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Jon Somerset

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  1. Looking at the forecast until the end of August looks as if that’s it for summer. Too soon to tell for mid-September but I’m having to get used to the idea of a blustery cool bank holiday where jumpers are needed to stay warm 😕
  2. Not one thunderstorm here. Very disappointed- the heat gradually reduced with first drizzle and now more regular rain, but the only decent storm occurred several weeks ago.
  3. Not a sausage in central Somerset and only one good day of storms in the last year. Clouds are bubbling up so maybe tomorrow?
  4. Mid Somerset again providing a pleasant dry day with plenty of sun in the afternoon, albeit a fresher day such as you might expect early to mid May. Still warm enough to enjoy.
  5. Just had the first overhead Thunderstorm of the year in my village. Lovely.
  6. Perhaps it’s been said before, but for me this summer has been remarkable in the differences in weather across various regions, with the differences even more localised than ever. In central Somerset this has been a fine summer since late June. Very little rain, lots of sun and temperatures in the low 20s at worst. I’m as brown as a berry and my garden is pretty brown too. No thunderstorm has come close to my village at all this year so far - just the big ones a week or two ago heard in the distance. I recall previous years coldly watching cloud all day while the east had sun and warmth.
  7. Although the air temperature is low 12C the expected cloud layer has dissipated and sun is quite strong, so quite pleasant to sit out despite needing a couple of layers.
  8. I’m aware it didn’t get going for many in the east for several weeks but here in the West Country it was one of the best ever. It started early and June and July were fantastic. But August ended it with a damp squib which was disappointing, especially as that’s when I took a week off. I’m one of those who goes by astronomical dates so for me it’s still summer, and September is doing better than August currently. I too missed thunder. We had a good day in May but after that all thunderstorms stuck in the east.
  9. Next year I’m taking late June off and work through August. We grabbed a nice morning yesterday but most of the time it’s been drab and overcast. Oh well - at least we’re not suffering the severe fires or floods.
  10. For the first time in ages I’m cold enough to need a jumper. Considering putting the fire on as my front room is a bit chilly. What’s the betting September warms up again?
  11. Only reached 18 yesterday in West Somerset/Devon due to cloud and flag. It didn’t rain which was great and views were tremendous- but I’d like a bit of heat back for my holiday. I picked the wrong time to take off.
  12. Disappointing day so far in Somerset with no sign of grey drizzle with breeze stopping despite promise of thundery showers with sunny intervals. Doubly annoying as it was much the same yesterday and it’s the start of my week's holiday ?
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