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  1. Harry233

    Forgettable years, weatherwise.

    2011 and 2016 had a milder Christmas Day for me. 2011: Maximum: 12.4.C, minimum: 5.6.C (9.0.C) 2016: Maximum: 12.6.C, minimum: 3.8.C (8.2.C) 2015: Maximum: 11.2.C, minimum: 4.7.C (8.0.C)
  2. My best Springs. 2018: Had everything I like in Spring ended up almost exactly average as well. Cold and snowy weather in March, April had every type of weather you could imagine and May was consistently very warm and sunny. 2017: Being my sunniest Spring also some very warm days in March, a notable cold snap at the end of April and a very good May. 2009: Being consistently warm with no exceptional heat, also being very sunny. 2010: Cool, but often sunny, some warm days in April and a very hot spell in May. 2016: March had a very warm spell around midmonth and Easter was very unusual with hail showers, strong winds and a notably cool feel. April had a very bizarre snowfall at the end and May had some warm days. Worst Springs. 2014: Just plain boring, nothing especially cold or hot. Hardly any sun in May and aside from a few warm days in April nothing else jumps out. 2002: Aside from a few days in March and April it was another dull, wet one particularly in May and this is the only Spring not to reach 20.C 2013: Down to the persistent cold weather, usually like some cold weather in Spring but it dragged on and on until the end of May can’t remember seeing any leaves on the trees till the last week in May. 2005: Another boring affair, a very mild but boring March, April was wet but sunny. May was noticeably cool and we completely missed the heatwave at the end. 2008: Aside from Easter which had some snow and cold wind and the first half of May which was exceptional it was consistently showery and unsettled. April had many cold days.
  3. Harry233

    Forgettable years, weatherwise.

    I really enjoyed 2015 minus the summer, some very good weather events. Based of my recollection and data. January: Cold and snow midmonth and very and then a very mild spell. February: Dry and sunny nothing especially exciting. March: Extremely average though unsettled, quite cold at the end. April: My sunniest recorded month. Also very warm by day and cold at night. 22.C reached on the 21st. May: Unsually windy, cool and rather wet. Never exceeded 19.C. June: Boring, though with a few notably warm and cool days. July: Absolutely abysmal after the first few days, very wet and rather cool. Extremely low maxima midmonth. August: Sunny September: Very dry and sunny, unusually large diurnal temperature on the 30th recording the highest and lowest temperatures a low of -0.7.C to 22.3.C. October: Dry with many notably warm days. 21.5.C on the 1st and 21.1.C on the 2nd. 20.3.C reached on the 20th. November: Very wet and dull, notably windy as well. December: Uniquely wet and very mild. Remember the floods around the river Tay very well. 2015 wasn’t a completely bad year but many weather events were famously for the wrong reasons
  4. September 2016 was a very warm one after a disappointing summer. Can remember the heat in the second week and the unbelievably mild nights very well.
  5. Now that autumns here what type of weather would you like to see for this season. After a long cold winter and a long hot summer I’m rather looking forward to see what autumn brings. For me: September: To see mainly dry days until the last week with temperatures at or slightly above during the day but some cold foggy mornings before a very wet and windy last week. October: To have a mix of everything, a rather unsettled start and a spell midmonth to be warm by day and cold at night and to be sunny before another very wet spell followed by a frosty last week. November: To be a month of two halves a very mild, wet and dull first half before the second half being cold, very frosty but dry and sunny with occasional snow. whats everyone else’s thoughts.
  6. Going through previous data and memories, was there was worse year for weather than 2002. It was mild, very dull and wet probably the worst combination for weather. Can’t recall anything good about the year at all, it was also the only year since I had began recording to have no month with above average sunshine. Winter: Aside from a sharp cold snap at the beginning of January the winter was an absolute drab with very wet and dull weather the period 18th January-11th February recorded 200mm of rain, and there was just no sign of winter, hardly any frost. Second half of February was a bit better but still pretty poor. December 2002 only recorded 11 hours of sunshine and there was 0 from th 9th-21st. Spring: Again no sign of anything Spring like at all, nothing especially hot or cold or any prolonged period of sunshine and dry weather and the May that year was awful dull and wet and it took until the 11th of May to reach 20.C. Summer: Extremely wet and especially dull in June and July. It didn’t exceed 23.C until the 6th June as well. June was very wet and dull but at least quite warm, August was much the same but sunnier. July that year was appalling. I didn’t think we’d get a worse one than 2002 but 2012 just beat it. July was very wet and dull and often cool aside From midmonth were it was rather nice. autumn: Aside from September which was very dry and rather warm it was a consistently wet and dull affair a rather chilly October but mild November. Any worse years weather wise. Suppose 1998, 2007, 2011 and 2014 would be Close contenders
  7. Harry233

    What did you think of Summer 2018?

    A fantastic summer up in Perth, Scotland, better than 2013 but not as good as 2006, 1995. Not calculated my statistics yet but I suspect it will be the warmest since 2006 driest since 2013 and sunniest since 1995. June was very warm, quite dry and very sunny. it started settled aside from the 1st which had a very heavy thunderstorm and brought 70% of the whole months rainfall. The first 10 days were pleasantly warm without being exceptional maximums between 19.C-25.C and the nights were rather chilly and sunshine was plentiful making it feel very nice without the real heat. During the period 11th-21st it was rather unsettled and quite cool at points with some windy days and some rain intercepted by some sunny spells. From the 21st onwards it was almost consistently unbroken sunshine and hot. I recorded a high of 31.0.C on the 28th which made it my hottest June day on record since I began recording in 1994 and my fourth hottest day on record. A 9/10 for me July was another very good month with lots of sunshine, dry weather and very warm days although unlike June there was a few rather muggy nights. The real lack of cool weather was noticeable there wasnt a maximum lower than 17.8.C and there was only 7 days when the maximum failed to reach at least 21.C. Aside from the final few days and a brief spell midmonth it was consistently sunny, very warm and dry with little wind but as I said there was a lot of muggy nights a 8/10 for me. August was more unsettled and much cooler though not a bad month, there was some warm days in the second week and plenty of dry weather in the first half and it seemed reasonably sunny. Although towards the end there was some exceptionally cool nights a minimum of 3.8.C on the 25th made it my coldest August night on record and the maximum of 12.6.C on the 26th was also the lowest since 2008. A 7/10. overall I’d rate summer 2018 as a 9/10 a very good summer after such a long period of cold weather. Hoping September can bring a few more hot days before some cool weather towards the end.
  8. Recorded my coldest August minimum on the 25th where it dropped to 4.3.C not cold enough for a frost but coldest night since I began recording in 1994, 1986 and 1993 probably recorded something lower however.
  9. Harry233

    Spring 2013

    I remember a maximum of -1.9.C on the 19th of March and the wind speed was about 20mph from the east, for me it would of been at least -10-12.C without a doubt.
  10. Harry233

    September 2018 Weather

    Yes I remember that well it went from -1.3.C in the morning to 24.0.C by the afternoon even more that happened on the last day of the month. I recorded a dirunal of 22.1.C on the 30th of September 2015 Minimum of 0.2.C to 22.3.C.
  11. Harry233

    Spring 2013

    Feel like Spring 2013 is slightly forgotten a bit, delivering probably the longest spell of cold weather in spring I can ever think of. Even worse that it was actually rather mild and sunny at the start. March was the coldest by a large margin next coldest was 2018 which was still around a degree warmer, we had seen no real warmth until about the second week of May and May still had its share of cold, wet weather. April was also rather cold and very cold at the start, some interesting fscts were snow cover from March 9th until April 4th, snow depth of 23cm on the 24th March, a spell from the 7th March until the 5th April where the maximum temperature didn’t exceed the average. Only redeeming factor warmth wise was the last week in May that delivered some warm sunny weather. March 2013 Mean maximum: 4.3.C (-4.9.C) Mean minimum: -0.8.C (-2.3.C) Mean: 1.8.C (-3.6.C) Rainfall: 38mm (66%) Sunshine: 72 hours (64%) April 2013 Mean maximum: 11.2.C (-1.0.C) Mean minimum: 2.4.C (-1.1.C) Mean: 6.8.C (-1.0.C) Rainfall: 53mm (115%) Sunshine: 156 hours (110%) May 2013 Mean maximum: 14.9.C (-0.6.C) Mean minimum: 6.0.C (-0.4.C) Mean: 10.5.C (-0.5.C) Rainfall: 57mm (114%) Sunshine: 183 hours (97%) Spring 2013 Mean maximum: 10.1.C (-2.1.C) Mean minimum: 2.5.C (-1.3.C) Mean: 6.3.C (-1.7.C) Rainfall: 148mm (98%) Sunshine: 411 hours (90%)
  12. Harry233

    August 2008: horrific

    Have to agree August 2011 was abysmal being very cool and wet, although there was a few nice days at the start and some cracking thunderstorms midmonth. Summer 2011 was definitely the worst summer for warm, sunny days
  13. Harry233

    September 2018 Weather

    Would like to see a spell of warm sunny weather in September at some point but also some proper chilly nights. Last September failed to deliver that, it never exceeded 20.C at the coldest night was only 4.C.
  14. Janaury: 2010 down to the very cold and snowy weather, -15.C at the start of the month and -7 maximum as well. February: 2018, the very cold, snowy weather at the end was the highlight as well as many cold, frosty sunny days. March: 2012, Due to the unseasonably warm weather towards the end. Near 22.C on the 27th. April: 2015, with many warm days and chilly nights with rain mostly limited to the last week, nearly double the average amount of sunshine hours as well May: 2018, very warm, dry and sunny start of a prolonged heatwave June: 2018, a wet and windy spell sandwiched between two very hot, dry and sunny spells, 31.0.C reached. July: 2018, Heat and heat only probably even better than 2006. August: 2016, Dry and warm particularly in the second half. September: 2016, Mainly down to that ridiculously warm spell in the second week, minimum of only 16.5.C on the 12-13th then maximum of 25.4.C on the 13th. October: 2015, very warm at the start and mostly dry and sunny throughout. November: 2016, due to the many very cold nights, 6 nights fell below -5.C December: 2010/2017: 2010 down to the phenomenal cold and snow, 2017 for the variation of very cold and mild.
  15. Harry233

    April 2015 v May 2015

    Looking back at one month that doesn’t seem to be remembered much is April 2015, it’s certainly one of my favourite spring months, with the combination of warm days but often chilly nights, also being sunnier than the unusually warm April’s of 2007-2011. I prefer it for its more Spring feeling type warmth rather than humid summer warmth. Then it turned awful in the closing days which then set us up for May 2015 which was on of the coolest and wettest recorded with a nagging chilly wind the whole month. Any memories April 2015 statistics Mean maximum: 14.7.C (+2.5.C) Mean minimum: 2.1.C (-1.2.C) Mean: 8.4.C (+0.7.C) Rainfall: 27mm (59%) Sunshine: 246 hours (163%) Warmest day: 22.1.C (22nd) Warmest night: 10.4.C (18th) Coldest day: 9.2.C (2nd) Coldest night: -2.8.C (3rd) May 2015 statistics Mean maximum: 13.8.C (-1.7.C) Mean minimum: 6.0.C (-0.4.C) Mean: 9.9.C (-1.1.C) Rainfall: 86mm (160%) Sunshine: 206 hours (109%) Warmest day: 18.4.C (22nd) Warmest night: 11.2.C (23rd) Coldest day: 10.3.C (2nd/10th) Coldest night: 3.8.C (12th)