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Offline doctormog  
#41 Posted : 02 June 2019 18:10:33(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ally Pally Snowman Go to Quoted Post

 

 

Aberdeen arguably has the worst weather of any city in Europe in the Summer. Trying to think of somewhere worse Reykjavik perhaps not many though.

 

No, it really doesn’t. Aberdeen is both sunnier and drier than quite a few other cities in the U.K.

Offline johncs2016  
#42 Posted : 02 June 2019 18:58:04(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: doctormog Go to Quoted Post

 

No, it really doesn’t. Aberdeen is both sunnier and drier than quite a few other cities in the U.K.

True, as is the case with Edinburgh (although you wouldn't think so, going by the sort of weather which we've had during the last month especially when that is seen in comparison with what the rest of the UK has been experiencing over that time as is seen from the fact that we were actually wetter than average during last month at a time when the rest of the UK was still generally drier than average overall).

Anyway, I'm wondering is perhaps, Ally was stating what the weather in Aberdeen would appear to generally be like from the point of view of a certain other poster from your city with the name of Richard, rather than expressing his own particular view about that.

 

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Offline Ally Pally Snowman  
#43 Posted : 02 June 2019 19:20:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: johncs2016 Go to Quoted Post

 

True, as is the case with Edinburgh (although you wouldn't think so, going by the sort of weather which we've had during the last month especially when that is seen in comparison with what the rest of the UK has been experiencing over that time as is seen from the fact that we were actually wetter than average during last month at a time when the rest of the UK was still generally drier than average overall).

Anyway, I'm wondering is perhaps, Ally was stating what the weather in Aberdeen would appear to generally be like from the point of view of a certain other poster from your city with the name of Richard, rather than expressing his own particular view about that.

 

 

It was definitely a bit of a tongue in cheek comment. Richard's posts always make me smile.

 

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#44 Posted : 04 June 2019 05:24:26(UTC)
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Manchester summer indices


Summers in order with the best at the top and the worst at the bottom 

1976 301
1995 298
1983 278
1955 277
1911 274
2018 272
1984 271
1959 269
1975 268
1949 267
1989 262
1947 255
1933 251
1901 249
1921 249
2003 247
2013 247
1925 246
2006 246
1996 245
1935 243 
1994 240
1934 238
1940 238
1941 236
2014 236
1970 235
1969 234
1973 234
1999 234
1997 232
1990 229
1917 228
1926 227
2005 224
1905 223
1932 223
1945 223
1967 223
1977 223
1914 222
1992 222
1908 220
1960 217
1950 216
1957 216
1968 215
1906 214
1942 214
1937 213
1939 213
1904 212
1929 211
2001 211
1903 209
1943 209
1991 207
1913 205
1971 205
1919 203
1961 203
1982 203
1951 201
1918 200
1944 200
2002 200
1930 199
1974 199
1979 199
1952 198
2000 198
1928 197
1962 197
1964 197
2004 197
1915 196
1981 196
1902 195
1963 194
1993 194
2009 194
1953 193
1966 192
1998 192
2015 192
2017 192
1988 191
2010 191
1910 190
1936 190
2016 189
1965 189
1986 189
1916 188
1972 185
1958 184

2019 184 (up to 3rd June)


1985 180
2011 179
1922 178
1938 177
1948 176
1927 175
1920 174
1923 174
2007 174
1931 173
1978 173
1980 173
1909 171
1946 170
1987 169
2008 168
2012 164
1924 158
1912 156
1956 155
1907 147
1954 143

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Offline idj20  
#45 Posted : 04 June 2019 10:22:49(UTC)
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As I type this, it Is raining (albeit lightly at the moment) and we really could do with the wet stuff, but what I find depressing is how it is that dim and grey that I'm having to turn lights on indoors to lift the gloom - at noon time in early June. A contrast to the past few days.

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#46 Posted : 05 June 2019 08:10:30(UTC)
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During nearly every single winter, those of us who are looking for a lot of cold weather and snow at that time of the year will the be relying on there being quite a bit of northern blocking around to deliver that with a strong Greenland/Scandinavian High feeding in really cold winds from either Siberia (if that is an easterly wind) or the Arctic (if that is a northerly wind).

Yet all too often, it is the Azores High which then becomes our unwelcome visitor at that time of the year as that then brings in really mild air from the Canary Islands which has then ruined many recent winters in particular. Now that we are into what is supposed to be "summer" though, this now brings us into the very time of the year when we want the Azores High to be around so that it then builds toward the UK and delivers some proper summer weather with a lot of hot, dry and sunny weather.

Indeed, we even got our wish from that last year and we ended up with a really good summer as a result. However, that is once again being shown to be an exception rather than the rule because just when we want the Azores High to be around, it is now posted almost completely missing.

What we have instead of that, is the very type of northern blocking which we look for during the winter to deliver some really cold weather except that at this time of year, this tends to result of low pressure forming underneath it and then sitting in a certain particular location such as right over the UK, resulting in us then experiencing a really poor summer such as what we had in 2007 and 2012, and which has also caused this so-called "summer" to get off to such a poor start.

When you all of that together, you couldn't really make that up. Two questions then arise from that and the first such question is the one of where that Azores High is at the very time of the year when we need it to be around and secondly, why can't we get that sort of northern blocking during the winter which is around at the moment (if we did, our winters would no doubt be colder than what they are turning out to be with those snow and cold weather lovers being much happier as a result)?

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Offline NickR  
#47 Posted : 05 June 2019 08:33:35(UTC)
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What an absolutely shocking summer so far up here. We don't seen to have had a warm and/or dry day for weeks. The last 2 weeks have been as bad as I can remember at this time of year. Veg are a write off - nothing has grown, it's been too cold.
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#48 Posted : 05 June 2019 09:00:15(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: doctormog Go to Quoted Post

 

No, it really doesn’t. Aberdeen is both sunnier and drier than quite a few other cities in the U.K.

Very true Michael, although one wouldn't think that if they were to believe a certain other resident of Aberdeen who regularly posts on this forum!

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Offline Saint Snow  
#49 Posted : 05 June 2019 09:18:37(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NickR Go to Quoted Post
What an absolutely shocking summer so far up here. We don't seen to have had a warm and/or dry day for weeks. The last 2 weeks have been as bad as I can remember at this time of year. Veg are a write off - nothing has grown, it's been too cold.

 

It's been very feast or famine here since April. We've had a couple of lovely spells and some crap ones, but mostly it's been that archetypal British weather: changeable (from day to day in recent weeks)

Even took the weather with us on holiday! We were moving around a bit day by day admittedly, but had 5 nice days, 3 crap ones, and one scorchio.

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Offline speckledjim  
#50 Posted : 05 June 2019 10:25:04(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NickR Go to Quoted Post
What an absolutely shocking summer so far up here. We don't seen to have had a warm and/or dry day for weeks. The last 2 weeks have been as bad as I can remember at this time of year. Veg are a write off - nothing has grown, it's been too cold.

Other than yesterday's rain which didn't arrive until the afternoon it's been very pleasant with plenty of warm sunshine......of course it is only 4 days old 

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#51 Posted : 06 June 2019 16:31:19(UTC)
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Another perfect evening here: strong sunshine, low humidity and 19C with the right amount of wind.

This week has been very dry and very useable and tomorrow is more the exception to this rule.

Don't give up, this is about our future!
Offline Saint Snow  
#52 Posted : 06 June 2019 19:56:33(UTC)
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Just showery here tomorrow, but Saturday looks a total wash-out.

Great.

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Offline KevBrads1  
#53 Posted : 06 June 2019 21:16:26(UTC)
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Some great convection today

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Offline johncs2016  
#54 Posted : 06 June 2019 22:09:55(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: KevBrads1 Go to Quoted Post

I had thought about starting this month's convective thread for that type of post at the same time as when I started a various number of other threads such as the Precipitation Watch and of course, this thread.

However, I am also aware that the last time that I did this, it was completely forgotten about with a different thread being used instead for that which was started by another member some time later on. It is for that reason that I have decided not to start this month's convective thread on this occasion but if anyone else wishes to do that, they are very welcome to do so.

 

Edited by user 06 June 2019 22:11:54(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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Offline cultman1  
#55 Posted : 07 June 2019 13:23:23(UTC)
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Today Friday in Fulham London is a total washout and very cool for this time of year. It doesn't bode well for Summer 2019 certainly the next two weeks look pretty awful temperature and precepitation wise for the south east
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#56 Posted : 07 June 2019 15:17:06(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: cultman1 Go to Quoted Post
Today Friday in Fulham London is a total washout and very cool for this time of year. It doesn't bode well for Summer 2019 certainly the next two weeks look pretty awful temperature and precepitation wise for the south east

I have to agree that this summer is certainly not looking like another 2018. On the other hand I doubt it will be a complete wash-out. My recommendation would be to make the most of any warm, sunny weather we get!

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Offline doctormog  
#57 Posted : 07 June 2019 15:34:22(UTC)
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In somewhat of a reversal of fortunes today has been very pleasant here with light winds and feeling warm in the sunshine.
Offline Bolty  
#58 Posted : 07 June 2019 15:52:55(UTC)
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Looked like it was going to be a decent day when I got home this morning. Woke up to cloud and rain this afternoon, so no unfortunately.

As long as it improves for the two weeks I'm off at the end of June into July...

Offline moomin75  
#59 Posted : 07 June 2019 16:10:59(UTC)
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An absolutely horrendous day and more to come. So this is a moan that it was so horrific.....but I fear worse is to come over the next few months.
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Offline Roger Parsons  
#60 Posted : 07 June 2019 16:24:18(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: moomin75 Go to Quoted Post
An absolutely horrendous day and more to come. So this is a moan that it was so horrific.....but I fear worse is to come over the next few months.

I don't share your pain, Moomin. I will get a lot of pleasure from whatever the weather brings. Years spent working in very different bio-zones made me value what we get in the UK. Try driving through the Sahel with all your car windows up because it is hotter outside!  Or worrying about crotch-rot in a rain forest.    By all means let off steam, but then reflect on how lucky we are really and how interesting our weather can be!

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