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  1. Torrential rain here in Madrid everyday for the past 12 days now and no sign of any improvement! this is worse than the UK :nonono:

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      southerly tracking jet and all that:oops:

    2. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Drizzle here so sangria not to wet :cc_confused:

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      southerly tracking sangria and all that:cc_confused:

  2. As bad as being back in the UK lately in Madrid. Grey grey grey everyday.

  3. 29c here in Madrid today! 

  4. Summer lives on in Madrid! 26c today and 29c Friday! :D

  5. 25c here in Madrid Monday and now it's snowing...

    1. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      Enjoy- I see it was only 2C in the afternoon there! Only 10 degrees cooler than Manchester...

  6. After 5 months living in Madrid can safely say the weekend curse is not a Telford thing, sunny workdays followed by consistent washout weekends here since October :laugh::laugh:

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    2. cheese

      cheese

      Madrid has a Mediterranean climate but with continental influences. I definitely wouldn't call it a true continental climate.

      The coastal Med is very humid in the summer - it seems to be a common misconception amongst Brits that the coastal Med is drier than the UK, when it definitely isn't. 

    3. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      I know the Med.! Tourists see it in blue skies and calm seas. I have seen it at its vicious worst in a goutte (d'air) froid, for example. It is a potentially violent sea and climate! It's very hard to classify some regions. We too, here, have many influences and much weather!

    4. conor123

      conor123

      I'm working as an English Teacher Spikecollie and yes really enjoying it here thanks, a little to much tequila on weekends though ha ha!.

      I definitely noticed the cooler feel to warm spell here to, for example end of October/early November had a heatwave with temperatures around 24-27c but it would drop as much as 20c overnight, I remember Halloween hitting 25 degrees then waking up to 4 the next morning !!

      It has been on the news a lot though all the flooding this month and in November/December. The downside here is that when it does rain it doesn't move through like in UK we might get 3 hours rain, then clearance, squally showers/brightens up, here it will start raining and go a full 72 hours :laugh::laugh: not ideal when it falls on a weekend as usually it's relentless or at least it has been this winter.

      Fingers crossed next weekend delivers some warmth as UV is already as strong as early April in UK and I need it after a few weeks of feeling a vampire with these washout weekends haha!

  7. So weird to think in 10 days time i'll be living in Spain, nervous but exciting times!

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    2. Nouska

      Nouska

      Good luck in your move. :D ....from one that did it years ago and has loved every minute... too hot in Spain though.

      You'll certainly see snow on the mountains.

    3. MP-R

      MP-R

      Oh brilliant. I lived in Pozuelo so the other side of Madrid. Prepare to be disappointed if cold is what you like - Madrid's reputation as being cold in winter is based on the Spanish perception of cold which starts at about 15C haha. The most noticeable difference will be the sunshine. It also rained a lot when I was there.

    4. conor123

      conor123

      Thanks guys!!

      I'm a heat and thunderstorm lover anyway though so luckily still will have a few weeks warmer than the British summer when I arrive before the Autumn kicks in aha! certainly be nice to swap 40 hours of sunshine in December for triple that amount! 

  8. 0 hours of sun all weekend, 0 clouds today now its the working week!! whattttt

  9. Coming up to three years since the last sunny summer weekend here, as in both Saturday/Sunday decent. Three years!!!!!

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    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      Conor, when we had our caravan up in the Yorkshire Dales we got all packed up, and set off all enthusiastic on a summer Friday evening. We'd have a great all day walk on Saturday, and then most often on Sunday it would either drizzle, pour, or be so threatening as to put you off! We to called them "one day wonders"...I know what you mean. I think folks over exaggerate how good it is/has been.

    3. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      sounds like a lie to me 

    4. conor123

      conor123

      I'm not talking about 'sunny spells' I mean as in clear, blue skies with zero cloud, only one this year (Mon 6th June), last year (Tue 30th June), 2014 had several haze aside but none on weekends, same with 2013.

  10. This weekend's warmup completely vanished, what a surprise not, time to get the sunlamp and Vitamin D tablets back out

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    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      I have had rain forecast for 6 days in a row and got none:D BBC are still going for a warm up with temps in the high 20's.

    3. Nick L

      Nick L

      Nobody said a plume was definitely going to happen. Nobody.

    4. conor123

      conor123

      Yeah northwestsnow it's just a daylight S.A.D lamp I normally have for the winter, no UV in it, normally don't need till November...but..this summer haha

  11. So much for clearing up behind this storm, cloud cloud cloud cloud

    1. alexisj9

      alexisj9

      Your lucky it's drizzle drizzle drizzle here.

  12. No winters, no summers anymore just one 15c howling slog of stratomuck

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    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      most would though, like if I say 'it's going to be a westerly dominated winter with very little cold in the south' I;'d be laughed at, but who is right!

    3. conor123

      conor123

      Incredibly dark day this afternoon and evening, had the lights on by 6pm!!! what an utter waste of the best time for daylight, dismal outlook to

    4. CreweCold

      CreweCold

      LOL 18z GFS FI is a complete horror show.

  13. So much for a better week...day 12 of gloom

    1. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      pretty reasonable day here. Sure not the sunniest of days but warm enough and bright with sunny spells at times. :)

    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      washout tomorrow for NW Midlands

       

  14. More chance of winning the Euromillions tonight than breaking the Bank Holiday curse, north sea grot or washout low, or both..

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      washout low constantly being modeled by GFS,

  15. Endless showers today, washout tomorrow and a cold front Monday followed by high pressure all week - yup it's a typical Bank Hol lol

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      yes, usual sunday/monday, dry at night though

  16. Not a bad day considering the wind direction, 11c and long spells of sun

    1. IanR

      IanR

      if this cold spell pans out like this all week , its ok with me,  

       

    2. Milhouse

      Milhouse

      Some sunshine works wonders at this time of year making it feel pleasant. Unfortunately i can predict some colder cloudier days before this cold air buggers off later in the week.

  17. Weekend curse at it again next week... :(

  18. Doesn't matter how sunny the working weekdays are always goes to pot every weekend year *sigh*

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    2. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      Tomorrow afternoon looks glorious and getting on for 15c! 

    3. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      It's not all that bad imo! 

    4. Nick L

      Nick L

      I had plenty of sunshine last weekend and will get plenty this weekend too.

  19. 2015 - the year of rubbish weekend's, another 48 hour washout next weekend on the way *sigh*

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      13th will be wet, just know it, shocker sunday, soaker Sunday

    2. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Aye ,it's been a bit damp here ...

    3. AIRMET

      AIRMET

      i swear it was looking great 24 hours ago!

  20. 2015 the year of sunless weekends *sigh*, thankgod for Vitamin D tablets

  21. Lovely all week then get to the weekend and shock horror, 50 meter visibility

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    2. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      Was lovely last weekend

    3. conor123

      conor123

      Was lovely in London, apparently was cloudy here even then after sunny starts lol

    4. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      Was fine here all last weekend. No cloud issues.

  22. Back to the familiar days of cloudy, WNW 16c weekend's zzz bring back the sun & humidity!

    1. MP-R

      MP-R

      Don't think I've experience those two things at the same time yet this summer.

    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      FI on GFS 12Z showing plume, fri, sat, but washout sunday a possibility

    3. AIRMET

      AIRMET

      Has been a stunning day down here!

  23. Makes a change, a day better than forecast and on a weekend, hell has frozen over!

    1. DAVID SNOW

      DAVID SNOW

      You only tell it how it is! Good on you.:)

  24. http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/Rtavn724.gif Oh dear, mid level muck fest Sunday now till around 6pm after looking nice before *sigh*
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    2. fazer76

      fazer76

      Bet it sounds better in minutes? 4000 hours sounds crap.

    3. conor123

      conor123

      4000 hours of Sun would do just fine for me but with Santa Monica's temperature's aha

    4. fazer76

      fazer76

      Only 45C? May need a pullover.

  25. Finally a nice evening at the weekend now the winds died off :D

    1. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Don't woory ,it won't last ...

    2. Milhouse

      Milhouse

      The wind was awful this morning, but a nice calm warm evening to end the day.

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