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  1. Is there any convenient list somewhere with the highest temperatures ever recorded in the UK? Most ive found are outdated, or only containing a few days. Presuming the current Heathrow forecast of 36c+ for 5 days by the Met actually happened, makes me wonder how many days may be within the top 10 of all time, and potentially even in a row.
  2. Already 27c just south east of London, 4c higher than the ARPEGE had at this time
  3. Usually the other way for me. This is the one scenario they are higher. The BBC does seem to follow the model outputs more closely. I expect high 60's and low 70's so its probably not COMPLETELY off.
  4. Bloody hell, if the BBC is anything to go by, 7 hours of up to 70mph gusts for myself.
  5. AROME has finally come into view for Sunday. Somewhat general agreement with other models, perhaps a little less winds in some places, but 60-65mph almost everywhere at some point. Plenty of 70mph spots too. The AROME might also give an indication of why there are Amber warnings in the SE and nowhere else (yet). Towards the very end of the run, a sort of 2nd wave of winds moves into the SE more or less within the warning area. Perhaps this extra time of sustained winds is what tilted the scales in the SE for the warning? May have been noticed in other models that the Met has. I still expect a
  6. The BBC's ear was itching clearly. Back up to 67mph. Im sure the Met will follow suit in its next update. Kinda hard to ever really take seriously with swings like that. Mind you, wind is wind. Its not exactly a 100% predictable thing for gusts.
  7. For myself, the BBC ever since the change in provider have been a lot slower than the Met in showing the correct winds. Sometimes just being outright wrong (Storm Brendan the BBC barely suggested even any gusts). However at this exact moment in time, the BBC peaks at 61mph (after showing 66mph earlier) and the Met 62mph (after showing 67mph earlier). These values seem potentially a little low and the downtrend is definitely interesting considering the models are currently going the other direction. This is of course all computer generated and likely delayed too. I don't even bother looking at
  8. Honestly it feel like government related entities and infrastructure are paying attention more to the actual potential severity than what colour the warning is. Which is good. But as we've all said, it makes you think about why the damn warnings even exist if train companies etc are calling for cancellations and slower trains even when in a typically "tame" yellow warning. Of course it does seem like a damned if you do damned if you don't scenario for the Met... But picking the South East exclusively doesn't seem to line up with any models that we know them to typically use (and have access to
  9. The amber warning will absolutely be spread out further. Its mostly down to confidence at this point and 24 hours prior may just be enough for the scales to tilt. I live right on the edge of London, and the forecasts for the past 3-4 days have suggested anywhere between 65-70mph gusts. The fact that i'm not in the amber warning is strange, especially as this may be the strongest storm since 2013 here, but the edges usually chosen by the Met are perhaps a little arbitrary (aka I think they just chose the M25 as this kinda supposed magical wind barrier)
  10. The exact strength of winds and where they are, are gonna vary over the next few days. But I think its pretty certain this storm will cause pretty big disruption across the entire country. ICON, GFS, ARPEGE and ECM all agreeing on my area to receive around 70mph. That alone makes me think that big downgrades aren't super likely.
  11. There's definitely a lot of uncertainty to it, models don't have widespread agreement, and probably why the Met has their warnings so low on their Impact Matrix. ICON/EURO4/ECM all going for some pretty nasty storms, GFS and others less on board, although GFS definitely upped the speeds in its 12z run.
  12. Tornado watch issued in the SE by TORRO. Interestingly they don't actually update their website anymore, but rather their Facebook page.
  13. Unless we somehow still gain another .5c I think we can safely say the all time record is safe for now
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