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Lord Lardy
9th Aug 2008, 19:54
What the [email protected]@k is the story with the weather? Looking out my window on what's supposed to be a summer's evening and all I see is rain, rain and more rain. Summer my [email protected]!! And it's been like this for nearly three months. Now all I need to do is convince the wife it's time to move, and my company to give me early retirement and I'm out of here heading south.

9th Aug 2008, 21:05
I will trade you some rain for sunshine......... forecast here for next 5 days is 40C with a low of 27C... SUNNY.


Beatriz Fontana
9th Aug 2008, 21:09
It's not rare!! I will never forget a summer in Devon in my youth where it rained so heavily that the road flooded to a depth of five feet. And this was during the supposed hot summers of the 1970s.

Mind you, it did monsoon this evening in Hampshire...

9th Aug 2008, 21:10
Nearly fired up the central heating this evening....August!!!?

9th Aug 2008, 21:22

Another wonderful scottish summers evenine here tonight! ( ie torrential rain!):}

Fortunately off to Phoenix/Tucson on holiday in 3 weeks !:ok:



tony draper
9th Aug 2008, 21:55
When I think about it I can only remember about three or four really good summers in me life,76 and 78 come to mind,I would like to see another before I pop me clogs.

9th Aug 2008, 22:04
There was definitely a hot summer around 1948/50.
I recall being 'called forth' to show off my 'tan' - garnered from the Tyne Valley . . .

tony draper
9th Aug 2008, 22:11
Ah well in those days we had proper seasons,snow int winter, sun int summer ect,all the summers of childhood seem to be remembered as good.
Climate has def changed in my life time,what yer expect we only had one dustbin in those days.

9th Aug 2008, 22:17
I like rain. I couldn't imagine living somewhere one dimensional where the sun shines every day. You can keep climate, I'll have weather every day. I hope it pisses down tomorrow.

9th Aug 2008, 22:18
And the dustbin man would walk up the alley open the back gate and carry the bin to the wagon, in 6inches of snow. Then the nice chap with shiny red gloves would bring it back to the garden and close the gate.

How things have changed in 25 years. There aint no proper snow no more - not on Merseyside anyway!!

9th Aug 2008, 22:37
Difficult to find simple accounts, but, it appears that 1949 was a particularly warm year:- BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 2006 sets British heat records (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6177663.stm)
and:- "The warmest April day on record was on April 16, 1949, when 29.4C (85F) was recorded in London, and 27.8C (82F) at Heathrow."

Strange that 1976 doesn't feature in those 'records' . . .

10th Aug 2008, 05:36
Banking Scot,

If you like Mexican food, try Los Dos Molinos in Tempe. Although they don't know what 'mild' means!

Alloa Akbar
10th Aug 2008, 05:48
i don't know if I can face another day sweating my balls off... what I'd give for torrential rain!!:p

10th Aug 2008, 07:36
Surely you aren't claiming that it's the southern weather that's doing that AA?!! :uhoh:


10th Aug 2008, 10:47
I quite like a bit of bad weather. It takes my mind off the appalling way the country is being run.

10th Aug 2008, 13:02
Nearly fired up the central heating this evening....August!!!?

We did last night for about an hour, just to take the damp chill off. :(

2005 was a hot summer. My god it was hot. Typically when I was preggers. We went to a wedding on the 1st July 2005 and it was pushing 30 and the reception was mainly outdoors. :{ 2006 was hot too. Just 2007/08 that have been pish.

10th Aug 2008, 13:14
It's sunny where I am now. Warm too. :E

TBF said it's not that warm at home though. :bored:

10th Aug 2008, 13:15
Just think how bad it would be if we did not have global warming!

tony draper
10th Aug 2008, 13:16
We seem to get a humid heat now,weekend before last was hot and humid,never were like that int olden days when I were a nipper.:uhoh:

10th Aug 2008, 13:24
Even during the Little Ice Age of the 17th/18th/19th century there were summer days that were extraordinarily hot. We have Never had stable/predictable weather conditions, just some years when things were less active than others. The modern mind set expects climate stability and 100% safety and who knows what else!

Taking all greenhouse gases into account, mankind's contribution, that is TOTAL contribution, is 0.2%. Nought point 2%!!!! How can we possible influence anything meaningful to that which Mother Nature throws at us! :rolleyes:

El Grifo
10th Aug 2008, 14:05
Whoooo ! just popped in from the pool to pick up a couple of cold ones from the freezer and spotted this thred !

Sorry for the typos, the sunn is comin right throo the window reflecting on my screen.

Gotta go . . . . . her outdoors is screamin for beer :eek:

10th Aug 2008, 14:12
Pouring with rain here too, at least I don`t have to shovel it.

Richard Taylor
10th Aug 2008, 15:26
P*ss#ng down here on east coast of Scotland with occasional thunder as added entertainment.

Why "thunder & lightning" instead of "lightning & thunder" since the latter is a result of the former? :8

El Grifo
10th Aug 2008, 15:55
Hey cut it out, yer just being FLASH :eek:

10th Aug 2008, 22:59
Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion
...closet Roy Harper fan, eh, Grif?

10th Aug 2008, 23:10
I quite like the appalling way the country is being run. It takes my mind off a bit of bad weather