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Awful weather coming up this week

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OhYouGreatGreatBritain Sat 11-Aug-12 10:28:42

After this lovely weekend I'm afraid things revert back to normal, with some high rainfall totals expected with each part of the uk getting its own turn at heavy rain. No signs of improvement really until towards the end of August when there are some hints of better weather.

MrGeresHamster Sat 11-Aug-12 10:30:45

I saw hints of this on the BBC, but didn't believe it. ...but now you've said it and you are the guru it must be true. sad

Doyouthinktheysaurus Sat 11-Aug-12 10:48:20

Shhh....Don't tell DH or the dses, I was hoping for a camping tripgrin

Can't complain, I've just come back from 2 weeks in North Wales with a suntanshock We had mostly good weather, a couple of storms and heavy downpours but pretty good mostly.

It would be nice if it continued though.....

mankyscotslass Sun 12-Aug-12 10:09:00

oh no! DS1, my pfb is off to the Scout International Jamboree in Essex on it going to be a case of mud, glorious mud?

MirandaWest Sun 12-Aug-12 10:11:21

<closes ears to weather woes>

Unlurked Sun 12-Aug-12 10:15:54

Oh no i was hoping it would clear up by the end of the week. I'm getting married on Saturday. In the rain apparently!

OhYouGreatGreatBritain Sun 12-Aug-12 19:03:20

Well, at the moment, ( and it's a long way off) gfs is showing the se as being dry on saturday, with the Rain lingering in a swathe from the sw and Wales across up to the NE.

OhYouGreatGreatBritain Mon 13-Aug-12 09:45:03

Wednesday looks nasty, some very high winds, particularly in the SW where they could gust to over 50mph. Challenging for camping and quite possibly for channel crossings I'n afraid. Lots of heavy rain too.

oreocrumbs Mon 13-Aug-12 09:51:01

OYBBK what are the chances of a nice warm sunny day in the north east on thursday and friday? DD's birthday. Oh and Sunday, big annual family BBQ? Shall we abandon all hope now?

thisisyesterday Mon 13-Aug-12 10:02:55

sad really?/??

we had a wet camping trip in July, so when the weather improved we decided to go and visit the in-laws this coming weekend inthe hope that we'd get down to the beach at last.
they're in the south west sad


In your expert opinion OYGGB, would we be better going this weekend coming, or waiting until beginning of September?

rubyrubyruby Mon 13-Aug-12 10:04:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OhYouGreatGreatBritain Mon 13-Aug-12 14:17:12

next weekend is actually starting to look quite interesting. Whilst gfs shows rain for a good part of the country, it also shows hot dry weather in the SE (temps of 30C), so if you are planning a camping trip, that at the moment looks the place to be, with caution as I think that there is rather a recipe for some decent thunderstorms in that set up. However Cape ( convective available potential energy) values are low for SE England so perhaps not.

Big heads up though if you are planning to be camping in ne and central France next weekend (and also Belgium). CAPE values on gfs are through the roof and so the possibility of some severe storms there.

oreo - slim, though thursday looks to be your better bet atm.

OneOfMyTurnsComingOn Mon 13-Aug-12 14:19:53

OYGGB, I haven't seen all your early threads, so forgive me, but is this a hobby of yours, or more?

Poledra Mon 13-Aug-12 14:36:16

Ah feck, we're crossing the channel on Wed night, and pore little DD2 gets seasick sad

exexpat Mon 13-Aug-12 14:41:17

Off to a festival in South Wales from Friday - does this mean I have to go and buy DS some new wellies?

OhYouGreatGreatBritain Mon 13-Aug-12 16:41:42

OOMYCO - purely a hobby, albeit a rather obsessive one grin

exexpat. based on todays model output I'd say yes I'm afraind.

Poledra sad oh dear. Can you drug her with something useful?

Doyouthinktheysaurus Mon 13-Aug-12 16:55:24

We'll be camping near the south downs hopefully so I'll keep everything crossed for no thunderstorms!

oreocrumbs Mon 13-Aug-12 18:08:55

Thanks! Will still go out, but take the usual british winter summer accessories, wellies, rain coat, suncream confused!

Northernlurker Mon 13-Aug-12 18:22:08

What do you reckon for west coast of Scotland - say Isle of Mull? For two weeks from Saturday......just wondering wink

OneOfMyTurnsComingOn Mon 13-Aug-12 18:24:11

So where do you learn all this stuff? It's great!

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Mon 13-Aug-12 21:43:42

exexpat.. "Off to a festival in South Wales from Friday - does this mean I have to go and buy DS some new wellies?"

If this is GreenMan then Snap exexpat!!

OHYBK, I'll be in Crickhowell for the festival, we were planning to arrive Thursday; is there any part of the day that's looking dryish as we will arrange to arrive then and pitch the 3 tents we promised friends we would do sad.

OhYoubadbadkitten Mon 13-Aug-12 21:52:46

Lol NL, a lot will change between now and then grin which is fortunate as gfs shows a low pressure (not terribly deep) with a fair amount of rain associated with it. Doesn't mean that tthat low pressure will form as placed if it forms, but it does indicate that things are still very unsettled with the bastard jet stream still staying far too south.

OOMTCO, firstly I ought to say that i do get it wrong loads and I've still got masses to learn. I think any lurking professional forecasters probably roll their eyes at what I say grin

I've picked stuff up from a variety of sources. I've done a short basic ou course ( which is accessible for anyone and I'd highly recommend it) there's also a free source of lectures and courses at met ed some of them are way above me but theres loads of interesting ones and often they are quite topical, so for instance I've done one on volcanic ash.
I also go to conferences a couple of times a year and learn loads from people who know what they are talking about! I read weather journals and I also lurk on weather forums and if I'm not sure how a synoptic situtation translates into what will happen on the ground I can get a reasonable idea from what they are saying.
I'd love a real job doing this, I have to say.

OneOfMyTurnsComingOn Mon 13-Aug-12 21:56:46

It's fascinating...

OhYoubadbadkitten Mon 13-Aug-12 22:01:43

ShouldI, timings are quite difficult at the moment, I've looked at a couple of different models and the fax charts and it depends on associated troughs and fronts with the low, but both seem to have the best window of opportunity as being around lunchtime at the moment, so for the moment, I'd plan for then. Give me a nudge tomorrow or Wednesday and I'll have another look for you.

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Mon 13-Aug-12 22:53:05

Thanks so much you weather genius grin

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