british weather!

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  1. jaygee

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    sitting in the camper in Pitlochry, Scotland. Freezing cold so got fire on high, rain pouring down - now I remember why I like to go across the channel in the van & not UK!
     
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    The Weekend weather is a day early....:RollEyes:

    Frost this Morning but sunny at the moment...

    Would love to visit Scotland.:thumb:

    Here's hoping the Sun is heading your way.Does the weather not cross the channel? Whenever we have gone over it hasn't seemed a lot better....Except when we have traveled far South...
     
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    If its any consolation,7pm 50kms inland from Malaga and at this moment thunder lightning and torrential rain,mmmmm but sun shining through it hey ho:Smile:
     
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    well .don't come to france ; the weather has been awful for weeks , some hope for better next week
    not holding my breath though!
     
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    I agree with you about UK weather etc....often cold and damp, long dark winters with an extremely short 'summer' and daylight hours. A pretty depressing place to be.

    But Scotland is different.

    A favourite quote I always remember from Billy Connolly's "Tour of Scotland" when he said, "here in Scotland we have a saying.....if you don't like the weather, just hang on for twenty minutes!" :BigGrin::thumb:
     
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    Another favourite of mine..

    If ye canny see the hills.... it's raining
    If ye can see the hills ...... it soon will be raining
     
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    Been a lovely day in Wales today - makes a change :Wink::Laughing:
     
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    We set off for the South of France last Thursday 29th April and arrived in Port Grimaud Sunday morning 2nd May we had rain most of the journey down,but it was dry when we arrived in Port Grimaud . Monday morning was nice and sunny and really warm until about 15.00pm when it started to rain again and then the wind got up to a mini cyclone, in the early hours people were outside trying to secure their awnings in heavy rain and extreme winds and by daybreak we could survey the damage it was causing with ripped and trashed awnings table and chairs scattered about the campsite and the campsite flooded. This did not abait until around lunchtime when the wind dropped and the rain abaited and people started to clear up the mess. Later on we were advised to pull back off the beach as it was expected the sea would wash onto the site , so we retreated across the road to the other site just before the rain returned .
    Next morning we decided to head north to try and find better weather as the forcast for the area was very poor.
    We headed towards Montelimar and across the N102 to the Aire at Coubon that was a big mistake as we rose across the mountains we got colder and were meeting vehicles with snow on them then we hit the snow ourselves not just snow but a blizzard the roads were being gritted ahead of us as we followed the snow plough so we struggled on towards Clemont-Ferrand and the Aire at St-Pourcain-sur-Sioule where we arrived at 22.00pm where it was still raining heavy absolutely knackered we parked up had some cheese on toast and went to bed to try and sleep with the heavy rain on the roof.
    We woke next morning and yes still raining and the river to the side of the Aire was in flood and it was bitter cold this being Thursday morning thats it we said enough is enough so we booked eurotunnel and returned home Saturday when you guessed it it was still raining, so this has to be the worst holiday we have had in the 4 years of owning a motorhome and going to France all good fun though as long as you can laugh about it:Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    Yup! One of our favourite French campsites is at Argeles, on the Med and right down on the beach near the Spanish border. There's been snow on the beach!! Snow, in the Med!!

    Had some sun here at Glen Haggis, but it's pretty cold.

    I blame global warming!
     
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