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  • Location: East Kilbride
  • Location: East Kilbride
    2 hours ago, cheese said:

    It makes sense up there because the best weather in Scotland typically occurs earlier.  Despite all the moaning on here about how bad recent Augusts have been, on average it is clearly one of the best months of the year, especially in eastern and southern parts. For my nearest station, July and August are virtually identical in terms of temperature, sunshine and rainfall. 

    I wouldn’t go changing the summer holidays based on a very short period of history. Late July and early August is the warmest period of the year and the school holidays capture that just fine.

    Also, I don’t think the past few Augusts have been terrible, not in Leeds anyway. Only 2014 was very bad imo. 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 were all pretty average, 2013 was somewhat warm. August 2012 was the best month that year - June and July were awful. The only thing that’s been missing is a very hot August like 2003, 1997 or 1995. 

    Yes , always find it odd that the English schools are still in during most of July . Yes usually in Scotland better weather start  of summer , after the last week of July , tends to slip .

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    The met office have said no overnight records were broken, but they did mention this interesting phenomenon, a "heat burst"  

    Worth remembering: We broke the July record today by 1.4C. That's a big margin!! 

    We were so close!

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
    2 minutes ago, scott125 said:

    Yes , always find it odd that the English schools are still in during most of July . Yes usually in Scotland better weather start  of summer , after the last week of July , tends to slip .

    think it might be to do with bank holiday, 1st Monday of Sept is holiday too, and tues for many, we always had the Monday off, perhaps kind of in lieu of BH

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  • Location: Runcorn New Town 60m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny and blisteringly hot
  • Location: Runcorn New Town 60m ASL

    August Bank Holiday was originally the first Monday in the month, but was moved to the last Monday in 1965.  The inevitably bad Bank Holiday weather followed to the new late August BH.  Coincidence?

    Not stats, but actual personal experience.

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  • Location: Woodland Garden, South Yorks
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and Humid weather, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Woodland Garden, South Yorks

    Almost 100mm of rain here now! A very wet month indeed after today's deluges. Mind you, at my sister's house in leyburn, they had over 200mm of rain today according to netweather rainfall accumulation!!!!!!

    Their new house was flooded out and they have had to move out ?

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Manchester Summer Indices 

    1954 143
    1907 147
    1956 155
    1912 156
    1924 158
    2012 164
    2008 168
    1987 169
    1946 170
    1909 171
    1931 173
    1978 173
    1980 173
    1920 174
    1923 174
    2007 174
    1927 175
    1948 176
    1938 177
    1922 178
    2011 179
    1985 180
    1958 184
    1972 185
    1916 188
    1986 189
    1965 189
    2016 189
    1910 190
    1936 190
    1988 191
    2010 191
    1966 192
    1998 192
    2017 192
    1953 193
    1963 194
    1993 194
    2009 194
    1902 195
    2019 195 (up to 30th July)
    1915 196
    1981 196
    1928 197
    1962 197
    1964 197
    2004 197
    1952 198
    2000 198 

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  • Location: Drayton, Portsmouth
  • Location: Drayton, Portsmouth

    Did we also break the minimum temperature record last week? 

    Looking at Brogdale's temperatures for last 25th/26th July (it still has the "MetOffice" logo on its WoW webpage so assuming it remains an official reporting station), the station reported a maximum of 38.4C (impressive!) and a minimum of 24.3C.

    The previous record was 23.9C.

    For the details, see http://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/view?&reportId=8082001&siteID=25668314, and use the tables tab to find the data.

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  • Location: hull
  • Weather Preferences: snow,fairly warm in summer
  • Location: hull

    apart from greenhouses gases making a major impact of global warming.ive noticed not only are temps rising in the day but also at night,another change that could make a difference in cities is I live in a city and I walk down many streets in hull and 90% of front gardens are concreted over for cars.no wonder nights are warmer.concrete takes a long time to cool down after a days heat.in the long term,things like this have to change.we need more trees and grass and the return of a green front garden.

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  • Location: Runcorn New Town 60m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny and blisteringly hot
  • Location: Runcorn New Town 60m ASL

    Looks like July is ending as it began - but  for three hot days disappointing temperatures and mostly cloudy during waking hours.  Current mid afternoon temp: 18.3C in what we describe to be "high summer". 

    Oh well, tomorrow sees the start of the first Autumn month.

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  • Location: Ludgershall, Wiltshire
  • Location: Ludgershall, Wiltshire
    26 minutes ago, MIKE LEVITT said:

    apart from greenhouses gases making a major impact of global warming.ive noticed not only are temps rising in the day but also at night,another change that could make a difference in cities is I live in a city and I walk down many streets in hull and 90% of front gardens are concreted over for cars.no wonder nights are warmer.concrete takes a long time to cool down after a days heat.in the long term,things like this have to change.we need more trees and grass and the return of a green front garden.

    I agree.  Not only is an urban jungle ugly, it doesn't help the environment at all!

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  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winter, warm/hot summer with the odd storm thrown in
  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
    2 hours ago, MIKE LEVITT said:

    apart from greenhouses gases making a major impact of global warming.ive noticed not only are temps rising in the day but also at night,another change that could make a difference in cities is I live in a city and I walk down many streets in hull and 90% of front gardens are concreted over for cars.no wonder nights are warmer.concrete takes a long time to cool down after a days heat.in the long term,things like this have to change.we need more trees and grass and the return of a green front garden.

    Go to any recently built housing estate and you’ll be lucky if the houses even have a front garden. 

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  • Location: Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: T storms, severe gales, heat and sun, cold and snow
  • Location: Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex
    2 hours ago, Wildswimmer Pete said:

    Looks like July is ending as it began - but  for three hot days disappointing temperatures and mostly cloudy during waking hours.  Current mid afternoon temp: 18.3C in what we describe to be "high summer". 

    Oh well, tomorrow sees the start of the first Autumn month.

    Down here on the south coast I don’t think of autumn until it’s at least end of September/ start of October, August is usually fine and warm here whilst September is always usually dry and warm ish, wish we had a cool September for once to get me in the autumn mood

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  • Location: Home: Chingford, London (NE). Work: London (Central)
  • Location: Home: Chingford, London (NE). Work: London (Central)

    Met think we’ll have a hot spell in the south over the next 10 days, although showers never far away. 

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds
    1 hour ago, Freeze said:

    Down here on the south coast I don’t think of autumn until it’s at least end of September/ start of October, August is usually fine and warm here whilst September is always usually dry and warm ish, wish we had a cool September for once to get me in the autumn mood

    Autumn doesn’t start until late September at the earliest imo. People on here love to exaggerate.

    It’s been warm and humid here today, and much like yesterday we have had a few thundery showers. Max temp of 22C.

    Could be a lot worse, still shorts and T-shirts for me, but could do with a fully dry day now. Thankfully the next few days look dry and warm - August will start on a better note than July ended.

    My birthday is at the end of the month and regardless of what weather was like before, my actual birthday has been very nice weather-wise in recent years. We’ve had a few thunderstorms too. I remember growing up in the 90s my birthday was often hot, especially 1995 when it was about 32C. My grandma’s birthday is in mid June and has been much less reliable for nice weather.

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  • Location: Woodland Garden, South Yorks
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and Humid weather, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Woodland Garden, South Yorks

    Another ridiculously wet day, 2nd half of July has been a complete washout. 

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
    12 minutes ago, cheese said:

    Autumn doesn’t start until late September at the earliest imo. People on here love to exaggerate.

    It’s been warm and humid here today, and much like yesterday we have had a few thundery showers. Max temp of 22C.

    Could be a lot worse, still shorts and T-shirts for me, but could do with a fully dry day now. Thankfully the next few days look dry and warm - August will start on a better note than July ended.

    My birthday is at the end of the month and regardless of what weather was like before, my actual birthday has been very nice weather-wise in recent years. We’ve had a few thunderstorms too. I remember growing up in the 90s my birthday was often hot, especially 1995 when it was about 32C. My grandma’s birthday is in mid June and has been much less reliable for nice weather.

    my birthday normally decent too then

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  • Location: Runcorn New Town 60m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny and blisteringly hot
  • Location: Runcorn New Town 60m ASL
    19 minutes ago, cheese said:

    Autumn doesn’t start until late September at the earliest imo. 

    Not in Merseyside.  We've had particularly lousy Augusts the past few years.  As I posted earlier on I can count the  number of decent Augusts I've experienced during the past 60 years on my ten fingers (I've discounted my 9 years' childhood) .  This week we've had a front stall on top of us for several days resulting in steady, cold rain, something that happens far too often.

    Edit: Despite it being dry and breezy, my washing is still damp.  I'd expect that in winter but not in so-called high summer.

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  • Location: Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: T storms, severe gales, heat and sun, cold and snow
  • Location: Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex
    10 minutes ago, cheese said:

    Autumn doesn’t start until late September at the earliest imo. People on here love to exaggerate.

    It’s been warm and humid here today, and much like yesterday we have had a few thundery showers. Max temp of 22C.

    Could be a lot worse, still shorts and T-shirts for me, but could do with a fully dry day now. Thankfully the next few days look dry and warm - August will start on a better note than July ended.

    My birthday is at the end of the month and regardless of what weather was like before, my actual birthday has been very nice weather-wise in recent years. We’ve had a few thunderstorms too. I remember growing up in the 90s my birthday was often hot, especially 1995 when it was about 32C. My grandma’s birthday is in mid June and has been much less reliable for nice weather.

    I agree I don’t understand people in the south calling on average one of the warmest months of the year the start of Autumn, my birthday is the start of October and in recent year I’ve always still walked around in just a T-shirt.

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  • Location: Woodland Garden, South Yorks
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and Humid weather, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Woodland Garden, South Yorks

    My birthday's on 31st August. Can't remember a single good day's weather on that date, except the one year I spent my birthday in Spain, when it was 31°C and sunny.

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds
    12 minutes ago, Freeze said:

    I agree I don’t understand people in the south calling on average one of the warmest months of the year the start of Autumn, my birthday is the start of October and in recent year I’ve always still walked around in just a T-shirt.

    Like I said, people exaggerate. It’s hard to take most of what gets posted on here seriously.

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  • Location: Near Romford Essex.
  • Location: Near Romford Essex.
    28 minutes ago, cheese said:

    Like I said, people exaggerate. It’s hard to take most of what gets posted on here seriously.

    1, in your opinion.

    2, its the moans ramps chat etc thread.

    And 3, why bother reading the thread then!

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds
    Just now, DAVID SNOW said:

    1, in your opinion.

    2, its the moans ramps chat etc thread.

    And 3, why bother reading the thread then!

    My post wasn’t directed at you so I’m not sure why you’re getting so uppity with me.

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  • Location: Woodland Garden, South Yorks
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and Humid weather, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Woodland Garden, South Yorks

    August had 136 hours of sun here last year, compared to the usual 190 hours average, as it used to be at least. It must be said that it's quite unusual to see one month repeating the same consistently below average sunshine year upon year over such a stretch of time, as figures back up. 

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  • Location: Near Romford Essex.
  • Location: Near Romford Essex.
    41 minutes ago, cheese said:

    My post wasn’t directed at you so I’m not sure why you’re getting so uppity with me.

    Because I like to read others opinions/observations, and not your constant arguing and disregarding of others.

     

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  • Location: Runcorn New Town 60m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny and blisteringly hot
  • Location: Runcorn New Town 60m ASL
    21 minutes ago, Thundershine said:

    August had 136 hours of sun here last year, compared to the usual 190 hours average, as it used to be at least. It must be said that it's quite unusual to see one month repeating the same consistently below average sunshine year upon year over such a stretch of time, as figures back up. 

    If that figure comes from sunshine recorder data it'll be even worse. Most of the time the sun is out during the early morning until breakfast time when the almost inevitable grey lid slams down.

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
    4 minutes ago, DAVID SNOW said:

    Because I like to read others opinions/observations, and not your constant arguing and disregarding of others.

     

    On the previous page, you said 'In your opinion' and now you say that you like to read others opinions?! ?

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