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.
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 .
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.
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.