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  1. BruenSryan

    September 2018 Weather

    Historically, there aren't many dry and especially warm Septembers followed by cold Winters. Unsettled Septembers are a different story such as 1946, 1962, 1981, 1995 and 2010. Not impossible to have a dry settled September and a cold Winter following though, 2009 was a recent example.
  2. This August has just been perfectly forgettable to me, not exceptionally poor nor really great.
  3. Wasn't alive but statistically wise, 1988 seems very boring and forgettable. All that seemed "nice" about it was a chilly, sunny and frosty November but other than that, cool and unsettled Summer, mild Winters and becoming exceptionally so in 1988-89. 1980 doesn't seem particularly amazing either especially for how dull the Summer was.
  4. BruenSryan

    August 2008: horrific

    I quite liked August 2008 because I love extreme rainfall and that's pretty much what the month delivered. After the thunderstorm on the 9th August 2008 in Dublin (which became the wettest August day on record, now 2nd as of 2014), these were the scenes: I hated August 2011 a lot more because it had no extreme rainfall and it was cold/dull.
  5. I had very little snow here in the east of Ireland by the coast. On the 18 January 2013, I had heavy rain which was frustration looking at other places especially in the UK buried. This was the exact same scenario with the March 21st/22nd blizzard, I had no snow just heavy rain and even spot flooding. They were cold, raw, dull and wet months. In the January 2013 spell, I had 5 minutes of a very light snow shower on the 22nd, that was it. It was the dullest January I've experienced to this day. In contrast to March 2013, March 2018 gave me a lot of snow.
  6. January: 2013 February: 2017 March: 2013 April: 2017 May: 2015 June: 2012 July: 2015 (2012 is a contender) August: 2011 September: 2016..... probably unpopular October: 2017 November: 2015 December: 2015 They are all duller than normal (though September 2016 was fairly close to average here)! I loathe the months in bold in particular.
  7. January: 2011 February: 2018 March: 2011 April: 2011 May: 2017 June: 2018 July: 2013 August: 2010 September: 2010 October: 2010 November: 2010 (2016 is a close contender if it weren't for the snow and cold in 2010) December: 2010 Absolute favourites in bold.
  8. Looking at Glosea5 for November-January is useless. The only year it did show northern blocking in its August update for that tri-monthly period was 2013-14....... and we all know how that turned out. To me, this Winter provides a lot of conflict and complications.
  9. BruenSryan

    April 2015 v May 2015

    One of my favourite Aprils (2011 was my favourite) because of it being so sunny. May though was utterly atrocious.
  10. Even 2009 just after quickly glancing at the data. I forgot some of these years myself. You can find the maxima in the climate summaries available: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries
  11. There was also 2004 and 2005. 2004 June - 31.5c at Cambridge on the 8th July - 30.1c in Central London on the 29th August - 31.5c at Northolt and Central London on the 7th/8th 2005 June - 33.1c in Central London on the 19th July - 31.7c at Gravesend on the 14th August - 32.2c in Central London on the 31st 2006 was almost one but August was 0.3c short at 29.7c.
  12. 2015 June - 32.5c at Heathrow on the 30th July - 36.7c at Heathrow on the 1st August - 30.9c at Kew Gardens and Gravesend on the 22nd
  13. And..... GFS OP goes from exceptionally wet and even stormy next Friday on the 12z to absolutely nothing on the 18z.
  14. BruenSryan

    Was summer 2009 a bad summer?

    I think people slate it for being appalling for two reasons: 1. July being exceptionally wet 2. The UK Met Office infamously forecasting a "BBQ Summer" I loved Summer 2009 personally. Summer 2010 was my favourite out of the 2007-2012 period. It was a good June and a good August (well very sunny and dry but not really warm) whilst July was poor but it wasn't nearly as bad here as much of Ireland had been. If I'd choose the worst Summer out of the period since 2007, 2012 without a doubt here. At least September 2009 became very anticyclonic.
  15. Latest UKMO Glosea5 model doesn't agree with that, in fact a continuation of warm easterlies for August to October with its July 2018 update.