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Offline Pitlamp

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What happened to "flaming June"?
« on: June 29, 2020, 08:23:22 am »
Total of 74 mm of rain near Clapham over the last 2 days (and counting).

I hope it's not going to turn into one of "those" summers.

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 08:39:16 am »
Your getting the April showers...

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 09:09:01 am »
Total of 74 mm of rain near Clapham over the last 2 days (and counting).

I hope it's not going to turn into one of "those" summers.

Sorry, it's my fault. I ordered a large paddling pool online and spent two hours blowing it up without a pump. This was the day before the rain came.

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 09:24:25 am »
Saves you filling it up with the hosepipe, I guess.
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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2020, 09:24:46 am »
What sort of rain gauge is that? As tippers tend to over-record in windy conditions. Weatheronline shows 60mm at Shap, but only 27mm at Warcop (which are only 30km apart) in last 72 hours.

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2020, 09:25:49 am »
Still sunny down south, except for a little shower on Saturday!   ;)

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 09:57:19 am »
Just a cheap spike gauge Mike.

I did actually do a pre-empty last night to add to what was in it this morning. It was raining continuously and really windy and I find this ploy reduces the chances of losing any of the rain caught.

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 09:58:59 am »
Still sunny down south, except for a little shower on Saturday!   ;)

Typical . . .

When it's the other way around, somehow it becomes some sort of national emergency!  :lol:

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 10:22:07 am »
Eye, the summer monsoon has arrived.  Very wet conditions underground yesterday and that was just in a little high level cave.  Streams spouting from all corners where they had been dry for months.  I think we'll be waiting until September until we see any extended dry weather again.

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2020, 10:25:30 am »
We had torrential downpours here (north of Bristol) on Saturday, but it was bone dry when I was underground on Mendip the same evening...
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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2020, 10:29:10 am »
They've been very short lived down here, whilst north has had fairly continuous.

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2020, 01:44:52 pm »
It's because lock-down is being lifted: The more it lifts, the more it rains. It's the law of sod in action.

I did say back in April this would happen, hence why I started caving even if I could only do it solo, as soon as we were allowed to drive.
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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2020, 01:51:08 pm »
Hi Badlad, are we allowed to know the name of this
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little high level cave.  Streams spouting from all corners where they had been dry for months?
Or is it a secret dig?   :)

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2020, 01:58:38 pm »
Eye, the summer monsoon has arrived.  Very wet conditions underground yesterday and that was just in a little high level cave.  Streams spouting from all corners where they had been dry for months.  I think we'll be waiting until September until we see any extended dry weather again.

little?! I thought it was practically wide open?!

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2020, 02:08:48 pm »
We had torrential downpours here (north of Bristol) on Saturday, but it was bone dry when I was underground on Mendip the same evening...

Different story up here in the Dales. Here's a picture of the weir on the Ribble at Settle.


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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2020, 02:15:51 pm »
The CPC webcams are worth a look; it looks as thought the water's still rising in both Brant's Gill and the Ribble.

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2020, 03:23:57 pm »
Total of 74 mm of rain near Clapham over the last 2 days (and counting).

I hope it's not going to turn into one of "those" summers.

It is making more caves - warm rain, perfect for the job

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2020, 08:11:57 pm »
Water levels here are going down, although they did get very high for this time of year...

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2020, 10:18:50 am »
It's amazing how different it is here in the Peak. Not only have we had hardly any significant rain (15mm in the last week recorded in Buxton), the river levels are all still very low. Here's a summary of the last 8 months just downstream from Buxton:
The end is where we start....

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2020, 10:25:07 am »
Where is Josh Bratchley when you need him ;D

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2020, 01:35:34 pm »
County Pot was almost as wet as I've ever seen it on Sunday. Certainly a contrast to the preceding weeks.

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2020, 01:38:56 pm »
Rivers are on their way down now - mind you Friday's forecast may bring them up again (just in time for the weekend; typical).

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2020, 01:59:56 pm »
You do not have to be Tomasz Schafernaker to work out that when the Met Office forecasts a barbeque summer then it's time to break out the brollies, waterproofs, wellies and galoshes!

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Re: What happened to "flaming June"?
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2020, 02:02:18 pm »
You do not have to be Tomasz Schafernaker to work out that when the Met Office forecasts a barbeque summer then it's time to break out the brollies, waterproofs, wellies and galoshes!

can't see thomas schafenacker's name without thinking of this gem

 

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