Sunday, March 29, 2020. Information from a piece of seaweed and my rheumatic knee – and the BBC

Today: sunny and cold with an north east breeze

Temperatures: 2-8C. Wind: 10-22mph NE

Sunrise 06.52am   Sunset 18.41pm

Cheddar Reservoir on Saturday afternoon

Countdowns: 14 days to Easter on April 20; 25 days to St George’s Day on April 23; 83 days to the Summer Solstice on June 20; 151 days to Bank Holiday August 31; 173 days to my birthday on September 18; 177 days to Autumn Equinox on September 22; 206 days to St Andrew’s Day on November 30; 266 days to the Winter Solstice on December 21; 271 days to Christmas 2020 on December 25; 278 days to 2021 on January 1; 323 days to St Valentine’s Day 2021 on February 14; 337 Days to St David’s Day 2021 on March 1; 352 days to St Patrick’s day on March 17, 2027; 355 days to the Spring Equinox on March 20, 2021; 517 days to the Axbridge Pageant August 28, 2021.


Today will be largely dry with at least a few bright or sunny spells. However, it will be cold and breezy with a brisk north-easterly wind.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday

Monday will be less cold than Sunday but still quite chilly and breezy. Sunny spells will give way to a build-up of cloud but most places will stay dry. Staying breezy on Monday night but turning clearer. Tuesday and Wednesday look set to become somewhat calmer. There will be a mixture of sunny intervals and areas of cloud with one or two showers in places.

Above in the Heavens

Moonrise: 8.00am. Moonset: 23.59pm. Phase: Waxing Crescent 22% Taurus. Details from

The bright planets in March 2020

In March 2020, Venus reaches a milestone in the west after sunset. Meanwhile, in the east before sunrise, Mars has a conjunction with Jupiter on March 20, and Saturn on March 31.