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SteveH

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« Reply #495 on: November 21, 2018, 04:01:48 PM »
Here we go, the DP say's       "The Mini beast from the east" brings snow to North wales, ?  well a light dusting anyway.

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« Reply #496 on: February 27, 2019, 10:20:35 AM »
What a difference?

27 February 2018 and 27 February 2019.

Ian

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« Reply #497 on: March 07, 2019, 08:10:54 AM »
This morning, on BBC Wales news' weather forecast, the presenter's first sentence was "We're starting off with a few scattered showers this morning...". Now, it had been raining so hard since around 0600 it was clearly competing for a place in the Biblical Deluges section of the Gunness annual, a fact which even her own graphics revealed with stark clarity.   So why did she talk such arrant nonsense?

Because it was dry in Cardiff. The North/South divide is alive and well.
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« Reply #498 on: March 07, 2019, 04:52:54 PM »
It has been raining quite a bit in Colwyn Bay today but not as bad as what you have experienced Ian but you are correct about the North/South divide.
It's no consolation but it applies to England and Scotland too,
Can you remember how traditionally we used to use a single location in the country to define a white Christmas which was the Met Office building in London.

However, with the increase in betting on where you will see a white Christmas, the number of locations have increased and can now include sites such as Buckingham Palace, Belfast (Aldergrove Airport), Aberdeen (Pittodrie - Aberdeen FC), Edinburgh (Castle), Coronation Street in Manchester and the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
No mention of Snowdonia or the Lake District or he Highlands     :(

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« Reply #499 on: March 12, 2019, 10:31:37 AM »
A quote from this mornings DP Storm Gareth report, "Gale force winds will hit the region later in the evening and overnight." I don't know about tonight, but last night here in Llandudno it was scary, I have said in the past that my tiles are noisy, in strong winds, but about 4am the house was hit with, best described as a huge WHUMP, I thought the house was going, never mind a few tiles.    :o

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« Reply #500 on: March 18, 2019, 02:52:15 PM »
A North Wales railway line could be closed for several weeks after heavy rain and flooding caused significant damage leaving it unsafe.

Large swathes of the Conwy Valley were left underwater on Saturday after more than 130mm of rain fell - double the UK average for the whole of the month.

It caused "significant" flooding on the Conwy Valley railway line and no trains can now operate between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Photos of the damage have been released by Transport for Wales with bosses saying a large amount of work is needed to get trains running again.   
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« Reply #501 on: Today at 09:14:26 AM »
Certain sections of the line are very vulnerable to flood damage. Surely it would make long term financial sense to build bridges in those areas in order to let the flood waters flow freely underneath, rather than having to repair the line every year?



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« Reply #502 on: Today at 11:44:19 AM »
 It's the fact that they're laid in the flood plain itself that's the issue; once there's unusually heavy and torrential rain the levels simply rise across the entire valley, and no bridges would save them. Doesn't happen that often, but with climate change moving the way it is it will happen more in the future, I suspect.
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