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UK Weather Forecast 1st-9th June

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UK Weather Forecast 1st-9th June

Seismic again and I expect one or more EQ headlines centring around 8-9th possibly Atlantic Ridge and areas around Iran region of globe…
Dry, windy and wet some fine outdoor weather interrupted by electrical outbursts reminiscent of 22 June last year when we got high levels of rain, (but glorious weather at Keswick) and humidity was high. 2nd December 2009 flood watches were out at Gloucester and Wiltshire though some sunny days did arrive.

1-3rd Looks like days when thundery outbreaks can arrive with strong snappy westerlies along with gloomy easterlies unsettling the atmosphere on 1st bringing a rise in temps, high humidity, but rain by evening perhaps staying overnight into 2nd when rainy outbreaks can again add to levels causing concern, though it will be sunny with cloud during the day after mugginess and mistiness from early morning.

Wind levels vary on 2nd with alternate breezy to strong winds. From today some more unsettled weather comes over from west and could bring some sudden heavy outbursts by 3rd.

4th Rain could be in south now we get a sunny start cloudy pm leading to quick showers or spray for evening when N westerlies try clearing up the air a little. 4-5th should be better spring days generally with some blue sky and sun around.

5-6th some south easterlies around from 5th along with the N Westerlies, but I expect warmer outdoor weather.
7th Temperatures rising; very strong winds for some regions-N Westerlies along with Easterlies later in the evening combining with strong and more settled conditions and some fine Spring temperatures coming in for 8-9th. 9th could see some tropical like breezes (well British tropical!! Or pleasantly mild) but strong Northerlies could stop temps reaching too high. 9th could bring some early quick showers but sun with cloud later along with rising temps

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May 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm

FEEDBACK UK Weather forecast 24th-1st June

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FEEDBACK UK Weather forecast 24th-1st June

24th Rain with Hail 8am, the mid afternoon, still windy, (Scotland winds were 114 MPH) sun with cloud, 25th dry, mild seasonal temps and

winds lessening in force to breezy with cloud cover.26th spartan and brief fine spray attempts started 9 45 am (may have been some earlier)then intermittent showers of varying length from 3 20 pm continuing overnight, variable light to heavy. Gusty breezes getting gustier into 27th, early showers 27th. 28th cludy start and winds are revving up to gusty spells, where’s the sun today?
Next27th  to 31 May was less headline making than previous week with winds settling, but still strong at times, gusty and blustery. Rain for Bank Hol Monday cleared late afternoon, bringing beautiful outdoor weather for those who followed my forecast, you should have headed out to the moors trusting that blue sky a little cloud and the warmth of the sun gave you a glorious late Bank Hol outing……31st nice day, here cloud but sunny spells with warmth from sun,…….. next phase weather now published.
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May 27, 2011 at 7:32 am

UKWeather Forecast 24th May – 1st June

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WET. WET. WET! Salcombe, Devon singled out this phase as one area where high levels of rain could

fall as well as other areas like Cornwall and Wales. This phase will be reminiscent of 1st May 2009 when winds reached 40mph and 28th December 2010 phase when mists and fog was around a lot of the time. 3rd February phase this year we got gales and floods for some areas like Wales and N Yorks. This phase was also seismic for Ripon.

24th Not a nice day fog mists and drizzle see above for rest. Pockets of floods likely for Scotland, N England Cumbria and Wales as rain moves west to east then south.
25th Rain mist and fogginess continues mild temps due to cloud cover varying winds, strong at times, though some sun could break through during the day.
26th More showery outbreaks expected before sunrise with milder temps and snappy westerlies
27th onwards. The weather should turnaround a little today with some finer spring days, with milder temps continuing; some southerly breezes along with N Westerlies—not quite a tornado breeder but should blow some clouds away with brighter starts than previous days some cloud with sun may be around in afternoon and evening.

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May 24, 2011 at 8:58 am

WEATHER FORECAST FEEDBACK 17th-24th May

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Well this certainly was a phase of UK weather extremes, as I forecast in my astro meteorological

report, with the NW and Scotland still getting day after day of rain that left many complaining, but the big

extreme was the gales on 23rd that brought down wagons on the M62 near Leeds and trees in many

northern parts of the UK and Ireland. Scotland bore the brunt with roads closed due to destructive high

speed gales, with some parts losing electricity supplies. No floods arrived thankfully, though with the

ongoing continuous days of rain to NW and Scotland, and pennine areas, that is rather surprising!
Stormy gale force winds as accurately forecast for 17th, continued strong NW 18th as forecast, but

lasting throughout this phase getting destructive in the extreme by 23rd, when we also had some rainy

outbreaks not just in the early morning ad forecast but also 1:20 then heavier for Very little rain here,

though much cloud around with cooler temps than previous week, and less sunshine. The heavy

downpour weather I forecast for late afternoon 19th arrived instead at 1:20 pm on 20th, as forecast by 3

pm. Better sunnier weather for 20th-22nd turned out to be a very accurate forecast with some nicer

outdoor if windy weather, as forecast in ”gusty westerlies” 23rd brought quick showers we got them

around 1:30 pm BST and 2:30pm very heavy hail with rain shower for about 20 minutes, then one hour

later the sun came out as promised.

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May 24, 2011 at 8:51 am

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West Yorks and Beyond Weather 17th-24thMay 2011

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17th -24th May
More weather extremes rain provides problems for overused drains unable to cope with the downpour of previous days. More discharge with

t/storms expected 26th October we had similar patterns to this phase when Stonehaven in Scotland was flooded with one months rain in one

day, the worst flood for 30 years 10th August phase also brought a t/storm with flooding to central and east parts of Yorkshire with 1 inches of

rain in 1 hour on 13th August. The October 23rd phase we got the tornado to Hastings…

17th See previous phase for tornado etc.—stormy strong gale force winds likely with thundery outbreaks and lightening and heavy rain

potential with possible flood outbreaks
18th Strong NW winds carry on from yesterday, should see some better weather for next few days though good for outdoors hopefully…
19th Some heavy downpours expected late afternoon with the bulk of the rain falling to southern regions today temps warm but muggy breezy

weather around to dry out the earth.
20-22ndth Turn around for the better hopefully more settle conditions with sunshine to enjoy temps getting higher. Gusty westerlies 21st, but

some nice outdoor sunshiny weather 21-22nd
23rd Quick showers very early am could be lightening around as well to some localities, broody easterlies coming over as well, but some

sunshine developing for late afternoon.
24th Rain, mists and fog after a clear start to the day, but clearer skies by late evening. A very heavy outburst with records levels of rain could

arrive with flash flooding results.

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May 17, 2011 at 10:39 am

Lookback Forecast 11-17th May

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FEEDBACK:
This forecast for 11th-17th May was first published on my website in March, after being compiled in February, is supremely accurate. The phase was characterised by heavy rain the the North, NW and Scotland, with many complaints from Cumbrians and those near Saddleworth Moor, Lancashire, about constant rain for 3-4 days in those regions up to and continuing on 17th. Winds locally to West Yorks were exceptionally strong on 16-17th especially by late evening on 16th when they kept revving up to high speed, I haven’t had time to look to see if any damge was caused. 15th and 16th had very icy conditions or ”cold pockets” as forecast. No floods were reported, but soggy ground was.

I haven’t heard news of any earthquake for 15th but the Spanish one on 11th hit the headlines. Given I expect a +/- 2-3 days varince with dates

I give, then either this is the EQ I expected, or a bigger one could hit the headlines before 19th.

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May 17, 2011 at 10:22 am

UK Weatherbrief 11th-17th May 2011

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11th-17th May 2011

Echoes of 22nd Feb 2010 and as accurately predicted this year we saw similar strong gale force winds bringing in blizzards to NW Scotland

some minor destruction also to our region from 3rd Feb. I expect NW region to be vulnerable again to these weather patterns this phase with

potential for floods to North UK. I expect weather headlines to feature in the news for northern regions where floods can cause problems as

very heavy precipitation arrives in a short space of time. This phase is characterised by strong but variable wind conditions with some dry

spells, though a stormy gloomy start from 10th and a potential tornado breeder to south of our region. Another EQ likely around 15th and a

weather system hits N travels east then south.

11th More thundery outbreaks due to temps rising in previous days strong gusty southerlies combine with brisk N Westerlies strong at times

and could reach gale force to some regions.
12th Some rain hail or sleet attempts midnight to early morning with clouds or mistiness at the start. Outlook cool but warmer as sun gets

high by mid day. Ran favours western and southern regions.
13-14th Should be fairer weather from afternoon to evening with some southerlies stopping temps getting low cloud with sun spells expected

but it should be warmest days these two days
15th-17th Nights clearer; temps mild but muggy with all the rain around, some cloud or fogs/ mists southerlies for 15th with storm breeding

potential move to make way for N Westerlies on 16th when temps get cooler. By 16th some easterlies around sun with cloud, cold pockets

and rain. Tornado or whirlwind potential around 16-17th and rain arrives early on 17th. This can be very heavy bringing flash floods to some

regions as it moves west to east. Thundery outbreaks can combine with lightening strikes with North of England and Scotland worst affected

Rain moves to east coast by 17th when winds turn to very strong N Westerly.

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May 8, 2011 at 11:44 am

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