KevBrads1
29 July 2019 06:43:56

Manchester Summer Indices 

1954 143
1907 147
1956 155
1912 156
1924 158
2012 164
2008 168
1987 169
1946 170
1909 171
1931 173
1978 173
1980 173
1920 174
1923 174
2007 174
1927 175
1948 176
1938 177
1922 178
2011 179
1985 180
1958 184
1972 185
1916 188
1986 189
1965 189
2016 189
1910 190
1936 190
1988 191
2010 191
1966 192
1998 192
2017 192
1953 193
1963 194
1993 194
2009 194
1902 195
2019 195 (up to 28th July)
1915 196
1981 196
1928 197
1962 197
1964 197
2004 197
1952 198
2000 198 


MANCHESTER SUMMER INDEX for 2021: 238

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KevBrads1
29 July 2019 07:35:32
Awful day yesterday. Interestingly the clouds were movingly constantly NW to SE but the rain area was moving vice versa.


MANCHESTER SUMMER INDEX for 2021: 238

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Saint Snow
29 July 2019 09:06:39

Originally Posted by: Russwirral 

What looked to be at long last a wet weekend for the east for a change and us westerners enjoying a weekend has ended up in yet another deluge for us to wipe our weekend plans as a result.

Was planning on playing golf today and instead of locally - most courses were closed as waterlogged - i ended up driving an hr to Llandudno where they had only had showers. It took to colwyn bay before the rain eased back. Played a full round before the heavens opened and had the pleasure of driving back through torrential driving rain.

Northwest England gets all the rain on an easterly... never when its snow.

 

Annoyingly... we are expecting 5o get more heavy prolonged rainfall on tuesday whilst - yet again - the rest of the country misses out. Leapfrogging everywhere else and sitting over us.

 

On Saturday, there was that wide ribbon of PPN stretching from NW Scotland down through most of England to the SE tip. Yesterday, both ends of that ribbon disintegrated - leaving just NW England and N Midlands under the persistent.

The phrase 'bloody typical' springs to mind - but can anyone explain why this was the case?

 


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Caz
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29 July 2019 17:24:25

Nice time lapse Kev.   It was strange seeing the clouds moving because it just looked a solid block of grey with no change in it for two days!  Although the rain varied from heavy to drizzmable - my sister’s term for miserable drizzle!

Today has been a perfect summer’s day for me.  Sunshine and 24c.  Just right for gardening!  

 


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richardabdn
31 July 2019 17:13:11

Yet again the nice weather is being restricted to working hours leaving utter dross for the evenings 

21C and sunny this afternoon but as soon as it reaches 5pm cloud associated with showers to the immediate NW spreads in to blot out the sun completely and the temperature is down to 18C

July 2019: 5pm Grey Out + Weekend Curse = Diabolical summer month

EDIT: Plus the temperature in my bedroom is 27.2C 


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doctormog
31 July 2019 17:51:40
Having spent the day in the garden I can agree with your assessment. My bedroom is also about the same temperatures and has been more less since I got back from holiday 10 days ago - really not conducive for sleeping.
howham
01 August 2019 06:35:55
Funny, my perception of the last 10 days is mostly warm and useable weather here. Amazing what a difference 20 miles can make!
doctormog
01 August 2019 06:43:40

Originally Posted by: howham 

Funny, my perception of the last 10 days is mostly warm and useable weather here. Amazing what a difference 20 miles can make!

It has been nearly completely dry and useable here in the city although there have been some cloudier periods (especially early morning and in the evening) but it has been good throughout. We have missed the wind and rain that have hit so many other areas so no complaints from me (apart from the warm house but even then with a bit more of a breeze now that is getting better).


doctormog
01 August 2019 06:52:28

Originally Posted by: Col 

 

But Richard claims that it's been sunny during working hours and cloudy in the evenings!

As I said the evenings and early mornings (out of working hours) tend to have been cloudier with much of the sunshine during working hours. I have not been at work so have benefited more from the sunshine. We even had about a dozen drops of rain yesterday evening. 


Col
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01 August 2019 06:55:02

Originally Posted by: doctormog 

 

As I said the evenings and early mornings (out of working hours) tend to have been cloudier with much of the sunshine during working hours. I have not been at work so have benefited more from the sunshine. We even had about a dozen drops of rain yesterday evening. 

You did 🙂 I misread your post and then deleted my reply when I realised, but obviously not quickly enough!


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andy-manc
01 August 2019 09:03:21

To a pessimistic person like me, August is when summer feels like it is coming to a close to me up here. The sun feels lower in the sky, my 8.30pm dog walk is getting dull and my 5am wee stop is getting darker too!

The opinions of people in my Warrington office seems to be that this summer has been terrible in the Greater Manchester / Merseyside area and "we haven't really had a summer". I personally don't think it has been as bad as that but it hasn't been good either. I would have liked a run of hot days. Most days have been warm and have had bits of sun but far too many days have had cloud and rain. Any settled spells have lasted 2 or 3 days at best.

August is looking less settled as always with the forecast for the next couple of weeks more showery than I have seen it for a while. Was hoping for a scorching end but it looks like we'll probably have to wait yet another year for a good August.

Saint Snow
01 August 2019 09:14:11

Originally Posted by: andy-manc 

To a pessimistic person like me, August is when summer feels like it is coming to a close to me up here. The sun feels lower in the sky, my 8.30pm dog walk is getting dull and my 5am wee stop is getting darker too!

The opinions of people in my Warrington office seems to be that this summer has been terrible in the Greater Manchester / Merseyside area and "we haven't really had a summer". I personally don't think it has been as bad as that but it hasn't been good either. I would have liked a run of hot days. Most days have been warm and have had bits of sun but far too many days have had cloud and rain. Any settled spells have lasted 2 or 3 days at best.

August is looking less settled as always with the forecast for the next couple of weeks more showery than I have seen it for a while. Was hoping for a scorching end but it looks like we'll probably have to wait yet another year for a good August.

 

I'd agree. Not enough long periods of settled weather for it to be considered a decent summer. I'd currently give it a 4.5 out of 10.

 


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Russwirral
01 August 2019 09:16:31

Originally Posted by: andy-manc 

To a pessimistic person like me, August is when summer feels like it is coming to a close to me up here. The sun feels lower in the sky, my 8.30pm dog walk is getting dull and my 5am wee stop is getting darker too!

The opinions of people in my Warrington office seems to be that this summer has been terrible in the Greater Manchester / Merseyside area and "we haven't really had a summer". I personally don't think it has been as bad as that but it hasn't been good either. I would have liked a run of hot days. Most days have been warm and have had bits of sun but far too many days have had cloud and rain. Any settled spells have lasted 2 or 3 days at best.

August is looking less settled as always with the forecast for the next couple of weeks more showery than I have seen it for a while. Was hoping for a scorching end but it looks like we'll probably have to wait yet another year for a good August.

 

I agree Andy, hasnt been a bad summer, but people on really remember the wet periods.  I think this has been a distinctly average.  It took a while to get going, but Ive worn my shorts plenty.

 

Havent had as many BBQs ths yea - perhaps 3 or 4, where as last year id had over a dozen by this point.

 

Perception is a funny thing.


Rob K
01 August 2019 09:32:25

Last year, the last weekend of July coincided with the first really wet spell of the summer and proved to be effectively the start of autumn, as just about every family event we did during August was a complete washout (including CarFest which was ridiculously cold for August, about 13C with torrential rain almost all day!). It looks like history is repeating itself - after last week's heatwave, the weekend felt properly autumnal, and the event I was meant to be going to this weekend - in Swaledale! - has been rained off in spectacular style. Looking at the models, the next fortnight offers up more of the same.

The long wait for a decent August continues.


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ARTzeman
01 August 2019 12:03:38

So fed up with weather that I purchased an indoor tabletop grill and a George Forman grill. Just the thing for any weather.  




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picturesareme
01 August 2019 13:08:12

Originally Posted by: Rob K 

Last year, the last weekend of July coincided with the first really wet spell of the summer and proved to be effectively the start of autumn, as just about every family event we did during August was a complete washout (including CarFest which was ridiculously cold for August, about 13C with torrential rain almost all day!). It looks like history is repeating itself - after last week's heatwave, the weekend felt properly autumnal, and the event I was meant to be going to this weekend - in Swaledale! - has been rained off in spectacular style. Looking at the models, the next fortnight offers up more of the same.

The long wait for a decent August continues.

Very strange. Wasn't a wash out down this end of Hampshire. A little rain (a few mm) on one day sure but the wind was the main event with gales. 

Also unlike last year there have been a number of spells of rain tjis July that have been spaced out over the month accumulating to a wetter then average month. 

And looking foreward there are still a number hints of potentially very warm to hot weather over next 2 weeks. Hints by the way that are growing in strength. 

picturesareme
01 August 2019 16:58:57
Just a wee gloat to all those whinging about summer being over..

It's 26C, humid, and might rise a tad bit more!

Ally Pally Snowman
01 August 2019 17:15:55

I'm sure last summer broke down about the 6th August.  I was in west Dorset at the time and it went from high 20s to high teens while we were there.

 

As for this summer its still decent here in the east 25c today mostly sunny. Looks like mid 20s at least until Tuesday then maybe pear shaped after that.

 


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LeedsLad123
01 August 2019 17:25:01

Originally Posted by: picturesareme 

Just a wee gloat to all those whinging about summer being over..

It's 26C, humid, and might rise a tad bit more!

21C and mostly sunny here after an earlier high of 24C. No complaints from me. The rest of the week is like looking perfectly fine as well.

It’s a bit like last August - some people act like it was bad throughout but in reality, at least here, it was slightly warmer and drier than average with normal sunshine. I think people have very high expectations, or just like to moan.


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Rob K
02 August 2019 00:28:20

Originally Posted by: LeedsLad123 

 

21C and mostly sunny here after an earlier high of 24C. No complaints from me. The rest of the week is like looking perfectly fine as well.

It’s a bit like last August - some people act like it was bad throughout but in reality, at least here, it was slightly warmer and drier than average with normal sunshine. I think people have very high expectations, or just like to moan.

Well, despite last summer being very good until late July, just about every outdoor event we did was spoilt by rain. My son's 1st birthday in mid June - showers. Daughter's birthday trip to the zoo (July 29) - torrential rain all day, marking the end of the decent summer of 2018 IMHO. Camping trip to Devon, August 15-18 - gale force winds and heavy rain caused the tent to collapse on the first night! And then Carfest on August 26 which was a total washout, temperatures barely struggling into the teens and nonstop heavy rain from first thing in the morning until about 7pm.

 

August was really crap last year, at least in the south.


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