Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Bank Holiday Blues

I have been reading today how the bad weather brought misery to millions and was wondering what bad weather they were referring to, because yesterday we had a really sunny day. Then I read on to discover ....

.... the most sodden place was St Catherine's Point on the Isle of Wight, where 74mm of rain fell over a 24-hour period which ended yesterday morning.

Liscombe in Somerset was drowned in 31mm of rain over the same night, while temperatures dropped to a chilly 8C in much of central and eastern England. According to the Met Office, the unlucky residents of High Wycombe were forced to endure temperatures as low as 5C.

The poor conditions disrupted a number of events up and down the country. More than 100,000 people had been expected to attend the Luton International Carnival, but it was called off because of the bad weather.

In Oxfordshire, the second day of the popular Spirit of Adventure airshow at Abingdon airfield, which promised the appearance of Spitfires, Tornados and Hercules aircraft, was called off due to heavy rain and cloud.

It was also bad news for sporting events, with the rain on Sunday wiping out all of the third day's play of the second Test between England and the West Indies. Heavy showers at Headingley, in Leeds, also interrupted yesterday's play.

Over the whole weekend Bournemouth saw its sandy beaches deserted, and conditions were so bad in Exmouth, Devon, that the resort's annual sand sculpture competition was cancelled.

AHHH! you really feel sorry for them don't you? No I didn't think so. We had great weather NYAH NYAH NYAH NYAH!!