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Captain Shortwave

SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

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Sun is coming through here now, started foggy, it's burning off.

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Grey and dull. And no end in sight either, completely fed up with this non weather. ūüė°

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1 hour ago, Ed Stone said:

And another day of never-ending gloom and grot has arrived.

Hello Pete,

You have not been reading the Politics Thread again have you?

Kind Regards

Dave

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Omg, sunshine! I'd forgotten what it feels like! Temp has risen quickly in the last hour or so.

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Some sunshine today, which felt hot and humid. Loads of cloud though, too, but no rain as yet. Reached a pleasant 24C. The sky looks convective but nothing happening here.

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Lovely sun today, and feels less humid than it has been. Lovely day.

Edited by alexisj9

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It took until early afternoon but once the sun appeared the temperatures have responded well reaching a high of 23C. The next couple of days look good wih only the small chance of a thundery downpour during the afternoon. 

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Beautiful evening here. Shower clouds around but bone dry and sun shining, feeling warm. 

Next few days looking fair which is good, don’t want anymore rain here. 

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Much better than yesterday currently brightish had a few spitty spotty showers on the way home from work much prefer this than the promise of storms that never materialize 

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The loss of the NE wind finally has not only cleared the gloom but the hazy has pretty much gone as well which leaves some nice views of the shower clouds to the south of here.

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What an amazing sky 

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49 minutes ago, Captain Shortwave said:

The loss of the NE wind finally has not only cleared the gloom but the hazy has pretty much gone as well which leaves some nice views of the shower clouds to the south of here.

Whereas on the South Coast we've had mist/low cloud all day. The Downs are shrouded in mist, and even the top floors of flats on the seafront are lost in the murk. Max today 17.1 C. Humidity currently 96%...

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This horrid cloud better bugger off tomorrow, I'm sick of it. 

We are June after all! 

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Gorgeous evening, 17C and not a breath of wind. Whether the N Sea gunk returns remains to be seen.

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Looks like a heavy bit of rain near king's Lynn area Norfolk hopefully heading into south Linc's 

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9 hours ago, Norfolk Sheep said:

Gorgeous evening, 17C and not a breath of wind. Whether the N Sea gunk returns remains to be seen.

Sorry,that will be back on Monday.

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Morning all,

Up early again with the mussus, before she set off for work at 6.30. Fortunately she only has a six hour shift today but fully expecting her to contact me later to tell me she's been asked to work the afternoon shift as well, that happens a lot.

 

Looks like we're set for a lovely weekend, in our neck of the woods. Really miss working today, after I had to give up work, due to that Brain Haemorrhage. As some of you know, I worked for a Bookmaker's in Croydon. Today is Derby Day, on Epsom Downs and really miss the "buzz" and "craic", of Derby Day. Back in the early '90s, worked on the racecourse, itself. On one occasion looked after our clients, taking bets, in a hospitality box, where I met many racing "celebrities". Another time, taking bets on an open-top bus. It's a great "family day" out, on the Downs, with a Fun Fair, adjacent to the course. Great to sit out on the Downs, with a picnic but don't forget your sun cream!!

 

I'm sure some members must have been to Epsom, on Derby Day. Let's hope the weather stays fine, for the great event and we don't see a repeat of the tragic events of, Weds 31st May 1911. Just after the Derby had been run, a spectacular thunderstorm, broke over the course. The weather in late May 1911 had been similar, to what we've had during the past week, unseasonably warm and hunid, although t/storms didn't break out, until the very end of May. On this day, t/storms broke out widely across the Greater London area, with devastating consequences!! Members might like to read the Royal Met Society's account of the event, on the link below:

https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/wea.808

 

Many thanks, to the Royal Met Society.

 

I did have misgivings, for this Summer, after such a warm, mainly settled late Spring. We've experienced quite a few disappointing Summers, after late Spring fine, warm spells, who knows where we go from here? But after reading accounts of that very warm, late May spell, the Summer of 1911, was hot and dry, perhaps you lovers of hot, dry Summers, may get lucky. Certainly looks like being a fine, warmish, start to June.

See below, another account of that late May, very warm spell and reference to the following Summer. In 1911 we had a solid block of high pressure, away over Scandinavia, as we have now but we also have low pressure, over the Biscay/French region, this year, unlike 1911.

 

"1911 A warm month - the start of a famous summer - and also sunny and dry. There were some severe thunderstorms over England on the 31st, resulting in lightning strikes, wind damage, and local flooding. 17 people were killed around London alone. The most famous of these storms was when 3 people and 4 horses were killed in the "Derby Day Storm" at Epsom; 14 people were injured, and 3 hayricks were set on fire. The storm drifted south throughout the afternoon, hitting Epsom just after the Derby finished. 90 mm of rain fell in 2 hours at Banstead, with violent lightning, and hailstones 50mm in diameter. In the centre of Epsom 72 mm of rain fell, most of it 50 minutes. The storm was at its worst 5-7 pm; between 5.30 and 5.45 pm, 159 flashes of lightning were counted - that's a flash every five or six seconds or so".

Many thanks to Trevor Harley's marvellous website, for the above account.

 

I hope the Forum Host doesn't mind me reproducing, the above, Epsom is in our region and it is weather related, after all.

 

Hope you all enjoy your day, whether you're going to the Derby, or not. I'll have to make do with watching it on tv.¬†ūüėĘ

 

Regards,

Tom. :hi:

 

Edited by TomSE12

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at  last  might  see  some rain at last  and a storm!!!

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9 minutes ago, tinybill said:

at  last  might  see  some rain at last  and a storm!!!

Any rumbles yet I'm south Linc's plenty of rain on radar but nothing falling here yet 

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Dull and wet here, rain moving in from N Sea towards the Wash and a line of development below that moving slowly SE. At least we had 4hrs of hazy sunshine yesterday. 

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Having looked at the charts for early afternoon today, those Brontophiles amongst you, in the north of our region may start to see a few cells developing as a convergence zone forms, aided by sea breezes, during the early afternoon. Those of you in Norfolk, COULD get lucky.

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Regards,
Tom.

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Goodness me, it's grim this morning!:whistling:

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Hazy sunshine coming through in north Essex. Looks like another warm day for these parts but hopefully slightly cooler than yesterday afternoon which at times was very hot due to tge strong sun anf and humidity. What an amazing May we had - the warmest on record and sunniest sinxe 1989! From some of the reports from Norfolk though it sounds like you might have had the dullest locally!

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It's hammering it down!

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One of the most 'blocked' springs and early start to summer I can remember, winds from off the continent continually which basically means temps near normal (at coolest) to very warm and generally muggy.

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