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Posted By: stevecroad

Forecasters have predicted that Britain will experience a summer of unbroken sunshine and record temperatures. Positive Weather Solutions, who predicted this winter's big freeze and last summer's wash-out say that the summer of 2010 will be perfect barbecue weather. Experts at PWS say that temperatures are on course to beat those of the summer of 1976, the hottest summer on record, saying that the combined effect of El Nino and the Pacific and the Atlantic jetstream will raise temperature in the UK. 'There will be stifling temperatures, making it possibly the warmest UK summer on record and placing it at least in the top three warmest summers recorded,' Jonathan Powell of Abergavenny-based PWS said. 'Now it is time to get the barbecue out - and people should be able to find a good deal on one after last year's Met Office forecast.' PWS, which employs just five people as opposed to 1,800 at the Met Office, has out-performed the experts in their long-range forecasts over the last two years. The Met Office has given up issuing long-range forecasts, after expressing doubts as to their effectiveness. PWS predicts a fine June with some rain, followed by an unsettled July with sun, humdity and thunderstorms. August will be a month of record temperatures and broken sunshine, the forecasters say. Steve Croad :cold:



Posted By: DAC

LOL - I was just reading that on t'web and thinking to myself, "Why, oh Why, Oh Why....do they continue to do it.....?" Best get a new summer weight set of water-proofs for work then... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted By: mouse

What day will the summer be on and approx what time.!!! :lol:

Posted By: irishboy

im with you mouse what odds will anyine give me that it will be april 1st.

Posted By: devil

  • stevecroad wrote:

    The Met Office has given up issuing long-range forecasts, after expressing doubts as to their effectiveness.

That says everything! A piece of wet seaweed, three witches round a cauldron or Coptic gales all fall into the same category of poppycock, balderdash, codswallop or taking advantage of the gullible.
As an amateur meteorologist, I can get a reasonable idea of what is likely in 1-2 days (perhaps with slight adjustments to exact timing or amplitudes), a probability in 3-4 days and a possibility in 5 days. Beyond that, I will never go with my forecasts at http://www.cypenv.org/wxfcast/forecast.php, yet several have told me that these forecasts are generally more accurate than the official Met Service ones, or those from other sources such as TV bulletins, newspaper ones etc. The worst ones are most certainly Euronews which are laughable at times.
What many forget is that meteorology is not an exact science. A very minor phenomenon, such as a single aircraft contrail, may, on occasion, change a total weather pattern over areas of hundreds of kmē; how can one predict that? This is why I give 3 forecasts/day, to update the unexpected.

Posted By: terri

At least here in Cyprus for a large part of the year you don't have to carry your sunglasses and your unbrella around just in case! and England in the stifling heat......can't think of anything worse! stuck on a sweaty bus or tube, or in your car in a line of traffic several miles long. having to sit in an office which does not have air conditioning, tar mac melting in the roads and sticking to your shoes...........

Posted By: DAC

  • mouse wrote:
    What day will the summer be on and approx what time.!!! :lol:

Not sure which day of the year will be classed as the British summer; but my prediction is with the "rainy season" starting at the beginning of June and that thereafter everyone will then begin to predict that good old Indian Summer. Which normally turns out to be one mild day in September.
Oh well, I suppose that this prediction will be all that's required to encourage the gullible to book that caravan holiday in Dorset, or the quaint little cottage near Norfolk, all of which will require a car load of differing clothes to cater for every occasion and a bullet proof wet-weather program so as to keep the kids entertained during the daily monsoon and the parents from spending endless hours wandering around Tesco's, Asda's or some dreary shopping centre whilst all along proclaiming, yet again, that Next Year we're going back to Spain.
Been there, done it, have got the T-Shirts and still have the 7-man Palermo Frame tent in the shed to prove it. Needless to say that we gave up with British holidays when the girls became to old to be fobbed off with a couple of quid in some dreary UK resort's amusement arcade... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted By: mouse

  • mouse wrote:
    What day will the summer be on and approx what time.!!! :lol:

I predict the 4th July as the hottest day of the year in the uk in London and Norfolk.





Posted By: bill

That means that there will be a water shortage and a hose pipe ban in the UK. At least all those unable to afford a holiday in Cyprus could ( perhaps ) have a decent holiday in the UK. I bet DAC is smiling from ear to ear and waiting for the rush of caravan sales . By the way the last time they forcast a really good summer it poured down almost every day and was a complete washout but who am I to say that it will be the same this year ~ by the law of averages the UK is due a decent summer some time, who knows perhaps it will be this year . Bill

Posted By: DAC

  • bill wrote:

    I bet DAC is smiling from ear to ear and waiting for the rush of caravan sales .
    Bill

LOL. We don't do caravan sales, but all that guaranteed moisture will certainly mean that we'll have plenty of ""Damp Repairs"" and profitable Insurance work to see us through the quieter winter months..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
We love rainy British summers, especially when we're laid back on a sun lounger enjoying the Cypriot summer sun.
One man's lose is another man's gain and all that....Bring it on.... :D

Posted By: Jo Valentine

....Last Summer I must have gone to the Pictures and missed it.... :roll:

Posted By: tinabean

You bunch of doubting thomas's I am off to buy a new BBQ ! ~ ok & a waterproof gazebo! Tinabean :D

Posted By: DAC

  • tinabean wrote:
    You bunch of doubting thomas's I am off to buy a new BBQ ! ~ ok & a waterproof gazebo!
    Tinabean :D

LOL
Hi Tina, make sure that you get some waterproof matches for lighting the barbie..
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted By: MCM Carrington

Of course we are going to have a sizzler this summer! there is no doubt, I know this cos I ordered it! it will be a year late, as I actually ordered it last spring, along with the gigantic 'Webber' which had to be taken off the wagon onto a pallet, then wheeled into my garage, cos it was too big to get through the gate, as my neighbours laughed their heads off :evil: the same neighbours who laughed even louder when I was forced to light the thing in the garage in determination, as the temps plunged below zero! To save my aching chest from too much coughing and spluttering, I had to open the garage door slightly (an up and over door) only to find a few minutes later one of the said neighbours, a particularly nasty individual, on all fours, his head peeping through the gap, sneering 'what the hell? your smoking out the whole street' yeh well, he didn't get a sausage. Yes! this is it, this is the year, Thankyou Thankyou!! I'm going to widen that gate to-morrow :D

Posted By: Kwacka

There used to be a man in Richmond, in N. Yorkshire, who predicted the weather for months ahead based on (IIRC) moles. It was common knowledge that he was much more accurate that Met.Office, etc. In fact, he was so accurate that nobody ever bothered to check whether his predictions were right or not. :wink:



Posted By: MCM Carrington

Well, you Doubting Thomas's may scoff, this year is it! It will be just like the summer of 76, maybe even hotter! I'm going to order one of these inflatable pools for the grandkids, they can splash about in it while the sausages are sizzling on the barbie, and I might have to get an 'ice machine' to keep the drinks cool, and also some fans for the bedrooms to keep us cool at night, with the windows wide open, no chance of 'Millie the Mossie' bothering us here! he he, she will be too busy buzzing round your ears in Cyprus! where I will not be going this summer, hell, I can easily put that off till October this year! wouldn't want to miss out on the Indian Summer we are having in September :D

Posted By: LynSab

  • MCM Carrington wrote:
    Well, you Doubting Thomas's may scoff, this year is it! It will be just like the summer of 76, maybe even hotter! I'm going to order one of these inflatable pools for the grandkids, they can splash about in it while the sausages are sizzling on the barbie, and I might have to get an 'ice machine' to keep the drinks cool, and also some fans for the bedrooms to keep us cool at night, with the windows wide open, no chance of 'Millie the Mossie' bothering us here! he he, she will be too busy buzzing round your ears in Cyprus! where I will not be going this summer, hell, I can easily put that off till October this year! wouldn't want to miss out on the Indian Summer we are having in September :D

Would,nt scoff you do deserve some warmth and sun some of you are looking a bit pale, I hope the predictions are correct, seen as I may have to be over for a visit in August lol.
Don,t wish to rub it in but we have already had a barby :D fans in the bedroom are not an option but essential :shock: We drink approx 20 litres of iced water a week between us in the hottest months maybe more :shock:
Mossies have never ever bitten me :wink: but here as well as the UK I would,nt open the windows wide without a flyscreen as I hate buzzy yukky flies :x
But its long overdue and well deserved so so hope it happens for you all. It will be nice to come for my hols then

Posted By: andywise

  • tinabean wrote:
    You bunch of doubting thomas's I am off to buy a new BBQ ! ~ ok & a waterproof gazebo!
    WHETHER THE WEATHER WILL OR WHETHER THE WEATHER WON'T????
    Tinabean :D
We purchased 2 gazebo's a few years ago and were quite useful when planning out door occasions.
We decided to take our rain shelter's to Cyprus. Finally we use them for shade. fab on our local beach or a temp carport. We even use the big one on our wooden veranda as our outside bedroom in august!
Not tempted to purchase another gazebo in the UK cos we built a conservatory instead! Only pitfall is its rather noisey in the rain!!!!!!!

Posted By: MCM Carrington

Lyn, We had a barbie in January-in the garage which was freezing, but soon warmed up with the heat from the grill lol. All that water is very good for you, and easy to drink in Cyprus when it's hot, here we have to force ourselves to drink water, no force required to drink other things though :wink: Andy, I know what you mean, when it rains hard on our conservatory roof, we can't hear the telly! but did you know you can get a tan through the glass? I fell asleep in ours the other day, and got burned!

Posted By: tinabean

Andy we do have a conservatory however the roof is plastic ! BBQ + plastic roof = 999 oh & I love the sound of the rain on the roof, reminds me of caravaning holidays when I was a spring chicken! :D

Posted By: terri

Lynsab - you must taste bad! I get bitten all the time, I even did in the UK. In the summer I stink of bug repellant and am covered in lumps. have tried pretty much everything over the years but have just come to accept the fact that I'm obviously delicious!

Posted By: bill

To be fair to UK weather it's usually very nice and sunny for a couple of weeks in May, sadly I can't say the same for June, July and August . Bill



Posted By: LynSab

  • terri wrote:
    Lynsab - you must taste bad! I get bitten all the time, I even did in the UK.

I,m just not a mosquito magnet, they find too much wine in my blood lol, apparently they can smell their targets from 50m and they do go for certain people and leave others totally alone.
Have you tried Avon,s Skin so Soft? My friend says she sprays that on and they now leave her alone.

Posted By: journeyman

Just got back from walking dogs through our local country park, horse chesnut trees sprouting leafs, last year this happened mid to late April. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Posted By: MCM Carrington

:D British summer has officially begun! hey ho here we go. I have changed all the clocks around the house etc, packed up the winter woolies, and we have changed the 13.5 duvets back to the 4.5 as it's so warm in bed at night now, I have to admit that's down to still having the heating on 24/7, but not for long!! Well, you have to be positive don't you?

Posted By: Ken of Kiti

STOP PRESS
A huge flock of flying pigs have been spotted flying over the Met Office, the flock was doing aerobatics for quite a while before alightening onto the Met Office roof to feed. It is believed the flock has been resident for many years and have no intention of moving on.
Ken [/b]

Posted By: AskCy

:lol: classic !! :lol:

Posted By: Kwacka

  • Ken of Kiti wrote:
    STOP PRESS
    A huge flock of flying pigs have been spotted flying over the Met Office

From Post No. 1:
"Positive Weather Solutions, who predicted this winter's big freeze and last summer's wash-out say that the summer of 2010 will be perfect barbecue weather. "

Posted By: Ken of Kiti

Yes Kwaka I do like your thinking...
PIG ROAST!
Hmmm.. YUMMY
Ken



Posted By: MCM Carrington

:D Now I think I could get a small pig on my barbecue lol.

Posted By: mouse

  • MCM Carrington wrote:
    :D Now I think I could get a small pig on my barbecue lol.

You are all off your trotters!!

Posted By: kipper889

What a crackling good thread. :lol:

Posted By: Campbell56

Starting off with snow tomorrow....lol

Posted By: Ken of Kiti

  • Campbell56 wrote:
    Starting off with snow tomorrow....lol

So no BBQ tomorrow then...
What a pig!
Ken

Posted By: bill

  • Campbell56 wrote:
    Starting off with snow tomorrow....lol

Just had one of my sons phone earlier to say snow forcast Tuesday and Wednesday in his area ~ he's not a happy bunny, especially when I told him I was sat on the sea front having a light lunch and coffee in brilliant sunshine :D
Bill

Posted By: Campbell56

I'm sitting in my livingroom looking out my window looking at the snow falling.... Knew the weather people would get it wrong... it's here now... (They told me Tuesday)... lol





Posted By: mouse

Just a load of rineing Brits off their bacon. :lol:

Posted By: bill

  • mouse wrote:
    Just a load of rineing Brits off their bacon. :lol :

:? :? :?
Bill

Posted By: MCM Carrington

It's piggin freezing here to-day, the weather has gone back the way! Do we have to rake out the warm duvet's again? not a happy piggy.

Posted By: andywise

  • MCM Carrington wrote:
    It's piggin freezing here to-day, the weather has gone back the way! Do we have to rake out the warm duvet's again? not a happy piggy.

Tell me about it... It's blowing a gale ere. And to think it's 20 degree's at Governor's. Roll on the 24th april.

Posted By: Campbell56

  • andywise wrote:
    • MCM Carrington wrote:
      It's piggin freezing here to-day, the weather has gone back the way! Do we have to rake out the warm duvet's again? not a happy piggy.

    Tell me about it... It's blowing a gale ere. And to think it's 20 degree's at Governor's. Roll on the 24th april.

Still snowing here in Belfast. Heading to Hereford on Friday for a few days then can't wait till we fly out on the 23rd to Cyprus for some heat...

Posted By: LynSab

Far be it fom me to rub anything in :wink: 4 Day Forecast for Famagusta, Cyprus Thursday - Apr 1 Mostly Sunny High: 24° low: 13° Mostly Sunny - (Precipitation 10%) Friday - Apr 2 Mostly Sunny High: 24° low: 13° Mostly Sunny - (Precipitation 10%) Saturday - Apr 3 Mostly Sunny High: 26° low: 14° Mostly Sunny - (Precipitation 0%) Sunday - Apr 4 Mostly Sunny High: 26° low: 13° Mostly Sunny - (Precipitation 0%) More of the same Easter Monday :D

Posted By: MCM Carrington

Bah Humbug! we will get the easter we always get-freezing! poor kids rolling their eggs with gloves on.

Posted By: DAC

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Posted By: Kwacka

  • LynSab wrote:
    Far be it fom me to rub anything in :wink:
    4 Day Forecast for Famagusta, Cyprus
    Thursday - Apr 1
    Mostly Sunny
    High: 24°
    low: 13°
    More of the same Easter Monday :D

Step-daughter paid a surprise visit from Australia last week for the boss's birthday and complained about the cold.
Mind you, she said she'd been laughed at by colleagues when she put a coat on because the temperature on site had dropped to a frigid 34C.
Wonder why she says she's never going back to the UK?

Posted By: MCM Carrington

:D Temp up, sun shining, it's changed it's mind-again!!


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