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Melksham Weather - Warm and windy becoming colder and calmer
What's important about the weather to you? For us, it's whether it's going to be wet or dry, sunny or cloudy, hot or cold, windy or calm over the next two or three days. That information's available on the BBC web site, and a host of others - but I want to have it to hand, as a graphic picking out the vital details, on our web site. The BBC lets us take and reuse the data (though not use their symbols, and we much mention them) ... and here is what I have come up with.
The graphic on the right here is a demonstration that will NOT change - is shows some of the symbols, and the minimum (blue) and maximum (orange) temperature expected over a 24 hour period - in both Celcius (Centigrade) and Farenheit. Frosty blue and frosty orange are used instead if to show freezing point or below!
I may come back later and add some sort of magnifier onto the temperature scale, as it's a bit compressed at the moment. The wind indicator shows both the direction and strength - the length of the symbol being the strength, and the orange tip shows the way the wind is going. So for Sunday, the forecast is an average wind speed of 19 m.p.h, from the SSW (South South West) towards the North North East. By Monday, the widn speed will be down to 6 m.p.h., and it will be a Westerly wind.
If you want to see this weather regularly, you can bookmark either or the following pages:
• Travel times to Melksham
• Melksham's climate through the year
Do you have difficulty translating wind speed into what it really means?
There's a wind scale table [here - external link]
- or shall I tell you roughly ....
• 5 m.p.h. - Light Rusting of leaves
• 10 m.p.h. - Light flags will extend
• 15 m.p.h. - Papers will blow about a bit
• 20 m.p.h. - Small trees sway; some spray at sea
• 25 m.p.h. - Umbrellas getting difficult to control
• 30 m.p.h. - Telephone wires whistling ... (written 2011-01-15, updated 2011-01-16)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesM160 - Well House Manor - Environmental 
Five new fans at Well House Manor - (2012-09-17) 
The Farming Industry pictured around Melksham - (2010-06-04) 
Well House - Mission and Policy summaries - (2010-05-13) 
Bird Watching on the Melksham Avon - (2010-04-18) 
A walk on the Kennet and Avon - (2010-04-04) 
Walks in and around Melksham, Wiltshire - (2009-06-21) 
Spiders Web - (2008-09-17) 
Climate change, renewable resources and paper v plastic - (2008-01-09) 
On flooding in Wiltshire and elsewhere in the West of England - (2007-07-25)
Some other Articles
Django - adding your own views, and then templating your views.Training Classes - should the training company provide a system for each delegate to use? A framework with python - Django - first stepsA time to be brave? We should ask for what is best for our area.Melksham Weather - Warm and windy becoming colder and calmerAn image from a website that occasionally comes out as hyroglyphicsVirtual Hosting with Apache http server - an overall scheme, and avoiding common pitfallsLua, Tcl, Python; Worldwide training classesNew Computers for delegates to useExtra courses - C and C++
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