Prepare For The Mucky Rain UK
Although I have lived in Spain for the last 13 years I am British, and all my family are in the UK, so it´s only natural that we discuss the weather here and there often. I sometimes wonder if there is anywhere in the world where weather is not a popular topic of conversation?
Temperatures have been soaring over in Britian since the weekend, and a level 2 weather warning has been issued for today with expected highs in the region of 34C 94F range in some places. I don´t envy those in the UK one bit, even though we regularly get those temperatures here in Spain during summer and sometimes in the spring and autumn too, but it´s true what they say about the dry heat here being easier to cope with as opposed to the horrible humid sticky heat that´s the norm over in England, and I have acclimatised a lot over the years.
As usual the UK will have vicious thunderstorms to break this heat wave and as this high pressure front is going over from North Africa they can expect a mucky mess to clear up when the rain stops. We often get sand laden rain from North Africa too, and if white painted surfaces outside are not cleaned off before the rain has time to dry, it actually stains white paintwork brown.
A few years ago I wasn´t quick enough slooshing all the mucky water off the paving stones around the top of my pool and the sun dried it all to mud. This was easy enough to remove, but the staining wasn´t and even undiluted bleach didn´t bring the paintwork up to pristine white again and I had to repaint everything.
Are you living in the UK? If so, are you relishing the heat or gasping for fresh cooler air and wishing it would rain?
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