Thursday, 2 August 2012

Wonderful storm

After weeks and weeks of scorching heat and humidity, today we had the mother of all storms.  And what a blessed relief it was too.

It gradually built up during the day until the sky was dark grey, then the thunder and lightening started.  It was so loud at times that the house shook.  At one point Poppy actually fell off the back of the armchair where she usually perches to look out of the window.  I don't know if it was the vibration or the shock!  It was quite scary at times.

As usual I unplugged everything electrical, and pretty soon the power went off anyway.  It rained quite a lot which will save me having to water the garden this evening.

Amazingly, the temperature dropped from 37 degrees to just 20 degrees in a matter of an hour or so.

The storm has now passed, and I am enjoying the cool breeze and the smell of wet earth.  I'm making the most of it as no doubt the heatwave will be back again tomorrow!


12 comments:

  1. Happy that you got some MUCH needed rain....minus the storm of lightening and thunder. Poor Poopi :-)

    Two days ago we also had the Mother of All Storms. It rained and had thunder and lightening for a good 16 hours...non-stop. Never seen so much lightening and rain like Niagara Falls..... it came in bolts and sheet lightening combined. A few houses in the city caught on fire....which is rare here and the airport was shut down with thousand's stranded. But with all that it is very lush and green looking outside in the gardens.
    Glad you are okay...and enjoy the cool breeze. XXX

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    1. Good grief Erica, that sounds dreadful. Very frightening.

      The breeze now is lovely xx

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  2. Hurray!! Really glad for you, Ayak, even if it doesn't last. Sleep well. :-)

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    1. Thanks Perpetua. The temperature is rising again but only up to 26 now and it's 9pm so hoping it will be a cooler night xx

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    1. Me too KV ..one of my favourite smells.

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  4. It's been clouding over here in Selcuk but we've not had any signs of rain. I think it's waiting for our portable AC to be delivered...

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    1. omentide. It was clouding over here the day before and there were a few rumbles, then nothing. So I'm sure it's on its way to you.

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  5. Lovely when a storm breaks the heat even though, I agree, they can be frightening in their intensity.
    Poor Poppy! Tot is a percher on the back of armchairs too....but at the first sign of a storm she is off to bed.
    The papaya are in flower here all round the house and the scent after rain is intoxicating.
    Here's hoping the temperatures stay sensible now.

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    1. Dogs generally don't like storms do they Fly? Poppy isn't too bad, but Beki used to be terrified.

      Oh I can imagine that lovely smell from the papaya.

      This morning it's hot but the humidity has gone..much more pleasant.

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  6. I lovw an August rsin storm. The scent of the pine forest is lovely after the deluge.

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    1. And it's so appreciated at this time of year BtoB!

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