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    A few - Rallying included
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    Anything but soggy wetness

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  1. Cleeve Hill View

    Normandy Beach

    A Sunday stroll on the beach
  2. Peering out the window this morning - first real signs of Autumn mornings , windless , clear , cool with a mist descending over the fields behind the house until the sun burns it all off. All set up for the Bank Holiday weekend which is usually the first date when we enter the gradual summer decline into a benign commencement of autumn stillness which appears to be most definitely knocking at the door. View was so good I uploaded my first piccy to my gallery, and am now thinking of taking the same view each month to see the progression into Winter
  3. The Times predicting a gloomy time ahead today https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/autumn-comes-early-for-holidays-z5dmdtfgt?shareToken=734f87f1ffc3b2910d13c884d786f3cf
  4. Just started to become really heavy and squally now and temp starting to drop - feels autumnal. feel the need for a holiday in the sun , looking at the rainfall radar we've got worse to come though
  5. Hi, as someone very much learning about weather related elements can I ask how the the rainfall radar records rain falling and what determines a reading. Quite often what is noted online as being light rain in my postcode has very little bearing on the situation on the ground. is this due to high humidity or rain simply not reaching the ground. Would like to understand more and if a tutorial is available in this respect. Right now (12:05) for example according the radar I have light rain but it clearly is not with good visibility to the cotswold escarpment. Am located between Cheltenham and Tewkesbury by way of a guide.
  6. For those who know much more than I ever will, Is Arlene tropical , sub tropical or just in the vicinity , just asking as it looks a bit far north for the definition,
  7. Too late - see todays Express for further enlightenment Winter 2014 set to be 'coldest for century' Britain faces ARCTIC FREEZE in just weeks
  8. Is the jet stream changing direction? Meandering air flow could lead to longer, harsher wintersThe jet stream controls weather over Northern Europe and North America Over the past two decades, scientists believe the jet stream has weakenedInstead of circling Earth in the north, the jet stream has begun to meanderThis could cause longer and colder winters over the northern hemisphere The fast-moving river of air that controls weather over Northern Europe and North America is undergoing a dramatic shift that could lead to harsher winters. Scientists believe the jet stream which girdles Earth is increasingly taken a longer, meandering path causing weather patterns to become ‘stuck’. This could result in longer and harsher winters over North America and northern Europe, according to researchers in Chicago. The jet stream is a ribbon of high altitude, high-speed wind in northern latitudes that blows from west to east. It is formed when the cold Arctic air clashes with warmer air from further south. The greater the difference in temperature, the faster the jet stream moves. According to Jennifer Francis, a climate expert at Rutgers University, the Arctic air has warmed in recent years as a result of melting polar ice caps. ‘The jet stream is a very fast moving river of air over our head,’ she said on Saturday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. ‘But over the past two decades the jet stream has weakened. This is something we can measure,’ she said. As a result, instead of circling the Earth in the far north, the jet stream has begun to meander, like a river heading off course. This has brought chilly Arctic weather further south than normal and warmer temperatures north. Perhaps most disturbingly, it remains in place for longer periods of time. The U.S. is currently enduring an especially bitter winter, with the midwestern and southern states experiencing unusually low temperatures. In contrast, far northern regions like Alaska are going through an unusually warm winter this year. This suggests ‘that weather patterns are changing,’ Professor Francis said. ‘We can expect more of the same and we can expect it to happen more frequently.’ Temperatures in the Arctic have been rising ‘two to three times faster than the rest of the planet,’ said James Overland, a weather expert with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Professor Francis added that it is premature to blame humans for these changes. ‘Our data to look at this effect is very short and so it is hard to get very clear signal,’ she said. ‘But as we have more data I do think we will start to see the influence of climate change.’ The meandering jet steam phenomenon, sometimes called ‘Santa's Revenge’, remains a controversial idea. ‘There is evidence for and against it,’ said Mark Serreze, director of the National Snowland Ice Data Centre in Boulder, Colorado. But he said rising Arctic temperatures are directly linked to melting ice caps. ‘The sea ice cover acts as a lid which separates the ocean from a colder atmosphere,’ Mr Serreze told the conference. But if the lid is removed, then warmth contained in the water rises into the atmosphere. This warming trend and the shifting jet stream will have a dire impact on agriculture, especially in the farm-rich middle-latitudes in the U.S.. ‘We are going to see changes in patterns of precipitation, of temperatures that might be linked to what is going on in the far north,’ said Mr Serreze. The main impact on agriculture and livestock will not come from small temperature changes, but rather from temperature extremes and the weather patterns that hold them in place for longer periods of time. This means there is now less of a difference in temperatures when it hits air from lower latitudes. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2561218/Is-jet-stream-changing-direction-Meandering-flow-air-lead-longer-harsher-winters.html This and various other media outlets have printed versions of this story. Is it likely or just part of our normal weather over the centuries and these things just happen. I wonder if any one can comment on here ?
  9. Huge Squall right now - all sorts flying around. Post and Rail Fence gone and 5 posts snapped clean off. Really gusty winds and heavy rain - Horrible. Hope the roof survives and dread to think what we will find in the morning :-(
  10. Real Squally weather came through Cheltenham area about 3:30 today -. Hail , Thunder and strong winds all for about 15 minutes , trees down , Car alarms going off and property flying through the air - fascinating to watch - horrible to be out in . Thankfully passed through quickly and clear blue skys 30 or so minutes later but quite an event. Weather is rarely boring even if I don't like it
  11. A bit late in the morning for this but a quite incredible squall came over us around 11pm last night with very heavy rain and gusty winds. Took out the fence, the felt from the shed and several other panels and a brick pier attached. Much much more violent weather than the St Judes breeze here in our part of North west Gloucestershire. Did not see that coming and been clearing up all morning
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