Storm Warning – Storm Arwen threatens North East

WEATHER WARNING !! We don’t need to do this often here, but the North East of England is at threat from Storm Arwen, an extremely potent storm system that will affect us overnight on 26th/27th of November. Here is the advisory. Please take heed and keep yourselves safe. No doubt there’ll be the urge to … Read more

October 5th 2021 – What a Deluge!

As some of you may have noticed, yesterday (October 5th 2021) was extremely wet! After a long spell with no real heavy rain, it seemingly all arrived on one day. We’d been warned to expect heavy rainfall, but it proved even wetter than that. Durham and North East England just seemed to be in the … Read more

September 1919 – Heatwave then snow

Just after the end of WW1, September 1919 was an unusual month as it went from a late summer heatwave to early winter snowfall in the space of just a few days. A hot southerly flow had allowed temperatures to climb as high as 32.2C at Raunds on the 11th September 1919. However by the … Read more

What is ‘The Beast from The East’?

Deep snow in Durham, December 2010

The upcoming cold weather is expected to hit us hard in Durham next week. It will come from the continent and traditionally, this is where our coldest weather comes from. Over here on the East Coast, we have no protection from any Easterly or North Easterly, so we tend to bear the brunt of this … Read more

What does extreme weather mean for home insurance?

rescuers paddling through flood water after floods in June 2019

Flooding, heatwaves, winter storms – extreme weather is about to start hitting you in the pocket. Lost among the latest barrage of national and international news events is the ongoing nightmare faced by almost 600 households unable to return to their homes in Lincolnshire because of flooding in June 2019. In the last week the … Read more

July 2019 Weather in Durham – A real mixture of everything meteorological

Sunshine graphic

The weather of Durham in July 2019 was a real mixture. The first week was very pleasant and dry, with temperatures hovering around the 20-22 degC mark. It got a little warmer toward the middle of the month, as we’d expect, but also slightly more unsettled. A few days peaked at over 25 degC, namely … Read more

The Hottest and Coldest Temperatures in The World

The Top 10 Hottest Temperatures in The World Death Valley, California USA  56.7 degC, July 10th 1913 Kebili, Tunisia  55 degC, July 7th 1931 Sulaibiya, Kuwait  53.6 degC, July 31st 2012 Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan  53.5 degC,  May 26th 2010 Tarat Tsvi, Israel  53 degC, June 21st 1942 Nasiriyah, Iraq  52 degC, August 3rd 2011 Jeddah, Saudi … Read more