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  1. Not that wet here this month.. The heaviest rain has often missed here especially at the start of the month. 97.0mm of rain here on the Davis. The manual gauge is probably just over 100mm.. but I forgot to record one of the readings 🤦‍♂️ My October average for 2007 onwards is 94.6mm. For November it's 119.2mm
  2. Friday was the sort of active/stormy/mobile weather I like. A wet & windy start.. I went to Berry Head and had torrential showers and gales at first, however these cleared to some blue skies and good cloudscapes while it stayed windy. I had an enjoyable walk in those conditions and stormy seas are always fun to watch too. Got home to a pleasant afternoon, with sunny spells and light winds. The countryside looked great in the sun and clear visibility with a backdrop of dark based cumulus. Then a few intense showers formed to my south lit up in the evening light. Basically a lot
  3. Yeah, we've had 15.4mm in the last 47 hours. Not really worthy of a yellow warning let alone amber. Although I was never convinced here, I don't want to complain about the initial warning as dynamic situations like this are hard to model/forecast exactly, However, yesterday evening when they extended the warning until 12:00 today I'd have taken the opportunity to remove my area.. it was clear the rain had pretty much stopped here and indeed we've had 0.0mm overnight. Their own forecast had no rain until 12:00 today ironically. On the other hand, the area around London-Reading has h
  4. Not as wet here, 12.6mm so far today. Models seem to be turning down the rainfall totals here for tomorrow too.. Gusty winds, had a 36mph gust on my station. We're kind of sheltered from the NE so not surprised it's not stronger.
  5. Not as wet as it looked like it could have been here, 12.6mm so far today. Gusty winds but we're sheltered from the NE so not too surprised it's not stronger. The East facing coast of South Devon could be a bit blowy.
  6. I haven't minded the weather recently. I enjoyed the warm summery conditions we had, and the recent cooler spell as it was quite sunny here. In my records this September was sunnier than August or the last 4 Septembers. Might be some interesting conditions this weekend, although I could also just be stuck under a front with light/moderate rain here. I'm glad we're getting variety though, because if high pressure goes on and on at this time of year, I can find it a bit boring (harder to get notable warmth or cold at this time of year). We're heading towards the time of year where I
  7. In some ways it can surprise me how quiet it can get in here with these sorts of charts. Ok it may be less pleasant, but there's more weather to talk about than if it was just high pressure at this time of year. Hoping I don't get stuck under a front all weekend but I do otherwise like mobility/variety and I'm finding myself looking at the models a lot more (in part to see potential rainfall amounts here), than if we were high pressure dominated at the moment.
  8. September can seem a bit boring to me.. can be harder to get high temps (even from high 850s, especially in the SW), and often too early for real Autumnal interest. Sometime we seem to get increased high pressure ridging that that just hangs around.. which would have been lovely, and possibly hot, in summer.. but then it just brings near average weather in September and into October when I'm ready for something more active/interesting. It's nice when you do get late warmth though as it is probably the last of the year. I have seen some good plume type thunderstorms in September such as 20
  9. At least we've had varied conditions this August to keep some interest, I guess.. If it was constantly average we'd get complaints of the mundane/samey nature of our climate. After all strings of 10C+ above average days like earlier in August have to be balanced out somehow to give our climate averages. Today was quite nice here, 18C and mostly sunny. This summer has been a mixed bag here (like you'd expect in a British summer really). Perhaps a little more on the 'poor' side for rainfall/sunshine but not too bad overall and not as bad as some other parts of the country.
  10. Didn't expect a thunderstorm yesterday but had one after lunch. Some very heavy rain with it although not quite as intense as a few miles further south or further east as that feature developed further. About 12mm in an hour and 22.1mm in the manual rain gauge was the daily total. About 10 rumbles at least, Lightning was close with some quite bright flashes, and loud crashes. I was working outside in it which was fun lol.
  11. Not really sure I've seen anyone doing that or saying that the one week heatwave means summer overall was amazing though? I'd probably rate this summer as not far from average here, maybe a touch below, so about 4 - 5 out of 10. That is taking everything into account, including the hot spell, and the poorer spells. We had some pleasant weather in July when it was worse further north (even on the North coast of Devon/Cornwall). Sunshine has perhaps been slightly below par though. On a personal note, not very good for thunder, except a storm a few miles away on Thursday (that I mostly mi
  12. The dull gloom has remained all day but with the addition of intermittent drizzle/light rain registering 0.8mm. Max 19.8C Min 17.6C Thanks Met Office auto forecast I needed a good laugh today 😂
  13. Late report, but we did get a fairly strong storm a few miles away on Thursday which 60-70mm of rain in a few villages (e.g. Feniton), with surface water flooding. It was constant rumbling from here.. but annoyingly, I missed most of it! Drove back through some torrential rain as it started to weaken, got home to hear the last 6 rumbles or so. Only about 1mm here, after the thunder had stopped. So still not really got my storm fix. Since then, it feels like the weather has died. Dull, dingy, hazy and still. Especially yesterday evening and so far today. High minima though, 18.8C yesterday a
  14. How to you 'turn on the north sea mist' or 'draw a thunderstorm towards somewhere'? Actually, if anyone knows the answer to the latter, please tell me, I'd pay good money! 😂
  15. Another warm humid sweatbox today, temp 26.5C, peak so far 27.3C, with the sun often behind some sort of cloud. There's quite large cumulus bubbling a few miles inland with pileus at times. Other altocumulus cloud around, some Ac Cas at times. It does feel as if it's going to go bang somewhere.
  16. Some cumulus bubbling inland (just east of Exeter). looks like some action may be a bit closer to home today though sea breeze likely to keep my actual location clear of surface based convection
  17. Had quite a lot of Ac Cas yesterday, with some lovely stuff at Sunset, and a mild level shower over Lyme Bay (third pic) Then a brief shower came overhead about 22:40 with a flash and rumble, but it was a one flash wonder (I was looking at the laptop screen of course). Just before that, when in the garden I thought I saw a few faint flickers to the north.. so went into the field behind and yep, faint 'atmospheric flickering' to the north every few seconds.. So I then measured the distance to the midlands storms.. about 120 miles 😲 I have seen lightning from far away storms but that's
  18. Yup, earlier on I could just about make out the flickering of the northern atmosphere from here in Devon! I measured it as about 120 miles as the crow flies. A shower then passed overhead so I couldn't see it anymore, and produced a flash and rumble but it was a one flash wonder.
  19. So we have about the only shower in the area just arrived overhead. Also, looking north, I can see faint 'atmospheric flickers' every few seconds that must be from the storms in the Midlands, about 120 miles away.. That's amazing! And as I type, we just had a flash and rumble from this shower!
  20. Been a lot of Ac Cas at times today but some of the most photogenic is now:
  21. Turns out the 30C temps have come this far west after all! I noticed yesterday evening the Met Office map looked promising. Reached 30.4C here, even with a slight sea breeze. That's a new record for my station (beating 30.1C in July 2018). It's possible that's a degree or so over what an official station would record due to the garden fences etc in this wind direction, but then most of us have similar issues. The shaded alleyway was over 29C. Dropped back to 28.2C now as the sea breeze gets more effective. Meanwhile on the North Coast of Devon it's 18C with Sea Fog! Just over the bord
  22. Lol sounds about right, maybe I'll change my username to reflect something that actually happens Evening drizzle? 😆
  23. Pretty sure that will be correct as it looks like it misses me just to the east... which, coupled with all the storms to my west this morning, will mean I'm about the only place on the South coast to see nothing! 😂😂 Think I'll have to think of a name for this storm free area.
  24. Well the eastern most area of convection completely died (the area you might think new storms develop/intensify). Then all the storms in the SW followed. No sun for 3 hours and this band will last a bit longer going by the satellite, but it's convectivey dead. What's the point of that? Currently 21.4C with a surprisingly fresh northerly breeze gusting to 25mph.. Met Office forecast: A very hot day. Maximum temperature 32 °C". Hmm...
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