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  1. 2 minutes ago, Frost HoIIow said:

    22.5mm so far here today. Nothing too extreme, but if it carries on, which it is set to do then we'll be looking at least double that amount by the end of tomorrow morning. 

    Same up here, rain since late morning, heavier during the afternoon then it became lighter but back on the heavier side again now.

    At least it stoped a repeat of last nights early bonfire firework display from happening.

  2. 7 minutes ago, dodge said:

    Something a little sparky as just spawned off to the north of that dying cluster... fingers crossed it might rear up into a beast as it tracks northwards.  Very localised though I would have thought.

    After a frustrating day of seeing everything either west or east of here, my first storm of the day and it seemed to appear out of nothing north of Manchester.

    absolutely hammering it down at the moment.

  3. 2 minutes ago, feb1991blizzard said:

    I have to say, give me this all day long, much more comfortable and interesting going for rainfall records than heat records.

    Yeah we’re never going to beat the south when it comes to heat but we can take them on with rain.

    we’ve had thousands of years of practice when it comes to wet weather.

    it sounds like it’s eased off a bit here but our little stream on the other side of the garden fence is pretty well full to the brim now.

  4. 13 minutes ago, Frost HoIIow said:

    Rochdale town centre will be flooded out I'm sure. River Roch must be raging torrent.

    Rochdale centre never used to flood but seems to be threatened with flooding pretty much every year now.

    the flood siren has been sounded at Walsden at the top of the Calder Valley so no doubt those at Todmorden, HB and Mytholmroyd won’t be long behind it.

    over the hill here in Bacup no flooding yet but still hammering it down.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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