Croquet club members Margaret Thomas, Lesley Grayson, Dorothy Gartery, Joan Featherstone and president Peg Porter ignore threatening clouds.
Croquet club members Margaret Thomas, Lesley Grayson, Dorothy Gartery, Joan Featherstone and president Peg Porter ignore threatening clouds. Emma Channon

Players weather storm

THE remnants of Monday night’s storm were still felt underfoot, but threatening clouds didn’t stop a group of 20 or so croquet lovers from playing their favourite sport yesterday.

President Peg Porter said the ground was damp but it didn’t affect the play.

“The storm rattled our windows and everything,” she said.

“We can still play today though – we’ve got an excellent mower man. As long as we wear flat shoes.”

Mrs Porter said she received 9mm of rain while fellow player Joan Featherstone said she had a whopping 25mm. The players were fortunate with the weather yesterday, arriving home well before showers set in about 3.30pm.

Tomorrow is expected to be mostly sunny but possible showers could return on Friday and Saturday.

Rain is forecast for Sunday and Monday, bringing temperatures down between five and 19 degrees.

So far this month, Warwick has received an average of 44.4mm of rain over 13 days. The wettest August on record is 2007, where 56.8mm fell.



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