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  1. Sunny76

    Autumn 2018

    Yes, that’s the one. Already feels like a long time ago for some reason.
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    Autumn 2018

    So 1980 was a warm October then?
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    Autumn 2018

    It was warm in London on Saturday, but October 2018 is not record warmth. It’s been nice, but nothing unusual. Octobers of 1985, 95 and 2011 were warmer. Maybe people are so excited, because it’s later in the month. But. I recall a few occasions when 20c or above has been recorded into the last week of October.
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    Least favourite weather events

    All those mild winter events, and I would like to add December 1987, and December 1989 to that list. Mild boring months, plus Christmas Day 1987 felt almost like a summer day in London that year, I remember it. Probably the first time I noticed unusual weather for a season. 2002, and 1997 were dreadful years for weather. Just lots of mucky cloudy weather, mild wet spells and cooler cloudy periods, and a lack of sun.
  5. Same with our flat. Old Victorian building, so we bake when it’s 27 plus outside, then we start to freeze once the temps outside drop below 17.
  6. Yes, been using the heating since around 20th of September. As soon as the mornings and evenings starting becoming chilly, the heating goes on for an hour or so. We will probably start using the heating more often as we move through October.
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    What did you think of Summer 2018?

    Hopefully not a boring mild wet winter. I hope it’s a cold dry and frosty one.
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    What did you think of Summer 2018?

    The most notable thing was how hot it was at night between mid June and early August. I remember some nights the temps were hovering around 19-21c even at 2am, and living in West London, even further away from the central area, it still felt uncomfortable at times. We actually took ourselves off to the common a few times after 8pm and sat there for half hour or so, just to get out of the flat. It definitely was the best summer overall since 2013 in London, and the sunniest one going all the way back to 2003, or even 1995.
  9. Yes, September 2017 was mixed, but I remember a mostly unsettled cloudy and cool feel to things. Last autumn was chilly, and early winter apart from some mildness in mid December.
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    July to November 1993: cold

    I was talking about February 1994, which actually followed the cold second half of 1993. Winter 91-92 was mild, but the summers of 92 and 93 were unsettled and overall coolish, despite early summer 92 having some hot weather, especially May.
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    What did you think of Summer 2018?

    The late May storms were some of the best, for those who did catch them. West London was badly hit. Constant lightning for an hour and heavy torrential rain. Then, another batch of storms on the bank holiday evening, and on and off during the Tuesday. Then, after that the heat started to build once more until early August.
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    July to November 1993: cold

    Summer 93 was pretty rotten and up there with the worst ones from the 1980s. Apart from a hot spell in mid June, and early July, the summer overall was cool or cold and cloudy. May was sunny and the spring wasn’t too bad, but July and August in the main were poor, with only a few hot days in mid August.
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    July to November 1993: cold

    Yes, I actually remember Septembers between 1990 and 95 being chilly. Although 95 and 91 were warmish, they still had some cold days thrown in. Autumns were nice and crisp during this era, and many days in October were already cold or very cold. 1994 started to buck the trend towards milder autumns though and I remember October 94 having a warm feel to it early in the month.
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    July to November 1993: cold

    Wasn’t this winter that produced snow on Valentine’s Day over much of england, during the following February?
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    Autumn 2018

    Keeping the flat warm at all times during the winter is better, as opposed to having it switched off for many hours, then putting the heating back on, by that stage the flat is freezing cold. This in turn creates the damp moist problem. The temp in our flat can fall as low as 8-12c during the day, if we leave the heating off, once the daytime temps outside are below 14 or 13 degrees. Keeping our flat warmer at 18 to 21c stops the damp from building. Plus, it wasn’t too expensive to keep the heating on low during the day and night, and only on a 1-2 setting, so it never feels too hot.
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    Autumn 2018

    I’ll have the heating on now probably until next April. Evenings and mornings at the moment though, but once we hit late October, the heating will be on low during the night time and day, until March. The reason for this, is so we don’t have to encounter any damp mold problems, and that happened once, because we didn’t use the heating until late October a few years back.
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    Autumn 2018

    Our flat is in a converted Victorian house, so it becomes cold very quickly. But, during the plus 27 degree days in July it was like an oven. Poorly insulated old housing.
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    Autumn 2018

    It’s definately getting colder, and shorts and t shirt weather seems like a distant memory, although I was in Spain a week ago, so still had summer weather to enjoy over there. We turned the heating on during the weekend, as anything south of 17 degrees in London is cold enough, and daytime temps struggled to hit 13 on Saturday and Sunday. It was too cold to sit in the flat without some heating on. I’m not one of those who waits until November to switch heating on, just to save on energy bills, and advertise it like a badge of honour. If you feel cold, the heating goes on.
  19. Cold damp and rainy. A chilly night, 10 degrees.
  20. 1980 seems to be a year that pops up often when people talk about increasing global temperatures. The United States experienced one of its hottest heatwaves during that year, yet the Uk had a very poor summer in comparison. How warm was Europe at the time? And was this period the start of warming across the planet?
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    2002 worst year for weather?

    It was an awful year. Cloudy and mild winter to start the year, mild and sunny end of March and a warm sunny April. But, the summer was very dull with only a handful of hot days. The autumn was mild and damp, and the December Christmas period was also mild. The worst kind of weather.
  22. Some years have terrible summers, but end up with a warm or very warm September. Which ones do you remember? 1980, 85 and 88 were fairly warm. 1991 and 98 also spring to mind.
  23. I remember September 1987 being quite warm for at least the first half, after the poor summer. Although temps during the second part of August were hot at times in the London area, with thunderstorms.
  24. A cold wave( which will affect many parts of Europe, including even Spain and Portugal) between mid November and mid February, after that the second half of Feb 2019 will be mild and wet, and March 2019 will be mild and springlike for the first half, before turning cold and cloudy in the second half.
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    Forgettable years, weatherwise.

    At secondary school. I remember the very mild Christmas, and for some reason it stands out more than 2015. I don’t know why, but I found 2015 fairly forgettable in weather terms and boring.
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