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August forecast.

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megletthesecond Sun 15-Jul-18 08:52:27

Are there any hints of what may happen in August?

I'm torn between needing rain for the wildlife and farmers and wanting a hot and dry, and therefore easier, school holidays.

flopsyrabbit1 Sun 15-Jul-18 12:38:38

well cant remember last time it rained her but cooler and possibly some rain next week

no idea about August

blackbirdbluebottle Sun 15-Jul-18 12:45:10

Probably rain then back to sun for September

Redundancy1 Sun 15-Jul-18 14:19:22

well if we follow St Swithin (sp?) it's another 40 days of sun I think?

but OYBBK or Gloria will hopefully be along with some science! grin

GloriaSmud Sun 15-Jul-18 21:33:14

(Apologies- on holiday atm so can't do usual links) It's a bit early for the models but I've looked at the metoffice long range forecast and they're going for 'changeable' going into August. There should still be warm spells, especially for the SE but they think there might be rain at times as well.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 16-Jul-18 08:07:56

It depends on the part of the country. It's possible that the SE and the South may carry on as we are pretty much. Perhaps a little less settled. Overall, it's looking above average in terms of temps across the country through August at the moment. However, long term forecasting is notoriously unreliable.

megletthesecond Mon 16-Jul-18 11:22:49

Thanks all.
This week's forecast is still nice.

Redundancy1 Mon 16-Jul-18 11:45:22

next week forecast is still nice from what I can see

I think all records will be broken and it will be nice till September.

(have records been broken already?)

don't want water shortage though obvs.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 16-Jul-18 13:06:34

June was record breaking. www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2018/june-end-of-month-stats

July could be too.

Sallycinnamum Mon 16-Jul-18 15:11:30

Are you seeing signs of it getting even hotter next week oybbk?

I've seen several posts on Twitter saying there's signs it could reach 35 and even 38 degrees next week and the week after.

PhilODox Mon 16-Jul-18 15:30:30

Hotter? Eek. Was planning to camp... but we will boil alive

megletthesecond Mon 16-Jul-18 16:45:16

I was pondering the water situation earlier. Are we less likely to hit a drought situation because water storage and processing is more efficient?

I'm spending a lot of time traipsing in and out of the garden with washing up bowls of used water.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 16-Jul-18 16:54:04

potentially Sally. Let's see.

We entered the dry period with good water reserves. April and May were wet.

www.gov.uk/government/publications/water-situation-local-area-reports gives an updated situation by area.

flopsyrabbit1 Mon 16-Jul-18 16:55:19

i heard if the lack of rain carrys on it will be next year that the UK could be in trouble water wise

have no idea if thats correct though,im sure somebody with some knowledge will let us know

UrsulaPandress Mon 16-Jul-18 16:55:45

Right. I'm off to London tomorrow for three days.

Can I really, really, really go without a coat?

Sallycinnamum Mon 16-Jul-18 16:56:43

Oh no! I thought you were going to say no way to higher temps!

flopsyrabbit1 Mon 16-Jul-18 16:57:31

yes and dont bother with clothes eithergrin

now thats travelling light

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 16-Jul-18 17:03:59

Definitely Ursula. Temps will be a bit cooler fortunately as it's been frazzle your head off in London over the weekend.

Fatbelliedgirl Mon 16-Jul-18 17:06:18

The Weather Outlook and Metcheck have the most reliable and accurate forecasts imo.

PhilODox Mon 16-Jul-18 17:06:48

frazzle your head off

Is that official Met office language? grin

UrsulaPandress Mon 16-Jul-18 17:10:03

Maybe a linen shruggy thingy. I am too British to go away without a coat of some description.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 16-Jul-18 17:10:27

grin It's what the heat has reduced my language capabilities to Phil. I do think that I've melted my few remaining brain cells. Pity really. I hope I can grow new ones.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 16-Jul-18 17:13:24

You might need it for the air conditioned bits Ursula.

beanaseireann Mon 16-Jul-18 17:15:55

It rained on St Swithins Day in Ireland sad

Redundancy1 Mon 16-Jul-18 17:20:19

"The Weather Outlook and Metcheck have the most reliable and accurate forecasts imo."

I haven't found anyone's forecast reliable more than 3 days ahead really.

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