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  1. September now the wettest month of the year so far here, followed by May and then July. Still the three average wettest months to go but they turn out drier, it will be the only the second year since I've taken records where Sept is the wettest month of the year (the other being 2011).

  2. We've got ourselves a streamer here. Persistent torrential rain. Going to be some high rainfall totals at this rate.

  3. Only 58 hours of sunshine so far this month here. Second half of the month needs to be consistently good to even make average!

  4. Does anyone know how reliable the CFS model is?

  5. Beginning to think true summer in Britain is like the Olympics - happens for two weeks every four years!

    1. Ice Man 85

      Ice Man 85

      even better if was 2 days every 4 years.

  6. Resisting the urge to book a holiday somewhere where summer actually exists! 

    1. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Might sod off for a week myself.

    2. Alice1991

      Alice1991

      British "summers" are a joke. OK, it did start off good, but has gone downhill over the past couple of weeks. And it looks as if the first week of August is going to be no better. 

  7. Dullest final week of June I've ever recorded.

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    2. matt111

      matt111

      I haven't recorded it but I wouldn't bet against it here either. Hardly seen the sun this week. 

    3. shuggee

      shuggee

      Good stat. Sums it up nicely.

    4. Alice1991

      Alice1991

      I would say it's the second dullest end to June since 2012. In fact, the whole of June was pretty much an autumn month that year.

  8. Can always rely on May to bring thunderstorms here. Out of the NSC now and looks like another one on the way! Score.

    1. Gael_Force

      Gael_Force

      Are they the 'strong and stable' kind?... :crazy:

    2. MP-R

      MP-R

      Haha don't you mean strong and UNstable?

  9. Models are once again an absolute yawnfest. Time to indulge in my other interests for a few days.

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      snow grain chasing?

    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      very wet February, certainly met office will issue flood warnings for north midlands, Wales, SW England, north west England, and parts of the north east

    3. MP-R

      MP-R

      Calm down IRA :rofl: Would take at least double Feb 2014 for flooding to become an issue. If both Feb and Mar are very wet however, March could be problematic. Fortunately rainfall projections in the reliable are modest at best.

  10. February 2014 re-run anyone? That's what the GFS FI would have you believe...

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    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      I think we'll have an Atlantic dominated Feb, contender for wettest ever, got to pay for this mainly dry Jan

    3. MP-R

      MP-R

      Lol trust you to come out with something like that.

    4. IanR

      IanR

      nah atlantic 252 we will pay for this this in summer :sorry:

  11. Anyone know where you can find what the models are showing months in advance? I've seen some post charts 6 months in the future but don't know where from.

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    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      or you can check out cloudcuckooland.com:pardon:

    3. MP-R

      MP-R

      Haha, I know it's just for fun ;) 

    4. lassie23

      lassie23

      August 22nd is looking good for a barbecue :good:

  12. What's the betting that this is the sunniest Bank Holiday of the year lol.

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    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      will be sunniest of year Miguel ay, by even as early as mid Feb, you will get convective build up, sometimes covering whole sky

    3. karyo

      karyo

      I saw snow last April, it was the only highlight of 2016

    4. lassie23

      lassie23

      positive NAO .......yawn

  13. Merry Christmas to all from a drizzly Krakow. Here's to a happy, prosperous and of course a cold New Year!

  14. Summer abruptly over and I've suddenly got a cold grrr! Here starts the season of illnesses.

    1. Reefseeker

      Reefseeker

      Yep, same here, off work for 3 days. Treating it as a reminder to take my vitamins!

  15. 34C in Kent... 17C in Madrid. Say what now?

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    2. Blade

      Blade

      not 34ºc you are exagerating man

       

    3. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      not sure miguel is exaggerating, 34.4° it reached according to met office

    4. MP-R

      MP-R

      I couldn't quite believe the 34C either @Blade but then it may have been a rogue station. By the looks of it 31-32C was a lot more widespread.

  16. Quite funny reading comments about a quiet start to autumn while there's a really potent squall with torrential rain moving through...

  17. Anyone have any idea which day next week will likely be the sunniest in Bristol? Tuesday or Wednesday?

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    2. cheese

      cheese

      Tuesday I bet. Tuesday looks like the best day of the week for those not in the SE.

    3. karyo

      karyo

      I'd go for Tuesday too

    4. MP-R

      MP-R

      Cheers peeps!

  18. First rain in nearly three weeks. Cue everybody to forget how to drive!!!

    1. Nick L

      Nick L

      Ridiculous isn't it? A bit of rain and everyone feels the need to tootle around at 10mph.

    2. MP-R

      MP-R

      M5 wasn't fun this morning. Actually overtook people in the outside lane via the middle lane in order to stick at minimum 60 let alone 70!

  19. What a weekend it would have been had this weather happened when it was originally supposed to!

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    2. William Grimsley

      William Grimsley

      Thank god for that, I am suffering low pressure deprivation! XD!

    3. MP-R

      MP-R

      Plenty of time that mate :wink: Autumn is only a few weeks away.

    4. William Grimsley

      William Grimsley

      Could be some minor damage on Saturday.

  20. Rather disappointing outlook for the next four days compared to a few days ago. Not too bothered about heat during the new working week, the weekend is more important!

    Meanwhile, that's quite the storm system over Spain approaching Valencia. Only 17C in Madrid too!

  21. The August outlook really has gone from hero to zero - disgusting charts on offer! Need a backtrack pdq as it must be settled 11th-14th August! :(

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    2. B87

      B87

      There are mosquitoes in the UK, just not malarial ones (though there used to by up unil the 1950s).

    3. MP-R

      MP-R

      There isn't such a thing as a 'not real' mosquito. :doh:

    4. cheeky_monkey

      cheeky_monkey

      you obviously never lived in Canada then

  22. Absolutely gorgeous out there today! So summer 2016 isn't a complete loss. I'm holding on to the forecast that August will be the best month for the summer. Por favor!

  23. Oh look, now the arrival of summer has been delayed to Monday/Tuesday. What is wrong with climate!! Hate it, hate it, hate it.

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    2. William Grimsley

      William Grimsley

      Where are you seeing this? GFS and Met Office show it arriving by the weekend!

    3. MP-R

      MP-R

      Cloud and precipitation charts seem to suggest a less summery outlook than the ordinary 850hPa charts @William Grimsley with a front crossing the country on Saturday.

    4. conor123

      conor123

      Yup once again weekend curse here rain Saturday then slate grey NW's through Cheshire Gap Sunday here :(

  24. One year anniversary of the worst first day of June I can remember. Pretty shoddy today too but nothing as bad as last year.

  25. March really has been a month of contrasts. Rather boring in the middle but far from it at either end!

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      in like a lion, and out like a lion

    2. MP-R

      MP-R

      Quite similar to last year in some ways. Had gales at either end last March too, but it was quite settled for a time during the middle third of the month.

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