Author Topic: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.  (Read 98593 times)

quixoticgeek

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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.

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simonp

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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.

ElyDave

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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.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Mrs Pingu

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23C in our lounge just now and the flat across the road has smoke coming out of the lum  ::-)
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Mr Larrington

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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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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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ElyDave

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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"
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

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

I wonder if slope has been washed away?
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

After yesterday's constant rain and wind, today was forecast to be dry (other than first thing in the morning).

It's not. ::-)

ElyDave

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It definitely isn't here either, but I can report healthy waterbutts
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Basil

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Blimey.  The central heating just came on.
I opened a few windows and it switched off again.   :thumbsup:
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Our forecast is for lows of 8C this weekend. I think ours will be coming on too.
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Wowbagger

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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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Basil

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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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Pingu

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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.

ElyDave

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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
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Giraffe

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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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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1443 on: September 03, 2020, 11:14:03 am »
Chilly this morning in Southampton...


Guy

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1444 on: September 03, 2020, 12:10:16 pm »
Yesterday and Tuesday sweatshirt and beanie were required for the morning commute. Back to polo shirt this morning.


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Mr Larrington

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1445 on: September 03, 2020, 01:05:01 pm »
22 degrees and drizzle.  Anyone would think it was summer.
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Wowbagger

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1446 on: September 03, 2020, 01:15:29 pm »
22°C and muggy here. No rain yet - that is forecast for this afternoon.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

ElyDave

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1447 on: September 03, 2020, 04:42:06 pm »
I almost put a jumper on this morning, but I'm bloody well not wearing trousers in September!
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens