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CruCru Tue 25-Apr-17 18:20:49

I am in the IoW (and have been since 1 April). It hasn't rained once in that month, not even briefly. The garden is suffering (and other places). If this carries on, there'll be a hosepipe ban.

iklboo Tue 25-Apr-17 18:29:59

Blimey. We've just had a massive hail storm in Manchester.

CruCru Tue 25-Apr-17 19:54:12

I'm so jealous. I'm going to be out with the hose tomorrow, watering my roses.

elephantoverthehill Tue 25-Apr-17 20:02:19

I'm on the Isle of Wight also. I have just been out watering my garden the lawn looks like late July (I don't water the lawn) just the veg. There were some lovely cumulus clouds building an hour ago but they have disappeared. On the veg patch/allotment thread posters have been experiencing sleet and hail and rushing to get small and tender plants in. Where are the April showers?

JellyWitch Tue 25-Apr-17 20:03:37

My garden is desperate too. The short shower earlier wasn't going to do anything.

Pestilentialone Tue 25-Apr-17 20:04:32

Massive hail storm has reached below the M4, should be IoW in half an hour or so.

elephantoverthehill Tue 25-Apr-17 20:05:52

I'll look out for that one Pestil.

AlletrixLeStrange Tue 25-Apr-17 20:08:51

We had a sprinkling of snow in the south west today! I love rain. Snuggly blankets, hot chocolate, sleep like a baby. Come back winter shock

CruCru Tue 25-Apr-17 20:09:25

Oooooooh - the BBC weather app says that there are going to be light rain showers from 3pm. <crosses fingers>

CruCru Tue 25-Apr-17 20:09:42

Tomorrow, that is.

elephantoverthehill Tue 25-Apr-17 20:11:47

Yes I saw that CruCru on the metoffice forecast. Fingers crossed.

WhooooAmI24601 Tue 25-Apr-17 20:12:58

We had snow at 3am today. I woke up at 2.50am with a huge headache, got up to find painkillers and watched it snow for a whole hour. Madness.

notangelinajolie Tue 25-Apr-17 20:13:51

Thunder, lighning and hailstones in S Manchester earlier. DD got home from school with seconds to spare.

elephantoverthehill Tue 25-Apr-17 21:00:26

It is looking promising.

SherlockPotter Tue 25-Apr-17 21:02:21

It's raining in Derby... you can have that.

I now have frizzy hair 😤

Willow2017 Tue 25-Apr-17 21:17:09

Will send you some😀
Have had rain, hail and snow, hail, snow and then more rain in last 2 days.

bertsdinner Tue 25-Apr-17 21:27:10

Me too, my garden is like concrete. Its hailed, rained and snowed a tiny bit today (West Yorks), so that's a start.

thecraftyfox Tue 25-Apr-17 21:29:43

I flew back from Southampton to Manchester today. Southampton lovely sun, 16°c or so. Got off the plane 40 minutes later to snow/sleet, black skies and 9°c. I've forgotten how to do cold weather!

elephantoverthehill Tue 25-Apr-17 22:12:59

According to the rain map and my observation grin the rain has completely missed my bit of the Isle of Wight. West Wight might have had a drizzly bit.

UterusUterusGhali Tue 25-Apr-17 22:14:46

Me too. I'm in hampshire. It's been lovely, but my poor allotment!

CruCru Tue 25-Apr-17 23:47:25

Nope, we're in West Wight and haven't even had fog.

CruCru Wed 26-Apr-17 16:20:42

Aha! It's started spotting.

witsender Wed 26-Apr-17 16:22:33

I'm on IoW too, we had a shower yesterday and a small one today. I love the summer when we live on the beach, but I do miss having the fire lit and hibernating.

RiversrunWoodville Wed 26-Apr-17 16:28:03

YANBU we are in NI and other areas have had some good showers but not us, we have really sandy ground and the crops are really struggling to catch (veg farm)

hmcAsWas Wed 26-Apr-17 16:34:56

It takes 1 and 3/4 hours to adequately water all my shrubs (there's a lot of them) 😬🔫 - just across the water from you OP on the mainland, and similarly no rain for weeks.

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