Will it be a record?

Figure 1

Temperatures across England are already widely 2 or 3°C warmer than they were at the same time yesterday (fig 1), and a new record warmest 7th of May looks a possibility, although the previous record, according to the TORRO website of 29.0°C set in 1976, will take some licking. The warmest temperature at 10 UTC today (fig 2) look to be further east than they were yesterday, although if anything the easterly gradient is weaker than it was over London and the southeast.

Figure 2

Author: xmetman

An ex-metman passionate about all things to do with weather, climate and clouds

14 thoughts on “Will it be a record?”

  1. I have now succeeded in posting to the google group.

    It turns out I was not using the browser I had used to join the group.

  2. Hmm, I seem to have been accepted as a member of the group, but I can’t see a way to post yet!

  3. I applied to join the group but the last I saw was a message saying it was awaiting moderation.

    I don’t know whether that was because I registered with an invalid email but there seems to be no way to change that.

    I must say, I am not too impressed with google groups.

  4. I can’t post there either! Could someone tell Bruce that we are missing him please? Perhaps you Mr Wakem? I very much enjoy Bruce’s posts.

    There are always 10-100x more readers than commenters on websites like this. There are 69 subscribers for email updates to this site, for example.

  5. I tried to sign up to post on that group but it defaulted to an email address which is no longer working.

    I can’t for the life of me find any way of changing the email address to a valid one.

    Does anyone know how to change the email address?

  6. All of the rain forecasted for today in yesterday’s UKMO web forecast for Whitley Bay has now gone.

    Absolutely useless!

  7. Now the UKMO web forecast has much more rain that the BBC forecast!

    The UKMO have almost continuous “heavy rain” from 03:00 to 13:00, whereas the BBC only has one period at 09:00.

    I guess the models have flipped.

  8. The BBC TV News Channel forecasters were explaining the difference between the forecasts produced by the Meteogroup and UKMO models yesterday.

    I don’t know what advantage it is to the viewer to be presented with several alternative scenarios for the weather and then left to chose which one to believe.

    There is now considerably more rain in the BBC forecast for Sunday that in the UKMO forecast.

  9. Neither the BBC or Met Office had any rain in their forecast for Whitley Bay this morning but is has clouded over this afternoon and

    it is now raining, albeit insufficient to register on my rain gauge so far.

    Strangely my Watson weather station did predict rain, but I didn’t believe it!

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