Past Week’s Weather
High pressure has dominated bringing freezing temperatures and low cloud, especially along eastern coasts. Some snow flurries mainly down the
Strong southwesterly winds at first this week with a mixture of rain and showers. Change in the weather from Friday as high pressure developed across the
A generally sunny week with plenty of long bright spells and light winds. Some rain showers mostly during the overnight periods later in the week.
Showery and cloudy to start the week. This giving way to some brighter conditions by Thursday with the pattern if dry and bright conditions continuing through into the weekend.
6th March 2012, compiled by Cyril Cumulus
I leave the island next week arriving back in the
The day started bright enough, but soon a line of showers started moving northwest across the island. Due to Ascension’s small size relative to the ocean, these lines of showers normally miss us, but sometimes they line up exactly across the island.
The showers persisted from mid-morning on the 6th and continued well into the 7th, with over 40mm deposited on the Airhead in 36 hours leading to some minor flooding. The same week the Residency saw about 60mm of rainfall and 30 mm fell on
March and April are the months where heavy showers and thunderstorms are most likely. On average we see a thunderstorm on Ascension every three years. With the last one seen in 2011, theres and increasing chance that the person writing this article next year could see one!