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Re: Todays weather

Post by iann » Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:31 pm

Definitely the worst this winter here. I would have said not the worst in the nearly 7 years I've been here since things I've seen move in the past stayed put, but there is far more damage to neighbour's fences, garage roofs, aerials, and a couple of trees down. Plants are all safe even if my lights did go out for a while.
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Re: Todays weather

Post by Cactus Jack » Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:38 pm

Hi Bob and all , the wind eased of here about lunch time, we've had so much rain there should'nt be a water shortage for a long time!! This season has to be the windiest ever :(
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Re: Todays weather

Post by Guest » Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:04 pm

In the storms of 87 I had a chimney pot come down right into the greenhouse, but it missed every plant. Also my bathroom window popped out frame and all fell into the yard, again missed all the bonsai. This year again no damage to plants/g'house but several ridge and roof tiles came off the roof. phoned up my local roofer and I am about 20th in the queue for an estimate.
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Re: Todays weather

Post by North Lincs Mike » Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:38 pm

Dennis

As an ex Chartered Surveyor I suggest you ask for a quotation not an estimate. Most do people fall for "estimates" which, as the name implies, are no better than a guess and can bear no resemblence to the final cost.

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Re: Todays weather

Post by sandi » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:53 pm

Hi,
I hope everything will be OK. You have such bad weather but in Slovenia, We should have lots of snow, but there is none. We have temperatures around 10 degrees C instead 0 or below. My heater is turned on the very minimum just as a precation if the temperatures would drasticaly decrease. Instead of rain and snow we have sunny days. This world is crazy.

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Re: Todays weather

Post by Chris43 » Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:24 pm

It sounds like our bad weather is over, for a while at least, Sandi. It is mild as well at the moment, and next week it is forecast to get a lot colder, more like 5C than 14C, down here in the Thames Valley.

Maybe that will acclimatise our plants a bit better.
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Re: Todays weather

Post by Cactus Jack » Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:35 pm

The wind is back here , very strong gusts!! :(
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Re: Todays weather

Post by iann » Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:40 pm

The forecast is for high winds after midnight and into Saturday, but worst in Northern Island and Scotland, while the worst yesterday was right across the middle of England. The forecast just a few minutes ago was for gusts possibly to 70mph or more. I don't know if this little blast has snuck up on the forecasters a bit or whether they just can't catch anyone's attention at the moment :)

I was out on the road today and there are still a lot of traffic lights out in Cheshire, still some runoff across roads, and signs of hasty removal of downed trees, but overall fairly smooth sailing.
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Re: Todays weather

Post by Trevor » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:53 am

Sounds like you guys are having a tough time of it lately...last few days down here have been pretty odd, cloudywith no sun but still warm (30Deg C +) and very humid. I don't think the plants are particularly enjoying it as they're not drying out after watering, as I had watered the night before this started - already had part of a Huernia turn to mush....Grrrr!

Hope you all get through it unscathed...
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