Thunder storm and consequent electricity cut on Monday. Then more thunder yesterday evening, torrential rain and it has rained all night. Everything is sodden - no hope of cutting the grass. it is , however, warm.
What Is The Weather Like?
Posted 09 July 2019 - 12:15
Ever since we came back from holiday, two weeks ago, it has been warm but cloudy. I do find grey skies depressing.
Posted 25 July 2019 - 10:54
Some are forecasting temperatures to get to 39C today, which would break the previous all time UK record. Glad I don't live in London anymore... phew...
Posted 25 July 2019 - 12:03
When I play the violin, my face drips all over it. That's what the weather is like.
Having said that, it's 31 degrees and 46% humidity in this room. But when I was in Germany in the 80s, it was hotter and the humidity was up to 99%
Posted 25 July 2019 - 12:28
Inside it is a comfortable 25C. Opening all the windows at around 5.45 a.m. and closing windows, blinds and unrolling awnings at about 7.15 on the south-east side of the flat and at about 10 a.m. on the west side pays off.
Posted 25 July 2019 - 14:24
We've had a nice day out at Ness Gardens with two grandaughters, but now we've come home we have rumbles of thunder and a few spots of rain. Temp is 29.1 Pressure 1018 mB . Tomorrow cooler because there will be some breeze.
Posted 25 July 2019 - 14:47
The good news is my train home has air con.
Posted 25 July 2019 - 16:24
36.5C in the shade in our garden. Too hot. (I never moan about the cold, only the hot)
Had to come home early from a few days break - the hotel in the Cotswolds was lovely, but a very old building and our room was airless and too hot. Couldn't face another really hot night - you don't feel refreshed in the morning, and that's not what a holiday is about. Nevermind, we only missed one day.
Posted 25 July 2019 - 17:04
Quite hot in the office, despite the air conditioning - you could hear it was having to work, and it's very unusal to feel hotter than 'warm' in there.
I normally park in an open car park at work, but today I thought it through and parked in the lower storey of the multi-storey car park- in the middle, too, so I was in the shade all day. It was 31 when I got in the car, and 35-36 for most of the drive home.
Our delightful dual-aspect bedroom gets sun all day, and is currently 33.5 Fortunately, this afternoon Mr Maizie was here to take delivery of an aircon unit he had bought - it needs to stand still for a couple of hours, but then we can switch it on and see if we can reduce that down to something slightly more bearable for sleeping.
Posted 25 July 2019 - 18:26
Last night was the hottest ever in France. At 03h30 I was sitting in the garden, the dog beside me on a bench, where it was slightly cooler than indoors. The sky was pale as there was a very bright half moon but there were still a lot of stars to see. I even saw two shooting stars - probably not romantic meteorites travelling across the universe but more likely a bit of space age clutter falling down to Earth. Gradually a breeze came up but ever so slight; Then clouds moved in but not from the Atlantic which is where our weather usually comes from, but from the Pyrenees. I had been all round the house opening all doors and windows to try to get some cool air inside. I had to leave all lights off as if I leave them on insects things fly in. It was very quiet outside and grew still again towards 05h00. Once it was light enough not to need the indoor lights I went back in and did some housework and cupboard tidying - it is absolutely impossible to do anything physical once the sun rises. The day has been stifling and I sat in the kitchen which is on the north side of the house, screened by shrubs. I hate to confess this , but as couldn't do anything physical I spent the time writing the first draft of the Christmas Celebration! it is set in Austria and there I was craving for snow! Then I read a bit and now I am hoping to get to bed and get some sleep tonight.
This evening there is a reasonable breeze and storms are promised for later.
Posted 25 July 2019 - 19:01
Further to my earlier post, we reached a max of 30.9 deg C on my garden weather station, not as high as Tuesdays max of 31.1 deg C. But I am aware it has been rather hotter in the south and east. We had the edge of the thunderstorm I predicte din my earlier post, only a 6 miles east of here in Bromborough (Mersey side of Wirral) it was heavy rain and violent thunder and lightning, I guess that's what we could hear.
Posted 25 July 2019 - 21:07
Posted 26 July 2019 - 11:20
I really feel for all those suffering the heatwave temperatures. For once, the Outer Hebrides is a very good place to be - a balmy 21 degrees, with just enough of a light sea breeze to make conditions very pleasant.