Weather & Tide

Weather outlook for January

In a mild January Atlantic depressions bring violent westerly winds and heavy rain. South westerly winds bring brighter showery weather. With winds from the north expect snow on high ground but the south-west will often escape this. Heavy snowfalls come with south east winds. Bitter easterly winds can sometimes persist for days at a time with daytime temperatures below freezing but less snow. January is often the very coldest month and despite longer days the lowest temperatures of the year often occur at the end of January.

Latest Met Office long range weather forecast

Anticipated (Average) Rainfall

Jan 105 mm

Winter

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 2019/20

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:
Lyrids 21st - 22nd April 2020
Eta Aquarids 5th - 6th May 2020

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.

Your Weather Pictures

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