Weather & Tide

Weather outlook for August

August weather is often similar to July and spells of high pressure can bring temperatures over 27 oC culminating in thunderstorms. Atlantic depressions can bring long spells of cloud and rain. The days begin to shorten noticeably with increasing dew in the mornings but little risk of frost.

Anticipated (Average) Rainfall

August 64 mm

Recent Rainfall 7th/17th August

83.7 mm


Meteorological summer is the three months of June, July and August. For record keeping and forecasting purposes it is easier to simply divide the year into four periods of three months.

Astronomical summer is dictated by the tilt of the earth's axis in relation to the sun and the changing length of the day. Summer began at the summer solstice which, in 2019 in the UK, fell on the 21st June. The date is also referred to as 'midsummer', the day with the longest period of daylight. Summer will end on Monday 23rd September 2019 at the autumnal equinox when the length of the day will again be equal to the length of night.

BBC detailed weather forecast

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

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

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:
Draconids 8th - 9th October 2019
Orionids 21st - 22nd October 2019
Leonids 17th - 18th November 2019
Geminids 14th - 15th December 2019
Ursids 22nd - 23rd December 2019
Quadrantids 3rd - 4th January 2020
Lyrids 21st - 22nd April 2020
Eta Aquarids 5th - 6th May 2020


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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