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Village deluged by rain for 82 days straight


Posted on Sunday, 17 January, 2016 | Comment icon 18 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.
"It’s making people miserable, all we are getting is grey skies and rain," said horse centre owner Howard Lewis. "We’ve had some bad years but I can’t remember it raining every day for so long."

"Every time you go out the front door it’s raining – it’s 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 (18)


Tags: Rain, Wales


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by pallidin on 17 January, 2016, 23:03
In 1612, the leader of this new village, as well as interested citizens, were all in the local pub. The leader had WAY too much to drink. Still, he was asked: "What shall we call our new-found village"? Barely able to speak from all the drink, and about ready to puke, he mumbled whilst sneezing... "Eglwyswrw !" Thus the village name was born.
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
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 They do have a problem with consonant rain.
Comment icon #13 Posted by DingoLingo on 18 January, 2016, 13:51
I think it's pronounced something like "Egglueysooroo". W is a vowel in Welsh. I'm from Bolton, so not that far from Wales, but they will always remain a mysterious and strange people. Being an Englishman, I've had the misfortune, back in 1998 when I was in the navy, of being at a McDonald's in Cardiff where the staff spoke to the Welsh customers in English but then reverted to Welsh when they served me, just to be eejits. 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 a... [More]
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 dau ar y tro. (did I get that right?)
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
Nzo, it's not that ridiculous a name seeing that Eglwys means church in Welsh (not sure about the "wrw" bit) and the village is in Wales! It's funny that, because "église" is the French word for church. Maybe the Welsh word for church comes from the French. Black Monk, I'm surprised the staff in Cardiff knew how to speak Welsh as it's very much an English-speaking area of Wales. No excuse for them speaking Welsh to you although I don't think many of the Welsh customers would understand if they spoke Welsh to them either. I know. It surprised me, too. But it was definitely Cardiff. But I think ... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by Jaded1 on 30 January, 2016, 19:26
It's funny that, because "église" is the French word for church. Maybe the Welsh word for church comes from the French. 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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