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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 13:18 
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https://mobile.twitter.com/Feargal_Shar ... 4280120321




https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/0 ... ing-weeks/

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A village in Oxfordshire has become the first place in Britain to run dry

Thames Water has one of the worst records on leaks in the country, losing around 600 million litres a day – around 24 per cent of its supply – prompting warnings on Tuesday that a hosepipe ban could be ignored by customers.

“I can absolutely understand why somebody would ask why they would face a fine of £1,000 when Thames is leaking hundreds of millions a day from its creaking network,”



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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 17:35 
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They were interviewing Feargal on BBC breakfast this week. I had no idea he was now campaigning on water issues but he came across well.


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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 8:41 
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Here's where i spent pretty much every weekend mountain biking to no ill effect


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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:07 
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They were interviewing Feargal on BBC breakfast this week. I had no idea he was now campaigning on water issues but he came across well.

Yes, he's been at it for a while. He was on an episode of Mortimer & Whitehouse' Gone Fishing talking about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 21:39 
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Exciting heatwave news as some rough land near my house has caught fire for the second time in 10 days. A couple of fire engines and some fire brigade land rovers rocked up, and the police closed the road. I wouldn't be surprised if they're dealing with these things all over right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 22:15 
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The wheat in the field on our boundary was harvested approaching a week ago and since then the piled runs of straw have sat there getting drier and drier. It's starting to be a real worry, at closest there's maybe 8 metres of gap to our house.


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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2022 6:51 
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There have been a couple of local fires this week. The first one had the potential to be really nasty.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-h ... r-62518469
https://bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/news/w ... ire-40534/


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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:47 
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Pool emptied, cleaned, and is now being refilled.

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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:47 
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Doing a big shop for bottled water next week, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2022 12:09 
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
There have been a couple of local fires this week. The first one had the potential to be really nasty.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-h ... r-62518469
https://bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/news/w ... ire-40534/
our address has great witley in it but we're just outside, down a lane off the a443. I wonder where that was exactly.


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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 16:21 
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Another day watching the weather forecast and the rain just keeps moving further and further back :-(


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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 19:59 
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I currently have strong opinions on the rain.

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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2022 21:08 
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It has now (finally) started to rain here


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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2022 0:03 
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We had some quality rain this evening too.

Insanely when I left for the office this morning I was cold and thought the temperature must have plummeted.

Sure, to 21.5C, according to the car.

If we get an actual cold autumn/winter after this I'm *fucked*.


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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:13 
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We only got the edge of it in Bromsgrove. It was quite frustrating looking at all the clouds in the distance and bright colours on rain radar then just have light drops.


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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2022 20:45 
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 Post subject: Re: Heatwave 22
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2022 9:47 
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We were at an orchard yesterday and there were signs up suggesting that people didn’t picnic beneath the trees because the weather was causing trees to lose branches, and sure enough there were hundreds of huge branches down everywhere. And they were new branch falls as they were all laden with ripe fruit. Some of these trees were decades of not hundreds of years old, so it was a real shame.

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