Weather thread


#1545

So is the hose pipe ban still on? I was getting the last train from Connolly last night and they were out power hosing the platforms and stairs. Very good was to conserve water!


#1546

watering the plants in the place i work , mail went out to re assure us the water was been used from the mains , it was waste water from the factory.


#1547

the river in roscrea is a trickle but flowing. they are extracting from it to water the baskets around the town, but they have a big sign on the tank saying “extracted from river” just in case anyone starts raring up.

river shannon at limerick this week


#1548

That’s tidal, though, isn’t it?


#1549

Looks pretty wet where the “dry bit” is in the photo.


#1550

From Wikipedia:

Limerick city stands at the point where the river water meets the sea water of the estuary. The Shannon is tidal east of Limerick as far as the base of the Ardnacrusha dam.


#1551

So it looks like this predicted cool down and dampness will be short lived, Azores HP nudging up into the south from about the 20th bringing settled and dry weather with warmth again is the form horse!


#1552

So the photograph is from a tidal section of river, yes?


#1553

Yes!


#1554

The non tidal river in roscrea a tributary to the suir, water is 3cm usually over 7 and up to 1m in winter.

Still dropping, it’s barely getting over the hump at the measuring station if it doesn’t it’ll dry up down from there. I reckon that’s about a week away at current rain levels.

Spoke to a farmer up the devils bit this morning rivers up there are dry. things are bad, cattle all on meal now.


#1555

Yesterday was first rain here in 43 days.


#1556

Why has the measuring station got the hump?


#1557

Because of the hurling, like everything else around here :laughing:


#1558

What’s the devils bit when it’s at home then?


#1559

Is there a tidal river in Roscrea?


#1560

Cheap cider

Usually drank from a flagan :wink:


#1561

Nope.


#1562

It’s a mountain where there is a spring of shit cider.


#1563

It’s at this point that @Rochey usually asks if you’ve ever stuck two fingers in cider.


#1564

No, but I had a girlfriend who was an accountant, showed me all about double entry.