Winter has arrived

It has been a while since my last Beetley weather report. Well at least it seems so, to me. πŸ™‚

After the hot summer, and an unusually mild early autumn, we are getting payback, as I might have guessed. Almost gale force winds, and torrential rain that lasted for over twenty hours. The leaves are still falling, and are now sodden clumps all over the place. Driven into piles by swirling winds, then rained on, they will have to be left where they are, as I cannot even contemplate trying to clear them up in this weather.

And the mud is back, let’s never forget the mud. In the space of a few days, pleasant dog walks have returned to battling high winds, and slipping around in the rapidly forming mud pools.

Checking the weather forecast, the earnest young man predicted ‘showers’ for Norfolk. You have to laugh at those forecasters, they should really be on stage at a comedy club, getting riotous applause.

So winter is here on time, and set to stay for its usual few months.
It could be worse of course.

At least it isn’t snowing.

54 thoughts on “Winter has arrived

  1. Great post πŸ™‚ Interesting, on the Sunday before this last one, my state got a lot of snow and it began to melt rapidly this past weekend. Anyway, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚ I will get the time one of these days to read your Marjorie because it sounds interesting. In the meantime, I will catch up on the rest of your blog posts that I missed while writing my epic review πŸ™‚ Anyway, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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  2. We’ve actually had a cool front and got down to the 60’s, love it! But, no rain till next week and we’ll be back up in the 80’s by Saturday!! We have very short autumn and Winter snaps here.

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  3. You have 4 very distinct “seasons” Pete…here in Los Angeles, we have two: dry and hot, with rain very rarely…well, it’s raining hard here today and it’s refreshing….will it be so in two more days? We’ll see!

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  4. I say bring on the snow!! After the Christmas season though…That’s one of our company’s busiest times and, brother, the slightest bit of snow shuts things down around here. People act like it’s the Apocalypse. Sorry about the wind though, Pete. Cold wind is brutal.

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  5. -5c here at the moment, now the sun has gone down, -9c over night so they say. I better light the fire πŸ™‚ Still its good road building weather and with luck I’ll be finished the latest stretch before the rain next week otherwise I can see long walks to the car ahead πŸ™‚

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  6. Same here πŸ˜• had to take the car to MOT today and walk back, not far though and at least I don’t have to do a dog too. Neighbours fence is threatening to join our garden, fingers crossed it doesn’t kill my buddlea when it finally lets go! I can see a tiny bit of blue sky now, perhaps a little respite!

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  7. My Mom in Illinois called and they got ten inches of snow the other night. The winds must have flown East and crossed the waters to land in your backyard. For her, there’s no mud and rain. Just bitter cold and snow. I won’t dare tell you what the weather is like in my neck of the woods. πŸ˜‰

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