The first half of January 2023 saw temperatures well above average, with 5 days exceeding the 10 degC mark. The warmest day was the 4th, reaching 11.5 degC. The 10th and 11th were wet, yielding 16.2mm of rain. The 11th turned out to be the wettest day of the month, with 11mm of rain recorded. … Read more
We managed to haul ourselves out of the house today – 12th December 2022. It was bleak, about -1 degC and there had been another dusting overnight. Starting in town, we headed south, passing the Fulling Mill and the Wear, and then over Prebends Bridge to the Cathedral. The walk took us past the huge … Read more
NetAtmo Weather Station – My Weather Station of Choice for Durham Weather I’ve been using the stylish NetAtmo Weather Station for about 2 years now so I’ve given it a good test. Within that time, i’ve had a few teething problems, but these are almost inevitable with Weather Stations and the more different types you use, the … Read more
Hi there everybody. This is just a quick note to tell you about a new page. I’ve created a page for Durham Weather Videos that I’ve either created myself or featured as particularly relevant. New videos will appear as I add them to the playlist.
While I was poking about on YouTube looking for Jack Scott videos, I rediscovered this series by Richard Hammond (of Top Gear fame). It’s called ‘Wild Weather’ and is worth a watch. Enjoy! Richard Hammond investigates the crucial role that water plays. Without water there would be almost no weather: no rain, no hail, no … Read more
Liam Dutton’s 10 snowiest places in the UK. Where are the 10 snowiest places in the UK? Each winter, there is often much speculation as to how much snow will fall in the UK. The prospect of snow in the forecast generates a lot of talk and excitement about the weather. Social media becomes a … Read more
Jack Scott (Meteorologist) Today marks the 12th anniversary of the death of John (Jack) Scott. Jack was born in Ferryhill in County Durham on 9th November 1923. I lived in Ferryhill when I first became interested in weather and one of Jack’s relatives Janice lived up our street and was big mates with my sister … Read more
In this video we take a look at the science behind 5 of the weirdest weather phenomena. Willy willy Also known as dust devils, Willy willys are whirlwinds that can reach over 1000 feet in height. It is the dust and debris that get caught within them that makes them visible. They mainly occur in … Read more