Ascension : The Met Office Weather Report Submitted by The Islander (Met Office) 15.07.2004 (Article Archived on 29.07.2004)
Statistics for the week ending Monday 12th July 2004
A fairly standard week for the time of year. That is to say, the island saw a reasonable week with broken cloud and spells of sunshine. Sunday was perhaps the best day with almost clear blue skies and relative humidity down to only 51%; it was a very pleasant day to be out for barbecues and being sunburnt on EnglishBay.
An awful week up north. The UK seems to be stuck into a very unsettled pattern of weather, more akin to the Autumn than the Summer. On Wednesday, a deep low travelled north out of France. This storm brought heavy rain to many parts in the latter part of the week. During Thursday, strong winds brought down trees and power lines across numerous parts of Southeast England. Ultimately, 106,000 homes were left without electricity by the end of the day.Predictably, delays were caused to travellers on both rail and roads in southern England and Wales.
A bad week across the Falklands too, as a series of depressions worked their way eastwards through the Drake passage during the course of the week. Strong southerly winds on Tuesday brought wintry conditions to all parts of the islands. The winds eased towards the end of the week, even becoming light for a time, however further spells of rain and sleet were enjoyed.