UK Weather - Summer 2019

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Re: UK Weather - Summer 2019

Unread post by NZstorm » Thu 15/08/2019 15:42

Looks like a fairly cold atmosphere across the north of England on the 12th and SST would be relatively warm. Good conditions for waterspouts.

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Re: UK Weather - Summer 2019

Unread post by Simon Culling » Sun 18/08/2019 07:55

Indeed it was, NZstorm. In fact, the air was cold enough in depth to promote some showers over the warmer seas around our coasts - something we would normally associate more with the other 3 seasons rather than summer. This tweet gives a forecast sounding for NW England for midnight 12th/13th August and there were quite a few showers in that area (incl. Liverpool + Manchester) overnight into the 13th.

https://twitter.com/MattHugo81/status/1 ... 9472777216

Another quite deep low (978mb) took up residence to the west of Eire yesterday (16th Aug) and produced a very wet day for most of the UK. I was in Tiverton, Devon, and it rained all day - that fine drizzle/rain variety that makes you very wet when out in it. Over 20mm fell in my part of Devon with double or triple this on the higher ground of Exmoor + Dartmoor. An improving trend over the weekend as this low fills and moves away to the northeast and a ridge of high pressure builds from the SW. We could have a nice dry and sunny week to come here in the south - and not too hot either.

EDIT: SST's in Liverpool Bay are currently 16-17°C and up to 18°C at some of the coastal sites.

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Re: UK Weather - Summer 2019

Unread post by Simon Culling » Wed 21/08/2019 21:32

The weather has slowly dried out over the last few days, but the heavy showers and scattered thunderstorms did continue until Monday in some parts. High pressure is now building from the south and as its axis shifts a little to the east, we will draw more of a southerly flow and it will warm up later this week and into the weekend - we could see 30°C reached in the SE over the late August Bank Holiday weekend.

The CET for August was 17.1°C up to the 19th and the EWR was 77mm also up to the 19th, which is exactly on the monthly average.

An annual survey into the survival of snow patches on the UK's highest ground has been conducted towards the end of August since 2008 and this year has found only 8 patches left and probably unlikely to survive until the first real snows of the autumn come in Oct/Nov.

https://medium.com/@theiaincameron/2019 ... 2530230baa

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