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Oh and for what it's worth, this will be added to the guidelines shortly..  

Feels so Autumnal today, loving the change from June and July.

The sad thing is many people don't appreciate that people really struggle in this, from young babies to elderly to asthmatic. Meanwhile they're sitting there going yay it could be 40oC. I'm same as yo

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17 minutes ago, cheese said:

Anyway, we are approaching 'peak summer' -  the time when people start taking their holidays and the kids break up for school. I know some misery guts are clamouring for a bout of rain and wind but the rest of us are desperately hoping for something warm and settled throughout August. Those of you who love rain and cloud have been spoilt rotten in recent years with a succession of cooler and wetter than average summers - it's about time the rest of us had something to look forward to as well. Would be a boon or the British tourism industry too (and the national psyche - things are depressing enough with Brexit and other rubbish, the last thing we need is stereotypical British gloom to accentuate the misery).

So, here's to a warm, sunny, and predominantly settled August!

Couldn’t agree more. We’ve had to endure plenty of crappy weather in many recent summers. I’m hoping that the traditional summer holiday period is not ruined by chilly and wet Atlantic filth. It can wait until October!

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14 hours ago, weatherguru14 said:

couple of more questions regarding past summers. summer 1976  what was the august like that year?? and secondly the world cup and England.. I keep hearing its coming home and the summer weather is  also adding to the great feeling of the nation. what was the summer like in 1966? and what was the weather like  world cup final day? (ok that's 3 questions)

August 1976 was hot and sunny up till about the 27th (bank holiday weekend) when it turned very wet.

July 1966 was unsettled with frequent thunderstorms. Quarter final day (Saturday 23rd) was hot and sunny but the weather in the week before the final was cool and wet.

On the day itself there was a storm around midday. From footage of the teams coming out of the tunnel you can see the ground is still wet. The match was dry and the sun came out just before the end.

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17 minutes ago, stainesbloke said:

Couldn’t agree more. We’ve had to endure plenty of crappy weather in many recent summers. I’m hoping that the traditional summer holiday period is not ruined by chilly and wet Atlantic filth. It can wait until October!

Yes, I have no doubt we'll get our fair share of rain in autumn and winter. The thing with droughts in the UK is they never last very long.. it's not like we're in California or anything, lol.

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25 minutes ago, bringmesunshine said:

August 1976 was hot and sunny up till about the 27th (bank holiday weekend) when it turned very wet.

July 1966 was unsettled with frequent thunderstorms. Quarter final day (Saturday 23rd) was hot and sunny but the weather in the week before the final was cool and wet.

On the day itself there was a storm around midday. From footage of the teams coming out of the tunnel you can see the ground is still wet. The match was dry and the sun came out just before the end.

thanks :)

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18 minutes ago, cheese said:

Yes, I have no doubt we'll get our fair share of rain in autumn and winter. The thing with droughts in the UK is they never last very long.. it's not like we're in California or anything, lol.

Exactly. Some farmers might be challenged but on the other hand, all those associated with tourism and outdoor activities will be enjoying a much needed boost. Hopefully, we can squeeze out a decent August, too, before the inevitable cloud, wind and rain return. 

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14 minutes ago, cheese said:

Yes, I have no doubt we'll get our fair share of rain in autumn and winter. The thing with droughts in the UK is they never last very long.. it's not like we're in California or anything, lol.

Hopefully, we'll get more than our fair share, cheese (as that's what many reservoirs'll need by then?)...But, should what the 'sunspotters' seem to be saying turn out to be anywhere near true - one or two lengthy runs of spotless days will mean a winter of loads of HP-dominated weather - there may only the occasional blizzard to liven things up??

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1 hour ago, markyo said:

Agree,thats the last thing we want now. The plume is by far the most uncomfortable abhorrent weather that comes to our shores.☹️

Speak for yourself - a plume or ten would be delightful.

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Really starting to struggle as our flat simply cannot cool down. Pouring with sweat all day. Shout out to fellow hyperhidrosis sufferers out there...

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13 minutes ago, Nick L said:

Really starting to struggle as our flat simply cannot cool down. Pouring with sweat all day. Shout out to fellow hyperhidrosis sufferers out there...

Cooling down is far harder than warming up,you have my sympathy Nick.

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In both 1975 and 1976 there were what could be called 'breakdowns' in the middle of July. At almost exactly this date in 76 it turned thundery and relatively cool for about 10 days. Remember it well because it washed the ladybirds away. 

In 75 it was unsettled for about two weeks but in both years the heat returned for the final week of July and lasted for most of August. Not saying this will happen in 2018 but the similarities are fairly striking.

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As someone who loves the heat and sunshine, I have no problem with a few days of temperatures in the low 20's as long as we don't enter a cool, unsettled spell. 

Last summer we had a pretty good first half up until mid July, then as soon as the pattern changed we were locked into cool, fairly unsettled weather through most of the next 4/5 weeks. the temperature in London didn't exceed 23c again until the end of August. 

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3 hours ago, Ed Stone said:

Hopefully, we'll get more than our fair share, cheese (as that's what many reservoirs'll need by then?)...But, should what the 'sunspotters' seem to be saying turn out to be anywhere near true - one or two lengthy runs of spotless days will mean a winter of loads of HP-dominated weather - there may only the occasional blizzard to liven things up??

Surely lots of snow = lots of water when it melts? Depending on the snow to water ratio. Even excluding any rain we got in March, we got a lot of precipitation just from snow melt.

Anyway, my point is that in the UK wet, windy weather is inevitable - it will return at some point, and will probably last for months - such is the peril of living on an island in the North Atlantic. And the thing is, the rest of us have to put up with it. The kind of weather we've had for the past 6 weeks is very unusual in the UK and there's a good chance we won't get anything like it for years and years. Surely the least you heat haters can do is just let us enjoy it while it lasts instead of moaning all the time?

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20 minutes ago, cheese said:

Surely lots of snow = lots of water when it melts? Depending on the snow to water ratio. Even excluding any rain we got in March, we got a lot of precipitation just from snow melt.

Anyway, my point is that in the UK wet, windy weather is inevitable - it will return at some point, and will probably last for months - such is the peril of living on an island in the North Atlantic. And the thing is, the rest of us have to put up with it. The kind of weather we've had for the past 6 weeks is very unusual in the UK and there's a good chance we won't get anything like it for years and years. Surely the least you heat haters can do is just let us enjoy it while it lasts instead of moaning all the time?

Bit of a strange one that. You can't be doing much enjoying of the weather if you're sat here moaning at the moaners!

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25 minutes ago, Nick L said:

Bit of a strange one that. You can't be doing much enjoying of the weather if you're sat here moaning at the moaners!

Come on Nick - posting on here takes like 10 seconds and can be done almost anywhere from the inside of your house to the top of Scafel Pike. It hardly takes a big chunk out of someone's day and it certainly doesn't indicate that they're not outside enjoying the weather (and it's a cloudy day here so not much weather to enjoy in any case - but rest assured my fabulous tan has been building since the last week of April).

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I don't really care that much how warm it gets peeps, it's the thought of another two-weeks without any useful rainfall that bothers me: green vegetables, cereal crops and milk-supplies will all be increasingly under threat...But I guess we Brits enjoy a wee bit of food-price inflation?:help:

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2 minutes ago, DAVID SNOW said:

No heat wave on tonights ECM, good enough for me.

Rather dissapointing,was hoping it would last till  end of August 

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