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So much of a Staycation in Britain naturally depends on the notorious UK weather, but forecasters ruin many planned coast trips and antique hunts - forecasts regularly don't apply to Horncastle, which invariably is bike ride weather when it 'should' be snowing or heavy rain. The terrible storms of winter 2013-14 never happened here; we had one tile off the Lloyds bank roof...
Keep an eye on the latest weather fronts moving in from the Atlantic and snow coming down from the North.
Tourists and visitors are often surprised to find that the bottom of the Lincolnshire Wolds tends to have it's own micro climate. Often the heaviest of the Westerley Atlantic storms are tired after their trip over the Pennines, tending to slide out to sea down the Witham from Lincoln and into The Wash. To the North they do similar down the Humber from Sheffield, and into the Sea at Cleethorpes, avoiding Horncastle.
Detailed Week Ahead Forecast
The Easterly winter storm winds generally get blocked by the 450ft high Wold and Heath to the North East. Quite often the weather at Lincoln is different to Horncastle which is different to the Coast, with only 40 miles seperating the 3 areas.
From the Wold above Horncastle, it's possible to see the Nitrous brown smog that blankets Nottingham, and to a lesser extent, Lincoln.
At 20 miles the town is probably the furthest place to which seagulls come to actively, and I can occasionally catch the North Sea's aroma, having been born and bred in the Midlands. In late spring, it's funny to hear the young crows coming up from the fen making seagull shrieks, as this is all they've ever known. Later in the season, after some time spent with inland rookeries, their call reverts back to a 'caw'.
Holy weather in Britain?..
..enough to make the Angels cry..
Ordnance Survey Map
No matter which way you come into the town, it's downhill; indeed, Spilsby, out near the fens, is higher asl. This means the town is somewhat sheltered on all sides and practically surrounded by water courses; the Romans using this to their benefit with the erection of a substantial fort.
ISS Fly By Times
Lincs Tide Times Info
Current Moon Phase
B|B|C Lincs Webcams
The webcams for the coastal resorts of Mablethorpe and Skegness, like much of Lincolnshire, hasn't worked properly for years;
The Cathedral Quarter and Lincoln are a bit more reliable.
Wells next the Sea, North Norfolk Webcams
Norfolk Live Webcams
Whitby, North Yorks Webcams
More British Webcams
Admission PricesFor the 1600th straight year, admission to the town for a holiday, to view it's history and tour the blue heritage plaques is £0.00...
Horncastle is known for it's flooding from it's two main watercourses, but in reality it's generally 40years between deadly sudden inundations....the last was 1960.... we're 13yrs overdue...River Bain Depth Meter
Some Skegness Windfarm Facts
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With a majority of Lincolnshire being drained through the town, the rivers can get a little exciting at times, but a large inundation hasn't occured since the days of numerous Trent power stations all using steam coal, the Flood of 1960 gathering in a few hours of a terrific thunder storm.
BGS UK Earthquakes
Or the ones they're are telling us about. . .
Southampton BGS Mirror
A Horncastle Poem
I dream of the sound of pelican crossings filling the air all day long,
Here's another offering, at the Letters Page about an ancient lane up to the Winceby Battle Ground.
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An Anagram Program will find untasteful versions..
The Lincolnshire FlagThe new updated Lincs flag was chosen after a competition run by Lincolnshire Life Magazine and BBC Lincs. It features the Fleur De Lis representing Lincoln City, the red cross of St George, the blue of the sea and skies, and the green of the land outlined with the gold of the crops.
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