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  1. One light shower all day,still very humid and I wait and hope for the storms to arrive but we often miss them here.
  2. Rollo

    Drought - Summer - 2018?

    Rainfall recorded in Kilburn yesterday was 15.2 mm and it was a deluge.
  3. Heavy rain thunder and lightning in Kilburn for over an hour.
  4. Hi John,jut saw your post and your thought processes are similar to mine,I am off to London on Wednesday to sample their heat for a week,hope you are well.

    1. John Cox

      John Cox

      Hi Mike,

      Great to hear from you and glad you are keeping well. We went from Winter to Summer here in Ireland in the space of 7 days in early May. It was remarkable. We have had some heat here (Even hotter than the UK for some of the time, which in itself is very unusual) that i have not experienced since 1983. It looked like a breakdown was coming next weekend but looking at todays ECM and UKMO that now looks in doubt. I also remember a visit to London in the 80's and the heat was oppressive. You, i am sure are made of strong so enjoy your break.

    2. Rollo


      Thanks John,we must keep in touch in the future. The weather in London whilst pretty warm is not to bad other than going on the tube which yesterday was a nightmare. I feel we will have to put up with further warm weather this month but some areas will get some rain, I just hope Newcastle gets some as my garden is parched despite daily watering,on thing it makes it easier to get the weeds out. Regards and keep well,Mike.

  5. It has been dull and overcast up to now after a brilliantly sunny day yesterday but only warm ot of the wind,today is distinctly chilly and I have my doubts as to any sunshine now,but lets hope.
  6. My 3 nephews are walking part of Hadrians wall today,looks like they may get a bit wet but a storm seems unlikely.
  7. Tell me about it John ,having lived either right on the coast in Sunderland or these days in Newcastle, a depressing easterly can last for days in spring with a cold wind and totally overcast skies and of course the wind accentuates the cold. Look west one can often see brightness towards the west and then hearing about the comparative warmth to the west only makes it worse.
  8. As I look out of the window and see the snow bleaching down I takes me back to the famous winter of 47' . Truly memorable and I hope you guys do not have to wait so long for another beast. Perhaps the next one will be in midwinter and last for some time. Personally I am now ready for some southerly plumes.
  9. Most likely in the early hours of Saturday morning for quite an extended period,possibly sooner depending on your elevation.
  10. Nice post Daniel,snow does indeed bring the best out of people, I certain Bly concur that it has been a long time ng wait even up her in the North East but ell worth waiting for,lets raise a glass for the next freeze!
  11. That may well be true but remember good Northerly is long overdue and that can last 10 days. That will hopefully be for next winter and just what is normal for our climate? Seems to me even without an SSW we are in with a good chance of some type of colds spells next year,hopefully during winter rather than Spring
  12. I am not sure but it appears we have light rain (freezing) or fine snow at present.
  13. A further remark on the word GRAUPEL. I first heard it years ago in a programme hosted by Alan Coren, they gave 4 definitions of the word and only one was right it was fun. Anyhow I used it as my password on Net Weather years ago.
  14. Certainly is cold and looks like quita a bit more to come, snow wise we have only had a few flurries this morning but from the wind direction we could get more at any time. This is your SSW in full swing.
  15. Made it back from Jesmond but the roads were becoming pretty icy and snowy with snow drifting across the road, whilst in Jesmond area had a vivid flash of lightning and a big clap of thunder around 4 pm.