July 26, 2015
Wet and Windy Weather is Bad For Our Beaches
The Met Office currently has a yellow weather warning for wind in place for South West England for tomorrow:
Winds are already strong in many places though Sunday. However, west to southwesterly winds are expected to increase further during Monday. Inland gusts of 40-45 mph are possible, whilst gusts may exceed 50 mph along the north coasts of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset
Not only that but they've also just published a blog post which shows that the summer of 2015 thus far hasn't been too bad for rain in this neck of the woods:
However the article also points out that:
Over January to June 2015 the pressure has been lower than normal to the north of Scotland but higher than normal to the south-west, resulting in a predominant westerly airflow over the UK, meaning that our weather has often been windy. Although during 2015 there have been some periods of high pressure, for example during March and early April, they have been relatively infrequent, particularly from May onwards.
Despite the recent increasingly inclement conditions our Environment Agency flood widget currently shows no warnings. However please also take a look at the Surfers Against Sewage interactive map for South West England:
There are currently "short term pollution incidents" reported for lots of beaches across the South West peninsula, including some of our regular haunts including Woolacombe and Bude Summerleaze. Be careful out there just at the moment!
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