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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2295 on: January 16, 2020, 06:53:37 PM »
Our local 'poundshop' had a flood yesterday.  Lots of water flooding in through the ceiling and most of the staff rushing about with buckets and mops.  I think they're suffering from 'not quite flat flat roof syndrome.  If the rains heavy enough it settles at the downhill side against the vertical wall of the three story frontage and finds a gap.

I've seen this elsewhere and once that internal roof space fills up it takes a long time to all drain through.

Something similar happened in our caravan when I was a kid and the roof insulation soaked up a lot of water an held it for as long as it could.  The inner roof panels started sagging under the weight.

As a stopgap Dad drilled a couple of holes so it would drip into a bucket which he had to empty every hour or so.  When it stopped raining he was up on the roof with a mastic gun borrowed from work.  After that he opened up a bigger hole  and the stink from the water suggested it had been accumulating for some time.  But it eventually stopped dripping

When the weather got much better a few days later he stripped the inside panels, pulled out the stinking insulation, which was horrible brown colour, replaced it, (probably with rockwool), and installed new panels.

At the time I thought it was just something that all Dads must know how to do.  I found out later it was the first timed he'd done a job like that.  I do remember it was several weeks, and some more heavy rain, before he trusted it enough to repaint the ceiling.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2296 on: January 18, 2020, 02:22:55 AM »
We have rain
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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2297 on: January 18, 2020, 03:53:05 AM »
When I went down town at about 3:30 PM the sun was out and it was a rather glorious afternoon.  An hour later it was still a glorious evening.

When I stepped back out of the supermarket at about five the sky was as black as ink and it was lashing down again.

Seems to be a bit of pattern at the moment.  Wet mornings, a few hours of dry and glorious, and then the rain comes back in with the darkness.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2298 on: January 18, 2020, 05:27:16 AM »
It's getting colder at last. ;D

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2299 on: January 18, 2020, 09:59:48 AM »
Woke up several times in the night feeling cold.  But not quite cold enough to get up and do anything about it.  Did wonder for a while if I might be ill.

At nearly 10 AM now the sky is a pale washed out blue, cloud free, and the cars on the shaded side of the street are still thick with overnight frost.

My little patch of grass at the front is still stiff and white, and there's not a whisper of wind.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2300 on: January 18, 2020, 02:10:11 PM »
Was grey and foggy, now grey and snowing.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2301 on: January 19, 2020, 04:54:03 AM »
We had OK rain, it did run into the tanks a fair amount but not enough in our area to make any big differences
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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2302 on: January 19, 2020, 06:09:15 AM »
Still cold.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2303 on: January 19, 2020, 09:19:13 AM »
Bright blue sky, clear, frosty, and dead calm.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2304 on: January 20, 2020, 01:48:46 AM »
In limbo

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2305 on: January 21, 2020, 09:08:45 AM »
The ground was thick with frost first thing, and still is.  The sun was a deep red ball climbing reluctantly over the fence.  No clouds so no red streaks, just the rather grumpy looking ball.  Quarter on an hour later it had accepted the inevitability of morning and was turning gold.

In the back garden the frost is 'smoking' off the fence as the sun gets to it.

Glad I made the switch to my winter- weight duvet last night.

Still seriously nippy, but a beautiful morning with a clear blue sky.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2306 on: January 21, 2020, 11:58:51 PM »
It's been a cold day.

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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2307 on: January 22, 2020, 04:29:32 AM »
Hot and humid. The dogs are flat out on the tiles, snoring contentedly
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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2308 on: January 22, 2020, 06:42:13 AM »
Still a little too dark to be sure.  But I stuck my head out of the door and had a sniff.  Quite mild compared to yesterday and no scent of rain.  Yet.

If it stays dry I might sit out the back for a while with a book and watch the sun come up.

UPDATE:  It rained for a while when the daylight arrived, then bucked up, and now it's just overall gloomy.  So much so that at 2:45 I gave in and put the lights back on.  Too miserable otherwise.
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Re: What's The Weather Doing In Your Part Of The Planet
« Reply #2309 on: January 22, 2020, 09:34:38 PM »
Hot and sunny, we will hit another 40' day again
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