Jiries
06 August 2022 19:48:54

Originally Posted by: LeedsLad123 

Fell just below 10C this morning. Felt fresh.

Today, a high of 21C with some sunny spells. A pretty ordinary & unremarkable August day.

Went down to 8.1C this morning so it feel quite cold feeling after weeks of mild 15-20C night temps.  

johncs2016
08 August 2022 06:53:40

I've just been looking back over our sunshine data for this summer so far (I have used the data for Edinburgh Gogarbank for that) and they don't make for great reading at all.

We are now just over a week into this month which means that we are roughly a quarter (which is 25%) of the way into it. This means that for us to be on course to get a sunnier than average month, we would need to have had at least a quarter or our average August sunshine by now.

Yet as at 7am BST (06:00 UTC) this morning, we have had a total of just 27.4 hours of sunshine during this month so far, which is only 18.8% of our 1991-2022 August average, and we have been averaging just a rather pathetic 3.91 hours of sunshine per day during this month so far.

In order for this month to be sunnier than average overall, we will now need to be averaging more than 4.93 hours of sunshine per day between now and the end of this month.

That should be quite an achievable target, but we have been well short of that during this month so far, and it should also be borne in mind that that the days are now getting a lot shorter at an increasing rate which is therefore only going to make that task a lot more difficult.

Looking back over the rest of this summer, we had a total of 145.3 hours of sunshine during June which was 91.2% of our 1991-2020 June average, and a total of 146.3 hours of sunshine during July which was 90.9% of our 1991-2020 average.

Over the summer as whole, this adds up to 145.3 + 146.3 hours of sunshine plus that total for this month so far which as at 7am this morning, was 319.0 hours of sunshine and that is only 68.5% our 1991-2020 summer average.

So far during this summer, we have had an average of 319.0 ÷ (30 + 31 + 7) or 319.0 ÷ 68 which is 4.69 hours of sunshine per day but in order for this summer to be sunnier than average, we need to averaging at least 6.13 hours of sunshine per day between now and the end of this month.

That is already a very tall order which is made even tougher by the rapidly decreasing hours of daylight at this time of the year.

For such a high pressure dominated summer which has delivered very little in the way of rainfall, those are very poor statistics indeed and in fact, we have even had a number of easterly dominated summers (this hasn't been such a summer) in the past where just about every day has started off with a lot of easterly muck coming in from off the North Sea, but with those summers still ending up up being sunnier than what have witnessed during this year due to the manner in which the Sun has usually always broken though by those afternoons.

At the same time, the fact that we can't even get a sunnier than average in such a high pressure dominated summer which hasn't even had anything in the way (or at least, very much) in the way of any sort of cooling easterly winds from off the North Sea, let alone a sunnier than average summer shows clearly, it is obviously asking too much for us to be able to get any of that in this part of the world these days.


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08 August 2022 07:02:06

Originally Posted by: Jiries 

 

When you coming back? You will miss the good weather.  Yes there also lot of clouds around in the area that Darren goes because every time I go home in the last 3 weeks had been cloudy all the way.  Slough is not far from Reading so they get lot of clouds as well. 

Talked to my wife that I am happy with this set-up 32C in here with sunshine than cloudy then 40c then cloudy set-up.  Told her that what we used t get in the past slow rise to a heatwave then drop slowly back to average.  She going away on 20th August and return on 22nd Sept so she will not see those temps when coming back that time so make most of it.

I’m back on the 20th so will miss the entire heatwave. Still, it’s pretty warm here too. 


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DEW
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08 August 2022 07:17:27

I'd be very happy to swap the blue skies and unrelenting heat we have in SE England  for some useful rain from Scotland  to revive gardens and wildlife 


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doctormog
08 August 2022 07:30:51

Originally Posted by: DEW 

I'd be very happy to swap the blue skies and unrelenting heat we have in SE England  for some useful rain from Scotland  to revive gardens and wildlife 

The west of Scotland perhaps as much of the east is at some stage of “water scarcity”. https://www.sepa.org.uk/media/594320/5-august-water-scarcity-report.pdf 

We have just about had enough rain here to keep things growing although the garden plants and grass could do with a bit more and that’s not happening in the coming days. Generally though it is looking warm, dry and mostly sunny for the coming week so no complaints.


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08 August 2022 07:56:05

Originally Posted by: doctormog 

 

The west of Scotland perhaps as much of the east is at some stage of “water scarcity”. https://www.sepa.org.uk/media/594320/5-august-water-scarcity-report.pdf 

We have just about had enough rain here to keep things growing although the garden plants and grass could do with a bit more and that’s not happening in the coming days. Generally though it is looking warm, dry and mostly sunny for the coming week so no complaints.

'Moderate scarcity' shown  on the linked map for much of the east of Scotland doesn't even begin to describe what we are experiencing down here; and the significantly higher temps have completed the disaster.


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doctormog
08 August 2022 08:33:51

Nor did I suggest otherwise, just that you can't pinch our water. 


Crepuscular Ray
08 August 2022 08:51:25
An interesting map Doc. Thank you!
Jerry

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Crepuscular Ray
08 August 2022 09:00:05
For me, the worst aspect of this summer has been the lack of sunshine! Even if it's only 16 C at this time of year the sun feels strong and it's comfortable.

We've had day after day of gloom with the cloud level down to 300m and max temperatures around 16 to 19 C which is about normal for here I hear you say. Unless we share in this next heatwave I think summer 2022 will go down as 'around average' in Cumbria, possibly slightly duller.

I'm banking on this next High to build further north and give us an easterly flow.


Jerry

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johncs2016
08 August 2022 11:01:18

Originally Posted by: doctormog 

 

The west of Scotland perhaps as much of the east is at some stage of “water scarcity”. https://www.sepa.org.uk/media/594320/5-august-water-scarcity-report.pdf 

We have just about had enough rain here to keep things growing although the garden plants and grass could do with a bit more and that’s not happening in the coming days. Generally though it is looking warm, dry and mostly sunny for the coming week so no complaints.

According to that report, the water scarcity status in parts of Fife (which is only on the other side of the Firth of Forth from where I am here in Edinburgh) has now been upgraded from moderate scarcity to significant scarcity which is actually as high as you can go on that scale.

This is quite a good indicator of how the overall situation with that is continuing to deteriorate and now, it is only really the NW of Scotland which is still at normal status according to that report.

The NW of Scotland has at least had the benefit of frequent Atlantic weather systems brushing up against there but for the rest of us, we really could do with getting some rain.

 


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.

johncs2016
08 August 2022 11:09:21

Originally Posted by: Crepuscular Ray 

For me, the worst aspect of this summer has been the lack of sunshine! Even if it's only 16 C at this time of year the sun feels strong and it's comfortable.
We've had day after day of gloom with the cloud level down to 300m and max temperatures around 16 to 19 C which is about normal for here I hear you say. Unless we share in this next heatwave I think summer 2022 will go down as 'around average' in Cumbria, possibly slightly duller.
I'm banking on this next High to build further north and give us an easterly flow.

If that happens, it would stop the frequent incursions of Atlantic weather systems into NW Scotland which could actually end up getting some of the best weather as a result.

At the same time, it might also raise possible hopes that the south of England in particular, might see some thundery stuff moving up from the continent.

 


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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17 August 2022 12:55:42

I haven't had a moan for some time but a farmer has decided it's a good time to spread some chicken shite and I'm downwind of the field.

A pungent combination of dog and fowl with cat vomit in the mix. 

Bolty
20 August 2022 13:33:33
Not too bad these last two days - around 20°C with sunny spells, though a bit on the breezy side, especially today. There's definitely a growing early autumn feel though.
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Saint Snow
25 August 2022 12:12:28

We're at Alton Towers. Booked it a couple of weeks ago. All through, and even last night, the forecast was for dry with sunny intervals.

The rain band was showing comfortably to the east 

Low and behold, a 'shadow' rain band appears from nowhere to the west of it, a finger of heavier crap right over here.

Fecking typical. 


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Jiries
25 August 2022 12:30:45

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

We're at Alton Towers. Booked it a couple of weeks ago. All through, and even last night, the forecast was for dry with sunny intervals.

The rain band was showing comfortably to the east 

Low and behold, a 'shadow' rain band appears from nowhere to the west of it, a finger of heavier crap right over here.

Fecking typical. 

Went there in 1992 and we chose that day when we saw forecast sunny and dry from BBC, teletext and newspapers and it was very nice and sunny day that time, so it was 100% accurate than today age.  Still waiting for the sun that due to come before lunch time had not come yet.  Can't wait to see this stupid band of rain in the SE which leaving too much clouds behind to back off to allow warm sunny weather as forecasted get a crack on to save August from being another very poor half month like last month.

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