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  1. I must admit It has shocked me today at just effortlessly the heat built to extreme temperatures. Rubbish cool July and then boom 100F in one day! It seems like in the past the heat would have to have build for days for it to get to those temperatures. I reckon we will see 40C in the next 7 years personally. 

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  2. Very forgettable summer but nowhere near as bad as 2012 (or this year!). It had its fair share of dry days but they were mostly cool. Seem to remember the weekend of the 22nd August being warm and thundery but the worst of it missed us. 

    I spent 2 weeks of July in the Canary Islands so I missed the heat and thunder of early July. 

  3. 1 hour ago, philglossop said:

    As I've stated, personally I dont rate 2013, but then I was in the middle of a very messy divorce that whole summer, so my memories of that period are very bad to put it mildly! 

    Remember the July being very good with although not summer a weeks holiday in Cornwall 1st week of September being stunning. I think I hid away a lot and friends did give me the wide berth as I was in a bit of mess!  

    All I remember clearly that summer is calendar watching, being in solicitor offices which were stuffy and hot in June and July and counting down to the decree absolute which I got on 5th September and then throwing my wedding ring over the cliffs close to Lands End that day.

    Life moves on- bad period then led to a much happier life now! 




    Yeah it is interesting how personal events can influence your memories on the weather.

    In the same way I rate 2013 as a great summer because I was 19 and carefree at the time. If a 2013 summer occurred in 2020 I probably wouldn’t rate it half as much. 

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  4. The recent hot spell has got me thinking about previous hot summer weather and it led me to summer 2013.

    7 years ago now since this summer! How would people rate summer 2013?

    The June was ok here, it was cool but it had its fair share of dry and sunny weather.

    July was fantastic though, The heat kicked off in the first week and lasted for around 20 days. Ending in the proper way with huge thunderstorms on the 23rd.

    August was decent also, a hot spell at the beginning and warm throughout. Possibly the best August since 2006 (although that’s not saying much these days).

    An all time great summer? Probably not as 2018 was a lot better, however it did feel especially sweet after the dismal summers from 2007-2012 and also how cold the spring was. It felt like we would never get a warm summer again after that!

    It also seemed to usher in this warmer period of weather we have experienced post 2013 (bar notable exceptions of course). Interesting to hear people’s thoughts on this. 


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  5. 3 minutes ago, Sunny76 said:

    In some ways, but I don’t remember any hot period in June 2012. Just cold and dull throughout, but this June is certainly a poor one. 

    I think this will be the overall picture for summer 2020.

    Yeah this month has been nowhere near as bad as that month. Today has been vile though! 

  6. 26 minutes ago, Harsh Climate said:

    Yeah they just seem to explode once a storm moves over the dales. I remember living bottom of the chevin in otley and losing count the amount of cg's I'd see dancing over the hills around the mast to the north near blubberhouses.


    Yeah I saw this exact effect happen on the Chevin on the late May 2017 Storm. Was mental! 

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