Monday, 11 January 2010

New Politics should Bring Forth a Better Climate

Warmer nights, colder winds and frozen pipes.

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Derek Brockway Derek Brockway | 15:10 UK time, Friday, 8 January 2010
We've had some exceptionally cold nights recently. Last night another record was broken in Wales with -15°C, (5°F) recorded at the Met Office automatic weather station at Tirabad near Sennybridge in the Brecon Beacons which is very remote, 307 metres or 1007 feet above sea level.
The previous record here was -14°C on 20 December 1999. This is an official temperature reading using a Stevenson Screen.
A few of you have recorded even lower temperatures, such as Richard Manning from Llanwrda in Carmarthenshire who recorded -16.8°C.
Neville Danby recorded -14.9°C in Talybont on Usk. His garden is in the bottom of the valley which is in a frost pocket collecting all the cold, dense air as it drains off the hills.
Helen of Bylchau in Conwy measured -16.9°C on her thermometer
In Caersws, Powys. Howard Wright saw the mercury sink to -18°C
While Rosemary Wilson from Crossgates near Llandrindod has recorded - 20°C. She also has no water because her well is frozen - I'm not surprised!
The coldest nights happen when there is little wind, clear skies and a covering of snow on the ground.

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