Yesterday was one of the few good days this spring and woke up to sunshine today for the first time in an eternity and also the warmest temperature so far, albeit a less than impressive 17.5C.
However it wasn't long before it degenerated into another Sunday of pure hell. Now wet, sunless and down to 13.6C. It's beyond belief. Rain always broke up as it reached the NE. Now it intensifies and sticks over the region giving us the worst weather in the country as as been the case throughout this soul destroying atrocity of a May 🤮
Had a great day yesterday up at Loch Muick where it was 21C under glorious sunshine. A break from the living hell which has resumed once again. It's become impossible to get any sort of warm sunny day. The warmest temperatures used to be associated with dry, sunny days. Now they're reached briefly with limited sunshine before the rest of the day turns into a washout with markedly lower temperatures. It was exactly the same on Tuesday. Odds on this will be the third spring in succession to fail to hit 20C when it used to be hit in the majority of springs. Then come autumn, the wait for the first frost will be just as excruciating 😩
Yet to see a single good weekend the whole putrid season. Even 1983 managed a good one with 10 hours on the 14th May and 9 hours on the 15th. Nothing in this grotesque season even comes close to that. The sun average so far has been 2.79 hours. That's almost 4 standard deviations below the average for 2007-22 (5.72 hours with stdev 0.79 hrs and a range from 4.24hrs to 6.73hrs). It's just off the scale 🤢
Every single Sunday has been 💩
These are the Sunday sun hours this spring so far : 0.1, 2.3, 1.2, 6.4, 3.7, 0.0, 2.7, 0.2,0.0,0.0. Today managed 3 hours before the filth set in once again 🤮
Beyond ludicrous and completely intolerable. Just one has managed 4 hours sun and that was 26th March with a dire max of 5.5C. I wasn't even here. I was down in London where it pretty much rained the whole day with zero sunshine 🤢
A worse run than anything at any time of year and it keeps getting worse and worse. Sunshine for the first fotnight of May is lower than the sunniest week of January 2022 managed. Crap like nothing on earth we ever used to get 😲