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Offline Caz  
#81 Posted : 05 September 2019 19:01:41(UTC)

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Joined: 28/10/2008(UTC)
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Location: Market Warsop, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow Go to Quoted Post

Turning out to be a really crap summer.

A very dismal June, followed by a mixed July with a couple of brief heatwaves but interspersed with heavy rain, and the forecast for August is more rubbish.

So far it gets a 4.5/10  (June: 3 / July: 6). That could easily go downwards with a poor August.


Having driven to Manchester airport a couple of weeks ago and back yesterday, I can now understand why you have complaints about the summer.  It’s really hard to comprehend the difference 60 miles make to the weather until you experience it first hand!

Market Warsop, North Nottinghamshire.

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Offline Whether Idle  
#82 Posted : 05 September 2019 19:22:23(UTC)
Whether Idle

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Location: Dover


I have now updated my UK wide Summer Index. 

A reminder that I use the sum of : number of dry days x 0.3; (Sunshine hours/10) x 0.4; average mean maxima x 0.3 to get a score per month per station.  These add together to give a station summer total score which measures the quality of the summer weather in each location.


Warmth, sunshine and dry days are taken as measures of the quality of a summer month.  With a slight bias to sunshine hours, as when the sun is shining in summer - when the sun is high in the sky, it adds that extra perception and feeling of warmth and pleasantness. I stick with the meteorological summer month of J J A.


The record is currently by Manston with a score of 74.7 last summer (2018).  The lowest score of 30.9 belongs to Lerwick in 2015.  July 2018 scored 29.05 at Manston, meaning it scored almost the same in one month as Lerwick did over an entire summer. 


None of these extremes  fall with summer 2019. Though  there was a N-S divide with the South east tending to experience a better than average summer, (eg Manston, London)  and the further north you go, the summer tended to be average then worse than average in Scotland and Northern Ireland.  The Index runs from 2001- onwards (ie this millennium).  


Simple Summer Index 2001-2019 by Whether Idle
mean64.350.647.960.237.665.757.445.938.7All stations





Edited by user 12 September 2019 20:40:23(UTC)  | Reason: summer index now updated

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