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    I think we're getting a daily average of about 27" just now!

    We'll see if I'm laughing tonight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurnaboutVox View Post
    The next door neighbour's back garden is a shallow lake today!
    There is a shallow stream running across our lawn which drains into the new lake.
    No wonder there is a large and growing pool in our cellar...
    Have been watching the news. Feel really sorry for you guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taggart View Post
    All the best.

    Here in Norfolk, it's slightly damp. Although it rains a lot - 1 day in 3 - we get very little rain in total - typically below 3" a month, with a yearly average of about 27".

    Plus, you couldn't have surface run-off from the hills; not really having any!

    On the downside, a rise in sea level...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogen View Post
    Plus, you couldn't have surface run-off from the hills; not really having any!

    On the downside, a rise in sea level...
    What we tend to get is tidal rivers backing up plus the infamous North Sea tidal surge - where southerly winds on the leading edge of a storm back water up the coast only for it to be forced downward by northerly winds on the trailing edge. If that coincides with a high tide then flooding ensues. The matter is made worse since we effectively live on an island joined to the mainlan by five bridges. Four of these are susceptible to flooding and the fifth closes in storm conditions because high winds make it unsafe.

    Still, looking at the news sites, it's nothing like tbe situation up North. Our sympathies go out to those struggling with the floods in Lancashire and Yorkshire.
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    Rumours say the temperatures may drop below 0 tonight. Seeing is believing.

    Four of the last five Christmases have been without snow - I don't believe I experienced that many in my first 25 years.

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    We are fine here in Norfolk. But this is what is facing my home town:



    And poor Lancashire too, and Wales. Unbelievable weather.
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    I'm following the Twitter feed of journalist Benjamin Myers (@BenMyers1) who lives in Mytholmroyd.

    Just spent an hour chest deep in icy flood water in Mytholmroyd, evacuating OAPs from their flats. No authorities here. Terrible scenes.
    Ann

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    Two weeks ago I headed south through Cumbria and Lancashire where it rained none stop, the road was treacherous with surface water and visibility low. Vehicles were having trouble accessing Carlisle.

    Yesterday, coming back up north, the conditions were exactly the same. Now the M6 motorway has turned into a causeway over a newly created lake which extends to the (admittedly low) horizon, with bare trees rather spookily poking through the water line.

    Driving 1,000 miles on a motorway can become quite disorientating, and I started to believe that I had turned the wrong way at the Manche and landed up in Bangladesh.

    This is surely the most remarkable thing to happen to the townsfolk of Carlisle since they topped the old Division One in 197?.

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    My thoughts are with our friends in the north of England.

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    Its been snowing for the last three hours! I just hate it, really need to go south!

    /ptr
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptr View Post
    Its been snowing for the last three hours! I just hate it, really need to go south!

    /ptr
    Brilliant sunshine here, well, until the sun sets in another 30 minutes. It is after all 3 PM.

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    Snow! Snow everywhere!

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    There really are going to be a lot of cold, wet, miserable and displaced folk in the North of England tonight. For a first world country, it's going to be a fairly uncomfortable experience, especially for those flooded out of their homes, for a few weeks or months until things get back to 'normal'. But increasingly, it seems that is a state in which heavy rainfall may result in flooding at almost any time of the year.

    Thanks for members' expressions of concern and sympathy. I and my family are all lucky enough to be safe and dry at home, thank goodness.
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    Perhaps if the official residence of the prime minister was in the north, there would have been no plans to cut back on flood defence spending.

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    The 3-day cold snap, -15°, has ended! From 22 o'clock to midnight last evening, the temperature rose 6° and it is currently -4°. I know all about layers and I can be toasty and comfy—and I do venture out when it's so cold that I feel like the man on the moon—but I don't like the cold.
    Last edited by brotagonist; Dec-27-2015 at 19:30.

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