After several days of unrelenting gloom, mist and drizzle Monday has got off to a much better start. With the temperature around 6 deg and good breaks in the cloud it’s a much more pleasant version of autumn. Looking forward to the cooler and fresher weather later in the week.
It’s a bit of a dreich morning in Tideswell. The first showers started yesterday evening and it’s been raining for much of the time since midnight. Not much hope for any sun today but there should be some dry spells.
The centre of hurricane ‘Matthew’ is about to make landfall on the SW tip of Haiti.
Maximum sustained winds near the centre are about 145 m.p.h. with gusts to about 170 m.p.h. Such winds can be expected to cause extreme damage and destruction and there is a severe threat to the lives of anyone who is not in a place of secure shelter.
‘Matthew’ is expected to move N then NW with the centre passing over the eastern tip of Cuba later today.
The solid black line shows the predicted track of the centre of ‘Matthew’ between now and Saturday night. The shaded blue area is the ‘cone of uncertainty’ which delineates the area within which the actual track of the centre may lie. Most of the Bahamas are at great risk from ‘Matthew’ and there is also some threat to the whole of the US east coast from southern Florida to Virginia.
A fine morning in Tideswell though there’s some fog to the SE, spilling out of the Wye Valley. We’ve got the first frost of the season with the air temperature down to +1 deg at sunrise.
As the forecasts predicted it has turned out to be a gorgeous day in the Peak District as the photos show.
Looking NW across Tideswell at about 2:00 p.m.
A few of the local inhabitants at Litton Slack.
Looking west along Miller’s Dale
After some early sun it has been a most overcast and grey day but it has remained dry. So far, we’ve avoided all of the thundery stuff that’s been fairly close to the south and east. Picture below was taken at 5:25 p.m. looking west.
Grey skies in Tideswell at 1:00 p.m. It’s been a dry morning but the rain isn’t far away now.