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Buzzing around moisture

A few years ago when researching the world of moisture for ideas to include in my book A Wet Look At Climate Change I came across a paper published in the Journal of Insect Physiology talking about honey bees and humidity. I filed this away as “interesting” but didn’t think about it much further. Last year just before spring I got interested in bees again. Nothing to do with moisture this time, just a liking for bees buzzing around the garden. It may have been something on Twitter, but one thing led to another, and I found myself contacting the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford. However, as always with me, moisture had to come into the story at some point…. Continue reading

Alphabet Weather

Wild, wild weather!

Umbrella and weather

U is for……?

Heinz alphabet spaghetti, a distant memory from my youth and something that just popped into mind when watching yesterday’s wild, wild weather.

Strange connection to make between these two you may think? Not in my brain!

To give you a clue, what’s the connection between Desmond, Abigail, Clodagh, Frank, Eva and Barney? Continue reading

Predicting the Future

My prediction

Predicting Rainfall from Moisture

Predicting rainfall

Six years ago I predicted the heavy rainfall that that has hit Ireland and the rest of the British Isles over the past few days.

I am not a clairvoyant, I don’t even have a crystal ball. Using some basic principles that I describe in the first two chapters of my eBook A Wet Look At Climate Change I wrote about the consequences of global warming and the likely event of extreme weather hitting us. Of course I was not alone in this prediction. It comes as no surprise to those that know the principles that we are seeing heavy rain and feeling the effect of storm following storm.

Here are some facts that help in understanding the principles Continue reading

Autumn

Autumn a Great Time of Year

Autumn Colour Low Moisture

Lovely autumn colour from my garden

Autumn is great time of year for change. There are changes pleasing to the eye as the plants show their autumn colours and the not so pleasing changeable weather when there is a storm sitting off the west coast of Ireland. Wetter weather at this time is expected but this year we had not only a very dry spell but quite cold conditions that got us thinking of turning on the central heating one month early. Continue reading