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Is it just me or does this weather have a familiar feel to it?

Discussion in 'Ringside Chat' started by Jessey, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Jessey

    Jessey Well-Known Member

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    I've gotten used to September being nice weather, but this very autumn-y feeling this early feels much like a it did about 3 winters ago when we had a very wet, wild, mild winter.

    It was 9c here this morning, yesterday was 11c overnight and only rose to 13c in the day :cool: by no means cold but steadily lower. Tonight we have gales on the way apparently, I think I might actually end up putting a rug on Jess overnight (In September.....how ridiculous!) as she's quite slim at the moment and has no coat yet o_O
     
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    squidsin Well-Known Member

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    I've got my money on a hard winter this year. We've had an amazing berry harvest this year which according to local folklore does mean a cold winter.
     
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    Jessey Well-Known Member

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    Oh I really hope so, I would much prefer a really cold hard winter :D
     
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    Me too! So it's probably wishful thinking from me!
     
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  6. Kite_Rider

    Kite_Rider Cantering cabbage!

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    Definitely cooler here 6 degrees this morning, I think Belle thinks we're in for a cold one, she's getting very fluffy already, a good three weeks in front of where she usually is.
     
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    Yes its a lot cooler here too. I had a video pop up on fb memories from this time last year when I was riding Marley in the field, cantering around. It looked like gorgeous weather, sunny and dry:). I think this year is not going to be as good for us compared to last year. I was able to ride in my fields all winter last year for the first as it was a lot drier than previous winters. My fields are already water logged this year :eek::(
     
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  8. newforest

    newforest Opinion, a view not always based on knowledge.

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    Glorious sun and calm today. Unlike what we have had the past the four or so days.
    Managed to ride in it though.
     
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    Beautiful here this morning but we deserve it was gales all day yesterday and flooding. Even my utility room window sprung a leak last night!!!! Rain was awful. Anyway, here I hope we don't get a hard winter, I had a taste of the wind last winter and fortunately no harm done and it only got to 100mph gusts on two occasions. I know the buildings are pretty secure and we've had storm straps done on the pig barn but even so.......
     
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    This time last year the weather must have been lots better because I painted the byre windows and doors and managed two coats without a break in the weather. And I oiled the garage barge boards. It isn't looking likely this year cos I think it's to break later today again........
     
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    We had it grey and angry on sunday, thunder and lightning storms yesterday and the wind is picking up again now as storm Aileen approaches I guess, the weather alert went from yellow to amber.
    When I say a hard winter I mean very cold, which is normally dominated by high pressure which means less wind :D
     
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    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    Yep definitely colder! The unrugged ponies are very very fluffy and Kia will need clipped sooner than I thought.
     
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    newforest Opinion, a view not always based on knowledge.

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    I am thinking of clipping dinner than I thought about it last year.
    The difference is I only thought, this year I will be.
     
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    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    I was hoping to hold off until after I came back from Cyprus in October but I'll assess him this week and if he's getting uncomfortable I'll just do it before I go.
     
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    newforest Opinion, a view not always based on knowledge.

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    I'm clipping dinner. That takes some doing. :D
    Should read sooner my apologies.
     
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    I was chuckling a little :p
     
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    Ah yeah, I know what you mean. We rarely get even a frost to last half a day here. Locals always wish for snow lol I keep telling them they really don't want it! Lol I had ten hard winters being pretty much snowed up on and off where we lived and it's been a huge relief here not to worry too much. Omg, I've probably just jinxed it!!!!! I'll be wishing for a four wheel drive again!!!
     
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    MrC https://m.facebook.com/MrKiasLife/

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    We have Arlene to hit tonight apparently, it was lovely this morning but it's gone grey and threatening, I'm going to bring Kia in tonight I think as it's cold, to be blowing a gale and raining and there is no point in him standing out in that when he has a perfectly acceptable stable there for his comfort :)
     
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    It definitely seems to be turning cooler and more like autumn sooner this year. I'm dreading the clocks changing and winter :(
     
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