TEMP 11.3°C Ι DEW POINT -1.1°C Ι FEELS LIKE 8.2°C Ι HUMIDITY 42% Ι PRESSURE 997.2mb Ι WIND 3.1mph 135° SE
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Current Temperature 11.3 ºC Dew Point -1.1 ºC Feels Like 8.2 ºC Humidity 42 Pressure 997.2 Wind
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Around the globe, we Brits are often thought of in a stereotypical way, among other things, we all have bad teeth, we all know the Queen, we have a stiff upper lip, and of course, we are all obsessed with the weather.  Personally speaking, my teeth are fine, I’ve unfortunatly never had the pleasure of meeting HRH, but, I am obsessed with the weather.  What started off as sky watching and catching the regional weather forecast, has turned into me setting up my own weather station in the back garden for my own use, to setting up this website so others can keep up to date with local weather, and worldwide events.  Please feel free to send in any interesting weather/landscape related photos that may be used around the site.  We also welcome any updates on local weather, and this along with any photos can be sent to info@southtyneweather.co.uk

Some of the background facts and information (in weather explained) on this site have been taken from elsewhere, such as how tsunamis are generated, what causes earthquakes etc, but all thoughts on the weather and forecasts are my own

Latest Blog: The Northern Lights by Emily Martin, aged 10
Posted on: March 18, 2015 by Admin
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The northern lights, or the Aurora Borealis is created by the interaction of the solar wind, a stream of charged particles break out of the Sun,  and our planet’s magnetic field and atmosphere. As the solar wind approaches and twists into the Earth’s magnetic field it lets some  charged particles from the Sun to enter the Earth’s atmosphere. As the charged particles come they glow.The solar wind can cause the Earth’s magnetic field lines to detach from the planet. When these field lines pushback  into there position; the charged particles from the solar wind are pushed into the Earth’s atmosphere causing the aurora or northern lights. The more magnetic field lines that detach and push back; the further south the Northern Lights can be seen. 

Yesterday at nightfall the northern lights were actually visible in several parts of the UK, including the north east of England.

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Latest Blog: Solar Eclipse 2015 by Emily Martin, aged 10
Posted on: March 18, 2015 by Admin
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What is the Solar Eclipse? 

On Friday 20th March 2015, a solar eclipse will occur across the far Northern regions of Europe and the Acrtic. It will last for 2 minutes and 46 seconds. This will be the last total solar eclipse in Europe for over a decade, the next not being until August 12, 2026.

 

How does this happen? 

A solar eclipse is an event that takes place on Earth when the Moon moves in its orbit between Earth and the Sun. It happens at a New Moon. During an eclipse, the Moon’s shadow moves across Earth’s surface. This also happens when the moon completely covers the sun's disc.  Depending on the angles of the Sun, Moon, and Earth, there can be between 2 and 5 solar eclipses each year. A total solar eclipse can happen once every 1-2 years. This makes them very rare events. The longest a total solar eclipse can last is 7.5 minutes. If any planets are in the sky at the time of a total solar eclipse, they can be seen as points of light.

Safety alert!

Whatever you do DO NOT look at the sun because it will quickly damage your eyes.  You should also not take a photograph because the lens on the camera is exactly the same as your eye lens so if you look into the camera you will probably damage your eye sight. Although it is an exceptional sight you still need to protect yourself! 

Photo taken from:  http://www.mhdt.org.uk/solar-eclipse/ 

Latest Blog: Indian summer?
Posted on: September 18, 2013 by Admin
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Well after a rather nice summer this year my thoughts are now turning to winter, and that old chestnut of “is it going to snow”.  Of course I can’t answer that with any kind of certainty but I do think we are in for a rather cold winter again this year.

Firstly though, we have autumn to get through, and after a cold start to September, which has already seen the first low pressure system of the season I can happily say high pressure is the order of the day from today onwards, which will bring improving temperatures and less wind.  The problem this time of year with high pressure is that it can bring with it a lot of mist, and this can be quite hard to burn off in autumn so temperatures won’t reach as high as they would have say a month ago.  Still not to be sniffed at, a nice few days of sunshine mid September is always welcome, and this looks likely to last well into next week.  Night still chilly though, and temperatures may take a while to lift during the day, but it will be nice and bright and pleasantly warm in the sunshine.

Thinking ahead to winter, NASA have recently confirmed that our current solar cycle (26) is possibly going to be the weakest since 1906.  This results in colder summers and winters, which is a result of the jet stream being positioned further south than usual, which we have seen a lot of over the past couple of years.  This is thought to be caused, at least somewhat by the sun, although not a great deal is actually known about this.  Anyway, this could lead towards some colder winters, and also summers over the next few years.  I do happen to believe this year will be a cold winter, although nothing can be said with certainty at this point.  For now enjoy the coming sunshine!

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