Friday, 13 July 2018

Mixed Up Meteorology


My only scheduled visit yesterday was cancelled so I worked from home.  I badly needed a paperwork catching up day and the bedroom,  my preferred hangout is cooler and quieter than my Totnes office.  The noise levels at the moment are enhanced by a number of pretty inefficient fans and the sound of my colleagues moaning about how hot it is.

Now people is places like Arizona or the Australian outback won't understand the significance of this post but believe me it's a turnaround.  Dampness in Devon is the norm.  It's why it's usually so green and lush down here.  So wet spells rarely induce excitement.

I phoned one of the lovely people that I work with to see how they were getting on with their new medication.  Very well indeed was the good news.  And we passed pleasantries.  We're British.  Our utterances were bound to be about the weather.   This long dry spell is really unusual.  Even in summer I usually have my mac in the car - just in case.  But not at the moment.  I don't even carry a precautionary cardi in the car. in case it gets chilly.  It's not been nippy or wet for ages. I've taken to sleeping all night on top of my bed and don't even worry about Louis flooding the place by leaving the dormer windows in his loft room open all the time.

'Has the rain reached you yet?'  I was asked though this morning.  Something is really strange when that sounds novel!

10 comments:

  1. We have been offered the slight possibility of heavy rain storms today here in Herts......I do hope so ! I don't do hot, and the steroids I am on make my head pour with sweat on exertion if the temp is over about 22c...most unpleasant. The garden is desperate too.

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    1. Hope you had rain. Talk in the pub last night turned to watering cans! xx

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  2. I to have been sleeping on top of the covers. I live near Blackpool also by the sea and there have been quite a few days where the temperature has been in the 30s and my south facing garden's top temperature was 48. But we have rain today
    Carolx

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    1. 48! That's incredible and up North too!!! xx

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  3. I can concur with Carol-we were wakened in our motorhome near St Annes, in the night,by the blissful sound of rain dancing on the roof. Bliss.

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    1. Love the sound of rain on a motorhome roof. I have to park my van on a slope as my skylights leak! xx

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  4. We have had lots of rain this afternoon here in North Wales after weeks of glorious sunshine.

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    1. Hope it made the sheep very happy! xx

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  5. Living across the Bay in Paignton, I second all that … too damn hot! Not even a sniff of rain, either.
    Margaret P

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    1. Not a sniff here either but Kingsbridge got a drop or two. xx

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