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The met office have said no overnight records were broken, but they did mention this interesting phenomenon, a "heat burst"  

Worth remembering: We broke the July record today by 1.4C. That's a big margin!! 

We were so close!

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Just now, East Lancs Rain said:

Well Summer 2019 might be over but on the bright side, it's less than 9 months until next summer! ? Seems a long way off but it will be here before we know it. ?

Can't come quick enough!.As soon as March comes around,my mood improves.I can't stand dark,cold nights.

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On 1 September 2019 at 21:38, chrisbell-nottheweatherman said:

Worrying, isn't it - we'll be a desert by mid-decade at this rate!

Whereas here it's turning into a swamp! Lashing rain, howling wind, blustery showers! ???

 

Top lawn is really long but I can't cut it because it just won't dry out fast enough! 

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36 minutes ago, northwestsnow said:

I think i beat you both on the rain count !

Yeah our region is wet to say the least. It is crazy how dry the east is compared to here. Anyone would think the Pennines were the Himalayas. That's why areas like Oldham boomed with cotton mills because of the wet climate.

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Just now, Frost HoIIow said:

Yeah our region is wet to say the least. It is crazy how dry the east is compared to here. Anyone would think the Pennines were the Himalayas. That's why areas like Oldham boomed with cotton mills because of the wet climate.

Forgive my ignorance but how would a wet climate make cotton production easier?

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6 minutes ago, feb1991blizzard said:

Forgive my ignorance but how would a wet climate make cotton production easier?

The heavy rain that caused the rivers to run off the Pennines meant there was always a good supply of water for the mills. Often canals were built close to the rivers so they interjoined water & mills were built alongside canals. Damp air also was favourable that threads of cotton were less likely to snap in production.

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Wool and cotton can contain about 30% or so moisture by weight in normal humidities. They get weaker if you lower that figure. Water molecules increase the attractive forces between the fibres a little bit. It's why you often see misting sprays in carding plants where they comb the fibres parallel ready for spinning. It helps reduce fibre breakage so finished yarns will be stronger. It's also why it's a good idea for you to use a brush and hairdrier together in moderation (or preferably just towel dry) if you want to keep your locks in good shape.

There's a old comedy film where somebody (Jackie Chan?) breaks out of jail by taking off his shirt and twisting it around a couple of bars to bend them. He pees on it first to increase its strength.

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17 hours ago, Thundershine said:

Today was a chilly, blowy day with quite a few light showers. Felt really chilly, prefer it to be a bit milder til mid September!

Yeah I can't even manage temps in the mid teens at the moment. And never mind light showers they were quite heavy here.

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12 hours ago, Frost HoIIow said:

The heavy rain that caused the rivers to run off the Pennines meant there was always a good supply of water for the mills. Often canals were built close to the rivers so they interjoined water & mills were built alongside canals. Damp air also was favourable that threads of cotton were less likely to snap in production.

Sadly the wet climate no longer has any use. It's just a nuisance now and a misery.

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I cannot believe how utterly convectionless the last year and a half has been (July plume aside).

Nothing, nada, zero.

Closest I’ve seen actual towering cumulus let alone a cumulonimbus was late August about 30 miles away.

very strange.

 

its either shallow stratus here or blue skies. Nothing in between. Dull.

 

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