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Re: Weather

Post by bigyetiman » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:25 am

It has been somewhat hot here 36C for the last 3 days. Not pleasant driving a bus, I can tell you. But we were allowed to take our ties off.
Couple of the hens got a bit heat stressed, in spite of hiding under shrubs all day. The coop was very stuffy in spite of the big door being open all day. OH got it cooled down a bit in the evening and made sure the two overheated ones were well looked after and all fine this morning. Thunderstorm started at 5am plenty of thunder and lightning but no rain sadly. On the plus side it is now only 26C with a breeze
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Post by LadyA » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:48 am

So, how is the weather with you all now? We had a tremendous thunder storm during the night! Almost literally shook the house! I never minded thunderstorms until I lived in New Mexico 25 years ago. Thunder/lightening storms during the Summer are a tourist attraction there, bring artists and photographers from all over the world. They can be quite scary, because it's all fork lightening, and you just don't know where it's going to hit!
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Re: Weather

Post by bigyetiman » Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:02 pm

We were promised thunder storms through the night and until mid morning with torrential rain and strong winds, woke up to dry paths and garden, cloudy, no wind, then a sharp shower and hot and sunny, wind has picked up from midday though.
Hope nobody gets too much wind or rain, and it is set fair for Eastbourne next Sat for our trip to the airshow
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Post by LadyA » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:24 pm

bigyetiman wrote:We were promised thunder storms through the night and until mid morning with torrential rain and strong winds, woke up to dry paths and garden, cloudy, no wind, then a sharp shower and hot and sunny, wind has picked up from midday though.
Hope nobody gets too much wind or rain, and it is set fair for Eastbourne next Sat for our trip to the airshow
Your storms are here - shall I send them on? Image

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Re: Weather

Post by chrismahon » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:17 pm

I've got fed up with covering the tomatoes- last lot of thunderstorms just missed us again. Might see some rain overnight which is badly needed. House temperature is 26C and the fridge and freezer are working overtime. The weather in France has changed a lot since we came here- is this permanent because it is very difficult to manage?
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Post by LadyA » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:51 pm

The climate has changed here too in the last 25 years. It's as if the seasons have shifted a bit forwards. Winters tend to be milder, and Summers are a bit wetter, I think. The coldest part of our Winter now tends to be from late January to end of February or even into March.

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Re: Weather

Post by bigyetiman » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:31 am

Got them, thanks Lady A. After getting very windy, we had to move the tomato pots round to the side of the house. At 9 .15 it just went black and we literally got sheets of rain, in sort of 10 minute spells, then it rained most of the night, sunny now with very strong wind, due to increase to 40-50mph gusts later. OH is hoping for some nice sea birds blown up the Thames when she gets to Rainham Marsh, and a few migrant waders dropped onto the pools. Me, I am just praying they don't shut the Dartford Crossing with the high winds, just causes chaos, plus I have a bus route that uses it
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Post by LadyA » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:49 am

We've had tons of rain, with flooding in places. Not around here, thankfully. And very strong winds. Still a little windy, and dark clouds overhead, with more rain to come.
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Re: Weather

Post by Hen-Gen » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:01 pm

Warm, misty and sweaty here. Just spent half an hour trying to persuade my youngsters to go out through the pop hole (for the first time into the run) so I can clean them out. Not having any of it. Frantic running about, flying up onto high places but a complete refusal to step outside into the bright light and green grass. Like a re-enactment of Poltergiest (go into the light, geddit). They look at the shovel and the yard broom like they’re the predator from hell. Forced to leave them for a day or two to muster their courage.
Obviously they want me to clean out their shed in the pouring rain.

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Re: Weather

Post by bigyetiman » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:04 pm

Words fail me to, have you adopted the ducks ?
Ended up with the very high winds, and blazing sunshine, luckily the bridge didn't close. only excitement on the river were 10 Terns wandering up according to OH, and a very smart Great white Egret sitting in a sheltered spot spending 5 hours preening, totally oblivious to people 5 feet away.
Of course the chickens want to see you get wet, will be the highlight of their day
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