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  • bikermike
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    Hi Penellype,

    do the weather runes give you any idea as to what the autumn winter is likely to be like?

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  • mothhawk
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    Originally posted by Penellype View Post

    This is not what is sometimes called an Indian Summer - that refers to warm and dry weather in October.
    My grandfather always called a warm spell in September an Indian Summer, and a warm spell in October St. Luke's Little Summer.

    I see the Met Office defines an Indian summer as 'a warm, calm spell of weather occurring in autumn, especially in October and November.' Since they now define autumn as commencing on 1st September, then any time from then on can be an Indian Summer I suppose.

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  • Penellype
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    Originally posted by Chippy Minton View Post
    Could do with some warmth and sun after the drizzle and mizzle and rain. Need to get a few more things ripe.
    Agreed - my outdoor tomatoes are really struggling to ripen - only the Sungold and the Shirley in the growhouse have produced ripe fruit so far.

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  • Chippy Minton
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    Could do with some warmth and sun after the drizzle and mizzle and rain. Need to get a few more things ripe.

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  • Penellype
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    Yet more up and down temperatures coming up if the models are to be believed (there are currently 2 tropical storms which might cause problems for the forecasts later). Warm and muggy today (I have a blight warning) and very warm over night, but cooling down tomorrow so that tomorrow night is rather chilly. Cool over the weekend then it looks like becoming really rather warm for a couple of days early next week, with 30C in the south a possibility. Whether that actually happens, and if it breeds thunderstorms as the heat breaks down is open to question at the moment.

    This is not what is sometimes called an Indian Summer - that refers to warm and dry weather in October.

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  • Penellype
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    Yes, some very chilly nights for the time of year coming up over the weekend, especially in the north.

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  • purplekat
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    West Yorkshire forecast is showing a low of 7c for Saturday night, worth checking your local weather, might have to get the fleece out!

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  • Penellype
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    More warnings for wind and rain for tomorrow and Wednesday as expected - this low pressure system has now been named storm Francis. Stay safe everyone!

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  • sandspider
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    Thanks P, great!

    Commenting again as email subscriptions still don't seem to be working for me. Anyone else?

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  • Penellype
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    More distinctly vile weather on the way this week, with another very deep area of low pressure heading our way for Tuesday. Expect more gales, lots of rain, heavy showers with possible hail and thunder, and then some very cold nights for the time of year towards next weekend as the wind turns into the north. Yuck.

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  • Chippy Minton
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    Originally posted by Chippy Minton View Post
    Wind looks like being the big issue hereabouts. Looking at the fully grown bean canes it's a basic sail. Might need some additional, sturdier, restraint.
    Beans have survived so far, seem to be sheltered by the row of Alderman peas adjacent. Very windy here though and gusty. Not at all pleasant, but did manage to get the dog out between showers and cover the seedlings that are hardening off as they were getting waterlogged.

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  • Penellype
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    Originally posted by bramble View Post
    The weather has been horrendous here and it's still not done.
    Thundery showers and driving wind.
    Horribly windy here this morning - I have had to put some of the taller plants in pots into the garage as they keep blowing over. Likely to be windy all day and breezy into the weekend I'm afraid. Likely to remain showery too, especially in the north and west.

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  • bramble
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    The weather has been horrendous here and it's still not done.
    Thundery showers and driving wind.

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  • Penellype
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    Originally posted by Chippy Minton View Post
    Wind looks like being the big issue hereabouts. Looking at the fully grown bean canes it's a basic sail. Might need some additional, sturdier, restraint.
    Yes, beans seem to do that - the standard bamboo canes are never strong enough if you get a proper gale.

    The warning for wind has been upgraded to red in parts of southern Ireland. Stay safe if you live there.
    Last edited by Penellype; 19-08-2020, 03:31 PM.

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  • Chippy Minton
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    Wind looks like being the big issue hereabouts. Looking at the fully grown bean canes it's a basic sail. Might need some additional, sturdier, restraint.

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