Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

At an astonishing sea temp of around 30+ deg C, nearly 90 deg F; it feels like a warm bath! Malta breaking warm sea records

It's like having a warm bath, the sea around Malta is an astonishing 30+ deg C, nearly 90 deg F and will be harming marine animals.
If the sea was not particularly refreshing this weekend, it is no wonder: the surface sea temperature reached a staggering 30.1°C, according to the Physical Oceanography Research Group at the University of Malta.
Coordinator Aldo Drago said that the surface sea temperature was high all around the Maltese Islands, reaching values well beyond 29°C and peaking up to 30.1°C in the coastal stretch of sea opposite Marsascala on Saturday in the early evening.
Sea temperatures in shallower areas, ports, bays and beaches were even higher.
The sea temperature measured at 3m depth in a yacht marina on the eastern coast reached close to 31°C.
The highest sea temperatures are typically reached in early August each year, but are 2°C cooler than the recent values.
Prof. Drago said that the mean sea surface temperature (SST) in coastal waters has been steadily increasing at a hefty average rate of close to 0.05°C per year since the late 1970s.
The Physical Oceanography Research Group at the Department of Geosciences produces maps of SST around the Maltese islands as it changes during the day.
These maps show how the sea temperatures change from place to place as well as in time, rising to highest values in late afternoon when the sea has accumulated the sun's radiation during the day, and cooling down by around 2°C during the night when the sea surface re-radiates part of its acquired heat energy back to the atmosphere.