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  1. Loving the longer daylight which allows sunshine before 06.00 and after 20.30 even if there's plenty of showers/rain in between!

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    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      wish i could sleep like a log, winter the best

    3. Bottesford


      Summer is great - waking up naturally before the alarm so you feel fresh instead of the winter thing of it still being dark and being forced awake by the alarm.

      Sure its easier to sleep longer in winter but that's what makes it so damn hard to get up! When its cold even more so - bed is the best place to be!

    4. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      ya see alarm, whats one of them? never need one sadly, always awake and never tired

  2. Forecasts saying it's going to get colder at the weekend, with 12c max and sunny spells Sat/Sun after a dull day at 9c max today I beg to differ!

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    2. Polar Maritime

      Polar Maritime

      Same here biteing wind to, the weather is totaly out of sync

    3. Snowy Easterly

      Snowy Easterly

      horrible isn't it but im sure it will be nice in september and october like usual

    4. Polar Maritime

      Polar Maritime

      Yes that seems to be the trend over the last 4/5 years

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. My status from yesterday evening about it being the coldest temperature since March has disappeared?

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    2. Somerset Squall

      Somerset Squall

      Yeah I saw it, gone now lol

    3. Nights King

      Nights King

      I remember reading it last night too.

    4. Nights King

      Nights King

      I remember reading it last night too.

  6. We need a new name for this late Winter/early Spring period of weather. Do you prefer Sprinter or Wing?

  7. Is anyone else unable to get into their Hotmail? My wife's is ok but mine comes up saying there's a problem they're working to resolve! Seems odd that hrs is accessible and mine not.

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    2. Paul


      Maybe snow on the wires?

    3. Bottesford


      Or the snow cooled it so much its no longer 'hot'? Glad to be of help ;)

    4. lindy2017


      when i had hotmail i had the same problem because nigerians had hacked my account ....

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. Amazing football weather this season. 10 Saturdays ; 2 have been showery and the other 8 mostly sunny!!

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      yes noticed that, trend is generally for wet friday, dry saturday then wet sunday

    2. Summer Sun

      Summer Sun

      Yes the footy season has done quite well so far I remember the end of 2010 when Match of the Day went back to the old days and had just 2 or 3 games on after all the others were off due to the snow and frost's

    3. Milhouse


      The big test will be this winter. I dont want another month without football like December 2010.

  11. 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.

  12. Says it all about this summer - today is the warmest since 27th May!!

    1. Bottesford


      Yep same here! Warmest day of the year at last!

    2. Scorcher


      I seem to recall many places had their warmest day in May in 2010!

    3. NUT


      We not had 1 clear, sunny day here since the 27th of May (that was probably the warmest day too we had) And not even getting any of the heat you lot are getting down there (and next week is not looking great at all)

  13. In my family I am the only one who loves storms. In the last week my brother has had a storm in Notts while it was sunny here, my wife had a storm at work near Salisbury while 15 miles away we had drizzle here and today my parents a storm where they are on holiday while it's warm & sunny here!!

    1. shuggee


      You need to spend more time with the family Andy?!

    2. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Well that always seems to happen to me with most events! Happened with the floods of the 7th and my mum drove to Reigate today where there look to have been at least 2 or 3 storms!

  14. Love it when the moon phase allows it to be visible through most of a sunny morning.

    1. Bottesford


      Agree - love seeing it during the daytime with the sun out. Gives a sense of space...

    2. Polar Maritime

      Polar Maritime

      Yes i agree Botty, It put's a little relevance into the day.

  15. 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. :/

  16. At last! After 20 days our home internet at our new house is connected. Thanks, but no thanks, BT!!

    1. CatchMyDrift


      I have recently gone through exactly the same with getting broadband connected at a new house. Great service hmmmm!!!

    2. lindy2017


      We just left BT AFTER 6 MONTHS wereback to talktalk betterfro livestreaming BT cap it at 7 or 8

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. Rare occurence 50 miles inland ; can smell seaside sandiness and saltiness on the deep Southerly flow. A very Med feeling evening.

    1. 95 Degrees

      95 Degrees

      Indeed, does have that warm feel even at night, shame it's only for the SE but even the NW isn't too cold for those who like warm nights.

    2. full_frontal_occlusion


      Covent Garden last night was positively sweltering, perfect for al-fresco dining.

  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. 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!

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. Awesome Med style clear blue sky for the first time in ages!

    1. Bottesford


      Yes proper good weather at last eh- spot on.

  25. 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. :)

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