Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness

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xmetman

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Aug 30, 2016, 4:34:14 AM8/30/16
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Colder than forecast last night across mid-Devon with minimum down to 8.6°C at Exeter Airport produced a lot of fog in the Exe and Culm Valley that is only now just showing signs of clearing at 0830 UTC even though it's still not even September.


Brian Wakem

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Aug 30, 2016, 5:48:48 AM8/30/16
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On Tuesday, 30 August 2016 09:34:14 UTC+1, xmetman wrote:
Colder than forecast last night across mid-Devon with minimum down to 8.6°C at Exeter Airport


8.5C here (countryside valley location).

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Brian Wakem
Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey
Live obs @ 10:48:12 : 21.1C, DP 14.3C, RH 65%, 0.0 mm
 

Peter Trevelyan

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Aug 30, 2016, 5:55:26 AM8/30/16
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Hi Bruce,
Sunshine from the off. Lovely day

Julian Mayes

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Aug 30, 2016, 6:10:36 AM8/30/16
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Quite a nice contrast in minima last night with Tropical maritime mildness wafting across N Ireland and Scotland. 

18-06 mins ranging from 5.9C at Santon Downham, Norfolk (clear skies, light winds, frost hollow) to 16.0 at Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens (foehn effect and a bit of urban warming) and 16.1 at Killowen, Co Down (maybe a foehn warming there too but wind directions seemed variable - light breeze off the estuary at 06h).   With VERY dry ground in the south-east and lengthening nights, minima may show some interesting variations if and when winds are light this week. 



Julian Mayes

 

xmetman

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Aug 30, 2016, 7:52:45 AM8/30/16
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Hi Pete

Yes, this summer just seems to keeps on going.

Bruce.

xmetman

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Aug 30, 2016, 7:58:03 AM8/30/16
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Julian

I wonder just how anticyclonic September is going to be this year. The GFS has a lot of anticyclonic weather across the UK in the latest run, and at T+384 (which I know is complete science fiction most of the time) it has high pressure to the NW of the British Isles.

Bruce.

xmetman

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Aug 30, 2016, 8:48:48 AM8/30/16
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The big difference today compared with yesterday is that today in this part of Devon is that although we have no cloud at all we do have a sea breeze...


Julian Mayes

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Aug 30, 2016, 11:30:05 AM8/30/16
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There are certainly signs of Scandinavian blocking, aren't there. It would be a brave person to say much before we see if Gaston stirs things up later this week. I don't mind blocking to the NW or NE if it allows some rain to creep into the south - I was astonished to see how deep the fallen, dead leaves are in a local park. Shrubs and trees will be in a lot of stress if it does not rain in the South East or South in the next few weeks - and we all know how dry September can be. I have to admit though, it is a stunning day today in London (many other places too) - vivid sunshine but without the unpleasant intensity of early summer. Overflying planes show up so clearly. 

That's enough looking out of the window for me!  

Julian 

Julian Mayes     
Central London / Surrey         

Richard Dixon

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Aug 30, 2016, 3:35:34 PM8/30/16
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On Tuesday, 30 August 2016 16:30:05 UTC+1, Julian Mayes wrote:
There are certainly signs of Scandinavian blocking, aren't there. It would be a brave person to say much before we see if Gaston stirs things up later this week.

When there's a hurricane mid-Atlantic I wouldn't be surprised if all internal communication on the medium range European forecasts is set by default to "low"...

Richard 

Len Wood

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Aug 30, 2016, 3:45:15 PM8/30/16
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Drove to Bicton this morning about 10 am with grandchildren.
Lots of wispy fog in the Exe valley lapping over Haldon Hill.
Then to Newton Poppleford and down the Otter valley. (Nick's patch).
Quite sheltered and sunny there. Did n't look too dry to me.
Was lush in the Botanical Gardens but then it would be.

Len
Wembury, SW Devon

 

Richard Dixon

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Aug 30, 2016, 5:20:58 PM8/30/16
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Absolute belter of a day today in Whitstable. I always enjoy end of the summer heat more than the "direct" heat of June/July, it's a sort of gentle heat, if you follow me. I see Gravesend was 27 and Manston was 24 at their highest. 

Richard

Ian Ager

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Aug 30, 2016, 8:41:30 PM8/30/16
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Agree with you Richard. Was near perfect summer day for my taste.
Max of 25.2C and DP between 12-13C during afternoon. Never more than
1 Okta Cu Hum and a pleasant breeze. The sun has a very different feel
in late Aug, Lacks that intensisty of June & July.
Turned out to be a very decent summer even as far North as Northants.

Ian Raunds E Northants

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