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OK @damianslaw you've tempted me into it.  Mike's forecast for summer 2020: In my view, the building blocks are already built now given the exceptional spring we have had this year in the UK

Beautiful noctilucent clouds this evening here in Prague 

This seems to be a facet of our changing climate - in the 1970s and 1980s, it took exceptional synoptics like those of late June 1976 to get temperatures approaching the mid-30s Celsius, and most heat

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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Weather Preferences: Hot, Very Warm, Warm! Sunshine & TS
  • Location: Bournemouth

    Its interesting we have low surface based cloud with bases about 1500ft screaming NE to SW, yet higher up everything moving SE to NW. 

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  • Location: Coastal West Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Humid & stormy
  • Location: Coastal West Sussex

    So shoreham airport reached over 33°c yesterday (I think thats the record for here never even reached that in 2003 & 2006 heatwaves! plus were having multiple days at 30 °c or more another great summer! 

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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.

    Almost 3° higher than this time yesterday & Saturday.

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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Weather Preferences: Hot, Very Warm, Warm! Sunshine & TS
  • Location: Bournemouth
    9 minutes ago, Mapantz said:

    Almost 3° higher than this time yesterday & Saturday.

    Yes much warmer this morning, do you have the bits and pieces of low cloud moving south west? Also just looking at the flow on XC I think there's a much high chance of a proper sea breeze kicking in today.

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  • Location: Liphook
  • Location: Liphook

    Broadly temperatures in the SE at similar levels to Friday but with less threat of mid level cloud, at least for now, though there is a weak convective mass over France slowly edging up but I don't think that is much of a risk.

    Again a top 5 hottest day is definitely a possibility, especially with another 3 days of heating the ground/drying out over France and SE England.

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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Weather Preferences: Hot, Very Warm, Warm! Sunshine & TS
  • Location: Bournemouth

    Very hazy here now, sun almost gone and breeze is about to go on-shore. Despite being at 27C seems unlikely we'll our 4th straight 30C. 

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  • Location: London
  • Location: London
    14 hours ago, cheese said:

    Looks like we could reach 30C on Wednesday after all. If we do, that’s the second summer in a row where all three months exceed 30C. Before last year, that last happened in 1995.

    Anyway, today was nice once the sea murk cleared. High of 22C. Pretty average temperature for the time of year. Next few days will be very humid by the looks of it.

    You can get summers where 30c is exceeded in all three summer months, but not taking into account the longer periods of unsettled or cloudy and cooler weather in between. Case in point, summer 2020 has still been a predominately poor one. The last couple of weeks has been proper summer, but before that it was pretty dismal, even by SE standards, and from what I’m reading on here, many are still having to put up with poor conditions further north. 
     

     

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  • Location: Cardiff
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny!
  • Location: Cardiff
    2 minutes ago, Sunny76 said:

    You can get summers where 30c is exceeded in all three summer months, but not taking into account the longer periods of unsettled or cloudy and cooler weather in between. Case in point, summer 2020 has still been a predominately poor one. The last couple of weeks has been proper summer, but before that it was pretty dismal, even by SE standards, and from what I’m reading on here, many are still having to put up with poor conditions further north. 
     

     

    Only redeeming factor for me this summer is that we've had a proper hot spell in August.  Last time temperature's exceeded 36C in the UK in August was 2003 (I was only 3 at the time) and I have no memory of that spell of weather.  The last few years it seems have been predominantely front-loaded summers. 

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
    4 minutes ago, Sunny76 said:

    You can get summers where 30c is exceeded in all three summer months, but not taking into account the longer periods of unsettled or cloudy and cooler weather in between. Case in point, summer 2020 has still been a predominately poor one. The last couple of weeks has been proper summer, but before that it was pretty dismal, even by SE standards, and from what I’m reading on here, many are still having to put up with poor conditions further north. 
     

     

    It is also a fact that we all have tendency to be either glass half full or glass half empty in our atttude to the weather!

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  • Location: North Tyneside
  • Location: North Tyneside
    1 minute ago, Earthshine said:

    Only redeeming factor for me this summer is that we've had a proper hot spell in August.  Last time temperature's exceeded 36C in the UK in August was 2003 (I was only 3 at the time) and I have no memory of that spell of weather.  The last few years it seems have been predominantely front-loaded summers. 

    I was 7 and I remember sitting out in a field in the school holidays in it. Exceptional heat 

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    I remember coming back from a holiday in Mallorca on August 08th and the weather here was essentially as it was there. Quite different to what we left the UK in two weeks before! 

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  • Location: Pendle, East Lancashire, North West England
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, not too cold
  • Location: Pendle, East Lancashire, North West England
    11 hours ago, danm said:

    I’ve almost forgotten what a cold breeze feels like, the heat down here in the SE is that oppressive. 

    A classic case of “the grass is greener on the other side“ with the weather! 😂

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  • Location: Near Romford Essex.
  • Location: Near Romford Essex.
    3 minutes ago, johnholmes said:

    It is also a fact that we all have tendency to be either glass half full or glass half empty in our atttude to the weather!

    Very true!

    Being sat on a bus in 35c heat...

    or, sat by a pool with glass in hand....

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds
    17 minutes ago, GeordieX9v said:

    I was 7 and I remember sitting out in a field in the school holidays in it. Exceptional heat 

    I was 16 and enjoying my final summer before sixth form + getting my GCSE results. I believe the max temperature here was 32C during the August 03 spell. We’ve exceeded that a fair few times in the past 5 years.

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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Weather Preferences: Hot, Very Warm, Warm! Sunshine & TS
  • Location: Bournemouth

    Sea breeze properly set in here now, temps down 3-4C in 20mins for lots of private stations along the coast here.

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds
    25 minutes ago, Sunny76 said:

    You can get summers where 30c is exceeded in all three summer months, but not taking into account the longer periods of unsettled or cloudy and cooler weather in between. Case in point, summer 2020 has still been a predominately poor one. The last couple of weeks has been proper summer, but before that it was pretty dismal, even by SE standards, and from what I’m reading on here, many are still having to put up with poor conditions further north. 
     

     

    Of course. We reached 33C in July 2015 but that summer was very mediocre on the whole.

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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Weather Preferences: Hot, Very Warm, Warm! Sunshine & TS
  • Location: Bournemouth

    Temperatures crashed here in Bournemouth, fallen from 28C to 24C in 20mins. No more temp watching today.....

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
    3 minutes ago, Alderc said:

    Temperatures crashed here in Bournemouth, fallen from 28C to 24C in 20mins. No more temp watching today.....

    I assume the sea breeze has arrived?

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    Stuck at 22C with complete cloud cover. What a complete fail this spell of weather is.

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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Weather Preferences: Hot, Very Warm, Warm! Sunshine & TS
  • Location: Bournemouth
    1 minute ago, johnholmes said:

    I assume the sea breeze has arrived?

    Oh yes big time, feels almost cold. The quick flip to a southerly has made not just the temps dramatically fall but has very quickly replaced the dry, earthy smell with seaweed, salty smells. Fascinating.   

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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.
    1 minute ago, Alderc said:

    Oh yes big time, feels almost cold. The quick flip to a southerly has made not just the temps dramatically fall but has very quickly replaced the dry, earthy smell with seaweed, salty smells. Fascinating.   

    No sea breeze here. Wind still from the Eastern quadrant.

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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Weather Preferences: Hot, Very Warm, Warm! Sunshine & TS
  • Location: Bournemouth
    1 minute ago, Mapantz said:

    No sea breeze here. Wind still from the Eastern quadrant.

    Wow....what temp you got? 

     

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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
    3 minutes ago, Alderc said:

    Oh yes big time, feels almost cold. The quick flip to a southerly has made not just the temps dramatically fall but has very quickly replaced the dry, earthy smell with seaweed, salty smells. Fascinating.   

    Yes I noticed the change in smell here not long ago and like you’ve said it feels much cooler now despite the fact that here the temperature only dropped from 25°C to 23°C. 

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    8 minutes ago, MP-R said:

    Stuck at 22C with complete cloud cover. What a complete fail this spell of weather is.

    Maybe for you. The spell has been blistering in the inland se in a way only 1976 or 2003 has been before. Avoid sweeping statements 

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