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26-07-2019, 15:19   #2626
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23C in Dunshaughlin at the moment, mostly cloudy but feeling warm so I'm told.
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26-07-2019, 15:46   #2627
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Anyone watching the Tour de France? They were trying to clear the road after a fall of hail, sleet and snow and now that part of the race has been cancelled after 6cm to 8cm of hail then snow fell.
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26-07-2019, 15:58   #2628
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Anyone from Wexford? It seems to be clear blue skies down there on the satellite, lucky people!
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26-07-2019, 16:04   #2629
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Anyone from Wexford? It seems to be clear blue skies down there on the satellite, lucky people!
Not on the weekends when I'm there anyway, just as overcast as Dublin
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26-07-2019, 16:13   #2630
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Cornwall does have great summers - it has its own little microclimate. Source: ex who was born and bred in Cornwall. You can grow bananas down there.

I lived in the south west of England during the summer of 2010. So during the string of bad summers and the UK experienced those bad summers too. The weather was still much warmer and more pleasant than Irish summers. Noticeably warmer. You got used to it being at least 22 degrees every day. I got athlete’s foot for the first time in my life. If that was a bad south west England summer, I’d love to know what their average summers were like.
I lived many years in coastal Cornwall and nothing special re the weather. no great summers..
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26-07-2019, 16:22   #2631
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I lived many years in coastal Cornwall and nothing special re the weather. no great summers..
coastal Cornwall gets summers similar to Ireland, one of the few parts of England that doesn't draw up heat from the continent on a regular basis in summer due to being too far west stuck out to sea.
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26-07-2019, 16:53   #2632
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38.7c recorded in England yesterday?
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It's mostly sunny and 23.6C in Glasnevin.
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26-07-2019, 16:55   #2634
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38.7c recorded in England yesterday?
Yes, it's provisional and yet to be quality checked. We've seen the atrocity of where some stations are located before.

https://twitter.com/EssexWeather/sta...51860992430080
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26-07-2019, 17:00   #2635
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I always notice travelling behind cars that the car temperature goes up 1 or 2 degrees from the exhaust fumes and engine heat even with the cars going a decent clip.
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Excellent weather for Dancing at The Crossroads They could be doing it come Sunday night
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You know you can't mention snow, frost, low temperatures Robert. Only record breaking heat. If you mention anything that might suggest you are questioning climate change that's the ultimate heresy today.

To say anything that even hints your questioning the dogma of Climate Change is the equivalent of saying the world was round in the 16th Century, you could be burned at the stake

People like us have to catch a grip of ourselves and don't know the difference between weather and climate. The high temperatures are always climate change and the low ones weather. That's a safe and simple rule to save your life.
If science is dogma, maybe we can add Mystic Meg to the weather models.
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Thought I'd look at Malin Head summer sunshine totals because it's the closest station to you that records sunshine although of course it won't be totally reflective for you because it's coastal which tend to be more sunny than inland.

Up to this point in Summer 2019 (up to July 25th), Malin Head has seen 269.2 hrs of sun (though 1 day of missing sunshine data - 9th July). 2017 was worse with 224.7 hrs up to this point (and an atrocious total of 78.8 hrs in June 2017 - joint second dullest summer month on record there with August 1972 and only beaten by July 1979). If I remember correctly, you missed out on the very sunny four days and heatwave in mid-June 2017 which the rest of the country was enjoying. Think I remember you commenting on that too.

Dullest summers on record at Malin Head (Summers 2011, 2012 and 2013 are not available for some reason) back to 1955.

1978 - 321.6 hrs
1979 - 345.8 hrs
1988 - 359.8 hrs
2005 - 360.0 hrs
2016 - 361.6 hrs
1980 - 364.5 hrs
1984 - 365.6 hrs
1987 - 368.4 hrs
1961 - 376.0 hrs
1993 - 378.1 hrs

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This is the first summer I've fully spent in Donegal for the best part of a decade so I suspect having lived for a few years in much sunnier climes hasn't helped my perception!

Lovely sunny evening now as it happens though, the past 5 days have been pretty good here, finally a taste of summer
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I’ve just seen a few posts here today re climate change. I know Ireland’s summer has been less than ideal, with no significant heatwave. But on a global level, it seems average temperatures are rising.

https://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/carbon-dioxide/

That link is informative showing current CO2 levels compared to the past. You can scroll at the bottom comparing the levels.
The heat and temperature map is even more telling, especially since 2001..
After spending 2 weeks in heat this summer, its lovely to experience it but it’s very hard to function as we do here in that climate and would require huge lifestyle changes.
I do love the sun and would love a good August! But as long as every day isn’t a wash out and we can do activities outdoors, I’ll take it.
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No one said science was dogma. But it's constantly changing and updating given new info and methodology. All evidence of all the changes taking place in our climate should be pointed out. I mentioned Germany and other central European countries broke their coldest temp record aswell as their hottest temp record for July, which is remarkable.

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Mod Note: Digging up that quoted post that I snipped Fast Twitch is only goading and looking for a possible negative reaction and will ultimately drag the thread off topic and make it unpleasant for all . Time to move on now.
As above
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