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AWD last won the day on October 27 2013

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    Keynsham, near Bristol
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    Active and exciting weather. Sea fishing and eating said fish. Liverpool Football Club, past and present,
  • Weather Preferences
    Storms, Gales, frost, fog & snow

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  1. Looks like the Op was a bit of an outlier with the depth of cold upper air later next week. A good clustering throughout suggesting below average temps but not well below average temps that southern UK would need this early in the season, re wintry PPN.
  2. Roll on April. Storm chasing is so much more interesting than cold chasing & so much less dramatic. Unless you live on a hill up north then I struggle to see much interest for the SACRA folk. Looks chilly, a bit of cold rain or sleet, a few frosts and some winter sunshine around. Admittedly, the scottish skiing industry look to have a good start to the season. For me personally, the current modelled outlook can be summed up by the word......
  3. That's because the storm is forecast to track NE on a slightly more northerly path now, meaning the south, whilst still very windy, isn't forecast to receive the maximum gusts it once was. West Wales along with parts of Ireland look to claim this spot now.
  4. Not just SW Ireland either. Parts of South Wales, West Wales and areas along the Bristol Channel coastline could experience severe gales too.
  5. Still there on the GFS 12z. Arpege 12z also has it. Different track/variation but at this range that's to be expected: Along with 12z UKMO. This run has it running further south more, thus affecting Northern France more but at this timescale, detail like that could easily change: One to watch. Something Ireland could do without too.
  6. Cloudy yes but I felt quite warm, especially today. I am on the sheltered eastern extremity of the city though.
  7. Hurricane Ophelia

    Lol. Yup, I love it. Anyway, being on the Bristol Channel coastline tomorrow with work committments, I'm intrigued at how high the wind gusts will be there, especially once the winds back WSW.
  8. Hurricane Ophelia

    Whilst it is bad enough with the events & potential damage the storm is forecast to bring to Ireland, one can only ponder at the thought of the track being a few hundred miles further east. The UK mainland (England especially) struggle to cope with mediocre weather events. This would have brought the country down had the UK mainland had a direct hit.
  9. That sounds about right based on current model guidance. Obviously the situation could change but as things stand, our region, with a few exceptions, looks to escape Ophelia. For most of us, the next couple of days will be like a windy October day but nothing more. A few exceptions like I said though. Cornwall (including the Sicily Isles) and the west coastline of Devon should be alert to stronger, potentially damaging gusts of winds along with high waves & coastal flooding. Newquay, Padstow, Ilfracombe etc.
  10. Hurricane Ophelia

    Looks like a good time to bring this old chart out again:
  11. Hurricane Ophelia

    Dangerous winds for ROI & NI. Stormy, damaging gusts for Scotland. Breezy for the far NW of England and Western Wales. Meanwhile in England........
  12. Too many big spiders around currently.

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    2. AWD


      Was it bald or did it have a toupèe on?

    3. lassie23


      had some dodgy 30 grand wig on

    4. AIRMET


      I've seen more this year than ever. Bring on the frosts!!! 

  13. I think it is just a case of people having an enthusiasm for seasons. In summer many of us go on holidays, days to the beach, BBQ's etc which obviously requires a good degree of fine & warm weather. In winter, with the shorter daylight hours, you aren't going to get a 25c sunny, warm day so people look for a seasonal Christmas, enjoy winter sports like skiing etc & nights around a fire with the family. After all, if we all just wanted 1 specific weather type 365 days a year then the hobby of a "weather enthusiast" would be very boring.
  14. Cracking storm in Munich

    1. NUT


      I ain't watching the game for the footie ;)

    2. Frost HoIIow

      Frost HoIIow

      Spent a couple of years ago there many moons ago - very interesting varied weather. Frequent pulses of heat in summer & occasional severe thunderstorms, I also realised how far south it is as I got burnt much more easily than here.....they also get cold snowy winters. They have proper seasons. Not like the eternal Autumn of the UK.

    3. Nouska


      It has been a great July for convective photography. Check out the pictures on Keraunos for some super shots.


      The one in the Bassin d' Archachon produced a plethora of features - roll cloud, whale's mouth and stunning mammatus.



  15. Swanage carnival here I come!

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    2. AWD


      Carnival by the beach.  Red arrows performing on Friday.

    3. lassie23


      better then lol

    4. Mapantz


      I'll be around during the week. I'll probably be on the Purbeck hills for the Red Arrows though, overlooking Swanage - great view from up there.