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Title: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 09 May 2013 09:29PM
It was suggested on another thread that we have a separate thread to indulge our passion for discussing the weather!

So here goes........

On my patch of the south coast it is very blustery and the temperature has dropped.  There's some rain too.

How is it in your area?
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 09 May 2013 09:43PM
In my part of the world it poured for most of the morning and early afternoon. The evening has been beautiful though, cool and breezy, with banks of pinkish golden clouds racing overhead.

Back to the lashing rain tomorrow apparently.  >erm<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 09 May 2013 10:08PM
I am the daughter of Earth and Water
And the nursling of the Sky;
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores
I change, but I cannot die.
For after the rain with never a strain
The pavilion of Heaven is Gale,
And the winds and sunbeams with their convex gleams
Build up the blue dome of air,
While I gently laugh at my own cenotaph,
And out of the caverns of rain,
Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb
I arise and unbuild again.

Cold Wet and Windy
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: wheelydad on 10 May 2013 12:19AM
In my locality, the Pigeons have taken to wearing 'wellingtons'!!!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 10 May 2013 03:12AM
I think you'll find they're ducks.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 10 May 2013 11:17AM
This morning the wind has calmed a bit and the sun is making occasional sorties from behind the clouds. Not bad really.

My neighbour has a tree with pale yellow leaves and the sun is making it glow right now. Very attractive.

Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 10 May 2013 12:45PM
Yes, it is certainly better here today than yesterday now that the wind has dropped. It was bad enough to bring a tree down yesterday (sort of partway between where tone and I live).
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 10 May 2013 07:41PM
Not bad here either, winds still quite strong, but we had sunshine for most of the afternoon    >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: leg_iron on 10 May 2013 07:51PM
The heavens have just opened here.  It looks like it will be sunshine & showers tomorrow.  Lovely not!!  I'll be dodging the showers in the morning when I'm out shooting a few arrows.  I need to do some practice before my first competition at the end of the month.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 10 May 2013 08:19PM
I didn't know you played darts leg_iron.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: leg_iron on 10 May 2013 08:57PM
Lol.  My hobby is target archery.  I shoot sitting down on a perching stool & i now shoot a compound bow after changing from shooting with a recurve bow in september of last year.  A recurve bow is the type of bow that they shoot in the olympics.  In the para-lympics you can use a compound bow. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Target_archery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_(weapon)
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 10 May 2013 09:53PM
Something I've always wanted to do but a bit late now as I doubt I would have the strength to pull the bow string.

I used to shoot though but that was with target pistol and rifle. Apart from my military service that is was member of Shotton gun club North Wales way back when.

Best of luck with your competition hope you come out on top.

Dic
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: AndMac on 10 May 2013 10:48PM
Much colder today, showery, overcast and breezy. A good excuse to make a nice warming sausage casserole - ideal as I had a conference call for work that over-ran (they always do) and it just took care of itself in the oven. I finished the call and tucked in.
29 years ago I did target shooting with a .22 rifle, I absolutely loved it.
The only time I tried archery (about the same period)  the bowstring caught the inside of my arm as I let go and I had a huge black bruise there for weeks. A shame, as I was good at shooting and kidded myself I would be good at archery too.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: leg_iron on 10 May 2013 10:52PM
The compound bow that i shoot with has an adjustable draw weight of only 20-30lbs.  I cant manage anything heavier. You can get light draw weight bows & you shoot with what bow is comfortable & that you can manage.  No one will think bad of you if you can only manage to shoot with a light draw weight bow. 
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: leg_iron on 10 May 2013 10:56PM
You can wear an armguard that will protect your arm from being hit with a bowstring.  I know what being hit with a bow string is like.  I cant use a longbow because i keep hitting my arm with the string.  Also i use a modern bow & its held slightly differently to a longbow. 
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 11 May 2013 12:54AM
Well leg_iron thank you for your explanation I may even give it a go if I can find somewhere local to try it out.

I had a friend who was on the same degree course as me a few years ago he was severely injured in a car accident on Dartmoor whitch left him immobilized for about 18 months he made a list of things he had never done and once back on his feet he set about doing them.

I may make a list myself and put this as item one.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: leg_iron on 11 May 2013 01:55PM
The weather wasnt brilliant this morning.  It started off ok but it did rain a couple of times briefly but just before 12 the heavens opened & we all packed up.  I felt sorry for the people who had started their beginners course this morning as they didnt get much shooting time.  Thats the risk of doing outdoor sports in the UK. 
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 11 May 2013 02:07PM
It was fine earlier but has clouded over somewhat and a breeze has got up. Still dry so far. Not too bad at the moment.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 11 May 2013 06:54PM
It is very cold here and I have had to put the fire on.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 11 May 2013 07:56PM
I'm about to light the fire too.  It has turned quite chilly and the wind is still up.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 11 May 2013 08:00PM
Cool and breezy here today, with heavy showers and some sunshine.

Best of luck with your archery competition, Leg Iron. A mate of mine used to be in the local civil service team. She says it's great for upper body strength.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 11 May 2013 08:03PM
I did have the heating on for a while today but its warmer and brighter now.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 12 May 2013 11:34AM
At the moment its what they called in the exposure instructions with rolls of film (remember those?) 'cloudy bright'. A little breezy but not too cold when I went out to the bins just now. Rain is forecast in a couple of hours and it looks likely.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 12 May 2013 01:47PM
Overcast and quite breezy. Pleasant though.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 12 May 2013 02:07PM
Just started drizzling. 14:00 rather than 13:00 as forecast but pretty accurate.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 12 May 2013 06:53PM
It is very, very cold again.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 12 May 2013 06:56PM
10 degrees here but I am still shivering raining as well.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: leg_iron on 12 May 2013 07:46PM
Ive had to put my oil filled radiator on as i am freezing.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 12 May 2013 09:00PM
The fire is alight and I have a blanket over my knees.  The bats are flying around outside and getting buffeted by the wind.  Not a nice evening.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 13 May 2013 10:36AM
Weak sun this morning with a stiff breeze. Local weather station reports 12C but feels colder due to chilly wind.

Can't be that cold because my lawn is growing like mad. Almost fast enough to see. Must get out and mow it but chill puts me off. Truthfully it doesn't take much to put me off gardening.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 13 May 2013 10:46AM
Sunshine, wind and showers.

Might put the heater on, as it's quite cold in here.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 13 May 2013 11:50AM
Same Same 10 degrees C  heating on.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 13 May 2013 12:16PM
Front page of the Daily Excess claimed this summer's weather is likely to be much the same as last year's. Their expert said the forecast is 'dire'.

Apparently the jet stream is expected to follow a similar path to 2012 so cold, wet and windy.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 13 May 2013 12:21PM
Can't say I'm too unhappy about this, as I find cold easier to deal with than heat.

Not looking forward to the electricity bills, though.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 13 May 2013 12:58PM
I had to put the fire on last night too.

I pay by direct debit and don't know whether to increase my monthly payment or wait until the settling up period next year and have to find a large sum of money.

Part of me doesn't want the electric company to have my money but I probably won't put the money by as there is always something else.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: AndMac on 13 May 2013 02:54PM
I'd increase your payment Yvette, as you say, there is always something else and it's not as if the money would earn you anything in a savings account. Better to use it to ease a worry and to consider that an investment, rather than focus on the fact that the company has it.

Blowy here with a 50% chance of rain, am going to risk some washing on the line as we have intermittent sun. It's colder again but that is nothing new up here.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: AndMac on 13 May 2013 03:50PM
Incidentally, it's nearly always cold at this time of year, not just here but on the continent. This isn't a recent thing, it's historical.

From Wikipedia on The Ice Saints ('Die Eisheiligen' in German.)

The Ice Saints is a name given to St. Mamertus, St. Pancras, and St. Servatius in Flemish, French, Dutch, Hungarian, German, Austrian, Polish, Swiss and Croatian folklore.
They are so named because their feast days fall on the days of May 11, May 12, and May 13 respectively.

 In Flanders St. Boniface of Tarsus is counted amongst the Ice Saints as well; St. Boniface's feast day falling on May 14. The period from May 12 to May 15 was noted to bring a brief spell of colder weather in many years, including the last nightly frosts of the spring, in the Northern Hemisphere under the Julian Calendar.

The introduction of the Gregorian Calendar in 1582 involved skipping 10 days in the calendar, so that the equivalent days from the climatic point of view became May 2225.

In Poland and the Czech Republic, the Ice Saints are St. Pancras, Saint Servatus and St. Boniface of Tarsus (i.e., May 12 to May 14).
To the Poles, the trio are known collectively as zimni ogrodnicy (cold gardeners), and are followed by zimna Zośka (cold Sophias) on the feast day of St. Sophia which falls on May 15.

In Czech, the three saints are collectively referred to as "ledov mui" (ice-men or icy men), and Sophia is known as "ofie, ledov ena" (Sophia, the ice-woman).

In Sweden, the German legend of the ice saints has resulted in the belief that there are special "iron nights," especially in the middle of June, which are susceptible to frost.

The term "iron nights" (jrnntter) has probably arisen through a mistranslation of German sources, where the term "Eismnner" (ice men) was read as "Eisenmnner" (iron men) and their nights then termed "iron nights," which then became shifted from May to June.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 13 May 2013 04:29PM
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I pay by direct debit and don't know whether to increase my monthly payment or wait until the settling up period next year and have to find a large sum of money.

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I'd increase your payment Yvette, as you say, there is always something else and it's not as if the money would earn you anything in a savings account. Better to use it to ease a worry and to consider that an investment, rather than focus on the fact that the company has it.

I agree with AndMac, Yvette. Better to have your bill covered than have to struggle to find the money as a lump sum later on.

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This isn't a recent thing, it's historical.

Thanks for that, AndMac. Most interesting.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 13 May 2013 08:02PM
Ne'er cast a clout until May is out.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 13 May 2013 09:40PM
That is the plant not the month of course.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 13 May 2013 09:52PM
Whether it is the weather or the plant, May is not out yet; and I am wearing a jumper again.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 13 May 2013 10:12PM
So am I. Unfortunately the grandson feels boiling hot even when its freezing and insists on opening his window so there is a gale blowing through the house as well. We should have a shivering smiley.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 14 May 2013 10:24AM
I haven't cast any clouts yet, too chilly most days. My May tree isn't out yet either. Buds are still tight shut. Mind you it is an ornamental one and usually flowers a little later than the hedgerow variety. Don't think I've seen those out yet either.

Cloudy bright with light breeze but still feels cold.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 14 May 2013 10:29AM
Weather here is much the same as yesterday, but colder.

My clouts are staying firmly put.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 14 May 2013 11:29AM
That was really interesting, AndMac, thank you for posting it  >biggrin<
 
My clouts are also staying firmly put, it is chilly even all the way down here in the south.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 14 May 2013 12:07PM
Thanks for posting the information about the 'Ice Saints' AndMac.  Very interesting.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 14 May 2013 01:15PM
Raining and overcast.  The wind has dropped though.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: AndMac on 14 May 2013 02:24PM
It rained earlier but according to my phone weather app, we are ok this afternoon for no rain. This app's  about 75% reliable.
It's windy, a bit chilly and a bit sunny at the moment.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: leg_iron on 14 May 2013 07:36PM
I feel like hibernating as its so bloody cold & wet. It's foul & hard to think its May. It feels like late autumn or early winter. I hate it.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 14 May 2013 08:11PM
Quite agree with you Legiron.  Even the dog is refusing to go out in the rain!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 14 May 2013 09:57PM
I have a small and very sheltered garden.  But the wind is so strong my garden furniture - two chairs and a small table - has blown over.  :-(
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 15 May 2013 10:23AM
No sign of improvement this morning. Another dull, cool, breezy day.

Not local weather related but I see the Sun had a spurt the other day with the biggest flare this year. I believe these can affect Earth's weather indirectly and certainly cause problems for communications.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22525233

Bit warmer up there I guess.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 15 May 2013 10:28AM
The wind last night was horrendous, really like autumn.  This morning much calmer.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 15 May 2013 06:12PM
On a week's holiday in Teignmouth, Devon with Mum and Dad and our weather has been pretty pants since we got there, with gusty wind being the main offender - today it's calmed down though, what a blessed relief (I loathe and detest the wind  >angry< )

Probably posted this last year, but still applies  >whistle<

http://jokideo.com/installing-british-summer/
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 15 May 2013 06:43PM
It was snowing in Devon last night I believe. Did you take your snow shoes or skiing gear.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 15 May 2013 08:06PM
I'm in bed with the electric blanket on.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 15 May 2013 08:37PM
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Did you take your snow shoes or skiing gear.

 >lol< not quite, but had to pack warmer clothing than I would expect for this time of year  >erm< 

Apparently there might be a frost tonight...
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 15 May 2013 08:46PM
On a week's holiday in Teignmouth, Devon with Mum and Dad and our weather has been pretty pants since we got there, with gusty wind being the main offender - today it's calmed down though, what a blessed relief (I loathe and detest the wind  >angry< )

Probably posted this last year, but still applies  >whistle<

http://jokideo.com/installing-british-summer/

Hi Kizzy

I hope you are enjoying your holiday, eventhough the weather is pants, at least you can have a mooch around the local area, and you are away from everyday normal life.

The wind was so awful last night, it woke me up as the window that i leave ever so slightly open at night blew full open, had to get up and close it shut, then off course needed a trip to the loo for a wee.  By the time i got back to sleep the birds were chirping and nearly time to get up for work    >doh<

Calmer day today, and we even had some sunshine   >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 16 May 2013 07:28PM
Thanks for good wishes, Sherbs - back on Sunday, and I shall be delighted to see my little Cindy again  >blackcat<

Bet that window springing open gave you a  >yikes<

Best day so far this week, sun almost all day and thankfully light winds, not very warm out but we can't have everything!!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 16 May 2013 08:09PM
KK, loved the app. So right about our summer.

Have a lovely few days away.  I haven't been to Teignmouth in years.   I remember taking my son on the train for a day trip.  We also visited Dawlish. 

We had a super day out but I can't remember much about either place now.  >doh<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 16 May 2013 08:24PM
I once went to Dawlish, and I too cannot remember anything about the place.  It must have been good!! 

Hope that you are having a restful time Kizzy.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 17 May 2013 01:23PM
I like Teignmouth and visit quite often when I'm down in Torbay. It has a pleasant front to promenade on and a harbour for interest. It has pedestrian square which is relaxing to sit in and snack but beware predatory seagulls.

There is also a hotel specialising in accommodation for VI people. Not sure if it is associated with the RNIB.

Dawlish is famous for its 'warren' and extensive sand split and the mainline railway running on the seawall which can be quite exciting in stormy weather. Also the site of Brunel's infamous 'atmospheric' railway.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 17 May 2013 02:53PM
When I lived in Plymouth Dawlish and Dawlish Warren were a regular day out for us and so was Teignmouth.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 17 May 2013 06:27PM
Great to read of others familiar with this part of the Devon coastline - have stayed in Dawlish Warren a couple of times on a caravan site in the early 2000s, and walked to main Dawlish town along the seawall next to the railway as Oldtone mentioned (yes, the waves can be quite vigorous up against that wall, I can recall being seriously splashed on one walk!!)

As it happens I spent a couple of hours in Dawlish today and ate an ice-cream in the park (famous for its black swans) - with two gert ugly seagulls strutting close by watching my every move!  They didn't get anything except a few cone crumbs though.  Weather report - sun all morning, hardly any wind, still not warm enough to go bare-armed for any length of time, but it will do me...
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 17 May 2013 07:52PM
Sounds lovely Kizzy, glad you are enjoying the sun.

We had sunshine today as well, but i fear that rain is on the horizon as per usual for the weekend.     :-(
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 18 May 2013 11:56AM
Nice and sunny this morning though its getting a little cloudier now.

I took the opportunity to walk along Poole Quay and found a band of enthusiasts firing up their miniature steam traction engines. It is one of the events that is held on the Quay annually. I hope the weather stays fine for them.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: leg_iron on 18 May 2013 01:37PM
It was lovely this morning for shooting.  Not too windy & nice & warm  for once.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: seegee on 18 May 2013 09:16PM
Had a damp couple of hours out walking this afternoon; lots of bluebells in the woods & some wild garlic.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: leg_iron on 18 May 2013 09:31PM
It was so nice not having to wear god knows how many layers when shooting & feeling like the michelin man. 
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 19 May 2013 02:59AM
Laying in bed listening to the rain.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 19 May 2013 08:37AM
9 degrees C blue sky with the odd cloud here so quite pleasant at the moment.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 19 May 2013 10:54AM
Light cloud but very little breeze. Forecast is for cloud and showers along the south coast, progressing from the east.

Apparently 13C at the local weather station.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 19 May 2013 05:53PM
Back from holiday now and there's hazy sunshine in my part of Somerset with a light breeze and feeling reasonably warm (more so than it was on the coast, which is usually the case)- I have short sleeves on and all the windows open.  Legiron, I know exactly what you mean about all the layers, it's such a relief to ditch them!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: leg_iron on 19 May 2013 06:44PM
I was so used to putting several layers on that when i went shooting yesterday, i put too much on & i ended up in my short sleeved rugby shirt as it was really nice & warm.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 19 May 2013 07:04PM
Its been very mixed here today, with cold rainy patches interspersed with sunny periods.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 19 May 2013 07:14PM
This afternoon was sunny but still a cold wind.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 20 May 2013 10:27AM
Overcast this morning and the stiff breeze is back. Doesn't look like I'm going to be casting any clouts or layers soon. Hawthorn is not out yet either.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 20 May 2013 07:24PM
Oh, my dark pink one has just started flowering OldTone.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 20 May 2013 09:22PM
I am dyslexic and every time I look at the title of this thread, it reads, "Weight Watchers".

Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 20 May 2013 09:41PM
I'm about fourteen stone not sure what that is in Kgs.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: wheelydad on 20 May 2013 11:37PM
Dic,  14 stone is 90 Kgs.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 20 May 2013 11:44PM
Oh thanks wheelydad .  :-)
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 21 May 2013 12:00AM
It sounds much heavier in kgs, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: wheelydad on 21 May 2013 12:28AM
As a 12 stone, relic of the stone age, I checked my bathroom scale which has dual-weight scales, and I am 75 Kgs. (I cheated, as I am not a maths expert) But I'll feel better when the summer comes.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 21 May 2013 11:27AM
Though I am about 90Kg now have been loosing weight steadily for a while now even though on steroids.  And yes will be happier when the summer comes all this cold dark and wet weather is depressing.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: AndMac on 21 May 2013 11:57AM
Rain yesterday evening and most of the night but at least that's the right way round, it's overcast and dry now. Much cooler though, than we would like.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 21 May 2013 12:56PM
A bit brighter this morning still breezy but wind not cold. I have a pink ornamental hawthorn but buds still tight. I did notice that some suckers have the natural white flowers out. Looks nice.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 23 May 2013 12:55PM
Very cold and very windy too.  Not at all  nice.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 23 May 2013 01:40PM
Sort of watery bright, though not actually raining yet, but the cold wind is back.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 23 May 2013 02:16PM
Actually, Oldtone, I would say that it is blowing a hoolie at the moment!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: AndMac on 23 May 2013 06:22PM
Whatever I write now, it  will be different in 5 mins. Very showery.  Rain alternating with bright spells all day and a cold wind. More like October than May.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 23 May 2013 06:26PM
The wind has dropped now.
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Post by: seegee on 23 May 2013 06:45PM
Very windy here, no rain so far today though.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 24 May 2013 09:36AM
cold, wet and windy here miserable morning weather wise.  :-(
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 24 May 2013 10:30AM
Dull and breezy here but I haven't been outside so not sure how cold it is. Looks chilly. Just the sort of weather one expects for a bank holiday weekend, although the local forecast is good.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 24 May 2013 04:48PM
Wet, windy and cold again.
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Post by: auntieCtheM on 24 May 2013 04:52PM
cold and miserable.

I have to go out soon and am not looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 24 May 2013 05:06PM
Wet, windy and cool. I am wearing a polo jumper and woolly socks (and something in between!) and am still a little chilly.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 24 May 2013 05:15PM
I succumbed just before lunchtime and had the central heating on for half an hour... yes, at the tail-end of May, doesn't it just suck??

Loathe and detest all this strong wind, tomorrow will bring respite from it apparently! 
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 24 May 2013 06:20PM
Had a shower earlier and wind is now getting up quite strongly. More like autumn.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 24 May 2013 07:17PM
I'm wearing my flannelette pjs again as it is so cold and windy.  Ivy is very unsettled as she doesn't like the wind.

My next door neighbour has scaffolding up and the wind makes a tune as it goes through the scaffolding tubes which I like, but it probably affects Ivy negatively.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 25 May 2013 11:20AM
Quite sunny this morning with a few non threatening clouds. Still breezy but its a slightly milder breeze.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 25 May 2013 02:42PM
It's a beautiful day here, sunny and mild. And of course, I'm in too much pain to go out. Typical!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: AndMac on 25 May 2013 02:56PM
Gorgeous here, after horrendous wind and rain yesterday, naturally I had to go out in it, cycling.

 On the way back I went into Aldi and picked up a half - price pair of gardening gloves as I hadn't put any cycling gloves on, they are all tucked away under the stairs for the "summer". My hands were really hurting in the cold.

So I cycled home in lurid green close-fitting gardening gloves (think Incredible Hulk green) and frankly, my dear, I didn't give a damn.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: wheelydad on 25 May 2013 04:33PM
Lovely afternoon, did some shopping. Met an old friend (90) tomorrow, invited to his birthday party, weather permitting!
I did hear a rumour that the Summer this year will be the third Thursday in August, if Herr Cameron doesn't privatise it!!!
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Post by: auntieCtheM on 25 May 2013 05:18PM
 >lol<
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Post by: ditchdwellers on 25 May 2013 05:23PM
It's been a lovely day here and I've been pottering around in the garden. Very enjoyable day.
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Post by: leg_iron on 25 May 2013 06:56PM
Its been really nice today, though was a bit breezy & chilly at first.  Nice day for shooting.  Its forecast to be really nice again tomorrow so it will be nice shooting in the tournament.
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Post by: ditchdwellers on 25 May 2013 07:45PM
Hope all goes well with the tournament legiron.
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Post by: leg_iron on 25 May 2013 08:48PM
Thanks.
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Post by: sherbs on 25 May 2013 08:58PM
Lovely sunny day today.  Pottered in the Garden, probably overdone it    >doh<,  but hey I have an extra day off work this week, so I can rest up now until Tuesday    >thumbsup<
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 26 May 2013 03:34PM
Cooler and cloudier here than yesterday, but still very pleasant nevertheless.
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Post by: oldtone27 on 26 May 2013 03:38PM
Smashing weather today. Bright sun with a breeze just stopping it from getting too hot.

Sowed some mixed blue and white summer flower seeds in my tubs. Not bothering with bedding plants this year so I'll see how these do.

Got a little backache but I know it will soon pass fortunately.
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Post by: KizzyKazaer on 26 May 2013 05:30PM
The gardener's curse, OldTone... I hope that, along with Sherbs, you've not overdone it!!

Beautiful here today as well (before it's all change tomorrow for the Bank Holiday Monday  >whistle< ) All windows wide open, washing dried and ready to put away, even wore my shorts to the park this morning - so made the most of it  >cool<  Cindy the cat is in seventh heaven snoozing on the windowsill in the sun!
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Post by: AndMac on 26 May 2013 05:51PM
Glorious here. We (son and self) spent the afternoon at the stud I'm involved with.

Every cyclist in creation was on the route we used today, narrow country lanes with no verges or passing places. As you know, I am a keen cyclist, but these roads really aren't suitable for cycling.

There was a large group of cyclists riding close together  - recreationally, not in a race - which made passing them impossible. If they'd spaced themselves out we could have passed a few at a time, but the way they rode was incredibly selfish. Finally we got past, but a large queue of honking traffic had built up behind us.

I couldn't believe what the cyclists  were doing, some of them were far too young to drive but they have now been taught bad cycling habits, and those who did drive should have set a good example, called to the group to space out and let us pass a few when it was safe to do so.
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Post by: Yvette on 26 May 2013 05:54PM
It has been so hot here my temperamental tomato plants have wilted.  They were watered last night so they aren't short of water.
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 26 May 2013 08:09PM
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Glorious here. We (son and self) spent the afternoon at the stud I'm involved with.

You do not want to know how that sentence looked to me the first time I read it >yikes< >lol<

Well the rain has started here. Just had to ask one of my housemates to rescue my washing from the line.
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Post by: auntieCtheM on 26 May 2013 08:17PM
Yvette, are your tomatoes in direct sun?  That could have frazzeled them.  The leaves may now start to get crispy. 

I bought two tomato plants today.  I'm not sure when I should transplant them into the garden though.  Could snow tomorrow.
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Post by: leg_iron on 26 May 2013 09:51PM
It was a beautiful day today for the archedry tournament though the wind did pick up towards the end of the shoot.  I shot a score of 320 out of 648.  I also was invited to a tournament next year which is for disabled archers & is hosted by the worshipful company of fletchers.  They have had the GB paralympic archery team come to visit the tournament.
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Post by: auntieCtheM on 26 May 2013 10:52PM
Oh well done you Leg.  Is that a good score - 'scuse my ignorance.
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Post by: wheelydad on 27 May 2013 12:19AM
Well done Leg-Iron, that is quite a good score. Better than my attempt in my youth, when I shot an arrow into the air-------and missed.
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Post by: Yvette on 27 May 2013 09:38AM
Yes Auntie, they are in the direct sun. My little back patio is a suntrap.  What should I do?
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Post by: leg_iron on 27 May 2013 09:57AM
On the target i was on, i had the higest score out of the 3 shooting on that target.  The 4th person retired due to a shoulder injury.  Its an ok score considering i was really nervous & i hold the bow in my left hand which is my weaker side due to my CP. 
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 27 May 2013 10:32AM
Good shooting leg-iron. I am definitely maybe going to give it a try sometime have just found out there is a club not half a mile from where I live.
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 27 May 2013 10:48AM
Good one leg iron >thumbsup<

It's cool damp and drizzly today - a good excuse to rest.
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Post by: oldtone27 on 27 May 2013 11:04AM
Sunny with a bit of cloud, but a chilly breeze. My back has recovered from yesterday's gardening, but I am about to mow the lawn. Hopefully I will survive that intact.
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Post by: ditchdwellers on 27 May 2013 11:18AM
A nice sunny day again, with rain forecast this evening so I will go in the garden soon and top up my vitamin d stores.
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Post by: Yvette on 27 May 2013 07:56PM
Well done, Leg_iron.   >thumbsup<
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Post by: leg_iron on 27 May 2013 08:56PM
Thanks Yvette.
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Post by: auntieCtheM on 27 May 2013 09:02PM
I wore shorts for the first time this year.

Yvette - I think that tomatoes need sunshine but not in the hottest sun of the middle of the day.  Can you move them to a light spot elsewhere.  Are they in very large pots or a growbag - I think that if roots are curled around the inside of a too-small pot they may get too much heat too.

I left my two new, very little, tomatoes inside, and I am glad I did so as it was very windy today and I expect they would have been blown around too much outside.
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Post by: Yvette on 28 May 2013 10:47AM
I will move them to a better place.  They are in large pots but they are moveable.
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Post by: KizzyKazaer on 28 May 2013 04:39PM
Well, plants and gardens of all sizes should be getting a good soaking now if the rest of the UK has the rain that we in Somerset have enjoyed all today!  Seems impossible to get more than two consecutive nice warm sunny days at the moment.  I'm wondering if the last two we just had was our summer  >lol<
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Post by: Yvette on 28 May 2013 07:38PM
I'm wondering if the last two we just had was our summer

Think positive.
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Post by: Hurtyback on 28 May 2013 08:33PM
I'm positive the 2 days we have just had were our summer ...
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Post by: KizzyKazaer on 28 May 2013 09:34PM
 >lol<

I've just had the central heating on for half an hour - is it really the end of May?  I'm starting to think I've entered some kind of time warp and it's actually November instead  >erm<
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Post by: ditchdwellers on 28 May 2013 09:55PM
Its chilly here too, and been raining a lot of the day.  Not raining at the moment though.
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Post by: Yvette on 29 May 2013 08:05AM
I am Annoyed with the weather.

I had planned to go into town today because the forecast lied and had said it would be dry today.   >angry<
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Post by: oldtone27 on 29 May 2013 10:36AM
It was sunny but chilly earlier and now its starting to cloud over. Dry though. Yesterday it drizzled all day so a publicity shoot for our VI group at Sandbanks had to be cancelled.
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Post by: auntieCtheM on 29 May 2013 08:14PM
I did go into town today.  Some people were dressed in long shorts and sleeveless tee shirts, and other like me were dressed in winter clothes.  It was dry on the way in, but whilst I was shopping the skies opened and it got cold and grey, just like a November day.

However people were not grumpy, rather the opposite.  I think that the weather has brought strangers together.
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 30 May 2013 11:30AM
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I think that the weather has brought strangers together

Yes in the bus shelters and shop doorways.
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Post by: AndMac on 31 May 2013 12:57AM
I wore the only pair of leather gloves I could find to ride my trike today, and a fleece.  >what?>

 The central heating starts automatically when the ambient temperature drops below what is comfortable and it kicked in during the day today .
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 31 May 2013 02:28PM
So it's official it's been the coldest spring since 1962 Brrrrr!
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Post by: ditchdwellers on 31 May 2013 03:14PM
I heard that too Dic! All on top of last year being the wettest on record!

It has warmed up a little here this afternoon and is actually quite pleasant.
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Post by: Hurtyback on 31 May 2013 04:10PM
It has been very pleasant here today, although a little breezy at times. However, it looks as if it might be clouding over now, in time for the weekend  >crying<
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 31 May 2013 08:09PM
It was very nice here today also temperature at about 25 degrees C at one point. Was tempted to remove my woolly jumper.
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Post by: auntieCtheM on 31 May 2013 08:23PM
Everyone!!!! Avert your eyes.  Dic is doing a strip.
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 01 Jun 2013 03:42PM
 >yikes<

It's unpleasantly humid and muggy here today. Hopefully it'll be a a bit cooler and breezier tomorrow.
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Post by: AndMac on 01 Jun 2013 04:30PM
Thursday I wore a fleece and gloves to cycle, today it was a longline waistcoat  with a short sleeved top underneath. Far too warm in the sunshine to wear any sort of coat or jacket.
Slight goosepimples when the sun went in and the wind got up, but otherwise all was well. Now it's a bit overcast.
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Post by: auntieCtheM on 01 Jun 2013 05:01PM
I've got a winter vest on again under a jumper.  Hot it is not.
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Post by: leg_iron on 01 Jun 2013 05:50PM
It's been really sunny here but with the wind thats been blowing, its felt really quite cold.
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Post by: KizzyKazaer on 01 Jun 2013 06:01PM
Everyone!!!! Avert your eyes.  Dic is doing a strip.

 >biggrin<

It's been really sunny here but with the wind thats been blowing, its felt really quite cold.

Same here, Leggy - but I'm here in a T-shirt and cotton trousers instead of sweatshirt and trackie bottoms, so that's an improvement!
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Post by: Hurtyback on 01 Jun 2013 06:11PM
Sunny here and the temp was just over 20C but still a bit breezy at times  >cool<
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 01 Jun 2013 07:06PM
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Everyone!!!! Avert your eyes.  Dic is doing a strip.

I did keep my string vest on though .  >blush<  >lol<
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Post by: oldtone27 on 01 Jun 2013 07:57PM
Lovely today. I was out in the sun down at Hengistbury Head and it was glorious. The wind was strong but not cold, and in the lea of the cafe it was really warm. Well into the mid 20s C I would say.
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Post by: Hurtyback on 02 Jun 2013 08:30PM
Slightly cooler today though, and a little more cloud. Still nice enough to be out and about though  >cool<
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Post by: auntieCtheM on 02 Jun 2013 08:35PM
Dic, have you put your shirt on yet???  Today was lovely, warm and breezy, where I was.  You could have got yourself the start of a suntan.
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 02 Jun 2013 10:10PM
Sorry to disapoint but yes I have.  Though today was quite warm and sunny as for a sun tan for some strange reason I have it seems an all year round tan that fades a bit but never seems to go completely.  >biggrin<
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Post by: leg_iron on 06 Jun 2013 07:15PM
Weather looking good for the weekend.  Though the breeze will still be present so it will feel a bit chilly first thing.  Still a good day to shoot a few arrows.
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Post by: suessad on 06 Jun 2013 07:19PM
As long as the arrows go straight Leg Iron.  >lol<

 Phew..I have been melting all afternoon.
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Post by: Hurtyback on 06 Jun 2013 07:33PM
Another beautiful day here, hardly a cloud in the sky. My friend and I had lunch down at the hotel by the marina, sat in the sunshine and looked at the posh boats  >cool<
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 06 Jun 2013 09:59PM
I do miss the seaside, been lovely warm sunny day here.
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Post by: ditchdwellers on 07 Jun 2013 08:49AM
Overcast and breezy here this morning.

Hurty, I often sit and watch the boats - living in a marina means I get to do this a lot!  there's an open weekend this week at the marina and it will be heaving with visitors.  It's the only time I don't like being here, when we're overwhelmed by tourists, but at least it only happens once a year.  The rest of the time, it's just the marina residents a handful of staff and the curlews and oystercatchers.  I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
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Post by: oldtone27 on 07 Jun 2013 10:29AM
All change this morning. Dull, overcast and drizzling. Apparently coming across the channel. Well the French can have it back 'tout de suite'.
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Post by: seegee on 07 Jun 2013 02:35PM
Warm & sunny here, I have been out (smothered in sunscreen of course) for a walk in the park/ woods/ fields.
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Post by: oldtone27 on 07 Jun 2013 02:37PM
Has brightened up now. Sunny but still breezy. Still I won't have to water the seeds tonight.
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 07 Jun 2013 03:06PM
Pushing 22 degrees here. I'd forgotten just how sick the heat can make me feel.

(Miserable interlude ends)
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Post by: seegee on 07 Jun 2013 04:02PM
That's partly why I'm sitting in here, NN - too flippin' hot out there now, I wilt in the heat.  Wouldn't be so bad if I didn't also burn very easily, so have to wear long trousers, hat, etc. even if they are making me hotter. :-(
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Post by: leg_iron on 07 Jun 2013 10:55PM
Its been raining on & off all day here.
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Post by: SirCumference on 07 Jun 2013 11:27PM
Leg, man, where have you geen?
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Post by: leg_iron on 07 Jun 2013 11:50PM
Ive been around, though really busy at work
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Post by: AndMac on 07 Jun 2013 11:58PM
No rain here,  sun all day and a little cooling breeze to make cycling really pleasant. Bliss.
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Post by: leg_iron on 09 Jun 2013 10:04AM
It was nice & sunny yesterday but really breezy.  It was hard sometimes keeping my bow on the target as the wind would catch the bow & push it off target. 
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 09 Jun 2013 11:42AM
That's partly why I'm sitting in here, NN - too flippin' hot out there now, I wilt in the heat.  Wouldn't be so bad if I didn't also burn very easily, so have to wear long trousers, hat, etc. even if they are making me hotter. :-(

Glad to hear it's not just me, seegee!

Most walking/outdoor shops stock ventilated sun-proof hats, which I find useful in this weather. Some have an integrated moisture-wicking layer which also makes things a bit more pleasant.
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Post by: ditchdwellers on 12 Jun 2013 09:30PM
Grotty windy and raining.  Even lit the fire this evening to take the chill off. 
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 15 Jun 2013 07:49AM
Temperatures have got down into single figures for the last couple of nights, so it's been easier to sleep.  >biggrin<
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Post by: Yvette on 16 Jun 2013 10:38AM
The rest of the time, it's just the marina residents a handful of staff and the curlews and oystercatchers.  I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

Wonderful.
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Post by: oldtone27 on 22 Jun 2013 01:56PM
Its not so cold but the strong blustery wind has returned. The sun is trying to peek through but I think its loosing the battle.
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Post by: Yvette on 22 Jun 2013 04:17PM
It has been raining on and off today. 

I've spent most of the day in bed and whenever I have got up to make a hot drink and looked out of the window the weather has gone from rain to dry to rain and now dry and overcast.
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Post by: auntieCtheM on 22 Jun 2013 10:08PM
I went out late morning and it was hot and sunny but muggy.  So I did not take a coat.

Coming home tonight it was very overcast and really cold.  Brrr - no coat!
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Post by: Yvette on 23 Jun 2013 07:55AM
I am fed up of weather!  :-(
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Post by: auntieCtheM on 23 Jun 2013 10:53PM
Don't know what it was like today.  I spent most of today asleep.
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 24 Jun 2013 02:40PM
Well if it's anything like it is here it's grey overcast hot and humid ugh.
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 28 Jun 2013 07:18AM
Horrible
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Post by: oldtone27 on 28 Jun 2013 10:26AM
Gloomy overcast and wet from overnight rain. Mild. Not raining at present and hoping it will brighten somewhat later. Its hinting at it as I write.
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Post by: Hurtyback on 28 Jun 2013 02:47PM
Warm and humid at the moment  :-(
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Post by: sherbs on 28 Jun 2013 07:53PM
Very muggy here, Urghh !!

Gonna be a hot night in bed tonight  >biggergrin<
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Post by: Yvette on 28 Jun 2013 08:35PM
Very humid here too. But it is warm, which makes me happy.
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Post by: oldtone27 on 29 Jun 2013 04:25PM
Gloriously sunny with a cooling breeze and not too humid. I am sitting under a silver birch which provides just the right amount of light dappled shade. Better even than scorching on the beach.
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Post by: ditchdwellers on 29 Jun 2013 04:43PM
Same here Tone.  A lovely day.
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Post by: leg_iron on 29 Jun 2013 05:35PM
I was starting to melth this lunchtime when i was shooting.  I do so wish that last weekend was like today has been.  I was shooting at a tournament & the weather was bloody awful.  It was so windy & the gusts must have been at least 30mph.  The wind was blowing straight into my face & trying to aim with my bow was a nightmare.
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 29 Jun 2013 08:31PM
It got very warm here earlier in the day. The temperatures have begun to fall, and I'm enjoying the lovely refreshing breeze.
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Post by: Hurtyback on 29 Jun 2013 08:35PM
Unexpectedly beautiful here today  >cool<
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Post by: Yvette on 30 Jun 2013 09:20AM
Sunny day, not too hot. It was just right.  >biggrin<

Leg_iron, what a pity the weather was not right for archery. Naughty weather.  >devil<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 30 Jun 2013 10:45AM
Light cloud first thing has cleared and is now sunny with lovely fresh breeze so looks a good start to the day. Local forecast is sunny all day.

I can sympathise with leg_iron as the persistent wind has interfered with a sailing session our VI group was due to have a few weeks ago.  A neighbouring group were due to go out yesterday but I reckon it was touch and go whether the wind was too high. We are hoping for another date in August.
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 30 Jun 2013 02:06PM
It was a lovely morning here - bright and breezy and just the right temperature.

Of course now that there's washing ready to go outside, it's clouded over and begun to drizzle.  >erm<
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Post by: ditchdwellers on 30 Jun 2013 02:44PM
Another beautiful day and now I have had to come in as I was getting a little sunburnt!
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Post by: oldtone27 on 30 Jun 2013 03:20PM
There's a little bit of scattered cloud has come up but it is still great. Having watched the Grand Prix and pulled a couple of weeds I am now going to sit outside under the birch with my Kindle and enjoy the pleasant breeze.
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Post by: Yvette on 30 Jun 2013 07:04PM
Will water to garden later.

Have already watered the toms with Tomarite as fruit is growning on two plants.  >biggrin<
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 01 Jul 2013 06:33AM
Lovely bright morning with blue skies.
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Post by: oldtone27 on 01 Jul 2013 09:56AM
Broken cloud this morning and breeze cooler than last few days. Not too bad tho'.
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 01 Jul 2013 01:52PM
Yes didn't take long to cloud over still warm though.
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Post by: sherbs on 01 Jul 2013 08:02PM
Hot and sunny today, but not that awful muggy heat that we have had for the last 3 days.

Plants all watered   :-)
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 02 Jul 2013 01:58PM
Well, it's teeming down here. And I forgot to ask anyone to bring in the washing that was put out yesterday.  >doh<

Still, I need to stay in bed and rest today, and the rain makes that a lot more pleasant.
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Post by: oldtone27 on 02 Jul 2013 02:03PM
Overcast and cooler but slightly less breezy. Was that the summer?
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Post by: sherbs on 02 Jul 2013 08:12PM
Overcast and cooler but slightly less breezy. Was that the summer?

Apparently its coming back for the weekend, and next week in the south predicted to be in the high 20's, possibly 30' deg.  Far too hot for me, but we shall see if the bbc news for the south is correct or not.
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Post by: seegee on 03 Jul 2013 02:03PM
Forecast 27C to 29C next week near Manchester >yikes< so it's not only the south of England that's expected to be hot. 
Much too hot for me too.  :-(
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 05 Jul 2013 05:46PM
Well, the start of the heatwave is with us here in Zummerzet, all windows are as open as open can be and the temperature in my south-facing kitchen is nearly 80 degrees (in 'old money') already... living on the 2nd floor has its advantages in the winter, I must keep remembering that  >whistle<

Even Cindy has decamped from her usual resting place sprawled on the windowsill in the sun, and has fallen asleep in the shade behind my coffee table!  How's the rest of you (and your animal companions) doing in the rising temperatures (I'm aware it's going to continue getting hotter  >yikes< )
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Post by: ditchdwellers on 05 Jul 2013 07:16PM
Hot in sunny Sussex today.  A gentle breeze has just started so we'll take the dog out for a walk when it has cooled down a bit more.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 05 Jul 2013 07:59PM
Here just inland from Poole it has been very pleasant. I did a little gardening and then sat in the shade and read a couple of chapters of my book. Warm with cooling breeze.
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Post by: sherbs on 05 Jul 2013 09:00PM
Absolutely boiling in the office today. 

Have no idea what the temperature was, but went outside to stretch the old legs at lunchtime, came back into the office and it was hotter in the office than outside, and that was with 4 fans whizzing around and all the windows open.

It was 28 degrees outside in sunny Hampshire, but felt more like 35 degrees in the office
   
   >yikes<
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Post by: Dic Penderyn on 05 Jul 2013 11:58PM
Almost midnight and its still about 20 degrees don't see me getting much sleep tonight.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 06 Jul 2013 04:31PM
23 degrees here today. Too hot to move :-(
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 06 Jul 2013 10:00PM
Even hotter here, and so still and muggy, urgh !,
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Post by: Yvette on 06 Jul 2013 10:53PM
Just sitting out in my garden this arvo made me 'glow'.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 07 Jul 2013 01:38PM
Its not the wall to wall sunshine we were promised today here. It is slightly cloudy and this has made it feel much more muggy than yesterday. There is a breeze but it is a warm one.

The official temperature in Poole is 25C

Indoors it is 24C so its warm everywhere.

I'm going to get my book and retire to the shadiest spot in the garden shortly, with some iced lager.
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Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 07 Jul 2013 05:09PM
22 degrees and humid as all get out. Stifling weather.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 07 Jul 2013 05:28PM
Cloud has lifted but there is still a haze as the sky is very pale blue. Now 27C in Poole. Breeze has got up a little and it now feels better even though warmer.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 07 Jul 2013 08:40PM
28 here in Hampshire,

It was 40 at centre court at Wimbledon, but hey Andy won, even though he sweated buckets loads 

 :-)
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 08 Jul 2013 03:16PM
26 indoors today, however a lovely cooling breeze is blowing in through the open doors and windows.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 08 Jul 2013 04:07PM
78.8F indoors but I have been out so only just opened the patio doors. There is a decent breeze.

Roasting in the car and as I only went down the road to get new tyres the air con. didn't really have time to kick in. Outside temp registered as 31.5C (88.7F). Official temp 29C.
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Post by: sherbs on 08 Jul 2013 08:33PM
I have given up on what the temperature is, all I know is that " it's blooming we'll hot, humid and sweaty in the office today" fans were whiz zing around, just blowing the hot humid air back onto us. 

Day off tomorrow, bliss, I shall stay indoors, with the patio doors and windows wide open, and pray for a cooling breeze.     >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 08 Jul 2013 09:38PM
Too

 >bleep< ing

Hot.

That is all..
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 08 Jul 2013 10:35PM
So how come the flies are buzzing about with as much energy as ever.  Don't they feel the heat too?
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 09 Jul 2013 12:00AM
It's nearly midnight, and it's 17 degrees celcius.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: seegee on 09 Jul 2013 08:35PM
Hot in here, hot out there.  Luckily I had hospital appts. yesterday & today so got to spend time hanging around in cool buildings. >cool-shades<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 10 Jul 2013 01:44PM
The thermometer in my (west facing) bedroom was reading 36 degrees at 18.00 yesterday.

It's much cooler today - only about 20 degrees, so still hot, but copable-with. :-)
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 10 Jul 2013 02:03PM
Still sunny but breeze cooler. Official temp is 25C, living room (SE facing shaded) 76F (24.4C). There are a few fluffy clouds. Very pleasant.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ATurtle on 10 Jul 2013 02:34PM
All I know is that it was too darned hot to be sat in a car travelling 18 miles to and 18 miles from my DLA Appeal that I lost.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 10 Jul 2013 02:38PM
All I know is that it was too darned hot to be sat in a car travelling 18 miles to and 18 miles from my DLA Appeal that I lost.

Turtle  >hugs<   :-(
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 10 Jul 2013 05:32PM
I'm sorry to hear that things didn't go well for you, Turtle >bighugs<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 10 Jul 2013 07:32PM
I'm so very sorry, Turtle.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: seegee on 11 Jul 2013 01:56PM
 >hugs<Tony >chocolate< >mug-tea<  >hugs<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 13 Jul 2013 02:51PM
So sorry to hear that Tony   :-(
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 14 Jul 2013 10:30AM
Too hot for my liking yesterday (29C in Poole, 31C outside according to my car). Not enough breeze to take the edge off the heat. Feels better this morning but hasn't warmed up fully yet.

Still at least we are having a summer this year.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 14 Jul 2013 10:43AM
Yes, we must look on the bright side, even though it's already 82F in my kitchen  >crying< (that's doubling up as a 'sweating smiley, by the way!)

Apparently the dry conditions are going to last into August - (can't you just feel that hosepipe ban coming on  >lol< ) - but a few degrees lower would be much appreciated!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 14 Jul 2013 05:42PM
It was between 30 and 33C out in the Dorset countryside today!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 14 Jul 2013 05:57PM
The official Poole temperature is now showing as 31C.  >star<

Breeze is welcome although it is a bit intermittent.

Still nice sitting outside in the shade with an iced lager.   >mug-beer<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 14 Jul 2013 06:15PM
It's 19 degrees here in sunny Belfast, with a lovely cooling breeze. Compared to the last few days, it's bliss.  >biggergrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 14 Jul 2013 06:32PM
The official Poole temperature is now showing as 31C.

Breeze is welcome although it is a bit intermittent.

Still nice sitting outside in the shade with an iced lager.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: seegee on 14 Jul 2013 06:54PM
Only 21-22C today & same expected tomorrow, which should be OK >cool< - back to ridiculous 29-30C by next weekend though. :-( >crying<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 15 Jul 2013 08:10PM
Still a sweaty 29 - 30 here in sunny Hampshire.

I have no idea what it was in the office today, but it felt like 40   >steam<  was coming out of the PC's today.

There are 7 of us all in a small office, all with computers and printers plus a photocopier and fax machine, when they are all on at once it feels like the place is on fire.

Sweaty Betty's indeed..   
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 15 Jul 2013 08:43PM
Computers do produce a lot of heat.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 16 Jul 2013 03:44PM
Still too hot! Looking forward to it dropping a few degrees.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 16 Jul 2013 04:07PM
A little light cloud today with a cooling breeze. Sat in a cafe with the door open on the shady side and a lovely fresh breeze blowing in. Bliss! Good food too. See 'What have you had to eat today?' thread.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 16 Jul 2013 04:14PM
I went for a coffee with my Befriender - but would only go to a cafe where we could sit out.

Odd little bits of me are sunburned, where I or my carers have missed a bit with the sun cream, but I am trying to get the inside of my arms and the backs of my legs brown.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 16 Jul 2013 04:39PM
We avoided the sitting out part because all sun shaded tables outside were taken. Fortunately the sun shone along the glazed wall, not onto it, so just inside was shady and the open doors allowed a good breeze.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 16 Jul 2013 07:42PM
Another hot sweaty one today.

Supposed to be even hotter tomorrow!!, at least I can feel a light breeze wafting through the open patio doors.

I do like the summer time, its just far too hot for me a nice 20 - 22 is all I need and a lovely cool night so that I can actually sleep would help.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 17 Jul 2013 08:21AM
No sitting out in the sun today for me.

I'm worn out so will go back to bed for the day after breakfast. 

I could lie out on the sunlounger under the umbrella but it isn't as comfortable as bed.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 17 Jul 2013 10:14PM
It got up to about 23 degrees today - still a bit too hot for my tastes, but it could be worse.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 17 Jul 2013 10:22PM
26 in doors today, and now my inconsiderate neighbour has lit a bonfire just when I'm getting ready for bed and all the windows are open.   >angry<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 18 Jul 2013 07:11PM
Hot, Sweaty, Urghhhhhhhh !!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 18 Jul 2013 07:42PM
Official temperatures for today are 23 degrees again. The room thermometer in here is pushing 28. A pox on this west-facing bedroom!

 :-(
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 19 Jul 2013 10:12AM
Official temperature 22C at present. Very pleasant outside with a good stiff cooling breeze.

I must say the sea at Bournemouth on this morning's Breakfast weather forecast looked very inviting.

My bedroom faces south west but there was a reasonable breeze last night. Even so I still had the fan on till early this morning.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 19 Jul 2013 08:23PM
Oldtone 22 sounds blissful, a very sweaty 30 here today, and more than likely you can add another 5 to make 35 in our very sweaty, muggy hot office,   Urghhhh.

I have the fan on all night just to get some sleep, and have 2 fans wafting at me as I type in the living room.

I am really fed up with this 30 plus here, a nice 20 - 25 with a breeze would suit me just fine.   :-)

Forgot to say it was 34 in the car as I went home from work today, and it was parked under a tree, so I ramped up the AC and by the time I got home it was 27 in the car, I must admit I could quite happily sat in the car with the AC on all night    >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 19 Jul 2013 11:02PM
There is not one fan to be had around here they have all  sold out.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 20 Jul 2013 08:01PM
No fans to be had in our town either.

Today I got one I ordered from amazon and its really good.  It's only a small 6 inch, but it really does blow out some good breeze.

I have ordered a bigger one as well, so hopefully that will come next week.

Why have the prices rocketed up, its just scandalous.

Just glad I had 2 old fans in the shed that are still in good workable condition,
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 20 Jul 2013 08:34PM
No fans here, I have to make do with whingeing a lot instead  >lol<
 
it was about 25 here today and not particularly muggy, quite pleasant most of the time  >cool<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 21 Jul 2013 08:11AM
16 degrees here this morning, cloudy, with a good stiff breeze!

Yay! >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 21 Jul 2013 10:56AM
Officially 22C, slightly hazy sky with a good breeze. Very pleasant at the moment.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: seegee on 21 Jul 2013 02:13PM
About 21C (70F) here today so quite comfortable but back to 28C (82F) tomorrow - sod's law dictates I don't need to go anywhere today but will be outdoors until at least lunchtime tomorrow. >crying<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 21 Jul 2013 06:56PM
28C here today.  Too hot and humid by far. And my annoying neighbour has just lit another bonfire  >angry<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 22 Jul 2013 05:29PM
Had a thunder storm last night. >dark-cloud<   Didn't seem to be a lot of rain because by this morning the sun had dried out much of the paths.

It has just started raining.  >raincloud<   Smells wonderfully fresh. Not closing the doors and windows yet unless it comes down really hard. 23C officially. Decent breeze.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 22 Jul 2013 05:33PM
30C here phew
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 22 Jul 2013 05:51PM
Same here.  Can't wait for it to cool down.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: suessad on 22 Jul 2013 07:16PM
We've just had some noisy thunder and bright flashes of lightning.
But, only a few spots of rain.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 22 Jul 2013 08:28PM
Apparently there's warnings of flash floods in some areas when the storms arrive  >erm<

A drop in these temperatures can't come quick enough for me either! 

Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 22 Jul 2013 09:53PM
32 here, but thunder and lightening on the horizon, well apparently it will be early hours of the morning.

Even if the humidity would go down that would be a bonus, I love the sunshine its the humidity that's a pain.

Roll on a few degrees lower and we would all be happy bunnies,   >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 22 Jul 2013 10:36PM
It was 30C here earlier just had a thunder storm but has quietened down now.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 23 Jul 2013 09:40AM
18 C this morning and light overcast but muggy. No rain overnight or thunder.

I see on the TV news that someone took a spectacular picture of fork lightening over Poole harbour Sunday night. It was quite noisy.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 23 Jul 2013 09:52AM
Had another thunder storm about four this morning again at six and I have just driven home through thunder, lightning and torrential rain with flooded roads not nice.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: seegee on 23 Jul 2013 10:24AM
 Manchester had a lightning strike that stopped trains from Piccadilly Station earlier this morning (poor commuters :-(). http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23415544

Here, a few miles away, there's been a lot of rain through the night.  High temperatures only 73-75F (23-24C) for the rest of this week so should be more comfortable. >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 23 Jul 2013 05:17PM
It brightened up just after midday and now its fine sunny, not too hot, with a lovely breeze. Perfect!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 23 Jul 2013 05:21PM
No rain or thunder at all yet.  It has clouded over though and is much cooler at last.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 23 Jul 2013 08:21PM
No rain or thunder here either, still warm and muggy, but not as bad as it has been.

Sunday night and yesterday (Monday) were the hottest down here, so humid

Sister works in London and she battled into work today as they had thunder, lightening, and floods, so of course the trains were all cancelled or on a go slow   >doh<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 24 Jul 2013 10:11AM
It was a bit cooler here yesterday and this morning too.  But it is so close that there is no air.

I have a West facing bedroom too and have to close the window and draw the curtains at lunchtime to keep the sun out.  Then open the curtains and window in the evening an hour before I go to bed to let the air circulate.

I backpacked around Australia years ago for a few months (pre-dis) and it wasn't this bad, apart from Alice Springs and Uluru which were roasting, but it was a dry heat not this energy sapping humidy.

Even in Darwin where it is really humid and there are lots of showers during the day (while I was there), it didn't feel as bad as this.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 24 Jul 2013 10:58AM
It must be my proxitiy to the coast. Today it is a little dull with just a fleeting hint of sun and slightly muggy, but that is offset by a gentle breeze. Not too bad at all.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 24 Jul 2013 01:45PM
My town yesterday.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 24 Jul 2013 08:04PM
Still no thunder or rain as was predicted for my area.

Today going to work was a lovely 19, wow I thought how lovely, little sun and light breeze.  Got into the office and the hot air hit me, it must be something to do with the building being all closed up at night.  We had the windows open and the fans going yet again.

I think the rain is heading our way tomorrow, but still predicted to be humid. Urgh !
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 24 Jul 2013 08:26PM
My town yesterday.

How dreadful.  From one extreme to another.

Fortunately here, it has been pleasant today.  And this evening it is even a little chilly - wonderful. 

I will be able to sleep tonight.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 24 Jul 2013 08:32PM
Quite humid here and still no rain.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 25 Jul 2013 12:26PM
Had some rain last night which was a little sticky but bearable.

Today it is a bit overcast with only very light breeze but not too muggy. 20C
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 25 Jul 2013 01:28PM
I'm just a few miles away from Oldtone, yet we had rain earlier on and it was very muggy for a while.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 25 Jul 2013 03:59PM
It rained during the night but the temperature went up so I had to switch the fan on for a few minutes every time I woke up.  :-(
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 25 Jul 2013 07:29PM
Rained here last night too, but it was very humid so had the fan on all night.

Today was a lovely sunny, not too hot day, just how I like it.  I think we will have the same tomorrow, but in the office tomorrow so will be hot and stuffy even if its cool outside.   
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 25 Jul 2013 08:25PM
Hot again today and still no rain.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 25 Jul 2013 08:52PM
Dic - Ye Gods!

Best wishes to all whose homes or businesses were flooded. >bighugs<

It's still as muggy and thundery as all get out here. Mum keeps phoning to tell me she's feeling really tired. I hope it's just the weather.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 26 Jul 2013 10:34AM
No rain last night. Quite bright this morning with some light cloud and light breeze. 19C.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 27 Jul 2013 07:02PM
Rain and thunder here for the first time.  It feels quite refreshing for a change.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 27 Jul 2013 07:34PM
Same here DD

Lovely sunny day with a cool breeze, got muggy around 7, then had a deluge of rain, first time since we have had the hot weather.

Feels lovely and fresh for a change, still got the doors and windows open, as i am liking the cool feel.

   >biggergrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 27 Jul 2013 07:36PM
Raining here but still very humid.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 27 Jul 2013 09:47PM
Rain thunder lightning. again.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 27 Jul 2013 10:42PM
Rain arrived later than forecast in the middle of my stroll by Holes Bay. Could have waited till I got back to my car.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 28 Jul 2013 10:47AM
Cool and cloudy, love it.  >lol<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 28 Jul 2013 10:54AM
Same here, and it's quite a relief.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 28 Jul 2013 02:11PM
Sunny but cooler, with a fair breeze, 21C. Quite pleasant if you don't sit around too long.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 28 Jul 2013 03:43PM
Sunny but cooler, with a fair breeze, 21C. Quite pleasant if you don't sit around too long.

but rain forecast for this evening when I will be at a BBQ
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 29 Jul 2013 08:31PM
Thunder and lightening here, first time here since they announced that most of the south would get some. 

The  thunder made me jump, it always does.  Heavy rain as well, just after I watered the pots, still it won't do them any harm.

P.s. Rain has stopped and mugginess is back.  I think its going back up to the 30s towards the end of the week.

 >doh<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 29 Jul 2013 09:17PM
Thunder storms and heavy rain.

At least it's a bit cooler at the moment!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 29 Jul 2013 09:35PM
I'm off to Portsmouth with my friend tomorrow, staying for a couple of nights. The forecast is for temps in the high teens/low 20s and showers Tues and Wed, but bright, dry and temps in mid 20s again on Thursday  >cool<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 29 Jul 2013 09:58PM
It's been changeable here today. Quite muggy.  No rain though.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 29 Jul 2013 10:05PM
I'm off to Portsmouth with my friend tomorrow, staying for a couple of nights. The forecast is for temps in the high teens/low 20s and showers Tues and Wed, but bright, dry and temps in mid 20s again on Thursday  >cool<

Have a lovely time  >magicfairy<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 29 Jul 2013 10:15PM
You'll be just a short hop along the A27 from me Hurty! Have a good break.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 30 Jul 2013 09:45AM
Overcast with steady rain here this morning, 16C. Forecast to clear up later this afternoon.

Enjoy your visit to Pompey, Hurty.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 01 Aug 2013 03:33PM
Hot sunny day blue skies no clouds, horrible isn't it.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 01 Aug 2013 03:41PM
Really hot here.  Quite stifling again, even with the fans on and a breeze blowing.  28C indoors and I'm wilting.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 01 Aug 2013 05:40PM
Hot here too but at least there is a breeze and its quite nice in the shade. Official temperature 28C.

Actually quite cool indoors.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 01 Aug 2013 06:11PM
Changeable here today. It rained heavily overnight and this morning - in fact a section of motorway in the city was flooded for the second time this week. The skies cleared this afternoon, and we've had some lovely sunshine, with lower temperatures (18 degrees, yay!) and a stiff, refreshing breeze, which I find to be perfect in terms of comfort!  >cool<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 01 Aug 2013 09:08PM
It's back!!

Hot, sweaty and muggy. Urgh !!

Apparently the hottest day of the year according to south today news !! Double Urgh!   :-(
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 01 Aug 2013 09:12PM
Same here.

I feel ill because it is so close and muggy.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 02 Aug 2013 03:50PM
25C here and muggy making me feel as week as a kitten early this morning it was lovely and cool.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 02 Aug 2013 04:53PM
Cooler, grey and showery Tuesday and Wednesday, baking hot yesterday, mixed again today.
 
We had a good time but I am absolutely kanackered now!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 02 Aug 2013 08:55PM
Cooler today, sunshine and a nice breeze, muggy tonight, urgh!!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 05 Aug 2013 03:01PM
Its just come over dark and followed by a deluge. >raincloud< Still raining heavily but not so intense. First really heavy rain for a good while.

Cooler at 18C
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 05 Aug 2013 03:06PM
The lovely weather is continuing here - sunshine, showers and breezes. Temperatures still at around 18 degrees.

In other words, proper summer weather for this part of the world.  >thumbsup<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 05 Aug 2013 08:29PM
Lovely bright sunny, breezy day here today, still had the fans on in the office.

Had torrential rain just as I was leaving to drive home, could hardly see the road to drive on, Horrid.  Stopped now, so won't need to water the plant pots tonight.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 06 Aug 2013 05:26PM
Lovely again here today. Bright, sunny, temps in low-mid 20's  >cool<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 06 Aug 2013 05:34PM
As Hurtyback says, very nice. VI group had pleasant meeting sitting outside a local cafe. There was a little cloud earlier but most has cleared. Currently 21C. >cool<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 06 Aug 2013 08:47PM
Lovely and sunny here too, low to mid 20s, bliss !!    >lol<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 12 Aug 2013 09:07PM
Really changeable weather here at the moment. Varies from sunny to overcast and rainy quite quickly.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Prabhakari on 13 Aug 2013 07:05AM
Feels chilly this morning.
I have put on winter clothes. Thick material and thick socks. It is nearly cold enough for me to wear my coat as well.
I have a weather programme and it shows an update for the nearest town.
Air pressure is little changed;humidity still high. Skies clear, apart from haze which will be seen from aircraft.
Been awake all-night; usual aches.
Should not be much longer before new computer. Tablet usable, but a pain. Hand painful using stylus.
One makes more errors as well.

Hope you are all as well as possible.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 13 Aug 2013 08:03AM
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Should not be much longer before new computer.

That will go some way towards making life easier for you at the moment!

Definitely an autumnal feel to this morning..

Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 13 Aug 2013 10:04AM
It felt a bit cooler last night and definitely had a chilly edge this morning. Not really cold, but a contrast to the mild weather recently. Still only 14C, ah, widget just upped to 15C as I type. Getting warmer!

Hazy sun so not bad, but does feel as though autumn approaches, although no dew on the car so its not here yet.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 14 Aug 2013 05:29PM
After a reasonable day in has turned dull and started raining. Quite cool at 17C also.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 14 Aug 2013 08:23PM
Sunny here today, got up to 22 so much more bearable in the office, still feels muggy here, urgh !!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 15 Aug 2013 09:37PM
Wet and humid here, so all windows open, and no chance of escaping the distant strains of Snow Patrol courtesy of a music festival that's currently on in the town.  >runforthehills<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 16 Aug 2013 10:54AM
Started dull and muggy and has got worse. It is now tipping it down.  >raincloud< 18C but feels warmer.

I was going into Bournemouth this morning but the rain started just before I left so I have chickened out.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 16 Aug 2013 01:34PM
Raining here too.  I don't mind though.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 16 Aug 2013 01:57PM
Rain has now stopped and the sun has come out, but I can't be bothered to go out now.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 17 Aug 2013 07:07PM
blustery with rain showers.  Very dull day today and beginning to feel quite autumnal.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 17 Aug 2013 07:22PM
There has been a little rain, but not enough to make a difference to the garden.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 18 Aug 2013 09:54AM
Quite a lot of rain yesterday from midday. Quite bright this morning. Seemed quite muggy when I stuck my head out earlier and everything looked soggy. However, local temperature only recorded as 16C.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Yvette on 18 Aug 2013 12:04PM
I want to sue the Met Office.

This morning it said it would be dry all day, so my carer pegged out a load of washing - and it has rained ever since.   >angry<

Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 18 Aug 2013 12:18PM
Still fine but a little more overcast. Temperature now recorded as 21C which is more like it. Perhaps the earlier one hadn't been updated although it should be regularly.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 25 Aug 2013 11:53AM
Quite autumnal with rain and wind.  We even briefly lit the woodburner to take the chill off.  A bit of a shock after all the lovely weather we have had recently.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 25 Aug 2013 12:36PM
I want to sue the Met Office.

This morning it said it would be dry all day, so my carer pegged out a load of washing - and it has rained ever since.   >angry<

Arrgh! It drives me up the wall when that happens, especially if it's during the week and my housemates are out at work! It's so horrible to have to sit and watch your lovely washing getting  soaked!  >hugs<

The weather here has been lovely - sunshine, with a few showers, and lovely fresh temperatures (no hotter than 18 degrees).
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 25 Aug 2013 01:45PM
Earlier this week we were promised sun and heat for today, from which the forecasters steadily backtracked daily. Today it is actually overcast and 18C. At least it is dry at present.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 25 Aug 2013 03:35PM
Off to Devon for a few days tomorrow hope the weather picks up a little.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 25 Aug 2013 03:59PM
Have a brilliant time, Dic!

Last time I was in Devon was for my youngest cousin's wedding. The weather was fine, but I don't think the poor souls who ran the little country pub where the reception was held were fully prepared for the rather boisterous nature of a Northern Irish family celebration, complete with drunken singing and the general desire to stay on until physically ejected from the premises. I think the new in-laws were scandalised!

Hope the weather stays good for you!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 25 Aug 2013 05:13PM
Sounds like great fun to me.  >biggrin<

thanks NN Good weather or not intend to enjoy myself.  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: seegee on 25 Aug 2013 08:50PM
Weather has been warm & partly sunny today in Manchester. >cool<
Have a good time in Devon. >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 25 Aug 2013 08:59PM
I never put the washing out. 

I tumble dry it a little to get the creases out then hang the damp washing onto airers indoors.  Hanging it up outside is too much like hard work - and then I forget and leave it out overnight after it has dried, or it rains, or it falls down into the garden etc etc. 

I have a rail hanging from the ceiling and I put tops onto hangers and because heat rises they dry very quickly up there.  Sometimes I also put duvet covers onto the hangers as they are long and bulky it gets them out of the way.

This way I can leave the washing until I get fed up with looking at it, or it is time to hang up the next lot so I am forced to take it down and put it away.   >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 25 Aug 2013 09:40PM
I never put the washing out. 

I tumble dry it a little to get the creases out then hang the damp washing onto airers indoors.  Hanging it up outside is too much like hard work - and then I forget and leave it out overnight after it has dried, or it rains, or it falls down into the garden etc etc. 

I have a rail hanging from the ceiling and I put tops onto hangers and because heat rises they dry very quickly up there.  Sometimes I also put duvet covers onto the hangers as they are long and bulky it gets them out of the way.

This way I can leave the washing until I get fed up with looking at it, or it is time to hang up the next lot so I am forced to take it down and put it away.   >biggrin<

I'm the opposite Auntie

I will hang the washing out at every opportunity, even on a cloudy day    >lol<

It does help if its sunny, and there is nothing as nice as fresh washing coming in of,the twirly line. 

I do have an indoor dryer  thing that I use in the spare room to hang the washing on when I can't put it out  on the twirly line.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 29 Aug 2013 03:14PM
A little cloudy here at Dawlish Warren but been very sunny upto now.  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 29 Aug 2013 03:26PM
Fine and sunny with a mild breeze. This time last year the Bournemouth Air Show had to be called off because of a deluge although I think it went ahead on the following days but restricted due to low cloud.

A fair bit of broken cloud but looks reasonable and fine for weekend.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 29 Aug 2013 05:31PM
It was lovely sitting outside the pub (Fox and Hounds) with a drink this afternoon - and we got some glimpses of the Red Arrows who were doing their stuff at the Air Show too  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 06 Sep 2013 02:34PM
Despite dire predictions we only had a light shower overnight. It wasn't too cold this morning and brightened so its was quite sunny although its clouded up a bit now and looks a little threatening. Temperature not too bad at 17C and it feels milder.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 06 Sep 2013 10:47PM
Bit freaky in Falmouth today .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-23997585
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 07 Sep 2013 04:05AM
How strange, Dic!

Thunder and lightning here at 4am.  Had to get up to put the dog in his thunder shirt to help with his anxiety.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 09 Sep 2013 03:11PM
I hear thunder and its raining.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 09 Sep 2013 03:33PM
Had a shower early this morning but now sunny with light cloud. Cool breeze but registers 20C
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: ditchdwellers on 09 Sep 2013 08:13PM
Had a couple of thunder claps yesterday, and today has been variable.  One minute sunny and the next very black and overcast.  No rain though since the early morning.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 15 Sep 2013 12:32PM
Yesterday was beautiful - sunny and fresh. Today has been pretty soggy so far, and now the wind is getting up. Think it's going to be a stormy afternoon and night.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 15 Sep 2013 12:39PM
Its grey here near the south coast and the coolest for a long time at 15C.

The wind has risen a bit. Not raining yet but doesn't look long off.

Battening down the hatches. >raincloud<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: stalwart on 15 Sep 2013 01:52PM
Had to put the heating on today, the clothes on the airer have been there for days and still not dry :-(
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 15 Sep 2013 04:10PM
!3 C here and it making me feel quite cold not a nice day at all.  :-(
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 15 Sep 2013 04:34PM
It's all rather a shock to the system after the unusually prolonged summer  >erm<  (same here, persistent rain since lunchtime and more breezy with it - welcome to autumn proper..)

Had to put the heating on today, the clothes on the airer have been there for days and still not dry :-(

That is a really annoying problem with this type of weather.  I am telling myself I will not use the CH until October, but then again...

Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 15 Sep 2013 04:46PM
Its been lashing down for a couple of hours now. Temperature has dropped a smidgeon to 15C. Autumn has arrived with a vengeance. Still I don't think it is particularly cold it just seems like it after the unusually prolonged warm spell.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 15 Sep 2013 05:51PM
Yes, oldtone, that is what I have been thinking.  I have been wearing winter vests for the past two days and am trying hard to resist putting the central heating on.

I had booked a late summer holiday in the caravan this weekend but was not able to make it.  Whilst I am very sorry not to have gone, this damp/cold weather in a caravan is not a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: AndMac on 15 Sep 2013 09:23PM
Drying washing on days like this  - intermittent heavy rain -IS such a pain.

We've got a wooden pulley airer installed over the stairs, I think they were installed in all the houses around here when they were built, it's a  great bit of kit that has saved me a small fortune as I don't need to use the heating or tumble drier to dry clothes. Even without the heating on, enough heat is generated from cooking, etc, to dry clothing very effectively.

One like mine, with 4 laths, giving a total of around 18-20 ft of drying space  costs around 35-40. I've also seen them in country or country - style kitchens to dry herbs,  etc or to hang pots from.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Silverstar on 16 Sep 2013 08:14AM
I hate using the ch to dry clothes but only having limited space means I have no tumble dryer and I would probably hesitate to use it anyway because of cost. I have seen a jml dri buddy advertised for a couple of years now and am tempted to try it, the reviews are generally favourable. Has anyone else tried one?

I do try and try and dry outside wherever possible but of course our weather is not great for drying clothes, and using radiators is not recommended.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 16 Sep 2013 05:41PM
AndMac, we used to have one of those in the kitchen when I was a child. It was a very useful piece of kit!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 23 Sep 2013 03:38PM
Local temperature is recorded as 18C but out in my garden with the sun blazing down it feels a great deal warmer than that.

Glorious with a pleasant breeze.

I visited Wisley Gardens with a friend on Friday and although not quite so warm it was sunny and ideal weather for walking around.  >rosez< >rose<
 >treehug<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 23 Sep 2013 03:39PM
21C to day according to my car, OldTone  >cool<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 03 Oct 2013 11:10AM
Weather has been very boring of late - cloudy bright with almost constant temperature. Today the forecast was for heavy rain this morning, but apart from a few drips nothing's happened.  Now its looking interesting. Still the same temperature, 17C, but its getting very dark so the downpour must be on its way.  >raincloud< >dark-cloud< >umbrella<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 03 Oct 2013 11:11AM
Just as I posted the last message its started tipping down.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 03 Oct 2013 06:50PM
I had the rain early afternoon, but it cleared up and was quite warm when I went out.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 03 Oct 2013 08:00PM
That was an anticlimax. We had a heavy downpour for about ten minutes then a little drizzle and it cleared up. Didn't live up to the hype.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 27 Oct 2013 10:26AM
Seems the storm is approaching. Had a sudden squall early this morning with a deluge but that cleared and all went calm. Have just had another bluster but no rain. Just softening us up I think.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 27 Oct 2013 10:43AM
They have given the storm a name, it is  St Jude after the patron saint of depression and lost causes, whose feast day is seems is Monday  >biggrin<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: leg_iron on 27 Oct 2013 01:41PM
Its been raining here & is quite windy now. 
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 27 Oct 2013 02:39PM
Starting to get kinda breezy here as well.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 27 Oct 2013 03:51PM
My weekend away has been cancelled as bff didn't want to risk driving in the bad weather - so it bliddy well better be bad now  >devil< !

Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 28 Oct 2013 09:49AM
I thought the worst of the storm had passed me by. A bit blustery with heavy rain about 11pm yesterday but I was not disturbed in the night. This morning not many more leaves had come off the silver birches just a few dead twigs.

However a panel from the neighbour's fence has fallen onto my shrubs but no damage I can see. Haven't seen him yet as he may have gone off to work early and not noticed.

Sunny now.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 28 Oct 2013 04:29PM
I woke during the night and it sounded pretty windy. A few fence panels down when I was out and about but, as OldTone says, it has been sunny and mild today.


However, homes in the Bristol area were without power overnight (according to the news reports) so maybe it was sensible for us to cancel our trip.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 28 Oct 2013 05:05PM
I heard some banging this afternoon and my neighbour had put the fence panel back and was securing it. I was about to speak to him but it started to shower so I stayed in.

Mostly clear with a little cloud now but much calmer. I guess it might get a bit colder tonight, 12 at present..
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 02 Nov 2013 04:44PM
The wind is starting to pick up and it is getting quite blustery. Not forecast to be as severe as last time but could be quite damaging if any trees or structures have been weakened by the last storm.

Time to batten down the hatches again. >raincloud<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 02 Nov 2013 05:46PM
No storm here, although one has been forecast. It's just very, very wet and miserable out there.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 02 Nov 2013 05:57PM
Strong winds here as well, with rain starting to spit - not a good night for firework parties, though some may be very thankful for that  >whistle<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Sunshine Meadows on 02 Nov 2013 06:22PM
Windy here too.  >run<
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 03 Nov 2013 10:25AM
Last night's storm seems to have passed without too much drama. Just a few more dead twigs off the silver birches. They are still clinging on to their leaves though. Quite late as the have usually shed most by now. I reckon over half still to come down. Possibly because we haven't had a frost yet.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: AndMac on 16 Nov 2013 02:52PM
Colder here than it has been, but dry. I  love my heated throw of an evening now! Snow forecast for some places for next week, which is really not good news.

I did enjoy seeing these though   http://www.viralnova.com/snowflakes/ (http://www.viralnova.com/snowflakes/)  shots of snowflakes.

 Nature is full of beautiful mathematics. :)
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: oldtone27 on 16 Nov 2013 04:28PM
Fascinating snowflakes.

We've had the first proper frost of this winter, with frost on the grass not just the cars.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: seegee on 17 Nov 2013 09:29AM
Those snowflake pics are great, AndMac - thank you for posting them.  >thumbsup<>tah<

This morning there's a fairly thick fog here.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: NeuralgicNeurotic on 17 Nov 2013 12:16PM
Beautiful snowflake pictures, AndMac >thumbsup<

Soggy and drizzly here this morning, a disappointment after the clear, crisp and bright weather we've had for a while.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: huhn on 17 Nov 2013 02:05PM
I had just  snow and hail. its terrible weather outside.
 Its only  November and  I have to find my gas heater.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 17 Nov 2013 08:35PM
We had a lovely sunny crisp autumn day yesterday, today it has been dull and cold.

Had to scrape the frost off the car Friday morning before work, must try to remember to get out 10 'minutes earlier tomorrow, urgh!!

Please not the dreaded snow word, that will be me housebound or taking taxis to and fro to work. More urgh!!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 05 Dec 2013 10:36AM
It's getting very windy here now.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: seegee on 05 Dec 2013 03:18PM
Wind is a lot less than last night & this morning, now only about 15mph.  There were some very strong gusts earlier, dustbins wandering noisily again, trees bowing & sudden heavy showers.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Dic Penderyn on 05 Dec 2013 04:03PM
Sound almost poetic.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: Hurtyback on 05 Dec 2013 04:28PM
Quite blowy here but, thankfully, not as bad as on the east coast.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: KizzyKazaer on 05 Dec 2013 04:30PM
Sound almost poetic.

It does, doesn't it, I can almost hear those bins rattling and clanking now  >biggrin<

Said wind has a rather nasty nip in it too, but it is winter now, so has to be expected > shiver <
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: seegee on 05 Dec 2013 04:57PM
More rumbling than clanking I'm afraid; plastic wheelie-bins don't have the same weight when empty (but at least they don't terrify all the neighbourhood's dogs & cats). 
I saw one of the neighbours putting some upright & replacing them; he must have found a few bricks to keep them from falling down again.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 05 Dec 2013 06:06PM
This morning the wind blew my green recycling bin out onto the pavement.  When I went out later to bring it in someone had nicked it!
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: sherbs on 05 Dec 2013 07:36PM
Oh blimey Auntie, mine got stolen once, cant understand why anyone would want to steal a green wheelie bin!!.

Pretty gusty wind here, not a patch on the east coast tho.
Title: Re: Weather Watchers
Post by: auntieCtheM on 05 Dec 2013 08:42PM
It wasn't the wheelie bin but a big stacking plastic tub thing that you are supposed to put the recycling in.  They gave us a blue one and a green one, each for different stuff on alternate weeks.  The blue one disappeared a few years ago.  I suppose that I will have to ask the Council for another bin.  I hope that they do not charge for them.

Mind you, more often than not I take the recycling to the dump myself as I can get rid of all the different types at the same time.  And that gives me a good feeling.