Absolutely woeful excuse for a summer here. Not one day above 20c all month is just ridiculous.
Jesus!! ANd I thought it was bad here!
I was in San Fran for EXACTLY the 8 nice days at the end of May, so I simply have not seen a single in-the-garden-with-the-kids days this summer. In all seriousness, this will be what makes me considering leaving the UK.
Which country do you have in your mind to move to? If you have opportunity to move do that while you can and recently found out that 2 managers at Royal Mail had moved to Canada which made me more eager to move there now. My brother is going to move to Amman as his wife came from there. I meant to do that a while ago but never came round to do it but now we doing it.
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Dunno what folk are moaning about - I've just noticed we hit 47.5c at 4.50 this morning .......
I worry a bit about what the health of some people on this forum could be come the end of July if some of the recent CFS long range runs were to verify - a number have shown a train of Atlantic lows dominating for about 3/4 of the time, moving SW to NE across the UK.
I believe that during the summer months, long range models are generally unable to see a marked change until its almost upon us, however I'm increasingly losing confidence in there being such a change within the next couple of weeks at least. At least some finer spells are looking to visit us, such as what we're seeing right now, so as long as folks make the most of those (long evening walks after work, perhaps? That is, unless you're watching the football or are taking some days off!) then I think the mood may avoid diving further.
It won't happen, but if it did it would have to be viable from a work perspective, so US, Cananda, Australia, or Latin America.
Part of me is actually hoping things don't warm up until early July as it would be fascinating (if unpleasant) to experience a June without a single 20ºC maximum.
I'm taking early retirement in mid-September and spending 6 weeks in the Algarve. I've been there several times in and out of season and have experienced nothing other than strong sunshine and temps over 21 C even in November and March! You cant beat it if you like lazing around on the beach. (there's little else to do)
For my health and sanity, in future years I hope to be spending as much time as I can there between March and November and its not too far to travel for a fix of sun and warmth. I dont mind December-February here though especially in cold snowy spells - just despair of UK summers (apart from the rare hot one)!
You'll no doubt be pleased to hear from me in future 'summer moaning' threads when I'm on the beach
PS Its actually warmish and sunny here in Notts just now!
On my one trip to the Algarve, in August 1981, we had a day of cloud and rain in Lagos where the temperature didn't get above about 20C as I recall. Checking the Faro stats on tutiempo.net, I can't find any such day, so maybe the east of the Algarve escaped that?
Mind you, it rained on me when camping in the Arizona Desert, so I obviously just attract the bad weather!
"Oh No"...Another sunny day today....
I've given up moaning about the summers here. It was awful last year, looking awful this year. I keep reminding myself why the hell I came back to the UK after eight glorious years of predictable weather. I'm not one for the changeable conditions, mind you it's less changeable these days, rather it just stays miserable like me. Since I've been back it seems to have been permanent Autumnal conditions.
Came back at the end of 2010, hoping to depart end of 2012 once affairs are wrapped up. Good riddance to BritBob!!!
Since I've been back it seems to have been permanent Autumnal conditions.
That's the thing that really gets me - the 12 month Autumn that we get now. I guess the jet stream has to go somewhere, even in Mid Summer, and if it's over us, then it will feel autumnal all year.
I have a couple of reasons to wish for dry, warm days at this time of year:
1. I have an allotment, and a greenhouse at home, and the cold wet weather has set most crops back or even killed them
2. It would be nice to spend some time outside with my kids, either in the garden or at the beach.
Do, you know what I'd settle for dry, sunny and warm weekends, at leave the week more unsettled. Is that too much to ask for?
You sure your're not me!!!! I also enjoy gardening and growing crops (herbs and veg). All this grey and wet weather has been hard on the plants, making them spindly and weak. I wouldn't mind enjoying a bit of Cornwall too but it spends almost every day raining. I know it's wet down here but this is ridiculous, even the house feels damp inside.
Today, well this afternoon was hot and humid. If that is what Summer is about I'll stick to the wet which is going to return anyway
Just had my summer fix of 2 weeks in Sharm El Sheikh... top official temp was 43c during my stay and lowest daytime max was 37c during the 2 weeks. Evenings.. walking out of the air con room was like walking straight into a hairdryer on full heat !! By the pool at 0830 the tiles were too hot to walk on and both pool and sea were like warm baths
The top temperature was a mere 21c. Youre not telling me you found that unpleasant.
Predictions for Autumn being made...At least we have some weather...