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  1. Why do people think the tide effects how high the river gets here when we're 26m above sea level?

    1. in the vale

      in the vale

      The river can't empty into the sea as quickly when the tide is higher - that effect backs up the river.

    2. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Yeah my mum says that too but I don't see it, there's weirs, rapid-like sections etc downstream, and 26m of lower ground for several miles for the water to flow over/flood before it backs up here..

    3. Thundery wintry showers

      Thundery wintry showers

      I've come across elderly people who thought that the tide affected showers coming in off Morecambe Bay!

  2. Pretty sure thunderstorms, some really intense looking, have been forming over the same area of south central/east France for over 24 hours now!

  3. Another day/spell with rather more sunshine than the symbol forecasts would suggest.. not that I'm complaining!

  4. Tuition fees are a joke.. student finance England is even based in Glasgow to take the p**s.. not that I blame Scotland it is the UK or 'England' govt that always gives England a raw deal..

  5. Firework flashes in the sky - a poor mans lightning..

    1. IanR
    2. karyo

      karyo

      Agreed! The is no comparison!

    3. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      haha, have to be a lot to be worth a CG, just looks a bit like distant lightning, had me fooled for a split second until I realised there was no clouds..

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  6. Thniking of changing my username, but what to?

    1. Aaron

      Aaron

      Stormcrazy35

    2. Somerset Squall

      Somerset Squall

      Your profile says you are 26m asl so perhaps that was it? How about Stormshield26? lol.

    3. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Ahh good thinking maybe that was it. lol Stormshield26 is probably more appropriate!

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  7. Well is is good - some of my lapop keys ae sopped working! no een joking..

    1. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Apparently it's just Google Chrome I can't type in

  8. Coolest night of the month last night down to 5.5c, didn't expect that.

  9. Is it actually possible for longer term suggestions/forecasts of warm weather to be correct in summer anymore?

  10. Looks hazy in London.. excellent visibility down here in East Devon again, and 23.6c :)

  11. Unlike many I don't feel too inspired by longer term ideas of a high to our west in the Atlantic. To me that sounds like a feed of N/NW winds and cool or average temps with virtually no chance of any convective weather or interesting weather. A bit like the ECM T+240 chart?

    1. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      Agree TWS, just the sheer amount of cloud and heavy persistent rain with recent lows has made me yearn for high pressure of any description!

    2. Harry

      Harry

      Mid Atlantic ridges will bring little difference to what we've had...too far West, then we just weather fronts falling around the top of it...only if its close will we stay dry (BUT COOL!!!!!!!!!!!)

    3. Harry

      Harry

      Mid Atlantic ridges will bring little difference to what we've had...too far West, then we just weather fronts falling around the top of it...only if its close will we stay dry (BUT COOL!!!!!!!!!!!)

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  12. Why am I often the centre of a line of convective cloud like today when it bubbles up, hits a cap and spreads so it's cloudy/overcast, but not when the convective cloud can form nice line of cumulonimbus clouds?

  13. If you think we've been wet.. Somewhere in Japan recently had 507mm in under 24 hours, and 750mm in 72 hours.. :O

    1. Snowy Easterly

      Snowy Easterly

      blimey is it possible to rain that much in such a short space of time,

    2. Aaron

      Aaron

      Wow that's more than our yearly rainfall in 72 hours

  14. Sorry I kind of want a repeat of the interesting event this summer brought here, that I missed, before it dries up..

  15. I see the rainfall totals were even more remarkable here while I was away, as my Davis VP2 Gauge was under-reading. manual shows over 110mm this month, most of that in one rainfall. Never seen an event like that here before, and of course it is perfectly timed with the one week in ages I'm away! So still haven't seen it and will probs have to wait over a decade again.. as well as having to sort our rain gauge and not knowing the daily totals.. GRR! rant over! (moaning thre...

    1. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      ..ad doesn't seem to exist anymore)

  16. Tunderstorm at home yesterday, the biggest weather event for 100's of weeks today.. Of course it chooses the one week I'm in another country! proof again that interesting weather hates me!

    1. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      And of course I took my storm shield abroad and all the forecast storms went around me..

    2. IanR

      IanR

      I have a similar shield, its not the areas , its the personal shields , if I went to oklahoma in storm season I can bet the storms would avoid there too ;-)

  17. I must have amazing forecast capabilities, months ago I predicted a thunderstorm at my home the week I was away, and it happened today. Then my home is on the edge of the first red warning in my location for ages tomorrow..

  18. It seems I've taken my storm shield to Holland, all the storms either side of me the past 2 days. It is very warm though, at least 27C yesterday.

  19. Our summers are depressing me.. at least I'm off to Holland for a week for some warmth and probable storms!

    1. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Well yeah except it looks to be in the mid-20s to start especially Wednesday, with thunderstorms. Then dropping to a pleasant low 20's. That was not the reason I am going to Holland just nice to experience a bit of the summer weather that's just across the water this week, as usual!

    2. karyo

      karyo

      Holland is a bit warmer than us during the summer months. I often go there.

    3. Alex95

      Alex95

      Average Summer temperatures are 19C in Newcastle, 23C in London, and 24C in the Netherlands. That's enough of an improvement for me! Also, severe thunderstorms are surprisingly common in the Low Countries, but especially Belgium.

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  20. Not a bad day, had a decent thunderstorm in East Devon last night and finally reached 20C for the first time since June 1st! 23.7C max in a warm sunny afternoon :)

    1. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Yeah the lack of warm days this month (apart from today) has been very poor!

    2. Summer Sun

      Summer Sun

      shows how bad it is when we class 23c as not a bad day lol

    3. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      true but 23/24C isn't a bad day in any average summer, it's above average even in July unless you're near central London

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  21. Lol the BBC forecast on the website says 'If heat's not your thing, there's signs of relief on the way' I'm sure these temps would have been the relief in some past summers.. Also it's decidedly below average here.

  22. Now the Met Office forecast me not to even reach 20C in this spell.. well I hope that's wrong!

    1. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      It's very cloudy here and we're still at 20C, we've had some drizzle at various times this afternoon but feeling very muggy

    2. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      interesting, they often do forecast slightly under.. 18.7 and quite humid here at the mo. They seem to have changed the forecast a lot today but just looked at the MetO's temp. map and it shows us staying below 15C all day tomorrow! (one of the cooler days this month then) with nowhere in the SW breaching 20C while the text forecast mentions 'warm sunshine later, max 23C' confused.com

    3. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      Surprising as it didn't get below 15C at all here last night

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  23. Ugh why after the brief warmer snap do the models have to backtrack on even average temps and give us very cool NW'erlies with air sourced from the Arctic.. yet again! :(

    1. Milhouse

      Milhouse

      At least while the weather is nice i'm able to divert my attention from the models. Hopefully theres another settled spell on the horizon by the time we get to Friday.

    2. Snowy Easterly

      Snowy Easterly

      shall i cut the grass, looks nice when the sun its out, but when its not its too windy and cool

    3. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Yeah at least we have this temporary warm up I guess

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  24. that's a lot of rain on the radar this morning

  25. I see they're on about exams getting easier etc etc again.. well it doesn't effect A levels that's for sure! if they are easier now, God help those that took them in the past (or the future)..

    1. Thundery wintry showers

      Thundery wintry showers

      I think it's an unfortunate way of expressing a genuine problem- we've been having continued grade inflation. Thus it is easier to get higher grades now than it used to be, but that doesn't necessarily make students' lives any easier...

    2. Harve

      Harve

      The media are far too quick to associate grade inflation with decreasing exam difficulty and/or the curriculum becoming easier. These aren't the same thing. However, it's still debatable as to whether the latter is actually occurring or not.

    3. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Agreed, though I guess they couldn't just see it as good news that students are doing better and our education system/teachers are better..

      I can't remember GCSE's being easy A couple years ago. We already need better grades for the same job these days anyway..

      There is one thing I pretty much agree on though, and that's having one exam board rather than several (which the student can't choose)

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