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This summer

It's bloody ATROCIOUS

I seriously think this is the worst summer I can ever remember
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Well, I commiserate with you Al, as we have the same weather pattern On the bright side summer just started and it should get better , keep your fingers crossed
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c'mon, acapulco - you know the score. we don't have a summer in the uk anymore. We get two surprisingly hot weeks in march, then we plunge straight back into autumn, until we go into winter in november.

these days, i do not expect anything other than a sh5e summer in the uk. And, of course, a hosepipe ban.

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It's my fault, I recently bought a Spider for all those long hot drives with the top down...it's rained ever since
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i ain't bought spider lately, but i did buy a table & chairs to go outside one sunny day a few weeks ago. well [email protected]@k me it's rained since , i've only used the bastid thing once, that was the day i got it.
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I love these threads, as it reminds me of how our summers frequently were, when I was a lad, with 'me motorbikes!: Always shakin' me' fist at the grey soggy summer skies, after having polished the chrome and alloy with Solvol Autosol, and tellin' the wet stuff to p$$s off!
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We had summers like this is 1998 (the year we moved into our current house. Cold, windy and wet - I remember because of the struggle I had digging out for the patio) and in 2004 (I walked the West Highland Way with FF and our big brother and it rained all that week and most of the rest of the summer).
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Our Green and Pleasant, slowly sinkin' lands. Ah! What it is to be British? English, Scottish, Welsh,Irish,(both) IoM, IoW, and all the other bits and pieces?:That's why we are as we are, the bl***y weather!
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Give it a few more weeks and we'll get our hour of sun!!! I can't wait!!
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I bought an Air Con unit for the house, had the heaters on since
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Hang on a Mo! there's that big yellow disc up there, as I look out of the window. Summer's here at last.: Barometer is still falling though :
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weather forecasting, there's a one to work out for you.
I remember in February they said this summer was going to be the hottest and driest on record by a long shot, at the time we had a run of 3-4 weeks of unusually mild winter weather and now look what we have ended up with.

Best of luck to those in Yorkshire and the Midlands who are really suffering the worst of it.
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You know when its summer; the rain is warmer (slightly). I'm still anticipating a hose-pipe ban though!
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Always shakin' me' fist at the grey soggy summer skies, after having polished the chrome and alloy with Solvol Autosol, and tellin' the wet stuff to p$$s off!
I use autosol on my exhaust comes up beautiful, need to get some scratches polished out though

On topic, I just spent a week in Scotland and the weather was lovely bar one day when it was a bit showery
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On topic, I just spent a week in Scotland and the weather was lovely bar one day when it was a bit showery
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OK,

So how come I'm sunburnt after this weekend - I spent saturday and sunday outside in the rain steering the boat from Market Drayton to sandbach - my face and hands are shall we say it - pink - the rest of we covered in waterproofs isn't...

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Well, I remember when we used to get proper snow for days on end in the South of England (back in the 80s!) and school got cancelled. Nowadays it mostly rains in winter!
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I've just heard a conversation in the office..... Summer this year is to be on the 15th of July AND it's a Sunday, so everyone can have the day off (Unless your a Priest).
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Come on people, lets be a little more optimistic. We've just entered July and still have this month, August and September (which I recall as being our best summer months) ahead of us. My patio furniture will be left out for a few months yet
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my patio furniture has dissolved
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my patio furniture has dissolved
Think of all the poor sods who's pation furnature has floated away
I heard yesterday that most wouldn't be able to claim for their cars as it's considered an 'Act of God'
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I've planted rice on my patio Y'know, I'm sure my house didn't have a moat when we moved in
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I've been out on my bike while my 147 is at HRG getting serviced, god I'm soaked, I can't remember having this much rain for this long before....... it's getting to be a complete waste of time having a nice car, coz the bloody things never clean for more than a day
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Re: This summer

No need for a hammock in the garden these days.

Just lie back with your eyes closed, relax with the gentle rocking motion and have no worries because the boat you are resting in has been secured to the back door handle.

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Re: This summer

It was a great April tho...could be worse just back from abroad left behind 46 degrees ! Old people dropping like flies !
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