Jump to content

Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion 23/04/17 onwards


Recommended Posts

Was out for lunch with the family in Westhill and as Richard says it was a dark as night at 2:30pm then a strange kind of yellow fog rolled in on the way home, wind has picked up here now, rain is on and off and visibility is probably less than 50m now in this fog.. giving serious consideration to firing up the log burner for the first time.:cold:

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 3.8k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Good road trip up to Fort William. Snow from Crianlarich northwards until you reached the coastal plain.

Right just for fun here are some personalised snowfall predictions - these are for accumulation by the end of Wednesday and do NOT include Wed night/Thursday's potential storm.  @aggy 5cm  @M

An insight in to a snow lover texting their partner when away from home "Snowed overnight.." Me "Cool, how much??" "Not sure.." Me " send a picture of the bins" "Why the f##k

Posted Images

Hi all, not posted in a while.

It’s getting really windy here in the Glasgow area. Not sure how bad it will get later but I wouldn’t imagine anything like Hurricane Bawbag from a few years ago :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty quiet here wind-wise. Was hoping for more of a bang to kick off the winter season.

Garden is nuts right now; been a crazy year. I have lupins and fuchsias amongst others in full bloom mid October combined with massive apple drought on the trees.

Even the lawn is still up for it but getting too wet and squishy to cut.

Need some proper seasonal weather and quick to put an end to this weird year.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, mardatha said:

We lived. But the cat was not happy at all. Even the elect stayed on, that's unusual.

Seems to have passed relatively uneventfully here. Woke up in the middle of the night and listened for a bit, but didn't sound particularly wild. Certainly nae bawbag.

A look in the garden and no evidence of wild stuff, although the house is in a pretty sheltered location.

Edited by scottish skier
Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing out of the ordinary here for autumn but if someone finds a blue recycling bin or a grey food bin with '55' on them on their way to work can you let me know! I've been up and down the street, poking in driveways and behind hedges and not a sign of them :D

Why do gales always seem to arrive on bin day?

Edited by 101_North
  • Like 3
  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

I said the elect didn't go off and as soon as I said that it did go off :rofl:

SS it all depends on the wind direction - last night it was coming up the A7 from due south and hitting the front of my house head-on.  When it comes from the west it hits the top end of the terrace and I don't notice it so much in the middle here.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

For an import from Englandshire I found it to be a very stormy night but guessing I shall get use to that kind of thing.. spent 2 hours today carrying and splitting wood in driving drizzle and gusty winds... i rather enjoyed the work doing this very therapeutic indeed. so onto my next question for you all. i have a log burner in my lounge and an open fire in my downstairs bedroom this is all new to me so looking for advice... when do you all start using your fire or log burner and do you use it instead of heating via oil fired heating or do you use it as well as.?? currently the oil heating is on for 2 hours in the morning and 2 in the evening. this seems to be working well at the moment but am well aware that i will need to use the fire and log burner soon.

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, More Snow said:

For an import from Englandshire I found it to be a very stormy night but guessing I shall get use to that kind of thing.. spent 2 hours today carrying and splitting wood in driving drizzle and gusty winds... i rather enjoyed the work doing this very therapeutic indeed. so onto my next question for you all. i have a log burner in my lounge and an open fire in my downstairs bedroom this is all new to me so looking for advice... when do you all start using your fire or log burner and do you use it instead of heating via oil fired heating or do you use it as well as.?? currently the oil heating is on for 2 hours in the morning and 2 in the evening. this seems to be working well at the moment but am well aware that i will need to use the fire and log burner soon.

Is your wood seasoned? If not, stick to oil till next winter. If it is, burn it as fast as you like to save the oil. You can do some rather woolly sums about relative costs in terms of time and money too.  We've been using oil and wood in varying proportions for donkeys now and have found that over the last 10 years, the availability of burnable cheap wood has dwindled as the boom in log burners has taken place.  So we now burn a bit more oil than we used to, but I'd say it's still 90% wood. Warms you at least twice!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Hawesy said:

Yes, a routine Autumn storm here with two to three hours of gales earlier this morning - which of course was exactly as forecast!

Same here, Hawsey.

It would have been interesting, though, to have seen the red sun and the yellow sky.

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

Is your wood seasoned? If not, stick to oil till next winter. If it is, burn it as fast as you like to save the oil. You can do some rather woolly sums about relative costs in terms of time and money too.  We've been using oil and wood in varying proportions for donkeys now and have found that over the last 10 years, the availability of burnable cheap wood has dwindled as the boom in log burners has taken place.  So we now burn a bit more oil than we used to, but I'd say it's still 90% wood. Warms you at least twice!

Seasoned??? only chopped the trees down yesterday... it was free as the neighbour wanted the trees gone. split the lot and stacked it in my garage. she said she has others she want cutting down.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, More Snow said:

Seasoned??? only chopped the trees down yesterday... it was free as the neighbour wanted the trees gone. split the lot and stacked it in my garage. she said she has others she want cutting down.

Burning unseasoned wood is usually only done in desperation - so much of the heat is wasted in just drying it out. You're also risking messing up your flue with creosote which is a fire risk.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, More Snow said:

Seasoned???

I was just going to reply to HC's post in regard to the importance of seasoning wood.

You'll have a good supply next year.:), or the next.

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, ciel said:

There's some advice on here:-

http://burndryfirewood.com

depends on the wood. fast grown crappy sitka will be dry in six months if given space to dry off but dense hardwoods up to 3 years. I like ash and sycamore - good compromise of fuel value, easy to split and seasoned in a year. A tip - avoid elm like the plague as it's an absolute bugger to split!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...