Category: Weather

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

Posted in Townsend Drive, Trees, Weather

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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2017

Posted in Milestones, Weather

Thunderstorm over Bernards Heath area

A thunderstorm on the 16th September over Bernards Heath broke the long spell of relatively dry weather in July, August and September, when local gardens and the Heath were looking parched.  We’ve only been measuring rainfall and temperature over the

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Snowy scenes on the Heath

  The first snowfall of 2016 appeared on the 17th January and these wintry scenes were the result. By the 18th it had all disappeared – perhaps much to the regret of the younger generation.  More >

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Rainbow over Bernards Heath

Does the rainbow over the Lower Field herald a change in the very mild weather we’ve had of late?  Well, the temperature today (7 January) dropped to a maximum of 9°C, by contrast with the run of mild and dull

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