- British summer's
I recall last summer to be one of the better efforts in terms of sunshine, warmth and prolonged dryness, not quite the heady heights of ’76, but certainly a goody darn sarf anyway.
Which got me to thinking as I look outside this morning to see grey, rain and the prospect of more rain to fall all day… Have we ever had two consecutive warm, dry and predominantly sunny summers?
Even if I take my conscious memory from the age of 10, I cannot recall two, let alone three consecutive fine summers in the last 41 years. In fact, I think I could count the total number to be less than 10.
Perhaps we could up anchor and move to somewhere just off Gibraltar?Posted 4 years ago
Ah, I remember ’76 – Elvis popped off and, as kids, we tried Cream Eggs for the first time, which my brother promptly refused because he believed they contained real egg – we laughed.
As far as I recall, it was nice the following year – Jubilee – and street parties were everywhere. Luckily escaped by walking Sca Fell and others that year.
It happens…Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Perception of summers is all over the place anyway- like, if you have a brilliant spell right at the start of the summer, like in 2012 here, by September everyone’s forgotten about it. Last year was actually pretty good but it didn’t have that many outstanding gorgeous days so it didn’t really stick in the memory.
All I know is, this last winter lacked snow which is shit, so I demand sunshine.Posted 4 years agoPeterPoddyMember
One wet day, or even a few, does not make a poor summer. Since the winter deluge it’s been remarkably nice to be honest. I think that most people focus on the negative: One wet day and that’s it, crap summer…..Posted 4 years ago
Personally I think we get more decent weather than bad.bwfc4eva868Member
2003 and 2006 was quite warm here in Bolton. Last year was lovely from June through to Early September. Was lovely yesterday but it’s quite cold and wet today. Hoping it warms up. Warm and overcast I can deal with. But cold and wet just no. 2012 we had constant rain.Posted 4 years agocruzcampoMember
2013 was a cracker, not always scorching, but consistently dry. Loads of outdoor time in the garden and on the bike 😀 It went right through till October, I remember night riding @ 16*c, wasn’t until the end of October it all fell apart and the monsoon seasons started 😯
I’d take another 2013 every year please bob!
STW did a good article on just how good it was too 8)Posted 4 years ago
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