Tagged: wind


Sun, Sea and Sand

There’s nothing to see here, just a normal day at Ynyslas. Everything you’d expect from the beach really, sun, sea and sand. It was just turned up a notch thanks to the fact that I was sharing it with Ivor, our local Katabatic wind…. he’s a rascal!!!


The Crazy Weather of Ynyslas

The weather has been fairly unusual across the UK these last few weeks. No rain and wall-to-wall sunshine is quite strange at any time of year for the UK. Ynyslas has been no exception in this regard. The weather station here has had notifications such as this for days. It hasn’t rained at all since...

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Ynyslas Weather Records Tumble

Well, the meeting of ‘The Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma were certainly a potent combination. Along with some input from out local katabatic wind Ivor, it led to some new weather records recorded by the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station here. First to fall was the ‘Feels Like’ temperature which hit a low...

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Windsurfing in the Remnants of Hurricane Ophelia, West Wales

What a day!! The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia were on their way to the British Isles. Ireland was about to get hammered and the West Coast of Wales was going to take a beating too. The weather first thing in the morning was mad. At 7am when we went outside it was properly warm. At...

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Monster Squall

The Aberystwyth area has yet again has made it to the National News thanks to the weather. Yesterday was a typical Autumnal day here. Grey, showery and fairly windy. Nothing unusual, leaves were falling from the trees, the sea was a little rough and a raincoat was recommended. That was until around about 10:30 when and...

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Very Autumnal Weather

After a slightly extended summer that seemed to last until November, we been having some decidedly autumnal weather over the past few days. The whole of the country and West Wales in particular has taken quite a battering from first Storm Abigail and then Storm Barney. My bike ride on Sunday morning was notable due to it’s wet...

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New Record Wind Gust for Borth and Ynyslas

The forecast was correct and we did indeed beat our previous record wind gust here on Wednesday. The forecasting site that I use and that has always been the most accurate for me is WindGuru and it was forecasting that the wind would start really building at 1:30pm on Wednesday and peak at a maximum at...

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Too Windy for the Bees

I think we may have had a lucky escape with the bees this morning. It’s been blowing a hoolie here all day, after starting to do so last night. I took a quick look at the hives this morning and all looked OK, although it was dawn so the light wasn’t great and I was only...

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Strongest Wind Gust in Borth and Ynyslas

We experienced the strongest wind gust here yesterday at Borth and Ynyslas since I began recording the weather in 2005. The wind peaked just after dark at 16:29, hitting 62.6 knots (that’s just over 72mph) recorded by the Borth & Ynyslas weather station. I think we may have lost all of our garden furniture, dustbins...

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The Foolish Man Built His House Upon The Sand

I  remember a song from my days at Sunday School about the ‘Foolish Man’ who built his house upon the sand. It went on to say that ‘when the rains came down’ his house didn’t stand firm. I did wonder about this in 2003 when we started building our house here, on the sand at...