Weather & Tide

Weather outlook for July

July is often the warmest month but can be the wettest month of the English summer. Atlantic depressions can be frequent bringing long spells of rain. Heavy showers and thunderstorms are always possible. North westerly winds are drier with sunnier weather. Occasionally southerly winds may bring hot, moist air and humid, hazy conditions. High pressure brings hot sunny days with temperatures around 21 °C, but the often sultry conditions can trigger thunderstorms spreading from the south coast.

Anticipated (Average) Rainfall

July 53 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. For the current river level at that station see
Take a look at the monitoring station link above and you will see that minor flooding is expected when the level exceeds 0.8 of a metre.

Sky Watching - Meteor Showers in 2018/19

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.
Perseids July 17 - August 20th (maximum 12th/13th August 2019)
Leonids 15th/20th November 2019 (maximum 17th/18th)


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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