Nov. 21st, 2012 08:23 am
wellinghall: (Autumn)
It is very (I might almost say, incredibly) wet out there. The footpath was under water the whole way; my hands are soaked, and very cold; my face is pretty wet, despite the protection of a Rohan hood. The contents of my bags are none too dry, either! The rest of me is okay, though, underneath my Rohan coat and over-trousers, and Dunlop wellingtons.

It's windy, too, which no doubt contributed to my wetness and coldness, although I hadn't quite realised this while I was on my way in. Now I am at my first-floor desk, though, I can see the trees waving in the wind.

So what is it like with you this morning?
wellinghall: (Polar cub)
Highest 38.5°C 101.3°F Brogdale near Faversham, Kent 10 Aug 2003
Lowest -27.2°C -17.0°F Braemar, Aberdeenshire 11 Feb 1895 and 10 Jan 1982 Altnaharra, Sutherland 30 Dec 1995
Lowest for England -26.1°C Newport, Shropshire 10 Jan 1982
Lowest daily max temperature -15.9°C Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire 29 Dec 1995
Highest 38.5°C 101.3°F Brogdale near Faversham, Kent 10 Aug 2003
Highest daily min temperature 23.9°C Brighton, East Sussex 3 Aug 1990

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wellinghall: (Brian Davison)
Listen to the cricket? Check.
Feel miserable? Check.
Walk? Check.
Post cards and buy paper? Check.
Drink tea, eat bacon roll and eat chocolate cake? Check.
Clear drive? Check.
Buy and spread rock salt? Check.
See Dawn Treader? Check.
Get very cold? Check, check.
Wish a happy birthday to [ profile] ewx? Check.
Think of appropriate lyrics? Check.

The coldest winter in memory was 1709
The sea froze off the coast of France all along the Neptune line
By the lost town of Dunwich the shore was washed away
They say you hear the church bells still as they toll beneath the waves
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wellinghall: (Orkney)
I am strangely amused by BBC Radio Orkney's status on Facebook:
"All roads in Orkney are suffering from drifting snow and abandoned vehicles.
Northern Constabulary are reporting that they are having difficulty even getting out of their own yard. They are also advising that only essential travel should be undertaken, and that roads in some places are impassable. There are no Stagecoach bus services until the roads are cleared and the drivers can get to their vehicles."


Dec. 1st, 2010 08:12 am
wellinghall: (Arctic fox)
Walking into work this morning, it felt like the coldest morning of the autumn / winter so far.

We've still got a light covering of snow on the grass, but it's almost all gone from the pavements and roads.

What's it like with you?
wellinghall: (Arctic fox)
... and [ profile] adaese was quoting this at me as we walked in this morning.

"A Song of the Weather", by Flanders and Swann

January brings the snow,
Makes your feet and fingers glow.

February's ice and sleet
Freeze the toes tight off your feet.

Welcome March with wintry wind
Would thou wert not so unkind!

April brings the sweet spring showers,
On and on for hours and hours.

Farmers fear unkindly May
Frost by night and hail by day.

June just rains and never stops
Thirty days and spoils the crops.

In July the sun is hot.
Is it shining? No, it's not.

August, cold and dank and wet,
Brings more rain than any yet.

Bleak September's mist and mud
Is enough to chill the blood.

Then October adds a gale,
Wind and slush and rain and hail.

Dark November brings the fog
Should not do it to a dog.

Freezing wet December, then
Bloody January again!

And there's another Flanders and Swann song behind this cut )
wellinghall: (Polar bear)
(because I'm sad like that)

Lowest screen temperature: -17F, -27.2C, at Braemar, Grampian, Scotland, 11/2/1895 and 10/1/1982
(England: -26.1C, Newport, Shropshire, 10/1/1982; lowest maximum daytime temperature: -19.1C, Braemar, 10/1/1982)

Greatest snowfall in 12 months: 60in, 1,524mm, Upper Teesdale and Denbighshire Hills, Clwyd, Wales, 1947
(London's earliest recorded snow was 25/9/1885, and the latest was 27/5/1821)

Minimum sunshine: Nil in a month at Westminster, London, December 1890

Lowest barometric pressure: 925.5mb, 27.33in, Ochtertye, near Crieff, Tayside, 26/1/1884

Highes surface wind speed: 144mph, 231 km/h, 125 knots, Coire Cas ski lift (3,525 ft, 1,074m), Cairn Gorm, Highland, 6/3/1967

Coldest place (measured mean): 6.35C, 43.43F, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, 1959 - 1981

Heaviest hailstones: 5oz, 141g, Horsham, West Sussex, 5/9/1958

Windiest place: Fair Isle, 1974 - 1978, average 20.6mph
wellinghall: (Ferret)
We have snow in north Bristol. Not very much yet, but it is snow. We should mostly be able to get home today, but getting in tomorrow - in the busiest week in the year for many of the department - may be tricky.

Cheltenham, I hear, has three inches, and near-total gridlock. This leads me to doubt my "getting home" prediction.

South Africa are 265-2. We're stuffed.

ETA: Lord Mandelson announces extra bank holiday to mark Queen's diamond jubilee in 2012.

Yay! Snow!

Feb. 8th, 2007 08:08 am
wellinghall: (Default)
*is happy*

/copying [ profile] rustica


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