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Victorian Farmer

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Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« on: July 18, 2012, 10:55:39 am »
The jet stream is likely to change course soon, ending the UK's spell of miserable weather, forecasters say.
]The UK is expected to get drier and warmer next week but only after more rain hits an already record summer.
[This year has seen the wettest April, the wettest June and the wettest April-to-June period on record.
]The cause has been the unusually southerly location of the jet stream, a high-altitude belt of wind; but it is expected to move northwards soon.
The jet stream has been further south than usual this summer, bringing wet and cold weather to much of the countryBut changeable weather can be expected until that point, especially in north-western parts of the UK.
The anticipated change would put an end to an intense period that has seen serious flooding in most parts of the UK, with several areas experiencing an entire month's rain in a single day.
At one point earlier this month, the Environment Agency issued flood warnings in 171 locations simultaneously.
The trend has continued in early July, with England and Wales both experiencing above average rainfall.
There are four jet streams circling the globe, two each in the northern and southern hemispheres.
While the UK has been drenched, large swathes of the US have been unseasonably hotThey flow at an altitude of about 7-10km (4.5-6 miles) from west to east.]Aircraft flying from North America to Europe typically take advantage of the northern hemisphere polar jet to speed their journeys.The jet stream's path is far from uniform and its location can vary.In summer it usually sits to the north of the UK, making British weather a slightly cooler version of what continental Europe is experiencing But for much of 2012, it sat much further south. The high-velocity wind effectively sucked moisture from the Atlantic Ocean and kept the UK cool and wet. have been very different on the other side of the Atlantic.
More than half of the US is in drought and disasters have officially been declared in 1,000 counties As the jet stream moves northwards, as it is expected to do, the UK's weather should return to a more conventional pattern."What that means is it's taking those weather systems further north with it, so things should really settle down a little bit more over the south," said Dave Britton of the Met Office."But [it will be] bringing more in the way of wet conditions to northwest Scotland.This should bring more normal summer weather - probably in time for the Olympics.Around the middle of next week, pressure will build - the Azores high," said BBC weather presenter Cecilia Daly."This would allow our weather to take on more normal summer characteristics.But i think it will be to late for the grass crop and posabuley the harvest as crops are in bad condition naw
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bloomer

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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 10:58:18 am »
we live in hope!!!


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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 11:11:42 am »
 :fc:
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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 11:29:17 am »
Absolutely tanking down stairods here so no change at all.
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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 11:43:22 am »
Stair rods here too  :'(

sabrina

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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 11:46:48 am »
Horrible here, long for some dry warm weather  :fc:

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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 11:51:46 am »
yesterday was a very good day the quad could go on the surface of the slabber today back to normal water lying everywhere and quad sinking down to the hard  ish ground  rivers running where rivers should not be :farmer:

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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 12:01:13 pm »
Can you imagine the alternitive to all this rain which has replenished our countries water supply..

Tens of thousands of extra people coming into the country for the olympics and we have a serious drought going on.
Just look at how the USA has faired with the jet stream not being in it's normal position. Fires and crops dying for the lack of water.

I have never remembered the grass growing as well as this year and the sheep seem to be doing well, slight problem with scauld in the feet, but thats down to grass management.

It would be nice if it stopped for long enough to get some hay cut and in the barns :farmer:
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 12:28:26 pm »
Monsoons here today ! I walked 20' to the shed in normal rain , changed to monsoon rain and got completely soaked to the skin , it is wet here !
First lot of seeds got eaten by birds , next lot washed away by rain !
Something has to give soon .

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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 12:36:05 pm »
It's bright breezy and bloomin' hot here today.OH and I have just put our first lot of winter wood away which was delivered at 8.30 this morning. 7 more lots to go to ensure that we have a toasty warm winter!

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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2012, 12:56:43 pm »
Its all drizzly, misty & murkey here with threats of mud slides in the fields.
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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2012, 03:54:55 pm »
Another drizzly day in between the heavy showers here - saves hours of watering on the veggie plot. 

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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2012, 08:16:46 pm »
Driving rain up here but I live in hope!  :fc:

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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2012, 11:01:57 am »
After yesterdays torrential rain today is warm and sunny and a light breeze - pretty much ideal weather and set til the weekend I believe.  I don't understand it but I am happy to get out weeding while the ground is damp enough to pull roots up but the air is warm enough to make it safe to remove a fleece layer and there's enough breeze to keep it nice.

I gather the midges over the west are enjoying a bumper breeding year over the west coast tho :o
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Re: Jet stream changes may bring warmer weather to UK
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2012, 03:37:12 pm »
Not a bad day here - finally got some washing drying on the line  :)   Not really very warm & not much sun getting through the clouds today - but  :thumbsup:  it's dry  ;D :fc:
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