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Village deluged by rain for 82 days straight


Posted on Sunday, 17 January, 2016 | Comment icon 19 comments

The small village has seen rain every day for months. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 ceridwen
Beginning back in October of last year, the Welsh village of Eglwyswrw has experienced rain every day.
Most people will be familiar with what it's like to be beset by a particularly unrelenting period of wet weather, but imagine putting up with rain every single day for months on end.

This is the current predicament of the villagers of Eglwyswrw in Wales who have been enduring endless downpours for the last 82 days - a statistic that is actually close to beating the existing record set in Scotland back in 1923 which saw rain every day for 87 days.

The dreary conditions have been making life miserable for many of the village's residents, in particular those who work outside such as farmers, builders and fencing contractors.

"Itís making people miserable, all we are getting is grey skies and rain," said horse centre owner Howard Lewis. "Weíve had some bad years but I canít remember it raining every day for so long."

"Every time you go out the front door itís raining Ė itís raining now."

While dry weather may finally be making an appearance in the near future, if the rain keeps up then at the very least the village of Eglwyswrw will soon be making an entrance in to the record books.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (19)

Tags: Rain, Wales


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by PersonFromPorlock on 18 January, 2016, 0:46
Living Welsh is the best revenge.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Paranoid Android on 18 January, 2016, 7:33
Seems pretty obvious that the weather gods think the name of the town is impossible to say, they're certainly bringing some vowel weather to the place
Comment icon #12 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 18 January, 2016, 10:04
They do have a problem with consonant rain.
Comment icon #13 Posted by DingoLingo on 18 January, 2016, 13:51
My brother in law is welsh.. has a slight aussie accent so do his 2 brothers.. (been here since they were kids) though once they start drinking.. the welsh comes out.. and as the more drunk they become.. the thicker it gets.. next thing they start talking welsh.. and then cant understand why I have a dumb look on my face when they start talking it to me LOL
Comment icon #14 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard on 18 January, 2016, 15:22
Look for a crazy man building a big boat out of wood, and a line of animals marching toward him
Comment icon #15 Posted by Princess Serenity on 19 January, 2016, 3:47
Poor people. I hope they see the sun soon.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Black Monk on 24 January, 2016, 18:24
It's funny that, because " is the French word for church. Maybe the Welsh word for church comes from the French. I know. It surprised me, too. But it was definitely Cardiff. But I think it was 1999, not 1998. I had a few days off from the navy and I thought that, rather than going back home to Bolton, I'd spend the few days somewehere else, so I just decided on Cardiff. I got a train from Portsmouth to Cardiff. Whilst there I also saw the brand new Millennium Stadium under construction, and I stayed in a B&B right next to the half-built stadium.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Jaded1 on 30 January, 2016, 19:26
A few words in French are very similar to the Welsh equivalents. Ffenestr and fenetre come to mind immediately for window.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Urisk on 30 January, 2016, 20:36
82 days isn't that long. That's about average in Scotland.


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