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Title: Weather
Post by: Defying Gravity on December 23, 2013, 11:49:25 AM
How is everyone doing with the weather? Grey but calm here at the moment, but I had an early start because my mum was due to be travelling Yorkshire to London this afternoon and they've cancelled many of the trains. So we were at the station at 7am getting her on an early train so she'd be sure to get back!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: lankou on December 23, 2013, 12:20:54 PM
It is currently not safe to go outside where I live.

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Post by: ditchdwellers on December 23, 2013, 12:42:02 PM
Very windy and raining here.  Really horrible.
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on December 23, 2013, 12:44:36 PM
Grey sky rain but not very windy here.
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on December 23, 2013, 01:27:41 PM
Wind and rain in abundance at the moment, but the big storm isn't due to hit here until tomorrow.
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on December 23, 2013, 01:28:49 PM
Wind has now picked up somewhat.
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Post by: ATurtle on December 23, 2013, 02:49:15 PM
I do apologise for the amount of wind, but after her colonectomy it's not her fault she's so flatulent (Farty)!!!  >biggergrin<
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Post by: Yvette on December 23, 2013, 05:16:10 PM
That is not funny.

I have a colostomy and do not appreciate jokes being made about it colon surgery - it is in fact discriminatory. 

Particularly as it is not *you* who has a colostomy/colonectomy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on December 23, 2013, 10:32:07 PM
Yvette  >hugs<

The big storm is due to hit overnight. If the forecast is to be believed, the winds could be gusting as high as 90mph, so I've got all my power-cut stuff at the ready, charged my mobile, and plugged the analogue phone in.

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Post by: Mabelcat on December 23, 2013, 11:50:52 PM
I was supposed to go to a party tonight.  Having been so unwell lately it had taken me several days to decide I would go for a short time at least.  Of course I had to cry off because of the truly awful weather.  There are trees down all over the place and you can never guarantee that the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry won't be shut and cancelled respectively.

If both are out of action it's something like a fifty mile detour.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: devine63 on December 24, 2013, 12:41:02 AM
Here in Hampshire we've had high winds and stinging rain pretty much all day, I haven't noticed any let up at all - and that's really unusual.  I hope it will blow itself out on Christmas eve and we'll have a peaceful Christmas Day.
regards, Deb
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on December 24, 2013, 01:06:44 AM
Ooh-err, it's starting to get brave and breezy out there.

I hope that all Ouchers and their families have a safe couple of days, free from floods or power outages.  >bighugs<
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Post by: Sunshine Meadows on December 24, 2013, 11:50:06 AM
It was very wet and stormy last night and I forgot to put the fan heater on the the corner of the bedroom so woke up in the night with TN. The house is a terraced but it is deeper than the houses either side and so the gable ends that jut out get really cold including my side of the bed.

It is blue skies and sunny this morning so I am hopeful for later.

 >bighugs< to all and I hope you have food in, light and heat. For those with laptops get them charged up and maybe download some programs from BBC Iplayer so you can at least have something if the power goes off.

We are fairly safe here in the Midlands and I am so glad we got a new roof on the house a few years back.

Turtle,
I know you meant no harm but I do agree with Yvette, you are not posting about your own disabilities but someone elses. There are more personal things we can say to each other face to face in our homes but online it is harder to see the context.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on December 27, 2013, 05:33:29 PM
Well, we're still here - it's been pretty wet and wild windy for the last few days, and there's more to come, but so far no flooding or power cuts in this part of the world. I hope it's been the same for the rest of you. Heard on the 25th that around 150, 000 people 'across the water' were left without electricity by the storms, and that some of them might not be able to get re-connected for about a week.  :-(

What do you guys have by way of back-up plans in the event of a power/water cut? Here's a list of the preparations I make.

Medications - as soon as a severe weather warning is issued, I phone the pharmacy to make sure that they'll still be able to deliver my meds as usual. If not, I arrange for someone to collect them for me in advance.

Top-ups and charging - I get everything charged/topped up as soon as possible. Scooter, laptop, mobile phone, rechargable batteries/lamps etc.

Mum and vulnerable neighbours - make sure they have contingency plans, cars filled up etc. Note any new numbers and arrange times for contact. 

Food and bottled water - tins, dried foods and water in case the mains supply is cut off. 2 litres per person per day for hydration and cooking, for at least 3 days, and a litre extra per day for hand washing. We stash some mains water in the bathroom for flushing and washing, and a supply for the cat.  Extra supplies of wet cat food will help to extent this.   

Bleach, disinfectant, wipes - loads of these. If the water goes off, it's good to be able to keep things clean. I also get some extra commode liners,  sterile disposal sacks and heavy-duty black bin bags, in case all else fails. Plenty of cat litter in case the weather is so grim George can't get out of the house (for example, if the ground is frozen or saturated, it's difficult for a cat to use their customary 'fresh air' toilet territories).

Stove, light, radio -   I have an MSR Pocket Rocket rapid-boiling stove ( relic from my rufty-tufty outdoor days), and get in an extra large cannister for it. The Coleman F1 Lite is a good 'cheap and cheerful' alternative to this - Coleman propane/butane cannisters will power both. If you can't use an 'upright' style stove, Argos do some good, reliable 'ring' style stoves. I also have 2 dynamo powered lights - one a torch, and one and lantern which can be charged in advance then 'topped-up' with the dynamo hand-crank. A dynamo powered radio is also a good thing to have - they never run out of power and it's good to be able to listen to the local news.

The rest - matches, candles, phone numbers for water, power companies, council emergency lines.

When we had the 'big freeze' here back in 2009-2010 all of this came in pretty useful. Hopefully, no-one will need to use it, but it's good to have, just in case.  :-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on December 28, 2013, 12:00:02 AM
Oh Gosh NN.  I am lucky to live in an area that is not liable to floods or subsidence or anything like that.  But I still keep candles and matches handy and a full store cupboard.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on December 28, 2013, 10:02:13 AM
I always keep food in stock.

Torches and 2 large battery hurricane lamps - and spare batteries of course.

My Auntie told me a few years ago about buying a stack of those press lights you can stick to walls.  I have a couple in each room, so if there is a power cut, I can press the little lights to find my way about.

I have bedding and a sofa bed downstairs in case there is a power cut - the stairlift battery stores enough power to make a trip downstairs.

I am unlikely to get flooded as I live on a hill (crosses fingers).
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on December 28, 2013, 03:29:36 PM
It's OK I'm building an Ark.
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Post by: ditchdwellers on December 30, 2013, 12:02:25 AM
The winds getting up again and it sounds very noisy whistling through all the boat rigging.
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on December 30, 2013, 08:06:11 AM
dd your just trying to make me jealous. :-)
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Post by: ditchdwellers on December 30, 2013, 10:51:40 AM
No dic, just trying to get to sleep!   ;-)
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Post by: Yvette on December 30, 2013, 11:30:23 AM
I am fed up of the weather.   >angry<
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on December 30, 2013, 12:02:18 PM
Cold wet and windy.  :-(
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Post by: huhn on December 30, 2013, 01:45:43 PM
cold,wet, hail, snow and a broken heating
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Post by: Hurtyback on December 30, 2013, 02:24:31 PM
It was dire here a few hours ago - torrential rain and blowing a hoolie. Much better now though, even a bit of sunshine. I'm glad that it means Hurtyboy and his girlfriend don't have to drive home in that terrible stuff!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: sherbs on December 30, 2013, 10:02:58 PM
Just back from Ireland early,hours this morning, first thing I see as me and sis trawl our cases through garden to patio doors is 2 fence panels have fallen down, on closer inspection this evening ( after 3 loads of washing) is the side gate is hanging on its hinges.   >doh<  Gonna be an expensive January for me.

Also saw next door ( lady has just bought the house and moved in before Christmas ) that 3 of her fence panels are just about hanging on for dear life !!,

Oh well could have been worse, as our garden are next to each other I will see if she knows anyone who could do mine and her fences at the same time, may prove to be a bit cheaper ( yeah right ).  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on January 01, 2014, 07:41:07 PM
How frustrating sherbs.

It's blowing like crazy again and last night we had a thunder storm.   There's an awful lot of water laying on the ground and some minor flooding.  If it keeps on raining then the flooding will be worse by the morning.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Frances on January 01, 2014, 10:39:53 PM
We have had water pouring in above the Kitchen /dining room window.  Large son was down visiting his granddaughter for a few days and on the only rain free day he put silicon between the bricks. But it didn't help much and I am soaking through 8 sheets and about the same in bath towels everyday. Nothing really can be done until I find a builder and we have some dry weather. Dreading heating and leccy bill with all this drying stuff > Plus it smells really damp as well Grrr.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on January 02, 2014, 12:04:03 PM
The weather here is nice at the moment - clear and dry. I hope those of you who are still getting soaked are well, and that the rain will end soon. >hugs<
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Post by: KizzyKazaer on January 02, 2014, 12:28:00 PM
A sunny dry day (just for a change) here in the rather soggy South-West of England as well, but surprise surprise, the wet and windy monotony returns tonight  >doh<  Never mind, a few dry weeks in the spring and there will be hosepipe bans, I expect  >whistle<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on January 02, 2014, 04:56:27 PM
Frances  >hugs<  that sounds really horrible!  :-(


We live at the top of a hill, so chances of flooding are very low. However, we went for a drink this arvo at the pub about 1 mile away. This is right next to the river and the area is very flooded. The river is right up over the banks which, in normal circumstances, are about 5 foot above the water level. The adjacent fields are well flooded but the houses are OK. I think there is worse to come from upstream though...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on January 02, 2014, 06:11:12 PM
It's a little disquieting when they start holding Cobra meetings about the weather or is it just PR.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: devine63 on January 03, 2014, 01:45:06 AM
Dic, you can probably blame that woman who was on the news telling Cameron off because her electricity wasn't back on yet, after all that's bad PR for the PM and he can't have that can he?
regards, Deb
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on January 03, 2014, 10:23:16 AM
Well this is not going to help the PR much.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-25587555
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on January 05, 2014, 06:11:52 PM
It's a little disquieting when they start holding Cobra meetings about the weather or is it just PR.

It's the latter, Dic. The acronym COBRA just stands for 'Cabinet Office Briefing Room A'. It could be two squirrels and the tea lady meeting in there, for all the meaning it actually has.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_Office_Briefing_Room
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on January 05, 2014, 06:54:00 PM
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It could be two squirrels and the tea lady meeting in there,

I think we would be better off if it were.
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Post by: auntieCtheM on January 05, 2014, 07:58:00 PM
And they would be more photogenic.   >lol<
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Post by: ATurtle on January 05, 2014, 10:10:13 PM
Might get more sense out of them!

I just wish the Cabinet would go and stand on the base of the Eddystone Lighthouse for the next few days!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on January 05, 2014, 11:10:17 PM
There was an Earth Quake not far from here yesterday 1.4 magnitude. Get those squirrels back quick.
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Post by: oldtone27 on January 06, 2014, 10:02:02 AM
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There was an Earth Quake not far from here yesterday 1.4 magnitude

Nah! It was just the waves pounding the shore.

Not sure the squirrels are up to the job. With all this water about I think the eels would do better, although they might not be quite as slippery as the politicians.
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on January 30, 2014, 10:22:20 AM
Snowing here quite heavy too.
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Post by: oldtone27 on January 30, 2014, 11:17:15 AM
Cooler and dull, but no snow, fortunately. I don't think it cold enough to snow yet. Forecast is for rain with temperatures 4C or above.  >raincloud<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on January 30, 2014, 12:48:34 PM
It's not raining today!  >yikes<
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Post by: auntieCtheM on January 30, 2014, 06:09:23 PM
Oh yes it is!!

I saw squirrels today.  It was lovely.
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on January 30, 2014, 07:04:38 PM
I hate it when it rains squirrels   >raincloud<
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Post by: ditchdwellers on January 30, 2014, 07:25:03 PM
 >biggrin<

Overcast and cold today
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Post by: oldtone27 on January 31, 2014, 10:02:35 AM
Given the popularity of pet ownership on this forum, Ouchers must love it when it rains cats and dogs.  >blackcat< >dog< >umbrella<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on January 31, 2014, 11:17:41 AM
Given the popularity of pet ownership on this forum, Ouchers must love it when it rains cats and dogs.  >blackcat< >dog< >umbrella<

 >biggrin<


Freezing cold, wet and windy.  >raincloud< >raincloud< >raincloud<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on January 31, 2014, 11:20:52 AM
Very similar here too, NN
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Post by: lankou on January 31, 2014, 11:23:27 AM
Given the popularity of pet ownership on this forum, Ouchers must love it when it rains cats and dogs.  >blackcat< >dog< >umbrella<

(http://bajandas.edublogs.org/files/2009/12/Hate_Rain-300x259.jpg)

(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/214/4/e/dog_under_the_rain_by_bonygrafi-d59i7d9.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on January 31, 2014, 11:37:51 AM
Love the pics especially the cats under the brolly. Dull here and a bit chilly but no rain yet. Probably start shortly when I've got to go out.
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Post by: stalwart on January 31, 2014, 12:36:31 PM
I hate it when it rains squirrels   >raincloud<

Well in oz you do have flying foxes!

www.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pteropus
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Post by: devine63 on February 01, 2014, 01:17:00 AM
My friend from Taiwan says that out there they say that it rains hippos and elephants!

regards, Deb
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Post by: oldtone27 on February 01, 2014, 10:16:24 AM
It came over very dark a short while ago and I am sure I saw a snow flake. However, its bright and sunny now although there is a cold wind.
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on February 01, 2014, 10:28:11 AM
Blue skies and sunny here this morning but cold.
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Post by: Yvette on February 01, 2014, 10:32:17 AM
I am fed up of the grey, grey, grey weather.  >steam<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on February 05, 2014, 10:06:36 AM
The wind is getting up right now. It is also begriming to rain but not heavily just yet. Its looking like being a hefty storm before long.

Despite the warnings two of the reporters on Breakfast this morning where on the sea walls at Dawlish and Chesil Beach in somewhat hazardous positions. Both had to move as the tide rose and the storm gathered. Not really sending out the right message to the idiots who think they are invincible and get too close to the sea.
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Post by: KizzyKazaer on February 05, 2014, 10:17:55 AM
And then there's the idiots who try to drive through floodwater.... I've had BBC Somerset (radio) on and there's several roads in the area now that have become impassable.  Again.   Glad I haven't got to go out anywhere, that's for sure! 
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on February 05, 2014, 02:33:30 PM
It was pretty windy and lashed down last night and most of this morning. We have an uneasy truce in the weather at the moment, so it's grey and still out there. Don't think that'll last long!

Couldn't agree more about idiots ignoring meteorological advice. Every year there are dozens of planks who need rescued from the Mournes, Belfast Hills, etc, in the middle of storms which has been predicted for days.  >doh<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on February 05, 2014, 04:24:09 PM
Very cold and windy here.  A sudden gust knocked a couple of bottles of beer from a shelf and they smashed on the kitchen floor.   Now the whole boat smells like a brewery   >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on February 06, 2014, 09:31:15 PM
Between the house and the outhouse we had sheets of plastic forming a roof. The important word in that sentence is had.
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Post by: Hurtyback on February 06, 2014, 09:49:47 PM
Oh dear Dic, that isn't good  :-(


Dd, does the boat rock a lot when the weather is windy? I can't imagine feeling sea-sick in my own home  >feeling-sick<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on February 06, 2014, 09:55:07 PM
And how do the dogs take to a rocking boat.  Have they been able to get out in the last few days?  I've been keeping doggie inside to prevent her getting a cold soaking unnecessarily.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on February 06, 2014, 09:56:38 PM
I think doggie fell off the gangplank recently? I should think the chances of that are much higher when everything is rocking!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on February 06, 2014, 10:15:39 PM
Yes, the boat does move about a bit; it depends on the wind direction.  I'm used to it now although when we first moved on I used to have to go out when it got windy as I did get a bit seasick.    >biggrin<
Barney is managing ok and has now realised that there isn't enough room on the gangplank to push pass anyone or else he'll fall in!

Dic, hope you'll be able to repair the damage easily.  The wind has eased off here but there has been very little let up in the rain all day. The ground is very soggy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on February 07, 2014, 11:55:40 AM
Will get some new sheeting on monday and replace the sections that have gone, won't be too much of a job I hope.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on February 07, 2014, 11:11:27 PM
It's getting wild and windy out there.

Wishing all Ouchers a safe, warm and dry night, with no power cuts.

 >bighugs<

 >clover<

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on February 11, 2014, 07:09:01 PM
It's started snowing.

 >Cloudandsnow<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on February 11, 2014, 08:28:08 PM
It snowed here earlier today for a couple of hours then stopped.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on February 11, 2014, 08:30:39 PM
It was warm and sunny here earlier on - I could feel the heat from the sun on my face.  The sky was blue and there were little white fluffy clouds all over the place.

No, I am not joking, it was really nice, for about an hour.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on February 11, 2014, 08:58:08 PM
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Post by: ditchdwellers on February 11, 2014, 09:15:54 PM
We had some blue sky earlier today too!  So glad the wind has dropped.
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Post by: KizzyKazaer on February 12, 2014, 11:44:07 AM
And what a contrast here today - rain, wind, rain, wind  >erm<   Just as well I got out yesterday to do my weekly shop a couple of days early.  Living on the second floor, the wind really makes a hell of a racket as well - but it's sort of cosy in its way...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on February 12, 2014, 12:51:01 PM
The wind and rain arrived here exactly on time (as forecast by the Met Office). Fortunately I timed my meeting for coffee with this in mind and only just caught the start as I reached home.

Very blustery now with squally showers. >Darkcloudraining<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on February 12, 2014, 12:56:30 PM
We had a thunder storm at 4.30am which meant we had a quivering dog under the bed.   Very windy with a lot of rain again.  Distinctly fed up.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on February 12, 2014, 01:23:13 PM
Wind and rain as forecast and cold  :-(
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Post by: huhn on February 12, 2014, 01:40:12 PM
Can anyone  send  some rain. here  is  everything dry and water cuts are planed.
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Post by: Hurtyback on February 12, 2014, 05:53:58 PM
You are welcome to as much as you like Huhn, we have plenty to spare!  >Darkcloudraining<
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Post by: auntieCtheM on February 12, 2014, 07:34:05 PM
It was tropical rain early this afternoon; stair-rods.  I had to go out so donned bright blue wellies and raincoat that reaches down to my ankles, and off I ventured.  Within a few steps the rainfall became light rain and then it petered out.  Nothing the whole of the rest of the time.  I felt so silly and overdressed.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on February 12, 2014, 07:57:49 PM
Another storm-front hitting. Ah well, here we go again.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on February 12, 2014, 08:18:06 PM
According to the local TV its been bad all along the south coast. A bit blustery here a few miles inland but not nearly so rough.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on February 12, 2014, 10:33:22 PM
I was standing at a junction waiting for the lights to change so I could walk across when a gust picked up a set of traffic lights next to me from their stalk & dumped them in the road. >yikes<  Luckily there was no-one in the middle at that moment so the lights bounced, broke in two & stayed in the middle until a (helpful? brave? foolish?) pedestrian went to move them into the central reservation.  The stand/ stalk was apparently undamaged & no-one was hurt. 

Some of the gusts have been hard enough to make me stop (or get blown down), others have made me suddenly walk sideways; buildings in the city centre make good wind tunnels too.  Apparently the fire service were advising people not to go into Manchester at all; of course I didn't know that until I got home.  The city centre was full of non-moving traffic at 6pm because of roads being closed; everyone trying to get into minor roads as motorways/ bridges on major roads were closed.  Some railway lines closed too.

We've had some rain today as well.  Now the gritters are out, so a cold night is expected.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on February 13, 2014, 04:54:38 PM
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... a gust picked up a set of traffic lights next to me from their stalk & dumped them in the road. >yikes< 

That's scary, so glad nobody was in their path -  seems like it's the North's turn to get it now  >erm<

We in Somerset have had a right old pot-pourri of weather today:  hail, rain and then snow showers this morning, and just now another heavy and windy rain shower with a sudden and loud clap of thunder thrown in.  Between all this, the sun.  So a bit of everything  >lol<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on February 13, 2014, 06:44:33 PM
Yesterday I bought myself a pair of bright pink fur-lined waterproof boots in a sale.  So now I am ready for the snow, if it comes.

Buying the boots, of course, will stop it snowing and I will then not have the chance to wear them - that is how it usually goes isn't it.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on February 13, 2014, 07:08:42 PM
There are plenty of things worse than lightweight modern traffic lights flying around.  I had seen one or two people cycling a few minutes earlier, which seemed a dangerous way to travel (yes, I do know there's no space for a bike on late-afternoon/rush-hour trams but if there's a safe place to park the bike all day, why not leave it rather than risk getting blown under a car?).

Roofs, detached tiles, front of a building fell off somewhere(!), lorry overturned onto a car (everyone apparently OK), trees on roads, cars & houses...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26167468

I thought briefly about reporting the light, then decided the police & city council traffic workers probably had better things to do at the time - someone will tell them there's a light missing & it'll be fixed soon enough.  It's an intersection between two busy roads, so there are multiple sets of lights for drivers & pedestrians; anyone who can't cope with one less shouldn't be on the roads anyway.

Today has been mixed here as well - a few rain showers, sunny spells, cloudy... tomorrow apparently we get cold, then heavy rain, light rain & more heavy rain. 
Still, it means tomorrow night will be warmer with all that rain-cloud. >whistle<  Even we don't really need more water though; rivers are running fast & there's plenty mud if you step off the roads/ pavements, surface water on flat areas...

I hope your boots bring snow-proofing to all of us, auntie. ;-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: sherbs on February 13, 2014, 07:35:14 PM
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... a gust picked up a set of traffic lights next to me from their stalk & dumped them in the road. >yikes< 

That's scary, so glad nobody was in their path -  seems like it's the North's turn to get it now  >erm<

We in Somerset have had a right old pot-pourri of weather today:  hail, rain and then snow showers this morning, and just now another heavy and windy rain shower with a sudden and loud clap of thunder thrown in.  Between all this, the sun.  So a bit of everything  >lol<

I do hope you are ok in Somerset Kizzy, it seems you have had the worst of the weather.

Big sunshine for me in Hampshire today, more rain and gales for tomorrow, urgh !!  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ATurtle on February 13, 2014, 08:15:06 PM
OK, I tried to cheat and pop over to see my dad in Torremolinos and... It's been wet, windy and COLD! 

So there you go, when people say ex-pats shouldn't get winter heating payments, they go through it too!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: devine63 on February 13, 2014, 08:23:01 PM
and my Taiwanese friend went to Taipei hoping for some nicer weather and found heavy rain plus a small earthquake!

However London did finally get some glorious sunshine today, although it remained v chilly
 regards, Deb
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on February 13, 2014, 09:24:13 PM
Seems there's no escape anywhere...

Sherbs, I (thankfully) don't live on the Somerset Levels or any of the worst-hit areas;  and being on the second floor, will never have to worry about my particular home being flooded!  Just so sorry for those people who are affected though, wherever in the UK they live - there doesn't seem to be an end in sight yet  >thumbsdown<   More rain and gales for us tomorrow too, so another day of tackling chores, me thinks:  getting the spring-cleaning done early this year  >angel<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: devine63 on February 13, 2014, 09:30:16 PM
nice silver lining there Kizzy, I hope it means when the weather does improve you'll be free to get out and about!
regards, Deb
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AndMac on February 14, 2014, 12:35:43 AM
I liked a Facebook page called https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bastard-Weather/208716055966068 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bastard-Weather/208716055966068), the forecasts are meteorogically accurate but couched in somewhat earthy language.
 Somehow it's actually very funny, Wednesday's day of heavy rain was described with a map of the UK and "F$^^^ P$$^$$ Down All Over The B$^$d Place"  superimposed over it.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on February 14, 2014, 06:55:12 AM
I liked a Facebook page called https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bastard-Weather/208716055966068 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bastard-Weather/208716055966068), the forecasts are meteorogically accurate but couched in somewhat earthy language.
 Somehow it's actually very funny, Wednesday's day of heavy rain was described with a map of the UK and "F$^^^ P$$^$$ Down All Over The B$^$d Place"  superimposed over it.

 >lol<

Armstrong and Miller's 'Heroic Meteorologist' sketch is also amusing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNdrgjjsHsM

(Contains some mildly naughty language).

>Edit: Inserting quote from previous post.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on February 14, 2014, 09:47:45 AM
Apparently aunties' boots have not prevented snow on Dartmoor or Exmoor. Maybe auntie will need them after all.  >Cloudandsnow<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: lankou on February 14, 2014, 09:53:09 AM
(http://cdn2.pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/ba/32/000032ba_medium.jpeg)
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Post by: lankou on February 14, 2014, 10:44:49 AM
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/72935000/jpg/_72935181_vanessa3.jpg)
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Post by: Hurtyback on February 14, 2014, 04:05:54 PM
Oh my goodness! I hope those photo's are not personal to anyine on here?!


It is very wet and windy here again today. It was just 3c this morning and some of the stuff was a bit sleety but, at least, it does seem to have warmed up a bit.


going out for a meal with friends this evening. The restaurant is just up the road but we will certainly not be walking up!




Title: Re: Weather
Post by: lankou on February 14, 2014, 05:12:33 PM
Oh my goodness! I hope those photo's are not personal to anyine on here?!


Not as far as I know, I just googled on cat flood, dog flood.
As least we are not having to suffer this, (yet) :-

(http://www.democracyforum.co.uk/attachment.php?attachmentid=8629&stc=1&d=1392309692)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on February 14, 2014, 05:20:36 PM
Listen up oldtone - I wore those selfsame boots today and it did not snow where I was.  So there, it did work!!  ;-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on February 14, 2014, 06:58:08 PM
OK auntie. I stand suitably admonished. >cheerup<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on February 14, 2014, 07:49:45 PM
Wind, rain, and more wind.
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Post by: sherbs on February 14, 2014, 08:26:33 PM
Rain, wind, rain and more wind here. 

Half the fence came down at Christmas when I was in Ireland, next doors side is half falling down too.  We both agreed to get both fences renewed in spring, thank goodness we decided on that, as I fear the new fence would be down by now !!    >Darkcloudraining<       >Darkcloudraining< 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on February 15, 2014, 11:18:12 AM
Bright and windy.

I have washing to put out, so it probably won't be long until the rain arrives.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on February 15, 2014, 11:20:15 AM
Had a good blow last night. Three of my neighbour's fence panels down in my garden, Only a few bent daffodils so no significant damage.

There is quite a bit of small branch and twig debris from the trees but I don't see much sense in picking that up until the winds abate for a period.

Did look as though one sizable tree had come down on my route into town. Is now cut up, but I don't remember the chunks being there earlier in the week.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on February 17, 2014, 11:18:36 AM
Yesterday was a lovely sunny day and I managed to get a bit of gardening done.  I felt so much better being out with the blue sky and really enjoyed pottering.   My snowdrops are flowering a d I noticed a lone primrose out.  A small clump of violets are flowering as are the cyclamen.   The daffodils are in bud but not out yet.
Today the weather is overcast with rain showers.   The wind has eased thankfully.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on February 17, 2014, 11:34:32 AM
Be careful with that garden fork don't want to spring a leak now do you.  :-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on February 17, 2014, 12:09:14 PM
 >lol< my husband did actually manage to do that a few years ago.   Put the fork through the water main.  Good job he's a plumber!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on February 17, 2014, 12:45:15 PM
My snowdrops have been in full flower for a month now, and crocuses and cyclamen about 2 weeks, and that's in a shady garden.

The daffodils bent down by my neighbours fence panels which blew down last Friday have now perked up and one has a bud just breaking. The lawn is a vivid green, due to being 90% moss at present.

On my way to the bus on Saturday I noticed a whole bank of daffodils in full bloom in a sunny garden.

Glorious yesterday, but a dull and showery today.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on February 17, 2014, 04:15:58 PM
After a dry, bright and fresh day yesterday, it's back to non-stop rain again.

As an aside, here is a link to a weather-related story from Ireland:

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/european-tree-of-the-year-contender-blows-over-in-storms-1.1692428

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on February 17, 2014, 05:00:47 PM
That's a sad story.   It's always such a shame to see lovely old trees succumb to age and weather. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fiz on February 17, 2014, 07:05:17 PM
I don't think the forecast is right atm. BBC says my area has been 9 degrees today whereas I have been frozen to the bone all day. I am wearing so many layers it's untrue but my extremetries are still in pain and/or numb. It must be colder than they are saying?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AndMac on February 17, 2014, 07:20:16 PM
That might be the wind chill factor coming in to it, Fiz. Yesterday I went cycling without a hat as it was warm in the sun, but regretted it as the wind was quite strong. Today I plonked my woolly hat on and was glad as the rain put in another appearance, the pavements having been dry for all of 24 hours.
I remember the winter of 96/97 as being exceptionally wet and mild. I've got a photo on my lounge wall taken in Durham City Centre in January 1997, I have no hat or gloves on and a thin fleece rather than the usual thick padded jackets I wear in winter.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fiz on February 18, 2014, 12:01:54 AM
Can't really feel the wind inside though but maybe the wind outside makes the temperature generally inside drop too. I'm thinking if I'm this cold when it's a mild 9/10 degrees, I hope it doesn't freeze this year. Come on summer.  >star<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: sherbs on February 18, 2014, 08:38:02 PM
Yesterday was a lovely sunny day and I managed to get a bit of gardening done.  I felt so much better being out with the blue sky and really enjoyed pottering.   My snowdrops are flowering a d I noticed a lone primrose out.  A small clump of violets are flowering as are the cyclamen.   The daffodils are in bud but not out yet.
Today the weather is overcast with rain showers.   The wind has eased thankfully.

Oh DD how lovely, can't wait to get out and have a potter around the garden.

I think the time has come for me to get someone to mow the lawn staring this year, I really, really struggled badly last year so I will start looking for a Handy Man for March , wish me luck that I don't get ripped off !! .  I'm only wanting it mowed every 2 weeks.  I am hoping it will cost around 20 for each mow, as the lawn is only 30ft x 20ft ish    :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on February 18, 2014, 09:03:42 PM
I have a chap who mows my lawn which is about the same size as yours. He is a general handyman type not a professional gardener and only charges 8 per hour. Doesn't take an hour but it's cheap at 8.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: devine63 on February 19, 2014, 12:18:44 AM
thanks Tone

I was about to say I thought 20 for a small lawn was a bit steep.   Why not offer 10 per hour for 2 hours of work and get him / her to do the heavier gardening tasks for you as well as the lawn!
regards, Deb
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on February 19, 2014, 09:44:19 AM
Looking a the postcard ads in our local newsagents 10-12 ph seems to be a typical rate for casual gardeners. At 20 I would expect some sort of gardening expertise which may be more than you need.

I have already had my chap do some other work such repairing a shed roof, clearing gutters, leaf sweeping and such like and he still doesn't charge any more for his labour. Otherwise I do the light jobs I don't mind and let him do the 'heavy lifting'.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on March 01, 2014, 03:57:58 PM
Lovely bright blue sky with the sun shining.  A bit nippy but so good to have the grey weather banished, even if it is just for today.  >Sun<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on March 01, 2014, 04:01:31 PM
Mixed bright and light cloud today, but wind colder.  >Sunandclouds<

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Fiz on March 04, 2014, 04:33:47 PM
I'm absolutely frozen today, my feet are agony. Forecast says warmer weather will be here in a few days thankfully. Today I am envious of people who can afford heating because my multi layers aren't feeling enough. I am wanting to retreat to my bed where I might be warm but my therapist and sw tell me that's not good for the depression and I mustn't.  >hatandscarf< Goodness knows what it must be like up norf.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on March 04, 2014, 08:05:24 PM
They are right, of course.  If you retreat to bed every day then that is not at all good for you.  But if you do as I do, go to bed to warm up, then get up when you feel better, well there is nothing wrong with that.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on March 05, 2014, 03:53:58 PM
Very pleasant today. Quite mild in fact. It has tempted me into the garden and I've managed to clear much of the debris off the trees.  >Sun<

Daffodils are now in full bloom and they look great along the dual carriageway into town.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on March 08, 2014, 05:13:18 PM
Lots of daffs round and about here too - and I have just dried my laundry outside on the line for the first time this year!  Didn't need the CH this morning, either.  Beautiful spring day and set to continue in this vein for the coming week, we've waited a long time for this   >magic<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on March 08, 2014, 09:42:31 PM
Driving along another section of dual carriageway where the median strip has been seeded with a wild flower mix I was surprised how many dandelions were out. Even more surprising were the grasses with fine seed heads. Should be a good display soon.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Defying Gravity on March 09, 2014, 01:45:48 PM
Very pleasant day here in Yorkshire too, I've got the back door open so the cats can potter around. But unfortunately I've had such a draining morning that I'm not sure I can get myself off the sofa until I need to go out again in a couple of hours.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on March 09, 2014, 03:28:34 PM
Its been lovely today so I drove up to the Downs at Cranborne Chase. Glorious although I had to abandon the walk I had in mind as I nearly lost my wellies in the mud. Too much for walking shoes.

On the way there were still large ponds of left over flood water in some of the fields but as it is rolling countryside they weren't too extensive and looked a lovely blue reflecting the sky. Contrasted wonderfully with the new emerald green growth in the fields.

One lane had notices that it was due to be resurfaced shortly. That was reinforced by a hand written warning further along of pot holes and craters. They weren't wrong. I was following a low sports car which stopped before one particularly large puddle and extensive hole, unsure whether to proceed.

She pulled over to let me pass and I considered which side of the pot hole to attempt to skirt and chose the side which seems shallowest. At least I could see most of the gravel bottom. Managed to get though with care and the sports car followed. A bit worse and it would have been fit for 4x4s only. All good fun really.

Back along Poole harbour it was heaving. First fine weekend for yonks so everyone was out. Countless football teams catching up on abandoned matches, I guess, on any spare flattish grass. Sunbathers where the grass sloped. Sandbanks was packed, at least with cars. Did not bother to stop. 

Great afternoon.  >cool<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AndMac on March 12, 2014, 11:51:52 PM
I've been enjoying the sunshine so much. My son has put the rotary airer back in the garden, my daffodils are out en-masse, and I can cycle without being blown sideways off my bike or without my joints seizing with the cold.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: suessad on March 17, 2014, 07:01:59 AM
What a lovely weekend, weather wise.
Even had a few visitors to the garden, here's one of them.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on March 17, 2014, 10:20:38 AM
How lovely!  I haven't seen any butterflies yet this year,  although the toads are starting their annual migration to the breeding pond.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on March 17, 2014, 10:33:46 AM
I caught a fleeting glimpse of a butterfly in the garden the other day but did not get a good enough look to identify it. However, driving across the Wiltshire downs the other day I did see lots of Yellow Brimstones patrolling the hedgerows.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: suessad on March 17, 2014, 01:58:32 PM
There are a lot of Brimstones fluttering around this way. I have also seen a couple of Small Tortoiseshell ones around.
This is a great site for identifying butterflies.
http://butterfly-conservation.org/50/identify-a-butterfly.html
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on March 17, 2014, 02:11:38 PM
I didn't realise there were so many Skippers. Enough to captain a battle fleet.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: stalwart on March 19, 2014, 02:18:35 PM
I noticed that there is a "Grizzled Skipper"   wouldn't remind you of anyone would it KK?   >devil<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on March 19, 2014, 05:46:41 PM
 >lol< I dare you to copy the last two lines over to the Good Ship  >whistle<

Haven't noticed any flutterbys myself, not having a garden as such to spend time in;  as to the weather in these parts, seems to be cloudy and cold in the mornings then warm sun breaking through in the afternoon.  That is, when I'm asleep  >erm<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on March 19, 2014, 08:10:13 PM
We have had great weather over here for the bank holiday weekend, and a nice sunny day for the now-traditional Paddy's Day riot >lol< .

Mercifully, I was out of town at the time, enjoying the tranquil beauty of the Co Down coast. Had fun watching a very amorous male from the local rookery trying it on with the ladies to no very great effect, out the front of the little house we were staying in.

It's now back to wind and cloud this evening. Oh well. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AndMac on March 21, 2014, 10:31:31 PM
It was colder out on the trike yesterday than it was during January, I swear. Mercifully the wind was side-on, rather than head on. Leather gloves and woolly hat were de rigueur. Yet more wind today, but with intermittent rain no use for drying.
Plus I've got one of those aluminium rotary dryers that can bend with washing on in very high winds.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on March 22, 2014, 01:17:15 AM
Oh joy. Snow is forecast.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AndMac on March 22, 2014, 10:56:51 PM
My weather apps give the current outside temperatures as being 1 degree and 2 degrees. No snow forecast for here though. Yet.
 >hatandscarf<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on March 23, 2014, 12:19:06 PM
 >Cloudandsnow< >Sun< Sunshine & short showers (rain & hail) - forecast to clear so it'll be a cold night. brrrr
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on March 23, 2014, 12:31:33 PM
Sunny and showery intervals forecast for this afternoon. Presently it is actually sunny between broken clouds. No sign of rain yet, but the breeze is a bit chilly. A pretty typical spring day really.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on March 23, 2014, 02:53:51 PM
Thankfully no snow, just a lot of hail showers in the last couple of days. Today it's bright and blustery with sharp showers.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on March 23, 2014, 03:11:02 PM
Oldtone's showers materialised, sometimes very heavy and one episode of hail.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on March 23, 2014, 04:14:35 PM
Still sunny here with fewer clouds than earlier and no sign of showers, wintry or otherwise. Amazing how the weather can change in a few miles.

The local weather station does report wintry showers and decreasing temperature. Down from 9C about midday to 6C now.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on March 23, 2014, 04:31:52 PM
We were at Tower Park when it hailed Oldtone.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on March 23, 2014, 04:52:45 PM
I can't quite see the water tower from my house but its only a couple of miles away and there was no hint of hail or rain even.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on March 23, 2014, 05:03:35 PM
OldTone, are you in the West Country (I've forgotten  >doh< ) as your weather seems to practically mirror mine!!  Supposed to be a frost tonight, yet I'm sat here at 5 pm with the sun streaming into my south-facing living room and I have my sleeves rolled up.... it's like the transition from winter to spring is really motoring on now.  Clocks forward in a week's time and nearly a quarter of the year gone already  >yikes<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on March 23, 2014, 05:04:38 PM
Just hailed here quite heavily too now raining.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on March 24, 2014, 11:39:17 AM
KK, not really West Country. Dorset - just north of Poole. Today light cloud with brief sunny intervals (so far) cold wind
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on March 24, 2014, 06:07:26 PM
OK, the South-West then  ;-) - I'm in neighbouring Somerset.  Rain this afternoon with some wind, which is still on the chilly side...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Mabelcat on March 24, 2014, 06:15:15 PM
Well the Cornish part of the SW is wet and cold today.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on March 24, 2014, 11:38:21 PM
It was bright and windy here this morning. Now it's wet and windy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on March 25, 2014, 04:27:19 AM
Quite dark wet and cold here at the moment.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on March 25, 2014, 10:09:20 AM
Quite bright with broken cloud at present, but chilly. Very little breeze. Not too bad really.

Rain forecast for later. Local weather station reports 7C.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on March 25, 2014, 12:34:50 PM
Horrible rainy day.  I had got used to the brighter weather and find it hard to go back to damp and cold.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on March 25, 2014, 02:15:45 PM
Not much fun is it.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on March 25, 2014, 04:11:20 PM
Damp...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on March 30, 2014, 01:20:58 PM
Mild and springy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on March 30, 2014, 01:38:41 PM
Sun hazier than yesterday, but breeze less of an edge. Very pleasant at 17C. A Greater Spotted Woodpecker visited the bird feeder. Not seen one for a while, though sometimes hear them in the trees up the road.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on March 31, 2014, 05:05:40 PM
Cooler and damp today.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AndMac on March 31, 2014, 11:46:33 PM
The North East has been under a blanket of cold, damp,  bone-achey cloud. What's made it worse has been the TV whiffling on about the good weather... Scotland and the North East left out of the picture as usual. We did see the sun at 4.15, but then it tootled off again. Still... no snow this winter, and very little ice.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on April 01, 2014, 10:19:01 AM
If it's any consolation, AndMac, today my part of Somerset is covered in soggy dense fog which isn't expected to clear until at least midday!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on April 01, 2014, 11:53:59 AM
It's dull and overcast here as well.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on April 01, 2014, 02:20:42 PM
Started out quite foggy but now bright and sunny with just a little hazy cloud. Nice and warm in garden.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on April 08, 2014, 09:14:04 PM
blue sky and sunny day today.  Still getting chilly in the evenings though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on April 14, 2014, 09:29:12 AM
It's been lovely here for a while - bright, fresh and sunny.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on April 14, 2014, 11:20:24 AM
Lovely sunny blue sky first thing this morning now coming over all cloudy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on April 14, 2014, 03:58:34 PM
Lovely here too, although a bit cool out of the sun  >cool<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on April 14, 2014, 04:03:44 PM
Same here.   Very pleasant.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on April 14, 2014, 06:19:56 PM
Fine and sunny when I left Poole and still fine hear in Eastbourne. Hoping it holds good for the week.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on April 15, 2014, 03:12:42 PM
Bright and sunny again here, hardly a cloud in the sky - but a bit blowy down on the quay, too cool for mum and I to sit outside (although many were).
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: sherbs on April 15, 2014, 03:52:38 PM
Beautiful here in sunny Hampshire, off the see the folks early Thursday for Easter, what's the betting it will be cold, damp and gloomy in Eire. !! 😬
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on April 15, 2014, 11:56:15 PM
Glorious on the East Sussex/Kent border today although wind a little chilly this morning.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on April 16, 2014, 08:05:11 AM
clear blue sky at the moment about 4C
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on April 16, 2014, 08:09:25 PM
Another lovely day here again  >cool<  Don't know what is forecast for the weeknd though, we are going away.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on April 16, 2014, 10:59:15 PM
Mostly fine Saturday but rain Sunday and probably Monday. Have a good time.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on April 17, 2014, 05:14:53 PM
Thanks Oldtone, we are going for a Murder Mystery Weekend so our entertainment will be largely indoors and we return home early Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on April 17, 2014, 05:24:59 PM
Oldtone, once more your weather just about 'mirrors' mine...

Quote
we are going for a Murder Mystery Weekend
Ooh, I'd love to hear about that when you come back - I've always wondered about those, they sound such good fun  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on April 17, 2014, 05:58:00 PM
we are going for a Murder Mystery Weekend so our entertainment will be largely indoors and we return home early Sunday afternoon.

Have fun!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on April 17, 2014, 10:31:27 PM
Oh do tell what happens Hurty.  I've also wondered what happens on those things.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AndMac on April 19, 2014, 02:33:15 PM
Lovely weather here, not quite clear blue skies but so nice to see the sun. A bit breezy over the last few days, which is always a nuisance when riding the trike, but as GB is the windiest place in Europe it's only to be expected.

 I don't know if it's me, but I swear the weather in general is windier in the last couple of decades.

A still day is quite a rarity; on the plus side that means very few foggy and misty days - those are far less common than they used to be, here.

I've never done a murder mystery weekend, but I've experienced a murder mystery evening, which was HUGE fun. (And no, I didn't guess the killer. I'm not a fan of whodunits but this was great, good acting by the participants made it a quality experience.)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on April 19, 2014, 02:38:48 PM
Not living up to forecast today. Sunny to start but has clouded over and wind quite chilly. Only 12C outside.

I would agree that we do seem to get more windy days than I remember in the past. At least here near the south coast its a rare day we get no sunshine.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on April 19, 2014, 06:55:33 PM
AndMac and OldTone - I'm convinced of the increase in windiness!

A murder mystery evening sounds like a good 'taster'...

Made the most of the sunny intervals today as all change tomorrow - not so warm either, I think it's chilly enough to put the CH on this evening  >erm<

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on April 19, 2014, 07:11:49 PM
We have just lit the wood burner as it is quite chilly this evening.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on April 20, 2014, 08:58:15 PM
It was glorious on Friday and dry yesterday but we had torrential rain on the way back from Dorking today. Thank goodness for Mr H who is happy to drive.


I will start a new thread about the weekend, maybe tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on April 21, 2014, 09:22:37 PM
I look forward to that Hurty.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on May 13, 2014, 09:29:39 PM
After a somewhat wet and windy start to May, we are all promised better stuff from tomorrow onwards, apparently - high pressure building and temperatures in the 20s for those further South East, so start firing up the barbecues and break out those sleeveless tops  >Sun<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on May 17, 2014, 09:43:39 AM
...or maybe break out the long-sleeved shirts if you burn. ;-)  I already have hats out to protect my ears. >Sun<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on May 17, 2014, 11:44:07 AM
It is already up to 20C in the shade, so the breeze feels really warm too. Hope it doesn't get any hotter, its just right now.  :-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on May 18, 2014, 07:48:12 PM
Looks as if the weather will be on the turn tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on May 18, 2014, 08:03:46 PM
22C tomorrow's forecast here - but with showers, maybe even a bit of thunder about lunchtime. >Sunandclouds<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on May 18, 2014, 08:17:00 PM
Well it's only May if it gets much hotter in the summer I'm going to have a difficult time the heat over the last few days has left me weak and breathing properly is quite tough going at times.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on May 18, 2014, 08:21:20 PM
Dic  >hugs<  I'm sorry that the recent weather has made things more difficult for you  :-(  This is due to change soon so I hope you will benefit from that.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on May 18, 2014, 09:07:53 PM
Thanks Hurty things will improve I'm sure I've upped my dose of Mestinon (Pyridostigmine) that usually helps and after a while you acclimatize to the changing weather.  :-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on May 18, 2014, 09:39:59 PM
 >hugs<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on May 20, 2014, 07:45:31 AM
A lot cooler this morning thank goodness.

It's now raining  and some dark clouds on the horizon so not so good.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on May 20, 2014, 02:47:39 PM
I'm glad that you are more comfortable Dic. Much cooler here today but still no rain.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on May 20, 2014, 02:56:30 PM
It's now warmer and brighter here and no rain now.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on May 20, 2014, 03:32:52 PM
Same here. Its a bit brighter than when Hurty reported. 16C with slight breeze. Not too bad now.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on May 28, 2014, 07:21:25 AM
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on May 28, 2014, 08:32:40 AM
 >lol<  not quite pouring here yet, but seems to be going that way.  At least there's little wind to speak of at the moment..
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on May 28, 2014, 08:42:40 PM
It's been pretty dry here today - grey but not raining.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on May 28, 2014, 09:31:51 PM
It's hardly stopped here all day.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on May 28, 2014, 10:13:30 PM
Same here, mostly wet and cold.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on May 29, 2014, 09:38:35 AM
Still raining here not hard but steady.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on May 29, 2014, 11:22:43 AM
Its trying to rain here but only a few spits so far. However, I'm pretty sure it will succeed soon.

Hoping it clears up for Sunday when our group have a 'blind cricket' match near Gloucester. >umbrella< >hatandscarf<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on May 29, 2014, 12:42:23 PM
It5's overcast and drizzly here at the moment - a shame as we've had several very pleasant days of breezy sunshine of late . Oh well, back to the usual.

Best of luck with the cricket match, oldtone.  >x-fingers< that it stays dry for you.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on May 29, 2014, 04:47:31 PM
No rain today, just a bit overcast.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on May 31, 2014, 07:26:14 PM
Lovely sunny day today.  Got the barbecue out and had the grandkids round for the day.  A good day.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on May 31, 2014, 08:29:55 PM
It has been quite pleasant here also today.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on May 31, 2014, 09:08:54 PM
Warm, sometimes cloudy, some sunshine today.  It's currently bright with blue sky & wispy bits of cloud @ 9pm - must be more-or-less summer? >Sunandclouds<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on May 31, 2014, 09:22:50 PM
Less I think.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 04, 2014, 06:51:52 PM
Cool and raining hard again and has been most of the day.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on June 04, 2014, 07:16:20 PM
Very changeable here. One minute blue sky then the next blustery and overcast. Only had a few showers though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on June 04, 2014, 07:19:13 PM
Hot and sunny followed by a tremendous heavy shower.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on June 04, 2014, 07:29:47 PM
We were supposed to have lots of rain today but we only had a couple of showers. Mostly dull with moments of sun.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on June 05, 2014, 11:35:21 AM
It's been bright and fresh for most of the morning. Have put some washing on the airer outside, so no doubt it will be pouring within the hour.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 05, 2014, 02:29:26 PM
Thunder storms and flooding forecast for the weekend dry overcast and quite cool here today.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on June 05, 2014, 04:28:19 PM
Bright and sunny today with mild breeze at 17C. Very pleasant.

Forecast fine tomorrow with rain Saturday morning then fine.

About the best one can expect for summer..
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on June 05, 2014, 05:31:04 PM
It's lovely here today. Went to the pub by the river with my 'Thursday man', saw a buzzrd being mobbed by crows, a heron fishing and a flash of kingfisher  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 07, 2014, 09:14:41 AM
Woke up this morning to a thunder storm but it's gone now and things brightening up now.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on June 07, 2014, 10:04:01 AM
It's absolutely lashing down here. Have just been awoken by a very wet cat.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on June 07, 2014, 10:17:55 AM
Yeuuchh... soggy fur!

Ruddy thunderstorm woke me up about 4:30 am and have been restless throughout the night anyway due to the mugginess and feeling 'overheated' - roll on afternoon nap time  ;-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 07, 2014, 01:06:40 PM
To be honest though I thought it was going to brighten up it has actually rained continuously all day.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on June 07, 2014, 01:18:35 PM
I'm told we had a thunderstorm overnight, but I must have slept through it. Had a light shower this morning, but now fine and sunny if a little breezy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on June 07, 2014, 02:21:19 PM
Heavy rain and thunder at 9am.  Sunny ever since!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 07, 2014, 06:06:28 PM
Blue sky light fluffy clouds and sunny.  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: stalwart on June 08, 2014, 02:45:23 PM
Beautiful day here in the east, suns out light breeze etc.  Shame I'm feeling  >feeling-sick<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on June 08, 2014, 06:22:40 PM
Hope you feel better soon, Stalwart  >hugs<

Another nice day over here. Sunshine, southerly breezes and the odd light shower.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on June 08, 2014, 10:59:15 PM
It has been another lovely day here, although we have had some light rain this evening  >cool<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 09, 2014, 02:02:14 PM
Outside my house about  50 minutes ago.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on June 09, 2014, 02:18:12 PM
Oh dear, that looks rather wet!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Prabhakari on June 09, 2014, 02:39:32 PM
Apart from an extremely brief moment yesterday, it has continued warm with bright sunshine.
Norfolk, by the sea.

Friend is flying to Hanoi, Vietnam today. For first-ever holiday abroad.
I have been observing the weather there, and it is extremely hot and very humid. A temperature of 36c is normal, and it feels like 47c.
Heavy thunderstorms at the moment. It is the monsoon season there. I am worried for friend, as I have been unable to put friend off. Mental health leads to bad panic attacks, so I have to be extremely careful about what I say in even the most simple of conversations.
All I can do is hope friend can cope.

Oh well, it could be a real adventure. The political climate there is delicate, with a real risk of war between Vietnam and China.

Be peace, Prabhakari.      >wheelchair<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: bulekingfisher on June 09, 2014, 02:55:47 PM
Hello Prabhakari

Here in York we had heavy rain on Saterday lovely sunshine yesterday but today Monday 9/6/14 it is heavy rain again >crying< >steam<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Prabhakari on June 09, 2014, 03:32:09 PM
Hekko, Old Boy   >cool<

One of the best photographs I ever saw was of York, in the evening, in the rain.
It was magical. I would have felt sorry for sentries on the walls, though. Getting wet, watching out for the Scots Army to come their way.

With metta, Prabhakari.   >wheelchair<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on June 09, 2014, 05:49:44 PM
Dic, I think that there is something wrong with the drains in your street.  Have you reported that they are blocked?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 09, 2014, 08:40:50 PM
They are always coming to unblock them mind you nothing could have coped with the torrential down pour we got in the space of about half an hour and an hour or so after that photo it had mostly all drained away.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Prabhakari on June 11, 2014, 11:33:35 AM
This could be an El Nino year.

The weather patterns will benefit some Americans; some Indians in India will suffer badly. >raincloud<   >Sun<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on June 11, 2014, 12:30:57 PM
Very sunny here for the last couple of days. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on June 11, 2014, 05:55:58 PM
I think summer is truly here at last, dry and warm for at least the next 15 days or so I have heard from the TV weathermen...have liberated my summer clothes from storage, so a pile of ironing will follow in due course!  Warmest day of the year tomorrow, apparently (but they're always saying that  >whistle< )

Dic, good photo of a flash flood, hopefully no more to be seen for a while now..
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on June 17, 2014, 03:52:38 PM
Am I allowed to start moaning about it being too hot?

 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on June 17, 2014, 05:47:42 PM
Yes!  It's often assumed that everyone loves the summer heat.  They don't...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 17, 2014, 06:05:39 PM
The hotter it gets the worse I feel so yes NN moan away to your hearts content.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dark_Divinity on June 17, 2014, 09:04:36 PM
Tornado and funnels in Birmingham.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-mail-readers-storm-photos-7170386
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 20, 2014, 03:43:33 PM
Too hot for comfort.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on June 20, 2014, 05:21:32 PM
It's been lovely here today, a touch cooler than yesterday I think.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on June 21, 2014, 08:09:13 PM
Sunny yesterday, sunny today, sunny tomorrow. 

Tomorrow is Manchester Day, so if you'd like to watch a mile-long parade with costumes, dancers, acrobats, music & inventive ways of dressing-up vehicles, some entertainers in city squares & join lots of people having fun, go to Manchester. 
If you dislike crowds & noise, avoid Manchester tomorrow afternoon whatever you do.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on June 21, 2014, 08:20:19 PM
I am several hundred miles from Manchester, so avoiding it will be no hardship! Thanks for the warning though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on June 22, 2014, 10:41:19 AM
You don't have to go to Manchester for crowds and noise, Hurty. Much nearer home, just avoid Bournemouth town and beach in fine weather.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 29, 2014, 01:14:09 PM
What's it like down in Devon as I'm off down to Dawlish Warren tomorrow.

It's raining here at the moment.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on June 29, 2014, 01:37:12 PM
According to BBC Weather, Dawlish is 17C with light cloud but some rain later. Tomorrow fine and most good weather this week with just occasional showers. Have a good time.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 29, 2014, 03:15:25 PM
Cheers oldtone good weather or no I'm sure we will enjoy our short holiday.  :-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on June 29, 2014, 05:32:29 PM
Be sure to pop in to 'Gays' Bakery' in Dawlish for some extra-large scones and clotted cream, or even one of their special ice-creams - just mind the seagulls!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 29, 2014, 06:56:28 PM
Thanks Kizzy that is high on my priority list a real Devon Cream Tea with proper scones can't wait. >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on June 29, 2014, 07:28:15 PM
I hope you have a lovely time Dic.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 29, 2014, 09:24:09 PM
Thanks I'm really looking forward to it a week in a caravan sun sand rain snow flash floods the whole kit and caboodle.  >lol<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on June 29, 2014, 09:26:01 PM
Thanks I'm really looking forward to it a week in a caravan sun sand rain snow flash floods the whole kit and caboodle.  >lol<


Ah, the joys of the British summer!  >lol<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 03, 2014, 10:27:03 AM
Hot sunny blue skies here in Dawlish Warren.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 03, 2014, 10:49:45 AM
Glad it's not raining on you in Devon, Dic. Hope that it's not too hot, and you're enjoying your holiday.  >thumbsup<

It's grey and a overcast here, but still pleasant. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on July 03, 2014, 11:23:09 AM
Hot sunny blue skies here in Dawlish Warren.

Good to hear that, we took a chance in early May and ended up having to avoid some quite substantial showers  >Darkcloudraining<

Grey and overcast can be good when one's had too much of the heat!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: huhn on July 03, 2014, 03:55:14 PM
here its hot and hotter and humid, summer is back and all is getting brown and grey and dusty
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 03, 2014, 04:14:10 PM
Very pleasant here today. 23C with a cooling breeze. I've just done a couple of 45min stints in the garden. Always something to clear up or trim, but I feel like doing it when the weather is like today.

Long may it last, but showers forecast for tomorrow although not till tea time. Can live with that. Save some watering.

Fine Saturday, Sunday like Friday. Not to bad. Hope they are right.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine on July 04, 2014, 11:46:28 AM
Wind be blowing and sky be grey and me be writing a walk through for the blog.
 :-)
Sunshine
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 04, 2014, 11:01:52 PM
Well we had brilliant sunshine until this morning when we left for home then it started raining its raining here now but hot and muggy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 17, 2014, 03:26:38 PM
OMG I think I'm starting to melt.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 17, 2014, 04:25:27 PM
26C here but there is a slightly cooling breeze so quite pleasant. Nearly burnt my hand on the car door after it had been standing in the sun.  >Sun<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on July 17, 2014, 04:39:12 PM
No breeze here! Did have a very nice hour sat in the garden of the Lamb's Green* with my Thursday Man  :-)


* A nice local pub, which OT probably knows well.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 17, 2014, 05:04:19 PM
Far too hot to do anything.  Hopefully I'll come back to life a bit this evening when it cools down a little.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 18, 2014, 01:25:53 AM
Well I'm still awake and listening to a thunder storm rumbling a way in the distance.   It has been very loud and the lightening spectacular.  Now I just need to wait for the dog to calm down before I can get back to bed.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 18, 2014, 11:49:30 AM
Very muggy last so fell asleep with the fan on. Woke briefly and thought I glimpsed a faint flash but no rumble.

Not a hint of wet on the ground so no storm here. Rather cloudy and humid although there is a mild breeze, which while not cooling, seems to moderating the heat.
 >Sun<

Our VI group has a cricket match Sunday so watching the weather carefully. The pitch is bone dry this morning, but covered in Canada geese.  >dove<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 18, 2014, 12:00:07 PM
The storm lasted about three hours in total and I am shattered this morning.  It's now very muggy and it feels like we need another storm to clear the air.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 18, 2014, 12:29:18 PM
Sticky and humid yesterday. Wind and rain at the moment.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on July 18, 2014, 02:15:05 PM
Just a few miles away from Oldtone, we had a very heavy downpour and there was some thunder and lightening around 10pm yesterday, not very near to us though. The air does feel a bit clearer today.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on July 18, 2014, 06:08:20 PM
Quote
Just a few miles away from Oldtone, we had a very heavy downpour and there was some thunder and lightening around 10pm yesterday

Same here - I was hoping it would last longer than it did!

Cloud cover kept the morning cooler but now the sun's been out most of the afternoon, it's 80F in my place right now - yesterday around mid-evening it hit 84F.  Supposed to be further storms tonight and even more tomorrow... bring 'em on!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on July 18, 2014, 09:06:00 PM
Ugh, still too hot - been hot & dry all day, but forecast rain tonight & tomorrow as well as a bit less hot, so it may feel more comfortable.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on July 18, 2014, 11:30:50 PM
One way to keep the house cooler is to open the door and windows a little to get a through draft, but not to open the curtains.  Keep the sunshine out.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 19, 2014, 10:12:46 AM
Had some rain and distant thunder last night, but nothing dramatic like they were forecasting.

Still warm, overcast and muggy this morning. Risked going into town and got caught in a shower just as I got off the bus to walk home. didn't get too wet fortunately. 
 >Darkcloudraining<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 19, 2014, 10:27:19 AM
Had a clap of thunder that felt it was right over head about one or two  in the morning nearly fell out of bed.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on July 19, 2014, 11:43:59 AM
 >lol<

Nothing here yet - well, there's been some rain overnight and the sky looks positively bursting with more, but no thunder and lightning.  I expect it will arrive when I am trying to have my afternoon siesta...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on July 19, 2014, 12:34:57 PM
Heard a bit of distant thunder last night, been raining all morning (probably most of night while I slept too, lots of pics of lightning a few miles away on local news sites) & now feels much cooler & less sticky.  Still raining, though not hard.  >umbrella< Very little wind.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 19, 2014, 12:44:37 PM
We had more thunder and lightning from about 1am to 4am.  So another sleepless night nursing a petrified dog.  Really hope that we don't get any more nights like this. Two is enough!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on July 19, 2014, 12:54:29 PM
Is he now fast asleep, ditchdwellers?  Sleeping off the excess fright is the way most pets seem to recover.  Will you have a chance to get a doze during the day too?  Hope you've seen the last of the storms for a while.  >bighugs<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 19, 2014, 05:51:43 PM
Thought I would nip down to Tecos while we were in there it tipped it down and was a little thunder and lightning.

When we came out the car park was flooded and there was a car parked in the center of what looked like a small lake.

Mine.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 19, 2014, 06:29:53 PM
Is he now fast asleep, ditchdwellers?  Sleeping off the excess fright is the way most pets seem to recover.  Will you have a chance to get a doze during the day too?  Hope you've seen the last of the storms for a while.  >bighugs<

Thanks Seegee, we've managed to catch up a bit today,  and I think we're a little less bleary eyed than we were.

Dic, they did fforecast localised flooding and it sounds as if your car was the localised spot this time!

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 19, 2014, 06:53:24 PM
can't get more localised than that wish i'd had a camera.  >lol<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on July 19, 2014, 09:02:42 PM
Hope you've thoroughly dried out & had a bit of a laugh about your personalised flood, Dic.  >biggrin<

Very bright here now, just a few wispy cloud traces in blue sky.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: leg_iron on July 20, 2014, 09:55:24 AM
I had fun yesterday with the thunder & lightening. At one time the storm was overhead & the lightening & thunder where simultaneous. It doesn't help having a heightened startle reflex during a thunderstorm. The thunder was making me really jump.

 >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on July 20, 2014, 08:08:45 PM
Today I went out to a fete in a park.  The sheep were lovely, as were the guinea pigs and bunny rabbits.  The weather was sultry.  There were too many people and not enough to see.  Unfortunately it also started to rain, and rain and rain and rain. 

Luckily I had the foresight to put a folding umbrella into my bag but most people did not.  So they crowded into the tents and under overhangs and under trees.  I tried to look round the craft tents, but gave up in the end.  Too many people and push-chairs were crammed in just standing around.  So I went back to the car.  My skirt was soaked, my sandals were awash and my left arm was totally dripped upon as it seemed to keep sticking our from under the brolly.  And the water crept up my skirt and down my back until my undies were dripping too.

Blach!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on July 20, 2014, 08:24:29 PM
I had fun yesterday with the thunder & lightening. At one time the storm was overhead & the lightening & thunder where simultaneous. It doesn't help having a heightened startle reflex during a thunderstorm. The thunder was making me really jump.

 >biggrin<

Are rats not bothered by thunder?  Seems to upset most dogs & many cats (as well as quite a lot of humans) but many smaller animals don't care.

 >Darkcloudraining< :-(  >crying< to soggy clothes, auntie - not at all comfortable.   >hugs<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on July 20, 2014, 09:19:03 PM
Sounds thoroughly uncomfortable auntie!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 20, 2014, 10:01:21 PM
The VI group had a rain free match. It was muggy to start but as the afternoon progressed a pleasant breeze arose. A fine afternoon except we lost.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 20, 2014, 10:04:29 PM
It's been very humid all day, with the threat of rain but none has materialised yet. Hoping for a storm free night.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: leg_iron on July 21, 2014, 07:50:03 AM
Rats don't seem to be phased by thunder or fireworks.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: leg_iron on July 21, 2014, 07:55:32 AM
I had a friend who was shooting at an archery tournament on Saturday. She said it was really quite miserable. If if rains you put your waterproofs & carry on shooting. She said that her waterproofs weren't as waterproof as they used to be. The only time archery competitions is when there is thunder & lightening or when the visibility is really poor.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 21, 2014, 11:41:00 AM
22 degrees today with no breeze. Not a day to be running a temperature  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 21, 2014, 11:44:33 AM
22C here also, but at least we do have a breeze so its quite pleasant out of direct sunlight. :-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 23, 2014, 04:33:39 PM
Really hot this afternoon, 28C. This morning there was a cool breeze, but now its warm and sticky. There is some light cloud, but that's not helping, if anything it is keeping the heat in.  >crying< < thats sweat not tears.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Frances on July 23, 2014, 04:54:16 PM
Its steaming here in the low 30s.
Far to hot for comfort.
I have never had a long haired Chihuahua's coat cut but I am considering it she is just so hot. Bless Her.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on July 23, 2014, 05:26:59 PM
The low 30s??  I thought the high 20s were uncomfortable enough... is that inside or outside?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Frances on July 23, 2014, 05:34:37 PM
Outside is even hotter Tigs. Its unbearable I haven't got the energy to take the thermometer outside to check. 
Dixie doesn't know what to do with herself.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on July 23, 2014, 05:40:34 PM
And I was feeling hard-done by at 27C indoors...

What annoys me is hearing forecasters gleefully announce 'more fine weather to look forward to' and similar phrases - do they all live in air-conditioned houses?  >steam< 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 23, 2014, 06:42:50 PM
What annoys me is hearing forecasters gleefully announce 'more fine weather to look forward to' and similar phrases - do they all live in air-conditioned houses?  >steam<

'Temperatures enjoyed by ...' is also an especially annoying phrase. There's nothing enjoyable about this heat!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on July 23, 2014, 07:41:34 PM
And I was feeling hard-done by at 27C indoors...

What annoys me is hearing forecasters gleefully announce 'more fine weather to look forward to' and similar phrases - do they all live in air-conditioned houses?  >steam< 
Probably not, but they are at work all day, probably in air-conditioned offices & by the time they get home it's cooled a bit. 

Meanwhile I stayed in because it was too hot to collect my prescription this afternoon, so will have to get up early to catch the pharmacy as soon as they open. >zzz<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 23, 2014, 10:41:53 PM
They  think we all want hot weather for me the last several days has been very difficult. I need it to cool down. I bought a fan the other day for up in our room and that has helped a little but its like I'm at high altitude breathing thin air through treacle.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 24, 2014, 11:29:29 AM
Thanks Dic my sentiments exactly.

Great song, great singer.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: huhn on July 24, 2014, 01:47:54 PM
to sleep in hot weather is easy under a nice damp cool towel. and the other thing is after a cool shower do not dry yourself, so you can stay cool for longer time, only problem are the puddles and wet seats.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 24, 2014, 02:27:57 PM
to sleep in hot weather is easy under a nice damp cool towel. and the other thing is after a cool shower do not dry yourself, so you can stay cool for longer time, only problem are the puddles and wet seats.

Good advice there, huhn  >thumbsup<

Acording to my GP a tepid shower or bath is the best thing in hot weather. The water isn't warm enough to heat your body up any further, but does afford effective cleaning, which clears and opens the pores, enabling your body to perspire more effectively.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on July 24, 2014, 05:09:55 PM
Less effort than a bath/shower (particularly if you've already had one that day!) is:  fill your bathroom basin with cold water and plonk your hands in - making sure the wrists are wetted as well - then shake the excess droplets off your mitts and brush them over your arms and legs instead of drying with a towel.  Gives a temporary cool sensation which can be repeated easily enough!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: bulekingfisher on July 24, 2014, 05:57:47 PM
Hello Kizzy Kazaer

Here in York it is 26c no brezze I dare'nt go out or I'd melt + go dizzy with heat stroke even with sun hat on >thumbsdown<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on July 25, 2014, 09:26:55 AM
Promising 18C with light showers for Sunday, but until then we have to put up with 25-27C, almost no wind.   >Sun<  My legs are swelling already, must put feet up. >zzz<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 25, 2014, 01:02:59 PM
It was 28C and very muggy yesterday afternoon. Better today at 26C in shade with a breeze taking the edge of the heat. Still far too hot in the sun.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dark_Divinity on July 25, 2014, 01:32:44 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nhP4CkYGH0I/UbmjKioMqXI/AAAAAAAACa8/3A_7nI81YMY/s1600/Glos+fountains+1.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 25, 2014, 02:19:09 PM
I woke up at 05.30 this morning, and it was lovely outside. Had a bit of a wheel along the street enjoying some distant birdsong, and the beautiful morning air.

It's fekkin' roasting now.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 25, 2014, 02:36:53 PM
Came out of Tesco about an hour ago the outside temperature reading on the car's dash read 32o C terrible.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on July 25, 2014, 03:18:11 PM
"Only" 26C here with an overnight low of 16C to look forward to.  >zzz<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 25, 2014, 03:26:27 PM
It was 30 degrees in this room last night at sunset, but then the room does face due west.

Today's top heat-related tip - two hot water bottles, filled with cold water, then put in the fridge to chill. One for the back of the neck, one for behind the knees. It's working surprisingly well.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 25, 2014, 03:48:48 PM
In the throws of another thunderstorm.  No rain yet, but very dark.  Just thunder and lightning.  I've shut all the windows so now getting extremely hot indoors.  Oh, here comes the rain!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on July 25, 2014, 05:04:18 PM
It was 17C with a cloudless blue sky at 7am, I wish it could have stayed like that all day! It was blissful in the pool too  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on July 25, 2014, 05:04:56 PM
Rain just started as I was posting the above...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on July 25, 2014, 05:29:44 PM
Nice outdoor pool pic posted by Dark_Divinity earlier, though if you looked at the water jets long enough you might want to visit the loo  >biggrin<

Last day of the heatwave tomorrow at least for us in the West, we get a positively chilly 21C on Sunday - yippee!!

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 25, 2014, 05:31:39 PM
As Hurty says. The temperature has dropped to 21C and we have some rumbles of thunder to accompany the rain. Doesn't feel fresher yet. Hopefully soon. Smells nice though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 25, 2014, 07:32:26 PM
Still 24oC here.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Mabelcat on July 25, 2014, 09:17:28 PM
Hot and sticky here but nice on the beach and the water temperature is nudging 20 deg which is practically a record for here.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 26, 2014, 09:37:40 PM
was over 30oC today  >yikes<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on July 26, 2014, 09:55:04 PM
I expect I'm not alone in looking forward to the promised cool-down that should be with (most of us?) tomorrow.. tired of having had to adjust my normal routine purely because of the heat.  Just not having to live in semi-gloom (curtains drawn against blazing sun) from early afternoon until sunset will be nice - plus feeling cleaner!  Sod the heat, give me the other extreme any time, at least you can keep adding layers and whacking up the CH thermostat.  When excessively hot, once you're down to your skin that's it.  I have felt very trapped by it and I'm sure a lot of you have felt the same!  Gosh, that's a long ranty post for me  ;-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dark_Divinity on July 26, 2014, 10:20:29 PM
I expect I'm not alone in looking forward to the promised cool-down that should be with (most of us?) tomorrow.. tired of having had to adjust my normal routine purely because of the heat.  Just not having to live in semi-gloom (curtains drawn against blazing sun) from early afternoon until sunset will be nice - plus feeling cleaner!  Sod the heat, give me the other extreme any time, at least you can keep adding layers and whacking up the CH thermostat.  When excessively hot, once you're down to your skin that's it.  I have felt very trapped by it and I'm sure a lot of you have felt the same!  Gosh, that's a long ranty post for me  ;-)

I whole-heartedly agree the heat is very oppressive and I can't wait for the end of Summer for cool weather of a more Autumnal and mild Wintery nature.

At least then you are more in control of what tempurature you want to be.



Three rabbit in a paddling pool cooling off.
With the sunlight sparkling in the softly moving crystal blue water.   >biggergrin<

I wish I was one of those little bunnykins, looks soo nice.   >erm<

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 26, 2014, 10:46:48 PM
I expect I'm not alone in looking forward to the promised cool-down that should be with (most of us?) tomorrow..

You'll be glad to hear that the cooler weather has arrived here, so hopefully it will spread eastwards over the next 12-24 hours  >x-fingers<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 26, 2014, 10:53:19 PM
It's been sweltering here today and I'm thankful that it's cooling down this evening.  Rather annoyingly I've got cold feet and had to sit with a blanket over them  >erm<  me and my unruly temperature regulation  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 27, 2014, 09:18:52 AM
Certainly cooler here this morning at 20C. It is slightly overcast but still feels a little muggy despite a light breeze.

I agree the cold weather is easier to cope with, but perhaps not so good for those folk who cannot afford to wind their heat up.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on July 27, 2014, 09:38:03 AM
Nearly everyone has access to a couple of extra layers of clothes that can be used if they are too cold (no reason you can't wear a coat indoors) even if they can't turn the heating up, but taking that last layer off doesn't make you any cooler & will get you arrested if you are outdoors. 
That layer of clothing is what stops you getting UV damage as well, usually more effective than a bottle of sunscreen.  The dermatology clinic walls have many posters with *cover up* messages (though I wonder if those posters would be better aimed at people who don't already have skin problems - they should be on outdoor billboards, in buses, etc.).  Skin cancer kills if not caught & treated early.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 27, 2014, 09:52:17 AM
For me as temperature rises more Acetylcholinesterase the enzyme that breaks down Acetylcholine is produced than Mestinon can control so my symptoms are made far  worse.

IE  AChE = spoons, an increase in  Acetylcholinesterase = less AChE = less spoons and also MG gets worse.  :-(

Conversly the cooler it is the better I feel.  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 27, 2014, 02:33:08 PM
16 degrees and lashing out of the heavens. Yay! The N. Irish summer is here at last!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on July 27, 2014, 05:08:09 PM
It is cloudy here today and there seems to be a bit of a breeze - but it was still 27C when we were out earlier!


Dic  >hugs<  I remember you saying previously that hot weather makes your MG symptoms much worse  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 27, 2014, 06:28:11 PM
For me as temperature rises more Acetylcholinesterase the enzyme that breaks down Acetylcholine is produced than Mestinon can control so my symptoms are made far  worse.

IE  AChE = spoons, an increase in  Acetylcholinesterase = less AChE = less spoons and also MG gets worse.  :-(

Conversly the cooler it is the better I feel.  >biggrin<

I hope the temperatures are now more 'spoon friendly' where you are, Dic.  >hugs<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 27, 2014, 08:04:48 PM
Thank goodness yes it's a quite pleasant 16oC at the moment much better.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 27, 2014, 08:38:33 PM
I'm not sure what the temperature is today,  it's felt very sticky.
Dic, I think many people with autoimmune issues find extreme temperatures hard to manage. It's just one of the annoying things that have to be dealt with  >hugs<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 27, 2014, 10:27:30 PM
Yes I know it's just until recently I didn't know the actual mechanism that was the cause in my case. But generally knew that people had various problems with highish temperatures. And in the last  nine years or so had never really tried to find out why.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 27, 2014, 11:40:14 PM
It's always interesting to find out more about our own conditions.  Hopefully greater insight and understanding will lead to more effective treatments.  I know that the more I learn about EDS the more 'lightbulb' moments I have and another piece of the jigsaw slots into place.

It's feeling cooler now,  although I'm still feeling so unbelievably uncomfortable.  I think it's a matter of spending the night on the sofa again so that I can fidget and squirm as much as I need to without disturbing my husband.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 30, 2014, 10:40:46 AM
What a  Beautiful day basking in a glorious 17oC best I've felt in several days.  >cool<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on July 30, 2014, 12:15:31 PM
Hmmm, not quite as 'chilly' as that for us yet, but I can live with the low 20s;  glad you're perking up, Dic, I have a similar problem with health matters affecting how my body deals with heat.  One of my medication side-effects is impairment in ability to control body temperature, which obviously becomes worse with either extreme.  At least we had a mild winter!

Ditchdwellers, are you having better nights yet?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: huhn on July 30, 2014, 06:54:58 PM
38 today,only problem it was humid,  not  good for my bones
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 30, 2014, 07:03:27 PM
Unfortunately it got hotter during the day  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 30, 2014, 07:41:22 PM

Ditchdwellers, are you having better nights yet?

Thanks, yes, a bit better.  The storms have eased off for a while, which is a huge relief. 

It's felt a bit cooler today with a breeze, although I'm not sure what the temperature was.

Huhn, those temperatures and humidity sound ghastly.  I hope you are coping OK.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on July 30, 2014, 10:49:15 PM
I left my bedroom window open again last night and the only way I got any sleep was with a sleeping pill and putting on the electric under-blanket.  Very odd.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on July 31, 2014, 12:20:27 PM
I used to love the heat but can't take it anymore.

I have to cover up from head to toe whenever I'm out too, as I'm on both Doxycycline and Levofloxacin permanently (because of the infections in my bones) and they each cause painful photosensitivity (the Doxycycline is the worse of two).   I burn badly within a just couple of minutes and come out in a painful rash.  Once I get the rash, even when covered up, the heat makes the rash agony.

Last summer I asked to come off the Doxycycline - which is what caused the abscess in my leg to return this year (as it kept the infection supressed), so I now have to cover up and bear it.  Even Factor 50 doesn't stop it.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1049648-overview
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 31, 2014, 03:57:23 PM
Yvette  >hugs<

Dic and dd, I'm glad that things are a little more comfortable for you.


It's humid here today, but thunder is forecast for later on, which will hopefully remedy the situation.  >x-fingers<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on July 31, 2014, 08:02:19 PM
Absolutely lashing it down with rain right now.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 31, 2014, 10:13:32 PM
No rain here,  just hot and humid still.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 31, 2014, 10:30:02 PM
There was a heavy thunder shower late this afternoon, which has freshened things up a bit.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 31, 2014, 11:11:36 PM
I'm currently staying with friends in West London and it's looked a bit threatening but no rain yet. Is still heavy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on August 01, 2014, 06:56:08 AM
Daughter is off on a 4 day camp with the Girl Guides this morning so hope she doesn't get too damp. (She is a guide leader so not so much a holiday but a working break)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on August 01, 2014, 11:54:06 AM
wet here today
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 01, 2014, 01:20:08 PM
Dry, bright and not too warm here.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on August 01, 2014, 03:16:24 PM
Had some heavy rain around 8am, feeling a bit muggy here now. Have a BBQ tomorrow, rain is forecast  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on August 01, 2014, 07:24:26 PM
We have rain and it is definitely helping my asthma.  It will do the garden the world of good too.  >thumbsup<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dark_Divinity on August 01, 2014, 07:43:12 PM
It feels alot cooler and nicer now where I am. I hope I don't see any more mozzies.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 01, 2014, 07:54:02 PM
Oddly enough, I've not encountered one of the annoying little buzzers this year yet...

We've had on and off rain through the afternoon and cloud for most of the day, so it's now a much more comfy 23C/76F in my home - I might even have to put a cardi on in a minute!!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 01, 2014, 08:53:30 PM
It pelted down very heavily for about an hour at teatime, making the evening air smell lovely and fresh.

It also served to discourage my neighbours from having yet another flipping barbecue. What a pity...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 02, 2014, 08:30:25 AM
14 degrees and raining hard this morning.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: huhn on August 02, 2014, 08:33:12 AM
30 grad already and it is not even midday.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AndMac on August 02, 2014, 10:48:12 AM
No  rain this morning, it was torrential yesterday. It's damp and overcast here.
 It doesn't seem to have affected my arthritis as much as usual though.
I am so pleased the cooler conditions have relieved your asthma, Yvette.

I enjoyed being warmer last week, and it never became unbearable.  We are quite far north so it was a lot cooler than it was down south during the mini heatwave.  My son went down to Bristol to see friends last week and 26 degrees felt red hot to him.

It was nice to cycle in the sunshine too, instead of a howling gale! Back to normal now. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 02, 2014, 10:58:19 AM
Only 18C today and we have had several heavy showers with more to come judging by the clouds. The VI group have had to cancel this afternoon's BBQ which is a bit disappointing.
 >Darkcloudraining< >umbrella<  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on August 09, 2014, 10:30:16 PM
Weird optical illusion yesterday was sat in the car when the heavens opened up with torrential rain. The rain was running quickly down the windscreen but I suddenly had the sensation that the rain was motionless and the car was lifting up vertically into the air  actually had a slight sense of vertigo from it. Felt really odd. But thats the power of illusion and suggestibility for you.  >blush< 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on August 10, 2014, 08:26:39 AM
Windy and rainy here. The temperature has dropped so I'm feeling much more comfortable.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on August 10, 2014, 08:37:11 AM
Has been raining during the night but just overcast and cool at the moment quite pleasant actually.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 10, 2014, 09:48:13 AM
Despite the dire predictions of the forecasters the rain we have had so far (overnight) is no worse than typical summer wet night.

It remains a bit drizzly this morning, but not cold and little wind. A damp squib. Still at least yesterday's decision to cancel today's VI cricket match seems reasonable.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on August 10, 2014, 03:00:07 PM
Went to Tescos late this morning car park flooded again but things quieted down again light rain overcast cool but not windy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 10, 2014, 03:21:53 PM
Stopped drizzling mid morning and now fairly sunny, but stronger breeze.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on August 10, 2014, 05:27:21 PM
The rain has eased off this afternoon although still very windy here in West Sussex.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on August 10, 2014, 05:51:25 PM
bright and sunny here now but, as oldtone says, the breeze is picking up. Hope we will be able to get a good look at the moon on the way home from quiz.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Frances on August 10, 2014, 05:53:54 PM
Some Sun, but mostly overcast. With huge claps of Thunder followed by heavy downpours.
 On the whole pretty Yucky. Delivery man says there is some pretty bad flooding a few miles away. YUK.  >yikes<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 10, 2014, 06:17:55 PM
That's the trouble after a long spell of very dry weather - flash floods  >erm<

Here in my corner of Somerset we started with heavy rain which then gave way to sun and showers mid-morning and a gradually strengthening wind through the afternoon, which is still rather brisk at the moment.  Like Ditchdwellers said earlier though, much more cool and comfortable (hurrah!)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on August 10, 2014, 09:36:23 PM
Clear almost cloudless sky and a huge big full moon wind picking up though and quite chill.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dark_Divinity on August 11, 2014, 01:09:50 AM
I hope people are prepared for the just in case.

Storing abit of water in water containers and maybe a few wind-up lamps.
 >bighugs<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 11, 2014, 11:27:36 AM
This morning it was fine and a bit cooler than of late. Quite pleasant. I decided to chance a trip to the village and just managed to walk back before dark clouds and a heavy shower.

All cleared now just like it never happened. Typical British summer weather.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on August 17, 2014, 12:41:23 PM
There are heavy showers on and off here.

I didn't bother to water the tomatoes this morning as it had rained in the night and they have had several watering since too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 17, 2014, 12:50:13 PM
Its just started to rain here, but not very heavy yet.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on August 17, 2014, 06:15:59 PM
The weather has been much cooler, thank goodness, and showery.  Some of the showers have been heavy and it's quite breezy. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 17, 2014, 06:48:44 PM
Rain didn't last long. Its now a nice fine evening.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on October 30, 2014, 06:03:57 PM
Nice warm day today for the most part but we did have an Earth Quake the other day.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine on November 08, 2014, 11:03:57 AM
I heard about the earthquake but did not feel it myself unlike the one a few years back when it felt and sounded like a train passing.

It is November now and the weather seems back on track, cold, damp and wet. We were up at the woods yesterday and it was pouring it down with rain so much so Luka kept hiding under trees and bushes.

I got Mr Sunshine to take down the door curtain we use at the back of the house in summer and put the door itself back on so the back sitting room can be warmer. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on November 08, 2014, 05:00:30 PM
Definitely getting cooler and more autumnal.  We've been lighting the fire in the evenings at it's lovely and toasty indoors.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on December 13, 2014, 09:24:59 AM
Woke up to frost and -1 degrees C.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on December 13, 2014, 09:51:37 AM
Frost & freezing fog this morning.  >hatandscarf<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on December 13, 2014, 10:57:37 AM
Light frost but fortunately no fog. Currently -1C. In fact after some light cloud it is now nice and sunny with a perfectly clear sky and no wind.

Just how a winter's day should be. >hatandscarf< >thumbsup<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on December 13, 2014, 02:25:41 PM
Woke up to frost and -1 degrees C.

Same here too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on December 26, 2014, 09:30:31 PM
Guess what it's snowing. And my son has to return to Bristol in the morning.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on December 27, 2014, 09:43:46 AM
I hope he arrives safely.  >thumbsup<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on December 27, 2014, 10:22:23 AM
No snow, just very strong winds. Lost one of the mooring ropes and the gangplank so my husband has been out making essential repairs.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on December 27, 2014, 05:24:55 PM
Well son has just arrived back in Bristol so roads weren't too bad.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on December 27, 2014, 07:18:49 PM
We had some snow here this afternoon. The ground was very wet so it didn't lie, but the skies have cleared and temperatures are dropping fast, so it's going to be very icy tomorrow!  >hatandscarf<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on December 27, 2014, 07:29:34 PM
No snow, just very strong winds. Lost one of the mooring ropes and the gangplank so my husband has been out making essential repairs.

Gracious!

You would certainly need to make repairs as no gang plank would maroon you! 

Do you keep spare mooring ropes and gang planks?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on December 27, 2014, 09:08:14 PM
Thanks Yvette.  We keep a good supply of ropes and the gangplank was retrieved from the canal.  A neighbour gave my husband a hand with making everything safe and it didn't take long.  One of the great things about living here is that we all tend to look out for each other and there's always someone around who can lend a hand in an emergency.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on December 27, 2014, 09:25:30 PM
I'm very glad to hear that Dd!


No snow here, thankfully.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on December 28, 2014, 01:05:14 PM
Thank goodness, dd  >thumbsup<

It's nice and sunny here at the moment, but very cold.  >hatandscarf<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on December 28, 2014, 01:40:03 PM
Clear skies with bright sunshine but a little chilly at 5C and slight breeze. No snow, but if we have snow here then the rest of the country must be in trouble!

I guess winter is arriving as the birds have been attacking their feeder after ignoring it for most of the winter so far. There is an incredibly fat squirrel in the garden. I wonder if the two things are connected?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on December 28, 2014, 06:20:25 PM
It's been a lovely bright day, chilly with a frost on the ground and blue sky.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on December 29, 2014, 10:41:26 AM
It's still cold here. The frost outside is so thick you'd think it had been snowing. Brrrrr.  >hatandscarf<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on December 29, 2014, 10:44:34 AM
I was hoping to go out today.

But although it is a lovely, bright day it is too cold for me to go out, even if wrapped up warmly - my muscles and joints would cramp up and freeze which would cause dreadful pain.

And there is too much ice for me to be safe.   I do not need a fifth time on traction for three months.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on December 30, 2014, 04:08:52 PM
Yvette,

It sounds like you need to stay in semi hibernation until it warms up, I am the same.

We still have some of the snow that fell on Boxing Day clinging to roofs, on footpaths and in gardens because it has been too cold for it to melt  >hatandscarf<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on December 30, 2014, 04:11:29 PM
It's much milder down south. A bit of frost in the mornings that soon disappears when the sun comes up.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on December 30, 2014, 04:17:27 PM
I've been staying in East Sussex and this morning was the hardest frost this winter. It didn't go until the afternoon, but it did make for a glorious drive to Sheffield Park today.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on December 30, 2014, 08:25:46 PM
It was -2C and very icy when I gave Mr H a lift to bowls at 9am. Fortunately, it was both warmer and safer underfoot when my son and I took grandma out for coffee.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on December 30, 2014, 09:01:35 PM
Like that here it was -4C at about eight AM but got warmer during day now -1C I think.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on December 31, 2014, 05:37:34 PM
It feels much milder here now, the temp is forecast to be back into double figures tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on December 31, 2014, 05:55:02 PM
We had a very cold night last night and the canal has frozen at the edges.  It hasn't thawed all day and has been bright and chilly.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on December 31, 2014, 07:24:51 PM
Because of the ice I have not been able to go out for a few days.

Today, the weather has been much better but I've been so tired I couldn't go out and have been asleep all afternoon.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on December 31, 2014, 09:10:06 PM
I hope you feel better after your sleep  >hugs<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on January 01, 2015, 10:53:36 AM
Thanks DD.  Much better.  >tah<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine on January 02, 2015, 01:44:21 PM
Lovely sunny day but too windy to go out. Also sleeping in to almost midday means I am playing catch up when it comes to medication.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on January 14, 2015, 02:33:10 PM
Ye gods it's cold today. No snow down here in Belfast, but counties Antrim and Derry were badly hit last night.

Brrrr!  >hatandscarf<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on January 14, 2015, 02:55:35 PM
It's certainly much colder here than it was. When we went out at 10.15 this morning it was 3C and we had to de-ice the windscreen  >hatandscarf< It's still very wet underfoot so even if it does snow, it's not likely to stick.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on January 14, 2015, 03:02:55 PM
Its now clouded over, but the temperature is up to 8C now. Its just started to spit with rain, but I think snow is unlikely here on the south coast and as Hurty says not likely any snow will settle anyway.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on January 14, 2015, 03:50:26 PM
4 degrees here but feels much colder.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on January 14, 2015, 08:37:59 PM
The wind is getting up here.

Here's an interesting article about the phenomenon thundersnow:
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30814403

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on January 15, 2015, 12:46:09 PM
That is interesting dd.I had never hears of thundersnow, or frostquake,before.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on January 15, 2015, 01:50:18 PM
Good article, dd  >thumbsup<

We're having a very windy time of it here at the moment.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on January 15, 2015, 02:12:02 PM
Ditto.

Ditto.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Frances on January 15, 2015, 07:01:36 PM
Its blowing a gale out there, Just heard an almighty crash But doubt I could stand up in that wind.
 So fingers crossed its nowt too bad !! >yikes<
No >zzz< tonight if this keeps up' !!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on January 15, 2015, 07:05:37 PM
Wind is picking up here too. Still cold.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on January 16, 2015, 09:53:19 AM
Its dull, chilly 4C, and everything is dripping so we've had some quite heavy rain overnight, but it is completely calm. Before the storm?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on January 20, 2015, 07:30:53 PM
Spectacular footage of a train ploughing through deep snow Arthurs Pass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6acPX_00M9Q

 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on January 21, 2015, 12:04:28 PM
Snowing heavily.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on January 21, 2015, 12:35:19 PM
Heavy rain this morning which has now stopped. Still overcast at 7C with little wind. Feels a bit raw because of the damp.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on January 21, 2015, 03:42:12 PM
Just wet here.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Frances on January 21, 2015, 03:48:29 PM
Very Yucky and damp here !  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on January 21, 2015, 08:30:59 PM
Freezing and foggy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: shazfromnorthampton on January 21, 2015, 09:06:44 PM
 >hatandscarf< Just very cold here
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on January 21, 2015, 09:27:29 PM
Cold and miserable
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on January 22, 2015, 06:57:13 AM
That very well describes me at the moment rather than the weather.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine on January 22, 2015, 11:03:28 AM
Cold and grey but less windy hooray  :-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on January 22, 2015, 11:15:09 AM
Cold (4C), but fine and sunny. Quite nice out this morning when I went shopping. Although the car was icy the foot paths were clear unlike last Saturday when my feet zoomed off without me on some black ice. No damage fortunately.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on January 22, 2015, 02:27:55 PM
Cold (4C), but fine and sunny. Quite nice out this morning when I went shopping. Although the car was icy the foot paths were clear unlike last Saturday when my feet zoomed off without me on some black ice. No damage fortunately.

Ouch, Ouch, Ouch!!!   >yikes<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on January 22, 2015, 09:27:26 PM
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No damage fortunately.

Glad to hear it.  >hugs<

Freezing but clear for a change. Tomorrow, it's going to rain. Can't wait.  >erm<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on January 22, 2015, 09:38:59 PM
It's a lot colder now and I've put an extra blanket on the bed.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on January 23, 2015, 09:38:36 AM
The sky is looking very peculiar here.  I think more snow is on its way.   :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on January 23, 2015, 10:05:08 AM
Its another bright frosty morning here (1C) with just a smidgeon of wispy cloud and just the slightest breeze. Not bad for a winter morning.  :-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on January 23, 2015, 10:51:09 AM
Similar here. Bright blue sky with a beautiful frost on the ground.  So much nicer than the wet windy weather we had last week.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on January 26, 2015, 05:16:54 PM
It is so very cold here. I'm drinking a Chicken Bovril to warm up. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on January 26, 2015, 05:42:49 PM
Not exactly mild but 7C isn't bad. Quite sunny this morning but clouded later.

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on January 26, 2015, 05:47:05 PM
Keep calm!

The Daily Excess has another of its weather panics on:

'Arctic Blast to Last Three Weeks'

followed by the usual dire predictions. Best hunker down and then ignore it.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on January 26, 2015, 10:01:28 PM
It was 9C by 8am here this morning - positively tropical  >desert-island<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: lankou on January 29, 2015, 01:07:08 PM
Has anyone got this problem:-

(http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/a-polar-bear-looks-through-a-bus-window-nick-norman.jpg)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: seegee on January 29, 2015, 09:26:31 PM
Today has been very windy, so has included hail, sunshine, rain, more sun, light snow, cloudy for a while, light rain, heavy snow, more rain to wash the snow away and has been dry for the past couple of hours.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on January 29, 2015, 09:27:52 PM
Grey, mild and very wet here today.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on January 30, 2015, 10:13:01 AM
Bright and sunny today and not too cold at 4C with only a slight breeze.

The seagulls seem to have come a bit further inland and are glinting in the sun as they wheel over the trees and roofs.  >dove< (nearest smiley to a seagull)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on January 30, 2015, 02:17:29 PM
We've just had a nasty hail storm.  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on January 30, 2015, 07:07:03 PM
It was chaotic this morning driving in the dark on icy roads with snow that had fallen in the night and -2 degrees C and every road I was driving on was being mentioned on the radio as one of the worst affected roads in the area.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on January 30, 2015, 08:01:09 PM
Sounds nasty, Dic.  I loathe ice since slipping on it (and will not drive in it.)  Stay safe out there..
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 05, 2015, 03:24:26 PM
23 degrees and  sunny too hot for me, but others out enjoying it.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on June 05, 2015, 03:31:56 PM
It's bright and dry here but temps only in high teens, nowhere near the 'heatwave' they have been promising!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on June 05, 2015, 03:37:56 PM
Agree with Hurty. Outside temp. in shade is 19.5C and cloudy/bright (as used to be known to photographers before the advent of exposure meters). Have had some sun but patchy. Still a stiff breeze, but at least that has lost the chill of the last few weeks.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on June 05, 2015, 05:13:00 PM
My tomato plants need this better weather.  Their little toesies have been sooo cold.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on June 11, 2015, 03:02:48 PM
At last a properly warm day, 24C sunny with light cloud and a warm breeze. I think I can count the days on the fingers of one hand where the breeze has been warm. There's been a lot of cold winds this year. >desert-island<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on June 11, 2015, 06:13:49 PM
As Oldtone says, the warm weather has finally arrived, I have been in a short-sleeved top for the first time this year  >cool<  The forecast for tomorrow is 24c and rain  >dark-cloud<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on June 11, 2015, 10:39:00 PM
I'm looking forward to the rain.  My garden is very dry.  And I also have some indoor plants outside as I have the decorator in.  They need watering too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on June 12, 2015, 09:54:54 AM
It seems we have had the lightest of showers as the paths are damp and there are a few raindrops on leaves. Not enough to do much for the plants, I fear.

Light cloud and a muggy 16C at present. More rain is promised so we shall see.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on June 12, 2015, 06:46:23 PM
Rain forecast for tomorrow, but it's nice to finally be able to take my winter duvet off.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on June 30, 2015, 11:13:14 AM
Scorchio heatwave time, break out the Factor 50 ...  I decided to go out early today to avoid the worst of the heat, already the sun felt fierce beating down on my back.   Tip of the Day to help keep cool:  Have a basin or bowl of cold water available to dip hands and wrists in when feeling over-hot;  don't bother drying hands on a towel, wipe them over bare arms and legs for a brief (and welcome) cooling effect as the water evaporates on the skin  >thumbsup<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on June 30, 2015, 12:42:33 PM
Currently 24C here, but there is a pleasant breeze which is easing the heat.

Hope it keeps up so it doesn't get too muggy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on June 30, 2015, 03:20:26 PM
I'm managing to keep comfortable but the cats are struggling! Alfie, who is completely black, is finding the heat really uncomfortable. Cleo, despite being both black+ white and fluffy, seems to be coping better.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on June 30, 2015, 03:35:30 PM
Temperature now risen to 27C, but the breeze remains. That's quite warm enough thank you.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 30, 2015, 06:00:52 PM
About 300C here at the moment have been out and bought a fan this heat is making me feel really bad as weak as a kitten. Can't cope with it.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on June 30, 2015, 09:48:33 PM
Dic  >hugs< I remember from last year that your MG is badly affected by the heat.


I have just ordered a 'self cooling pad' for Alfie - but I suspect I might 'borrow' it if it is useful  >lol<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 30, 2015, 11:25:26 PM
It's forecast to be even hotter tomorrow  >yikes<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on June 30, 2015, 11:30:16 PM
My house is really cool.  You cannot really tell what the temperature outside is.  Come on over Dic and cool off.  That goes for anyone else who prefers an even temperature too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on June 30, 2015, 11:34:28 PM
That is a very tempting offer auntie.  >tah<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on July 01, 2015, 08:12:21 AM
I'd like to join you and Dic, please Auntie.

My house is like an oven and I feel ill with the heat. 

I have a fan in every room which helps but at night, the loft insulation traps the heat in the bedrooms, so I might have to try sleeping downstairs.

This this morning I feel really poorly and am going to go back to bed.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on July 01, 2015, 11:55:51 AM
Yvette, Dic and anyone else suffering from the heat  >hugs< >snowball< >Cloudandsnow<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 01, 2015, 01:20:21 PM
It an odd day. This morning started clear then some cloud came up so the temperature wasn't too bad when I went into town.

About midday the cloud lifted and the temperature rose to 27C. Now a little cloud has returned and a breeze has got up so the temperature has dropped slightly to 25C.

I guess this is the benefit of being near the coast. The cheers for sea breezes.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 01, 2015, 01:27:02 PM
It's very hot here in sunny Sussex.  Fortunately I have a lot of trees in the garden which offer shade, and there's a slight breeze blowing.  We had a sudden rain shower earlier and I had to close all the roof hatches.  Now I've got them open again and the airflow is a bit better.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on July 02, 2015, 05:42:15 PM
It was grey here for much of the morning and much cooler than yesterday. Became humid and then had some rain after lunch. The cloud has cleared and it's warming up again now.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on July 02, 2015, 07:52:57 PM
The workman who does my DIY put the shade sail up for me this afternoon, which made my sitting room much cooler.

It makes a huge difference, and also means I can sit outside without getting burned to a crisp, because my back garden is a real suntrap.

I used it last year and found it very good.

http://www.primrose.co.uk/-p-63047.html?adtype=pla_with_promotion&kwd=&showPLA=true&gclid=CLPO6tyOvcYCFeHMtAoduVkAyg


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 16, 2015, 08:10:56 PM
It seems very hot and humid this evening.  There is no breeze at all and I'm feeling horribly sticky. Yuk!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on July 16, 2015, 09:29:56 PM
Yes, I have found the past few days very humid and unpleasant  >hugs< 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on July 16, 2015, 11:18:22 PM
Humid but cold.

Flanders and Swan song about the weather includes:

"In July the sun is hot.  Is it shining, no its not."
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Monic1511 on July 17, 2015, 12:06:13 AM
I wouldn't mind the warm but it's a wee bit chilly & the rain is bouncing off the roof, bad news is it is to be like this for days  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on July 17, 2015, 08:56:29 AM
Yes, I have found the past few days very humid and unpleasant  >hugs< 

Same here.   :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on July 17, 2015, 09:19:02 AM
I wouldn't mind the warm but it's a wee bit chilly & the rain is bouncing off the roof, bad news is it is to be like this for days  :-(

It's been like that here, too. I needed a hot water bottle last night!

 >hugs< to those who are unpleasantly warm.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 17, 2015, 11:11:10 AM
Its cloudy warm here, but not too muggy as there is a stiff breeze which whilst not cooling isn't unpleasantly warm either.

Sun is trying to break through although cloud heavy enough to threaten showers also. Perhaps we'll have both!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on July 24, 2015, 09:51:47 PM
Rain, rain, and more rain - hasn't stopped all day.  Good for the gardens though, and has brought the temperature down considerably - I will be taking a hot water bottle to bed!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 25, 2015, 01:00:47 AM
It's rained here all day too with a few claps of thunder for good measure.
It's a bit annoying as our marina landlords are installing a new path for us running along the canal and adjacent to the boats. When its finished access will be much improved however they can't work with the diggers in the rain.  They tried this morning but had to give up just when they reached our garden so we've got a half dug muddy mess for the weekend and with more rain forecast it will just be fun getting in and out over the next few days.  Fingers crossed the path will be finished in a week or so and we can start to tidy up the garden at long last.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on July 25, 2015, 01:06:32 AM
Hooray for the new path!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 25, 2015, 01:10:26 AM
When it's all finished and the garden done I will take some photos to show you all.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on July 25, 2015, 11:04:22 AM
Looking forward to seeing them  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on July 26, 2015, 10:49:18 AM
It may take a while!  In the meantime it's raining heavily.  Hasn't let up all day.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on July 26, 2015, 11:35:36 AM
Its grey and wet here too. Just as well Hurty's away. Hope its better where she is.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on July 27, 2015, 05:19:45 PM
Thank you Oldtone.


We were on a 'shortie' cruise to Zeebrugge and Amsterdam. We had good weather - until the force 12 gale on the way back on Saturday  >feeling-sick<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 07, 2015, 07:49:06 PM
Typical. The first pleasant day we've had for weeks, and I can barely get out of bed.

Hey ho. At least the sunshine has brightened up my room, and I can have the window open.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on August 22, 2015, 05:57:51 PM
It's been quite hot here today but is now threatening a thunder storm.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on August 23, 2015, 09:54:24 AM
Typical. The first pleasant day we've had for weeks, and I can barely get out of bed.

Hey ho. At least the sunshine has brightened up my room, and I can have the window open.

The same here, NN.  I am wiped out again.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 23, 2015, 07:03:45 PM
I wonder if it's the high humidity that is wearing - I know I feel 'under par' with muggy air.  Though a morning full of rain seems to have brought fresher conditions, for this evening at least before it all starts again tomorrow  >doh<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 24, 2015, 10:13:27 AM
Autumn has arrived. The leaves have started to fall from the silver birches and by way of confirmation the first toadstool of the season has appeared in my lawn.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on August 24, 2015, 10:28:11 AM
Yup I'm really looking forward to it not. Had no summer holiday this year. :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on August 24, 2015, 07:56:26 PM
Quote
I wonder if it's the high humidity that is wearing - I know I feel 'under par' with muggy air. 

Absolutely.

I love hot weather but when it is humid, I feel like a wrung out dishcloth.  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on August 25, 2015, 05:14:55 PM
It has poured down here for most of the day, and we have needed the fire on in the lounge  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 25, 2015, 11:01:15 PM
I'm lucky having escaped the coastal rain for sunny Sunbury. OK  not that sunny but only a little drizzle.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on August 26, 2015, 08:06:09 AM
Overcast and chilly here this morning
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 26, 2015, 08:54:39 AM
It was incredibly wet here overnight, but quite plesant this morning - cool and bright. There's yet more heavy rain forecast for this afternoon though.  >Darkcloudraining<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Frances on August 26, 2015, 07:35:31 PM
Rain Wind and rather chilly here.
Most of my flowers are a battered mess,  :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on August 27, 2015, 08:44:16 AM
My garden has been overtaken by nasty, large slugs - no doubt grown fat on my beautiful plants (wot were beautiful - and now have holes in their leaves!!).
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Frances on August 27, 2015, 11:57:51 AM
Slugs ans snails are huge this year , They are even crawling through the window in Ry's room.
 Plus they have eaten most of my flowers and shredded the leaves .
When I am well enough I try to go out just as its getting dark with a big mug of salt . Messy next morning all that slime YUK!. But does get rid of a lot of them.
 I managed to kill over 80 at one time a few nights ago.  >biggergrin<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on August 27, 2015, 12:41:53 PM
I'm worried about putting salt on my plants in case the salt kills the plants instead of the slugs.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 27, 2015, 12:59:47 PM
My Mum swears by picking the nasties up and placing them into a bag of salt. Thus the slime is contained, and no further cleanup is required. *shudders*
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on August 27, 2015, 08:36:51 PM
Good idea - thanks.  >thumbsup<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: wheelydad on August 28, 2015, 12:15:50 AM
 >biggrin<I'll ask our 'care-home' manager if we can hire out our friendly hedgehog. he keeps our garden pests under control.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on August 28, 2015, 08:43:19 AM
Fab - that is just what I need.  >thumbsup<

I never get birds in my garden because of having a cat - the birds would have a feast.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on August 28, 2015, 08:44:13 AM
Regards the weather - it is *supposed* to be dry and sunny here today.

But the rain is torrential.   :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AndMac on August 29, 2015, 05:23:40 PM
The wind yesterday was horrendous, awful to cycle in. I didn't even get the benefit of it to dry my washing as rain threatened. I rode my trike to town and on one spot with a gradient I was really struggling.
A bunch of teenagers walked past and one made the eee-oowww noise of a car passing at speed.

He was possibly quite surprised to be told to invited to  >bleep< go forth and procreate, then to be called ignorant and have his  >bleep< parentage questioned by a gentle featured middle aged woman.
 >whistle<
I did feel MUCH better after that. Really my frustrations were with the weather but that snide, sarcastic noise came at just the wrong moment.
(I wasn't at any risk from that outburst, ours isn't that sort of town, thank God.)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 29, 2015, 05:43:32 PM
In keeping with your ladylike use of language:  strewth, there are some right male procreational appendages around, that's for sure.... Trying to look clever and amusing in front of their mates  >doh<  Seems like you gave them something to think about  >biggrin<

Well, one thing I can say for all the rain we've had over the past seven days or more (losing track, it seems to be raining more often than not lately) - the grass doesn't half look healthy; in the local park yesterday, I was struck by how richly green it was! "Always look on the bright side" etc etc..

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ditchdwellers on September 26, 2015, 12:31:12 PM
Beautiful sunny day after some chilly and rainy days. Lots of conkers on the ground.  I love the colour and shine on them when they first 'hatch'.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on September 26, 2015, 09:39:28 PM
I am trying to resist the urge to put the central heating on.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on September 26, 2015, 09:57:06 PM
I have to be honest and say I gave in to that urge several days ago.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on September 27, 2015, 10:09:42 AM
Likewise.

Its sunny outside, but just a little too chilly for comfort indoors. Its the sort of weather where it feels warmer outside than in. Fortunately the wind has been fairly calm most days recently so not a problem unlike earlier in the summer.

This is my ideal weather neither too hot or to cold. Long may it last. Probably won't though.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on September 27, 2015, 11:56:06 PM
It has been lovely here today, especially out of the wind. heating comes on night and morning automatically once the temp drops.


We are going away tomorrow for a few days, hope the good weather lasts  :-)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Yvette on September 28, 2015, 07:56:45 PM
Have a super time and spoil yourself.  You deserve it.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on October 09, 2015, 09:57:01 PM
Have a brilliant time, Hurty >thumbsup<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on October 10, 2015, 07:25:14 PM
Sorry, have only just seen this  >whistle<


We had a lovely few days and the weather was kind to us, thank you. We have been back for more than a week so I'm starting to get back to 'normal' again.


Hubby goes away for a week on Monday, I always look for my few days on my own (but would not like it all the time).
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on November 15, 2015, 11:38:05 AM
Having paid host to Abigail earlier in the week, now Kate's come to call. Wind and non-stop rain all round.  >raincloud< >raincloud< >raincloud<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on November 17, 2015, 06:39:14 PM
Now Barney's about to pop in. For some reason, this sprang to mind (warning for slight sweariness):










Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on November 17, 2015, 09:40:58 PM
Totally daft  >lol< - which TV comedy show is that from?

Been blowing a real hooley round here since early afternoon, though temporarily calm right now (could it be the lull before another storm..)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on November 18, 2015, 04:48:20 PM
The Armstrong and Miller Show. Their street talking WWII fighter pilot sketches are also very funny.  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on November 19, 2015, 10:17:53 AM
It's ... it's ... not raining! >rainbow2<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on November 19, 2015, 11:31:19 AM
Here near the south coast we have missed the worst of the gales and rain, although it is drizzling right now. Not cold though, 12C.

Waiting to see what the predicted 'cold snap' brings this weekend.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on November 20, 2015, 08:51:18 AM
We're in for some nice hail and sleet later.  >hatandscarf<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on November 20, 2015, 01:32:08 PM
Just dithering with the cold here had to put heating back on.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on November 20, 2015, 07:17:42 PM
And there's the snow. Brrrr! >snowball<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on November 21, 2015, 09:35:01 PM
Had the snow last night and it's now -3C here. >hatandscarf<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on November 22, 2015, 05:18:58 PM
Snow??  >yikes<  did it settle for any length of time?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Dic Penderyn on November 22, 2015, 05:42:51 PM
Well yes Kizzy it was still there for part of the next day.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on November 22, 2015, 07:26:53 PM
The snow eventually turned back into lovely sludgy sleet overnight, so the answer from here is thankfully not. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on November 22, 2015, 09:23:06 PM
No snow here, as expected, but the temp did drop by 10C in about 24 hours  >hatandscarf<

Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on November 23, 2015, 11:30:47 AM
Very slight frost on car this morning. I think this is the first of this winter around here.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on November 23, 2015, 04:03:30 PM
Back to rain again. At least it's a couple of degrees warmer.  >Darkcloudraining<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Hurtyback on November 23, 2015, 06:51:17 PM
Took me a few minutes to de-ice the car at 7.15 this morning  >hatandscarf<  The joy of cold mornings is that the pool water feels warm!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on November 24, 2015, 10:28:14 AM
Hard frost last night, but it melted quickly to leave a nice morning. Cold, but bright and sunny.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on November 24, 2015, 12:31:35 PM
I put the oil filled radiator in the bedroom on too high over night and woke up to tropical heat, only to come downstairs and freeze.

We are going to try to add a porch to the dog flap because the current draft is like throwing pound notes out of the window  >hatandscarf<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on November 24, 2015, 05:24:10 PM
Lucky dogs.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on November 30, 2015, 08:31:23 AM
Brrr! That was a cold night. Woolly hats in bed time.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on December 29, 2015, 06:42:20 PM
Frightening levels of wind around here tonight. And not of the sprout-induced variety! >tree<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on December 29, 2015, 10:48:31 PM
Unfortunately the forecast is suggesting it   could be NI turn for the nasties thought and tomorrow.  Hope it's not too bad.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on December 30, 2015, 09:34:23 AM
Thanks, Tone. The house is still standing and the lights are still on, so no complaints. It seems as though the good folks at NI Electricity, the water service and various other bodies have done sterling work through the night to keep everything going.

 >x-fingers< that folks living on the North Coast, Antrim Plateau and Mournes have come through as well.

 >bighugs< to everyone living in affected areas. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on August 02, 2017, 04:37:09 PM
In the spirit of Ouch Too's pending reboot I offically BUMP this thread >angel<

I was thinking how when I have not been outside much I don't notice the weather and so winter seems to arrive all at once. This thread left of in December 2015 and now it is August 2017 such a lot of weather to have missed ;-)

Today here in the Midland is was relatively warm, grey skies with some fine rain and light winds  >raincloud<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 02, 2017, 04:56:08 PM
Just strong winds and on-and-off heavy rain here in Somerset, looking rather soggy out there - strange old start to August  >erm<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 02, 2017, 05:23:18 PM
18c and wet here in Dorset. At least the forecast was right. Overall summer has been sunnier and warmer than usual.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 02, 2017, 05:47:21 PM
Turbulent weather over here in squelchy Belfast, with some blistering thunderstorms and spectaular downpours.  >dark-cloud<

Ah well. No-one lives in this town for the climate!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on August 02, 2017, 05:52:48 PM
Hello from drippy London.  No doggie walkies today.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: huhn on August 02, 2017, 08:17:33 PM
still 40, but  they say it is getting  cooler, but for how long is the question
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 03, 2017, 08:36:17 AM
We have just had a news item about the extreme temperatures around the Mediterranean region. Thankfully it's only 17c here. This morning is slightly cloudy but dry.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: lankou on August 03, 2017, 08:40:37 AM
Lots of wind at the moment and it isn't just mine.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 03, 2017, 09:56:51 AM
 >lol< yeah, we have some lively gusts here as well, and the odd shower, and I am just thinking about changing into something warmer...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 03, 2017, 10:54:25 AM
It's bright and dry but overcast here, and a very pleasant 16⁰C.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 03, 2017, 07:25:12 PM
The sun is shining. I may faint.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on August 04, 2017, 09:26:16 AM
NN,

Given how hot it was earlier this year if I had been on my feet I probably would have fainted.

Started off sunny here this morning,the sky is all grey now.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 04, 2017, 10:01:04 AM
18C and fairly bright with broken cloud at present. A moderate breeze. Quite pleasant, but not quite warm enough to sit around outside.

Good weather for doing things. Why is it the weather and my motivation never coincide?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 04, 2017, 11:50:38 AM
The Law of Soddeth, OldTone...

No rain forecast for today (miracles do happen) so washing out on the line with the hope that the brisk breeze will do most of the drying if not the sun, which is somewhat thin on the ground today!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 04, 2017, 02:39:30 PM
Comfortable temperatures and no rain here, so can't complain at all.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 05, 2017, 03:53:21 PM
Very pleasant morning, sunny about 18c, but just had a 15 minute thunder storm with heavy rain. Down to 16c now but smells nice and fresh when I stick my nose out the door.

Haven't ventured out as can't be bothered to change my slippers.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 06, 2017, 09:55:49 AM
We had a few rumbles of thunder yesterday too, and then the type of heavy shower that my dad calls 'stair rods'! 

Today is forecast to have no rain at all in it, which is a delightful change before the next band of low pressure inflicts itself on us >do you need a umbrella<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 06, 2017, 10:01:54 AM
After yesterday's brief thunder storm, all of 20 minutes, this morning is fine and bright at about 16c with very little breeze. ok!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 06, 2017, 10:10:00 AM
Yesterday was lovely - bright and sunny without being oppresively hot (temperatures climbing no higher than 17⁰C), but with lots of cirrus creeping in during the late morning.

Today, the change is here, and a grey, pearly morning has given way to steady rain.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 09, 2017, 06:42:20 AM
It's another beautiful morning out there - dry, still and cool with a sky decorated in splodgy altocumulus, stained in various shades of gold and peach. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 09, 2017, 10:40:44 AM
'Splodgy altocumulus' - I love it  >biggrin<

Just rain, rain and more rain here, and nippy too with a northerly wind - am wearing a sleeved top and a bodywarmer, and almost tempted to whack on the central heating  >yikes<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on August 09, 2017, 11:36:39 AM
Rained and rained then rained so more yesterday. I also thought maybe put the central heating on.

Today is dryer and grey skies, I hope it does not make me feel too drab.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 09, 2017, 12:32:38 PM
Wet, wet, wet! Not a hit with me.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: ATurtle on August 09, 2017, 06:40:12 PM
Rain? What's that? None on the Sunshine Coast in Sussex!  Maybe a little shower at 2 a.m. but that don't count!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 09, 2017, 06:56:17 PM
Just rain, rain and more rain here, and nippy too with a northerly wind - am wearing a sleeved top and a bodywarmer, and almost tempted to whack on the central heating  >yikes<


Rained and rained then rained so more yesterday. I also thought maybe put the central heating on.


Wet, wet, wet! Not a hit with me.


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 09, 2017, 09:22:16 PM
 >lol< could just as easily apply to England!

Rain did actually cease and desist come mid-afternoon, and I've loaded the washing machine in readiness for a dry day tomorrow  >x-fingers<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 10, 2017, 10:57:05 AM
This morning is fine and bright, but not particularly warm, at 16c and a cool breeze. Still better than the last couple of days.

Forecast fair for the weekend. Not so good for next week when our local VI group hope to have a picnic Tuesday. Maybe a wellies and pac-a-mac day.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 10, 2017, 11:11:34 AM
>lol< could just as easily apply to England!

Rain did actually cease and desist come mid-afternoon, and I've loaded the washing machine in readiness for a dry day tomorrow  >x-fingers<

 >biggergrin<

Years ago a local drinks firm ran a series of billboard advertisments that took the form of spoof information posters explaining to locals what sunlight was and how to cope with it.  They were good fun.


Speaking of sunlight, after a soft grey morning the sun has finally broken through.

Rain is forecast for tomorrow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 11, 2017, 01:11:26 PM
A grey start today, but now a bit brighter and 18c so a little warmer too.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 12, 2017, 08:09:11 AM
It's grey damp and mizzly at the moment, but will apparently brighten up later on.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 12, 2017, 10:35:42 AM
Started bright, but has got greyer. Supposed to be the other way round. Mild, at 19c.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 13, 2017, 05:51:10 PM
Similar story here, OldTone - I am noticing rather an autumnal feel to the mornings and evenings, is anyone else?
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 13, 2017, 06:02:22 PM
Yes it has been a bit chilly. My heating came on briefly the other day. I never turn it off, thermostat does the job.
Today has been much warmer at 21c and sunny with a warm breeze.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 14, 2017, 09:56:36 AM
Similar story here, OldTone - I am noticing rather an autumnal feel to the mornings and evenings, is anyone else?


Same here, which I think is lovely. Autumn is my favourite of the seasons.  >witchonabroomstick<


It's dry, dull and breezy at the moment. Apparently we're in for a wet time of it later on.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 14, 2017, 10:18:28 AM
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My heating came on briefly the other day. I never turn it off, thermostat does the job.

Blimey, that is a sign of autumn!!   NN, I love the season as well - 'mists and mellow fruitfulness' or some such like, much gentler heat than you get in the height of summer.  Am thinking to myself, well, August has been so pants with almost constant unsettledness, we're due a lovely balmy September!  (Raining again this morning.  Surprise, surprise.)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 14, 2017, 11:19:01 AM
This morning is 18c and 'cloudy bright' as those leaflets in cassettes of film would have it years gone by.

Talking autumn my barber remarked at the weekend that it must be winter as football has returned. How depressing.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 15, 2017, 02:17:25 PM
Well it lashed out of the heavens for most of yesterday. Today is much nicer - dry, bright and breezy. Temperatures around 18⁰C.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 15, 2017, 03:16:35 PM
I'm patting myself on the back as I organised a picnic at a local country park today for our VI group. I was a bit worried about the weather at the end of last week, but as it turned out it couldn't have been better.

Sunny with just enough cloud and breeze to stop it getting too hot. 23c is about ideal. Picnic in the walled garden watching little tots playing in the water feature. Then a short walk to the inner harbour side to watch the birds on the shallows (mud flats really).

Very pleasant.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 15, 2017, 05:45:36 PM
I'm patting myself on the back as I organised a picnic at a local country park today for our VI group. I was a bit worried about the weather at the end of last week, but as it turned out it couldn't have been better.

Sunny with just enough cloud and breeze to stop it getting too hot. 23c is about ideal. Picnic in the walled garden watching little tots playing in the water feature. Then a short walk to the inner harbour side to watch the birds on the shallows (mud flats really).

Very pleasant.

Good one Tone. Sounds like a nice day out.  >thumbsup<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 16, 2017, 02:15:29 PM
Another decent day. A bit cooler at 20c but sunshine with a little cloud. Long may it continue.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 16, 2017, 06:44:51 PM
Cooler is fine by me, though for the past few weeks the humidity really seems to rocket at night for some reason  >confused<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 16, 2017, 10:51:15 PM
Windy and very wet here. Upside of that is having a purring cat welded to me for most of the day.  >blackcat<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on August 17, 2017, 10:17:20 AM
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Upside of that is having a purring cat welded to me for most of the day.  >blackcat<

Zuzu just got on my desk and let me know it is still raining.
It rained really heavily last night so much so I thought water would have come in the dog flap again and made a indoor lake, but hooray dry floor so the wind mct have been blowing the right way.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 17, 2017, 11:32:25 AM
Heavy rain last night, but intermittent drizzle this morning. Dull and mild at 19c.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 18, 2017, 12:00:52 PM
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Zuzu just got on my desk and let me know it is still raining.

Did she splatter droplets everywhere as she landed?!

19C sounds quite nippy, OldTone - do you have the 'wind chill factor'?  Pretty breezy in my corner of Somerset this morning and some ominous-looking clouds around, but dry so far ...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 18, 2017, 12:43:46 PM
19c is not particularly cold if there is no wind IMO.

Felt distinctly chilly this morning, turned out it was 17c, 2 degrees might seem very little but it makes quite a difference to how the temperature feels. Was also a cool breeze as well.

Overcast with light cloud but it is spitting a little. Typical summer.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 18, 2017, 06:02:49 PM
Changeable here, with sunshine and showers. Temperatures at a comfortable 17C with light breeze.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 21, 2017, 10:49:17 AM
Very humid, at 21c already, with cloud and just occasional blue sky. No sun seen yet. I didn't think the eclipse extended this far!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 23, 2017, 12:42:27 PM
Intense thunderstorms last night. Today is warm and bright, with a light breeze. 18C.


>Edited to add: This is a nifty site for checking real time lightening strikes. Just zoom in on the UK.

https://www.lightningmaps.org/blitzortung/europe/index.php?lang=en
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 23, 2017, 08:50:14 PM
Weather nondescript today. Mild but not very sunny. I suppose it is summer.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 24, 2017, 05:02:47 PM
Muggy for the last few days, but fresher now, just very overcast and 'brooding'...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 24, 2017, 11:24:10 PM
I'm away for the weekend and as I crossed the border into Devon it rained. Typical! Admittedly not for very long and didn't turn out to bad. Fingers crossed for reasonable weekend.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 25, 2017, 08:00:21 AM
After a dry, bright day yesterday, it's back to rain this morning.  14C.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 25, 2017, 11:15:28 PM
 Very pleasant day here in Torbay.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 27, 2017, 12:15:40 AM
Even better today. Warm  with a gently cooling breeze. Idealic. Very busy
at Paignton harbour, even a traffic jam with ferries and pleasure boats. 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 27, 2017, 05:03:46 PM
Still glorious. Spent the day on the.moors exploring some of the lanes.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on August 28, 2017, 11:22:49 AM
Sounds lovely  >biggrin<

I wish I were nearer the coast or mountains.
It is a sunny day here and also muggy.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 28, 2017, 11:31:34 AM
A pleasant 22.5C at the moment, but - like yesterday - will probably hit a more uncomfortable 24.5C by late afternoon..  Still, shouldn't complain as we don't normally get this sun on a Bank Holiday!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 28, 2017, 02:14:04 PM
Weather still glorious. Went to Cockington with grand niece and saw glass blowing and horse shoeing. She was fascinated.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on August 28, 2017, 02:52:07 PM
 >biggrin< >Sun<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on August 28, 2017, 05:20:35 PM
 >Darkcloudraining<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 29, 2017, 03:12:56 PM
Back in Dorset. A bit cloudier today but still pleasant at 24c and cooling breeze.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on August 30, 2017, 09:37:10 PM
You certainly packed a fair amount of activity into the long weekend, OldTone  >thumbsup<

Rain most of this morning, brightened up in the afternoon and considerably fresher now (thank goodness)
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on August 30, 2017, 09:46:19 PM
Yes  busy weekend making most of the weather. Started drizzly today and felt quite wintery. Improved later.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on August 31, 2017, 12:04:24 AM
Dog and I went for a walk in the rain.  Then she decided that she liked it so much she would not come back on the lead.  We were in a park and I was worried that she would trot out into the road.  Thankfully she did not.  But as the rain eased a little more people with dogs came along and one of them was able to catch dog.  Thank goodness.  Meanwhile dog had grabbed a meal out of the rubbish bin - it looked disgusting.  She drank water out of a puddle that she had just walked through, and generally got wet and disgusting.  When we eventually got home she chewed up one of my most comfortable shoes as dessert.  Bl...y dog!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on September 01, 2017, 11:58:14 AM
Oh auntie, I am so sorry but I was laughing as I read that...  Naughty, naughty canine friend! 

This morning, despite the sun being out, I've seen the lowest temperature indoors for what seems like months - 17C!!  I actually had to close a few windows against the cooling breeze.  Autumn has arrived? 
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on September 01, 2017, 12:08:50 PM
Today is the official start of meteorological autumn so technically it has arrived. Given it was quite nippy first thing it feels like it too. Now about 18c so not too bad. Just seems cold after recent heat.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on September 02, 2017, 10:53:40 AM
Auntie, that is one mischevious dog!


It's bright, fresh and sunny here, which makes a nice change from the overcast of the last few days. Was letting George out at about 5.00 this morning, and saw Orion bestriding the eastern sky. Autumn is indeed upon us.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on September 02, 2017, 02:46:37 PM
Glorious today, sunny and 20c although clouding a little now.

Spent this morning taking a couple of VI people to a local lake for water skiing. Lovely sitting out, especially as on Saturdays they supply free BBQ'd burgers. Good quality ones too. Tea/coffee 50p or chilled fizzy drink 1. Can't be bad.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Frances on September 02, 2017, 02:57:50 PM
 I am at the moment quite CHILLY !!!. Yep the heating is on, Having lost so much weight  its impossible to get warm.
Though at the moment the Sun is out !! >biggrin< Hope it lasts.
I have retyped Several times as I seem to be typing  a load of gobbledy gook. So as am  >confused<
I will go and get some  >chocolate< Take care all >hugs<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on September 03, 2017, 09:22:19 AM
 >hugs< >hatandscarf<

It's dark, wet and windy this morning. 14C .


As my granny used to say "Weather would put years an ye".
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on September 03, 2017, 10:23:34 AM
The promised rain has arrived. Dull and miserable 14c but not windy
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: lankou on September 03, 2017, 10:29:17 AM
When the fog clears I will know what the weather is like.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: huhn on September 04, 2017, 05:07:52 PM
I had still 39 here
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on September 04, 2017, 06:16:49 PM
Dull but mild here with drizzle earlier.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on September 09, 2017, 08:41:31 AM
A beautiful dry and crisp morning here, although the mountain is shrouded in murk, so there's rain on the way. 13C .
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on September 09, 2017, 10:33:26 AM
Same here, but 14c and without the mountain.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on September 11, 2017, 03:04:13 PM
Dark sunshine, sun shower, shower, dark sunhine - repeat endlessly.


Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on September 12, 2017, 11:56:04 AM
 >biggrin< sounds a bit like what we had yesterday;  better today, enough to trust my laundry to the outside line, and I have had the novelty of actually feeling cold in the past couple of days  >hatandscarf<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on September 12, 2017, 12:26:10 PM
Reasonably bright, but a bit breezy today. 15c.

I know its getting colder as the heating felt quite warm; I leave it on all year to do its own thing. Even the plumber who came to sort out the cold water tank overflow remarked on it. Normally I would sort out such problems, but my knees are getting a bit stiff for crawling about the loft.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: huhn on September 12, 2017, 03:06:17 PM
still nearly 40
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on September 20, 2017, 09:27:10 AM
Strewth, Huhn, that's horrid - is it usual to have heatwaves like that where you live?

Been rather on the nippy side in the mornings, though thankfully dry this week so far  >x-fingers<
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: huhn on September 20, 2017, 03:09:26 PM
yes but normally ` over one or two weeks and not  since june.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on October 16, 2017, 05:01:55 PM
Ophelia seems to have arrived. She doesn't seem that keen on a nice cup of tea and a soda ...
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: oldtone27 on October 16, 2017, 05:22:31 PM
It got very dark around lunch time with a strange deep yellow light. No rain and then cleared. Temperature peaked at about 18c. Quite fine and sunny now but a breeze is rising. The worst should miss us on the south coast.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: auntieCtheM on October 16, 2017, 07:18:22 PM
I've had that strange yellow light too.  I did not take the dog out incase it suddenly started to blow hard.  But it did not  happen.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: SteveX on October 16, 2017, 08:09:34 PM
I'm in the north west and on the coast too (~200 yards from the sea)
it's getting very windy right now with horrible sounding gusts.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on October 16, 2017, 09:17:05 PM
Ophelia seems to have arrived. She doesn't seem that keen on a nice cup of tea and a soda ...

 >lol< hope she hasn't caused too much disruption in your part of NI  >x-fingers<

Here in Somerset, we had the odd yellow sky around 9 am - I wasn't sure if we were going to stay dry or not, so didn't put out the washing as planned;  mind you, with the high winds, it would have probably ended up in someone else's garden anyway!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on October 17, 2017, 10:47:59 AM
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hope she hasn't caused too much disruption in your part of NI

Just the usual - floods, power cuts, trains and roads obstructed by falling trees etc, etc. But we're still here.

The storm killed three people in the Republic. :-(
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: KizzyKazaer on October 17, 2017, 11:14:09 AM
Yes, I heard about those poor folk on the news - condolences to their families  >dove<

At least things are quieter today, I've actually been able to keep the windows open for a while - only the temperature is down today after the unseasonal warmth, so will be shutting up shop and putting the CH on very soon!
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Frances on October 17, 2017, 11:23:40 AM
Yesterday was very windy , We have a lot of high trees  around here  but they are still standing, but the wind was gale force on this hill and it looked as if some were going to fall yesterday.
Chilly here today , Had to put heating on.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: AndMac on December 02, 2017, 06:00:06 AM
How have we all coped with the snow and ice, if you got it? We did. Luckily I only had to go out to put the recycling bin out, and my next door neighbours  popped it back in the garden for me.
It looks as if its melted now.
If we do get deep snow, it will be my first experience of coping with it on two sticks. Years ago, with one stick, I used shoe ice grips and a stick ice grip. Shoe ice grips -good ones- work on ice, but a stick grip only works on packed snow.
Title: Re: Weather
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on December 02, 2017, 11:37:12 AM
Back in the 1980s there was a lot of snow which turned into ice and I could not 'walk' to the bus stop to get to college so I had two weeks off watching tv.

AndMac, I know you have hemipelgia I am just wondering do you have to move and walk fairly quickly so you can remain on your feet? Before I stared using the wheelchair I used to get about using a shambolic run which I could still manage in snow and it did give me a soft landing, whereas ice was just  >run< >need a stretcher<.

 >Cloudandsnow<