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    The RIVER SOAR, Leicestershire, probably near Loughborough
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    weather ,photography and canals not necessarily in that order.
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    extremes n snow

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  1. matty40s

    Drought - Summer - 2018?

    Ditto the canals and river networks, starting to close down now, some of the canals are now on limited locking times and the Leeds Liverpool will shut in 2 weeks. It isn't just the reservoirs running short, it's lack of maintenance, selling off the fishing rights and having to guarantee minimum levels for the angling groups along with increased use due to Tim and Pru programmes and the poor exchange rate.
  2. You mean from under this one, been tracking it since it formed in front of me near Daventry, wasn't letting any rain down here.
  3. It's starting to go anvil at the top now, 5 minutes ago... ...and now....
  4. Watched a cloud beef up and cauliflower out in front of us whilst eatung dinner outside just east of Daventry. It's now grown in to the cell just north of Northampton, amazingly quick, 1 hour from almost nothing to present.
  5. matty40s

    Drought - Summer - 2018?

    Canals now really struggling with lack of water. Leeds-Liverpool shutting completely soon, down to very restricted locking hours already. Several closures and stoppages this week (Grand Union, Macclesfield, Trent and Mersey, South Oxford etc) due to water shortages and lack of ongoing maintenance resulting in breakages or greater water loss than can be replaced. Even the River Weaver is very low along with the Nene. In fact, I have never seen this map with as much orange (below expected levels) as there is today... http://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Map
  6. High level crud has now burnt off and temperatures shooting up bear Daventry.
  7. From Weedon, Daventry I can see the towers over St Albans and nearer Oxford, spruced they aren't electrified as they are very high.
  8. Went outside at 3pm to enjoy the first raindrops for 4 weeks. They were fat heavy ones, lasted about 2 minutes and came from a predominantly sunny sky. It didnt even wet the floor as it just evporated on contact with the ground and other surfaces.
  9. I think the lack of rain is more important than the heat at present, the River Weaver has just announced limited locking hours today due to water shortages and although the canal reservoirs were pretty much up to 90-100% full at the end of April, the lack of rain and at least two serious breaches has denuded water stocks rapidly.
  10. matty40s

    Photos of sunrises and sunsets

    Blackpool at 9.46pm today, sun finally disappeared at 9.55
  11. It doesn't get much better than this..... Quote ...Ptolemy
  12. matty40s

    North American Weather (U.S.A & Canada)

    great drone foootage of flooding by charles peek in Mercedes Texas https://livestormchasing.com/map
  13. https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/ellada/atiki/athina/acropolis-athens.html HISTORY AND LIGHTNING
  14. https://www.idokep.hu/webkamera/smartwifi3 Must be a hell of a wind on too...
  15. its quite interesting watching charles Peek feed, looks like it should be chucking it down and theres no ground precipitation. https://livestormchasing.com/map