Category: Weather

Monthly Rainfall Record

You can’t fail to have noticed all the rain in October in the Bernards Heath area. It was particularly noticeable on Saturday, 3rd October when 32 mm was the highest over the UK since 1986.  We measured 41 mm on

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Storm Ciara takes its Toll

This large tree fell on a path during Storm Ciara on Sunday, February 9th. The path is the second on the right after entering Spinney Lane (see arrow on map alongside) and it is blocking the path, unless you are

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Season of Mists

Early morning photos from the Lower Field, Bernards Heath from MN.

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The Heath Beneath Your Feet

You may recall that these parchmarks on the Upper Field appeared last year during a period when there was little or no rain. In the current spell of dry weather the marks are appearing again. We understand that there is

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First Snow of Winter

About 2 cm of snow fell over the night 22/23 January and rapidly disappeared. The last substantial fall of snow was in December 2017. The weather was good enough to see the first phase of the ‘blood red moon’ over

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Parchmarks on Bernards Heath

Telltale signs In very dry weather the grass of Verulamium Park shows clear signs of the Roman buildings below the surface. Bernards Heath, not to be outdone, has its own version, but indicating more recent history. The marks in the

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Rainfall – or the lack of it

If you have a garden, then you’re probably getting anxious about the lack of rain – well the Heath could do with rain too.  Just one look at the grass tells all.  We record rainfall and temperature very close to

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Weather takes its toll on trees

Several trees on the Heath have succumbed to winter gales, some because of the ‘sail’ effects of ivy and the wind drag it causes, and others, including this dead hawthorn, to old age. This latter tree has fallen across the

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Bernards Heath weather 2017

Remember those days from late March to mid May when grass began to turn yellow and water restrictions were a distinct possibility? There was only 1.5 mm of rain in April, see above.  The summer was not particularly dry by

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Early Winter Snow

To children’s delight, 4 inches (10 cm) of snow fell on Sunday, 10th December.   It’s the most snow we’ve had, certainly over the last four years. Clinging snow brought down several branches of trees. Photo: JB  

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