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1 hour ago, Northernlights said:

Cooler and cloudier today but fresh west wind has turned forest  fire towards the village of Golspie.Helicopter now water bombing and more fire engines have arrived. There were a few light showers near the fire but they have now crossed the Firth to Elgin.Its great to see dark clouds even though we have had no rain.Currently dull and 20c

 We have just  had some heavy drizzle. Been really nice to walk outside in it At least the dust has had a dampen down and the plants have had a bit of relief.

 

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Literally my second worst weather type today An easterly that delivers the slate grey of early schooling and little else other than boring wind chill. Happy tho that those that missed out daan sa

It's been a peculiar and memorable day of weather ?

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Warmest day of the year here with 26c at Leuchars and Dundee Riverside. Fair breeze blowing down the Tay into Broughty Ferry, mind! But it’s WESTERLY! ?

Was up at Glen Esk, nice part of the world!

 

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Temperature dropped 10c in an hour (26c at 6pm, 16c at 7pm), wind switched from west to east, and we have some light rain! 

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4 hours ago, ciel said:

Oh, a sprinkle of rain here.:) 17,35.

Encountered that strange phenomenon here too, water falling from the sky, albeit briefly. So stunned by it that I just continued working in the garden, enjoying the feeling of getting slightly damp. 

Other than that it started warm, 19C at 9am, warmed up to around 23C but clouded over later in the afternoon. 

Watching the models looking for more significant rain at the moment is a bit like watching for snow in the winter. The promise is always there, but it's always 8 or 9 days away and never seems to get any closer. ?

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A day of two halves.  Morning warm (24C max!) with some sunshine and light winds.

Band of thicker cloud arrived in early afternoon accompanied by some very light rain (enough to wet the ground for a few minutes and to give a brief sensation of petrichor).  Thereafter noticeably cooler, temp dropping rapidly to 17C at teatime.

Picture of the River Don today looking west from the bridge at Montgarrie - level is pretty low but just scraping the "normal" range going by the SEPA website - link (measuring station just round the corner of the river).

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Afternoon all, well its been a stunning few weeks, to hot for me though as you all know I prefer -20c instead lol. hope everybody is well and enjoying the summer, today its dull and overcast here with a slight breeze. looks like it may stay that way for the next few days. and just think its only about 10 weeks until we can start that search for Snaw and watch the mad house go mad again. "its coming home" 

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3 hours ago, More Snow said:

Afternoon all, well its been a stunning few weeks, to hot for me though as you all know I prefer -20c instead lol. hope everybody is well and enjoying the summer, today its dull and overcast here with a slight breeze. looks like it may stay that way for the next few days. and just think its only about 10 weeks until we can start that search for Snaw and watch the mad house go mad again. "its coming home" 

Nae chance o' that any time soon.

Big Eck has a lot of work tae dae before there's any hope.

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4 hours ago, Northernlights said:

Saw the first field of winter barley cut near Nairn today approximately three weeks ahead of normal, Currrently ovvercast and 19c

Barley starting to turn gold here. Some of it's barely knee high though; it's bizarre to see.

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3 minutes ago, scottish skier said:

Barley starting to turn gold here. Some of it's barely knee high though; it's bizarre to see.

Fine cool , dull evening so started to rogue odd wild oat plants out of spring barley two weeks ahead of normal.Fortunately even though we are up the hill we have moisture retentive soil and the majority of the spring barley is at waist height although gravelly hills are yellow and about 10 inches high. Grains do appear to be filling rapidly which is often the case even in droughted patches as the plants ensure the next generations survival. Cereals are sun loving plants and height will have  been sacrificed to fill the grain.All crops/trees are turning colour and so the countryside has the look of early August most surreal.

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Neighbour commented this evening that today felt like a normal summer's day - otherwise known as generally cloudy, a few glimpses of sun, and generally a cool feel to things (max of 20C when the sun came out).

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Amazing longevity of this spell.

Preferred yesterday at a high of 24c and sunny to today at 20c but cloudy and sticky

 

This is a beautiful spell though, really never that hot.

Valencia was reading 37c Monday on their city themometers in the shade and at 5am was 26c. Given the fiery sun over there it felt even hotter most of the day. Almost unbearable for me personally. 100f is basically my limit I’ve found, over 40c is too hot 

I had no air con so safe to say pretty sleep deprived.

Returning home was gloriously cool and comfortable in comparison

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19 hours ago, Quinach said:

Neighbour commented this evening that today felt like a normal summer's day - otherwise known as generally cloudy, a few glimpses of sun, and generally a cool feel to things (max of 20C when the sun came out).

That pretty much sums up today here, nondescript, mostly cloudy, max temp near the average at 18c. Most summers this would be standard fayre but this year it seems poor. ?

We seem to be in a period of still settled, mostly dry weather albeit markedly less sunny and warm than the preceding two weeks. I wonder if it’s a stepping stone to a more typical second half of summer or just a lull before the sunshine and warmth return? ?

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Persistent moderate drizzle or light rain here for a couple of hours, enough to leave small puddles on slabs. Hopefully enough to revive the grass, which has been increasingly turning brown the last few days. 

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2 hours ago, Ravelin said:

Persistent moderate drizzle or light rain here for a couple of hours, enough to leave small puddles on slabs. Hopefully enough to revive the grass, which has been increasingly turning brown the last few days. 

Looking at the radar it seems odd to me that there is currently such widespread rainfall, given pressure is high across the country....which just underlines how little I know about meteorology! ?

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A cloudy day with spits of drizzle off and on, especially this evening.

Not cold though, max of 20C and light winds.

Picked the first blackberries today, a highlight that usually takes place at the end of July.  Everything is a good few weeks ahead of schedule - walking round Dunecht Estate today the landscape had that early August look.  Massed squadrons of clegs curtailed that visit quickly.

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Dull morning here, drizzle is in the air. world cup fever is high in this house, im almost as nervous as when counting down a beast from the east to T24 in the middle of winter..????

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