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The little ice age.

Or I would travel back to when I was born and skip all the drizzle and rain.

Anything to do with thunder had to see all that again.

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August 1912 and August 1956 to see how they really compared to those crap summer months between 2007 and 2012. 

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15 hours ago, Summer of 95 said:

August 1912 and August 1956 to see how they really compared to those crap summer months between 2007 and 2012. 

Expect they would`ve been much dryer and sunnier.

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17 hours ago, Summer of 95 said:

August 1912 and August 1956 to see how they really compared to those crap summer months between 2007 and 2012. 

May. A wet start, but then there was a hot, sunny spell in the second week before it turned cooler again. It was warm at the end, with 28C reached in placs on the 28th.

June. Changeable, dull and cool. 83 mm of rain fell at Ross on Wye on the 5th. Up to that point it was the dullest June in England and Wales since 1909.

July. Wet, cool, and very dull. The mean temperature at Birmingham for the month was 13.7C, and Aldegrove (Northern Ireland) had just 86 hours of sunshine.

August. Very wet, cool, unsettled, and dull. There was some heavy rain and notable thunderstorms. 80 mm of rain was recorded at Bidston Liverpool on the 15th. 78 mm of rain fell in 1 hour at Freshwater (Isle of Wight) on the 22nd. There was no sunshine recorded at all at Tynemouth between the 16th and the 24th.

September. Although 27C was reached in parts of England on the 1st (and 30C at Regent's Park, after four days the weather deteriorated to become generally a wet and unsettled month. It waw particuarly wet in the NW, but drier in the east and SE. It was a sunny month in parts of the Midlands.

This is a description from 1954 as I always assumed that was the worst summer in the' Manchester summer index'
1985 180
2011 179
1922 178
1938 177
1948 176
1927 175
1920 174
1923 174
2007 174
1931 173
1978 173
1980 173
1909 171
1946 170
1987 169
2008 168
2012 164
1924 158
1912 156
1956 155
1907 147
1954 143

Manchester summer index lists 1954 as the worst  with 2012 just edging 2008 into 6th and 7th worst.

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In my lifetime? Probably Feb ‘91. I was born in 1986, so the freeze of Jan ‘87 is in my lifetime, however for obvious reasons I have no memory of it. 

Feb ‘91 on the other hand - I was only 5 at the time but do have memories of it. Plus quite a few photos. 

For suburban E/NE London no snow event has yet surpassed that since in my opinion. 

Feb 2009, December 2010, Feb 2012, Jan/Feb 2013 and several events in the 90s were all great, but none have yet produced multiple days of proper sub zero temperatures (daytime highs of -3/-4c for several days) or have produced the depth of snowfall that we got in Feb ‘91. It was a proper easterly in the true sense of the word. Powder snow, drifting, no marginality whatsoever, convective. 

Would love to relive that event.

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As far as in my own life-time goes either of the winters of 2009/2010 or 2010/2011; January probably edges it for being more snowy. (I was living in the North East for both of these).

 

For all time events I'd have to look at the Winter of 1946-1947 or 1684.

 

I'm not a great one for summery weather, but there's something special (as a weather enthusiast, certainly not for those who's homes and businesses were ruined) about the 2012 storms (28 June and 5 August). The Newcastle quayside flooded twice in one summer!

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Last week my dream come true that was all I was looking for with that easterly gales and blizzards.ohmy.png.b9c2e03e96e30f1d83d5eee0b9dd373e.png

 

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Not a hard choice for me.

Winter 1962/63 was just !!AWESOME !!....living at over 500ft ASL, here in the Chilterns. We had a memorable blizzard on Dec 29th, with very strong Easterly winds whipping the powdery snow into huge drifts. It carried on snowing throughout the 29th right through the 30th.

At the time I  lived in a PREFAB, waking up on the 31st the snow drifts were level with my bedroom window sill.Walking down the hall to the East facing front door,there was a small snowdrift INSIDE the door ,where the snow had been blown through the crack in the door ,also tiny snowdrifts inside the East facing windows.

There was another severe blizzard on 19th-20th of January, with gale-force Easterly winds. By the end of the 20th,with the already lying snow, over 2ft of level snow lay on the ground with 6-8ft drifts. One thing that I  have always remembered is the freezing drizzle after it stopped snowing.I  could walk down my garden ON TOP  of the deep snow,on a thick layer of ice,and suddenly would fall through,up to my waist.

There has not been anything to compare to that winter since.

Steve

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On 2/6/2018 at 17:56, danm said:

In my lifetime? Probably Feb ‘91. I was born in 1986, so the freeze of Jan ‘87 is in my lifetime, however for obvious reasons I have no memory of it. 

Feb ‘91 on the other hand - I was only 5 at the time but do have memories of it. Plus quite a few photos. 

For suburban E/NE London no snow event has yet surpassed that since in my opinion. 

Feb 2009, December 2010, Feb 2012, Jan/Feb 2013 and several events in the 90s were all great, but none have yet produced multiple days of proper sub zero temperatures (daytime highs of -3/-4c for several days) or have produced the depth of snowfall that we got in Feb ‘91. It was a proper easterly in the true sense of the word. Powder snow, drifting, no marginality whatsoever, convective. 

Would love to relive that event.

Sounds like you didn't have to wait very long!

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letttucing gutted laughs at every post for no reason.

Well its come back again today snow fix drifting well and truly overdone for one year.

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Would have to be some of the amazing UK thunderstorms of the mid to late 90s or the tropical thunderstorms I experienced in the Maldives.

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