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Re: Rain !!!

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:25 am
by bigyetiman
The graveyard sounds lovely and peaceful LadyA, a lovely resting place.
Glad you are ok MrsBiscuit, is everything coated in sand around the house?
Stay safe and hopefully you will feel a bit cooler in a few days

Re: Rain !!!

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:38 am
by MrsBiscuit
No BYM, there is no sand debris to speak of, just this sort of grey dusty grime, but mostly its just oppressive. However, OH says it is forecast to go down to 20 tonight, hurrah hurrah hurrah, (I expect this to feel positively freezing!) before going to 30 tomorrow, which is normal and I can cope with.

The graveyard does sound serene, LadyA. I have sometimes thought about where I'd like to be buried, and it is in the village churchyard where I grew up, its old, its peaceful and backs onto the fields we played in. I know it will make no difference to me by then, but at least I will be in the countryside.

Re: Rain !!!

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:41 am
by Marigold
Glad to hear that, MrsB. 41C sounds quite impossible to me, we are inside on the sofa quite a lot in temps up to 30!

Re: Rain !!!

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:03 pm
by LadyA
Goodness, MrsB I have problems when the temps get beyond 20!! I couldn't see myself coping with 40+!

Wonderfully cool here today! In fact, I had to put a light jacket on when I was out mowing & spraying! And that's another thing! Today is the first time I've had to mow the lawns since the beginning of June!! And as we're into August already, I can look foward to not having to do the weekly mowing now that I usually do in the Summer. As temps cool, the grass won't grow as fast. That's the theory anyway!

Re: Rain !!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:19 am
by LadyA
We seem to have had a lot of rain overnight, not that I was aware of it! ZZzzzzz! But my two new 300L water butts are full to the brim! They had been almost half full, as we've had odd showers since they were installed about ten days or so ago. I'm off to empty them into the big storage tank, which I emptied during the drought! :)

Re: Rain !!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:37 am
by Marigold
STILL nothing here. May was almost entirely without rain except for a downpour on the last day, over an inch in an hour. Then nothing at all in June, and only 1/2" about a week ago in July. A little bit of useless drizzle yesterday for an hour, not even 1mm in the rain gauge. Large cracks appearing in the ground of the fields and gardens.

Re: Rain !!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:52 am
by Margaid
It just seems to miss you Marigold! Friends in Suffolk said it was pouring yesterday, another friend near Pulborough, W.Sussex, had two hours of steady rain on Tuesday. We've had the odd ten minute spot of drizzle - not even enough to make me put the car hood up :(

Re: Rain !!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:53 pm
by Margaid
It's rained, it's rained! Ten minutes after my post it started to drizzle then became a bit heavier. Two hours of fairly gentle rain but now the sun's shining. At least my cat now has some rainwater to drink!

Re: Rain !!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:45 pm
by bigyetiman
We got rain to, from 6am until 5pm yesterday, nice and steady, then today we had a real tropical downpour for 20mins then more steady rain for about an hour, just getting really black again. Not enough to make a difference to the lake though.
Certain garden personnel took a dim view of all this as they thought cooler weather meant they could resume wandering about. Not hide from the rain.
We have huge cracks everywhere in the garden as well. A friend who had her frontage block paved is really regretting it now as random bricks are disappearing sideways down cracks, and represent a real trip hazard for the unwary

Re: Rain !!!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:10 pm
by LadyA
I do hope those in France are ok, and not in the areas that have seen flash flooding!