This morning’s high tide and strong south-easterly wind brought an abrupt end to the long spell of benign summer weather

Just a week ago Penarth Esplanade provided a vista of calm blue sea and was basking in brilliant sunshine – but not any more

The weekend has brought a break in the long hot summer with showers of heavy rain, high winds and rough seas and much cooler temperatures.

The back of the ice-cream shop at the Pier entrace took the brunt of the incoming waves

Only a few days ago the film crew shooting the Eddie Izzard, Judi Dench feature movie Six Minutes to Midnight had had to being rain machines onto the Esplanade in the middle of the heat wave to provide an artificial downpour.

Today there was plenty of water flying about – gratis . Had she still been here, Dench would have been drenched .

Penarth Esplanade looked like January rather than July

A south westerly wind whipped up a heavy chop for Penarth Lifeboat today

The Pride of Bristol undertaking with Penarth lifeboat today

Out at sea Penarth’s Atlantic  85 lifeboat Maureen Lilian was back in action after undergoing a total overhaul  and  was undertaking an exercise with the harbour tender Pride of Bristol.

The stormy weather has Penarth’s festive bunting looking somewhat sorry for itself

Large gaps now exist in the festive bunting in Penarth Town Centre. No one in the Labour-controlled Penarth Town Council appears to be responsible for the bedraggled appearance of the town.

Meanwhile in Penarth Town Centre the weather has made the festive bunting in Windsor Road look even more bedraggled.

The bunting, insalled on pantographs running across Windsor Road  has now been up continuously for two years and is gradually been torn apart by the winds.


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  1. sjleworthy says:

    Bloody Labour’s fault!!! Bet you Barry-bados is basking in sun 😦

  2. Andrew Worsley says:

    Don’t shout too loud this is just a brief respite from the hot weather and we need the rain.

  3. Lou says:

    I knew it would happen sooner or later. The Labour-controlled Penarth Town Council is responsible for the weather.

    • Meteorologist Mark (aka Mark Foster) says:

      Oh do keep up, Lefty Lou. Haven’t you heard of the Israelis seeding the clouds to steal Iran’s rainfall?

  4. Have you noticed it’s the same people that complained that it was too cold, that it was too hot, that it was too dry, and that it is too wet.

  5. Axle Rose says:

    ‘a vista of calm blue sea ‘ – When has Penarth ever had blue sea’s?? I have never seen this in all my years living there

    • AK says:

      That’s the trouble with the written word. Irony or humour often washes over the head of the reader.

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