Another ‘C’.. Storm Ciara 2020

Sunday February 9th, Monday the 10th and Tuesday 11th saw Storm Ciara batter the UK.. and our little corner of Thanet received its fair share of the action, albeit not on a par with the rest of the country. On the Sunday, something very weird happened in Margate! It’s pretty normal to get significant protection […]

Short Memories – Snowmageddon 2018

There seems to be a memory issue these days.. and it’s not mine.. except short-term! For some reason when it comes to issues with the weather, everyone seems to forget what it was like just a few years ago when making comparisons with the recent cold snap. I appreciate that comparisons are sometimes notoriously difficult […]

The Tides – Some Clarification Needed!

There would appear to be quite a lot of confusion about exactly how tides work, so I thought I would try and put together as brief a guide as I could to cover this topic. Fundamentally, the tides are governed by the status of the moon. Spring tides coincide with ‘full’ moons and ‘new’ moons (nothing […]

Storm-Surge Friday

Not as bad as it could have been, but freezing my mitts off (4C with a major gale-force wind-chill!) taking this one at St. Mildred’s Bay, Westgate, on the way back from ‘work’ today at the Quex Powell-Cotton Museum. At least it was fine! Stopped off previously for a mocha at my new favourite café, […]

Storm Caroline??

It’s December 12th at 3.30pm. It was wet and very blustery but very mild at 12C, here in Margate this morning. Suddenly there is s bit of blue in the sky and the wind has gone down to almost a flat calm, along with the sea state, at least on this side of the Isle […]