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  1. It's been another glorious day here with cloudless skies and a Tmax of 22.8c locally. A noticeable warm up again in the last hour or so with Herstmonceux reporting 14.9c at 21.00 hours and 18.5c at 22.00 hours
  2. After a fairly chilly start this morning (9.0c) the earlier patchy cloud has now given way to clear blue skies and a very respectable 21.3c locally. It's been a good weekend here weatherwise. Wishing you well Tom.
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    What did you think of Summer 2018?

    Overall I thought it was one of the better summers in recent years, at least down here in the South East. I've posted stats from an official local weather station over on the South East/East Anglia regional thread for anyone interested. Reading all the posts here there does seem to be a general concensus that August was once again something of a let down.
  4. Observations of summer 2018 ( June, July, August ). Stats courtesy of Weathercast Herstmonceux, East Sussex site. Daily records from that site as recorded by me. http://www.weathercast.co.uk/world-weather/weather-stations/obsid/3882.html August: Max Temp : 30.4c ( Aug 3rd ) Lowest Max: 17.5c ( Aug 10th ) Min Temp: 7.0c ( Aug 25th ) Number of days 20.0c or above: 17 Number of days 25.0c or above: 6 Number of days 30.0c or above: 1 Total Rainfall: 113.4mm Days with rainfall: 11 Sunshine total: 167.9 hours Average daily sunshine: 5.4 hours Number of days with zero sunshine: 4 Sunniest day: 780 minutes ( Aug 2nd ) Thunderstorms 0 I hope these stats for Summer 2018 from my nearest official weather station ( approx 9 miles as the crow flies ) may be of interest. On reflection I could have posted them in an easier to read way and might try that at a later stage but just putting the stats out there for now. They do at least confirm that overall the Summer of 2018 was a very decent one here, but once again August was a bit of a let down. We needed the rain, but perhaps not quite so much in the peak of the holiday season.
  5. Observations of summer 2018 ( June, July, August ). Stats courtesy of Weathercast Herstmonceux, East Sussex site. Daily records from that site as recorded by me. http://www.weathercast.co.uk/world-weather/weather-stations/obsid/3882.html JULY: Max Temp: 32.1c ( July 26th ) Lowest Max: 18.8c ( July 29th ) Lowest Min: 11.2c ( July 18th ) Number of days 20.0c or above: 29 Number of days 25.0c or above: 16 Number of days 30.0c or above 1 Total Rainfall: 32.8mm Days with rainfall: 6 Sunshine total: 281.3 hours Average sunshine hours per day : 9.07 hours Days with Zero sun: 2 Sunniest day: 810 minutes ( July 2nd ) Thunderstorms: 1 ( July 27th ) August figures to follow.
  6. Observations of summer 2018 ( June, July, August ). Stats courtesy of Weathercast Herstmonceux, East Sussex site. Daily records from that site as recorded by me. http://www.weathercast.co.uk/world-weather/weather-stations/obsid/3882.html JUNE: Highest Max: 26.1c ( June 30th ) Lowest Max: 16.7c ( June 17th ) Lowest Min: 7.2c ( June 22nd ) Days of 20.0c or above: 20 Days of 25.0c or above: 2 Days of 30.0c or above: 0 Total Monthly rainfall: 2.2mm Total number of days with rainfall: 4 Days with rainfall of 0.2mm: 2 June sunshine total: 241.9 hours ( average of 8.06 hours a day ) Days with zero sun: 1 ( June 1st ) Sunniest day: 822 minutes ( June 26th ) Thunderstorms: 0
  7. Stats all done now, details to follow shortly. I've taken them from the Herstmonceux site because it's the nearest official site to my location, approximately 9 miles as the crow flies and therefore a far more reliable source than any other I can find locally.
  8. First day of 'meteorological autumn' here in St Leonards on Sea has been a 10/10 with cloudless skies, barely a breeze and a max of 21.7c, better than quite a few days in August in fact.
  9. As I count down the hours to the end of 'meteorological summer' ( yes I know, but I happen to like the JJA definition ! ) I'm looking forward to adding up all the stats I've been recording from Weathercasts Herstmonceux site for summer 2018. I'm pretty certain August will fare worse than the previous 2 months though in terms of warmth, sunshine and particularly rainfall. I'll hopefully post the figures here tomorrow for anyone interested. Currently a pleasant 20.5c under clear blue skies in St Leonards on Sea.
  10. I can't remember the last storm we've had here Alexis, it was that long ago
  11. It's been a pretty lousy month here so far hasn't it ? 7.4mm of rain so far this morning taking the months total to 113.4mm.
  12. Members 977 446 posts Gender: Male Location: St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. 81 metres asl Report post Posted 39 minutes ago What a thoroughly depressing afternoon it's been here in Hastings/St Leonards on Sea. The rain arrived shortly after midday and has been relentless ever since, with winds now gusting around 30mph. Nearby Herstmonceux has so far recorded 19.6mm today, bringing the months total so far to 102.6mm and it's still pelting down. Although the temperature has now reached 15.7c it was just 13.1c at 2pm ( bst) this afternoon. Pretty shocking for late August.
  13. What a thoroughly depressing afternoon it's been here in Hastings/St Leonards on Sea. The rain arrived shortly after midday and has been relentless ever since, with winds now gusting around 30mph. Nearby Herstmonceux has so far recorded 19.6mm today, bringing the months total so far to 102.6mm and it's still pelting down. Although the temperature has now reached 15.7c it was just 13.1c at 2pm ( bst) this afternoon. Pretty shocking for late August.
  14. Currently some beefy looking showers just offshore in the English Channel and it's currently tonking it down here in St Leonards on Sea
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    Premier League Discussion

    Inexcusable behaviour, for goodness sake I'm sure he could afford a cab, or a chaffeur for that matter.
  16. An absolute pants weekend down here on this part of the South Coast. Not even a hint of sunshine and intermittent drizzle today. 19.2c the max locally.
  17. It's been a decent enough summers day here in St Leonards on Sea so far with a lightish breeze and some good sunny spells, temperatures locally 20.0c. Certainly a big improvement on the last couple of days but sadly due to take a turn for the worse tomorrow it seems. According to Weathercast, Herstmonceux recorded a total of 49.8mm yesterday, making it the wettest day of the year at that site if my records are correct. My entirely unscientific measurements here in my back garden indicate precipitation totals in the range of 30-35mm during the 24 hours on Friday, the vast majority of which fell within a 3 hour period between 4 and 7pm.
  18. Winds gusting to near 40mph at times here in St Leonards on Sea this afternoon and some torrential downpours here since around 5pm. Not at all surprised that Herstmonceux just 12 miles away is reporting 46.8mm so far today. 40.0mm of which fell in the last 2 hours. Just one rumble of thunder heard so far today.
  19. Hello Debby, welcome to Hastings/ St Leonards on Sea. I've been a regular visitor to the area but moved down here permanently just over 3 years ago and like you love it down here. Back on track, the car park at Rock-a-Nore is a good spot for watching any incoming weather from across The Channel but for more elevated views I would recommend the West Cliff and the Firehills in Fairlight.
  20. Skies now clearing here in St Leonards on Sea after a day of sullen skies and fairly persistent rain. Nearby Herstmonceux has recorded 9mm so far today and the temperature there has just reached 16.2c, making it the coolest day since May 24th. Edit: now up to 17.8c at Herstmoneceux and it's clouding over again here. Re the Persieds, if the weather plays ball I would suggest The Firehills in Hastings Country Park or the West Cliff in Hastings as good viewing locations.
  21. Much fresher here in Hastings but apart from some dark threatening skies around midday it's been a pleasant enough day with plenty of sunshine either side of lunchtime. With a Tmax locally of 20.6c it's been the coolest day since July 29th. The moderate breeze led to the sea being choppier than it's been for some time, so curtailing the spectacle of shoals of mackerel chasing whitebait right up to the shoreline that's been an attraction for the last few days. The evening showers yesterday were hit and miss, with nearby Herstmonceux reporting 8.2mm, but about half of that here in my garden in St Leonards on Sea. Summer is not over yet
  22. To be honest I really don't see any prospects at all for our area tonight.
  23. What a fantastic day it's been for watching the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Red Arrows on Hastings seafront. Mostly clear skies, a light breeze and 24c. The town was packed all day and will no doubt be the same for tomorrows repeat display. BBMF at 12.30pm and Red Arrows at 6.00pm for anyone interested. On the downside I could see the smoke from the Friston grass fire on the South Downs , seems to have been dealt with though.
  24. Here in the Hastings area we've had the first rainfall for 50 days. It started around 9am and continued until around 5pm. Very light rain for much of that time but rain nonetheless. Just started raining again as I type. A total of 6.4mm so far. I'm hoping it clears in time for tomorrows Hastings Raf100 flypast : https://www.lovehastings.com/hastings-raf-100/
  25. Greetings from the bordering region and thanks for allowing me to post here. My first post of what is generally recognised as being the start of the meteorological summer. It was a year ago today that saw the beginning of what turned out to be the best spell of weather for the whole summer of 2017 here in St Leonards-on-Sea( East Sussex ). No repeat of that today though and this week we seem to have paid the price for last weekends fantastic Bank Holiday weather. It's been gloomy pretty much since then with varying degrees of mist, murk and muck with a bit of rain thrown in for good measure. Oh and not a storm in sight despite all the warnings. On a positive note we did get around 3 hours of decent sunshine on Wednesday afternoon here. Today saw a continuation of the low cloud and mist, with temperatures struggling up to 17.8c. Hoping for an improvement this weekend with the Hastings Jazz and Blues Festival and Hastings Town and Country Show taking place.
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