Blog: Dave LeggettWet, wet, wet

Dave Leggett | 4 July 2007

The weather here in England seems to lurch from one extreme to the other. I think we had our summer in March and April this year, when it was dry and sunny, much warmer than it should have been. In May and June it started raining, big time - and it's been cooler than normal. And that weather pattern is apparently continuing into the first part of July. There's something very stoical and typically British about the sight of umbrellas and puddles at the Wimbledon tennis championships.

We've had some pretty bad flooding in parts of England over the last few weeks, but I see we're not the only ones and parts of the US have been experiencing severe floods with the added complications of oil leaking from a flooded refinery. Nasty business and I wonder what the implications for gasoline prices in the US may be if oil refining has been disrupted...

But don't get too downcast by the constant barrage of bad news on TV. The world isn't all bad (good to see that kidnapped BBC journalist was released today, for example). There is plenty to put a smile on the old face. I guess even all the rain we're getting here at least means we won't be having water supply problems this year and gardens are blooming like crazy. 

And if you are an American reading this, I hope you enjoy your 4th of July celebrations, whatever you are doing and wherever you are.

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