Dreadful here too, after two half-decent days. Some really heavy rain outside, as caught in the latest readings from Leuchars: http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/EGQL.html
Many happy returns anyway, my birthday is on Monday - hoping for an improvement on this!
Just heard tonight's cricket is off - not because rain is falling, but the pitch is still soggy from Saturday's rain.
That's 7 games cancelled out of a possible 11 now. Totally unprecendented and actually getting really hacked-off about it.
Decent weather yesterday.Rain today..Nice Autumn.
Anybody bothered about poor old Eastern Scotland? It's been bad enough in England Wales and N Ireland but boy have they had it rough up there. I'm luckily in the East Mids this week, its pleasantly warm with sunny spells 20-22 C (thunderstorms rumbling around today but sunshine in between)
Edinburgh has had, by my reckoning, thanks to weatheronline an appalling 12 hrs of sunshine in 18 days. The rainfall total is well over 100mm and today Eastern Scotland gets another serious soaking with over 50mm in places in the last 24 hours alone and maxes of 15 C. Thats after an equally wet cold June.
Imagine if this was happening in England's capital city instead of Scotland's!
I was in Worcester today, and it wasn't too bad... until a truly ferocious downpour in early afternoon. I wouldn't be at all surprised if there were 10 mm of rain from that in under an hour; it was heavy even by this awful "summer's" standards. Happily I was inside by that time, because no umbrella or raincoat would have had a chance. Yes, the sun has come out from time to time... but it's never been more than half an hour or so before the rain returns.
I just want to have a period of, say, three days of dry weather. And by "dry" I mean dry, not "mostly dry but with scattered showers, some of which may be quite sharp". Really, I want to be able to look a the forecast on Friday afternoon and plan something outdoors for the Sunday. That really should not be too much to ask, yet it's been impossible since the end of May. Even the forthcoming improvement looks drier, rather than actually dry for most.
Definitely a few of us bothered. It's been awful here today with the end result that two of the main A roads out of St Andrews have been closed due to flooding - meaning a diversionary route home. Meanwhile the month as a whole has just been awful, especially in terms of sunshine hours:
Leuchars 32 hrs
Aberdeen Dyce 18 hrs
Edinburgh Gogarbank 14 hrs
Here in NE Fife we are currently about 60 hours short of the previous dullest July on record (91 hours from 1931). Fortunately the models offer some hope come the weekend!
The front was expected to clear here by lunch time but its hasn't wet most of the day heavy drizzle of general rain.
I've lost the number of times I've been socked though this summer so far.
sorry neil i dont know why that made me chortle but it did.
Anothery crap day here, max just 14.8c (average 19.5c) with light showers and about 1.5hrs of sun.
Yesterday we had another 14mm of rain and yet again the water table is just 4 inches below the surface of my lawn so you can imagine how wet it is.
The outlook is a little better but I cant see any heatwave and any better conditions are still 6 days away.
Without a doubt the last 12 months have seen the Cumbrian climate at its worse and I only hope its not a sign of things to come.
On this occasion, I think I can actually use the phrase "the stats speak for themselves". In no way is this summer average.
11 out of 49 summer days with average or above average max temp. (2009 was 26/49, 2010 was 35/49, 2011 was 25/49)
20 out of 49 summer days with max temp of 14C or above. (2009 was 38/49, 2010 was 39/49, 2011 was 44/49)
2 out of 49 summer days with max temp of 20C or above. (2009 was 12/49, 2010 was 16/49, 2011 was 5/49)
13 out of 49 summer days with no recorded rainfall. (2009 was 28/49, 2010 was 32/49, 2011 was 23/49)
It isn't getting better as we go either.
June 2012 average max temp: -1.72C below average
July 2012 average max temp: -2.05C below average (so far)
First post in here..i had to
11am in July and 11.2c here! dire
2 sites to the west in E Lancs are at 9.8c
11 C max so far today at Nottingham Weather Centre....11 C!!!!! Its dark and wet too, I am definitely allowed to moan at that on top of what I have endured in Edinburgh and Notts this year.
A superb day in Manchester by the standards of this wretched summer - it's not raining!
I think this week has been one of the biggest stinkers of the season. Yes, we had days a few weeks back with a months rain in 12 hours, but for the sheer absence of sun and constant rain/drizzle/murk (Weds pm aside), it's been a horror show. Still, we look set fair for one nice sunny day tomorrow before the cloud returns on Sunday, followed by the rain next week.
I remain of the view that with us now at midsummer and it having been unsettled throughout, it will remain thus. At least up here anyway.
I do hope that next week, after being buoyed by a few days of summer weather, the London-centric media, Met Office, and posters on here too, don't all start moaning about how hot it is, and whether the hosepipe ban will come back in, and the papers start featuring "BBQ summer" articles and bikiniwear - for us longsuffering northerners that would be too much to bear...
It's quite impressive, for the wrong reasons, that Fleet (about 8 miles from my house) has not yet had a single completely dry day this month! One day had a trace of rain, another had 0.1mm, and every other day had some recordable rainfall.
There were also only 7 completely dry days in June as well - so that's 41 out of 49 summer days with rain falling.
Yesterday the MetO forecast for this afternoon was sunny and 18c.
Reality was cloudy and 14c
The rain here over the last two days has been remarkably and doggedly persistent. Everytime I looked at the radar and thought 'at last!', it was about to clear up, another patch appeared from nowhere to bite me in the bum. Shocking stuff. I think I've been fairly sanguine about this summer so far, but the last two days have pushed me over the edge into the pit of Moaning Minnies.
Still raining here FFS
Its rained every single time ive left my front door this week. Every time I go to lunch & so on-
Even when I look out of the curtain a complimentary bit of rain seems to fall- thoroughly sick of rain-
roll on the next 5-7 days before it goes pete tong again- the thrust of WAA over greenland on the ECM is similar to Nov 2010
Still raining here too. In fact it's been raining virtually the entire day here with some heavy bursts, and it was very wet last night too. 28mm of rain since 11pm Thursday. Overcast all day, very cold (no higher than 13C, and already down to 10C now). Could hardly be worse for July.