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Watford weather in August

It has been a strange month, if you lived in the south of the UK you most likely would have enjoyed a warm summer month. But up north it was very wet and coolish. The summer heat only arrived for a couple of days and big thunderstorms hit the NW of England and Scotland. Temperature-wise…

Watford weather in July 2020

July ended up just below average the first month of the year to do this, but it would have been well below average if it wasn’t for the last few days. The fourth highest temperature ever recorded in the UK with 37.8c! Over the CET region, the temperature came out at 15.7c which was -0.3c…

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…

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…

Tutorial – Star trails

Welcome to another tutorial, this time we are going make a star trail photograph like the one above which I took on the peak of the Lyrid meteor shower on the 21st April 2020. Also includes one meteor that I picked up. There are many ways to create this but I have found the following…

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…

Chinese New Year 2020 at Watford Intu

Its the Chinese New Year on Saturday and the start of the celebrations began in the Watford Intu shopping centre last Saturday 18th January. Beautiful dance, music and martial arts curated by Ms Lijun Bi from the Aubretia Dance Studio with performances also from Portsmouth Dance Group. Happy New Year! It will be the year…

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