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  2. Could do with some of that rain here as well - there was a small gorse fire early this morning in the local estate which required the fire brigade. Day started murky but the cloud soon burnt off leaving a nice hazy sunny morning. Come midday the SE wind picked up and Aberdeenshire Permagloom™ returned once more. Max of 14c in the morning then a chilly 10c for most of the afternoon; winds now light.
  3. Here is Greta Thunberg's letter to MPs. Powerful stuff. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/23/greta-thunberg-full-speech-to-mps-you-did-not-act-in-time?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco&fbclid=IwAR0z_DIBn3-4AyH32hsxCqCEY-pwaHHBnBCVxLOKYd9CDUmvim5V3FOXFz0
  4. Going to be an anxious night for you NL. Sending you wet & soggy vibes to discourage that fire!!
  5. Can't even remember the last time I heard thunder! Fingers crossed that changes over the next few days. There should be a few possibilities with LP loitering around the UK.
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  7. Some farms have been evacuated near Dallas for safety reasons so only about 8 miles to the east of us now. I suspect the big concern is if it gets into the forests surrounding us before tomorrows rain. Can now see the orange glow of the fire to the SE of us when I let dog out and we still have a fresh wind at 11c
  8. Update: I went ahead and ordered this station from Ecowitt direct, spoke to Lucy who guided me through the purchase. I ordered Monday 15th April and the station arrived today (23rd) after being dispatched from Hong Kong on Sunday. Very speedy delivery indeed! I ordered the upgraded screen from another station, which are all compatible with the station. The station came very well packaged and arrived in one piece! Awaiting a longer pole for permanent location which needs to be ordered for the anemometer, but currently have it set up in a temporary location for testing. Incredibly pleased with the service from Ecowitt and Lucy! Anyone with reservations about ordering, be assured all is perfect! Will keep updating my testing and final thoughts over the coming months, I have no doubt!
  9. Seen it happen at the masters in Jan think it was Ding Junhui
  10. It's madness to be looking up to day 5 with current patterns.... Shame on you!!!! So let's have a look deep into may..... Its all good, plenty of high pressure... Atlantic is in slumber mode... By by cool and miserable Atlantic garbage!!! Summer will soon be here and I can't wait...
  11. probably either the navy or the RAF on exercises there is increased activity at the moment with the military not sure whats going on though.
  12. 100% win rate and not a goal conceded at the new stadium for Spurs Not a bad start
  13. Can’t wait to meet all tour 4 people , getting pretty close now watching the weather in USA daily now , never far from my thoughts .... no doubt I,ll get hooked and be an annual event from now on ....
  14. A light dusting of dust/sand here, like after a snow flurry onto frozen ground.
  15. nothing wrong with good old cold atlantic weather, hate this humid thundery weather.
  16. The first winter is over post on April 23rd.. Anyway, looking increasingly cool and unsettled but signs of improvement next week, becoming less troughy and temps recovering?
  17. We've had some notably lengthy dry periods since this time last year, but cancelled out by some wetter than normal spells. May, June and much of July was significantly below average rainfall wise, however, August was a wet month. September was about average. October I think was drier than normal. November and December near average, however, there was a very dry 3 week period from about 23 Dec into early January. January was drier than normal and also February with another lengthy dry spell mid-late month. However, March was very wet, even though most of the rain fell in the first 2 weeks. April which is typically our driest month, has so far been devoid of rainfall preety much since the opening days, just a smattering. We could though be looking at a wet end, which will probably mean overall it ends up close to average.
  18. Nothing much going on apart from 2 helicopters which keep flying over every 5 minutes! Currently 13.1°C
  19. This is the oddest chart I have ever seen from NOAA for their 6-10 day 500 mb anomaly chart. Bear in mind I have checked them daily for 7-8 years at least! The flow south of the heights rises and the elongated trough beneath it show a general westerly flow, of no great strength, into the UK.
  20. Best sticking with the reliable at the moment which is quite a short timeframe 120hrs tops - quite a messy outlook probably prone to short-term developments. The main force appears to be heights building to our NW, locking the trough into a position over the UK, however, as you say we may see it fill in situ becoming squeezed by heights both to the NW and also over the azores. Much will then depend on the behaviour of the PV lobe over N Russia and any developments off the eastern seaboard. We might see a build of heights through the UK aided by some warm air advection to our west, consequently we might see a northerly surface thanks to the impact of the PV lobe to our NE, if Greenland heights dig SW - this could occur should the trough fill and no further energy is spawned from the NE USA/Canadian seaboard. This time of year is our most interesting synoptic wise, unusual synoptics often occur, northerlies and easterlies are more likely now than at any other stage of the year as the atlantic traditionally goes into its annual hibernation mode.
  21. Interesting, mike, although it was showing on the radar, none made the ground here, less than three miles from you.
  22. first time I've seen that live, Stuart Bingham loses frame due to 3 foul and a miss on the trot, v Graeme Dott
  23. Day 2 Convective Outlook VALID 06:00 UTC Wed 24 Apr 2019 - 05:59 UTC Thu 25 Apr 2019 ISSUED 20:26 UTC Tue 23 Apr 2019 ISSUED BY: Dan Plume of relatively high ThetaW will advect northwards from France and across England and Wales during Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, as an upper low over the Atlantic west of Biscay extends a trough northwards towards Britain. The net result is increasing elevated instability by Wednesday morning as upper forcing arrives on the forward side of the aforementioned trough, aided further by potentially strong surface heating by midday and during the afternoon hours (dewpoints 12-14C). ... AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT ... At the start of the forecast period, showery outbreaks of rain will likely be affecting parts of Ireland, south Wales and S / SW England associated with the surface cold front. North of this front, elevated convection is expected to develop during the morning hours across the Midlands and East Anglia, which may become increasingly surface-based provided there are sufficient cloud breaks for surface heating. As a result, there is an increasing risk of scattered thunderstorms developing with time, particularly by the afternoon and early evening in a zone from the north/east Midlands northwestwards across northern England, north Wales and perhaps even the Isle of Man. An approaching jet streak from the SE will increase speed shear and favour some organisation of thunderstorms by late afternoon and early evening across N / NW England, which combined with up to 1,000 J/kg CAPE is likely to lead to fairly frequent lightning and hail up to 1.5cm in diameter from the most intense cells. Some localised surface water flooding may be possible, especially where storms occur over large urban areas. The areas at greatest risk of organised thunderstorms are the N + NW Midlands, NW England up to south Cumbria. Lightning activity is expected to weaken by the time thunderstorm clusters approach the far north of England and southern Scotland as instability wanes. ... BEHIND THE COLD FRONT ... After a temporary lull in activity, the next shortwave will swing northwards from France during the evening and night hours. As a result, instability will increase across the English Channel and then into southern Britain, though not of the same magnitude as the activity across central Britain during Wednesday afternoon / evening. Scattered showers are likely which may produce a few sporadic lightning strikes, though probably not frequent or widespread enough to warrant a SLGT. Decaying thunderstorms from northern France may pass close to SE England on Wednesday evening also. http://www.convectiveweather.co.uk/forecast.php?date=2019-04-24
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