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Funny old weather

Post: #289581 Odsox
Wed May 24, 2017 1:40 pm

Here's a photo of my potato patch. It probably won't look like that in a week or two as I'm sure it will be riddled with blight.
We are now on our 3rd day of a Smith period with overnight temperatures about 15c and humidity has been between 92% and 95% all week. Plus the forecast is for much of the same until the weekend.
The first one and a half rows are Duke of York, then a row and a half of Maris Piper, then a couple of rows of Sarpo Axona, the only ones to probably survive, and furthest 2 short rows of Desiree.

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On the other hand my gooseberries are at least 2 weeks early, normally reckon to have a first pick for Whitsunday dinner, and my Loganberries are even further forward as they are normally picked in July.

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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289592 Green Aura
Fri May 26, 2017 11:43 am

Our warm spell (all two days of it) is set to break tomorrow - the Met have issued a yellow weather warning with torrential rain and flooding. Fortunately I don't have any spuds in, other than a few self sets, or they might get washed out to sea. :lol:
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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289595 ina
Sat May 27, 2017 9:36 am

I wouldn't mind a bit of that rain - none forecast for us here in the east, and I can't keep up with watering!
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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289596 Odsox
Sat May 27, 2017 10:18 am

I have just picked half a kilo of the largest gooseberries as that branch I photoed on Thursday had been stripped by yesterday.
We didn't get much of the rain they were forecasting yesterday either, just a heavy downpour for about half an hour yesterday morning and a gentle shower last evening, and that was it. Didn't start to fill my water tanks.
Today it's sunny and the humidity has dropped off, so at least that's an improvement.
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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289601 Green Aura
Mon May 29, 2017 8:28 am

No, it didn't happen here either. I went out for the day, not knowing how to dress for the promised storms, and nearly melted! We had a light shower on the way home and that was it.
Although I did note, on my FB feed, someone out canvassing for the election in shorts and t-shirts huddling under a brolly in a sudden hailstorm (down in Yorkshire)!
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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289602 Weedo
Mon May 29, 2017 10:59 pm

What is the worlds weather coming to? We have been forecast 6 consecutive frosts for the next week and it is still only autumn !!!!!!

On this question, do your seasons begin (Officially) at the start of the month or when they really happen, towards the end of the month? For us Autumn officially ends on 31st May but in terms of sun position etc. Winter does not really begin until around 20th or 21st June
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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289603 Green Aura
Tue May 30, 2017 7:25 am

Well Spring officially starts on the 20th March but after that no one seems to mention it - and winter, which, really should start on the 20th December seems to start (and be talked about as starting) about a month earlier, or at least from the beginning of the month. :dontknow:

Up here Spring starts in very late April, Summer is usually on a Tuesday, Autumn starts in early August and Winter in early October. :( :lol:
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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289604 Odsox
Tue May 30, 2017 11:26 am

My seasons are very odd mainly because I live on a narrow peninsula with no real land mass, plus I'm only a couple of hundred yards from the sea.
So my seasons are pretty much controlled by the sea temperature. The sea temperature is at it's maximum when everyone else starts winter and at it's minimum when everyone else has mid-spring.

What that boils down to is it usually very mild here from November to March and then cool from March to May.
Spring starts on January 1st and summer starts June 1st, then Autumn from November 1st and winter December 1st.
It took quite a bit of getting used to as far as growing stuff was concerned, and it still catches me unawares at times.
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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289605 Odsox
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:53 pm

Actually quite a nice day today, although others might disagree :iconbiggrin:
It's been gently raining all day, what the Irish call "soft" weather, and it's refilling my irrigation tanks nicely.
Plus as I grow most of my stuff under cover it hasn't stopped me working, planting out savoy cabbages and Brussels sprout plants, plus a few lettuces, and tying up the fast growing tomatoes.
So all in all not a bad day.
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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289608 Weedo
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:34 pm

OS, there must have been Irish where I grew up in the Strzelecki ranges in southern Australia - we also called that gentle soaking rain "soft weather". Where I am now this is a rarity; we are on the border between a Temparate climate (hot summers, some rain all year round) and a Grassland climate with sporadic rain, hot summers and summer drought. What we generally get is the hot summers, rain at most times of the year (much less in summer) but a lot of storm rain.

This year has been dry through Autumn which has set planting back at least a month - it will be touch and go to see if we can get things in the ground in time this year.
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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289609 Flo
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:17 pm

At the moment it's raining the sort of rain that soaks into the ground which can only be good as it's seems to be dry about 15 feet down up here - well at least a spade depth down which isn't good for the average allotment crops.

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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289610 Weedo
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:33 pm

15 feet of soil? My place can only manage about 1m to 1.5m then it is alternating layers of sand, gravel, clay and silt down to bedrock at about 60 metres. No deep cultivation around here.
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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289613 Flo
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:04 pm

No Weedo not really 15 feet of soil - it's just clay that you can make bricks out of locally so it can feel like that when digging. It can be dry concrete or wet thick pouring concrete - or even workable on days like today. One of my allotments is well improved but the other one ... Much work to be done.

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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289615 Green Aura
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:36 am

I've been away for a five days in which we've experienced sun hot enough to crack the flags (paving stones), hailstorms and torrential rain which made motorway driving really difficult.

I'm pleased to note it's back to warm and sunny now we're home.
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Re: Funny old weather

Post: #289633 ina
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:30 am

But daily heavy showers... Will it ever dry up again?

(Next thing, I'll be complaining about lack of rain! :) )
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