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Off Topic => The Pub => Topic started by: Chris S on 23 November, 2014, 05:27:42 pm

Title: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 23 November, 2014, 05:27:42 pm
We have Wowbagger's "I've got a weather station" thread, and we've got the "It's snowing!" thread - but I was astonished to discover we don't have a weather-related thread in the "Random" series; amazing given the preoccupation us Brits have with meteorological events.

South Lopham, up the road from me, has recorded 32mm of rain so far today. Nothing too exceptional, but certainly a wet and dreary day that had the folks in Tesco earlier, muttering and moaning about the general state of things.

I had earlier driven through a minor flood where a roadside brook had over-topped and merged with the road, and was reminded of a DIY fboab and I undertook during our tandem points chase; when 15cm of snow had melted overnight at the end of a cold snap - leading to some interesting road conditions.
I spared a thought then, for the folks of Buffalo New York who, following recent events where close to 2 METRES of snow fell in a couple of days - now face a thaw of fairly staggering magnitude. The forecast for them tomorrow is for +16c temperatures and about the same amount of rain we had today. It's gonna get messy...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Clare on 25 November, 2014, 09:09:44 am
It's wet  :(

I cycled the grand total of 2.5 miles  :D

I am wet  :(

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mcshroom on 25 November, 2014, 02:09:14 pm
Whereas in supposedly wet West Cumbria the sun is out 8)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Clare on 25 November, 2014, 03:31:47 pm
You can really go off people.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 03 December, 2014, 09:59:03 am
Thick frost here this morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Aidan on 03 December, 2014, 10:11:30 am
Sunny, dry and clear here in E yorks.  Very cold though  4 degrees at moment.  Be a lovely day for going out if I wasn't :

a working
b not very well
c trying to work while not very well ;D



Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: tiermat on 03 December, 2014, 10:28:30 am
Fucking freezing here in N Yorks. Has been since dark last night.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Andrij on 03 December, 2014, 10:41:54 am
The forecast is for sunny with a high temp of 2C in my part of USAnia.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Morrisette on 03 December, 2014, 12:38:53 pm
Forecasting! My arse. They might have a shiny new computer but they must have sold the weather vane to be able to afford it.
Clue: East is where the sun is in the morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 03 December, 2014, 02:00:27 pm
It is not warm, it is windy and it is doing its level best to rain.  Who was that lunatic at the bus stop, wearing shorts?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 03 December, 2014, 10:11:29 pm
It is not warm, it is windy and it is doing its level best to rain.  Who was that lunatic at the bus stop, wearing shorts?
Nuttycyclist?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 03 December, 2014, 11:14:10 pm
Probably a geordie.  Unless they had flipflops too, in which case a Canadian.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 04 December, 2014, 02:01:57 am
Trainers with those cut-below-the-ankle socks, but a big jacket.  Some kind of mutant oddball.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Canardly on 04 December, 2014, 11:25:54 am
Ah ha....the nutcase you always end up sitting next to on the bus!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 04 December, 2014, 12:10:55 pm
We know a song about that1, don't we Billy?  Fortunately I was waiting at the traffic lights in my motorcar, having taken a metric fuckton of assorted packaging Stuffs to the tip.  I hate polystyrene.

1: Loony On The Bus ~ Roy Harper
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 10 December, 2014, 11:29:11 am
K5 Buoy, up Rockall way. Current wave height, 47 feet  :o.

Surf's Up  :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 10 December, 2014, 12:57:38 pm
Sleet.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 10 December, 2014, 01:40:20 pm
K5 Buoy, up Rockall way. Current wave height, 47 feet  :o.

Surf's Up  :thumbsup:.

Yay!  Hang five!  Hang ten!  Hang the lot of 'em!  <<----- Right wing surfing jargon
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Euan Uzami on 10 December, 2014, 06:21:01 pm
Is hail meant to settle? I thought not but it is doing.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 22 December, 2014, 10:16:44 am
Today is ridiculously warm.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 22 December, 2014, 07:06:25 pm
Today is ridiculously warm.

Lovely, isn't it?

+15c on my outside thermometer this afternoon. Tad breezy though. There's a good 50mm of Daffs poking through in the communal garden bit of scrub ground, at the back of the flats.

"Ooer1... we're going to pay for this somewhere down the line..."
</mymum>

-----------------
1 I changed this because my Mum used to say "Ooer" a lot. At the very least, at each cliffhanger ending of The Archers - every single day  :D.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 22 December, 2014, 08:04:31 pm
It's a bit too warm, really. I should have been back in spring clothes, I was way too hot with a coat on.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Andrij on 22 December, 2014, 11:22:28 pm
Forecast for Xmas here is 13C.  >:(  I demand snow!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 22 December, 2014, 11:35:14 pm
Are you still in USAnia, Andrij?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Andrij on 22 December, 2014, 11:44:56 pm
Yep, another 10 days.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 22 December, 2014, 11:51:32 pm
In that case it is a mouldy chiz.  USAnian Christmases always have SNO.  It's in teh Roolz :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 23 December, 2014, 11:14:36 am
I'm glad I don't work in the lab anymore:

Quote from: A Sampler
Comment - DEAD MOUSE AND MOUSE DROPPINGS IN SAMPLE

 :sick: ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mcshroom on 23 December, 2014, 11:23:32 am
My most memorably labelled bottle when I worked in a wastewater lab
Quote
Contents of Cow's Stomach

I also had a sample full of ants once to do for suspended solids. After filtering the water, the "dead" ants started walking around on the filter paper.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Butterfly on 23 December, 2014, 11:56:19 am
Yep, another 10 days.
Not coming back via Boston are you? Someone has an Islabike Rothan for Nye and we haven't worked out how to transport it.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Andrij on 23 December, 2014, 12:41:36 pm
Yep, another 10 days.
Not coming back via Boston are you? Someone has an Islabike Rothan for Nye and we haven't worked out how to transport it.

I've never been to Boston, and won't be rectifying that on this trip. :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 23 December, 2014, 12:54:26 pm
Oops - my last missive was supposed to go in the general 'Random thread...'  ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Salvatore on 06 January, 2015, 11:45:06 am
It's -33.1º in Inari this morning.

Iniari is in Finnish Lapland and is the furthest north I got to on last years tour. In Inari I watched the sun travelling parallel to the horizon for a couple of hours in the middle of the night. I also ate a reindeer pizza.

The next sunrise at Inari is on the 10th at 12:02.  The sun pokes its head above the horizon and sets at 12:36.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 06 January, 2015, 03:10:08 pm
Scene: an hotel reception, Norway, circa 1979.

 USAnian tourist: Say, do you get the midnight sun around here?
(Not-Yet-Dr) Larrington: Why, yes!  Yes, we do.
UT: What's it like?
NYDL: Well, there's only the one sun in this planetary system and it looks pretty much the same from anywhere on Earth.
UT: Oh.  I thought it kinda jumped up and down or sumpn!
NYDL: :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 07 January, 2015, 02:10:53 pm
It's -33.1º in Inari this morning.

Iniari is in Finnish Lapland and is the furthest north I got to on last years tour. In Inari I watched the sun travelling parallel to the horizon for a couple of hours in the middle of the night. I also ate a reindeer pizza.

The next sunrise at Inari is on the 10th at 12:02.  The sun pokes its head above the horizon and sets at 12:36.
That is extremely cold. And dark. I think the dark would depress me. The coldest I've ever experienced was -29, but that was only one day, it was dry and windless so didn't feel as cold as some warmer temperatures, and the sun was shining. Thank goodness. In fact, that was far preferable to the end of winter thaw, when everything got so horribly, well, wet. And everybody got ill. And four months' of frozen dog turds were revealed under the snow.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 07 January, 2015, 02:14:01 pm
In fact, that was far preferable to the end of winter thaw, when everything got so horribly, well, wet. And everybody got ill. And four months' of frozen dog turds were revealed under the snow.

You should write copy for holiday brochures!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 07 January, 2015, 03:00:48 pm
Unforecast rain.  (On a free afternoon).

Is there a worse flavour of weather?

Bah!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 08 January, 2015, 10:44:34 pm
That's the wind getting up.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 10 January, 2015, 02:58:04 pm
Right - a chance for the weather geeks to impress me!

Can anyone find weather station data for the A338 over The Ridgeway. Just north of Fawley, near Brightwalton, or Farnborough (Berkshire) - or anywhere around there, but the higher up the better.

This may work: http://goo.gl/maps/gD7mv

(Im just curious about what wind-speed equated to me deciding to walk instead of ride yesterday).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mcshroom on 10 January, 2015, 03:10:59 pm
Have a look at the weather stations on here: -
http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=51.543917&lon=-1.425160&zoom=10

Nothing exactly where you linked to but quite a few pretty close.

RAF Fairford had the following for yesterday: -
Max Wind Speed   54 km/h       
Max Gust Speed   72 km/h
http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/EGVA/2015/1/9/DailyHistory.html
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 21 January, 2015, 10:49:14 am
Q: What's your least favourite kind of snow, Chris?

A: * Points out of window * - that kind. The wet, blobby, sleety kind.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 21 January, 2015, 11:17:32 am
That funny local ice thing today, where the roads are frosty and slippy but the pavements are clear. I remember one or two occasions when it's been the opposite way round, too.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Bledlow on 21 January, 2015, 12:37:18 pm
In that case it is a mouldy chiz.  USAnian Christmases always have SNO.  It's in teh Roolz :(
Even if they have to import it in girt big freezer ships, as the Hawaiians do.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 02 March, 2015, 02:48:47 pm
My Oregon weather station is currently reporting a relative humidity of 35%, which would pretty much explain how it's snowing hard, even though the temperature is +9c  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 02 March, 2015, 10:38:33 pm
There was a definite feeling of spring today and I do think the grass seems to be growing.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 03 March, 2015, 09:33:08 am
Next thing you know it'll be shin deep and wild beasts'll be hiding in it.

Every year I have the same exchange with the missus:

Me: Hey look, there are buds on the willow!
Her: Well of course, they've been there [insert number of choice] {days/weeks/months} now.

Last year I thought I'd catch her out by saying it when there weren't any.

Me: Actually, there aren't any.
Her: You need to look further up. See?
Me: Shit.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Si_Co on 06 March, 2015, 02:51:29 pm
Its far too nice out there to be stuck in here  :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: PaulF on 06 March, 2015, 03:04:25 pm
Right - a chance for the weather geeks to impress me!

Can anyone find weather station data for the A338 over The Ridgeway. Just north of Fawley, near Brightwalton, or Farnborough (Berkshire) - or anywhere around there, but the higher up the better.

This may work: http://goo.gl/maps/gD7mv

(Im just curious about what wind-speed equated to me deciding to walk instead of ride yesterday).

Just saw this post

My "local" weather station is about a mile away from your pin on google maps http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcnvr5j87#?tab=fiveDay&fcTime=1388620800

Don't know whether you can get historical readings for there or even if it's a recording station though....
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 30 March, 2015, 06:59:51 pm
Hmm.  How does that old saying about March go?

Oh yes,

March.
It comes in a bit crap
And goes out just as crap.

 >:(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Deano on 30 March, 2015, 07:02:25 pm
Is it March? I thought it was still February today.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Guy on 31 March, 2015, 09:07:50 am
If it's true that March "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb" then the lion was drugged and that is one Very Angry lamb out there.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 31 March, 2015, 11:14:59 am
Outside just now it sounds more like a cross between a lamb and a space shuttle launch.  The house just flexed (it's 0.5-timbered).

I need an emoticon for scared shitless.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Ruthie on 31 March, 2015, 05:09:58 pm
Snow shower in Darlo
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Deano on 31 March, 2015, 05:10:56 pm
Sunny in Darlo!

Give it five minutes, though.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: tiermat on 31 March, 2015, 05:18:30 pm
All we need, today, is fog and we have had a full house.

Sun - check
Rain - check
Wind - check
Hail - check
Snow - check
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 31 March, 2015, 05:30:39 pm
All we need, today, is fog and we have had a full house.

Sun - check
Rain - check
Wind - check
Hail - check
Snow - check

I know what a Rain Check1 is, but what are the others?

1 yacf pedants.  Don't!  It's a Usanian expression.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 31 March, 2015, 05:32:58 pm
40mph hail.  My favorite.

Followed by clear sky and sunshine the minute I got in the house.  Bastards.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 31 March, 2015, 06:15:43 pm
I woke up last night.  The sound of the wind was astounding.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 31 March, 2015, 06:20:30 pm
Yes, I woke up several times to the sound of high wind, things being blown around, and Old Joe failing to keep up with BST (probably not wind related, unless they're too scared to go up and reset it).  Barakta slept through it obliviously, of course.

Looking at the logs, the knock sensor on our front door (which gets triggered by strong gusts and the neighbors' door slamming, as well as people who don't use doorbells) was tripped about 50 times overnight.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mcshroom on 31 March, 2015, 06:22:27 pm
I managed to dodge the hail storms today, but the wind was strong enough that it almost stopped me completely at one point. I thought I was about to be blown over.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Morrisette on 01 April, 2015, 09:09:18 am
Sigh. Is it ever going to stop being winter?? Bored now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Guy on 08 April, 2015, 09:42:45 am
It's foggy! 21/2 hours ago when I came in it was sunny and clear. What's going on ???
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 08 April, 2015, 09:45:07 am
It's foggy! 21/2 hours ago when I came in it was sunny and clear. What's going on ???

A James Herbert reconstruction?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Guy on 08 April, 2015, 09:57:19 am
I didn't notice that yellowish tinge <runs out to check> Nope. Looks like ordinary fog. Thankfully we're too far from the sea for it to be full of drownded lepers.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 11 April, 2015, 03:17:01 pm
Some properly dry air behind this morning's cold front.

RAF Coningsby: Temp: +12C, DP: -8C (26% RH)  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: red marley on 12 April, 2015, 08:09:08 am
Interesting atmospheric conditions over London this morning. No clouds, and little high altitude wind means that aeroplane contrails are lasting much longer than usual. I can see scores of trails, of which these are only a few:

(http://staff.city.ac.uk/~jwo/acf/contrails.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Deano on 12 April, 2015, 09:14:09 pm
The gritter just went past.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 12 April, 2015, 09:20:20 pm
All we need, today, is fog and we have had a full house.

Sun - check
Rain - check
Wind - check
Hail - check
Snow - check

Same here, today. It's all very confusing, especially when going for a bike ride and trying to work out how many layers to wear!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: JonBuoy on 12 April, 2015, 09:41:33 pm
Some properly dry air behind this morning's cold front.

RAF Coningsby: Temp: +12C, DP: -8C (26% RH)  :o

Indeed.

Cloudbase approaching 7000' in places  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 13 April, 2015, 10:44:23 am
Interesting atmospheric conditions over London this morning. No clouds, and little high altitude wind means that aeroplane contrails are lasting much longer than usual. I can see scores of trails, of which these are only a few:

(http://staff.city.ac.uk/~jwo/acf/contrails.jpg)

OMG, chemtrails!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 13 April, 2015, 01:10:26 pm
I know a Canuckistani chap, whom I shall call "Will", because that is his name.  Will actually believes in chemtrails and the next time I meet him I will offer him first dibs on this:

(http://wirednewyork.com/bridges/brooklyn_bridge/images/brooklyn_bridge_wtc.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 06 May, 2015, 02:37:38 pm
NW3 Weather recorded 78mm/hr rain at 14.10 today.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 06 May, 2015, 02:58:08 pm
Grit in my eyes. And eyelashes. In my eyes. Why is this year so windy?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 01 June, 2015, 05:47:33 pm
The first of June
Has come too soon
For summer's tune
To bring its boon



Yes, that's my oilskin sou'wester.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 01 June, 2015, 06:02:13 pm
Sigh. Is it ever going to stop being winter?? Bored now.

Apparently not. I've got the heating on and it's raining hard. :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: nikki on 11 June, 2015, 10:45:16 pm
http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime

The English Channel has calmed down a bit in the last half hour, but it's still very hypnotic...
[click button to turn stations off]
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 12 June, 2015, 08:41:25 am
Rain started here in Maidstone a few minutes ago. This is annoying as it very much reduces the choice of things you can do all day with a two-year-old.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Ruthie on 12 June, 2015, 09:50:13 am
You could stick your wellies on and go puddle-jumping and feeding the ducks?   8)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 12 June, 2015, 12:05:23 pm
Didn't bring wellies but the rain has stopped and we are now National Trusting it with all the other middle-class grandparents at Knole, near Sevenoaks. It's about as genteel as you can get without involving Simon Legg.

I reckon that we MCMWGPs are the mainstay of the National Trust.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 12 June, 2015, 07:49:18 pm
Outside now.
Big, blobby, ploppy, summery raindrops.
Lovely.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 12 June, 2015, 08:21:00 pm
Ooh yes. We had that here about 3.00. Summer rain is a lovely thing.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 12 June, 2015, 11:04:26 pm
Arrived here a bit before 8pm.  Brought the asthma with it.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 13 June, 2015, 10:48:14 am
There was a damned good thunderstorm in Maidstone before we left. It was remarkably humid. Today seems much cooler.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 13 June, 2015, 11:55:58 am
Some time between 19:45 and ~23:00 it must have binned down in BSE but it had all gone by the time the gig finished.  A pity, since Nigel Blackwell took the opportunity to admonish an audience member for coming out without a jacket before relating the tale of wearing two jumpers to a Dead Kennedys gig.  "I got a lot of stick for that - at least until we got off the night bus!"
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: CAMRAMan on 16 June, 2015, 07:55:08 pm
I believe we were all jacket-free, but escaped NB10's wrath. The B&B was <5 minutes from the gig, so worth the risk. It certainly made up for it on Saturday morning in BSE where it pissed down during my morning constitutional. Jacket and waxed Brazilian tarp hat both donned.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 17 June, 2015, 01:12:51 pm
Edinburgh is doing the chilly and muggy at the same time thing again.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mcshroom on 07 August, 2015, 10:26:15 am
Just got July's weather data in for our site station. We have just passed 2014 to make this the wettest year so far in the 10 years I have recorded. :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 03 October, 2015, 07:58:30 pm
So. Just a few days ago, the Metoffice were downplaying Tropical Storm "Joaquin".

"We don't expect this to develop into a hurricane, but there could be some disruptive weather along the East coast of USA". Fair enough, it's an El-Nino year which generally leads to suppressed hurricane activity.

A few days later, Joaquin is a Cat 4 hurricane, giving the Bahamas a right going over.

Now they are suggesting the tropical remnants will be collected by the jet stream, and delivered unto our shores next weekend. Just in time for the Dufton camping weekend in fact  :thumbsup:.
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Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 05 October, 2015, 03:11:37 pm
Just got July's weather data in for our site station. We have just passed 2014 to make this the wettest year so far in the 10 years I have recorded. :(
The vale of york has been both drier and warmer than in previous 10 years.

September and October are bucking the trend.
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Post by: Kim on 06 October, 2015, 01:13:57 pm
Middle Earth is currently under bombardment by ridiculous amounts of dihydrogen monoxide.
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Post by: Guy on 06 October, 2015, 01:32:18 pm
Middle Earth is currently under bombardment by ridiculous amounts of dihydrogen monoxide.
The next lot has just arrived here. Judging by the wind speed and direction and the time of your last post you should get it about 3pm. It's definately Japanese car parts* out there










*Raining Datsun cogs :P
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Post by: Guy on 14 October, 2015, 08:52:24 am
The Hemel Hempstead Gazette getting it in early...

Quote
WEATHER WARNING: Months of heavy snowfall as worst winter in 50 years forecast

http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/more-news/weather-warning-months-of-heavy-snowfall-as-worst-winter-in-50-years-forecast-1-7007468 (http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/more-news/weather-warning-months-of-heavy-snowfall-as-worst-winter-in-50-years-forecast-1-7007468)

Has anyone else seen this Daily Fail / Daily Excess-style scaremongering in your local area?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 14 October, 2015, 11:02:11 am
The Torygraph is claiming the same thing on the grounds that it's unusually nippy for the time of year in Siberia.
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Post by: Chris S on 14 October, 2015, 11:13:40 am
It's going to be an interesting winter for sure. The developing El Nino looks like being a monster - and it already seems to have killed Atlantic hurricane development stone dead.

North Atlantic sea temperatures are below normal (have been since the exceptional cold in Canada last winter) and won't be warmed much if the flux out of the tropics is weak because of El Nino.

All points to a weakened and fragmented jet stream - so could well be a cold one, if High pressure dominates.
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Post by: Deano on 14 October, 2015, 11:14:49 am
So. Just a few days ago, the Metoffice were downplaying Tropical Storm "Joaquin".

"We don't expect this to develop into a hurricane, but there could be some disruptive weather along the East coast of USA". Fair enough, it's an El-Nino year which generally leads to suppressed hurricane activity.

A few days later, Joaquin is a Cat 4 hurricane, giving the Bahamas a right going over.

Now they are suggesting the tropical remnants will be collected by the jet stream, and delivered unto our shores next weekend. Just in time for the Dufton camping weekend in fact  :thumbsup:.

Just spotted this - I'm glad you were wrong, Chris!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 14 October, 2015, 11:20:09 am
So. Just a few days ago, the Metoffice were downplaying Tropical Storm "Joaquin".

"We don't expect this to develop into a hurricane, but there could be some disruptive weather along the East coast of USA". Fair enough, it's an El-Nino year which generally leads to suppressed hurricane activity.

A few days later, Joaquin is a Cat 4 hurricane, giving the Bahamas a right going over.

Now they are suggesting the tropical remnants will be collected by the jet stream, and delivered unto our shores next weekend. Just in time for the Dufton camping weekend in fact  :thumbsup:.

Just spotted this - I'm glad you were wrong, Chris!

Me too!
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Post by: Kim on 14 October, 2015, 12:37:07 pm
It's going to be an interesting winter for sure. The developing El Nino looks like being a monster - and it already seems to have killed Atlantic hurricane development stone dead.

North Atlantic sea temperatures are below normal (have been since the exceptional cold in Canada last winter) and won't be warmed much if the flux out of the tropics is weak because of El Nino.

All points to a weakened and fragmented jet stream - so could well be a cold one, if High pressure dominates.

Yeahbut I now own *two* sets of studded tyres.  That has to count for something.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 15 October, 2015, 09:17:08 pm
When I walked past the statue of Greyfriars Bobby yesterday, it had been wrapped in a space blanket and someone had used proper Cooncil paper to post a notice saying he was wrapped up for protection because of the weather forecast.
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Post by: hellymedic on 16 October, 2015, 12:06:55 am
That will be Greyfriar's Kirk, where my partner's Mass in C was performed.
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Post by: Guy on 20 October, 2015, 10:17:42 am
It looks odd out there. The wind's changing. The clouds are heading a couple of points south of west while the flags are pointing a couple of points east of south. Weird!
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Post by: ian on 20 October, 2015, 10:42:11 am
A strange, dense fog surged up the valley this morning. Fortunately it didn't contain the ghosts of vengeful pirates.

This time.
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Post by: clarion on 20 October, 2015, 04:26:57 pm
The Torygraph is claiming the same thing on the grounds that it's unusually nippy for the time of year in Siberia.

See?  No such thing as global warming! ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 23 October, 2015, 12:27:50 pm
Hurricane Patricia sure is getting turned on by those warm El Nino waters  :o.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 11 November, 2015, 02:43:52 pm
I really am not enjoying this current weather. It's as damp as a usual autumn and so grey but with the warmth of an Indian summer. I hope it changes cos if it stays like this all winter it's going to be horrible. Grey, muggy, damp, mouldy and probably unrideably windy.
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Post by: Guy on 11 November, 2015, 02:47:59 pm
The last time we had a November like this my rose started budding again. It didn't get a chance to flower coz it snowed, and the wind turned to the east. And stayed that way 'til the following April. The ice on the ground didn't disappear 'til March. I really hope we're not in for another one of those.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 11 November, 2015, 04:03:22 pm
I blame Thatcher.
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Post by: Chris S on 11 November, 2015, 05:51:14 pm
I blame Thatcher.

I didn't know you played that game?
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Post by: mcshroom on 13 November, 2015, 10:23:31 am
According to the Whitehaven News website , today's forcast is 'Spotty Showers'. Sounds far nicer than Scattered showers for some reason :)
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Post by: Vince on 13 November, 2015, 10:31:27 am
I blame Thatcher.
Are you trying to get a weather thread moved to POBI?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 13 November, 2015, 10:32:26 am
'Spotty' Showers sound vaguely like a Chap from a PG Wodehouse novel.
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Post by: fboab on 13 November, 2015, 11:29:54 am
I appear to have committed to riding 78km into a 28mph headwind tomorrow. Over the fens.

Note: I am not teethgrinder, there may be tears before  bedtime beertime.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Ruthie on 14 November, 2015, 01:00:59 pm
Snowing on Tan Hill yesterday, apparently.  And in Richmond.
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Post by: mcshroom on 15 November, 2015, 12:16:46 am
Looks like Egremont is getting very wet. I wonder what it'll be like when I try to get home tomorrow  :-\
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Post by: T42 on 15 November, 2015, 11:22:13 am
Windy today. Our 0.5-timbered house works like a ship in the hard gusts.  Had a good sway just now.
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Post by: Canardly on 15 November, 2015, 12:17:19 pm
Had an 15" dia fully loaded plant pot blown over  last night.
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Post by: Andrij on 15 November, 2015, 06:49:48 pm
Storm Abigail upgraded to “normal Hebridean weather” (http://dailygael.com/storm-abigail-upgraded-to-normal-hebridean-weather/)
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Post by: mcshroom on 15 November, 2015, 07:41:45 pm
Think it's been a bit wet round here -
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/cumbria-hit-by-flooding-with-more-on-the-way-1.1230414

I ended up doing a detour on the way home this morning as the A66 is shut because of a landslide. At one point I had to turn around as a fast flowing river a good 20m wide and 3+m deep was flowing over what's usually the road to Uldale! Borrowdale was completely cut off this morning.

Egremont has not flooded as feared, but the river is very high.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 22 November, 2015, 07:28:29 am
Last night saw the lowest November temperature since I started keeping records five years ago, and only the third November frost. -1.1 deg C according to the machine on the roof.
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Post by: T42 on 22 November, 2015, 07:38:01 am
Nothing much here yet - rime up on the forest ridge behind the house, everything pale grey.  Might take a toddle later.
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Post by: SteveC on 22 November, 2015, 12:07:49 pm
Had to scrape the car windscreen coming home from a gig last night. -1ºC at half-past midnight.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 22 November, 2015, 04:47:53 pm
No frost here but the varsity* have salted all their roads.

*I'm told some people object to big school being referred to as uni.
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Post by: Jasmine on 22 November, 2015, 05:11:07 pm
It has snowed overnight the last 2 nights here.  I wore my winter cycling tights for the first time this year today.  I was too hot, so they obviously require sub-zero temperatures.
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Post by: cycleman on 22 November, 2015, 06:46:13 pm
Frost down here in Slough last night and the bottom is supost to fall out of the thermometer tonight as well ☺
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Post by: Pingu on 04 December, 2015, 09:23:22 pm
Icy this morning, really feckin' windy tonight.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 04 December, 2015, 10:29:16 pm
It's really quite blowy.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on 04 December, 2015, 10:41:48 pm
It certainly is. You can tell how windy it is cos yr.no says 'near gale'.
Yr.no are the masters of windy understatement. Yr.no says 'breath of an angel' when I say too feckin windy to cycle!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 04 December, 2015, 11:11:32 pm
...Yr.no are the masters of windy understatement...

Keeping shtumm  :-X
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Post by: mcshroom on 05 December, 2015, 09:09:50 am
It certainly is. You can tell how windy it is cos yr.no says 'near gale'.
Yr.no are the masters of windy understatement. Yr.no says 'breath of an angel' when I say too feckin windy to cycle!

They've got us on full 'Gale' so you can imagine of windy it is outside :-\
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Post by: Ruthie on 05 December, 2015, 09:20:53 am
Looking a bit scary in Northern Cumbria there  :(
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 05 December, 2015, 10:22:16 am
Still very blowy and wet here.
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Post by: T42 on 05 December, 2015, 01:56:19 pm
Just seen a report from Kelso mentioning snow, floods, and trees down all over.
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Post by: Chris S on 05 December, 2015, 02:31:03 pm
So. Quite a mild month in November. How mild? Well, this sentence from elsewhere summed it up nicely:

"...my garden had more cool nights (below 10C) in July, than November and [so far] this December combined."

Lordy!
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Post by: Canardly on 05 December, 2015, 04:08:40 pm
Red warnings issued for Scotland NW and Cumbria.
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Post by: Deano on 05 December, 2015, 04:12:20 pm
It is a bit breezy, and seems to have gotten worse through the day - this morning was very windy, but manageable. This afternoon, a gust of wind just about blew me off my bike while I was riding through town. It was next to (what, in Darlington, passes for) a tall building, and the gusts were swirling about all over the place. As was I.
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Post by: billplumtree on 05 December, 2015, 08:38:21 pm
Yr.no are the masters of windy understatement. Yr.no says 'breath of an angel' when I say too feckin windy to cycle!

They have competition from the outdoor shop in Ullapool, who once claimed the howling headwinds that reduced my riding speed to walking pace were "light airs".  Light airs, my airse.
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Post by: billplumtree on 05 December, 2015, 09:15:14 pm
It's a tad wet here, thanks to Desmond.  We've had about 100mm of rain today, with the same again forecast for tonight.  Cumbria Police have declared a major incident.  Keswick, amongst other places, is completely cut off and the river has breached the flood defences.  Appleby main street is submerged.  Kendal is pretty well unreachable, roads and railways are closed, and an evacuation centre has been opened in the town hall - "hundreds" of homes have been flooded.  RNLI flood rescue team is on the way, all coastguard and search & rescue teams are busy.  Oh, and the lights are flickering, looks like the power's on the way out an'all...
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Post by: matthew on 05 December, 2015, 10:06:03 pm
It's a tad wet here, thanks to Desmond.  We've had about 100mm of rain today, with the same again forecast for tonight.  Cumbria Police have declared a major incident.  Keswick, amongst other places, is completely cut off and the river has breached over topped the flood defences.  Appleby main street is submerged.  Kendal is pretty well unreachable, roads and railways are closed, and an evacuation centre has been opened in the town hall - "hundreds" of homes have been flooded.  RNLI flood rescue team is on the way, all coastguard and search & rescue teams are busy.  Oh, and the lights are flickering, looks like the power's on the way out an'all...

A small but important correction from the radio reports I'm hearing.

Breached implies structural failure resulting in the river returning to it's full unconstrained flood plain.

Over topped means defences are still standing but the water volumes (and therefore levels) are too high, typically this results in limited volumes of water behind the barriers and pumps may be able to shift this downstream.

Either way, I wish the residents of Cumbria a safe night and a dry morning. I suspect we are going to see substantial damage to bridges where they constrain the rivers. Hopefully they may be rebuilt to be less of an obstruction to flow though that may mean less pretty bridges for your photography.
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Post by: mcshroom on 05 December, 2015, 11:52:34 pm
A few bridges have gone but nothing like 2009 so far. Cockermouth is under water again :(

Seen reports of flooding in Workington, Wetheral, Maryport, Warwick Bridge and Aspatria. Also looks like Carlisle is going to get very wet soon.

I think my plans for being on the other side of the Pennines tomorrow are going to need a rain check.
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Post by: mcshroom on 06 December, 2015, 01:29:53 pm
Well I'm still in the West. Fine here but it looks bad inland. Could have had more rainfall in total than in 2009 when we had the last big floods :(
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Post by: Jurek on 06 December, 2015, 03:23:46 pm
Worryingly (albeit in a small way compared to the above^) in the last 48 hrs, on around three or four occasions, the speakers connected to the iMac have declared a loud Zzzzzzztttt! accompanied by a flicker of the lights, but not sufficient to kill what is on-screen.
Historically, this sort of behaviour is a precursor to a power-cut :(
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Post by: billplumtree on 06 December, 2015, 04:59:03 pm
I suspect we are going to see substantial damage to bridges where they constrain the rivers.

Pooley Bridge (the actual bridge, not the village) has been destroyed:  pic.twitter.com/ntIkMBZIHs (http://pic.twitter.com/ntIkMBZIHs)
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Post by: Ruthie on 06 December, 2015, 09:06:21 pm
That's really sad  :(
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Post by: madcow on 06 December, 2015, 09:23:49 pm
Quote from some Environment Agency bigwig on the BBC News-
"The flood defences in Keswick did the job. They stood up to the force of the water until it went over the top."

The BBC reporter didn't understand the essential difference between building quality and the basic design criteria which somewhere along the way must have used some notional figure for rainfall in the river catchment area-or not.
Seems like Carlisle has had "once in a hundred years" style floods on 3 occasions in the last decade.

 
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Post by: mcshroom on 06 December, 2015, 09:24:51 pm
List of bridges affected by flooding from the Police: -

B5295 bridge at Braithwaite – washed away.
Fitz Footbridge, Keswick – washed away.
Pooley Bridge – washed away
Miler bridge, Kendal – damaged remains closed
Greta Bridge B5289 – damaged remains closed
Hawes Bridge, Natland  – damaged remains closed
Clappersgate, Brathay -closed
Gowan bridge, Stavely – damaged remains closed
Bridge over River Eden in Appleby (Bridge St) – report that a section of this bridge has collapsed.
Botcherby Bridge, Warwick Road, Carlisle – bridge inspection due shortly.
Langwathby Bridge –  bridge inspection required before opening.
Scroggs Bridge (North of Staveley over R. Kent) – closed.
Gote Bridge, Cockermouth –  Road closure at this location, inspection required.
Jubilee Footbridge, Appleby –  Reports of very high water level potentially impacting on bridge.
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Post by: mcshroom on 06 December, 2015, 09:29:07 pm
I think that top one must be the A5292 (Whinlatter Pass) bridge though, Braithwaite isn't on the B5295, that road's over here between Whitehaven and Cleator Moor
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Post by: David Martin on 06 December, 2015, 09:31:07 pm

Seems like Carlisle has had "once in a hundred years" style floods on 3 occasions in the last decade.
Not unreasonable.
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Post by: ian on 07 December, 2015, 10:00:12 am
There was some chap on the news complaining about the Environment Agency's apparent lassitude because they'd said the defences were intended to resist a 1-in-250 year floor and it had happened after just three years.

Erm.
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Post by: matthew on 07 December, 2015, 11:49:38 am
I suspect the 1:250 is wrong, when I was at the EA* the typical design standards for new defenses** were river 1:100, coastal (tidal flooding) 1:200, critical national infrastructure e.g. power stations etc. may be higher but most water works and substations will be at 1:100.

And these are excedence probabilities, e.g the probability that the flood level will exceed Xm in a given year is 0.01 not that it will only occur every 100 years.


* 5 years ago now so may have changed but Carlisle was in construction then.
** older defences on smaller rivers could be as low as 1:30 and 1:70 was quite common.
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Post by: mattc on 07 December, 2015, 11:53:09 am
e.g the probability that the flood level will exceed Xm in a given year is 0.01 not that it will only occur every 100 years.

Sadly that is a subtlety that the layman ( and most journos) often misunderstands  :-\

(see also: "The Law of Averages" )
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 07 December, 2015, 11:59:04 am
I suspect the 1:250 is wrong, when I was at the EA* the typical design standards for new defenses** were river 1:100, coastal (tidal flooding) 1:200, critical national infrastructure e.g. power stations etc. may be higher but most water works and substations will be at 1:100.

And these are excedence probabilities, e.g the probability that the flood level will exceed Xm in a given year is 0.01 not that it will only occur every 100 years.


* 5 years ago now so may have changed but Carlisle was in construction then.
** older defences on smaller rivers could be as low as 1:30 and 1:70 was quite common.

I may have misquoted – it was the principle that he took 1-in-a-lot to mean it wouldn't happen for a lot of years, which was an impressive double mangling of the logic.

I appreciate people aren't happy to be flooded, but there are limits to be what can be done, and well, they do insist on living by rivers and on flood plains. Frankly, if you've been flooded once, you're more likely to be flooded again...
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Post by: matthew on 07 December, 2015, 12:04:47 pm
I appreciate people aren't happy to be flooded, but there are limits to be what can be done, and well, they do insist on living by rivers and on flood plains. Frankly, if you've been flooded once, you're more likely to be flooded again...

Though if someone has built a nice shine new improved defence I'd be a bit miffed to get flooded again so soon. I suspect that the population of Carlisle may be forgetting that the new defences held in 2009 despite construction being incomplete at the time.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 07 December, 2015, 12:12:19 pm
Well, if the new defences performed as per specification, then maybe this was one of those 1-in-x year statistics. If I lived near a river I'd assume that I'd be getting my feet wet at some point.

For some reason they built our potable water works at the bottom of the valley and on top of a submerged river. Took a lot of pumps to keep that dry (or rather than right sort of wet) the other year.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 07 December, 2015, 12:40:35 pm
It's all gone quiet here - no wind and no rain for the last 3 hours.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 07 December, 2015, 12:55:38 pm
I appreciate people aren't happy to be flooded, but there are limits to be what can be done, and well, they do insist on living by rivers and on flood plains. Frankly, if you've been flooded once, you're more likely to be flooded again...
I have a friend who lives in a house (in York) that is vulnerable to flooding. Over the last 18 years or so I think she's been flooded badly 4 times. Each time she gets the house ground floor ripped out, rebuilt and each time upgrades her defences a bit. There's a dyke around the houses now so water needs to top 16ft level to flood around the house, plus she now has flood doors so can stop water up to a metre in depth if it reaches the house.

It's possible to cope with it. All wiring above a certain height, flooring and wall materials that can be dried out. Be prepared to move furniture.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 07 December, 2015, 01:23:36 pm
I appreciate people aren't happy to be flooded, but there are limits to be what can be done, and well, they do insist on living by rivers and on flood plains. Frankly, if you've been flooded once, you're more likely to be flooded again...
I have a friend who lives in a house (in York) that is vulnerable to flooding. Over the last 18 years or so I think she's been flooded badly 4 times. Each time she gets the house ground floor ripped out, rebuilt and each time upgrades her defences a bit. There's a dyke around the houses now so water needs to top 16ft level to flood around the house, plus she now has flood doors so can stop water up to a metre in depth if it reaches the house.

It's possible to cope with it. All wiring above a certain height, flooring and wall materials that can be dried out. Be prepared to move furniture.

I think there is much to be said for looking at different configurations for dwellings to be built in areas at risk from flooding, though that will require planning officials and construction companies to think outside of the Barratt box! Consider the style of house that appears a lot on the other side of the Channel, where the ground floor or semi-basement is the garage/utility rooms/cellar level. Alternatively, use construction techniques that effectively raise the dwelling above ground level on a set of suitably waterproofed reinforced concrete or steel columns.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 07 December, 2015, 01:26:07 pm
New record - 341.4mm in 24 hours at Honister. Incredible amount of rain - that's the kind of daily total you might see in the sub-tropics.

No wonder there's mayhem.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Ruthie on 07 December, 2015, 01:27:29 pm
Mayhem?!

I was sposed to be riding m'bike with that mcshroom today and he couldn't get out of Carlisle.  So it's cancelled.  Fppppth.  >:(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andyoxon on 07 December, 2015, 01:28:45 pm
Storm Desmond: Malham Cove waterfall flows again amid heavy rain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-35026529

Shows how wet in some places...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 07 December, 2015, 01:34:30 pm
I think there is much to be said for looking at different configurations for dwellings to be built in areas at risk from flooding, though that will require planning officials and construction companies to think outside of the Barratt box! Consider the style of house that appears a lot on the other side of the Channel, where the ground floor or semi-basement is the garage/utility rooms/cellar level. Alternatively, use construction techniques that effectively raise the dwelling above ground level on a set of suitably waterproofed reinforced concrete or steel columns.

A friend of mine, living about six inches above sea level, inhabits such a place.  However with it being:
it'll probably just fall down the next time there's a half-decent earthquake instead.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mcshroom on 07 December, 2015, 01:56:46 pm
Mayhem?!

I was sposed to be riding m'bike with that mcshroom today and he couldn't get out of Carlisle.  So it's cancelled.  Fppppth.  >:(

Annoyingly the sun's out now ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Ruthie on 07 December, 2015, 01:57:26 pm
Mayhem?!

I was sposed to be riding m'bike with that mcshroom today and he couldn't get out of Carlisle.  So it's cancelled.  Fppppth.  >:(

Annoyingly the sun's out now ::-)

Not here it's bloody not.  I've got the lights on 'cause it's so dark.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: citoyen on 08 December, 2015, 12:09:39 pm
My brother & family live a few miles outside Hesket Newmarket. I have no idea how badly they've been affected since I've not heard from them but they're on higher ground away from any rivers so hopefully ok. Although they are at the foot of a ruddy great mountain, so I suspect a fair bit of water will have run off by their house.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 08 December, 2015, 12:59:02 pm
One trusts that citoyen 2 can seek refuge in the Old Crown :)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: citoyen on 08 December, 2015, 01:21:02 pm
One trusts that citoyen 2 can seek refuge in the Old Crown :)

I worry for its cellar - the centre of the village has been pretty badly hit, apparently.

Might be better off getting a stash of their bottled beers and staying at home.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: billplumtree on 08 December, 2015, 01:48:59 pm
Apparently Carlisle United won a foopball match at the weekend by scoring lots of goals, and are through to the next round of the FA cup of foopball.  Rob Bonnet interviewed their manager on the wireless yesterday.

RB:  So, I imagine you'd like a tie against the likes of Liverpool or Man Utd in the next round Mr Manager?  Preferably at home?
MM:  Oh aye, but we'd rather play it away than at home.
RB:  *knowing chuckle* Well, yes, you'll get more money out of it that way, won't you?
MM:  It's not so much that, more that the water's up over our crossbars at the moment.
RB:  Oh gosh, really?  That's quite deep...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 08 December, 2015, 05:25:25 pm
It's been a while since I was at the Old Crown but IIRC it's a fair way above anywhere that's likely to be flooded.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 08 December, 2015, 07:34:09 pm
Apparently Carlisle United won a foopball match at the weekend by scoring lots of goals, and are through to the next round of the FA cup of foopball.  Rob Bonnet interviewed their manager on the wireless yesterday.

RB:  So, I imagine you'd like a tie against the likes of Liverpool or Man Utd in the next round Mr Manager?  Preferably at home?
MM:  Oh aye, but we'd rather play it away than at home.
RB:  *knowing chuckle* Well, yes, you'll get more money out of it that way, won't you?
MM:  It's not so much that, more that the water's up over our crossbars at the moment.
RB:  Oh gosh, really?  That's quite deep...

 ;D

The Carlisle ground was on telly last night, filmed from the air. You could only just see the stands - certainly no crossbars visible :O   There are some rugby pitches next door, you could see the tops of their posts!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pedaldog on 08 December, 2015, 08:29:37 pm
I've been without Electrons for the past 3 days or so, on yesterday for a few hours but off again. came to life again this morning but not expected tp be fettled proper until after 16:00hrs tomorrow, according to the Electrisitists. I live near the main generator that's been taken out by the floods so won't get power properly until the rest is sorted out. I live around 50 yards from the river Lune but, luckily, about 20 yards above it. Skerton bridge, 100 yards away, has been reopened after a container went for it in the over full river on Saturday night and  gave it a right good bang!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pedaldog on 08 December, 2015, 09:26:27 pm
quote  "Power has now been restored to all but 2,255 homes in Lancaster".

Guess!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: citoyen on 08 December, 2015, 10:43:36 pm

It's been a while since I was at the Old Crown but IIRC it's a fair way above anywhere that's likely to be flooded.

I read somewhere that the village green was flooded but that does sound a little odd based on my memory of the geography of the place.

I shall make enquiries.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 10 December, 2015, 01:23:41 pm
I have been to the dentist. Therefore it is raining. I've noticed that even in midsummer it rains on days I have dentist appointments.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 10 December, 2015, 01:34:16 pm
Fuh fuh fuh freezing fog.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 10 December, 2015, 01:44:59 pm
Bugger.  I'm going to the dentist tomorrow.  I had hoped to cycle.  But 20 miles round trip in Welsh rain doesn't appeal.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 10 December, 2015, 02:17:51 pm
I've noticed a correlation between dental anaesthetics and good weather for being outside (rather than in bed recovering from dental anaesthetics).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 10 December, 2015, 02:30:49 pm
I have been to the dentist. Therefore it is raining. I've noticed that even in midsummer it rains on days I have dentist appointments.

Next Tuesday, me.  By bike.  Light rain is forecast as it's only the hygenist. 
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 11 December, 2015, 08:11:54 am
Rainbows have been visible from the office window every day this week, usually double rainbows.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 11 December, 2015, 10:06:22 am
Rainbows have been visible from the office window every day this week, usually double rainbows.

How much gold did you find?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Tim Hall on 11 December, 2015, 04:12:39 pm
Rainbows have been visible from the office window every day this week, usually double rainbows.

How much gold did you find?

Rainbow as I drove up the A3 near Guildford earlier in the week in a sharp shower.  What was odd as that the end was just on the central reservation, right by my car. 

(I guess it was a bonus rainbow caused by the sun refracting in the spray.)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: CrinklyLion on 11 December, 2015, 04:34:40 pm
The B1228 was Distinctly Unpleasant on the way home, what with the shocking surface, the close overtakes by gurt big feck off trucks, the stinging sleet, the bastard headwinds on some bits and the alarming gusts of crosswinds on other bits attempting to send me under the wheels of said gurt big feck off trucks.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andyoxon on 11 December, 2015, 09:02:48 pm
Tomorrow's forecast around here is heavy rain all day, with added strong gusts at lunchtime.   Looks like any ride will be squeezed to Sun pm...  :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 18 December, 2015, 11:45:16 pm
Late night dog walk.

13°C.

Dry, mostly clear sky.

WSW breeze, 15 - 20mph.

Dun Run anyone?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 18 December, 2015, 11:46:13 pm
Dun Run anyone?

Nahh, it'll piss it down at snooze on the beach o'clock.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 18 December, 2015, 11:51:24 pm
Nope! Looking good for Southwold. There might be an hour or two in Sudbury at between 3 and 4 am. That's normally before I get there!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 19 December, 2015, 10:51:14 pm
I heard a suggestion that yesterday was the warmest December day ever recorded in the UK in terms of the minimum recorded temperature at any of the official weather stations. Yesterday for us was warm at 10.2°C, but there have been lots of higher minimum temperatures this month.

The lowest temperature my device has recorded so far this month is 5.1°C. That's ridiculous. Today, the maximum was 16.4°C, the highest of the month so far.

I have a recollection of a Christmas Day a little over 20 years ago when the temperature in my parents' garden in Ramsden Heath (Essex) exceeded that. My memory says 64°F but I have no accurate record of it. I do remember it being very sunny and I spent some of Christmas morning watching my bees flying out of the hive and coming back with their legs laden in pollen. I know they were visiting ornamental heather that my mother had planted and that was flowering.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 22 December, 2015, 06:11:41 am
Ok, now that we have passed the solstice (about 1 hour 20 minutes ago) the weather can start to get colder. Bloody windy outside again. God yul!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 22 December, 2015, 07:38:44 am
As in God yul need yur furry hat.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 22 December, 2015, 09:03:52 am
And gloves 😀
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 22 December, 2015, 12:15:11 pm
It was between 8 and 9 C on Sunday early evening, which isn't objectively that warm, but it felt incredibly warm. Don't know if that's because my body is expecting colder due to short days setting off some circadian wotsit or because of the humidity or even air pressure or I don't know what. Lack of wind seems the most likely. And is the oddest, compared to the last couple of years.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 22 December, 2015, 01:18:56 pm
Weirdly, Dez and I were remarking how cold 9°C seemed after the recent balmy 14s & 15s. Mind you, it's 15°C again today.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 22 December, 2015, 01:25:14 pm
Looking at my records, dating back 5 years, shows this to be the warmest December by a massive amount.

Mean Dec temperatures, 2011-15: 7.2, 6.0, 7.4, 6.5, 11.1.

We took delivery of the weather station 5 years ago today and December 2010 was much colder than any of those. The 10 days I recorded averaged 3.2°C but the preceding 3 weeks were much colder. We had a heavy snowfall about a fortnight before Christmas and the temperature struggled to get above freezing until Boxing Day or thereabouts.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 22 December, 2015, 05:22:35 pm
Also:

Maximum temperature of 10.4°C today. First time over 10° since November.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 22 December, 2015, 06:37:19 pm
Just now was the first time in the history of all things ever that I have heard a BBC weather forecaster acknowledge the existence of another country.  It seems that Storm Eva will pass to the north of the Republic of Ireland.  I do not know whether to celebrate the broadcaster's new-found multiculturalism or denounce Tomasz Schafernaker as a BLASPHEMER.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 23 December, 2015, 10:44:54 pm
Yr.no (http://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/Scotland/Aberdeen/hour_by_hour.html) claims gale for the next few hours - that'll be pretty feckin' windy then  :-X
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mcshroom on 24 December, 2015, 12:09:18 am
At least yours tails off in the morning. We've got Gales or near-gales all the way through to 8pm :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: SteveC on 24 December, 2015, 01:38:39 pm
I suspect yr.no use the official definitions in the Beaufort scale for their English language descriptions of wind speeds. On that, 'breeze' of one sort or another goes up to force 6, with force 7 being 'near gale'. There are folk songs which mention a 'sweet and pleasant gale' when sailing so the words may have changed meaning slightly over the years.

0Calm
1Light Air
2Light Breeze
3Gentle Breeze
4Moderate Breeze
5Fresh Breeze
6Strong Breeze
7Near Gale
8Gale
9Strong Gale
10Storm
11Violent Storm
12Hurricane Force
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 26 December, 2015, 12:38:48 pm
"Red" weather warning issued for Lancashire. At least one building has been undermined by the Irwell in Summerseat.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: jamesld8 on 26 December, 2015, 07:28:53 pm
Looking at my records, dating back 5 years, shows this to be the warmest December by a massive amount.

Mean Dec temperatures, 2011-15: 7.2, 6.0, 7.4, 6.5, 11.1.

We took delivery of the weather station 5 years ago today and December 2010 was much colder than any of those. The 10 days I recorded averaged 3.2°C but the preceding 3 weeks were much colder. We had a heavy snowfall about a fortnight before Christmas and the temperature struggled to get above freezing until Boxing Day or thereabouts.

my rough weather recording. ie not Stevenson screen standards, indicates that Dec 2015 average maxm is an incredible  10c higher than that of 2010; we`ve had just 2 x ground frost this Dec cf over 20 airfrost days in 2010; most days in Dec 2010 never got above 3 c maxm here often hovering just around zero. Boxing day 2010 was a balmy -12c ---it reached 12.9 c this year .
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 27 December, 2015, 09:59:45 pm
A little damp in York. A friend was getting flooded so I brought my canoe downriver to lend to her. She has nearly 4ft of water through her house. Another friend has been evacuated from her flat.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 27 December, 2015, 10:14:25 pm
A little damp in York. A friend was getting flooded so I brought my canoe downriver to lend to her. She has nearly 4ft of water through her house. Another friend has been evacuated from her flat.

Not nearly as bad as year 2k tho'.  Despite the Meeja making a drama out of a crisis.  No sailing on the Knavesmire, yet.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Deano on 27 December, 2015, 10:44:56 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1449/23643992439_f3d53b35f3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C2kDd4)

I took this under Skeldergate Bridge a couple of weeks ago - I imagine the bench is underwater now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: nicknack on 27 December, 2015, 10:57:02 pm
There's daffs out here.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 27 December, 2015, 11:08:01 pm
A little damp in York. A friend was getting flooded so I brought my canoe downriver to lend to her. She has nearly 4ft of water through her house. Another friend has been evacuated from her flat.

Not nearly as bad as year 2k tho'.  Despite the Meeja making a drama out of a crisis.  No sailing on the Knavesmire, yet.
Actually, according to friend who is flooded, the water is higher (they marked a gatepost). There are also substantially more properties in York affected, including shops in city centre.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 27 December, 2015, 11:08:31 pm
As if suffering the flooding were not bad enough, I understand that Cameron is due to turn up in York some time tomorrow.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: CrinklyLion on 27 December, 2015, 11:54:44 pm
A little damp in York. A friend was getting flooded so I brought my canoe downriver to lend to her. She has nearly 4ft of water through her house. Another friend has been evacuated from her flat.

Not nearly as bad as year 2k tho'.  Despite the Meeja making a drama out of a crisis.  No sailing on the Knavesmire, yet.
Actually, according to friend who is flooded, the water is higher (they marked a gatepost). There are also substantially more properties in York affected, including shops in city centre.

Isn't it partly that it's in different places?  In 2k the Foss barrier remained in operation so this time there's areas under a lot of water that weren't affected in 2k, as I understand it.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 28 December, 2015, 12:05:36 am
Both are true. The river level in fulford is higher than 2012 and the Foss is flooding.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Peter on 28 December, 2015, 12:48:28 am
Our house in Rochdale is ok; the houses opposite are not.  The Calder Valley and East Lancashire have had appalling flooding, in case it doesn't make the news.  For God's sake don't tell Cameron.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 28 December, 2015, 12:50:27 am
As if suffering the flooding were not bad enough, I understand that Cameron is due to turn up in York some time tomorrow.

Dr Larrington is pretty sure he was poncing about in Chadlington, Oxon, on the news this evening so we may yet be able to call in an air strike.  Paging TimC...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 28 December, 2015, 08:01:10 am
A little damp in York. A friend was getting flooded so I brought my canoe downriver to lend to her. She has nearly 4ft of water through her house. Another friend has been evacuated from her flat.

Not nearly as bad as year 2k tho'.  Despite the Meeja making a drama out of a crisis.  No sailing on the Knavesmire, yet.
Actually, according to friend who is flooded, the water is higher (they marked a gatepost). There are also substantially more properties in York affected, including shops in city centre.

Isn't it partly that it's in different places?  In 2k the Foss barrier remained in operation so this time there's areas under a lot of water that weren't affected in 2k, as I understand it.

That's probably the truth of the matter. It sounds like the pump failure at the BLue Bridge is to blame. Maybe.

I took loads of (film) pics in 2000 and none of the places in south York that were then flooded have any water on them right now. 
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: matthew on 28 December, 2015, 12:02:03 pm
A little damp in York. A friend was getting flooded so I brought my canoe downriver to lend to her. She has nearly 4ft of water through her house. Another friend has been evacuated from her flat.

Not nearly as bad as year 2k tho'.  Despite the Meeja making a drama out of a crisis.  No sailing on the Knavesmire, yet.
Actually, according to friend who is flooded, the water is higher (they marked a gatepost). There are also substantially more properties in York affected, including shops in city centre.

Isn't it partly that it's in different places?  In 2k the Foss barrier remained in operation so this time there's areas under a lot of water that weren't affected in 2k, as I understand it.

That's probably the truth of the matter. It sounds like the pump failure at the BLue Bridge is to blame. Maybe.

I took loads of (film) pics in 2000 and none of the places in south York that were then flooded have any water on them right now.

From what I understand the Foss barrier is intended to prevent flooding from the Foss caused when the Ouse is high and flows back into the Foss. To do this the barrier closes like the Thames tidal barrage, but unlike a tidal barrage that only has to be closed for a short period before it can open again to let the held up river water behind it out the Foss barrier has to close for longer periods, therefore water from the Foss has to be pumped passed the barrier. The Foss barrier was not closed this time due to concerns for the pump station being able to operate as such the Ouse has flooded out of the Foss in a way that the 2000 flood didn't.

I have no indication of the issues with the pumps but that could be power supply, equipment failure (unlikely) or possibly that the Foss was flowing so fast that the pumps couldn't keep up and the Foss would flood the pump station. Have no doubt the decision not to close the Foss barrier will be studied and reviewed but there will have been a (perceived) good reason.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 29 December, 2015, 12:53:27 am
A little damp in York. A friend was getting flooded so I brought my canoe downriver to lend to her. She has nearly 4ft of water through her house. Another friend has been evacuated from her flat.

Not nearly as bad as year 2k tho'.  Despite the Meeja making a drama out of a crisis.  No sailing on the Knavesmire, yet.
Actually, according to friend who is flooded, the water is higher (they marked a gatepost). There are also substantially more properties in York affected, including shops in city centre.

Isn't it partly that it's in different places?  In 2k the Foss barrier remained in operation so this time there's areas under a lot of water that weren't affected in 2k, as I understand it.

That's probably the truth of the matter. It sounds like the pump failure at the BLue Bridge is to blame...

I think you'll find that the Environment Agency is to blame.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 29 December, 2015, 07:20:45 am
A little damp in York. A friend was getting flooded so I brought my canoe downriver to lend to her. She has nearly 4ft of water through her house. Another friend has been evacuated from her flat.

Not nearly as bad as year 2k tho'.  Despite the Meeja making a drama out of a crisis.  No sailing on the Knavesmire, yet.
Actually, according to friend who is flooded, the water is higher (they marked a gatepost). There are also substantially more properties in York affected, including shops in city centre.

Isn't it partly that it's in different places?  In 2k the Foss barrier remained in operation so this time there's areas under a lot of water that weren't affected in 2k, as I understand it.

That's probably the truth of the matter. It sounds like the pump failure at the BLue Bridge is to blame...

I think you'll find that the Environment Agency is to blame.


No, I blame the government.  It became obvious that the EA was unfit for purpose even before the Somerset Levels flooding, however:

Quote
Research by the official House of Commons library found that the amount spent on flood defences between 2007 and 2011 was £2.37billion, while the amount spent between 2011 and 2015 will be £2.34billion - a £247million cut in real terms.

Clearly the government did not care.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 29 December, 2015, 08:44:48 pm
It's getting very windy out there.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 29 December, 2015, 09:38:18 pm
Frankly I'm not surprised.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 29 December, 2015, 10:03:54 pm
Frankly I'm not surprised.

Sounds like we'll need that dam, after all, dear.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 29 December, 2015, 10:17:17 pm
Also, might be useful to learn to measure in cubits.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 29 December, 2015, 10:44:45 pm
Gopher it!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 30 December, 2015, 01:03:33 am
Frankly I'm not surprised.

Sounds like we'll need that dam, after all, dear.

I'm more of a Kevin Coyne man.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 30 December, 2015, 10:49:00 am
Frankly I'm not surprised.

Sounds like we'll need that dam, after all, dear.

I'm more of a Kevin Coyne man.


So is Mrs A, apart from being a woman.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 04 January, 2016, 11:47:57 pm
We seem to be sat between two very swollen rivers.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wombat on 07 January, 2016, 08:14:43 am

Rain, just fucking stop, will you!?  Enough, already!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 29 January, 2016, 09:01:29 am
Nacreous clouds (http://www.atoptics.co.uk/highsky/nacr1.htm) over Aberdeen right now  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 29 January, 2016, 09:14:13 am
Saw some nacreaous clouds over York years ago and have pics somewhere.

For the first time I can remember I was brought to a standstill by a headwind this morning.  I managed not to put foot to ground as I changed to my lowest gear but it was close.   Then I had to pedal bl**dy hard just to get down hill.   
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 01 February, 2016, 05:57:06 pm
Nacreous clouds (http://www.atoptics.co.uk/highsky/nacr1.htm) over Aberdeen right now  :thumbsup:

And again this evening. This time I had a camera:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1561/24127815954_35c949a0e9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CL6n5N)
nacreous_01 (https://flic.kr/p/CL6n5N) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Ruthie on 02 February, 2016, 08:23:18 am
Nacreous cloud over Darlington this morning, too.  Weird.  I don't think I like it, it's like diesel on a puddle.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 02 February, 2016, 11:36:09 am
nacreous over york this morn

indicates damage to ozone layer, apparently
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 02 February, 2016, 12:15:21 pm
nacreous over york this morn

indicates damage to ozone layer, apparently

From Atmospheric Optics (http://www.atoptics.co.uk/highsky/psc1.htm):

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Type II
Nacreous clouds composed of ice crystals with temperatures of ~minus 85ºC.     
Type I
Less spectacular than nacreous clouds, more diffuse and less bright colours. Sometimes nacreous clouds are embedded in them. Type I clouds are slightly warmer (~ minus 78ºC) than Type II and are composed of exotic solids or liquid droplets.

     Type Ia
Crystalline compounds of water and nitric acid - especially NAT, nitric acid trihydrate HNO3.3H2O
  Type Ib
Small spherical droplets of a solution of nitric and sulphuric acids. 
  Type Ic
Small non spherical particles of a metastable nitric acid - water phase

PSCs were long regarded as curiosities and of no real consequence. However, Type I clouds are now known as sites of harmful destruction of stratospheric ozone over the Antarctic and Arctic.   Their surfaces act as catalysts which convert more benign forms of man-made chlorine into active free radicals (for example ClO, chlorine monoxide). During the return of Spring sunlight these radicals destroy many ozone molecules in a series of chain reactions. Cloud formation is doubly harmful because it also removes gaseous nitric acid from the stratosphere which would otherwise combine with ClO to form less reactive forms of chlorine.
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Post by: Ham on 02 February, 2016, 12:57:59 pm
I went shopping for a new set of wheels http://www.zipp.com/wheels/404-nsw-carbon-clincher---/ but couldn't find any on sale. Must be some kind of error.

Where's my rain poncho?
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Post by: T42 on 08 February, 2016, 02:57:40 pm
Wind gusting to 95 kph outside, timber-framed house working like a ship.  Worried about barn roof, which has had problems at > 100 kph in the past. Stuff falling over & general clattering across the road. Keeping an eye on neighbour's tree which could hit us, and our two which could hit neighbouring physio centre + car park.  :-\
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Post by: T42 on 09 February, 2016, 05:17:09 pm
Barn roof & trees was OK. Calm night, lots of rain, but a couple of hours ago the wind came back. Mrs T just nipped out to the bin and fund it on its side with her plastic greenhouse on top of it - fortunately empty but for an overwintering potted magnolia.  Not doing anything about it before tomorrow.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 16 February, 2016, 04:15:16 pm
Very windy here this afternoon, and somehow the wind is coming through the external double doors, doing a right-angled turn to the right, crossing the lobby, going through another set of double doors, doing another right-angled turn to the right, then one to the left, and preventing the self-closing security door from closing.
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Post by: Jakob W on 02 March, 2016, 10:52:55 am
Huge flakes of snow coming down outside my Walsall front window at the moment - not settling, mind. Am going to leave my errands until after lunch I think...
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 02 March, 2016, 10:57:47 am
Hail and wild winds here.
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Post by: hellymedic on 09 April, 2016, 01:08:52 pm
Sleet here at Llanerchindda Farm near Llandovery.
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Post by: Basil on 09 April, 2016, 01:17:25 pm
Several centimetres of hail lying here.
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Post by: peliroja on 09 April, 2016, 08:31:48 pm
Sunny this morning, snowing heavily this evening, but not really sticking.
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Post by: Basil on 10 April, 2016, 08:33:55 pm
Come on weather for Christ's sake.  Were only about 8 weeks from mid June!  Will you bloody get on with it!
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Post by: spesh on 10 April, 2016, 09:39:33 pm
April - the month when the weather gods get drunk and troll us...
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Post by: Wowbagger on 25 April, 2016, 03:05:28 pm
There I was, thinking that this must be the coldest April I have recorded in the 6 years that our weather station has been recording such things, and I fnd that bothe 2012 ans 2013 were colder.

http://tickfield.thewalkers.org.uk/weather/NOAA/NOAA-2016-04.txt Refers.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 25 April, 2016, 03:06:53 pm
It's been pretty warm here. We've had our heating off all month and I didn't even notice!
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Post by: T42 on 25 April, 2016, 03:26:50 pm
Witch's Titsville here - about 8°C below seasonal averages according to the radio. We're lighting fires again - we'd stopped for a few days last week.

Yesterday I was out when the front arrived: temperature dropped from around 8°C to 3° in 10 minutes.  I want my money back, this Spring is rubbish.
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Post by: Basil on 27 May, 2016, 02:29:09 pm
Gosh. Really big loud thunder storm.

Love it.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 01 June, 2016, 08:44:02 am
Yesterday my weather station recorded 19.2mm. That makes it the wettest day since 19th September 2014, and that was the day that the manhole cover in the road outside our house was struck by lightning.

It is really sodding miserable here at the moment. It was warmer than this last December 28th when the Fridays held their celebratory ride in London and I was seen riding down the Mall in a short-sleeved shirt.
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Post by: mcshroom on 01 June, 2016, 09:29:16 am
For comparison, we've had 28 days wetter than that on our station between 19-Sep-2014 and the end of April this year (no data for May yet), ten of which had over 30mm.
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Post by: Chris S on 01 June, 2016, 09:32:57 am
It is really sodding miserable here at the moment.

Tell me about it. Last time I saw the sun was Saturday. Today is yet another day of Northerly gale, drizzle and fog. Yesterday's "high" was 9C. I may have muttered expletives at the woman on the radio, banging on about the sunburn she got at the weekend.

It's three weeks to the longest day, and I'm thinking I may need to get the SAD light out. No kidding!

#grimupnorth
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Post by: arabella on 02 June, 2016, 06:00:32 pm
And the good news is that the weather forecast I looked at said the wind would weaken over the next 24 hours.  Just as well I as I am doing a 1-way bike ride from a meeting in London back home via the Dun run route and a few extra km to round it up to 160.
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Post by: Ruthie on 02 June, 2016, 09:08:51 pm
It's really cold tonight.  Bah.
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Post by: phantasmagoriana on 02 June, 2016, 11:12:58 pm
It's been gloriously sunny here all week. ;D :P
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Post by: Basil on 03 June, 2016, 08:15:45 am
It's been gloriously sunny here all week. ;D :P
Other than a rogue storm last Saturday, we've had 10 days of solid sunshine.
And today is wall to wall blue sky as well.

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Post by: ian on 07 June, 2016, 06:32:20 pm
Monster storm earlier. Thunder and lightning, very, very frightening. Biblical deluge. End times! Oh my woeful ark building skills. The cats, they just watch. The water coming down the hill was about an ankle deep, it was like standing in a river. Which, in retrospect, I shouldn't have been doing on the grounds that I am now wet.

Needless to say, there are wet feet at the bottom of the valley where, contrary to the beliefs of local planning team (gravity is just a theory!), the water ends up.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 07 June, 2016, 06:37:05 pm
I have just watched some titanic wankspanner swimming away from his sunken Mercedes under a railway bridge in Wallington.

I larrffed.
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Post by: ian on 07 June, 2016, 06:47:05 pm
It's no joke. Costa is flooded. I don't want to hear about floods in Foreignlandistan, what the about the suffering here?
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Post by: Bledlow on 08 June, 2016, 11:04:03 am
We had a teensy-weensy bit of thunder late last night, & a lot of water fell from the sky. I was pleased, as I hadn't watered the garden or the allotment.
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Post by: Torslanda on 08 June, 2016, 06:48:38 pm
It rained earlier in M24. Fuck! It rained lots. 40 some years ago they built a shopping centre in the lowest part of the town centre with its ground floor below street level, on a site that flooded every Winter and culverted the adjacent river.

Guess what happened? And not for the first time either . . .

Town planners. Wankers.
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Post by: T42 on 22 June, 2016, 05:26:28 pm
Bloody hell it's hot.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 22 June, 2016, 07:07:26 pm
I have just watched some titanic wankspanner swimming away from his sunken Mercedes under a railway bridge in Wallington.

I larrffed.

Apposite.
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Post by: Guy on 12 July, 2016, 01:56:46 pm
As I rode home from the pub yestere'en the stars were out, a silver half-moon hung low in the southern sky, the after-glow of sunset lit the northern sky, it was warm. And splodging with rain!


Summer :thumbsup:
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Post by: Basil on 18 July, 2016, 08:19:09 pm
Phew.  Wot a scorcher.
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Post by: ElyDave on 18 July, 2016, 09:55:56 pm
bloody massive and V low moon in warwick tonight.

Bloody umid as well
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Post by: Wowbagger on 18 July, 2016, 10:50:25 pm
There's a very impressive video from a storm chaser here.

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/storm-chasers-time-lapse-tornado-video-gorgeous-it-terrifying.html

I couldn't see how to link straight to the video.
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Post by: Chris S on 19 July, 2016, 10:09:45 am
There's a very impressive video from a storm chaser here.

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/storm-chasers-time-lapse-tornado-video-gorgeous-it-terrifying.html

I couldn't see how to link straight to the video.

That, is stunning!
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Post by: T42 on 19 July, 2016, 10:47:58 am
^^^Yup. Thanks!

11:50 am, 28°C already. 40°C forecast for SW France today, a measly 32° for us.  35° tomorrow, though.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 19 July, 2016, 02:17:55 pm
It is so hot out there the tarmac is literally melting on the roads. Admittedly, only in places where vehicles have spun their wheels, but even so... In the long run, we need to think about using a different grade of tar on Britain's roads (like they do in various hotter countries). Or stopping wheelspin. Oh, of course, silly me; the first would require spending money and the second would require putting some responsibility on drivers.
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Post by: Kim on 19 July, 2016, 05:58:17 pm
Usually it deforms where a heavy vehicle has stood stationary on it.  Stop lines and bus stops.  I suppose it's all softening, but only squishing/tearing where it's under the most stress.
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Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on 19 July, 2016, 06:51:15 pm
Asphalt is a visco-elastic material, like silly putty. Elastic when loaded quickly, plastic when loaded slowly. Increasing temperature reduces stiffness. Basically nothing to do with wheelspin and virtually entirely due to heavy axleloads and static/ slow-moving trucks/ buses.
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Post by: Kim on 19 July, 2016, 07:07:35 pm
I suppose there's the additional effect of it sticking to the heavily loaded stationary wheels and then tearing when they move off.  That would look much like you'd expect wheelspin-damage to.  Seems to effect newer tarmac more, presumably as there's more bitumen at the surface.
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Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on 19 July, 2016, 09:36:13 pm
The bitumen in asphalt doesn't stick to tyres to any significant degree. The aggregate can be pressed into the asphalt (depending on the particular mix and layer thickness), leaving a bitumen-rich surface layer that doesn't have the stiffness to avoid tyre tracks.
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Post by: Bledlow on 20 July, 2016, 12:13:09 am
It is so hot out there the tarmac is literally melting on the roads. Admittedly, only in places where vehicles have spun their wheels, but even so... In the long run, we need to think about using a different grade of tar on Britain's roads (like they do in various hotter countries). Or stopping wheelspin. Oh, of course, silly me; the first would require spending money and the second would require putting some responsibility on drivers.
he nearest bus stop to this house used to have deep bus-wheel-sized holes. They were filled in but soon reappeared. It's in a bus lane which is a convenient route into town - but for them holes.

Now there's a concrete slab.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: T42 on 20 July, 2016, 08:08:13 am
Our roads here all having a rough-textured finish that gobbles your power, the bits where the tarmac has melted and the gravel sunk in are grand to ride on once the weather gets cooler.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 20 July, 2016, 10:40:49 am
The bitumen in asphalt doesn't stick to tyres to any significant degree. The aggregate can be pressed into the asphalt (depending on the particular mix and layer thickness), leaving a bitumen-rich surface layer that doesn't have the stiffness to avoid tyre tracks.
I think it must have been this that caught my attention yesterday. It was mostly outside a construction site, where there are tipper trucks and machinery manoeuvring. I've not noticed it on cooler days though. It was different from the depressions at stop lines and bus stops though. I've not noticed so much of those here – in Poland they used to be quite dramatic, but are less over the last ten years or so, which I think is due to better roadbuilding. I suppose enforcement of axle loadings would be a factor too.
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Post by: T42 on 20 July, 2016, 10:49:00 am
Bloody hot now. I made the mistake of strolling round the village in a clean shirt, now it's in the basket.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 20 July, 2016, 11:02:41 am
There used to be (early 1990s) a bus-sized pothole at a stop in Southwark Street SE1, until a Delta Integrale fell into it and broke.  Presented with a bill for four fat Pirellis and three expensive alloys The Man sent round some cheery workmen whistling "Knees Up Mother Brown" to mend it the very next day.
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Post by: Pingu on 20 July, 2016, 11:20:28 am
Incredibly loud thunderstorm early this morning.
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Post by: T42 on 21 July, 2016, 10:14:04 am
Caught in the Catch-22 heat trap overnight:

35° by day, still 28° at 11 pm, no wind, went to bed with fans on & windows open but no great effect;
2.30 am thunderstorm, 85 kph gusts so closed windows, air stayed hot indoors;
7.30 am woke up, opened windows, 25° & muggy outside, no wind. Fans still on, no great effect.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 01 August, 2016, 11:12:14 am
The 1st of August and it feels like autumn. I've had to put knee-length shorts on!
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Post by: andrewc on 06 August, 2016, 08:23:53 pm
File under "things you don't want to see heading your way when out on a ride..."



(http://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/dust-storm-microbust-jerry-ferguson-arizona-2.jpg)

http://www.boredpanda.com/dust-storm-microburst-jerry-ferguson-arizona/ (http://www.boredpanda.com/dust-storm-microburst-jerry-ferguson-arizona/)
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 06 August, 2016, 08:25:39 pm
Looks like the US Army has resumed surface testing... or Prince Vlad has got itchy fingers.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 04 September, 2016, 02:56:16 am
The Scorching Plains™ of New Mexico are about to unleash a fuck-off thunderstorm on an unsuspecting Albuquerque and happily I do not have to go out again.
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Post by: T42 on 04 September, 2016, 08:12:27 am
Here it's t'other way about.  Friday we were promised a Sunday of pouring rain and gale-force winds so I decided to cut an event I'd otherwise have liked to do and rode yesterday in pleasant temperatures and bright sunshine.  Now it's Sunday and a hot-air balloon just drifted very slowly past outside.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 04 September, 2016, 02:47:17 pm
Albuquerque's famous Balloon Fiesta isn't until next month chiz.  It's downright chilly out there ATM but then it's well over 5000' above sea level.
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Post by: Chris S on 08 September, 2016, 01:50:09 pm
I love the way a cold front can transform a day.

This morning's walk through Guisborough woods was sweaty, steamy and downright Hard Work. The front showed up like an express train at about 11, consisting of one single clap of thunder to announce itself - "I AM HERE!", followed by ten minutes of torrents of rain. Half an hour later it was all over, the sun came out, and since then it's been a much nicer day; fresh breeze, fair-weather cumulus scudding across the blue sky, and massively improved visibility  :thumbsup:.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 13 September, 2016, 02:38:02 pm
Last week, Fatters, Canardly and I were discussing hot weather. I opined that in recent years, September has had a tendency towards much hotter days than in my youth. Today is one such. The car's thermometer claimed 32deg C whilst we were driving along the M2 today, and my westher station recorded 29.9C at 1.30 this afternoon.

Phewataskorcha!
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Post by: PeteB99 on 13 September, 2016, 02:49:49 pm
Where as here in Chester it's currently 18c and lashing down with rain .
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Post by: Basil on 13 September, 2016, 03:05:54 pm
Yeah.  It's a bit rubbish here in Llan-Dismal  too.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 13 September, 2016, 04:40:23 pm
Where as here in Chester it's currently 18c and lashing down with rain .

We've got the lashing down with rain thing here too but the temperature is only in double figures if you go native and use Fahrenheit :(
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Post by: Ruthie on 13 September, 2016, 05:27:36 pm
Ooh thunderstorm forecast for tonight.  Good excuse to extend today's hibernations.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 13 September, 2016, 05:30:22 pm
We had one midday. Wasn't the hottest day of September this year here, let alone since 1949!
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Post by: tiermat on 13 September, 2016, 07:09:29 pm
The car was showing 30°C when I went to get some bits for dinner, earlier!
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Post by: peliroja on 13 September, 2016, 09:28:31 pm
Ooh thunderstorm forecast for tonight.  Good excuse to extend today's hibernations.
We just had a tremendous storm over Skipton. I've not seen one so fierce since we've lived here. My parents over the Moss lost power for a couple of hours. We lost power for a few minutes (just enough time to get the candles going). The dog was very unhappy so we bribed her with peanut butter. She's now flat out upside down on the sofa, sleeping off the excitement.

I hear there's some flooding locally, hope nothing serious.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 13 September, 2016, 10:01:55 pm
According to R4, the 34.2°C recorded in Gravesend today was the highest September temperature in the UK since 1911. That must have been about the time I was driving along the M2.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 13 September, 2016, 10:10:07 pm
According to R4, the 34.2°C recorded in Gravesend today was the highest September temperature in the UK since 1911. That must have been about the time I was driving along the M2.

As the M2 was opened in stages between 1963 and 1965 I think you must be mistaken.

39 deg. F here and a wik thunderstorm for good measure.
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Post by: hellymedic on 13 September, 2016, 10:48:42 pm
Seems it was a tad wet in Manchester while us soft southern jessies were roasting...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-37356375 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-37356375)
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Post by: peliroja on 13 September, 2016, 10:56:12 pm
Seems it was a tad wet in Manchester while us soft southern jessies were roasting...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-37356375 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-37356375)
And much of the north west, including us in Skipton. It has been very muggy and the ferocious storm has brought some relief. Pics from a local photographer: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157414892040481&substory_index=1&id=523920480
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Post by: Torslanda on 14 September, 2016, 12:41:24 am
Fucking hell! It rained a bit FFS! I waited for the rain to ease off before bringing the bikes in at closing time, so it was around 6.35 before I left. By the sound of that report Manchester was close to the 'End of Days' . . .

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The cosmetics counters at Manchester's Harvey Nichols department store were flooded as well.

Well shit. That's the end of civilisation as we know it. All that's left is the zombie apocalypse . . .
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Post by: nicknack on 14 September, 2016, 09:09:06 am
Here on sunny Sheppey we've forgotten what rain looks like. Our last substantial wetting was in June. You can get your whole arm into some of the cracks in the garden. This quarter's water bill's going to be a bit of a stinker as I've tried to keep the plants alive. The water butts have been empty for ages.
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Post by: TimC on 14 September, 2016, 09:21:04 am
Inbound to Heathrow yesterday afternoon about 4:30, the southeast was clear and giving temperatures of around 31°. We could see a thunderstorm over Birmingham that was reminiscent of the sort of stuff we'd left in Nigeria six hours earlier! Brum airport was reporting 23° in heavy thunderstorms. The radar showed that they were fairly thinly spread but very large for UK. However, central France had rather larger ones which would have been fun to be under!
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Post by: Wowbagger on 14 September, 2016, 04:37:20 pm
http://tickfield.thewalkers.org.uk/weather/NOAA/NOAA-2016-09.txt

Lowest maximum temperature so far this month: 20.8°C.

Mean temp for Sept: 19.7°C  (based on a recording every 30 minutes) :o :o :o

Rainfall recorded by my machine:


                            PRECIPITATION (mm)

                  DEP.    MAX         ---DAYS OF RAIN---
                  FROM    OBS.                OVER
 YR  MO  TOTAL    NORM    DAY  DATE   0.254  2.54   25.4
---------------------------------------------------------
2016 01   54.4     3.4   13.0    7      17      7      0
2016 02   21.8    -9.3    5.0   22      10      4      0
2016 03   47.8    23.8    8.8    9      12      9      0
2016 04   48.4    13.1   12.8   15      16      5      0
2016 05   40.0    -0.1   19.2   31       8      4      0
2016 06   50.2     2.0   15.0   14      18      6      0
2016 07   16.2   -35.1    4.0   27      13      3      0
2016 08   12.6   -35.4    3.8   19       6      2      0
2016 09    5.4   -25.6    3.8    3       2      1      0
2016 10
2016 11
2016 12
---------------------------------------------------------
         296.8  -201.9    19.2 MAY     102     41      0


So July Aug and the first 2 weeks of Sept have been lots drier than June.
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Post by: Kim on 14 September, 2016, 06:16:21 pm
It's been far too hot these last couple of days on the Fridays' tour.  I think it got to 31C or something in Cologne yesterday.  Industrial quantities of bottled water have been purchased en route, all the cheese has melted, as has my brain.  But not the tarmac. That seems to be made of stronger stuff here.

It's allso been fairly dry compared tot he UK, which is the only reason I haven't actually died.

New cycle computer temperature reading record: 47C while parked outside a supermarket.  (It over-reads in direct sunlight, but by about the same amount as the rider feels, so that's still useful.)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 14 September, 2016, 11:58:56 pm
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8806/29666006215_d337846077_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Mcu36M)
P9130186 (https://flic.kr/p/Mcu36M) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

View out of my window yesterday afternoon.  First rain here for six months.  Bah!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 15 September, 2016, 03:33:24 pm
Summer has collapsed and died.  A pleasant 28° yest, chilly 22° now, blustery and spitting with rain. :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 15 September, 2016, 04:26:23 pm
Thanks to The Lord, He laveth the thirsty land...
Looks like the clouds will soon burst here in Londonton.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 15 September, 2016, 04:43:01 pm
Maximum temperatures here over the past 4 days: 29.2, 29.9, 28.4, 27.1°C.

Slow-moving thunderstorms forecast for tomorrow.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 15 September, 2016, 07:13:25 pm
A slow moving thunderstorm got me on the way back from halfords this evening. Mildly moist now  :)
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Post by: Wowbagger on 15 September, 2016, 08:34:39 pm
It was a judgement for going to Halfords.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: matthew on 15 September, 2016, 09:17:33 pm
proper cloud burst in Wokingham this  evening, fortunately just before I went to leave work and I therefore delayed my departure. The basement lobby from the undercroft carpark flooded, then on route home the fire brigade were pumping flood water away from a house and numerous roads were ponds.

More worrying was the car that had been struck by a falling tree.  :o

However 6 miles later when I got home it was clear that it hadn't even rained.
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Post by: cycleman on 16 September, 2016, 08:09:35 am
But they did give me free outer gear casing for the trice :)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Bledlow on 16 September, 2016, 12:32:57 pm
proper cloud burst in Wokingham this  evening, fortunately just before I went to leave work and I therefore delayed my departure. The basement lobby from the undercroft carpark flooded, then on route home the fire brigade were pumping flood water away from a house and numerous roads were ponds.

More worrying was the car that had been struck by a falling tree.  :o

However 6 miles later when I got home it was clear that it hadn't even rained.
I heard that & saw the flashes. It moved westward rather slowly & got here just after Mrs B arrived from from work, so she waited an hour before going for her usual run.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 16 September, 2016, 01:13:00 pm
Why won't it rain?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 16 September, 2016, 01:14:20 pm
Correction: it has just started. It has been really stiflingly humid and oppressive here this morning. Nothing like has hot as the past few days, but Something Needs To Be Done just to clear the air.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 16 September, 2016, 01:54:11 pm
Seems Watford's wetness was a problem today.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-37382635 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-37382635)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 16 September, 2016, 02:20:19 pm
The rain was of Biblical proportion this morning (I work about 7 miles north of Watford.  I've never seen roads in the uK running with so much water. Hemel where I work is a series of ups and downs, and all of the downs were full!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: nicknack on 16 September, 2016, 02:34:00 pm
According to the Met Office it should be chucking it down all day here. It isn't. There's some light drizzle that wouldn't get you wet if stood out all day in it.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 16 September, 2016, 02:37:05 pm
It has been raining a bit, but as Nicknack says, the Thames estuary is not getting nearly as much as has been forecast.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: JonBuoy on 16 September, 2016, 02:49:40 pm
The visual satpic animation at http://en.sat24.com/en/gb/visual is good at the moment as you can see where northerlies in the west are rubbing up against southerlies in the east.  OK - I know that the two sets of clouds are at different heights...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 20 September, 2016, 09:07:19 pm
First smell of 'smokey' autumnal stuff when the bins were emptied this evening.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 27 September, 2016, 08:23:47 pm
A bit breezy out there just now  :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 08 November, 2016, 10:24:40 am
November has been a bit of a shock.

The last week of October - col 1 is the mean temperature based on half-hourly readings:

25    11.5   14.3  13:21    8.1  07:41   12.8    0.0     0.0  0.1     8.0  11:30   NE
26    13.1   17.4  14:18   10.7  03:32    7.8    0.0     0.0  2.0    20.9  13:00   SW
27    12.4   16.1  13:59   10.2  06:45    9.4    0.0     0.0  3.7    22.5  17:19   WSW
28    14.4   18.8  13:51   11.6  06:40    5.7    0.0     0.0  3.1    24.1  03:00   W
29    14.4   18.3  14:25   10.2  23:55    7.4    0.0     0.0  0.2     9.7  12:06   SW
30    12.2   15.0  13:37    9.2  01:24   11.2    0.0     0.2  0.3     8.0  10:30   SE
31     9.3    9.6  23:00    9.1  23:57   16.2    0.0     0.0  0.0     0.0  23:00   ENE
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      12.2   19.0     2     5.8    23   323.9    0.0    24.2  3.0    37.0     5    NE


That mean figure of 12.2°C in the bottom line is for the whole month. The last 7 days averaged 12.5°C.

The first week of November:


                   TEMPERATURE (C), RAIN (mm), WIND SPEED (kph)

                                         HEAT   COOL         AVG
      MEAN                               DEG    DEG          WIND                  DOM
DAY   TEMP   HIGH  TIME    LOW   TIME    DAYS   DAYS   RAIN  SPEED   HIGH  TIME    DIR
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
01     9.9   13.1  13:40    6.4  23:57   15.5    0.0     0.0  1.8    20.9  14:30   NE
02     7.1   12.6  14:02    4.2  07:22   18.0    0.0     0.0  1.6    19.3  12:30   WNW
03     7.4   12.4  13:43    2.8  04:53   19.2    0.0     0.8  1.6    20.9  14:32   WSW
04     8.8   11.9  12:24    5.4  23:59   17.3    0.0     4.4  0.8    12.9  11:30   WSW
05     5.8    9.4  12:49    3.5  05:46   21.4    0.0     0.2  3.5    32.2  14:30   W
06     5.0    8.3  11:56    2.4  06:50   23.3    0.0     1.4  4.7    29.0  12:00   WNW
07     6.5   10.4  12:45    2.7  23:45   21.2    0.0     0.0  4.6    37.0  11:30   N
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       7.2   13.1     1     2.4     6   135.9    0.0     6.8  2.7    37.0     7    W
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 08 November, 2016, 11:54:15 am
My temperature graph went negative below zero for the first time last night.  Also, the heating ran to maintain the bedroom temperature early this morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 16 November, 2016, 03:27:54 pm
Just noticed that it's only 5°C colder than the start of PBP 2007, and not raining as heavily.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Guy on 17 November, 2016, 01:41:57 pm
So far today has been cool, a bit blowy, but nowt special. Until 5 minutes ago. The torrential rain is falling sideways and I think the roof is coming off
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 17 November, 2016, 02:24:21 pm
Just watched a torrential cloudburst while NW3weather recoded 0.0mm rainfall.
Again
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Bledlow on 17 November, 2016, 03:19:36 pm
The washing was drying nicely in the sun, aided by gusts if wind. Then the horizontal rain arrived. I got it in before the rain got heavy, but I couldn't face going out in the not only horizontal but heavy rain that was battering the windows.

And now it's stopped, & the sun's come out.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 17 November, 2016, 03:26:28 pm
Horizontal showers here but no sun. Wind gusting 60 kph with 85 kph promised.  As me Dad used to say, it's a good thing nobody's out in that except the polis.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 17 November, 2016, 05:03:54 pm
Horizontal showers here but no sun. Wind gusting 60 kph with 85 kph promised.  As me Dad used to say, it's a good thing nobody's out in that except the polis.

And our builders

Horizontal rain, sleet, hail. Pool of water next to the bay window. Can't see where it got in. hopefully not the lead roof.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: SteveC on 17 November, 2016, 06:19:33 pm
The shower arrived as I was about 2.5km into a 6km run. Might as well press on rather than turn round then.
It had, of course, stopped by the time I got back to work.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 17 November, 2016, 09:03:19 pm
Tornado in Aberystwyth, apparently.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 18 November, 2016, 11:12:06 am
As mentioned elsewhere, our alu/plastic greenhouse got bowled over this morning.  Polytunnel across the road wasn't touched.

I'm very glad we had our cherry tree cut down last month.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Salvatore on 20 November, 2016, 03:10:15 pm
Today is the Dutch headwind cycling championship. I don't know whether they plan it for a specific date, or look at the forecast and make a snap decision at short notice, like the British outdoor speedskating championships which I saw in early  1981 or 1982. There was a forecast for a prolonged spell of very cold weather, so a fen was flooded near Baston, and interested parties told to turn up on the following weekend.

Some videos of struggling fietsers on their twitter stream, and a familiar name topping the leaderboard.

https://twitter.com/NKTegenwind/status/800309370949169152

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl2AUON9Y6U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agq-Gp-a5Qw
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: fboab on 21 November, 2016, 09:57:49 pm
Apparently there is only one road open into Guisborough, all the rest closed due to flooding.

I probably shouldn't have left the laptop at work..
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: peliroja on 21 November, 2016, 10:58:36 pm
We're surrounded by flooded roads. Chap at Pilates who lives over at Embsay had to walk part way, wade through one flood to be met by his wife in the car on the other side. A friend in Settle is without power. We've just got a very noisy chimney.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: David Martin on 21 November, 2016, 11:14:46 pm
I thought it was a tad breezy on my way home. Due to rattle through here around breakfast time.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 29 November, 2016, 10:11:21 pm
We are actually having real frosts. We have had a few ground frosts, but last night was the first time I have recorded an air frost since February 24th. The lowest temperature so far this year was -2.9°C on Jan 21st.

If the forecast -3/-4 materialises tonight, since Jan 17th 2013, when the temperature fell to -4.5°C.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 29 November, 2016, 10:28:58 pm
I was feeling nervous about being on two wheels without studs as I rode home on the back roads this evening.  Plenty of frost in shady areas, particularly relevant being those where shade had been provided by a recently departed parked car, and while the canal was clear the pond in Canon Hill Park was about 60% covered with a thin layer of ice.  The geese looked annoyed.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 30 November, 2016, 09:47:21 am
Second day of proper winter here. Forecast says it will end midday tomorrow. In contrast to Kim's experience, it seems to be air frost not ground frost.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Canardly on 30 November, 2016, 08:09:34 pm
Out on a Christmas lunch run tomorrow. Certainly hope roads are not as bad as they were this morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 13 December, 2016, 12:26:25 pm
For fans of the Shipping Forecast, this short descriptive animation is rather nice.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04l37bp
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: matthew on 23 December, 2016, 04:12:57 pm
Sounds like Barbara is getting quite blowy up north though it seems ok this far south.

Stay safe Windy and I hope you aren't relying on an electric oven for the turkey on Sunday.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 23 December, 2016, 04:22:42 pm
It's just left us.  (Ok we only caught the edge of it down here).  Suddenly after a day of horizontal rain, Stiff Breeze  Barbara has gone and we have totally blue skys . 
Stay safe Northerners.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 23 December, 2016, 04:30:35 pm
Babs' cold front gave the house a good rattling as it roared through, but it's easing back to Bloody Windy now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: tiermat on 23 December, 2016, 04:52:17 pm
Has there been a named storm? I can't say I noticed! Wind has been cold, it has rained but nothing to get worried about. Even the cats have stayed outside!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 23 December, 2016, 05:00:28 pm
I was out in it, briefly, because I am a badass idiot.  Sudden-death comedy wind gusts of the type that motorists are completely unsympathetic about, but the rain wasn't up to much.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: David Martin on 23 December, 2016, 05:02:56 pm
Bit of rain. Bit of wind. Bridge was closed to high sided vehicles. Nothing too extreme.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: peliroja on 23 December, 2016, 05:05:44 pm
A couple of wheelybins went walkies down the back street. Hail and wind sounded quite spectacular at the window of my bedroom sick bay. Woolly was fine (and smug) while out in his Drizabone.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 23 December, 2016, 05:08:24 pm
Nothing very exciting here either.  Was a bit windy while I was at work this morning,  but there were no tipped over wheely bins or anything when I got home and the cats are also out now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: SteveC on 23 December, 2016, 05:09:10 pm
The worst (for southern meanings of worst) is still not here yet. Should be passing through in the next hour or so.
We are going carol singing at 7.00 so I hope it's at least stopped raining by then.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 23 December, 2016, 07:35:42 pm
a bit of drizzle for a couple of hours and 10 mins of harder rain and it has passed slough winds around 21 mph . take care those of you up north
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 23 December, 2016, 07:42:32 pm
A five minute period where the sky went white & the windows were being absolutely battered with rain as it came in off the estuary, but after that it's just been gusty wind.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: peliroja on 23 December, 2016, 07:45:31 pm
Pretty wild out there again now. Woolly's out walking Tilley.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mcshroom on 23 December, 2016, 07:51:05 pm
It looked rather exciting down on Whitehaven Harbour when I drove past, and it's been a bit wet and blowy out here on the coast, but we often have worse. Nothing's flooding so far this year which is a major improvement over the last couple winters in the county.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 23 December, 2016, 08:48:09 pm
K5 Buoy, Wave height - 54 feet  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Zipperhead on 24 December, 2016, 12:41:31 pm
I flew to Dublin yesterday during the storm. Leaving Gatwick the weather was very calm. Most of the way there it remained quite benign, but when we  arrived (FSVO arrived) it was apparently very bad. When we landed in Shannon it was a nice sunny afternoon.

The American girl in the seat next to me was a bit confused, she was looking at the map on her phone of the area around Dublin and couldn't find a Shannon airport.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 December, 2016, 01:12:08 pm
A bit windy out there here today. Nothing amazing, but in the context I guess it must be the tail end of the edge of good old Basia.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 26 December, 2016, 11:17:51 am
Yesterday was sunny-ish with a temperature up to ~12-13 deg C. Today it's snobes and closer to zero.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 30 December, 2016, 11:20:54 am
I have remained loyal to yr.no for several years now, and not had reason to move. Until now ...

Their forecast now usually starts at a time NOW+4hours. (It used to start at NOW or NOW+1).

Hrummph  >:(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 30 December, 2016, 12:56:04 pm
I can see a yr.no forecast starting at 15:00. It's now 12:55. Maybe the 4 hour gap is just because there is no weather in Didcot?  :D But yes, I'm sure it used to start NOW!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: jsabine on 31 December, 2016, 11:24:15 am
Back to starting on the next hour for me now: it's 1120, and the forecast is from 1200.

(I think I noticed it was funny yesterday though.)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 03 January, 2017, 06:43:02 am
0900 right now - so that's NOW+2h20.

It seems to have been oscillating over the festive season, so I'll let the elves ease their way back into normal working hours :)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: slope on 08 January, 2017, 08:33:38 pm
Welsh clouds for you whilst happening to have a camera in the saddlebag :thumbsup:

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7383/16440147956_6cfa520026_b.jpg)[/url]

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5629/20658882496_5117534369_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xtyb2f)

(https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/703/20659184916_9d70c3b15f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xtzHVo)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Ruthie on 08 January, 2017, 08:36:11 pm
Cor!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 11 January, 2017, 09:12:39 am
Rome was more than 10C colder overnight than several place north of the arctic circle.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 11 January, 2017, 10:02:08 am
My chum Professor Paolo posted pictures of his cycle-commute in Turin yesterday.  Much SNO :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jakob W on 11 January, 2017, 11:29:43 am
Very blowy outside and the forecast has gusts of 50mph for the next couple of hours. I think I will be taking the bus rather than cargobike for today's nursery run...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 11 January, 2017, 11:33:16 am
Very blowy outside and the forecast has gusts of 50mph for the next couple of hours. I think I will be taking the bus rather than cargobike for today's nursery run...

I will be taking the turbo this evening
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 11 January, 2017, 04:32:56 pm
Anyone know if the forecast "severe snowy weather" tomorrow will actually amount to much in the south  :-\


(I am selfishly only really interested in Oxfordshire.)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 11 January, 2017, 04:34:30 pm
Anyone know if the forecast "severe snowy weather" tomorrow will actually amount to much in the south  :-\


(I am selfishly only really interested in Oxfordshire.)

who knows? I've got the same concern for Cambs
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 11 January, 2017, 08:35:00 pm
Little Tommy Nackertacker on the BBC Londonton news this evening reckoned it looks a bit grim tomorrow afternoon and it appears to be heading generally SE from Walesland.  Cambs didn't look so bad but still cold and windy.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 11 January, 2017, 08:44:09 pm
I've got to go to That London on Friday, still looks iffy then as well
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pickled Onion on 11 January, 2017, 09:12:59 pm
Anyone know if the forecast "severe snowy weather" tomorrow will actually amount to much in the south  :-\


(I am selfishly only really interested in Oxfordshire.)

who knows? I've got the same concern for Cambs

It's going to be very windy, which means the predicted weather might arrive at any other time or be blown somewhere else entirely. The forecast is pretty fluid.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Feanor on 11 January, 2017, 09:14:10 pm
Disappointing lack of snowpocalypse here in ABZ today.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 11 January, 2017, 09:48:44 pm
Forecast for tomorrow is for 10 hours' heavy precipitation but between 6 and 7pm the temperature is due to drop to 1°C and the wind rise to 25mph. From the point of view of snow, in my experience NW winds never bring snow to SE England, merely wet slush that melts pretty much on impact or soon after. For proper, lasting snow we need a strong E or NE wind.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 11 January, 2017, 09:56:09 pm
OMFG ITS GOING TO SNOW WERE ALL GOING TO DIE 2 WHOLE CENTIMETRES THATS AVALANCHE TERRITORY WONT SOMEONE THINK OF THE NARWHALS
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 11 January, 2017, 09:56:48 pm
(Sorry, was reading the Daily Express front page)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 12 January, 2017, 08:31:07 am
A colleague in Portland in narked. forcast was for 2-3 inches of snow. As of yesterday morning they'd had a foot and it hadn't stopped.

He says they'd already gone grocery shopping for a week and he doesn't anticipate being able to get out of the house for several days.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: peliroja on 12 January, 2017, 08:50:50 am
We skyped with our friends in Portland on Saturday. They had to cancel a skiing trip as they couldn't get home. Luckily they have New Seasons about two minutes away for provisions.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Legs on 12 January, 2017, 08:58:20 am
Yesterday's wind remodelled the little flat-roofed storm-porch that we have by our back door.  :-\
(https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209736581945201&set=a.1642673620624.2085581.1050346777&type=3)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Legs on 12 January, 2017, 08:59:06 am
Yesterday's wind remodelled the little flat-roofed storm-porch that we have by our back door.  :-\
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15895210_10209736581945201_6605536545866854858_n.jpg?oh=820ba0330829cbd031a1185f750a82a5&oe=591C1371)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 12 January, 2017, 12:13:27 pm
OMFG ITS GOING TO SNOW WERE ALL GOING TO DIE 2 WHOLE CENTIMETRES THATS AVALANCHE TERRITORY WONT SOMEONE THINK OF THE NARWHALS
;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wombat on 12 January, 2017, 01:00:29 pm
A colleague in Portland in narked. forcast was for 2-3 inches of snow. As of yesterday morning they'd had a foot and it hadn't stopped.

He says they'd already gone grocery shopping for a week and he doesn't anticipate being able to get out of the house for several days.

I take it you're not referring to Dorset...  If not referring to the UK, its always handy to state which country.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 12 January, 2017, 01:56:31 pm
And in the case of Portlands, which state.

I have a USAnian chum who lives in Vancouver.  Which is not in Canada.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 12 January, 2017, 02:28:08 pm
I always assume an unqualified 'Portland' is Portland, Oregon.  Where the group masturbators[1] come from.  Which leaves me with lingering suspicions of the composition of portland cement.


[1] An infamous FidoNet thread at a formative age left me with a lasting impression of the place that no amount of unicycling babgpipe-playing Darth Vaders can quite overcome.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 12 January, 2017, 03:34:54 pm
Well, a bit of sleety stuff at lunchtime.  Now back to normal here in Llan-dismal.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 12 January, 2017, 04:10:31 pm
Sleet going on actual non-settling snow in Middle Earth.  I've finally got round to fitting the winter tyres to the mountain bike though, so that should be all we get.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 12 January, 2017, 05:28:00 pm
Bloody miserable here. Raining hard. Whilst I was out in the car the "low outside temperature" warning came on, meaning the temperature had dropped to 3°C.
 
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Steph on 12 January, 2017, 05:32:12 pm
Heavy snow, settling.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 12 January, 2017, 05:34:12 pm
I see that Jaywick is to be evacuated because of the threat of tidal flooding.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/12/flights-cancelled-as-uk-battered-by-storm
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 12 January, 2017, 06:11:41 pm
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15941371_1744446169207918_5443104527132161082_n.jpg?oh=69fee203968fef59880acea6c17f7210&oe=591F4958)

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16105929_1744446182541250_2456272281831855360_n.jpg?oh=9b3a1e89d245a99708baf80e7a265604&oe=591173A8)

The view from my front door.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mcshroom on 12 January, 2017, 06:13:25 pm
No sno here. But the hail hurts when you forget your cycling glasses :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 12 January, 2017, 06:47:23 pm
My ashtray on the table outside is full of SNO.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 12 January, 2017, 07:05:02 pm
The electricity here has, in the last half hour, made the radio growl and the lights flicker in a way which is not entertaining.
I hope the service is maintained while my bath is drawn and my evening meal cooks.
If I have to resort to doing either using 5 Hope Vision 1s, there will be bad language.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 12 January, 2017, 07:09:56 pm
Furrybootoon has just received the lightest dusting.  Wowbagger has more.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: tiermat on 12 January, 2017, 07:12:08 pm
None in NTR
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 12 January, 2017, 07:14:40 pm
Anyone know if the forecast "severe snowy weather" tomorrow will actually amount to much in the south  :-\


(I am selfishly only really interested in Oxfordshire.)

who knows? I've got the same concern for Cambs
Well ... we nearly got exactly what was forecast [if you ignored the scaremongers. like RZ ;) ]

Hours of rain - which meant loads of standing water on roads this evening - with about an hour of snow (too warm to settle) during my commute. Annoying, but at least I was ready for it.

Tomorrow morning is more worrying. It will freeze overnight, and that is a LOT of ice out there  :-\   

<heads off to the "DIY Gritting" thread ... >
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 12 January, 2017, 08:00:37 pm
Not weather exactly, as it's to do with tides.

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15391085_1416661631687125_9116396481837497276_n.png?oh=3a5f9848f1c3ad352a19ff19a29710f2&oe=59245E34)

That's the flood warning for Southend tomorrow at 1.30 pm. Tidal surge. Are you OK, Fatters?

I am fortunate enough to live at the dizzy elevation of some 60' or so above sea level.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 12 January, 2017, 08:10:05 pm
It's a bit to do with the weather, as I think there is also a wind/pressure related surge in the North Sea, combined with high tides.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 12 January, 2017, 08:18:18 pm
True, but the key bit is the height of the tide.

The next two lunchtime tides are bloody high, at over 6 metres. Saturday's is a bit higher than tomorrow's.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 12 January, 2017, 09:25:05 pm
I have just been talking to my water company chemist (retired) brother. As is often the case, we discuss weather records.

He told me that the last 6 months of 2016 were the driest second year-half in S. Essex for more than 100 years. In December my infernal machine recorded only 7.8mm. Interestingly, so did his.


                            PRECIPITATION (mm)

                  DEP.    MAX         ---DAYS OF RAIN---
                  FROM    OBS.                OVER
 YR  MO  TOTAL    NORM    DAY  DATE   0.254  2.54   25.4
---------------------------------------------------------
2016 01   54.4     9.5   13.0    7      17      7      0
2016 02   21.8    -9.3    5.0   22      10      4      0
2016 03   47.8    23.8    8.8    9      12      9      0
2016 04   48.4    13.1   12.8   15      16      5      0
2016 05   40.0    -0.1   19.2   31       8      4      0
2016 06   50.2     2.0   15.0   14      18      6      0
2016 07   16.2   -35.1    4.0   27      13      3      0
2016 08   12.6   -35.4    3.8   19       6      2      0
2016 09   14.4   -18.1    8.4   16       3      2      0
2016 10   24.2   -21.9   10.2   13       8      4      0
2016 11   51.6     2.6   10.4    9      17      6      0
2016 12    7.8   -27.4    3.0   10       5      1      0
---------------------------------------------------------
         389.4   -96.2    19.2 MAY     133     53      0
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 12 January, 2017, 09:53:04 pm
Anyone know if the forecast "severe snowy weather" tomorrow will actually amount to much in the south  :-\


(I am selfishly only really interested in Oxfordshire.)

who knows? I've got the same concern for Cambs
Well ... we nearly got exactly what was forecast [if you ignored the scaremongers. like RZ ;) ]

Hours of rain - which meant loads of standing water on roads this evening - with about an hour of snow (too warm to settle) during my commute. Annoying, but at least I was ready for it.

Tomorrow morning is more worrying. It will freeze overnight, and that is a LOT of ice out there  :-\   

<heads off to the "DIY Gritting" thread ... >

Yes, the big freeze. I'll be driving to the station at dark-o-clock tomorrow on ungritted roads, glad I have four wheel drive
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 12 January, 2017, 10:42:24 pm
Today's forecast was brilliant, with the proviso that most of today in Southend we had only light rain when heavier rain was forecast. It became heavy in the afternoon, but the key bit was that they predicted the temperature to drop from about 5°C to about 1°C in the space of an hour or so, between 5 and 6pm, and thats exactly what it did. The rain turned to snow, the snow settled for a bit, but it is very slowly melting now. Temperature still between 1°C and 2°C.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: peliroja on 13 January, 2017, 07:32:52 am
I skidded through the snow on my Brommie to get my train this morning. Icy patches underneath the snow are a bit treacherous and our steep front street was dicey. Main roads are thick mucky slush. I'm in full bad weather gear, walking boots, Paramo and all.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 13 January, 2017, 08:18:38 am
The Incredible Folding Greenhouse.

(http://www.pbase.com/image/164827937.jpg)

It walks, too.

100 kph winds last night. Missus & I were out in the garden at 1:30 am dragging the thing into the lee of the house before it could trundle off down the road. Thereafter we went back to bed with tea & toast. With the racket outside we didn't get to sleep until around 4:30.

That stone in the foreground weighs about 50 kg.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 13 January, 2017, 09:18:58 am
How much does the dog weigh?



As predicted, icy roads here. It's so unpredictable though - I rode over lots of bone-dry roads, despite inches of rain falling yesterday. But of course there is always a short stretch that is verge-to-verge icy puddles, so you can't relax.

On that subject .. I haven't seen the annual deluge of STUDDED TYRES threads! Perhaps everyone that was going to buy them has bought them in previous winters; other riders either stay indoors, or have "proper bike handling skills" so they don't see the need!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 13 January, 2017, 09:30:57 am
Even a bit of snow in Bristol this morning. It's almost like winter or something!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Aidan on 13 January, 2017, 09:33:52 am
We've had a covering here, Mrs A went to work in Scarborough at 6.00am and it ws snowing but she made it without any problem.  Village is now shut though as there are accidents on Staxton and also south of the village ( one report on Facebook says car overtook gritter/plough and spun ::-) )    so road closed in both directions. God job I was working from home today!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jaded on 13 January, 2017, 09:39:13 am
On that subject .. I haven't seen the annual deluge of STUDDED TYRES threads! Perhaps everyone that was going to buy them has bought them in previous winters; other riders either stay indoors, or have "proper bike handling skills" so they don't see the need!

They'll be in the

"A random thread for tyreish things that don't warrant a thread of their own."
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 13 January, 2017, 10:04:08 am
We've had a covering here, Mrs A went to work in Scarborough at 6.00am and it ws snowing but she made it without any problem.  Village is now shut though as there are accidents on Staxton and also south of the village ( one report on Facebook says car overtook gritter/plough and spun ::-) )    so road closed in both directions. God job I was working from home today!

Meanwhile, t'other side of t'moor - Teesside was mostly gridlocked. A19 shut. A174 blocked. A171 closed. Buses not serving villages between Skelton and Whitby. There's been, what, an inch of snow?  :facepalm:

I thought they were supposed to "do" this shit up here in t'North?  ???

ETA: Oh. And looks like they've cancelled our bin collection. Sigh...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Aidan on 13 January, 2017, 11:28:30 am
We've had a covering here, Mrs A went to work in Scarborough at 6.00am and it ws snowing but she made it without any problem.  Village is now shut though as there are accidents on Staxton and also south of the village ( one report on Facebook says car overtook gritter/plough and spun ::-) )    so road closed in both directions. God job I was working from home today!

Meanwhile, t'other side of t'moor - Teesside was mostly gridlocked. A19 shut. A174 blocked. A171 closed. Buses not serving villages between Skelton and Whitby. There's been, what, an inch of snow?  :facepalm:

I thought they were supposed to "do" this shit up here in t'North?  ???

ETA: Oh. And looks like they've cancelled our bin collection. Sigh...


My experience is no one in this country anywhere does this shit well!

But... apart from the numpty drivers that crashed and closed the village earlier, we have had our bin emptied this morning  ;D   Village school buses didnt turn up earlier, but roads are all clear now and snows melting quite quickly. Reckon it'll be gone by teatime
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 13 January, 2017, 02:06:50 pm
No wrecks and nobody drownded
In fact, nowt to laff at at all!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 13 January, 2017, 02:43:39 pm
Unusual advantages to living on a building site, #152: The daily road-sweeper visit doubled as snow-clearance. He literally hoovered it up. Meanwhile the bin-men waited patiently at the main road, before coming into the estate and emptying our bins once the roads were clear enough.  :thumbsup:.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: fboab on 13 January, 2017, 03:35:45 pm
My bridge was closed 7:30 - 14:30 High Winds.

The long-awaited (and even requested) Transporter Bridge In Snow picture remains unsnapped.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 13 January, 2017, 09:29:30 pm
I love the Transporter Bridge, will see it again next week.

Very icy on my road this morning, 4x4 and traction control very useful.

Unfortunate cyclist-vehicle collision on my way to the station, already lost of people there so no need for me to stop.  Not easy to see clearly but the bike and ride did not appear well lit
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 18 January, 2017, 07:05:30 pm
Professor Larrington is currently in Tromso, en route to Svalbard, and complaining that it's too warm.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Andrij on 18 January, 2017, 10:48:42 pm
Professor Larrington is currently in Tromso, en route to Svalbard, and complaining that it's too warm.

An acquaintance is currently Down Under and registering a similar complaint, though I'm betting it's a bit warmer for her than for Professor Larrington.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 19 January, 2017, 06:28:49 am
It was warmer up in t'north yesterday than back home.  I drove from 10C in Middlesbrough to 3C at home.

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 19 January, 2017, 12:37:34 pm
Professor Larrington is currently in Tromso, en route to Svalbard, and complaining that it's too warm.

An acquaintance is currently Down Under and registering a similar complaint, though I'm betting it's a bit warmer for her than for Professor Larrington.

The Prof contrived to leave Sydney just before it got insanely warm.  My grate frend Mr Sheen departed Blighty for Captain Cook's Mistake at about the same time as she was arrivIng at LHR; when Mr S got Down Under it was 41 degrees.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Legs on 19 January, 2017, 12:41:40 pm
My grate frend Mr Sheen...[snip]

Barry of that ilk, or umpteen-things-clean-shining Mr Sheen?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 19 January, 2017, 12:46:05 pm
My grate frend Mr Sheen...[snip]

Barry of that ilk, or umpteen-things-clean-shining Mr Sheen?

Actually an Ian Of That Ilk.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 19 January, 2017, 01:01:51 pm
I sat outside a café drinking tea and eating a tea cake in the lovely sunshine this morning. The temperature was 1°C.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 19 January, 2017, 07:18:50 pm
I sat outside a café drinking tea and eating a tea cake in the lovely sunshine this morning. The temperature was 1°C in the shade
I assume?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 19 January, 2017, 09:33:13 pm
Professor Larrington is currently in Tromso, en route to Svalbard, and complaining that it's too warm.

An acquaintance is currently Down Under and registering a similar complaint, though I'm betting it's a bit warmer for her than for Professor Larrington.

The Prof contrived to leave Sydney just before it got insanely warm.  My grate frend Mr Sheen departed Blighty for Captain Cook's Mistake at about the same time as she was arrivIng at LHR; when Mr S got Down Under it was 41 degrees.

BTDT, but in my case it was Mallorca, for a cycling holiday ffs
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Salvatore on 21 January, 2017, 10:18:03 am
Professor Larrington is currently in Tromso, en route to Svalbard, and complaining that it's too warm.

I've just been watching  a webcam from Kjøllefjord, one of the places I visited in summer. There they probably regard Tromsø as the deep south. Today the sun rises for the first time this year, but it looks rather cloudy. Still, it's warmer there than here in Hampshire. Just.

http://www.hotelnordkyn.no/Webcam
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 21 January, 2017, 10:32:24 am
We have just had our fourth consecutive day during which the temperature has dropped below freezing. This is the longest spell of frosty days since March 2013, during which there were 13 days with frost. That month was dominated by bitter NE winds and during the last 6 days of the month, the highest mean temperature for any of those days was 2.1°C and the maximum temperature during that 6 day period was 5.9°C.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 21 January, 2017, 11:21:04 am
-15 on Svalbard, apparently.  Very silly place/time to hold an academic conference.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 21 January, 2017, 11:39:46 am
I've been amusing myself by finding the coldest places on my little computer weather sidebar. For a while, it was Timmins (the coldest place I've been, -38 degrees Celsius in the shade), but that's relatively balmy at the moment. Thule is about -24 Celsius this morning but I reckon it might to get a relatively toasty -20 by lunchtime. Vostok station in the Antarcs is -31, but hey, it's summer.

Normally I'd be gloating from the Florida sunshine this time of year, but changes aboard the mothership means this year we motivate our sales teams in the bloody cold (even warm is not good enough reason to go to Dubai).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 20 February, 2017, 11:39:06 pm
My weather station recorded 18 deg C today, equalling the highest recorded anywhere in the UK. Apparently the official figure for Southend was 17 deg C.

I wonder what odds a bookie would offer on a UK temperature exceeding or equalling 20 deg C in December, January or February by the end of 2020? I reckon it might be worth a little flutter...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 21 February, 2017, 09:53:06 am
Don't know the temperature, but so warm here last night I had to open the bedroom window. Or maybe I'm getting ill?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 21 February, 2017, 12:55:12 pm
It got down to 19.1C in our bedroom overnight.  No heating involved.
Title: Happy Doris Day!
Post by: Basil on 22 February, 2017, 05:44:58 pm
Nothing really to add.  It just amused me to say that.

Happy Doris Day.   ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Legs on 22 February, 2017, 09:01:05 pm
Persistent Drizzle Doris, more like...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 23 February, 2017, 11:52:06 am
NW3 Weather is 10km south-east of my abode.
Equipment we have recently purchased has shown close concordance between their observations and ours: Hampstead seems 0.5C warmer and relative humidity there is usually within 1-2% of ours, though there seems to be a lag on our kit.
Graphs show a very rapid drop in Hampstead's humidity today but RH here is 73% and 55% there.
20% disparity seem a lot...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Aunt Maud on 23 February, 2017, 12:15:15 pm
Very windy night, but it's completely still now. 10cm of snow expected tonight and the temperature is forecast to dip to -10ºC.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Guy on 23 February, 2017, 12:24:31 pm
We've just "enjoyed" a gust which hit 61.3mph

<edit @ 12:54pm> Cow-orker is browsing the local Facething site and tells me a tree has blown down, just around the corner from Castle Guy
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 23 February, 2017, 12:57:17 pm
definitely windy here, maybe the tree I wasn't allowed to take out will get blown down?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 23 February, 2017, 01:01:46 pm
This is informative:

http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-50.75,69.24,678

I reckon that the gusts occur when turbulence brings higher-level wind down to the surface. Max we're in for is 80 kph.

Anent trees, I'm glad we got rid of our cherry tree, which was taller than the house.  It stood a few hard blows but it's a great relief not to be wondering if the next one will be it.

Missus was looking at cherry trees today - nice little ones that won't be a problem in my lifetime.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: PeteB99 on 23 February, 2017, 01:10:15 pm
Pretty bad here. Local roads and railways either shut or disrupted though at least the rain has stopped.

The port of Liverpool has closed due to 100 mph gusts although the Stena ferry to Belfast made it out and according to AIS is making slow progress accross the Irish sea. Bet the passengers aren't happy bunnies at the moment.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Deano on 23 February, 2017, 01:27:33 pm
Wow, just had an alert saying the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge has closed - it must be bad.

;)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 23 February, 2017, 01:35:54 pm
Son reckons it's bad in Brum.   Twitter feed swamped by Birmingham Updates reporting trees down all over, bits of buildings blowing down.
Sadly, a woman killed in Wolverhampton.

I'm going to assume Kim,  Natalia, Nikki et al are all safely not on Bikes and at home.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 23 February, 2017, 01:41:14 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5WQbTAWAAUg1_G.jpg:large)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Aunt Maud on 23 February, 2017, 01:53:30 pm
It's so still, it's even put a downer on all the small town garden flag flying.

A limp vimple, is not a happy vimple.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 23 February, 2017, 01:57:09 pm
Son reckons it's bad in Brum.   Twitter feed swamped by Birmingham Updates reporting trees down all over, bits of buildings blowing down.
Sadly, a woman killed in Wolverhampton.

I'm going to assume Kim,  Natalia, Nikki et al are all safely not on Bikes and at home.

It's making a lot of noise, and some of the wheely bins have escaped.  (Pursued just now by a riot police van.)  More sirens on the Bristol Road than usual.

UPS went to battery earlier, but it was a momentary glitch.

Indoor wind-chill factor is suboptimally high.

If I had to cycle anywhere I'd use the trike.  Currently glad that I don't.  Staying at home and watching @bhamupdates report the chaos.


Nikki was last seen banging rocks, so hopefully has plenty of ballast.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 23 February, 2017, 01:57:54 pm
It's amazing this is happening today. Usually the big spring storm happens on the day of either the Flapjack or Ball Buster audaxes. I didn't enter the first this year, but there's still time for the second.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 23 February, 2017, 02:19:13 pm
NW3 Weather now reporting relative humidity of 48%, which seems very low.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Aunt Maud on 23 February, 2017, 02:28:12 pm
Fired up wood burner no.2 in preparation for a chilly evening.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 23 February, 2017, 03:31:07 pm
Just retrieved our compost bin from far corner of garden and stashed it in the barn.

Just for fun we took a walk round the village. The racket in the stand of spruce up by the cemetery was impressive.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 23 February, 2017, 03:52:04 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5WREflWYAAkGXu.jpg)


It's been a tad windy in Liverpool.   One of the flats across the way left a window open, I'm quite surprised it's not been torn out of the frame!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 23 February, 2017, 03:58:40 pm
I had two windows open earlier cos it was kind of muggy. Both closed now. Clearly the focus of this wind is further north.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Aunt Maud on 23 February, 2017, 04:09:23 pm
The snow has started.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andyoxon on 23 February, 2017, 04:18:34 pm
Daughter has phoned to say our fence is down, and neighbour's shed roof is off.  Apparently it was fallen fence carnage on her walk back from school.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jakob W on 23 February, 2017, 04:35:55 pm
Very gusty here today; I've been staying indoors other than to inspect the fence panel that blew out (I reckon it'll pop back...)

OH looked at the weather this morning and chose taxi over bus or bike.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: barakta on 23 February, 2017, 05:25:26 pm
A friend's window got ripped out of its frame (from closed I think) in Sarf London. She's having to tie remaining windows in with string to stop them going too.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Redlight on 23 February, 2017, 07:09:38 pm
Calm now but earlier this afternoon next door's garden gate was banging away like Melania Trump and a pilates instructor
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: matthew on 23 February, 2017, 07:26:40 pm
Train journey home from kent was rather slower than expected. Two trees on the line, in Maidstone and near West Malling. The first needed a chainsaw gang, the second required a power out to allow the driver onto the track to shift it.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 23 February, 2017, 08:02:26 pm
You know that phrase "4 seasons in 1 day..."

Well I got soaked leaving the house this morning ... got dried out by the wind before arrival ... Then averaged 8mph all the (flat) way home (with about 12'c temp)

... and now the council say they will be gritting tonight!!!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 23 February, 2017, 10:47:53 pm
I have a fence to mend at one of the rental properties tomorrow

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: fd3 on 23 February, 2017, 10:56:46 pm
Son reckons it's bad in Brum.   Twitter feed swamped by Birmingham Updates reporting trees down all over, bits of buildings blowing down.
Sadly, a woman killed in Wolverhampton.

I'm going to assume Kim,  Natalia, Nikki et al are all safely not on Bikes and at home.
Way in to work I had to get off and walk ... twice.  Way back I went the long/sheltered way, glad I did not go in that way as bits of trees all over the place, two down in about 10 min commute.  Only about 50 mph winds according to the reports, tougher going than the tornado we had 15 years ago.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 24 February, 2017, 12:18:51 am
Calm now but earlier this afternoon next door's garden gate was banging away like Melania Trump and a pilates instructor

Good analogy. Also heard 'banging like a shithouse door in a dysentery outbreak'...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Legs on 24 February, 2017, 09:03:54 am
Bah, we had a power cut from yesterday afternoon through to 6:15 this morning...  Any excuse for a takeaway curry  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 24 February, 2017, 10:04:16 am
Calm now but earlier this afternoon next door's garden gate was banging away like Melania Trump and a pilates instructor

Good analogy. Also heard 'banging like a shithouse door in a dysentery outbreak'...

Or as that great poet Muttley McLad put it "bangs like a shithouse door when the plague's in town"
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: PeteB99 on 24 February, 2017, 10:34:52 am
About half a dozen houses in my road have lost ridge tiles including my next door neighbours. Interesting that about 30% of the houses in the road have had replacement roofs in the last 10 years (the whole street dates from the mid 60s) but the wind damage seems to have affected new and old roofs about equally.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 24 February, 2017, 11:42:51 am
Just got  back from a ride, lots of trees and fences down, lots of debris on the roads.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 25 February, 2017, 02:11:39 am
Calm now but earlier this afternoon next door's garden gate was banging away like Melania Trump and a pilates instructor

Good analogy. Also heard 'banging like a shithouse door in a dysentery outbreak'...


Or as that great poet Muttley McLad put it "bangs like a shithouse door when the plague's in town"

Rapidly heading towards NSFW.

'Vauxhall Viva's covered in rust . . .'
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 25 February, 2017, 07:03:05 am
I have a fence to mend at one of the rental properties tomorrow

Turned out not to be loose panels, but a fence post completely rotten at the base. The wind was just waggling it about. Nothing I could do with it, odd job man notified.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 25 February, 2017, 08:22:30 am
Ride planned for today so of course we had -3.5°C overnight and freezing fog down in the valley we were planning to ride & probably black ice on cycle track. Stuck here until ~11 am: lots of time get knackered hauling firewood. :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 15 March, 2017, 09:21:03 pm
My device recorded 18.9°C this afternoon.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Guy on 16 March, 2017, 01:52:13 pm
What a difference from Yesterday. If the Trumpaloon spent any time out there today we'd all be singing "Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen"
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 21 March, 2017, 11:21:54 am
Bloody hell.  It's snowing!
Welcome to spring.   :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 24 March, 2017, 10:30:28 am
Pdoynng.

Our weather is alternating between downpissing calm and sunny with gale-force winds. Frustrating. I wish March would hurry up and bugger off like a lamb.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 24 March, 2017, 11:27:37 am
Pdoynng.

Our weather is alternating between downpissing calm and sunny with gale-force winds. Frustrating. I wish March would hurry up and bugger off like a lamb.


+1 on the weather and the sentiment
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 26 March, 2017, 08:06:33 pm
When I started my ride at stupid o'click this morning the pooter claimed the temperature was 0°C. By mid afternoon it was 20°C.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 30 March, 2017, 02:50:58 pm
My machine is recording the temperature at 20.8°C at the moment. Looking back at my records, I have never yet recorded 21°C in March, although 20.9°C has turned up two or three times.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 03 April, 2017, 11:23:45 pm
Warmest March I have recorded. Mean temperature 10.2°C. Maximum 21.2°C, which is teh warmest March day I have ever recorded (20th). Only 2 days in which the temperature failed to reach 10°C. One of those was 9.9, the other 9.4. Month's minimum: 4.1°C.

Compare that to March 2013, the coldest I have recorded. Then, the mean was 3.6°C and there were only two days in which the temperature did struggle above 10°C. There were 13 frosts that month.

My machine doesn't record hours of sunshine, unfortunately, but I reckon it was much sunnier than usual.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 13 May, 2017, 02:43:12 pm
We've had several weeks without rain, probably the longest dry spell I've experienced in Scotland (I actually saw a LAWN SPRINKLER in use in the gardens at work the other day! :o). However, today all the rain that hasn't fallen in the past few weeks has decided to come all at once to make up for it. :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 13 May, 2017, 02:47:36 pm
I expect that decent cycling weather will continue until my wounds have healed...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 13 May, 2017, 09:46:52 pm
gws kim :)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 13 May, 2017, 09:49:41 pm
10% of expected March/April rainfall in the east, lawn already turning savannah brown and soil baked hard.

What odds on hosepipe ban, followed by torrential summer?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 14 May, 2017, 06:42:38 pm
'Tis the same everywhere. The rivers in the Yorkshire Dales are all showing their bottoms - as it were.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4190/33847018873_b8f93b213d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TyWPuV)2017-05-14_06-39-09 (https://flic.kr/p/TyWPuV) by Chris Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/40735552@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 17 May, 2017, 06:23:49 pm
It was pleasantly warm yesterday. We have lightning now. Is that it for summer?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 17 May, 2017, 08:14:17 pm
A summer without a lightning storm would be missing something!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Bledlow on 17 May, 2017, 08:25:55 pm
Bloody wet today. Pretty much non-stop rain, sometimes thunderously heavy. Mrs B was dodging flooded roads & stuck in crawling traffic on her way home.

Seems to have stopped at last.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 18 May, 2017, 11:35:02 am
Yesterday's ride: started with 17°C, maxed at 32°, averaged 26°. Meanwhile, chum in Kelso is enthusing about 22° in the shade.

Cloudy here today, though. Still, shorts & sandals are still adequate.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 18 May, 2017, 08:10:38 pm
28C in Gothenburg today

Sweltering
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 19 May, 2017, 09:16:04 am
Awakened just after midnight by a whacking great bang followed by the plaintive beep of the UPS. Torrential rain with further celestial effing & blinding ensued. Unplugged everything and went back to sleep, sort of.

15°C and still pissing down, now - our drive isn't yet awash but it's working on it.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 22 May, 2017, 04:50:04 pm
It's now hot enough to be worth wrestling the fucked sash window open.  I think that makes it officially summer.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: bobb on 29 May, 2017, 02:00:43 am
Massive thunderstorm going on right now. Sounds like a war zone out there....
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 29 May, 2017, 06:20:56 am
'Tis the same everywhere. The rivers in the Yorkshire Dales are all showing their bottoms - as it were.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4190/33847018873_b8f93b213d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TyWPuV)2017-05-14_06-39-09 (https://flic.kr/p/TyWPuV) by Chris Smith (https://www.flickr.com/photos/40735552@N05/), on Flickr
Comments by farmer/campsite owner in kettle well on looking at torrential thunderstorm "lovely, this. Ground is desperate for some rain"
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 29 May, 2017, 09:23:19 am
Yebbut torrential rain mostly runs off with only a fraction being absorbed. It's long-term gentle rainfall that soaks in.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Ham on 02 June, 2017, 05:11:29 pm
We've just had 30mm in about 1.5 hours.

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 02 June, 2017, 07:44:05 pm
I expect that decent cycling weather will continue until my wounds have healed...

Nailed it.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 02 June, 2017, 11:08:03 pm
We've just had 30mm in about 1.5 hours.

Nary a drop in leafy Surrey.  Good idea to go away for the weekend.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 03 June, 2017, 07:23:26 am
Yesterday's forecast: severe thunderstorms with hail & strong winds
Yesterday's weather: clear blue skies, light breeze
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 04 June, 2017, 05:07:15 pm
Is raintoday.co.uk borked for everyone? I think it's a googlemaps API key thingy, so Presumably I can't fix it at this end?

What's the best free alternative? I loved raintoday radar map  :'(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: JonBuoy on 04 June, 2017, 05:12:54 pm
Frequently borked here too.

Met Office is pretty good (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/observation/map/gcpjedys4#?zoom=9&lat=51.61&lon=-1.24&map=Rainfall&fcTime=1496548800)

Netweather isn't bad either (http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=radar;sess=)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 04 June, 2017, 06:10:49 pm
Is raintoday.co.uk borked for everyone? I think it's a googlemaps API key thingy, so Presumably I can't fix it at this end?

What's the best free alternative? I loved raintoday radar map  :'(

Yes, quite often, but only now and then.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 06 June, 2017, 10:42:58 am
Bloody hell! I spend 10 days in Provence with the temperature reaching high 20s/low 30s every day. Now I'm home. 10°C, pissing down and blowing a hoolie.

I'm going back.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 06 June, 2017, 05:38:02 pm
Wouldn't blame you!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Ashaman42 on 06 June, 2017, 06:13:17 pm
Bah. Awake at 5am tethering the swing seat in the garden to its frame.

I could find bungee cords but they're old and the thought of it snapping and wanging the hook into the patio window was too much to bear.

I know I have proper straps somewhere but no idea which box in the spare room.

Then I came across the box of inner tubes wot need repairing. A couple of those chopped in half and job's a good'un.

I hope. We'll see when I get home.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 06 June, 2017, 06:24:04 pm
First "proper" rain we've had in a long long time. Hour after hour of stair-rods. I can't event remember the last time it rained like this.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 06 June, 2017, 07:05:36 pm
First "proper" rain we've had in a long long time. Hour after hour of stair-rods. I can't event remember the last time it rained like this.

We've had that, pulse-width modulated down to light drizzle.  Impressive how much drama you can get from so little water.

Combined with some scary gusting wind, it's not been a good day to ride a bike.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 06 June, 2017, 07:07:42 pm
First "proper" rain we've had in a long long time. Hour after hour of stair-rods. I can't event remember the last time it rained like this.

We've had that, pulse-width modulated down to light drizzle.  Impressive how much drama you can get from so little water.

Combined with some scary gusting wind, it's not been a good day to ride a bike.

*event???

My head is full of async.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 07 June, 2017, 01:25:11 pm
Is raintoday.co.uk borked for everyone? I think it's a googlemaps API key thingy, so Presumably I can't fix it at this end?

What's the best free alternative? I loved raintoday radar map  :'(

This from the Service Announcement tab on RainToday
Quote
Service Disruption to Raintoday

We apologise that the problem with the raintoday website still persists. We thank you for your patience while we strive to fix the problem.


Alternatively you can use our RainToday app on iOS or Android for your needs:
raintoday app
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 20 June, 2017, 07:46:27 pm
Enjoying much more sensible temperatures here today. I see that's not the case further South.

Sometimes, proximity to the North Sea is a Good Thing - though usually it involves Fog.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Guy on 22 June, 2017, 08:51:14 am
Thunderstorm. Lights flickering. Rain getting heavier. And, of course, my bedroom window's open ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 22 June, 2017, 10:09:05 am
09:50: Yay!  Rain!  And, from the sound of it, quite heavy at that :thumbsup:
09:53: It's stopped.  Bugger >:(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wombat on 22 June, 2017, 10:30:05 am
Not a bloody drop here on the Sarf coast.  I did hear a muted rumble in the distance while I was out fighting to bail out the stupid little pond wot I should never have made, at the top of the garden.  I could have done with a cataclysmic downpour to wash the filthy stinking mess of stagnant water and leaf mould that was stuck to me.

Pond no longer exists, so garden a bit safer for new residents with silly small children when they move in.  There is still a much larger pond farther down, but one of them has already fallen in that during a visit, so he knows its there.  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 22 June, 2017, 11:00:28 am
Rain - hooray!

I went out and stood in it for a bit.

Whilst it is entirely welcome, I may now need to re-empty the water but that had been emptied in preparation for moving it next to the other one and linking them. Ho hum.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 22 June, 2017, 01:36:36 pm
Not a bloody drop here on the Sarf coast.  I did hear a muted rumble in the distance...

Whatever rain there is must be very localised - 30 seconds to a minute's worth in Pompey and a few desultory rumbles and that's it.  ::-)

On the plus side, the temperature has dropped to a tolerable level.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 22 June, 2017, 04:35:20 pm
Early evening now and it's 34°C outside with the air like treacle.  It got dark overhead here a couple of hours ago and we braced for a storm, but now it's cleared again and there's a high white haze that'll hold the heat in nicely overnight unless it clears.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wombat on 22 June, 2017, 09:42:34 pm
Not a bloody drop here on the Sarf coast.  I did hear a muted rumble in the distance...

Whatever rain there is must be very localised - 30 seconds to a minute's worth in Pompey and a few desultory rumbles and that's it.  ::-)

On the plus side, the temperature has dropped to a tolerable level.
I'm actually a bit North of you, in Purbrook, and Portsdown Hill often affects the weather. C'est la vie.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on 29 June, 2017, 12:38:09 pm
It's raining a lot here today and it's coming through the office wall above several of the windows and dripping onto the windowsills. We've put a plant under the drips nearest to where we sit, and asked facilities manglement to bring us some snorkels.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 29 June, 2017, 12:49:34 pm
It's raining a lot here today and it's coming through the office wall above several of the windows and dripping onto the windowsills. We've put a plant under the drips nearest to where we sit, and asked facilities manglement to bring us some snorkels.
Time for some spin class:
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Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 29 June, 2017, 01:21:38 pm
Saddle height is all wrong!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 29 June, 2017, 07:42:55 pm
It's summer - Mrs P has switched the heating on  ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 18 July, 2017, 07:45:53 pm
Come on rain.  Where the hell are you?  I'm sweating a cob off here. 
I'm ready.  I mowed the lawn this evening and everything.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 18 July, 2017, 08:19:20 pm
Come on rain.  Where the hell are you?  I'm sweating a cob off here. 
I'm ready.  I mowed the lawn this evening and everything.

Try lighting a barbecue.  If that doesn't work you might have to consider washing the car.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 18 July, 2017, 08:25:32 pm
Petrichore.   Yes I had to look it up.
Smells different here than it used to in Birmingham.
In Brum it was definitely aluminium aluminium.
Here it's different.  Soil?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 18 July, 2017, 08:30:10 pm
Petrichore.   Yes I had to look it up.
Smells different here than it used to in Birmingham.
In Brum it was definitely aluminium aluminium.
Here it's different.  Soil?

More plant oils less motor vehicle detritus?

(Birmingham currently smells mostly of uncollected bins.  It's been about a month now.  If they don't collect ours this week I'm going to have to start sneaking rubbish into empty student house bins.)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 18 July, 2017, 08:34:14 pm
Crikey.  Is that strike still on?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 18 July, 2017, 08:50:38 pm
Crikey.  Is that strike still on?

I think they're pulse-width modulating it, but not particularly intelligently.  A couple of missed collections ago I watched the lorry get halfway down the street before the crew climbed in and they sodded off.  Suspicious they keep starting every morning according to their normal schedule, and down tools leaving some areas completely ignored.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-bin-strike-extended-until-13346690 refers.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 18 July, 2017, 08:55:03 pm
Until 13346690?  :o

Now that's what I call being determined not to budge in negotiations!  :demon:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 18 July, 2017, 09:03:54 pm
Until 13346690?  :o

That's Thu, 04 Jun 1970 11:24:50 GMT unisex spaceadmin time.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 18 July, 2017, 09:20:28 pm
unisex spaceadmin time.
That has never failed to make oi larf.  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 20 July, 2017, 09:19:27 am
Nice weather at 8 am so missus went for a jog to next village, came back drowned-ratsville but grinning.  I'm not even going across to the workshop without waders. Welcome to summer.

Yesterday, the weather lady-person on France Info remarked that extremely hot spells - we had 34.5° yesterday - alternating with heavy storms and flooding would get more frequent, more extreme and longer in the next few years. Feels about right.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 21 July, 2017, 10:13:18 pm
It's absolutely tipping down in Liverpool & has been for most of the night .  It's also been cold enough to wear a jacket going to work & a cardie in the office.   Global _warming_ ?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 21 July, 2017, 10:24:39 pm
Increased intensity of rain is one of its predicted effects.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 21 July, 2017, 10:37:32 pm
And the eventual failure of the gulf stream which will lead to cooler temperatures in the British Isles despite the average global warming.

However, I think Andrew was only tongue in cheek jesting.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: jsabine on 21 July, 2017, 11:12:02 pm
I've always thought 'global warming' is a bit of a crap term - sounds too cuddly, especially on a damp November day. 'Climate disruption' is much closer to the mark.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 21 July, 2017, 11:37:45 pm
Climate disruption, that is a good term. Even climate change can easily be interpreted as "we're going to have a Mediterranean climate".
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 22 July, 2017, 09:41:14 am
was going to go out early this morning, woke to torrential rain overwhelming the guttering.

Hmm, maybe this afternoon
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 22 July, 2017, 10:36:07 am
Violent thunderstorm last evening w. ~2cm of rain but the garden was only damp this morning: it runs off fast and evaporates quickly once the sun's up. There are restrictions on water use in force in 68 out of our 96 départements. Not ours yet, but it's under discussion.

More forecast this afternoon/evening, showers and strong winds tomorrow.  Ô interesting times, I hate your guts.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 01 August, 2017, 06:58:11 am
Had the mother of all thunderstorms last night - continuous lightning, thunder and torrential rain with big hail. Lost the leccy in the night but the circuit breakers reset ok.  Glad I unplugged everything early having had a laptop trashed once. Thunder still rumbling in the distance.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 01 August, 2017, 03:40:13 pm
Well, it is the 40th anniversary of Close Encounters.



Barry! BAAARRRRRRRRRIEEEE!!!1!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 01 August, 2017, 05:35:36 pm
I've always thought 'global warming' is a bit of a crap term - sounds too cuddly, especially on a damp November day. 'Climate disruption' is much closer to the mark.

I have heard "Climate Chaos" used quite widely.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Climate_Chaos
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 02 August, 2017, 01:06:38 am
Well, it is the 40th anniversary of Close Encounters.



Barry! BAAARRRRRRRRRIEEEE!!!1!

You'll have to explain - IIRC our encounter wasn't a close one! ;D

I'd just watched the Passchendaele commemoration and was thinking artillery barrages.  My neighbour knocked on the door just after I posted as his router had been plugged in and he couldn't get t'internet.  Says there was a long queue at the ISP in Limoges.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 02 August, 2017, 10:32:12 pm
Scroll through to the last minute or so... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onuDfST7PRA)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 03 August, 2017, 09:02:03 am
Had the mother of all thunderstorms last night - continuous lightning, thunder and torrential rain with big hail. Lost the leccy in the night but the circuit breakers reset ok.  Glad I unplugged everything early having had a laptop trashed once. Thunder still rumbling in the distance.

Yeah.  We've been diving for the plugs on and off over the last few days, despite having surge arrestors/UPSes.

We had a router fried a few years back. It was on y rental from Orange and the tech who replied to our call ("our Internet's out for some reason") raised an eyebrow and said "your contract doesn't cover lightning strikes", but followed it up with "so we'll not say anything".  The blitz came in via the phone line.

Funny thing is that, while we're assiduous about the computers & router, we never unplug our WAP, the house phone or the TV, and they've never suffered.  Yet.

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 03 August, 2017, 09:55:26 am
No, I didn't unplug the TV etc, they are fine!  The landline phone is always unplugged as it only gets cold calls - who needs it?

Anyway just discovered Mrs H.M. Queen is a binge drinker :o  The horror!

Queen Elizabeth II .. a binge drinker (https://www.indy100.com/article/queen-elizabeth-ii-margaret-rhodes-drinking-independent-story-2012-7873091?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100)

She'll go to an early grave if not more careful and then Charles III.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 03 August, 2017, 01:52:48 pm
Goes to show that HMG have low standards.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 25 August, 2017, 07:04:01 pm
Mr Larrington is not regretting his decision to fly to Denver next week rather than Houston (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41045079).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 25 August, 2017, 07:22:24 pm
Mr Larrington is not regretting his decision to fly to Denver next week rather than Houston (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41045079).

The rainfall models I saw on Twitter last night were insane - they're talking about the worst-hit places getting up to a year's-worth of rain over the weekend and into next week, depending on how the storm system behaves.  :o

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 25 August, 2017, 07:46:42 pm
Yes - a metre of rain is just nuts!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 25 August, 2017, 09:53:45 pm
Partner is on Way to Amarillo and hope his stay in Texas is well clear of hurricane.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 26 August, 2017, 07:12:59 pm
Amarillo is well away from the coast but the tattered remnants of even distinctly Meh! hurricanes can cause dampness of the "road is closed, please take a hundred mile detour" variety a very long way inland.  Got caught by that in the area where Texas and New Mexico meet a few years back.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mcshroom on 26 August, 2017, 07:16:04 pm
Talking of rain, I hope no-one was planning to use the Kyle of Lochalsh line to go touring any time soon!
https://twitter.com/ScotRail/status/901373586090463232
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 26 August, 2017, 08:19:48 pm
Amarillo is well away from the coast but the tattered remnants of even distinctly Meh! hurricanes can cause dampness of the "road is closed, please take a hundred mile detour" variety a very long way inland.  Got caught by that in the area where Texas and New Mexico meet a few years back.

I've not yet heard that he's been diverted. He is heading for Albuquerque today so is not far from where you were (or indeed in the same place...) He did say yesterday was wet.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 28 August, 2017, 07:41:42 pm
Welp... The NOAA's national weather service have had to update their colour-coding in order to account for the incredible amounts of rain falling on southern Texas:

https://twitter.com/NWS/status/902174274571689984


And here's something we in Blighty don't have to worry about when it floods:

Quote
Pro tip: Don't touch the floating fire ant colonies. They will ruin your day. #Harvey

https://twitter.com/Mike_Hixenbaugh/status/901912379470077952
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 30 August, 2017, 12:22:08 pm
For the last fortnight we've been house sitting for friends in the Limousin. This morning I looked at the potted plants and decided they needed a drop of water.

An hour later, after a fortnight of almost unbroken sunshine, the heavens opened. So I'm sorry, it's all my fault...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Guy on 01 September, 2017, 01:22:40 pm
There was a very light touch of hoar on the grass in the sheltered bit of my front lawn this morning
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 03 September, 2017, 03:27:14 pm
Irma's looking mean. After she turns WNW in a few days time, she could be close to a Cat 5, and headed straight for Florida (via the Bahamas).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 05 September, 2017, 01:24:40 am
Meanwhile, Montana is mostly under a pall of smoke.  Eight years ago I arrived in Whitefish on the very day they closed Logan pass through Glacier National Park for the winter.  Today I arrived at the other end to find they'd closed Logan Pass because if was on fire.  Make a note in your diaries for 2025 >:(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 05 September, 2017, 10:11:14 am
Meanwhile, Montana is mostly under a pall of smoke. 

Well that isn't going to be good for this year's dental floss crop.

 ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 06 September, 2017, 02:13:54 am
It seems most of western USAnia is either on fire or coughing its head off right now.  Nice Lady in the car park says the interstate through the Columbia River gorge had to be closed this afternoon and two towns evacuated.

Guess where I'm heading tomorrow ???
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 06 September, 2017, 08:08:21 am
Listening to reports from Guadeloupe as Irma approaches, expected some time this afternoon. 360 kph winds & 12-metre waves. Warning level gone from red to violet, with strict orders to stay indoors.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 06 September, 2017, 01:20:34 pm
It seems most of western USAnia is either on fire or coughing its head off right now.  Nice Lady in the car park says the interstate through the Columbia River gorge had to be closed this afternoon and two towns evacuated.

Guess where I'm heading tomorrow ???

I wish you smooth travels.
Partner escaped LA at the weekend regretting he had not stayed longer.

There's no pleasing some folk!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: nextSibling on 06 September, 2017, 01:39:11 pm
It seems most of western USAnia is either on fire or coughing its head off right now.  Nice Lady in the car park says the interstate through the Columbia River gorge had to be closed this afternoon and two towns evacuated.

Guess where I'm heading tomorrow ???

WA14 on the N side is open, but could be busy and expect foul air. Our air is officially described (https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_state&stateid=49&tab=0) as "Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy" right now due to the Columbia Gorge fires, high temperatures and extremely dry conditions in general.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: fboab on 06 September, 2017, 02:21:48 pm
Quote from: colleague in our Florida Office
Dear fboab-at-work,
The intended vessel details are as below:
ETS: 09/17
ETA: 10/03
However, we have Hurricane Irma headed straight towards us. If it does not weaken and/or change paths, I see shipping being delayed for quite some time.
Quote from: fboab-at-work
Fingers Crossed she's not as devastating as Harvey
Quote from: colleague in our Florida Office
Floridians don't usually get scared of Hurricanes. This one is terrifying.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 06 September, 2017, 05:15:15 pm
Couple of notable soundbites today regarding Irma:

Journo: "How bad is it?"
Met guy: "It's pretty much at the limit of what the planet is actually capable of producing"

and

Journo: "Those wind speeds are insane!"
Met guy: "Yes - those gusts are what you might expect from a moderate tornado - only over several hundred square miles, not several hundred yards."
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 06 September, 2017, 05:57:19 pm
St-Barthélmy devastated.  St-Martin worse: the four most solid buildings on the island destroyed, so probably every other too.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 07 September, 2017, 05:43:06 am
It seems most of western USAnia is either on fire or coughing its head off right now.  Nice Lady in the car park says the interstate through the Columbia River gorge had to be closed this afternoon and two towns evacuated.

Guess where I'm heading tomorrow ???

WA14 on the N side is open, but could be busy and expect foul air. Our air is officially described (https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_state&stateid=49&tab=0) as "Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy" right now due to the Columbia Gorge fires, high temperatures and extremely dry conditions in general.

Yep, came down that way this afternoon.  Not nearly as busy as I'd feared, not least because trucks were being kept off it, but the air quality does indeed leave something to be desired, like an aqualung.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4431/36904515632_0a5503652e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ye8hLh)
P9060325 (https://flic.kr/p/Ye8hLh) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

View of the Mighty Columbia from WA-14 this afternoon.  Heading south tomorrow, though Nice Man in Gas Station reckoned the chances of a smoke-free time will have to wait until reaching California.  My chums in Eureka CA say different.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 07 September, 2017, 07:41:51 am
I was going to suggest SoCal, but then no, even without the wildfires. LA is a bit chewy at the moment.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: fboab on 07 September, 2017, 08:58:04 am
I don't want to sound like a swivel eyed loon, but anyone might think that some kind of higher power had it in for the U S of A at the moment.

Is anyone building an Ark, there? Or painting lintels?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 07 September, 2017, 09:46:09 am
Isn't it called reaping the whirlwind?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 07 September, 2017, 09:55:03 am
One can't help but hope that someone called Irma has booked a long stay in Mar-a-Lago.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 07 September, 2017, 10:00:19 am
Maybe it's karma for the Americans electing trump   ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 07 September, 2017, 10:13:21 am
Jose and Katie on the way, so that's a trio. Or a trinity if you prefer. Apparently the last time there were three hurricanes in the Atlantic together was in 2010, so that's seven years ago. Ooh, all those prime numbers!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: citoyen on 07 September, 2017, 11:37:17 am
All I can say is I'm glad my son got back from Cuba in July and isn't there now. Not sure if Cuba is directly in Irma's path, but I doubt it will escape unharmed.

Maybe it's karma for the Americans electing trump   ;D

I'm sure the people of St-Martin, Barbuda and Puerto Rico take some comfort from that thought.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 07 September, 2017, 03:52:25 pm
All I can say is I'm glad my son got back from Cuba in July and isn't there now. Not sure if Cuba is directly in Irma's path, but I doubt it will escape unharmed.

Looks as though it's going to bounce off the northern coast of Cuba and turn hard right over the Keys and Miami, and then head northwards towards Georgia and the Carolinas.

In other news, I've just seen blue sky for the first time since leaving South Dakota on Sunday morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: nextSibling on 07 September, 2017, 10:36:23 pm
Maybe it's karma for the Americans electing trump   ;D

Most of us didn't.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 07 September, 2017, 10:52:19 pm
Well, shit...

Quote
I combined the images of Hurricane Andrew (1992) & Hurricane Irma (today) at scale in a gif. Irma is a damn leviathan.
https://twitter.com/JoelNihlean/status/905845846687789058

For context, Andrew is the last Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the USA. Andrew had peak gusts of 177mph - Irma currently has sustained wind speeds of 175mph with gusts of 210mph.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 07 September, 2017, 10:57:49 pm
Our Houston office was unusable, folks there not quite resurfaced yet.

We also have folks based in the Carolinas, Louisiana.

I don't think they all voted for the bleached dickhead
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 08 September, 2017, 09:40:32 am
The University of Miami has a hurricane tank that can simulate a Cat. 5.  It's smack on the waterfront, so they can make direct comparisons this weekend.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 13 September, 2017, 02:48:37 pm
France Info just cheerily promised us a month's worth of rain between 10 pm and 2 am tonight.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 17 September, 2017, 09:45:57 am
Blimmin cold here. Cloudy and 11°C. More like bloody January.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 17 September, 2017, 09:52:14 am
3°C yesterday morning, vs. 20° this time last year.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 19 September, 2017, 08:17:58 pm
Just taken out the re-cycling.
That smokey autumnal smell is very much in evidence this evening.
Nice.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 19 September, 2017, 08:28:17 pm
Just taken out the re-cycling.
That smokey autumnal smell is very much in evidence this evening.
Nice.
We've had that here since June 22nd.   :(

Llandismal.
June 19th.  Last day of winter.
June 20th.  Spring.
June 21st.  Summer
June 22nd. First day of Autumn.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 20 September, 2017, 08:05:25 pm
Just taken out the re-cycling.
That smokey autumnal smell is very much in evidence this evening.
Nice.
We've had that here since June 22nd.   :(

Llandismal.
June 19th.  Last day of winter.
June 20th.  Spring.
June 21st.  Summer
June 22nd. First day of Autumn.
Yebbut, you are in Ruralshire  ;)
I fall within the bounds of a frequent bus service.
Not that I recommend the use thereof.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 21 September, 2017, 04:01:18 pm
It's been rather wet in India:

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-india-41350289/mumbai-train-gets-water-ride
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 24 September, 2017, 06:48:33 am
Today was the first day ever that I have been on the Scorching Plains™ of New Mexico that they've actually more-or-less lived up to the name.  It was about 32 degrees when I arrived in Deming this afternoon but natch Facething is telling me it's going to be a lot cooler tomorrow.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mcshroom on 11 October, 2017, 06:18:30 pm
Half the county is under water again. Honister's rain gauge has recorded 205mm rain today!

I haven't been down the hill, but apparently the bridge here in Egremont is shut, and a lot of the local roads are flooded. I've not heard of any houses flooding yet at least.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 14 October, 2017, 01:41:52 pm
22°C according to my weather station. Sunny and warm.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 15 October, 2017, 02:51:03 pm
Half the county is under water again. Honister's rain gauge has recorded 205mm rain today!

I haven't been down the hill, but apparently the bridge here in Egremont is shut, and a lot of the local roads are flooded. I've not heard of any houses flooding yet at least.
I was there - en velo!

We were staying in Keswick all week. Sat out the heavy rain on Wednesday morning - with a bit of kit shopping and cafe action thrown in - and then I popped down Borrowdale late afternoon to look at the floods. The Borrowdale road was closed according to the BBC, so I rode down the Catbells road - which is quite a few metres higher, and turned out to be a lovely road - thinking I'll ride as far as I can and have a gander. No traffic, but the road to Honister looked rideable ... so I headed south ... and despite some flooding over the tyres, made it to the end and rode up a bit of the Honister Pass. All with (almost) no traffic and some sun - lovely!

Got back to Keswick around dusk, sat down with a cuppa and watched the news; BBC showed coverage of an unpassable road at Grange, with inches more water than I'd seen. I must have been very lucky with timing, I guess I was 2 hours later than the Beeb's cameras :)

Oh, and the caravan park behind the Rugby ground flooded, leading to a daylong exodus of vehicles ;D [I shouldn't laugh, but hopefully they knew it was on the cards ... ]

Just found this on the BBC site. It's not my bike  :P The water had gone down a bit when I rode thru:

(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/2A0E/production/_98266701_borrowdale3.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Deano on 16 October, 2017, 09:52:25 am
It's gone pitch black in Darlo.
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Post by: essexian on 16 October, 2017, 11:12:55 am
We now have a pink, fuzzy sun!

Its very, very strange looking!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 16 October, 2017, 11:26:48 am
It's really dark up here.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: simonp on 16 October, 2017, 11:27:15 am
Very dusty - car covered in it this morning. The sky is a strange colour.

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Peter on 16 October, 2017, 11:45:56 am
"It's not dark yet but it's gettin' there."

Rochdale
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jaded on 16 October, 2017, 11:51:04 am
Really strange sky colour in our part of the West Country today - red, like a sunset/rise.

Also dust on the car...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 16 October, 2017, 11:58:05 am
It's yellow down here. Though that might partly be due to the dust from the builders cutting up coping stones.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 16 October, 2017, 11:58:13 am
I work next to the 'death tower' in Leeds. Today was the day when they were due to start fitting the wind baffles to stop high winds from killing people.

It's all quiet now, but I suspect the crane will have to cease work soon.

Oh the irony.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 16 October, 2017, 12:04:02 pm
It's clearish and bright here, but very very windy  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 16 October, 2017, 12:10:01 pm
I wish it would hurry up and rain to lay the dust. It's got to rain soon, surely?
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Post by: Basil on 16 October, 2017, 12:26:11 pm
Bollox.  My internet has fallen over.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 16 October, 2017, 12:30:03 pm
Bollox.  My internet has fallen over.

Ah.  More accurately,  we hav3 a power cut.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Peter on 16 October, 2017, 12:32:39 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41635906
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 16 October, 2017, 12:38:31 pm
The wind has just hit here in Stafford....

The sky is very yellow now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 16 October, 2017, 01:01:24 pm
It's clearish and bright here, but very very windy  :o

Oh shit.


In other news, the first bin of the day has just passed.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Clare on 16 October, 2017, 02:03:09 pm
It is incredibly dark here, I am sat next to a 5ft x 5ft south facing window, it is the middle of the day and I need to have the lights on to work. This is ridiculous.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 16 October, 2017, 02:09:23 pm
Well this is very strange as the wind as dropped to normal and the sky is now a grey/blue with a bright yellow sun.

Its a complete turn around from how it was 90 minutes ago!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 16 October, 2017, 02:10:11 pm
It's moderately sunny here.  When I turned my computer on I realised how wrong the colour temperature was - my screen's adjusted for normal daylight, and seems ridiculously blue in comparison.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 16 October, 2017, 02:33:42 pm
It's just grey here. None of this red/yellow stuff everyone else seems to be getting. ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Peter on 16 October, 2017, 02:35:17 pm
Wind picking up in Rochdale but yellow sky has cleared to reveal clouds speedily scudding across the blue.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 16 October, 2017, 02:36:18 pm
Much darker here all of a sudden.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Polar Bear on 16 October, 2017, 02:36:52 pm
It's windy down here in Rugby and the sky has this incredible yellowish brightness to it in spite of total cloud cover that I've never seen before.     
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Peter on 16 October, 2017, 02:39:32 pm
Might we expect this variety in a feature that appears to be breaking up?  I've no expertise at all, though I reckon to be as accurate as the pros. without bothering to get out of bed.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 16 October, 2017, 02:59:47 pm
Some street lights have come on.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 16 October, 2017, 03:05:50 pm
It's moving quite quickly.  It seems to easing slightly here.
Power just came back on, but now the mobile network is down.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 16 October, 2017, 03:12:04 pm
Two deaths reported in Ireland: one in a car when a tree landed on it and one when clearing a fallen tree.

Stay safe you all.

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 16 October, 2017, 03:34:35 pm
Blue sky and sunshine was resumed in Bristol about 1330. No rain, which is kind of a shame.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 16 October, 2017, 04:16:46 pm
The binbag full of old bedding that's stuffed up the chimney to prevent draughts is pulsating like an alien larva about to hatch.

And there was just a big gust of wind followed a suspicious double bang.


ETA: The latter appears to be a strip of those air-filled plastic packing bags which has blown into the road from some bin or other and is being run over by cars.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 16 October, 2017, 04:21:51 pm
It's still 20°C here, despite the sun having disappeared some time ago.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 16 October, 2017, 05:12:21 pm
This really is the end of times.   R4 has just gone off air on FM here.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 16 October, 2017, 05:15:42 pm
This really is the end of times.   R4 has just gone off air on FM here.

FM doesn't count.  *looks to Droitwich*
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: jsabine on 16 October, 2017, 05:16:41 pm
This really is the end of times.   R4 has just gone off air on FM here.

FM doesn't count.  *looks to Droitwich*

How's long wave doing? Should our nuclear sub captains be making ready?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 16 October, 2017, 05:34:57 pm
Half a tree down in my front garden....

Before.....

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4500/37704781892_41653b7f47_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZrQS3q)2017-10-16_05-28-31 (https://flic.kr/p/ZrQS3q) by essexian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/26068282@N07/), on Flickr

After 90 minutes with a chainsaw

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4487/37704772492_a1a937dd9d_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZrQPfm)2017-10-16_05-28-16 (https://flic.kr/p/ZrQPfm) by essexian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/26068282@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/37736956881_bc583fbe6e_n.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZuFLxB)2017-10-16_05-27-59 (https://flic.kr/p/ZuFLxB) by essexian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/26068282@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 17 October, 2017, 01:12:44 am
Electric came back about 3 o'clock. (Well done guys).  Mobile network returned at 11 this evening.  R4 FM still down.

It worries me now that I realise how reliant this house is on electricity.  The boiler is oil fired, but obviously won't work during a power cut.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 17 October, 2017, 04:42:24 am
It's been rainy and windy in Baku
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 17 October, 2017, 11:04:03 am
Yesterday here:

(http://www.pbase.com/johnewing/image/166415375.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Feanor on 17 October, 2017, 08:57:30 pm
This really is the end of times.   R4 has just gone off air on FM here.

FM doesn't count.  *looks to Droitwich*

*looks to Burghead*

Where I was a little.
R4 would come out of toasters and washing machines or anything else with semi-conducting corrosion.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 17 October, 2017, 09:12:00 pm
Yesterday here:

(http://www.pbase.com/johnewing/image/166415375.jpg)

That's one seriously flooded road.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 01 December, 2017, 12:21:27 am
Daughter number 2 tells me that a whole summer's rain is expected in Victoria over the next 3 days that that Melbourne is on high alert for flooding.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 30 December, 2017, 10:13:11 pm
Storm Dylan eh?
When they get to letter i, I hope they call it "In A Teacup"


Stolen from elsewhere.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pedaldog on 30 December, 2017, 10:39:01 pm
Storm Dylan eh?
When they get to letter i, I hope they call it "In A Teacup"


Stolen from elsewhere.

Yorkshire storm names...


'Ardly worth mentioning.

Big Coat today.

Cap might get blown off!

Don't go wi' out your wellies.

........
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 31 December, 2017, 12:18:11 am
M.  Storm Michael Fish
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 31 December, 2017, 08:44:34 am
Set off yesterday morning in vvv strong westerlies. Felt smug at identifying an outward leg with tree cover to shelter me from the winds.

A mile in: CLONK, branch lands 10' ahead of me. Now feel less smug, but lucky.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 31 December, 2017, 09:10:32 am
I was out yesterday as well, nothing that dramatic, but a pleasing outward average was soon destroyed.

Today is windier here, I think I'll use the turbo.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 01 January, 2018, 09:23:48 pm
Jet stream looks a little, um... lively for the next few days.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Andrij on 02 January, 2018, 07:57:52 am
Map: 'How Much Snow It Typically Takes to Cancel School in the U.S.' (https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/01/map-how-much-snow-it-typically-takes-to-cancel-school-in-the-us/283470/)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pickled Onion on 02 January, 2018, 08:08:16 am
Jet stream looks a little, um... lively for the next few days.

There was so much weather to fit into the Shipping Forecast this morning it sounded more like a horse race commentary.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 03 January, 2018, 08:46:35 am
We had our dose of 100+ kph wind a couple of hours ago. I was just drying off after my shower when there was a roar like God putting out his wheelie bin & the lights went out. Power back now: everything rechargeable is on a charger, candles & paraffin inventoried. Another tile off this side of the barn - it needs a couple of few thou spent on it but the tax man wants those. :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 03 January, 2018, 01:59:32 pm
Lightning strike nearby at about 1:09am.  This caused the analogue telephony card in our server to shit itself (which isn't entirely surprising) in a way that asterisk interpreted as one of the extensions dialling 112 (which is).  I saw the outgoing call on the alerting system[1] and leapt out of bed to shut it down.  Impressively, reloading the TDM modules did the job - I didn't have to power-cycle anything, and the phones still work.  No emergency services turned up.

The ambient light sensor on the bathroom alerter started misreading at the same time, leading to tedious nags about leaving the bathroom light on.  This appears to be a hardware problem, which I've yet to fully investigate.  Common sense suggests it's the A/D converter, on the expensive semiconductor principle, but I'm guessing it's the actual sensor, because it's held in place by hot-melt glue and I don't think I've got a spare.

ETA: Normality restored, it was the A/D.  All fixed.


[1] It does this in a rather optimistic attempt to help barakta realise that when I (or anyone else in the house) make an outgoing call I'm on the phone, that the people I'm talking to are the ones I'm phoning and that I can't stop and repeat what she hasn't heard properly because I'm not talking to her as I'm on the phone.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 18 January, 2018, 08:01:23 pm
I'm glad Fred the storm has bypassed us. But then I suppose the same goes for any number of storms elsewhere in the world on a regular basis.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 21 January, 2018, 05:50:32 pm
What a disgusting day here in the Chilterns. And whoever did the Observers weather for the day should be ashamed!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 21 January, 2018, 06:35:41 pm
It is still raining steadily as it has been doing all day . I was hoping to go to the local shop in the dry but the wet weather gear will have to be deployed :'(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 24 January, 2018, 11:29:54 am
It was raining so hard as I drove home this morning, on a country back road, that the rain was more like dense fog and I had to slow to a crawl! Luckily it was just a brief squall, but I thought of Steve.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 24 January, 2018, 12:07:06 pm
It is windy in the east of the Eastern Angles. So much so that THEY have closed the big bridge over the River Orwell and chaos, and indeed pandemonium, has descended upon the town of Ipswich as pantechnicons and juggernauts attempt to get over said river by going into town.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 24 January, 2018, 12:16:12 pm
Fairly breezy in FurryBootToon too. The wheely bins are being rearranged on our street.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 25 January, 2018, 02:38:52 pm
Today the sun is shining. I feel like a different person, perhaps even a different species. It's rather nice.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Butterfly on 25 January, 2018, 08:22:47 pm
Today the sun is shining. I feel like a different person, perhaps even a different species. It's rather nice.

One day recently:

"Mummy, mummy, look out of the window!"
"What is it?"
"The sun is shining!"  :D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 25 January, 2018, 09:04:32 pm
It is windy in the east of the Eastern Angles. So much so that THEY have closed the big bridge over the River Orwell and chaos, and indeed pandemonium, has descended upon the town of Ipswich as pantechnicons and juggernauts attempt to get over said river by going into town.

That bridge seems to be as closed due to wind as the overpass at Ely station is due to trains
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 26 January, 2018, 08:25:16 am
It is windy in the east of the Eastern Angles. So much so that THEY have closed the big bridge over the River Orwell and chaos, and indeed pandemonium, has descended upon the town of Ipswich as pantechnicons and juggernauts attempt to get over said river by going into town.

That bridge seems to be as closed due to wind as the overpass at Ely station is due to trains
Apparently it's been closed for 25 anabit hours this year, which is a bit more than a day, or for the more mathematically inclined, approaching 5% at the time of the closure.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Bledlow on 27 January, 2018, 08:41:43 pm
Do! Wrong "random thread".  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 05 February, 2018, 08:37:36 pm
I see there is a warning of yellow snow again tonight.   ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 05 February, 2018, 09:49:42 pm
You have got huskys coming  :D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 05 February, 2018, 09:57:38 pm
You have got huskys coming  :D

Don't know about the colour, but you wouldn't want to be eating that snow either.  :-X
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 08 February, 2018, 08:02:29 am
Blimey what an overnight change.  It's positively balmy at 6° here this morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 08 February, 2018, 08:34:59 am
Blimey what an overnight change.  It's positively balmy at 6° here this morning.
Gone completely the other way here. three degrees of frost took some time to clear from the car this morning
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 21 February, 2018, 11:59:32 am
Yesterday's headlines re the next cold spell.  The Express had it's usual gloom and doom - a -8C prediction.  Trumped comprehensively by the Star's -22C  :o ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 21 February, 2018, 12:12:15 pm
Was that the Toronto Star? ;D

FWIW, it was mild enough on the south coast yesterday evening that the central heating did not switch on.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 25 February, 2018, 09:37:33 am
Screenshot of what should be the Polar Vortex as of 10 minutes ago:

(http://www.pbase.com/image/167051520.jpg)

The pinker the faster.  It should, of course, be a wavy closed loop round the pole.

Source: https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/500hPa/orthographic=-52.82,87.22,395
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 25 February, 2018, 09:56:18 am
Any chance of explaining, to thicko plebs like me without a Met degree, the significance?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 25 February, 2018, 10:54:31 am
I haven't got a Met. degree either, but here goes:

Normally you should see a wavy pinkish closed loop - the polar vortex, encircled by the jetstream - all the way round the pole. This keeps polar air over the pole, giving low temperatures, lots of sea ice, happy polar bears and oil tankers staying out. At the same time it keeps warmer southern air down here where it belongs.

Instead, climate change has meant that air over the poles is warmer and the jetstream is weaker, with the result that the polar vortex has broken up. You can see a large incursion of Atlantic air, bringing warmth from the Gulf Stream up over Iceland and the eastern coast of Greenland, while a parallel air stream is bringing easterly polar air down from Novaya Zemlya & C° along the west coast of Norway, over the North Sea and over Europe and the UK - what the tabloids are calling "the beast from the east".

The web site is fun: if you click on "earth" in the bottom left you get a menu where you can change altitude & time and select various overlays for wind speed, temperature, humidity, "misery index", etc.  Altitude's a bit funny: it's given in hectopascals where 1000 hPa = 1 atmosphere = approx. pressure at sea level. It decreases with height. I chose 500 hPa because it best matches what the various science comix are saying about the cold spell.

You can zoom in on your own area and see what's going to happen in the next few days. Gives a bit of depth to the weather map.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 25 February, 2018, 11:29:52 am
Thank you. In a 'well informed non ironic' kind of way . . .
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 25 February, 2018, 11:44:40 am
There was a simple explanation from the BBC yesterday

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-43172539/why-the-uk-will-be-so-cold-next-week
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 25 February, 2018, 01:26:34 pm
A wee bit too simple, though the coffee-cup analogy is OK.  The nullschool.net site gives a far better picture of what's really happening, though.  If you take it up to 250 hPa it's even more emphatic.

One thing I have found is that the forecast average wind speed is pretty well what you get with the "Sfc" parameter for height, while the 850 hPa value is close to gusting speed. My private theory is that turbulence causes the higher airstream to dip, causing the gusts, but that could be completely wrong.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 25 February, 2018, 10:11:26 pm
Cause/Effect - all very interesting.

However - it's been the case my entire life of moderate weather interest; a long fetch East wind in February will mean one thing - fucking cold. T'was ever thus.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 26 February, 2018, 07:44:15 am
One of the Quite Interesting facts we were forced to write as a punishment at st custards went:

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When an anticyclone over northern Europe is well-developed in winter, the resultant outflowing north-easterly or easterly winds can bring bitterly cold weather to BRITAIN.

Just peered out of the window while getting another cup of Brown Drink and it appears to be snowing in E17.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 26 February, 2018, 08:28:07 am
For reasons I won't go into here, I was in a local motorcar emporium on Saturday with the good Dr Beardy (Mrs). After our perusal of their wares and on our way home I voiced the observation that for all the years (a few times a several) I have been purchasing motorcars from various emporia, I have never come across a female sales droid. Ever. This comment occasioned a HARD THINK on both our parts (for Dr Beardy (Mrs) has frequently accompanied me on car purchasing expeditions), ands even after that activity, we were both in agreement that it was indeed the case that no female motorcar sales droids could be remembered. Yes, there are often 'receptionists' but never sales   droids.
This revelation triggered much knashing and grinding of teeth by Dr Beard (Mrs) for she is in actual fact a raving feminist.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 February, 2018, 10:09:22 am
I haven't got a Met. degree either, but here goes:

Normally you should see a wavy pinkish closed loop - the polar vortex, encircled by the jetstream - all the way round the pole. This keeps polar air over the pole, giving low temperatures, lots of sea ice, happy polar bears and oil tankers staying out. At the same time it keeps warmer southern air down here where it belongs.

Instead, climate change has meant that air over the poles is warmer and the jetstream is weaker, with the result that the polar vortex has broken up. You can see a large incursion of Atlantic air, bringing warmth from the Gulf Stream up over Iceland and the eastern coast of Greenland, while a parallel air stream is bringing easterly polar air down from Novaya Zemlya & C° along the west coast of Norway, over the North Sea and over Europe and the UK - what the tabloids are calling "the beast from the east".

The web site is fun: if you click on "earth" in the bottom left you get a menu where you can change altitude & time and select various overlays for wind speed, temperature, humidity, "misery index", etc.  Altitude's a bit funny: it's given in hectopascals where 1000 hPa = 1 atmosphere = approx. pressure at sea level. It decreases with height. I chose 500 hPa because it best matches what the various science comix are saying about the cold spell.

You can zoom in on your own area and see what's going to happen in the next few days. Gives a bit of depth to the weather map.
A good explanation of how global warming can make things colder too.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 26 February, 2018, 11:01:46 am
Locally - sufficiently so to let twunts like The Donald scoff at the science and do SFA (or worse).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 February, 2018, 12:15:41 pm
Yes, locally. But I was kind of thinking that if this reason were more well known, maybe people would understand that an exceptionally cold spell here and now does not contradict global warming.

Elselocally, it's -18 in northeast Poland.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 26 February, 2018, 02:21:47 pm
Yes, locally. But I was kind of thinking that if this reason were more well known, maybe people would understand that an exceptionally cold spell here and now does not contradict global warming.

Yes.  The trouble is putting it across.  And I'm sure that plenty of party swine know it perfectly well but (a) their jobs require them to do nothing and (b) they don't reckon they'll be alive when the really bad stuff starts.  And (c) it's all part of God's plan, blessed be He.

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Elselocally, it's -18 in northeast Poland.

Freeze-distillation concentrates methanol as well as eth. Shame, that.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 26 February, 2018, 05:45:46 pm
For reasons I won't go into here, I was in a local motorcar emporium on Saturday with the good Dr Beardy (Mrs). After our perusal of their wares and on our way home I voiced the observation that for all the years (a few times a several) I have been purchasing motorcars from various emporia, I have never come across a female sales droid. Ever. This comment occasioned a HARD THINK on both our parts (for Dr Beardy (Mrs) has frequently accompanied me on car purchasing expeditions), ands even after that activity, we were both in agreement that it was indeed the case that no female motorcar sales droids could be remembered. Yes, there are often 'receptionists' but never sales   droids.
This revelation triggered much knashing and grinding of teeth by Dr Beard (Mrs) for she is in actual fact a raving feminist.

I bought a car from a female salesdroid once.  (To be fair, it was the only time I've actually bought a car.)  It was brilliant, I hardly even needed my Token Man[1], other than for actual mechanical advice.


[1] It's a sad fact of life that there are some things that just aren't worth attempting as an unaccompanied woman, and dealing with used car salesmen is definitely one of them.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 26 February, 2018, 06:01:06 pm
The sea has frozen at Weston-super-Mud. Well, some beach surf has frozen.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-43199496
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/ACD8/production/_100184244_westonsea.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Veloman on 26 February, 2018, 06:20:05 pm
However - it's been the case my entire life of moderate weather interest; a long fetch East wind in February will mean one thing - fucking cold. T'was ever thus.

This is the type of weather forecast we need on the BBC!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 26 February, 2018, 06:24:15 pm
However - it's been the case my entire life of moderate weather interest; a long fetch East wind in February will mean one thing - fucking cold. T'was ever thus.

This is the type of weather forecast we need on the BBC!

This is what @bollocksweather (https://twitter.com/bollocksweather) is for.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 26 February, 2018, 06:32:53 pm
I did once notice a BBC weatherbod, I think it was Little Tommy Nackertacker, describe the day's weather as "amazeballs".
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 26 February, 2018, 06:40:17 pm
For reasons I won't go into here, I was in a local motorcar emporium on Saturday with the good Dr Beardy (Mrs). After our perusal of their wares and on our way home I voiced the observation that for all the years (a few times a several) I have been purchasing motorcars from various emporia, I have never come across a female sales droid. Ever. This comment occasioned a HARD THINK on both our parts (for Dr Beardy (Mrs) has frequently accompanied me on car purchasing expeditions), ands even after that activity, we were both in agreement that it was indeed the case that no female motorcar sales droids could be remembered. Yes, there are often 'receptionists' but never sales   droids.
This revelation triggered much knashing and grinding of teeth by Dr Beard (Mrs) for she is in actual fact a raving feminist.

One of the lesser known effects of global warming.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 26 February, 2018, 09:27:11 pm
I’m not sure whether this should be in the rant thread, the grumble thread or the first world problems thread, so I’ll put it in here as it sort of follows on from my last post here.
Dr Beardy (Mrs) has vetoed the purchase of the motorcar of my desirousness, namely a Mustang GT V8  >:(
Whether this is because she saw Matt Le Blank arsing around in it moments before I mentioned my wantage or whether it is just some mean streak she has I cannot say.  >:( and indeed  >:(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 26 February, 2018, 09:44:04 pm
For reasons I won't go into here, I was in a local motorcar emporium on Saturday with the good Dr Beardy (Mrs). After our perusal of their wares and on our way home I voiced the observation that for all the years (a few times a several) I have been purchasing motorcars from various emporia, I have never come across a female sales droid. Ever. This comment occasioned a HARD THINK on both our parts (for Dr Beardy (Mrs) has frequently accompanied me on car purchasing expeditions), ands even after that activity, we were both in agreement that it was indeed the case that no female motorcar sales droids could be remembered. Yes, there are often 'receptionists' but never sales   droids.
This revelation triggered much knashing and grinding of teeth by Dr Beard (Mrs) for she is in actual fact a raving feminist.

My wife’s car was bought from a female sales person, and at a main dealer franchise to boot.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 26 February, 2018, 10:00:37 pm

One of the lesser known effects of global warming.
[/quote]i didn’t quite understand this comment earlier (whom I kidding, I hadn’t got a clue what you were on about) but I’ve just understood it.
I’m in the wrong thread aren’t I?
I’ll be over in the 'what a div I am' thread if anyone wants me.  :-[ :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 27 February, 2018, 08:30:55 am

One of the lesser known effects of global warming.
i didn’t quite understand this comment earlier (whom I kidding, I hadn’t got a clue what you were on about) but I’ve just understood it.
I’m in the wrong thread aren’t I?
I’ll be over in the 'what a div I am' thread if anyone wants me.  :-[ :facepalm:

There's probably a connection between Mustang GT V8 and climate change, so you're OK here.

I thought V8 was veggie juice until I discovered Bullitt.


Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 27 February, 2018, 08:49:13 am

One of the lesser known effects of global warming.
i didn’t quite understand this comment earlier (whom I kidding, I hadn’t got a clue what you were on about) but I’ve just understood it.
I’m in the wrong thread aren’t I?
I’ll be over in the 'what a div I am' thread if anyone wants me.  :-[ :facepalm:
[/quote]

 :)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 February, 2018, 11:46:08 am
I’m not sure whether this should be in the rant thread, the grumble thread or the first world problems thread, so I’ll put it in here as it sort of follows on from my last post here.
Dr Beardy (Mrs) has vetoed the purchase of the motorcar of my desirousness, namely a Mustang GT V8  >:(
Whether this is because she saw Matt Le Blank arsing around in it moments before I mentioned my wantage or whether it is just some mean streak she has I cannot say.  >:( and indeed  >:(

I did about eight thousand miles in a Mustang GT V8 last year and reckon that 99% of the time you will not notice the extra 125 bhp over the cooking V6 version.  The latter goes round corners better too.  Try to sell this to Dr Beardy (Mrs) as a compromise.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 28 February, 2018, 12:28:56 pm
This Winter is officially 'cold'. Just been to use the outside bog and found it frozen over.

Not seen that in the last five years . . .
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 28 February, 2018, 01:54:12 pm
-11°C overnight according to our old A4, which sleeps rough these days.  It had to turn over a couple of times before starting, too - very unusual.

Lowest we had last year was -10.6°C.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 16 March, 2018, 01:02:27 pm
It's been rather well-ventilated here today. We've been watching the waves crash over the lighthouse on the breakwater and boats struggling to get in and out of the harbour  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 16 March, 2018, 01:06:22 pm
One hopes the snow at Twickenham
Will not be over-thickenham.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 16 March, 2018, 01:30:09 pm
One hopes the snow at Twickenham
Will not be over-thickenham.
the England pack need all the help they can get, though I’m not sure exactly what would help them against the Ireland pack. I suspect a very bad tempered game tomorrow.  :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 16 March, 2018, 03:15:43 pm
It's been rather well-ventilated here today. We've been watching the waves crash over the lighthouse on the breakwater and boats struggling to get in and out of the harbour  :o

Oh dear, I have a colleague offshore, due back today.   She was not hopeful last night  :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Guy on 21 March, 2018, 03:36:16 pm
Is my memory fading, or is today really the first day this month I'll have a tail wind home?

I'd almost forgotten what a west wind felt like.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 22 March, 2018, 08:06:32 am
Usually wet.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 19 April, 2018, 05:38:51 pm
Our posh Oregon Scientific indoor and outdoor thermometer/hygrometer is showing a 'rain' icon.

Weather does not look like rain here in Outer Londonton...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: orienteer on 19 April, 2018, 07:51:16 pm
My weather station is also indicating rain!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 19 April, 2018, 08:45:04 pm
Our weatherbricks (https://twitter.com/kimble4/status/986636663593033728) are still indicating 'scorchio'.  Even the one barakta tried experimentally scrubbing with water half an hour ago to see if the salts would come off.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 20 April, 2018, 11:17:18 pm
David is outside observing. He's been getting cold.
He has just put on his down jacket.
My outdoor thermometer reads 16C.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 20 April, 2018, 11:21:10 pm
Standard BRITISH thing of rate-of-change-of-weather being what matters, I suppose.  I've just closed the window I'm sitting next to as the breeze was getting chilly as the outside temperature dropped below 14C (it's nominally 23C in the room).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 20 April, 2018, 11:34:47 pm
I've been wearing shorts since the clocks changed.

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 20 April, 2018, 11:36:54 pm
Now I think about it, I've been able to feel my feet for at least a week.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 20 April, 2018, 11:59:56 pm
Now I think about it, I've been able to feel my feet for at least a week.

I suffer reynaud's like symptoms in my feet, having spent most of the winter with either sensationless or hypersensitive toes, they are now pain free but shedding the dead skin like nobody's business, looks like I'm unravelling
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 21 April, 2018, 01:22:09 am
Eww . . .
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 21 April, 2018, 07:14:56 am
Try it from my end, far more than ewwww.

I have a choice of painful feet from about November to March, or a winter on the turbo trainer.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 21 April, 2018, 03:53:35 pm
First day this year I’ve put the washing out to dry.
Currently enjoying an al fresco beer.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 21 April, 2018, 04:39:56 pm
Raining here now. Big drops too!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jakob W on 21 April, 2018, 05:58:41 pm
Forecast was for sun all day but rain later this evening, so at 2PM I started to put new felt on the shed roof I stripped yesterday. So of course it began to piss it down for an hour as I got underway.  ::-)

At least it has dried enough for me to finish most of the job - just need to finish nailing the edges down.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 28 April, 2018, 11:32:12 am
Just checked the forecast for Monday. 2C and sleet  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 28 April, 2018, 12:09:23 pm
I don't think outdoor sex is likely on the first of May this year, unless you take a blanket.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: SteveC on 28 April, 2018, 12:15:37 pm
Speaking as someone who has watched the sunrise on May morning something like twenty-five times over the last thirty-five years, I can assure you it rarely, if ever, is warm enough for that sort of activity!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 29 April, 2018, 08:33:36 am
Unusual thunderstorm last night: rolled in around 9 pm and stayed for two hours.  Not much rain, no noticeable wind, but monster flashes and crashes, fortunately over the hills a couple of K to the south.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 30 April, 2018, 10:27:05 am
Bloody hell it's windy

I've just moved a small potted plant inside to stop it blowing away, a recently potted bonsai into the greenhouse to stop it blowing out of its pot, and another down to the sheltered lower layer of the display bench.  Hardwood cuttings seem to be rocking in their compost
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 30 April, 2018, 10:59:34 am
On my daily perambulation with the dog through the park, I have noticed that the oak leaves are coming out (just) before the ash.

Doesn't the rhyme go something like
Oak before ash, we'll get a splash,
Ash before oak, we'll get a soak?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 30 April, 2018, 11:15:51 am
Twas windy enough this AM to warrant the closure of the big bridge over the river Orwel. Cue lots of traffic and well, queues through the centre of Ipswich. They re-opened the bridge at 7:20 so major chaos was mostly avoided.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Giraffe on 01 May, 2018, 09:32:21 am
Friday: Northamptonium would have downpours and northerly wind on Monday - great, appointment at 10:50 hours a.m. in the morning and 2 miles to walk (North) to be sure of a bus.
Saturday: still the same.
Sunday: rain might not get here until lunchtime; still wind and max. 5 deg. C.
Monday: no rain all day; temp. at 10.5 deg. C in p.m.
So pleased that I had a rucksack with all the gear in it.
Went to Malt Shovel to celebrate.

What would we do without weather forecasts.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 01 May, 2018, 10:40:57 am
I drove home fro Skipton yesterday. Cold, horrible day, but at least the rain didn't start until I was in the environs of Cambridge.

The lowest temperature the car recorded during the day was 5°C, just south of Chelmsford. That's absolutely dreadful.

Sunny again today, but not warm.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 01 May, 2018, 11:19:31 am
Further over hear to the East it was raining when I left home at 7am of the clock and it was still raining when I returned to the Bastion at 6 of the pm oclock. Horrid wet and windy day. Today's blue skies are most welcome.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: orienteer on 01 May, 2018, 12:54:31 pm
Here in west London we didn't see any of the forecast deluge, just a cold north wind.

Sunny today, started below 1C but now almost 17C.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 07 May, 2018, 02:47:49 pm
Heat record broken.  I can't wait for the newsreaders to pronounce Herstmonceaux.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 07 May, 2018, 10:50:40 pm
This is what happens when I miss a bank holiday. I'm away: heat and sun. I'm not away: cold and grey. Every fucking time.

As a plus, it's 32 degrees and sunny here. As a negative I'm mostly in a overly air-conditioned conference room. I'm quite sure that Americans think they can simply deal with climate change by nudging the a/c down a few degrees.

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 08 May, 2018, 08:01:20 am
I have been reminded of one downside to working in the office again when dressing for work this morning. The shirt and tie may be dead in IT, and even the suit is very much optional these days, but shorts are a step to far for the Office, even in my opinion. Having been a home worker for 17 years, having to wear trousers more than once in a while really is the biggest down side for me. :(  :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 08 May, 2018, 09:07:52 am
I was just thinking exactly the same, corporate office this week, crisp factory next week, neither would be expecting shorts.

Make the most of today and Friday at home I think.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: orienteer on 08 May, 2018, 12:09:20 pm
This is what happens when I miss a bank holiday. I'm away: heat and sun. I'm not away: cold and grey. Every fucking time.


Would you mind buggering off every bank holiday?  :demon:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 08 May, 2018, 06:53:07 pm
I have been reminded of one downside to working in the office again when dressing for work this morning. The shirt and tie may be dead in IT, and even the suit is very much optional these days, but shorts are a step to far for the Office, even in my opinion. Having been a home worker for 17 years, having to wear trousers more than once in a while really is the biggest down side for me. :(  :(
A girl person in her own right at work was wearing a shirt today.  Just a shirt.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 08 May, 2018, 11:54:40 pm
This is what happens when I miss a bank holiday. I'm away: heat and sun. I'm not away: cold and grey. Every fucking time.


Would you mind buggering off every bank holiday?  :demon:

No, it makes my wife grumpy. Especially when I send her a running commentary on my cocktail consumption. It's important to keep hydrated when it's 33 degrees and you're taking a slow stroll between bars.

Alas, I fly back tomorrow evening, so expect less clemency from the weather as of Thursday morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 09 May, 2018, 11:31:59 am
Forecast is for rain.  YA Rob McKenna AICMFP.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cygnet on 09 May, 2018, 11:45:38 am
 ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 09 May, 2018, 06:39:43 pm
And I am riding up to long itchington in the morning   ::-) . Should be dry by the time I get there if I am lucky  :)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 10 May, 2018, 12:33:20 am
And I am riding up to long itchington in the morning   ::-) . Should be dry by the time I get there if I am lucky  :)

Don't forget your charger. I haven't got a spare . . .
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 10 May, 2018, 07:50:00 am
Charger is on-board as is the second battery   :)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 May, 2018, 01:55:59 am
"Crivvens!" exclaimed Mr Larrington.  "The polis are arresting the neighbours again!"

(Looks out of window)

No.  No, they are not.  Those blue flashing lights are, in fact, lightning.  I think I will vacate the Estate Office, where I am surrounded by anbarick devices.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 27 May, 2018, 08:14:16 am
Vineyards down south (from here, not from there) lambasted by hail yesterday, ditto Haguenau* midweek.

*listed by Baedecker as "where the hell?"
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 27 May, 2018, 05:57:49 pm
It was raining Sustrans path a little bit ago.  Now it's raining rain, in copious amounts.  I can hear the death throes of some sort of burglar alarm, and we seem to be having terrible problems with our drainage.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 27 May, 2018, 06:42:35 pm
I've had to get used to some new meteorological situations, since moving to the Coastal NE. It's a bit like being in Norfolk, because that county is nearly all North Sea coastal, but up here it's just a bit more so.

So the last five days have been this: Fog, cold (10c), damp, nasty. Suddenly today - it's crystal clear, warm, sunny.

You can bet that tomorrow will be one of: (a) Cold Fog, (b) Heatwave.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andytheflyer on 27 May, 2018, 06:45:32 pm
It was very black to the west over Bill's mother's (she lives in Oswestry) first thing this morning.  It's been marginally less black all day here, but now it's dark, we have the lights on, and it's raining steadily. 

Never before have I seen the Meteoradar rain forecast in red and purple.  Should be an interesting next few hours....  Good job we live on the top of a hill.

http://meteoradar.co.uk/zoom/651/769/verwacht
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 27 May, 2018, 07:15:10 pm
Looking at something on Twitter suggests Kim and barakta are under water.

Hubert road is near you, right?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 27 May, 2018, 07:51:44 pm
I've had to get used to some new meteorological situations, since moving to the Coastal NE. It's a bit like being in Norfolk, because that county is nearly all North Sea coastal, but up here it's just a bit more so.

So the last five days have been this: Fog, cold (10c), damp, nasty. Suddenly today - it's crystal clear, warm, sunny.

You can bet that tomorrow will be one of: (a) Cold Fog, (b) Heatwave.

Sounds just like both Cambridgeshire and Aberdeenshire, my main two hangouts.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 27 May, 2018, 07:54:14 pm
60mm in an hour at Edgbaston, apparently.

The drain that takes the run-off from the back half of our roof, as well as the kitchen sink, couldn't cope, and we had a few inches of flooding outside the back door.  Everything else seemed okay, apart from a large lump of 'dripping blood' (symptom of packet loss) on our ADSL CQM graph.  The weatherbricks outside our kitchen window have turned completely brown.

Looking at BirminghamUpdates on twitter, the usual Bournbrook drainage problem spots of the junction at the University south gate and the Pershore Road near the nature centre were thoroughly underwater, with general chaos around the city.

The spoil heap currently occupying the wankpanzer parking spot at the front of our house (they've been planting new streetlights) seems greatly diminished.  I expect it's all been washed into a storm drain.

No floating wheelybins or anything here though.

It's all stopped now, and is in the process of pretending that it never happened.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 27 May, 2018, 08:25:22 pm
I've had to get used to some new meteorological situations, since moving to the Coastal NE. It's a bit like being in Norfolk, because that county is nearly all North Sea coastal, but up here it's just a bit more so.

So the last five days have been this: Fog, cold (10c), damp, nasty. Suddenly today - it's crystal clear, warm, sunny.

You can bet that tomorrow will be one of: (a) Cold Fog, (b) Heatwave.

Sounds just like both Cambridgeshire and Aberdeenshire, my main two hangouts.
Aberdeen=heatwave until 30 mins before it's time to leave work. At which point the haar rolls in.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 27 May, 2018, 08:56:49 pm
I've had to get used to some new meteorological situations, since moving to the Coastal NE. It's a bit like being in Norfolk, because that county is nearly all North Sea coastal, but up here it's just a bit more so.

So the last five days have been this: Fog, cold (10c), damp, nasty. Suddenly today - it's crystal clear, warm, sunny.

You can bet that tomorrow will be one of: (a) Cold Fog, (b) Heatwave.

Sounds just like both Cambridgeshire and Aberdeenshire, my main two hangouts.
Aberdeen=heatwave until 30 mins before it's time to leave work. At which point the haar rolls in.

North East Cambs - 4 days solid of -2C fog, my moustache had condensation
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 28 May, 2018, 08:22:02 am
So far this month France has only had one day without thunderstorms.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 28 May, 2018, 02:55:45 pm
It seems we caught the tail of the storm that sat over Milton Keynes for several hours yesterday evening, and caused flooding.  We were more fortunate, tho I’ve never experienced such an extended period of non-stop lightning and thunder.

Despite the ferocity of the hailstorm, and volume of subsequent rain, the garden has survived virtually unscathed with the exception of some shredded hosta leaves, and the breaking off of the growing tip from a clematis. Fortunately the roses are late, so mostly not open.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 28 May, 2018, 06:48:12 pm
"And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing"

I do love a good storm.  :D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 28 May, 2018, 07:22:14 pm
The weather is properly confused here. Yesterday, we had the first warm sunny day for quite a while - after a run of cold, grey haar days.

Today? Back to the fog. We climbed Roseberry Topping (it's a local destination) and it was heaving with folks who'd walked up into the fog. No views whatsoever from this famous "viewpoint" - just cloud whipping past on the NE'erly straight in from the North Sea. Weird.

The haar thinned somewhat during the afternoon, but it's back with a vengeance now; "socked in", as pilots might say.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 28 May, 2018, 07:35:28 pm
Thundering quite heavily over E17 and the lack of wind suggests it'll be around for a bit.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: orienteer on 28 May, 2018, 07:59:00 pm
Can hear the thunder from the east here in Uxbridge, but the forecast is no rain until dawn  ???
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 28 May, 2018, 07:59:42 pm
Watched flooding on East London jamcams with bemusement, thinking I had a nice warm day.
Hear thunder in the distance.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeThkCBW0AEjyY1.jpg:large)

No precipitation here yet...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 28 May, 2018, 08:45:05 pm
It's all gone a bit wrong at Earlswood:

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/cycling/2018_05_28_17_50_10.sized.jpg)

(Note for Southerners: This reservoir acts as a header tank for the Grand Onion Canal)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jakob W on 28 May, 2018, 09:47:54 pm
Doesn't look like it's lost too much there - are they worried about a breach?

In weather-related news, the floods fatality was near the end of my street - apparently the 80-year-old driver tried to get his van through 2.5m of water in the dip underneath a railway bridge.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Ham on 28 May, 2018, 09:54:22 pm
Watched flooding on East London jamcams with bemusement, thinking I had a nice warm day.
Hear thunder in the distance.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeThkCBW0AEjyY1.jpg:large)

No precipitation here yet...
For added amusement value the traffic cam could have zoomed in, were it capable of so doing, on the scene of an East London denizen continuing to bbq spit roast a chicken through said downpour with the aid of an umbrella, a shield to avoid roasted nuts alongside the chicken and a leavening of humour.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Deano on 28 May, 2018, 10:25:32 pm
The weather is properly confused here. Yesterday, we had the first warm sunny day for quite a while - after a run of cold, grey haar days.

Today? Back to the fog. We climbed Roseberry Topping (it's a local destination) and it was heaving with folks who'd walked up into the fog. No views whatsoever from this famous "viewpoint" - just cloud whipping past on the NE'erly straight in from the North Sea. Weird.

The haar thinned somewhat during the afternoon, but it's back with a vengeance now; "socked in", as pilots might say.

Yeah, it really came back in fast. I've seen nowt like it since John Carpenter's The Fog. It was clear coming up the old railway from Chimney Bank top, but I was coming up to Ralph Cross when it just rolled over:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/885/28544093738_dd2db6b954_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KukWBd)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 28 May, 2018, 10:56:56 pm
Doesn't look like it's lost too much there - are they worried about a breach?

I expect they were yesterday evening, when they (I assume) hastily closed the road with police tape.  This seems to have been successful in stopping any stray wankpanzers from exacerbating the problem by driving over the top.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jakob W on 28 May, 2018, 11:52:56 pm
Doesn't look like it's lost too much there - are they worried about a breach?

I expect they were yesterday evening, when they (I assume) hastily closed the road with police tape.  This seems to have been successful in stopping any stray wankpanzers from exacerbating the problem by driving over the top.

GPWM; I always underestimate the moton's urge to press on regardless, especially when driving the kind of wankpanzer that poses a genuine threat to shaky foundations...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 29 May, 2018, 07:33:31 am
bloody windy here yesterday, and now oddly foggy but still breezy

No thunder at all
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 29 May, 2018, 08:03:59 am
It's all gone a bit wrong at Earlswood:

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/cycling/2018_05_28_17_50_10.sized.jpg)

(Note for Southerners: This reservoir acts as a header tank for the Grand Onion Canal)

Double yellow lines on a cycle track?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 29 May, 2018, 12:02:14 pm
So far this month France has only had one day without thunderstorms.

Judging from Karla’s twitter feed that trend continues.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 29 May, 2018, 12:41:11 pm
It's all gone a bit wrong at Earlswood:

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/cycling/2018_05_28_17_50_10.sized.jpg)

(Note for Southerners: This reservoir acts as a header tank for the Grand Onion Canal)

Double yellow lines on a cycle track?

It's technically a road, though it's mostly used by pedestrians and cyclists.  You can fit exactly one modern car on it, with room for a pedestrian to hold their breath alongside.  There's a curious 'Y' arrangement where drivers (mostly accessing the residential area at the base of the 'Y' without the inconvenience of going the long way round) manage not to jam the whole thing up: https://goo.gl/maps/8ZpZQ6Mv6YS2

I assume the double yellows are there to make a point to particularly thick fisherpersons and dog-emptiers.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: fimm on 29 May, 2018, 04:53:54 pm
I've been on Skye. We have had wall to wall sunshine. It has been hot. We have been sitting in the streams to cool down. I am quite sunburned.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 29 May, 2018, 05:02:50 pm
It's all gone a bit wrong at Earlswood:

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/cycling/2018_05_28_17_50_10.sized.jpg)

(Note for Southerners: This reservoir acts as a header tank for the Grand Onion Canal)

Double yellow lines on a cycle track?

It's technically a road, though it's mostly used by pedestrians and cyclists.  You can fit exactly one modern car on it, with room for a pedestrian to hold their breath alongside.  There's a curious 'Y' arrangement where drivers (mostly accessing the residential area at the base of the 'Y' without the inconvenience of going the long way round) manage not to jam the whole thing up: https://goo.gl/maps/8ZpZQ6Mv6YS2

I assume the double yellows are there to make a point to particularly thick fisherpersons and dog-emptiers.

Nice bit of strategic barrier-fu at the Y.

"Dog-emptiers" is nice.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 30 May, 2018, 11:26:52 am
Whilst travelling on the A12 in a north easterly direction yesterday morning, the pantechnicons and juggernauts weren’t content with creating clouds of road filth laden spray. No, they had to leave a wake in their, erm, wake.
It was quite the most horrid driving experience.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 30 May, 2018, 07:19:44 pm
I've seen more Fog since we moved to Teesside than in my previous 58 years put together. Today is a perfect example - 50-100m visibility all day. I've had the fucking lights on indoors, all day. I've had to deploy the SAD light. It's June day after tomorrow, and I've got the SAD light out.

I think I may need to move.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 31 May, 2018, 08:13:47 am
Meteo France forecast storms for us from 23:00 - 02:00 last night.  At 22:58 I said to Mrs T42 "well they'd better hurry up, there's not a peep so far". 30 seconds later the first crash arrived, and we were treated to torrential rain, battering wind, an ostentatious light show and the sound of God rolling out his wheelie bin for the next hour and a half.

At bladder o'clock* (03:40) the road was dry.

* Larringtonian mot juste, for which ta.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Nuncio on 31 May, 2018, 09:33:17 am
I've seen more Fog since we moved to Teesside than in my previous 58 years put together. Today is a perfect example - 50-100m visibility all day. I've had the fucking lights on indoors, all day. I've had to deploy the SAD light. It's June day after tomorrow, and I've got the SAD light out.

I think I may need to move.

It wouldn't be far to move to Tyneside, where the fog is not shared.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 31 May, 2018, 10:00:25 am
I've seen more Fog since we moved to Teesside than in my previous 58 years put together. Today is a perfect example - 50-100m visibility all day. I've had the fucking lights on indoors, all day. I've had to deploy the SAD light. It's June day after tomorrow, and I've got the SAD light out.

I think I may need to move.

It wouldn't be far to move to Tyneside, where the fog is not shared.

 :facepalm:

I've missed you, since I left Twitter  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Butterfly on 31 May, 2018, 10:13:18 am
I've seen more Fog since we moved to Teesside than in my previous 58 years put together. Today is a perfect example - 50-100m visibility all day. I've had the fucking lights on indoors, all day. I've had to deploy the SAD light. It's June day after tomorrow, and I've got the SAD light out.

I think I may need to move.

It wouldn't be far to move to Tyneside, where the fog is not shared.

 ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 31 May, 2018, 12:25:27 pm
Quote from: Nuncio link=topic=86532.msg2290847#msg2290847 date=1527755597
It wouldn't be far to move to Tyneside, where the fog is not shared.
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 :) ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 02 June, 2018, 09:41:54 pm
For the first time in absolutely ages, it's raining. :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 07 June, 2018, 12:59:44 am
I've seen more Fog since we moved to Teesside than in my previous 58 years put together. Today is a perfect example - 50-100m visibility all day. I've had the fucking lights on indoors, all day. I've had to deploy the SAD light. It's June day after tomorrow, and I've got the SAD light out.

I think I may need to move.

It wouldn't be far to move to Tyneside, where the fog is not shared.

Isn't there a song called "Fog on the Tyne"?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog_on_the_Tyne

Blimey! A popular beat combo, m'lud!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: jsabine on 07 June, 2018, 09:50:08 am
I think I may need to move.

It wouldn't be far to move to Tyneside, where the fog is not shared.

Isn't there a song called "Fog on the Tyne"?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog_on_the_Tyne

Blimey! A popular beat combo, m'lud!

This may perhaps have been the point of the witticism, given that the lyrics assert repeatedly that the fog on the Tyne is all mine, all mine.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 07 June, 2018, 10:48:18 am
Isn't there a song called "Fog on the Tyne"?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog_on_the_Tyne

Blimey! A popular beat combo, m'lud!

Showing my age, but I was only previously aware of the once-popular sportsballer version, and thought Lindisfarne was an island.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 07 June, 2018, 11:01:30 am
Probably showing my age, but I wasn't aware of the sportsballer version.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Guy on 07 June, 2018, 11:02:26 am
Lindisfarne *is* an island. named after a popular beat combo, I believe.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 07 June, 2018, 11:25:17 am
Lindisfarne *is* an island. named after a popular beat combo, I believe.
AKA the Holy Isle. The island that is, not the popular beat combo
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 07 June, 2018, 11:46:21 am
Er... sportsball?  Synonym for fitbaw?

Thought Holy Isle was what they poured on HM during the coronation.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 07 June, 2018, 01:58:23 pm
I think I may need to move.

It wouldn't be far to move to Tyneside, where the fog is not shared.

Isn't there a song called "Fog on the Tyne"?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fog_on_the_Tyne

Blimey! A popular beat combo, m'lud!

This may perhaps have been the point of the witticism, given that the lyrics assert repeatedly that the fog on the Tyne is all mine, all mine.

I know I'm getting old and Wow is my senior but it would appear this wit has taken him the best part of a week to click...

Are you OK, Wow?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 07 June, 2018, 07:32:40 pm
One of Professor Larrington's oldest chums is the daughter of the former vicar of Lindisfarne.  When the pair of them were attempting to reduce the Pennilessness of Student Oafery working as chambermaids in an hotel in Norway, the Locals were greatly amused.  "Ha ha!  We pillaged Lindisfarne, yes!  Maybe we come again!"

She is now a GP in Cheshire.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 07 June, 2018, 09:13:11 pm
Oi.  Sky.  Don't just threaten a thunderstorm.   JFDI.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 09 June, 2018, 05:37:29 pm
All the rain that’s been mysteriously absent recently...it’s all coming down at once. I went to Waitrose and now it’s got totally torrential - rivers running down the streets. Really hope it dies down a bit soon so that I can make a dash for home...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 09 June, 2018, 06:46:54 pm
I'm still hoping, very dry here
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 14 June, 2018, 09:06:48 am
Very windy in Liverpool, my windows & loft hatch were rattling all night. Now in the office down by the river & it’s a right hoolie.  Storm Hector, does this mean I have to look out for ZsaZsa & Kiki as well?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 14 June, 2018, 06:39:20 pm
It arrived here in Orkney around lunchtime.  Wind!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Feanor on 14 June, 2018, 06:42:33 pm
Yes, we had a strong westerly by lunchtime, so some of us took bikes out to Tornaveen, dropped a car there and took the tailwind-assist back!
Averaged 50kph over 25k!

https://www.strava.com/activities/1637853313

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: PeteB99 on 27 June, 2018, 12:10:06 pm
The local universities weather station recorded 31.4 C yesterday which would have made us one of the hottest places in the country according to the BBC.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 29 June, 2018, 08:16:16 am
My bike computer recorded 33.x on Wednesday, but admittedly a university weather station is probably more accurate.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 29 June, 2018, 11:20:47 pm
I find the inaccuracy of the temperature reading on my bike computer surprisingly useful.  It may be right out for meteorological purposes, but it's generally a good indicator of how I'm going to feel after a couple of miles when I get back on the bike after a stop.

I've seen it read over 40C, but only within tent.  (Where it functions as an indicator of how I'm going to want the openings of my sleeping bag configured once my lard and feet have warmed up.)

When it got to this point (Germany, 2016), getting off to take the photo was a challenge: (http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/viva_colonia/2016_09_12_15_22_40.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 29 June, 2018, 11:53:35 pm
It’s too damn hot. Alright!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 30 June, 2018, 10:10:55 am
Going to be better here tomorrow, only 28° max, but with a headwind gusting to 45 kph for the homeward leg.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: PeteB99 on 30 June, 2018, 11:28:52 am
It’s too damn hot. Alright!

Look on the bright side. The nights are drawing in.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 30 June, 2018, 08:03:39 pm
Only out on the bike for two hours today, but I think I've given myself a touch of sunstroke, headache all day afterwards and general fuzziness despite drinking over two litres in the two hours. 
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 01 July, 2018, 07:06:17 pm
*stands in garden, face up in the warm rain*   hmmm, nice.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 02 July, 2018, 08:06:44 am
The bloody wind hasn't let up since Friday. I need to do a 150k or more to stay sane and the poplar tree I use as an anemometer is bent over sideways like the proverbial crone. Don't want to ride 75k against that. Looks like another day of occupational therapy in the workshop. Mañana.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 02 July, 2018, 08:53:34 am
It's only bloody well getting hotter damn it!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 02 July, 2018, 10:21:17 am
The bloody wind hasn't let up since Friday. I need to do a 150k or more to stay sane and the poplar tree I use as an anemometer is bent over sideways like the proverbial crone. Don't want to ride 75k against that. Looks like another day of occupational therapy in the workshop. Mañana.

Yes, ba$tard wind in the Fens as well, at least I've been able to get some relief from it by judicious route selection
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 02 July, 2018, 01:10:29 pm
Last Thursday El Prez & I were singing the praises of cornfields as wind blocks, then rounded a curve and found that they make pretty good wind tunnels too.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 03 July, 2018, 12:17:41 am
Me, May 1st to June 7th - "Fucking North Sea... Fog... Haar... Fucking drizzle... Fboab, where's my SAD light?... Fucking country.... Fucking North Sea..."

Me, June 8th to July 3rd - "Ahhhh, you can't beat a sea breeze, eh?"
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 03 July, 2018, 12:52:36 pm
Sea breeze?  One without the maximum dose of pollen, dust, hydrocarbons and those irritating little black fly things?  Where do I sign up?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 04 July, 2018, 09:41:49 am
Summer is officially declared. Southern have turned on the heat across all their trains.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 04 July, 2018, 12:24:52 pm
Summer is officially declared. Southern have turned on the heat across all their trains.

 :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: >:( ;D

What a waste!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 04 July, 2018, 01:10:24 pm
Yeah. We had the street-lights on at 3 p.m. the other day. Fixed now.

Meanwhile, the sky is grey with dark-grey lumps, thunder is grumbling on and off, and the wee spatter of rain we had has served to bump the humidity up to sauna levels. We're promised strong winds, proper lightning and hail for later.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 05 July, 2018, 05:29:01 pm
Sea breeze?  One without the maximum dose of pollen, dust, hydrocarbons and those irritating little black fly things?  Where do I sign up?

This was one of the reasons that Jan and I went to the Pembrokeshire coast last week. We saw the forecast and buggered off.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 09 July, 2018, 01:31:38 pm
Big black clouds gatheing over the fens, and abreeze springing up

Fingers crossed we'll get some wet stuff.

Must have been my bike washing and lawns sprinkling yesterday
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 09 July, 2018, 03:52:32 pm
There was just enough drizzle in the air this morning to dampen the roads and settle the dust. First rain for weeks.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 09 July, 2018, 04:02:54 pm
There was just enough drizzle in the air this morning to dampen the roads and settle the dust. First rain for weeks.

Bah!  Not a cloud in the sky here.  Surprised to see sunless Wimbledon.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 09 July, 2018, 04:21:35 pm
Intermittently completely overcast here in NW Londonton but no sign of precipitation.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 09 July, 2018, 05:33:19 pm
Farcebok's so-called "weather forecast" told me to "stay dry" as "rain is forecast".  So we're set for another dry fortnight in That London.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 12 July, 2018, 11:18:08 pm
A Ceredigion  Council  gritter truck went past the house this evening.   Not gritting  obv.  But do they know something I don't?   ???
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 12 July, 2018, 11:26:29 pm
Farcebok's so-called "weather forecast" told me to "stay dry" as "rain is forecast".  So we're set for another dry fortnight in That London.

My Oregon Scientific thermometer/hygrometer has been displaying 'rain' icons a lot recently.

Our grounds are parched...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 12 July, 2018, 11:31:51 pm
Rain? The elders tell tales of strange wet skies.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 12 July, 2018, 11:55:46 pm
A Ceredigion  Council  gritter truck went past the house this evening.   Not gritting  obv.  But do they know something I don't?   ???

Probably just passing through. There were reports about gritters being sent out to put a layer of top dressing down when the heat was making roads melt a couple of weeks ago (https://www.google.co.uk/search?source=hp&ei=fNxHW9ylFIzewAKhlpWQDw&q=gritting+lorries+melting+roads&oq=gritting+lorries+melting+roads&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i22i29i30k1.561.10091.0.10310.30.30.0.0.0.0.204.3174.11j17j1.29.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..1.29.3165...0j0i131k1j0i22i30k1j0i22i10i30k1j0i13k1j0i13i30k1j33i160k1j33i21k1.0.-sg_O7yqaWs), but it's not that hot now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 13 July, 2018, 07:32:44 pm
It seems to be raining in this corner of That London.
Maybe Big Tom will drink from the puddles.

I might have heard Donner.

No Blitzen observed.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 13 July, 2018, 09:34:28 pm
Flash flooding in east Swindon.  Sainsbury's roof collapsed and it's closed!  Things floated around my garden and some water got under the lead flashing and into the conservatory (now mopped up).  Lawn looks happier.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 13 July, 2018, 11:28:30 pm
Quote
Flash flooding in east Swindon.

Damage estimates running into tens of £s
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 13 July, 2018, 11:38:05 pm
Still sweet f.a in east cambs. Wife rained on listening to Michael bubbly in that london
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Andrij on 14 July, 2018, 12:03:44 am
This evening...
Monsoon season on Oxford Street; bone dry along the Thames.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 16 July, 2018, 08:44:48 pm
Oh. My. Goodness. RAIN!  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 16 July, 2018, 10:19:28 pm
Half a bucket of petrichor in Middle Earth.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 16 July, 2018, 10:27:33 pm
Some light drizzle in Liverpool this morning,  a couple of hours of heavier stuff in the evening.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 16 July, 2018, 10:32:08 pm
Half a bucket of petrichor in Middle Earth.
Are the weather bricks wet?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 16 July, 2018, 10:34:47 pm
No rain here since Friday and that was nothing like enough.
Living in a desert.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on 16 July, 2018, 10:42:32 pm
It is starting to sound like some people want rain. What is wrong with you lot?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 16 July, 2018, 11:22:12 pm
No rain in Slough yet and I'm still enjoying the sunshine   :)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 16 July, 2018, 11:57:41 pm
It is starting to sound like some people want rain. What is wrong with you lot?

Sunburn, allergies and dehydration.  And some shoulder thing that can't reasonably be blamed on the weather.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 16 July, 2018, 11:58:04 pm
Half a bucket of petrichor in Middle Earth.
Are the weather bricks wet?

Weather bricks black = night time.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: nicknack on 17 July, 2018, 09:56:13 am
It is starting to sound like some people want rain. What is wrong with you lot?

Sunburn, allergies and dehydration.  And some shoulder thing that can't reasonably be blamed on the weather.
Brown garden and dying plants.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 17 July, 2018, 09:59:26 am
Well, I thought it was clouding over for a bit of rain this morning, with some very ominous dark clouds. It seems I was wrong :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on 17 July, 2018, 10:31:56 am
I'll take any and all of those things over wet stuff falling from the sky and ending up on me, the ground and the road, particularly since I had a front wheel slide (and fall) on a wet road last week.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: orienteer on 17 July, 2018, 10:59:52 am
Road surfaces will be extremely slippery when it finally rains, be very careful out there.

(Old enough to remember the 1976 drought)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Guy on 17 July, 2018, 11:39:04 am
The Norwegians are foretelling of as much as 0.2mm of rain for SG17 around 1400 o'clock today.

We'll see.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andytheflyer on 20 July, 2018, 12:13:00 pm
It's gone windy, cool and grey here, 20m S of Chester, and now begun to rain.  Looking at the rain radar, the cloud stretches all the way west to the Welsh coast. I was going to go out on the 'bent this pm to get a few more Veloviewer squares, but might settle for more TdF instead.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: citoyen on 20 July, 2018, 12:18:38 pm
We experienced a few drops of condensed atmospheric moisture here in East Kent this morning. Woo!

The last time I experienced proper rain was when I was in Scotland at the end of May, and even that was only for a couple of hours.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 20 July, 2018, 12:48:43 pm
I saw rain this week for the first time in about 2 months, I was in Aberdeen.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 20 July, 2018, 08:11:54 pm
We had a little rain this evening in HA8.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 20 July, 2018, 09:04:43 pm
I got soaked on a bike ride earlier.  It's been a while...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 20 July, 2018, 09:21:55 pm
We bought a water butt a couple of months ago......  It still hasn’t rained despite dire warnings. Maybe a shower overnight, maybe not. It’s got so I don’t check the forecast before a ride. Just like being abroad.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 21 July, 2018, 06:51:37 am
None, Nada, zip, zero >:(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 21 July, 2018, 07:11:20 am
Helluva bang at 3 a.m. followed by a downpour. Dry now, 18°.  No wind so house still full of the 30° stuff.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 21 July, 2018, 07:20:43 am
We had about 4 hours worth last evening and most welcome it was too!

Indeed, two of our local stray cats (Eric and Lord Rayner) came into the house to sleep to avoid it. The rain also brought out a hedgehog we had not seen before (quite a small one, perhaps this years birth) looking for food... of course it got fed as do all passing animals!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andytheflyer on 21 July, 2018, 07:48:22 am
It's gone windy, cool and grey here, 20m S of Chester, and now begun to rain.  Looking at the rain radar, the cloud stretches all the way west to the Welsh coast. I was going to go out on the 'bent this pm to get a few more Veloviewer squares, but might settle for more TdF instead.


And rain it did - steady, wet rain for about 3 hours.  Barbour on for the first time in weeks, nipped out, filled the fountain, and 3 watering cans from the water butt, so that everything would be filled.  The lawns have greened up already.  It now feels a bit autumnal, but warmer: flat calm, watery sun, misty.  All the foliage gently dripping. Will go out shortly and wipe down my car so it gets a free wash.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 21 July, 2018, 09:07:38 am
If we've had any rain in E17 it's been either while I was asleep or watching the Tour.  Sun's doing its thing now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 21 July, 2018, 10:51:06 am
We had 2-3mm around 4am on the Herts-Bucks border. Humid and overcast atm.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 21 July, 2018, 11:00:03 am
We've had a few showers this week.     The landlady who owns the flat below mine has just come knocking on my door saying that there is water coming into her flat.   This has happened before , there are concrete slab balconies outside & rain gets into the joins & leaches into the brickwork.   Luckily this is classed as structural work & it's the management companies job to fix it.  You can see the cracks when you look up from ground level.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 23 July, 2018, 09:12:26 pm
Ruddy Norah - it's actually raining!  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 24 July, 2018, 09:57:07 am
We're promised 34°C for Thursday & Friday with the temperature not going below 20°C at night. Going to be living behind closed windows & shutters with fans going.

My workshop is usually nice & cool, though.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 24 July, 2018, 10:16:23 am
It is pleasantly cool in St. Andrews.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 24 July, 2018, 06:12:09 pm
Just back after a few weeks in the tropics. I don't think it's rained at all judging by the garden. And my balcony roses have died. Was looking forward to a bit of cool. On the plus side, heat is a lot better without the humidity (and obligatory developing world traffic fumes).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 27 July, 2018, 04:49:01 pm
Thunderbolts and lightning!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 27 July, 2018, 04:57:00 pm
There are thunderstorms rumbling by though they'd deftly sidestepping my valley. Which means I'll probably have to water the garden again. Which means critters will bite me.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 27 July, 2018, 05:33:03 pm
And a heavy downpour, too.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 July, 2018, 05:40:14 pm
Finally we haz rain in E17 :thumbsup:

Just after the garage cleaned my motor-car while it was being serviced.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 27 July, 2018, 05:49:05 pm
It was raining on and off for an hour or so earlier this afternoon in Pompey, and it looks like there could be more to come this evening.

In fact, it's just started again as I type...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 27 July, 2018, 05:58:55 pm
Gave up and went outside with the hose.

Torrential rain and thunder now, of course.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 27 July, 2018, 06:02:35 pm
Grey sky. Forecast rain tomorrow and heavy rain Sunday. It was good while it lasted!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 27 July, 2018, 06:06:36 pm
Doesn't look good for moon spotting tonight.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 27 July, 2018, 06:09:07 pm
Doesn't look good for moon spotting tonight.

Indeed  :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 July, 2018, 07:02:38 pm
Something just made my amplifier and router reset themselves!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 27 July, 2018, 07:30:12 pm
Lordy. It's a bit full on out there - y'know, when the rain bypasses the gutters and just comes of the roof in one sheet.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 27 July, 2018, 07:33:38 pm
Rain in Edgware unimpressive at present.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 27 July, 2018, 07:54:53 pm
Really kicking off now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 27 July, 2018, 08:11:58 pm
well, that got rather interesting rather quickly, and not interesting in a good way, more interesting in a holy carp, I may be about to die kind of way.

Out for what I thought was a quick ride, looked fairly clear after rain this morning, with a bit of a decent breeze.  Turned for the southward leg, definite headwind, decent workout and then I spotted a line of storms on the horizon headed my way.  When I hit one village, just a slight change of direction and all of a sudden I had bits of fen hitting me in the face, winds threatening to take the bike out from under me or push me across the road into oncoming traffic and twonks overtking far too close.  It had gone from interesting to the kind of conditions I would not head out into in the space of less than 5 minutes, along with a temperature drop from 34 to 20 celcius.  And then the rain came.

I ddn't stop for a waterproof, nowhere to sheleter and no point, stair rods, so bloody quick I was drenched in minutes.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: nicknack on 27 July, 2018, 08:20:50 pm
Just heard a loud crash. A section of gutter appears to have fallen off. Not used to having wet stuff in it I guess.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 27 July, 2018, 09:24:34 pm
OMG.  Wind!  Remember wind?
Alerted by the sound of a pot plant blowing over by the open window,  I looked out to see one of those Spielberg boiling cloud scenes (but without the aliens).  Run round 4 floors shutting windows and generally battening hatches.

Bugger.  I'll probably have to start cutting the lawn again soon.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jakob W on 27 July, 2018, 09:52:36 pm
Noticeably cooler, but no rain as yet in this bit of the Midlands.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 27 July, 2018, 09:54:41 pm
That's odd.  It's all quietened down again.  Rain didn't happen.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 27 July, 2018, 09:59:55 pm
Still happening here, plus thunder and lightning
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 27 July, 2018, 10:13:43 pm
Rain's happening here. Lots and lots of rain.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pedaldog on 27 July, 2018, 11:19:46 pm
TRUFAX: The corner of the pavement, just outside of the Morecambe Aldi, on the promenade is the only bit of Englandlands that always has a wind blowing. Sometimes it's the Purest Bliss in the U of K, other times it's a "Big jumper on today" spot.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 27 July, 2018, 11:27:36 pm
I’m in THAT LONDON to meet some of my off spring. I got rained on. It was rather refreshing I have to say. A shortage of tuits has left the rain gauge out of service and therefore I cannot report on the volume, or indeed the actuality of any rainfall at Beardy Towers on a count of being, as previously reported, in THAT LONDON
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 28 July, 2018, 07:35:42 am
There's rain not far off, I can smell it.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 28 July, 2018, 09:07:32 am
The rain in this corner of That London has amounted to Not Very Much.

ETA NW3 Weather recorded 6.4mm in past 24 hours.

It's windy and the sky is mostly clear.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: orienteer on 28 July, 2018, 09:55:07 am
Since yesterday afternoon we've had 3.6mm of rain here on the western frontier of London, the first for many weeks.

Forecast is for much more tomorrow, so shan't be cycling.  :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Ashaman42 on 28 July, 2018, 10:02:41 am
I think I awoke to some rain here in Hastings at two ish but not certain.

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Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 28 July, 2018, 11:05:07 am
Blowing a hoolie across the fens, and plenty more of the wet stuff
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 28 July, 2018, 01:02:47 pm
We had rain at audax o'clock and it's currently a lot cooler and rather windy.  No sign of the thunderstorms we were half-promised.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andytheflyer on 28 July, 2018, 07:24:34 pm
Blowing a hoolie across the fens, and plenty more of the wet stuff

So, what's new?  As a Lincolnshire Yellerbelly, that seemed to be the normal conditions before I escaped back in '72...….   ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 28 July, 2018, 07:26:00 pm
It's cooler than it was , but very very windy.   We had a rumble of thunder & some rain earlier, but not much.    Now sunny.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: pcolbeck on 28 July, 2018, 08:47:34 pm
Doing an 11 mile walk round Crummock Water, Rannerdale and Buttermere on the hottest day in the last  50 years was probably a bit of a daft idea. Half a litre of water drunk on the first half of the walk then two pints of shandy in the pub at Loweswater. Water bottles refilled off again. The last climb before dropping down into Buttermere I'm sure the dog was looking at me accusingly. She fell asleep when we had a rest at the summit anyway.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: offcumden on 28 July, 2018, 09:21:16 pm
Went out for a quick spin during a sunny period earlier today, despite it being a bit windy.  Actually, it must have been more than a bit windy, because a large oak tree (maybe 20-25m tall?) had blown down across the cycle route. A quick check to make sure no-one was trapped beneath it, and I skirted round and went on my way.  Still wondering whether I should have reported it to the local council, on whose land (I think) it now lies.  It's on the edge of a council estate, so there'll soon be plenty of people aware, if they aren't already.
A certain sense of relief that I hadn't been there a bit earlier.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 28 July, 2018, 10:23:54 pm
Quick look at the rain radar suggests that the BIG rain forecast for tomorrow may actually skim us, or miss us completely.
BN. Lack of washout means I don't get out of the village clean up team at 8.30 tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 29 July, 2018, 08:16:05 am
I've woken up, and for the first time in weeks, I've felt the need to put on some clothes.
And there's some wet stuff falling out of the sky.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 29 July, 2018, 08:33:56 am
Raining again in Liverpool,  that's cancelled my plans for al fresco bike fettling.  I think the barbecue my sister was going to may be in peril as well.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: tiermat on 29 July, 2018, 08:52:45 am
Lots of rain, this weekend, in North Yorkshire.

Which is great for the garden, not so good for actually getting out on the bike as I am really nervous of roads made damp after long periods of dry.

Might just have to set up the turbo, in the conservatory.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 29 July, 2018, 10:02:48 am
Woke up to the sound of wind in the trees and the patter of raindrops on the window. Then cold, wet cat paws in the face, should any doubt as to the inclemency of the conditions persisted. This can only mean one thing: my wife has an outdoor gig.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 29 July, 2018, 11:54:05 am
A decent night's sleep at last!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 29 July, 2018, 12:00:13 pm
Proper English summer yesterday. Blue sky and heavy downpours alternating abruptly. Love it!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 29 July, 2018, 04:43:48 pm
It has rained enough here for Black Cat to wet David's papers when she jumped onto the dining table, which she hasn't done much in the past.
David is Not Pleased about damaged paperwork.

Water butt has little content.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 29 July, 2018, 06:19:51 pm
waterbutt one was full yesterday, but had not got to the overflow point into WB2
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Giraffe on 30 July, 2018, 08:26:24 am
Much the same here: about 150 li in the primary butt (~1 cm of rain) and a piddler's dribble into the secondary butt.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 31 July, 2018, 03:32:29 pm
36°C with a few heavy-looking clouds. None forecast, but we might have a storm to cool things down a bit.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 31 July, 2018, 11:35:45 pm
Ah yes.  That's why my Cowon iAudio7 MP3 player has been left on a shelf all of these years. Great battery life, good sound quality. Awful control interface  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 01 August, 2018, 09:31:27 am
From an 11 year old girl who's just moved from Hong Kong to a New York winter:
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In Hong Kong, ... as soon as school was over, I'd revert to sandals and bare skin in the sun. I was used to seeing the tips of my toes, my bare calves and shoulders; now that they had to be constantly covered, I missed myself.
I suppose it's more a climate thing than a weather thing, but I empathise and sympathise. The feeling of lightness you get from living in a place where minimal clothes are required is wonderful. It also makes dressing up more dressy!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 01 August, 2018, 09:41:06 am
Last night was our first true heat-wave night, with the temperature staying above 20°C all night.  The village stream has shrunk to a few weed-choked pools.  We have thick clouds overhead and rumbling thunder but nothing is coming down. An area council water-cart is going round to flush through the sewers.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 01 August, 2018, 10:39:07 am
From an 11 year old girl who's just moved from Hong Kong to a New York winter:
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In Hong Kong, ... as soon as school was over, I'd revert to sandals and bare skin in the sun. I was used to seeing the tips of my toes, my bare calves and shoulders; now that they had to be constantly covered, I missed myself.
I suppose it's more a climate thing than a weather thing, but I empathise and sympathise. The feeling of lightness you get from living in a place where minimal clothes are required is wonderful. It also makes dressing up more dressy!

A while back I met a north German friend of mine who'd moved to Singapore. I confess I'd assumed he'd been sewn into a chunky sweater at birth, so it was quite horrific to find that he had skin.

I like seasonality. Though I think it's a function of age, the older you get the more you just want things to stay warm. I don't think I could do Canada again.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 01 August, 2018, 10:47:46 am
Back in the 80s a couple of blokes from our Johannesburg dealer came to our head office in Stuttgart: from +30°C to -30°C in just one flight.  They had bought overcoats but hadn't thought about trivia such as hats, gloves, scarves and winter-weight trousers. Shock & awe ensued.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 01 August, 2018, 10:59:49 am
From an 11 year old girl who's just moved from Hong Kong to a New York winter:
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In Hong Kong, ... as soon as school was over, I'd revert to sandals and bare skin in the sun. I was used to seeing the tips of my toes, my bare calves and shoulders; now that they had to be constantly covered, I missed myself.
I suppose it's more a climate thing than a weather thing, but I empathise and sympathise. The feeling of lightness you get from living in a place where minimal clothes are required is wonderful. It also makes dressing up more dressy!

A while back I met a north German friend of mine who'd moved to Singapore. I confess I'd assumed he'd been sewn into a chunky sweater at birth, so it was quite horrific to find that he had skin.

I like seasonality. Though I think it's a function of age, the older you get the more you just want things to stay warm. I don't think I could do Canada again.
Yes, seasons are wonderful.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: LEE on 01 August, 2018, 11:17:40 am
Back in the 80s a couple of blokes from our Johannesburg dealer came to our head office in Stuttgart: from +30°C to -30°C in just one flight.  They had bought overcoats but hadn't thought about trivia such as hats, gloves, scarves and winter-weight trousers. Shock & awe ensued.

I lived and worked in Minnesota in the '90s.  An Australian came to join our assignment in January and brought all his Australian winter clothing (heavyweight cotton shorts, long sleeve T-shirts and insulated flip-flops.... I exaggerate for effect).

He quickly went shopping... at a Minnesotan outdoor clothing shop.  Minnesotan winters redefine "chilly"for most people.  When you go outside and your nose starts bleeding..it's below "chilly".

I found that there's a week in Minnesota, around mid June, that is very pleasant.  After that it gets steamingly hot followed by a 5 month winter, epic rain, tornadoes, massive Mosquitoes.  It's a lovely place to leave I think but they do have very definable seasons, that's for sure.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 01 August, 2018, 11:29:19 am
It was pouring with rain and -10c when I went to Minneapolis, back in the day. It took bloody ages to deice the plane before we could leave. Better that than end up in the river, I guess.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 01 August, 2018, 12:09:21 pm
My only visit to Minnesota was the Labor Day weekend in 2009.  The weather was absolutely spot-on.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 01 August, 2018, 12:15:37 pm
I confess one of the significant reasons I moved back to the UK was the thought of winters in Michigan (which would have been my future).

Back when I lived in New England, the first snow dump of winter had coated the roads for my commute home. In front of me was the slowest, most tentative driven car ever. Creeping down the middle of the road despite the chorus of beeping. For the entire seven miles and into my apartment building's parking lot. Turned out it was my downstairs neighbours, who were from Indonesia and had never seen snow before never mind tried to drive in it. I let them off (the first time I encountered heavy snow I sent my car slowly pirouetting down a steep hill and into a ditch, though the only damage was my bank balance for the tow and a snapped front license plate).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 01 August, 2018, 12:28:56 pm
Ah yes.  That's why my Cowon iAudio7 MP3 player has been left on a shelf all of these years. Great battery life, good sound quality. Awful control interface  :facepalm:

That is a random weatherish thing.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 01 August, 2018, 02:59:32 pm
Municipal incongruity: village stream so dried up that the animals in it are close to the surface, desperate for oxygen while our idiot cantonnier draws water out of it to water the irrelevant municipal flowers.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 01 August, 2018, 08:28:36 pm
Some 31 summers ago, I flew from CPH - LHR expecting London summer to be similar to Danish.
WRONG!

It was 28C at LHR which hit me very hard as it had been but 16C at CPH 90 minutes earlier.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 01 August, 2018, 09:31:25 pm
In ten years of this job, one definite rule is dress for where you are going, even if that means short sleeves and zip-off trousers at lhr in December,
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 05 August, 2018, 05:04:05 pm
Phew. Worra wossname.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 07 August, 2018, 01:50:31 pm
Last day of our heatwave. Thunderstorms & hail on the menu, then back to meh with rain.  El Prez will trot out his usual "in Alsace summer ends on 15th August" as if it's the BVM's fault, then we'll get back to trogging round coffee-shops and dodging downpours.

-20180807-[lestitres-colgauche/titre2]Animated ozone map for the last month. (https://www.francetvinfo.fr/sante/environnement-et-sante/carte-canicule-regardez-l-evolution-de-la-pollution-a-l-ozone-en-france-depuis-un-mois_2884669.html#xtor=EPR-2-[newsletterquotidienne)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 07 August, 2018, 07:03:41 pm
There were a few drops of rain hitting the window earlier but when I looked outside the road was still unadorned with puddles chiz
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 07 August, 2018, 07:14:59 pm
I felt two drops earlier. The Met Office are pretty certain it's going to rain (80% they say) but they have withdrawn the thunder promise. Gits.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 07 August, 2018, 07:27:58 pm
Raining here over the North Downs with some skyward borborygmi but not nearly enough to qualify as very, very frightening. Petering out now, which is a bit disappointing as I'll have to keep watering the bloody garden.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Andrij on 07 August, 2018, 09:12:54 pm
From the forecasts I thought I might need a boat to get home this evening.  I've gotten wetter from a car's windscreen washers than from what fell out the the sky.  >:(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 07 August, 2018, 10:56:59 pm
We’ve had two sessions of falling dihydrogen monoxide today, but rather than clearing the air and cooling things down some all it has done is raise the humidity to stupid levels and make the whole place just more uncomfortable for not sleeping.  >:(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 08 August, 2018, 09:02:10 am
Flickering beyond the hills at second bladder o'clock* but nowt locally bar a single gust of wind.  We're supposed to get a pasting this afternoon, though.

* second occurrence of bladder o'clock, not o'clock of the second bladder.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 08 August, 2018, 09:14:49 am
Things I didn't need last night: duvet.
Things I did need last night: fan.

Oi! Met office! No!  Unless you send TV's Georgina Burnett round to apologise personally.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 08 August, 2018, 09:24:38 am
Heavily overcast this morning in the Angles of the East which is in stark contrast to the weather of late. Still wearing my shorts to the office though. what a rebel :D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 09 August, 2018, 02:18:46 pm
Normal British summer weather service has been resumed here in the Angles. It's been raining pretty since about 10:30 and it doesn't look like it's going to ease off any time soon.
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Post by: T42 on 09 August, 2018, 02:22:07 pm
I am running round opening & closing various windows in an attempt to flush the hot air out of the house while the wind gusts from zero to 80+ kph. The ticklish bit is keeping the pictures on the walls.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 09 August, 2018, 02:27:59 pm
For the second day running I am wearing not-shorts. Actually Humvees, or the Altura equivalent, but worn for civilian use (which I reckon they're better at than for cycling) so not full-length trousers either, but still not good.
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Post by: rafletcher on 09 August, 2018, 08:32:03 pm
Blimey, real rain in leafy Bucks!
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Post by: orienteer on 09 August, 2018, 10:27:34 pm
7mm here in Uxbridge! Didn't have to water the garden today, first time for weeks.
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Post by: T42 on 10 August, 2018, 08:18:32 am
I went into Earth Wind Maps (https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=0.82,51.37,3000/loc=7.239,48.303) yesterday to see when the storm was due to get here, and was pleased to see that it was heading up the eastern North Sea coast.  The bit of a battering we had yesterday afternoon was just a fringe - we were around 500 km from the epicentre. My nephew in Lübeck will have got a bit of a pasting, though.

16°C this morning - 10° cooler than yesterday. Too much of a good thing, that.
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Post by: essexian on 10 August, 2018, 11:32:38 am
There is water falling from the Sky. Any idea what that could be?

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Post by: andytheflyer on 10 August, 2018, 12:11:47 pm
Grey, soggy and cold in the northern end of the Marches.  The kitchen now smells of wet Labrador pup, for the first time since our old dog died 2 years ago.  (Well, Lab/Collie cross, but readily mistaken for a black lab).
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Post by: Wowbagger on 10 August, 2018, 12:18:45 pm
We had a cool, wet day yesterday. It really was a pleasant change! It's cool (16°C) but sunny today.
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Post by: ian on 10 August, 2018, 12:52:53 pm
Some nice thunderstorms rolled across the North Downs yesterday evening. The Surrey jungles certainly needed it (Waitrose, perhaps not so much, judging by the sandbags). Cool, very wet, and blustery today. You know why that is?

Because I had a BBQ planned for this evening, that's why.
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Post by: hellymedic on 10 August, 2018, 01:41:19 pm
Donner und Blitzen! Just had a very heavy shower.
Sun's coming out now...
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Post by: Kim on 10 August, 2018, 03:27:35 pm
I just set off from home on my Reasonably Priced Mountain Bicycle[1] to drop a parcel off at the Asda about 4km away.  It started chucking it down 5 minutes later, and I spent some time cowering in a 1-star Audax Hotel until the rain subsided.  I was just about dry by the time I got home.

Then there was a big bang, the UPS cut in for a few seconds, and it started chucking it down again.

Sun's coming back out now to pretend it never happened...


[1] The Bournbrook Way (which is a shared bath[2] that takes me most of the way there) has had some fresh gravel chucked on it and is now hazardous on road tyres.  See previous rant.
[2] TBAGO
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Post by: hellymedic on 10 August, 2018, 03:36:53 pm
NW3Weather recorded 108mm/hr max rainfall rate earlier today.
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Post by: Basil on 10 August, 2018, 04:13:43 pm
Good rain in the night and this morning.  Since noon it has been a very pleasant summers day.

Not allowed out due to weekend guests.  :(
Who turned up last night!  >:(
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Post by: spesh on 10 August, 2018, 04:28:34 pm
It's been April-like on-off-on-off-on again showers, only at monsoon intensity, all day in Pompey.

Bored now...
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 10 August, 2018, 05:47:02 pm
I just set off from home on my Reasonably Priced Mountain Bicycle[1] ...


[1] The Bournbrook Way ...
I'm still half asleep. And the small font doesn't help. I read Bournbrook as "Bounce brooks" and imagined Kim on a double-boing MTBSO with Brooks saddle.  :D




Ob weather: it's chilly here. It usually is when you're half asleep.
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Post by: hellymedic on 10 August, 2018, 07:30:56 pm
Peel House, the Met Police College is around a mile from here.

Seems their passing-out parade caught the rain just after 13.00.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-45146126/new-met-police-recruits-rained-on-at-passing-out-parade (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-45146126/new-met-police-recruits-rained-on-at-passing-out-parade)

I don't quite understand the use of bagpipes for London Police.

Are they playing 'Scotland The Brave'?
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Post by: T42 on 11 August, 2018, 08:35:50 am
Looks like the bike park at Mortange-au-Perche in 2015. But there were coffee & croissants inside.
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Post by: Torslanda on 11 August, 2018, 08:51:23 am
16weeks training and they still can't march in bloody step!

Come back Fuzzy, all is forgiven!

Something I did find significant besides the bagpipes was the mounted escort. Presumably there to make sure that no one could escape...
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Post by: Giraffe on 11 August, 2018, 09:16:33 am
About 4 - 5 mm yesterday, some of which started within a minute of me leaving home for the mostly off-road 8½ mile walk to the Malt Shovel.
Due to the cool breeze I decided to wear my new Pramo Bentu fleece, as it's supposed to be wind-resistant and showerproof in spite of being very light. It certainly stopped most of the brisk, 14 deg. C, wind and, so far as I could tell, didn't leak. The rain was enough to wet one side of my shorts and almost soak the Tilley hat, so I'm pleased with the fleece.
After my attempts to restore osmotic balance across my skin with 3 pints of diluted water I had a happy trip home and the bus driver pulled up outside my house to save me 50 yards in quite heavy rain.
Rain stopped then. Hung hat out in sunshine - 2 hours later there was a sudden, short, heavy shower, so hat was spun.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 11 August, 2018, 10:52:38 am
16weeks training and they still can't march in bloody step!

Come back Fuzzy, all is forgiven!

Something I did find significant besides the bagpipes was the mounted escort. Presumably there to make sure that no one could escape...
The horses weren't in step either! What caught my eye were the "jam sandwich" cars with fluro orange stripe down the middle. Do they Met still use them? Looks rather dated now!

Meanwhile, duvet weather has returned.
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Post by: Zipperhead on 11 August, 2018, 11:10:29 am

The horses weren't in step either! What caught my eye were the "jam sandwich" cars with fluro orange stripe down the middle. Do they Met still use them? Looks rather dated now!

No, but they have a collection of old police cars at Hendon.
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Post by: hellymedic on 11 August, 2018, 05:32:57 pm
16weeks training and they still can't march in bloody step!

Come back Fuzzy, all is forgiven!

Something I did find significant besides the bagpipes was the mounted escort. Presumably there to make sure that no one could escape...

How much do cops NEED to march in step?
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Post by: Kim on 11 August, 2018, 07:06:51 pm
16weeks training and they still can't march in bloody step!

Come back Fuzzy, all is forgiven!

Something I did find significant besides the bagpipes was the mounted escort. Presumably there to make sure that no one could escape...

How much do cops NEED to march in step?

At the end of every episode of Teh Bill, innit.


Anyway, I'm impressed that the horses are impervious to bagpipes.  This is a species that's scared of  a) plastic bags  b) tarmac  c) hay,  so I'm not really sure how the police manage it.  It's like expecting guide dogs not to hoover up the spilt food or something.  Suspicious that police horses are actually cyborgs.
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Post by: spesh on 11 August, 2018, 07:24:58 pm
...
Anyway, I'm impressed that the horses are impervious to bagpipes.  This is a species that's scared of  a) plastic bags  b) tarmac  c) hay,  so I'm not really sure how the police manage it.  It's like expecting guide dogs not to hoover up the spilt food or something.  Suspicious that police horses are actually cyborgs.

Breeding and training, n'est ce pas?

Which is why police horses won't ordinarily lose it in the face of a noisy mob, and why race horses will bolt because they mistook a recumbent for a big cat.
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Post by: T42 on 12 August, 2018, 09:13:47 am
I wonder if mounted police have to pick up & dispose of their horseshit.  Every rider should.
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Post by: hellymedic on 12 August, 2018, 11:06:49 am
I wonder if mounted police have to pick up & dispose of their horseshit.  Every rider should.

Suspect that deluge would have washed anything away long before it could be retrieved.

Anyway, it was their own yard, not a public highway so they'll have to sort this out themselves...
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Post by: Giraffe on 13 August, 2018, 08:12:23 am
I wonder if mounted police have to pick up & dispose of their horseshit.  Every rider should.
No reason to, it's not like dog shit - it's A Useful Resource. Anyways, it's dung[1]. Lots of horsen go past my house and if there's an unsquashed pile on the road I'll get it for the compost heap.
I always avoid dog shit (if I see it) but scattered dung doesn't matter.

[1] shit is from carnivores and omnivores (although pigs' isn't too bad); dung is from herbivores and, if not too soft/runny isn't A Menace. Perhaps hill-farmers should clear up all the sheep dung :-)
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Post by: T42 on 13 August, 2018, 08:22:27 am
It's not a useful resource when you ride through it at dead of night. Nor is it at all useful when it's spread over half the width of a 2-metre cycle path - where horses are forbidden to start with - and folk have to slalom round it.   It's shit, left by arrogant twats who're too important to get off and clear up after themselves.
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Post by: Basil on 13 August, 2018, 08:59:18 am
Damp, misty and (dare I say it?) distinctly autumnal here this morning.  :(
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Post by: ian on 13 August, 2018, 09:27:05 am
I wonder if mounted police have to pick up & dispose of their horseshit.  Every rider should.

Suspect that deluge would have washed anything away long before it could be retrieved.

Anyway, it was their own yard, not a public highway so they'll have to sort this out themselves...

From the presence of mounted police near football matches, no they don't clean it up (always makes a ride by Millwall interesting). In other countries (US and Canada anyway), police horses have diapers to catch the poop and take it home.
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Post by: Basil on 13 August, 2018, 09:33:04 am
I wonder if mounted police have to pick up & dispose of their horseshit.  Every rider should.

Suspect that deluge would have washed anything away long before it could be retrieved.

Anyway, it was their own yard, not a public highway so they'll have to sort this out themselves...

From the presence of mounted police near football matches, no they don't clean it up (always makes a ride by Millwall interesting). In other countries (US and Canada anyway), police horses have diapers to catch the poop and take it home.

Seems sensible.  It's a valuable resource.
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Post by: ElyDave on 13 August, 2018, 11:35:31 am
drizzly and raining here, has been on and off all weekend.  The lawn has done the full savannah translation from dusty brown to lush green and I could do with a sheep to keep it down as it's too damp for the mower
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Post by: Zipperhead on 13 August, 2018, 08:19:29 pm

The horses weren't in step either! What caught my eye were the "jam sandwich" cars with fluro orange stripe down the middle. Do they Met still use them? Looks rather dated now!

No, but they have a collection of old police cars at Hendon.

I saw two of them out today - a jam sandwich Rover 827 (?) and a blue and white Austin 1100.

For the record, this post contains no traces of weather related information.
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Post by: Andrij on 05 September, 2018, 09:58:10 pm
A rather balmy 3435C in this part of NE Ohio.  Thankfully everywhere has AC.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 06 September, 2018, 06:13:07 am
Got up to 24C this afternoon in the Okanagan and still 50 miles north of the 49th parallel :thumbsup:
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Post by: rafletcher on 13 September, 2018, 08:15:40 am
My car outside temperature gauge read 5.5C this morning.
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Post by: Kim on 13 September, 2018, 12:32:32 pm
My house outside temperature gauge got down to 7.4C, which is frankly cold enough.
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Post by: Jaded on 13 September, 2018, 04:30:21 pm
We had a frost.
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Post by: Giraffe on 14 September, 2018, 08:48:31 am
2.5 C yesterday; 7 deg. when I left home to walk 2 miles, but full sunshine and v. light breeze.
Didn't need gloves (close, though), in shorts, and my nice new Paramo Bentu fleece kept out the breeze without broiling me (it's also withstood 2.5 h drizzle/light rain without leaking).
11 deg. this am but no sunshine & more breeze so might need more wrapping.
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Post by: ElyDave on 17 September, 2018, 01:41:49 pm
Bloody hell, I'm sat at home in my office, door open to the back garden, window open and since lunch it feels like the humidity has jumped up several notches.  I'm sat sweating in shorts and t-shirt
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Post by: Torslanda on 17 September, 2018, 01:53:23 pm
You're not alone. Very similar conditions in North Manchester
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Post by: Kim on 17 September, 2018, 02:55:24 pm
And in Middle Earth.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 17 September, 2018, 02:56:54 pm
Definite "aware of the air conditioning" weather today and yesterday. Exit a shop etc and feel the instant warmth and humidity. I rather like it.
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Post by: hellymedic on 17 September, 2018, 03:00:36 pm
Sounds like Berlin is pretty warm too.
David's there and it's 30C though he's too cool in air-conditioned lecture room.

It's pretty warm here in Londonton too.
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Post by: rafletcher on 17 September, 2018, 04:33:15 pm
Friday morning the car temperature indicator showed 5.5C. This morning it showed 17.5C.
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Post by: T42 on 18 September, 2018, 04:25:09 pm
~28°C here & muggy. Currently watching a big thick cloud sliding slowly in from the SW. Storms to follow, no doubt.
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Post by: Pingu on 19 September, 2018, 11:15:11 am
Waiting for Storm Ali...
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on 19 September, 2018, 05:00:13 pm
Waiting for Storm Ali...

I was supposed to be flying to SVG just now, but predictably am on my way back home instead
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Post by: Pingu on 19 September, 2018, 07:55:21 pm
Got sent home 'cos the wind damaged the office.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 19 September, 2018, 08:18:37 pm
Our weather station recorded a mean temperature for July of 21.1°C. That's more than 1°C higher than any other month I have recorded.

August was warm (19°C), but 2016 was warmer apparently, at 19.4.
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Post by: ElyDave on 19 September, 2018, 08:19:56 pm
landrover was a bit wobbly with the wind across the fens
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Post by: Aunt Maud on 19 September, 2018, 09:52:19 pm
Beginning to blow in Jutland, but it's due to scoot northwards along the coast and give Bergen a good soak.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 19 September, 2018, 10:46:25 pm
Work's closed tomorrow morning  :thumbsup:
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Post by: T42 on 20 September, 2018, 07:31:41 am
Our long spell of beautiful weather is due to break tomorrow afternoon with rain & gusty winds, after which temperatures are supposed to drop by 10°C. Tomorrow is also the official beginning of autumn.
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Post by: Giraffe on 20 September, 2018, 08:37:13 am
I prefer the meteorological Autumn - some chance of decent weather for early September.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 20 September, 2018, 11:10:22 pm
Work's closed tomorrow morning  :thumbsup:

Damn you Intercall  :demon:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 21 September, 2018, 04:51:26 am
12 degrees and raining is not, I'm told, typical for Calgary in late September.  This is of little comfort.

ETA: My grate frends Al'n'Alice are in or near Red Deer AB.  150 km north.  They haz SNO :o
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Post by: Giraffe on 23 September, 2018, 08:30:19 am
Friday evening, check local and national forecasts: rain by 14:00 - 18:00 h. Saturday am, hang out washing then go for a walk - having watched the forecast first with same details.
Nearly 4 miles away, rain at 10:05 h. Get home slightly damp. Washing in same state.
Look at forecast (slow learner!), decide to leave washing where it is until Sunday pm/Monday pm/until dry.
Go to pub, get wet inside to restore balance.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 23 September, 2018, 05:13:50 pm
Just had one of those 100 kph gusts they promised us, and everything outside greyed out by rain & spray.

Oof.
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Post by: Chris S on 23 September, 2018, 05:43:54 pm
Sounds like the Semaine Federale picnique this year  ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 25 September, 2018, 08:24:36 am
First frost (well, soft ice on the windscreen) of the year for us this morning. I foresee arriving home this evening to find the winter weight duvet laid out ready.

Edit: It’d been put on the bed already  :)
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Post by: Jakob W on 25 September, 2018, 08:56:12 am
Despite the lovely sunshine yesterday and today, it was cold enough last night that I was ordered to turn on the heating. I was hoping to hold out until next week, but I guess that's it until spring now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 25 September, 2018, 11:33:42 am
I'm in Hammerfest this week adn went out for  run above the town, trying to complete a route I got lost in the dark/snow on last November.

It was fecking windy - we're talking Fens++ here, which in itself was OK, until the hail started and it was like somebody firing pellets at exposed legs and face.  Try running into it whilst trying to follow an 18" wide trail off road and protect your face.

All the islands across the fjord turned white overnight. Very pretty, that Slartibartfast did a good job.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 26 September, 2018, 07:06:52 pm
I was supposed to be going to Cairo in August but it got cancelled due to a broken plane. Given the weather here at the time I was not at all sad.
Thought it would be cooler next week. Holy fucksticks. Apparently not much  :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 27 September, 2018, 01:33:44 pm
'Cos heart I'm not allowed to ride if 5°C <= temp <= 30°C.  Beginning of last week that meant no afternoon riding; this week it means no setting out until 9 am, and then wearing so much clobber that I need a saddlebag to shed into once it warms up. Which it doesn't, much.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 07 October, 2018, 05:09:22 pm
I'm off to Dhahran next weekend, just checked the forecast - 38C  :demon:
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Post by: andytheflyer on 07 October, 2018, 05:47:06 pm
I'm off to Dhahran next weekend, just checked the forecast - 38C  :demon:

Lucky you!  Many years ago I sat for 9 hours on a BA Tristar, waiting for clearance to t/o with a fault, because BA decreed we'd be more comfortable on the aircraft than in the old Dhahran terminal.  I suspect they were right, but 9 hours on orange juice was a bit character forming.  The t/o was further character forming.  We'd loaded for an 0200 t/o, when it was cool.  At 1100 it was hot, so less lift and thrust etc.  We used the long (military) runway, and lumbered into the air as the black and white bands at the end of the r/way passed by my window.  You could almost smell the tension in the cockpit.

In those days ('78 ish) you had to pay for booze on BA.  On this trip it was a free bar all the way to LHR.  After 9 hours on the tarmac at Dharan, we needed it.

You have my sympathies.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 07 October, 2018, 08:44:05 pm
I've spent many hours on RAF tristars, bloody noisy things. 

Flying Air France out, KLM back, so enough booze to then compensate for the next two weeks of sobriety. (Yes, I do realise how bad that sounds)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 09 October, 2018, 08:34:45 pm
They can't pay me enough to go to Saudi any more. And if they do, I tick the I'm a Jew box on the visa application. OK, I might just tick all the boxes because everything about Saudi is a bit shit and I don't wanna go. It's like Dubai but without the culture.

Sometimes, when travelling to the US I'm tempted to declare my moral turpitude. Not because I don't want to go, just that it sounds like it might be more fun than any alternative.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 09 October, 2018, 08:51:42 pm
I'm going to start with jaywalking and progress to moral turpitude
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 10 October, 2018, 08:00:01 am
Why do they have to say moral turpitude?  Depravity can't be anything but moral.

And why does Google offer to translate it into Norwegian for me?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 10 October, 2018, 08:02:01 am
Weatherwise, online chum of Mrs T is right under the projected track of Hurricane Michael's epicentre.
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Post by: Basil on 12 October, 2018, 12:16:26 pm
Feral recycling bins are roaming the street in little gangs. Probably best to stay in today.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 12 October, 2018, 01:21:34 pm
Pretty much the only thing to make an interval session on a turbo tolerable, is doing it next to a window against which a lot of rain is being lashed by a good old Yorkshire gale.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 12 October, 2018, 01:27:38 pm
It rains in Yorkshire?
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Post by: Kim on 12 October, 2018, 02:10:22 pm
It rains in Yorkshire?

Lancashire's sloppy seconds.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 12 October, 2018, 02:14:47 pm
Eww...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 12 October, 2018, 03:16:35 pm
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 12 October, 2018, 03:17:52 pm
Is that the results of pissing in a force 9?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 12 October, 2018, 03:36:41 pm
Changing the subject, gotta hand it to the staying power of Hurricane Leslie - first advisory issued by NOAA Sept 23, and still meandering around in the Atlantic, some 20 days later. Good work, Leslie  :thumbsup:.
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Post by: Ashaman42 on 12 October, 2018, 03:51:18 pm
I misread that as 20 years later at first!!

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Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 12 October, 2018, 11:44:47 pm
I recall, on the evening of 15th October 1987, looking at our thermometer in the garden and it reading 17°C or so. Such temperatures at 10pm in October were beyond my experience. I returned to the house and said to my dear wife "I think we've got a tropical storm coming". This would have been about an hour before Michael Fish's now infamous "Don't worry, we haven't..."

It's now 11.45pm on 12th October and the outside temperature is 20°C.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 13 October, 2018, 07:22:06 am
We had a similarly infamous forecast in 1999: on Christmas Eve we were promised a bit of wind on Boxing Day, but nothing like the two hurricanes that hit us within hours of each other. Météo France have been markedly pessimistic ever since.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 13 October, 2018, 01:29:03 pm
It's getting somewhat moist here.

Llandysul have a cup match today.  Not sure if the game is on.  ;)
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1937/45289033811_e1e4f76884_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2c138Ux)
IMG_0577 (https://flic.kr/p/2c138Ux) by Basil W (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153328377@N08/), on Flickr

Parking at Llandysul Paddlers
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1946/45289059391_db660620ba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2c13gvz)
IMG_0579 (https://flic.kr/p/2c13gvz) by Basil W (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153328377@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 13 October, 2018, 01:39:17 pm
Oh no.  ABANDON HOUSE!  It's coming up through the cellar floor.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 13 October, 2018, 01:41:39 pm
Bugger :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 13 October, 2018, 01:41:58 pm
W. T. F. ?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 13 October, 2018, 01:52:33 pm
How're the sewers doing?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 13 October, 2018, 02:06:04 pm
How're the sewers doing?
What, you mean those fountains gushing up from the road?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 13 October, 2018, 02:12:04 pm
Bugger :(

It's all stone floor down there so it can't do much damage.  I've just opened the back door and allowed the Teifi's new tributary to flow.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 13 October, 2018, 02:17:55 pm
You seem remarkably sanguine about it.

Sure I'd be running around like a headless chicken Tory party leader...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 13 October, 2018, 02:28:35 pm
You seem remarkably sanguine about it.

Sure I'd be running around like a headless chicken Tory party leader...
It's a freak event.  Not much I can do about it.  When you live on hill you don't expect water several inches deep flowing down the road.  It's been absolutely pouring down for two days but looks like it may stop soon.  Our problems will be over as soon as the rain stops.  It's the people lower down I feel sorry for.
The river will continue to rise for several hours after the rain ends.  It's not looking good down there now so god knows what it will be like tonight, poor sods.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 13 October, 2018, 06:24:54 pm
You seem remarkably sanguine about it.

That's because he still has interwebs  ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 13 October, 2018, 07:03:43 pm
Still raining heavily.   Power's off.  Luckily  the ale pumps don't need tricktricity.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 13 October, 2018, 07:24:06 pm
As long as the pub doesn't flood . . .
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 13 October, 2018, 07:26:38 pm
As I don't have a faceache account,  not sure if this link will work
https://m.facebook.com/TheCwtchAtCaerwedros/posts/1978134308946272
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: SteveC on 13 October, 2018, 07:32:46 pm
The link does work and is very scary!  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mcshroom on 13 October, 2018, 07:51:10 pm
It does!

We're not that bad up here, but I'm glad I bailed out of today's soggy audax and drove home while it was still light. The roads all over the country are submerging.

Aira Force is living up to it's name today (from the paper)
(http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/resources/images/8812059.jpg)
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/16981340.storm-callum-flooding-in-cumbria/
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: SteveC on 13 October, 2018, 08:20:52 pm
Our parkrun was cancelled due to the wind. We run in the park surrounding Montacute House and the NT have rules about these things. Amber warning == no parkrun.
MrsC and I went down to help turn people away this morning. Felt really sorry for the three chaps who'd driven down from London, getting up at 5.30, to do a bit of tourism. At least they were early enough to be able to get to another run.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 14 October, 2018, 07:39:41 am
Black as night and hissing it down here.  Supposed to carry on for most of the day.  It'll fill the reservoirs.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on 14 October, 2018, 09:57:49 am
HK and I have ditched this morning's Gridiron in favour of hanging about drinking coffee in Lymington. Hopefully it'll have eased off this afternoon when we need to ride over to Southampton for our train. We could have miserably slogged our way round the route, but where is the fun in that?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 14 October, 2018, 10:00:19 am
Bright and sunny in Riyadh
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 14 October, 2018, 10:15:22 am
Bright and sunny in Riyadh
And despotic, oppressive and murderous  :demon:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 14 October, 2018, 10:43:52 am
yes, more so every day it seems.

And add in, In control of the substance that fuels most of our economy adn a profligate buyer of weapons from us. Sanctions anyone?   
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 14 October, 2018, 10:51:44 am
Only because they have all the money . . .
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 14 October, 2018, 11:03:57 am
As I don't have a faceache account,  not sure if this link will work
https://m.facebook.com/TheCwtchAtCaerwedros/posts/1978134308946272

oh my!

we have a spring club trip staying in the hostel (yellow building that appears about 10 seconds in) (for those unfamiliar with the town, Basil lives many metres above that. on quite a steep slope). Don't think I'd be getting much sleep there tonight :(

Best of luck Basil.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 14 October, 2018, 11:43:35 am
yes, more so every day it seems.

And add in, In control of the substance that fuels most of our economy adn a profligate buyer of weapons from us. Sanctions anyone?

Yes please!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 14 October, 2018, 05:12:48 pm
As I don't have a faceache account,  not sure if this link will work
https://m.facebook.com/TheCwtchAtCaerwedros/posts/1978134308946272

oh my!

we have a spring club trip staying in the hostel (yellow building that appears about 10 seconds in) (for those unfamiliar with the town, Basil lives many metres above that. on quite a steep slope). Don't think I'd be getting much sleep there tonight :(

Best of luck Basil.

I don't think anyone will be getting much sleep there for quite a while, Matt.  This is what it looks like today.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1909/45267391042_0811cdef38_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bY8dgm)
20181014_134647 (https://flic.kr/p/2bY8dgm) by Basil W (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153328377@N08/), on Flickr

(I was actually trying to get a shot of the oil tank washed up over the river, but my phone wasn't really good enough)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andytheflyer on 14 October, 2018, 07:02:09 pm
Bright and sunny in Riyadh


….and dry.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 20 October, 2018, 11:36:49 am
It's raining in Al Khobar, been threatening for days.

That explains the loud bangs i heard earlier, thunder, not Saudi driving. 
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andytheflyer on 20 October, 2018, 07:53:32 pm
Ah - but I meant dry, as in no Sid Deeky. Do they still have those T shirts?  "Sid Deeky is my Friend"
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 21 October, 2018, 03:20:28 pm
Ah - but I meant dry, as in no Sid Deeky. Do they still have those T shirts?  "Sid Deeky is my Friend"

Absolutely  ;)

Unfortunately no opportunity to head to bahrain for the weekend, client keeps changing their mind and we had some work to do
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 12 November, 2018, 09:38:15 am
Monster hail nearly marble sized hail on the North Downs. Now lots of car alarms...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 12 November, 2018, 09:53:17 am
Rain.  And thunder, unless one of the building sites down the road is getting its breeze blocks delivered by air.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 05 December, 2018, 08:36:59 pm
According to the rain radar it's not raining here.

So why has it been pissing down for several hours and looks set in to continue for a while?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 05 December, 2018, 08:56:43 pm
Radar probably got wet and stopped working properly.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 06 December, 2018, 02:30:38 pm
My old uni has posted me out the alumni news letter. Two questions arise; firstly how did they get this address? I am pretty sure i haven't told them about it. Secondly of all the people who should know I didn't complete the phd I started why did they address it to dr Matthew?

To be fair - I think there are three questions here, the third being - "Have you got the right thread?"  :D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: matthew on 06 December, 2018, 08:53:38 pm
 :facepalm: i blame browsing on my phone.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 15 December, 2018, 02:04:15 pm
I've just been to take the rubbish & recycling out.  It is not nice out there !  Cold , wet & windy.      I'm going out later ,  sod looking suave & elegant , it's head to toe waterproofs !
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 15 December, 2018, 03:12:36 pm
Head to toe waterproofs won't save you. REMAIN INDOORS.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Andrij on 15 December, 2018, 03:16:04 pm
I've just been to take the rubbish & recycling out.  It is not nice out there !  Cold , wet & windy.      I'm going out later ,  sod looking suave & elegant , it's head to toe waterproofs !

 ???

(https://www.scubadoctor.com.au/diveshop/images/cressi-sub/cressi-desert-drysuit-mens.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 15 December, 2018, 03:23:09 pm
I only wear the rubber outfit on special occasions Andrij..... ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 15 December, 2018, 04:11:35 pm
And we're not going to ask what you keep in those snazzy hip pockets.  :hand: :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pedaldog on 15 December, 2018, 04:30:01 pm
Had to nip out this afternoon. Big jumper, cap, long trousers all brought into service!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 15 December, 2018, 06:50:28 pm
Walking boots, fleece top, Paramo trousers & jacket, woolly hat.
Not my preferred attire for a night at the opera, but it’s only a broadcast to the local cinema, so no one will see me in the dark!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 15 December, 2018, 06:50:53 pm
Jumper AND fleeece for me today, first time this year, winter must have fully arived.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 20 December, 2018, 06:01:18 pm
Yesterday it was a sunny 35 degrees. Today it's not. I think we're doing Christmas wrong.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 22 December, 2018, 12:14:43 am
The winter solstice is over!

(hums) d-t-l-t-d-d-t-l-s-m-m-f-r-m
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 22 December, 2018, 08:08:53 am
The nights are drawing out!!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 22 December, 2018, 08:32:21 am
The nights are drawing out!!

:thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: orienteer on 22 December, 2018, 08:58:40 am
Winter draws away!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 22 December, 2018, 10:11:25 am
MrsT tells me that one of her on-line running chums went for a morning trot along the Chicago Lakeside Trail yesterday morning despite a 'bit gusty' weather forecast. She got turned back by emergency workers who had rescued two runners blown off the trail into the lake and were looking for a third.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 11 January, 2019, 10:28:59 am
A chilly start to the year? Blame Angela and Donald.
(https://bi.im-g.pl/im/de/39/17/z24351710IH,Angela-i-Donald-przyniosa-nad-Polske-chlod--Temper.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andytheflyer on 17 January, 2019, 08:07:21 am
Snow on the Berwyns this morning, between Llangollen and Bala. First of 2019.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 07 February, 2019, 07:52:02 am
The roads are covered with plastic bottles, soggy cardboard and the occasional recycling box. Fun. And the papers didn't arrive at the shop where my son does his paper round (problem for the shopkeeper who might lose customers, rather than for my son).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 10 February, 2019, 08:24:14 am
Just finished getting a week's wood over from the barn, moved the car out of same and well into the drive, put away garden chairs, put wheelie bin under shelter, got every chargeable device on charge and drunk a cup of tea. Gales approaching, the barn has a dodgy roof that I don't want on top of the car, and the juice might go off.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 21 February, 2019, 08:26:23 pm
Rather warm today.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-47317495
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 21 February, 2019, 08:46:36 pm
My parents, who are staying in Jerusalem, are envious of my London weather.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 23 February, 2019, 07:23:03 am
I'm officially declaring spring, my bonsai cherry trees are in blossom. I've not checked the Myrobalan plum in the garden yet

(https://i.imgur.com/nwWQ1sY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/oVz9kYS.jpg)

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andytheflyer on 23 February, 2019, 08:00:27 am
Over here in the west too.  The buds on the Camelia are just beginning to burst open - another day of warm weather and it'll be spring again.

But as my late dad used to say, the winter of '47 didn't begin until March.  And we had snow here in April last year.  Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 23 February, 2019, 08:23:07 am
The 'Beast fron the East last year was the last week in Feb first week in Mar.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Giraffe on 24 February, 2019, 09:04:53 am
Yesterday was the first day of the year when the temperature in the loft exceeded that in the bedroom (16.8 vs 16.0).
Rather skewed by no sunshine in the window early on then sunshine on the roof. Still, I always look forward to this happening.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 24 February, 2019, 01:00:21 pm
Over here in the west too.  The buds on the Camelia are just beginning to burst open - another day of warm weather and it'll be spring again.

But as my late dad used to say, the winter of '47 didn't begin until March.  And we had snow here in April last year.  Fingers crossed.

Your late dad, or yourself was/are a bit confused I think. The winter of ‘47 started 20 Jan and ended with a thaw in mid-March. The weather was the opposite of what we have atm, then it was an anticyclone over Scandinavia, now it’s cyclonic weather stuck there.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 25 February, 2019, 03:09:27 pm
Phew, what a scorcher!  Record February temperature of 20.something recorded here in Ceredigion. 
Wtf?  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 25 February, 2019, 04:35:19 pm
Something odd about these two tweets turning up in my timeline within minutes of each other.
https://twitter.com/CeredigionCC/status/1100036495241609216
and
https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1100017946498420738
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 25 February, 2019, 07:29:44 pm
Over here in the west too.  The buds on the Camelia are just beginning to burst open - another day of warm weather and it'll be spring again.

But as my late dad used to say, the winter of '47 didn't begin until March.  And we had snow here in April last year.  Fingers crossed.

Your late dad, or yourself was/are a bit confused I think. The winter of ‘47 started 20 Jan and ended with a thaw in mid-March. The weather was the opposite of what we have atm, then it was an anticyclone over Scandinavia, now it’s cyclonic weather stuck there.
I wasn’t about, being -7 years old at the time, but I do recalling reading somewhere that 5th March 1947 registers as one of the most vicious weather days of the 20th century in the uk, based upon a combination of temperature, wind speed and snowfall.

Edit: no need to rely on memory. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1946–47_in_the_United_Kingdom Refers.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 25 February, 2019, 07:32:21 pm
I have thought for some years that a bet in the bookies on a winter’s day in the UK reaching 20°C before 1/1/2020 would have been some easy money. Now my chance to win it has gone.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 25 February, 2019, 07:51:45 pm
Over here in the west too.  The buds on the Camelia are just beginning to burst open - another day of warm weather and it'll be spring again.

But as my late dad used to say, the winter of '47 didn't begin until March.  And we had snow here in April last year.  Fingers crossed.

Your late dad, or yourself was/are a bit confused I think. The winter of ‘47 started 20 Jan and ended with a thaw in mid-March. The weather was the opposite of what we have atm, then it was an anticyclone over Scandinavia, now it’s cyclonic weather stuck there.
I wasn’t about, being -7 years old at the time, but I do recalling reading somewhere that 5th March 1947 registers as one of the most vicious weather days of the 20th century in the uk, based upon a combination of temperature, wind speed and snowfall.

Edit: no need to rely on memory. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1946–47_in_the_United_Kingdom Refers.

Linky no worky :-(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 25 February, 2019, 07:53:03 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1946–47_in_the_United_Kingdom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1946–47_in_the_United_Kingdom) any better?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 25 February, 2019, 07:55:43 pm
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1946–47_in_the_United_Kingdom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1946–47_in_the_United_Kingdom) any better?
Bingo!
Ta.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 26 February, 2019, 01:15:34 pm
Phew, what a scorcher!  Record February temperature of 20.something recorded here in Ceredigion. 
Wtf?  :o

Meanwhile, a Farcebok friend is moaning because February in LA is set to be the coldest evvah.  And yet she's planning on moving to Washington DC :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 07 March, 2019, 05:58:51 pm
In 'Ampstead, 'Ertfordshire and 'Ampshire
'Urricanes 'ardly ever 'appen...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47487290 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47487290)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 09 March, 2019, 06:40:53 am
Spring Update,

more blossom and leafburst

(https://i.imgur.com/RAwZKAO.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 09 March, 2019, 10:09:31 am
Meanwhile, in a galaxy getting further away every day:

https://www.windy.com/48.943/7.803?48.942,7.803,16

One is FFU.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 10 March, 2019, 06:25:01 am
Well I was not expecting Snow in Stafford this morning!

Just woken up by the cats demanding breakfast at 5.45am...they were told no but seem not to know what it means and upon popping outside to feed the strays who had also gathered for a meal, was confronted by a white garden and drive!

Okay, it won't last (well it better not as I am planning to go swimming in an hour or so and as I don't yet have a pool in my garden, I will need to travel) but there was nothing in the forecast I saw last evening about such.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 10 March, 2019, 01:54:57 pm
Meanwhile, we are being battered by 100 kph winds and occasional flurries of rain.  This being a wooden-framed house, it tends to sway a bit under the strongest gusts - my screen was shaking a bit just now.

Out back at lunchtime we saw this:

(https://pbase.com/image/168898882.jpg) (https://pbase.com/image/168898882)

There's a bit of a valley beyond the first treeline there and there was a shower moving up it.  As the clouds covered and uncovered the sun we had this low-down rainbow appearing and disappearing.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 11 March, 2019, 10:46:06 pm
Storm Gareth.  Storm Gareth?   :)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 11 March, 2019, 11:42:59 pm
Storm Gareth.  Storm Gareth?   :)

Actually. Fuck!  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 12 March, 2019, 06:42:39 am
Not a very butch name for what I'm seeing out o the window.

Storm Geronimo would have been better. From the forecast though, I'm going to struggle to get a 50 km tester in ahead of next weekend's audax
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 12 March, 2019, 01:51:37 pm
Out back at lunchtime we saw this:

(https://pbase.com/image/168898882.jpg) (https://pbase.com/image/168898882)

There's a bit of a valley beyond the first treeline there and there was a shower moving up it.  As the clouds covered and uncovered the sun we had this low-down rainbow appearing and disappearing.

I've never seen one like that! I've seen bows that look very close (because the rain is so dense), but the arc was still the usual shape. I can't get my head round how yours was created. Intriguing!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: citoyen on 12 March, 2019, 01:55:12 pm
Our power went out at 9.30am on Sunday and we didn't get it back until 10.30pm. Later found out it was because of a tree/branch falling on the overhead power line.

As it was so windy, we didn't even leave the house until the evening (to go for chips and let the dog have a bit of a run about). Didn't stay out too long though - it had died down a bit by then but was still pretty ferocious.

My wife was wondering what it registered on the Beaufort scale. She reckoned it must have been an eight - "Twigs break off trees; generally impedes progress" - but I said I thought it was stronger than that.

I was proved right yesterday morning when I noticed that one of our apple trees had been blown over.  :(
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Post by: hellymedic on 12 March, 2019, 02:12:00 pm
Out back at lunchtime we saw this:

(https://pbase.com/image/168898882.jpg) (https://pbase.com/image/168898882)

There's a bit of a valley beyond the first treeline there and there was a shower moving up it.  As the clouds covered and uncovered the sun we had this low-down rainbow appearing and disappearing.

I've never seen one like that! I've seen bows that look very close (because the rain is so dense), but the arc was still the usual shape. I can't get my head round how yours was created. Intriguing!

I don't know the geometry of rainbows but most of the rainbows I remember have been in the late afternoon and have had high arches and an end striking the land at right angles. This is a lunchtime shot so the sun will have been much higher in the sky.

I'm sure that that has a bearing on the height and shape of the rainbow.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Torslanda on 12 March, 2019, 02:43:01 pm
Sunday was a tad blowy in Oxfordshire. Moltonaught's twin garage doors were doing the Model X/Falcon doors dance. We managed to avoid a door/head interface but it was a close call once or twice.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 12 March, 2019, 04:39:19 pm
Tree down in my sister's garden down in the New Forest, just missed the garage.

Driving a slab-sided green beast to BSE and back was "interesting" today.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 12 March, 2019, 10:06:28 pm
It's a bit windy out there. :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 18 March, 2019, 07:25:20 am
According to the weather app on my phone, sunrise today was at 6.01 am, and sunset will be at 6.05pm, ie with 12 hours and 4 minutes’ daylight. Yet the equinox isn’t until Wednesday 20th at 9.58pm. How can this be?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: SteveC on 18 March, 2019, 08:34:36 am
Refraction by the atmosphere.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 18 March, 2019, 08:56:17 am
According to the weather app on my phone, sunrise today was at 6.01 am, and sunset will be at 6.05pm, ie with 12 hours and 4 minutes’ daylight. Yet the equinox isn’t until Wednesday 20th at 9.58pm. How can this be?

Equinox is, I read (because I had the same thought as you, tho here it's 06:11 and 18:12) when the sun crosses the equator. I assume the disparity between that, and the equal length of day and night, is due to the Earth being tilted off a vertical axis.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: PeteB99 on 18 March, 2019, 10:44:02 am
Refraction by the atmosphere.

Also sunrise is when the suns upper edge appears above the horizon, sunset is when the upper edge dissapears below the horizon leaving the time taken for the disc to cross the horizon to be added to the day length. If we used the midpoint of the disc crossing the horizon for both things might be clearer.

I think.

I seem to remember Timeanddate has an explanation.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Butterfly on 18 March, 2019, 02:25:57 pm
According to the weather app on my phone, sunrise today was at 6.01 am, and sunset will be at 6.05pm, ie with 12 hours and 4 minutes’ daylight. Yet the equinox isn’t until Wednesday 20th at 9.58pm. How can this be?

Science or something.

I was brought up with "God makes it happen" as an explanation for all weather and stuff, which made all discussion on the topic really boring, so I lost interest. Dinosaur not existing had a similar effect.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 18 March, 2019, 02:59:21 pm
It the earth is flat, does that mean the sun is flat too?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 18 March, 2019, 03:24:21 pm
I seem to remember Timeanddate has an explanation.

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/equinox-not-equal.html
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: perpetual dan on 24 March, 2019, 09:10:29 pm
I felt the heat in London yesterday, and was glad of my hat, and discovered this morning that someone had "tidied up" all the old sun cream  :facepalm: I don't think I'm burnt, but it was warm enough for shorts today (and I'm a likes to keep warm sort).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 March, 2019, 09:51:26 pm
It the earth is flat, does that mean the sun is flat too?
No. The sun is highly carbonated. HTH.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 19 April, 2019, 05:28:45 pm
First time out in the garden in a t-shirt this year.
I haz a happy :)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 19 April, 2019, 07:40:37 pm
Shorts today. Well, long Humvee style shorts.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 19 April, 2019, 08:41:13 pm
Shorts, short sleeves, short socks. Lovely.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 21 April, 2019, 10:17:17 am
One of the little houses down below the back of ours has smoke coming out of its chimney this morning, as it did yesterday also.  ???
I can only assume that is their only way of water heating or cooking or something.
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Post by: Torslanda on 23 April, 2019, 06:11:52 am
Or they're burning the bodies...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 08 May, 2019, 04:13:45 pm
I think I've just seen two flashes of lightning out of my office window, but not heard any thunder.  Is that possible?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 08 May, 2019, 04:47:18 pm
Sure, if it's far enough away and the wind is in the "wrong" direction.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 08 May, 2019, 07:08:18 pm
it was pretty close from the brightness of the flash, wind away from me though
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Post by: Chris S on 08 May, 2019, 07:24:49 pm
it was pretty close from the brightness of the flash, wind away from me though

Warning Geekfest.
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Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 09 May, 2019, 08:58:35 pm
When lightning struck our next-door-but-one neighbours, it just went BANG!, no rumble.

Lady H at #35 was on the phone and gotta jolt.

We lived ar #31.
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Post by: Kim on 09 May, 2019, 09:39:15 pm
I've been within 'fucking hell that was close' distance of a lightning strike twice.  On both occasions it was just a BANG!, though there was a sufficiency of rumbling from other events in the run-up to it.

I've also been within 'you haven't got a pacemaker or anything?' distance of TEH BIG SPARKS in what was then UMIST's high voltage lab.  An almighty CRACK! is a fair description, enhanced by the whole thing taking place in a building optimised for earthing and the manoeuvring of large pieces of hardware, rather than pleasant acoustics.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 09 May, 2019, 09:53:24 pm
I've been "fuck that was close" as it hit the telegraph pole at the bottom of the garden path. It was definitely loud

"oh shit that fried the TV"

Phone line was also welded into the socket and it took BT 2 days to sort the village out
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 10 May, 2019, 08:27:36 am
I can remember hearing the cast-iron radiators & pipes in our old school building clicking with the EMP from a nearby flash.
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Post by: ian on 10 May, 2019, 09:47:00 am
Lightning struck the ground right next to me as a youthful BMXer. It wasn't nearly the most dangerous thing that happened to me on that bike. It made me fall off (like I needed the help) and lie there in the road until I could see anything other than the colour neon purple and my head stopped ringing. I expected there to be a huge crater but there was just a disappointing 2p piece-sized area of perfectly melted tarmac.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Giraffe on 11 May, 2019, 08:46:59 am
Houston has a problem:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-48235462/lightning-strikes-twice-and-again-and-again
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 24 June, 2019, 03:42:02 pm
Getting a bit warm now, 32°C according to our north-wall thermometer.  We're due 36° on Thursday. Radio's full of things to do to survive and rules & regs for businesses.  Apparently secretarial & clerical staff have to keep at it until it's 34°C in the office.  :o

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Post by: spesh on 24 June, 2019, 04:53:38 pm
Getting a bit warm now, 32°C according to our north-wall thermometer.  We're due 36° on Thursday. Radio's full of things to do to survive and rules & regs for businesses.  Apparently secretarial & clerical staff have to keep at it until it's 34°C in the office. :o

That's all very well, but at what temperature are they allowed to stop working?  ;) :demon:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 24 June, 2019, 06:24:42 pm
12 degrees and raining.  Yesterday I got sunburnt.  Welcome to Shetland.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 24 June, 2019, 06:49:27 pm
BTDT Got the sunburn.

Enjoy the Simmer Dim and four seasons in one day!

If cycling, you can expect a journey from A to B to take twice or double the time from B to A.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andytheflyer on 25 June, 2019, 08:04:48 am
Chatting to the groundsman on the sports club next door yesterday, we agreed that we seem to be in for a 'Traditional' British Summer.

Doesn't seem to bother our black lab though.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 25 June, 2019, 08:18:30 am
It’s too damn hot. And humid.  >:(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 25 June, 2019, 08:35:02 am
Weather bloke on radio: "in Madrid they have a word for heat-wave. They call it summer."

34° for us today, 37° for Strasbourg.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 25 June, 2019, 03:59:56 pm
Weather bloke on radio: "in Madrid they have a word for heat-wave. They call it summer."

34° for us today, 37° for Strasbourg.

As a Madrileno once said to me "we have 9 months of winter, and three months of hell".
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 25 June, 2019, 08:20:14 pm
"In the Yukon we have two seasons: August and winter".
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 25 June, 2019, 08:42:42 pm
What about their Flying Insect Season?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 25 June, 2019, 08:54:51 pm
https://twitter.com/severeweatherEU/status/1143599770746929154


Flooding last night in Lisieux, Normandy. I camped there last year.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on 25 June, 2019, 10:37:59 pm
Fortunately it looks like we're going to turn up in Berlin the day after the worst day this week and then leave as it gets hotter again.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 26 June, 2019, 07:14:46 am
https://twitter.com/severeweatherEU/status/1143599770746929154


Flooding last night in Lisieux, Normandy. I camped there last year.

Friend of ours lives in Alençon. "What heat wave?"

We topped out at 37° here yesterday, 3° over what was predicted.  8:10 am now and 26° in my office. We've already closed up on the eastern side of the house and we've got the fans going, which at least distributes the dog fart.

My workshop, being a concrete box set into the barn, rarely reaches over 25°, so that mid-afternoon I can hardly move for missus & dogs gobbling up the oxygen. Heigh ho.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 26 June, 2019, 09:12:43 am
What about their Flying Insect Season?

I took a Boots bug-be-gone spray AND two bottles of Avon Skin So Soft, which remain unused to this day.  There were more flies in Nevada.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 26 June, 2019, 09:21:38 am
Hmm, I was in northern Ontario once and the cloud of midges was so dense that you couldn't see your hand.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 28 June, 2019, 04:06:31 pm
Hurrumph.  A max of 28 my arse.  32.5 at 4pm and still rising.  I've never seen 32+ here before.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 28 June, 2019, 04:18:23 pm
Still 12 degrees with sun, sea-level cloud and drizzle all at the same time.  Fortunately time spent outside tomorrow is limited to we can dress for Gatwick rather than Lerwick.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: JonBuoy on 29 June, 2019, 09:50:46 pm
There was an impressive-looking band of rain running from Oxford to Newcastle on the radar an hour ago.  It looked particularly active as it passed over Leicestershire but not a drop of rain touched the ground.  A load of weird-looking clouds but no precipitation   >:(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 29 June, 2019, 10:29:49 pm
We had hail, torrential rain, thunder and lightning earlier. Made the last 10 miles of my bike ride somewhat unpleasant.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 30 June, 2019, 07:55:10 am
Couple of cyclists died of 'malaise' down south yesterday, one of them in the Dentelles de Montmirail which I know & love.  Cycling up mountains in >>40°C is its own reward.  I had trouble keeping going on the flat 5 years ago when it was 42° on the road, it'll have been >50° on the road down there.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 30 June, 2019, 09:50:39 am
Majorca a few years ago I arrived into a >40C heatwave, put the bike together and gave up on the test ride after about 15mins and turned round.  With the wind it was like being a fan oven.

Luckily it broke the next day, and my planned ride days were cool enough if you were back at the hotel by noon for calamari and fries with a nice cool beer.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 30 June, 2019, 09:52:29 am
We left Berlin at 6am just in time to miss the forecast 39C. Good timing.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 30 June, 2019, 09:22:30 pm
TIL that Young People don't understand what "Scorchio!" means.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 01 July, 2019, 08:25:03 am
It was still 28-ish when we went to bed last night, hotter than indoors but we opened up all the windows anyway.  It dropped to ~24° overnight but there was no wind, so it stayed hot & muggy indoors all night.  Cloudy now but heating up and the air outside is thick: we took a stroll round the village this morning and came home sweating.  Needs a dose of rain and a good breeze.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 01 July, 2019, 11:33:06 am
We've just had the hottest day of the year, and here at work we are printing tat for Christmas.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 01 July, 2019, 03:29:57 pm
Cool & blustery in Liverpool.   Very windy over the weekend.  Someone didn't shut the downstairs door properly , looks like the wind caught it & now one of the glass panes is broken.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 04 July, 2019, 10:59:00 pm
It's been over 40 degrees in France. High 20s here. Highest in Poland was 38 in the southwest of the country. And last night, in the same region, it was –1.5. Frost in July. Crazy weather.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 04 July, 2019, 11:10:35 pm
It's been over 40 degrees in France. High 20s here. Highest in Poland was 38 in the southwest of the country. And last night, in the same region, it was –1.5. Frost in July. Crazy weather.

I just heard that and wondered if they were using Gas Marks...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 05 July, 2019, 12:18:43 am
Negative gas marks?  ???
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 05 July, 2019, 12:30:32 am
Negative gas marks?  ???

Fairly sure the cooker we had when I was a PSO would have been calibrated in such, if it was in any way calibrated.  Soggy oven chips were a speciality.

(Prior experience has taught me that the equation for converting gas marks, unless handled with tranquillity, can result in considerable stress, ulcers and even death.)
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 05 July, 2019, 12:44:33 am
As far as I remember, gas ovens in Poland are just marked high and low. (And what about 'regulo' markings. Were they just another name for 'gas mark n' or were they a separate scale?)
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Post by: Basil on 05 July, 2019, 08:23:32 am
Gosh, I haven't heard the term Regulo for years.  I think my mother used it, so I assume that Regulo and Mark are the same thing.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 05 July, 2019, 08:33:39 am
Gosh, I haven't heard the term Regulo for years.  I think my mother used it, so I assume that Regulo and Mark are the same thing.

It's part of the lexicon of our kitchen!

When my parents moved in with us in 2001 - a few months before my mother's 90th birthday - they were Determined To Make Themselves Useful Around The House. Thus it was that my mother cleaned the cooker so vigorously that she sandpapered all the numbers of the regulo knob and then felt so guilty that she bought us a new cooker.

It was as a pre-emptive measure that we bought our first dishwasher, shortly before they moved in. I knew that they would want to "help" with the washing up, and we also knew what their dishwashing quality control was like, and how it left a good deal to be desired.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 05 July, 2019, 09:11:13 am
That's some sandpapering!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 16 July, 2019, 09:01:06 am
MrsT read this out to me last night:

Quote
I do think that, of all the silly, irritating tomfoolishness by which we
are plagued, this “weather-forecast” fraud is about the most aggravating.
It “forecasts” precisely what happened yesterday or the day before, and
precisely the opposite of what is going to happen to-day.

I remember a holiday of mine being completely ruined one late autumn by
our paying attention to the weather report of the local newspaper.
“Heavy showers, with thunderstorms, may be expected to-day,” it would say
on Monday, and so we would give up our picnic, and stop indoors all day,
waiting for the rain.—And people would pass the house, going off in
wagonettes and coaches as jolly and merry as could be, the sun shining
out, and not a cloud to be seen.

“Ah!” we said, as we stood looking out at them through the window, “won’t
they come home soaked!”

And we chuckled to think how wet they were going to get, and came back
and stirred the fire, and got our books, and arranged our specimens of
seaweed and cockle shells.  By twelve o’clock, with the sun pouring into
the room, the heat became quite oppressive, and we wondered when those
heavy showers and occasional thunderstorms were going to begin.

“Ah! they’ll come in the afternoon, you’ll find,” we said to each other.
“Oh, _won’t_ those people get wet.  What a lark!”

At one o’clock, the landlady would come in to ask if we weren’t going
out, as it seemed such a lovely day.

“No, no,” we replied, with a knowing chuckle, “not we.  We don’t mean
to get wet—no, no.”

And when the afternoon was nearly gone, and still there was no sign of
rain, we tried to cheer ourselves up with the idea that it would come
down all at once, just as the people had started for home, and were out
of the reach of any shelter, and that they would thus get more drenched
than ever.  But not a drop ever fell, and it finished a grand day, and a
lovely night after it.

- Jerome K. Jerome, 1889

Nothing has changed.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 22 July, 2019, 06:43:02 pm
Looking like a plume-tastic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_plume) week ahead.

Lets be hearing your Canicule stories  :thumbsup:. There's talk of the UK overnight minimum temperature record being broken as well as the UK daytime July max.

If it's going to be that warm at night, I hope the wind drops a bit because it's been surprisingly windy here today, and not really conducive to having all the windows open overnight.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 23 July, 2019, 02:03:56 pm
Which of you left the oven on? I'm just back from a 38 degree NYC and expecting some relief. And it's going to be (or the forecast claims) the same in London on Thursday. Even the five-minute ride to the station this morning at 8am was a bit sticky as was my lunch-time fruit foraging session at M&S.

I think I might forgo my usual day in the remote command centre on Thursday (as it's typically several degrees warmer than outside ambient) and migrate back to the mothership and its a/c.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 23 July, 2019, 10:01:21 pm
A sticky 27C in my flat at the moment , and the same outside.   Waiting for the promised thunder & rain.  Starting to think there is a place in my wardrobe for some seersucker, and a Panama hat.
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Post by: Kim on 23 July, 2019, 10:35:11 pm
It just got cool enough outside to open the windows.  Temperature graph now flatlining.  Bah!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 23 July, 2019, 11:30:28 pm
Judging by how the stability of my internet connection has dropped right off in the last half hour, there's an electrical storm somewhere in the general vicinity of Portsmouth...



Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 23 July, 2019, 11:36:55 pm
Judging by how the stability of my internet connection has dropped right off in the last half hour, there's an electrical storm somewhere in the general vicinity of Portsmouth...

https://control.aa.net.uk/stormtrack.cgi refers.  The cluster in the south-west seems to correlate with https://www.lightningmaps.org/ but it's mostly noise ATM.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 23 July, 2019, 11:42:10 pm
http://en.blitzortung.org/live_lightning_maps.php?map=10

Looking quite busy.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jaded on 24 July, 2019, 01:02:18 am
We’ve just had a massive electrical storm ease it’s way over. Not much rain, and the lightning above the clouds so my photos just show lit up clouds
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 24 July, 2019, 01:29:32 am
Wir haben Donner und Blitzen!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Gattopardo on 24 July, 2019, 01:46:58 am
Watched the storm come from manor house way over wood green and then head east.  But that doesn't make sense as it should have been west to east as it past Hellys place.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 24 July, 2019, 06:09:26 am
no D&B here, but some overnight rain. internal thermometers are showing 27C here at 6am, and humid already
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Auntie Helen on 24 July, 2019, 07:05:39 am
Mega lightning at 3 in the morning in Witnesham, north of Ipswich.

Yesterday on the bus to Ipswich the travellers were cooing that it would be 32 degrees today. My Velomobile tour in June included days at 37 degrees in Germany. This is now normal, we’ve had it the past few years.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 24 July, 2019, 07:54:08 am
We had a right storm here in Stafford between 2 & 5am. All nine cats....nine cats, we only have five.... were in the house getting out of the way of the mega rain which came with it.

And then I noticed something strange..... as you may have noticed, I have been grumbling about my foot for the last couple of months. Well, during the storm the pain in my foot decreased to almost nothing and the flexibility I had lost returned to about 70% of normal  ;D ...... until the storm ended when the foot returned to my new normal and I am back to not being able to put any pressure on it/walk more than a few yards  :facepalm:

So, if its okay with you, I have arranged for the rain gods to follow me around for the next couple of months until this foot gets fixed. I am taking bookings to stay away from your outdoor event etc..... and yes, I did nick that idea from the late great Douglas Adams!

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 24 July, 2019, 08:32:29 am
I know a bloke who can tell if there's a storm coming because his old fracture site begins to hurt.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 24 July, 2019, 09:02:28 am
I was mistaken, apparently there was D&B here, but I have blocked ears at the moment, so missed it.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 24 July, 2019, 09:55:54 am
It did seem it was about to smite the North Downs last night but then I fell asleep and I could sleep through the apocalypse.

Big lightning before we left JFK on Sunday eve, which meant we sat on the runway for two hours in a superheated tin can. The a/c on planes doesn't work till the engines are running apparently. It was 38 degrees outside. Felt like double that inside. I poached. They also apparently can't serve gin on the ground. Though kudos to the crew, for my patience they bought me three double gins simultaneously once we got in the air.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Clare on 24 July, 2019, 09:57:47 am
I know a bloke who can tell if there's a storm coming because his old fracture site begins to hurt.

I used to get that, I think it is to do with changes in pressure because I also used to get terrible pain in an aeroplane when it was taking off. Thankfully it no longer happens to me.

In other news half the office has data and telemetry the other half doesn't. Apparently the storm last night twatted bits of the servers.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 24 July, 2019, 11:07:41 am
02:12:00 — sound of huge raindrops on Velux window immediately above my head :thumbsup:
02:12:06 — sound of huge raindrops ceases, never to return  :'(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 24 July, 2019, 11:15:38 am
Storm came in at 1am-ish.  Loud enough for barakta to hear, and with plenty of the flashy stuff.

Suspected-dodgy smoke detector was twatted by it a little before 2, and the system went into alarm.  I violated procedure by failing to remove the duvet from the bed[1], and proceeded directly to prod the offending item, rather than grabbing a dressing gown, footwear and a fire extinguisher and checking for actual fires.   :facepalm:

In my defence, I was already on edge due to the storm, the heat and the rat that I discovered in the kitchen as I was going to bed.   :hand:


[1] Barakta has previous for duck&cover tactics, and missing the fact that it's a fire alarm rather than a mis-directed taxi or whatever.  On this occasion she appeared behind me asking if anything was on fire.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 July, 2019, 11:21:29 am
It was about midnight here. No fires, lots of lightning but far away and mostly cloud type (what's the proper name for it?). Quite a bit of rain. Not much wind though. Good light show. Not so sticky today.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 24 July, 2019, 01:00:52 pm
It was about midnight here. No fires, lots of lightning but far away and mostly cloud type (what's the proper name for it?). Quite a bit of rain. Not much wind though. Good light show. Not so sticky today.

Intra cloud?

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Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 24 July, 2019, 01:10:46 pm
...the rat that I discovered in the kitchen...

Are you going to fix it?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 24 July, 2019, 02:53:57 pm
We have just received an email from the head of People saying we can wear what we want tomorrow as it is supposed to be the hottest day in many years: if ever (33c according to the Met Office).

Any suggestions gratefully received.....  ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Gattopardo on 24 July, 2019, 03:08:46 pm
...the rat that I discovered in the kitchen...

Are you going to fix it?


You utter shit, now I have that ear worm....
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 July, 2019, 03:18:33 pm
We have just received an email from the head of People saying we can wear what we want tomorrow as it is supposed to be the hottest day in many years: if ever (33c according to the Met Office).

Any suggestions gratefully received.....  ;D :thumbsup:
Mankini with ten-gallon hat and flip-flops.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 24 July, 2019, 04:00:43 pm
Storm came in at 1am-ish.  Loud enough for barakta to hear, and with plenty of the flashy stuff.

Suspected-dodgy smoke detector was twatted by it a little before 2, and the system went into alarm.  I violated procedure by failing to remove the duvet from the bed[1], and proceeded directly to prod the offending item, rather than grabbing a dressing gown, footwear and a fire extinguisher and checking for actual fires.   :facepalm:

In my defence, I was already on edge due to the storm, the heat and the rat that I discovered in the kitchen as I was going to bed.   :hand:


[1] Barakta has previous for duck&cover tactics, and missing the fact that it's a fire alarm rather than a mis-directed taxi or whatever.  On this occasion she appeared behind me asking if anything was on fire.

Ah, Rats............. luckily they appear to have abandoned the parental palace.  No visitations for about 6 months.     Want  some lightly used traps ?    I'll wash the splat off them before posting.....
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 24 July, 2019, 04:46:51 pm
We have just received an email from the head of People saying we can wear what we want tomorrow as it is supposed to be the hottest day in many years: if ever (33c according to the Met Office).

Any suggestions gratefully received.....  ;D :thumbsup:

Suit of armour?

OK then, how about a green Afghan jock strap with clear plastic wellies half filled with green ink?

A Boy Scout uniform?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 July, 2019, 05:00:10 pm
Pick up a random Mr Ben book and open it...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 24 July, 2019, 05:11:35 pm
Ah, Rats............. luckily they appear to have abandoned the parental palace.  No visitations for about 6 months.     Want  some lightly used traps ?    I'll wash the splat off them before posting.....

This one was my fault: Had the kitchen door open in a vague attempt at ventilation, with barakta in the dining room to watch for burglars.  I came downstairs and asked her what the rustling noise was.  "What rustling noise?" was the inevitable reply.   :facepalm:

As I entered the kitchen, it scarpered from the mess of plastic bags beside the cooker (containing laundry tablets and agent orange, but probably scattered with low-level cooking debris) and disappeared into the gap between the fridge and washing machine.  After futile attempts to evict it by poking with a broom handle, it occurred to me to start the spin cycle, and stand well back, guarding the door to the rest of the house.  As the drain pump kicked in, it legged it out the back door.

That's the only evidence I've ever seen of one actually in the house.  They can probably get into the floor void, but they don't seem to be resident.

In an attempt at more general rat management, I've sent the council a moan about their general failure to collect the bins for the second week running.  It is, of course, excellent weather for it.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 24 July, 2019, 05:12:35 pm
We have just received an email from the head of People saying we can wear what we want tomorrow as it is supposed to be the hottest day in many years: if ever (33c according to the Met Office).

Any suggestions gratefully received.....  ;D :thumbsup:

Suit of armour?

OK then, how about a green Afghan jock strap with clear plastic wellies half filled with green ink?

A Boy Scout uniform?

Given the weather, and indeed the pollen count, space suit seems like the obvious choice.  Apollo-era would be commemorative, if less than ideal in most other respects.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jaded on 24 July, 2019, 05:19:38 pm
We have just received an email from the head of People saying we can wear what we want tomorrow as it is supposed to be the hottest day in many years: if ever (33c according to the Met Office).

Any suggestions gratefully received.....  ;D :thumbsup:

Probably couldn't get it delivered (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Men-s-Borat-Mankini-Green-One-Size-Beach-smuggler-Mankini-Sexy-Men-s-Swimwear/32323650505.html) in time...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 24 July, 2019, 05:25:35 pm
We have just received an email from the head of People saying we can wear what we want tomorrow as it is supposed to be the hottest day in many years: if ever (33c according to the Met Office).

Any suggestions gratefully received.....  ;D :thumbsup:

Suit of armour?

OK then, how about a green Afghan jock strap with clear plastic wellies half filled with green ink?

A Boy Scout uniform?

Given the weather, and indeed the pollen count, space suit seems like the obvious choice.  Apollo-era would be commemorative, if less than ideal in most other respects.

IIRC, one of the layers of an EVA suit is a cooling system, so they have that going for them.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 24 July, 2019, 05:51:14 pm
A space suit seems a great idea although I am a little worried after watching this from Tim Dodds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3s7BjU6sDg

As I am about to cause some issues with management, I think the suit of armour might be most appropriate....  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 July, 2019, 05:59:37 pm
In an attempt at more general rat management, I've sent the council a moan about their general failure to collect the bins for the second week running.  It is, of course, excellent weather for it.
Two weeks running? Pathetic! Ours got to five before they finally collected it... (although that was the recycling rather than rubbish proper - they only collect that every two weeks anyway).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 24 July, 2019, 06:18:41 pm
So, the predicted high for London tomorrow is 39c. It's easy to miss the significance of this.

We're on a tiny island, surrounded by sea that's even now, pretty cold; go swim in the North Sea if you need reminding how cold. Really high temperatures typically need large continental masses, or really really warm seas - y'know, like bathwater warm.

London is a vast mass of concrete and tarmac, that's true - but it's also very near the cold sea. For a temperate island to be making that kind of temperature is pretty significant, and not in a good way.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 July, 2019, 06:57:10 pm
Video of lightning apparently striking a house chimney last night:
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/watch-startling-moment-lightning-strikes-3128035
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 24 July, 2019, 08:38:06 pm
So, the predicted high for London tomorrow is 39c. It's easy to miss the significance of this.

We're on a tiny island, surrounded by sea that's even now, pretty cold; go swim in the North Sea if you need reminding how cold. Really high temperatures typically need large continental masses, or really really warm seas - y'know, like bathwater warm.

London is a vast mass of concrete and tarmac, that's true - but it's also very near the cold sea. For a temperate island to be making that kind of temperature is pretty significant, and not in a good way.

but global warming is a hoax don't you know. I've had two people tell me that this month so it must be true. it's all a NASA hoax don't you know?

today, 7km to the docs to get my ears unblocked, long way home for a total of about 20km, before lunch and I was leaking like a Boris Johnson Brexit policy
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 24 July, 2019, 09:02:08 pm
Dilemma strikes. Stay home, sit out on the balcony of the Remote Command Centre and hope there's enough breeze to prevent my very spontaneous human combustion (one boon, it might be too hot for some fucker down the valley to start mowing the lawn, chainsawing a tree, or demolishing a large building, or whatever the noisy fuck someone always commences the moment I usually step out in the garden). It certainly promises to be hot enough to discourage a noisy fuck. Any kind of fuckery, tbh. They can parachute pulchritudinous redheads into my garden and even this boy of lamentable morals and limboing virtue will be saying not this afternoon, my dears. I plan on being too hot to even enumerate their freckles.

Or despatch early to the mothership and entrust myself to its asthmatic cooling systems. This will, of course, mean a fiery ride home or the train (which is at least is Thameslink's finest and actually still has functional a/c but will be full of smelly people).

It was hovering around 38-39 (heat index 45+) Celsius in NYC at the weekend. There was a heat emergency covering 2/3rds of the US population.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 24 July, 2019, 09:11:06 pm
Dilemma strikes. Stay home, sit out on the balcony of the Remote Command Centre and hope there's enough breeze to prevent my very spontaneous human combustion (one boon, it might be too hot for some fucker down the valley to start mowing the lawn, chainsawing a tree, or demolishing a large building, or whatever the noisy fuck someone always commences the moment I usually step out in the garden). It certainly promises to be hot enough to discourage a noisy fuck. Any kind of fuckery, tbh. They can parachute pulchritudinous redheads into my garden and even this boy of lamentable morals and limboing virtue will be saying not this afternoon, my dears. I plan on being too hot to even enumerate their freckles.

Or despatch early to the mothership and entrust myself to its asthmatic cooling systems. This will, of course, mean a fiery ride home or the train (which is at least is Thameslink's finest and actually still has functional a/c but will be full of smelly people).

It was hovering around 38-39 (heat index 45+) Celsius in NYC at the weekend. There was a heat emergency covering 2/3rds of the US population.
Thing is, I find myself in a similar predicament - by the time it comes for  a train ride home, the rails may well be buckled.
It's a spendy cab ride from Waltham Forest to Forest Hill.

NB - I too could work from home.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 24 July, 2019, 09:13:33 pm
Barakta's going to Leicester tomorrow, on the assumption that the trains may b0rk and strand her there.  Meanwhile I'm making a list of all the nearby cinemas, data centres, clean rooms and biosafety level 3+ labs that might accept a refugee.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 24 July, 2019, 09:38:53 pm
I managed to listen to part of tonights Prom , but have just turned the hifi off.  A 50W valve amp is like turning on an electric fire in this weather.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 24 July, 2019, 09:40:08 pm
I'm staying home, with a plan to swim at lunchtime
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 24 July, 2019, 10:15:40 pm
Indeed, it'll be melty-rail rail-fail, so that'll likely leave me 20 miles in the heat. Up a hill. On a Brompton.

Yeah, I think I'll stay home in the remote command centre and go for a lunchtime swim.

I may be mad, but I'm not quite that mad.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 July, 2019, 10:48:41 pm
Barakta's going to Leicester tomorrow, on the assumption that the trains may b0rk and strand her there.  Meanwhile I'm making a list of all the nearby cinemas, data centres, clean rooms and biosafety level 3+ labs that might accept a refugee.
Only £6 on Natty Ex! Don't know if you can book on the spot though.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 25 July, 2019, 08:31:24 am
25c this morning at 8am and my neighbours are having a BBQ for breakfast!!!!!

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 25 July, 2019, 09:00:45 am
Only 37°C forecast for us this afternoon. Strasberry's due the full 40, though.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 25 July, 2019, 09:50:07 am
I'm impressed that Southern have already cancelled 50% of the trains on our route in advance of it getting warm.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 25 July, 2019, 10:11:14 am
Oh, and as I'm sitting with the patio doors etc. open there is, of course, an alarm going off somewhere nearby. It's been going off since 9am, so now over an hour. Sounds like a burglar alarm.

I'm not sure who makes alarms that go off for hours, but really, if someone hasn't responded in five minutes, it's not going to happen, because by that time people are going to start hope the owner did get burgled and then start to create impressively detailed fantasies for their demise.

And you know what happens when any alarm goes off in 2019. It gets ignored, that's what.

Oh wait, it's finally stopped...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 25 July, 2019, 11:22:01 am
Bloody Hell!  And it's only 11 am.
Luckily, I don't think we're suffer as badly over here as some of you to the East.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 25 July, 2019, 11:40:31 am
Remote Command Centre just hit 30 degrees indoors. It got too hot outside even in the shade, so I retreated within. The fan is currently blowing warm air at me which, as climate control goes, is a bit of a shrug.

Two of my US colleagues are in town this week, they got the Tube yesterday. One of them actually melted.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 25 July, 2019, 11:42:30 am
28C when I woke up this morning

I've opened the car windows pre-emptively before I go swimming, but I'm expecting mid-high 30's by now
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 25 July, 2019, 11:50:42 am
It hit 30C at 09:20 this morning.  Currently 33C.

I've closed all the windows, it's hotter outside than in.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 25 July, 2019, 12:07:25 pm
30.2 in the RCC, 31.5 upstairs and a mild 29.1 degrees in the shady kitchen. I don't think anywhere in the house has dropped below 28 degrees all week. Last night was a sauna, memory foam mattresses are basically hot plates in this sort of weather. We need anti-gravity beds. Come on science!

Bad Cat is lying in her shaded hut outside, paws akimbo out the door hole. She may be stupid, but she has the right idea. No idea where LMC is holed up, she's normally the smarter of the two and snaffles up the shaded hut. I alas, can't fit inside, or I'd evict Bad Cat.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 25 July, 2019, 01:00:16 pm
36C according to the car
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 25 July, 2019, 01:08:36 pm
Pleasant 21°C in Furrybootoon. 26°C in the office.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 25 July, 2019, 01:33:03 pm
Just reached 29° in the office, 37° on out north-facing wall.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 25 July, 2019, 01:41:38 pm
32C in my south facing office currently and people are asking GDPR questions.....

Is it too hot to go postal?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andyoxon on 25 July, 2019, 02:03:22 pm
At home it's 27C in the dining room - with curtains drawn, 34C outside.  Heathrow 35C (1-2pm)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: delthebike on 25 July, 2019, 02:25:23 pm
Four hours of riding at 30C+ and a max temp, for forty minutes, of 39C.  :demon: 8)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 25 July, 2019, 02:26:24 pm
32.5 degrees in the RMC. And it's raining outside.

Plus, surprisingly, the gardeners came. Rather them than me.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 25 July, 2019, 02:31:15 pm
The head of our CAD department has put a thermometer outside, in the shade.



















































































41°C   :o :o :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andyoxon on 25 July, 2019, 03:05:13 pm
My outside reading is the same as RAF Benson, down the road, 36C. 

Still 27.5C inside.

~1hr to reach max temp.

http://wow.metoffice.gov.uk/
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 25 July, 2019, 03:28:35 pm
20°C outside now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 25 July, 2019, 03:39:24 pm
my office at home is 34.2 and still climbing, the living room is a balmy 31.  37 in the garden, with no urban heat island effect

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 25 July, 2019, 04:57:07 pm
I'd be surprised if anywhere "officially" made 39c; the highest I've seen is Cambridge Airport at 38.1 - a July record, but short of the all-time record, and there's plenty of convection underway now.

There's potential for some serious storms following on from today; large hail and maybe a twister or two. Massive rainfall totals are unlikely because there's a strong upper flow, so any storms will zip through like an express train.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Zed43 on 25 July, 2019, 05:11:35 pm
Meanwhile, in the Netherlands we today broke the all-time high of 38.6 degrees (in 1944) with 40.7 degrees. Actually, it was broken yesterday already with 39.3 degrees...

The super markets have ran out of water based ice lollies, though there was plenty of frozen cream and sugar bombs (e.g. Magnums) left.

Fortunately the temperature is going down steadily now, reaching a predicted 25 degrees maximum on Monday.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 25 July, 2019, 05:40:05 pm
we've had a brief spurt of heavy rain here and it looks like more to come, my office hit 35.7 before starting to cool again.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 25 July, 2019, 06:11:05 pm
TV's Sophie Raworth is reporting thunder at Kew Gardens but nowt on this side of town yet chiz.

ETA: TV's Riz Lateef now getting rained on at Kings X. Still nowt here.  And she's got an umbrella :'(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 25 July, 2019, 06:46:27 pm
Haz rained in Weca.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 25 July, 2019, 06:55:10 pm
A brief serving of some big ploppy raindrops here in Forest Hill.
Now we return to the sweltering service.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 25 July, 2019, 06:58:39 pm
Raining again.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 25 July, 2019, 07:33:50 pm
TV's Sophie Raworth is reporting thunder at Kew Gardens but nowt on this side of town yet chiz.

ETA: TV's Riz Lateef now getting rained on at Kings X. Still nowt here.  And she's got an umbrella :'(

I warned my cleaning lady of precipitation as she left me in HA8 to go home in HA3 at 18.00.
She hit the D&B around 18.20.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andyoxon on 25 July, 2019, 08:46:55 pm
Reached 37C around here - hottest I've experienced in UK.  now 29C out/27C in.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 25 July, 2019, 09:09:15 pm
The sky has gone the colour of snot after a heavy head cold. A minacious gathering of clouds over the North Downs. I fear a harbinger of the Reign of Johnson.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 25 July, 2019, 09:14:46 pm
Meanwhile, in the Netherlands we today broke the all-time high of 38.6 degrees (in 1944) with 40.7 degrees. Actually, it was broken yesterday already with 39.3 degrees...

The super markets have ran out of water based ice lollies, though there was plenty of frozen cream and sugar bombs (e.g. Magnums) left.

Fortunately the temperature is going down steadily now, reaching a predicted 25 degrees maximum on Monday.

How are the stroopwafels?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 25 July, 2019, 09:30:33 pm
Soft and floppy, I'd guess, much like the denizens of the low countries
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 25 July, 2019, 11:15:41 pm
Meanwhile, in the Netherlands we today broke the all-time high of 38.6 degrees (in 1944) with 40.7 degrees. Actually, it was broken yesterday already with 39.3 degrees...

The super markets have ran out of water based ice lollies, though there was plenty of frozen cream and sugar bombs (e.g. Magnums) left.

Fortunately the temperature is going down steadily now, reaching a predicted 25 degrees maximum on Monday.

How are the stroopwafels?

I'm keeping mine in the fridge until it cools down enough to drink tea again.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 25 July, 2019, 11:29:06 pm
Just enough gap in the clouds to get a glimpse of the CRS-18 Dragon spacecraft as it flew over the UK just now.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 25 July, 2019, 11:29:35 pm
The sky has gone the colour of snot after a heavy head cold.


I'll tell William Gibson he may as well not bother with his next novel.  There's a new kid in town....
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 26 July, 2019, 05:28:29 am
5am and its already 30C in my office at home.

the weekly time trial may be missed this week.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 26 July, 2019, 05:58:12 am
Cooler this morning outside thankfully but still 28c in the house. Goes off and looks for his mankini.

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 26 July, 2019, 09:49:32 am
All windows open and a chain of fans going got our inside temperature down to 26° overnight.  Then muggins closes off all the upstairs windows & shutters but forgets downstairs, and now we're back to 28°. :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 26 July, 2019, 09:56:57 am
Thunder! Heavy rain! Yay!

Lasted about five minutes. Boo!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 26 July, 2019, 10:10:28 am
Despite the fans and windows, it stayed at 30+ degrees in the bedroom (and upstairs) all night. Given the presence of one wife and two cats, all emitting vast quantities of even more heat, I gave up trying to sleep in the bed and retreated downstairs and slept on the sofa like a Bad Husband.

It was marginally better. I've never actually slept on the sofa. There are all sorts of weird noises downstairs, possibly from proximity to the Hell Portal under the hallway floor. And thunder and lightning slowly rumbled all night. Today will, as a result, feature large quantities of coffee.

The fact that The Asbestos Palace is insulated to hell and back means it'll stay hot till October now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Zed43 on 26 July, 2019, 10:14:46 am
Soft and floppy, I'd guess, much like the denizens of the low countries
;D We'll leave the stiff upper lip to you British people. You're gonna need it.

Just past 11 and it is already 27.6 degrees in the office.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 26 July, 2019, 01:09:50 pm
I think last night was the most uncomfotable I've spent. Hot, yes, but it was also very humid.  Two long rolls of thunder around 3am, and a cataract of rain that lasted all of 30 seconds.  Today it must be 15 degrees cooler, but still no rain. That looks like it'll arrive tomorrow, with a vengeance. I should probably plant out the tomatoes this evening.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 26 July, 2019, 01:19:51 pm
I woke up at 4am last night with a full bladder, turned over, and discovered an alarming decoupling of gravity from rotational inertia.  I lay there dripping with sweat for about 2 minutes, waiting for the world to stop spinning, which it didn't.  I decided that needs must, and got halfway to the bathroom before the rushing sound kicked in.  Made it to the loo, and somehow managed to drink three handfuls of water in an attempt to help the overwhelming nausea before everything went dark and sideways.  I stumbled back to bed on the basis that was the best place to be with ropy blood pressure and a malfunctioning vestibular system, and promptly fell asleep.  I woke when barakta (who had got up to ward off a UTI) came to bed some time (computer says ~20 minutes) later, complained that I was dizzy, and fell asleep again.

Feel okay this morning, just Too Hot and exhausted.  Weird.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 26 July, 2019, 01:27:37 pm
Soft and floppy, I'd guess, much like the denizens of the low countries
;D We'll leave the stiff upper lip to you British people. You're gonna need it.

Just past 11 and it is already 27.6 degrees in the office.

I forgot to add "At the moment" to that  :D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 27 July, 2019, 10:08:18 am
I caved in & bought an electric fan yesterday, so of course the weather in now cool  & wet, which is a shame for the people on todays Pride march.  :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 27 July, 2019, 10:32:41 am
As usual, our canicule broke last night with the customary violent thunderstorm.

The catch there is that before the storm the house is full of the fug of (in our case) two humans, two dogs & a parrot who've been breathing and farting all day with the windows & shutters shut while the outside temp climbed to 38° and the inside ditto to 30.  Then the storm arrives, with concomitant temperature drop but you can't open the windows because of the 70 kph winds they forecast so you tough it out in anticipation of wondrous coolth just as soon as...  only after two hours of celestial exhibitionism you drop off with the windows still shut and wake up at 05:30 with a vile headache and the house still befugged.

I wouldn't be surprised if we had another dose or three before September's equinoctial gales rip the roof off. Interesting times.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 27 July, 2019, 12:43:23 pm
Rained all evening and much of the night in Leafy Surrey.  Now cool enough to guzzle coffee in the conservatory.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 28 July, 2019, 10:01:41 am
Down to 16C outside. Constant rain for the last 24 hours.  Local flood warning on the River Alt in North Liverpool. 


I've got to take a trailer of rubbish to the tip.  Hope the plastic box doesn't fill up with water!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 28 July, 2019, 10:05:02 am
It got down to 25° last night. Had to put on a woolly.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 04 August, 2019, 02:51:01 pm
It occurs to me that in the 15 or so years of my experience living in and near Llandysul i have never heard or seen a thunderstorm.  I don't know if is some weird Teifi Valley thing or what, but i do miss it.  :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 07 August, 2019, 08:30:33 am
20h00 last night we had a storm.

(https://pbase.com/image/169603026.jpg)

The most torrential rain we've seen here in 30 years.  Two hours later the road was dry.

Did a vid: https://youtu.be/85Hj4CsR-Uk
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 07 August, 2019, 06:32:02 pm
Is that water coming up out of the drain-cover?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 08 August, 2019, 09:31:57 pm
Gosh! Somewhat moist here atm.  On its way to you now with love from Wales.   :-*
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 08 August, 2019, 10:05:18 pm
I think it'll be here in tiem for me to drive two hours to a wedding tomorrow.

I really dont like weddings, but SWMBO insisted
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 09 August, 2019, 12:10:05 am
Gosh! Somewhat moist here atm.  On its way to you now with love from Wales.   :-*

Got it, thanks.

TBH, the cool air feels wonderful.  Though I suspect that if it keeps up the pile of builders' sand across the road may have washed away by morning.  (It won't do the bearing on that sodding wheelbarrow any favours, either.)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 09 August, 2019, 01:54:52 am
We’ve just driven back to the Angles from West Devon. Some bad precipitation on the M5 east of Exeter, but by the time we were on the A303 it was just drech. 
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 09 August, 2019, 07:51:47 am
The rain before 6 was so heavy it woke me up!  Some rumblings of thunder as well.  All stopped now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 09 August, 2019, 08:04:04 am
Is that water coming up out of the drain-cover?

95%, I guess. We're at the bottom of a hill so that'll be mostly water from the roadside drains. Our village has a single common sewer for rainwater and domestic efflux, though, so this was not the best time to use the facilities.  At the height of the drought it had mostly dried up and the council were trucking in water to flush it through.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 11 August, 2019, 02:15:05 pm
Watching a video of that tornado they had in the Moselle.   Interesting: in American tornado videos the most common reaction is "oh my God", whereas in France (in Lorraine, anyway) it's "oh putain".
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 23 August, 2019, 08:58:41 am
I'm waiting for the promised good weather.
*gazes out at current fine drizzle *

*drums fingers *
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 23 August, 2019, 10:06:36 pm
Clear blue skies And a warm sunshine here all day. I can almost believe it is summer  8)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 18 September, 2019, 08:14:19 pm
First grass frost of the year in the park by the river this morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 21 September, 2019, 01:46:12 pm
It's warm & sunny in Liverpool , though windy.     Meanwhile Spain is being hit by severe flooding.  https://twitter.com/search?q=spain%20flooding&src=typed_query
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 21 September, 2019, 05:42:50 pm
A contrasting week. Tuesday morning it was 4.4C when I got in my car. Today it’s been 22-23C for much of it, and although breezy the air has been quite balmy. Still sitting outside now, in the shade, in a T-shirt.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 21 September, 2019, 07:09:33 pm
Lovely week for us too.
However, as of just now
Bye bye summer.  It's been good.
See you next year.
 :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 22 September, 2019, 01:02:05 pm
We made it to 12 today. This morning was overcast, warm and very humid. Got the lawn cut and was contemplating lunch outside, when the light levels dropped enough to bring* on the kitchen night light! Now raining steadily.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 22 September, 2019, 01:39:36 pm
Local CTC sent email cancelling today's ride 'due to the weather'.
There'd been some rain overnight but it was dry.
Like rafletcher above, it got rather dark after midday, rained heavily but rain has mostly eased off now.
CTC are ageing; would not have cancelled ride for this a few years ago!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 22 September, 2019, 03:19:27 pm
You can't blame the CTC for that, blame the Met Office for unecessary warnings. Organisers of public events usually cancel events for weather reasons, because the Met Office have issued warnings; there's possibly an insurance reason for this, I don't know.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 22 September, 2019, 04:56:05 pm
I don't listen to the weather forecast but and was not aware that there'd been any weather warnings for Herts & Bucks.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 22 September, 2019, 07:55:28 pm
My Garmin was showing 24C today.

I was wearing short sleeves with my zip halfway down, and went past someone in long sleeves and wearing a balaclava
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 23 September, 2019, 01:17:07 pm
My Garmin was showing 24C today.

I was wearing short sleeves with my zip halfway down, and went past someone in long sleeves and wearing a balaclava

Possibly a bank robber?  Or I suppose the IRA may be making a come back...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 23 September, 2019, 02:11:51 pm
It rained!  First time in weeks, here, about 10 hours' worth overnight and a good heavy downpour this morning - most we've had for at least a month.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 23 September, 2019, 09:11:16 pm
About 40C in Phoenix on Friday.  Glad it was warm and sunny in leafy Surrey on Saturday rather than 12C and raining.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Andrij on 23 September, 2019, 09:22:31 pm
About 40C in Phoenix on Friday.  Glad it was warm and sunny in leafy Surrey on Saturday rather than 12C and raining.

 ???  According to the Automatic Diary you're still in Tucson...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 23 September, 2019, 09:29:23 pm
About 40C in Phoenix on Friday.  Glad it was warm and sunny in leafy Surrey on Saturday rather than 12C and raining.

 ???  According to the Automatic Diary you're still in Tucson...

That's coz I went to Phoenix on Friday, Fort Larrington on Sat and Larrington Towers today and couldn't be arsed to unpack the laptop.  The final instalment will be posted as soon as I've drunk me tea ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 23 September, 2019, 09:55:50 pm
My Garmin was showing 24C today.

I was wearing short sleeves with my zip halfway down, and went past someone in long sleeves and wearing a balaclava

Possibly a bank robber?  Or I suppose the IRA may be making a come back...

Very slow getaway vehicle, and a long way from the bank. IRA raiding spuds? Getting a bit hungry?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: essexian on 24 September, 2019, 11:42:25 am
Raining a bit in Yorkshire at the moment....poor U23's at the Worlds currently. I've just seen one come off and slide 30/40m down the road!

The coverage is also off air at the moment due, I suppose, to the weather!  :facepalm:

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 24 September, 2019, 11:49:05 am
Barakta's hearing aid drowned in the rain earlier this morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 24 September, 2019, 12:01:53 pm
time to ressurect the turbo trainer
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 September, 2019, 12:06:51 pm
Cdzzmc Jnr puts on coat and goes to do paper round. Comes back, takes off coat, goes to school.  :facepalm: I did warn him!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 24 September, 2019, 12:08:16 pm
I rode to the station and station to work in a giant poncho courtesy of Monsieur Decathlon, quite probably looking like a slowly mobile crime scene.

Considering the absolutely torrential downpour as I trundled along Southwark Road, I arrived surprisingly dry (other than damp shoes).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 24 September, 2019, 01:29:03 pm
As I took half an hour at lunchtime to ressurect the TT, the rain has stopped.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 24 September, 2019, 02:20:15 pm
Bright sunshine in E17 but this will turn to ipssnig rain the moment I close the front door to go to Mr Sainsbury's House Of Toothy Comestibles and the Happy Swedish Halls Of Joy.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: barakta on 24 September, 2019, 03:10:13 pm
Barakta's hearing aid drowned in the rain earlier this morning.

Resuscitated by leaving it battery compartment open in the server rack for 3 hours.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Andrij on 24 September, 2019, 04:38:13 pm
In E12 it's all thunderbolts and lightning, very, very frightening
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 24 September, 2019, 04:46:22 pm
In E12 it's all thunderbolts and lightning, very, very frightening

And in CB6, internet dissapeared for 10 mins, almost a disaster
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 September, 2019, 04:58:02 pm
Bright sunshine here.  :)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 24 September, 2019, 07:39:03 pm
Alternating downpours with dry spells here in HA8. The Jaffa Cakes box delivered by Mr Sainsbury's EoTC was soggy & saturated.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Ashaman42 on 24 September, 2019, 08:11:22 pm
We had a 45 minute power cut last night which I suspect was due to weather - the power network reckoned an underground cable failure but it was rather rainy so suspect that caused whatever problem was caused.

It was fine as it was just about bedtime anyway.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 17 October, 2019, 10:21:38 am
It occurs to me that in the 15 or so years of my experience living in and near Llandysul i have never heard or seen a thunderstorm.  I don't know if is some weird Teifi Valley thing or what, but i do miss it.  :(

Until today.
Bang crash wallop.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 17 October, 2019, 10:56:40 am
 :D

Unusual to have one in the morning IME.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 17 October, 2019, 04:04:56 pm
The oddest thunderstorm I recall was after a day's freezing cycling with Auntie Helen, followed by a tai chi class that was cut short as a result of very heavy snow. As I slid/cycled home, there were a couple of really loud thunder crashes. December 2010 IIRC.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 17 October, 2019, 05:51:53 pm
Ah, incorrectly performed tai chi will anger the weather gods.  ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 17 October, 2019, 06:22:19 pm
Everyone loves a bit of Thundersnow. Especially Jim Cantore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJt4nV6hM1Y
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 18 October, 2019, 09:08:34 pm
Getting a bit soggy in Furryboottoon tonight  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 27 October, 2019, 07:19:38 pm
The Ingraudia has a piece on "How to survive winter" with advice from people with outdoor jobs: scaffolder, vet, etc. Strikes me they're talking to the wrong people! Surviving winter with an outdoor job is a matter of clothing and food. More generally, it's a matter of day to day weather. Surviving winter with an indoor job is a matter of attitude and finding ways to kiss the sky ((C)One of Isla's Icons) when it's not there.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/oct/27/how-to-survive-the-winter-the-expert-guide-to-staying-warm-healthy-and-happy
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 27 October, 2019, 07:33:59 pm
The Teifi burst it's banks overnight.  Memories of last October's flood.  However, not big and receding already.  Phew!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 31 October, 2019, 09:21:27 am
Here it's been bitterly cold the last few days, dry but with a fresh NE wind to make it colder.

Looking back at my archives, on 30th October 2006 I did a 200k with an average temperature of 20°C and a max of 28.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 02 November, 2019, 08:34:46 pm
Every year at the end of October and beginning of November I'm impressed by the ability of fireworks to go off in heavy rain.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 07 November, 2019, 04:05:17 pm
Ice eggs.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/07/couple-rare-ice-eggs-finnish-beach
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 09 November, 2019, 03:17:12 pm
Fishlake is wet.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-50361354/england-flooding-a-tour-of-a-flooded-house-in-fishlake (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-50361354/england-flooding-a-tour-of-a-flooded-house-in-fishlake)

Much of my Audaxing in the 90s centred there...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 31 December, 2019, 08:20:57 pm
OK, so it's almost certainly a Föhn (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foehn_wind) event, but this is quite extraordinary.

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1212043438268567553
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 31 December, 2019, 08:40:05 pm
Meanwhile, maximum day temperatures in large parts of northern India dipped 10C below normal:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-50953950
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 31 December, 2019, 08:45:47 pm
Mother Nature, in a desperate attempt to even things out.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Giraffe on 01 January, 2020, 09:32:05 am
Yup - taken the heat out of India and dumped it in Scotland.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 01 January, 2020, 09:57:50 am
It actually snowed in Delhi in, IIRC, January 2010. I don't know what the temperature was though.

Story of coping with unexpected snow: there's a woman in the LBS who grew up in Jerusalem, where her brother still lives. One winter day he got up to find it had snowed. This is unusual but nowhere near as freakish as snow in Delhi. So did he scrape the ice off his car and drive to work? No, he boiled a kettle and poured boiling water over the windscreen.  :facepalm: A new windscreen in Israel is every bit as expensive as it would be here.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 13 January, 2020, 01:04:58 pm
Storm Bastard (or whatever this one's called) has just arrived.  It was preceded by a very large flock of gulls, which is a bird we very rarely see here.  Quite ominous.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: bludger on 13 January, 2020, 01:06:26 pm
Been trying to bang the drum for Paul's Willy Warmer on Saturday. Getting lots of feedback to the tune of 'the weather last year was awful - it's a great ride!' so keeping a beedy eye on the Met office...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: JonBuoy on 13 January, 2020, 03:00:18 pm
Looks like an impressive squall line has just made Welsh landfall.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 13 January, 2020, 07:56:51 pm
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-51079834 (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-51079834)


All Calmac ferries cancelled.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 13 January, 2020, 08:03:04 pm
well, that made for an interesting approach to Aberdeen.  Half expecting the flight to be cancelled, instead arrived to 60mph horizontal rain which had disappeared by the time I got into town.  A blustery walk.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 13 January, 2020, 08:04:38 pm
I nearly lost my hat on Union Street!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 13 January, 2020, 08:06:24 pm
There's probabaly either a song, or an Iain Banks novel about that
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 14 January, 2020, 01:07:29 am
Storm Bastard (or whatever this one's called) has just arrived.  It was preceded by a very large flock of gulls, which is a bird we very rarely see here.  Quite ominous.

They are clearly anticipating anthropogenic sea level rise, Basil.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: chrisbainbridge on 14 January, 2020, 09:43:48 pm
Slowest ever commute home.  20km /hr this morning and 16km/hr on the way home into the wind!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 14 January, 2020, 11:20:27 pm
Come, friendly Brend an blow on Slough...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-51114535 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-51114535)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 14 January, 2020, 11:45:40 pm
Come, friendly Brend an blow on Slough...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-51114535 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-51114535)


 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 15 January, 2020, 07:40:54 am
Unfortunately most of Slough is still here this morning  ::-) ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: JonBuoy on 21 January, 2020, 12:42:47 pm
Barometric pressure in London 'highest in 300 years' at least (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51180211)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: nicknack on 21 January, 2020, 01:10:14 pm
Barometric pressure in London 'highest in 300 years' at least (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51180211)
<goes to look at barometer>
It's off the top end.  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 21 January, 2020, 02:27:56 pm
I've just checked ours. 1047.9 on 19th. 1039 now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andytheflyer on 21 January, 2020, 04:01:09 pm
30.4" (aka 1029mb) at 450ft elevation on my gggf's marine (restored and calibrated) barometer - he was a mariner.  Not sure I've ever seen the bp that high now you mention it.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 28 January, 2020, 08:33:56 pm
FurryBootToon top of the league  :o :D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 28 January, 2020, 09:39:10 pm
is running th enew crossfit? Umpteen "led" running groups out around the middle of than London this evening whilst I was trying to walk off dinner, in addition to the normal single runners and oblivious tourists
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 29 January, 2020, 03:33:33 pm
Really smells of spring today. Still a few weeks to go but it's near.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 04 February, 2020, 08:33:04 am
Powerful gale through here last night, sounded line a TGV line was right under the window. Looked for damage this morning, but not a thing, now even the bin blown over.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 16 February, 2020, 01:25:09 pm
Around 4:30 this morning, the rain was so strong it woke me up. I looked outside and there was a solid river of rain a couple of inches deep flowing down the hill, while gusts of wind blew a solid spray of rain back up the hill. It was quite a sight with water going both up and down the hill at once.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 16 February, 2020, 02:01:31 pm
18°C here, sunshine and lots of bees on the crocuses.  It's supposed to get wet & windy overnight but nothing dramatic.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 16 February, 2020, 03:58:54 pm
I had pretty poor sleep most of the night with the wind and rain rattling against the bedroom window.  Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit calmer and no disruption to travel.  Last Monday I ended up on the train that was supposed to be half an hour earlier than my intended train but only left ten mins earlier, and was lucky enough to walk straigt onto the Heathrow express which was running a reduced service.

No idea what'll be happening tomorrow, so I'll aim for the earlier train again
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 16 February, 2020, 05:38:58 pm
Had to move to the middle of the right hand lane of the A38 dual cabbageway to avoid a unexpected lake at Bournville Lane (even the shared-use-bollocks footway was severely underwater).  The flooding was impressive enough that the drivers weren't arseholes about it.

Lots of debris on the road, and drains struggling to cope.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 16 February, 2020, 06:04:53 pm
I slept so well that I didn't hear the rain, it was only light rain when we got home at about 11pm last night but the wind was still up. But judging by flooded roads, it rained a lot overnight. We had to backtrack at one point as the road-spanning puddle had claimed a Cayenne (the water was mid-door, and it seemed abandoned, which was good as I didn't want to be guilty of rescuing the owners of a twatwagon). Never mind. Much sploshy everywhere else. Also had to avoid the local road-lake (normally navigable as once it reaches a certain height, it pours down onto the train tracks, but deep and impressive never-the-less). The hill outside the Asbestos Palace was an impressive river this morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 16 February, 2020, 08:41:48 pm
Today in Llandysul.

https://www.facebook.com/1489947595/posts/10221373863764626/?d=n

Does this work for you faceache people? No  I can't see it, but I hope you can.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 16 February, 2020, 11:54:44 pm
Today in Llandysul.

https://www.facebook.com/1489947595/posts/10221373863764626/?d=n

Does this work for you faceache people? No  I can't see it, but I hope you can.

Nope.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 16 February, 2020, 11:56:26 pm
The ferry video in this report  :o https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-51517937
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 17 February, 2020, 08:30:45 am
Dramamine shares just went up.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 17 February, 2020, 03:17:26 pm
The ferry video in this report  :o https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-51517937

I think I'd be handing back my ticket
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 17 February, 2020, 04:10:18 pm
Another week, another five day forecast of relentless jet-stream action.  Yay!  ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 17 February, 2020, 06:00:01 pm
Look at this lock on the Severn!

https://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/locations/bevere-lock

It's not doing much...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: fboab on 17 February, 2020, 06:10:21 pm
I rode through Old Durham (https://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=428694&Y=542009&A=Y&Z=110) today, there were swans and ducks on the now entirely-water meadows. I would have stopped and taken a picture but the path was an inch deep in slick silty mud and I thought that if I stopped it would have been a comedic-for-onlookers feet slipping away from the bike and arse on the floor scenario.

The Wear has been up at least a couple of metres from its usual level over the weekend- driftwood marks the spot.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 17 February, 2020, 06:15:39 pm
The Teifi is now receding.  Still over its banks in a couple of places, but no danger.
MattC will be pleased to hear that the Paddlers and the Porth were unaffected this time.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hellymedic on 17 February, 2020, 07:03:03 pm
Look at this lock on the Severn!

https://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/locations/bevere-lock

It's not doing much...

Mr Black Sheep posted some Upton in Severn pictures on Facebook.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 17 February, 2020, 09:04:39 pm
I Road down to Chertsey and back with bjorn notp today and the Thames though high was not flooding anywhere we could see 🙂
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 17 February, 2020, 09:09:25 pm
The Severn at Bewdley is predicted to almost reach its record level, set in 2000.  I hope the sweet shop is ok.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 17 February, 2020, 11:08:28 pm
The Teifi is now receding.  Still over its banks in a couple of places, but no danger.
MattC will be pleased to hear that the Paddlers and the Porth were unaffected this time.
Bloody typical- no trip planned this year  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 18 February, 2020, 08:37:08 am
The Teifi is now receding.  Still over its banks in a couple of places, but no danger.
MattC will be pleased to hear that the Paddlers and the Porth were unaffected this time.
Bloody typical- no trip planned this year  :facepalm:
Shame.  The King's is under new management and they're refurbing three guest rooms upstairs.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 18 February, 2020, 01:11:04 pm
Look at Ironbridge on the BBC live updates.  WTaF?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 23 February, 2020, 06:33:23 pm
<notices the heating hasn't come on in accordance with its programming>

<goes and checks the temperature reading on the room 'stat downstairs, notes it is still 0.3 degrees above the trigger point>

That's the second time it's happened this month - I know it's been a mild winter and Pompey has its own microclimate, but even so, it doesn't feel normal...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 24 February, 2020, 09:40:32 am
We're due sleet & snow on Wednesday. :(
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Rowan on 24 February, 2020, 09:48:56 am
We're due sleet & snow on Wednesday. :(
we have it now, inch of wet slush,  hopefully it will be gone before this afternoons ride.  Was spoilt yesterdat with dry roads and no bike to clean afterwards. ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 24 February, 2020, 01:00:26 pm
Sleet & snow & 60 kph wind, that shoulda bin.  Today it's calm, wet & 9°C, and I'd ride only I don't want to machine my rims down any thinner than they already are.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 24 February, 2020, 02:43:46 pm
Towns on the Severn are getting it yet again.  Third time this month.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Giraffe on 26 March, 2020, 10:50:54 am
Yesterday was the first day of the year with negative heat loss.
Temperature in the loft was about 3 deg. C higher than in bedroom - won't make that today.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 26 March, 2020, 11:11:44 am
Yesterday was the first day of the year with negative heat loss.
Temperature in the loft was about 3 deg. C higher than in bedroom - won't make that today.

I reckon we've had that the last 4 days, and will today. Continuous sunshine, slate roof.  The shower has been noticeably hotter (loft cold water tank). The greenhouse broke the 30C barrier!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hubner on 03 April, 2020, 07:53:27 pm
The last 2 weeks have been absolutely dry, not one drop of rain, in South London.

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 03 April, 2020, 09:25:41 pm
Not quite zero, but close to, here in leafy Bucks too.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 05 April, 2020, 10:38:35 am
It crossed my mind this morning that this wonderful spring weather is probably the beginning of the summer drought.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 05 April, 2020, 11:24:19 am
Yesterday, when we had our afternoon cuppa, was the first day since Sept 14th that we had sat out in the garden.  This morning we’re having our morning coffee outside too.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Giraffe on 06 April, 2020, 10:00:30 am
Rain this a.m. - enough to render the ploughed fields unusable for a few hours but not enough to be of much use. Might have got about 5 li in the barrel from 14 sq. m of roof.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 12 April, 2020, 08:39:53 pm
Well that was an emphatic end to the warm weather, with thunder, lightning and torrential hail! 
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 12 April, 2020, 09:49:25 pm
No rain here but the wind's changed and tomorrow tops out at 10 rather than 23!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: SoreTween on 12 April, 2020, 10:07:36 pm
20:15 - 20:45 in the garden tending bonfire. Going like a train (tinder dry content), flames rising near true vertical due to near total absence of wind.
21:15 - Step out of shower to the sound of howling gale rattling the slates on the roof.

Where did that come from?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hubner on 27 April, 2020, 03:45:06 pm
Yay, rain is forecast for tomorrow and the day after!

I don't think it's rained here (London) in the last 5 weeks. It rained on the day before my last day at work before the shutdown, and I don't need constant sunshine now  because I'm not cycling.

I only cycle for transport.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 28 April, 2020, 08:48:42 am
Because reasons I've ended up going to Mr Sainsbury's House Of Toothy Comestibles on Thursdays for the last few weeks.  This is Un-Natural — I usually go on a Tuesday — and so I have contrived matters so as to run out of nommables in such a way that the Natural Order of Things might be restored.  Hopefully the damp will reduce queueueueueing time :-\

Edit: Yes.  Yes, it did.  Queueueueue only as long as half the front of the building instead of zigzagging nine or a dozen times across the foopball pitch sized bit of the car park round the side.  No semi-skilled milk or channa masala though.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 30 April, 2020, 03:08:48 pm
The proper April showers have just managed to squeeze themselves into April.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 30 April, 2020, 05:00:45 pm
Yeah. They're getting a bit of practice in for when we can go cycling again after 11th May.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 01 May, 2020, 10:57:57 am
(Sings)

Hal-an-tow!
And jolly rumble-o!
We was up1
Long before the day-o!
To welcome in the summer!
To welcome in the May-o!
For summer is a-coming in
And winter's gone away-o!

(Huddles under blanket, whimpering piteously)

It's bloody freezing in here :'(

1: lie
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 01 May, 2020, 01:00:37 pm
1) The heating came on this morning, for the first time in while.

2) The weather forecast on the BBC text service for the south and south-west contained traces of LIE - it is now absolutely chucking it down. I am contemplating deferring my scheduled bike ride until tomorrow...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 01 May, 2020, 01:18:38 pm
One of the dogs got as far as the top doorstep just now then lay down and watched as t'other dog & I ventured out into the misery.  Even the workshop, which has been pleasantly warm the last couple of weeks, was cold & miserable.

Bloody Garmin just sent me a happy email encouraging me to get out into wunnerful SPRINGTIME, natch after disgorging a bellyful of cash for one of their misguidance gadgets. Bah humbug.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: matthew on 01 May, 2020, 01:49:28 pm
You should have seen the hail storm I had here at about 11:30, it set of the neighbours car alarm.

Edit to add:

And now a second has just blown through.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 01 May, 2020, 07:50:45 pm
I did a ride this morning on the basis of the good forecast and was rained and hailed on for my efforts  ::-)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 09 May, 2020, 03:27:26 pm
Much 'chimes of freedom, flashing' in the Teifi Valley atm.
Which I'm enjoying greatly, particularly as is quite rare here.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 11 May, 2020, 01:29:20 pm
20°C colder than this time yesterday, and bloody wet with it.  This bloody government can't do anything right.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 02 June, 2020, 08:36:21 am
Still April here. According to the forecast that after a hot dry April, we'd have a cool, wet May and June.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 02 June, 2020, 08:54:34 am
Still April here. According to the forecast that after a hot dry April, we'd have a cool, wet May and June.

Say after me: I. Must. Not. Believe. Weather. Stories. In. The. Daily. Express!

(Exit, pursued by a Cudzo)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 02 June, 2020, 10:16:43 am
We recorded 1mm of rain in the whole of May. It started, unannounced. My sister, whose house is about 200 yards from mine, rushed out to get her washing in, getting soaked in the process. By the time she was back inside the rain had stopped.

24 hours ago the forecast for Wednesday/Thursday was for a good old-fashioned overnight downpour. That has now been downgraded to up to 12 hours of light rain, but they seem to lack confidence that it will actually happen.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Auntie Helen on 02 June, 2020, 12:48:10 pm
We have just booked to go this Saturday on a bike tour in the Kylltal and Mosel region.

Rain is now forecast and temperatures down to 14. Today it is 27.

We are taking the trikes so rain and cold matters!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hubner on 02 June, 2020, 10:53:19 pm
Here in South London, May has been completely dry, at least during the day.

I think there were two days where light rain was forecast but it never rained.

Light rain shower is forecast for tomorrow at 4-8pm.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 03 June, 2020, 06:49:00 am
Grey and overcast here :thumbsup:
Rain expected later :thumbsup:
I thought I'd make sure the hose between downpipe and water butt is clear of grot
Hose, ten years old or so, split right around the circumference >:(

Hose is a size obtainable from agricultural suppliers. I've cobbled together a replacement from a bit of not-quite-right hose, but I'm not hopeful
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andytheflyer on 03 June, 2020, 07:55:45 am
Gentle but persistent rain from 0600 S of Chester. The sort that's not enough to put a waterproof on for, but enough to get you very damp indeed.  Our black lab is currently quarantined whilst he dries out enough to be let back into the house.

UPDATE: It fizzled out around 1pm, but it's back.  Distinctly chilly, grey and damp here in the northern Marches.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: chrisbainbridge on 03 June, 2020, 03:17:12 pm
In Rollleston near Burton it was a bit drizzly at 08:00 then steadily got wetter and colder to the point we cancelled our walk and retreated to the lounge with Kindles and a small log on the fire. Now back to cold and spotty rain.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: hubner on 03 June, 2020, 04:15:06 pm
Here in South London, May has been completely dry, at least during the day.

I think there were two days where light rain was forecast but it never rained.

Light rain shower is forecast for tomorrow at 4-8pm.

There's very light rain here now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 03 June, 2020, 04:44:08 pm

I thought I'd make sure the hose between downpipe and water butt is clear of grot


In our case it's usually full of slugs, the kind of yellowy camouflage ones  :sick:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 05 June, 2020, 11:18:26 pm
First day of hollibobs. Distinctly autumnal  :demon:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 16 June, 2020, 11:55:42 am
Hurrah!  Thunderstorm.  And lots of it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 16 June, 2020, 12:18:01 pm
Huh. With on exception, our forecast says rain every day for the next two weeks.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 20 June, 2020, 07:28:39 pm
Just finished dinner and casually checked the rain radar.
SHIT!  Dog walk. NOW!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: cycleman on 21 June, 2020, 09:59:36 am
So,how wet did you get then? ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 21 June, 2020, 10:05:32 am
So,how wet did you get then? ;D

Not wet at all.  Thanks to the knowledge of what was coming, we made it round in time.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 23 June, 2020, 10:14:34 am
Dunno what the temp is but I just took the bike round the block to check the gears and came back dripping. Now tipping down cold Badoit in cool office.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rogerzilla on 25 June, 2020, 10:32:31 am
It's nearly 24 degrees indoors already.  High 20s outside and heading for low 30s this afternoon.  Despite my best efforts to cool the house overnight, it never went below 19 outside.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 25 June, 2020, 10:40:51 am
Yesterday, I had the bright idea of breaking up my day by mowing the lawns. That was hot work. Doubly so because I decided to do next door's frontage, which looked like a small patch of lawn, but actually is a bit bigger in practice.

Also, it's on a fairly steep slope. Damnable altruism.

Anyway, 1.5 hours and 42 litres of sweat later.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 25 June, 2020, 10:48:05 am
Although it's pretty warm here, i think the proximity of the sea has kept our temperature a bit lower than inland areas. Maximum of 27°C yesterday. It has already hit that this morning.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: spesh on 25 June, 2020, 11:43:35 am
My house is in a terrace that's aligned roughly north-south - the front bedroom and the reception rooms downstairs are averaging around 27C, while the back room upstairs is around 30C.

I might as well go for a bike ride to cool off...   ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 25 June, 2020, 01:45:30 pm
Heat, as the poet sang, won't flow from a colder to a hotter.  Except in the case of the PC in the Great Hall which, according to CoreTemp, is maintaining 16 degrees internally when idle.  If it was 16 degrees in here I'd have the heating on.

I accuse CoreTemp of Johnsonism!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 25 June, 2020, 05:06:39 pm
My house is in a terrace that's aligned roughly north-south - the front bedroom and the reception rooms downstairs are averaging around 27C, while the back room upstairs is around 30C.

I might as well go for a bike ride to cool off...   ;D

My current “office” is in a 1970’s west facing flat roofed extension. And it houses the airing cupboard.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 25 June, 2020, 09:54:04 pm
My office is part of the ex-garage, single skinned brick wall that I did not insulate as it's barely wide enough for the desk and shelves as it is.  It has an east-facing window and the door to the back garden which is glass full height.  In winter I can be in two pairs of socks with a fan heater, today I was wearing a pair of shorts with both window and door open and sweating my ar$e off.

I went into the garden at lunchtime and mowed the lawn to cool off
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 26 June, 2020, 05:32:06 am
Dark skies and (feeble) rain here now  :thumbsup: with the occasional rumble, which my lightning tracker  (https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en#m=oss;t=3;s=0;o=0;b=51.59;ts=0;z=9;y=51.4523;x=0.2664;d=2;dl=2;dc=0;) tells me are mostly Kentish.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: nicknack on 26 June, 2020, 06:39:44 am
Dark skies and (feeble) rain here now  :thumbsup: with the occasional rumble, which my lightning tracker  (https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en#m=oss;t=3;s=0;o=0;b=51.59;ts=0;z=9;y=51.4523;x=0.2664;d=2;dl=2;dc=0;) tells me are mostly Kentish.
Indeed they are. Woke me up.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 26 June, 2020, 11:12:39 am
Also over my house (by the North Downs) about 5am.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 26 June, 2020, 04:59:18 pm
It passed over here about an hour ago: lots of rain, a bit of wind, a good serving of flashes.  God was rolling his wheelie bins about up yonder but didn't drop any deck chairs (do they still exist?)  Then the power blipped out and back and I discovered that my USP isn't any more, drat.  Another good flash and the smoke alarm I'd put a battery in a few days ago emitted three beeps then shut up. EMP maybe.

Quietish with the odd rumble now. Temperature has dropped from 32° to 19°. Nice.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 03 July, 2020, 10:32:34 pm
Just checking the forecast as I'm a little worried about barakta and Kim who will obviously be queuing in the Country Girl car park at 6am tomorrow.   ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 04 July, 2020, 12:38:06 am
Fingers crossed.  Might have to take our chances with the Bristol Pear if it's pish...   :P
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 06 July, 2020, 08:40:12 am
It's cold, grey wet & windy.   To cheer us up the Internet tells me we'll have the remnants of a tropical storm arriving in a few days as well. 


https://www.severe-weather.eu/tropical-weather/depression-bermuda-heads-ireland-mk/
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on 06 July, 2020, 10:06:15 am
Video on Twitter showing tree coming down yesterday at a junction in Ealing:

https://twitter.com/JonBall/status/1279827561628000257?s=20

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Post by: Mr Larrington on 06 July, 2020, 01:49:56 pm
It was on the BBC Londonton News last night too.
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Post by: T42 on 09 July, 2020, 04:10:11 pm
31°. Just put a fan on for the first time this year.
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Post by: rafletcher on 11 July, 2020, 09:08:30 am
The central heating came on this morning.
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Post by: rafletcher on 12 July, 2020, 11:12:33 am
This morning, around 9:30, I went out into the garden. For a few minutes the atmosphere reminded me of early autumn Sunday mornings in the Midi, when all to be heard is the echo of shotguns and the ringing of church bells.

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Post by: T42 on 12 July, 2020, 01:46:49 pm
I'm not surprised someone's shooting at them. Bloody noisy things.
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Post by: Basil on 06 August, 2020, 09:05:21 am
Hurrumph. A drizzley morning is not as advertised.   >:(
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Post by: T42 on 06 August, 2020, 10:33:41 am
It's hardly half-past summer and we haven't had a heatwave worth the name yet (planned for Saturday next week) but the guttersnipe delivering the weather forecast this morning had the effrontery to mention autumn.

Edit: not next week, this week.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 06 August, 2020, 10:41:23 am
It's supposed to be getting very warm here over the next few days.
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Post by: Giraffe on 06 August, 2020, 10:54:31 am
It's hardly half-past summer and we haven't had a heatwave worth the name yet (planned for Saturday next week) but the guttersnipe delivering the weather forecast this morning had the effrontery to mention autumn.
You'll know Autumn is imminent when a group of lions walks past.
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Post by: ElyDave on 06 August, 2020, 11:06:15 am
It's hardly half-past summer and we haven't had a heatwave worth the name yet (planned for Saturday next week) but the guttersnipe delivering the weather forecast this morning had the effrontery to mention autumn.

third hottest day ever recorded in the UK last week, and I decide to go out and do a run for my online TT league  :facepalm:

Supposed to hot again tomorrow, again my only day in the week available  ::-)
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Post by: T42 on 06 August, 2020, 01:19:17 pm
It's hardly half-past summer and we haven't had a heatwave worth the name yet (planned for Saturday next week) but the guttersnipe delivering the weather forecast this morning had the effrontery to mention autumn.
You'll know Autumn is imminent when a group of lions walks past.

MrsT is a Leo, always claims that the fireworks are for her.
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Post by: Basil on 10 August, 2020, 09:15:34 am
Lots of thunder and lightning followed by very heavy rain.
That's it for summer then
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Post by: rafletcher on 10 August, 2020, 11:48:34 am
Cloudless blue skies here in Leafy Bucks, all the better for plane identification, as the wind being in the NE we’re getting all the Incoming flights to Luton overhead at around 4000ft.
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Post by: Basil on 10 August, 2020, 01:51:19 pm
Blimey.  Serious thunderstorm now.
Exciting.  Although I've now unplugged the router as I remember one being zapped back in Brum a few years ago.
This has displeased Mrs B who is WFH.
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Post by: Basil on 10 August, 2020, 02:29:04 pm
And now, of course, A power cut.
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Post by: Chris S on 10 August, 2020, 03:10:46 pm
And now, of course, A power cut.

That storm to the SW of Machynlleth on the rainfall radar is showing some serious rainfall rates - somewhere close to 120mm/hr; that's going to be messy.

There's a "loaded gun" scenario today; some properly energetic instability, capped by a dryer stable layer. Looks like the cap's been broken and CAPE values of up to 2000j/Kg are being unleased. Kaboooom.

==========
CAPE is a measurement of potential energy in the atmosphere. A value 2000 is almost unheard of in the UK.
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Post by: ElyDave on 10 August, 2020, 03:35:35 pm
clear skies, hot, light breeze here.

Had a nice ride over to Suffolk and back this morning in around 25-27C temperatures
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Post by: Chris S on 10 August, 2020, 05:10:04 pm
And now, of course, A power cut.

That storm to the SW of Machynlleth on the rainfall radar is showing some serious rainfall rates - somewhere close to 120mm/hr; that's going to be messy.

There's a "loaded gun" scenario today; some properly energetic instability, capped by a dryer stable layer. Looks like the cap's been broken and CAPE values of up to 2000j/Kg are being unleased. Kaboooom.

==========
CAPE is a measurement of potential energy in the atmosphere. A value 2000 is almost unheard of in the UK.

Told you...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53726444
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Post by: nicknack on 10 August, 2020, 07:37:22 pm
And now, of course, A power cut.

That storm to the SW of Machynlleth on the rainfall radar is showing some serious rainfall rates - somewhere close to 120mm/hr; that's going to be messy.

There's a "loaded gun" scenario today; some properly energetic instability, capped by a dryer stable layer. Looks like the cap's been broken and CAPE values of up to 2000j/Kg are being unleased. Kaboooom.

==========
CAPE is a measurement of potential energy in the atmosphere. A value 2000 is almost unheard of in the UK.

Told you...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53726444
Can we have some of that? It's like a desert here.
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Post by: Sergeant Pluck on 10 August, 2020, 07:41:31 pm
I thought my nose hairs were going to go on fire as I rode over Putney Bridge earlier.

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Post by: Basil on 10 August, 2020, 08:47:20 pm
A very odd day indeed.
Three hours of incredible thunderstorm, darkness and torrential rain. Then the sun came back and we went up to Aberaeron to eat fish and chips on the quay wall as we watched the sun going down.
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Post by: andrewc on 10 August, 2020, 11:35:49 pm
Some impressive lightning over Liverpool at the moment.  Some distant rumbling & a brief downpour earlier.
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Post by: Pingu on 12 August, 2020, 11:13:23 am
That was some thunderstorm we had this morning  :o Blue sky now.
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Post by: andrewc on 12 August, 2020, 11:58:41 am
https://twitter.com/McCarthyKarl/status/1293363531539197953?s=20        Pictures of the storm over Brummingham.


https://twitter.com/weather_king/status/1293449905147711488?s=20       Flooding in Scotlandshire.


https://twitter.com/Estepanoticias/status/1293197919231844354?s=20      Spain.

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Post by: Jurek on 13 August, 2020, 06:55:35 am
We. Have. Rain!!!
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Post by: ElyDave on 13 August, 2020, 06:57:25 am
Much cooler this morning 8)

Gusty breezes, foggy, and, dare I say it, a threat of rain :)
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Post by: andytheflyer on 13 August, 2020, 08:30:15 am
I have never, in my 66 years and all over the world, experienced anything like last night, here, S of Chester.

At 5pm I knew something was up, but the rain radar didn't show much.  By 7, the sky was black, then orange, then mucky orange, then black, with occasional lightning.  By 8, it was apocalyptic. The rain radar had gone mad. Continuous lightning, torrential rain at times, otherwise just heavy rain, with hail the size of gob-stoppers, then came the thunder.  Right overhead for an hour.  The dog was terrified.  I unplugged all the sensitive stuff in case we had a power surge, and went to bed to watch the show, I thought the glass conservatory roof would come in.  It was still raging when I fell asleep around 1030.  Utterly beyond any experience I've had before.

This morning, it just feels like the calm after the storm.  At 6am the Dee valley was full of thick mist and from our 150m ASL I could look out west over a white sea, just like it would look if the sea rose by 120m. Really weird. No Berwyns, no Ruabon Mountain, no LLangollen.  Just a white sea extending to the edge of the world.

Is this how it ends?  Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion?
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Post by: Jurek on 13 August, 2020, 08:48:46 am
We. Have. Rain!!!

Well, that didn't last.
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Post by: ian on 13 August, 2020, 09:29:09 am
I didn't hear anything last night, but the patio table is officially still wet. The driveway and the rest of the patio and garden seem dry. Possibly a very localised storm.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 13 August, 2020, 09:30:50 am
We had a 2-minute shower from what appeared to be a cloudless sky. The rain gauge recorded 0.4mm so it was pretty heavy for a few seconds.
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Post by: bhoot on 13 August, 2020, 09:36:41 am
In E14, nothing... Apparently 70% chance of rain  at 09.00 but that passed without a drop.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 13 August, 2020, 10:45:08 am
Nothing in E17 either.  The bathroom is pleasantly cool ATM but the rest of Larrington Towers is still like unto a sauna, if not yet up to the levels reached in my garret at Fort Larrington after being closed up for two and a half weeks in the Summer of '76.
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Post by: rafletcher on 13 August, 2020, 10:53:18 am
I didn't hear anything last night, but the patio table is officially still wet. The driveway and the rest of the patio and garden seem dry. Possibly a very localised storm.

Similar here in Leafy Bucks. Cooler, definitely breezier. The Met office has "improved" it's app overnight, and removed straightforward access to the rain radar  ::-)  Home & Dry shows armageddon 4 miles to the north, but nothing here yet. If its accurate we should just miss the worst of that today, and just be north of tonight's storms.
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Post by: PeteB99 on 13 August, 2020, 11:12:38 am
I have never, in my 66 years and all over the world, experienced anything like last night, here, S of Chester.

At 5pm I knew something was up, but the rain radar didn't show much.  By 7, the sky was black, then orange, then mucky orange, then black, with occasional lightning.  By 8, it was apocalyptic. The rain radar had gone mad. Continuous lightning, torrential rain at times, otherwise just heavy rain, with hail the size of gob-stoppers, then came the thunder.  Right overhead for an hour.  The dog was terrified.  I unplugged all the sensitive stuff in case we had a power surge, and went to bed to watch the show, I thought the glass conservatory roof would come in.  It was still raging when I fell asleep around 1030.  Utterly beyond any experience I've had before.

This morning, it just feels like the calm after the storm.  At 6am the Dee valley was full of thick mist and from our 150m ASL I could look out west over a white sea, just like it would look if the sea rose by 120m. Really weird. No Berwyns, no Ruabon Mountain, no LLangollen.  Just a white sea extending to the edge of the world.

Is this how it ends?  Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion?

Actually in Chester it wasn't that bad last night. Certainly in about the same number of years as you I've been in a lot worse. About 5 hours of heavy rain and continuous lightening until around 2330. The orange sky about 2000 was spectacular though I grant you.
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Post by: Andrij on 13 August, 2020, 12:25:00 pm
In spite of the promised deluge, still nothing in E12.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 13 August, 2020, 02:47:42 pm
In spite of the promised deluge, still nothing in E12.

We were promised a deluge?  By whom, and when?  We of the Democratic Ruthless Bastards Party like to keep our records in order.
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Post by: Andrij on 13 August, 2020, 02:49:38 pm
In spite of the promised deluge, still nothing in E12.

We were promised a deluge?  By whom, and when?  We of the Democratic Ruthless Bastards Party like to keep our records in order.

Both MetOffice and the Norwegians.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 13 August, 2020, 03:45:22 pm
A few minutes ago we had another spell, of a mere few seconds’ endurance, of fat raindrops splashing down from a sky that looked totally incapable of any such thing.
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Post by: andytheflyer on 13 August, 2020, 04:35:14 pm
I have never, in my 66 years and all over the world, experienced anything like last night, here, S of Chester.
This morning, it just feels like the calm after the storm.

Actually in Chester it wasn't that bad last night. Certainly in about the same number of years as you I've been in a lot worse. About 5 hours of heavy rain and continuous lightening until around 2330. The orange sky about 2000 was spectacular though I grant you.
It seems there was significant local flooding around here, including some houses, and a couple of local roads closed by trees/landslip etc.  Two people report blown wireless routers (presumably from power surges) and a house set on fire in Wrexham.
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Post by: offcumden on 13 August, 2020, 07:05:20 pm
Bit of a hailstorm for the Dauphiné riders today. Body armour required.

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/huge-hail-storm-hits-criterium-du-dauphine-riders-and-spectators/
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Post by: Jurek on 13 August, 2020, 07:16:41 pm
Where's my thunderstorm?
I've been robbed.
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Post by: spesh on 13 August, 2020, 07:59:54 pm
A brief convection shower, but no thunderstorms over Pompey either. OTOH, whatever thunderstorm activity was in south Hampshire was playing merry hell with my internet connection at exchange and/or server level after lunch, to the point that I switched off the PC and went and did all of the ironing instead.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 15 August, 2020, 09:56:12 am
It is raining properly here at the moment. At 9.30 the proper rain gauge had measured 6.7mm, which is allocated to 14th August. At that point the automatic one had measured only 5.8. Now the automatic one claims 7.2mm so we've had enough that I don't need to do any watering tonight.
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Post by: Basil on 15 August, 2020, 10:21:46 am
Blimey.  It's freezing.  18c atm.
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Post by: Kim on 15 August, 2020, 08:09:53 pm
Blimey.  It's freezing.  18c atm.

16.56C here.  I had to put a jumper on.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 15 August, 2020, 08:12:40 pm
20 here. No jumper, though I did briefly put some socks on. But the is rather wet and... autumnal! ;)
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Post by: Kim on 15 August, 2020, 09:07:46 pm
The drizzle arrived earlier this afternoon, which should safeguard the Freddos at the Cadbury factory (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-53790400).
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Post by: rafletcher on 16 August, 2020, 11:54:41 am
Blimey, it’s only 23 or so, but by God it’s humid! Feels about 30.
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Post by: T42 on 19 August, 2020, 08:14:52 am
Thunderstorm last night. It moved past us on the hills either side then settled for over an hour on a hilltop village about 5k away, giving us some wonderful displays of violet-lit clouds.  Was a bit disappointed that https://map.blitzortung.org didn't show us the strikes in real time - possibly because the closest functioning detectors are in Germany.  Not many at all in NE France.
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Post by: ElyDave on 19 August, 2020, 04:03:26 pm
Plenty of thundery action Mon/Tues here, and steady downpour all day, so the veg patch very happy.

I'm going to go out for a run later, I like running in the rain
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Post by: Legs on 19 August, 2020, 04:49:11 pm
Not a nice day to be putting up the roof trusses at Legs Towers.  Waiting till tomorrow to strip off the near part of the roof for the diminishing trusses - weather looks set to be somewhat better...

(https://serving.photos.photobox.com/54817580e5472c7988ba4c9f1ae0d6702ed5358c6a122f2db0808cf4429b528c0deb1f82.jpg)
(https://serving.photos.photobox.com/18639021ef344d6cf35c880ce0e5b703cd317360b0850fbe5869098c951d725728b96911.jpg)
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Post by: andytheflyer on 19 August, 2020, 05:50:38 pm
Not a nice day to be putting up the roof trusses at Legs Towers.  Waiting till tomorrow to strip off the near part of the roof for the diminishing trusses - weather looks set to be somewhat better...

(https://serving.photos.photobox.com/54817580e5472c7988ba4c9f1ae0d6702ed5358c6a122f2db0808cf4429b528c0deb1f82.jpg)
Don't fancy cutting your lawn...........
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Post by: Legs on 19 August, 2020, 07:00:09 pm
Fortunately that’s not ours...
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Post by: Legs on 21 August, 2020, 08:51:40 am
A smidge windy for battening and tiling today...
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 21 August, 2020, 10:15:40 am
Someone out there ^^^^ has one of those joke comedy “ten different noises” car alarms set to “Go off if a cat sneezes in the next street over” levels of sensitivity.  It has been sounding almost non-stop for hours, because Wind >:(
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Post by: T42 on 21 August, 2020, 10:17:27 am
Hot, muggy and storms promised to wake us up in the wee small hours. Oh aye, and wind. Bleh.
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Post by: quixoticgeek on 21 August, 2020, 11:50:48 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eAHkzXHs98

Bit of flashing up in the clouds yesterday, but it wasn't rumbling. 45 mins later when i got to my destination, I got soaked and had an escort of arc and spark and flash and bang for the 6 minute ride home.

J
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Post by: simonp on 21 August, 2020, 01:30:51 pm
Well the weather warning ends at 18:00, and I'm out in a single from 18:30. I'm sure nothing will go wrong.
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Post by: ElyDave on 21 August, 2020, 01:49:29 pm
Just answered that age-old question.

If a tree falls in the woods etc.

The answer is no! One of my bonsai got blown off it's stand. No damage to the tree, but the pot completely smashed and I didn't hear a thing. Luckily it was a cheapo teracotta training pot and not a decent one, still, I hand't anticipated repotting it this year.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on 21 August, 2020, 07:03:01 pm
23C in our lounge just now and the flat across the road has smoke coming out of the lum  ::-)
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 25 August, 2020, 12:57:10 pm
Someone out there ^^^^ has one of those joke comedy “ten different noises” car alarms set to “Go off if a cat sneezes in the next street over” levels of sensitivity.  It has been sounding almost non-stop for hours, because Wind >:(

Oh look, or rather hark!  It's doing it again.  I may have to compose an active-aggressive note (“Sort your fucking alarm out, you anti-social pissweasel!!1!”) to leave under his wiper.
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Post by: andrewc on 25 August, 2020, 03:04:10 pm
It has been hooching down all of last night & most of today, and the wind is getting a bit dramatic as well.   Not a day to be out on the bike, or camping in an inadequate tent !
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Post by: ElyDave on 25 August, 2020, 03:28:04 pm
definitely blowing a hoolie down here, to the extent that my Garmin watch suddenly buzzed, chirped and the screen changed ominously to state a single word "Storm"
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Post by: Jasmine on 26 August, 2020, 12:30:48 pm
The rain yesterday was pretty much continuous heavy rain from 7am (still raining before then, but not heavy) until well after midnight. Apparently we had 104mm rain yesterday. It was pretty scary. The village is on a fairly big hill, and the water was a torrent down every road. The A5 is closed due to a landslide.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53907943
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Post by: rogerzilla on 26 August, 2020, 12:51:16 pm
I wonder if slope has been washed away?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 26 August, 2020, 02:31:47 pm
After yesterday's constant rain and wind, today was forecast to be dry (other than first thing in the morning).

It's not. ::-)
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Post by: ElyDave on 26 August, 2020, 02:38:09 pm
It definitely isn't here either, but I can report healthy waterbutts
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Post by: Basil on 27 August, 2020, 06:00:56 pm
Blimey.  The central heating just came on.
I opened a few windows and it switched off again.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: rafletcher on 27 August, 2020, 07:42:54 pm
Our forecast is for lows of 8C this weekend. I think ours will be coming on too.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 27 August, 2020, 09:21:37 pm
A wet afternoon (>95% chance of heavy rain over several hours was forecast) didn't really materialise. It did rain, but not very heavily. It was supposed to stop around 8pm, but since then we've had a pretty spectacular deluge. At 8pm the automatic rain gauge had recorded 7mm. 80 minutes later, it reads 25.6mm. Between 8 and 8.30 I thought it had developed a fault it was tripping so fast. Every 0.2mm registers via a reed switch and at times it seemed to jump 0.4mm at a time. It was coming down at about 1mm per minute for a while.

The radar map gives the impression that it won't last much longer for us, but ElyDave looks as though he's had a fair bit.
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Post by: Basil on 27 August, 2020, 09:23:57 pm
Yeahbut,  it's August.   Tomorrow I'm going to have to go out with the bamboo pole of cleanness to check the oil level.  In readiness for the heating season.  Never done that in August before.
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Post by: Pingu on 27 August, 2020, 10:12:57 pm
After yesterday's constant rain and wind, today was forecast to be dry (other than first thing in the morning).

It's not. ::-)

My colleague who lives in your neck of the woods felt the need to report torrential rain during our meeting at about the time you posted.
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Post by: ElyDave on 28 August, 2020, 07:07:08 am
A wet afternoon (>95% chance of heavy rain over several hours was forecast) didn't really materialise. It did rain, but not very heavily. It was supposed to stop around 8pm, but since then we've had a pretty spectacular deluge. At 8pm the automatic rain gauge had recorded 7mm. 80 minutes later, it reads 25.6mm. Between 8 and 8.30 I thought it had developed a fault it was tripping so fast. Every 0.2mm registers via a reed switch and at times it seemed to jump 0.4mm at a time. It was coming down at about 1mm per minute for a while.

The radar map gives the impression that it won't last much longer for us, but ElyDave looks as though he's had a fair bit.

Not checked the waterbutts yet, but it was coming down fairly steadily for quite a while.  Glad I got my online TT League ride in on Monday for this week
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Post by: Giraffe on 28 August, 2020, 08:46:10 am
After 29 days of >=20C except for one day at 18C, yesterday reached 15C.
Last year I stopped walking across the fields earlyish in September (clayey soil - sticks like Witney to a blanket); this year it's getting that way already. OK yesterday but today is too wet.
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Post by: Chris S on 03 September, 2020, 11:14:03 am
Chilly this morning in Southampton...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50301195667_e2056c5228_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jCWM1g)
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Post by: Guy on 03 September, 2020, 12:10:16 pm
Yesterday and Tuesday sweatshirt and beanie were required for the morning commute. Back to polo shirt this morning.


And now it's peeing down.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 03 September, 2020, 01:05:01 pm
22 degrees and drizzle.  Anyone would think it was summer.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 03 September, 2020, 01:15:29 pm
22°C and muggy here. No rain yet - that is forecast for this afternoon.
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Post by: ElyDave on 03 September, 2020, 04:42:06 pm
I almost put a jumper on this morning, but I'm bloody well not wearing trousers in September!
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 24 September, 2020, 04:21:32 pm
It's, it's downright chilly in here!  I may have to put some trousis on :o

And do a Big Washing of Jumpers in the opening overs of next week.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 24 September, 2020, 07:47:53 pm
Me too with the trousers today. I think as it's past the equinox, it can be justified.  ;)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 24 September, 2020, 08:12:33 pm
I am clinging onto summer's shirttails so shall remain in shorts until the beginning of October. I have retreated to socks though.
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Post by: andytheflyer on 24 September, 2020, 08:16:41 pm
You're all wimps.  I'm still out walking the dog, in shorts (me, not the dog) before 7am, in rural Cheshire, and I don't expect to be back in longs for some weeks yet.  C'mon guys, man up......

Mind you, for 40 years I was a professional geologist, out in all weathers, rain or shine.  Maybe I'm just used to it.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 24 September, 2020, 08:31:05 pm
I am clinging onto summer's shirttails so shall remain in shorts until the beginning of October. I have retreated to socks though.

No socks yet, but I'm due to visit Fort Larrington tomorrow, which will involve venturing into the Big Room.  Where the heating is faulty.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 26 September, 2020, 01:46:46 pm
Gone from T-shirt & shorts to long trousers, long-sleeved shirt & a sweater in 6 days. Meh.
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Post by: ElyDave on 26 September, 2020, 04:02:28 pm
The socks have been broken out, plus a lightweight long sleeve merino top, I refuse to give up shorts this early.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 28 September, 2020, 10:48:57 am
I tried to hold out till October, but I've abandoned the shorts.

In part, this is because my wife took the initiative and buried my collection of shorts behind the walking bags and various other seasonal raiments and I couldn't be bothered re-excavating the wardrobe to recover a pair.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 28 September, 2020, 11:06:29 am
No socks at this very moment but gotta say this is when I'm missing Polish autumn. Won't be saying that in November, I expect.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 03 October, 2020, 11:12:42 am
The Alpes-Maritimes got a year's worth of rain in under 10 hours.

https://youtu.be/7zIBbnQTjyY

Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 03 October, 2020, 11:28:25 am
Much wet^.
Still in shorts here.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 03 October, 2020, 12:47:27 pm
The Alpes-Maritimes got a year's worth of rain in under 10 hours.

https://youtu.be/7zIBbnQTjyY

My brother told me this morning that the 54.5mm he recorded yesterday exceeds anything he recorded previously except for 3rd September 1965 (57.2mm). This includes all the weather records held by the Essex Water Company. He was a chemist with them from 1968-2010 and their records go back to 1960.

I recorded 54.6mm yesterday. I'm about 15 miles SE of brother David's place. I think we have recorded more on one occasion, coinciding with the Mildenhall weekend.
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Post by: T42 on 03 October, 2020, 01:04:22 pm
France Info:

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#AlpesMaritimes Les cumuls de #pluie ont atteint 200 à 350 mm, localement 450/500 mm arrière pays. ✅380,4 mm à Andon, équivalent 2mois et demi de pluies d'octobre✅355,2 mm à Clans, soit 3 mois de pluie✅335,5 mm à Coursegoules, soit 2 de pluie
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Post by: rafletcher on 03 October, 2020, 02:11:26 pm
France Info:

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#AlpesMaritimes Les cumuls de #pluie ont atteint 200 à 350 mm, localement 450/500 mm arrière pays. ✅380,4 mm à Andon, équivalent 2mois et demi de pluies d'octobre✅355,2 mm à Clans, soit 3 mois de pluie✅335,5 mm à Coursegoules, soit 2 de pluie

Yikes!  ‘Though heavy autumn rains in the south there are less unusual than in the UK.  I recall one small town I stopped in in the mid ‘90’s for mid-morning coffee somewhere in the Ardeche had what looked like an abandoned building site down along the river bank. Reading the paper revealed that exactly a year before (this was in late September) there had been a flash flood that had destroyed the group of new houses (it hadn’t flooded for years....) and killed something like 11 people.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Andrij on 04 October, 2020, 05:53:32 pm
While out and about today I was stopped by a pair of ducks who asked if I knew the way to the old guy building a big boat.
I'm beginning to think I should have tagged along.
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Post by: Basil on 04 October, 2020, 05:56:05 pm
The river is looking ominous.   :(
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Post by: Chris S on 04 October, 2020, 06:02:07 pm
The river is looking ominous.   :(

Yes. I'll be looking at our local river with interest tomorrow - I think we had over 50mm of rain yesterday. Normally, it doesn't react to one single event, but yesterday was different - the rain came from the East, so our side of the Pennine watershed got the windward dose for a change. Doesn't happen often.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 04 October, 2020, 06:47:27 pm
The river is looking ominous.   :(

And....it's over the banks.
Although only in a couple of non-dangerous places.
So far.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: SteveC on 04 October, 2020, 07:24:29 pm
Must be winter. You can see the shape of the Somerset Levels from the Environment Agency's flood warning map. Amber or red for the whole area.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 04 October, 2020, 08:40:44 pm
The Alpes-Maritimes got a year's worth of rain in under 10 hours.

https://youtu.be/7zIBbnQTjyY
That's the kind of thing that happens in continents with real weather, not Europe!

I did like the way the woman was screaming "Putain de merde!" and the captions merely said "Impressionant".
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 22 October, 2020, 09:30:06 am
I read the other day that 3rd October was the wettest ever recorded over the UK as a whole - rainfall totalling more than Loch Ness fell over the entire country, and Loch Ness contains more fresh water than the whole of England and Wales combined.

More locally, my brother told me this morning that the total rainfall for October is now 160.9mm. The wettest month since Essex Water Company records began in 1960 was November 2014 - 161.5mm. It seems quite probable that that record will fall in the next 9 days.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 22 October, 2020, 09:32:23 am
We were riding bikes around Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs recently. They have a long way to go to being full - even after all this rain.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 25 October, 2020, 02:55:44 pm
Another message from my brother: his total for October now stands at 168.4, therefore beating any previous month's rainfall since at least 1960. About 19 miles north of him, in Chelmsford, his son's pal has recorded 181.2mm.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 26 October, 2020, 01:38:33 pm
Today will be dry with sunny periods according to that The BBC.  Why, then, did I require my windscreen wipers on the way back from Mr Sainsbury’s House of Toothy Comestibles?  I need to Do Outdoor Stuffs this pm, possibly involving electricity, so sort it out u muppets.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 26 October, 2020, 06:38:45 pm
Ring road was verging on flash flood today. No rain was forecast when I looked first thing.
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Post by: citoyen on 26 October, 2020, 07:03:27 pm
We were riding bikes around Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs recently. They have a long way to go to being full - even after all this rain.

I walked round Bewl Water (Kent/Sussex border) the other day - it was likewise considerably less than full, though parts of the trails were extremely boggy from the recent rain.
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Post by: matthew on 27 October, 2020, 08:52:39 am
We were riding bikes around Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs recently. They have a long way to go to being full - even after all this rain.

I walked round Bewl Water (Kent/Sussex border) the other day - it was likewise considerably less than full, though parts of the trails were extremely boggy from the recent rain.
We all used rather a lot of water whilst locked down over May-August. There were rather a large number of paddling pools used to entertain and cool children.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 31 October, 2020, 10:40:55 am
It's wee bit breezy today.
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Post by: Basil on 31 October, 2020, 11:10:42 am
It's wee bit breezy today.

Incredible here during the night and early morning.   Sun's coming out now. A very sudden change.   :thumbsup:
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Post by: Wowbagger on 01 November, 2020, 10:13:24 am
We were riding bikes around Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs recently. They have a long way to go to being full - even after all this rain.

A family whatsapp chat this morning revealed that Brother David (mid-Essex) recorded 192.4mm for October, making it the wettest month for at least 60 years, by more than 30mm. Brother Chris, near Shrewsbury, recorded less than half that. My total, only 15 miles from David, was 160.4mm.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 01 November, 2020, 10:45:46 am
Forecast was "cloudy", so it's pissing down heavens hard today. Well, it might wash the varmers' leavings off the road...
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Post by: Jaded on 01 November, 2020, 11:00:27 am
It's wee bit breezy today.
65mph on the other side of the country, and higher expected this afternoon. Wondering if I should replace the string I fixed the gutter with last might with a bracket instead. Or wait until tomorrow.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Hot Flatus on 01 November, 2020, 11:05:59 am
Leave until tomorrow.

Remember Rod Hull.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jaded on 01 November, 2020, 11:17:37 am
Given the gutter is only 7 foot up, it's probably OK. But I think tomorrow sounds more sensible...
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Post by: rafletcher on 01 November, 2020, 03:39:07 pm
A mixed bag coming up in Leafy Bucks. 50mph winds overnight, mild tomorrow, then 3 nights of (probable) frost, as the forecast is for temps of 2-3C overnight.
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Post by: ian on 02 November, 2020, 09:49:01 am
Breezy and wet all weekend on the North Downs. The hill is a sheet of leaf chutney with fresh leaf fall on top. I wait for the inevitable vehicular crunch. For some reason, the council street cleaning lorry skipped us the other day.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 02 November, 2020, 10:57:17 am
“Aha” I thought, “at least the mighty rushing rain and canine/feline wind will deter people from going to Mr Sainsbury’s House of Toothy Comestibles, so there will be no queueueueue!”  Natch it is now sunny.  Must recharge my Kindle in antici… … …pation of a long wait.
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Post by: ElyDave on 02 November, 2020, 11:49:15 am
Dropping No1 daughter off at the station today, a tree threatening the overhead lines round the corner, not my feeder though.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 02 November, 2020, 01:03:04 pm
21°C at 2 pm.  Hell, it was 17° at 7 am; I'd have thought "they" would have managed more than 4 measly degrees by now. Peux mieux faire.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 02 November, 2020, 01:33:00 pm
21°C at 2 pm in November in what is still Northern Europe even if it's south of that watery sleeve, is quite impressive.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 03 November, 2020, 05:57:50 pm
Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, recorded 185.3mm last month, making it the wettest October for 145 years.
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Post by: Pingu on 05 November, 2020, 10:42:22 pm
Al fresco lunch in shorts & t-shaped shirt today  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Chris S on 06 November, 2020, 11:40:25 am
Al fresco lunch in shorts & t-shaped shirt today  :thumbsup:

Föhntastic  :thumbsup:
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Post by: phantasmagoriana on 03 December, 2020, 10:02:22 am
First properly icy morning here today. It's time to track the gritters (http://scotgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2de764a9303848ffb9a4cac0bd0b1aab) again!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 06 December, 2020, 01:04:50 pm
Yesterday, according to the app on my phone, it was 4C here in Bristol and 10C in Warsaw. It's mad enough that Warsaw should be warmer and doubly mad that it should be 10 degrees in December; it should be around zero and snowing.
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Post by: rafletcher on 06 December, 2020, 08:02:14 pm
Similarly my stepson and his wife had a pleasant cycle in the sunshine in Berlin today, whereas I struggled round 20 miles of near-freezing fog-shrouded Buckinghamshire with painfully cold fingers and toes.  :-\
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 07 December, 2020, 01:09:05 pm
Aaaand it’s still foggy, that’s 3 solid days so far. And despite the Met Office forecast for it to lift by now, nope, not a sign of it. Plus a new warning in force from 4pm to 11am tomorrow. Hmmm. It’ll take a breeze getting up to shift it.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 07 December, 2020, 03:57:08 pm
Ice warning bonged on the motor-car for the first time this winter, claiming 1.5 degrees.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ScumOfTheRoad on 07 December, 2020, 04:14:21 pm
You have things which go bong? I rather imagined you in a dustcoat, goggles and leather hat.
Somewhat like Dick Dastardly in demeanour and motoring attire.
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Post by: Kim on 08 December, 2020, 12:42:10 pm
/me sniggers like Muttley
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: andrewc on 08 December, 2020, 06:47:52 pm
It has been hooching down all day & the forecast says it will carry on overnight. Parts of Liverpool near little rivers such as the Alt are on flood alert.  My friends roof is leaking as well. Time to order that “build your own Ark” kit.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 08 December, 2020, 07:01:27 pm
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The Ikea Njord (https://www.britannica.com/topic/Njord) is currently out of stock. Order now to make sure of your delivery by January 2024!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 08 December, 2020, 07:06:25 pm
I have (not) seen the Njords!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 14 December, 2020, 01:12:58 am
Not really weather, but after pretty much the gloomiest day of the year yesterday, with the earliest sunset, from today the sunset starts to get later! Hooray!

We have to wait until 30th December for the latest sunrise.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 17 December, 2020, 05:38:11 pm
Got outside in the blue sky today for what feels like the first time in weeks.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 17 December, 2020, 05:41:22 pm
Sorry, I think you used an obscure Scottish dialect word. What is "blue"?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 17 December, 2020, 05:52:37 pm
Sorry, I think you used an obscure Scottish dialect word. What is "blue"?

The colour of television, tuned to a dead channel.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on 24 December, 2020, 08:00:55 am
Sno.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Giraffe on 24 December, 2020, 09:13:15 am
Didn't go out yesterday, pissed down all day, water in gutters joining across the road (last time I saw that was in Mersey Roads 24h TT in '80, on an A-road!).
Stream at bottom of garden almost up to fence - not the highest it's been - but would need another 18" to get to the house and the opposite bank is lower and a flat area.
Today there seems to be a strange glow outside.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Giraffe on 25 December, 2020, 08:31:07 am
December has just disappointed me - the last FINE day was the 1st. and there was a chance of having rain every day 'til the end of the month, then yesterday was fine and sunny. Still, tomorrow should restore the flood levels.
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Post by: andytheflyer on 25 December, 2020, 09:08:43 am
Today, at dawn on Christmas Day, was the first time in maybe a month or more that I've been able to take my black lab dog for the walk we normally do each morning, every day of the year.

In the summer, a farmer ploughed up a field on the route that's been grass for at least 30 years and seeded it with winter wheat.  The footpath across that field, normally half a metre wide, is now at least 10m wide, and a morass.  I had to give up walking the dog over that field, and hence find a new route, as I judged the risk of a fall and a broken hip to be too great at my 66 years, and normally needing 2 walking poles to cross field footpaths anyway, spinal injuries mean my balance is not so good now.

Today we have a hard frost, so the dawn walk was on.  A pleasure to revisit the normal places on that hour long walk that we've not seen for weeks.  And the dog was able to re-sniff his favourite rabbit and fox holes.

Tomorrow we get Storm Bella.


Bugg*r.  Back to square one.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 25 December, 2020, 09:17:53 am
Second fine day in a row here in the Vale of Aylesbury. And today, it’s almost windless. I may get out for a ride later, once the roast is in, and test out my new winter boots and gloves (Lake and GripGrab respectively).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: nicknack on 14 January, 2021, 03:54:43 pm
It's been a bit wet here lately. We have a small pond in the bottom of 'sunken' area of the garden. It's properly sunken today. First time in the 6 years it's been there.
(https://images2.imgbox.com/a9/e3/uQ8CTr1U_o.jpg) (https://imgbox.com/uQ8CTr1U)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 20 January, 2021, 05:09:49 pm
Seems like when it's raining, or threatening to rain, is a good time to go shopping. I guess no one wants to queue in the rain, with the result that there is no queue.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 20 January, 2021, 08:12:57 pm
Yep, Marks was near deserted this afternoon.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 20 January, 2021, 10:44:14 pm
Yay! It's stopped raining. 
C'mon dog.  Sorry for the delay.  Well done for holding out.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 03 February, 2021, 08:39:04 am
My attention has been drawn to https://www.windy.com/?2021-02-11-12,55.863,-5.768,6 (https://www.windy.com/?2021-02-11-12,55.863,-5.768,6)

Shows wind speed and direction, along with many other weather facts that are useful for cyclists (as well as those who venture out to sea).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ElyDave on 05 February, 2021, 04:13:55 pm
just looked at our forecast - predicted to be below zero from late tomorrow until Thursday  :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Giraffe on 06 February, 2021, 09:38:41 am
Have an ice day!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 06 February, 2021, 02:28:42 pm
We have sand from the Sahara drifting over at high altitude.  The world has gone sepia-tinted:

(https://pbase.com/image/171394653.jpg)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 20 February, 2021, 05:14:24 pm
48 hours continuous heavy rain here and it's getting moist.  They've just closed Llandysul bridge.  Luckily we're ok for G T and beer.
I won't need to water the garden for a while.

I won't need to water the garden for a while. https://t.co/cQIKwkwcmV
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: phantasmagoriana on 09 March, 2021, 08:35:41 pm
Wet and wild out there tonight.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 09 March, 2021, 11:09:58 pm
Wet and wild out there tonight.

Yes.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 10 March, 2021, 01:02:07 am
Pretty calm still in London’s famous London, but it's forecast to be stay-in-bed-late weather tomorrow.  Hopefully the wind will blow the bastard pigeons off to the Near Continent.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: tiermat on 10 March, 2021, 08:35:09 am
All a but Meh here, a bit of rain, no real wind to talk of and the most exiting thing to have happened is that the green bin is now at the other side of the drive, but that happens nearly all the time when it is empty
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 10 March, 2021, 09:45:18 am
It is windy, isn't it? One of the things about relying on the weather forecast for Canada is that we're often surprised by the rather subfusc British weather. Plenty of snowmelt in upper BC though, so the forecast is for flooding and moist bears. And stay off the ice!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 11 March, 2021, 04:04:26 pm
I was just about to go the PO at 11 when a squall got up and it started hailing. So I waited ten minutes and walked down in calm air and sunshine (and then had to come back home cos my parcel was too bulky and I didn't have any tape with me to squash it down).
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Post by: Kim on 11 March, 2021, 04:13:55 pm
Opened the door earlier to find two wheeliebins on their sides blocking the way.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: PeteB99 on 12 March, 2021, 01:20:51 pm
Opened the door earlier to find two wheeliebins on their sides blocking the way.

Unusually my wheelie bins seem to have stayed upright.

We did get the traditional 'Railway disrupted by flying trampolines' though.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 12 March, 2021, 01:35:34 pm
Opened the door earlier to find two wheeliebins on their sides blocking the way.

Unusually my wheelie bins seem to have stayed upright.

We did get the traditional 'Railway disrupted by flying trampolines' though.

Ah good, it's not a proper storm unless you get a trampoline.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Giraffe on 13 March, 2021, 08:37:07 am
The BEAR-o-meter has been up and down like a whore's drawers (as measured by bare-o-meter).
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jakob W on 13 March, 2021, 02:34:15 pm
A couple of longish bouts of sideways hail and sleet today; seems to have mostly blown through now.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 17 March, 2021, 08:44:11 am
It's warm and sunny here in Bristol but snowing and "the wind reminds me of Siberia" in the Romanian Carpathians. Though my Romanian correspondent adds they have not been to Siberia "nor ever wants to".
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Post by: phantasmagoriana on 18 March, 2021, 02:56:23 pm
It's been warm and sunny here for the last few days. Thermometer currently reading a whopping 16.5°C!  :o Parks are packed (I'm staying well away), and taps aff galore.
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Post by: Kim on 18 March, 2021, 07:27:33 pm
It's been warm and sunny here for the last few days. Thermometer currently reading a whopping 16.5°C!  :o Parks are packed (I'm staying well away), and taps aff galore.

Checking that this was Weegie vernacular rather than a plumbing problem lead me to this useful resource: https://www.taps-aff.co.uk/
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 18 March, 2021, 08:15:39 pm
That reminds me – I was going to put this in Signs of Spring, but here is just as good – two taps aff bootfallers (probably students) today. They were not only taps aff but ribs oot.
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Post by: Giraffe on 20 March, 2021, 09:05:54 am
On Look East, this morning was shown as -2 for a couple of days, went to 0, then poss. +a bit and was about 5.5 at 6 am.
I sometimes wonder about the point of a forecast that can't manage ~11h in advance.
I once rode past The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting (or whatever it is nowadays) in Reading - the weather wasn't as forecast that morning. Just look out of the window and ditch the abacus.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 20 March, 2021, 09:39:53 am
The sun has crossed the equator. 2 minutes ago. Now it can warm up.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 20 March, 2021, 11:33:21 am
The sun has crossed the equator. 2 minutes ago. Now it can warm up.

Right. From now on high pressure means sunny and warm and no longer clear and freezing.
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Post by: Kim on 20 March, 2021, 07:40:30 pm
The sun has crossed the equator. 2 minutes ago. Now it can warm up.

Right. From now on high pressure means sunny and warm and no longer clear and freezing.

I'll just read that aloud to my feet, to make sure they get the message...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Giraffe on 21 March, 2021, 08:45:01 am
The sun has crossed the equator. 2 minutes ago. Now it can warm up.
Good - I was thinking that it was in isolation and wasn't coming oop north (relatively) this year.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 21 March, 2021, 05:49:56 pm
First minor sunburn of the year yesterday. I did spend most of the day thinking you know, I probably should but never got around to enacting the thought because it is March. I am sure I do this every year.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 24 March, 2021, 10:42:33 am
A chum in New South Wales just sent this through:

Said Hanrahan

“We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
In accents most forlorn,
Outside the church, ere Mass began,
One frosty Sunday morn.

The congregation stood about,
Coat-collars to the ears,
And talked of stock, and crops, and drought,
As it had done for years.

“It’s looking crook,” said Daniel Croke;
“Bedad, it’s cruke, me lad,
For never since the banks went broke
Has seasons been so bad.”

“It’s dry, all right,” said young O’Neil,
With which astute remark
He squatted down upon his heel
And chewed a piece of bark.

And so around the chorus ran
“It’s keepin’ dry, no doubt.”
“We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
“Before the year is out.”

“The crops are done; ye’ll have your work
To save one bag of grain;
From here way out to Back-o’-Bourke
They’re singin’ out for rain.

“They’re singin’ out for rain,” he said,
“And all the tanks are dry.”
The congregation scratched its head,
And gazed around the sky.

“There won’t be grass, in any case,
Enough to feed an ass;
There’s not a blade on Casey’s place
As I came down to Mass.”

“If rain don’t come this month,” said Dan,
And cleared his throat to speak —
“We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
“If rain don’t come this week.”

A heavy silence seemed to steal
On all at this remark;
And each man squatted on his heel,
And chewed a piece of bark.

“We want an inch of rain, we do,”
O’Neil observed at last;
But Croke “maintained” we wanted two
To put the danger past.

“If we don’t get three inches, man,
Or four to break this drought,
We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
“Before the year is out.”

In God’s good time down came the rain;
And all the afternoon
On iron roof and window-pane
It drummed a homely tune.

And through the night it pattered still,
And lightsome, gladsome elves
On dripping spout and window-sill
Kept talking to themselves.

It pelted, pelted all day long,
A-singing at its work,
Till every heart took up the song
Way out to Back-o’-Bourke.

And every creek a banker ran,
And dams filled overtop;
“We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
“If this rain doesn’t stop.”

And stop it did, in God’s good time;
And spring came in to fold
A mantle o’er the hills sublime
Of green and pink and gold.

And days went by on dancing feet,
With harvest-hopes immense,
And laughing eyes beheld the wheat
Nid-nodding o’er the fence.

And, oh, the smiles on every face,
As happy lad and lass
Through grass knee-deep on Casey’s place
Went riding down to Mass.

While round the church in clothes genteel
Discoursed the men of mark,
And each man squatted on his heel,
And chewed his piece of bark.

“There’ll be bush-fires for sure, me man,
There will, without a doubt;
We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
“Before the year is out.”

John O’Brien (P.J Hartigan) Circa 1919
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Post by: Wowbagger on 29 March, 2021, 03:17:15 pm
First 20°C day of the year today! I've been planting taters.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 29 March, 2021, 03:41:23 pm
Found myself regretting the donning of a jumper prior to going to Mr Sainsbury's House of Toothy Comestibles.  Now I am in the Estate Office, on the side of Larrington Towers where the sun don't shine, and have the anbaric fan heater on.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 29 March, 2021, 06:00:54 pm
In a strange parallel to that, I regretted my Altura jacket on my way to Mr Sainsbury's House of Toothy Comestibles, from whence it was downhill on the way back, so I got to un-regret it.  I then proceeded to hack at the worst of the sprouting triffids with the strimmer before washing off all the green stuff in the shower, and retreating to the fan heater because I was bloody cold.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Jurek on 30 March, 2021, 01:42:14 pm
Weather station is currently showing 24°C in the shade (I recon it has always clocked a couple of °s more than it actually is).
Snow forecast for Bank Holiday Monday.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 30 March, 2021, 09:38:20 pm
I somehow seemed to have fortuitous booked the last two days as holiday. Two splendid days wandering around the hills soaked in the blessed thing they calling sunshine.

Yesterday, while wandering through Downe, I wrote a brilliant musical in which Charles Darwin and Thomas Huxley were the original Victorian Gentleman Rappers (Chucky D and The T-Dog). There's going to be a revolution – in science my man! – let us call it evolution (ian's wife begs, begs, begs him to stop*, but I'm pretty sure the Hamilton guy had the same problem and now he's a bazillionaire).

*didn't work, by Cudham she was pretty much doing all the T-Dog lines and a delivered splendid smackdown of Lamarkianism.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 31 March, 2021, 01:40:32 am
If you can find a rhyme for “Lysenko” it's sure to attract Cameron Overcoat's attention.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ian on 31 March, 2021, 10:58:10 am
Fortunately, he's too late on the scene for the Victorian Gentlemen Rapping movement. It's mostly like normal rapping, but in a haughty British accent with many interlocutions of "I say!" and "My Man!" It really is an altogether quite satisfying pastime.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on 04 April, 2021, 09:37:26 pm
It's fookin snowing  :facepalm:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 05 April, 2021, 01:20:35 am
Fortunately, he's too late on the scene for the Victorian Gentlemen Rapping movement. It's mostly like normal rapping, but in a haughty British accent with many interlocutions of "I say!" and "My Man!" It really is an altogether quite satisfying pastime.

Careful now!  You might overload Jacob Grease-Smugg's head-branez!

[“You say that like it's a Bad Thing” – Ed.]
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 09 April, 2021, 06:59:49 pm
That feeling when there's been blue sky all day. The room with the sun in the window is boiling, and the cheapo tat outside thermometer (in the sun) is telling you it's scorchio.
And then you got out and the wind is proper Baltic.
Brrr.

Also we had snow again about an hour ago at the same time as all that sun.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 19 April, 2021, 02:04:18 pm
I really don’t like this time of year for weather. I’ve started to wear shorts because it’s now getting to warm to wear jeans during the day. This is fine unless I’m going to be outside in the evening because it very quickly becomes too cold for shorts and I have to go and change. Also, a single t-shirt is fine most of the time, but if I wander down to the river or the sun disappears behind a cloud or I have to walk in a shadow or I’m in the wind it gets cold pretty quickly.

What I’m saying is I can’t just put shorts and a T or jeans and a jumper and be sorted for the day. I have to layer and change through the day. It’s a pain.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 19 April, 2021, 02:06:23 pm
Broke out the sandals for the first time this year :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Regulator on 19 April, 2021, 02:28:04 pm
Yesterday's walk with the dog was undertaken in shorts and a s/s polo shirt.   I've been in sandals a few times in the last week.
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Post by: Beardy on 19 April, 2021, 02:28:32 pm
That’s another thing. I need to buy some new sandals after I returned last years purchase at the end of summer.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 04 May, 2021, 07:36:01 pm
Fecking weather!
I've got painting to do and it's either too cold, windy or rainy, or this week, all three!
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Post by: Regulator on 04 May, 2021, 10:49:45 pm
Mr R got caught in a heavy hailstorm as he ‘scootered’ to his evening clinic.    Serves him right for trying to be trendy....  ;D
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 05 May, 2021, 10:54:49 am
Temperature has just dropped to 5°C. :(
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Post by: chrisbainbridge on 05 May, 2021, 01:55:52 pm
we have had snow falling this morning in Westhill outside Aberdeen.  Just a flurry but some lying on the ground overnight
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Post by: woollypigs on 05 May, 2021, 01:59:37 pm
I had to go outside to get warmed up in the sun. Victorina lime stone houses do get brrr when you turn the heating off and you get frost over night
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Post by: rafletcher on 05 May, 2021, 02:23:00 pm
Hmmm, sleet here in leafy Bucks. Oh, and no chance of turning the CH off yet, or even just having it morning and evening. But hey, my wife is skinny and 77 on Saturday.
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Post by: Kim on 05 May, 2021, 02:25:34 pm
Yes, I need to go to the shop, but I'm waiting for the sleet to stop.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 05 May, 2021, 02:30:43 pm
I was hailed on last Friday afternoon. It was warm, whereas the morning had been pretty cold.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 05 May, 2021, 02:31:18 pm
I was hailed on last Friday afternoon. It was warm, whereas the morning had been pretty cold.

I've been not riding my bike for the last few days due to a hail storm every time I think about riding my bike.
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Post by: Giraffe on 05 May, 2021, 02:57:58 pm
Monday and today the showers were forecast to start about 13:00 - 14:00h but started at about 11:30h, so I got a bit wet (well, rather wet on Monday). Yesterday the forecast was the same and the showers started early pm - I didn't go out yesterday. Victimisation, coincidence. malignancy - take your pick.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 05 May, 2021, 03:57:23 pm
we have had snow falling this morning in Westhill outside Aberdeen.  Just a flurry but some lying on the ground overnight

Westhill? You must have been very naughty! Anyway, get yourself to the Westhill Service Station  :P
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 05 May, 2021, 04:13:23 pm
Otherwise known as The Hop Shop.
https://hopshopaberdeen.com/
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: chrisbainbridge on 05 May, 2021, 05:00:08 pm
The in laws live in Westhill so we have taken advantage of the rules relaxing to come and stay in Westhill to see FiL who is 88 and fell and knocked himself unconscious last week!

Thankfully Nicola has allowed us to have meals with him in hotels and we are staying in an AirBnB place.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 05 May, 2021, 05:18:52 pm
I went for a run in glorious sunshine here on the Angles of the East this morning, although the wind was well cold as the yoof probably don’t say any more. It’s now overcast and raining.
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Post by: ravenbait on 05 May, 2021, 05:32:54 pm
Took dog out in glorious sunshine. An hour later, we were both cowering under a tree as hailstones in their millions spanged off my hood like a hoodlum wielding a minigun against a Hollywood police car. Now it's blazing sunshine again.

Sam
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Post by: Kim on 05 May, 2021, 05:35:03 pm
Yes, I need to go to the shop, but I'm waiting for the sleet to stop.

Dodged it!

Think the trailer got a p*nct*r* thobut.

Obviously the weather is playing sweet and innocent now.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 05 May, 2021, 07:39:11 pm
Took dog out in glorious sunshine. An hour later, we were both cowering under a tree as hailstones in their millions spanged off my hood like a hoodlum wielding a minigun against a Hollywood police car. Now it's blazing sunshine again.

Sam
I'm trying to think of that in reverse. "The bullets spanged off the police car like hailstones off a dog-walker's hood." Hmmm...
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Post by: Salvatore on 06 May, 2021, 07:22:02 am
Last night.

Coincidentally the same temperature as in the Eskdalemuir overflow sleeping accommodation one night in summer 2017

(https://i.imgur.com/3YIQsT6l.png)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 06 May, 2021, 03:00:24 pm
Yad Moss, yesterday: https://www.facebook.com/NorthYorkshireWeatherUpdates/photos/pcb.3925664197553081/3925664034219764/

There were patches of snow or hail (hard to tell, covered in frost) around this morning, on the pre-work walk.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ravenbait on 06 May, 2021, 04:29:16 pm
There's snow on the hills round our way, or was yesterday.

Sam
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 20 May, 2021, 02:52:24 pm
Wow. Buoy 62023 just off the south coast of Ireland is reporting 81mph gusts and a 29ft sea. It is still May, right? Or did I sleep particularly well last night and I've woken up in November?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: The Family Cyclist on 20 May, 2021, 02:57:55 pm
Pray tell how can I also geekily look at things like the weather readings from such buoys
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Chris S on 20 May, 2021, 03:01:31 pm
Pray tell how can I also geekily look at things like the weather readings from such buoys

Hither: https://www.xcweather.co.uk/
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Post by: andrewc on 21 May, 2021, 12:52:25 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/may/21/uk-weather-may-on-track-to-be-wettest-on-record-with-more-rain-to-come


Lashing down in Liverpool.  Again  :(



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Post by: woollypigs on 21 May, 2021, 02:43:50 pm
andrew you might want to follow https://twitter.com/BollocksWeather :)
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Post by: chrisbainbridge on 21 May, 2021, 10:24:37 pm
Rained essentially non stop in Derby/ Burton. Seems like autumn.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 22 May, 2021, 12:45:06 am
Rained essentially non stop in Derby/ Burton. Seems like autumn.

Objection: Autumn's the good bit with sensible temperatures and no hayfever.  This has been non-stop pish, but the pollen's still getting through.
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Post by: mattc on 22 May, 2021, 07:54:46 am
andrew you might want to follow https://twitter.com/BollocksWeather :)
I like that.


Does anyone know an alternative to the brilliant raintoday site for viewing rain radar data?

(It claims to be ending soon, and is often sticky/overloaded)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: JonBuoy on 22 May, 2021, 08:16:29 am
Have a look at https://www.netweather.tv/live-weather/radar   It seems to give a slightly clearer and more up to date image than raintoday although the interface is a bit busier.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 22 May, 2021, 08:47:18 am
Wow. Buoy 62023 just off the south coast of Ireland is reporting 81mph gusts and a 29ft sea. It is still May, right? Or did I sleep particularly well last night and I've woken up in November?

IMO the whole of Europe came out of winter 10° north of where it was last year.  I wouldn't be surprised to see snow in October here, a month earlier than usual.

https://earthsky.org/earth/gulf-stream-atlantic-weakest-in-over-1000-years/
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 22 May, 2021, 09:12:18 am
What is that yellow thing in the sky ?? !!!!!!!    :o
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 22 May, 2021, 11:30:40 am
What is that yellow thing in the sky ?? !!!!!!!    :o

Air-sea rescue helichopter?
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Kim on 22 May, 2021, 01:07:44 pm
What is that yellow thing in the sky ?? !!!!!!!    :o

It's a trap.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/3ornka9rAaKRA2Rkac/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: mattc on 22 May, 2021, 03:36:29 pm
Have a look at https://www.netweather.tv/live-weather/radar   It seems to give a slightly clearer and more up to date image than raintoday although the interface is a bit busier.
Yes, I would agree! (at least they've put the zoom controls at the top, WHERE ICAN ACTUALLY SEE THEM!!!)

Thanks.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Basil on 29 May, 2021, 03:06:00 pm
Ok weather.  This is not as advertised.  10/10 cloud cover all day. Oppressive mugginess and threatening thunderstorms.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 29 May, 2021, 06:48:17 pm
Wednesday: had fan heater switched on in the Estate Office
Friday: had desk fan switched on in the Estate Office

???
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 29 May, 2021, 06:51:46 pm
The sudden attack of summer. On Wednesday I went running in Tracksters, long-sleeve shirt and shower proof jacket. By the time I got the top of Goat Gully (it's a gully where semi-wild goats live; about 600m at average 20% gradient) I was quite warm. But today in t-shirt and shorts I was sweating buckets before I even got to the gully.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 30 May, 2021, 12:11:48 am
The sky was a funny shade of grey and it contained a weird yellow orb of light and heat. It's the end times I tell ye.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 30 May, 2021, 08:28:26 am
My daughter shared a message she received from the Melbourne Bureau for Meteorology. “Today the temperature fell to 1.7°C. If you are less than 71 years 364 days old, it is the coldest May morning of your lifetime.”

In Australia, luxuries like house insulation and double glazing are mostly absent.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: T42 on 30 May, 2021, 09:15:43 am
Must ask my chum in Budgewoi if he's shivering yet.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: rafletcher on 30 May, 2021, 11:09:04 am
The sky was a funny shade of grey and it contained a weird yellow orb of light and heat. It's the end times I tell ye.

Don’t worry, the haar will take care of any overheating you might suffer.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mrs Pingu on 30 May, 2021, 04:55:16 pm
There was haar at Portlethen and Stonehaven but not in Aberdeen   :sick:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Pingu on 30 May, 2021, 10:09:56 pm
The sky was a funny shade of grey and it contained a weird yellow orb of light and heat. It's the end times I tell ye.

Don’t worry, the haar will take care of any overheating you might suffer.

We found some haar on our bike ride today  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: ravenbait on 31 May, 2021, 11:30:17 am
The haar came creeping over the hills coastwards of our house as if the weather had been reading some James Herbert recently and was inspired. Dull and grey in the morning until the sun beat it back, then it came slipping back over the afternoon.

The haar doesn't usually make it over the hills. It's quite creepy to see it spreading down like a thick blanket of syrup made from fog.

When I lived north of Aberdeen, summer weekend rides frequently ended with racing to stay ahead of the haar on the way home.

Sam
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 31 May, 2021, 12:44:47 pm
My daughter shared a message she received from the Melbourne Bureau for Meteorology. “Today the temperature fell to 1.7°C. If you are less than 71 years 364 days old, it is the coldest May morning of your lifetime.”

In Australia, luxuries like house insulation and double glazing are mostly absent.
Just like Britain!
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on 31 May, 2021, 12:46:11 pm
Today I have an odd diagonal sunburn: left arm and right leg. I must have riding some weird zig-zags yesterday.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 31 May, 2021, 01:00:10 pm
I’d just like to say that it’s too bloody warm.

Thank you.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Mr Larrington on 31 May, 2021, 01:02:50 pm
Warm weather + bank holibob = queue to enter Mr Sainsbury’s House of Toothy Comestibles  :(

If I'd known I'd have taken a book.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Beardy on 05 June, 2021, 08:57:01 am
On the one hand I want the weather to sort itself out and get on with brightening up so I can put another coat of paint onto the outside of the Beardy Bunker, but on the other hand if it starts to drizzle a bit I’ll get a day off and I am knackered.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 05 June, 2021, 09:07:44 pm
I recorded 23.7mm rain yesterday. Annoyingly, my weather station recorded only 0.2mm. I went up a ladder this morning, expecting to find a bit of twig obstructing the "rocker" but couldn't see why it hadn't worked. The second wettest day I've recorded this year.
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: Wowbagger on 14 June, 2021, 10:47:39 pm
Hottest day of the year for the Met Office, Heathrow at the top of the shop with 28.6°C.

My weather station recorded 29.3°C...
Title: Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
Post by: archy on 15 June, 2021, 03:11:53 am
Wednesday will be hotter. 
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Post by: Wowbagger on 18 June, 2021, 06:04:03 pm
We recorded 29.6°C on Weds. Dont't know what the Met Office recorded.

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/dartford/news/major-fire-hits-country-pub-249132/

Sad news from Kent as the Green Man is no more after a lightning strike. I've been in that pub.
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Post by: rafletcher on 18 June, 2021, 07:15:56 pm
We had around 10cm of rain in the last 24 hours.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 18 June, 2021, 07:44:15 pm
At least I remembered to close the skylight above my bed before it started this time :thumbsup:
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Post by: Wowbagger on 18 June, 2021, 11:18:46 pm
We had around 10cm of rain in the last 24 hours.

Crikey! That's a lot! We've had about half that amount in the last 48 hours, I reckon.
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Post by: orienteer on 19 June, 2021, 10:16:35 am
33mm here in west London
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Post by: LittleWheelsandBig on 19 June, 2021, 10:58:02 am
Dry and dusty over here but, according to my colleague who I am relieving for, it hasn't rained for at least 18 months in the southern Sahara.
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Post by: Basil on 19 June, 2021, 11:56:00 am
"partly sunny" is the current forecast here.

What they didn't mention is that the part that is sunny is on the other side of the clouds.  :(
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Post by: nicknack on 21 June, 2021, 12:53:41 pm
I've just put the heating on.

It is midsummer's day isn't it?
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Post by: T42 on 24 June, 2021, 08:42:26 am
Very slow-moving thunderstorm & battering rain kept us awake from around 2:30 am till after 4. Brain deader than usual this morning and everything in the garden is beautiful sad and soggy.
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Post by: mrcharly-YHT on 25 June, 2021, 09:18:58 am
I've just put the heating on.

It is midsummer's day isn't it?
Our heating is on for a bit most days. Sub 10C means heating comes on.

Very unseasonable. Local weather reporting made a comparison with 2018 - it was 5C hotter at 11pm in 2018 than the maximum here on Wed.

Many locals moaning about weather.

It is  a good thing I like cool, grey, windy and wet weather.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on 25 June, 2021, 07:20:43 pm
Back while our English contingent were complaining about the cold, Aberdeen was roasting, cue a rare  :smug: (we went for a lunchtime house viewing and being in the car was like being in the south of France in August, my garret said >27C, which must have been Wednesday).

Today it's been grey & windy and I'm now snuggled under a fleece and some warm moggies.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 12 July, 2021, 06:34:50 pm
Oooooh, thunder!
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Post by: Wowbagger on 12 July, 2021, 06:46:48 pm
The bloody Met Office website seems to have gone completely screwy for me. Earlier today it seemed to think it was still Friday and was offering me forecasts accordingly. After deleting browsing data etc. it now thinks it's yesterday. But if I look at the forecast for Wickford, which although 10 miles to the west of Southend is still in the same time zone, it says it's today.

Meanwhile, my brother reports having had 18mm rain in an hour this afternoon, whereas Stock, a village only a couple of miles from his house, had none.
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Post by: rogerzilla on 19 July, 2021, 07:07:52 pm
We have a Met Office amber Extreme Heat warning now.  Do keep up, guys, it's been hotter than Satan's bollocks for days.
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Post by: Kim on 19 July, 2021, 09:54:46 pm
Yeah, but we're about to pass the few days of BRITISH cope for this sort of thing.  I reckon the downstairs of our Victorian terrace house will reach ambient temperature by tomorrow night.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on 19 July, 2021, 11:49:14 pm
The Great Hall of Larrington Towers (rebuilt 1947) gets pretty toasty of an afternoon having as it does a large west-facing window, though I only needed the fan for the last two or three days of the TdF.  However, the Estate Office, despite getting bugger-all direct sun, gets ridiculously warm in summer once the big PC has been running for an hour or two.  Quicker if it involves heavy use of the moving pictures card.  Been in there for 3.5 hours this evening and am melting.

(Melts)
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Post by: archy on 20 July, 2021, 03:01:37 pm
North-facing, shaded thermometer in York says 30C.  Phone app says 28.  There is scarcely a breath of wind.
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Post by: TimC on 20 July, 2021, 04:04:31 pm
24C in that there Suffolk. Girt big thunderstorm passing about 5-8 miles to the west, just getting some fringe rain off it now but it's very active. Those under the middle of it (somewhere between Sudbury and Braintree atm) are going to be very wet about now.
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Post by: phantasmagoriana on 20 July, 2021, 04:17:52 pm
Only 26°C here, but also only 50% humidity according to my thermometer, which is amazingly dry for these parts. It's far too hot so I've been going out for an early morning walk and staying in for the rest of the day.

On the plus side, I expect the plastering I had done this morning to be dry by tomorrow (compare and contrast to the plastering I had done in December, which took ages...).
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Post by: andrewc on 20 July, 2021, 04:30:27 pm
Thermometer says 28°C in my living room, 2 PC's & a fan on.     Doing some remote testing with one of our engineers earlier & it was 35°C in the comms room .   I wouldn't want to swap.   He probably has to wear clothes as well..
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Post by: Regulator on 20 July, 2021, 04:46:45 pm
It is now raining quite heavily (in spurts) but I think I may still need to water the veg plants later.
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Post by: ian on 20 July, 2021, 05:07:40 pm
One of the pluses is that I'm briefly winning the temperature wars with my dev teams (mostly based in Bangalore*, they usually win).

*Bengaluru these days, but unlike Chennai etc. they all keep using Bangalore.
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Post by: rafletcher on 20 July, 2021, 05:18:33 pm
We’ve reached equilibrium in the lounge, 27C inside and out. Bedroom 29.5C. Well at least it’s remained dry, if humid, for my mini-break. And as the roof is slate, the cold water tank is warm enough to shower from. I’m almost looking forward to the office air con tomorrow.
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Post by: Wowbagger on 20 July, 2021, 05:19:09 pm
We've had a few rumbles and fat spots of rain, but the weather station hasn't actually detected anything by way of percentage of a millimetre.
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Post by: TimC on 20 July, 2021, 06:55:06 pm
24C in that there Suffolk. Girt big thunderstorm passing about 5-8 miles to the west, just getting some fringe rain off it now but it's very active. Those under the middle of it (somewhere between Sudbury and Braintree atm) are going to be very wet about now.

It's been raining pretty much constantly since I wrote that post, and the temperature is now a chilly 21C. The sun has now made a reappearance, however.
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Post by: ian on 20 July, 2021, 07:38:10 pm
Thundery chuckydownyness on the North Downs, which saves me contemplating watering the garden. I did get a bonus shower on the way back from the pool though.
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Post by: Guy on 21 July, 2021, 08:04:42 am
yr.no got it wrong yesterday. They promised us 7mm of rain in the two-hour period 6pm - 8pm. What we actually got was 7.5mm of rain in 35 minutes, starting at ten to eight. That was WET!
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Post by: T42 on 21 July, 2021, 09:36:35 am
yr.no got it wrong yesterday. They promised us 7mm of rain in the two-hour period 6pm - 8pm. What we actually got was 7.5mm of rain in 35 minutes, starting at ten to eight. That was WET!

What they mean is that at some time between 6pm and 8pm you're going to get that much rain; and they were right.
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Post by: phantasmagoriana on 22 July, 2021, 01:30:30 pm
I have a running session later (it's the third session of a five-week intro). It's due to be 28°C. :(

Is "too hot" a reason to wimp out, I wonder? :-\
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Post by: PeteB99 on 22 July, 2021, 01:47:08 pm
If you're not used to exercising in the heat I'd say definately yes
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Post by: Auntie Helen on 22 July, 2021, 03:40:38 pm
If you're not used to exercising in the heat I'd say definately yes
And you are H!
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Post by: geoff on 22 July, 2021, 04:00:09 pm
If you're not used to exercising in the heat I'd say definately yes
And you are H!
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