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  1. First day of winter and it's an ICE DAY at -1.6C. Hurrah.

  2. Max of 0.8°C today after a -5.6°C frost. Anyone want to pay my heating bill?!

  3. Dizzy heights of an afternoon max of 11°C. 

    1. Spikecollie


      I'm in shorts and t-shirt and rapidly going nude for bed.25c in my living room and Mylo has had a stream bathe and two hosings. I have had a cold shower.

  4. Possible aurora Saturday night?

    1. Polar Maritime

      Polar Maritime

      Yes Shugg, Kp5 forecast. Will it be clear enough..

    2. Polar Maritime

      Polar Maritime

      Kp6 now Shugg 🙂

  5. 27°C. Sweaty.

  6. Had a double cone with jaffa orange and vanilla ice cream in the sunshine in Peebles earlier. Almost felt like summer.

  7. Midgetastic. Swarms of the buggers. Arms could be read like braille.

    1. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      When I was living in Barrhill, I suffered badly from prickly heat rash along with midges bites.  The only thing thing that alleviate the  midge bites was Calamine lotion.

  8. Chernobyl the series. Words cannot describe.

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    2. Beverley Lass

      Beverley Lass

      No, that 2nd explosion threat was a revelation to me too.  Horrifying. 
      I also didn't realize that the kept the other nearby reactors functioning many years after the explosion .


    3. Nick L

      Nick L

      Yeah the final one closed in 2000, astonishing!

    4. Wiltshire_snow_lover


      its a great series.. so far first ep even when no their going to die followed their orders. the man in charge was in complete loo loo land tho then 2nd ep.. people who knew what actually happend going straight their i look forward to the other eps the second explosion risk bit again i never new of shows what a good job the sacrifices made 

  9. Coal fire blazing. Six weeks until the longest day.

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    2. cheeky_monkey


      your not helping with reaching that carbon zero target now :ball-santa-emoji:

    3. shuggee


      Peat tonight.

    4. Carl46Wrexham


      Has felt like October/November the past couple of days, cloudy with rain on and off and a real chilly feel.

  10. Sleet, hail, graupel, snow - anyone want to throw in a kitchen sink to today's 'wintry mix'?

  11. Those Arctic ice stats are worrying. 

    1. karyo


      Very much so! The extent in particular is nose diving!

  12. Wintry weekend coming up. Maybe the last blast before spring proper...

    1. Paul


      You all stocked up?!

    2. shuggee


      I have packets of bread mix ready...

    3. Paul


      That's cheating!

  13. My civvy partner has just looked at new METO website, "worst website redesign I've ever seen".

    1. markyo


      It really is shockingly bad.

    2. shuggee


      And he's a civilian with no particular interest in the weather i.e. a target "member of the public".

    3. markyo


      That really say's it all,they have got it badly wrong. 

  14. Two chickens missing - fox suspected. *sob*

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    2. Snowycat


      Although we had a fox earlier in the winter, not seen it around here for a while now.  I live on the edge of woodland/300 acre farm.  We have badgers and some deer and a two male pheasants called Sparky and Pierre.  In fact just come in from the cat pen and did hear some real strange noises coming from the woodland.  It wasn't badger noises and wasn't the usual deer barking....spooky 😳😱.  Lassy - one of our foster kittens after being rehomed was attacked by a badger (was witnessed) and unfortunately had to have her back leg amputated as a result. 

    3. lassie23


      i never knew badgers attacked cats

    4. Snowycat


      I know, it shocked me also but it is the second time I've come across it.  A local lady had her elderly cat attacked by a badger too.  I used to have the badgers in my garden and one did investigate the cat flap once but as they do so much damage digging everything up I served them an ASBO although they do try and dig under the top fence every so often.  They're proper vandals 😂😂

  15. -3.1°C at 13h00. Quite the cold spell.

  16. Supermarkets note: -5C rated screenwash is not four seasons.

  17. The wind is blowing a hoolie down the valley again. The pine trees can be heard shouting to each other.

    1. lassie23


      if they don't shut up by bedtime, get them asboed 

    2. Mokidugway


      Love the sound of pines in the wind  ,my place in cali has a few around it 

  18. Three times now we've had ppn at -1°C or lower and it's been rain. Weird Nov/Dec.

    1. cheeky_monkey


      dont worry its -2c here today and has been raining most of it..so you are not alone

    2. matt111


      Happened here once last winter. One of the most infuriating things for snow lovers. Worse than missing out altogether. 

  19. Two weeks of cold rain up to 250m? Marvellous +roll eyes+

    1. Mokidugway


      And more most likley  😂

  20. So wet out there. Everything is sodden, fields flooded and rivers very busy.

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    2. lassie23


      what happened to the new ice age that was supposed to hit us this winter

    3. Mokidugway


      Imrunning low on ice for my gin 😣

    4. shuggee


      I'm watching the Muppets take Manhattan as compensation.

  21. Sleety sleet sleet sleet

    1. lassie23


      i guess that's you out of the no sleet club

    2. shuggee


      Snowy snow snow snow.

      Out of both clubs.

    3. lassie23


      i'm out of the mild drizzle club

  22. Wires down on the East Coast Mainline at Newark. Bit blowy out there.

  23. There's an aurora storm and it's drizzling )-:

  24. Car registering -7°C this morning and the screen wash didn't defrost for over an hour. Winter is coming.

    1. Paul


      You need better screen wash!

    2. lassie23


      gfs says winter on hold

    3. shuggee


      The car was serviced in July and the garage put diluted wash in.  I always use neat.  Their bad.

  25. Little owl waking us up every night. Screech. Screech. Screech.


    1. jtay


      Nice one. Just found the call online. That's what we've got down here. Been wondering what it was all summer. Cheers!

    2. Seasonality


      Whenever he screeches, shout his call back at him so he thinks a bigger owl is in his territory, the neighbours will love it too 😋

    3. shuggee


      Same here jtay. Been wondering for months so went on a mission to find out what it could be. Might try that Seasonality!

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