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Overcast & feeling quite cool today even with a max of 18c on the thermometer and light winds.  

Quite persistent rain for a couple of hours this evening much to the disgust of the kids - the recent rain seems to be too late for some of the Rowan trees as a lot of their leaves are turning yellow. 

Cereals & oilseed all look ready for harvesting round here. Interesting to read about the pink barley straw thanks to @Northernlights so will be on the look out for that.  

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Hot and sultry today, max of 25C and light winds - very acceptable and some lovely cloudscapes during the day as well as the cloud bubbled up.

Evening not so acceptable with yet again some persistent and heavy rain curtailing any outdoor activities.  Not cold though.

Tomorrow could go with a bang going by the forecast, just like last Friday.

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10 hours ago, Quinach said:

Tomorrow could go with a bang going by the forecast, just like last Friday

Or maybe not. The rain/thunder seems to have all but disappeared from our local forecast this morning. 

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Ah, now yellow warning for thunderstorms for Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire. Not a surprise after just how much I was sweating just doing some weeding. Warm and very humid feeling. 

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Yes, warm and humid here too, temp around 24C, and with a refreshing breeze. A fair amount of cumulus above here, but looking quite benign at the moment.

I see there is some thundery activity up in the cold shoulder which maybe moving south, or south-east into the N. Sea.?

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Another lovely day and a lot better than that forecasted by the Met Office et al.

25C max again with a nice cooling breeze.  Dry here but you could see some impressive Cumulonimbus forming during the morning towards the NE.

Shot below summarises the weather the last few days, may the rest of August be the same!

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Is it just me or did August used to be a much better month around here, specifically in the 90s and early 2000s? It always seemed to be lovely weather for going back to school. Since the mid-late 00s it seems to have gotten so much worse, in particular the lack of sunshine.

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Back home after my adventure in the Alps and it was very pleasant when I got back yesterday afternoon, 24c and sunny in Dundee! Lively breeze in Broughty Ferry took the edge off the temperature but a nice welcome home! Shaping up to be decent today as well.

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5 hours ago, Hawesy said:

Back home after my adventure in the Alps and it was very pleasant when I got back yesterday afternoon, 24c and sunny in Dundee! Lively breeze in Broughty Ferry took the edge off the temperature but a nice welcome home! Shaping up to be decent today as well.

Very pleasant though a bit more cloud and not quite so warm Currently sunny ints and a temp of 20.7C. Fresh Westerly breeze.

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Was fairly drizzly and cloudy to start with but has improved. It's actually blissful. Sun is out and we have no real warmth. Probably absolutely perfect

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21 hours ago, Duncan McAlister said:

Is it just me or did August used to be a much better month around here, specifically in the 90s and early 2000s? It always seemed to be lovely weather for going back to school. Since the mid-late 00s it seems to have gotten so much worse, in particular the lack of sunshine.

To me been  the poorest month of the summer for a long time now , i prefer early summer . Even September can be a lot better . In england and Europe its more a holiday month . I think early August has the highest average temperatures though. 

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A overcast day but pleasant enough with a gentle breeze, dry and temperature max of 20C.

Another example of what a strange year this has been for nature is the number of Hoverflies.

We rarely see them in any number here - but my goodness, this year they are everywhere.  Just wish I had a camera when visiting a friend this afternoon - there were dozens and dozens of them swarming round a blooming buddleia bush, which was already smothered in butterflies (cabbage whites are also very abundant this year, the caterpillars are certainly massacring our Nasturtiums).

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1 hour ago, Quinach said:

A overcast day but pleasant enough with a gentle breeze, dry and temperature max of 20C.

Another example of what a strange year this has been for nature is the number of Hoverflies.

We rarely see them in any number here - but my goodness, this year they are everywhere.  Just wish I had a camera when visiting a friend this afternoon - there were dozens and dozens of them swarming round a blooming buddleia bush, which was already smothered in butterflies (cabbage whites are also very abundant this year, the caterpillars are certainly massacring our Nasturtiums).

We've got a Buddleia bush outside our garage that if you walk past at the moment releases a massive cloud of hover flies, butterflies, bumble bees and assorted other insects. Its virtually crawling with insects at times, impressively so. 

As you said, a very decent day, which was warm enough for an outside BBQ with my visiting parents. 

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15 hours ago, scott125 said:

To me been  the poorest month of the summer for a long time now , i prefer early summer . Even September can be a lot better . In england and Europe its more a holiday month . I think early August has the highest average temperatures though. 

Yep, May and September have been almost been the best 'summer' months with August poor and June/July a mixed bag, weird!

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Another very agreeable day weatherwise. 

Light winds and a maximum temperature of 21C.  Bright for most of the day but overcast this evening with the rain not far away by the looks of things.

Example below of how Hoverflies are everywhere at the moment, fascinating creatures really as apparently most of them have come over from Europe going by this Facebook site.

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Glad to see everyone is out enjoying the weather :wink:

Beautiful day that has improved as the day has gone on.

Breezy but it's one of those nice soft warm winds from the west.  Temperature max of 23C. 

Bit cloudy to start with but cloud has thinned and cleared as the day has gone on to leave abundant warm sunshine at the moment.

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