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Thunderstorms - will they ever stop ?

My memory isn't great;  we've lived here more than 10 years (47) - and I honestly can't remember so many thunder & lightning storms happening so frequently, so early.,
We;ve not really had any decent prolonged warm summer weather;  haven't opened the pool, summer chairs and parasols still hiding in the garage -
and yet - thunde4rstorm after thunderstorm, after thunderstorm -
or grey, drizzly days.
Where's our summer ?
Have been watching a website - lightningmaps.org - and it's really noticeable just how many T&L storms there are taking place right around France, Germany, Italy.... right across Europe - every single day.
Now is it me - but surely this number and severity of T&L is really unusual.
We've just had another T&L pass over .........
Think the swallows might consider returning to Africa at this rate.
Chessie (damp, fed-up, pale and un-interesting !!)


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Re: Thunderstorms - will they ever stop ?

Yes, great website lightningmaps.org. It's kept us out of trouble the last few weeks. We work online, so best to know when and where the storms are, or liable to be.
Cheers,

Tony
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Yes, Chessie, it's weird.  We've escaped some of the thunderstorms, or they have passed close by or through very quickly, but rain, rain, rain.  Likewise, we've managed to sit outside for a quick sandwich lunch some days, but rarely, the pool is open, because we don't close it up, but go in it, no way!  Terrible.  And the countryside is so green, it's never that green usually.  That's why it's olive and wine country!  Just don't know what's gone wrong this year.

Judith
ex W1, via 47 and 11 and now [just] in 34, equidistant from Carcassonne, Narbonne and Béziers, where I hope we'll finally stay!!

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Perhaps global warming should be re-named global wetting?
Be alert!! Your country needs lerts.....
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I seeded a new lawn quite late so I am well chuffed. It is growing nicely. Anyone for tennis ?

Come July and August it will be excruciatingly hot and everyone will complain that it is too hot and my lawn will die.

You will all have to stay inside with the shutters shut watching Bargain hunt whilst dehydrating. Rain or excruciating heat is the same thing. Staying inside complaining about the weather watching Bargain Hunt. They don't tell you that on the Place in the Sun.

One could argue that the British climate is better !!! At least you can go out. Ok you might get mugged by axe wilding scooterists. But surely that is better than watching Bargain Hunt in Eymet all day whilst fighting off the flies.

Welcome to the new global warmed France.
ner ner nee ner ner!!
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Lucky you, ALBF. We re-seeded our lawn (trying to make it a grass one, rather than moss) and we have had to water it every day bar about three since it was done. Apparently, that current, nasty circle of low pressure sitting over France might edge its way into southern UK tomorrow, bringing the odd shower.
Even a week or so back, when we had a gazillion lightning strikes, causing people to fill their Facebook feeds and flood the BBC with arty lightning photos, there wasn't a lot of rain.
People in Scotland are probably fainting from the heat and emptying the shops of summer-weight kilts.
The weather is truly bizarre....
Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.
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Judith
I never could understand people who won't use the pool in the rain. Are you afraid of getting wet?

;-)
Andy

A European Rahinja.
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Lightning strike danger?
Ticking over, just about.
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