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    The weather

    More relentless storms.

    I live in an old house built in 1895 and its always been a bit drafty but this winter has been especially so. I cant close my back door because it has swollen with all the rain and for a brief 20 seconds, we acquired a small trampoline and two fence panels from a neighbour. Theyre gone now. Someone else has them

    We, however are the lucky ones. Flooding has been minimal.

    This isn't by any means a Hurricane of the scale seen on the USA coasts in recent years but it has had its impact over the last few months because of its relentlessness and its here to stay for a while yet
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    Re: The weather

    A months rain in the next 2 days, they tell us.

    When they talk of this high speed rail link, I am thinking,what about some half decent defences/drainage, remembering a lot of land such as Holland and Romney marsh could be under water if it wasn't for man's intervention.
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    Re: The weather

    Hmmm...rain. I seem to remember reading about this somewhere. It's when water actually falls out of the air, right? Very strange.


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    Re: The weather

    I'm quite close to Somerset and some of the worst flooding. The rain has been relentless and I've had a small stream right outside my front door for weeks that the dogs have to negotiate every time they go out. Having said that, we do have large tree's In the garden and In the field outside the house so It's draining away quite well each day. But I am sick to death of It and the muck the dogs bring In all day day and night.
    No swollen wooden doors though with replacement windows and doors.

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    Re: The weather

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    A months rain in the next 2 days, they tell us.

    When they talk of this high speed rail link, I am thinking,what about some half decent defences/drainage, remembering a lot of land such as Holland and Romney marsh could be under water if it wasn't for man's intervention.
    Yep we would have been flushed away if it wasn't for man's intervention.
    My old village has an extra dike built around it. If it hadn't been there, it would have flooded in 1825 when the frisian sea dike let Fryslân (frisian province in Holland) down.

    Anywho.. I hope all of you in England are okay (??)

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    Re: The weather

    I see in the news that England has had the wettest January in England since 1766, even if the heavy rain stops, ground water levels are so high that it could be weeks before life returns to normal. And that huge waves are crashing onto the Portuguese coast, causing extensive damage, and there are high wind alerts in parts of Ireland, which faces the worst storm yet of the winter. Here in the USA it too has been a hard winter with the South being hit with ice and snow; which they know nothing about....today US1 was closed down and the military had to be brought in to rescue people off the interstate as it was deemed impassable. Here we are looking at about 8 to 12" of snow and then rain....next week it is to be in the 50F!

    Why? Does anyone have any thoughts on why this weather cycle is happening?

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    Re: The weather

    Well, of course all the talk of climate change is top of mind.

    Scientist warned that extreme weather conditions would be among the symptoms we would see. Add these to the nasty weather Australia is reporting, and in Point Barrow, the ice is not thickening at the usual rate, we have a compelling argument to support the theories around Climate change.

    I am sure there are people who can come up with other ideas to explain the phenomena.
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    Lets hope Mikiel doesn't have an opininion.
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    We're having the opposite extremes in the SouthWest. It didn't rain at all for almost two months in December and January. It's going to be 70F on Saturday...in the middle of February. I saw a report that said the jet stream is seriously out of alignment. swinging way to high north and way to low south, almost cutting vertically down the country in the middle.

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