This was a very wet day, but most of the rainfall fell after 8pm on 22nd. We were travelling back home and had to pull the car over in Tudhoe as we couldn’t make out where the road was! Rainfall became absolutely torrential and 49.3mm was recorded in about 3 hours by the rain guage … Read more22nd November 2017 – Cloudburst and deluge
“Southern Ireland was battered by gales, but the strange weather that hit the british mainland was unlike anything i’ve ever experienced. At 2pm in the afternoon, the sky had a strange orange hue, and it was dark – REALLY dark. The streetlights were on and cars were driving with full headlights. It was almost completely … Read moreEx-Hurricane Ophelia brings red gloom to Durham
Not exactly weather related, but some nice pictures from the Durham Lumiére Festival from November 2015. As it happens the weather was very good.
The very wet Summer of 2012 continued into Autumn. The river burst it’s banks again in the city. This red car (Ford Ka) became quite famous as it bobbed about in front of the new Radisson Hotel (due to open a couple of months after this photo was taken). A view of the flood from … Read moreThe River Floods Again – September 2012
A beautiful carpet of leaves at Durham Botanic Garden in October 2008. Another incredible feast of colour was to be seen in the ivy
The River Wear in spate again in mid September 2008. The main wear, normally visible about 4ft above the river is almost totally submerged. The river was 6” away from bursting it’s banks. This was the scene in Croxdale in September 2008 as firemen begin the cleanup process after another flooding episode at The Honest … Read moreRiver Wear in flood again, Sepember 2008
September 2006 Another one for the record books, September 2006 is the warmest September on record, beating September 1729 in the CET series. This record had stood for 277 years up to this year, and was the longest running record of any ‘warmest month’. Recently broken ‘warmest’ records are seemingly gathered in the second half … Read moreSeptember 2006 – Warmest September on record
This was one of my favourite weather photos from Durham City. It was taken on the way up the steps into the Durham University Students Union building in New Elvet. The sun was going down behind Durham Cathedral.
There have been quite severe electrical storms in the North East of England tonight with torrential rain at times. In Ferryhill, the storms started at about 2030 GMT after the weather became very muggy and humid at the end of the afternoon. Late afternoon Dew Point was 19 degC with RH at 92 %. Between 2100 GMT and 2315 … Read moreElectrical Storms in Northern England – 11th September 2000