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doctormog
28 May 2023 09:42:36
Yes this month has definitely improved in the past week or so after a very disappointing period. Yesterday was lovely and although there was quite a bit of cloud at times it was dry, warm and bright throughout here in Aberdeen. A very pleasant day spent in the garden.

Today is a bit cooler and the outlook appears dry, sunny and generally quite nice (even if it won’t be notably warm here in the east).
Jiries
28 May 2023 15:12:14

Yes this month has definitely improved in the past week or so after a very disappointing period. Yesterday was lovely and although there was quite a bit of cloud at times it was dry, warm and bright throughout here in Aberdeen. A very pleasant day spent in the garden.

Today is a bit cooler and the outlook appears dry, sunny and generally quite nice (even if it won’t be notably warm here in the east).

Originally Posted by: doctormog 



We will be going to SW Scotland to stay 3 nights at Riverside lodge with hot tubs.  I hope the weather will be nice since it in the far SW Scotland.  Hope not much midges around that area?
richardabdn
28 May 2023 20:40:59
I’ll be posting the final figures on Wednesday or Thursday but there is no doubt that this execrable spring will have been the worst season for the Weekend Curse even beating the infamously revolting summer 2007 🤮

Yet another bleak soul destroyingly grey Sunday devoid of anything that makes life worth living, to ensure there was not a single decent, or even half decent Sunday, the entire Spring 🤮

Never experienced anything close to this horror before. Not remotely. Should be the best season of the year offering plenty of opportunities to enjoy everything bursting into life. Instead we end up with this endurance test of never ending hideous filth that should never be expected at any time of year.

Average daily weekend sunshine some 1.7 standard deviations below the previous worst over the past 16 years. This season has been a horrific outlier so awful it never should have happened 🤢

2021    6.73
2012    6.72
2009    6.67
2018    6.35
2011    6.25
2007    6.23
2022    6.21
2008    6.00
2015    5.46
2019    5.43
2017    5.42
2010    5.36
2020    5.16
2016    4.72
2013    4.58
2014    4.24
2023    2.90 😱🤢💩

Even if it could be extended back to 1880 when sunshine recording began in the city I doubt there would be anything to match this horror. Even 1983, the dullest Spring on record, managed an average of 3.25 hours sun per day at the weekends 😲

Saturday daily average of 3.93 hours was easily the worst I have recorded beating 4.34 hours in 2020. 

Even that seemed decent compared to the grotesque 1.88 hours daily average for Sunday. December levels with more than twice the daylight. So ludicrously poor it was less than half the previous lowest average of exactly 4 hours in 2014. Basically there has been no sunshine at all on Sundays for over 3 months, except early in the mornings or evenings and barely anything even then. How the hell can that be tolerated? 🙄

Worst average for any day in Spring was 3.21 hours for Wednesday in 2013 and this year Sunday has finished 41% below that 🤮

So far outside normal range it requires some kind of special explanation but there is none. Nothing that could possibly explain the wrist-slittingly awful weekend weather we are subjected to here that no other part of the country endures 😡
 
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Jiries
31 May 2023 13:06:36
This a record non-stop NE winds as I know for is duration and delivering very cool to average temperatures with little to no sunshine..  In the past NE winds only flow for few days before HP easily move in and that time NE winds deliver temperatures in the low 20's before rising to mid 20's to low 30's as HP move in.  Sunshine always guaranteed to come out from 10-11am in the SE when I lived there to 9-10am in the Midlands and earlier in the west. Now is full on 24 hours clouds and brute force gales force wind up to 50mph gusting as some twigs with new leaves were on the road yesterday.

Most important this if this occur in January especially for Retron this will be a Buffalo heaven treat for the east. with gale force non-stop winds, extreme low wind chill and maximum day time temperatures fall to -5 to -10C because of non-stop wind kept feeding in than in 1987 which was only 1 day wonder to give very low day max then rise because wind die out.  I am sure Retron area will be well over 1m deep of snow, 2m over the hills, near 1m in London to Surrey area from Thames streamers and more than 1ft in the Midands from their own streamers.

I had 28cm from a 12 hours Thames Streamer back in 2nd Feb 2009 but how deep it can be if this few weeks non-stop winds will deliver far deeper snow amount?

This had been in my mind about what the outcome if this occur in January.
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01 June 2023 06:30:40
New summer moaning thread opening - leaving this open for a while for retrospective comments
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Saint Snow
01 June 2023 09:17:18
"A spring of two halves"


(well, not quite halves... about 70% ranged from poor to unremarkable; the final 30% was very good)

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richardabdn
01 June 2023 22:09:03
May finished not quite as dull as 1993, 2014 and 2021 but the Weekend Curse made it feel much worse than any of those awful months. I have never hated a May as much as I despised the one just gone and ditto for Spring as a whole.

The worst ever season for the Weekend Curse. 5.62 hours average for the weekdays which would translate to an above average 517 hours for the season had it been replicated at the weekends but the ludicrous 2.9 hour average that was recorded for the weekends would equate to an utterly revolting 267 hours which is way lower than any spring has ever recorded 🤢

7 consecutive months of this vile, irrational and inexplicable curse. Not one of those has even seen weekends manage 85% of the weekday average 🤯It's just beyond ridiculous. 

Worst Seasons for the Weekend Curse (weekend daily sunshine as a % of weekday with averages in brackets) :

1. Spring 2023: 52% (5.62/2.90)
2. Summer 2007: 61% (4.30/2.63)
3. Autumn 2021: 66% (3.73/2.47)
4. Spring 2020: 73% (7.11/5.16)
5. Summer 2011: 82% (4.78/3.93)

That three of those five hideous seasons are in the 2020s is telling 🤢

I thought the 2010s were the nadir for weather, particularly 2014-19, so I am truly flabbergasted by how the 2020s have managed to sink so much lower 😴

2023 so far makes years that were excruciating to endure, such as 2014, seem almost bearable by comparison so wouldn’t be surprised if summer 2023 manages to blast summer 2011 out of the Hall of Shame 🤮


 
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