well, I have just seen the weather for tonight and tomorrow,its batten down the hatches and get the canoe out,its going to be wet,wet and more wet,this must be the wettest drought ever,surely this will fill the rivers and streams and solve our drought problem? I suppose the next problem will be the rivers rising and the flood barriers out on the Severn,Our weather is so unpredictable,I was in B and Q today and saw a man buying 2 water butts !!!!!! does he know something we dont for later in the year,at least he will get them filled up tomorrow
Yes since here in the midlands last week we were told we would be in drought conditions its rained every day :-)
When I walk up to the feeders the lawn makes a squelchy noise underfoot.
Doesnt look good for tomorrow either as you say.
I'm old enough to remember the drought of 1976. As soon as they appointed a Minister of Drought the heavens opened and it didn't stop raining for about 2 months. Deja vu or what.
It had better buck up next week. We are off to Suffolk for the week.
I think that Minister for Drought - who might have also been the Minister for Sport - then became the Minister for Floods!
Someone on the radio today commented that it was the wettest drought he had ever come across.
Hope things dry out and warm up you next week, Sparrow.
best of luck for next week,dont forget your brolly
Thanks Claire and Roger.
There is a beach hut thrown in with our cottage. I can see us sitting in that looking out over a wind and rain swept beach. Might even get the odd atmospheric photo!
First bit of rain and our roof starts leaking! Bring back the sun....
Will actually be interested to see if the lakes here fill up at all. They certainly need it as they are about four feet below normal level at the moment
Forget the brolly, you would end up doing a 'Mary Poppins' here and causing air traffic control a bit of a headache. Gale force 8 and horizontal rain. Think I had better stop doing the rain dance for a while, even Mrs Mallard is looking a bit fed up but the babies seem to enjoy playing in the rapids of the stream.
Caroline in Jersey
Winter didn't seem exceptionally wet here , about the average mix of wet and dry days , but all the ponds and streams are nicely full. A bit damp this morning but not pouring down.
hello, 'Water Butts' might be for home brew?? Yes it's wet here in the Clyde Valley too. Heavy down pours refreshing to say the least. Still "April showers bring forth May flowers" as the saying goes as it's still early days yet.
Well its certainly raining here in Cheltenham today, a cintinuation of last night, so it doesn'y look like an out day for me,sadly. Local weather people said on TV that they need 2 weeks solid of this before things approach anything near normal water levels. Personally I can do without washing the car if it means I can get out(-:).
It certainly has been awful down here in Kent but it won't solve the water shortage problem. The majority of the rainwater goes into rivers and straight back out to sea - it takes a long time to fill up the huge reservoirs. If we had a better water infrastructure, then things could be different. In the east and south, much of the water comes from underground aquifers and it takes months to get the water table back up so that the boreholes become viable again. What I'd really like is heavy rain on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with two nice dry days at the weekend. :-)
I feel sorry for the birds, battling the cold, wet elements just as they begin the nesting season - it won't help I'm sure.
Raining none stop here in the North-West of England. As the saying goes " Never cast a clout till May is out ". Got this all week, much needed I say. Chin up people, summer is just around the corner.
GeoDaveWhat I'd really like is heavy rain on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with two nice dry days at the weekend. :-)
Better still, let it rain heavily over night, and be lovely and sunny during the day, every day!
Today it is foul here in East Lancs. Not only driving rain but strong easterly winds. One of our dogs didn't even get a walk this morning. She refused to go!