Author Topic: Wow! It’s raining!  (Read 3968 times)

Regulator

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #50 on: June 05, 2020, 10:38:20 am »
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Wowbagger

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #51 on: June 05, 2020, 10:40:16 am »
2.3mm rain yesterday. I'm not wearing a kilt.
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Cudzoziemiec

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citoyen

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2020, 12:37:22 pm »
Properly raining here now.

And I am naked from the waist down.

nicknack

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #54 on: June 05, 2020, 12:39:45 pm »
Just started here too.  :o
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Jaded

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #55 on: June 05, 2020, 12:41:35 pm »
We have sun
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #56 on: June 05, 2020, 12:42:40 pm »
Woke up to find my phone full of alerts saying it had rained during the night. Then just now had a proper squall dump sky water on us.

Apparently there's been an increase in the number of people falling off their bike, it's been so long since it rained properly here, that everyone's forgotten how to ride in the rain. Unfortunately I only have this as an anecdote from a friend who's a Doctor, but it did make me smile at the idea.

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #57 on: June 05, 2020, 12:43:33 pm »
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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #58 on: June 05, 2020, 12:45:29 pm »
It's not so much forgetting to cycle in the rain its all the crap that's seaped into or onto the road comes up when it rains. You can often see it looking like washing liquid

When I used to ride motorcycles the first wet ride after a dry spell was always very gingerly ridden

Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #59 on: June 05, 2020, 12:56:20 pm »
Hailing actually.
Sic transit and all that..

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #60 on: June 05, 2020, 01:10:49 pm »
We have sun

As do we.
We always have the sun. Sometimes we forget about it when we can't see it, fair weather friends that we are.
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quixoticgeek

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #61 on: June 05, 2020, 01:16:59 pm »

Rain getting even heavier. Yaaay!

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Jaded

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #62 on: June 05, 2020, 01:50:34 pm »
We have sun

As do we.
We always have the sun. Sometimes we forget about it when we can't see it, fair weather friends that we are.

Even at night time? Is it really still there...?
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Wowbagger

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #63 on: June 05, 2020, 02:02:11 pm »
WE have no shortage of forecasts that promise us rain, but then fizzle out into nothingness with an hour or two to go before the downpour is due. Around 8 or 9am our forecast from the Met Office was suggesting a 70% chance of heavy rain between 11am and 1pm. We had none. At that same time, an 80% chance of heavy rain was forecast between 2 and 3pm. That has now been downgraded to a 50% chance of light rain petering out into showers for the rest of the afternoon.

This seems to happen frequently. I cannot recall an occasion on which, as the event approached, the forecast was for a higher intensity or greater likelihood of rain.

Is this just a feature of the fact that I live in pretty much the driest town in the UK or do others notice a similar trait?
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Kim

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #64 on: June 05, 2020, 02:24:04 pm »
We get Wales's second-hand weather, and the general rule is that Wet Office forecasts are more pessimistic about rain the further out you go.  It often gets downgraded in the last few hours.  I reckon this is due to uneven cloud coverage, and general uncertainty about whether it's going to do any raining.

Sometimes you get a nice big lump of definitely proper rain, and the uncertainty is about exactly where it's going to go.  That's the one where heavy rain disappears from the forecast entirely (or appears suddenly without warning.  Particularly annoying for bike rides where your start location has a nice dry forecast, but the route takes you into the path of the rain.

The problem with forecasts collapsing both types of uncertainty into a single figure is that you then can't tell the difference.

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #65 on: June 05, 2020, 02:41:51 pm »
The skies have cleared, the hail melted.
Sic transit and all that..

nicknack

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #66 on: June 05, 2020, 03:49:32 pm »
WE have no shortage of forecasts that promise us rain, but then fizzle out into nothingness with an hour or two to go before the downpour is due. Around 8 or 9am our forecast from the Met Office was suggesting a 70% chance of heavy rain between 11am and 1pm. We had none. At that same time, an 80% chance of heavy rain was forecast between 2 and 3pm. That has now been downgraded to a 50% chance of light rain petering out into showers for the rest of the afternoon.

This seems to happen frequently. I cannot recall an occasion on which, as the event approached, the forecast was for a higher intensity or greater likelihood of rain.

Is this just a feature of the fact that I live in pretty much the driest town in the UK or do others notice a similar trait?
Unsurprisingly, being only a few miles from you across the estuary, we have noticed it too.
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ElyDave

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #67 on: June 05, 2020, 04:17:37 pm »
A couple of good sessions of water falling from the sky here, waterbut 1 topped up, but not enough to go over the link pipe to the other one.
Still, the veggies will be welcoming it.
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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #68 on: June 05, 2020, 05:01:04 pm »
Proper downpour here. Rain bouncing up a foot.
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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #69 on: June 05, 2020, 06:43:59 pm »
Professor Larrington tells me it's raining in north Oxon, but not very convincingly.
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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #70 on: June 05, 2020, 07:40:59 pm »
Properly raining here now.

And I am naked from the waist down.

You sure you’re not just in shower but have forgotten.

Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #71 on: June 05, 2020, 09:40:53 pm »
Colne valley: 1.2mm during the night, and another 3mm this afternoon, including simultaneous hail and sunshine. No hailbow though :-\

citoyen

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #72 on: June 05, 2020, 11:14:05 pm »
Properly raining here now.

And I am naked from the waist down.

You sure you’re not just in shower but have forgotten.

No, not sure at all - this scenario is quite possible.

Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #73 on: June 06, 2020, 09:36:40 am »
We had a shower that lasted just long enough to wet the roads yesterday. Half an hour later all was dry again  ::-)
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ElyDave

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Re: Wow! It’s raining!
« Reply #74 on: June 06, 2020, 10:43:43 am »
I had planned on getting out today, it started raining at 7:30, still going, just finished on the turbo
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