Jump to content
Cold?
Local
Radar
Snow?

The changing daylight hours thread


Recommended Posts

Posted
  • Location: Ashbourne,County Meath,about 6 miles northwest of dublin airport. 74m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Cold weather - frost or snow
  • Location: Ashbourne,County Meath,about 6 miles northwest of dublin airport. 74m ASL

    Why not put the clocks forward by just half an hour at the end of march and just leave it at that,a half way house comprimise.

    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Spotted a post you think may be an issue? Please help the team by reporting it.
    • Replies 3.8k
    • Created
    • Last Reply

    Top Posters In This Topic

    Top Posters In This Topic

    Popular Posts

    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!

    Posted Images

    Posted
  • Location: Truro, Cornwall
  • Weather Preferences: Winter - Heavy Snow Summer - Hot with Night time Thunderstorms
  • Location: Truro, Cornwall

    I blame the eu ....

    I blame cyclists. Lol.

    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)
  • Weather Preferences: Unseasonably cold weather (at all times of year), wind, and thunderstorms.
  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)

    Or we could leave the clocks as they are and make people get on with it? I've never seen so much fuss kicked up over something so small.

    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Home - Longlevens, 16m ASL, Glawstershire. Work - Bradley Stoke, 75m ASL Bristol
  • Location: Home - Longlevens, 16m ASL, Glawstershire. Work - Bradley Stoke, 75m ASL Bristol

    Over winter it makes little difference whether its GMT or BST, but, during summer we would be much better off with double summertime, real waste of daylight at 5.30am.

    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy or warm and dry
  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie

    I blame the Scottish farmers ;)

     

     

    I blame the eu ....

     

     

    I blame cyclists. Lol.

     

    I blame the Earth's Tilt.

    • Like 1
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl
  • Weather Preferences: Freezing fog, frost, snow, sunshine.
  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl

    Dear God. It's really got dire.

    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    Over winter it makes little difference whether its GMT or BST, but, during summer we would be much better off with double summertime, real waste of daylight at 5.30am.

     

    And it would be a waste at 11.30pm too. And annoying.

    • Like 3
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    And it would be a waste at 11.30pm too. And annoying.

    It may be a waste to you but lots of others would like it ,even the farmers in Scotland.Not sure what is 'Annoying' about it ?

    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    It may be a waste to you but lots of others would like it ,even the farmers in Scotland.Not sure what is 'Annoying' about it ?

     

    I don't know about you, but most people are in bed well before then most nights.

    • Like 3
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: East Yorkshire
  • Weather Preferences: cold & dry or cold & snow but definitely not oppresive heat and humidity
  • Location: East Yorkshire

    Over winter it makes little difference whether its GMT or BST, but, during summer we would be much better off with double summertime, real waste of daylight at 5.30am.

     

    Not really, I am up at 5am in summertime, out with the dog or at the stables seeing to the horse, a surprising number of folks are out and about early before work.

    Staying light until 11.30 would be a waste and an annoyance as I try to get to sleep. I know we can't have it all ways but staying light until 11.30pm would be more conducive to anti social behaviour such as the boorish drunks who live near here who insist on preventing anyone who needs to get a good nights sleep from doing so. The people who start their day early tend to have a little more respect for those who like to stay in bed a little longer and no I'm not a miserable old curmudgeon, I like a drink as much as the next man but I also have respect for my fellow man/neighbour.

    • Like 3
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Medway - 57m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Hot summers, snowy winters and thunderstorms!
  • Location: Medway - 57m ASL

    The plus side about the dark evenings, is that it's a good excuse for me to bring out my seasonal candles!

    • Like 1
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    I don't know about you, but most people are in bed well before then most nights.

     Spent most my life going to bed between 11.30 and 12.00 and always loved the late daylight ,unfortunately  the last 4 years I am doing a job with a varied start averaging 05.00 but can be as early as 03.00 so I go to bed on average 9.30pm.I guess I am always harking back to my farming roots and always loved the long hot ,late summer days harvesting until late at night or into the early hours !

    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)
  • Weather Preferences: Unseasonably cold weather (at all times of year), wind, and thunderstorms.
  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)

    Best months of the year now for daylight hours (November to January). Enjoy it while it lasts.

    • Like 4
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    Not really, I am up at 5am in summertime, out with the dog or at the stables seeing to the horse, a surprising number of folks are out and about early before work.

    Staying light until 11.30 would be a waste and an annoyance as I try to get to sleep. I know we can't have it all ways but staying light until 11.30pm would be more conducive to anti social behaviour such as the boorish drunks who live near here who insist on preventing anyone who needs to get a good nights sleep from doing so. The people who start their day early tend to have a little more respect for those who like to stay in bed a little longer and no I'm not a miserable old curmudgeon, I like a drink as much as the next man but I also have respect for my fellow man/neighbour.

     

    Yes this is the factor that hasn't been mentioned much, anti-social behaviour would go through the roof if it was light much later in summer.

    Edited by Nick L
    • Like 2
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Keyingham, East Yorkshire
  • Weather Preferences: Spanish plumes, hot and sunny with thunderstorms
  • Location: Keyingham, East Yorkshire

    Best months of the year now for daylight hours (November to January). Enjoy it while it lasts.

     

    To be honest ive been oblivious to whats being going on outside while its been dark. For weather enthusiasts, the opportunity for actually observing and enjoying 'the weather' is sadly rather limited at this time of year. On a cold damp day in January the time to shut the curtains is welcomed by me but on a sparkling day like today the darkness came much too soon.

    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    Not really, I am up at 5am in summertime, out with the dog or at the stables seeing to the horse, a surprising number of folks are out and about early before work.

    Staying light until 11.30 would be a waste and an annoyance as I try to get to sleep. I know we can't have it all ways but staying light until 11.30pm would be more conducive to anti social behaviour such as the boorish drunks who live near here who insist on preventing anyone who needs to get a good nights sleep from doing so. The people who start their day early tend to have a little more respect for those who like to stay in bed a little longer and no I'm not a miserable old curmudgeon, I like a drink as much as the next man but I also have respect for my fellow man/neighbour.

    totally agree and yes I am an early starter (used to have horses, ducks, chickens, sheep etc)

    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    We're more or less at the midway point between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. From here the decrease in daylight will start to slow down until we reach the winter solstice, where the cycle starts again, LOL. :)

     

    Here in Manchester, there's only about an hour and a half of daylight left to lose - about 40 minutes in the evening. Not long now!

     

    Only 6 weeks and a few days till the shortest day now

    Edited by Summer Sun
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    We're more or less at the midway point between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. From here the decrease in daylight will start to slow down until we reach the winter solstice, where the cycle starts again, LOL. :)

     

    Here in Manchester, there's only about an hour and a half of daylight left to lose - about 40 minutes in the evening. Not long now!

    Samhain is actually almost this instance.

    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Weather Preferences: Atlantic storms, severe gales, blowing snow and frost :)
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

    Close to 2 hours of daylight to lose up here between now and the winter solstice... 

    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

    Just 38 minutes and 5 weeks and 3 days until the sunset starts to get later!!

     

    In fact in just over 3 weeks there will only be 5 minutes to lose before the evening turnaround !!

    Edited by hillbilly
    • Like 1
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)
  • Weather Preferences: Unseasonably cold weather (at all times of year), wind, and thunderstorms.
  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)

    We're more or less at the midway point between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. From here the decrease in daylight will start to slow down until we reach the winter solstice, where the cycle starts again, LOL. :)

     

    Here in Manchester, there's only about an hour and a half of daylight left to lose - about 40 minutes in the evening. Not long now!

     

    Which means another three months where the daylight hours are shorter than today. :D

    • Like 2
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Truro, Cornwall
  • Weather Preferences: Winter - Heavy Snow Summer - Hot with Night time Thunderstorms
  • Location: Truro, Cornwall

    Which means another three months where the daylight hours are shorter than today. :D

    I bet you are one to leave your curtains shut all day. Lol.

    Is the sun and light really that bad to you? It all sounds very antisocial just wanting it dark all the time. Get outside, enjoy the outside activities. :)

    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)
  • Weather Preferences: Unseasonably cold weather (at all times of year), wind, and thunderstorms.
  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)

    I bet you are one to leave your curtains shut all day. Lol.

    Is the sun and light really that bad to you? It all sounds very antisocial just wanting it dark all the time. Get outside, enjoy the outside activities. :)

     

    No, actually my blinds are up all day and I love going outside when it is dark, or when the cloudcover is so thick that it feels like the Sun hasn't actually risen properly. I love playing football in the depths of Winter, when it is dark, wet, and freezing, or going for a walk when the wind is blowing in your face under a thick sheet of fast-moving clouds. So I think I do get outside enough. There is nothing antisocial going on here :)

     

    Light isn't bad for me at all. I enjoy the extremes (I like the days around the Summer solstice), but I enjoy the darker days far more. I think you just assume that everyone who likes the dark is a recluse who can't stand going outside.

    Edited by Relativistic Sting Jet
    • Like 3
    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted
  • Location: Stockport
  • Location: Stockport

    No, actually my blinds are up all day and I love going outside when it is dark, or when the cloudcover is so thick that it feels like the Sun hasn't actually risen properly. I love playing football in the depths of Winter, when it is dark, wet, and freezing, or going for a walk when the wind is blowing in your face under a thick sheet of fast-moving clouds. So I think I do get outside enough. There is nothing antisocial going on here :)

     

    Light isn't bad for me at all. I enjoy the extremes (I like the days around the Summer solstice), but I enjoy the darker days far more. I think you just assume that everyone who likes the dark is a recluse who can't stand going outside.

    True. I've always found that link (dark preference = antisocial) tenuous. How does the dark prevent someone socialising/being social?

    • Like 2
    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...