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LeedsLad123
16 August 2023 19:23:08
Since the 8th it’s been quite nice really with temps between 21 and 28C. Forecast looks good too (except Friday).

Looks like August will be our warmest month this year. 
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Bolty
18 August 2023 17:41:13
That early autumn feeling is starting to creep in now. It usually tends to happen around the middle of August, as the decreasing daylength and lowering angle of the Sun becomes much more noticeable. I think last August was the only time I've never really felt it until September, which was most likely to do with how hot it was.
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Retron
18 August 2023 17:50:30

That early autumn feeling is starting to creep in now. It usually tends to happen around the middle of August, as the decreasing daylength and lowering angle of the Sun becomes much more noticeable. I think last August was the only time I've never really felt it until September, which was most likely to do with how hot it was.

Originally Posted by: Bolty 


Summer's not gone away down here... here's Southend, for example, from today's 12z GFS!

https://ukwct.org.uk/weather/summer.jpg 

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roadrunnerajn
18 August 2023 19:50:03
Definitely not summer… almost dark a layered heavy scudding cloud base. A whistling gale whining around the eaves with the letterbox banging on some bigger gusts…
Storm Betty is fairly strong here at the moment. 
I feel sorry for the people on holiday at the moment.
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Jiries
18 August 2023 20:44:29

Definitely not summer… almost dark a layered heavy scudding cloud base. A whistling gale whining around the eaves with the letterbox banging on some bigger gusts…
Storm Betty is fairly strong here at the moment. 
I feel sorry for the people on holiday at the moment.

Originally Posted by: roadrunnerajn 



Storm Hilary will be more interesting than this boring one.  One to watch on Sunday when it strike Death Valley, sending temps down nearly 20C below average from 46C in August with lot of rain and winds.  Not being hit by the major storm since 1939 in California from the BBC news I read recently.
richardabdn
19 August 2023 08:48:40
Absolutely diabolical spell of weather. The worst of the summer. No sun during Vitamin D hours since Monday and it just gets worse and worse with each rank day 🤮

Completely sunless yesterday and today has started with more ridiculously wet weather which has cleared to disgusting thick murk reminescent of June 2007 and the utterly foul and depressing spring just gone. Temperature has been stuck between 13 and 16C for the past 36 hours. Horrific lack of temperature variation like nothing ever seen in summer before the weather hell of the 21st Century 💩

What a year of worthless, sickening and applling tripe. It just won't relent. Any time an improvement appears to be on offer it ends up getting worse 🤢🤢🤢
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Jiries
19 August 2023 10:09:20
Why we getting stupid named storms which never match the USA storms like the current Hilary that will give high rainfall, record low cool maxes temps, strong winds and stormy.   Yesterday was nothing but very lame and standard Low that brought light rain and clouds and nothing else.  They need to stop naming storms in here just to make wow and match with USA storms.

If Hilary was on the way here, first temperatures are 25-30C with sunshine from a southerly flow, follow by thunderstorms and temperatures dropping to 20-22C then high rainfall total, storms winds and thunder with temps of 12-15C day time,  Follow by few showers and temps rising back to average follow by prolonged settled warm sunny weather.  That would be a better set up than Low stuck in the UK for several weeks to few months.
Tim A
21 August 2023 06:20:23
Really thought we might get some nice mellow settled weather to end August and start September but not looking good. 

Currently in Tuscany. Highs since I have arrived are 38c, 37c, 37c ,37c 37c, 39c, 38c with similar temps until fly home on Friday then looks depressingly cool at home . Something in the middle would be nice. 

No air con here either as many country Italian houses don't have it. Coping ok with fans and open windows all night but would like it to be cooler around 32c, the old average .  37c seems like the new norm here now. 
Tim
NW Leeds
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richardabdn
21 August 2023 11:58:29
Yet another day of stinking grey, depressing, ugly and unphotogenic dirge. August has turned into another horror show over the past week with day after day of horrible grey cloud constantly ruining what should be the best part of the day 🤬

Not a single day with sunshine at lunchtime. Just the same dismal grey overcast crud that constantly infests the synoptics that used to deliver decent weather in the past 🤢

Joke levels of sunshine yet again in places e.g. 35 hours in 20 days at Eskdalemuir. Don't ever recall seeing such pitiful levels of sun before but now it's practically every single summer 😴
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Saint Snow
22 August 2023 08:32:34
In a bit of a gloat, here in SW Brittany, we've really dropped on. Been beautiful since we arrived in France on Friday morning. Paris was actually too hot (30c) but since getting here, we've had almost permanent cloudless (literally cloudless) skies and temps of at least 25c. Barely been out of the villa's pool. Forecast to get to 27c today and 30c tomorrow. It's bizarre the difference a few hundred miles can make. 

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Retron
22 August 2023 08:36:47

In a bit of a gloat, here in SW Brittany, we've really dropped on. Been beautiful since we arrived in France on Friday morning. Paris was actually too hot (30c) but since getting here, we've had almost permanent cloudless (literally cloudless) skies and temps of at least 25c. Barely been out of the villa's pool. Forecast to get to 27c today and 30c tomorrow. It's bizarre the difference a few hundred miles can make. 

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 


Sounds unpleasant, but I don't like heat - it certainly wasn't much fun lugging boxes of computers across the playground at work yesterday, in strong sunshine and the same 25C that you've had.

Incidentally you didn't need to go to France, Kent would have done. It's been sunny and dry for the past few days, highs of 25, 27 and 25 for the past three days - and it should be another effortless 25 this afternoon.

 
Leysdown, north Kent
Jiries
22 August 2023 08:50:39

Sounds unpleasant, but I don't like heat - it certainly wasn't much fun lugging boxes of computers across the playground at work yesterday, in strong sunshine and the same 25C that you've had.

Incidentally you didn't need to go to France, Kent would have done. It's been sunny and dry for the past few days, highs of 25, 27 and 25 for the past three days - and it should be another effortless 25 this afternoon.

 

Originally Posted by: Retron 



Any computer does not like the heat and can freeze or over heating it.   
Tim A
22 August 2023 16:09:17

In a bit of a gloat, here in SW Brittany, we've really dropped on. Been beautiful since we arrived in France on Friday morning. Paris was actually too hot (30c) but since getting here, we've had almost permanent cloudless (literally cloudless) skies and temps of at least 25c. Barely been out of the villa's pool. Forecast to get to 27c today and 30c tomorrow. It's bizarre the difference a few hundred miles can make. 

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 



Sounds perfect.  Florence airport is above 39c today, (nearest station), the warmest day yet (8 days at 37-38c). The pool and the car are the only relief! 
Tim
NW Leeds
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Saint Snow
22 August 2023 17:44:24

Sounds perfect.  Florence airport is above 39c today, (nearest station), the warmest day yet (8 days at 37-38c). The pool and the car are the only relief! 

Originally Posted by: Tim A 



​​​​​​Had similar in Malta last summer, which was far from ideal when you want to do a bit of sightseeing. As you say, being in a pool brings so much relief! Hope you have A/C!!


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Retron
22 August 2023 17:54:41
Maxed out at 26.6 here in the Costa del Kent today, a rounded 27. There's a reason people flock to the coast around here each summer!

Another unpleasant night beckons, but at least we've lost a couple of hours of daylight since June - it means it's already starting to cool down a bit, rather than that happening long after I've gone to bed!
Leysdown, north Kent
Tim A
22 August 2023 20:51:45

​​​​​​Had similar in Malta last summer, which was far from ideal when you want to do a bit of sightseeing. As you say, being in a pool brings so much relief! Hope you have A/C!!


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Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 


No air con, seems a rarity in these old Italian houses. Managed to sleep ok with adapted houses/shutters,  wine, fans and open windows  at night,  not perfectly,  but enough to not spoil the holidays. Opening the front door first thing at 7am @ 22c feels amazing though , cool down the house whilst we can. 
Tim
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Crepuscular Ray
22 August 2023 21:42:48
Well whilst Aberdeen suffers (although I see it was 23 C there today), Edinburgh wasn't bad again with some sunny spells and 21 C. We are still 1.5 C above normal.

Incredible temperatures around the Med still. Over 40 C over most of inland Spain, south of France and even 40 C in Florence!!

I'm heading to Italy for two weeks on 31st Aug so hoping it will be back down to 27/28 C
Jerry
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johncs2016
23 August 2023 04:47:47

Well whilst Aberdeen suffers (although I see it was 23 C there today), Edinburgh wasn't bad again with some sunny spells and 21 C. We are still 1.5 C above normal.

Incredible temperatures around the Med still. Over 40 C over most of inland Spain, south of France and even 40 C in Florence!!

I'm heading to Italy for two weeks on 31st Aug so hoping it will be back down to 27/28 C

Originally Posted by: Crepuscular Ray 



Well, I guess that Aberdeen would usually always appear to be suffering if you went by Richard's take on things all the time.

There is hardly ever an occasion when Richard isn't pessimistic about the weather in his part of the world and so, it's not surprising that he has made no mention whatsoever of 23°C being reached in Aberdeen.

If you compare that with Michael's (DoctorMog's) reports, it can sometimes be as though they were actually in completely different parts of the world, rather than in the same city and because of that, I'm almost certain that he would have been more likely to have picked up on yesterday's temperatures in Aberdeen in any report which he had given.

In fact, yesterday's temperature up there has been on a par with our warmest temperatures of this entire month here in Edinburgh.  So far, this month's highest temperature has been 23.9°C at your own local station at Swanston, 23.6°C at the botanic gardens and 22.77°C at Gogarbank. For the very heart of summer though, this isn't exactly all that great, even for here in Edinburgh.

In addition to that, this is almost certainly, now going to be our second sub 80°F summer here in Edinburgh in the last three years.  Even at Swanston (which I would normally expect to be warmer than the north of Edinburgh during the summer months), the temperature during this entire summer has never got above 25.9°C at any point in point, although that is actually slightly lower than the highest temperature at either the botanic gardens or Gogarbank during that same period.

The temperature anomaly for Edinburgh Gogarbank is around +1.2°C just now which is slightly less than what you have reported for the south of Edinburgh, but there isn't really much in it in that regard because the important thing in both cases is that this temperature anomaly is still more than 1°C warmer than average (if we assume that you have gone by the same 1991-2020 average which I have), although I must also add that this has been largely down to consistently warm overnight minimum temperatures as the daytime maximum temperatures haven't exactly been exciting in any way.

This month has also been much drier than average here and it looks as though that will now be the final outcome. As far as I can see, Swanston has been the wettest part of Edinburgh with a total of 56.3 mm of rain, but even that is still less than what most of the rest of the UK has been getting during this month. Nevertheless, the north of Edinburgh has been even drier than that and with just over a week left of this month, Edinburgh Gogarbank has still not even had half of its average August rainfall during this month so far.

What has really let the side down during this month though, has been the abysmal amounts of sunshine which we've been getting and in that regard, Richard from Aberdeen has actually made a very valid point. With just over a week to go of this month, Edinburgh Gogarbank has only had just the one completely sunless day during this month so far, but has only had just over a half of its average August sunshine up until now.

Swanston has done a bit better though in that regard with a total of 91.16 hours of sunshine and just the one completely sunless day but for the height of summer, even that isn't exactly all that great.

Adding all of that up, this hasn't actually been all that bad a month overall. This month hasn't been as good as June, but it also hasn't been as bad as July and so, I would still say that this summer overall, is on course to be a roughly average summer which we can't really refer to either way as being particularly poor or decent (this summer after all, hasn't been as decent as the last two summers which preceded it, but also hasn't been as bad as other summers such as 2007, 2012 and even 2020 which was a very wet summer here that came after the exceptionally sunny spring which marked the start of the COVID-19 lock-downs).
 
The north of Edinburgh, usually always missing out on snow events which occur not just within the rest of Scotland or the UK, but also within the rest of Edinburgh.
doctormog
23 August 2023 06:10:10
For context the horrible grey Monday had 7 hours of sunshine and the max temperatures have been in the low 20s here for the past 4 days. Today may not be quite as warm but it looks pleasant enough.
Tim A
23 August 2023 06:36:15

Well whilst Aberdeen suffers (although I see it was 23 C there today), Edinburgh wasn't bad again with some sunny spells and 21 C. We are still 1.5 C above normal.

Incredible temperatures around the Med still. Over 40 C over most of inland Spain, south of France and even 40 C in Florence!!

I'm heading to Italy for two weeks on 31st Aug so hoping it will be back down to 27/28 C

Originally Posted by: Crepuscular Ray 



Looks to cool down significantly next week. As it stands 12 days in a row 37c plus in Florence, average August high 35c (+3c), July similar. Relentless heat.  Heading to the beach today where it will be cooler! 

 
Tim
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