The brit summer ?

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  1. Jaws

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    I know it is a brit preoccupation to drone on about weather, but for the past couple of years we simply do not seem to have had any sort of summer at all

    We do go out in the MH no matter what the weather, but it just seems to me that every time we go anywhere we have had to watch the ground to make sure we do not sink, take a selection of waterproofs with us, and have had to clean the carpet repeatedly no matter how careful we have been

    Sure, we get the occasional couple of days of warmth and sun, but they seem to be few and far between.

    This year seems ( to me ) to be even worse than last, with very little summer ( so far ) at all.
     
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  2. milliethehymer

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    Have to agree - the unpredictable Brit weather finally drove me away from canvas camping after a very wet and windy couple of weeks in Scotland earlier this month. We had a couple of days in tee shirts and shorts (and were still too hot) and the rest of the time wearing multiple layers of fleece and bobble hats and still being cold...It would be handy if there was some consistency in the weather, be it hot or cold. At least you'd know where you stood

    I'd still not want to live anywhere else though! My sister lives in South of France and at times in the summer she is restricted by the hot weather as to what can practically be done, just as we are in the winter by cold weather.

    Roll on q1 2016 when Millie arrives:roflmto::roflmto:
     
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    We've been getting some cracking Springs though. And Summer 2013 was good and long.

    It does seem to go from one extreme to the other overnight though. No gentle moving from one season to another :)
     
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    They're just later. Mid July to late October has been good the last two years
     
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    We lit the log burner last night!
     
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    That's some RV you've got there.
     
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    Hope you are warm and happy Jim!! We are cold and wet at Norwich, rain started c. 12 noon yesterday and hasn't stopped yet!
     
  8. Jaws

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    And it is still drizzling here in Thetford even now mate ....
     
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    Strangely enough the sun's shinning right above my van, factor 30 isn't sufficient and my ice cream has melted. :cool:


    I know it'll all change when I wake up:D
     
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    Sunny with some cloud here in Grimsby.

    Not had a lot of rain over the last couple of weeks, just the odd shower or two.


    :cooler:
     
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    Well yesterday was the only truly wet day we have had in Sunny Deb'n for ages......Mrs Tinca and I are as brown as berries and the garden is as dry as a chip so get yerself down to Deb'n moi luvver......................

    The Tinca's
     
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    UK hasn't had a decent summer for bloody years you can kid yourself if you want but iur summers are crap.
    The very reason we spend so much time abroad I can't stick it here, if it wasn't for family I'd be away even more.
     
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    And it aint looking great for Monday either Rory ! Think the wets are gonna get a good work out mate
     
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    38 deg here, low humidity very pleasant, in Siem Reap, Cambodia.:LOL:

    Managed to avoid the British summer so far, spent frst 3 weeks of June in France back for the rest of June when the weather was good been in Thailand since then until today, back to Thailand on Tuesday.
     
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    Don't have an RV at the moment, its away being refurbed. Otherwise I'd be up at Norfoook
     
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    On the Isle of Wight , friday first day of real rain for what seems months my grass is almost brown (now a wet colour ) today bright sunshine.
     
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    You clearly live in the "wrong" part of the country. We've had some cracking weather this summer but then this is the driest part of the UK (according to some "experts").
     
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    Sunny, very hot and dry here in Central Portugal from 11 to 6, nice and cool in the evenings and fresh in the mornings and snuggled under duvet at night... Perfect weather.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    What do you call very hot @JJ.
     
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    ??? Last summer was brilliant and went on until just before Christmas ???
     
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