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  1. high summer feels a distant memory here

    1. karyo

      karyo

      All eyes on winter prospects

  2. cant wait to see the cheery blossoms of spring decking the trees,  a most uplifting sight 

  3. For Easter, ''the nuisance from the north''   :rofl:

  4. I hope we get a few more easterlies off the continent well into summer , they will be known as beasts for a very different reason, heat then storms?  whats betting by then it will persistent tepid drizzle from the west , ah well the slugs will love it

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      i'm hoping for northerlies

    2. IanR

      IanR

      we do well out of northerlies in summer coolish yes , but warm in the sun in sheltered locations as they trend to bring less cloud, ill settle for that :)

      just dont want a leaden sky cloudfest

       

       

    3. karyo

      karyo

      During the summer I appreciate the Atlantic winds for saving me from the nasty continental heat.

  5. Check your house insurance is ok, burst pipes will be inevitable 

    1. snow*please

      snow*please

      is this upcoming cold spell really going to be that bad? 

    2. Mokidugway
  6. As the song says, January,sick and tired of you hanging round me (from the 70's)

    at least as each day pasess the sun is getting fractionally higher and stronger,  soon be the end of this god forsaken season 

  7. And now the outlook, scattered slug storms, easing to patchy slime later 

  8. severe slug alert issued :rofl:

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    2. Mokidugway
    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      does it inhale

    4. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      I've advised him to stop and take up running :nonono:

  9.  well, its looking like july 2017 will be the first completely thunder free one in wigan that I can recall, will august be thunder free to, even the the rest of the year, come back sunspots, gotta be the quietening sun to blame

  10. should be a sleepeezee night for a change :)

     

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    2. karyo

      karyo

      You see, this weather has its advantages.

    3. Lettucing Gutted

      Lettucing Gutted

      The only disadvantage is that it doesn't last long enough these days.

    4. karyo

      karyo

      That's true Lettucing, At least a good chunk of the summer is behind us now.

  11. cold drizzle and grey skies again,  what ever happened to those bright but convective skies we commonly got in spring   

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    2. Weather-history

      Weather-history

      You mean like yesterday?

       

    3. Eugene

      Eugene

      We're not in cold air currently Ian, blame those pesky mild sectors. 

    4. IanR

      IanR

      struggling to get 10c today and most other days this week, not really mild for mid april,   

      i remember 28c in april here a decade ago, quite exceptional, and people thought that that was going to become the norm as the hype on climate change was gaining momentum in those days, dont that has ever been achieved since,  all i can say is i hope we are using a  good chunk of our quota on this north/ westerly dross now and save the southerly plumes for summer,  hmmmm lets see  

  12. is the weather about to enter the boring catagory for a while, no mans land temps, overcast bland skies from the east ,and cool drizzle,  

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    2. IanR

      IanR

      it was 16.5 c here today , was warm in the sun,  more please if this so called cool drab spell from the east is here a while ,  but we do tend to do ok in these setups over this way, 

       

    3. karyo

      karyo

      Apart from the odd day (e.g. 13th September), it's been boring for months!

      Thankfully summer is over at last!

    4. cheese

      cheese

      You can't have been living in the UK for long karyo if you think a typical British winter has anything exciting to look forward to, unless it snows a lot (not likely). Most likely scenario will be endless cloudy days, drizzle and some wind.

  13. this time last week a mega thunder storm was just starting in these parts

    1. I remember Atlantic 252
    2. Frost HoIIow

      Frost HoIIow

      It was epic, just the week before I moaned about how rubbish this year had been for thunder, last week made up for it!

       

  14. best storm in mancheser area for a few years ,  the frequency of lightning matched the supercell of july 2015 but more cg stikes rather than intracloud, scary stuff 

    1. karyo

      karyo

      Yes, it was the real deal! I managed to land at Manchester airport before the storm got here.

    2. IanR
  15. oh my god, the slugs are out in force like a slow slimey army tonight , they are loving this damp humid weather 

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    2. alexisj9

      alexisj9

      Only the second one I've seen, the first one was much bigger in the back garden at my mums, still don't know what that one even was.

    3. alexisj9

      alexisj9

      Looked it up, would have been a black adder.

    4. Frost HoIIow

      Frost HoIIow

      Used quite a bit of salt lately on the slimy shi*s

  16.  to say this warm spell got downgraded its bee much better than expected, very sunny in the wigan/manchester area everyday this week, with temps in the mid twenties everyday too,   even looking forward to some wind and showers at the weekend, then a plume after possible?  one hopes 

  17. its absoloute slugfest out there tonight, yes its drizzling again, sick of this same as winter mildness,  we need some proper dry heat

    1. AIRMET

      AIRMET

      Would be great to get a massive high pressure system sat right on top of us for a good while. Guess we'll have to wait till October though!

  18. at least the slugs are liking this climate  

     

  19. I blame that cold atlantic spoiling summer again , we better get used to it, and its ironic global warming is to blame

     

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    2. cheese

      cheese

      Seattle and Vancouver have had more or less constant warmer than average summers over the past 15 years. Seems like they've been the hottest place in the US relative to average in recent years. UK is opposite - consistently cool in recent years.

    3. interested & confused
    4. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      Vancouver's average in summer since 1981 is cooler than London's- Seattle's very slightly warmer. Annual rainfall in Vancouver is around double London's. It does appear that the summers are very sunny though.

  20. whatever happened to those bright but convective shower days that seemed to be so much more regular in late spring early summer in yesteryears,  rocking horse poo is more common now

    1. cheese

      cheese

      I don't remember them.

  21. what a drab may day, dull grey monotone stratus , barely 11c . hate days like this , but they are all too common in these parts

     

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    2. cheese

      cheese

      Looks like NW England around Manc and Liverpool got the North West's version of North Sea crud. I know the feeling.

    3. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      agree there, know the feeling of north sea mist, when the NW is baking in sunshine, today was sunny but cold wind

    4. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      NW winds are awful here, but thankfully we've only had 1 day of them

  22.  bbc weekahead forcast for this so called cold spell has temps around 9 or 10c  cold for time of year but still very bland by 'winter' cold standards,  then the milder air toppling in next weekend,  but nothing particulaly 'warm',,,,never mind , get this crap out of the way then we have may, june, july, august ,september  and october for pleasant temps :D  long way for anything proper 'cold' now

    1. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      6c below average here relatively speaking that is cold 

    2. IanR

      IanR

      10c here ,nice sunny day , upto lunchtime, the clouds are flling in now , as i suspected would happen ,cold overnight   

  23. what warmth, yet another raw feeling day here

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    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      very mild here today in north west midlands, summery/thundery looking sky

    3. Weather-history

      Weather-history

      12C and a dewpoint of 6C currently. Doesn't feel raw at all.

    4. IanR

      IanR

      it got to 14c afterall , with sunny spells, not a bad day really for early april after a cold start, the mildness got here eventually

  24. the rain has been persistent all day here , looks like flooding is imminant again locally in places the ground is still saturated , it cant take any more ,awul day

    1. karyo

      karyo

      East Scotland and Yorkshire are at risk but at least we should escape.

    2. IanR

      IanR

      local brook is getting worryingly high, it flooded a few properties last week , my garden pond is overflowing, but its running down away to neighbours gardens oops

    3. IanR

      IanR

      looking at the meto radar the back edge is slowly moving into liverpool area,  should be another hour so of rain yet here,  this weather is enough to convert me  a cold dry winter high pressure person  enough is enough, is still enjoy winstorms and thunderstorms ,  but flooding persistent rain just no , my new weather preference for winter is cold and dry 

  25. yet more rain, dare I say it but I want high pressure , even it it means bitter cold, much better than relentless drizzle and rain, and the prospect of more lives being wrecked by flooding, Oh my god I  am turning into a  winter coldie, still want the heatwaves in summer though !   

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      bring on high pressure, not moving out of FI though on GFS

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