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  1. 2 hours of sun in 8 days.. Gladly i'm UK bound shortly so I might just see our parent star briefly! ha.

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    2. MP-R

      MP-R

      Aberdeen...?

    3. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      Spike he now lives in Berlin

    4. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      The parent star is alive and well a few latitudes south, but we've had our grim days too.

  2. It has rained almost continuously for 4 solid days now. Temps been 1c to 6c. Am I on Elephant Island?!

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    2. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      The weather on the continent, particularly Germany, can be great in the summer but it can get stuck in a horrible rut during the other seasons more than in the UK I think

    3. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      Yes, can get very dull at times. Berlin is a prime example.

    4. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      And its not immune to it in summer either such as when I went this year. It certainly isnt all rosy over there. They just get more frequent brief heatwaves generally.

  3. Chose the wrong time to start cycling to work again... 4c at lunchtime. Freezing over here it is!

    1. Paul
    2. karyo

      karyo

      Your hot German summer is just a memory now! lol

    3. Bottesford

      Bottesford

      It seems like a long and distant dream... No more swimming in the lake, no more outdoor parties, no more relaxing outdoors. Grit the teeth and hope for a little snow to pass the time...

  4. The best thing about autumn - the return of tasty satsumas!

    1. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      And apples picked and eaten straight from the trees!

  5. These precious few weeks with it still light when finishing work...

    1. Milhouse

      Milhouse

      Im appreciating every moment of it Botty.

    2. Spikecollie

      Spikecollie

      I'm dreading the end of it. I have a few days when I work until 2200 and I hate night time driving.

  6. Last day of summer and it is 36c today. Change is coming this week but what a hot month it has been in mainland Europe! 16 days over 30c this month 7 of which were over 35c.

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    2. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      Well yes I take the point about the continent but Berlin's averages are not too different from London's in summer. If the ever present low to our NW over the past few weeks/months had been further south and west over the Atlantic the heat would have caught the UK too. Seems like bad luck in a lot of ways.

    3. AderynCoch

      AderynCoch

      It definitely is bad luck. 36C is exceptional for Berlin. Can't believe how many freakishly hot days the near continent has had while we haven't had so much as a sniff. It's been absolutely disgusting.

    4. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      Yeah quite right, there's more to it than just continental vs island climates, it's the fact that the distances are so minute- it's not as though we are right in the middle of the Atlantic. The SE is very close to being continental

  7. And to think, 30c used to feel hot... Melting melting melting here...

    1. karyo

      karyo

      Well, you were asking for it!

    2. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      36C on July 1st was too much for me and it wasn't even humid

    3. Bottesford

      Bottesford

      A swim in the lake this evening more than made up for lunchtime working in the heat!

  8. 27c @ 0830 and 38c predicted. Potentially hottest day in Berlin's history coming today. I can confirm feeling 'toasty'...

  9. 30c @ 11am. Thinking it's gonna be a hot one... And staying this way all this & next week looking at the forecast.

    1. ANYWEATHER

      ANYWEATHER

      Absolutely Horrible. Thank God its not like that here,,,,,!!!

  10. Traffic jams & cool, grey weather - I must be back in Nottingham!

    1. AIRMET
    2. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      Cool and grey in Berlin today!

  11. hmm not liking the look of the UK forecasts next week.. 5-10c drop on what I'm used to. Still inside the pub its still warm & they have proper ale! I do miss my ale...

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    2. MP-R

      MP-R

      If only you were going to be here the following week, which is still looking a lot better.

    3. karyo

      karyo

      Ask the pub staff to turn the heating on.

    4. Bottesford

      Bottesford

      It does look cooler here next week too (although above 20c at least).

      As for brewing beer- I could and have done before but you have to drink it fast and even I can't get through 40 pints in a few weeks...

  12. Back to England for 8 days next week - will I get some summer?

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    2. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Heat ??.don't make me laugh, roll on usa hols ...

    3. Bottesford

      Bottesford

      It's mostly 24-27c here which is damn near perfect. I never tire of having fun outside so... no not had enough! 16c? That doesn't fit summer!

    4. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      16 c is utter sh*te ...

  13. Very changeable summer here in eastern Germany. 15c and rain this past two days but back to 34c on Fri. Very up & down!

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    2. karyo

      karyo

      Sleepless sticky nights get boring fast too ;-)

    3. Bottesford

      Bottesford

      True but only had a few of those and I can always sleep anyway albeit with a fan & water spray bottle on standby!

    4. karyo

      karyo

      I haven't tried the water spray bottle. When it is hot I take half an aspirin before bedtime which drops my temperature a bit.

  14. Outdoor cinema by the river next to a former GDR radio station & abandoned factory complex. Summertime you are so good....

    1. shuggee

      shuggee

      Sounds fun Bottie! Plenty of good weather to enjoy outdoor activities here too.

  15. C'mon Berlin 16c with a cold strong wind is so not July! Quite a contrast to last weekend...

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    2. karyo

      karyo

      Nature takes corrective action

    3. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      I beg you are lapping it up

    4. Daniel*
  16. 39.7c my max for the weekend. Perhaps above official stations but jeez.. so damn hot. Perfect down the lake all day though!

  17. 30c at 10am. Definitely the hottest weather I've experienced! I'll be honest even I am approaching my upper limit of coping with the heat!

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    2. karyo

      karyo

      haha! Yes, but you are only in Berlin not in Sahara.

    3. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      Was nearly 30c at that time in London the other day. Shows the UK isn't all that bad!

    4. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      CDF it was 32 at that time

  18. Today's max 35.9c and still over 28c at 11pm. Bedroom currently 31c. Might sling the mattress on the roof and sleep up there! Tomorrow & Sunday forecast to be warmer still...

    1. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      Not quite like Nottingham?

    2. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      2 days ago upstairs I recorded 31C it has cooled down substantially thankfully

  19. 29c at 1030... gonna be a tad warm! Bedroom didn't drop below 27c last night. Fan came in handy!

    1. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      Do you get used to it?

    2. Bottesford

      Bottesford

      Yeah you do although its going up by 2-3c per day so playing catch up the whole time. 34.5c on my balcony at the moment.

  20. Fri 32c, Sat 36c, Sun 37c, Mon 32c, Tue 34c. Prob the hottest weekend I've ever experienced coming up! Sooo glad about the many cool lakes within a short train ride from here!

  21. Temperatures heading towards 40c here on Sunday. Up there with some of the hottest conditions i've ever experienced. Should be interesting if nothing else!

  22. Thankfully temperatures back on the right side of 20c from tomorrow. Now if we can just push it to the comfort zone of 25c days, 16c nights we're sorted!

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    2. karyo

      karyo

      When you say the right side of 20 you must mean below 20 right? lol

    3. I Cumbria Marra I

      I Cumbria Marra I

      Most people enjoy warm weather, Kayro.

    4. Bottesford

      Bottesford

      Yes I like going outside lots so 21-25c (and more sometimes) is what you want to be comfortable.

  23. Oh my.. what awful weather. Wet, 13c.. And two more days of it until it improves... bleughhhh. Instantly less energy in us to do stuff!

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    2. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      Not that it is especially rare though bottesford. IMO chances are if the UK has been affected by a LP system, chances are Germany will too in some form or another.

    3. Bottesford

      Bottesford

      Yes it does happen - although Berlin far less often being further east. Most systems seem to die a death before getting here. Guess it has to happen sometimes though!

    4. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      I think in a normal summer it happens more often than it did last year in Berlin- last year was quite a hot one if I remember rightly. I've witnessed some very poor weather in Germany in the summer months- 10C with torrential rain one day in Munich on June 1st!

  24. Seems my visitors have brought the UK weather with them to Berlin! Cool, showery and 'meh'. They're gutted as they were hoping to see some summer for the first time this year!

    1. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      Looks like you lot over in Germany have had it colder than us for a fair bit of this week. Just shows you aren't immune from it all all!

    2. MP-R

      MP-R

      Ye we've probably had better weather here tbh, at least it's been often sunny. Just that nagging wind that's been a right pain!

  25. After intense heat today some staggering storms here - huge strikes for over an hour. But downside is it has crippled my modem, amplifier and half the bulbs in the flat. Totally taken out the electrics in the bathroom too. Far from ideal!

    1. Scorcher

      Scorcher

      Looking a lot cooler there next week Bottesford!

    2. Bottesford

      Bottesford

      I'm in Bucharest for work anyhow this week. 34c tomorrow there.

    3. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      Hot hot hot

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