Lets have a nice Fresh one
Spring 2012 anomaly maps. Sunnier and milder than average, an east/west split on rain/dry.
Sunnier than average across the whole UK. Especially western Scotland.
Milder than average.
Drier than average in much of the west, wetter than average in much of the east.
Edited by user 07 June 2012 08:04:58(UTC)
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Hope for a much better warmer and more settled 2nd half of the month.
FROM MATT HUGO TWITTER
"FYI EC 32 day from earlier in the week signals a mid-month change, so June could be a month of two halves. The 2nd being better than the 1st"
"Difficult to pin-point exact dates, but yeah, I'd go with a likely pattern change after the middle of month..."
"Still signs that an improvement in conditions will take place beyond mid-June, it's unlikely to remain 'this bad' until then."
Edited by user 07 June 2012 14:44:20(UTC)
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I thought that explaination about the jet stream on this week "countryfile" forecast was a neat little touch - and I was actually typing up a small article about that on my facebook Cloud Master group at that time! However, the forecast itself does provide little hope for those hoping for prolonged warm and sunny weather, at least for this week. That suits me fine as I'm not a big fan of humid weather and my lawn has never looked so good in years! Here's hoping that I may get to catch a bit of surprise thundery type weather at some point this week?
For SE England.
Bay sunniest in UK in May
THE English Riviera was the sunniest location in the UK on seven days during a very pleasant May.
Torbay weatherman Ernest Freed reported that except for some low minimum nighttime temperatures, May was a very pleasant month in the Bay.
Another feature was 22 days without any precipitation, although when it rained it poured and rainfall readings were near average.
The sunshine total of 265.2 hours (8.6 hours per day) was well up on last year's figure of 219.3 hours and the long term average of 231 hours.
Not surprisingly the average maximum temperatures were also up at 18.2°C (65°F) compared with 17.5°C last year and the average of 15.5°C (61°F).
Average night time temperatures were 11.3°C (52°F) compared with 10.4°C in 2011 and the average of 11.2°C.
The rainfall total was up on last year at 38.7mm (1.5 ins) compared with 14.5mm (0.5ins) but still below the average of 49mm (1.9ins).
All seems like a long time ago now
Met Offfice issued a Amber warning covering the London area
Issued at :2304 on Sun 10 Jun 2012
Valid from :0005 on Mon 11 Jun 2012
Valid to :2355 on Mon 11 Jun 2012
Rain, heavy at times will persist well into Monday, before gradually easing away westwards during the afternoon. Further thundery downpours are possible in the southeast later. The public should be prepared for surface water flooding and localised river flooding, as well as very difficult driving conditions.
This warning has been upgraded to amber on the basis of latest computer model output and observations, with some adjustments also to the area covered by the yellow warning.