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Woebot
25-06-2007, 08:55 AM
Thank the lord!

If it had been another scorcher we'd be shitting ourselves.

swears
25-06-2007, 09:19 AM
There's still time for it to warm up. And anyway, isn't one of the effects of global warming increased rainfall in the northern hemisphere?

john eden
25-06-2007, 09:23 AM
It's been quite good for our new lawn, which was laid last wednesday after a year of not having a garden cos of "regeneration" by the completely incompetent housing association which owns our estate.

:D

Snail-tastic as well, innit?

matt b
25-06-2007, 09:34 AM
we're nearly drowning up here.

and more importantly:
http://www.wharfedaleobserver.co.uk/mostpopular.var.1487301.mostviewed.hundreds_of_pla stic_ducks_missing_after_race_in_swollen_river_wha rfe.php

Mr. Tea
25-06-2007, 12:10 PM
Snail-tastic as well, innit?

I *heart* snails. I think they're the cutest invertebrate going.

mms
25-06-2007, 02:00 PM
i've been in the southern hebridies for a week where it's been very sunny and lovely.

gumdrops
25-06-2007, 03:57 PM
i LOVE rain.

may it never end.

matt b
26-06-2007, 09:51 AM
i LOVE rain.

may it never end.

you sure?

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42422000/jpg/_42422754_luke_thornton.jpg

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/6239782.stm

or is your real name noah?

john eden
26-06-2007, 10:09 AM
Proper ragnarok vibes in the north. Not good.

matt b
26-06-2007, 10:13 AM
it took 4 1/2 hour to get home yesterday (normally an hour).
leeds was flooded and completely gidlocked.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/leeds/content/images/2007/06/26/east_st2_400x300.jpg

no trains, so got bus replacement. near dewsbury there was a long six foot high wall that was spewing water in jets out of the cracks between stones, like a crazy paving fountain

no trains today either.

i hope p. meme lives on a hill

viktorvaughn
26-06-2007, 10:53 AM
I work in Attercliffe area in Sheffield which is fairly low and we all left the office at 3 instead of 5 yesterday. Today the offices are under a foot of water.

The buses had all but stopped working in town, loads of roads shut, there were no taxis, trains and trams were canceled left right and centre, total gridlock. Fortunately where i live is hilly but it is fucking scary none the less. Reports of two people swept away in Sheffield-ish area, but i don't know if they are true.

matt b
26-06-2007, 11:08 AM
Reports of two people swept away in Sheffield-ish area, but i don't know if they are true.

yep- a 68 year old and a 13 year old:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6239828.stm

gumdrops
26-06-2007, 11:11 AM
well obv extreme weather conditions like that arent exactly what i had in mind (not just rain though, extreme heat isnt my idea of fun either) but i do really like rain. i think i like rain more than too hot weather. its nice if its warm and rains though.

viktorvaughn
26-06-2007, 11:40 AM
yep- a 68 year old and a 13 year old:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6239828.stm

Fuck. The road the 68yr old was on is called The Wicker and its where my bus to work goes twice a day - just a normal large flat, long road with kebab and pizza joints on. I would never have thought it could turn dangerous, ever.

Mr. Tea
26-06-2007, 12:56 PM
It's fast approaching that bit in A Hundred Years Of Solitude where the Company says to the villagers "We'll pay you when the rain stops", and it just goes on and on and on and on and on...

Woebot
27-06-2007, 09:08 AM
you sure?

yeah i saw that on the beeb yesterday and, well let's just say i swallowed my words.

craner
27-06-2007, 10:05 AM
You know it's going to lawn-searingly boiling in August, right?

john eden
27-06-2007, 10:14 AM
You know it's going to lawn-searingly boiling in August, right?

I'm gonna get a sprinkler.

Lichen
27-06-2007, 10:44 AM
Here's the weird thing: despite being wet and windy for much of June, it's still been one of the warmest Junes ever.

matt b
27-06-2007, 10:52 AM
it's started raining again!

one of my student's houses was flooded in the first set of flooding 10 days ago and had lots of belongings in the garden in an attempt to dry them out. they have now been swept away.


only 3 1/2 hrs to get home yesterday



the gvt cut spending on flood defences by 15m last year, postponing an update to the little that leeds had. i suppose they thought no-one would notice.

martin
27-06-2007, 10:53 AM
I love this weather, it does something for my soul. British people shouldn't get too much sun and heat, it sends them round the bend. Plus, if this keeps up, we'll have fewer prannies walking around in shorts and sandals - result!

matt b
27-06-2007, 10:55 AM
I love this weather, it does something for my soul. British people shouldn't get too much sun and heat, it sends them round the bend. Plus, if this keeps up, we'll have fewer prannies walking around in shorts and sandals - result!

put another nicotinel patch on quick!

martin
27-06-2007, 11:05 AM
put another nicotinel patch on quick!

How are you doing on your withdrawal, by the way? I'm on Day 5 and apart from very nearly headbutting some bloke (he was doddering about in front of the ticket barrier) this morning, I'm feeling OK. I've got 'Stormy Weather' in my head.

matt b
27-06-2007, 11:21 AM
day 4 and doing alright. i managed a forced laugh yesterday ;)

i've attempted to stop 1/2 dozen times before, so i know what triggers off violent pangs of desire (wierd stuff like walking to the train station), so i'm trying to ride it out, drinking loads of water, exercising a bit etc.

day 2 seems to be the hardest, apart from (any) friday, when i want booze. thankfully, everyone's busy this weekend so i can stay in and sulk.

i'm still amused by the ridiculous rationalisations that go on internally to justify a fag. yesterday it was that cartoon anti-smoking advert- i wanted to smoke simply to stick it to the man.

i'm upset about the thought of no jazz cigerettes for a couple of months though.

martin
27-06-2007, 11:47 AM
Keep it up! Just think of that slimey, smug Phillip Morris executive, smirking as he slips into his brand new sportscar, while other folks are coughing their lungs out at the Royal Marsden. Don't pay off the bastard's mortgage!

DRMHCP
27-06-2007, 12:25 PM
Here's the weird thing: despite being wet and windy for much of June, it's still been one of the warmest Junes ever.


you must be talking on a global scale as the hottest day this year was back in April- it's not got above 79 degrees anywhere in england this june....surely one of the coolest in living memory?

don_quixote
27-06-2007, 02:20 PM
dreadful june, lots of rained off cricket, not for me. one hot day in total (luckily the day after i finished my exams).

i hope it'll be sunny this weekend, if not for the whole of next week. thereafter i couldnt care.

Mr. Tea
27-06-2007, 03:51 PM
RAINBLOG UPDATE: just started pissing down in central London.

That's about two weeks so far it not failing to rain every single day, I think!

Dusty
27-06-2007, 08:01 PM
Its our very own Monsoon season.

Freakaholic
27-06-2007, 08:29 PM
Chicago has been in the 90s for too damn long. Rain sounds much better than this muggy crap.

Speaking of rain, this morning as i was riding my bike to work, it seemed bright and sunny, as far as my eyes could see. Then i started getting a little wet. Then i started getting pretty heavily rained on. This whole time, i couldnt see a single cloud. Finally, i stopped at a stoplight and looked directly up, sure enough a small cloud directly above me was grey and raining. For about 15 minutes i rode in clear sunny skies with rain pouring on me.

Very weird. Reminds me of that cartoon.... Ziggy is it? with the raincloud over him?

swears
27-06-2007, 09:28 PM
Chicago has been in the 90s for too damn long.

What, people are still wearing huge baggy jeans, Oakley shades and listening to Crystal Method on minidisc?