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Carl46Wrexham

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  1. Which would you choose? I would have to go for the severe thunderstorms event of July 1st/2nd 1968. By all written accounts (was only 3 at the time so don't really remember anything of the event) an area of the UK stretching in a line from Devon up to Merseyside along the England/Wales border experienced almost continuous thunder and lightning for 24 hours!!! Hailstones measuring 7x6cm recorded at Cardiff Airport. Daytime darkness and widespread red rain from Saharan dust. Cloud tops recorded as being in excess of 42,000 feet. Would be quite an experience to relive this event.
  2. Carl46Wrexham

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    It went very cool if not distinctly chilly during the heavy rain/hail shower which has not long ago cleared through. Temperature dropped to just 11c at the peak of the shower, adding on the gusty winds which accompanied it and yep...chilly!
  3. Carl46Wrexham

    Northwest England regional thread 3 /3 onwards

    Normal August weather has arrived. Cloudy skies and 16c. And to think less than 200 miles away it's 31c+
  4. Carl46Wrexham

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    11mm of rain - grass is greening up nicely with this and the other decent rainfalls we've had in the last couple of weeks. More importantly it will help the firefighters deal with the wildfires up the Horseshoe Pass near Llangollen.
  5. No heatwave here either..20c showery rain. Rain total for the week now at 28.1mm
  6. Carl46Wrexham

    Northwest England regional thread 3 /3 onwards

    It has been cooler in the last 10 days but in truth I for one am not complaining about that. Not when you consider how poor recent summers have been...also I do confess to feeling more than a touch of amusement reading posts from SE England members grumbling that it's too hot while we have far more comfortable but still pleasant temperatures.
  7. Carl46Wrexham

    Northwest England regional thread 3 /3 onwards

    2nd sunless day in a row with more of a breeze than yesterday which delivered 12.8 mm of rain in the end. 27mm of rain this week. No wonder things are looking a little greener than a week ago.
  8. Carl46Wrexham

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Rain just stopped. 11.7mm today. Add on the 14.2mm from Monday and that's 25.9mm in 5 days. Garden's had two half decent swig's of the good stuff this week.
  9. Carl46Wrexham

    Northwest England regional thread 3 /3 onwards

    The met office 6-30 day outlook talks of a "west/east split in conditions" likely and "increasing threat of more organised rain in the west".
  10. Carl46Wrexham

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Am up to 5.2mm rainfall for today (so far). Add the 14.2mm from Monday's thunderstorm and it's been a much improved week rain wise. I can almost hear the grass sigh it's relief as today's rain is just right, steady and persistent, soaking into the ground nicely.
  11. Carl46Wrexham

    Northwest England regional thread 3 /3 onwards

    A normal summer's day here. 15c - cloudy with persistent steady rain. In a typical summer I would be cursing but this rain, following on from the 14mm that fell in the thunderstorm of the 16th July is very welcome indeed. 5 days this month now that we have had rainfall.
  12. 13.2mm of rain recorded from that thundery downpour. I can almost hear the grass starting to wake up after its long snooze.
  13. That is giving heavy rain to Oswestry in Shropshire right now.
  14. And it'll be getting closer every day from now on. PS I couldn't help but notice that you live at 8000m above sea level. Get altitude sickness much? .
  15. You summer loving guys can enjoy the coming vile heat and humidity but....every day from today onwards, the days start to shorten...by a few seconds per day at first but with ever increasing unstoppable momentum. Our time is coming again. 10 weeks til the start of meteorological Autumn (cackle)
  16. 11.08 this morning the sun begins its return journey, and the countdown to winter begins.
  17. July 1st/2nd 1968 Stationary thundery trough lying from Devon to Merseyside. Thunder and lightning recorded as being near continuous for 24 hours. Observer at Shrewsbury in Shropshire recorded 9 separate thunderstorms (including one notably severe travelling storm running S-N along the trough) before giving up counting! Red//brown rain from Saharan dust. Hail in excess of 5cm recorded including a stone of 7.5cm at Cardiff. Clear recollection of daytime darkness and the explosion from a nearby electricity substation as a result of it taking a direct hit from a bolt. July 3rd 2001 Lightning strikes recorded in excess of 80 per minute. My rain gauge recorded 59mm from the storm on this night but I suspect more than that amount fell. Notably dark before the storm cell was even within reasonable range as a result of the huge anvil shadow that preceded it.
  18. Well you better get started on building arks then. River levels are high as it is, fields already flooded. Seen enough sodding rain already this year
  19. It's certainly needed. Fields round my way are flooded, and roads are awash from rain and runoff. Very depressing and poor Spring so far. Haven't even managed to give my grass its first cut yet.
  20. Carl46Wrexham

    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    Don't give up your day job....
  21. Carl46Wrexham

    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    Should have said need dry weather. Urgently.
  22. Carl46Wrexham

    Northwest England regional thread 3 /3 onwards

    Can't see it this time.We have had a LOT of rain recently and with this morning's deluge on top of that - it doesn't look good. You guys enjoy your snow...I'll be doing a spot of canoeing.
  23. Carl46Wrexham

    Northwest England regional thread 3 /3 onwards

    I'd be more looking forward to this event if we hadn't had so much rain that the fields are flooded and roads awash. Last time I checked snow doesn't settle on water. What a waste!
  24. Carl46Wrexham

    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    These warnings are meaningless as far as my part of the world is concerned. So much rain has fallen, roads are awash, fields are flooded. Just want dry weather now.
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