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An outlook on weather

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As we head into the summer’s sporting event calendar, outdoor festivals, travelling fun fairs and the looming school holidays, our obsession with the weather forecast, and rain in particular, grows.

Here’s my summing up of the typical ‘Wimbledon’ weather we usually see.

Summer Showers

Drips, drops,

Dripping, dropping,

Stairs rods and torrents

Splashing and sploshing

Drumming and thrumming

Soaking through clothes

Cooling, refreshing

Droplets from nose

Laughing, more splashing

Dashing indoors

Watching for sunshine

A gap or a pause

Then just as it started

It’s over, it’s done

The world’s back to summer

And basking in sun

Susan Brownless

Cramlington