Monsoon Season in Beetley

It has now been raining non-stop for close to 45 hours here.

The noise of the rain and wind kept waking me up during the night, and I finally surfaced at 8:30 to the sound of howling wind and the rain pelting against the windows.

The shed is beginning to flood as the saturated ground starts to allow water to seep into everything. The side entrance is under an inch of water, and some local roads have flood warnings in operation. Driving is hazardous, and water can be seen pouring off the fields like small waterfalls.

The forecast is for ‘more of the same’. I checked the calendar, and confirmed that it is ten days until midsummer’s day.

TV forecasters try to cheer us up with phrases like “The Farmers need the rain”, or “It’s welcomed by gardeners”.

But it is not welcomed by me, I can assure you of that.

71 thoughts on “Monsoon Season in Beetley

  1. Sounds like what we had late May, not sure its what farmers wanted, we lost quite a lot of planted seeds as the water washed them away. And whilst its nice and hot now, 30c today, the mosquitos are out in force with all the standing water that was left from the storms. Roll on winter πŸ™‚

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    1. 30 C is a memory, Eduardo.
      We had to put the central heating on tonight, between 6 and 7. It’s June, for f***s sake!
      Sense of humour failure in full swing!
      Cheers, Pete.


            1. I would have to check to be sure, but I think the Alabama Confederates were at Gettysburg. πŸ™‚
              I checked, and my memory was correct!
              ‘The 15th Alabama is most famous for being the regiment that confronted the 20th Maine on Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863.’

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  2. I know well that kind of weather, and although you didn’t notice that much when you were busy at work, a bit of sun does much for one’s mood. And it’s summer after all (sort of). It’s raining here today as well, but, if broadcasts are right, it shouldn’t last long. I hope it gets better soon, Pete. β™₯

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    1. Thanks, Olga. I know I go on about the rain, but we get it so often, even at times when we should be having a short break from it. Everything is completely soaked! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.


  3. We have been saturated, too, Pete. My husband said we had 5 inches on Sunday. Water finds its way into everything. I hope you do not have damage.

    Hope you get some drier weather soon.

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