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NEWS.......The A6 Buxton to Bakewell Road is to be closed at night, between the
junction of the A5270 Old Coal Pits Lane and the Waterloo Hotel, Taddington,
from 18.00 to 06.00 for resurfacing. The closure will run from 23rd July to 3rd
August 2018. Thank you Andy Rolland for this information.
-Sunday was St Swithin’s Day - Who was St Swithin?
St Swithin (or St Swithun) was an Anglo-Saxon bishop at Winchester Cathedral who died in 862. At that time Winchester was the capital of the kingdom of Wessex. He is believed to have been a trusted counsellor of Egbert, King of the West Saxons, and educated his son Ethelwulf who appointed him bishop. Very little is known about his life and there's hardly any mention of him in documents from the time that he lived. However he was famed for his charity and church building and was made patron saint of Winchester Cathedral about 100 years after his death. He supposedly performed just one miracle during his lifetime - making an old lady's eggs whole again after workmen smashed them while building a church.
As he lay on his deathbed St Swithin asked to be buried outside the Old Minster in Winchester, in a lowly grave where his body would be trodden and rained on. However more than a century later, on July 15 971, Winchester monks moved his remains to an elaborate shrine inside the cathedral where pilgrims flocked, believing his bones to have miraculous healing properties.
St Swithin's Day falls on July 15 every year, when folklore says that fine or wet weather will set the pattern for the next 40 days. It never turns out this way, and the 40-day outlook probably comes from Noah’s biblical deluge of 40 days. Yet there is a grain of truth to the legend, because weather patterns often change in mid-July, and we are already seeing that.
The extraordinary hot sunshine so far this summer came from high pressure, which is now slowly giving way to a mixed bag of showers, thunderstorms and hot sunshine over the coming days.
St Swithin’s Day 210 years ago was very dramatic. July 1808 was oppressively hot (Weather Eye, July 13) before terrifying thunderstorms broke out on July 15. Thunder and lightning was almost incessant, “As if the magazine of heaven had been opened, and all its artillery let loose upon us,” reported a man near Wincanton, Somerset. A mysterious and violent phenomenon also struck Gloucester. “A fire ball burst about 11 o’clock in College Green, carrying away one of the pinnacles upon the west end of the cathedral,” wrote an observer.
Extraordinary hailstones bombarded parts of the southwest. The Bath Chronicle described showers of ice in Gloucestershire, while in Templecombe, Somerset, some hailstones were over a foot in circumference (333 mm). Birds and livestock were killed, trees stripped of branches and leaves, crops pulverised and roofs smashed. At Mells Manor — the home of Colonel Horner of the Little Jack Horner nursery rhyme — windows were broken and not far away a farmer’s boy “was so battered by the hail that he was black and blue”. Incredibly, no one was killed in the storm.
This is more than just a historical curiosity. If a hailstorm of similar ferocity struck today it could cause catastrophic damage and casualties in built-up areas. However, highly destructive hailstorms in Britain have become far less frequent in recent times, for reasons that are not understood.-
-Sunday Evening and Night:
Some late bright periods - and long clear nighttime periods too. Light south westerly winds. A warm night. Minimum Air Temperature 14 °C.
Monday, a mainly dry start, and a little cooler day - a good deal of cloud through the day, which is likely to produce some showers through the afternoon, together with some sunny periods - fairly light, mainly westerly winds. Maximum Air Temperature 20 °C.
Monday Evening and Night:
Scattered showers, continuing through the evening, mainly clearing by nighttimne. Fairly light westerly winds. A cooler night. Minimum Air Temperature 11 °C.
Tuesday, mainly dry - some cloud, with some bright and sunny periods - fairly light, mainly north westerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 20 °C.
Tuesday Evening and Night:
Mainly dry - some late bright periods - and long clear nighttime periods too. Light westerly winds. Minimum Air Temperature 11 °C.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:
Wednesday, mainly dry - a little more in the way of cloud, with some bright and sunny periods - fairly light, mainly westerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 21 °C. Thursday, mainly dry - more in the way of cloud, with limited bright periods - fairly light, mainly westerly winds - Maximum Air Temperature 21 °C. Friday, sunny periods and showers with fairly modest winds - Maximum Air Temperature 20 °C. -
John Moss has been out rambling again - this time on the Monsal Trail, Brushfield, Blackwell Mill, and along the river through Cheedale:
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-UK, Met Office - Longer Range Forecast, for the entire UK ©Met Office.:
-UK Outlook for Friday 20 Jul 2018 to Sunday 29 Jul 2018:
After a mostly dry and bright start, cloud and outbreaks of rain are possible across northwestern parts on Friday. Central and southeastern areas will be very warm again, but cloud will tend to increase during the day and a mixture of showers or longer spells of rain may develop, perhaps heavy and thundery across the southeast. By Saturday any rain in the north will probably be replaced by sunshine and showers, while further south, warm sunshine is likely. Dry, fine and warm weather will predominate in the south throughout the following week, though occasional showers remain possible, perhaps including thunder and lightning. It will be more changeable and breezy further north with outbreaks of rain or showers at times, but there will also be some drier, warmer and sunny spells.
UK Outlook for Monday 30 Jul 2018 to Monday 13 Aug 2018:
There are limited indications of the weather expected in August. In general, southeastern parts are more likely to have dry and warm or very warm weather, though showers are likely at times, and perhaps some thundery episodes. Further northwest, fine weather will probably last for shorter periods and changeable breezier weather may dominate, though even here temperatures are likely to be warmer than the August average.-
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Over Buxton Rooftops - Looking North towards Brown Edge
Weather Station Maintained by Michael Hilton, Buxton, Derbyshire
16:44 on 16/7/18
|Barometer (corrected to sea level)||
|Wind Chill (How the temperature actually "feels")||22.9 °C|
|Wind Currently Gusting To||16mph|
|Peak Wind Gust Today||18mph at 15:44|
|Rainfall Today (Since Midnight)||0.0 mm|
|Rainfall in the last hour||0.0 mm|
|Total Rainfall in July||11.6 mm|
|Total Rainfall in June||11 . 2 mm (0.44 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in May||33 . 8 mm (1.33 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in April||88 . 2 mm (3.47 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in March||146 . 6 mm (5.78 inches) (inc snow melt)|
|Total Rainfall in February||65 . 8 mm (2.59 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in January||160 . 2 mm (6.31 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in December||141 . 1 mm (5.56 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in November||104 . 8 mm (4.13 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in October||119 . 2 mm (4.69 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in September||143 . 4 mm (5.65 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in August||95 . 3 mm (3.75 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in July||91 . 8 mm (3.61 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in June||135 . 6 mm (5.34 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in 2017||1250.4 mm (49.23 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in 2016||1055.2 mm (41.54 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in 2015||1191.20 mm (46.90 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in 2014||1245.60 mm (49.04 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in 2013||1041.00 mm (40.98 inches)|
|Total Rainfall in 2012||1591.60 mm (62.66 inches)|
|Sunshine hours on Sunday (Sunrise to Sunset) (Updated after Sunset)||12. 77 Hours|
|Sun Hours in July||168 . 26 Hours|
|Sun Hours in June||258 . 73 Hours|
|Sun Hours in May||255 . 54 Hours|
|Sun Hours in April||87 . 20 Hours|
|Sun Hours in March||55 . 93 Hours|
|Sun Hours in February||73 . 05 Hours|
|Sun Hours in January||24 . 95 Hours|
|Sun Hours in December||30 . 03 Hours|
|Sun Hours in November||49 . 63 Hours|
|Sun Hours in October||67 . 93 Hours|
|Sun Hours in September||83 . 92 Hours|
|Sun Hours in August||128 . 95 Hours|
|Sun Hours in July||131 . 31 Hours|
|Sun Hours in June||119 . 92 Hours|
|Sun Hours in 2017||1096 . 00 Hours|
|Sun Hours in 2016||1219 . 59 Hours|
|Sun Hours in 2015||1239 . 88 Hours|
|Sun Hours in 2014||1226 . 69 Hours|
|Sun Hours in 2013||1242 . 01 Hours|
|Sun Hours in 2012||1080 . 47 Hours|
|Monthly Average Temperatures:|
|Average Temp in June||15 . 12 °C|
|Average Temp in May||12 . 45 °C|
|Average Temp in April||7 . 44 °C|
|Average Temp in March||2 . 53 °C|
|Average Temp in February||1 . 04 °C|
|Average Temp in January||3 . 17 °C|
|Average Temp in December '17||3 . 53 °C|
|Average Temp in November '17||5 . 46 °C|
|Average Temp in October '17||10 . 61 °C|
|Average Temp in September '17||11 . 54 °C|
|Average Temp in August '17||13 . 82 °C|
|Average Temp in July '17||14 . 61 °C|
|Average Temp in June '17||14 . 32 °C|
|Average Temp in May '17||11 . 71 °C|
|Average Temp in 2017||9. 60 °C|
|Average Temp in 2016||8. 95 °C|
|Average Temp in 2015||8. 54 °C|
|Average Temp in 2014||9. 24 °C|
|Average Temp in 2013||7. 95 °C|
|Average Temp in 2012||8. 02 °C|
|Today's Temperature Extremes:|
|High Temperature||23.2°C at 14:38|
|Low Temperature||13.8°C at 3:34|
|Other Extremes (Since March 2003)|
|Highest Shade Temperature||30.7°C at 15.51 on 9th August 2003|
|Low Temperature||-11.0°C at 07:35 on 20th December 2010|
|Highest Daily Rainfall||77 mm (3.03 inches) on 10th August 2004|
|Highest Monthly Rainfall||287 mm (11.30 inches) in August 2004|
|Highest Daily Sunshine Hours||
36 Hours on 27th June 2018
(Previous highest was 16. 19 Hours on 16th June 2010)
|Highest Monthly Sunshine Hours||281. 87 Hours in July 2006|
|Highest Wind Speed Gust||88.08 mph on 21st January 2012|
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