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IvyOwl
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:03 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Oh damn looks like my area might just miss the storms ... well not such a good chance here as elsewhere but boy do we need one.

Well after the hottest day of the year so far my house stood the test and yes the front room was cool! The garden was unbearable (south south west facing and very sheltered).

Aircon .. yes I've worked in places lke that. A bit of a mixed blessing!

Funny you should mention cold showers Ketty. They are the only sort I can have for the moment ... something gone wrong with the mixer. Fine while this heat wave lasts but I hope it gets fixed before it breaks. I've been playing around with various combos of the domestic hot water temperature setting and water pressure in the boiler and the amount of opening of the taps but no joy so far.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pedant's alert: It was the heatwave that never was - there are official criteria to determine a heatwave. Off the top of my head it has to be something like 30°C by day and (I think) at least 17°C by night for several consecutive days, I forget how many. As far as I'm aware it hit 30°C in my neck of the woods yesterday but only for a couple of hours, between about 4:00 and 6:00pm.

At the moment there's absolutely no sign of a heatwave - it's cool compared to yesterday (maximum of 24-25°C today) and not only overcast but raining! The rain started at about 11:30 last night and stopped and started throughout the night. It rained hard enough to wake me up at 4:30am. There was a bit of lightning but nothing in the way of a proper air-clearing thunderstorm: that may come later today. (Fingers crossed   ).
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It needs to stop chucking it down right now!  If not, I will be forced to give up my Saturday of freedom due to cricket being cancelled.  Also a friend is having a charitable fund-raising garden party.

There's not a break to be seen in the grey cloud, but at least the rain is warm and it's no longer oppressively hot.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ketty wrote:
It needs to stop chucking it down right now!


Just started raining stair-rods again here after a brief pause. Thunderstorms forecast later, so you won't get your wish I'm afraid!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaker wrote:

Just started raining stair-rods again here after a brief pause. Thunderstorms forecast later, so you won't get your wish I'm afraid!


Just to confirm, I didn't.  Cricket cancelled, freedom curtailed.  It's now a full blown electrical and thunder storm - which I don't mind at all.  I love to watch it all, provided it's from the safety of home.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tornado season here. Great fun, always watching the sky in the late afternoons when the sudden storms rush in. Great fun dashing out to grab my hanging baskets and put them in the garage and covering everything i can't carry with tarps. Just missed golf ball size hail two days ago. Severe storm warning for my city this afternoon. Love the heat of course as do my plants.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been oppresively hot again here. We had a titchy tiny storm last night with only enough rain to give 2 jugs full in the water butt. Had to go out to get some essentials and although there was a breeze it just made it feel like walking through a fan oven. Once in town I made for the newsagent with the aircon and spent ages pretending to look for a magazine as they are placed right under the unit!

Still hot this evening ... forgot to put the max/min thermometer out so don't know if it qualifies for a heatwave or not Shaker but we've not had any cooling rain. 20 or so miles away they've been having some brilliant storms fb friends are going on and on about it and now you lot and I am feeling very envious!

Funnily enough I was thinking about you PowWow when I was moving my pots to a more sheltered spot (had to make do with a holy tree and the outside loo/tool shed) as I'd rememberd your telling us about those storms with the big hailstones so I guessed you'd probably need to have a system!


STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!

Just as I was finishing this I noticed a blue flash!! It's way in the distance (very low rumblings) but it's raining!  Have just been to stand out in it and listen to the water gurgling into the butt! Hope it continues for a bit longer.

mmm being as how the temperature has dropped anyway I've just realised that standing out in the rain getting soaking wet was not such a good idea as it seemed at the time!  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By mid-August autumn really does seem to have set in early - chilly enough first thing for me to have thought yesterday morning about putting the CH on ... the forecast predicts that it could be a distinctly cool 15°C on Tuesday, which is quite bizarre for what's supposed to be the warmest month of the year.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes our wonderful English weather. I'm feeling so much better now the Autumn chill is in the air. As for central heating I'll try as usual to hold out until October ... but I have tested the hotwater bottle!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We spent yesterday on the beach and intend to do so again today!  West Cornish weather means the sun always shines where we are sitting and temperatures are suitably warm!  So there Weather Forecasters!


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