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Old 25 August 2010, 15:18   #1
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Global Warming (& Weather!) - How is it affecting you?

Ever since the media first started babbling about Global warming, we seem to have worse and worse summers

I'm sitting here in the middle of summer, and it feels like a winters evening.

Found it really difficult this year to find any decent weather days that have coincided with my days off, it's really meant a reduction in the number of days out on the water.

Just wondered how everyone is feeling about the promise of Global Warming, but the apparent worsening of our summers?

I was looking forward to nice some nice hot summers, and maybe even a bit more water to play on, due to the melting ice caps!
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Old 25 August 2010, 15:46   #2
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I'm very interested in this.

First observation, it's pretty much the beginning of Autumn, I know this 'cos I'm harvesting apples already (buckshee apple crushers in Lidl tomorrow!!!)

Second observation is that it will settle for the next month, so enjoy. Folks insist that August is "the big summer month", but here, at any rate, it is the wettest and often windiest summer month (Scroatland is the same).

Looking at average rain and wind figures, things tend to improve quickly in April. May and June are the dry and settled, albeit cool months and July and August are warm, but rainy and windy. September is often settled and dry.

June is my favourite month - long days and flat seas

Don't sweat the Global Warming, it's a Green Ploy to take away your 4x4 and boat. They're currently after my 4x4 - the B@ST@RDS!
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There's a clue in the name, "global" warming. You have to think big picture here, the temp of the earths atmosphere (and sea temp) as a whole has gone up by half or a degree or so in our lifetime. This has a big impact on the worlds major weather systems, eg the position of the Azores High and North Atlantic low etc which directly affect the weather we (you) have in the UK and where our air streams are originating from.
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There's a clue in the name, "global" warming. You have to think big picture here, the temp of the earths atmosphere (and sea temp) as a whole has gone up by half or a degree or so in our lifetime. This has a big impact on the worlds major weather systems, eg the position of the Azores High and North Atlantic low etc which directly affect the weather we (you) have in the UK and where our air streams are originating from.
Gulf Stream and Atlantic Conveyor.
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Old 25 August 2010, 16:08   #5
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I normally avoid having my Holiday abroad during August as my THEORY is always that it's pointless going abroad, when the weather at home is good.... Based on the last three years, might start just going away in Aug, leaving Sep free for going out on the Rib
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I normally avoid having my Holiday abroad during August as my THEORY is always that it's pointless going abroad, when the weather at home is good.... Based on the last three years, might start just going away in Aug, leaving Sep free for going out on the Rib
I wouldn't stake too much on september, it could settle for a while but doesn't always!
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It's not just the weather nowadays that's crap; most aspects of modern life are fairly awful. Even nostalgia is not what it used to be.

Still, it could be worse. We could all be out in this:

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It's not just the weather nowadays that's crap; most aspects of modern life are fairly awful. Even nostalgia is not what it used to be.


Dunno what you're whingin' about, a touch of Global Warming would bring half of poor France within reach of Archangel
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Still, it could be worse. We could all be out in this:

That's a bad day at the office. I wonder what the Filipino is for "oh sh*t"?
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the weather goes in big cycles and we haven't been keeping records long enough to see the bigger picture yet, all these so called expert's are just guessing at what's going to happen and to my mind nobody can guess nature.
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