July 2013 and June/July 2018 were exceptional - July 2013 was one of the top 10 warmest Julys on record. Summer 2018 was one of the warmest summers full stop. Do you seriously expect that every year? I mean, really..
Like it or lump it but this summer is much closer to a normal summer than 2013, 2014 or 2018.
You're continuing with your aggressive tone. Chill, you muppet.
I've lived through 47 summers so have a pretty good idea of what makes a good, bad or average summer so less of the patronising.
The summers of 13, 14 & 18 were good (overall, but the Augusts were average/poor). That's 50% of the last 6 summers.
The summers of 2007-2012 were bad.
Before that, I remember dry & mainly sunny spells of at least 3-4 weeks in a summer being fairly common - perhaps that same 50% of summers. My expectations are not particularly high, believe me.
That sets the context of this summer. June was, for much of it, a washout. July had brief heatwaves (annoyingly falling largely mid-week when we were all at work) but never any prolonged settled spell) yet on the whole a decent month. August has been a washout so far (I calculate we've had rain fall atvsome point on 8 or 9 days out of 10 so far) and the outlook is similarly unsettled. It's been warmer than conditions would suggest, though.
Overall then, a poor-to-average summer in this region - and I suspect in a few others, too. I'd estimate that we've had rain falling at some point in each day (24 hour period) on upwards of 60% of days. If you have had a better summer, then good for you. But please don't you or anyone else try to tell me that here and substantial parts of the country have had a decent or good summer.
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