- Why does everyone think we've had a crap summer?
East Lothian has been pants during the day but has brightened up most evenings. Perfect when you’re stuck in the office during the day and want to get out on the bike at night
Reckon the kids have been at the beach more this summer than any time in the last 5.
All in all a good suummer by my reckoning 😀Posted 6 years agohh45Member
Officially (Met Service) say its been unusually cool and dry, referring to the southern half of England. Spring was nice and dry and good but July and August where a washout with my local woods in Wilts / Dorset a total mudfest in August – as bad as mid winter whereas in August 2010 they were dusty dry.
regarding the temperature there have been fewer than normal chances to eat outside, sun bathe and so on. my bro is a dairy farmer and hes been chuffed to bits with all the grass and thats a clear sign of damper conditions. Plus neighbouring arable farmers had a late, wet, messy harvest so hard to argue really re Dorset / Wilts.Posted 6 years agoMad PierreSubscriber
Keep hearing and reading that summer 2011 was crap, summer has finally arrived in September etc, etc.
It has been the driest summer since (the one all us old gits remember) 1976!
Sure if your idea of a good summer is stripping down to your thong and topping up the skin cancer then it might not have been great but for riding bikes off road in the UK it’s been ace. I live in an area where normally the slightest hint of rain makes everything unridable and I’ve done more local riding than any year I can remember. It’s still dry and dusty!
Short memories? Weird concept of a good summer? Pessimistic buggers? What do you reckon?Posted 6 years agophiiiiilSubscriber
Since Spring we as a household have used far more water keeping plants in the garden alive than on ourselves – it’s just not really rained very much since I can’t remember when here in the Midlands. We’ve had a few wet spells here and there but they’ve lasted a few days or so with weeks of mostly dry weather either side.
Cannock Chase is bone dry – even the twisty trails in the trees have dried out, and they NEVER dry out!Posted 6 years agoexcitable1Member
Up North it’s been shite, shite, shite !
In the Lakes the top of High Street was drier in March than it was in August. The Peak District has had black peat (usually goes to fast dusty sand in the summer) all year round, and North Wales has seen rivers bursting their banks in June.
I’ve had to wear my jacket throughout August and wore my bloody tights in July.
In contrast I do know the East and South have had very dry weather because I’m sick to death of hearing the bloody farmers moan moan moan about it on the news every other week.
The reservoirs up here are all full and if you go round the edge of the Lakes (in the Lakes) the water’s up around the feet of some of the Lake side benches.
Going to Snowdon tomorrow and just checked the forecast… guess what f-in rain & cloud !!! Even our Indian Summer is shite up North….. but isn’t the riding sooooooooo much better than most anywhere else. Guess you can’t have it all 😀Posted 6 years agoNobeerinthefridgeSubscriber
I think it’s been a good summer (even here in SW Scotland) not a belter by any means, but I’ve ridden loads and spent lots of time outside with Mrs Nobeer, and princess Nobeer. That equals a good summer.
It’s what you make of it, unfortunately it seems a very British trait to moan and mourn about weather.Posted 6 years ago
Having moved from “rainy” Manchester to Glasgow 3 years ago I can confidently confirm that the weather here is worse than anything I have ever experienced.On my regular trips to Manchester I do notice the better weather and the sun always seems to shine once I get passed the Lakes.No summer to speak of so far in those 3 years and the new tent I bought just before I moved up here is now gathering dust. Only been used twice once for a constant 48 hour July deluge and the last time a 24 hour June deluge with gales thrown in for good measure.Posted 6 years ago
It seems to be constantly wet and grey in Glasgow though I have noticed that on my frequent trips to Peebles the weather seems much better.
Raining at the moment btw 😥deviantMember
It was crap.
Not helped by April and May being very good indeed, i went on a work placement at the end of May for 8 weeks, the placement was Mon-Fri 9-5, i though i would miss most of the summer but it didnt seem to happen….there were warm humid days but the cloud never seemed to clear and hanging washing in the morning was a complete lottery….in the end i just gave up and dried clothes in the house.
The last week is what a summer should be, clear skies, sun shining and 25+ degree heat….beautiful and exactly what we had in April/May….because such nice weather has sandwiched the underwhelming summer i think its fair to describe the summer as crap.Posted 6 years agoTheBrickMember
Weird concept of a good summer? Pessimistic buggers?
These two I’d say, that and being told what to think by the papers having some sort of false memories that summer were long with weeks on end with out rain and bright sun.
don simon – Member
Because it’s 25ºC and described as hot.
This is the UK, 25 deg is hot, is a very top exceptional temperature, but it is hot.Posted 6 years agojam boSubscriber
nick1962 – Member
BBC Weather forecast for Scotland…..rain …….. clearing by Wednesday
Temp.12 degrees. My wife just phoned from London…Hot as hell!
The other north /south divide
I’ve just spent 4 days in Aberdeen. It was beautiful weather. I was pleasantly surprised.Posted 6 years agoz1ppyMember
bigyinn – Member
Granted its been lacking in precipitaion, but its been lacking in heat too.
I can live with mild temperatures, and fantastically dry trails personnally. Been an ace summer I reckon, though have heard futher norf has suffered. Bigyinn, ain’t you K’ford way, it’s been lovely locally!Posted 6 years ago
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