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  • Location: LBA West Yorks
  • Location: LBA West Yorks

    Went fishing to the local pond yesterdsy but had to pack up as it was just too cold & windy although it is a rather exposed location. Today we've swapped the wind for rain so not feeling as cold but 16.5c on a July afternoon is joke.

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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: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    Take it back about not feeling warm, I came back from my lunch break walk a bit sweaty! Should have stuck with shorts today.

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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

    A couple of reasonable days here although right on the coast where I am it’s still struggled to reach 20°C and when it has done it hasn’t lasted long before dropping back. I know inland areas nearby have fared a bit better but doesn’t look like it’ll last much longer. 

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  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    have a big thunderstorm rolling through..it is pitch black outside almost like the middle of the night even though its 8am in the morning

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  • Location: Bewdley, Worcs; 90m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and sun in winter; warm and bright otherwise; not a big storm fan
  • Location: Bewdley, Worcs; 90m asl

    Another frustrating day here in Worcs. The morning was actually really nice, with a decent amount of sunshine and the hint of some proper warmth building. Since early afternoon it's turned around and it's now raining with 100% cloud cover and a nagging breeze. Not even remotely close to this morning's pleasant-looking MetO regional forecast.

    In terms of everyday experience, rather than record-keeping, I don't really care about what the daily means might be. It's what the weather's like in the daytime that's far more important. And on that score, this has been a very poor month, undoubtedly the worst July here since the 2012 disaster.

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  • Location: West Midlands
  • Weather Preferences: I love a variety
  • Location: West Midlands
    1 hour ago, cheeky_monkey said:

    have a big thunderstorm rolling through..it is pitch black outside almost like the middle of the night even though its 8am in the morning

    I'm so jealous. You are getting some weather, and a very interesting kind at that.

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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.

    Only 1 day in the last 11 has failed to reach 21°C here.

    Very nice!

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  • Location: Between Sidmouth and Exeter
  • Location: Between Sidmouth and Exeter

    Hopefully holiday makers are happy enough with the weather down here so far this week. Low 20's and sunny or sunny spells.

    This was yesterday, warm enough for shorts and t-shirt especially doing a walk like this.
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    Felt hot enough in the sun.. I'd like some 'warm evenings' weather but that would probably mean it's a bit hot to do walks like this in the day (for me at least), so swings and roundabouts. 

    Looking at the satellite image today.. looks poor away from the south again though.
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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
    1 hour ago, Mapantz said:

    Only 1 day in the last 11 has failed to reach 21°C here.

    Very nice!

    love the south, seems great living there, here generally sucks

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  • Location: leeds
  • Location: leeds

    Are we gonna see 30c in August? if not why does Ben Rich feel the need to use that word on this evenings week ahead forecast?

    To be fair the last 4 or 5 days haven't been to bad.. Nothing great, It started off poor this morning. but there is a slight feel of warmth in the air.Shame its still way below average and not much sunshine.

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  • Location: London
  • Location: London
    4 hours ago, cheeky_monkey said:

    have a big thunderstorm rolling through..it is pitch black outside almost like the middle of the night even though its 8am in the morning

    Sounds like you have a supercell storm.

    I wish we could get one of those again. Haven’t had one in London since August 1981.

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  • Location: London
  • Location: London
    1 hour ago, Evening thunder said:

    Hopefully holiday makers are happy enough with the weather down here so far this week. Low 20's and sunny or sunny spells.

    This was yesterday, warm enough for shorts and t-shirt especially doing a walk like this.
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    Felt hot enough in the sun.. I'd like some 'warm evenings' weather but that would probably mean it's a bit hot to do walks like this in the day (for me at least), so swings and roundabouts. 

    Looking at the satellite image today.. looks poor away from the south again though.
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    Looks like a nice area. Where is this?

    I love having a long country or coastline walk.

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  • Location: Canmore, AB [4296ft above sea level] & North Kent [350ft above sea level]
  • Location: Canmore, AB [4296ft above sea level] & North Kent [350ft above sea level]
    4 minutes ago, Josh Rubio said:

    They don’t say it’s best in the SE for nothing!

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    It was 24oC today here. It’s been a fantastic summer IMO for me IMBY. Having lived in different parts of the UK the SE do certainly get the lions share of the nice weather (just have to put up with expensive housing and over crowding - you can’t win them all lol) 

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl

    A miserable high summer day here, low cloud shrouding everything, drizzle then light rain then moderate rain. Temp languishing at 14 degrees this afternoon - had many a day like it this month. Abysmal!

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

    A miserable high summer day here, low cloud shrouding everything, drizzle then light rain then moderate rain. Temp languishing at 14 degrees this afternoon - had many a day like it this month. Abysmal!

    but is it 'high summer' up there? thought best months were April and May

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
    1 minute ago, I remember Atlantic 252 said:

    but is it 'high summer' up there? thought best months were April and May

    High summer in terms of it being the time of year when on average we see our warmest weather, but yes, our best weather usually comes April - June in terms of settled dry conditions.

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  • Location: London
  • Location: London
    1 hour ago, Coopsy said:

    It was 24oC today here. It’s been a fantastic summer IMO for me IMBY. Having lived in different parts of the UK the SE do certainly get the lions share of the nice weather (just have to put up with expensive housing and over crowding - you can’t win them all lol) 

    We’ve had a fair share of cloudy days and weeks. It’s been a nice few days in London since Monday. Nice sunsets. 

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  • Location: Bewdley, Worcs; 90m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and sun in winter; warm and bright otherwise; not a big storm fan
  • Location: Bewdley, Worcs; 90m asl
    3 hours ago, Josh Rubio said:

    They don’t say it’s best in the SE for nothing!

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    Sums it up really. I'm not totally unrealistic, I know SE England is always more likely to get the drier, warmer, sunnier conditions in summer. But this is getting ridiculous now. If you don't live in the SE, this is a very, very poor July. Looking at the forecast for the next few days, I reckon it's now almost certainly going to be the third worst July IMBY of the 21st century so far.

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  • Location: Leicester
  • Location: Leicester

    It’s almost as if the SE has a lot more in common with the near continent weather wise as opposed to the rest of the country. 
     

    I’m hearing the grass is dry and yellow down south, yet here it is lovely and green. Just sums up the difference in the amount of rain places have had!

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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, Josh Rubio said:

    II’m hearing the grass is dry and yellow down south, yet here it is lovely and green. Just sums up the difference in the amount of rain places have had!

    Yes it is. I posted this a few days ago 

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    It hasn't been particularly warm here, just dry. 

     

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  • Location: Medlock Valley, Oldham, 103m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and/or snow in Winter and Thunderstorms any time of the year.
  • Location: Medlock Valley, Oldham, 103m asl

    Not even got above 20C here all month & it only reached that on one day. Manchester airport has only reached 21C. Again on one day. Looking worse than July 2012 here in NW England. Yes this is not the warm magnet like the SE corner of England is but even up here it's been a poor Summer. I'm not a fan of heat but some days in the low 20s would be nice.

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  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, storms and other extremes
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire

    I know some people have touched upon this already, but I noticed today definite autumnal tinges to some trees. The ones that usually turn that lovely deep red colour late August/early September are already going. Strange. I didn't believe it when people were saying on here. I think spring and all its glorious weather must have confused nature- especially given the contrasting dullness recently and the recent cold nights we have had.

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  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl
  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl

    Trees turning up here too.I think too its probably to do with a response to accumulative light levels especially after such a sunny spring where the tree feels it has had season worth of light with its resulting growth and then feels it needs to hibernate. Thats to say nothing to say about increasing CO2 levels putting even more strain on the trees with excessive growth. Superb levels of growth of plants in the garden too.High UV levels from pollution free skies may also have boosted growth. On top of that having missed a lot of rain in the last few weeks here the ground is now very dry.

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