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Grass falls from sky over Gloucestershire


Posted on Wednesday, 25 June, 2014 | Comment icon 12 comments

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Locals were left baffled when large clumps of grass and hay started to descend from the heavens.
The county had been enjoying a spell of warm weather with a forecast of further sunshine and clear skies ahead, yet despite the perfect conditions residents found themselves being subjected to an unexpected deluge of dry grass and straw that seemed to be appearing out of nowhere above their heads.

The Met Office soon began to receive reports from all across the county about these mysterious downpours as houses, gardens and roads in some areas quickly became strewn with the stuff.

Weather experts however were quick to provide a likely explanation for the phenomenon.

"We had a couple of weeks of dry weather across much of the country and that has allowed the ground to dry and warm up, and this weather has been ideal for farmers to cut grass for hay," said a Met Office spokesman.

"This grass has been lifted into the air by some means, possibly by convection, where the ground heats the air above it causing the air to rise and carrying the grass aloft, and it is then carried along by warm thermals."

Source: Gloucestershire Echo | Comments (12)

Tags: Grass, Hay


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by toast on 25 June, 2014, 12:47
Ecological chemtrailing.
Comment icon #4 Posted by ThesillyfunnyguyIDK on 25 June, 2014, 14:22
The planet is extremely angry, its pulling its [s]hair[/s] grass out
Comment icon #5 Posted by Rose-Red Howler on 25 June, 2014, 16:38
Someone in the sky has been mowing the lawn.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Nzo on 25 June, 2014, 17:43
He who must not be named is back.
Comment icon #7 Posted by shrooma on 25 June, 2014, 18:49
i see Howard Marks has passed his pilot's license then....? ;-)
Comment icon #8 Posted by JGirl on 25 June, 2014, 18:52
not nearly as unpleasant as fish falling from the sky, which apparently is not all that unusual
Comment icon #9 Posted by EllJay on 25 June, 2014, 18:59
George W Bush???
Comment icon #10 Posted by EllJay on 25 June, 2014, 19:01
I left my lawnmower tied to an airplane. Sorry y'all.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Silent Trinity on 30 June, 2014, 17:15
God is just trying to get our attention and say 'HAY all!' Sorry I shall submit myself for immediate euthanasia for making that joke... :/


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