Monday, June 08, 2009

Weather Notes

It’s summer. So it must been torrential rain and flooding.

We shouldn’t complain about the rain. After all we did have a couple of weeks of pretty much non-stop wall-to-wall sunshine. It’s simply that the drainage doesn’t have the capacity to cope with the water in the valleys. The rain pours down the mountainside and ends up at the bottom of the valley – where the houses are.

The picture is Treforest, less than half a mile from home. It poured with rain on Saturday, but the lessons learned seem to be non-existent. There was exactly the same pattern of floods back in November. Cilfynydd and the A470 south of Abercynon. Rhydfelin. Treforest near Glyntaff cemetery. The railway bridge near the University of Glamorgan.

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