Author Topic: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.  (Read 114787 times)

ian

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1450 on: September 24, 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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andytheflyer

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1451 on: September 24, 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.

Mr Larrington

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1452 on: September 24, 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.
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T42

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1453 on: September 26, 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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ElyDave

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1454 on: September 26, 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.
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ian

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1455 on: September 28, 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.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1456 on: September 28, 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.
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T42

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The Alpes-Maritimes got a year's worth of rain in under 10 hours.

https://youtu.be/7zIBbnQTjyY

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

Much wet^.
Still in shorts here.

Wowbagger

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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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T42

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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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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.
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Andrij

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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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Basil

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The river is looking ominous.   :(
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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.

Basil

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The river is looking ominous.   :(

And....it's over the banks.
Although only in a couple of non-dangerous places.
So far.
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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.
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Cudzoziemiec

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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".
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Wowbagger

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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.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

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.

Wowbagger

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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.
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Mr Larrington

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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.
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Ring road was verging on flash flood today. No rain was forecast when I looked first thing.
Sic transit and all that..

citoyen

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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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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.