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For 2023 (and 2024 ...) - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.

Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!

I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
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 for individual articles
M160 - Well House Manor - Environmental
  [1276] On flooding in Wiltshire and elsewhere in the West of England - (2007-07-25)
  [1499] Climate change, renewable resources and paper v plastic - (2008-01-09)
  [1800] Spiders Web - (2008-09-17)
  [2253] Walks in and around Melksham, Wiltshire - (2009-06-21)
  [2707] A walk on the Kennet and Avon - (2010-04-04)
  [2730] Bird Watching on the Melksham Avon - (2010-04-18)
  [2762] Well House - Mission and Policy summaries - (2010-05-13)
  [2794] The Farming Industry pictured around Melksham - (2010-06-04)
  [3863] Five new fans at Well House Manor - (2012-09-17)

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