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June 2018.... Hot Stuff...July August too.....

Browni
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In Scotland we called that the 'wee wind' because it doesn't even bear comparison to the storm that wreaked havoc in 1968.

I still remember (and can picture it vividly) wondering why the roof of a block of flats 500 yards away ended up in the back garden.

I must have been really bad in a previous life as this was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
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@Browni wrote:

Thanks @RobPN, how did that one turn out?


@Browni

Well I certainly didn't hear or see any thunder or lightning even though the warning also appeared on the local forecast for my part of the SW on the BBC Weather app, though perhaps there was some further NW NE of me or in Wales.

 

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It was expected, and finally it has arrived ............

 

United Utilities says a hosepipe ban will be introduced to customers in the North West of England on August 5.

 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hosepipe-ban-imposed-7-million-12932174

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Michael Fish: Scorchio Week Ahead

Increasingly hot weather on the way for many this weekend and into next week.

 

https://www.netweather.tv/weather-forecasts/news/9037-michael-fish-scorchio-week-ahead

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Winter Hill moorland fire continues to burn despite rain

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-44922464

 

We had enough rain to extinguish the moorland fires at Saddleworth, but not enough for Winter Hill, which is just a few miles away.

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A new local moorland fire, at Tintwistle, not far from us and Saddleworth Moor.

We can smell the smoke here !

 

Here we go again.

 

And with later on today (Thursday) the hottest day for years expected.........

 

We have wonderful countryside & views around us, but care is needed in this hot drying weather.

 

We are far enough away to feel safe, but have plans if we need to vacate the property.

 

Breakout Bag and computers backup external disks in cars, along with copies of essential paperwork.

(Also at a separate secure location)

 

Phones kept fully charged, along with supplies of food & water.

 

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/tintwistle-large-fire-moor-land...

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After a few weeks of constant high temperatures and no rain, we now have the wonderful smell of Petrichor, due to two days of constant quite heavy rainfall.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44904298

 

 

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Quack, quack...

 

Just seen, and heard, a mother Mallard duck and 5 ducklings on our small Lake, they've been keeping out of the sun.

 

We sometimes get Mandarins too, though none as yet this year.

 

Martin Mere Wetland Centre is a great day out for us.

https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/martin-mere/

 

There are other Centres throughout the UK

https://www.wwt.org.uk/

 

Slimbridge is also a favourite for us.

 

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Great news...

 

Well it has been chucking it down here the past few days.

 

United Utilities calls off summer hosepipe ban in NW England

  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45043191

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It has been raining a bit now in London.

I made a joke elsewhere, but about a year ago:

Weather was fine, no rain. I was walking home. So you think "No problem". Walking towards my house I saw some bolt lighting.

When I say "saw" it was too close for comfort. It was about 10 doors down from me and I remember the shape of it.

I went back home and needed a change of underwear after that Roll eyes

You see these programmes on TV where people like to get close to the weather .. I don't Smiley

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@Infinity wrote:

Great news...

 

Well it has been chucking it down here the past few days.

 


 

But, after all the really hot weather, it's now been raining heavily for a couple of days, and it's cold ......

 

CH is back on !!

 

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@Infinity@Infinity

A new local moorland fire, at Tintwistle, not far from us and Saddleworth Moor.

We can smell the smoke here !

 

Here we go again.

 

And with later on today (Thursday) the hottest day for years expected.........

 

We have wonderful countryside & views around us, but care is needed in this hot drying weather.

 

We are far enough away to feel safe, but have plans if we need to vacate the property.

 

@Infinity wrote:

Winter Hill moorland fire continues to burn despite rain

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-44922464

 

We had enough rain to extinguish the moorland fires at Saddleworth, but not enough for Winter Hill, which is just a few miles away.


 

The blaze at Winter Hill in Lancashire broke out in June and ripped through 7 sq miles (18 sq km) of land.

The fire burned thousands of trees and plants and many animal species such as hares and common lizards died or left.

The Woodland Trust, which owns a large part of the land, said it will plant new trees with the help of volunteers.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-46363452