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It has been raining for nearly an hour.🕺

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dark enough for some rain, but radar shows me in the'close but no cigar' area. 

oh well. 

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I wonder how much rain it will take to make the grass green again.

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Well the atmosphere has produced something, just persistent steady rain which whilst is a little disappointing with the forecast thunderstorms is probably the best outcome to dampen the soil a bit.

Okay it is getting quite heavy now.

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No rain here what so ever in haywards heath West Sussex. 

It's funny how I would like it to now, I don't remember ever thinking that in a summer before.

The crazy thing is I can't see any rain in my area for at least 2 weeks yet, got to be a hose pipe ban coming to southeast soon surely? I'm nearly ready for one with my new water butt set up, I got 3 x 1000 litre tanks free from work that were being got rid of as rubbish, I've plumbed them in to the garage and workshop roof, just need rain from a storm to fill the buggers up lol, or I will be filling with a hose night before the ban comes in.

 

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18 minutes ago, Captain Shortwave said:

Well the atmosphere has produced something, just persistent steady rain which whilst is a little disappointing with the forecast thunderstorms is probably the best outcome to dampen the soil a bit.

Okay it is getting quite heavy now.

been watching that band move slowly toward your part

http://www.radareu.cz/?lng=uk

hoping it doesn't fizzle out before the lower part of it (presently over the cotswolds) reaches us...

Every time rain looks like its coming its fizzled out before it gets here.... since 16th June !!!!! 

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well i never  a few drops of rain.

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I'm wondering now scrap the thunderstorm chase and play will the band make it.. 

It keeps getting some oomph then dies and repeat 

Intresting that it was never forcast to go like it had today.. 

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19 minutes ago, Rob Deacon said:

No rain here what so ever in haywards heath West Sussex. 

It's funny how I would like it to now, I don't remember ever thinking that in a summer before.

The crazy thing is I can't see any rain in my area for at least 2 weeks yet, got to be a hose pipe ban coming to southeast soon surely? I'm nearly ready for one with my new water butt set up, I got 3 x 1000 litre tanks free from work that were being got rid of as rubbish, I've plumbed them in to the garage and workshop roof, just need rain from a storm to fill the buggers up lol, or I will be filling with a hose night before the ban comes in.

 

Reservoirs are pretty full after a wet winter, no need for a hosepipe ban.

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Nice moderate rain, big drops, air smells lovely. 

 

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Some Intresting skies here... 

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i'm playing 'guess where the rain is coming from' cos it looks like it coming from all directions.

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Well if the Arome is right we could see stuff bubbling up over south east England through the night.. Not sure I buy it but it looks quite good comparing it to radar not saying its right as the other models still have diffrent ideas.. 

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Well just checked radar and can't belive the amount of new cells fired in front of the main band.. Maybe the arome is onto something.. Maybe there is hope.. 

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Feels, looks like rain, but nowt at the mo.

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Rain from about half 9 this morning till about an hour ago here in Eastbourne. Mainly light and only 1.4mm measured. Max temp was 19.7c 

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2 minutes ago, Htid said:

Rain from about half 9 this morning till about an hour ago here in Eastbourne. Mainly light and only 1.4mm measured. Max temp was 19.7c 

Reminds me of the two days of snow we had that registered all but a dusting. 

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radar says yes    nothing yet

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Here in the Hastings area we've had the first rainfall for 50 days. It started around 9am and continued until around 5pm. Very light rain for much of that time but rain nonetheless.

Just started raining again as I type.  A total of 6.4mm so far.

I'm hoping it clears in time for tomorrows Hastings Raf100 flypast :

https://www.lovehastings.com/hastings-raf-100/

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It has rained all evening pretty much non stop so probably a decent total of rain. It will certainly help the grass recover a little bit even though the outlook is pretty dry again from tomorrow onwards. Next week still looks hot to very hot potentially, even if the 16C isotherm grazes us it could still be enough to get temperatures close to the mid-thirties.

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Amazing spell of weather we missed the rain again last rain here I remember was a thunder storm in either late may or early June I can't remember it' been that long. Never seenthe  grass so yellow

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Raining moderately here but no intense thunderstorms, quote bbc TV forecast “half a months rain in 1 hour” 

Thank god its back to dry and very warm from tomorrow throughout next week. 

Hate rain, going to have enough of it through winter. 

 

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SW of Cambridge not a drop has fallen yet.  Mostly cloudy, some brief hot sunshine, cooler and more comfortable out riding this evening.  From the radar it could well be creeping this way, overnight showers would be welcome - I haven't watered the veg this evening.

WeatherBug app (which I like as a lightning tracker) gives a 20% chance of rain at 02.00 dropping to a 10% chance by 04.00.

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Cat came in an hour ago... he was wet, yet looking at the grass and plants i'm guessing he was sprayed either by a neighbour who hates cats or another cat ! ew

No rain club continues here and it's getting me down

Can't believe I'm posting this as a snow lover

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