began at the Winter Solstice on the 22nd December 2019. The solstice marks the shortest day, and longest night, of the year and is the time of year when the sun is at its lowest in the sky during the day. Astronomical winter will end at the Vernal Equinox on the 20th March 2020 when night and day are about the same length and spring begins.

BBC detailed weather forecast

Please click HERE to go to the BBC forecast webpage for Stockland for the days ahead

River Levels & Flooding

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. Current river level at that station.
Minor flooding is expected when the level exceeds 0.8 of a metre.

For current flood warnings nationally and a detailed map of the location and extent of expected flooding see the Government Flood Warning Service webpage. Zoom in to see the outline of the potential flooding.

Learn more about long term flood risks using this Government Flood Risk Information

UK AIR - Pollution Forecast

How clean is the air we breathe?
The Met Office supplies an air quality forecast for DEFRA based on five key pollutants: ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, PM2.5 and PM10 particles that can have an impact on your health.
You can see the latest forecast including a map at the DEFRA UK AIR webpage

Sky Watching - Meteor Showers in 2020

The best time to see anything in the night sky is when the sky is darkest and when the target is at its highest position in the sky. For meteor showers, this usually occurs between midnight and 5.30 am.
Here are the dates when the showers will peak in our area and the anticipated rph (rate per hour):
Lyrids 21st - 22nd April 2020 rph 18
Eta Aquariids 5th - 6th May 2020 rph 35
Delta Aquairiids 29th - 30th July 2020 rph 20
Alpha Capricornids 29th - 30 July 2020 rph 5
Perseids 12th - 13th August 2020 rph 100
Draconids 8th - 9th October 2020 rph 10
Orionids 21st 22nd October 2020 rph 25
Taurids 9th - 11th October 2020 rph 10
Leonids 17th -18th November 2020 rph 15
Geminids 14th - 15th December 2020 rph 100
Ursids 21st - 22nd December 2020 rph 10


For a free JETSTREAM FORECAST see;sess=
For FLOOD WARNINGS during periods of wet weather
For a RAINFALL RADAR MAP of England updated every 15 minutes try 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
For the latest prediction of a visible AURORA BOREALIS see the Met Office OVATION model at The Met Office site does contain advertising.

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