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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Summer is coming - hopefully!

Yorkshire (and the UK) is expected to get drier and warmer as we approach August.  There are signs that the jet stream may shift northwards which means it should feel more like summer, at last!  It's all down to pressure building in the Azores!

BBC Weather says: -
"The jet stream s a great river of wind flowing through the upper atmosphere. Its path is the cause of the repeated flooding being suffered during a British summer that has so far been one of the most miserable on record.  It usually passes along a steady path from west to east across the Atlantic - sometimes a bit to the north of the UK, sometimes a bit to the south.  As a relatively small island, on the borderline between the Atlantic Ocean and the European continent, the precise location of the stream matters hugely and, at the moment, the UK is on the wrong side of it.  However, if it shifts, the weather should prove to be more like summer."