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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    It's 75F today and then we chill out

     

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/394251/It-s-75F-today-and-then-we-chill-out

     

    BRITAIN’S BASKING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR

     

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/310846/Britain-s-basking-as-temperatures-soar/

     

    Get ready for the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures set to hit 22C (but let's face it, there hasn't been much competition)

     

     

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    With state of the art technology and the latest info available at the flick of a switch I fail to see why the public should have to put up with out of date forecasts. In this fast moving situation its

    I've only gone and done it. This went to the Press Complaints Commission this morning....         1i) The Press must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information, including

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington
    This weekend gets a frosty reception

     

    Gardeners beware. If you've been lured into activity by the warmer weather, take note. The weather is about to turn again, as BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker explains.

     

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/feeds/22286970

     

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Michael Fish braves the storm as he gets a soaking

     

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/394633/Michael-Fish-braves-the-storm-as-he-gets-a-soaking

     

    Hello sunshine! Finally Britain hots up, but it won’t last long

     

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/394530/Hello-sunshine-Finally-Britain-hots-up-but-it-won-t-last-long

     

    Enjoy the sun today - it bows out tomorrow: Week of warm weather to turn damp and chilly by Saturday

     

     

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Hotter than North Africa, but get set to shiver again

     

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/394845/Hotter-than-North-Africa-but-get-set-to-shiver-again

     

    Well that didn't last long! April showers return across UK as BBQ weekend plans ruined by cold front

     

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington
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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    BBC Weather for the week ahead

     

    Chilly nights

     

    Rain in the North

     

    Sunny in the south

     

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Thousands of North-East sun-seekers set to risk health this summer

     

    http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10382833.Thousands_of_North_East_sun_seekers_set_to_risk_health_this_summer/

     

    Rain and Arctic gales will bring Bank Holiday chaos

     

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/395552/Rain-and-Arctic-gales-will-bring-Bank-Holiday-chaos

     

    Now get ready to be battered by the gales: Forecasters warn temperatures are likely to drop just in time for the bank holiday

     

     

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Weather Online's early summer outlook for June and July

     

     

     

    Summer gone early?
    Over by late July?

    Issued: Sunday 28th April 2013
    Duty forecasters: Simon Keeling & Captain Bob

    June

     

    The beginning of June may see the 'deaths throws' of a preceding late spring, early summer 'bloom' of continental warmth, low pressure pushing up from the south or southwest, bringing a thundery break down to cooler and fresher Atlantic air.

    High pressure established to the north, so mainly settled here for a while longer although some showers edging north, an easterly component to the pattern across southern Britain.
    High pressure looks as if it'll decline away, low pressure edging into the UK, becoming a slow moving feature close to if not atop of the UK. It'll be fresher than recently, heavy showers will develop in all areas, some of these with be potentially thundery and slow moving in nature.

    Low pressure looks set to be mainly centered juts to the west later in the period so the initially variable nature of the winds is likely to become more south-westerly orientated, so feeling rather on the muggy and warm side.

    *10/06/13.....14/06/13*

    Some evidence that pressure may begin to rise across the southern half of the UK during this period, so some drier and sunnier weather can be expected across the bulk of England and Wales, the emphasis on showers transferring northwards, where a brisker westerly to south-westerly flow will carry cloud and these showers through quite quickly.

    *15/06/13.....19/06/13*

    A short few days of warmth for Southern Britain as high pressure to the southeast combines with lower pressure to the west to pump continental air into the UK, so temperatures briefly rising across England and Wales. Showers in the west will become heavy and more widespread, these slipping southeast as high pressure edges away east and southeast a cooler and fresher north-westerly sets in across all areas. Pressure rising to the west of the UK will bring a fresh north-westerly to all areas with a scattering of showers and bright, pleasantly sunny conditions.

    *20/06/13....27/06/13*

    High pressure remains a large feature just to the west of the UK, ridging through the whole of the country, essentially a dry and settled regime setting in. Pleasantly sunny, just variable cloud amounts on light to variable winds, the outside chance of a shower at first, although the risks increasing across north-western Britain later as pressure falls and cloud spills in off the Atlantic. Temperatures will be holding up well in the strong sunshine and broken skies of early summer.

    *28/06/13......30/06/13*

    A generally cooling trend across most areas as the flow orientates itself more to the northwest, showers mainly affecting northern Britain and later eastern coastal areas. Temperatures still pleasantly warm across southern Britain.

    July

    *01/07/13......08/07/13*

    Little to see that the pattern will alter here, the flow orientated into the northwest generally, sandwiched between higher pressures to the west, lower to the east of the UK. Some showers can be anticipated almost anywhere, perhaps concentrated to the fresh northwest and northeast, temperatures holding up well, feeling warm in extended spells of summer sunshine in southern areas.

    *08/07/13......17/07/13*

    A distinctly un-summery period is indicated here, low pressure may feature quite strongly as it brings all areas a rather unsettled, wet and potentially windy spell with heavy rain, or thundery showers. Low pressure may be moving into the UK, this becoming slow moving and then perhaps stalling, leaving a legacy of brighter spells and heavy thundery showers, winds easing back slowly any showers becoming slow moving.

    *17/07/13......26/07/13*

    'All change', pressure looks set to rise here with all areas seeing temperatures lifting and showers dying away. A warm to potentially locally hot spells of weather, generally light winds and clear skies combining to bring an unfamiliar visitor 'summer'. The heat coupled with increasing humidity may inevitable trigger thunderstorms, these 'popping up' almost anywhere and becoming heavy and slow moving.

    *27/07/13.......31/07/13*

    Summer 2013 may 'fizzle out' here and more with 'a whimper than a bang' as cooler and fresher weather seeps southeast on an increasing north-westerly flow, high pressure collapsing away, low pressure tracking close to the north of Britain. Showers and outbreaks of rain slipping southeast through all areas, feeling much fresher by months end.

    Captain Bob & Simon Keeling

     

     

    http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/cgi-app/reports?LANG=en&MENU=206&FILE=sea&DAY=20130428

     

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Britain gets ready for driest May on record

     

    BRITAIN is set for the driest May ever – with the country on course for a devastating drought. Forecasters say parts of the UK are likely to see virtually no rain throughout the month and the parched spell could carry on into June. There are fears of a repeat of last spring when ­rivers and reservoirs ran dry and thousands were hit by hosepipe bans. After weeks of relatively low rainfall across the South the “scene is set†for a drought situation as the ground is already starting to dry out, say meteorologists. Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, said: “Everything points to May being possibly the driest on record. High pressure will dominate, blocking any rain coming in from the Atlantic.

     

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/395810/Britain-gets-ready-for-driest-May-on-record

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  • Location: Condorrat, Cumbernauld G67
  • Location: Condorrat, Cumbernauld G67

    Britain gets ready for driest May on record

     

    BRITAIN is set for the driest May ever – with the country on course for a devastating drought. Forecasters say parts of the UK are likely to see virtually no rain throughout the month and the parched spell could carry on into June. There are fears of a repeat of last spring when ­rivers and reservoirs ran dry and thousands were hit by hosepipe bans. After weeks of relatively low rainfall across the South the “scene is set†for a drought situation as the ground is already starting to dry out, say meteorologists. Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, said: “Everything points to May being possibly the driest on record. High pressure will dominate, blocking any rain coming in from the Atlantic.

     

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/395810/Britain-gets-ready-for-driest-May-on-record

     

    The express again Posted Image  OK I admit it looks as if it will start dry but anything can happen in this country and wouldn't take much for us to be in a rut again

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  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winters, hot, sunny springs and summers.
  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire

    I suspect the Express will be right, said no one ever.

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  • Location: Wrexham, North East Wales 80m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and thunderstorms
  • Location: Wrexham, North East Wales 80m asl

    As soon as I saw the words "Express" and "Jonathan Powell" I stopped reading.

     

    Devastating drought? Christ on a bike, there are two farmers fields near me which are still waterlogged! Anyone who dares use the word drought, especially after the relentless rain, flooding and snow of the past few months to us in the West and South West needs their backside slapping.

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  • Location: Chorlton, 29m asl.
  • Location: Chorlton, 29m asl.

    I know it's hard for those in other areas to believe, but here in south Manchester we have had barely half average rainfall so far this year. Here are the figures from my closest wunderground station. Sadly there's no official station in the Manchester urban area.

    Rain Ave Days > 10mm Ave Days > 1mm Ave

    Jan 41.1 72.3 1 2.5 8 13.1

    Feb 40.4 51.4 1 1 8 9.7

    Mar 24.6 61.2 0 1.5 6 12.3

    Apr 15.7 54 0 1.5 5 11.2

    Totals 121.8 238.9 2 6.5 27 46.3

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/averages/19812010/sites/manchester_airport.html

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/climate/#?tab=climateMaps

    http://www.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=IENGLAND340

    As a gardener I can say that I can see this in the soil, it's very dry to any depth I dig. Admittedly I'm on very well-drained sandy soil. There was a lot of wind during the March cold spell which added to the problem, and if we don't get any real rain soon the warmer conditions will cause real problems for growers. Coming on top of the delayed start due to cold I can see this being a year that stands out in the tree rings in centuries to come.

    But the builders on a site adjacent to my office have benefited. They had to shift several hundred truckloads of soil from the site before building could start. Due to the dryness it was gone in a few weeks and there was never a quagmire or a serious mud-on-road situation that would surely have arisen if rainfall had been average. It did lead to a lot of dust blowing about though.

    This is the pattern of the last few years locally. Dry in spring then soggy all summer long

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington
    Bank Holiday Weather: Temperatures To Soar

     

    Britain looks set for a balmy Bank Holiday weekend, with temperatures expected to reach up to 21C on Monday. After the coldest start to spring for more than 50 years, forecasters say a prolonged period of dry, "rather warm" weather will arrive just in time for the three-day break. Many areas are expected to remain dry throughout the weekend, with light showers across central England, Wales and Scotland on Saturday clearing by the evening. Sunny spells are forecast across the country on Sunday but Monday looks better still, with temperatures set to climb well above the 14.7C average maximum temperature for May.

     

    Sky News weather forecaster Nazaneen Ghaffar said there is "some uncertainty" in the forecast but added: "It looks like Monday will be warm and mainly dry across southern areas, thanks to a south-westerly air flow pushing in warmer air. "However, there will be the risk of rain across northern and western parts of the UK and Ireland." London and the South East will enjoy the warmest weather on Monday, although temperatures could reach 17C in Wales and 18C in western areas. Scotland and Northern Ireland will be a little cooler, with highs of around 15C.

     

    The Met Office said the weather is set fair until mid-May, when "slightly more unsettled, showery conditions" are forecast. "Temperatures should recover from near normal towards rather warm, and it will feel pleasantly warm in any sunshine inland," a spokesman said. "Towards the end of next week, temperatures should rise further and become warm across many inland areas under strong spring sunshine." The warm spell follows the coldest March in the UK since 1962. Mean temperatures plummeted to 2.5C - 3C lower than the long-term average and were the joint fourth coolest since records began.

     

    http://news.sky.com/story/1085414/bank-holiday-weather-temperatures-to-soar

     

     

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    April showers turn to May flowers and best of all, the sun will stick around for the bank holiday weekend

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
     

    Bank holiday weekend weather set to be mainly dry and sunny

     
    Highs of 21C (70F) in south of England on Monday, but Scotland and Northern Ireland may get some rain

     

    Much of Britain can look forward to a mainly sunny early-May bank holiday weekend with temperatures up to 21C (70F).The southern half of Britain should enjoy the best of the conditions, with Scotland and Northern Ireland getting some rain from time to time.

     
    "There is high pressure to the south of England and this is giving the south generally dry and fine weather over the weekend," said Tom Tobler, a forecaster with MeteoGroup. He said there could be rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland on Friday and some of this wet weather could spread to northern England and Wales. But Friday's conditions in central and southern England are expected to be fine with temperatures as high as 20C (68F).
     
    The southern half of England should continue to be dry and sunny at times on Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures possibly reaching 20C on Sunday. But Scotland and Northern Ireland could get some rain on Sunday. There will be some cloud and patchy rain in northern and western areas on bank holiday Monday but the south should get a good deal of sunshine.

     

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/may/02/bank-holiday-weekend-weather

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    Daily Express: Bank Holiday Monday Hotter Than Surface of The Sun!

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