The Great British Weather Moan thread

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    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?

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    Dull, cold and damp today Brrr. Made me think of this song:


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  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

    The vagabond who's rapping at your door

    Is standing in the clothes that you once wore

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    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:?:

  • They say temperatures will rise to 30 degrees. I sympathise as that really is incredibly hot, especially with high humidity.

    The vagabond who's rapping at your door

    Is standing in the clothes that you once wore

  • They say temperatures will rise to 30 degrees. I sympathise as that really is incredibly hot, especially with high humidity.

    The vagabond who's rapping at your door

    Is standing in the clothes that you once wore

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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.

    The vagabond who's rapping at your door

    Is standing in the clothes that you once wore

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    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.

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    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.

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