This is only our second winter living in the Charente and this winter is turning out to be very different to our first winter here.
Last winter was very calm and I remember commenting to the other half that windy or stormy weather was virtually non existant. Also last winter was very sunny with lot's of crisp sunny winter days and we even had a dusting of snow on a few occasions. This is the sort of winter we were expecting to be honest
However this winter we have had so much rain and the winds have been very strong. I have just got in from securing a corrugated roof on an outbuilding, which for all the world looked like it was about to blow clean off!! Thankfully it is secure now. I also heard that Il de Re recorded it's highest ever wind speed earlier this week at 134KPH?
Just wondered what other's experiences are? Is the climate here just as changeable as the UK in your experience? Is climate change playing a part?