Another boringly grey and dismal day with nothing to report apart from some slight drizzle and erm…that’s about it. Maximum temperature 12°C.
Down on the farm, we’re getting ready for New Year’s Eve by preparing for our fancy dress party. Dai Llama’s coming as Donald Trump, Dolly’s got herself a Wonder Woman outfit while I’m still deciding between H from Steps or Derek Brockway. It’s so hard being me.
A grey and miserable day, with drizzly rain edging south, leaving the north brighter later on. Light rain arriving in the north overnight. That’s about as boring as it gets. Maximum temperature 12°C.
Down on the farm, we’re all still recovering from Christmas so we’ve packed away the tree and all the decorations and Farmer Honey’s been down the local Kwik Save to stock up on some Cadbury’s Creme Eggs.
It appears that despite today’s sunny skies, there’s a shitload of rain and thunder on its way to Wales for tomorrow.
Tonight will start mostly clear, especially in the north. Cloud will bubble up overnight though, bringing showers and then some heavy and thundery rain. Minimum Temperature 12°C.
Tomorrow (Thursday) will be an unsettled day, although there will be bouts of some sunshine in parts. Where there is rain, it will be heavy and thundery, with the possibility of leading to some local flooding.
It is advised that all attractive females put on their thin white cotton Rain Deflectors like the one above, pictures of which, you can inbox to my private email address. Maximum Temperature 22°C.
Down here on the farm, we’ll be battening down the hatches and cwtching up with tea, biscuits and an old movie.
It looks like we could well be in for another bout of angry thunderstorms as another mass of warm air moves up from the south tomorrow (Friday).
I can’t quite be certain where the storms will hit but when they do, you’ll know about it.
Here’s what the big boss man at the Weather Centre has to say about it all:
“On Friday evening another hot and increasingly humid airmass is expected to spread into the south from the Continent. This airmass looks conducive to the development of isolated thunderstorms during the evening across England and Wales which could become more frequent later in the night as they spread northwards towards Scotland. With large amounts of energy again available in this atmosphere storms could be severe, with torrential downpours and large hail. 30 mm of rain is possible in less than an hour, with as much as 50 mm possible in 3 hours very locally.
Large uncertainty remains regarding areas most at risk from storms, and many areas will miss these altogether, staying largely dry. However, where they do develop, disruption is possible.”
Cwtch up tight Weatherchums!
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There’s always a pay-off for anything good isn’t there? And that rings true with the lovely sunny weather we’ve been having – Mother Nature doesn’t want us to have too much fun. With that in mind, she’s sending a shitload of thunderstorms on their way to Wales. Even the Met Office have issued a Severe Weather Warning. Here’s what they’ve got to say for themselves:
“An area of warm, very humid air is expected to move northwards across France into southern Britain later on Thursday and into Friday. Whilst isolated thunderstorms are possible from Thursday, these become more likely and potentially more severe by Friday afternoon, with the potential for 20 to 30 mm falling within an hour or so, probably on a very localised basis. Indications are that a more organised band of heavy rain and thunderstorms will follow by Friday evening and overnight into Saturday, bringing 25 to 50 mm of rain more widely, again with the potential for some very high short-period totals. Given the complexity of the developments leading up to this event, ideas on areas at greatest risk of heavy rainfall and severe thunderstorms may well change, and this warning will be updated accordingly.
Isolated severe thunderstorms seem likely to develop on Friday, these succeeded by a band of more widespread heavy rain and occasional thunderstorms, moving gradually north later in the day, affecting much of the highlighted region into the early hours of Saturday morning. The public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption, mainly from surface water flooding. Lightning and hail could also cause some impacts.”
So there you have it. Stock up on teabags and biscuits and cwtch up tight – we could be in for a real treat! And remember – if you’re going to get struck by lightning, always wear wellies and try and outrun the strike if you can.
Derek the Weathersheep x
Hi Weatherchums. Derek the Weathesheep here.
I’ve got a weather warning for you – that’s if you live in lovely Wales of course. There are some weather fronts moving into the country that are going to bring high winds and rain.
Here’s what the big boss man down at the Weather Centre says:
“An unseasonably windy spell is likely across many parts of the UK later on Monday, overnight and well into Tuesday, as active frontal systems sweep across the UK. An initial swathe of southerly gales accompanied by heavy rain will move east across many parts later on Monday, giving gusts of 40-50 mph widely but 60-70 mph across exposed Irish Sea and perhaps some English Channel coasts. Winds will become west or southwesterly on Tuesday, with further gusts to 40-50 mph more locally, before gradually easing later. Large waves will affect some coasts in the west and south at times.
Given the unseasonable nature of the winds, the public should be aware of the potential for disruption to transport and outdoor activities. Damage to some trees seems likely”
Please watch out for flying wheelie bins, stay safe and cwtch up tight.
Afternoon, Weatherchums. Yes, sadly there’s a shitload of rain on the way. The rest of today will be nice enough but rain will move into Wales during the night.
Thursday’s looking a right pisser at the moment. Prolonged bouts of heavy ran is forecast, along with strong winds and feelings of glumness and misery.
Down on the farm, Farmer Honey has kindly been down to Kwik Save and stocked up tea, milk and biscuits. I’ve also just taken a delivery of my new Bergerac DVD box set. Remember him? Good old John Nettles, bless his cotton socks.
Anyway, remember to take a brolly to work and don’t go leaving out any washing on the line.
Derek the Weathersheep
Morning. Derek the Weathersheep here.
There is currently a weather warning out for Wales. This is what the big boss man at the Met Office has to say:
“Southwesterly winds will gust to over 50 mph at times in parts of southern England and south Wales, and to 60 mph in some exposed coastal sites. The public should be aware that these gusts may cause minor damage to trees, and make travel tricky for the likes of towing vehicles.”
There is also a high risk of wheelie bins being blown over. Please move them to a safe area.
I’m getting blown all over the farm. It’s also quite windy here.
Take care weatherchums.
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If you’re planning on having a lovely, sunny barbeque this weekend, you may as well stick it up your arse as showers and windy weather move into Wales.
Welsh celebrity weather forecaster, Derek the Weathersheep told WalesOnCraic:
“There’ll be a fine to start Friday but as the day goes on, the weather will deteriorate with showers reaching most parts of Wales by the time Coronation Street is on. Saturday will see more rain and showers although there will be the odd sunny spell to remind us what things could have been like. It will feel much colder by Sunday with plenty of rain showers around. All in all, a bit of a pisser really.”
Derek intends to spend most of the weekend in the barn with his girls.
“I’ve got Dolly and Brenda to keep me warm. There’s nothing better than waking up on a weekend morning and not knowing who to do first. That’s why I love my life.”
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Tie your wheelie bins down – Wales is set for a wet and windy weekend.
Leading Welsh weather forecaster, Derek the Weathersheep, is advising that washing is not left out on washing lines and that all wheelies bins are moved to a place where they will not be blown over.
“There’s a shitload of rain and wind on its way – Saturday will see a band of rain will sweep across all parts during the morning, clearing by midday, but a few showers will follow during the afternoon. Very windy throughout with gales possible with a 43% chance of your wheelie bin being blown over. A maximum temperature of 13°C.” he said.
Sunday won’t fare much better.
“It’s a very unsettled look for Sunday. In fact, it’s probably best that you just shut yourself away with some movies, some biscuits and lashings of hot tea. Either that or have a weekend-long bang fest. I know which one I’m going for – I’ve got Dolly and Brenda coming round to the barn later to play my pink oboe.”