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SW Saltire last won the day on April 20 2015

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    Dumfries, South West Scotland mostly, University in Stirling (mid September - mid December and January to mid April)
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    Snow and cold in winter and dry and very warm in summer

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  1. Certainly almost of snow here now in the heaviest bursts. 1c. There is still hope for you lot further north with a little elevation. M74 is bad now near Moffat with Black Ice and out West (A75) the sheer quantity of water is the main ause for concern
  2. Surpringly poor in terms of snow today. Didn’t expect much here in the South-West but not even a flake is poor. Rain was on and off from 0200-0500 Stranraer and further east. Back home was 1.5c at 0800 when I got to bed. Absolutely no snow and just atrocious conditions. Looking forward to some proper cold around the turn of the year - fingers crossed
  3. Amazing longevity of this spell. Preferred yesterday at a high of 24c and sunny to today at 20c but cloudy and sticky This is a beautiful spell though, really never that hot. Valencia was reading 37c Monday on their city themometers in the shade and at 5am was 26c. Given the fiery sun over there it felt even hotter most of the day. Almost unbearable for me personally. 100f is basically my limit I’ve found, over 40c is too hot I had no air con so safe to say pretty sleep deprived. Returning home was gloriously cool and comfortable in comparison
  4. Can confirm yesterday was poor for the East coast Car (slightly inaccurrate I know but I had been travelling for a fair few minutes) was reading 31c when I left Dumfries and I cried as it fell and fell. 25c at Moffat, 22c Abington, 19/20c passing the Pentlands and 16c and cloudy in Leith Much better when I left this morning though. Back in the tropical south, another glorious day, cooler than of late. Warm now though at 25.2c and slowly rising
  5. Is it not to improve after the next two or so days, a southerly develops...? GF lives in Leith and I don’t want to be cold haha Gorgeous here in Dumfries. We’ve done incredibly well out of this summer so far but that’s always the case being fairly far West Too warm to be on nightshift. A max of 29.5c here. Was 28.5c yesterday. Looking perfect going forwards at a very warm 24/25c Off to Valencia for a few days end of next week but don’t think I really need to! (Provided we get some rain) Long may it continue
  6. Can only add to the ‘glorious’ comments only thing that isn’t glorious is trying to sleep after a night shift in this weather! Maxes have been >20c for over a week now, many days 22/23c In the last 3 days the heat has ramped up though with 24.5c, 25.5c and today is already 24c so heading for 26 probably The light at this time of year is extraordinary. 2300 - can still see yellow where the sun has set Driving home at 0230 the sky turns light blue and then yellow to the East as the sun rises and i’m almost as far south and West as you can go in Scotland working near to Stranraer Looks like temps will fall by 5c or so here for a few days but that’ll still bring 20/21 which is pretty perfect
  7. Thanks man, yeah I don’t think i’ve seen snow that deep (bar in photos from 1995/1996 when we lived at height and that was continuous snowfall). Plus there were monster icicles. It’s the drifting of the snow that is the killer. It’s really dreadful in pockets and I can easily see how it could get you stuck or make you crash. Best advice really is to not travel
  8. Well saw most of the country today as I got to go home early ‘If you can dig yourself out’ so I did. Went west cos thought M80 was open. Wasn’t. (Opened 10 mins afterwards) so went South East on M9 to Edinburgh and that was fine bar some snow drifts Fun really started thereafter as couldn’t go via Lanark or Penicuik as totally blocked roads so I went the Kilmarnock road from Broxburn (A71) and went due West until I hit Carluke and could join the M74 and went home. Insane snow at places in Lothian. Winner was West Calder by a Glasgow mile. I’d say they have 3 feet of snow (not exaggerating). Quite scary when you really aren’t sure if the car is going to keep going but luckily all my fun on the quad bike making it skid from years ago paid off when the back end went a few times on a main road haha. Nearly died but didn’t die so all good. Even have some snow down here, about 4 inches here in Dumfries. Currently -3c
  9. Never seen snow like this... Only born end of 1995 admittedly so those v snowy years of 1995 and 96 etc are not remembered by me. Really the millenium onwards is when I can remember from. Over a foot here at height in Kincardine, pretty much snowed in. I will have to dig my car out
  10. Mental day here in Kincardine. Warmest was -2c all day and almost constant snow showers. Started the day with 2 inches and now have easily 6. Experienced my first Thunder snow too. Currently v heavy and just pilling up
  11. Heavy snow -1.5c, even snowing down on the coast apparently!
  12. Been a great week. No meaningful snow in Leith and most of Edinburgh and you’d wonder what the fuss is about. Yet as soon as you head south it’s a different world. By far the snowiest place is near Tinto hill with easily 10-12 inches it looked like. Back home, it was a very decent week. Usually we get lots of showers from the West but uppers are marginal and it’s sleet. However not with this one, 5/6 inches lay at one point and there’s still about 4 left which is all icy and crunching. Been a good winter so far and hopefully February can deliver something too
  13. Been heavy snow here in Kincardine for a few hours, work is shutting in 20 mins due to it.... yaaassss 3/4 inches here, about an inch of new snow but quickly accumulating
  14. Yeah got a fair bit back home I’m reliably informed. Unfortunately wi-fi is too poor to post videos but i’ll try later on to Nothing much here in Kincardine but tomorrow may deliver a bit more...
  15. Looks like this event really delivered.... up in Kincardine atm and 2/3 inches here with the roads terrible. Back home, a similar amount of snow and roads even worse with all non-essential travel being warned against. Some serious snow in that amber area. Beautiful snow showers all day today, very frequent in nature. Long may it continue!