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  2. 11.5C and 121.3mm for me please.
  3. I must say although a more settled spell is likely after the storms, there is a very strong signal for an At;antic ridge, possibly even something more promising for cold than that, and its likely that winds will come from a quadrant North of West so still showers for NW exposed places.
  4. With so much going on, I think there will be a lot of cross-over between storms. Might be worth heading this up to encompass the "spell of storms".
  5. Aleman

    Autumn 2018

    Just over two weeks ago, my family saw 200-300 swallows flocking around trees at Temple Newsam, on the east side of Leeds. They were very excited and dive bombing us. Not attacking. They just ignored us and repeatedly swooped around. Perhaps, they were gathering to migrate. I track Northwest Passage sailing blogs and monitor weather and ice around there. It's been very cold there this summer (did not open to normal sailing); widespread snows have started about 3 weeks early; and sea ice levels have increased again in the Canadian Arctic, continuing the rise from the low around 2010/11, and reaching the highest since 2005 if you add these two together. (I presume the Russian side is very low but no similar links.) https://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/prods/CVCHDCTWA/20180917180000_CVCHDCTWA_0010237239.pdf https://ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca/prods/CVCHDCTEA/20180917180000_CVCHDCTEA_0010237376.pdf Couple this with the (related?) cold temperatures in the North Atlantic and I'd expect wind from the west and northwest to be much colder than we been used to for a decade or two, though wind from southwest to south might possibly remain on the warm side. It's been like this a while and we've seen some fair old swings between the north and south sides of Atlantic weather fronts coming in over the last couple of months. England has mostly been on the warm side but Scotland less so, as we saw when there were frosts across Scotland and the North, and even snow on Ben Nevis last month. If this persists, won't autumn and winter tend to be very cold in Scotland and the North, warmish in the South and snowing a lot somewhere in between? (It's been snowing again on Ben Nevis today - with a wind gust recorded at 183.5km/h!) I'm not familiar with all the cycles and patterns so don't know how quickly this temperature set-up might change but the cold Canada and north Atlantic/warm USA east coast pattern has been visible in most monthly maps since February such that you can see it in the cumulative 2018 YTD map below .It feeds across the Atlantic to give a cold Scotland/warm England quite often. I've posted August, September to date, and latest week where you can see the effect of the sharper than normal temperature gradient crossing the UK. Since it has been around for about 8 months, I can imagine it lasting a bit longer and giving the northern UK an early and, maybe, long lasting winter to remember! Or can somebody tell me this set up is likely to change soon.?
  6. Roger J Smith

    Storm Ali - Atlantic Storm 1 18/09/18

    Is there any discussion yet of slight risk severe storm development late Thursday? Just wondering as I only see this thread and the weekend system in actual thread titles. If no discussion, I will start off by saying the developing cold front timed for about 18z to 21z across south central England looks capable of setting off some thunderstorms with slight risk of hail and damaging winds.
  7. Dry cloudy still windy at times but a lot calmer than earlier on the whole Temp 12.0c
  8. Good work all round for the Met Offices. It's interesting to see a few regular "warnings bashers" not in the forum tonight. Round 2 (or is it "3"?) on Friday. It looks interesting and not in a good way. No one should feel bad that these events pique their interest. I often wonder how many lives weather fans save by passing on weather information to their nearest and dearest. For example, I've just advised all of my friends on social media to work from home if possible on Friday "just in case", already had several "thanks, will do" from people. Knowledge is never a bad thing and our knowledge is the result of our interest.
  9. It's certainly been a day and an event. The Met Office and Met Eireann can at least be assured that #StormAli will be remembered in Ireland and Scotland and that Amber warnings in the future might get more attention paid to them . One newspaper editor said he'd been caught out by events (from a well forecast storm, and needed to move staff to stories) Lamp post fell down outside school, cars smashed by falling trees. 53mph mean winds for Kincardineshire and Gwynedd both sites around 100m elevation - severe gale. Lorry and car overturned at border on A1
  10. feb1991blizzard

    Storm Ali - Atlantic Storm 1 18/09/18

    Must applaud the Met Office here, I thought this would go the same way as the one the other day, not saying there couldn't be strong winds but didn't see fatalities and severe disruption at the level it has occurred.
  11. A warm and windy day with sunny spells. Overcast with light rain this evening. Maximum 22.4, minimum 16.3. Wind fresh SW.
  12. Yes, we can all judge too soon , you have the honour to apologies and that should be respected.
  13. Mmm not sure where your summer returns stems from, the high pressure will be ridging through under chilly uppers, frost likely and suppressed temps, and none of the models showing a significant warm up next week.
  14. Cold and mainly dry 9.8c and 64mm
  15. soft lad

    Hurricane Florence

    This is MSM at its best!
  16. I slept through this one with the window open.
  17. I'm sorry, but it is all about having a heart, having compassion for another fellow human that has died in such a terrible manner. I understand that you are doing your best at this stage but Netweathers rules still need updating to take account of such situations.
  18. Snowyowl9

    Autumn 2018

    Havn`t seen a swift for a couple of decades seem to be vanishing,only swift I`ve seen is Taylor swift.
  19. Geordiesnow

    UEFA Champions League

    They were better in the 2nd half but Lyon defended well and kept them at bay and looked dangerous on the counter attack albeit less so in the 2nd half. I see Lyon had odds of upto 20/1 to win that game... English bias bookmakers? Those are long odds for more than a decent team. It's not like City were playing a side of the standard like Huddersfield, Newcastle and Fulham. Also the atmosphere was dreadful, really thought the game was played at Old Trafford and still booing the champions league anthem is pathetic really.
  20. Mate, the ensembles for tomorrow night are even more chaotic. Morecambe Bay receives 20mph or 110mph gusts, and literally every value in between!! The uncertainty is incredible for T36! Oh and I wouldn't recommend a trip to Denmark on Friday - some members are up to 120mph by the time the storm gets there ... ouch!
  21. It's really not about having a heart. In terms of the rules, one of them is to be nice, and to treat others as you'd hope to be treated yourself, so it is covered, but that sort of thing is subjective and not black and white. Perhaps, had I seen the original comments before the responses, I may well have deleted them. But since I didn't and since there have been some good counterbalancing posts, and an apology for one of them, we've ended up at least in a place where the good has hopefully outweighed the bad, so to speak.
  22. Strong winds at times,some light showers,max18 deg,min 13 deg
  23. Stormy then summer returns. This could be volatile weekend but get ready to get the BBQ and shorts on again. Two big stories likely in 5 days.....for very different reasons. BFTP
  24. Aw, I spent many childhood weekends running around Sandy Lane while staying with relatives, ended up in the pond a few times. Really gusty here today, all the runner bean cane frames are all learning at the allotment, they've sort of become parallelograms, think a few might be lost by Friday morning.
  25. Summer Sun

    UEFA Champions League

    Shocker from City absolutely dreadful throughout one of Pep's kids was in tears
  26. Evening the gfs is still King the ex hurricane for the end of the week ecm is making cow fodder out of it
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