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Wildswimmer Pete

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    Runcorn, Greater Liverpool
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    Wild swimming, bare-skin winter swimming, vintage radio collecting and repair. Retired(supposedly)industrial electronics engineer available for part-time work. Experience of industrial chemistry and Hazchem trained. All round moaning old fart and officially a cyborg!
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    Sunny and blisteringly hot

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  1. Thought Bank Holiday Monday gave the impression that it was going to turn out the usual all-day cloudfest however the cloud broke to give a tolerable afternoon. Only made it to about 21C which was a bit of a disappointment. Water temp. in Pickmere was 20C.
  2. I think we just got about 21C
  3. About 11.30pm several flashes and thunder followed by heavy rain. Off to bed now and currently quiet and rain stopped.
  4. December 1970 saw a light dusting of snow on Christmas Day in the Wirral and that's all we had. It was Spring 1970 that saw frequent cold shots with snow up to March. In fact Winter 1969/70 was cold and snowy from Christmas onwards. This isn't from dry statistics, these were personal observations.
  5. Warmth all around us but notice how the green snot always makes a beeline towards us.
  6. I wish some of Lucifer's heat would make it our way but of course that won't ever happen. This is Britain, the grey land of perpetual late autumn. Appears it's time to dig out my SAD lamp.
  7. Yes, what is laughingly described as "high summer" currently so dark that you would be forgiven to think today was a late October day just before the clocks go back. Needless to say it's cold and wet. No improvement in sight so looks like autumn has started a month early.
  8. Seagulls a serious pest?

    Probably because they don't live all that long. Those complaints only generally affect humans in later life. Seagulls in Llandudno have learned to dive-bomb folk coming out of chippies by tactical sh*tting on their chips knowing the meal will be thrown away for the avian thieves to gorge upon. All along the North Wales beaches and promenades there are notices warning about not feeding the gulls, Gulls also feast on the juicy bits floating in the primary settlement tanks of the local sewage works which is why seagull poo is heaving with human pathogens. Should a gull "bless" you, you need to wash it off if possible, but whatever you do thoroughly wash your hands before touching food.
  9. Autumn thoughts

    You jest of course. A couple of reasonably warm days in June with the rest being a cloudfest with any sunshine restricted to the late evening when the clouds eventually melted away. Bear in mind my observation is subjective.
  10. That blue patch indicating very cold air must be unusual for the height of summer. I hope it doesn't come our way!
  11. We heat lovers only have three months to enjoy it. You coldies have nine months of the worst the lousy British climate can throw at us to enjoy. Cold, ice, rain, wind (mostly all together).
  12. A passable summer day although with a chilly breeze until the cloud cleared at lunch to almost clear blue skies. Temp. was nothing to write home about for the beginning of July - miserable 17C. A view of Pickmere, Cheshire. Water temp was 20C, knocked back by 1C by all that cold rain last Wednesday.
  13. 10C on a late June evening, so cold I can see my breath outside. It's also extremely dark especially as we're only just past the solstice. I do hope we aren't having the same conditions as during the past few years: semi-permanent low pressure throughout what we laughingly call "summer". Looking at the thickness charts a persistent blob of green snot covering the UK surrounded by yellows and oranges. We have a very few months of what I would describe to be warm, I resent that little is encroached on by conditions more reminiscent of winter, let alone autumn.
  14. Awful cold, wet Autumn day with a miserable 13C forecast all day (it actually is 13C here).
  15. What a dark, miserable morning. Given current model output looks like we are resuming our usual "Forever Autumn"