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 🤢
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 😡