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  1. Is it mandatory now to have every weatherman/woman on the roof at Points West? BBC Bristol must be taking lessons from TV Tiraspol and Banja Luka! 

  2. What is the obsession with Christmas and snow? White Christmases are rarer than hens teeth. I guess wet and mild or cool and grey doesn’t sell Christmas. 

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    2. Dami

      Dami

      good for you, being right and all, but I'd like a bit of snow cos it makes it more cosy. We must of had snow at some point if cards have snowmen on. 

      bad girls was cool.

    3. jvenge

      jvenge

      Well, the chance of a white Christmas is quite low, although I experienced it the past two years on orthodox Christmas.

      But I personally like Christmas because I work in an industry where people tend to hibernate over Christmas, don't make changes and the work load really drops as a result, allowing a very unique time for me to relax more than I am otherwise able to do at other times of year.

    4. lassie23

      lassie23

      a westerly isn't just for christmas it's for the entire winter:friends: What industry are you in jvenge

  3. Nice to see the models showing a cooler regime - let's hope it materialises. Got a good feeling this winter could deliver. 

    1. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      Refreshing to see 

  4. I have gone from a full block, to just one neighbour (the guy in the bedsit below) in a space of a few weeks! 

    1. Frost HoIIow

      Frost HoIIow

      Is the block haunted or something? :D

    2. nn2013

      nn2013

      It’s one of those areas where people come and go. Some of the blocks on my road have had a bigger turnover. 

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      poltergeists usually clear places

  5. Weird - I did a Youtube playlist of favourite UK #1s year by year from 1976 to 2017. Why does "Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkel remind me of the winter that happened the year it was #1 (78/9)? Whilst it's a very sad song, I just visualise lots of snow for some reason when listening to it. 

  6. Forgive my ignorance on this as I am still learning about the weather. What is the chance of three storms / hurricanes happening at once? 

    1. Summer Sun

      Summer Sun

      Two Cat 4 hurricanes have never hit the US mainland in the same season Irma will set another record

    2. nn2013

      nn2013

      Thank you for that - it's quite worrying really. 

  7. Met Office says a likelihood of a warmer than average autumn.....I'd accept that to a point. Then again a certain late 1970s year had a warm autumn that followed something big. Is it sad to want to see a winter like 1979 with the weather in my life?

    1. karyo

      karyo

      Most seasons are above average these days so it is like they are stating the obvious. I'd be more interested if they would break it to a month by month likelihood.

    2. nn2013

      nn2013

      That is true and I do think they are trying to downplay a few things, especially as they got it totally wrong last winter. It'd be nice to have a "normal" autumn. 

    3. karyo
  8. I know it's a cheesy song, but I do have a soft spot for it - my grandparents loved it and I always remember Barbara Dickson as Anita in "Band of Gold" the brotherl keeper :D Well, as the week ahead looks promising weather-wise, these two months are the best for weather when they deliver. 

  9. I wonder if Hollywood and TV have given people the perception that snow = Christmas? December might be snowy in parts of America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the far North of Scotland once a while, but it's not snowy every year here. January to March is our snow period in the UK, if we're lucky. 

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    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      still waiting for the new ice age to begin.

    3. nn2013

      nn2013

      I wouldn't mind an ice-age to be frank. Yeah, the climate was different when Dickens was alive, but it's not the norm for every Christmas. It's been six years since the last....I don't think 2016 will be the one to break the duck I'm afraid...

    4. drm

      drm

      the western qbo seems loathed to relent this year sadly hopefully next year in conjuntion with the sun nearing its minimum things may have a better chance 

  10. So potential mild weather ahead - I think we need to either hope a) It's the models throwing a wobbler b) We're going to accept our climate is changing. 

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      doubt models throwing a wobbler! don't think ECM 216 and 240 will come off exactly like that, but I'm going for mild and more unsettled, more power to the Atlantic, jaffa cakes off Barbara

    2. nn2013

      nn2013

      I live in some hope we could just get cool ie 6-7c by day and 3-4c by night as a stop-gap, but the atlantic sadly influences British weather. Perhaps we need to accept that we're a milder country and that any winter weather is blessing....or this is just a phase and winters 2017 to 2020 become the worst yet. 

  11. I know we're due mild weather this week, but it's nice to have a bit of variance. I can't see a repeat of 2015 being achieved for a loooong time. 

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      at least it dosen't look too stormy, would rather have 15° and calm/dry, than constant rain at 6° and southerly jet with pm air

    2. nn2013

      nn2013

      I agree and I wouldn't mind a few mild days this week with the sun out - makes the day pleasent and usable. As long as Christmas is cold and frosty (snow would be nice, but we rarely get it here) and Jan and Feb have a bit of snow, I'd be happy. 

    3. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      Very interesting to have air from so far south, it will certainly be a very different feel. I do like how you can almost smell the tropics with the high dew points and oceanic air

  12. A gray and cool day - just as autumn should be. Fingers crossed I nail this job interview!

    1. cheese

      cheese

      Autumn should be sunny with dazzling autumn colours. Then again, winters should be cold and snowy but we don't get that in the UK either!

      Good luck with your interview though.

    2. nn2013

      nn2013

      I don't mind the sun, but this felt very October-esque today - just hope it's not a blip. The interview went well - did what I could. Should know next week. 

  13. It's nice to have an October that feels like an October and not an extended version of August / September. The fact it's been dry has helped a lot too and made it bearable. 

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    2. Lettucing Gutted

      Lettucing Gutted

      ^Indeed nn2013, that whole September 2012 through June 2013 period was wonderful.  Eventhough its very early days, Steve Murr said in the "winter thoughts & hopes" thread that the AO for this October so far is the most negative since at least 2012.

    3. nn2013

      nn2013

      It dragged a bit, but it was worth every minute of it. This above average spell that has been on and off for three years has been too much. Well, I hope it delivers. 

    4. Dami

      Dami

      I would love a December like 2010, just bring it forward a week and bobs your uncle. Although we did still have laying snow eating crimbo dinner some falling would be perfect <3

  14. Something will give soon with the weather. 

  15. Just coming to terms being a widower aged 29 - RIP Richard, I will always remember you.

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    2. nn2013

      nn2013

      Thanks Bishop Brennan - it's just really tough at the moment.

    3. Lauren

      Lauren

      I am so sorry. We are here if you need to vent. I hope you find strength through this.

    4. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      How tragic... Wishing you well, how hard it must be, you'll rise from the ashes it'll take some time, stay strong.

  16. Anyone think this August is a "flashback" to those days of 2007-2012?

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    2. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      It's warmer even now!

    3. Richard2901

      Richard2901

      Only difference is that so far sunshine is average despite being unsettled but that seems to be changing now :(

    4. MP-R

      MP-R

      2012 was better up to this date in my location than 2014. Thunderstorms in the first five days, the warm to hot until the 12th when there was a plume thunderstorm event, then warm and sunny until the 15th when it became much more unsettled. In 2012, the weather didn't really mirror the last few days until the 24th onwards when it turned cool.

  17. Fantastic weather! Here's to an Indian summer in September/October.

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    2. Steve C

      Steve C

      Are you serious Eugene? Indian summer weather is some of the best imho. Warm yet with a feel of Autumn and almost no chance of sunburn.

    3. nn2013

      nn2013

      Indian Summer is wonderful! Give me that in September as opposed to a wet miserable one. Something like September 2005/6 or October 1985 (I remember my Mum saying it was very hot) again.

    4. Summer Sun

      Summer Sun

      I agree nn an Indian summer would be a lovely way to end a very good summer by the UK's standards

  18. What is it with me and hot summers? 2003: I lost my Nan (Dad's side) and my parents relationship split up, 2006 I fall ill, attempt suicide, 2013 I lose my Nan (Mum's side), partner loses his mum. Either me or the weather is bad luck.

    1. Steve C

      Steve C

      Life can be a b.i.t.c.h. and when you get to a certain age, personal tragedy is almost inevitable. I think you should always look for better things, even if it seems futile. For whatever reason we are programmed to try to live as long as possible. :)

  19. 2013 - We're mid July, but what a year weatherwise! Snow in Jan/Feb, cold spring, Ok June, and now a scorching July!!

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    2. karyo

      karyo

      Yes, I will never forget March 2013!

    3. nn2013

      nn2013

      Neither will I! I will never forget Easter Monday 2013. Standing outside in the freezing cold for an hour waiting for a bus from Brean to Weston-super-mare because one failed to turn up :(

    4. Lettucing Gutted

      Lettucing Gutted

      Despite the very cold start to this year with this hot July 2013-2014 could turn out to be the year without a winter.

  20. Am I alone thinking despite six months of below average temps, we could land up breaking our temperature record? This is 2006 all over again.

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    2. Steve C

      Steve C

      It was the warmest calendar month recorded here for sure...

    3. nn2013

      nn2013

      I am a rookie indeed Eugene. If this weather can last, I can see it happening or coming close.

    4. Weather Boy

      Weather Boy

      Unlikely I feel, but not impossible. For that to happen, we would have to have migration of the high to the east and probably a low approx around the Azores to pull up Spanish or even African air. No sign of that at present, but could happen a long way in the future. I would take, not make, bets on that!

  21. June 13th...more like November 13th!! All I needed was darkness at 5pm, and preparing for my birthday. Hope it warms up soon.

  22. Reading some weather info for Brum on tuitempo, July 1988: 29 out of 31 days had rain!! That is crap!

    1. nn2013

      nn2013

      I strongly agree. It seems this is not unusual behaviour with the weather. Here is the evidence: http://www.tutiempo.net/en/Climate/Birmingham_Airport/07-1988/35340.htm

    2. Thundery wintry showers

      Thundery wintry showers

      July 1988 was a pretty exceptional month though- very wet everywhere, low daytime maxima and only eastern coastal parts of Scotland and NE England failed to record a large shortage of sunshine. Lancaster for instance had a mean max of 16.3C and 111 hours of sunshine- now that's what I call crap!

    3. nn2013

      nn2013

      Cheers. That explains why it was such a rubbish summer month. June 2012 must be close to this...24/30 days with rain.

  23. Gorgeous weekend in Weston-super-mare. Sunburnt, but happy it's nice. June 2012....distant memory

    1. nn2013

      nn2013

      Indeed..especially how odd that month was. Loving the summer evening.

  24. Its blustery, grey and windy in Weston-super-mare. Far cry from a warm sunny day yesterday.

  25. Was sunburnt yesterday in 16-17c heat!! I'm as red as a tomato on my neck and forehead.

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