THREAD FOR VENTING ABOUT THE WEATHER

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  • THREAD FOR VENTING ABOUT THE WEATHER
  • grannyjone
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    Payback for April, May and June of last year. Remember them?

    April last year was very wet with the exception of a few decent days near the end. May and June were very dry, and July was exceptional.

    Every year is different anyway.
    This is the wettest I’ve seen it in Summer. It’s like Summer 2012 and 2017 only worse. But not as bad as Winter 2015 – the worst I’ve ever seen it.

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    It’s pissed it down all week. Getting really fed up with it now.

    scuttler
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    Nonsense from last night’s ride. ‘Av iiiiiiiiit.

    Premier Icon welshfarmer91
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    Well we did need a spot of rain but as usual it takes the mick, as long as it dries up for combining I’ll be happy.

    Hailstone in June is a first for me and not in the highlands or up a mountain either, outrageous!

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Hailstone in June is a first for me and not in the highlands or up a mountain either, outrageous!

    Hailstones in early summer is a fairly common occurrence as they are caused by similar weather to thunderstorms.

    Premier Icon Ben_H
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    I’ve had the small mercy of travelling with work a lot, which means no long bike commutes and fewer MTB rides (apart from some wet Bromptoning around London).

    Just as well the work has coincided with rain… I hope it means tons of sunshine is due for when I stop travelling.

    Nice puddle action scuttler!  Typical June weather if you ask me.

    Haze
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    Most years people are moaning about the weather in June, usually following a decent April/May.

    grannyjone
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    It’s not typical June weather.
    June is on average the month which has the most Sun hours and is the 3rd warmest month of the year temperature wise.
    It should not be a bog fest.
    If you don’t expect it to be good in June then you might as well never expect it to get good because “on average” no other month is much better. Only July and August are comparable and slightly warmer.

    I’m talking about expectations. Of cause any month can be rubbish, as we can see right now. But the probability of June turning out total rubbish is lower than any other month except July and August.

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    16-20 knots, wind against tide this morning. Wooohoooo! Not all on board agreed for very long but a short and lairy blast in the family dinghy says this weather isn’t so bad!

    handybar
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    I can’t say I’ve really noticed it other than last week. Only a few years ago we had some really bad summers with all the flooding, I don’t think we are any where near that.
    The big change I’ve noted is how warm it is staying into the evenings/nighttime.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Had to hide under a digger today to avoid some torrential rain action. Don’t think I can sink any lower.

    Premier Icon iainc
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    Dry and dusty gravel ride last night.

    Couple of hours coaching kids this morning on almost dry trails with minimal mud.

    Glasgow isn’t always wet 😀

    oreetmon
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    Been up rivington , put a bit of rain down recently and scattered showers today. It was ace, all the cheekies needed an extra level of bollox to get down them in one piece.
    Got home full of mud and damp, just ace.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    If you don’t expect it to be good in June then you might as well never expect it to get good

    June has often been a washout in recent years in the UK. As has July.

    Probably a climate change thing.

    Last year was a notable exception, in being dry and warm for ages.

    Premier Icon sirromj
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    I make the same mistake over and over again, when the BBC says 20% chance of light rain around the time of my commutes, they mean 100% chance of me getting soaked UNLESS I take my waterproofs in which case it really is the odd dot here and there.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    This is 20% chance of light showers in Yorkshire as seen from underneath aforementioned digger earlier:

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2geE7US]IMG_20190615_140222[/url] by hutchinson2017, on Flickr

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    I got a good dry lap of Whinlatter last night, hoping today’s dry weather holds out for tomorrow morning’s quick ride.

    Premier Icon johnw1984
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    Lap of Llandegla today. Fairly dry with the odd puddle/bit of mud and it was a nice temperature!

    Got home and it was bucketing down! Wettest I’ve been all day was wheeling the bikes into the house 🙂

    grannyjone
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    June has often been a washout in recent years in the UK. As has July.

    Probably a climate change thing.

    Last year was a notable exception, in being dry and warm for ages.

    The only month in recent years to be drier than June and July has been May which has been dry for 4 years in a row. But this is a fluke because pre-2016 it was usually a washout.

    grannyjone
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    all the cheekies needed an extra level of bollox to get down them in one piece

    I don’t thrive in bad conditions at all, the level of tech that I ride in the dry will result in me crashing. Or spinning out and failing a tech pedally section.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    but we’ve got autumn absolutely nailed.

    Have we bollocks. Usually windy and wet for us at least.

    grannyjone
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    but we’ve got autumn absolutely nailed.

    Have we bollocks. Usually windy and wet for us at least.

    He must be thinking back to 2015 and 2016 when it was a good September and October at least it was round here anyway

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    Today I was fed up of the weather, pissing rain, so loaded the bike in the car for a vintage ride.

    I was totally prepared for misery.

    Got to meeting point, rain stopped, sunshine most of day with the bonus of cooling headwinds.

    Tracks were muddy and slimy though.

    A win!

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