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Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion 16/03/2018 Onwards

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Woke up to a wet garden but it must have been silent rain because we didn't wake at all. Sun oot now though ūüėé

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A fresher day today - max of 21C, light winds and around a 65:35 mix of cloud/sunshine.  Perfect summer's day for me at least!

Local House Martins have fledged in the last week so plenty of screeching coming from the fledglings this evening as they get the hang of flying - quite a few youngsters so seems to have been a reasonable breeding season here at least.

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4 hours ago, Hawesy said:

Reporting in from the Tour du Mont Blanc, not far from Courmayeur. Weather has been good so far, had one shower on Sunday night after I’d set up camp and there’s some thunder rumbling around me in the high peaks this evening but dry at the moment. Temperature obviously varies with altitude but pleasant walking, mostly in the 15c-25c range. Cooler at night.

Needless to say the scenery is fantastic! Even got some walking on snow in on some of the higher passes!

 

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Have not been in that area in the Summer but have skied a few times on the French side in Chamonix and Argentiere in the Winter. Some unbeatable scenery. My daughter was in Courmayer last Winter and loved it.

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Tomorrow afternoon and evening could go with a big bang in some parts after what could be a very warm day:

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An absolutely fabulous day of summer weather. Not quite the high 20s/low 30s and cloudless skies of late June, but an improvement of recent days and weeks , which despite the prolonged warm/dry spell early in the month, we've had more cloud cover with some much needed rain and lower temperatures though still no lower than the high teens. The temperature is around 22C with and slight breeze and bright sunshine and largely clear blue skies with some slight cirrus and a scattering of cumulus clouds - ideal summer conditions though it's beginning to feel normal after the persistent warm and dry conditions since May and the record heat of last month. The lack of humidity accompanying the warmth has been noticeable and makes for a pleasant change. After a dry spell/drought up to 20 days, the rainfall we've had has made a difference to the grass. As much as this year has been a revelation without the Atlantic influence and intermittent spells of dry and fine weather, the impacts on wildlife, reservoirs and agriculture are a reminder of the merits of our temperate/oceanic climate and how deviations from climatology can have significant consequences. The outlook is generally warm in the foreseeable - with a more unsettled and cooler interlude at the end of the month - and possibly some hot weather in early August as the exceptional year of weather and summer of 2018 continues.

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Another glorious day.  Warm (23C max) with copious sunshine - a stiff breeze from the W/SW has been there all day but not really affecting the warm feel to the weather.

Bit shocked to see some red Rowan berries this morning, don't ever recall seeing that in July before.

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We're out west at Kilchoan on Ardnamurchan at the moment and it's been variably cloudy, breezy and cooler, but still decent and dry. Funny talking to a guy from NE England who was saying that it was "nice to get away from the heat". Still green scenery here too. 

Heading over to Mull tomorrow. 

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1 hour ago, Quinach said:

Another glorious day.  Warm (23C max) with copious sunshine - a stiff breeze from the W/SW has been there all day but not really affecting the warm feel to the weather.

Bit shocked to see some red Rowan berries this morning, don't ever recall seeing that in July before.

Harvest is in full swing here. In comparison last year's harvest was only finished in mid-September. 

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Left Currie at 6.15am this morning to drive to Bath! Currently (11hrs later) just through Birmingham after a hellish day of motorway closures and road works! The delays caused by the closure of the M6 north of Preston were horrendous! 4hours to travel 3.7miles!! Wish I'd checked the roads online before leaving! Lesson learned! The kids have been great in the back seat but thank stained glass window for air con in the car as the temps have been brutal especially sitting stationary for literally hours on end:

 

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A hot day, coming down to the valley at 1700m it’s about 26c. You can see Mont Blanc this morning before any clouds formed and this afternoon with cumulonimbus towering over it. Had storms around 8pm last two evenings which is fine as the days have been dry!

 

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My god 101_North - that's seriously scary to me. That would kill me.

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I'm going to sound very miserable and ungrateful but the last few days have been a bit frustrating. On paper it sounds great, max temp today was 26.7C and it's been dry with quite a bit of sunshine. The reality is that it has been cloudy and breezy for much of the afternoon while the sunniest time of day was first thing when it wasn't overly warm. Not bad weather but some proper afternoon sunshine would be good. 

Edit: @101_North try Google Maps when you go travelling as in "Driving" mode it gives the best real time travel info available anywhere and takes 5 seconds to access:

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We've got the sunshine up here Catch, been gorgeous here for days.

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Potential storms for the E/NE overnight?

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1 hour ago, CatchMyDrift said:

Edit: @101_North try Google Maps when you go travelling as in "Driving" mode it gives the best real time travel info available anywhere and takes 5 seconds to access:

Yes indeed sir! Sadly it's something I tend to use on new routes but as I know the way I kinda just set off on autopilot! Never again! I really need to trust technology more than I sometimes do ūüė• 13 bloody hours!

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Yesterday afternoon was a improving picture for us and that continued today. Lovely jubbly stuff but finally about to really change this weekend

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Sunny here with a max of 24.5C. Noticeably cloudier and a bit cooler on the coast East of Broughty Ferry this afternoon but not really cold.

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Another lovely day with maximum temperature of 24C and abundant sunshine.  A stiff old breeze again for most of the day but winds now light.

The Met Office automated forecasts have been a joke today alternating between sunshine, intense thunderstorms and now light rain showers for this area tomorrow.  I despair for farmers and the like that need to try and plan their activities based on that kind of forecasting.

Interesting set of thunderstorms just entering the Borders just now, their NNW trajectory at the moment could see us get some rain late in the night....

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Def something going to happen here. Turned dark grey outside and the sky looks really heavy, wind died away.

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Just come back in from 30 minutes up the hill behind the cottage... Huge thunderstorm with frequent lightning and a stunning curtain of rain rapidly moving north to my east. Wonderful show. 

Watch out Edinburgh.

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CONSTANT flashes of lightning here 

1 minute ago, shuggee said:

Just come back in from 30 minutes up the hill behind the cottage... Huge thunderstorm with frequent lightning and a stunning curtain of rain rapidly moving north to my east. Wonderful show. 

 

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Clear skies in East Kilbride.. Few hours ago to my East I could see clouds bubbling up and they are now indeed Thunderstorms. Will have a look shortly for distant lightning but maybe still too far away to see..

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@101_North, feel your pain spend a lot of time on M6 to Liverpool, and down 2 times next week.

Anyway, been same old weather here aside from Monday, dry, passing clouds and very warm. Harvested our gooseberry crop today...........

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Pal's photo from central Edinburgh just now:

 

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