Author Topic: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.  (Read 289314 times)

Ruthie

  • Her Majester
Took a wee road trip to Seaham and saw a truly spectaclier Aurora.
Milk please, no sugar.

Canny lass that Aurora . Bloke I have been doing building work for has a mini weather station  in the Garden . All the information comes up on his phone quite fascinating . I wonder how much one costs . Must resist .   
Its More Fun With Three .

T42

  • Apprentice geezer
My dad once told me there'd been a great aurora the previous night but my mum had vetoed getting me out of bed because I had school the next day.  As a result I have never seen one.  :weep:
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
My grate frends Arnold and Marieke have just returned from a week cruising up the coast of Nogweegia during which they did not see the aurora, because it wasn’t dark enough.  But they got a spectacular case of it after getting back home, wot is in a rural bit of The Nether Lands.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

My first line-drying of the weekly laundry this year.

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
My first line-drying of the weekly laundry this year.

Us too.  :thumbsup:
Plus, I have just cut the lawn.  I'm exhausted and a sweaty mess.
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

Pingu

  • Put away those fiery biscuits!
  • Mrs Pingu's domestique
    • the Igloo
My first line-drying of the weekly laundry this year.

Wot  ??? We've done quite a few already  :thumbsup:

Beardy

  • Shedist
It’s too damn hot. And May isn’t out yet!!!
For every complex problem in the world, there is a simple and easily understood solution that’s wrong.

A near perfect summers morning, but now it’s getting a bit more humid. Still, will be sat in the garden all day. And as for washing, we’ve had stuff out on the line since March, my wife stating that it always smells nicer. The last 2 days the wash has gone out in the evening and been bone dry by 10am.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Mr Larrington

  • A bit ov a lyv wyr by slof standirds
  • Custard Wallah
    • Mr Larrington's Automatic Diary
Note to self: murder those plants before it starts raining again.
External Transparent Wall Inspection Operative & Mayor of Mortagne-au-Perche
Satisfying the Bloodlust of the Masses in Peacetime

Basil

  • Um....err......oh bugger!
  • Help me!
Back to full on, proper welsh weather today.  :(
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.

T42

  • Apprentice geezer
It rained in the night, and the air when I opened the shutters this morning was delightful.  After I'd showered and dressed I stuck my nose out again for another lungful, and realised that one of the village farmers had been tossing his byre.
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Cudzoziemiec

  • Ride adventurously and stop for a brew.
Your Welsh Weather is heading across the border. But at least it held off yesterday while we were dancing in the street.
Riding a concrete path through the nebulous and chaotic future.

T42

  • Apprentice geezer
Bucketing here since yesterday evening. The village stream was widened and the banks reinforced and elevated a few years ago after flooding, and it's on the point of flooding again.  20mm rainfall since last night but the run-off from the hillside flows into it. 80mm forecast.

I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

Auntie Helen

  • 6 Wheels in Germany
We are in Venice and two evenings ago there was a colossal rain storm. We left it 5 minutes too late to leave the restaurant and had to take an alternative route back to our apartment as there was a waterfall pouring into one of the alleys we needed to take. The water was over the ankles of my shoes by the time I was back at the flat. Klaus took his shoes and socks off.

The next morning was sunshine but people were sweeping water out of their buildings.
My blog on cycling in Germany and eating German cake – http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk


T42

  • Apprentice geezer
A couple of streets here have been flooded, but not catastrophically. It would have been worse if they hadn't fixed up the stream. Much worse elsewhere: one village to the west of us has 1m20 of water in the main street, and several others I often ride through are flooded.

ETA Took a toddle to next village this morning, where not a few houses have been pumping out their cellars, as has the poshest restaurant in the area.  Fortunately, foie gras entier usually comes in a tin. #yourewelcome
I've dusted off all those old bottles and set them up straight

TimC

  • Old blerk sometimes onabike.
Well, that was a fairly spectacular evening and night of rain. I live on top of a hill (yes, Suffolk, I know - but these things are relative!) so in general the rain drains away fairly well. Last night the rain was so heavy that it temporarily created a lake on my patio about 3-4" deep. That was enough to overwhelm the fairly pathetic rain defences under the door of my little studio extension adjacent to the patio, and flooded the underfloor space which is insulated with rockwool under a chipboard floor. I've now got to lift the entire floor and somehow dry the rockwool out. Meantime, the rain is lighter but ever-present, so that's not getting done any time soon.

Wowbagger

  • Stout dipper
    • Stuff mostly about weather
We had about 10mm yesterday. My brother, 15 miles to the NW, had almost double that. My sister, in St. Ives, Cambs, had almost double his figure.
Quote from: Dez
It doesn’t matter where you start. Just start.

TimC

  • Old blerk sometimes onabike.
According to Wattisham met office, we had 34.9mm between 1700 yesterday and 0700 this morning. The peak was around 2200, at which point the rain was falling faster than it could drain away even on open ground!