Saint Snow
09 June 2023 10:20:15
The thundery showers forecast for here tomorrow over the past few days have now disappeared from the latest forecast. Still showing more generally showery conditions on Sunday.

 

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09 June 2023 10:35:18
The BBC app for me is promising, if that's the right term, a thunderstorm ⚡ bang on 2pm Sunday.
Another one an hour earlier on Monday.
Tomorrows rain is now no more with more or less wall to wall sunshine.
Oh and then dry for the foreseeable. Apart from 3 showers on the 18th June

The winds are much lighter though which is a small mercy.
Apps what would we do without them?
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Rob K
09 June 2023 11:27:58
Approaching four weeks with no rain in my area now. Last precipitation in Odiham was 3mm on 15 May. Same story where I am at the moment in North Devon. A few other stations around the country eg Manston and Charlwood have been dry since 13 May.
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moomin75
09 June 2023 11:33:16
Originally Posted by: Rob K 

Approaching four weeks with no rain in my area now. Last precipitation in Odiham was 3mm on 15 May. Same story where I am at the moment in North Devon. A few other stations around the country eg Manston and Charlwood have been dry since 13 May.


It will replenish soon enough, don't worry!
6z GFS looks considerably cooler and more unsettled moving into mid-June.
There will be plenty of rain at some stage!
Witney, Oxfordshire
100m ASL
fairweather
09 June 2023 14:22:03
Originally Posted by: moomin75 

It will replenish soon enough, don't worry!
6z GFS looks considerably cooler and more unsettled moving into mid-June.
There will be plenty of rain at some stage!


Not looking likely in the short term. After a record breaking lack of rainfall last year followed by an average winter we are well into another serious drought now. Last rain here was on May 11the and there is none in the medium/long term forecasts to speak of for the South East.
S.Essex, 42m ASL
moomin75
09 June 2023 14:40:23
Originally Posted by: fairweather 

Not looking likely in the short term. After a record breaking lack of rainfall last year followed by an average winter we are well into another serious drought now. Last rain here was on May 11the and there is none in the medium/long term forecasts to speak of for the South East.


Nothing imminent I agree, but worth keeping a close eye on GFS as that model is considerably more unsettled than the other big 3.
Witney, Oxfordshire
100m ASL
Crepuscular Ray
09 June 2023 18:32:53
18 days without rain in Edinburgh. Not sure the showers will develop here with an easterly drift
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johncs2016
09 June 2023 21:40:28
Originally Posted by: Crepuscular Ray 

18 days without rain in Edinburgh. Not sure the showers will develop here with an easterly drift



I can remember a time when we used to have thick east coast haar from those easterlies with even that, not managing to prevent torrential rain and/or thunderstorms from reaching us from the south.

I don't think there would be much chance of that sort of thing happening nowadays.
 
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.
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10 June 2023 07:24:14
Concerns over Loch Ness' falling water levels
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-65855228 
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johncs2016
10 June 2023 08:56:30
Originally Posted by: DEW 

Concerns over Loch Ness' falling water levels
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-65855228 



According to SEPA's latest water scarcity report (as issued on 8 June 2023), that small part of NW Scotland which was already at moderate scarcity level, is now at significant scarcity level.

In addition to that, the area around Loch Ness and Inverness is not at moderate water scarcity level according to SEPA, along with a small part of the Scottish Borders/Dumfries and Galloway.

For everywhere else, most areas have now been upgraded to alert level for water scarcity with the exception of parts of the west coast, NE Scotland and even the Orkney Isles which are now on early warning status for water scarcity.

This then leaves the Shetland Isles as the only remaining part of Scotland which is still at normal levels as regards to water scarcity.

This report can be read from here .

Given that we are still very early in the summer, this is very concerning indeed when you consider that there are still not too many signs of much in the way of significant rainfall in the latest model output.

As things stand, my own fears about the eventual outcome of all of this continue to be on course to end up being realised in the end, and I have a hunch from this that I might not actually be worrying unduly about that as what some members on here might be thinking at the moment.


 
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.
Chunky Pea
10 June 2023 09:48:21
Grabbed a full millimeter of gentle rain over the space of about an hour. 21 day dry spell over. 
Current Conditions
https://t.ly/MEYqg 


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Retron
10 June 2023 10:19:29
Up north, the drought's biting hard...

Concerns have been raised over water levels on Loch Ness and the River Ness.
The loch dropped to its lowest level in 32 years last month amid dry conditions, according to Scottish Environment Protection Agency figures.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-65855228 
Leysdown, north Kent
speckledjim
10 June 2023 11:10:06
Our (Yorkshire) reservoir levels were at 79% for May (96% the previous year)
Thorner, West Yorkshire


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10 June 2023 11:53:10
Originally Posted by: speckledjim 

Our (Yorkshire) reservoir levels were at 79% for May (96% the previous year)



In that case not good. 
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South Dorset
Elevation 60m 197ft
Rob K
10 June 2023 12:03:57
Quite a wet morning in Devon. Failed to get the lawnmower out yesterday. 
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speckledjim
10 June 2023 12:39:38
Originally Posted by: NMA 

In that case not good. 


No and last year it got down to 23% in September, quickly recovered though
Thorner, West Yorkshire


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10 June 2023 18:41:00
Originally Posted by: Retron 

Up north, the drought's biting hard...

Concerns have been raised over water levels on Loch Ness and the River Ness.
The loch dropped to its lowest level in 32 years last month amid dry conditions, according to Scottish Environment Protection Agency figures.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-65855228 



Some of us get up early on Saturdays and noticed this news item 3 hours earlier😄
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Chunky Pea
10 June 2023 19:17:55
Forecast evening showers never materialised here, and with little hope of seeing anymore rain over the next 7 days at least, I guess I'll have to make do with the  drought busting 1.3mm I received this morning. 😏
Current Conditions
https://t.ly/MEYqg 


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johncs2016
10 June 2023 20:31:46
Originally Posted by: DEW 

Some of us get up early on Saturdays and noticed this news item 3 hours earlier😄



I'm even more surprised that Retron also didn't spot my earlier reply to your post which led to my latest update from SEPA on their latest water scarcity report.

To give Retron his due though, he is one of the most knowledgeable members of this forum and so, I'm more than happy to that that down as a very rare off-moment in his part.
 
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.
Zubzero
10 June 2023 22:19:38
Last notable rainfall here, was on the 12th of May. Been a few spots in the wind since then, but its bone dry now after the past few days of sunshine. And little to none forecast for the foreseeable as the showers/storms look like missing here. 

 
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