One good day yesterday and back to the soul destroying GARBAGE today.
It's just beyond belief. It really is. The sooner this dire high pressure departs the better. Max 24.9C with a pathetic-beyond-words sun total of 1.8 hours
Horrible, horrible weather like nothing on Earth we ever used to get. Would rather it was 17C and sunny.
When would temperatures reaching the mid-20s here ever have been accompanied by so much vile cloud and sunshine levels on a par with mid-winter? Never is the answer except during the weather nadir of the 21st Century
It's little wonder we can't get anywhere near the sort of high temperatures we saw in the past when synoptics that would have brought the highest temperatures are now plagued with cloud. On the rare occasion, like yesterday, when the cloud doesn't arrive to ruin things the sea breeze pops up instead
Comparisons with 1976 have to be the sickest joke I've ever heard. Even the July's of 1956, 1966 and 1986 were all leagues ahead of this horror show. There was absolutely nothing like this month in the past because such high pressure synoptics did not produce such ridiculously cloudy skies in days gone by.
This month is just appalling and more cloud fest horror on the way will ensure it finishes as the 7th duller than average July in 8 years. 7/8 - what an absolutely disgusting spell when year-in-year out the warmest month of the year is completely ruined with endless cloud
It's just astounding. I'd be surprised if any month had ever had such a poor run whereby 7 out of 8 had below average sunshine. Not only that but, even more ludicrous, it remains on track to finish duller than January which would make it the dullest month of the year to date just like July 2012 January had 114 hours while July has managed a paltry 51 hours so far. January also managed 5 hours of sun on five consecutive days something this month hasn't come close to achieving despite having more than double the daylight
Absolutely surreal era of soul destroying tripe we are living in