It was looking like a BEAST in the Sky. Storm ends phase 2 heatwave for Kent.

What a night it was last night when the heatwave came to an end after temperatures over 35°C or more reported quite widely this week. Thunder and lightning with rain moved across Kent and other parts which certainly bubbled up into some amazing sights in the sky. Deep shelf clouds could be seen quite widely including Sittingbourne and other parts of the Swale District.

A storm was pushing East of the Swale when a alert was soon downgraded after the main storm came to a end for us here across Swale.  All together there was 215,000 lightening strikes reported over the British Isles from 7 AM Friday 27th July 2018 until 7 AM Saturday 28th July 2018. Our storm chaser Damon Webb was out braving the storm. There was plenty of rain for some of us but some places remained dry overnight. Since last night 4.8mm of rain was recorded in total from our weather station in Sheerness. Rain amounts in the buckets will be different for other areas so please do check them if you can.

A Storm touched down after a heatwave came to an end. Look at this monster we captured.
Monster shelf clouds moving East towards the Swale.
It was like nothing we have captured before apart from our famous Funnel Cloud.
A storm was certainly brewing. Moving East of the Swale.  
Taken before the Storm in Sheerness. By Emily H.
Taken in Sittingbourne Friday Credits @danieltpope Twitter.
Deep Shelf Clouds – Taken at Leysdown Coastal Park by Craig H Friday.

It is likely on Sunday that nobody will get away with the rain as as the low will extend before another high pressure system arrives for next week basking way for more high temperatures in the forecast as we move into August 2018 with 29+C prodicted. We want to thank anyone who was tuned into our live feeds last night and your support has been much welcoming from all of us here at the Swale Weather Center. We provided you great weather information when you need it most from all of our partners in the weather media.

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Swale Weather Pro – All You Need To Know..

Over the months we have been working hard to deliver you our new weather app. We wanted to make it dedicated to the Community of the Swale District and the rest of the World. Over the months ahead we will be making new interface changes and applying new custom themes which you will be able to select within the app. Our main focus of this app was to deliver for when you are on the move on your smart mobile phone. We wanted to take it further by delivering it to the web too for when you are at home. There is a Swale Weather Pro version of the app and a Swale Weather Pro Basic version. The difference with Pro is that you can remove the Ads for £1.19 and the API will be more dedicated to you rather than open to everyone on the server. Older versions of Swale Weather have now retired and are no longer available.


Here is all the information which Swale Weather Basic/Pro has to offer.


Swale Weather Pro Basic
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Swale Weather Pro
Current Forecast
Hourly Forecast per 3/hr
Bookmark locations
Sunrise / Sunset
Temp Charts
Switch to Day or Night Mode
Search over 200,00 locations
5 Day Search available..
10 Latest Searches Available..
Free Lifetime Updates.
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New website launching soon

The new website will be launching very soon which includes a nice responsive interface for you to interact across all devices. We will soon be adding sub pages to the design to include some great weather resources for all weather fans. We will soon launch a guided tour of the new design. Right now we have work to do. See you soon.

Swale Could finally get the Snow. We are on Snow Alert this week into next!

It is set to get cold from Wednesday. Rain may turn to snow causing some disruption from Thursday in parts of the UK. We are on the list this week for a risk of the white stuff. We could see a flurry or two coming in. The weekend is looking promising as the risk increases especially into the start of next week for us. If we do not see any of the white stuff this week or next week then the end of the month is looking good but not for those who hate the stuff. We set out before the start of January 2017 that the snow risk would be from the 15th January 2017 so it is looking like there could well be a chance of seeing the white stuff soon. Poland have seen temps reach -30C with 10 deaths reported. Other parts of Europe have been saying the conditions are worsening. The Met Office have warnings out this week for South East England. These can be upgraded or downgraded at anytime. Image credits to CNN.

Europe struggles with -30C


Kent set for a short heatwave this week

This week temperatures are set to climb at a record high for the year so far.  Heat and humidity started building yesterday around the Swale District. We recorded 29.3C on our charts. From today temperatures are expected to rise higher. By Thursday we could be seeing 34C on our charts around the District and the rest of Kent. This will mark our first short heatwave of the year so far with temperatures set to remain on the high side for the rest of the week. We will have the chance of some T-Storms from Tuesday onwards. As temperatures are expected to fall a bit lower we do expect them to remain in their 20s for the rest of the week around the Swale District and the rest of Kent. It is safe for us to say Summer 2016 is here.



Hope for snow for Swale plus season changes

There may be some light at the end of the tunnel for those who are hoping for snow. Some got lucky Sunday night around kent which delivered a dusting for some. There are possibilities of some more cold air moving in next week after a mild return this weekend.









This is currently being monitored and may or may not deliver snow. End of Feb into March is looking promising.

Season Changes

We are hoping that the Swale District will get some snow before the Spring sets in. At the moment it is looking like a cold start to March. As you know the charts which was delivered to us in January did not deliver any snow for Swale. At the moment we are starting to see a change in our weather pattern which is bringing in much warmer conditions. As briefed by the Met Office they claim 2016 could be the warmest on record yet. As our climate is changing the UK could see more on the wet and windy side which will increase river levels leading to more flood risks plus widespread damage by winds.

As snow is so hard to predict. We at Swale Weather are working on every way possible to deliver new and accurate snow forecasts for the near future.

We are already working on new charts and new interface designs along with our new android app which we hope to release soon. We have a current basic version of our app you can currently use on your Android Device.

You can also check UKSnowMap to find out where it is snowing in the UK.

Snow risk for Sun into Monday is up 30% for SE England. Not much precipitation hours but looking good.

Looks like all change again this week. It will be cold with no signs of snow but we will keep you updated here.

Swale Snow Risk January 2016

We have been monitoring the risk of Snow for Swale over the last 2 weeks. The risk is looking more likely Swale will see Snow at some point in January 2016.  At the moment there is cold air being driven in for next week. Any risk of snow will be from January 13th 2016 when temperatures are set to dip bringing in some Arctic conditions across the UK. The Snow risk will increase days later which is when we will have more chance of seeing some Snowfall as temperatures are set to dip right across the United Kingdom more widespread. There is a little uncertainty where it will Snow but we are confident we will see some Snowfall across Swale and the rest of Kent soon.

The sources which we have been looking at over the last couple of weeks prove that Winter is coming which will bring a end to mild conditions for a little while. We cant give you any amounts as its too soon to tell. It is early days and anything can happen. As they say we will believe it when we see it.

Below you can see the risk from our NetWeather friends from one of our open sources. You can head over there and check for yourself as these charts are updated on a daily basis.






Swale Weather now on Google Play


Swale Weather is now available on Google Play. Our App provides you access to the Swale Weather website so you can search for your location of weather. We will be improving this in the future and will be looking at launching a Pro Version. We want the Community to stay connected with their weather through our app and to stay up to date on latest alerts and warnings. Any future in app advertising will be for the purpose of keeping our services running. Our team are working on a seamless app for the future so stay tuned as this app develops in progress.


Swale and Kent are safe from Storm AbiGail

As you may well be aware Storm AbiGail is set to cause some problems as we head through Thursday and Friday. The Northern part of the UK is set to see the worst conditions with winds of 90+MPH. Met Office already have Amber warnings in place and it is best to keep a check on these as they get updated frequently. We will see some bad weather this week across Swale and Kent. It is set to be the worst on Friday and into the Weekend for Swale and Kent as a new Low moves in across the Southern Half of the Country. It does mean we will see less windier conditions across Kent. as its mainly the Northern half of the UK who are set to be hit by Storm Abigail.

In the meantime take extra care when out and about. We remember the Great Storm of 1987 and it was one we will not forget in our lifetime. As for us in Swale we should not be worried about a Greenhouse blowing away this week but it is going to be wet this weekend. However some across the UK may experience a blast from the past.

Great Storm of 1987






Swale Weather Gaming

We are starting to focus on making Weather Games for the Swale Weather website. We have successfully launched our first game which is a High Vs Low Battle Game. You have to get as many low Pressure Systems as you can to save the Swale District. The game is based on HTML5 and JavaScript. You can play the game by Clicking Here

You use the up, down, left and right keys on your keyboard to navigate through the game.

We plan on updating this game to add some enhanced features.

Have you got a idea for the game?

post in the comments and let your voice be heard.

Swale Weather Battle Game