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  1. Just seen two here trying to catch something - flying bugs are now rather scarce, though we touched 14C briefly this afternoon. Most of them departed at least 2 weeks ago which seemed early to me considering the warm weather. These two were definitely not residents but passing through.
  2. Yes a sort of reverse Helm wind though that can be particularly severe. A kind of Vortex-shedding effect. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helm_Wind We are on 10.1C presentlly after brief showers raced over. It's clearing now and looks like being one of those evenings when it cools dramatically soon after sunset probably will go below 5C.
  3. You have to watch the video 2 or 3 times to understand it and appreciate the message.
  4. Someone did a great job stitching the old clips together for this.
  5. I'm not sure if it was basking or crossing, but it scarpered when I scared it away before someone squashed it. Progress is difficult on the relatively smooth surface. It would be about 14C at the time.
  6. You need look at the wind, there was a westerly between 5mph and 10mph here all night but in the bottom of Farndale (just over the hill) it was practically calm all night. I'm in a valley but not right at the bottom, plus we are a wider more open valley the wind can get in more.
  7. https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IUNITEDK529 This is in Farndale North York Moors, they got below 3C early this morning - really good frost hollow there.
  8. Low Mill got to 2.4C so grass frost for sure. 7.1C here with the breeze.
  9. Low Mills close to 5C already. Wavering about 8C here - much more breeze.
  10. Northerly wind and drizzle all morning here makes lighting wood stove tempting - just a small fire in he evening, gives loads of free hot water for next morning too.
  11. He'll see a lot more falling snow especially if we get the intense North Sea showers/Lake Effect thing going on, but near the coast it seldom lies for long. The main speciality in the NE is chilly mist, low cloud and drizzle while *everyone else* has sun! Like today ...
  12. Yes that station will be interesting through winter as it's far more of a sheltered frost hollow than here. Being a bit further inland, the North Sea influence will be less and with cold air flowing down from the highest bit of moorland they could easily get several degrees lower than here. They only started up in the summer I think. https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IUNITEDK529
  13. Hovering around 4C just now, some valley bottoms will have ground frost for sure.