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Nice early start for this old favourite! Long distance forecasts are something of a lottery but a quick scan of the main sites, suggests that after a very sunny June, July looks a bit dodgy….

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To get in before Caper - Yes there will be weather.
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Saturday 10th June 2023 - Tomorrow Cosford will be a washout.
Sunday 11th June 2023 - Cosford had no rain.

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Anything but roasting.

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JMC wrote:
Wed 28 Jun 2023, 9:51 am
Anything but roasting.
yeah - last year was just bearable,
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2017 was one of my favourite ever RIAT's and I don't recall it being overly sunny or hot!

Like that again please!

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JMC wrote:
Wed 28 Jun 2023, 10:19 am
2017 was one of my favourite ever RIAT's and I don't recall it being overly sunny or hot!

Like that again please!
The arrivals were fairly grim, no thanks.
Friday had some sun, don't think the weekend was particularly special - I didn't go, so probably right as it was missing me.
Monday was great - lovely sunshine.

Like the Monday again but not the rest, but with me of course! :kissing_closed_eyes: :star_struck:
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capercaillie wrote:
Wed 28 Jun 2023, 10:24 am
JMC wrote:
Wed 28 Jun 2023, 10:19 am
2017 was one of my favourite ever RIAT's and I don't recall it being overly sunny or hot!

Like that again please!
The arrivals were fairly grim, no thanks.
Friday had some sun, don't think the weekend was particularly special - I didn't go, so probably right as it was missing me.
Monday was great - lovely sunshine.

Like the Monday again but not the rest, but with me of course! :kissing_closed_eyes: :star_struck:
IIRC the Saturday morning had numerous cancelled displays due to rain/visibility. Finnish Hawks went up then aborted, Belgian F-16 cancelled, RAF Typhoon cancelled, Spanish Hornet cancelled.
Same old sh*t.............just happening on a different day!!!

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Yeah, I really don't understand not wanting it to be sunny for an air display 🤷‍♂️
I know last year was warm, but give me that over cloudy/showery for any day of the week. Friday afternoon last year was pretty naff weather-wise, full cloud, not full displays from what flew that afternoon, no sun on arrivals for some nice stuff at the end of the day. No thanks. 👎

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JMC wrote:
Wed 28 Jun 2023, 10:19 am
2017 was one of my favourite ever RIAT's and I don't recall it being overly sunny or hot!

Like that again please!
Suspect you’ve got the rose-tinted spectacles on there, mate. There were times when it was pretty gross. As I recall, Saturday lost a lot of participants, arrivals was a bit poor, and Sunday had some quite big showers in the afternoon, too.

As uncomfortable as last year was, sunny weather beats cloudy drab boring guff any day of the week.

In the heat, you can do something to cool down (bring a fan, a cold towel, get inside and get some shade, or whatever). In the full grey overcast cloud, you can’t do anything to brighten things up.

The only really uncomfortable day for me last year was arrivals when it was mid-30s. The rest was quite pleasant, I thought.

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I mean if you're a photographer I can understand why the sun is needed, but as someone that just enjoys the displays for what they are i'm not really fussed.

I like the damp conditions especially when fluff is coming off left right and centre of the jets!

Edit perhaps not the Saturday of 2017, but the rest of the show I enjoyed massively.

The reason I don't like the overbearing heat is because I hate sun cream, seeking shelter, constantly seeking hydration and all these other bits and bobs to stay cool. I burn easy too!
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Yeah but if rain and or low cloud puts paid to a lot of the flying programme, then it doesn’t matter whether you’re a photographer or not if something can’t fly because of a low cloud base.

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As Caper says. Nice and sunny, mid-20s, clean air (I’m happy for it to chuck it down each evening to freshen the air up!), couple of puffy clouds - that’s the dream.

As I say in the UKAR staff “Andy’s bedroom” weather (from Toy Story, not Boff180 - god knows what he keeps in his).

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Last year was uncomfortable at times but give me that every time over the Saturday of 2017.

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i will always remember one of the Cottesmore years where it was clear blue skies and not a cloud and yet it rained (short shower) everyone in the grandstand looking confused at each other thinking how?
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I'd have last years weather every year, i love the heat. As said, Saturday in 2017 was very disappointing. Cloud can stay away, along with the moisture it brings.
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I’ll take sunny weather anyday! Not a day like Saturday 2017 when Flying got disrupted= F-22, Belgium f-16, Spanish hornet, Finnish Hawks cut short Or Friday 2018 RAF 100 Flypast got cancelled.

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See the sun's out, what is there to worry about?

Friday 2008 afternoon deluge on the way, who needs sun?
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Luke-84 wrote:
Wed 28 Jun 2023, 9:50 am
Saturday 10th June 2023 - Tomorrow Cosford will be a washout.
Sunday 11th June 2023 - Cosford had no rain.
I got back to Birmingham Airport and the heavens opened. Got the shuttlebus from the airport to Car Park 7, I ran to the hotel entrance (20 yards away on other side of the road and was drenched. Rain was that hard it actually hurt :O
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UK hot weather: 40C heatwave to blast Britain as high pressure builds

Despite recent downpours and cooler temperatures, the Met Office said there were indications for “above-average temperatures are stronger” from July 12 to July 26.

https://www.gbnews.com/weather/uk-hot-w ... -july-2023

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Burleysway wrote:
Thu 29 Jun 2023, 6:18 pm
UK hot weather: 40C heatwave to blast Britain as high pressure builds

Despite recent downpours and cooler temperatures, the Met Office said there were indications for “above-average temperatures are stronger” from July 12 to July 26.

https://www.gbnews.com/weather/uk-hot-w ... -july-2023
:rofl: If you read it, it's literally the woolliest thing imaginable. Plus, it's from GBNews :crazy_face: I think even the Express might be a better source of reliable weather info!

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CJS wrote:
Thu 29 Jun 2023, 6:36 pm
Burleysway wrote:
Thu 29 Jun 2023, 6:18 pm
UK hot weather: 40C heatwave to blast Britain as high pressure builds

Despite recent downpours and cooler temperatures, the Met Office said there were indications for “above-average temperatures are stronger” from July 12 to July 26.

https://www.gbnews.com/weather/uk-hot-w ... -july-2023
:rofl: If you read it, it's literally the woolliest thing imaginable. Plus, it's from GBNews :crazy_face: I think even the Express might be a better source of reliable weather info!

There's literally no point in trying to second guess the weather 2 weeks out.
I'm too keen, I second guess the weather 12 months out.
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frank wrote:
Sat 01 Jul 2023, 7:58 am
Ouch, BBC weather
https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2636389
Doesn't look too bad. Moderate Easterly winds so a 27 arrival pattern. Not too hot or cold at 23C. Might get a shower and possibly a thundery one on Thursday arrivals. I'll take that.

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To be fair that’s the forecast for Swindon.
I know it’s reasonably close to the airfield but how many times in years gone by have we seen dodgy looking weather pass behind the airfield (over Swindon) yet miss the airfield completely.
Same old sh*t.............just happening on a different day!!!

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