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Is this incessant rain getting you down?


TopCat®
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Well it is me, and I'm sure many others as well, up and down the country.

It seems like forever when here in 'sunny' Cornwall we managed a complete summer's day and it's starting to get depressing. But then my woes are but nothing compared to the poor souls who suffered the atrocious flooding recently. I hope the flood waters never ever reach them again.

Whilst on the subject of excess water, can anyone tell me why the raised rain gutter on car roofs was designed out of their construction? My old Honda, I noted at the time of purchase in 1991, was built about the time that all cars were losing their guttering and opening the car door for access in pouring rain was a new, very wet experience if one didn't move rather quickly!

My poor wife came back this morning and, together with the car door's interior got a right old soaking before I could get to her in time. The car does indeed have slightly recessed rain channels but are next to useless if it is driven with the window slightly open. Braking or changing direction usually sends a shower of roof water cascading over and inside the glass. (yes I know, just change the car I hear you say! :o) Not quite yet I'm afraid.

I'm not sure if this is the case, but I'm sure a recently made American film had cars with gutters, so why not us? I had heard some time ago that their removal was because of better aerodynamics and to cut down on wind noise.

Well. that's got that off my chest, so now I patiently await any responses from our learned members. TC. :)

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lotvic

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Check your Area and others for Flood Alerts and river levels

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wiz-king

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Yes - it got me this morning. We have a local 'non' river that appears about every 7 -10 years. It is an old water course that is normally dry but if the water level in the ground get to a certain level then it siphons over and creates the river. last time it came up it flooded the A22 and it was shut for several weeks. I must go up the road and have a look to see if it is getting near the top of the borehole that monitors its hight below ground.

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Bingalau

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We seem to be getting alternate days of brilliant sunshine and heavy rain here in the Liverpool area. Today it is too hot to sit outside, yesterday it was too wet to even venture outside.

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TopCat®

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Looking further around the northern hemispere I see that floods in Russia have caused great devastation and high numbers of fatalities.

If ever I have another light-hearted moan about our weather conditions, then I'll try to remember that other souls on this planet are usually much worse off than us. A sobering thought indeed. TC.

Russian floods

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morddwyd

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Lots of red alerts and what have you for us, but apart from a couple of hours this morning, not even enough to fill our (very shallow) bird bath.

I feel for those who are suffering though.

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spuds

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Yesterday in my location of the country, was very baffling, weather wise. Warm and 'T' shirts most of the day, but when the clouds opened up, the drainage systems and roof gutters were failing to cope. Quite a few outdoor events were either abandoned or were cancelled earlier, and more similar forecasts are being predicted for the rest of the week.

Outside at this very moment, it could be termed as hazy and unpredictable!.

Brings back memories, when I was travelling around Borneo. This type of weather and a bar of soap was like an heavenly treat.

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Quickbeam

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The battery on my Sony reader that I've had a few years is beginning to fail. I've also noticed that when it runs down totally it can throw a wobbly and take an age to restart itself, and only when it's been on charge for an hour or more.

So I'm maybe going to replace it with a kindle as it seems a lot easier to buy the books from the Amazon system than others. But I notice that Sony's new model is now wi-fi too. Is there much between them now?

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Aitchbee

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QB - wrong thread?

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Quickbeam

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Ahhh...

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spuds

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The wet weather is getting to someone?.

But on the Amazon-Kindle thread, I have reported missing bold/italic icons, I see the same is happening on this 'Reply to this topic' panel?.

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