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    Bramley, Hampshire, 70m asl
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    Snow, wind, fog and extreme temps - I just love the chaos it brings to the British transport system!!

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  1. Likewise, just had a very loud rumble here....but doesn't appear to show up on detectors.
  2. Always suffered far, far less when I lived on the coast. Seabreezes bringing in all that pollen free air I guess. So a really radical remedy might be a move to a coastal location. I wash my hair every evening to get rid of the pesky pollen and find that that also helps. Beyond that though it's just a real pain in the butt and I take daily Cetirizine from now through to October.
  3. Water wars?? A critical water shortage in Crimea could be one of the key reasons behind the potential Russian invasion of more Ukrainian land. Water supply in Crimea (illegally occupied by Russia since 2014) is critically low....with the main reservoirs at just 7% capacity. The long hot summer ahead is likely to prove disastrous. Any solution relies on water from the Dnieper river.... 50 miles away though Ukrainian territory. 120,000 to 150,000 Russian troops have been deployed to the Ukrainian border - not a cheap undertaking and not one that will do much for conserving the meagre
  4. Quiet along the line of contact yesterday but very ominous sounds coming from Moscow. Increasing TV coverage in Russia, all of it pushing an anti Ukraine, war is imminent line. Tass is reporting that lawmakers are discussing with diplomats measures to support Russians in Ukraine. Seems like Putin may "have to" move into eastern Ukraine (Donbass) to protect the Russian speakers. A tried and trusted approach and one that was well received by Russian public back in 2014 and largely ignored by the west. Lawmakers to discuss with diplomats measures of suppor
  5. Yes it'll be interesting to monitor the return of the sand (or not) ...and how this is tied to sea and weather conditions. .....And by the way a very warm welcome to Netweather. A very friendly place most of the time!...though I expect we'll see some heated discussion and toys thrown out of the pram during the upcoming cold (and for some - snowy) spell of weather. Enjoy!!
  6. Situation looks to be deteriorating very rapidly. Several Ukrainian troops killed over recent days and reports today say fighting in Donetsk outskirts is getting more intense. Meanwhile the Russia seems to be looking for a pretext to send in "peacekeeping" forces. Over the last week or so they have conveniently placed tens of thousands of troops along the Ukraine border.
  7. Fascinating!! I've visited the Pilchard inn on several occasions and remember the beach at Bigbury well. Has there been any sign of the sands returning yet? I saw the same at Cotillo beach on the west coast of Fuerteventura in the Canary islands about 20 years ago. A huge storm led to much of the sand disappearing . A lot of the sand has now returned ....but the southern end of that beach still has a very different profile/shape to what it had previously.
  8. U.S. Euro Command has raised its alert level from possible crisis to potential imminent crisis, the highest possible level, following build up of Russian forces along the border with Ukraine. Fighting Escalates in Eastern Ukraine, Signaling the End to Another Cease-Fire - The New York Times WWW.NYTIMES.COM Ukraine and Russia issued statements Tuesday noting the worsening of a conflict that has been on a low simmer for years, with countless cease-fires.
  9. Or look to Lake Taupo, New Zealand. The Taupo Eruption (around 180AD ish) was the most violent eruption known in the world in the last 5000 years. Mark Bebbington, a Professor in Geostatistics at Massey University, has looked at the probability of another Taupo eruption..... between 0.5 and 1.3 per cent within the next 500 years. "So we're unlikely to see an eruption in our lifetimes," he said. "On the other hand, the same could be said of winning Lotto, and sometimes the low probability comes up."🤣😲
  10. Looking really grim in E Australia.....keep safe everyone. NSW flooding: people flee their homes overnight as extreme rain wreaks havoc | Australia weather | The Guardian WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM Residents along Hawkesbury River told to evacuate in the middle of the night as NSW braces for another day of wild weather
  11. Looking wet for E Australia!!...reckon you'll need a brolly.
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