How's your weather?

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby peetee » 26 Feb 2020, 8:29pm

Mick F wrote:
JohnW wrote:
peetee wrote:You might be ok this afty. It’s been dry here all morning.

I think, to endorse Mick's sentiments, that peetee's comments sum it all up - "You MIGHT be OK this afternoon..................been dry here all morning".
IT'S BEEN THE WAY OF IT FOR MONTHS,THAT DRY MORNING ENDS IN WET AFTERNOON - PROMISE OF DRY AFTERNOON HAS BEEN PRECEDED BY WET MORNING, AND A COUPLE OF HOURS WET OVER MIDDAY HAS WRECKED A DAY'S CYCLING.
Yep - it's been like that for flippin' months.
The only variation has been snow/sleet/hail in the place of rain.
Spot on.

Flippin' months.
I reckon since late September.

I am pretty sure we have only had 4 totally dry days since September.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby JohnW » 26 Feb 2020, 9:17pm

peetee wrote:
Mick F wrote:
JohnW wrote:I think, to endorse Mick's sentiments, that peetee's comments sum it all up - "You MIGHT be OK this afternoon..................been dry here all morning".
IT'S BEEN THE WAY OF IT FOR MONTHS,THAT DRY MORNING ENDS IN WET AFTERNOON - PROMISE OF DRY AFTERNOON HAS BEEN PRECEDED BY WET MORNING, AND A COUPLE OF HOURS WET OVER MIDDAY HAS WRECKED A DAY'S CYCLING.
Yep - it's been like that for flippin' months.
The only variation has been snow/sleet/hail in the place of rain.
Spot on.

Flippin' months.
I reckon since late September.

I am pretty sure we have only had 4 totally dry days since September.


I've not been counting Pete, but that sounds about right.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Mick F » 27 Feb 2020, 9:29am

We've had more, but as I said, no consecutive ones. Maybe one dry day per fortnight, but can't really state any fact on this.
Should be dry today, but tomorrow is forecast to be awful again.

No end in sight to this, and I pity those poor people suffering with floods.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby geocycle » 27 Feb 2020, 6:36pm

Three times average February rainfall recorded by Lancaster met station already and another storm tomorrow...

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby toontra » 27 Feb 2020, 6:55pm

geocycle wrote:Three times average February rainfall recorded by Lancaster met station already and another storm tomorrow...


I'd be interested if there were similar records kept for average wind speed. If so I'd bet January and February would similarly be up by a factor of 2 or 3. For cyclists that's a big problem!

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby geocycle » 28 Feb 2020, 8:40am

toontra wrote:
geocycle wrote:Three times average February rainfall recorded by Lancaster met station already and another storm tomorrow...


I'd be interested if there were similar records kept for average wind speed. If so I'd bet January and February would similarly be up by a factor of 2 or 3. For cyclists that's a big problem!


Yes I think you are right. I happened to meet the guy who runs the measurements yesterday. I'll ask him about the windspeed data if I see him again.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby mattheus » 28 Feb 2020, 10:22am

peetee wrote:
Mick F wrote:
JohnW wrote:I think, to endorse Mick's sentiments, that peetee's comments sum it all up - "You MIGHT be OK this afternoon..................been dry here all morning".
IT'S BEEN THE WAY OF IT FOR MONTHS,THAT DRY MORNING ENDS IN WET AFTERNOON - PROMISE OF DRY AFTERNOON HAS BEEN PRECEDED BY WET MORNING, AND A COUPLE OF HOURS WET OVER MIDDAY HAS WRECKED A DAY'S CYCLING.
Yep - it's been like that for flippin' months.
The only variation has been snow/sleet/hail in the place of rain.
Spot on.

Flippin' months.
I reckon since late September.

I am pretty sure we have only had 4 totally dry days since September.

Weird. We stayed near Camelford for 3 nights over New Year. Rained on NYD (a little), but I don't recall rain on the last 3 days of December. I have pictures of the sunshine!

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby reohn2 » 28 Feb 2020, 10:25am

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 28 Feb 2020, 10:41am

Hi,
You know when it's raining because there is a river running down our road, fortunately we live on a hill not at the bottom, someone I used towork with owns the house at the bottom and was a complete constantly being flooded out filling up their garage :(
I've not been out on the bike much recently so I've had no reason to go to the marshes, A guy got washed away on his pushbike here one year and had to be rescued, it floods regularly and I still remember the water sloshing on my thighs, but I won't be doing that any time soon because I had to dismantle the rear wheel after it started to grumble.
They showed a picture in the local press from the road with the cycle path flooded, I think if I'd of gone through it probably would be up to my waist.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Mick F » 28 Feb 2020, 10:45am

mattheus wrote: ......... but I don't recall rain on the last 3 days of December. I have pictures of the sunshine!
I keep a diary, and have them going back to 1989. Notes really, not a diary as such. Often note the weather if there's something interesting to report.

Looking at the last week in December 2019 for weather, I see:
Mon 23/12 dry and bright
Tue 24/12 nothing noted
Wed 25/12 VV sunny and chilly
Thur 26/12 rain
Fri 27/12 drizzle
Sat 28/12 damp
Sun 29/12 nothing noted
Mon 30/12 Bike Ride! :D
Tue 31/12 rain am damp pm
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby peetee » 28 Feb 2020, 11:10am

mattheus wrote:Weird. We stayed near Camelford for 3 nights over New Year. Rained on NYD (a little), but I don't recall rain on the last 3 days of December. I have pictures of the sunshine!


Well that’s a good 40 miles away so could well be in a different state to us. Years ago I was at college up the road where we studied at the top floor of a five story building (nothing between us and America, we used to joke). Many times we would look one way and see sunshine for hours and look the other way and see rain, rain and more rain.
Today the cloud base is really low and the air is full of mizzle. The top of the mine building over the road is about 450 ft above sea level and was disappearing into grey.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby mattheus » 28 Feb 2020, 11:13am

Perhaps you're a Rain God?


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Re: How's your weather?

Postby mercalia » 28 Feb 2020, 1:23pm

well no snow in London South :(

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Mick F » 29 Feb 2020, 8:33am

Up at 06:30, as dawn came the sky was clear and blue with a promise of a bike ride.
Breakfast at 08:00 and the clouds came over and it sleeted.
Still going on a ride as I don't care what it's doing out there ...................I'M GOING ON A RIDE! :twisted:
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby francovendee » 29 Feb 2020, 8:53am

Mick F wrote:Up at 06:30, as dawn came the sky was clear and blue with a promise of a bike ride.
Breakfast at 08:00 and the clouds came over and it sleeted.
Still going on a ride as I don't care what it's doing out there ...................I'M GOING ON A RIDE! :twisted:

We call that cabin fever!
When we get weather like we're having we wake up and say 'I don't car what the weather is like I'm going for a ride'.
Come back soaked but overall feel better for getting out.