The pigs are feasting on apples now and soon there will be acorns too so they’re all fattening up nicely. Our bees are furiously filling up their hive with honey and certainly got quite nasty when I had a peek inside the other day. As for the fishing well there are still plenty of fat plaice around, sole and night from the beach and big bream on some marks offshore but not a lot else. If there is any settled hot weather we might see shoals of mackerel coming in to the beaches.
So, what will September’s weather bring?For the first part of the month it looks like it will be mostly settled, although the nights will be cooler day time will be warm. The signs are we’ll get the best of the weather here in the south east. From there into next week, the weather will be rather changeable. Although southern parts will be dry on the whole, there is still a risk of some thundery outbreaks. Temperatures are likely to be around average although it might be quite warm in the south.
From the middle of the month onwards the weather is likely to become more changeable, although we do often tend get some more settled weather again from mid-September. Temperatures will probably remain close to normal for the time of year in most parts, though they may become warm or very warm and humid at times in the south which may generate some thunderstorms.
The first weekend of September heralds back to school and back to work and we either get scorching late summer weather or howling gales. This year, fingers crossed it’s looking OK and that’s great for the Bexhill Festival of the Sea, which happens on 2nd and 3rd on the lawns at the De La Warr is now in its sixth year. Food, fishing and fun to cheer people up as autumn approaches.