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  1. 'noon All. Looking a bit brighter here this afternoon. still a chill in the air though. Fortunately I am working Sunday so have to be up early. I say "fortunately" because if I wasnt working, I would still be up early - woken by the mutitude of helicopters circling above my home zooming in for the marathon
  2. Morning All. Am I sensing this thread is going the same way as the Model one? As ever, you can please some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time. So whether its rain you want or not, then maybe agree to disagree as to the pros/cons of some precipitation Personally I dont care about the weather, I like the variations we have in the UK. A walk in the rain with the dog is just as pleasureable as a walk in the sun. But for anyone who goes outside every day it cannot be helped noticing the distinct lack of rain we have had in the SE London/North Kent/Kent area. And to me, it is a concern, considering how much agriculture in Kent may be affected by this dry spell. So although i am not about to do a rain dance, I am waiting in anticipation for some wet weather. If only enough to wet people's gardens.
  3. 'Noon All. Not to add to any sort of argument, but the fact of the matter is, is that there has been very little rain for quite some time in the SE London/Kent area. And although it may not loook like a desert out there, i can confirm it is very dry underfoot. I cannot remember such a long dry period for ages now (and i am and old git!) I put a few Met O links up the other day, and in those links it specifically states that the London/SE are very dry So, I personally think this dry spell will have some kind of knock on effect come summer/autumn when crops are getting harvested, fruit picked, etc. in the drier areas. As for other counties, i cannot speak as i dont live there.
  4. Mmm. wonder what the weather will be like on June 8th? Hoping it will be a lovely sunny day and will bring all the voters out
  5. Morning All, and a chilly one to start the working week. Observations Observed at 07:00, Tuesday 18 April 6°C 43°F Wind Speed 18 km/h 11 mph North North Easterly Humidity: 66% Visibility: Excellent Pressure: 1030mb, Rising Observation station: London (Lat: 51.517 | Lon: -0.1)
  6. A few really good links for getting up to date with current groundwater levels and the situation as to whether we are heading into restrictions (hose pipe bans etc.) https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/607906/Water_situation_report_Kent_and_south_London_March_2017.pdf https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/water-situation-local-area-reports https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/607803/Water_situation_report_March_2017.pdf
  7. Morning All. bright out now compared to some heavy cloud earlier. Was suprised by how cool it was this morning. Wasn't ready for the cold wait for the bus. So, it may stay dry for rest of April eh? Well i reckon the rest of spring either has a lot of catching up to do with wet weather or we are in for a washout of a summer Observations Sunny intervals Observed at 10:00, Wednesday 12 April 11°C 52°F Wind Speed 16 km/h 10 mph West South Westerly Humidity: 69% Visibility: Very Good Pressure: 1019mb, Falling Observation station: London (Lat: 51.517 | Lon: -0.1)
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  9. Morning Folks, after a superb day yesterday, today is just as nice but a tad cooler. looking at the ten day forecast, still no rain about. although with todays event in London i am glad its going to be dry Observations Observed at 09:00, Monday 10 April Sunny 10°C 50°F Wind Speed 14 km/h 9 mph North North Westerly Humidity: 56% Visibility: Excellent Pressure: 1026mb, Rising Observation station: London (Lat: 51.517 | Lon: -0.1)
  10. Morning All. Yes the lack of rain is concerning me too. I think the cost of fruit & vegetables will rise come autumn and farmers may suffer another year of low yeild. I like warm dry spring weather, but each season has its variations and winter/spring in my mind should have been wetter then currently. The weekend is looking good for sun lovers, and it will make walking the dog a pleasant thing. But i really dont mind walking him in torrential rain too Observations Sunny Observed at 08:00, Friday 7 April 7°C 45°F Wind Speed 5 km/h 3 mph North Westerly Humidity: 84% Visibility: Good Pressure: 1029mb, Rising Observation station: London (Lat: 51.517 | Lon: -0.1)
  11. Morning all, looks like we are in for a warm weekend judging by the forecasts as for today, well its a lovely start to the morning and my stroll to work was very pleasant Observations Observed at 09:00, Wednesday 5 April Sunny 9°C 48°F Wind Speed 10 km/h 6 mph North Westerly Humidity: 72% Visibility: Very Good Pressure: 1032mb, Rising Observation station: London (Lat: 51.517 | Lon: -0.1)
  12. 'Noon All Still quite grey in westminster, slight breeze keeping temps about 14°C When did it last rain??? Seems like months since a decent bit of rain. If it carries on dry like this i think we may pay the price (see what i did there ) for it come the autumn harvest.
  13. Well as suspected from my earlier post, sun now shining brightly and warmth is nice Observations Sunny Observed at 12:00, Monday 3 April 15°C 59°F Wind Speed 21 km/h 13 mph Southerly Humidity: 55% Visibility: Very Good Pressure: 1026mb, Falling Observation station: London (Lat: 51.517 | Lon: -0.1)
  14. Morning all, a foggy/misty start to the day in SE London, Westminster shrouded in fog too. Slight chill in the air but reckon the sun will start warming things up as it gets to work. Looking like its going to be a lovely day today with plenty of sun and warmness too Observations Observed at 06:00, Monday 3 April 5°C 41°F Wind Speed 3 km/h 2 mph North North Easterly Humidity: 92% Visibility: Good Pressure: 1026mb, Falling Observation station: London (Lat: 51.517 | Lon: -0.1)