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Thread #36608   Message #3937561
Posted By: Senoufou
15-Jul-18 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
It was 32 degrees Celsius here today in Norfolk UK. It's been like this for many weeks. Not a drop of rain for literally months.

The countryside is slowly dying and turning to dust. They showed a farmer on TV who was harvesting grain with a combine, and he had some of last year's grain to compare. The grain he was getting was like tiny grains of sand, but last year's was plump. The yields are way, way down. Pasture is sere and non-viable for the stock.

I fear for the wildlife. The earth is like concrete and the birds can't get any grubs or worms. There is no water.

There's also the risk of wildfires in the fields, with dry straw lying waiting for the binders to gather it up.

Stupid brainless idiots have been letting off fireworks for various celebrations at the local pub. If fires broke out, we're all on oil-fired energy, and everyone has a tank with 1000 litres of kerosene. Bombs waiting to go off!
We've been putting out water for the birds and as much food as we can spare.
It all reminds me of when I was in Senegal in sub-Saharan Africa. Dry as dust and boiling hot.
It's really worrying and depressing. Please let it RAIN!!!