Perfect day in Farnborough

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Perfect day in Farnborough

Postby greg_gruner » 2014 Jul 19, 18:18

Despite all the forecasts of severe thunderstorms and downnpours, today was dry in Farnborough (after 4.7mm of rain overnight). It was perfect for the Farnborough Air Show (the first of two public days today). This afternoon, for the flying display, it was mainly sunny with some Cumulus clouds around, and a max of 27.1C.

I know it is very difficult for forecasters to predict the location of thunderstorms exactly, but for the sake of the air show I'm glad they were wrong today. I'm sure other places did indeed have severe storms.
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Re: Perfect day in Farnborough

Postby Nick Gardner » 2014 Jul 20, 09:32

It was a pretty good Saturday here in this part of Devon too being dry, just fair weather cloud and a maximum of 23.6°C. Humid though with DPs around 19.0°C for most of the day.

Another lovely summer's day again today with sunny intervals and feeling slightly fresher than yesterday.

(10:10), 20.6°C, RH 78%, DP 16.7°C, 1011 hPa (R), Wind NW 5 mph.
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50:41N 3:17 W; 20 metres AMSL; Station Grade B-BAAA37
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Re: Perfect day in Farnborough

Postby John Oliver » 2014 Jul 20, 16:35

In between Devon and Hampshire, across much of Dorset it was a very different story yesterday with widespread thunderstorms during the morning and early afternoon period. These storms drifted north from the Channel, and across the county, one after another from the early hours of the morning when much of the county was affected. Another storm made landfall in the Poole/Swanage area around 9am. Further storms, positioned a little further to the west affected central and west Dorset between 11.30am and 1.30pm in particular. At least 25 long rumbles of thunder were heard in a 90 minute period at Dorchester with all of the lightning observed being between clouds. Just 0.7mm of rain recorded and 23.2C when the sun eventually appeared mid-afternoon.

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