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Robin's weather blog and forecast

I received a distress flare style text from a friend this morning.

She'd heard on the radio that today would be 'the last fine day for a while' & couldn't believe it. 48 hours of summer just doesn't cut it & I was meant to come up with something more positive.

Sadly I was able to provide no comfort at all. The forecast was entirely correct. It's going to be wet tonight & thereafter it's looking unsettled with strong winds at times & spells of rain. I addition temperatures will be below average.

I realise I've not exactly sugared the pill there, but the very least we can do is face the inevitable & be prepared.

Believe me, no-one will be more delighted than me when it's time to get out the flip flops once again.