Exmouth & District

Weather

Group facilitator:- Nick Ricketts

The groups meet on the third Wednesday and Thursday of the month and look at various topics ranging from local weather events to climate change. During the present lockdown for Covid-19, charts and diagrams will be sent to Weather Group members by email.

A recent report from the British Antarctic Survey states that the extent of summer sea ice in the Weddell Sea has decreased by about a third in recent years. Sea ice grows around the Antarctic continent during the austral winter, effectively doubling its area. Nearly all the sea ice melts during summer, apart from over the Weddell Sea. There are usually few storms over the area during the austral summer, but December 2016 was an exception. The combination of strong winds and the advection of warm air led to significant melting of Weddell Sea ice and a rise in ocean temperatures, which persist to this day. This reduction in sea ice is expected to have significant ecological effects.

A large plume of dust from the Sahara is heading across the Atlantic towards the Caribbean and is expected to reduce the likelihood of hurricane formation for at least a week. The reason is not just the presence of the dust, but the atmospheric conditions that generated the plume. The air will be dry and there will be considerable vertical shear, both conditions that will inhibit tropical storm development.

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Antiques & Collectibles Art Appreciation 2
Art Mixed Media Badminton
Bake & Taste Ballet for Seniors
Birds 1 Birds 2
Books - Budleigh Books - Exmouth 1
Books - Exmouth 2 Books - Exmouth 3
Books - Topsham Botanical Art
Botany for Everyone Canasta
Cards & Board Games Changing China
ChatNPatch Christianity & other faiths
Computers and New Technology Connect & Learn
Craft 2 Craft One
Creative Stitch Creative Textile Techniques
Creative Writing Cribbage Group
Cricket (watching) Cryptic Crosswords Beginners
Current Affairs Current Affairs 2
Cycling Drawing in Company
Exploring with a Bus Pass Family History
Food Appreciation French Conversation 1
Garden Visiting 2 Gardening 1
Geology German Conversation
Golf I-Books
Introduction to Mindfulness iPad for New Users
iPad group 2 Italian Beginners
Italian Conversation Jewellery Making 1
Knitting Latin Line Dancing
Laughter Yoga Linda’s Walks (6 to 12 miles)
Line Dancing Local History
Lunch Club 1 Lunch Club 2
Lunch Group 3 Mah Jong
Mah Jong Beginners Making Music, Having Fun
Maps and Society Medieval History
Men's Strength and Stretch Mindfulness Practice
Mozart and his legacy 1 Mozart and his Legacy 2
Music Appreciation Music Performance
Natural History New Members
Opera and Ballet in the Home Philosophy
Photography - 6 months to better Photography Group 2
Plastic Scale Modelling Play Reading
Poetry Reading Politics
Pottery Quilting for Fun
Quizzes Railway Modelling
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Singing Spanish Conversation Intermediate
Spanish Conversation Lower Intermediate Spanish Conversation, Advanced
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Table Tennis 2 Tap Dancing
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Village Pubs Walking 2
Walking 3 Walking 4
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Wine Appreciation 2 Yoga
Zoom in on Poetry Reading