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  1. cheese

    Autumn 2018

    No, my tea leaves say so.
  2. Meanwhile in Paris, 22C and sunny. No highs below 20C at all in their forecast, even getting up to 28C next week. Our forecast isn't too bad to be fair but it's annoying how the great weather has just been across the channel.
  3. cheese

    Autumn 2018

    Depends on the year. Some years, frosts occur widely in October, locally in late September. Some years, not until well into November, sometimes even December - and there have been years where many UK locations have not recorded a single frost at all in one of Dec/Jan/Feb (sometimes 2 or all three). And the snow on the very tippy tops will only be transient and slushy, I suspect most of us get more snow than that in a typical winter. I think this winter will be the mildest ever though, will make Dec 2015 look like Dec 2010 by comparison.
  4. Lol, the rain is almost UK-shaped! Oops, already mentioned. Still funny though.
  5. August 2016 was definitely decent, the last 2 thirds of the month were actually very nice, widely sunnier than average overall. The search for a hot August continues though.
  6. cheese

    Autumn 2018

    Bet they will see their first frosts a good 3-4 months before the rest of us. And I bet the any snow the very tops of the Scottish peaks have had will be more snow than any of us will get all winter. Mark my words.
  7. My neighbour and her 6 year old daughter are currently at Silverstone to watch the MotoGP, they've decided to come home, and lots of other people are heading back to their cars apparently. Racing has been delayed and might not go ahead at all. Not very good. All day rain in the summer is the worst.
  8. The mean max here is now 22C, it was falling steadily but today will take a big chunk off it (the 22C mean max includes the max so far today bearing in mind but I don't think it will get much higher than it already has). I think it will still finish bit above average in terms of maxima but only slightly. Still, I have worn a t-shirt and shorts most days this month which indicates a reasonable summer month, even if it hasn't been particularly sunny. It's also been drier than average and I don't see today changing that as the rain isn't heavy. It's a shame though because this August was on course to be the warmest of this decade by a big margin and the warmest since 1997 here (yes it was even warmer than 2003 until the past 2 days). Oh, and it goes without saying that today is just horrible.
  9. My point isn't to say that this August has been bad, as I don't think it has - just that it has obviously tapered off slowly. The final 10 days of June were great here, unbroken sunshine every day except for the dull starts, 25-27C maxes, low humidity, clear blue skies. Perfection. The first 20 were not very good, and as I mentioned earlier, the first 17 days of August were sunnier than the first 17 of June for eastern and southern England (that won't apply now though). Nottingham had 43 hours of sun for 1-17 June, that's pretty dull. Your patch will have been much better of course. May was a great month of course, and it was consistently more sunny throughout the month than June here.
  10. John Halmond's washout August prediction was a bust too, so yes, it does make fools of us all.
  11. I wouldn't - to me, summers that end well are better remembered than summers that end badly. A bad end to summer kind of taints your memory of it, plus this time of year is 'peak holiday' time so more people have time to actually enjoy any nice weather rather than being stuck working all the time in May/June etc. This is especially true if you have kids. I would say nice weather at this time of year is more important than at any other time. As a kid, the summer of 1995 was immense, but it would have been much less immense if the hottest weather had occurred in June instead when I would have been in a classroom most of the time. But, beggars cannot be choosers - though I still insist that for much of England the first 20 days of June were fairly rubbish due to the persistent cloudy easterlies. In other news, the Beast from the East and the summer heatwave produce bumper fruit crop: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/uk-weather-heatwave-summer-fruit-beats-from-the-east-apples-plums-tomatoes-a8506466.html
  12. Here, we reached 29C on 1 October 2011, 30C on 13 Sept 2016.
  13. Anyway, got both my lawns cut today before tomorrow's deluge. If nothing else it will be a good excuse to stay indoors since I like lazy Sundays. There's a beer festival occurring just down the road though so disappointing for them, probably low turnout. It's also the final day of Leeds Fest, but I suppose it wouldn't be a British summer festival without loads of rain and sodden ground.
  14. Even Bingley at 264m ASL reached 16C today. Grenoside is at 170m or thereabouts, but is only 14C? As I said, it must be a new microclimate.
  15. Yup, tomorrow is looking like the worst possible weather imaginable for summer, and it's terrible that it's coincided with the big summer bank holiday weekend when warm, sunny weather is appreciated by most. Not good at all.
  16. I wear jeans and jumpers nearly all year so I don't appreciate having to wear them in the summer too! Today reached 19C so a huge improvement over yesterday's dreadful weather. The wind has died down too so it feels okay, but it's evidently not perfect summer weather - far from it. As MP-R says, this would be perfect mid-September weather. Apparently only 14C in Sheffield though, must have developed its own microclimate.
  17. Much better day with no showers and lighter winds, as well as more sunshine. Still too cool for my liking though at 16C and it doesn't feel warm at all when the sun isn't shining. Sitting indoors, my feet and hands feel cold. People always say that my hands are freezing most of the year - whereas in summer they're usually quite warm. Add 5 degrees and it would be so much better - and those 5 degrees for me mark the difference betweeing wearing jeans, long socks and a hoody, and wearing shorts, trainer socks and a t-shirt. Still, I can at least continue with garden work, unlike yesterday with those pointless cold blustery showers. Better get a lot done as tomorrow is going to be a washout.
  18. Traveling abroad is always a good way to gain a different perspective on the British climate. Nobody ever has anything good to say about it, not least all the expats living in places like Spain and France. It's just lousy, plain and simple. I remember the first time I went on holiday to Spain as a kid - I didn't want to go home at all, and my sadness was further accentuated as we left the sunny, warm Costa Blanca and arrived back at a dull and cold Manchester.
  19. It's just a cold, wet, blustery day. Can't see anything to appreciate.
  20. It's the perfect kind of day for staying indoors, nothing is going to get done in the garden with these frequent cold blustery showers. A max of 15.8C today and now a mere 13C. It's a cold summer's day, more like Reykjavik than Leeds. I even saw people wearing parkas today would you believe! Some say 'why want it any hotter' when it's 21-22C.. I say, why want it any cooler. Today just sucks. Tomorrow should be much better, 18C with sunshine is the current forecast, conductive to getting out and about if nothing else and should feel reasonably nice in lighter winds. Sunday is looking like a cold washout, 12C at 4pm with heavy rain is the current forecast, terrible weather for a bank holiday weekend.
  21. Horrible day, frequent showers, cold wind. I actually feel chilled inside just sitting down. A mere 15C. The sun still feels strong when it actually shines and the wind dies down but that’s not happening very much. Just bad. People are dressed for autumn today.
  22. The heat is long gone though. Not sure about London but up here nearly every day since the first week of August has been around 21-22C with a couple of days exceeding 24C and a couple of days failing to reach 20C, i.e perfectly normal summer weather. You'd think the heat haters would be satisfied, there hasn't been a day over 25C here since the 7th, but they won't be satisfied until it's actually cold. I mean, the way certain people go on about how humid it's supposedly been you'd think we were living in Florida or something with their regular 32C temps and 25C dew points. I genuinely believe these same people were probably complaining bout how humid June 2007 was as well.
  23. Not as funny as you thinking normal summer temperatures with normal summer humidity levels is 'unbearable' and worth whinging about. But we're all a little weird in our own way. It's 13C here currently, which is more like the typical overnight low for this time of year. I think it's fair to say that it feels a little chilly. The max temp was 18C - would have felt okay with sunshine but it was largely cloudy and breezy so there was no warmth at all. It rained this evening too. A poor day all in all. Oh, and hte forecast for Sunday now shows 16C with heavy rain. That is obviously the weather everyone wants over the bank holiday weekend, woohoo.
  24. I've already posted stats showing that the first 20 or so days of August were sunnier than the first 20 of June for much of England. Obviously this time around we're not getting a very sunny end to the month.
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