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Hi,

We had two inches of water on the patio this afternoon, it took two hours for it to drain away through the drain holes in the surrounding walls, once it had stopped.
Bron and I suffered many years of our patio flooding like yours Sean but the person/s who laid our patio laid it with the slope towards our back door; on a bad day the water could reach 5" deep; we had to go out and brush the water into the garden.

I finally got around to sorting it once and for all; the first thing I did was pull up the patio and dig out to add the slope towards the side garden and this worked OK. Next we suffered water ingress under the bungalow so I declared war on this water problem. I bought a cement mixer and installed flood defences; Under the patio I dug out a trench against the bungalow foundations and lined the trench bottom with 4" thick concrete adding a slope away from the door; next I built two shallow walls using engineering bricks to form a wide channel; at the end of the channel by the garden I added a 4" dia soil pipe running this down the side of the bungalow allowing any water gaining access to the channel to drain away safely; it was very hard heavy work but no flooding since.

Kind regards, Colin.

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Why not do a bit more grafting; my answer to our flood problem; I replaced the original soil pipes too; all this is beneath our patio; the course of engineering bricks to the right are laid to seal the leaking wall to foundation joint; I went to a great deal of time and trouble but it's been worth it. We have a big very steep rear garden which discharges water straight down to the bungalow.
 
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Good morning all sunny intervals and light wind temp 15 to 21c
Precipitation 5%
Sunrise was 5.11
Sunset 21.16
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Good morning all light cloud and gentle breeze temp 18 to 25c
Hottest yet
Sunrise was 5.13
Sunset 21.15
It was really dark when i got up at 4.45
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Good morning all sunny and light wind temp 16 to 30c
Precipitation 2%
Sunrise was 5.14
Sunset 21.13
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Good morning all sunny intervals and light wind temp 19 to 25c
Precipitation 2%
Sunrise was 5.16
Sunset 21.12

Had thunderstorms at 11.30 last night and at 3am, it was strange that we saw only the light but not any sound until it was right over us.
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Good morning all sunny and light wind temp 19 to 32c
Precipitation 5%
Sunrise was 5.17
Sunset 21.11
Hottest day today
 

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Good morning all sunny and light wind temp 19 to 23c
Precipitation 60%
Sunrise was 5.19
Sunset 21.09
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Good morning all raining and light wind temp 15 to 19c
Had rain last night
Precipitation 88%
Sunrise was 5.20
Sunset 21.08
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Good morning all light rain and a gentle breeze temp 14 to 17c
Precipitation 80%
Sunset was 5.22
Sunset 21.06
Much more pleasant temp
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Hi,

Back to normal after a long summer of about four days duration; Blackie's here on good form; I logged on at 3:30 and had to switch on the desk lamp in order to use the keyboard.

No complaints though because I've enjoyed today in the workshop.

Kind regards, Colin.
 

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Good morning all sunny and light wind temp 13 to 23c
Precipitation 5%
Sunrise was 5.23
Sunset 21.05
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Hi,

After a miserable wet start it's turned into a sunny hot afternoon here; even the patio has dried out. The gardens are still sticky for hoeing but I've just been round because I don't know when I'll get another chance.

We too are forecast thunderstorms Logan but why we need such forecasts beats me.

Kind regards, Colin
 

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Good morning all sunny intervals and light wind temp 16 to 19c
Precipitation 23 % up to 81% thunderstorms at 12am
Sunrise was 5.25
Sunset 21.03

Colin we have so many forecastes because our weather is so changeable

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Hi,

Thanks Logan. I really meant why does Huddersfield actually need a weather forecast because living here so near The Pennines it can be brilliant sunshine one minute pouring with rain the next minute. Usually it's more grim than good. :muted:

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Hi,

Thanks Logan. I really meant why does Huddersfield actually need a weather forecast because living here so near The Pennines it can be brilliant sunshine one minute pouring with rain the next minute. Usually it's more grim than good. :muted:

Kind regards, Colin.
Oh i see. :)
 

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Colin we've got blackies brother. We didn't get the thunderstorms only the very heavy rain. We were lucky that we walked the boys and after dinner we waited to walk them again. But we still got the heavy rain, at least we don't have to do any watering. :D
 
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Good morning all light cloud and a gentle breeze temp 15 to 19c
Precipitation 11%
Sunrise was 5.26
Sunset 21.01
Have a good day all
 

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