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    Currently Birmingham, but sometimes Chelmsford.
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    Studying for an integrated Master's degree in theoretical physics. Other interests include mathematics, meteorology, coding, walking, fishing, juggling/ unicycling, and just learning stuff!
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    Unseasonably cold weather (at all times of year), wind, and thunderstorms.

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  1. Quite a rare event, getting two consecutive Mays 13C or above (2017 was 13.2C). Only the fifth time this has happened, and the first time in 99 years, with the last such pair occurring in the years 1918 and 1919. No three consecutive Mays have each achieved a CET of 13C or more, so something to look out for next year.
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    The Helm Wind

    Very interesting post, and great photos/videos. Was that the snow from March just gone?
  3. We've never actually recorded 30C in October. It's just about at the very limit of what's possible, and would certainly have to occur within the first few days.
  4. Relativistic

    When was your last morning storm

    I remember one such event in Essex in either of the Augusts of 2013 or 2014 (I think it was the latter). Some really loud thunder between around 7am and 10am. There have also been quite a few occasions in my memory where storms have started in the 2-5am window (again, in Essex).
  5. SS is perfectly entitled to enjoy these things, I don't disagree. But you can overcook things. When something is mentioned multiple times before the event, multiple times on the day, and then even weeks after the event has happened, it's been a little over-done, no? (Especially for something as trivial, for example, as the hottest London marathon day on record.) [Slightly besides my point, but as an aside I imagine people on here would get very excited about the coldest Christmas on record; records for Christmas day go back two and a half centuries and span much of the little ice age, and incidentally, the coldest Christmas CET is outrageously cold (I think perhaps the second coldest day on the entire record), so replicating such an event in the current climate may well be impossible. For contrast, the first London marathon was in 1981, and similarly, the early May bank holiday was introduced as recently as 1978.]
  6. The only one of those that is of any significance is the first. The other three are simply down to good timing; if the two "hot snaps" had both been a week later we'd only shout about achieving the hottest April day for 70 years, not, for example, "the hottest day to have fallen exactly a week after the early May bank holiday ever". They're good little factoids, but you've been getting far too excited over them. As I said, the final three are next to meaningless.
  7. One other thing. 1st March 2018: fourth coldest March day ever. 19th April 2018: second warmest April day ever. What will May bring!
  8. Looks like we got the joint record for number 4, but none of the others. The 18th and 19th are respectively down as 17.0C and 17.6C (making them second and joint fourth warmest April days on record), but all other days during the hot spell were sub-15C. The warmest week-long period was the 16th-22nd, whose mean is down as 14.5C; only 1775, 1945, 1893, and 1840 have had such periods as warm or warmer (the best 2011 managed was 14.2C for the period 19th-25th).
  9. I have to disagree with you on this one. The Summers of 2013 and 2014, at least in Essex, were far stormier than any Summers since. July 2014 was incredibly stormy. Anyway, this post from Terminal Moraine may be of interest to you:
  10. Something similar occurred in 1945. According to TORRO, a high of 26.1C was recorded on the 18th (the record for that date). The end of the month then saw sleet and snow showers, with temperatures widely down to -4C. Full details can be found in the Met Office weather report for the month: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/binaries/content/assets/mohippo/pdf/l/0/apr1945.pdf In terms of the mean CET, four daily records were set in April 1945. The 15th, 16th, and 18th all hold daily record highs, while the 30th holds the daily record low, just 12 days later.
  11. I love cloudy, windy, and wet weather, when the wind is rustling through the trees and there's a spray in the air. Love going out for walks in it, it's nice to "feel" that kind of weather. I also find many thick, leaden cloudscapes to be quite beautiful. What I like less is a featureless, cloudy canvas on a still day, with no rain. It's perhaps one of the only kinds of day-to-day weather that I dislike. At the other end of the spectrum, I appreciate sunshine and warmth, but heat less so. I love a still day in early Spring where the air is cool but the sunshine carries some warmth. Heat can be nice from time to time (especially if it results in thunderstorms), but also irritating in other ways.
  12. I'll take 9.9C and 100mm please.
  13. It's a bit odd, Hadley haven't updated the estimated mean values since the 19th, but they have updated the estimated minimum and maximum values. If you calculate the mean values based off those you get 13.9C and 13.8C for the 20th and 21st, respectively.
  14. I see, turns out that you can click on Church Fenton on the Met Office's map of weather stations but it redirects you to Linton-on-Ouse, which is quite a way away from Leeds. That's where the 25.4C was, my mistake.