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  • Location: Shorne West, Kent
  • Weather Preferences: Sun in summer, Snow in Winter
  • Location: Shorne West, Kent

    last day of summer !

    Worst summer for weather in my memory here in the South East. Relentless cloud and ocassional drizzle day after day.

     

     

     

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  • Location: SE London
  • Location: SE London

    A brief glimpse of the sun earlier had people in the park looking skyward in shock. It was soon gone and we’re back again to the omnipresent shades of grey. Quite simply the worst August in my memory for sun and warmth and that goes back some 50 years. 

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  • Location: Halesworth, Suffolk
  • Location: Halesworth, Suffolk

    The drizzle that is too light to even register on the radar, has arrived here, just in time to soak me whilst on the evening woofer walk, oh joy 🙂 

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  • Location: Welling/ Barbican by day
  • Location: Welling/ Barbican by day

    Oh roll on some interesting weather....... shall we guess the first proper wind storm. No point of sun now....nights are drawing in. 

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  • Location: Halesworth, Suffolk
  • Location: Halesworth, Suffolk

    No drizzle today, instead we have proper rain, is that an improvement, well at least rain is useful for the gardens unlike drizzle.  Occasionally some sun after the showers but doesn't last long until the next heavy cloud and shower moves in. 

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
    4 minutes ago, Blazerblue said:

    No drizzle today, instead we have proper rain, is that an improvement, well at least rain is useful for the gardens unlike drizzle.  Occasionally some sun after the showers but doesn't last long until the next heavy cloud and shower moves in. 

    Tis indeed a wee bit grim, BB!

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  • Location: Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Autumn
  • Location: Essex
    40 minutes ago, lassie23 said:

    anyone had any cloud lately🙄

    Hmmm just a tad. Sitting at my kitchen table looking out to the garden and nothing but cloud and a moderate breeze.

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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON
    1 hour ago, Weatherman_93 said:

    Hmmm just a tad. Sitting at my kitchen table looking out to the garden and nothing but cloud and a moderate breeze.

    My tomato plants are starting to die because of the cool cloudy crap

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  • Location: Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Autumn
  • Location: Essex
    24 minutes ago, lassie23 said:

    My tomato plants are starting to die because of the cool cloudy crap

    Ours never got going! Those windy days back in July snapped most of the stems.

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  • Location: Wallington, S London (now working from home)
  • Weather Preferences: hot sunny summers to ripen the veg and cold snowy winters of course
  • Location: Wallington, S London (now working from home)

    Grey and cool, doors closed, socks on, hands on the keyboard looking a bit blue. Remember when we used to get Indian Summers?

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  • Location: Halesworth, Suffolk
  • Location: Halesworth, Suffolk
    15 hours ago, dubmuffin said:

    Grey and cool, doors closed, socks on, hands on the keyboard looking a bit blue. Remember when we used to get Indian Summers?

    Hang in there, you never know it may still happen, Beeb app showing temps up to 24 beginning of next week and sunshine, although of course they've been known to be completely inaccurate (mostly lol) but yeah its only just September, some warmth could still come our way in the next few weeks  🤞 

    As for this morning, its cloudy again 🙂 

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  • Location: Wallington, S London (now working from home)
  • Weather Preferences: hot sunny summers to ripen the veg and cold snowy winters of course
  • Location: Wallington, S London (now working from home)
    1 hour ago, Blazerblue said:

    Hang in there, you never know it may still happen, Beeb app showing temps up to 24 beginning of next week and sunshine, although of course they've been known to be completely inaccurate (mostly lol) but yeah its only just September, some warmth could still come our way in the next few weeks  🤞 

    As for this morning, its cloudy again 🙂 

    Sure enough, next week looks like we could get some much longed for sunshine, maybe a bit late to book the week off work but hope it holds out for the following week☀️

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  • Location: Wallington, S London (now working from home)
  • Weather Preferences: hot sunny summers to ripen the veg and cold snowy winters of course
  • Location: Wallington, S London (now working from home)

    Blinding light in the sky all of sudden😎 - ah no, gone now

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  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk
  • Weather Preferences: An Alpine climate - snowy winters and sunny summers
  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk

    While we wait for the weather to do something in our neck of the woods, at least there's some interesting reports/tweets to read:

    From Weatherquest/Convective Weather:
    It's been rather quiet for lightning activity over the past couple of weeks, rounding off the least thundery August since 2016. Here's a look at the thunder days (midnight-midnight) so far this year across the UK and Ireland. A max of 18 days is noted just SE of Ashford (Kent).

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    Source: Twitter @convectivewx

    From Chris Bell, Chief Communications Officer, Weatherquest:
    An impressive and depressing amount of cloud this August in Norfolk, here are the sunshine hours per day at my weather station. The August average for sunshine is around 6 hours per day...only one day in August 2021 (the 5th) recorded over that amount.

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    Source: Twitter @stormbell

    From Dan Holley, Weatherquest:
    New paper recently published online, analysing an extreme rainfall event in south Norfolk on 16 August 2020.
    "Thunderstorms and extreme rainfall in south Norfolk, 16 August 2020: meteorological analysis"

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    Source: Twitter @danholley_  Full paper: https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wea.4038

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  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk
  • Weather Preferences: An Alpine climate - snowy winters and sunny summers
  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk

    For the record, August 2021 stats for East Anglia which confirm it was a disappointingly cool and dull summer month:

    • Mean temperature slightly below average (-0.5°C)
    • Notably drier than normal (60%)
    • Dullest August since 1968, and 3rd dullest on record (65%)
    • The highest temperature of 26.4°C is the lowest August daily max in the region since 1993

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    Source: Dan Holley, Weatherquest. Twitter @danholley_

    And a look at the sunshine anomaly for each of the 3 months of summer confirms what many of us have felt - it's been a disappointingly dull summer, deteriorating as it progressed:

    June 412705254_SunshineAnomJune21.thumb.png.00ac1557cae4c2922ca7f851f4ce4627.png July 1189467852_SunshineAnomJuly21.thumb.png.149d239fbc067934dc6c47b5e6d25f4b.png August 1366577274_SunshineAnomAug21.thumb.png.7366667902af96615c016754261d0c47.png

    Source: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/climate/maps-and-data/uk-actual-and-anomaly-maps

    Edited by Blessed Weather
    Correction to dullest Aug (1968 not 2008)
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  • Location: Halesworth, Suffolk
  • Location: Halesworth, Suffolk

    Well there was a small hint of the sun out to the east first thing but alas it disappeared quite quickly and the cloud wins out once again.

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  • Location: Gillingham, Kent
  • Weather Preferences: Snow Snow and more Snow!
  • Location: Gillingham, Kent

    Well my annual summer hiatus has come to an end, we ready for another 6 months of snow spotting, radar watching, lamppost gazing and general fun?

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  • Location: Kent,Ashford
  • Weather Preferences: Love heat & thunderstorms, but despise Winter
  • Location: Kent,Ashford

    Seems pretty nice out there at the moment, enough sunshine for me wanting to go out and seeing enough blue skies unlike the past few weeks.

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  • Location: Vauxhall, London
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, snowy winters and hot, dry summers
  • Location: Vauxhall, London

    This morning it looked like we were in for a sunny afternoon but the sky is full of thick, grey cloud over London yet again.. 🙄 Need a weather reset button!

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