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Old Aug 3rd 2011, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by jaks123 View Post
i love the uk summer its my favorite day of the year .still rather be in spain
not today, really nice in the morning but abt 3pm a huge great big black cloud came along from the south west fast enough to get a ticket if the anpr was working.

we had thunder, lightning, rains like the Singapore monsoons, hail covered the front lawn so couldnt see the grass, surface water drains couldn't cope, all those with windows open for such a nice day found rain was coming in from all directions.
Lasted about 45mins then ran off to ruin someone elses day

so thats summer over for another year. ..
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Old Aug 3rd 2011, 8:07 pm
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Good one.
thanks bill lol sad but true
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Hail? East Anglia today? Why haven't my nearest & dearest mentioned it? Or is your definition of E Anglia the 'new' one?
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Originally Posted by fionamw View Post
Hail? East Anglia today? Why haven't my nearest & dearest mentioned it? Or is your definition of E Anglia the 'new' one?
I am only reporting what I saw out of the window

mind you it rained in Spain yesterday, just not in your part

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Old Aug 4th 2011, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by jaks123 View Post
thanks bill lol sad but true
Yeah. When the sun shines, the UK is a beautiful place, but there is so much cloud, sunshine has a real rarity value, even in the summer.
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Old Aug 4th 2011, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by Domino View Post
not today, really nice in the morning but abt 3pm a huge great big black cloud came along from the south west fast enough to get a ticket if the anpr was working.

we had thunder, lightning, rains like the Singapore monsoons, hail covered the front lawn so couldnt see the grass, surface water drains couldn't cope, all those with windows open for such a nice day found rain was coming in from all directions.
Lasted about 45mins then ran off to ruin someone elses day

so thats summer over for another year. ..


All too often, for me August marked the last dregs of summer, as all too often August was a dismal month.
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Well Anglian Water (I think it was) were reported on TV news last night to be warning of algae in the lakes and rivers, so we must be in the school holidays and summer period.
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These people seem to like the UK weather. OH once went there as part of a golf trip. He said it was a horrible place and so was the golf course!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...rature-9C.html
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Default Re: Are you affected by the heat?

Its certainly starting to heat up here now but July I think was a miserable month really with a lot of it being very cloudy and humid.Not nice and I bet tourists were disappointed that they couldnt get their tan.
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Default Re: Are you affected by the heat?

Originally Posted by jackytoo View Post
These people seem to like the UK weather. OH once went there as part of a golf trip. He said it was a horrible place and so was the golf course!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...rature-9C.html
Lovely part of the world.
Spent many holidays in that area and on the isles as well.
Used to love the sunsets in particular.
Maybe I was just very lucky, but looking back on it I can't recall a single rainy day, but I do recall palm trees and even the odd orange tree and that was way back in the days of the colder UK winters.
Mainly down to the gulf stream I suppose.
I recall one particular lovely week up there in late May, only to come back to my place and have a covering of snow every day in the first week of June.
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Default Re: Are you affected by the heat?

Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly View Post
Lovely part of the world.
Spent many holidays in that area and on the isles as well.
Used to love the sunsets in particular.
Maybe I was just very lucky, but looking back on it I can't recall a single rainy day, but I do recall palm trees and even the odd orange tree and that was way back in the days of the colder UK winters.
Mainly down to the gulf stream I suppose.
I recall one particular lovely week up there in late May, only to come back to my place and have a covering of snow every day in the first week of June.
You must have been exceptionally lucky. I had the good luck to work in Glasgow for a year (just inland from Largs). Great place with hospitable people, good nightlife, fantastic countryside etc. But the default weather was some kind of precipitation, and some weeks it seemed like it would never stop persisting it down. It did tend to be mild though (possibly with all that cloud cover), and they do say it's a lot colder on the east side of Scotland.
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Old Aug 4th 2011, 4:04 pm
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I had the good fortune to live in Bude, north Cornwall for a while. In the evenings, I used to walk my dogs past a line of busy hotels in the summer on my way down to a secluded beach. On 31st August there would be lights in the hotels which were busy with people.

On 1st September all the hotels were closed and the street was eerily dark.
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Sounds a bit like the CDS at the end of October
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Originally Posted by Dick Dasterdly View Post
I believe the answer to your question bil is zero,.... unless of course you can show us a few links to the contrary.

However what is a proven fact is that the UK climate is temperate or temperate maritime to be more exact, which gives it a huge number of advantages over climates like much of Spain which vary between excessive heat and cold to freezing.

As you well know bil the perfect climate does not exist.
The closest I know of in the Northern Hemisphere is the Western Canaries.
The Peninsula is actually even further removed from being the perfect climate than the UK.

This year much of the UK suffered drought-like Springtime conditions, so the recent rainfall was much needed, allbeit arrivng somewhat late for the farmers.
Excuse me...

What do you understand by best weather?

In my province we have two hot months, and the rest of the year, at least from my point of view, an excellent weather even in winter, because although it is cold, as a rule the skies are clear, blue, and sometimes, with some clouds. Rare are the days gray. Can you say the same of the place where you live in the UK?

The weather of your country (or mine) is nor better nor worse, just different. Your country has a green mantle, and this green mantle permanent (here only on the Cantabrian coast) has a price: a lot of rain and little sun. And this is all the year, or during most of the year
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Old Aug 15th 2011, 10:14 pm
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Excuse me...

What do you understand by best weather?

In my province we have two hot months, and the rest of the year, at least from my point of view, an excellent weather even in winter, because although it is cold, as a rule the skies are clear, blue, and sometimes, with some clouds. Rare are the days gray. Can you say the same of the place where you live in the UK?

The weather of your country (or mine) is nor better nor worse, just different. Your country has a green mantle, and this green mantle permanent (here only on the Cantabrian coast) has a price: a lot of rain and little sun. And this is all the year, or during most of the year
Well there was something on the TV that said 'Summer is over, if it ever began'.

Reminds me of when I lived there.
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