Record storms in Britain (14 jun 12)
I rode up to over 3000 metres in Colorado, taking advantage of the warmest winter in fifty years. Now I'm doing a bike tour of SW England, just as it gets its wettest June in a hundred years.
I only got ten miles today, from St. Austell to Newquay. Fingers cold from driving rain. Like it was when I began in Montana in mid-April.
But now its mid-June. www.metoffice.gov.uk ('weather and climate change') says
"Yellow Warning of severe weather has been issued
Wales, South West England, North West England, West Midlands, East Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber, London & South East England, Northern Ireland"
The papers forecast there might be three months' rain in the next four days - perhaps the worst June storm in fifty years. So I'm going to make a dash for St. Agnes tomorrow morning - weather permitting.
Further evidence of the great anti-Rod conspiracy:
Tottenham Hotspur has just fired Harry Redknapp, their most successful manager since Keith Burkinshaw. This is a disaster.