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Re: The Great British Weather Debate
« Reply #765 on: April 10, 2023, 03:53:49 pm »
My garden furniture has been put flat on the ground since December as the weather has been quite windy since then.   I'll only stand the furniture up when the weather is more settled

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« Reply #766 on: April 11, 2023, 10:16:06 am »
Met Office warns of 'disruptive' weather as Storm Antoni heads towards North Wales
Official weather warnings may be issued when forecasters have a clear idea of the storm's strength and track

The Met Office said conditions will become more unsettled from late Sunday and a more sustained period of wet and windy weather is ?likely? from Tuesday and into Wednesday. Irish forecaster has advised the public of the potential for ?impactful conditions? as the season?s first named storm - Storm Antoni ? heads west from the Atlantic.

Weather maps etc.   https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/met-office-warns-disruptive-weather-26658647?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589#:~:text=The%20Met%20Office,from%20the%20Atlantic.

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When and where strongest winds will hit as stormy weather arrives in North Wales
The region is under a yellow alert with forecasters warning of possible travel disruption and power cuts

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/strongest-winds-hit-stormy-weather-26669741


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Re: The Great British Weather Debate
« Reply #767 on: April 11, 2023, 12:18:22 pm »
The pressure has bottomed out at around 975; other than that, however, it's very tricky to know how and when the conditions will change.

Edit: the yellow alert has been renamed, reduced in scale now seems only to affect the N Wales coast with reduced intensity.  Scotland will be hit the hardest.
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Re: The Great British Weather Debate
« Reply #768 on: April 12, 2023, 11:08:41 am »
Storm Noa LIVE: Snow arrives in North Wales with strong winds on the way
More bad weather is causing disruption across Wales

Snow has hit parts of North Wales today with gale force winds expected later, as Storm Noa sweeps into the UK. Several parts of the region have already seen snow and hail, with gusts of more than 45mph expected later in areas.

Storm Noa, named by the French meteorological service, has caused serious traffic disruption across other areas of Wales, closing parts of the M4 and the old Severn Bridge. It comes after a yellow weather warning for wind was in force for North Wales over Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning.

This is a breaking news story. We will bring you all the latest as we get it.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/storm-noa-live-snow-arrives-26678814#source=breaking-news

Photo Snow in Bwlchwyn, near Wrexham, as Storm Noa hits the UK (Image: Richard Thomas)

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A meteorologist has predicted that temperatures might be set to rise later this month as Spring truly springs back to normality and brings with it some warmer days. The UK might even get its first "heatwave" of 2023, according to a senior forecaster.

Experts have previously told how the UK could be set for its first "soft heatwave" of the year, with temperatures set to reach 25C in some parts. Jim Dale, a senior meteorologist at British Weather Services said temperatures could rise from around April 15. ref DP

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Re: The Great British Weather Debate
« Reply #769 on: April 12, 2023, 02:08:09 pm »
I've been removing a dead Clematis from the roof of my shed and yesterday when I finished removing it the roofing felt came off with it.
As soon as I could today I went to B & Q for more roofing felt but this morning we had heavy sleet and early this afternoon the rain was torrential and it looks like the reroofing of the felt will have to wait until Saturday!

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Re: The Great British Weather Debate
« Reply #770 on: April 12, 2023, 02:52:41 pm »
Air pressure at the moment is 965. Unheard of in my experience.
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The Met Office has put the warning in place from 12noon to 9pm tomorrow.

A spokesman explained: "Thunderstorms and torrential downpours are expected to break out across central England and Wales during Monday.

"These will be slow moving and intense leading to some large accumulations with in excess of 30 mm in an hour for some locations and the potential for 60-80 mm or more in a few hours where thunderstorms align for a time.
"Frequent lightning and hail are likely to be additional hazards."

The warning is in place for Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham.  ref pioneer
 

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Re: The Great British Weather Debate
« Reply #772 on: July 03, 2023, 10:10:19 am »
In the future I wonder how much water will cost, will the government have to step in again?


The UK's hottest June on record caused unprecedented deaths of fish in rivers and disturbed insects and plants, environment groups have warned.

Nature is being "pounded by extreme weather without a chance to recover", the Wildlife Trusts said.

The Met Office will say later on Monday if the high temperatures were linked to climate change.

People also used more water with demand increasing by 25% at peak times in some areas, said Water UK.

The Met Office said last week that provisional figures for June indicate that both the overall average and the average maximum temperatures were the highest on record.

"The reports of the number of fish death incidents in rivers for this time of year has been unprecedented. I would normally expect rivers to be affected later in the summer when it's hotter and drier," Mark Owen, from the Angling Trust, told BBC News.

cont https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-66042272

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Re: The Great British Weather Debate
« Reply #773 on: July 14, 2023, 10:43:49 am »
The Met Office hour by hour weekend forecast as yellow weather warning brings 12 hours of torrential rain, high winds, thunder and lightning
It is going to be unusually windy for the time of year

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/met-office-hour-hour-weekend-27318925?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: The Great British Weather Debate
« Reply #774 on: July 16, 2023, 10:16:20 am »
The list of things for governments to ignore is getting bigger ?     :(

Stark weather warning issued as UK faces 'extremely high temperatures'
Major changes have to be made, and quickly, researchers have warned

Research conducted at the University of Oxford found, of countries with more than five million inhabitants in 2020, Switzerland and the UK would see their relative demand for people needing to cool down rise by 30%, as they would face a greater number of days with extremely high temperatures.

Next week Public Health Wales will publish a Health Impact Assessment on the health and wellbeing impacts of climate change across Wales. The assessment recognises that climate change is the greatest threat to health and wellbeing that Wales will face this century.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/stark-weather-warning-issued-uk-27328239

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Re: The Great British Weather Debate
« Reply #775 on: July 21, 2023, 09:58:00 am »
The parts of North Wales in firing line this weekend as month's worth of rain could fall
Things are not looking good for the start of the school summer holidays

Weather forecasts suggest more than a month?s worth of rain could fall in 48 hours this weekend ? and areas of North Wales are likely to be hit hardest. The school summer holidays may be upon us but this weekend might not be the time to be heading to the mountains and coasts.

Up to 70mm of rain could fall across Saturday and Sunday as an area of low pressure barrels towards the UK. Parts of south Cumbria and, in particular, northwest Wales, are currently set to receive the biggest rainfalls.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/parts-north-wales-firing-line-27364618

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Re: The Great British Weather Debate.........'A sign of things to come'
« Reply #776 on: July 27, 2023, 10:15:01 am »
Climate change: Last year's UK heatwave 'a sign of things to come'

The record-breaking UK heat experienced in 2022 will be regarded as a cool year by the end of this century, the Met Office says.

Its report shows that last year was "extraordinary", with a heatwave pushing the UK record over 40C for the first time.

Hot years like 2022 will be the average by 2060, if carbon emissions are as expected, the authors say.

By 2100, it would be a cooler-than-average year across the UK.

Climate change is having an increasing impact on all parts of the UK, playing a key role in pushing last year's temperatures to record highs.

While rain might be the dominant factor in the current UK climate, just a year ago the UK was suffering from a powerful heatwave that helped make 2022 the warmest year in records dating back to 1884, and also broke the Central England temperature series that goes back to 1659.

The UK's highest daily temperature last year was 40.3C, recorded at Coningsby in Lincolnshire, which beat the previous high mark by a large margin.

This was not an isolated incident, according to the Met Office, with persistent warmth prevalent across the year.

cont/stats  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-66304220

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« Reply #777 on: August 01, 2023, 09:56:14 am »
Forecasters predict 12 more days of rain with summer heatwave looking 'unlikely'
More settled conditions are not forecast to return until August 12

There have only been glimpses of sunny conditions during much of July, and people hoping to see a change to the weather may have to wait until the middle of next month. Until then, unsettled weather is set to continue, with rain possible for the next 12 days. There could even be thunderstorms in the region on Wednesday.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/forecasters-predict-12-more-days-27429452?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: The Great British Weather Debate
« Reply #778 on: August 01, 2023, 12:43:35 pm »
Six severe weather warnings out for tomorrow. Lightning, high wind, torrential rain.
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.  ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

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Re: The Great British Weather Debate
« Reply #779 on: August 01, 2023, 03:24:51 pm »
For the past 2 weeks we have been on holiday in Porthcurno  Cornwall, same as previously, going back for a good number of years. We can say that the weather this year has been worse than we have ever had, very poor, plenty of rain, cool and little sun. Mostly cloudy and feels like autumn instead of summer.