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The Merry month of May (not)

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Orangeanddemons Mon 18-May-15 09:16:27

I don't know about anyone else, but so far where I am, this month it's been cold, windy and rainy nearly every day this month.

The main thing has been the cold and winds. Surely surely May is meant to be sunny? Isn't it? And warm? <looks through window at pissing rain>

theconstantvacuumer Mon 18-May-15 09:19:06

Same here (NI). The last couple of years we've had a couple of sunny, warm weeks in May. I'm fed up of wearing jumpers and having the heating on!

BlackeyedSusan Mon 18-May-15 13:06:53

but april was lovely. perhaps April got fed up of being showery and swapped with may.

TheColdDoesBotherMeAnyway Mon 18-May-15 14:21:15

Tell me about it! I want sunshine and warm days in the garden like this time last year - not daily rain, heating kicking in in the mornings (it's set to 18 so not exactly high!) and getting blown around on the school run sad
When's summer coming back please OYBBK?

GloriaSmud Tue 19-May-15 14:44:55

There have been some quite lively showers over the last 2 days <glances outside at hailstones coming down at the moment> and there are quite a few lightning strikes showing up here.
Think it's looking better and a bit warmer for the weekend!

TheColdDoesBotherMeAnyway Tue 19-May-15 16:17:12

We had the hail and lightening here this afternoon <shakes fist at the sky>

I saw a met office statement last night about a warm June? <hopeful>

meglet Tue 19-May-15 23:56:53

on the plus side; at least the weeds aren't taking over at the allotment.

The veg is hanging in there, very slow growing though.

GloriaSmud Thu 21-May-15 06:44:30

Looks like it's going to be a 'getting warmer' sort of weekend but rain (Sunday) and showers (Monday) forecast. So not a great Bank Holiday weekend but not as bad as could be.

GaryBaldy Thu 21-May-15 07:08:23

Yes please if like to order some good weather if poss. Sick of still wearing boots and jeans. I want to wear flip flops and summer dresses.

We had hail and thunder this week. confused

digerd Thu 21-May-15 07:17:51

Fed up here too of the cold nights and heating coming on in the mornings. My stat is set for 21.

My magnificent climbing roses have gone on strike/are being reluctant to bloom this year.The dandy lions, however, have enjoyed sowing their wild seeds in a frenzy this month and the grass is growing like mad.

Sun just emerged smile
Hope that cold wind has gone.

GloriaSmud Fri 22-May-15 17:44:08

Apart from the rain moving through on Sunday, it's not looking too bad a Bank Holiday Monday/early part of next week. After Wednesday/late next week, looks like normal service resumes with rain/showers.

digerd did you feel anything of the earthquake this morning?

fiveacres Fri 22-May-15 17:45:02

It's strange isn't it? Normally cracking flags whenever kids do exams ... [brolly]

GloriaSmud Fri 22-May-15 18:29:57

It does seem to be a cycle of a day each of rain, sun, cloud, rain, sun.....etc at the moment with an air of not being 'nearly summer' about it all.

Orangeanddemons Fri 22-May-15 20:37:33

We're not getting much sun. More like a cycle of rain, drizzle, dull repeat, and always very windy

GloriaSmud Mon 25-May-15 10:14:29

How's everyone's Bank Holiday going? 'Tis all a bit meh here and not very warm (12C, Leicester)

Orangeanddemons Mon 25-May-15 13:04:57

Same as ever. Grey, cold, cloudy, brisk wind....

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 25-May-15 13:09:44

Have to say the weather is looking very mediocre right out into early June. We seem to be stuck in this pattern sad

TheColdDoesBotherMeAnyway Mon 25-May-15 17:04:18

It's dry here (S.Wales) but so cold! Saturday was gorgeous, yesterday started wet but warmed up in the afternoon but today is grey, cold and uninspiring. I'm bored now! Where's spring? sad

meglet Tue 26-May-15 22:47:27

I'm just about to spray tan my white legs. That's how bad it is.

Where is the sun? My bones need warming up and I'm sick of layering up to go out.

tormentil Thu 28-May-15 13:19:02

Hailstones on west coast of Scotland this morning. Needed a hat whilst walking. The met office is giving our area 'feels like' temps of 3 - 7 degrees for the next week. Getting depressing...

GloriaSmud Fri 29-May-15 07:47:16

Yesterday was quite nice here, we even managed a BBQ at lunchtime although it was a bit windy!
There could be good news on the horizon ~ after the middle of next week/towards next weekend it looks like things could improve, temperatures might even be able to be described as 'quite warm' or 'really quite warm!' (usual disclaimer that it's still a week away and could change.)

digerd Fri 29-May-15 18:55:11


No, I didn't notice the earthquake but live in S Herts.

I did wake due to a loud bang last night but I may have dreamt it as dog didn't react hmm .
The wind was extra cold today [fed up face]

Perihelion Fri 29-May-15 19:43:56

There was snow forecast for the hills yesterday. We don't seem to get above 12C but with a cold wind. However the clouds this week have been awesome.

digerd Sat 30-May-15 07:22:29

Only 6 degrees minimum last night confused

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