Weather & Tide

Weather outlook for November

November is one of the wettest months, but in mid-month sometimes there is a respite from the wet. Generally the weather is much the same as October but lower temperatures result from shorter days and weaker sun. Rainfall may be heavier than in October and gales are often more frequent. Southerly air streams may bring fog and mist. High pressure will also bring fog associated with still calm conditions and can persist for days. If the air is drier and no fog forms then hard frosts can occur.

Lowest Recorded Temperature

August 3.2 ° C
September -0.9° C
October -5.0° C

Anticipated (Average) Rainfall

November 97mm
December 103mm

Winter

Meteorological winter is the 3 months of December, January and February. It is easier for forecasting purposes to consider the seasons as 4 three-month periods of the year.
Astronomical winter begins with the winter solstice and ends on the vernal equinox. This year those events fall on the 21st December and the 20th March. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, when the north pole is tilted furthest away from the sun and the rotation of the earth produces the greatest difference in the length of the day and night. The vernal equinox occurs when the equator is the nearest to the sun and everywhere on earth has 12 hours of daylight as the earth rotates ( equal lengths of day and night ).

3 Day Weather Forecast - A live weather feed from the BBC:

BBC detailed weather forecast

Please click HERE to go to the BBC forecast webpage for Stockland for the days ahead (This replaces the Met Office widget which they suddenly announced they will 'retire' )

River Levels

Headline Friday 9th November saw the first peak in this river level this autumn at 1.03 metres at 10.15 am that day. Take a look at the monitoring station link below and you will see that minor flooding is expected when the level exceeds 0.8 of a metre.
There is one river level monitoring station within the catchments of Stockland Parish and that is located on the river Yarty at Court Place Farm. For the current river level at that station see https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/3231?direction=u

Sky Watching - Meteor Showers in 2018

November 4-5, 2018 South Taurids
November 11-12, 2018 North Taurids
November 17 or 18, 2018 Leonids
December 13-14, 2018 Geminids

Links

For a free JETSTREAM FORECAST see
http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=jetstream;sess=
For FLOOD WARNINGS during periods of wet weather
https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels
For a RAINFALL RADAR MAP of England updated every 15 minutes try www.raintoday.co.uk/ and enter your postcode (left hand side of page) to zoom in on your area
For a 7 DAY TIDE CHART for Lyme Regis try http://www.ukho.gov.uk/easytide/EasyTide/ShowPrediction.aspx?PortID=0028...
For the latest prediction of a visible AURORA BOREALIS see the Met Office OVATION model at https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/space-weather/ The Met Office site does contain advertising.