How Strange Was That.

Hello Peeps,

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See, it is Thursday already.

Doesn’t time fly when you are looking forward to an extra day off!

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The weather is still good as we inch towards the new Royal Extravaganza, and it appears that the spoilsport pundits may have been wrong and the weather may stay fine and dandy.

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But weird things do happen, this time in Birstall in Leicestershire, because every silver lining must have it’s accompanying cloud.

They had unfeasibly strange weather at the weekend.

Believe it or not, they somehow managed to be the recipients of a quick blizzard on Bank Holiday Saturday afternoon.

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It lasted for about half an hour, during which time the place was suddenly inundated with a storm of huge and solid 1″ hailstones and snow, up to a depth of 3″.

Everywhere else around them was still enjoying the wonderful heatwave.

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There were also reports of a similar happening on Saturday afternoon in Blaenavon in South Wales.

This sudden blizzard heralded it’s arrival with a crash of thunder followed by large hailstones.

It stopped traffic and interfered with power supplies.

Then, about half an hour later it was all over, leaving the town glistening white under a once more blue and benign sky.

The heatwave was back again!

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A more normal downside to the tropical weather here at the moment is that because of the lack of rain generally, there are already low levels of water in UK rivers.

Usually, this period of the year is known for it’s ‘April Showers’, so there is a definite threat of bad droughts later on, with everything that that entails.

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Still, let’s not look on the dark side when the sunny side of the street is so beguiling today!

Have a tanned one.

J,x.

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