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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    July 1994 was a pretty decent summer month. A CET of 18.0C and it was on the dry side for much of England and Wales.

    There was also some decent Spanish plumes which brought thunderstorms in places.

    The 12th July 1994 was a very hot day in the east with 34C at Lakenheath.

    Forecasts from that month

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWbt7RniF2apbPRgU_bw6tANgCcPAGwqY

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  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine and 15-25c
  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    Yep was living in SE London at the time...Hot and Sticky is how I remember July 1994 and quite thundery too..one of the hottest Julys on record in the London and SE area.

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    I decided against putting it into my post in the August 1997 thread, but one of my first thoughts had been that Norwich Weather Centre's paltry 2 days with thunder in August 1997 contrasted with 8 such days in the similarly "southerly" July of 1994.  In Tyneside the month wasn't quite as thundery but there were still three or four thunder-days reported widely across the region, with the 12th, 24th and 30th/31st being the main days.

     

    Statistically it wasn't quite up there with the hottest and sunniest months, except at a local level, but I think this hides a split between relatively cloudy, cool and changeable conditions in the first third of the month and then frequent heat and sunshine interspersed with thundery outbreaks in the last two-thirds, starting with that notably hot plume around the 12th.  For a combination of heat and thundery activity the period 24th July to 4th August was pretty hard to beat.

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  • Location: Medway - 125m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Hot summers, snowy winters and thunderstorms!
  • Location: Medway - 125m ASL

    I was only young but I remember it being a hot and thundery month (as well as the huge MCS of June 28th). My Aunt and Uncle were staying in our caravan at the time as their house was being renovated and I specifically remember playing a game during the storms whereby we guessed how many seconds between a flash and a bang with my Aunt.

    I remember the patio flooding a lot as it had only recently been done and the drainage wasn't set yet.

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  • Location: Bratislava (240m)
  • Location: Bratislava (240m)

    The heat seems to have been biased towards the east for July 1994, with the core of the heat farther east towards Scandinavia (where it was an exceptionally hot month).

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl

    Yes the UK especially the east and south east was on the verge of a notably very hot July, the heat over the continent was very intense extending into Scandinavia, alas due to the orientation of heights to the east, the UK stayed under more of a southerly influence with low heights to the SW hence the hot humid thundery conditions.

     

    I was away first part of the month, but I remember the second half being exceptionally humid, very similar in feel to August 1997 with plenty of hazy sticky days and oppressive nights.

     

    An often forgotten month for heat, similar to August 1997, the latter being unusual in that the heat was also mixed with lots of rain. July 94 was less wet.

     

    From memory August 94 was a preety decent summer month as well, fairly dry with plenty of warm sunny conditions. The last three summers ending in 4, i.e. 84, 94, and 04 were all preety decent overall with lots of warm/very warm dry sunny weather. This summer has a similar feel to summer 94 and 04 in some respects so far.. but there is a long way to go.

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    From memory August 94 was a preety decent summer month as well, fairly dry with plenty of warm sunny conditions. The last three summers ending in 4, i.e. 84, 94, and 04 were all preety decent overall with lots of warm/very warm dry sunny weather. This summer has a similar feel to summer 94 and 04 in some respects so far.. but there is a long way to go.

    Summer 2004 wasn't that good. August was very wet, one of the wettest Augusts on record and mid June to mid July was pretty mediocre. Manchester Summer Index1984: 2711994: 2402004: 197
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  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine and 15-25c
  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    Summer 2004 wasn't that good. August was very wet, one of the wettest Augusts on record and mid June to mid July was pretty mediocre.Manchester Summer Index1984: 2711994: 2402004: 197

    i don't remember summer 2004 being much cop either..was very cool and wet mid July particularly.

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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.

    Classic thundery setups.

    This is the one I remember the first one which gave an afternoon of thundery constant light rain, and delicate quite frequent rumbers of thunder,one crack.

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/archive/ra/1994/Rrea00119940724.gif

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/pics/archive/ra/1994/Rrea00119940724.gif

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