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29 minutes ago, Wildswimmer Pete said:

Monumentally vile August day. more like November.  Overnight temp 13C, currently 14.7C, breezy and heavy rain.  Yes, what passes for the British "summer" is already over.

 

I was just thinking this earlier as my umbrella blew inside-out in the driving rain and 14 degrees earlier! Another terrible August, after the rubbish one last year with only 130hrs of sun recorded in Sheffield. What happened to this month?

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2 hours ago, Weather-history said:

This summer reminds me at times in terms of rainfall of a combination of summer 2007 for intensity and 2012 for prolongedness.

Provisional rainfall figures of 182mm for 17th July-14th August is just ridiculous!

Already over 300mm of rainfall for this summer up to the 14th August and there was a 3 week period in the middle when only about 8mm fell!

we had more rain here for the same period and  more than 300mm for the summer ..have to check my stats for Jun and Jul but we had something like 120mm rain in Jun and 190mm in July..guess what is raining again today and stays cool and showery rain until next Friday at least..by far the coolest dullest and wettest summer i have ever seen here.

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definitely looking like summer is finished for this area, next week looking fairly pants, I'd guess broad westerly, windy, rain/showers at times 17 degrees max, then the week starting 24th washout, could be on for record breaking totals

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On 15 August 2019 at 19:02, Frost HoIIow said:

On the subject of moving if I could move to somewhere it would be the little known capital of Greenland called Nuuk. They have long snowy Winters & cool to chilly Summers. No heat thankfully. But it wouldn't be just for the weather, it just seems a nice place to live without crowds of people everywhere you go but not too remote either. But alas I have lived in this country all my life so it wouldn't work out going there now. Too late.

Nuuk climate https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuuk#Climate

Has the highest suicide rate in the world apparently: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_in_Greenland

 

Looks nice though: https://youtu.be/BfAQWw4ibHM

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5 hours ago, JeffC said:

take a shufti at this in terms of comparative rainfall with Tynemouth

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coniston,_Cumbria

WoW over three times as much rain as on the east coast! 😮Looks like a horrible climate to me. Tons of rain, cold night temperatures year round, daytime temperatures not very inspiring either. Probably very cloudy as well. The summer highs are around 1 degree higher than in Tynemouth but nights are much colder and they'd be a lot more rain so the extra warmth probably wouldn't be noticed under cloudy skies. The only good thing about this climate would be the potential for tons of snow in the winter.

 

I remember staying there one winter and I just remember it being cold and cloudy all week. Don't remember it raining though.

 

As for Tynemouth, while its chilly for most of the year, at least it doesn't rain much and the sunshine levels are reasonable. There's nothing more depressing than a gloomy wet day (like today). They can also get snow showers in winter with a cold enough easterly blowing in from off the North Sea. 

 

I was last up there back at the end of May 2018. While most of the country was having lots of warm and sunny weather, the first three days was thick fog and temps struggling to get above 13/14°C. There was also a very cold wind coming off the North Sea. Must be absolutely brutal in winter.

 

 

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6 hours ago, B87 said:

Tynemouth has almost no summer. The peak summer temperatures there are comparable to mid-May or late-Sep/early-Oct in London!

It's very cool yes, but it has similar sunshine/rainfall levels to many parts of the south east, which I think is quite impressive really. And it can get snow in winter with an easterly wind. London heat is too hot for many people anyway.

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In contrast to high rainfall in the north-west, East Anglia stays dry.  We've had only light rain from the cold front today, and most precipitation this past couple of years that's come anywhere near us has either swung away north or just weakened to almost nothing.  If this autumn stays dry, the River Cam (the one that flows through Cambridge) might actually completely dry up, which is ridiculous.  I fully expect this area to classify as a desert by 2025 at this rate.

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And just for a change, its raining...

 

 

Off on holiday for a week to Barmouth in Wales tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will be better there. Checked the forecast and its looks decent and mainly dry, if a bit cool and windy. 

 

BBC Weather forecast for Barmouth, Gwynedd. Tonight: Light Rain Showers. Min 14°C. Wind 25mph SW. https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2656311

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3 hours ago, East Lancs Rain said:

WoW over three times as much rain as on the east coast! 😮Looks like a horrible climate to me. Tons of rain, cold night temperatures year round, daytime temperatures not very inspiring either. Probably very cloudy as well. The summer highs are around 1 degree higher than in Tynemouth but nights are much colder and they'd be a lot more rain so the extra warmth probably wouldn't be noticed under cloudy skies. The only good thing about this climate would be the potential for tons of snow in the winter.

 

I remember staying there one winter and I just remember it being cold and cloudy all week. Don't remember it raining though.

 

As for Tynemouth, while its chilly for most of the year, at least it doesn't rain much and the sunshine levels are reasonable. There's nothing more depressing than a gloomy wet day (like today). They can also get snow showers in winter with a cold enough easterly blowing in from off the North Sea. 

 

I was last up there back at the end of May 2018. While most of the country was having lots of warm and sunny weather, the first three days was thick fog and temps struggling to get above 13/14°C. There was also a very cold wind coming off the North Sea. Must be absolutely brutal in winter.

 

 

Aye but tell you what, if it's a nice day tomorrow ill take a pic from my bedroom window!

Yes we get rain, shed loads of it, keeps the lakes and tarns full and the trees lush!

It's not that bad climate wise, and there's 20 million plus folk a year visiting, although thats a double edged sword!

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Well the streak of bad August's continue. It is now 16 in a row (arguably) and this maybe one of the most dire of the lot. Almost completely devoid of any real warmth or sunshine. I also seriously can't understand the comments of it being dry in  East Anglia. I am in Haverhill, Suffolk, and it has been raining non stop for nearly 24 hours. Wednesday also rained for over 12 hours, and much of last week was very wet also. It has been very very wet, overcast and cool. It has also been very windy. Infact, I struggle to remember the last day without high wind.

I honestly feel this maybe one of the worst August's since 2003, if not the worst.

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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
2019 192 (up to 16th August)
1953 193
1963 194
1993 194
2009 194
1902 195
1915 196
1981 196
1928 197
1962 197
1964 197
2004 197
1952 198
2000 198
1930 199
1974 199
1979 199

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^  Not many bad summers in the 1990's, it really was a good period , and for thunderstorms too 

contrast that to post 2007  , lots appearing in that list of shame,  something has changed  (low solar)

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I awoke to blue skies and thought it must be some kind of dream. Then I went outside to saturated ground, a nip in the air and realised, sadly, it's still October. 

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1 hour ago, IanR said:

^  Not many bad summers in the 1990's, it really was a good period , and for thunderstorms too 

contrast that to post 2007  , lots appearing in that list of shame,  something has changed  (low solar)

Met Office did a video about it not long ago and they put it down to a decadal cycle of the NAO (similar in the 60’s apparently).

Also worth saying that 09, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18 all had two reasonable months so the sentiment is being overdone.

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9 hours ago, matty007 said:

Well the streak of bad August's continue. It is now 16 in a row (arguably) and this maybe one of the most dire of the lot. Almost completely devoid of any real warmth or sunshine. I also seriously can't understand the comments of it being dry in  East Anglia. I am in Haverhill, Suffolk, and it has been raining non stop for nearly 24 hours. Wednesday also rained for over 12 hours, and much of last week was very wet also. It has been very very wet, overcast and cool. It has also been very windy. Infact, I struggle to remember the last day without high wind.

I honestly feel this maybe one of the worst August's since 2003, if not the worst.

Not so sure about that. I think August 2017 will take some beating. That said, it's rained loads here this last week, so I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out wetter than August 2017.

 

Though CET-wise we are still above August 2017 but that's mainly down to the warm start.

 

On the bright side however, August 2017 was (partly) rescued by a nice a nice BH weekend, and it looks like it could be a repeat performance this year, we shall see.

 

Edited by East Lancs Rain

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16 hours ago, I remember Atlantic 252 said:

definitely looking like summer is finished for this area, next week looking fairly pants, I'd guess broad westerly, windy, rain/showers at times 17 degrees max, then the week starting 24th washout, could be on for record breaking totals

what models are you looking at?... its clearly an improving picture towards next weekend and with a good chance of some very warm conditions fri/sat, even IF it turns thundery on sunday/monday its still well in line with 'summer' like weather.

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A half decent August day but for that dratted cloud and chilly breeze.  Not sunbathing weather given the intermittent sun and chill.  

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Unrelated, but what's top of that summer index? I am guessing it's a toss-up between 1976, 2018, 1983, 2006, 2003, 1995? 

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1 hour ago, nn2013 said:

Unrelated, but what's top of that summer index? I am guessing it's a toss-up between 1976, 2018, 1983, 2006, 2003, 1995? 

1976 301
1995 298
1983 278
1955 277
1911 274
2018 272
1984 271
1959 269
1975 268
1949 267
1989 262
1947 255
1933 251 

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1 hour ago, Weather-history said:

1976 301
1995 298
1983 278
1955 277
1911 274
2018 272
1984 271
1959 269
1975 268
1949 267
1989 262
1947 255
1933 251 

I remember the summer of 1959, it was a cracking one.  Christmas '59 was also remarkably mild.

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2 hours ago, Weather-history said:

1976 301
1995 298
1983 278
1955 277
1911 274
2018 272
1984 271
1959 269
1975 268
1949 267
1989 262
1947 255
1933 251 

Maybe we were spoilt with having two here from the 70s and 3 in the 80s ,only the 50s have two others in the list,all the other decades having one and the 20s,60s and naughties being devoid.The few poor summers in the 80s we got were more than made up for it here,what joys to have that decade again!

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