Nope if you want to feel cheated... move to west Cornwall!!
Max today was 22.8c and mostly cloudy. No storms of any description at all..
We do wind
We do mizzle
We do drizzle and very average temperatures
No different here which just seems like a cooler version of Cornwall these days. The absolute pits for warmth or any sort of extreme.
Completely unremarkable day. Cloudy all morning with mist down at the coast then sea breeze in the afternoon so temperatures no higher than low 20s. Nothing remotely close to the July record of 30.0C which was set was back in 1876.
Raining yet again this evening for the 8th day out of 9. It’s been a ghastly excuse for a warm spell. The equivalent of a winter cold spell producing nothing but 3C and anticyclonic gloom. A virtual certainty now that this decade will record an lower absolute maximum than even the 1960s
Wasn’t overly satisfied with the weather on my holiday in Portugal (staying around 30 miles inland from Porto). Although it was fantastic compared to the awful July we have had here, almost half the mornings had this nasty misty murky low cloud which was every bit as vile as the muck we get off the North Sea here (will post a picture when I have sorted through them). Tended to burn off by mid-morning but stick around longer on the coast. Little wonder the beaches are deserted and very similar to here at only around 24C on the hottest day. Vila do Conde was dire on Tuesday afternoon where I had a lunch under 19C overcast at 2pm when it was 25C in Aberdeen at the same time (the only real good day of this atrocious spell it would seem). Then landed in Manchester at 11pm where it was an unbelieavable 26C so the other way round to what you would expect.
Must surely be one of the worst ever summers across Portugal. The situation with the low cloud was horrific especially further south, with it spreading past the Spanish border on most days and never fully burning back on the Silver Coast, north of Lisbon. Was there on a holiday 8 years ago and locals complained it was a poor summer then but there was never anything like those issues with low cloud lasting all day long day after day.
Atlantic coast of Portugal is definitely a no go area for those wanting proper summer weather but head further east into the Douro Valley and the opposite problem occures - a stifling 36C. Incredible temperature gradient over a very short distance.