Beautiful sunrise pictured behind the Thames Barrer

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A BEAUTIFUL sunrise appeared behind the iconic piers of the Thames Barrier last weekend. On the last day of Greenwich Mean Time before the clocks went forward for the summer, OnTheThames.net photographed the rising sun as seen from the Thames Path on the Greenwich Peninsula. Intense hues of red and yellow filled the sky as the rising sun appeared to …

Gravesend sets record for the hottest day of the year

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GRAVESEND in Kent has once again become the hottest place in the country, setting new records in the process. With the mercury hitting 34.4 degrees centigrade (94 degrees fahrenheit) this afternoon according to the Met Office, the town recorded the highest temperature in September since 1911. The Thames side town also seized the title of the hottest place in the …

Thames Barrier closes for the first time this winter

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LONDON’s flood defence system shifted into action yesterday in response to high river flow levels and a predicted astronomic high tide. The twin threat saw the Thames Barrier begin to shut shortly before midday, remaining closed until about 5pm. It was the first time this winter that the barrier at Charlton has been raised by the Environment Agency. With the …

Thames estuary sunrise seen from Allhallows

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It’s been a great week weather-wise, with warm days getting started with lovely sunrises. After the wondrous spectacle seen from Gravesend earlier in the week, which made five national newspapers the following day, I decided to travel out to Allhallows in Kent for uninterrupted views of the rising sun over the Thames estuary. In the minutes before sunrise, a warm …

Beautiful Thames sunrise at Gravesend this morning

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Gravesend in Kent woke up to a beautiful Thames sunrise this morning. A band of orange across spread across the morning sky as the sun rose over the river shortly after 6am. Although the sun disappeared behind thick cloud later in the morning, forecasters say we’re set to have a warm week with the good weather continuing for months to …

River washes over paths as tide rises high

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The Thames Path at Greenwich was flooded during high tide last Friday and Saturday. An especially high tide saw a flood alert issued for vulnerable riverside areas between Teddington and the Thames Barrier. At Greenwich, this saw water washing across the path outside the Old Royal Naval College creating dramatic – but not unprecedented – scenes. The Environment Agency do …