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Allan Report 8 Apr 2021 21:56

I mentioned on here the other day that there were two potential cyclones just off the coast of WA; well, one is now a cyclone the other a deep low which now looks set to combine with it, and just to add to the fun, another deep low has also arrived for the party.

All tourists in the North-west have been advised to leave immediately. Given that many people are holidaying at home and that we are in the middle of school holidays that will be somewhat chaotic.

The weather effects are expected to be felt as far south as Perth, which means that we also cop it here :-(

It's going to be a wild weekend


Florence61 Report 8 Apr 2021 22:12

Oh Allan, i feel for you. We are having gales(50 mph) just now and torrential rain but at least the snow has gone. Last week we had a power cut for 5 hours but we just sat by candlelight and chatted as you do.
I really hope you keep safe and dont suffer any damage. Its awful when you know a big storm is coming and you are just waiting for it to arrive...nothing worse.

Stay safe & take care


Allan Report 8 Apr 2021 22:43

Thanks, Florence, we've got the candles )and the buckets) ready. I just hope that we don't need them :-D


Allan Report 8 Apr 2021 23:01

We know that if the rain blows in from the wrong direction that we'll have a few leaks, Barbra.

Still trying to decide whether to have the house repaired or move to a smaller place.

Apathy reigns supreme :-D


Linda Report 9 Apr 2021 01:08

I had a wonderful chat with my 8 year old grandson on facetime today my daughter and family live up in the north west so in the past year I have only seen them once so facetime is very important anyway this is how it went nanna can I ask you a question yes sweetheart when did the Spanish flu start and how many people died I had google some of the answers but when I got back to him I said is there anything else you want to know no nanna but if there i'll just google it. don't you just love them


Gillx Report 9 Apr 2021 01:09

Hope things aren't to bad for you Allan. Keep as safe as you can.


AnninGlos Report 9 Apr 2021 07:58

Linda they are lovely aren't they, keep us young.

Allan, I hope the storm you expect is not as bad as you think it might be. Please stay safe and let us know you are OK.


Florence61 Report 9 Apr 2021 11:20

It's back again Grrrrr. Yep the snow came back overnight and is snowing heavily as I type this!
Maybe I should put the Xmas tree back

Joan,I'm sure you have a lot more being on the East side?

Hope Allan and his wife are safe..such a worry waiting for a storm.
I was going uptown on the bus for a quick jaunt with daughter but given the weather and it's freezing,decided to stay put.
Daughter washed her fleece blankets yesterday and so they all need drying off.
Hope everyone else ok and staying safe.

Florence in the Hebrides


AnninGlos Report 10 Apr 2021 08:29

Oh dear Joan what a shame that your lovely garden is spoilt by the snow. I hope that you are soon going to get some warmer snowless (is that a word) weather.

My exercise is walking to the post box and back about a quarter of a mile. Hopefully next week when daughter is here we will venture a little further.

only 2 degrees out there so far so not getting any warmer bright with cloud cover. we did have some heavy rain yesterday but not lasting long. Actually the garden was needing it as, despite being very cold it had been dry.


Florence61 Report 10 Apr 2021 10:35

Unbelievable!!!Snow had all gone last nite and then I get up to find...a winter wonderland.More snow than ever.The trees and hills look very scenic have to say but just wasn't expecting anymore.

My daffodils took a hit too Joan,so demoralising after all the wind bashing.
I haven't been out for a week now and my skin is so dry but it's too cold to go out.I stand on the door step for a few minutes and breathe the fresh air in but it's not the same.

Have a good day everyone

Florence in the Hebrides


Elizabeth2469049 Report 10 Apr 2021 16:54

Sleet showers off and on but not lying here in Northumberland


Gillx Report 10 Apr 2021 17:04

No snow here and it's sunny, I'll send some sun to all of you that have snow ;-)

Sorry to hear the daffs have took a hit, hope the snow stops soon. Although it's pretty to look at, it can do a lot of damage.

Your lentil and bacon soup sounds lovely Joan, that'll help keep you warm.


Linda Report 10 Apr 2021 17:54

Had my second jab this morning more people there this time then there was first time around but think people were there getting first as well just pleased that I have had both of mine now waiting for everyone to have theirs, now for my first hair cut on Monday first one since before Christmas so excited


Florence61 Report 10 Apr 2021 18:45

Well I decided this afternoon to place a bet £1.00 each way on... Minella Times and yippee it romped home 1st.Mr Milarkey pulled up so lost that one but dead chuffed.

Joan your soup sounds tasty.Daughter went on bus to town and bought a Chinese.We have just finished by it and i am so full up but was tasty.
Sun is out and snow melted but a few showers about and sky looks full of it!

Florence in the Hebrides


Linda Report 11 Apr 2021 01:32

No snow here thank goodness but so cold here I keep on coming over feeling vert hot think it might be to do with the vaccine but have not got a temperature . Congratulations Florence on your win nice to see a women jockey winner for the first time


**Ann** Report 11 Apr 2021 14:07

Joan....I could just eat that right this minute :-D :-D :-D


LindainHerriotCountry Report 11 Apr 2021 15:55

We too had a covering of snow this morning. That was annoying as we had to be out at 10am with the local Wombles group for the monthly litter pick. Luckily the sun came up and it wasn’t too cold. The picking wasn’t hard work and between us we collected about forty sacks from a relatively small park area and lots of snickets which crisscross that area of the town.
A few weeks ago, I was part of the local Friends of the earth litter pick. A 5 km circle was drawn on the map and we cleared the verges on all of the country lanes which radiate out from the centre. That was incredibly hard work. There was an unbelievable number of wine and vodka bottles which had been hurled out of car windows, plus all the cans and plastic bottles


ZZzzz Report 11 Apr 2021 16:26

Hubby washed the car and van and the front windows, now we have just had a hale stone storm :-( typical.


Florence61 Report 11 Apr 2021 21:25

Linda you were very busy.well done on all your hard work but sad when there is so much rubbish thrown down and left,disgraceful really.
Wow Joan that toad in the hole sounds huge!

We had more snow yesterday and overnight but the sun has melted it all now.Really hope that's the end of it.
Had very little to eat today as still full from last night's Chinese.

Been very lazy today and not done very much,oh well that's what Sundays are for.

Florence in the Hebrides


nameslessone Report 12 Apr 2021 08:37

That was a surprise. Here I am in my part of what the weather forecasters call the M4 corridor and I woke up to heavy snow.