The earlier 10 minute storm was our only excitement weather-wise for months apart from the wind which, while much appreciated in the hot weather, wreaks havoc, as it is dust-laden. Just looked at the long-range forecast for Newcastle and it will be around 9c with some rain at times...it's always quite bracing there at the best of times...better pack the thermals...
It's a great pity the right of free speech isn't based on the obligation to say something sensible.
I had the heating on today for the first time, and discovered a radiator not working. Needed the gas fire a few times in the evening last month, but managed to get through September without the central heating. I've packed up the fan and think it maybe time to upgrade the duvet.
For many years Mr FP collected weather data daily and collated details in his book. When he went away on business trips I was expected to substitute. I could never get the minimum and maximum correct. He stopped collecting daily some time ago but he still has a rain gauge in the garden which he empties once a week or if the rain is really heavy , like last week, daily, and we have indoor and outdoor thermometers. If we had room I am sure he would have wanted a Stevenson Screen if there had been somewhere sensible to put it! His main conclusion was that where we live is very WET DUE TO THE VERY HEAVY RAINFALL . That’s why we had cotton mills Mr FP ! May is usually the best month in Ramsbottom.