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  1. Heavy snow and hail in Newcastle - didn't expect this!

    1. Alex95

      Alex95

      It's sunny again now lol

    2. karyo

      karyo

      Lucky you! I got some hail and that was the highlight of the day.

    3. Thundery wintry showers

      Thundery wintry showers

      Lucky you indeed- here in Cleadon it stayed completely dry!

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  2. Carlisle definitely reached around 29-31°C on the 2nd July, but I can't remember the exact figure. I'd imagine the Lake District would have had similar temperatures.
  3. There was a lot of thunder days around then too, but the heat only got going on the 1st July in Newcastle thanks to North Sea low cloud in the previous days. I had thunder on the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th and possibly 7th (I can't remember this one). Also, it was 27°C on the 1st with a dew point of 21°C which is exceptional for my location. The hot weather only lasted for the 1st and 2nd, but after that it was still quite warm for a while.
  4. November: 24th - heavy snow showers, sleety at times, but they began to accumulate in the evening. 25th - heavy snow showers gradually easing, about 10cm lying. 26th - dry and sunny, but another 10cm fell in the 90 minutes just before midnight bringing the total to 20cm. 27th - heavy snow showers from late morning onwards, 23cm by the evening. 28th - mostly dry with a cloudy afternoon, but thundersnow arrived by late evening. 29th - much more marginal, but there was a lot of wet snow, and a few thunderstorms too. 40cm by late afternoon! 30th - 32cm after an overnight thaw. December: 1st - Heavy snow in the middle of the day bringing the depth back up to 37cm. 2nd onwards: although it was sunny the snow barely melted for quite a while. I can't remember exactly when the thaw arrived. 16th: Rain to snow event left a light dusting of snow. 18th - 22nd: Very cold with an inch of snow in Cumbria. The temperature regularly fell below -15C. 23rd: heavy snow showers blew in from the North Sea, bringing the depth to 9cm after an inch had already fell in the days before. Christmas remained cold and the snow lay thickly until about the 27th.
  5. Fantastic day for winter walking in the Lake District - 5cm above 500m asl and good visibility between the snow showers. Nothing lying back down here at 200m, but still some dramatic wintry showers.

    1. Eugene

      Eugene

      Yes sounds fantastic alza, i will have to look into walking in the lake district sometime, first i think i will try somewhere nearer like the peak district alton towers area

  6. March 1979 is definitely the one to beat here - 48cm in Newcastle, and as TWS says 40-60cm was widespread. I think parts of County Durham only got about 30cm though, whilst Northumberland got over 60cm in places, which is incredible for a 2 or 3 day snow event in March. The winds were also a feature with the snow drifting to the upstairs windows in some places. I'm pretty sure there was 10-15cm in March 2001 at the very start though, and quite a bit left over from February on the 1st March 2004 (I got 15cm in Feb).
  7. Loving the smell of cut grass here :)

  8. One thing I thought of today is that at the time I didn't often go on holiday to hot places so I found it quite uncomfortable at times, but I wonder how I'd find it now as Newcastle's mean maximum temperature was only around 23°C and I'm used to hot weather now, and certainly enjoy it more than I used to. One thing I noticed about 2006 was the lack of overhead storms here - we had many risk days during the heatwave in June and July but it never happened. I also saw altocumulus castellanus on several occasions though, and I enjoy these thundery conditions before a thunderstorm as much as the storm itself sometimes! 2007-2011 haven't been too bad for storms actually, and 2007, 2009 and 2011 contained a few spells with several consecutive thunder days.
  9. Alex95

    Make us laugh

    Alex Deakin should be quite sympathetic I think http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9094941/Alex-Deakin-BBC-weatherman-left-red-faced-over-on-air-C-word-forecast.html
  10. Weekends are far too short :(

  11. I would argue that April 2011 wasn't that interesting. Very unusual, yes, but there was little variation, so it was actually quite boring. Similarly, June 1976 was amazing, but I'd say a warm, thundery June like 2005 would be more 'interesting'.
  12. Just been out orienteering and it felt much cooler to me compared with recent days. Looking forward to Tuesday though, the BBC forecast this morning said 16-19C in NE England and NE Scotland.

    1. Eugene

      Eugene

      Btw alza SE'lys do not bring dull weather this time of year

    2. Alex95

      Alex95

      They sometimes do if the 850s are quite cold, around -5. I'm sure March 2006 had this for a time? If the 850s are mild then its often pleasant and sunny, but if they're really cold there can still be sunshine and snow showers.

    3. Alex95

      Alex95

      Of course my area is particularly prone to low cloud from the North Sea during cool SE'lies.

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  13. FI looking stormier, then eventually colder on both the GFS and ECM - I sense March could be rather interesting this year.

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    2. Alex95

      Alex95

      I agree about the storms part. But most people would argue that November is too early for proper snow, but then we got totally buried in 2010! Just today I saw pictures of the snow taken by a friend near Longhorsely; they have a picture of a meter rule almost totally buried in the snow in November. The same could happen in March, even if it doesn't look like it will this year.

    3. Dorsetbred

      Dorsetbred

      Nah, surely not, this T's and shorts weather wont get broken now, surely???

    4. Dorsetbred

      Dorsetbred

      Nah, surely not, this T's and shorts weather wont get broken now, surely???

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  14. I don't think Google's weather forecast is very accurate - yesterday if you searched 'Newcastle weather' it said it would be 34°C, but now we have seen a huge downgrade to 28°C, albeit with a minimum of 2°C. Personally I think they're about 20°C too high with that maximum :p

    1. Alex95

      Alex95

      Nope, Newcastle upon Tyne - it must be an error obviously. Search 'Newcastle Weather' on Google and you'll see what I mean!

    2. Isolated Frost

      Isolated Frost

      Ahhh lol- that would be dream weather :(

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  15. The wind has finally dropped, and it feels pretty warm out there. Pity its taken until now though as I have a half day on Thursday!

    1. Aaron

      Aaron

      Yes, it's mostly sunny now even though the sun will soon be setting, sods law really.

    2. Alex95

      Alex95

      The sun has been out all day here, but the wind was a pain earlier!

  16. Goodness me, my next door neighbour just lost 4 ridge tiles! It's a new roof on their extension, so I suspect they'll be quite annoyed as the wind isn't even that bad today!

  17. Reasonably pleasant today, but it's far windier than I expected.

  18. Lol, type 'Newcastle weather' into Google - looks a bit warm on Friday! :p

    1. Aaron

      Aaron

      Newcastle forecast - 20° 7° 28° 3° 29° 4° 25° 6°

      Lol

  19. Totally weatherless this afternoon it seems - we had gales this morning though which have scattered someone's litter bin all over the street.

  20. Another 100mm of rain in Cumbria tomorrow? Oh dear... 60 mph gusts as well!

    1. Summer Sun

      Summer Sun

      lol Darlington has only had 74mm all winter

    2. Alex95

      Alex95

      Same here Gavin. NE England is pathetic in westerly regimes.

    3. Alex95

      Alex95

      ^As in there's no weather to talk about!

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  21. Alex95

    Make us laugh

    Sorry, I don't get it?? Ah, Bugs Bunny!
  22. There was also ~15cm in the North East from North Sea snow showers - it was one of the better northerlies of the 2000s, and the second significant snowfall from a northerly in 2004. I had a friend living in Shaftesbury, Dorset (or at least she went to school there) at the time and I remember her being quite excited about the snow as she didn't get much down there. In fact I presume she still lives there / goes to school there, but I'm not in touch any more so I wouldn't know.
  23. Ty, it seems like the cache on the servers takes around 15 minutes to clear / update.
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