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Blessed Weather

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    Hadleigh, Suffolk
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    Weather extremes, mountains and skiing, foreign travel, British pubs. As a 10 year old I experienced the 1962/63 winter which was the start of my life-long interest in all things weather related. The family had just moved into a new-build house on the top of a hill in Wales when the blizzard struck overnight. I woke up with my bedroom window sill covered in snow. In the bathroom the sill was covered and the bath was full of several inches of snow. The water in the toilet was frozen. Oh the joy of badly fitting, draughty wooden windows... and only a coal fire in the living room to warm the entire house!
    My first skiing trip to the Alps was in 1966. It was a school trip to Solden in Austria and we travelled by train across Europe. It was my first trip abroad and I hardly slept all way with the excitement. It led to a life-long passion for all things skiing and mountain and nowadays I try and have a few ski holidays a year if I can, spreading my visits across the Alps and try to visit less well known resorts as well as the usual suspects.
    My other passion is rugby and coming from Dinas Powys in South Wales I'm naturally enough a Wales fan. I now live in Suffolk (job move) but regularly travel back in Wales where my family still live.
    My avatar is inspired by Brian Blessed - absolutely awesome in panto!!
  • Weather Preferences
    An Alpine climate - snowy winters and sunny summers

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  1. A beautiful start to the day with bacon sandwiches enjoyed in the garden. Depending on your preferences, arguably the best time of the day before the heat and humidity builds later. It's looking like 27C/28C will be achieved by many today, with a chance of hitting 30C in one of our usual hot-spots. Satellite 08.10: Arpege temps 17.00: Thursday looking interesting as heavy, thundery rain moves up from France. GFS precipitation Thurs 08.00:
  2. A dull, damp start with the cloud from the front that is draped the length of the North Sea still hanging over the Region. This is clearing very slowly east so most of us should see the sun by the afternoon with temps back into the pleasant low twenties. My location ended up with 12.7mm yesterday and another 0.8mm overnight, giving a total of 13.5mm from this wet spell. Cloud 06.25:
  3. It was lovely early this morning with some sunshine and the temperature reaching 20.7C at 10.16. Rain arrived late morning and it's been a very soggy afternoon with the rainfall gauge showing 12.2mm by 18.30 (with a little bit more yet to come this evening). But nice to get the garden watered and the water butts topped up. Radar says it all. A wet one for the Region. 13.55:
  4. Just love the cirrus cloud here in Suffolk this morning. Temp 24.8C at midday. Wonderful spell of weather.
  5. Lovely start to the weekend here as the back edge of the cloud cover clears my location and continues moving west. Most of East Anglia now under a blue sky. It might take until this afternoon for the cloud to clear the far west of our Region. And hopefully the haar out in the North Sea will stay off-shore and not spoil the day on the east coast. Satellite 07.10:
  6. A wonderful late afternoon here. Much more like it!! It was so nice to sit in the garden in the sun and enjoy the warmth. The max temp was only 19.3C (reached at 16.03) but it felt so much hotter in the late May sunshine. Thankfully plenty more to look forward to over the next week. 😀 Satellite 18.00. Good for most but annoying cloud bubbled up for some:
  7. T&L and hail just after lunch today, with some flash flooding on local roads. This evening, on the walk home from a visit to one of the Hadleigh pubs, the threatening sky over the town was atmospheric. Thankfully it was all bark and no bite and I arrived home dry. I'm totally fed up with this weather now; can we please have summer arrive soon. 🤞
  8. I've got my touring caravan pitched up at Wroxham but me and Mrs Blessed were visiting friends at Sea Palling when one of a number of heavy showers went through giving T&L. You can see the two strikes captured by the Netweather radar at 14.20. I think the North Norfolk area has seen a couple of distinct lines of showers this afternoon that kept bring downpours through the same narrow areas. And I forgot to mention, we also saw a lovely rainbow. 🙂 Radar 14.20:
  9. Lol. Often the case holidaying in the UK Pete. The weather's better back home! 😄
  10. I'm on a caravan holiday in Norfolk and we've had everything bar the kitchen sink today. A lovely sunny start, showers by mid-morning, thunder and lightening early afternoon and a torrential downpour late afternoon that flooded some of the site pitches. The one bonus has been that some of the skies have been wonderful. This looking inland from Sea Palling:
  11. The hi-res radar rainfall calculations for the UK clearly shows how our Region missed most of the thundery rainfall yesterday. Just a few 'streaks' where a couple of lines of showers developed and moved north. Here imby a very pleasant day with long sunny spells and a max of 17.6C. Source: Netweather Extra.
  12. The trough moving north combined with rising warm air from the strong May sunshine is giving some very heavy downpours and some T&L for the northern half of the Region. Notice how the coastal strips are staying mainly sunny in the southerly breeze. Satellite and radar at just after 13.00:
  13. That was a useful drop of rain for gardens and crops. Started here in South Suffolk at 07.00 and the main band cleared through at 10.30 having deposited 9.4mm. 👍
  14. After all the persistent, unseasonable cold it's nice to have a brief visit of some warm air, particularly for the east of the Region. Shame it's a fleeting one-day wonder. The Arpege 850hPa (approx 1,500m) temperature sequence nicely illustrates this, showing the oranges of the +10C air over the east on Sunday. Here's the chart progression from this morning (Fri) thru the weekend and into Tuesday of next week. Here's the Arpege 2m temps for 17.00 Sunday. I would think it likely that 20C will be reached in one of the Region's usual 'hot-spots'. Source: https://www.meteoci
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