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Andy Bown

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  1. Have you just been on Points West regarding ghost hunting at Shepton prison?

    1. khodds


      Hi Andy, first time I’ve logged in all season! No it wasn’t me? I’ve not been working there as much due to my life completely changing this last year.

      How are you?

    2. Andy Bown

      Andy Bown

      Yes ok ta. Sorry about that. They had 3 ladies talking about it and I remembered you posting about working there so thought there was a chance of being you. In another life (pun kind of intended) I would love to do ghost hunting.

    3. khodds


      It’s definitely worth it. Look up Haunted Happenings. That’s who I work for. It’s a laugh if nothing else happens.

  2. Is the radar broke? Stuck at 01.40 ! Great time for that to happen! Not!!!


    1. Paul


      Apologies Andy, it did stick for a bit there (the V4 was ok) all working properly again now though.

  3. That time of the year when the house next door blocks the sun from 95% of my garden :sorry:.

  4. That moment when you get home to find a digger in your neighbours garden has fallen, taken out a fence and left part of your garden damaged and covered in smashed glass!

    1. Daniel*



    2. Spikecollie


      Back in the days when tobacco advertising was legal on TV it would have been called a "Hamlet moment"! Now it might be called a "mindfulness moment". Sod that - just go mental!

  5. To illustrate how poor the winter was ; today's 6.3c maximum was only lowered on 8 days throughout November until today!

  6. 42 out of 61 days this winter have had double figure maxima!

  7. Not only the warmest December in the 12 years of my recording temps and 6 days with higher maxxes than any December days previously, also this December's average min temp was higher than October and November's!

  8. 6:45 ; Fascinating radar with 1 squall line split into 7 separate parts stretching SW-NE across 100s of miles at the front of the band of rain!

    1. William Grimsley

      William Grimsley

      Just had it, was driving and nearly had to stop!

    2. Dorsetbred


      Didn't do a darn thing here

  9. Nearing 11 hours of rain on a day that was forecast to be mostly dry with a few light showers!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. In the space of 5 minutes I have had to restart my home hub to get the internet working, have had a nuisance call on my mobile and then another on the landline!

    1. CatchMyDrift


      They're coming for ya ;)

    2. Mapantz


      I get about 10 cold calls a day. I have filled in 20 block spaces on the phone too. :/

  11. Has anybody else ever seen a double halo around the moon? We have had thickening Cirrus over the last hour and a short while ago I noticed a bright inner glowing halo, a gap and then an outer halo. Previously I have only ever seen either of those on their own.

    1. Dale Hay

      Dale Hay

      I saw a double halo back in December or January when I popped to the shop. I thought it was my glasses, but took a pic on my phone and you can notice it slightly. It was a very clear night too. :)

  12. So many people saying they want a change and for there to be rain. Those wishes were occuring about 12 months go after a long dry spell and we ended up with that abhorrent damaging winter!

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    2. cheese


      Nooo, I want snow in the winter, not rain. >:-(

      If it ain't thunderin', it shouldn't be rainin'.

    3. Richard2901


      Last thing I want to see is rain. There's been more than enough of that this year including yet another vile weekend last week. What I want to see a change from is this disgusting cloudy high. Should have brought glorious weather but has just been dire.

    4. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      I didn't complain at too much last winter. I'm really not bothered if we get a bit of rain. I'm not bothered if we don't either. But it is nice to see a hint of some more changeable/thundery activity, was starting to think I'd see basically no weather for the whole of September before going back to uni around the 21st

  13. Never underestimate how quickly a seemingly innocuous cloud can develop into a downpour!! I did!

  14. My neighbours who live half of the year in Spain are back. He is moaning that it's cold! It's 15c and has been sunny. I told him they should have been here from mid December until 2 weeks ago!!

    1. gottolovethisweather


      All that heat is coming our way in April I can feel it in my bones.

    2. gottolovethisweather


      You heard it here first, well no, in fact I suspect the Daily Excess has thrown the usual overstated heatwaves the like the globe has never witnessed type stories already.

  15. Disgusted at apparant 'human beings' stealing from other people's flooded homes.

    1. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      Disgraceful how low some people will stoop.

    2. Nights King

      Nights King

      Terrible but it could be worse I hear they still eat their young down on the levels. :-p

  16. Ridiculous winter! 664mm of rain, only 19 dry days of which 8 came in the opening 12 days of December!!

    1. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      20 dry days here, the first ten of which came in the opening eleven days of Dec.

  17. Only the 11th dry day out of the last 71 days!!

  18. Just read a post in the MOD thread syaing all the rain is good after such a dry summer last year. Yes, the wettest 2 months since I began recording rainfall 8 years ago have happened successively, that's really good! Not!

    1. Bottesford


      Still at least the rain has fallen in the winter half of the year instead of focusing on summer like the past few years. Too much of it at once though of course.

    2. Somerset Squall

      Somerset Squall

      People have short memories lol

    3. AderynCoch


      Last summer wasn't even that dry. We had a few weeks in July with virtually no rain but then the heavens opened.

  19. Is pink anvil crawling lightning normal at 8am in January? Stunning storm this morning!

    1. No Balls Like Snow Balls

      No Balls Like Snow Balls

      It aint normal in Summer lol. It really has been an amazing spell of weather.

    2. R.P. McMurphy

      R.P. McMurphy

      Cool Andy... It's alla bout to get BRRRRRRRRR Cold soon though !

    3. wimblettben


      Yeah! it was interesting to watch and unusual weather to have so early in the year.

  20. Scilly at 12c, Cairngorm at -9.5c, which meas a 21.5c temp difference across the UK!!

    1. forecaster


      Most of that difference is from elevation though. If you only considered sites at sea level, it wouldn't be anywhere near so impressive!

    2. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      Great stat, Andy.

  21. To the charity caller who just called at my house. Not the best way to promote your charity by swearing at me when I said "no thank you"!

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    2. Nick L

      Nick L

      These people really are a menace and actually discourage me from giving to charity, especially the chuggers you get harrassing you in the town centres.

    3. cheese


      Ditto. I give to a lot of charities every month, but walk by chuggers.

    4. Froze were the Days

      Froze were the Days

      Quickly run after him with a shoe box attached with string and say "times are hard please give" - ruddy hell! not surprised there's a recession every Charity has got everybody's money!

  22. A rare occurence when out working today ; didn't need my hat, gloves, cap or sunglasses! Just dry and cloudy, not even bright.

  23. Quite remarkable at 20:15 on 23rd October that the temperature has just dipped into single figures for the first time since last Wednesday morning (16th Oct).

  24. Rare for frontal rain to begin while it's still warm, hazily sunny and with no lower level cloud in sight.

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    2. MP-R


      I'm surprised how heavy the rain has been considering how high the pressure is and the lack of different airmasses between the front.

    3. Eugene


      The BBC are really having a bad June, opposite of the weather :)

    4. Alex


      This happens all the time in Essex, often see the sun very hazy whilst it rains.

  25. I hate thundery days when it is also bin day!

    1. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Lol, try living near Heathrow, that can be annoying on thundery days

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