andy-manc
11 July 2022 14:23:37

Originally Posted by: Rob K 

 

Air traffic has a lot to do with it. Often you'll see a fairly cloudless sky and then as soon as there is a bit of humidity the aircraft trails start to linger and spread into cloud. We have a lot of intersecting flight paths over our area and the skies often get completely "hazed out". During lockdown in 2020 you could really notice the clearer skies.

Yes I definitely noticed a difference during lockdown. We had what seemed like endless days of blue.

Today has been spoiled by the high cloud really. It's still lingering with no sign of breaking. Usually tends to ease off in the evening. It just makes it feel more oppressive than hot.

LeedsLad123
11 July 2022 14:30:03

Originally Posted by: andy-manc 

 

Yes I definitely noticed a difference during lockdown. We had what seemed like endless days of blue.

Today has been spoiled by the high cloud really. It's still lingering with no sign of breaking. Usually tends to ease off in the evening. It just makes it feel more oppressive than hot.

I’ve always said cloudy, hot weather is like being inside a sweaty old sock. 


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Rob K
11 July 2022 14:59:09
By coincidence "chemtrails" is trending on UK Twitter - usually a sign of an impending cold front 🙂
Yateley, NE Hampshire, 73m asl

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Jiries
11 July 2022 15:36:39

Originally Posted by: andy-manc 

 

Yes I definitely noticed a difference during lockdown. We had what seemed like endless days of blue.

Today has been spoiled by the high cloud really. It's still lingering with no sign of breaking. Usually tends to ease off in the evening. It just makes it feel more oppressive than hot.

Those hazy are pollution and attacking the warmest time of the day.  Yesterday was super clear and this morning but get polluted as the day go along. Hope we don't see those pesky clouds next Sunday and Monday extreme heat days, give a break and let us get a record broken.

richardabdn
11 July 2022 15:36:40

One good day yesterday and back to the soul destroying GARBAGE today.

It's just beyond belief. It really is. The sooner this dire high pressure departs the better. Max 24.9C with a pathetic-beyond-words sun total of 1.8 hours 

Horrible, horrible weather like nothing on Earth we ever used to get. Would rather it was 17C and sunny.

When would temperatures reaching the mid-20s here ever have been accompanied by so much vile cloud and sunshine levels on a par with mid-winter? Never is the answer except during the weather nadir of the 21st Century 

It's little wonder we can't get anywhere near the sort of high temperatures we saw in the past when synoptics that would have brought the highest temperatures are now plagued with cloud. On the rare occasion, like yesterday, when the cloud doesn't arrive to ruin things the sea breeze pops up instead 

Comparisons with 1976 have to be the sickest joke I've ever heard. Even the July's of 1956, 1966 and 1986 were all leagues ahead of this horror show. There was absolutely nothing like this month in the past because such high pressure synoptics did not produce such ridiculously cloudy skies in days gone by.

This month is just appalling and more cloud fest horror on the way will ensure it finishes as the 7th duller than average July in 8 years. 7/8 - what an absolutely disgusting spell when year-in-year out the warmest month of the year is completely ruined with endless cloud 

It's just astounding. I'd be surprised if any month had ever had such a poor run whereby 7 out of 8 had below average sunshine. Not only that but, even more ludicrous, it remains on track to finish duller than January which would make it the dullest month of the year to date just like July 2012  January had 114 hours while July has managed a paltry 51 hours so far. January also managed 5 hours of sun on five consecutive days something this month hasn't come close to achieving despite having more than double the daylight 

Absolutely surreal era of soul destroying tripe we are living in  


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11 July 2022 16:06:34
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bledur
11 July 2022 19:21:46

Originally Posted by: richardabdn 

One good day yesterday and back to the soul destroying GARBAGE today.

It's just beyond belief. It really is. The sooner this dire high pressure departs the better. Max 24.9C with a pathetic-beyond-words sun total of 1.8 hours 

Horrible, horrible weather like nothing on Earth we ever used to get. Would rather it was 17C and sunny.

When would temperatures reaching the mid-20s here ever have been accompanied by so much vile cloud and sunshine levels on a par with mid-winter? Never is the answer except during the weather nadir of the 21st Century 

It's little wonder we can't get anywhere near the sort of high temperatures we saw in the past when synoptics that would have brought the highest temperatures are now plagued with cloud. On the rare occasion, like yesterday, when the cloud doesn't arrive to ruin things the sea breeze pops up instead 

Comparisons with 1976 have to be the sickest joke I've ever heard. Even the July's of 1956, 1966 and 1986 were all leagues ahead of this horror show. There was absolutely nothing like this month in the past because such high pressure synoptics did not produce such ridiculously cloudy skies in days gone by.

This month is just appalling and more cloud fest horror on the way will ensure it finishes as the 7th duller than average July in 8 years. 7/8 - what an absolutely disgusting spell when year-in-year out the warmest month of the year is completely ruined with endless cloud 

It's just astounding. I'd be surprised if any month had ever had such a poor run whereby 7 out of 8 had below average sunshine. Not only that but, even more ludicrous, it remains on track to finish duller than January which would make it the dullest month of the year to date just like July 2012  January had 114 hours while July has managed a paltry 51 hours so far. January also managed 5 hours of sun on five consecutive days something this month hasn't come close to achieving despite having more than double the daylight 

Absolutely surreal era of soul destroying tripe we are living in  

 Quite a lot of Spring Barley dying off in Aberdeen shire so it must have been pretty dry that way 

johncs2016
11 July 2022 20:20:27

Originally Posted by: bledur 

 

 Quite a lot of Spring Barley dying off in Aberdeen shire so it must have been pretty dry that way 

You wouldn't think so going by some of Richard's reports on here but then, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are actually two different council areas, so that could be right.


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
11 July 2022 22:48:06

It's almost midnight here but the temperature here in Edinburgh at 11pm BST (22:00 UTC) tonight was still up at 20°C.

Luckily, there is no chance of me actually recording an official tropical night here as the temperature is slightly below 20°C (the overnight minimum temperature needs to be above that in order for a tropical night to be recorded and officially, that should come from the 06z raw SYNOP data during the following morning as that is what will confirm the actual overnight minimum temperature, and not just the lowest hourly temperature reading).

However, I am absolutely sweltering here and I am finding it far too hot and humid as it is.

Furthermore, this is probably still the closest which I have ever come to actually recording a tropical night and I reckon that there will be quite a number of places down south which may well be doing that tonight, especially in somewhere like Central London.

Even here in Edinburgh, the temperature at 11pm BST (22:00 UTC) was 20.4°C at the botanic gardens in Edinburgh which means that a tropical night is actually still possible there as I write, albeit very unlikely.

 

 


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
12 July 2022 12:19:06

I've just been reading yet another report in the local press about yet another grass fire which happened during yesterday on Arthur's Seat here in Edinburgh.

This is happening far too often, and also shows the real urgent need for some proper rainfall in this part of the world given the current rapidly worsening water scarcity situation in the east of Scotland in general.

To be honest, I'm at the stage now with this that I really couldn't care less if it was to rain constantly for months on end from now on.

All I want at the end of the day, is for us have to actual proper "weather" back in this part of the world like what we used to have, or is that too much to ask for?


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.

Gusty
12 July 2022 14:12:16

Originally Posted by: richardabdn 

One good day yesterday and back to the soul destroying GARBAGE today.

It's just beyond belief. It really is. The sooner this dire high pressure departs the better. Max 24.9C with a pathetic-beyond-words sun total of 1.8 hours 

Horrible, horrible weather like nothing on Earth we ever used to get. Would rather it was 17C and sunny.

When would temperatures reaching the mid-20s here ever have been accompanied by so much vile cloud and sunshine levels on a par with mid-winter? Never is the answer except during the weather nadir of the 21st Century 

It's little wonder we can't get anywhere near the sort of high temperatures we saw in the past when synoptics that would have brought the highest temperatures are now plagued with cloud. On the rare occasion, like yesterday, when the cloud doesn't arrive to ruin things the sea breeze pops up instead 

Comparisons with 1976 have to be the sickest joke I've ever heard. Even the July's of 1956, 1966 and 1986 were all leagues ahead of this horror show. There was absolutely nothing like this month in the past because such high pressure synoptics did not produce such ridiculously cloudy skies in days gone by.

This month is just appalling and more cloud fest horror on the way will ensure it finishes as the 7th duller than average July in 8 years. 7/8 - what an absolutely disgusting spell when year-in-year out the warmest month of the year is completely ruined with endless cloud 

It's just astounding. I'd be surprised if any month had ever had such a poor run whereby 7 out of 8 had below average sunshine. Not only that but, even more ludicrous, it remains on track to finish duller than January which would make it the dullest month of the year to date just like July 2012  January had 114 hours while July has managed a paltry 51 hours so far. January also managed 5 hours of sun on five consecutive days something this month hasn't come close to achieving despite having more than double the daylight 

Absolutely surreal era of soul destroying tripe we are living in  


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fairweather
12 July 2022 21:13:38

Originally Posted by: LeedsLad123 

 

I’ve always said cloudy, hot weather is like being inside a sweaty old sock. 

Each to their own 


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fairweather
12 July 2022 21:16:49

Days like today are a waste of life. Dull, 31C, humid. The only thing that you can do of any use is trying to find ways of avoiding it. Why anybody would want more than blue skies and 22-25C is beyond me.


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12 July 2022 21:38:32

Originally Posted by: fairweather 

Days like today are a waste of life. Dull, 31C, humid. The only thing that you can do of any use is trying to find ways of avoiding it. Why anybody would want more than blue skies and 22-25C is beyond me.

For the statistical excitement. As Jiries rightly commented earlier, let’s get the record in the bag so we can then enjoy warm sunny non record breaking weather for the rest of the summer.


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idj20
12 July 2022 21:50:57

Originally Posted by: LeedsLad123 

 

I’ve always said cloudy, hot weather is like being inside a sweaty old sock. 



Or inside a giant tupperware box left at room temperature. 


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TimS
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12 July 2022 21:55:37

Originally Posted by: idj20 



Or inside a giant tupperware box left at room temperature. 

Exactly that. One of the worst weather types, just behind the drizzly but mild November day when the dog dirt is cunningly hidden by squished fallen leaves, and the day-long cold downpour when it scarcely gets light.


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MRazzell
13 July 2022 07:34:09

Originally Posted by: fairweather 

Days like today are a waste of life. Dull, 31C, humid. The only thing that you can do of any use is trying to find ways of avoiding it. Why anybody would want more than blue skies and 22-25C is beyond me.

 

Agree with you there FW, you can't beat a fresh, sunny spring/autumn day. I may be outspoken but i prefer winter to high summer with the exception of the shorter days which can be bothersome at times.

 

My gripe with the current conditions;

Cracks opening in the old walls of the house as the clay subsoil dries out...

Lawn parched and rough...

A few local trees now dead from dehydration...

Water bill almost certainly double this quarter...

 

I can cope with most weather and do enjoy a good hot spell but its the overall lack of rain here in the SE that is killing it at the moment.


Matt.
Saint Snow
19 July 2022 10:01:28

I've got keen eyes on NW Scotland for the end of July/beginning of August.

Hoping for high pressure to be centrered either over, just north of, or just east of Scotland. I'd be happy with temps around 21/22/23c and some sunny days. It's not aking for the world!

It's in range of the GFS and [just] ECM.

It's not looking promising one bit. Unsettled and temps 16-18c 

Long way to go, but I won't build my hopes up.

Still, perhaps sh*te and cold weather will convince the rest of my family (who outvoted me on destination choice this summer for our main holiday; I wanted france again, for a better chance of heat and sun) to abandon their romanticism for Scotland, and we can go back to the French Atlantic coast next summer.


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roadrunnerajn
19 July 2022 10:05:27

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

I've got keen eyes on NW Scotland for the end of July/beginning of August.

Hoping for high pressure to be centrered either over, just north of, or just east of Scotland. I'd be happy with temps around 21/22/23c and some sunny days. It's not aking for the world!

It's in range of the GFS and [just] ECM.

It's not looking promising one bit. Unsettled and temps 16-18c 

Long way to go, but I won't build my hopes up.

Still, perhaps sh*te and cold weather will convince the rest of my family (who outvoted me on destination choice this summer for our main holiday; I wanted france again, for a better chance of heat and sun) to abandon their romanticism for Scotland, and we can go back to the French Atlantic coast next summer.

Isn't August classed as Autumn in Scotland… 


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Northern Sky
19 July 2022 10:06:51

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

I've got keen eyes on NW Scotland for the end of July/beginning of August.

Hoping for high pressure to be centrered either over, just north of, or just east of Scotland. I'd be happy with temps around 21/22/23c and some sunny days. It's not aking for the world!

It's in range of the GFS and [just] ECM.

It's not looking promising one bit. Unsettled and temps 16-18c 

Long way to go, but I won't build my hopes up.

Still, perhaps sh*te and cold weather will convince the rest of my family (who outvoted me on destination choice this summer for our main holiday; I wanted france again, for a better chance of heat and sun) to abandon their romanticism for Scotland, and we can go back to the French Atlantic coast next summer.

I've seen a breakdown to rain in England and an improvement in Scotland many a time in August. I'm keeping an eye on the models for a few nights on the West coast - Ardnamurchan hopefully - but I'm only driving up there if the weather is good. It really would be ideal to enjoy some sunshine in Scotland while my garden and allotment gets a good soaking at home 

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