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Happens twice every year (March and September) near where I live, the sunsets between two trees. These two sunsets, 11 1/2 years apart March 2009 Last evening

Well guess what LG, some of us here suffer from SAD so I can't tell you how much that can affect your mood and how much better daylight can make you feel. Need I remind you how much you complain about

You think? We get these same stories and debates every single year but nothing ever changes.   Long live GMT!

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A few folk on here getting flippant about some of us getting excited about the perfectly natural and regular progress of the seasons. Wait til' March when they are getting silly and giddy about spring and summer...

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A few folk on here getting flippant about some of us getting excited about the perfectly natural and regular progress of the seasons. Wait til' March when they are getting silly and giddy about spring and summer...

 

At least we actually wait until March. That would be like the sunlight-haters waiting until September to start drooling over winter - instead come April we have to put up with stuff like "only 8 weeks until the days start getting shorter again" and it lasts well into autumn. Posted Image

 

Come late September I too will be looking forward to the long winter nights. Until then I'm going to savour the warmth of the sun (when it bothers to come out), which makes such a difference to the feel of things in summer.

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At least we actually wait until March. That would be like the sunlight-haters waiting until September to start drooling over winter - instead come April we have to put up with stuff like "only 8 weeks until the days start getting shorter again" and it lasts well into autumn. Posted Image

 

Come late September I too will be looking forward to the long winter nights. Until then I'm going to savour the warmth of the sun (when it bothers to come out), which makes such a difference to the feel of things in summer.

Precisely, from December the 22nd the countdown is on until the days shorten again!  Much less obvious the other way round!

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At least we actually wait until March. That would be like the sunlight-haters waiting until September to start drooling over winter - instead come April we have to put up with stuff like "only 8 weeks until the days start getting shorter again" and it lasts well into autumn. Posted Imager

Pretty sure such things are said in jest, often followed by a wink or sticky-out-tongue emoticon. It's up to the individual to interpret how people post things.. some people get offended or upset very easily.. and when it is about something such as the weather or day length, things out of our control completely, it's really quite silly. People really need to keep in mind that people wishing or yearning or colder weather or shorter days really has no effect on what will happen - it isn't going to make it any more likely. Just enjoy it while you can because it will be gone eventually.

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Come Feb, if there's no disruptive/big snow/cold/frost then I can't wait for long days, short nights, BBQ's and staying out in the garden/chilling with mates.

Come Aug, if there's no big heatwave, then I can't wait for long nights, short days, frosts, heavy snow and drinking hot drinks by the fire, hopefully with snow outside.

 

That's about it really, moods completely change for me.

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Hell's bells. As if the mod/global warming (or not) threads aren't bad enough. Does there have to be an argument in here, too? Oh dear. It not as if there can really be any argument about whether the nights draw in during the autumn, is it?

 

I'd love autumn more if I didn't live in a built-up area and could actually see more than a few stars on clear nights. I was more than marginally peed off this evening, though, when the heavy cloud cover meant that it was dark enough indoors to need the lights on 2 hours before sunset.

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No way has the Thames frozen in September.

 

I agree, The Thames only slightly started to freeze over in Jan 1987 with daytime maxes well below freezing and those temps are impossible in September.

I do remember September 1986 there hasn't been a colder one since,there were plenty of frosty mornings but becoming nice and sunny

 

I wish we could have a repeat of the next years weather from Sept 1986 onwards.

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I agree, The Thames only slightly started to freeze over in Jan 1987 with daytime maxes well below freezing and those temps are impossible in September.

 

I wish we could have a repeat of the next years weather from Sept 1986 onwards.

Where did it freeze?

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It did freeze properly upstream from London in January 1987. There's a photo of it in a book of mine.

 

I always thought it did, I remember news snippets but I did start to think my memory was playing tricks with me when others mentioned on this site that it had not happened for a few hundred years.

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Very dismal this morning - harder to get up in for sure.

 

I had to look twice at the time as it seemed to be the middle of the night :doh: 

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wouldn't that be fantastic to get september snow i would love to c it 1time in my life. Oh and jaks your right my spelling isn't the best in the world. Lol.

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wouldn't that be fantastic to get september snow i would love to c it 1time in my life. Oh and jaks your right my spelling isn't the best in the world. Lol.

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I always thought it did, I remember news snippets but I did start to think my memory was playing tricks with me when others mentioned on this site that it had not happened for a few hundred years.

Did the Thames freeze anywhere in Dec 2010? The Severn in Shrewsbury did twice, so it surely could have done in say Oxford?It's impossible in central London now as it's fully tidal there, this was not the case when the old London bridge existed as by all accounts it formed a barrage and only let the highest tides overtop it.
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Starting to notice some trees with a hint of autumn on them.

Must be your locale then, still yet to get the fruits/nuts/berries and general harvest in here.

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Between now and when I go back to school (3rd of September), I am supposed to lose over an hour of daylight. The days really are very rapidly diminishing now, and the rate at which they do so is quite impressive if you ask me, despite my southern location in the UK.

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