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The Weather Thread #9

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Well we are back to soggy, but we have sun and horizontal rainy sessions.  Yesterday we had snow, sleet and hail and lashings of rain.  The wind had died down but picked up in the evening.  Very gusty today.  I wonder if this is "storm" Gareth?  There are flying birds doing crab impersonations and going sideways - or flapping like mad and getting nowhere until they dive down low.  From my safe spot indoors I can't help laughing at them.  Poor things!  I need to get my garlic and onions in the ground - they are almost pot bound!  When OH comes back and the wind dies down (hah!) I'll get him to help me hold down the cardboard while I dump a load of compost on it so I can get them going!

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It's been very windy here. The chickens hate it. A panel blew out of the greenhouse and next door's apple tree which is huge got uprooted. I'm glad it wasn't their pear tree because that might have landed on the chickens. They would definitely have hated that. Two days ago it was calm and sunny and there was a long rumble which sounded like an explosion. OH was at work just a couple of miles away in Greenford and I asked if he'd heard it and he said they had a massive thunderstorm with very heavy rain. Absolutely no sign of it at all here, just the sound of the rumble. 

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I don't bother getting up and looking outside the window now - I already know.  There is a constant hum through the wires and the solar panels with plonking drips on the window ledge.  Last night was even more disturbing as I could feel the vibrations and hear it through the pillow - then I remembered that we aren't totally protected as the extension only covers part of the wall.  We do get trapped wind in the corner there and probably putting the sealing to the roof to the test.  I guess it's Gareth's indigestion.  Seems no let up today or tomorrow either - Sunday looks calmer.  Then we have a promise of sleet - joy!  March has been a very depressing month.  The chickens are going stir crazy.  If it wasn't for lulls in the afternoon and fleeting glimpses of the sun they'd be stuck inside all the time - the pekins like the tussocks under the walnut tree while the big lumps go for a stroll into the garden.

Very scary to have trees uprooted so near!  That must have been one heck of a thunderclap for those directly underneath!:shock:

 

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Vile all day.  This evening going out to put the girls to bed (putting OH through his chicken sitting chores) it actually felt warm!  A wet wind that was warm!  We both commented on the difference!

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Its been a mixed week in Normandy, quite mild, bits of sun, bits of wind, slight amount of rain, lots of grey sky, but much better than you seem to be having in the UK.  Apparently in Portugal it has been 20 plus.

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Yesterday, we had the sort of downpour that you only see in films. One of my colleagues was caught on his way in form the car park and got absolutely drenched.

Today we had one shower, but varying degrees of windy-ness. I understand that we're due a real hooley through around 2am. :anxious:

 

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So fed up with the constant mad wind! And fed up with looking like Medusa on speed the minute I step out of the door! Now heavy rain forecast for tomorrow - deep joy >:(

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We've had a wet and windy cold spell and this morning it was only 3C until the sun came up. It's very still, no clouds and it seems likely the forecast temperature of 22C will be achieved. Starting to dig a hole for a nectarine tree; the ground will have softened with the rain but it will still need a pickaxe below 3".

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It's like a tumble dryer here this morning; all it needs is rain. At least it isn't cold. I quite enjoy exercising the hounds in this wind

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I HATE THE WIND 🌪🌬💨 please someone make it stop! Already lost one roof tile - typically right from the top.

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