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  1. I would prefer a winter blast end of Jan and February and any warm spell to last from March till August ;) 

    1. karyo


      No thanks to the second part.

    2. Mokidugway


      Opposite  of above 😎

    3. Robbie Garrett

      Robbie Garrett

      Warm winter, cold Summer?

  2.  % Percentile of hitting the first 30*C of 2018 today? 

    1. Mokidugway


      0% ,conditions are good but to early for that kind of heat 

  3. How can one calculate what the temperature would be Mid/Late July in this airflow? 

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    2. Robbie Garrett

      Robbie Garrett

      Thanks guys! So probably low 30's but nothing notably exceptional (except this time of year?).  Does the 850-1000 thickness of this time of year get moderated with the sea temperatures too?


    3. alexisj9


      In my experience, the temp here in Dover is normally between 4-6 degrees below the max temp further in land, so I'd say say the sea temps do make an impact, but it doesn't seem to make much difference how cold or warm the sea might be, during heat waves anyway.

    4. Daniel*


      Yeah Robbie in July the anomaly wouldn’t have been as exceptional still notable however the 850 temps we’re very warm but not hot, hottest temperatures seen in U.K. the 20C isotherm pays a visit a rare visitor yesterday think it was 12-13C uppers at most. What helped achieved 29.1c yesterday was that it’s been quite warm in near continent already we missed out last week so it did build.

  4. Flew into Moscow yesterday, they de-iced our airplane and turned us around so quickly. No problems! They really now how to operate an airport in snow.

    1. alexisj9


      Good to  hear as my daughter will be flying through there tomorrow, she's in Siberia at the moment.

  5. Perfect Summer's day here, that's what it should be. Although looking forward to some +30*c

  6. Trance Music, Strawberries and Cream, Wimbledon and the World Cup. That's all that Summer is about.. now for some Sunshine!!

    1. Tamara


      I prefer floppy ribboned hats although the sunshine, strawberries and tennis are appealing

  7. The Thames Barrier has closed 28 times since 6th December 2013, 1/5 of it's closures since 1982 :O

  8. We've had 5-6 storms this Winter that are 1-20 year events. WTF is going on?

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    2. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      Robbie. At the moment we see well defined vortex being able to dig down towards the Azores, this is spawning secondary lows being fueled by massive thermal gradiants.

    3. Robbie Garrett

      Robbie Garrett

      Thank you. I take it we are stuck in that mode?

    4. CanadianCoops


      I'd say a chance in a few weeks with possibility of cold and snow

  9. I guess that if the Atlantic continues, Summer should be good. That's all I can say constructive about this relentless crap!



      A washout summer you mean??

  10. Possibly Winter In-directly claiming a life. So sad!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-25924819

    1. vizzy2004


      Unfortunately this young lady was very drunk when she (possibly) fell in the river. So I believe Winter had no part in it. Very sad story indeed, such a waste of life.

    2. Robbie Garrett

      Robbie Garrett

      Agreed, so mysterious this is.

  11. Anyone got the New Nexus 7 (2013) - what do you think? Thinking getting it before Xmas!

    1. matt_in_dudley


      Weirdly enough I bought one yesterday. Much smoother than the old. Bit pricey though, for what it is.

  12. In which year was the month of September recording the hottest day of the year? Could happen this year! :D

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    2. Thundery wintry showers

      Thundery wintry showers

      That's still high enough to make it a tall order though!

    3. Eugene


      I will say we have no chance, roll on autumn

    4. Eugene


      You need something very exceptional to beat 34C in September, after the first week forget it

  13. Keeping my eye on the forming (possible MCS) over Northern France, has a direct heading for London and South East...

  14. Wishes that this time next week, we would have had an overnight MCS import from France!!

  15. My bedroom is sitting at 30*C, just slightly dropped to 29*C... damn!!

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    2. Bottesford


      Yep - especially if you have an open stairway rather than separate hallway. All heat from down here goes straight up there.

    3. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Shutting windows to keep hotter air out, and closing curtains to reflect sun (as long as the side facing outside isn't too dark presumably)

      makes a notable difference I've found, normally our house heats up more but the other day I got home at 1:30 and it was 29c outside, only 22-23c inside

    4. Bottesford


      Yes if I kept windows closed my downstairs would be around 22-23c too. But then I'll open up to get it up to 24-25c so can be comfy wearing not a lot. It soon cools off again anyway.

      25c in bedroom right now - skylight+other open window makes perfect gentle through draught.

  16. Can't believe I had 11 snowfalls this year. festering amazing!! 12 from December - March 2013.

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    2. vizzy2004


      that impressive for your location mate, how much did you get in total over winter? 30cm?

    3. Robbie Garrett

      Robbie Garrett

      Interestingly only two of those days did it settle. Still Nov/Dec 2013 for more snow to fall, can't wait...

    4. Supacell


      Lost count of the amount of days it has snowed around here this year so far :)

  17. 9 Snowfalls this year, amazing!!

  18. So glad they have charged the evil that Killed Christina Edkins last Thursday, this poor girl should still be here today. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21758146

  19. Actually feel physically sick, can't believe what happened to poor Christina Edkins!! 16 years old!!!!! So upset and angry, because it should never of happened....

  20. Was that Thunder in London?? Or a Eurofighter... was very loud/long and can't see anything that would warrant that amount of thunder except a jet being scrambled through the sound barrier??

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    2. IanR


      ooooo, its making me long for summer now, I alway suffer from thunderstorm withdrawal in winter, snow does not do it for me, roll on

    3. Aaron


      Don't see many storms nowadays so I have nothing to withdraw from.

    4. IanR


      we had a couple of gudduns last summer, one with constant high level thunder, and another later in the year with about 60 visible strikes

  21. 4 snowfall events this year, Since 2008, there has been 14 snowfalls that I have counted in London. Compared to 1993-2007, there was none for me. A trend that's for sure...



      Yep, a definite trend for the whole uk generally!

    1. idi_oh_boy
    2. Alex95


      You could easily replace England with London and Canada with Newcastle ;)

  22. Is anyone elses PSN down? It's under maintanence apparently, but some people can still login :S

    1. SummerNSnow


      10pm tonight if it's sorted! My O/H can get on, but not my son.

    2. Love Snow

      Love Snow


      Update: PSN maintenance is requiring more time than expected, and is now expected to complete tonight. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    3. NUT


      Mine still not working. Getting a little tedious the constant maintemence

  23. One thing to remember, even though the days are longer February is statistically the coldest and most severe of Winter Months in the UK. What a spell this could turn out to be...