1976 – The Year of the UK Heatwave

Despite the UK's current political shenanigans, us Brits are happy.  Cliff Richard didn't need to sing in the rain to entertain soggy tennis fans during the Wimbledon fortnight, as they enjoyed glorious weather throughout.  Our political climate maybe unstable but meteorologically our weather is as stable as it has ever been as we bathe in... Continue Reading →

Flight cancelled and feeling the love for Sherbet Lemon popcorn

Jersey - the island I know and love as home - with its foggy reputation. Pumped up by the blitz spirit solidarity shared with my fellow Strandees over the last 3 hours, I start throwing my defiant weight around and making myself generally unpopular with the airport staff, who are doing their best, given that there are other passengers still hanging around whose flights were cancelled a couple of hours before ours.

Batten Down Your Hatches – Is Big Bertha About To Hit Channel Islands?

How can our weather go from this A double rainbow taken by Steve Peat at Beaumont, Jersey yesterday evening To this? A satellite image shows Bertha travelling up the Atlantic coast. Bertha is the second hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. Photograph: Handout/Getty Images Is Big Bertha heading for the Channel Islands? Well, apparently... Continue Reading →

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