Pretty scorchio at the mo! And in a lot of locations it’s also quite windless. Even sea breezes, that often materialise with weather like this, haven’t been showing. Mostly because it’s actually too hot so these phenomena get cancelled out. As such there’s been plenty of stand up paddle boarding action – inland and coast. Everywhere you look there are peeps getting out for a punt about. In some cases it’s the very first time these paddlers have actually ventured afloat. It’s no secret the early part of 2021’s summer was less then inviting so with more favourable stand up paddle boarding conditions now in effect it’s everyone involved. But will it last? (The weather that is).
We scoped a bunch of different forecasts but the Met Office is currently predicting a breakdown of this weather occurring around Friday this week. It doesn’t look cold, although it may get cooler in some parts of the UK. But it’s the thunderstorms and heavy rain in parts that’ll be a factor.
Not every location will cop a load of moisture though as some parts will remian warm, and possibly hot locally. One factor of note (which should be welcome news to paddlers) is the Met Office suggests signals for mostly light winds across all areas. we know may paddlers are extremely put off by breeze so this good still spell green lights for most people’s SUPing – even in the rain. After all, a bit of drip drip dropping from the heavens shouldn’t put the kybosh on your stand up paddle boarding shenanigans.
And what about further in summer holiday season? Well, from what the Met says (keeping in mind it’s impossible to be 100% accurate this far out) it bodes quite well. Here’s a snippet from the Met Office’s long range prediction (Tues Aug 3 – Tues Aug 17) –
‘By early August, warmer and drier-than-average conditions look likely to return for much of the UK, although there is an increased risk of thunderstorms, especially in the southeast. By mid-August confidence becomes rather low, but with changeable conditions most likely. Above-average temperatures continue to be signalled for much of the period, perhaps becoming very warm or hot at times in the south.’
All in we’d say this is as positive as you can get with the UK’s weather. So if you are getting the opportunity to get amongst it then we’d recommend making the most. After all, Momma Nature’s moods do have a habit of changing overnight!
You can see the full Met Office long range weather forecast for the current period here –
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