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  1. Aye coldest start of the season this morning at -8.3c. December has produced a couple of ice-days so far, only the snow lacking with just the odd flurry on Sunday evening to report. Currently pretty cloudy and -6c
  2. Contrasts, currently 14c in London, -2c up here
  3. Encountered a brief but welcome snow shower locally on our dog walk near Moy earlier. It’s been a raw day/week, with plenty frost, having started the week at 7 below. Some Goldfinches are now visiting which is nice to see, 1st time we’ve had them in the garden. Enjoying the time to get everything winter ready, 09/10 was sedate until mid December and we know what was unleashed after that, so intrigued as always regarding what awaits us. 0c
  4. Wonderfully foggy while down in Inverness today, hiding the city and keeping the temp at 5c or below all day, fine and sunny everywhere with a wee bit of elevation. -2c and clear skies just now This from a nasa pic online showing the blanket within the glens
  5. Not enough to trouble the shovel but nice to see the first cover of the season here -1c with light snow
  6. A wee covering of the white stuff when we left the hoose earlier this evening after showers from a biting cold wind, forecast looks promising for more through the night
  7. You may be less homesick knowing it’s grim here too HC, very dark, grey skies and showers barrelling in on a bugger of a wind from the west. Proper autumnal mince
  8. Howdy. Time to switch the lurking mode off. Wind has more of a bite to it these days, the white stuff doesn’t feel too far away. Nice moody sunset towards the monadhlaiths last night while out with the dog
  9. Couldn't see the Cairngorms for mist this morn but there's a dusting of snow, same for the top of Ben Wyvis, visible whenever the cloud clears. Not overly rare though my father informs me that the snow was a good way down the local Munro's on the longest day in 1996 Looking forward to next week's forecast sun and heat, two hoodies on today working on a hillside and a real unwelcome wind yet again, spits of rain, autumnal vibes, delighted summer is returning soon
  10. Not the only one to notice the lack of a breeze tonight, the midges are just fierce Overcast, grey and some drizzle this evening after a nice sunny start to the day. 2nd batch of red squirrel kittens this year have emerged in the garden recently, lovely red coats compared to their more scraggly elders. 9c
  11. "Stornoway has reached its 22nd consecutive day of a long dry spell"..... *rubs eyes and reads again* https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-44437551
  12. The gods must be moving a fair bit of furniture above Rothiemurchus just now, no downpour yet but the light is like 10pm and some seriously noisy skies for the last hour
  13. Hearing we missed another deluge when we were out earlier, accompanied by thunder and lightning. The humidity is such that there is little to show for the rain though. Temp at 24c, was 19c at midnight last night, considering last year we basically had an evening fire on through the year the continuous warmth in this spell has been remarkable
  14. Caught the Cairngorms disappearing under a big dark mass on the way home at tea time, torrential downpour followed with thunder and a wee bit of lightning. Nice muddy river down the track for a bit. Temp had hit 24c by 10am so a really muggy feel, maxed at 27c. Feeling warm standing in Scottish rain is always a welcome novelty Similar affair tomorrow by the looks
  15. Busy in the hills yesterday, understandably so given some vintage conditions. Continuous blazing sun up An Dìollaid in Glen Shiel but a welcome breeze to reduce the heat. Could see for days. Temp was reading 28c and appears to be the same out west today, a wonderful spell of weather