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    Meteorology, science, retro gaming and writing fiction.
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    Snow and frost in the winter. Hot and sunny, thunderstorms in the summer.

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  1. SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    A really nice weekend for most with just a few thundery downpours scattered around last night and a few this afternoon. It does look cooler this comng week with some rain at times. Things look a little uncertain from next weekend onwards as we see a trough form near the UK, it could end up cool and wet but it only requires low pressure to be a little further west and we could end up with something drier and warmer, even a cyclonic southerly wouldn't be too bad. Probably the worst outcomes are either low pressure parked over the UK or directly south with a dull easterly setting up.
  2. SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    Another sunny day, a bit cooler at 23c but that is still excellent for the time of year.
  3. SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    In this case I was referring to the feel of the day, mid to high twenites is ideal and we also have low humidity and cloud free skies. Sure we may see hotter weather come the summer but I think today will rank up near the top. Today has been absolutely stunning.
  4. Spring 2018 - Moans, Ramps, Chat etc

    A real mad Spring considering we saw two spells in March where ice days were recorded quite widely. Add to that we have also seen some extremely wet weather at times and also just a week ago some incredibly dull weather. I guess all we are missing is some proper convective activity, hopefully the weekend should sort that.
  5. SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    Unbroken sunshine all day with just a light southerly breeze. Up to 27C and rising still. This will probably be one of the best days of the year, and it is only mid-April.
  6. To go a little further, it looks like the warm air will persist from the Midlands south until the end of the weekend. To put this in perspective, given we have reached 25C today, then it is very possible that some locations in the south could hit 25C for five consecutive days which for April is pretty exceptional. Cooler air will affect northern parts Friday and Saturday though still a lot of decent weather on offer. Normal service resumes next week Temperatures probably dropping to near normal with some rain or showers at times but nothing overly drastic. Just a typical westerly pattern.
  7. SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    Barely a cloud across the region with temperatures widely between 23 and 24C. A good chance of adding a couple of degrees to that tomorrow.
  8. SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    Some sunshine today though a lot of cloud. We did hit a high of 19C which is the warmest day of the year so far.
  9. SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    Probably one of the dullest weeks I have ever seen in Spring. Simply awful for the one week I actually booked off work.
  10. Looks like we could hit 25c by the end of next week. Possibly touching 80f in favoured spots if the warm air advection is clean enough (we need 850s of 12c+ probably to get there). Still the outlook seems to be increasingly settled and warm/very warm with high pressure taking control to our east with winds from a generally south easterly direction.
  11. Week 2 does suggest we will have an amplified pattern with a ridge close to or just east of the UK and another building in the Atlantic with a weakening trough in between. A lot of potential outcomes, though most likely we would probably see the high to our ENE drift further west, though of course how far west is the major question mark here. You can see a strong retrogression signal that could develop a cold northerly, or you could see the high merely drift over the UK and maintain a more settled spell of weather for the UK. It does look like by the end of this week we will begin to see drier and brighter weather develop with temperatures responding with this with temperatures reaching the high teens or approaching 20C.
  12. SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    Awful grey day with yet more rain.
  13. I must be honest, even though dry and settled looks unlikely. I would probably take the GFS evolution which keeps a trough close to our west so we would have showers or longer spells of rain but the temperatures would not be too bad. The ECM evolution looks pretty chilly with a lot of cloud moving in from the north sea and always the risk of rain towards the south east portion of the country.
  14. SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    A brighter and warmer afternoon after a series of gloomy, wet and cold days. A few heavy downpours still though. After the initial promise of something drier and warmer, it looks like we could see a pretty grim easterly set up with a lot of cloud and still the risk of rain.
  15. SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    Horrid day with rain or drizzle on and off, not looking much better for the rest of the weekend. Oh well, glad I have taken the 9th-13th off and decided to work Friday and Monday of this bank holiday weekend.
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