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  1. 11 hours ago, Had Worse said:

    Best get the outdoor jobs done whilst the weather is usable.

    Save on the leccy bill too by hanging washing on the line. 

    Us folk that live in hilly areas are more prone to drizzle if not heavy rain forcing us to find alternative means to dry the washing. If one has a large family, that is a challenge. 

    True, dry days when the washing dries on the line are pretty rare in this part of the country and even less up in the hills but   today has been an excellent day for leaving the drier switched off.

    thats said it’s felt cold out of the sun

  2. 13 hours ago, shadowfax said:

    Why have we got this awful wind. It’s showing 14 mph on the forecast when it’s been far more here for days. Just like a Mistral no gusts just a constant blow and no shelter here from this direction. Been howling all night!

    We often get these really gusty easterly winds here in the spring and like you say they are often much stronger than anything forecast.

    a few years ago I had a few fence panels blown clean out when just a few miles down the valley at work it had hardly rustled leaves.

    It’s not quite East Lancashire’s equivelant of Cross Fell’s Helm Wind but pretty strong and cold when it blows.

  3. 11 minutes ago, WillinGlossop said:

    Very windy today...gusts have brought a few large branches down, only 40-45mph but as trees in leaf the effect and  sound is magnified.... in Denton felt quite warm in sunshine out of the wind....

    A reminder that it’s still only April, pretty warm in the sun, bloody cold out of it.

    at least it’s dry though although that and the wind aren’t helping with the spate of moorland fires around here over the weekend.

    right conditions and wrong idiots and bingo

  4. 12 minutes ago, dodgeredee said:

    Well we're managing to stay dry in this current phase of weather but being on the northern extent of the showers to the south we're getting fairly strong & gusty easterly winds siphoning down from the pennines....which makes it feel pretty chilly despite the sunshine of today.  

    Yeah, a decent day but once that cloudy murk moved in late afternoon it went damn cold.

    certainly cold enough to cut the dogs walk short.

  5. 18 minutes ago, Had Worse said:


    A situation is developing. Plenty of water to find its way down.



    There was flooding on the Manchester Leeds line at Walsden near Todmorden early this afternoon so that may be a lot to do with it.

    conditions around these parts are nowhere near as bad as Boxing Day 2015 but it’s been a wet day and river levels haven’t been much higher since.

    at least that looks like the last of the monsoon though with a drying trend from tomorrow onwards.

  6. 12 hours ago, Chris.R said:

     Minimum 4.9°C, nowhere near a frost as I expected. Maybe places in the far east of the region have got one? 

    We got one but by 8 o’clock it had all disappeared as cloud moved in.

    rain pretty much constant since mid day and hammering on the conservatory roof a few minutes ago.

    all in all a poor day.

  7. At this time of year these systems can correct south as much as they wan’t for me.

    whilst the late March 2013 event was pretty spectacular around these parts it was also exceptional and i’d Imagine for every repeat of that, we’d have a dozen with nothing but marginal sleety crap at best.

    sorry but i’m laid up 😷  at the moment watching cold rain peeing down outside and the thoughts of some spring warmth is one of the few things cheering me up.

  8. Just now, CreweCold said:

    The issue is that people say 'oh it's just a cold' as if that makes it OK for you to keep on going as you usually would. A bad cold requires bed rest or you run the risk of complications like pneumonia from mixing with other people and acquiring other pathogenic issues as a result of a compromised immune system. 

    If you feel like crap, it's a sign to stay in bed until it passes.

    Problem is that i’m at my worse laid in bed or laid down on the couch.

    hopefully the antibiotics will start to kick in and i’ll start to feel a bit better tomorrow though.

    one thing is for sure, it’s a flu jab for me next winter if this is what it ends up as.

  9. On 03/03/2019 at 20:20, itsnowjoke said:

    Green phlegm is a green light to go to the doctor 

    As bad as ever again now but after a couple of doctors appointments and a chest X-ray, at least I know i’ve got a dose of Pneumonia.

    it doesn’t make me feel any better but at least I don’t have to worry that I feel like crap from just a cold.

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