Snowfall from Dipton, near Consett 27th October 2018

Some snow fell on the highest parts of our region yesterday as snow showers peppered the Northern half of the country from the unstable Arctic flow. Dipton, nr Consett saw about 3” of snow. Dipton is about 800ft above sea level. Here’s a couple of photos from GeordieKev, posted to NetWeather Forums. The Consett area is one of the snowiest urban communities in Britain, according to Professor Gordon Manley. My own site in Gilesgate got nothing more than sleety rain. GeordieKev’s Weather Station is at http://www.wunderground.com/q/locid:UKXX5585 Snowfall in Dipton, nr. Consett 27th Oct 2018

The end of October looks quite cool, but no snowfest

The end of October 2018 is shaping up to be a lot cooler, almost like it knows that the clocks are going back this coming weekend. However, it won’t be as cold as some of the tabloid papers are trying to suggest. There’ll be no snowfest, but there is likely to be snow on Scottish mountains and northern hills as the wind will be from a Northerly direction. Maximum temps in the North East look as though they’ll be around the 7-8 degC mark and minima will not drop below zero. Temperatures will have recovered by Thursday 1st November. People … [Read more]

First Ground Frost of Autumn – October 18th 2018

The first ground frost of Autumn was evident this morning. Frost could be seen on cars and on the grass when I went out about 8am. The air temperature was still well above freezing though, bottoming out around 3.5 degC. This shows how the temperature at ground level can be much lower on clear nights, when the dew point is depressed in slightly drier air. The day then turned out to be superbly sunny and quite mild. A classic Autumn day!  

Exacta Weather and the Daily Express – The Truth

Fake Weather News from Exacta Weather and The Daily Express It’s nearly Winter again, and if you look at the headlines in the papers, specifically The Daily Express UK News, you’ll notice that the silly season has started again, particularly regarding weather stories. It’s noticeable that the same names crop up consistently – Exacta weather, James Madden, Piers Corbyn and Nathan Rao. Instead of relying on Fake Weather News, why not even go ahead and buy your own weather station at our Weather Shop?   There also appears to be a small hardcore of characters feeding the papers with this … [Read more]

Monthly Report – September 2018

A very average September temperature wise, there were some warm days at the start of the month and another on 26th. Rainfall total was slightly above average, mainly due the extremely wet 2 day period of the 20th and 21st. The total for these 2 days was 44.6mm, which contributed more than half of the final total for the month. High pressure then dominated until the end of the month, with some chilly nights in the last 10 days.