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Dorsetbred

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  1. Cant disagree, after a gloriously sunny day reaching 26.8°C at: 15:16 it's still full on sun, nice..
  2. A quick re-read was necessary there as it shows imperial rather than metric, at least some hope for the clear liquid over the up and coming period.How "accurate" is EPS with respect to rainfall figures, over the longer period?
  3. Do they really call that "forecasting", it look s more like a wild guess? More concerned on the rainfall charts, but they look all over the place too.
  4. Morning All, off to a sunny start after a cool night, with the overnight low of 7.1°C at: 06:59
  5. Temperatures climbing 21.5°C at: 11:40 Clear skies as solar graph shows nicely, little bit of flutter in the UV measure
  6. Solar chart for today shows the clearing skies this morning, with the broken patches, but then we have a solid solar reading, representing the cloudless skies..
  7. From the Local Rag Winter's coming... and if it snows, this year you might have to collect salt yourself and grit your own road PEOPLE living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole could be able to collect their own allocations of grit under plans being considered by the leader of BCP Council. Residents and businesses could be given the opportunity to collect supplies to salt roads and pavements outside their properties. Speaking at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, councillor Vikki Slade said the move could save the council money and increase community engagement. Hah, they really are planning for a winter with snow....really...
  8. A drizzly and overcast start to the day, @ 15.6°C so it's certainly warm out there
  9. The last two sentences changed their mind! Really... https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/17895152.gritter-u-turn-council-planned-get-rid-two-snow-ploughs/ CONCERNS that BCP Council did not have enough snow ploughs ahead of winter have prompted it to spend an extra £35,000 on keeping two vehicles it had planned to get rid of. According to a cabinet report, the shortage of vehicles was discovered during preparation of gritting routes for the coming months. In order to ensure it has enough vehicles to manage the area’s main roads, the council has postponed plans to dispose of two gritters for a year. Cabinet members will consider the issue, part of the council’s severe weather plan, at their meeting on Wednesday (September 11). “Two additional vehicles have been retained (for one year only) to ensure capabilities to deliver 12 routes,” the report said. “This follows the identification of the need to source a shortfall in gritters to cover the wider network with only one vehicle transferring from Dorset Council as part of asset disaggregation.” The report added that the cost of retaining the vehicles and maintaining them for an extra year had been estimated at £35,000. Road maintenance priorities outlined in the plan for this winter are all A roads, access to Poole Port, Bournemouth Airport, emergency service centre, hospitals and the link to the A31. The council has a £233,000 budget for its provision of winter services this year. The report said a review of its services would be carried out for how it manages the work in the long-term with this year being an “interim” plan. Consideration of council preparation for the winter weather comes as researchers at University College London have warned that the country could see a return to weather similar to that of the 2018 ‘Beast from the East’. Studying current weather systems and patterns over the Atlantic, they said there was a 57 per cent chance temperatures in the coming winter would be below those experienced in 2017 and 2018
  10. From the Local rag: Gritter u-turn after council planned to get rid of two snow ploughs CONCERNS that BCP Council did not have enough snow ploughs ahead of winter have prompted it to spend an extra £35,000 on keeping two vehicles it had planned to get rid of. According to a cabinet report, the shortage of vehicles was discovered during preparation of gritting routes for the coming months. In order to ensure it has enough vehicles to manage the area’s main roads, the council has postponed plans to dispose of two gritters for a year. Consideration of council preparation for the winter weather comes as researchers at University College London have warned that the country could see a return to weather similar to that of the 2018 ‘Beast from the East’. Studying current weather systems and patterns over the Atlantic, they said there was a 57 per cent chance temperatures in the coming winter would be below those experienced in 2017 and 2018
  11. Way short on the forecasted amount, a mere 7mm today, although as commented it is spinning over us so a small chance of a top up on that figure..
  12. From the local rag "THUNDERSTORMS could cause disruption across Dorset today, the Met Office has warned. A yellow weather comes into force for the whole of the county at 10am and ends at 8pm tonight. Some places in the South West could see as much as 30 to 40mm of rainfall within just a few hours. The Met Office says some flooding of a few homes and businesses is "likely" and there is a "good chance" driving conditions will be affected by spray. Delays to train services are also possible along with short term loss of power and possibly damage to a few buildings from lightning strikes. The Chief Forecaster said: "An area of heavy rain will turn more showery later this morning, with a risk of thunderstorms developing, which may be slow-moving in some places."
  13. Patchy cloud after some longer sunny spells earlier today reaching a high of 21.2°C at: 12:06 . Seems like I'm out watering the garden tonight as we are lacking rainfall.
  14. Noticeable the pressure remains high over the Azores, a sign to come for the winter...maybe?
  15. What looked earlier this week as a wash out friday is now looking like fizzled out Friday as the band of rain appears to weaken progressively and is almost out of rain drops by the time it makes the south coast..
  16. Latest update: 1:00 AM EDT Thu Sep 5 Location: 31.3°N 79.6°W Moving: N at 7 mph Min pressure: 957 mb Max sustained: 115 mph
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