Here’s to a Jolly Summer

Well, was that it for summer?

Don’t get me wrong, we have just had a glorious two days and I have been back in the sea for the first time since November. Due to the blood thinners and generally becoming more decrepit, I just can’t warm up after a swim these days, but I just had two lovely long swims and was not troubled at all by the dreaded afterdrop.

Then, as forecast, winter came back with a day of rain like it was February all over again.

Everyone is moaning about the ‘bloody weather’ and laughing when reminded that if we do get more than a day or two of summer that will also be a source for complaint. We north Pembrokeshire folks will melt over 20C.

My brother who lives in Thailand was recently reporting that the rains were late and temperatures were in the 45C range with humidity soaking everyone. I proffered the notion of a bit of an exchange, just a few degrees of warmth for us (nothing too drastic) in exchange for a little – nay, a lot – of our rain.

Anyway, I was wondering what the long-range weather forecast might be for us in glorious Pembrokeshire, so at least we can plan for the inevitable hosepipe ban if it fails to rain for just one wonderful week of sunshine.

I know weather forecasts are unreliable but the app Willy Weather predicted this recent wet spell, which incidentally should have led to at least one day of sun on Wednesday 15 May. You can check back and see if it was right.

So will there be a summer in 2024?

Rain is on for a while but June could get up to around 26C with about 5.4cm of rain… which hopefully won’t fall all at once.

July could be a scorching 30C at best but with a bit more rain at 5.9 cm

Even more rain possible for August at 6.5cm but temperatures of a respectable 28C will help us deal with that.

September is usually a good month in Pembrokeshire, and September looks possibly warm at 26C but with 6cm of rain expected.

Of course, this is all pie in the sky, but we sea lovers can hope. We don’t mind swimming in the rain, but it’s so lovely if it’s warm enough not to need thermals when you get out of the sea.

Whatever the weather and the horrible state of the world, we wish everyone a fabulous, joyous, love- and laughter-filled summer.










Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says " has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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