23 July 2018. How hot is it where you are in the UK?

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Re: 23 July 2018. How hot is it where you are in the UK?

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 26 Jul 2018 12:14

BBC forecasts rely on a Dutch company for regular weather forecasts, but the orifice for severe weather warnings. A crazy situation. Who is right? It's all too localised to generalise. It will be what it will be. Time will tell.

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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 26 Jul 2018 15:38

It's hot and humid here but cloudy with sunny spells so not as hot as forecast and thunderstorms going off over Mansfield receiving lightning strikes on band 1 here at the moment.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 26 Jul 2018 18:07

24C in Skegness, Not the 36 as forecast. Jeez!

A line of storms travelled up through the Lincolnshire Wolds. The lightning static on the radio sounded BAD. Storm maps showed far less strikes than the radio static suggested.

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Re: 23 July 2018. How hot is it where you are in the UK?

Post by Catherine » 26 Jul 2018 18:47

Tomorrow's forecast is now showing 32 instead of 36. Apparently the thermometer in my parents' garden showed 32.1 this afternoon (same as Tuesday). No storms here yet.

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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 27 Jul 2018 16:00

Storms over Norfolk 53 strikes a minute making my waterfall look dirty now.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 27 Jul 2018 16:26

... and all heading this way!

It was bad enough this morning. never heard thunder so loud. Like bombs going off rather than rumbles.

29 was the peak here today. Now 25. VERY humid indeed. Going to go out to the coast to take a video of the approaching storm.

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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 27 Jul 2018 18:47

Here is the state of my band 1 SDR.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P5aB ... h971/2.jpg

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Re: 23 July 2018. How hot is it where you are in the UK?

Post by daveB » 27 Jul 2018 19:56

It peaked at 35.1 C in the shade today - 27th July 2018 - sometime in the mid-afternoon. A storm is approaching and I've disconnected all the SDR equipment from the aerials.
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