Lisa and I had more than one reason in our minds when we decided to move from the UK to Spain but the major one was the vastly different weather conditions in the two countries. We were both tired of seeing almost constant grey overcast skies, seemingly never-ending high winds that, on one occasion, flattened … Continue reading Weather ‘tis nobler … *
With the passing of the winter solstice this morning in Europe (but last night in the western hemisphere), we can all look forward to lighter days even though the worst of winter is still to come. That’s true even here in southern Spain, where Lisa and I now live, in an area that is said … Continue reading Looking forward to winter?
Dateline: 24th October 2015. It’s a cold, wet and quite miserable Saturday in what passes for autumn in North Wales; actually, not only here but across the UK generally the weather outlook is no better, In fact, yesterday a storm warning was in place for this weekend and into next week and, although nothing at all … Continue reading Two days to go until we head for better weather
It is usually good to be proved right but sometimes you really want to be wrong. Back in 2001 when I was rural affairs editor for a newspaper in North Wales, UK, I went out on a limb. It was the time of foot and mouth disease and by tracking all the reported cases in … Continue reading Accurate forecasting is cold and wet
Do you get fed up with news reports claiming that this, or next, month is set to become the hottest July, or whatever, since records began? If so, you are just like me. You see, it is not only the weather that irritates me with so-called summers having too much rain, overcast skies even when … Continue reading It’s summer? Really? Where is the sun?