Following on from thunder, lightning and very heavy rain this morning (with temporary some loss of power in places), the weather switched to hazy, warm and sunny, creating a day of two halves.
However, the thunder/lightning risk is here to stay awhile yet. The weather is very strange at the moment. According to the Met Office, Bude has warnings for fog later on this evening, much of it persisting into tomorrow morning.
The hot weather will continue across the UK, with heatwave conditions for many, creating ideal conditions for thunderstorms which will bring heavy rain and increasing risks from flash flooding, lightning and hail.
For anyone travelling, yellow thunderstorm warnings are in place across the country between now and Thursday. Thunderstorms will be severe in some places on Thursday. Location and timing seem a little hit and miss at the moment.
Covid numbers continue to drop in Bude and area. In the seven days to 17th January, 42 cases were recorded in Bude & Stratton, a case rate of 396.3, now well below the England average. Poundstock and Kilkhampton wider area had a higher case rate, but still on the wane. […]
Tetiana Maslovska/Shutterstock Cath Rees, University of Nottingham Around one-third of the food produced globally every year never gets eaten. This waste often occurs along the supply chain before the food even reaches us. But consumers who throw away food because it’s gone bad, or because they think it may have […]
Covid has meant no face to face interviews during 2020-21, but we did set up our ‘interesting people’ section to basically ‘meet’ interesting people, be they from local businesses or organisations, or historical figures. If you’d like to join in, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dawn will send you […]
There’s something quite fascinating about reading snippets from newspapers in times past. Here’s a couple pertaining to Bude & Stratton. This dates from 23rd October, 2015, and is a letter to the editor of the Sporting Times. I have just received a cheery old message from Carlton Blyth, inviting his […]