Thursday, 31 January 2013
Wednesday got off to a pleasant start with some winter sunshine but it didn't last long and by late morning the wind had become gale force blowing in squally rain showers. In our sheltered suburban garden we don’t get the high wind speeds recorded by the “proper” weather stations but it’s rare for us to measure gusts of 30 mph as we did yesterday.
The last time we had such strong gale force winds was January last year. December and January do seem to be the most likely months for such strong winds. January 2012 holds the record with 8 gusts recorded between 31 and 35 mph.
Perhaps things will settle down a little as we move into February.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 09:50