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  • (Quote from Carlos)They did say it was to be a wet summer. Must admit out here in the province apart from todays 12 hours of non stop rain I haven't found it much wetter than usual. It has been more humid than past summers. I'm not too keen on the heat though...25c is about the maximum I can handle in comfort.
  • (Quote from Carlos)Indeed....could be a hell of a lot worse.
  • (Quote from Rice)Glasgow's even worse.
  • (Quote from Rice)Yes I have to agree with you there Rice. In the future I would like to spend every January and February in the UK and the rest of the year here. I like the UK winter but not the heat like we're having here now.
  • (Quote from GlasgowJohn)Had 10mm of thundery rain this morning around 11am. Now sunny but blustery.
  • (Quote from GlasgowJohn)That doesn't sound too good. Amazing how localised some of these storms are. It went really dark here and although the wind howled for a minute I've experienced a lot worse. I suspected people elsewhere were getting it bad.
  • The winds when these storms arrive are scary. We have gouge marks on the outside of the house when stone debris from the house next door was torn off and hurled by a tornado like wind. You would have been a goner had one of them hit you in the head. We got flooded about nine years ago when 100mm of rain fell inside an hour and the outside drain couldn't handle it. Thankfully only parts of the house that had tiled floors got it so it was just a case of mopping it up. The rooms with wooden floors…
  • (Quote from GlasgowJohn)Indeed. This current spell we're having just now is fabulous for 'autumn'. A BBQ is on the cards for the weekend.
  • We were supposed to get heavy rain from 7am this morning and so far nothing. Just had a look at Accuweather and they've changed the local area forecast to some light rain up until early afternoon. It's very dull at the mo right enough.
  • A howling wind along with thunder and lightning hitting us now....
  • Got battered by very large hailstones. Now eased off and getting brighter. Hearing the bomberos siren going off so something has happened.
  • The sun is now out!!
  • After the earlier storm the sun came out but didn't last long. Been calm and overcast ever since with the odd drizzle about. Here's a picture of what it was like in the town centre this morning.
  • (Quote from Splinter)I enjoy hail storms until they reach golf ball size. Fortunately they only got to marble size today. It was the wind that preceded them that frightened me....big girls blouse!!
  • (Quote from Carlos)Indeed. Most of my Scottish clothing has been lying in a suitcase for eleven years. Even some of the winter days here are warmer than many a Scottish summer day.
  • We had a few big ones during the night. Thankfully short lived as the raindrops on the tin roof sounded as if each one would fill a cup. This morning it's overcast, the wind has died down and it's much cooler. I'm knackered as I had a rotten sleep.
  • (Quote from Rice)Had a look at the rain gauge and it only showed 8mm so it wasn't as bad as I imagined. Good for the plants.
  • At 2am this morning we were wakened by one hell of a storm. The rain wasn't the problem it was the wind...sounded like en express train. I thought it was a tornado but thankfully there was no reports of any damage in the town.
  • Thundery night and morning here.....been pissing it down with the odd large hail. 65mm of rain so far with lots more to come by the look of it. No strong winds thankfully.
  • If anything the rain got heavier after my last post. Thankfully it's now stopped although there's a hell of a lot of standing water in the garden. A couple of drips in the dining room which will have to be investigated so a trip on to the roof is on the cards. Still cloudy so it may not all be over yet.