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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2280 on: January 10, 2020, 04:57:21 PM »
The wind was lashing the trees around last night, but this morning was bright, calm, and the the temperature was 'crisp'.  I was working outside for a while on shorts and shorty-sleeved shirt, but although the hair on my arms and legs stood to attention for the first few seconds it was rather pleasant.  Not a day for sitting around, but great when I was on the move.

It stayed decent when my daughter arrived and took me shopping, but by 3 PM  it was gloomy enough indoors for me to need the lights on for reading.

People are funny.  One of my neighbours looked at my shorts and shirt  as I wheeled my bin back into the garden and asked "Aren't you cold with those sandals on?"

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2281 on: January 11, 2020, 01:16:37 AM »
Warm by day and cooler by night.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2282 on: January 12, 2020, 10:47:08 AM »
I am liking the cooler weather after the beating we have had
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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2283 on: January 12, 2020, 11:59:09 AM »
It was bright as hell when I woke up.  For a few seconds I thought I'd fallen asleep with the light on.

Since then its been flip-flopping between bright and dull grey.  A couple of times I've flipped the lights on indoors for a while.

Mild breeze and cool but not cold.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2284 on: January 13, 2020, 04:17:19 AM »
I want to get colder.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2285 on: January 14, 2020, 03:03:00 PM »
Apart from a very brief dry spell when I put the bin out around seven this morning it's been non-stop drizzle, driven horizontally by a lashing wind. 

I asked myself is it worth getting soaked just to go and pick up my new phones?

Answer?  Not really.  Especially as it seems to be getting worse.  Quite a few dead bits being blown off the trees as well.

I used to deliver mail in weather like this, but I was being paid to do that.  It makes a difference ;-)

Makes a change to see some proper weather though, instead of that same old  stuff.



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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2286 on: January 14, 2020, 08:28:17 PM »
Rain is forecast this week, that would be amazing. Still so much cooler than it has been thank goodness
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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2287 on: January 14, 2020, 09:55:42 PM »
Very wet and windy today. Bicycling was a blast.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2288 on: January 14, 2020, 10:34:43 PM »
Still chucking it down.  But the wind seems to have backed off a little.

UPDATE THAT!  It's blowing a bloody hooley put there.  But very gusty, not a continuous blow at all.

I heard a frantic flapping as I was about to go to bed and had to venture out into the storm to make a couple of extra tie-downs on the cover of my bike.  Would have probably ripped itself to shreds by morning if I hadn't noticed.  Or gone flying off into someone else's garden.

As Fly sometimes says, "Enough to blow a dog off its chain."

Probably rattling the lean-to roof at the old house.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2289 on: January 15, 2020, 01:11:37 AM »
Overcast but rather warm, slight breeze which makes it rather nice here
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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2290 on: January 15, 2020, 02:11:24 AM »
Still not cold enough

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2291 on: January 15, 2020, 05:28:27 AM »
Still raining, although the wind has dropped.

Slept like a log despite the buffeting around outside.

Last night's wind apparently reached 60 mph.  It was roaring along the street at the front of my bungalow, sounding like a lorry racing past.  I opened the door a bit before midnight wondering what was going by and it was just the wind.  My empty green waste bin just stayed put and didn't budge.  The road and the wind were quite well aligned.

But at the back it was a different story, trapped between the fences it was swirling around like a maddened beast, looking for things to destroy.  My lightweight greenhouse just sat where it was, snugged up tight against the fence.  I rescued my wildly flapping bike cover late last night by lashing it down a bit more securely.

But this morning I found the the garden waste bin had made a spirited attempt to mate with my shed, having flown or slid across the fifteen or so feet between them.  It looked utterly spent and exhausted.

Probably a local and temporary vortex effect.

A few neighbours have had unsecured sheds uprooted and fence panels blown over.

But after all that the rain cleared up, or was blown away, by midday.  A cold but bright day when I went down town.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2292 on: January 16, 2020, 05:35:38 AM »
Still not cold yet.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2293 on: January 16, 2020, 08:22:06 AM »
High mid-grey overcast with a few blue holes for variety.  A lively wind and a bit nippy.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2294 on: January 16, 2020, 05:00:56 PM »
We've had your wind, Gyppo, so to speak.
When you hear of people having flood problems with their homes, it's from the bottom upwards, but with us today, we have to be different and have water coming down the stairs. An attic window had blown open and the rain came in. Luckily it was only wooden attic stairs that was wet. It's a converted loft used as a spare bedroom and it has big sloping windows.