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  • Location: Near Leeds Bradford Airport
  • Weather Preferences: Warm & Sunny in Summer, Cold & Frosty in Winter, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Near Leeds Bradford Airport

    Freezing fog and fully overcast and yet it’s still fully daylight. 1 month ago it would have been dark now, picking up the pace now 👍

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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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  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Summer > Spring > Winter > Autumn :-)
  • Location: Cambridge, UK

    Nearly out of the dog days of winter. Sunset beyond 5pm....I write this at 520pm and it’s not fully dark. Must mean spring is here in under 3 weeks! 😎😀

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  • Location: Manchester
  • Location: Manchester

    Next week I will be leaving work before the sun sets (just)

    A bit of dark blue in the sky when I am cycling home now as well. It gets better quite rapidly from here on.

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    These last few very sunny days have really made the light noticable. Light when awake for the toilet and now light at 5pm.

    Dare I say even felt the pang of spring earlier as I looked outside the window longingly.

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    Now light at 5.30 and a pressure build coming, feels very strange.

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  • Location: Efford, Plymouth
  • Weather Preferences: Misty Autumn Mornings, Thunderstorms and snow
  • Location: Efford, Plymouth

    Today if we get some sunshine- the sun will set here at 1745hrs, so even 1800hrs it'll still be pretty light in the West. We've now got the same daylight length as 19th October 😄

    We've broken the back of it now here, so tomorrow's forecast of sun and warm temps in the teens will help enormously - especially with this lockdown. 

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl

    Quite possibly, hopefully this evening was the last of the winter feeling evenings of the season, cold, wet and dark by half 6.. yes couple more weeks to go until clocks go back, but doubt we will have such a dark quick descent into dusk now until the clocks go back. It's been 4 and half very hard months.. 

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: Basically intresting weather,hot,cold,windy you name it
  • Location: sheffield
    7 hours ago, damianslaw said:

    yes couple more weeks to go until clocks go back,

    Your putting yours back!......😮😀

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
    8 hours ago, markyo said:

    Your putting yours back!......😮😀

    Oh dear losing all sense of time! It's been a strange year!!!

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: Basically intresting weather,hot,cold,windy you name it
  • Location: sheffield
    1 hour ago, damianslaw said:

    Oh dear losing all sense of time! It's been a strange year!!!

    It certainly has!! Time and seasons seem to have taken a back seat somehow. 

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  • Location: London
  • Location: London

    I can’t wait for the spring to kick in properly. Much like late September is where the summer and warmer season begins to fade really quickly, late March is the reverse.

    Had enough of winter, and looking forward to warmer days and hopefully some hot sunny days with some thunderstorms mixed in.

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  • Location: Andover, Hampshire
  • Location: Andover, Hampshire

    Driving home from getting a takeaway at the weekend, there was the slightest hint of light out west still at 7.30pm

     

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  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Summer > Spring > Winter > Autumn :-)
  • Location: Cambridge, UK
    1 hour ago, Azazel said:

    Driving home from getting a takeaway at the weekend, there was the slightest hint of light out west still at 7.30pm

     

    We're almost there mate. It's pretty light now as it is, but in a fortnight once those clocks change then it's full steam ahead for the next 4 months. Can't wait for when we get into the 20s Celsius again.....

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  • Location: Near Leeds Bradford Airport
  • Weather Preferences: Warm & Sunny in Summer, Cold & Frosty in Winter, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Near Leeds Bradford Airport

    Yeah it’s been the longest and hardest winter of my life. It’s been pretty much cold from late November to now apart from the odd mild spell. I love seasonality and cold winters but I really can’t wait for spring warmth and sunshine now. Having said that the sun does seem stronger this afternoon than recently. 

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  • Location: Longlevens, 16m ASL / Bradley Stoke, 75m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny summers, cold snowy winters
  • Location: Longlevens, 16m ASL / Bradley Stoke, 75m ASL
    1 hour ago, mb018538 said:

    We're almost there mate. It's pretty light now as it is, but in a fortnight once those clocks change then it's full steam ahead for the next 4 months. Can't wait for when we get into the 20s Celsius again.....

    I cant understand why we have to wait until the end of March to change the clocks, should be end of Feb or 1st week of March, or better still just leave it on BST all year round.

     

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  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Summer > Spring > Winter > Autumn :-)
  • Location: Cambridge, UK
    7 minutes ago, Wynn D Woo said:

    I cant understand why we have to wait until the end of March to change the clocks, should be end of Feb or 1st week of March, or better still just leave it on BST all year round.

     

    It's an often debated subject! The main problem I think being that in the depths of winter it would stay dark in Scotland well beyond 9am if BST ran all year round. It'd suit me better too for BST to run all year, but just a pipe dream at the moment!

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  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    clocks went forward here yesterday..back to dark mornings for the next 3/4 weeks ...boo

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  • Location: North York Moors
  • Location: North York Moors

    Equinox is on the 20th a little early this year.
    I note the time between sunrise and sunset actually exceeds 12 hours here on the 18th though.
    We are now at peak gain with about 4:25 more light every day - it starts to decelerate during the last week of March.

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl

    In 2 weeks time it will be light now, at half 7, big change in feel, the switch is turned on and spring blooms full steam ahead. Until then it's a case of waiting out the last dying embers of winter. Its light levels more than anything that affects the feel if things. November to me is winter for this reason, likewise March. Clocks going back to then going forward is winter, all other times summer, bonus is 5 against 7 months..late March and late October are the two pivotal points in the year when there is a major shift in the feel of things.

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  • Location: Reading
  • Location: Reading
    On 15/03/2021 at 14:22, mb018538 said:

    It's an often debated subject! The main problem I think being that in the depths of winter it would stay dark in Scotland well beyond 9am if BST ran all year round. It'd suit me better too for BST to run all year, but just a pipe dream at the moment!

    Even if the wisdom of BST all year round is debatable, I've never had a satisfactory explanation of why the clocks can't go forward in early March if they don't go back until the last week of October. It's the darkness of the mornings that should be the obvious decider, and by now mornings would be lighter than just before the clocks go back in October.

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  • Location: Mynydd - Isa , Nr Mold - North Wales
  • Weather Preferences: Mellow autumn days are the best! Although I does enjoy a good thunderstorm.
  • Location: Mynydd - Isa , Nr Mold - North Wales

    In just two months time the summer solstice will have occurred... And the nights will be about to start getting longer again. ☀️🌌

    ... I’m just a little ray of sunshine me ya know. Lol 😊

    ... It’s ok... I’ll show myself out. 😶

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  • Location: London
  • Location: London
    2 hours ago, Dangerous55019 said:

    In just two months time the summer solstice will have occurred... And the nights will be about to start getting longer again. ☀️🌌

    ... I’m just a little ray of sunshine me ya know. Lol 😊

    ... It’s ok... I’ll show myself out. 😶

    Cheerful soul aren't you! lol

     

    The daylight might reduce slightly from late june, but the evenings are still light until mid august, before there's any notable change. Even then, I never feel the advance of autumn/winter until early September at earliest, and late september is when it becomes really notable. 

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  • Location: Mynydd - Isa , Nr Mold - North Wales
  • Weather Preferences: Mellow autumn days are the best! Although I does enjoy a good thunderstorm.
  • Location: Mynydd - Isa , Nr Mold - North Wales
    3 hours ago, Sunny76 said:

    Cheerful soul aren't you! lol

     

    The daylight might reduce slightly from late june, but the evenings are still light until mid august, before there's any notable change. Even then, I never feel the advance of autumn/winter until early September at earliest, and late september is when it becomes really notable. 

    Good afternoon @Sunny76😊
    As I say, I try to be that little ray of sunshine. Lol 🤣

    I work shifts, so I notice the difference round about the middle of July onwards. Certainly by then the darkness in a morning is motoring along, but how many folk are up and about at 04:00 in the morning. 🤪
    Its also round about this time that I notice the evenings just starting to get a tad darker... But we're talking way after 22:00. 😊

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  • Location: London
  • Location: London
    38 minutes ago, Dangerous55019 said:

    Good afternoon @Sunny76😊
    As I say, I try to be that little ray of sunshine. Lol 🤣

    I work shifts, so I notice the difference round about the middle of July onwards. Certainly by then the darkness in a morning is motoring along, but how many folk are up and about at 04:00 in the morning. 🤪
    Its also round about this time that I notice the evenings just starting to get a tad darker... But we're talking way after 22:00. 😊

    I don't work shifts, but I work 12 hour days, so i still notice how dark it still is at 5am. Since doing this current role 2 years ago, I notice how much longer we have to endure darker mornings, as we are the last ones to see darker mornings fade in April, and the first to notice the return of darker mornings from mid August. 

    May to July is my favourite time now, because of my security job. 

    Think I need to return back to a 9-5 role, as the early mornings and finishing late is a killer. 

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