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July 12, 2012
8:13 pm
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Louise
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This is aimed at English people, but not to the exclusion of anyone else. But for English/British people, WHAT”S HAPPENING???
Are we evil? Did we do something awful? What have we done to deserve non-stop rain for SIX WEEKS!! The roads are inpassable, it takes me twice as long to get home from work, the wind is howling and it feels like Armageddon (but without the nice warm fire). I feel guilty driving home because I either splash walkers or run the risk of colliding with oncoming cars. It’s chilly, and the heating is going on occasionally. IT’S JULY!! So for all of our friends abroad, we need arm-bands, pumps and sun URGENTLY!!

July 12, 2012
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We are currently at 33C with the humidex talking us to 38C.And the UV index is high too… And we have to suffer like this until Monday at least.

It’s fun living in a country where the temps range form -40C + windchill to 38C + humidex.

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July 12, 2012
9:29 pm
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Haha I asked this very question of my sister earlier this week and her answer?

“Well Mags it is 2012.”

Yep that was her answer – she is very much a believer in the ‘end of the world’ stuff.
I’ve already told her I wont be buying her a Christmas pressie this year……………..

The weather though it truly is awful. Poor Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd I used to live over there, they have had it so bad, flooded out 3 times in as many weeks. The old flood siren at Mytholmroyd has been well used lately.

I feel for everyone who is suffering. We have however been quite lucky so far here in Nottingham. (quick where is there wood to be touched…)
Plenty of rain and thunder storms but, at least around here, no flooding.

Let us show them that they are hares and foxes trying to rule over dogs and wolves - Boudica addressing the tribes Circa AD60

July 12, 2012
9:42 pm
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To tell the truth we haven’t had that much rain here. The rest of the country has been very badly hit though. I starting to think that pretty soon B & Q and Homebase are going to have a rush on wood and nails as everyone is going to start building Arks to live on.

Semper Fidelis, quod sum quod

July 12, 2012
10:24 pm
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Feeling very fortunate to be in New Zealand right now…
Maybe the US could export some of its excess sun to Britain so things even out in both countries. Especially with the Olympics coming up?!

July 12, 2012
10:31 pm
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Lol its due to low atmosphere and the jet stream. The jet stream brings the weather over from the Atlantic, but since its sluggish this year, the weather is lasting longer than usual and is far worse. We are getting Scandinavia’s rain…

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July 13, 2012
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LOL I may not be experiencing 6 weeks of rain, but what you’ve described Boleyn is what I’ve been experiencing all week in Australia. Sounds like you are having an Australian winter in summer LOL. I personally am enjoying the regular rain since we spent over a decade in drought due to El Nino, so its nice have La Nina back.

If my memory serves me right, something similar happened to Sydney on its lead up to the Olympics, rain rain rain, then glorious weather for the Olympics then rain rain rain. Maybe the weather is a result of the Gods on Olympus anting to give you guys a good Olympics.

July 13, 2012
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Unfortunately I have no sun to send. This is one of the rainiest winters we’ve had, I haven’t been able to go bike riding for weeks unless I manage to sneak out in the middle of the day when we have half an hour of a dry spell. I am not complaining though, Melbourne may have been really wet this year, but regional Victoria still doesn’t get enough rainfall. Unless it floods in summer Frown I spent two weeks in New South Wales in May and their idea of rain is a ten minute shower. We can get relentless drizzle for a week solid here.
Guys it sounds freezing up there. I always think I’d like to move to the UK but I wonder if Victorian winters would prepare me enough for it.

July 13, 2012
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I got up this morning at 7.00 and it wasn’t raining. I thought, fantastic! It’s now 9.50 and it is raining. It’s currently the misty stuff which my mother calls ‘wet rain’, but I’m now awaiting the usual downpour which normally arrives at about 11.00.

July 13, 2012
11:02 am
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Your ‘wet rain’ is my ‘smirry air’. It started off her dry but so dull it was almost still nightime but it is raining now although not quite rain but more so than smirry rain would be if you see what I mean. Still too dark for the time of day so maybe there will be thunder later…

Let us show them that they are hares and foxes trying to rule over dogs and wolves - Boudica addressing the tribes Circa AD60

July 13, 2012
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Spent last night getting soaked playing what we call a summer sportConfused We thought it wouldn’t last long so continued the match to a conclusion, Doh!
You don’t have to be mad to be English, but…..
On the positive side, despite all our moans, I do love our weather with all its variety and I woudn’t want to live anywhere else. I can however sympathise with those that have flooding. Not a problem here as I live at the highest point in Thanet.

July 13, 2012
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My phone says that on Tuesday London should be experiencing a day of non rain.

July 13, 2012
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Can you make calls underwater?

July 15, 2012
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While you guys are getting all the rain, we are getting way too much heat with little to no rain at all. Since the middle of June it has been in the 90’s here, with a few breaks at 85. It was in the 100’s for a few days. It is hot and humid. True, our heat isn’t going on, but our air conditioners are constantly running. Today, it sprinkled and the humidity is off the scale. No happy medium anywhere?
If I had the power, I’d send each and everyone of you bountiful sunshine and warmth.

July 15, 2012
6:19 pm
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Sharon, no one likes a show offCool

July 16, 2012
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Sharon said

While you guys are getting all the rain, we are getting way too much heat with little to no rain at all. Since the middle of June it has been in the 90’s here, with a few breaks at 85. It was in the 100’s for a few days. It is hot and humid. True, our heat isn’t going on, but our air conditioners are constantly running. Today, it sprinkled and the humidity is off the scale. No happy medium anywhere?
If I had the power, I’d send each and everyone of you bountiful sunshine and warmth.

You and me, both..We were told we were getting rain today. It hit the towns to the north and east rolling down to the south and west missing us..yuck. We could see and hear the thunderstorms round us…

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July 16, 2012
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Sorry Londoners, my phone now says you have to wait until Thursdau for a rain free cloudy day.

July 16, 2012
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Bill1978 said

Sorry Londoners, my phone now says you have to wait until Thursdau for a rain free cloudy day.

Bill, I’m blowing a raspberry at you as the rain lashes against my windowWink

July 16, 2012
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Bill, you didn’t say what week (or month!) that Thursday will be!Frown

July 16, 2012
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It was quite dull but dry here most of the day UNTIL I got ready to walk the dog. We got as far as the top of the path when it began. I would have happily turned about but of course Douglas was having none of it. So off we went getting wetter and wetter. Douglas had a ball. Puddles to walk through, cars to be splashed by, soggy grass to snuffle in and get bits of all sorts stuck to himself… When we got home I was drenched and he was dripping but so happy, bless. Of course in the time it took me to hang my coat and remove my sodden shoes Douglas had made a good job of drying himself on the fleecy rug, I could tell because it was ruffled up, damp and had bits of grass and leaves stuck to it. He was happily sitting by the biscuit drawer, tongue out and eyes shining with total pleasure. His coat was pretty spiky but he didn’t care. Haha you just can’t get cross with a lovely chap like Douglas. I was miserable in my damp socks, hair dripping down my neck and face, shoulders damp and trouser hems sticking wetly to my ankles but he gave me a waggy tail and a woof as though to say ‘That was fun mummy’. Laugh Dogs don’t care what the weather does so they? All the same to them.

Let us show them that they are hares and foxes trying to rule over dogs and wolves - Boudica addressing the tribes Circa AD60

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