A sense of foreboding prevails lately caused by the unusual weather. Today is the last day of Wimbledon Tennis fortnight and we have for past 13 and a half of those days basked in hot sometimes very hot sunny conditions. The new centre court roof has not had to be used once for rain protection although it was used to enable one match to carry on afte rdark until 11pm using the floodlighting under the roof - a record.
Today the 14th day of the tennis, is still rain free but the wind is now howling around like a March gale. Yet March it is most definitely not. The heat and humidty during last Sunday's jog over Wimbledon Common even at the earlier than usual start time last week of 07:15 were such that my usual fellow jogger decided to give jogging a miss for a week or two until what used to be normality, prevails and we have some cooling rain again.
The recent photographs of the part of the coastline at Bournmouth ablaze rather like summer some scenes from summer fires in Portugal and Spain, reinforces the feeling of foreboding and only a few days ago there were floods pouring through a town in S.E France. Now it's Mexico's turn - maybe those who deny global warming have no time for senses of forboding or do not see news of such events though I accept that even before global warming weather was sometimes extreme. The "sometimes" are increasing in their frequency and geographical spread.
Yet it is of course good to see crowds enjoying the sun in shirtsleeves and shorts in London though I was pleased to pass by at the end of my (solitary) jog this morning those siging in for a 10k race scheduled to start later from just off Parkside because by 8:30am the sun was again begining to roast.
Hopefully the maytrees treck to Cornwall will be during the sunny rather than drenching rain, global warming incidents.