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  1. We had plenty of bad summer months from 2007 to 2012. I don’t think the past few summers have made up for it.
  2. Leeds TAF says the same but they’re not very accurate in my experience. Personally I’ll be surprised if we get anything now, attention shifts south and east.
  3. Looks like their warnings are unchanged, they just highlighted the highest risk area.
  4. I just checked their website and it doesn’t look like anything is different.
  5. This is my understanding too - nothing seems to have changed except the timing.
  6. The Met Office have taken down their warnings for today which is slightly odd. Maybe they don’t think anything will happen until the early hours of Monday.
  7. Gutted is an understatement. I was in the middle of NW’s severe warning. Didn’t get a drop of rain. 7 years later and I’m still bitter.
  8. Winters are absolutely getting warmer in Latvia too. It is no longer uncommon for there to be periods of bare ground in the winter in Riga, and Latvia in general is losing around 4 days of snow cover per decade. Older Latvians will tell you that winters are nowhere near as cold or snowy as they were in the past. It’s doesn’t appear so obvious from our perspective because even a mild Latvian winter is cold by our standards but climate change is having a very big impact in northern and Eastern Europe.
  9. The forecast does show an improving picture with temperatures recovering to normal or even slightly above average after the weekend, but still a lot of cold, wet weather to go through first. This is why it’s always good to book a holiday abroad, you can’t rely on this country to have nice weather. Hopefully July and August are better - dry, useable weather is obviously very important during the school holidays.
  10. We’ve had literally one rumble of thunder this year. For the most part you haven’t missed out on anything.
  11. Since 2000, it’s reached 30C in Leeds in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Pretty normal to reach that threshold at least once a year. Much less common - or quite rare - to reach it several times in a year. Back-to-back 30C+ days is a true indicator of a very special hot spell.
  12. I think the weather has actually been quite nice over the past 3 weeks - May started off cool but it improved quickly. Nothing groundbreaking but very usable with several days in May over 20C, not much rain and reasonable amounts of sunshine. The weather’s been so agreeable that I have hardly noticed it! The outlook is indeed poor though, but no point getting despondent when summer has literally just begun. Plenty of good summers start off poorly.
  13. A nice big blob right over Leeds. All fingers crossed. LBA TAF: heavy rain showers, thunderstorm, small hail or snow pellets. Snow pellets?!
  14. 108mm since 23 December, 107mm this year. 3mm this month. Only the first half of March was wet.
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