Summer has arrived!
By Gary Marsh
May 7, 2018 5:24am CST
Surprisingly summer has arrived for the weekend which is really quite surprising because its a bank holiday weekend and most bank holidays we usually end up with the weather being wet. Not this weekend. It is quite warm to say the least. Not a bad thing because I think most Brits are in desperate need for a bit of warmth and sunshine after what seems a very long weekend. Around two weeks ago we had temperatures of 28C (82F) for two days but it plummeted to 8C (46F) followed by lots of rain. On the 1st of May we even had a frost in the morning. My daughter and grand children came yesterday afternoon and the kids wanted a picnic. They had already been to a park and had a ride on a boating lake and little train but wanted to have the picnic with Grandma and Grandad. So they came here. We sat in the garden until around 8PM with them playing happily while we nattered and joined in their fun. So for the rest of the day I have a few domestic chores to catch up on so without further ado I had better get on and do it. I would much rather be at the seaside but that is a no no here as most of the population want to do the same thing so I do not relish the thoughts of sitting in traffic jams on a bank holiday! Where ever you are and whatever you are doing have a great day! The photo is of one of the Buddhas on the island of Phuket, Thaliand looking serene and peaceful!
24 people like this
• United Kingdom
@sharon6345 I love flying by plane and can never wait to fly. I did Helicopter over New York, The Grand canyon which was hair raising and another along the Las Vegas Strip. After the last trip to the Grand Canyon I vowed never to go in one again. We landed on the bottom but the trip back up was terrifying,
• Pamplona, Spain
The other day we woke up to pea soup fog but then it lifted like magic and out came the sun and its been very hot since then I can tell you. I welcome a fresher day as we have a very very long very hot summer which does bore me a lot sometimes.
• United States
We've had much the same weather as you! Winter lasted much too long and spring was only a day or two before we got the hot and humid days of summer! Now it's a little cooler than normal but at least we can go outside and breathe! I'm definitely enjoying the weather right now!
• Midland, Michigan
We've had similar weather off and I on. Warmer days warmer nights. Lately warmer or at least somewhat watch and pleasant days much cooler nights. Down to 49f (sorry I don't know the C) makes it hard to know whether a coat is needed when I get out of work late.
• United Kingdom
Thats the only trouble isn't it one day piping hot the next day temperatures plummet. No wonder colds abound. I guess the safest way is to make sure you have enough clothes on to keep warm and if it gets too hot then you can always remove a layer! Best to be prepared!