Wild Weather Of the West


For one night only, BBC Points West weather forecaster Ian Fergusson left his weather map behind and went on a journey through the wet, the windy, the sunny, the stormy and the snowiest parts of the West.

His ‘Wild Weather of the West‘ programme looked at wind in Somerset, Sunshine in Wiltshire, thunder & lightning in Bristol, flooding on Exmoor and Summer snow here in Gloucestershire.

If, like me, you find weather and climate really interesting, I’d reccomend it. You can watch the programme for on the BBC iPlayer.

BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s Breakfast Show has been doing its own series on Wild Weather in Gloucestershire – featuring the Westgate Floods of 1968, the record heat in Cheltenham of 1990 and the ice storm winds at Westonbirt of 1940 (all of which I’m too young to remember). Take a look at Mark Cummings’ Blog to see a video clip of snow and flooding. It has been supplied by Les Leach, an ex-Points West cameraman.

If you’re outside of this region, you’ll find that your local BBC teams have also produced similar programmes. Read about the Wild Weather Show in your area, or watch your regional show on the iPlayer.

Fred Hart

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