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    Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, 165m asl
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    Football, cricket, mountain walking.
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    Snow, thunderstorms and stormy weather

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  1. Agreed, good clean air on a polar maritime flow makes for excellent visibility, but great cloudscapes as well at times. I also much prefer polar maritime airstreams over Easterlies in winter as for our region at least, they often generate decent snow showers off the Irish Sea, often with lightning thrown in for good measure.
  2. Yes, strong breeze here at the moment and overcast, but forecast to get to 23C and be rather humid so hope we retain the breeze through the afternoon to keep it comfortable.
  3. Forecast to be 23C today. Heavily overcast here with no sign of cloud shifting soon. I expect it will remain cloudy most of the day so looks like it is going to be one of those really muggy type days. Strong breeze though which should hopefully provide some relief from the humidity if it keeps up.
  4. Yes, could be a lot worse. Rather cloudy, but dry with nice breeze here. Certainly not prohibitive for getting out and about and doing stuff, in my opinion.
  5. I thought this was our usual summer weather!? Not that bothered about this weather personally as it doesn't stop me doing anything. I'm not wishing a return to the heat, but equally, weather like we had last Saturday would be just fine for me, and probably decent enough for most I would have thought.
  6. Chance of thunderstorms this afternoon though, so some interesting weather potentially around still. Maybe not great for outdoor activities admittedly.
  7. Arome showing some tasty looking showers breaking out this afternoon too in a similar corridor up through North Wales and NW England. Encouraging that clearance is already taking place. Still overcast here, but shouldn't be long for the clearance here based on your report. Could be an interesting afternoon.
  8. Metoffice still going for a chance of slow moving, thundery downpours this afternoon. As you say, just hope we can get the clearance early enough to allow a decent amount of energy to build.
  9. Yesterday was a superb day. Warm and sunny most of the day, clouding in late afternoon. A nice breeze as well. Much more comfortable for doing outdoor activies compared to a few weeks back, whilst still being warm enough to sit around outside. Not looking as nice out today, but some convective interest this afternoon if we can catch some thundery downpours. All part of the wonderful variety of weather we get in this country.
  10. Then I think you are going to be destined for further disappointments I'm afraid. We live in the UK, which has a wonderful variable climate, which offers something of interest to most throughout the year. I would suggest this type of change is not totally uncommon in this country during significant transitions between weather patterns.
  11. Yes, to be fair, I think it was better where I am compared to your location during this week until today, the East/South-East having been cloudier and having had more rain? There are always regional differences, granted.
  12. As I said in my post, my original post wasn't talking about the weather today which I admit has been cool at times. I wouldn't deny that.
  13. Sorry, but low twenties Celsius in August with lightish winds and sunshine still feels pleasant/warm, regardless of the temperature it got to previously. The acclimatisation required isn't that severe for those conditions to feel cool. Secondly, I wasn't talking about today, which granted has felt somewhat cooler in periods of rain, but warm in sunshine in between for those who have had those sunny breaks.
  14. People have been truly spoilt this summer with the amount of hot, sunny weather (if heat is your thing). We have now had a small number of typical UK summer days, with sunny periods, cloudier at times with the odd shower, lightish winds and temps around the low twenties celsius for most and there are people talking about how autumnal it feels and the need for coats...lol. God help those people when proper autumnal weather actually arrives!
  15. I do sometimes wonder if I am living in the same region as others on this forum. Agreed, it's not as hot now, but autumnal!? Certainly not where I am. Just a typical summer day with sunny spells and light winds. Perfectly pleasant out.