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  1. It has been another wonderful day with blue skies and sunshine: The wee fish in the river haven't come out too well, a lot of squinting required but they are there: All of these next pics are taken from the mighty local peak of Laverock Law which tops out at an immense 128 metres above sea level. Is this the flatest hill which is named on an OS map? There is a decent view and the persistent breeze makes it feel like a proper hill, I can only assume at some point there was a reason that someone decided to name it as a hill?
    9 points
  2. Lol, @Mr Frost, you beat me to print! Looking down to Inverness at left and Avoch at right; nothing spectacular at all, just calm...
    8 points
  3. Evening all! Hope you are all well. Wonderful spell of weather for many of us! (If not all!) 17C today and the sunset was just glorious.
    8 points
  4. Another cool start to the day at 1c with very crunchy grass at 5.00am this morning when this photo was taken Looking NE out to the North Sea Turned into a warm sunny day with just a bit of high cloud . Maximum of 16c
    8 points
  5. Signs of a change beyond the weekend, still pretty usable weather for this coming Saturday and Sunday though... The shower risk increases next week with temps back down to average.. The ECM op perhaps a little harsh with pressure falling out to day 10...its much healthier on the mean, all be it a marked drop. Beyond that I feel we could be looking at another warm up and settled conditions after the first week of May. The GFS 6z illustrates this by bring g a similar situation to what we have currently... An Estly breeze again possibly developing.. Got a feeling in me water this summer is gonna
    8 points
  6. Lovely clear night saw 4 meteors overnight. Lovely morning and far warmer than the last couple days. 16c already. Rhododendron is coming into bloom which is always a hive of activity for the Bees (Really really need rain, grass has a slightly yellowish tinge in places)
    8 points
  7. Three more than me then. A last try tonight perhaps. Weather is same again today with bright sunshine and an Easterly breeze though perhaps not quite as strong as yesterday. Saw this photo of the Lawers range taken from above Pitlochry around 20 miles away (by a local). Still plenty snow up there at altitude.
    8 points
  8. Another lovely day. The local 'river walk' on the outskirts of Hadleigh was really enjoyable this morning. Quite some April we're having, with the possibility of it turning into the driest April on record for some areas. Tomorrow (Thurs) looking the best day of this week, with the nagging wind off the North Sea easing off allowing temps to reach a very pleasant 21C for many parts of our Region.
    8 points
  9. Looking at the Gfs 12z operational next week doesn’t look too bad at all, sure there’s a few showers dotted around (some heavy and perhaps thundery) but with plenty of fine sunny spells and temperature wise, predominantly mid teens c range across southern u k / rather cooler further north but with some milder pockets at times, heights to the NE, even by the end of next week mean any Atlantic fronts bringing persistent rain struggle to make much eastward progress against the block and actually fizzles / gets pushed further west.
    7 points
  10. So few reports of Lyrid sightings so far, so may be they haven't peaked yet and may be worth another look tonight. I'll give it a go anyway. There's a little high, thin cloud drifting around still, otherwise just the same as the last few days.
    7 points
  11. Raw ECM values now suggest to me 25C may be reached tomorrow and Friday, and maximums above 20C in the south east until the middle of next week if rain stays away - a far better picture than forecast a couple of days ago. Clusters not working today but looking at ECM ensemble graphs, looking fairly average start to May with some rain around, perhaps settling down a bit more towards the end of the first week. I'm taking it with a pinch of salt though as the models haven't really settled on anything beyond D5 recently. Lack of data?
    7 points
  12. This doesn't look too bad until you realise it's 500m away from a built up area (Kilmacolm). Lucky escape as this pic is taken looking south with the wind taking the smoke & fire west.
    7 points
  13. No... it's just that Highland roads never look that good. Patches of patches between potholes! On da beach this evening just before sunset (even pebbles have shadows) then down by the harbour where all the boys were hanging out I think they're usually out marking a course for the yacht club but there's virtually no boating activity at all now. Some bizarre light the last few days.
    7 points
  14. Got a bit hazy here this afternoon so not the clear skies this evening seen in recent days. Max was 14.6C but felt milder as the breeze died. Light cloud to the West did make for a decent sunset though. Out looking for the spaceship launched earlier but no sign, perhaps because of the thin cloud or maybe we just missed it. Lots of false reports about it from people who saw Venus and didn't think that it was not moving quickly across the sky from West to East.
    6 points
  15. I couldn't find a collective noun for meteorites @shuggee but for meteorologists, there is a candidate for today's snigger: a shower!
    6 points
  16. Didn't see a single one here HC. Was out for 20-30 minutes last three nights, was even crystal clear. Still, I can now identify the northern cross and the summer triangle! Down to 3.9C last night and already at 15C this morning. As others have said, chilly wind is away and the sun is oot!
    6 points
  17. Just back in from looking for meteors with no luck. Sky dead clear again though with Venus shining brightly before setting in theWest. Getting cold now. Temp 5C and falling. Very unusual for the East coast to have several days in a row of brisk East winds with hardly a cloud in sight. Same wind has helped keeping the skies so clear though as it stops inversions or build up of pollution.
    6 points
  18. I'd happily take this at the start of May:
    5 points
  19. One last look NE tonight then - see if we can see a surge.... (What's the collective noun for meteors?!) Got to 18.8C in my garden, half a mile away down by the Tweed it looked splendid:
    5 points
  20. Looking at the GEFS 6z there’s plenty more high pressure and glorious sunshine to enjoy during the next few days, the mean then shows what would be wintry charts if it was winter but then there are some encouraging signs that early May..MAY see another warm up!?☀️
    5 points
  21. Ne'er cast a cloot till May is oot! FWIW, my guess as to why we've nae seen a patch of North Sea filth this year is that, as we've not seen a single significant cold spell since March 2018, the upper layers of the North Sea should be warmer and deeper than is usual, at this time of year...??
    5 points
  22. Might be some tasty convection around, next Tuesday, should this GFS 06Z verify; light winds, cold 850s and SLPs of around 1008mb?⛈️
    5 points
  23. About the same here, a bit hazy but still really pleasant. Two late nights of Lyrid watching and I saw a grand total of.... THREE! plus another very bright streak nowhere near the Lyrids. Could have been anything, make up your own metaphor, or make a wish.
    5 points
  24. Not quite the same blue skies of last few days. More cloud around. Should burn away though
    5 points
  25. Next week is a work in progress so wise not to venture too far so in a nutshell the gfs version for the next three days, Our trough continues east and develops over southern Scandinavia as it phases with the main trough This partially opens the door to the Atlantic but the subtropical high and the trough over the western Mediterranean are still players as this pans out and it raises doubts as to how quick any unsettled weather from the west will arrive over the UK
    5 points
  26. I think most are aware of the current situation so keeping the waffle to a minimum Today a dry dry and sunny day with the usual caveat After a clear night with perhaps some bits and bobs of cloud around in the north another fine day tomorrow but the fresh wind will ease Another fine day on Friday but note the very slack pressure gradient over western Europe By Saturday the low pressure area to the SSW is developing a tad so a few showers in south western areas and a shallow trough is tracking south east south of Iceland The trough will bring clo
    5 points
  27. Today's dog walk looking down into the Clyde valley from Coulter woods. Still a patch of snow on Tinto.
    5 points
  28. GEFS 12Z temp. ensembles are nae too bad, when taking into account the operational run's rather lowly position...?
    4 points
  29. So, the westerlies are about to take control. But what's next? This? We can but hope! The GFS 00Z at T+384: To trust or not to trust? That is the question! The man from the ensembles, he say 'nyet'!
    4 points
  30. April 2018 was 2c above the 1961-90 series and May 2.1c so that month couldn't have been very cold at times otherwise we wouldn't have got that anomaly (we know March was) and as for 'another cloudy' one re: summers...not sure about that as sunshine totals of recent summers are on the rise. Attached shows the anomaly for 2018 and that is going by the warmer 1981-2010 series!
    4 points
  31. A bit milder again first thing this morning at 4c. Fabulous sunshine again but a fresh breeze. Currently 12c Sea fog visible in the Firth today though. Still a couple of snow drifts left on the Cawdor hills below 1500 feet Ben Wyvis however has a lot of snowcover for the end of April Calves smiling in the sun. Spring barley looking well Twilight at 10.30pm last night Mountains to the west in Wester Ross still have a lot of snow cover too
    4 points
  32. I know this is at the not-very-reliable range but... I think this adjustment by ECM (and GFS as others have shown) to the broad trough stalling west of the UK makes good sense. Reason? This: Barely has the recently concluded decline in AAM to neutral begun to move the pattern away from UK/European ridge developments, when AAM rises considerably again to bring those patterns back to the fore. This is how a gentle Nino-like 'lean' to the atmospheric state can bring us repeating spells of fine weather. The rising AAM stages are very important. I've found in my research that rising
    3 points
  33. Here in 2016 it was exactly like that. Very quiet for the first couple of months of the 2016 storm season (except from a potent little storm on April 14) and in June, all of the storms erupted. I remember the beginning of June being very thundery. One June day that stood out was the 7th. A thunderstorm developed over N London and intensified rapidly as it reached here, with the anvil of the storm roughly being the size of Northern Ireland. When the storm arrived, it produced the most frequent daytime lightning I have ever witnessed in the UK. Almost all of the bolts were CGs and were act
    3 points
  34. I live just round the corner from you @Windblade and I don’t think the past few years have been pants - on the contrary, in the past few years I’ve seen some of the most electrically active storms ever (in the UK). In terms of frequency, pretty much about average I’d say overall really. We did have a very quiet start to the year a few years ago (can’t remember which, maybe 2017??) and then it went nuts from June onwards with rounds of intense storms over the following months. I’m enjoying the crystal clear skies and hope for a nice storm season, even if I have to wait til June/July
    3 points
  35. 4 perfect days in a row and set to continue for rest of week the best April ever? 2011 was certainly warmer but sunshine is really quite something after today Heathrow will be on ~180 hours, the 200 milestone will be no problem this has been a better summer month than many August’s. Model output however looking less encouraging as we head into May.
    3 points
  36. A couple of forecast soundings for midday tomorrow
    3 points
  37. Good morning all! I have reviewed back my footage and caught 5 meteors on camera! I also got treated to a spectacular sunrise too! For those who struggle to see some of the meteors in the video, here's where they are: 1. Middle top 2. Bottom left 3. Middle bottom (this one is quite faint) 4. Far top right 5. Middle bottom/a bit to the left
    3 points
  38. for 25c tomorrow like the bbc are suggesting is possible, we would need a 17c diurnal temp range ... that is of course possible. but the uppers arent what id have thought are expected to be high enough, being under +10c, and that possible high cloud as knocks points out. can we really get 25c under those conditions, without importing warmer air?.... personally i cant see it myself.
    3 points
  39. The ecm is not quite as keen to track the trough east and phase it with the main trough thus the Atlantic door is opened a tad wider and a developing wave tracks east over the UK by Weds
    3 points
  40. I didn't manage to see any last night, unlike the night before. So l am looking forward to seeing anything any of you may have captured, so thanks in advance for making the effort to film and post.
    3 points
  41. Eric tole on a cell with Meso characteristics.
    3 points
  42. Brett adair and Eric tole on a cell that's trying to drop a nado NR Canadian,Texas. Live Storm Chasing LIVESTORMCHASING.COM Watch live feeds as storm chasers try to see if their target verifies. Tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and floods - we've got it all and more, live on our site and available as video on demand. Brett already had a brief touch down a few minutes ago.
    3 points
  43. According to this evening's ecm next weekend looks like finding the UK in a light gradient with perhaps a few showers but more persistent rain arriving in the NW Sunday afternoon
    3 points
  44. Hopeful for a hot humid thundery spell during May!
    3 points
  45. It's glorious yet again, especially if you can get some shelter from the breeze:
    3 points
  46. Here was Glencoe just a few days ago. I see someone decided to social distance by himself down the main basin!
    3 points
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