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  1. Some of the model outputs this morning for TS Joaquin are a little worrying for NY and surrounding areas, luckily still a while for this to change

    1. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      Aye, looks fantastic from a neutral point of view.

    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      One of my students is called Joaquin and is fascinated to have a named storm!

  2. Hearing lots of talk this morning that this El Nino is likely to beat the 97/98 El Nino...Is there actually any truth to that?

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    2. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      The MJO is suppressed during El Ninos, SB. The 1 and 2 regions underwent temporary cooling from the last upwelling wave, but there's still anomalies of over +7C waiting just under the surface.

    3. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      I thought Nino was the reason for the huge MJO phases in March and July.

    4. BornFromTheVoid

      BornFromTheVoid

      I think the strong MJO helped boost the relatively weak Nino at the time. Right now we should be looking for continued westerly anomalies along the euatorial Pacific and for the IOD to go positive, both of which appear to be happening.

  3. A level results went well, taking Math & Meteorology at Uni next month! :D

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    2. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      yeah stay away from London... I would I wish you every success at university..

    3. Beverley Lass

      Beverley Lass

      Very impressed ! Congrats and have fun :-)

    4. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      I don't even want to imagine how expensive accomodation would have been in London, and thanks Bev :)

  4. Get my final A level results on Thursday, to say that I'm bricking it would be an understatement

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    2. Lauren

      Lauren

      Good Luck. Please let me reassure you that whatever your schools/colleges may try to brainwash you with, they really are not the be all and end all of your life. You may be made to feel that if you don't do well you wil be failures, this isnt true AT ALL. The things that will take you the furthest are your work ethic and getting good experience. Grades help, but they are not the most important thing.

    3. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      Thanks for the reassurance, :) I agree, there is much more to life than grades.

    4. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      well for some good grades are critical especially if you wish to go into medicine anyway best of luck its just an piece of paper ;-)

  5. Met Office forecasting a UV Index of 8 on Tuesday, which as far as I can tell is very rare in these parts

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    2. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      In Spain there's UV indexes of 11

    3. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      The Met Office say "The solar index does not exceed 8 in the UK (8 is rare; 7 may occur on exceptional days, mostly in the two weeks around the summer solstice)" so probably not wrong to say it's rare, though have seen it recorded before and now forecast a few times so not sure how rare it actually is

    4. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      I think improved modelling is now showing and proving 8 isn't as rare as thought a few years ago.

  6. Exams finally over! Now the grueling wait until I find out if I did enough to reach my uni offer..

    1. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      Good luck I'm sure all will be fine

    2. Nick L

      Nick L

      Did you apply for the MMet course at Reading in the end? :)

  7. If only people in the convective thread stopped complaining and stopped drowning out the people actually trying to discuss the situation, it would be a lovely thread to read

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    2. Dami

      Dami

      no one ever comes in my parties in there :(

    3. IanR

      IanR

      due the the letdowns and thunder on the edge of extinction in the uk, no wonder the moaning

    4. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      We should give up its a thunder less place like Antarctica ....

  8. The way the BBC are discussing Cyclone Pam is laughable. Saying that it is in the top 5 strongest tropical storms anywhere on the planet in recorded history, and trying to make it sound as strong as Super Typhoon Tip by comparing Pam's gust speeds to Tip's sustained speeds! I thought the BBC were better than that

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    2. tropicbreeze

      tropicbreeze

      It's just media hype. People want entertainment. Reporters provide it. There's no other way to compete with the "sports pages". It's not just the BBC.

    3. IanR

      IanR

      I can understand them trying to dramatise events like this to make people watch, but its their implying its all to do with climate change, its biased, misleading, unscientific dumbing down

    4. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      I understand they want to hype it up to get more coverage, but blatant lying about facts in order to do so is low even for the BBC

  9. Got an interview at Reading uni for the Met Degree! :D

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    2. Nick L

      Nick L

      Back in my day we didn't have interviews, sorry :p They brought in formal interviews not long after I started.

    3. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      Ahh, okay. I'm going there for a talk in a couple of weeks, I guess I'll have to ask then :)

    4. Nick L

      Nick L

      As long as you have an interest in the weather (which you obviously do) and can answer some fairly basic maths/physics questions then you'll be fine. I had an informal chat but this was after I had my offer.

  10. The majority of Russia is aleady covered in ice, and it's only mid-October! http://www.natice.noaa.gov/pub/ims/ims_gif/DATA/cursnow.gif

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    2. Dancerwithwings

      Dancerwithwings

      I've been down in the -30's, its an experience that ill never forget, and yes it is a tad too cold for most, at -25c you can't even have a fag outdoors :p

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      -5 will do lol!

    4. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      -30C must have been crazy. I don't think I'd ever want to experience that when I have cold, would be breaking icicles off of my nose. :p

  11. Someone's been dropping steriods into the Pacific again!

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      non stop storms

    2. Somerset Squall

      Somerset Squall

      October has produced some beasts over the past couple of years in the West Pacific!

  12. University application finished. It's all suddenly starting to feel very real!

  13. The ice bucket challenge sucks even more than you'd think..

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    2. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      Lighten up folks. There is no way this much would have been raised had it not been for the ice bucket challenge or something similar. All a bit of fun. Yes a few may do it for attention and some take it a step too far but no change there. Lighten up and have some fun folks.

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      I nominate Costa :-)

    4. karyo

      karyo

      I don't know why some people think that charity and stupidity go hand in hand!Just give and leave the bucket alone!

  14. 2:40PM and 12C outside. Where did August go?!

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    2. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      We had a heavy shower pass through, and it dropped from 16C to 12C. back up to 15 now, but still strange to see it so low at this time of the day in August.

    3. Summer Sun

      Summer Sun

      Temperatures should recover next week doesn't mean it will be totally dry but a warmer feel, wouldn't bet against high pressure returning in a couple of weeks just when the kids go back to school

    4. lassie23
  15. Four A's! :D

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    2. gary1365

      gary1365

      I'm still waiting on the result for a resit coursework from my degree it's hard waiting on results isn't it lol

    3. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      I know the how you feel. And well done!

    4. Lauren

      Lauren

      I was there years ago! One thing I can promise you is that in the grand scheme of things, they are not important at all, they are a means to an end, they do not steer your life though.

  16. AS Level results Thursday, absolutely bricking it.

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    2. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      Thanks Chris! And good luck Scott :)

    3. William Grimsley

      William Grimsley

      My GCSE results next Thursday!

    4. Sainsbo
  17. Not sure why people are so surprised to see the NHC showing that Bertha will hit us. It's not unusual us being hit by ex tropical cyclones, as soon as it transitions from tropical to a normal atlantic low the NHC will have nothing to do with it and it won't be much more than a rather autumnal day by the time it gets here..

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    2. Mapantz

      Mapantz

      Rain is what I need. I don't see it as anything more right now.

    3. William Grimsley

      William Grimsley

      Same here, I'm not liking the look of the charts right now.

    4. lassie23

      lassie23

      It's going to miss the uk now!

  18. Looks like there's a chance Latvia will have their hotest day on record today

  19. Just got back from open day at University of Reading. Got a tour of the Met department, and it looked amazing! Totally sold on what my first choice is

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    2. Nick L

      Nick L

      Well for my year you only needed a B (it was a one off, and I only got a B so I got lucky!). If you fail to get the grade you automatically get put onto the 3 year course. And if you do well in the first year you can always request them to consider placing you on the 4 year course.

    3. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      I think I'll end up doing either that, or the MMath. either way, it looks very interesting. Thanks again for the tour!

    4. Nick L

      Nick L

      No worries, glad you enjoyed the visit!

  20. Could be some nasty storms in the US today. Wunderground showing Doppler is estimating a couple of cells with >4 inch hail!

  21. Sometimes I feel that the Met Office would rather get the forecast wrong than change it and admit they were wrong.

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    2. Nick L

      Nick L

      Generally they are an institution to be proud of, just throwing a bit of a wobbly the past few days.

    3. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      I thought it odd when they removed the SE as thought was thinking storms could expand further east.. the main cell in the channel was tracking just east of the warning anyway

    4. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      Agreed. Seems like a lot of people thought them removing the warning was a bad idea. Normally they're great, last week they have made some bizarre choices though.

  22. Only I could complate miss out a question in an exam because I didn;t even realise it was there. Gutted, the rest of the paper went so well

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    2. Summer of 95

      Summer of 95

      I did that once. Biology I think it was, they had printed it on the back cover of the exam booklet which was blank for every other one.

    3. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      Yeah, it's awful :/ Luckily it shouldn't effect my overall grade, still a bummer though.

    4. matt_in_dudley

      matt_in_dudley

      i did that in my A Level History exam...it was a question i knew the answer to aswell...would of got an A if i'd answered it. lol

  23. Next week sure does look interesting ;) Upgrades instead of downgrades please

  24. Glad I'm not in Mississippi right now..

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    2. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      :p It must be pretty awesome to whitness something like that, albeit scary
    3. Steve C

      Steve C

      I was playing on words a bit. There was a band in the 70's called P.ussycat (swear filter avoidance) who had a number 1 called 'Mississippi' Agree it would be awesome (and scary if too close) to see.

    4. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      Ahh, I didn't know that either. Learn something new everyday. :p

  25. In the last 8 days,there have been 7 earthquakes measuring over magnitude 7 or higher. There are usually only 15 in a year, it seems quite scary.

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    2. Sainsbo

      Sainsbo

      6.1? Damn, that's a big one

    3. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      I'm surprised you didn't know about the 6.1 Karyo!!!

    4. karyo

      karyo

      So it was in the North Sea. That wiki page doesn't say anything about the causes of the earthquake though.

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