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May 30th, 2016, 10:30 PM
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Record breaking rain in Paris

Since people planning trips are always asking about the weather, you might want to know that Paris has broken its record for the amount of rain for the month of May with one (rainy) day left. Yesterday alone, we got the equiavalent of one month of rain.

What will this mean for June? Well, the beginning of the month is going to be rainy, too. For the rest: wait and see.
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May 30th, 2016, 10:38 PM
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It was pretty bad here in Antwerp as well; flooding, traffic mayhem. Lightning struck the tower of the Antwerp cathedral.
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May 30th, 2016, 10:42 PM
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Yes, it was pretty bad in the Antwerp area. My plants don't need to be watered for the coming weeks. No floodings in my village, thank god.
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May 30th, 2016, 11:42 PM
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Time to cancel my trip!
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May 31st, 2016, 12:51 AM
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Hearing the rain on the roof - looks like monsoon.
My trousers think Paris is doing her best to set a new record !
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May 31st, 2016, 12:53 AM
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I Mentioned this to my French coworker and he made a comment regarding dirt and homeless people that I won't repeat here.
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May 31st, 2016, 01:37 AM
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There were four people killed in the flooding in Bavaria Sunday. Plus all those children in Paris and Germany hit by lightning.
It skirted us, we had a heavy shower yesterday evening, with a couple of claps of thunder, but that was all. Further south was badly hit.

Our street floods with heavy rain, being the lowest point in the town, so I am very happy it missed us.
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May 31st, 2016, 01:49 AM
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How many were hit by lightning?
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May 31st, 2016, 03:17 AM
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Report here said 17children in Parc Monceau were affected by lightning .
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May 31st, 2016, 03:30 AM
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"affected" does that mean struck by?
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May 31st, 2016, 03:40 AM
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>There were four people killed in the flooding in Bavaria Sunday. <

This happened in middle Franconia near Ansbach. The Ansbach - Würzburg railway line is still closed. That means that Rothenburg o.d.T. presently is accessible by train from the north only.
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May 31st, 2016, 03:48 AM
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Yorkshire heat wave at 14C continues, children startled
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May 31st, 2016, 03:50 AM
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That's my kind of heat wave!
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May 31st, 2016, 04:09 AM
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Affected as the group was being struck by lightning and some children making a cardiac stop. Two (?) were reanimated, one is still in a critical condition.
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May 31st, 2016, 04:20 AM
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Lightning strikes: http://www.indiafinancenews.com/chil...ootball-pitch/


The vierdaagse here, and in several other places was cancelled yesterday because of the forecast and the fear of lightning.
The vierdaags is a peculiarly Dutch thing I believe where people walk (or cycle or swim) a set distance every day/evening for four days. The Nijmegen Vierdaagse is the best known and internationally attended, but most towns have them, with schools, scouting groups, and individuals taking part. I assume it will be a driedaagse (three days) here this year. My grandsons are walking it, the 7 year old is doing 5km, the nine year old 10km.
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May 31st, 2016, 06:36 AM
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Thunderstorms, rain showers, torrential downpours, and cold weather all over the Dordogne for the foreseeable future. It's almost June and we're still using the fireplaces every night. It's great for sleeping, and we don't have to water the garden, but it's far from normal.
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May 31st, 2016, 06:58 AM
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St Cirq, it has to get warmer! we want to use our pool! It will be tough to pack given our 3 destinations.
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May 31st, 2016, 07:57 AM
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Authorities are closing some part of the roads along the Seine.
http://aujourdhuiparis.fr/vigilance-...erges-a-paris/
Since it will continue to rain, there can be more.
I love to watch the Zouave at Pont de Neuilly when there is a lot of water to check if he gets his feet wet.
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May 31st, 2016, 08:01 AM
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Some pics of what we could get, unless Kerouac made a better report during the last 'flood' in Paris.
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May 31st, 2016, 09:01 AM
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For those who are interested to follow thunder/lightning in real time: http://www.lightningmaps.org/
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