How's your weather?

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loch eck steve
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby loch eck steve » 13 Dec 2019, 12:34pm

Nice and sunny up here in argyll today for a change , been raining and high winds for most of the week .

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby cyclop » 13 Dec 2019, 8:09pm

It,s been a nigh on perfect winter,s day ride.5degrees,gentle headwind,great skies with clouds massing over the lakes,sun making an appearance casting long shadows.55ml run out west from gretna,hugging the coast round to glencaple for lunch in a beautiful cafe on the edge of the river Nith.Wind picking up after lunch,shoving us home at 20mph,a really fine ride on a perfect day.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby JohnW » 14 Dec 2019, 12:27am

This is getting boring from me - today was like Thursday - rain from getting up time to late evening.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Mick F » 16 Dec 2019, 9:53am

Weather not bad at all this morning.
Weather Lady on R4 this morning said that there was a widespread frost in SW England.
Oh yes? :lol:

This season, we've had one single morning with frost on the car windscreen, and that was back in November.

Just come down from the wood for a cuppa. Been cutting up the fallen birch with a newly sharpened Husqvarna. Hot knife through butter.

The thick end of the birch is about 8ins diameter.
I had a quick count of the rings. Maybe 40 of them, and it's been dead a year or so. Birch trees don't last long.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Mick F » 18 Dec 2019, 2:53pm

Mrs Mick F has been in The Gambia doing voluntary work for the last three weeks, and she's home later today.
Hot, sunny, sweaty, and dirty out there.

She flew back from Banjul late last night and phoned me from Lisbon 0600 this morning. Left shortly after for Gatwick. Train to Reading for a few short hours to get the Plymouth train. Meanwhile, she went out of the station to find a pub for lunch ........ and phoned me.

It was sunny in Reading! :shock:

Been chucking it down and damp and dreary here with a strong wet damp gale all day. Took the doggy a walk this afternoon and we came back soaking wet through.

She's in for a shock when I pick her up at Gunnislake station. :lol:
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby D363 » 18 Dec 2019, 4:57pm

Cold and foggy in Sheffield. A number of people in sleeping bags in shop doorways and on pavements.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby rjb » 18 Dec 2019, 5:23pm

Quite a heavy frost first thing here on the Somerset levels but it soon cleared and warmed up. A bit of brightness before the clouds rolled in and it started raining hard by 3.00 pm. The water is streaming out of the fields as they are saturated and running down the roads. The Moors are flooded and it looks likely that the flood gates across the roads will be shut soon as the roads go under. The rivers Tone and Parrett are full to bursting so will be overtopping shortly down the spillways to increase the flooding on the moors which is when the roads go under. Anyone have a pedalo going spare?
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby peetee » 19 Dec 2019, 2:11pm

Just driven for nearly two hours a return journey that should have taken 40 minutes. The main A30 road to Penzance was flooded so the only alternative was B roads many of which were partially underwater and strewn with vegetation and earth. 30mm of rain recorded falling in a little over an hour and it's heading east, so watch out England! If it does come your way think about the necessity of your journey and take it easy riding for a few days after, there will be lots of debris and mud to contend with.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Mick F » 19 Dec 2019, 2:47pm

Not rained that hard here in the valley today, but the Tamar has flooded over the banks south of Gunnislake Bridge. Dunno what it's like further up-river.
Heard locally, that roads have been flooded hereabouts, so it must be a build-up of water from rains the past few days.

Pretty bad.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50841975
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby al_yrpal » 19 Dec 2019, 4:35pm

Mick F wrote:It was sunny in Reading! :shock:


Readings in the Promised Land! :D

Been chucking it down here, floods everywhere, found a nasty leak in the roof :shock:

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Invicta Tourist » 22 Dec 2019, 5:28pm

It's rained a fair bit in Kent over the last few days. I went for a bike ride and took this photo today.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby peetee » 22 Dec 2019, 8:23pm

Water is still streaming down some roads here but, miraculously, it was dry this morning and not blowing a gale long enough to get a half-decent club-run in. I feel blessed.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Polisman » 23 Dec 2019, 12:07pm

We're in Trento this morning scouting some houses before Christmas. It's 18C today, and perhaps 21C on Christmas day.
What's not to like!
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Cyril Haearn » 23 Dec 2019, 5:55pm

Trento, also known as Trent

'Say, for what were hopyards meant
and why was Burton built on Trent?'
A E Housman :wink:

Don't you need Italian AND German there?
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Polisman » 24 Dec 2019, 8:50am

I speak okay French and am at C1 level Italian now 8)

Trento early doors this morning as I was heading out for fresh bread 19.5C right now. Christmas day expecting 21C!
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