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  1. For all sport lovers out there the new combined European Championships start next week . This is a new format which brings together 7 different sports. Whereas previously each event would normally be staged in its own right they’re now going to happen at the same time . The events are: Athletics Aquatics Rowing Gymnastics Cycling Golf Triathlon The Championships run from the 2nd to the 12th August , Berlin is hosting the Athletics and Glasgow will be the hosts for the remaining events bar the diving which will be held in Edinburgh. I’m really looking forward to this and GB should do very well with many very good medal chances.
  2. I can’t see anything in terms of extreme heat for the UK from the current spell , low thirties possible but hard going to see mid reached. The plume over Iberia really needed a digging low to the west to help pull that right into the UK . Currently the extreme heat looks like staying over the Channel skirting ne. Before the mid week change we do see a dip in the jet to the west with a downstream jump ne but the warmest 850s look like again staying over the Channel. I’m sure it’s hot enough for those that like the heat and personally I’ll be glad to see something cooler next week.
  3. Horrible humid heat here today . Current temp 31c, no wind and it feels like 40c on the humidex value ! Yuk !
  4. Strange ! We’ll have to wait for further confirmation later.
  5. I think it is because the earlier Met Office tweets were showing the same temps .
  6. That site in Norfolk, Tibenham which the Met Office had been referring to has recorded 37.8 c . That would be a record for July if it’s officially confirmed . If you search Norfolk Gliding Club weather all the official data is on there.
  7. No I’m still here in France but have come out of hibernation! Certainly been an interesting few months for the UK.
  8. 34.1 c now. Current rate of temp increase 1.5 c per hour .
  9. Norfolk Gliding Club is I think where the reading is taken at Tibenham Airfield now upto 33.9c.
  10. Apparently 32.8 recorded at Tibenham Airfield half an hour ago.
  11. The hottest 850s are hanging on for dear life in the extreme east but start to clear after 3pm. If there’s going to a be a record it’s likely to be recorded in the east of Norfolk . Someone posted the Diss temp earlier and that area would be the best bet .
  12. Today might end up hotter than tomorrow , there’s a difference of opinion between the GFS 06 hrs and the Euro 4 in terms of 850 values . The former sends an area of 18 c 850 north to the east of London tomorrow , the latter less bullish . I think for tomorrow the highest temps likely east of London and towards inland parts of Norfolk and Suffolk. Unless there’s a change in tonight’s models then I think it’s unlikely we’ll see any records broken for July.
  13. What’s interesting about the possible mid 30s temperatures is if you look at the bare 850s you might not expect that . This is where the extended dry spell is key for those high temps, dry ground is a better conductor of heat.
  14. What an amazing summer for the UK so far . Certainly this year so far has been memorable with some exceptional cold in early spring and this long period of dry and hot weather . It’s like the UK has suddenly turned from temperate climate to continental ! In recent weeks the models at times have over egged any possible breakdown at longer range . The blocking high over Russia is reluctant to give up so low pressure in the Atlantic is battling to make much eastwards progress. This type of set up is often the best if you like the heat , each failed attack from the Atlantic helps to pull the hottest air ne ahead of it. The current pattern looks stuck for the timebeing which is great news for those on holiday but not great for farmers , hopefully this mini breakdown will deliver at least some rain before the heat builds again next week.
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    World Cup 2018

    I think the difference Weir , I expected England to win this game it was a wonderful opportunity. Perhaps my expectations ran too far ahead .
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    World Cup 2018

    I’m more gutted now than after that 1990 trauma . Some members are probably too young to remember that! Putting tonight’s disappointment aside it’s been a great WC in terms of the amount of good games , lots of goals . Russia have been very good hosts . To be honest I’m totally underwhelmed by the thought of Qatar in 2022 , played in winter without any history of football , that WC is likely to be a soulless affair.
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    World Cup 2018

    They need to ditch this stupid 3rd place game . It’s a waste of time and the players aren’t interested and neither are the fans .
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    World Cup 2018

    Really should have put the game out of Croatia’s reach in the first half . After that it turned into hoof ball . How many opportunities do you get to play a team like Croatia to get into the WC final . I can cope with losing to a great team but with all respect we played an okay side and lost. Gutted doesn’t sum it up !
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    World Cup 2018

    It’s going to be awful when the WC finishes . Like the Olympics it’s always a bit sad when it finishes .
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    World Cup 2018

    You have to feel for Russia but I’d rather England face Croatia even though they are a better quality team . An England v Russia semi-final would be dominated by non football issues in the run up .
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    World Cup 2018

    Jeez can you not just be happy that England have got through to the semi . The draw is what it is , sometimes you’re lucky and sometimes you get a tougher draw. It’s not Englands fault some fancied teams imploded . Of course we’d like England to play some super stylish football but if they get to the final they’ll have to beat a good team in either France or Belgium .
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    World Cup 2018

    Harry Maguire another brilliant performance for England . That was a very stress free watch , I miss penalties ! Strange watching England without the need for beta blockers !
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    World Cup 2018

    Agree and they’ve been brilliant in this game and have some wonderful players .
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    World Cup 2018

    Very funny , I feel I’ve aged 20 years ! The thing I really like about this England team , there are no prima donas and their attitude is great .
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    World Cup 2018

    OMG I’ve run out of alcohol! I’m exhausted , really that was painful . Please no more penalties .
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