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karyo last won the day on July 30 2009

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    holidays, late nights out, a bit of reading, sunbathing, countryside, enjoying the weather.

    Favourite weather types: Cold and Colder!
    Particularly deslike: mild and wet... and Darren Bett

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  1. All eyes on Hawaii! The volcano that keeps on giving

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    2. Mokidugway


      DPF  filters , curse of my life ..

    3. karyo


      Wait till the Icelandic volcanoes join the game

    4. Had Worse

      Had Worse

      I think they qualified for the World Cup

  2. karyo

    Solar and Aurora Activity Chat

    Blank at last! 74 days in total for 2018 solar flux 70
  3. karyo

    Solar and Aurora Activity Chat

    It feels like ages since we had a spotless day!
  4. If I had the money...

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    2. Ice Man 85

      Ice Man 85

      if i had money, i'd build myself a cryogenic hibernation chamber that i'd be in from may-late october every year.

    3. Mokidugway


      If I had the money I would buy a 200 million house 😎

    4. karyo


      I would fly away leave all this to yesterday

  5. karyo


    I love Budapest, I went 3 times, twice in the summer and once in winter. The summer can be extremely hot (35-40c on most days) but you get the chance to see some spectacular thunderstorms. Also, many tourists in the summer. My winter visit was my favourite one as there are much fewer tourists around and you get to soak up the true atmosphere of the city. A walk up Citadella is highly recommended as you can see the whole city from there. Also try one of the numerous Turkish baths which is a great chance to mix with the locals. A lot of Budapest's magic is due to its bridges and one of them leads to Margaret island. It is in the middle of the river and a true oasis especially on a scorching hot day as it is covered in trees. A great place to relax with a drink and listen to the live music during the summer months. Language was not an issue in any of my visits. Even the people who don't speak english were friendly and happy to help.
  6. Do you know how non-bellissimo was the air that you inhaled in London? Especially on a day with little wind to push the pollution away. At least in Liverpool your lungs are relatively safe.
  7. Of course low humidity makes the heat a bit easier to tolerate. However, low humidity also means almost no chance of rain/storms which makes it extremely boring. It brings me bad memories of my summers in Greece - barren skies for days on end, drought, heat and deadly forest fires. At least in the UK we don't have to worry about forest fires as there are hardly any forests left.
  8. Looking forward to cooler times

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    2. karyo


      @IanR yes it seems the temperatures are often underestimated by the forecasts.  

    3. Ice Man 85

      Ice Man 85

      was around 19c today before the rain arrived. even a few degrees makes the world of difference.

    4. karyo


      It will cool down further :-)


  9. karyo

    Solar and Aurora Activity Chat

    I've read somewhere that coronal holes are more common when the sun is spotless so we should see them quite frequently in the coming months and years.
  10. karyo

    Solar and Aurora Activity Chat

    Spotless again. 5 consecutive days, 72 for 2018 The solar flux dropped to 67
  11. karyo

    Solar and Aurora Activity Chat

    Spaceweather also updated now and we are spotless for the 3rd consecutive day. The total for this year so far is 70 days.
  12. karyo

    Solar and Aurora Activity Chat

    At long last the spotless days are back. 68 days in total for 2018 solar flux 69
  13. If only it was winter! Today and Monday would have been epic for many places.

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    2. karyo


      I was thinking that a rain shadow would develop over Greater Manchester today given the path of the low pressure but nothing like that happened. 

      Parts of the country, and not just high  ground, have seen heavy wet snow in April before (there is a thread somewhere on net weather).

    3. karyo


      Then again it is nearly May! :-0

    4. Mokidugway


      Sunny and 16 c for here :shok:

  14. karyo

    France weather

    Yes, it's been good indeed! The first snow was in September which I was surprised to see (I went back to the East Pyrenees in September).
  15. karyo

    Late spring pictures.

    Yes, it makes a nice change.