Wookey Hole cave system has 25 chambers and was formed through erosion of the limestone hills by the River Axe. Before emerging at Wookey Hole the water enters underground streams and passes through other caves such as Swildon’s Hole and St Cuthbert’s Swallet. After resurging, the waters of the River Axe are used in a handmade paper mill, which began operations circa 1610, although a corn grinding mill operated there as early as 1086.
The caves, at a constant temperature of 11 °C (52 °F), have been used by humans for around 50,000 years. The low temperature means that the caves can be used for maturing Cheddar cheese.
Our weather forecast for Wells in Somerset
Today (Thursday, Jan 21)
Expect a temperature in the range 0.3℃ to 2.2℃ with a wind speed 2.4 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Jan 22
Expect a temperature in the range -0.9℃ to 1℃ with a wind speed 2.3 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Jan 23
Expect a temperature in the range -1.4℃ to 0.1℃ with a wind speed 1.8 m/sec (SSW)
Sunday, Jan 24
Expect a temperature in the range -3.5℃ to 0.2℃ with a wind speed 2 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Jan 25
Expect a temperature in the range 0.4℃ to 1.3℃ with a wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Jan 26
Expect a temperature in the range -2.6℃ to 0.7℃ with a wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NW)
Wednesday, Jan 27
Expect a temperature in the range 5.5℃ to 6.3℃ with a wind speed 4.1 m/sec (S)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRKWe only list tides for our beach listings.
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