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Just had text from family member in Suffolk saying a 'mini' tornado just went by towards Boxford, I was watching from other side of storm thinking it might produce some scud funnel type thing on my side, but it was certainly ominous skies over that way. Storm has dissipated now or perhaps is picking up again around Stowmarket. Family member tells me it went right by them and towards house in field nearby. Some wobbly panoramics of the storm from my side. 

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Dunstable got a good snow cover but melted in the afternoon. Hills around the area did ok. I drove to the highest point in the Chiltrens to have my snow fix. Some photos from Wendover Wood this mornin

Shower cloud lit up nicely by the low sun earlier this evening north of Heathrow where I work.

Nice bit of snow here this morning, so that means it won’t go down as one of the worst winters I can remember but only by the skin of its teeth . Photos below ?

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The last 4 days have been very dreary in London, dullest of summer. It was a quite nice evening today (yesterday) however it left it very late, how weather has turned I’ve had 33mm overall post heatwave 11mm on 16th and 23mm on 17th one big dumping, and few days with insignificant rain. I must say this is turning into a rather forgettable year for interesting weather much like 2019: no storms, no snow, no real gales, the heatwave was extraordinary but I didn’t enjoy it and I don’t think it was memorable apart from the discomfort. Cloud bubbled up frequently and it really did become very uncomfortable at night, the AC unit helped a great deal but that was towards end of heatwave, and of course it can only cool one room at a time. Must be nice to have built in like they do in states the leccy bill must be very very high. I think I read a shocking statistic in summer 73% of electricity in Saudi Arabia is used on air conditioning they need it there to stay alive! The growth of its usage in South Asia etc is contributing to increased emissions so really not good for combating global warming. We are fortunate in this country we don’t have to deal with such perishing heat, although we do in London get uncomfortable weather every summer, I still question whether it is truly worth it if usually is at most 2 weeks of discomfort. I’m very happy with purchase but perhaps if I didn’t have cash going spare I could manage sort of. Anyway, good night all starting to think more of autumn now, I’m noticing it more and more, trees browning and well it’s getting darker at 8! Next week sunrise be after 6am a big milestone as increasingly workers wake up in the dark, can’t say it’s most thrilling thought.

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4 minutes ago, essexweather said:

Loving these cooler nights after a week of 25-27C bedroom temps!

Well Mr Essex it’s still pretty mild - and those temperatures are routine for mine. Come back when it’s 32C! 

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On 17/08/2020 at 08:19, Blessed Weather said:

Foggy start here in South Suffolk too. I thought I had been propelled into Autumn when I opened the curtains!

I wouldn't be surprised if this August ends up in the 'wetter' category. Certainly some torrential rain about yesterday and it seems to have been very soggy around Thetford Forest up in south Norfolk:

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That rain must have fell over Dover at night, cause we've had nothing during the day yesterday, and nothing so far today. Its a nice sunny day here now, but we need some rain, I've even got dead brown leaves in my hedge. Mostly green still, but it's losing some leaves, as they do when it's dry. 

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2 hours ago, moogyboobles said:

It smells like September. 

It has a more autumnal feel thats for sure,not a bad thing really and  i'll be glad to see the back of this humid weather, and look forward to fresher feeling days/nights.🙏

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Here we go then, all change with the weather type as low pressure swings in off the Atlantic, with the centre tracking over Ireland on Thurs and and onto Scotland on Friday:

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It doesn't look as if rain will be the talking point for our Region, with very little forecast over the next 4 days. Arpege cumulative rainfall Weds to midnight Saturday:

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Thursday sees the area of strongest wind associated with the low move up the Irish Sea with our Region seeing no worse than a fairly average breezy day:

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The strongest winds for our Region occurring on Friday afternoon as the storm moves into Scotland:

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Started raining here in Locksbottom just before 9am when there were some fairly moderate bursts.Since lunchtime mainly heavy drizzly type rain and temperature been pretty static between 18-19 degrees.Looks like a couple hours moderate rain in the early hours and then a couple bright breezy days.Longer Range looks not too bad for SE with not too much rain in forecast and temps in late teens to early 20s so very pleasant in the sun👍

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Started raining here just after 9 and has pretty much rained the rest of the day including now. Mostly drizzle but 8.8mm so far. The 33c of Last Wednesday seems such a long time ago. 

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Very interesting BBC South East forecast this evening...Storm Ellen may be the first of several storms over the next few weeks as we've got an unusually active hurricane season coming that could have a knock on effect here. Said it could be a lively old Autumn. Wasn't expecting that !

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16 minutes ago, Stabilo19 said:

Dew points 19-20°C across the region tonight. Everything feels damp and the air feels heavy. Yuck! 🥵

Yeah, I thought we'd finally got rid of those, but here they are, yet again. 

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