The Higginson effect?

rain august 2010

After 4 or 5 weeks without rain we were  hoping that the visit of friends Jeremy and Juliet Higginson would bring us some much needed rain. Unfortunately their track record of bringing bad weather whereever they go failed as they had 8 days of unbroken sunshine. Also during their stay the commune introduced a water ban in which you can only water the garden on Tuesdays and Fridays between 9.00 and 11.00 at night.

However, despite the “Higginson Effect” sounding much more scientific and the fact that there was rain on their last evening with us we think the arrival of the rain may be due to the “Asente effect” as Mike, Monique, Luke and Dante the dog returned for their annual holiday.

We had two days of rain and then the sun came back. However, yesterday the 3rd another depression came our way and at 4.00 this morning everyone was woken up by the most incredible thunderstorm. This was in time for the return of the Roscoes to San Giorgio. So could the rain now be due to the “Roscoe Effect”. Whatever it is we are happy with  or 4 days of sun followed by one day of rain.

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