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Wildswimmer Pete

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  1. Now intermittent light snow with occasional bursts of larger flakes. This was after the sun made a fleeting visit but since then the sky is a little darker.
  2. Still slight snow but not much on the ground. Some settled on neighbouring roofs but not very much.
  3. Still snowing continually. Bear in mind I live in the New Town and about 60m ASL.
  4. Awful grey, damp day with occasional light rain. Currently 2.2C so any PPN overnight will be sleet/snow?
  5. Cold rain first thing, then fine for a couple of hours now cloud increasing with increasingly shorter sunny periods. Currently dry.
  6. Fine and sunny here, even feeling mild in the fairly strong breeze. Can't supply an outdoor temp has my sensor has been affected by sunlight.
  7. Oh well, short and sweet. Very light snow now with lying stuff now melting (Warrington)
  8. Just looked outdoors and a layer of white on the ground. However whatever is I can hear so looks like as you say: Freezing rain/graupel/sleet or combination thereof.
  9. I have aphasia, consequence of stroke, and cannot conduct a telephone conversation however although I don't pick up a speech call I have had the odd scam text whereupon opening immediately takes a few quid's worth of credit. Such texts are immediately deleted without opening. I have no landline phone, just the mobile for texts and email.
  10. Bear in mind that I was attending secondary school during the Sixties and finishing time was 4pm which was the norm for that time. So under GMT schoolkids were going home in the dark and all-year BST meant going home in the light. There was also far less traffic around back then and the standard of driving was very much higher (I passed my motorcycle test in May 1968). However nowadays schools finish around 3pm so schoolkids are going home in the light under both GMT or GMT+1.
  11. Rospa were singing from a very different hymnsheet fifty years ago. They came out fully against any notion of imposing BST all year around. Bear in mind that three year experiment was just that: an experiment.
  12. Depending on what you're looking for. Swimming holidays ideal because of the abundance of geothermally warmed pools including of course the Blue Lagoon. Fortunately the weather is irrelevant. http://www.bluelagoon.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Lagoon_(geothermal_spa)
  13. That experiment ran between Spring 1968 and Autumn 1971 and was an unmitigated disaster with many schoolchildren knocked down by half-awake drivers in the dark. What about the icy roads we had to navigate to go to work before the sun rose? I had to do that on two wheels, not fun. In Glasgow the sun didn't rise until about 10am due to the elevated horizon of the Southern Uplands. I wish people would realise that in midwinter we only have about eight hours of daylight however much we muck about with the clocks. Under GMT most of us go to work in the light, as do schoolchildren going to school while with school finishing around 3pm, schoolkids still go home in the daylight.
  14. Thought Bank Holiday Monday gave the impression that it was going to turn out the usual all-day cloudfest however the cloud broke to give a tolerable afternoon. Only made it to about 21C which was a bit of a disappointment. Water temp. in Pickmere was 20C.
  15. About 11.30pm several flashes and thunder followed by heavy rain. Off to bed now and currently quiet and rain stopped.
  16. December 1970 saw a light dusting of snow on Christmas Day in the Wirral and that's all we had. It was Spring 1970 that saw frequent cold shots with snow up to March. In fact Winter 1969/70 was cold and snowy from Christmas onwards. This isn't from dry statistics, these were personal observations.
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