Friday 9th June marked the end of Jersey’s 131st period of absolute meteorological drought since official records began at the Maison St. Louis Observatory.
You may have heard people say, ‘there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing’. Preparation is what weather forecasts are all about.
Statistics just released by the United Kingdom Met Office confirm that the Channel Island weather radar data was available 98.7% of the time throughout 2021. The figures are based on the percentage of radar images taken every five minutes, reaching the Met Office UK network. This ranks the Channel Island weather radar as one of … Read more Channel Island Weather radar – among the most reliable
With Storm Arwen’s N’ly gales providing a climax to the month of November and then the first week of December being hideously unsettled, it would be easy to forget that the majority of November was characterised by very light winds and comfortable mildness. To summarise the month… Week 1: The airflow was slack because a … Read more Fishy November weather at Corbiere
No doubt it will be engrained in some peoples’ histories, due to such human experiences as first ‘hello’s or last ‘goodbyes’. However, even for these people, it may only be the dates, people and places that are memorable, whilst the changing daily ratio of summer’s raw ingredients (temperature, sunshine, rainfall etc) are as forgettable as … Read more Was 2021 a memorable summer for Jersey?
It has been a torrid time for travellers this half term. On the sea it was gales at the start of the holiday as well as further cancellations beyond the control of the weather. Sunday was the day of the fog. Jersey Met had fog in the forecast. Very moist warm air was drifting up the Channel … Read more Half Term Holiday Fog
Today I start blogging. It is something the Jersey Met team have wanted to do through various channels, but the knowledge that once we start something like this, we will have to continue contributing for a very long time, has caused us to shy away in case a better idea comes along. But the time … Read more How often should we update our forecast?