Weather & Tide

Weather outlook for May

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

Anticipated (Average) Rainfall

May 62 mm

Spring

The Astronomical winter ended at the vernal equinox. This year that event fell on the 20th March. The vernal equinox occurs when the equator is the nearest to the sun and everywhere on earth has 12 hours of daylight as the earth rotates ( equal lengths of day and 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 https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/3231?direction=u
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.
Lyrids 16th/25th April 2019 (maximum 22nd/23rd)
Perseids July 17 - August 20th (maximum 12th/13th August 2019)
Leonids 15th/20th November 2019 (maximum 17th/18th)

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.