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From sizzle to drizzle - heavy rain spells set to ruin good week of weather

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/408869/From-sizzle-to-drizzle-heavy-rain-spells-set-to-ruin-good-week-of-weather

 

TEMPERATURE SOARS AS FOREIGN HOLS DIP

 

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/321429/Temperature-soars-as-foreign-hols-dip/

 

Summer? It's already over! Weathermen say we face 10 years of soggy summers. MAX HASTINGS – convinced this year's sun has been and gone – is taking drastic action

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And the start to this summer is proving the papers wrong up-to the 15th England and Wales received just 16.1mm of rain which is 48% of the average certainly no wash out start to summer this year things look good for the start of Wimbledon and Glastonbury as well

 

Exaggeration comes to mind from the media as per normal

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Britain is set for a summer solstice soaking today with the longest day of the year set to be a wash-out. The gloomy summers of the past few years are set to return following Wednesday’s hottest day of 2013. And the British Weather Services last night tweeted: “It’s summer solstice saturation for most.â€
 
Morning showers are forecast in the East and West, with a few heavier afternoon downpours in the East and a band of Atlantic rain hitting most parts by the evening. That will be followed by a cool, wet and windy weekend with the chance of 50mph gales.
 
The Environment Agency said: “Heavy rain affecting all areas is expected from Saturday. This may lead to a heightened flood risk.†Wimbledon, which starts on Monday, is unlikely to be threatened by showers, according to the Met Office. But it will be cloudy until midweek and with only “occasional†brighter spells.
 
Weather experts warn we could be heading for “a cycle of wet summers†that will last for the next decade.

 

 

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We really are tired of having no sun

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/409413/We-really-are-tired-of-having-no-sun

 

SOLSTICE FUN ...BUT NO SUN

 

THE longest day of the year turned 50 shades of grey yesterday as Britain’s miserable summer continued. The sun was up for 17 hours on Midsummer’s Day – but most of the time it was covered by dark menacing clouds. Much of the country saw showers and temperatures were so chilly at a feeble 15C that it felt more like autumn than mid-June. And the rest of the weekend looks set to be even worse with 50mph gales and the mercury peaking at highs usually seen in October. While the south is set for a windy lashing, the north will feel the coolest, with Manchester and Leeds seeing top temperatures of just 16C this weekend. British Weather Services senior meteorologist Jim Dale said: “It’s an autumnal weekend for all.†Despite the chilly and wet weather, more than 20,000 people, including tattoo fan Mad Al, descended on Stonehenge, Wilts, from early morning to celebrate the Summer Solstice.

 

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/321871/Solstice-fun-but-no-sun/

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Top hat and gales! Ascot racegoers hit by 35mph winds... and there will be gale force gusts tomorrow

  • [*]Final day of festival marked by driving rain and howling gusts [*]Temperatures well below average and misery set to continue into Sunday [*]Northern parts will be hit by winds of up to 50mph [*]
But don't worry....we should be okay for Wimbledon (for the first few days, at least)

 

 
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PUNTERS ENJOY AN ASCOT BLOW-OUT

 

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/322042/Punters-enjoy-an-Ascot-blow-out/

 

Our summers will be as hot and dry as 1976, the Met Office said three years ago... and now they're predicting a soaking decade

  • In May 2010, experts said regular hosepipe bans would be needed
  • Predicted constant hot weather and warned of repeats of 1976 droughts
  • But last week said Britain will have 10 years of soggy summers
  • Tourism bosses have accused experts of driving UK holidaymakers abroad
  • Said they present ‘academic machinations’ as reliable weather predictions

 

 

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PUNTERS ENJOY AN ASCOT BLOW-OUT

 

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/322042/Punters-enjoy-an-Ascot-blow-out/

 

Our summers will be as hot and dry as 1976, the Met Office said three years ago... and now they're predicting a soaking decade

[*]In May 2010, experts said regular hosepipe bans would be needed

[*]Predicted constant hot weather and warned of repeats of 1976 droughts

[*]But last week said Britain will have 10 years of soggy summers

[*]Tourism bosses have accused experts of driving UK holidaymakers abroad

[*]Said they present ‘academic machinations’ as reliable weather predictions

 

 

I am concerned regarding the potential damage these 'predictions' can do as the article suggested. e.g South West tourism industry.

 

However the article is well put and mentions the inconsistencies of the past.

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More twisted and misinformed Met Office bashing.

 

Could somebody please show me where the MO said summers would become like 1976 this decade? The prediction for regular 1976 style summers and droughts was for after 2100!

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More twisted and misinformed Met Office bashing.

 

Could somebody please show me where the MO said summers would become like 1976 this decade? The prediction for regular 1976 style summers and droughts was for after 2100!

I think that that's just more 'straw manning', BFTV...

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BBC weather for the week ahead with Peter Gibbs

 

Mostly dry

 

Sunny spells

 

Feeling warmer

 

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Fans get a soaking in the Wimbledon queue but forecasters promise the tournament - and the rest of Britain - will heat up

[*]Showers covered campers awaiting show court tickets at SW19 today

[*]British temperatures should return to high teens by mid-week

[*]Met Office predicts low-twenties for Glastonbury and Silverstone next week

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346849/Wimbledon-2013-weather-Forecasters-promise-tournament-heat-up.html#ixzz2X4AsyeuZ

 

 

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Fans get a soaking in the Wimbledon queue but forecasters promise the tournament - and the rest of Britain - will heat up

[*]Showers covered campers awaiting show court tickets at SW19 today

[*]British temperatures should return to high teens by mid-week

[*]Met Office predicts low-twenties for Glastonbury and Silverstone next week

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346849/Wimbledon-2013-weather-Forecasters-promise-tournament-heat-up.html#ixzz2X4AsyeuZ

 

 

Well if the DM forecast sun and heat best we expect the opposite.

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Well if the DM forecast sun and heat best we expect the opposite.

 

it looks like for once they are on the right track its rare but it seems a fair assessment IMO

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More twisted and misinformed Met Office bashing.

 

Could somebody please show me where the MO said summers would become like 1976 this decade? The prediction for regular 1976 style summers and droughts was for after 2100!

 

I think the point wasn't to bash the Met but ask why do it ? I mean they refuse to release publically 3 months forecasts but are happy to predict the next 10 years or even 100yrs and widely publish it ! The article is attached but no one suggested a 1976 would be every year, The main point is every prediction given by the Met in the last 20 years so far has turned out to be wrong.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/7767998/Met-Office-predicts-a-return-of-the-summer-of-1976.html

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I think the point wasn't to bash the Met but ask why do it ? I mean they refuse to release publically 3 months forecasts but are happy to predict the next 10 years or even 100yrs and widely publish it ! The article is attached but no one suggested a 1976 would be every year, The main point is every prediction given by the Met in the last 20 years so far has turned out to be wrong.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/7767998/Met-Office-predicts-a-return-of-the-summer-of-1976.html

Totally agree, people are just getting increasingly tired of being told how to live their lives and be taxed on something that has been proven to be little more than a guess.

 

Every single day I hear folk saying how annoyed they are that forecasts are wrong, and why shouldn't they be annoyed?

 

When I was a kid in the 80s, we had the global warming propaganda shoved down our throats at every opportunity and it affected the way I've lived my life, for definite!

I bet the kids today have an even more brainwashing and supposition and yet the weather and climate keep dodging and ducking predictions.

 

STOP GETTING ANGRY THAT PEOPLE ARE DISAPPOINTED! It really is like the little boy who cried 'wolf'. :-D

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Because weather forecasting is not climate forecasting. It's that simple.

 

The green taxes conspiracy theory lends nobodies argument any credence.

 

 

 

STOP GETTING ANGRY THAT PEOPLE ARE DISAPPOINTED! 

 

Oh the irony!

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I think the point wasn't to bash the Met but ask why do it ? 

 

Boris has a go now!

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10138096/The-weather-prophets-should-be-chucked-in-the-deep-end.html

 

That’s what they said: the BBC, and all the respectable meteorologists – and I reckon there were tens of thousands of people who took these prophecies entirely seriously. Omigod, they said to themselves, we are all going to fry. The only answer was to build a source of permanent refreshment – and so they did. They saved up, and they remortgaged, and they got in the diggers. They moved huge cuboids of earth and used them to create curious berms at the bottom of the garden, and then they lined these trenches with tiles (jolly expensive) or with a kind of blue plastic sheeting (virtually indistinguishable and much cheaper) and then they filled these holes with thousands of gallons of water that circulated endlessly by an unintelligible process known only to the people who had installed it but who seemed unfortunately to have gone bust.

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Britain to go all tropical in 85F heatwave

 

BRITAIN is gearing up for a blast of glorious summer sunshine with a two-week heatwave on the way. Temperatures are set to rocket by the end of this week with the heat and blue skies expected to last into next month. Forecasters said the tropical burst is thanks to a swathe of scorching air due to sweep in from Europe. It is a similar picture to last week when the mercury rocketed to 80F (26.4C) briefly as warm currents arrived from Spain. Experts said Britain’s next heatwave will be longer-lived with the summer warmth set to last a fortnight. Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said the mercury is expected to nudge 85F (29C) by the end of this week. He said many parts of the country will enjoy warm and dry summer weather, including at Wimbledon and the Glastonbury festival, both of which start this week.

 

Mr Powell added: “Things are going to pick up again with temperatures creeping up gradually to a significant heat spike by the weekend. “Again, we could see highs hitting 29C by the end of the week and apart from the odd shower it is looking very dry and pleasant. Not much chance of the covers coming over at Wimbledon and I would hazard to say Glastonbury won’t be a mud bath. Another glorious burst of summer on the way and this could see us into the beginning of July.†The hottest weather will be in the South while the North is likely to be cooler. The Met Office said temperatures will rise gradually this week with a drier and brighter picture for most places. Forecaster Alexander Burkill said there is the chance of showers at the beginning of the week in London, although nothing major to disrupt play at Wimbledon. He said: “There might be some rain for Wimbledon on Wednesday, but nothing too serious. Towards the end of the week, it is looking warmer with temperatures creeping up by the weekend.â€

 

It will come as a relief to many who have had to get the coats and umbrellas out after the end of a brief warm spell last week. Temperatures nudged up to an average 80F in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, last Wednesday to make it the hottest day of the year so far. But it was soon back to drizzle and gloomy grey skies with temperatures at below-average for the time of year. A June average of just 57F in central England means the month is expected to be one of the coldest on record.

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/409808/Britain-to-go-all-tropical-in-85F-heatwave

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Britain to go all tropical in 85F heatwave

 

Temperatures nudged up to an average 80F in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, last Wednesday to make it the hottest day of the year so far. 

 

If it turns out to be true! Posted Image

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Britain to go all tropical in 85F heatwave

 

BRITAIN is gearing up for a blast of glorious summer sunshine with a two-week heatwave on the way. Temperatures are set to rocket by the end of this week with the heat and blue skies expected to last into next month. Forecasters said the tropical burst is thanks to a swathe of scorching air due to sweep in from Europe. It is a similar picture to last week when the mercury rocketed to 80F (26.4C) briefly as warm currents arrived from Spain. Experts said Britain’s next heatwave will be longer-lived with the summer warmth set to last a fortnight. Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said the mercury is expected to nudge 85F (29C) by the end of this week. He said many parts of the country will enjoy warm and dry summer weather, including at Wimbledon and the Glastonbury festival, both of which start this week.

 

Mr Powell added: “Things are going to pick up again with temperatures creeping up gradually to a significant heat spike by the weekend. “Again, we could see highs hitting 29C by the end of the week and apart from the odd shower it is looking very dry and pleasant. Not much chance of the covers coming over at Wimbledon and I would hazard to say Glastonbury won’t be a mud bath. Another glorious burst of summer on the way and this could see us into the beginning of July.†The hottest weather will be in the South while the North is likely to be cooler. The Met Office said temperatures will rise gradually this week with a drier and brighter picture for most places. Forecaster Alexander Burkill said there is the chance of showers at the beginning of the week in London, although nothing major to disrupt play at Wimbledon. He said: “There might be some rain for Wimbledon on Wednesday, but nothing too serious. Towards the end of the week, it is looking warmer with temperatures creeping up by the weekend.â€

 

It will come as a relief to many who have had to get the coats and umbrellas out after the end of a brief warm spell last week. Temperatures nudged up to an average 80F in Herstmonceux, East Sussex, last Wednesday to make it the hottest day of the year so far. But it was soon back to drizzle and gloomy grey skies with temperatures at below-average for the time of year. A June average of just 57F in central England means the month is expected to be one of the coldest on record.

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/409808/Britain-to-go-all-tropical-in-85F-heatwave

Heaven knows, I'm miserable now!Posted Image

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Wow they've even got the past wrong this time saying this June is likely to be the coldest on record! Posted Image

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Where do they come up with this stuff? Where is there anything to support a heatwave lasting for two weeks other than a couple of model runs which could easily change? This is a classic jumping the gun scenario, thankfully nobody on here sees them as anything more than a laughing stock which is what they are.

 

I'll await the talk tomorrow of "ohh have you heard, we have 2 week heatwave on the way!" Then when it doesn't happen these people who get sucked in will blame the media, which ends up inevitably being blame the weather and then the weather forecasters. And yet there are no credible weather forecasters anywhere that would support this at such a timescale!

 

Lol, would be good if it did happen though.

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