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Watford weather in June 2020

It’s not been a flaming June this year but it has been a warmer than average month. We had one intense heatwave which lasted for 3 days but the rest of the month has been average and sometimes cool. Here in Watford, it has been warmer than normal but we seemed to have missed all…

Imagine Watford 2019

Imagine Watford Festival was back again for its 9th year in 2019, bringing fun and entertainment to Watford’s streets. It took place between 28th & 30th June and it brought local and international performers from around the world to perform on our streets. The festival is one of my favourite events in Watford and I…

Weather in May 2020

What a month it has been with glorious sunshine and warm temperatures you could have been mistaken it was July. A record-breaking month as well with the sunniest May on record and smashing it by quite a bit and amazingly it was the sunniest month on record. It was also the driest month, more about…

Californian Poppies in Watford

It’s not every day you see an amazing display of orange poppies in Watford, someone had scattered some poppy seeds and forgotten about them and now there is a glorious orange field. Mixed with some pink and white poppies and thistles which will bloom in June will produce a kaleidoscope of colour. These orange poppies…

Cheslyn Gardens Watford 2020

The beautiful Cheslyn Gardens is now in full bloom as spring is near its end. Sitting in one of the many seats in the garden you could be transported far away as you hear the birds singing, collecting food for their young. You can hear the water rushing over the pond’s waterfall in the background…

Weather in April 2020

Its been a record month for sunshine across the UK which makes a change from the start of the year. April showers didn’t appear until the last two days of the month. With the country on lockdown, it has been so tempting to head for the beach, you just know when the lockdown finishes it…

Weather In March 2020

It was a month of 2 halves as the rain relented bringing an end to the deluge which started in September last year! The continuous low-pressure systems which crossed the Atlantic slowed down as the difference between the polar and Atlantic regions abated. This temperature difference shows up in the AO (Atlantic Oscillation) it fuels…

Weather In February 2020

It has been a very wet month with record-breaking rainfall, with predominantly low-pressure systems across the country they have come one after the other, they always seem to hit at the weekends. Storm Ciara came on the 9th and Storm Dennis on the 15th bringing exceptional rainfall totals. It has also been very mild with…

Weather in January 2020

Another mild month which over the UK which was the 6th warmest January since 1884, it ended up 2c above average. Lots of low-pressure systems crossed the Atlantic fueled by the very strong jet stream. Which in turn was magnified by the difference in temperature in the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean. The cold has…

Hertfordshire Year of Culture

Welcome to Hertfordshire’s Year of Culture 2020 it is a year to showcase Hertfordshire as a county of creative and cultural opportunity. There are lots of events across the county which celebrate Hertfordshire’s arts, culture and heritage. Find out about all the events on the dedicated website called Creative Hertfordshire. Lots of the events I…

Welcome to my newsletter signup, each month I will be doing a list of events to visit in and around London / Watford that may be of interest to you. Plus I will be doing a round up of the blog stories that you may have missed during the previous month.