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Ravelin last won the day on March 25 2016

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  1. Some nice rain to wet the garden today, especially a heavy burst around lunchtime, after we'd hung out some washing to dry (eventually brought back in, design and hung up inside).
  2. Well the pair of oyster catchers that have been nesting in top of a tree stump between our house and the one next door have definitely managed to pledge a chick this year. As we were watching a swarm of bees (we've had 4 so far that we know about) disappear across one of the fields on Sunday my wife spotted the chick running around the field, closely watched by both parents. The weather has been generally good, but the annoyingly constant wind has been noticeable and has taken the edge off the temperature.
  3. 19C at the house when I got home from work, that'll do nicely thanks. Having to water the plants now though, especially ones in pots which are trying out fast.
  4. Took a while for the cloud to break up but in the end it hit a high of 18.9C according to the weather station just up the road. The bees certainly approved as I came home to find a swarm in one of the trees, the first this year. Quite a small one and easy enough to get to, so they are in a small hive now. Would rather not have any more, especially this weekend as we're off to Pitlochry with the motorhome, but I suspect it'll not be the last.
  5. Drove to Westhill in the rain this morning, drove back this afternoon in what can only be described as torrential drizzle. The icing on the cake was my car ice warning beeping as I approached Tillyfourie, meaning it was 3C outside. It did manage to climb back up to 4C through Alford, then dropped back to 3C as I headed up the hill. The rain even turned slightly sleety then too. The last of the wood is currently being used on the stove.
  6. Aye, weekly Thursday evening run to Insch and back just completed and it was 6C and raining, heavily at times. At least it's an improvement from earlier in the month, when it was nearer 3 or 4C and heavy rain/sleet/wet snow. It'll be very interesting to see how May fares for average temperature anomaly this year.
  7. After a decent weekend it's been sunshine and showers this week so far. Raining this morning but something warmer on the far horizon, late next week onwards?
  8. We were just talking about the weather at work yesterday, especially after some biblical downpours earlier in the week, and the less than inspiring forecasts. It's 6 weeks until the end of term, after which we have 7 weeks holiday here as we went back a week early last summer (for all the good that likely did). It was suggested that the good weather was being saved up and we will have wonderful weather for the whole 7 week summer holiday...at which point everyone burst out laughing. Perhaps for once though it might happen, to compensate for all the Covid related crap in the last year?
  9. Luckily for the S1 pupil who burnt his Apple Crumble it was decent weather for the whole school to be stood on the playing fields mid afternoon. It actually felt warm, at least in the side of the body facing the sun. If he'd done it earlier in the week he'd have been rather unpopular. Actually saw the car temp gauge get into double figures, just, on my drive home.
  10. Well last Thursday I reported dropping off and picking up my youngest from training in Insch in just about every type of weather both going and returning. This week I left the house and dashed to the car around 8:30 in heavy sleet and 3C. The week in between had seen some truly remarkable/awful weather for May. I know it's not that unusual in Scotland to see falling, or lying, snow at the start of May, but the extent and frequency of it must be unusual. That coming off a cold April too. I've not really had to cut the grass in the garden yet either, which is quite unusual for it to no
  11. Oh I give in, 5.6C, a blustery wind and it's just started raining, the woodburner is getting lit. 😠 @Hairy CeltI doubt it, even mentioning the B word these days is probably pushing it, even if it is in relation to moving somewhere warmer .
  12. This is getting ridiculous, a heavy and prolonged shower of hail/graupel early afternoon turned everything temporarily white. It was a accompanied by a 3c drop in air temp too. In contrast I took the dog out for a walk in the morning and had overcompensated with my clothing as it actually felt warmish in the sunny and calm conditions. Really could do with some temps in the mid teens at least, today's max was a mere 7.5C.
  13. According to the wife the high ground between Huntly and Alford had a covering of snow this morning. I can believe that as I'm not long back from picking up the youngest from fitness training in Insch and I saw everything short of snow. Certainly rain and sleet, with hail or grapple rattling off the car at one point. The message we got about the school heating being turned off on 10th May as it's council policy certainly caused a bit of discussion at work today. With the current weather not looking as if it will warm up any time soon, and the requirement to keep at least some windows open
  14. We saw a couple of Swift I think, either that or Martins as tail didn't look long enough for a Swallow. We were sat in the lounge looking out and they didn't hang a round for long. It's been a glorious weekend, felt a little warmer yesterday than it did today, but only really the strength of the sun making it feel so warm as the air temp maxed out at around 14C both days. I've spent most of both days in the garden and we've had lunch sat out both days too, in a sheltered but sunny spot. Not too bothered about the rain forecast for this week, we certainly need it. I'd have been more upset
  15. STV weather also mentioned how dry it had been in April, so I assume MetO must have released some statistics today. Here it's not been a case of 'April showers', but more a case of 'April shower' (singular).
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