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Mat S



Joined: 07 Nov 2004
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Location: Leicester
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 05 1:29 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Another good burst like this mornings will do wonders for my already multitudinous strawbs. Bring it on!

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 05 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The rain stopped here at about 11, and it has been very warm since. I just went for a walk round the veg patch - the difference it has made is visible. It is as though the plants had been in suspended animation for the last week and just needed that rain to wake up.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14962
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 05 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

just a showewr aand a few rumbles here - hope theirs some more coming away, but it looks as though we may havev missed it again!

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 19020
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 05 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looking at the Met Office's animation it looks lik's blown through to the south of us and is causing a bit of hooha north of Newcastle.

http://www.met-office.gov.uk/weather/europe/uk/radar/animation.html

Up the alltoment with buckets tonight then.

moogie



Joined: 02 Feb 2005
Posts: 525
Location: Near Bridgend
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 05 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well last night I slept from 11.30 til 12.45. First thunder bolt overhead nearly fell out of bed with surprise. Electrical storm with no rain until around 5 this morning (no sleep), then heavy heavy heavy rain that sounded like a herd of elephants (didn't have to count them, the storm was echoing up and down the valley), then sun from 10 til now. Now torrential rain and thunder restarting.

My vote is with imperical elephants too. Never counted a mississippi in my life.

Nanny



Joined: 17 Feb 2005
Posts: 4520
Location: carms in wales
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 05 2:29 pm    Post subject: storm Reply with quote    

it got all cloudy and heavy and rumbly youcould smell the concrete but no rain and now getting lighter

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14962
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 05 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't think I will ever forget there arer 6 imperial elephants to the mile! I'm sure there is more useful stuff I can fill my brain with, but I just can't get it to stick!

thos



Joined: 08 Mar 2005
Posts: 1137
Location: Jauche, Duchy of Brabant (Bourgogne-ci) and Charolles, Duchy of Burgundy (Bourgogne-ça)
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 05 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thos wrote:
We're booked in for 22.5mm on Tuesday. I'm hoping the 3.7mm expected on Saturday will soften up the ground first. At least it should be cooler on Saturday, I'm fed up with this heat, not to mention using the watering can every night.


You pinched all my rain. We had nothing over the weekend and the rain forecast for today disappeared.

However, we are now forecast for 1.5mm tonight and 18.5mm tomorrow (with one hour of sun for the day) and another 11.8mm on Sunday, with temperatures below 30° for the rest of the week. If this doesn't come I'm back to sacrificing virgins.

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 19020
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 05 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.met-office.gov.uk/weather/europe/uk/radar/index.html

They're hard to find round here so can you slaughter a couple extra for all of us.

moogie



Joined: 02 Feb 2005
Posts: 525
Location: Near Bridgend
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 05 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Got thunder and lightening and very heavy rain here as I type. I was outside watering my plants when it hit. I just carried right on as I was doing their weekly feed. My mum once watered in the rain for a whole summer as she was under the impression it'd make her plants grow faster. She only stopped when she caught my dad laughing at her .

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 05 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One centred over us about half an hour ago, clearing now though.

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
Posts: 32429

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 05 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We could REALLY do with a downpour. Dry as sticks around here.

Nanny



Joined: 17 Feb 2005
Posts: 4520
Location: carms in wales
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 05 7:14 pm    Post subject: storm Reply with quote    

much the same here now cab ....hasn't been bad at all until last week and now all of a sudden i am having to water nearly every night................still nothing here though in the way of rain, bit hazy maybe but nothing in the way of precipitation

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
Posts: 2699

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 05 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hit us about an hour ago, 63mm rain measured in garden. Loads of bangs and flashes still going on, keep losing my connection!,,,grrrr

thos



Joined: 08 Mar 2005
Posts: 1137
Location: Jauche, Duchy of Brabant (Bourgogne-ci) and Charolles, Duchy of Burgundy (Bourgogne-ça)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 05 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We had a wonderful firework show last night at 11pm. I couldn't hear any thunder though, so the storm must have passed well to the south. We had a light rain which softened up the soil nicely. I just sat out watching the show and enjoying the smell of rain on the soil.

Today's forecast, just issued, still says 15.1mm and storms, but we have had clear skies so far. If this doesn't come we'll be dry until the cold front on Monday.

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