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Not what you’re thinking… this kind of hot:


like 37.1°c (or 98.8°F for the metrically challenged).

Tomorrow’s supposed to go down to a more reasonable 29°c. 


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Weather report

I was woken up at five-something this morning by the wind. Horrible weather. It was 25°c overnight and according the Tzora weather site, the wind is gusting to 66km/h. I thought it was higher. I saw damage to trees this morning, it was hard walking into the wind and the sand and dust was stinging.

Best part is that this will be over before the end of the day. Weather goes back to being something more normal this evening.

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And that’s a good thing because it means we’re having a lot of it. Sorry to bore you all again but we just had over 80mm of rain over the wekend, bringing us up to a grand total of a pitiful 282mm this season. That means we still need another 250mm more to make this even an average year.

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“The wetter, the better”

Ben Dorfman c.1975

Ben Dorfman was the perpetual gabbai or “warden” as we called them then, in the Sutton and District Synagogue. That was back in the 1970s. Ben was refering to the saying of Ben Heh-Heh in the Mishna (Avot 5:26) – le-fum tza’ara agra (according to the effort comes the reward), specifically on the subject of walking to shul in bad weather.

Back there  in  a wet English winter, he wasn’t talking about the way I felt today as the rain pelted down. We had a total of 21mm of rain today and it is supposed to carry on into the night.

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Dust Storm

Horrible weather. This is what it looks like out the window of our offices. My office has a better view of the garden in the middle of the building, but this is on the other side of the building and you can see just how disgusting it is looking out there.

It is supposed to start raining again tonight, but then everything will just gwet washed down with dirty rainwater. Luckily it is going to rain for a couple of days, so it might get cleaned off.

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