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Are we in for a record-breaking Bank Holiday weekend?

weather this weekend will also be good for gardening. Guy Barter, is the RHS chief horticulturalist. He said: “So far this spring, weather conditions will have delayed some tasks in the garden. "With a fine forecast for the three-day weekend across most of the UK, gardeners should feel excited


Stay safe in a storm

the storm Secure loose objects such as ladders, garden furniture or anything else that could be blown into windows and other glazing and break them Close and securely fasten doors and windows, particularly those on the windward side of the house, and especially large doors such as those on garages

Boscastle Floods

of Boscastle. Destruction of houses, businesses and gardens Floodwater gushed into houses, shops and pubs. Cars, walls and even bridges were washed away. The church was filled with six feet of mud and water. Trees were uprooted and swept into peoples' gardens. The weight of water eroded river banks

5 gardening tips for February

Top jobs in the garden for February, from the experts at the Royal Horticultural Society

climate records, including breakdowns for the UK, England, Scotland, Wales and even your region, on our UK climate averages page. What to do in the garden in February The change in weather will have a definite impact on the plants in the garden - here's the experts at the Royal Horticultural Society


and flooding at Wallingford Hospital, Oxfordshire. A train derailed in a landslip near Watford Junction, injuring two people. The image below shows lightning strikes from a thunderstorm overnight 13 to 14 September at Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Image courtesy fotohebden. Weather data The analysis chart


Spring is getting warmer, but frost is a threat

Average spring temperatures across the UK have risen by approximately 1 °C over the last few decades according to data released by the Met Office, but gardeners are urged to take note that spring frosts can still pose a threat.

in average spring temperatures, he said: “Within many people’s lifetimes, spring in the UK has become appreciably warmer. The average spring temperature across the UK has risen by about 1 °C and the number of days recording grass frost has fallen slightly, particularly for Scotland. “Although the number

The Beaufort Scale

Francis Beaufort was born in Ireland in 1774. He was the younger son of Daniel Augustus Beaufort, a protestant clergyman from Navan, County Meath, Ireland and Mary Waller the co-heiress of Allenstown House. Francis grew up in Wales and Ireland until he was 14 after which he left school and went


Look out, there's a frost about

in the forecast for the next few days. “Springtime frosts are a particular threat to gardeners who will be concerned about the impacts on tender plants.” Guy Barter is the Chief Horticultural Advisor at the RHS. He said: “Frosty weather at this time of year is always a worry for gardeners as fruit

Our Media Services Team

. He has always wanted to be a weather forecaster and has a particular love of thunderstorms, travelling to the USA last spring to go storm chasing. Away from the weather Craig spends time growing things in his garden and running half marathons. Dean Hall Dean has been a Meteorologist for nearly 20


Recording observations for over 100 years

gardeners indeed! Often the role of observers became a family affair. One gardener, Alex Stuart, helped the previous head gardener to collect observations before rising to the position of head gardener himself in 1936. Sadly he died during World War II and so his brother took over his position as head

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