The Great British Weather Moan thread

  • Go on, you know you want to moan about the weather. Well, here's the place to do it! :)


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    It's Bank Holiday Monday as I type this and I went to one of the local parks yesterday and they were setting up a miniature railway for today, 1st May, except today it's been raining.


    Why does it always rain on a bank holiday? ALWAYS. Why can't it rain on another day?

  • Yep some thing's never change us Brits do like to moan about the weather, if it's too hot, too cold, too wet, too whatever, we do like to have a moan about it. :cool:

    Young boys in the park jumpers for goalpost that's what footballs all about isn't it.

  • Weather people got it dead right this time.


    Muggy, hot air here in London. Pitch black skies, just started to rain and no doubt the thunder and lightening is not far behind.


    Happy Bank Holiday all! :rolleyes:

  • You should have seen it down here yesterday, the wind was like we get in midwinter, just a continuous fierce blow, together with torrential rain. It's torn down the estate agent (realtor) "for sale" sign. It was so strong it upended a flower tub and shed the contents all over the side path to the house. It's probably shredded my banana palm back home. Today is better: Sunny periods though the wind is still very strong.

    History is much like an Endless Waltz. The three beats of war, peace and revolution continue on forever.

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  • Don't feel lonely! Today South Africa's west coast was hit by a massive winter storm. Five dead, trees uprooted, roofs blown off, houses collapsed and an expected 12 metre high sea swell this afternoon. But, as a positive, it has broken a severe drought in that province.

  • You should have seen it down here yesterday, the wind was like we get in midwinter, just a continuous fierce blow, together with torrential rain. It's torn down the estate agent (realtor) "for sale" sign.

    What a shame the storms can't target the estate agents themselves:!:Oops, that's hatred against others, so against my own rules, but it is estate agents, so is allowed. They're only just above used car salesmen.:D

    It was so strong it upended a flower tub and shed the contents all over the side path to the house. It's probably shredded my banana palm back home.

    8|8|8|;(No, hope not. Think positive things.


    I put some of my potted shrubs in a sheltered spot but they still got knocked over. I'm sure your banana plant will be fine. Is there no neighbour or anything who could keep an eye on it:?:

  • I guess they survive hurricanes in the tropics so it'll recover if it's been shredded.

    History is much like an Endless Waltz. The three beats of war, peace and revolution continue on forever.

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  • What are the normal temperatures for your area LW throughout the year?


    As I said, I'm quite a cool person...;)8) I like around 22 degrees, but am okay to around 24-25. Anything over that and I'm crawling. It's about 23-24 degrees here now.

  • In summer where I am it starts revving up as soon as it can and even August can get incredibly hot and with the trees still leafless and the glare high it can be pretty warm. But usually it is average of between about 27 and 34 degrees daytime in summer where I am. It can rise any time it likes and year before last went up to 42 one afternoon round new Year. That was scary to say the least.


    In winter goes down to 0 degrees at night when it peaks but is usually between 0 and about 3 degrees at night. Days are between about 15 and nineteen but during a cold spell days can be 9 or 10 degrees. Today, this morning was 3 and at the moment it's around 22, with wall to wall blue sky. Pretty much perfect weather.

  • Blimey, so your winters are like our summers then!^^


    I couldn't even imagine what 42 is like. I think the absolute maximum (in the shade) temperature here we've had is 36. Although central London is a few degrees hotter than where I am in the suburbs.


    Temperature is expected to get to 30 here by the end of the week, before nature rests itself with more storms, thunder, lightening, heavy rains etc. Which will mean, probably, around this time next week, I'll be out in the gardens with my brooms clearing everything up again.

  • In Worthing now and it's nice and sunny with 23C in the shade and a cooling sea breeze. Hottest I've ever seen here on the coast was 28C a few years ago. Our main bedroom has a portable air conditioner that I route the outlet hose up a disused chimney to vent the hot damp air. It can get 10-15C off the room temperature on full tilt.

    History is much like an Endless Waltz. The three beats of war, peace and revolution continue on forever.

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  • Nearly 25C down here on the south coast. It'll drop a bit later when the sea breeze kicks in. But it's still going to be a scorcher. Tomorrow's supposed to be even hotter.

    History is much like an Endless Waltz. The three beats of war, peace and revolution continue on forever.

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  • With precious little breeze and high humidity some people are really going to suffer. As for me and the OH we love it like this. Lunchtime it's the beer garden in the local for us and a barbecue in the late afternoon.

    History is much like an Endless Waltz. The three beats of war, peace and revolution continue on forever.

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  • Nice now in the early evening here in Brighton. Too hot during the day so did a bit of work but good now. Just been in Brighton itself, so many people burning on the beach. I know I'm in the minority but I don't get sunbathing. Seems boring and uncomfortable to me.

  • Seems I'm just along the coast from you in Worthing, hoxton. Nice now the heat as gone out of the day. I still like to get a tan but it's been too hot today, Still over 25C at the moment. Must have been brutal inland.

    History is much like an Endless Waltz. The three beats of war, peace and revolution continue on forever.

    4312-gwban-gif

  • Nice now in the early evening here in Brighton. Too hot during the day so did a bit of work but good now. Just been in Brighton itself, so many people burning on the beach. I know I'm in the minority but I don't get sunbathing. Seems boring and uncomfortable to me.

    Agree and with Brighton's "beach" I don't blame you! Let others suffer the stones.^^

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