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No matter, shuggee. It just seemed the edit function was "frozen" for a while.

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On 03/04/2019 at 07:31, Mr Frost said:

Anyone currently in the Aviemore or surrounding area? 😲🎅

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@Benvironment just noticed you are down the road from there! Jammy git! 

Not so much down the road as over the hill 😉 We didn't get quite as much as they did at Glenmore but up on Creag Bhalg, behind Mar Lodge, it was approaching 1ft and the pines certainly looked fully-laden.

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We're at just over 300m here and it was still quite wet snow tbh, but it certainly looked the part as it blew about in that wind!

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I nipped up Creag Bhalg after work and it was much deeper up there. 

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Snowing on the Austrian Alps too. Been pretty much pishing it down with rain all day in Solden (snow line above the town). Started snowing at town level a couple of hours ago and already got at least 4 to 6 inches outside the motorhome. Still snowing hard so god knows what we'll wake up to. Was hoping for a powder day on the slopes tomorrow, but might be lucky to get skiing at all (sure I'm being pessimistic and Austrians will be well used to de long with this, getting the ski area open). 

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The cold outlook is begining to concern me as with little or no new growth in the next few weeks turning out stock may be delayed till May with all the sheds being emptied of hay and straw.. Any new growth in the cereals looks vulnerable to frost damage as well. Currently 5c and breezy.

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8 hours ago, Northernlights said:

The cold outlook is begining to concern me as with little or no new growth in the next few weeks turning out stock may be delayed till May with all the sheds being emptied of hay and straw.. Any new growth in the cereals looks vulnerable to frost damage as well. Currently 5c and breezy.

NL, are we getting less warm weather over the year, or is it staying mild for longer at the back end to make up?

I realise this sentence doesn't make much sense but I am just up and have only had one cup of coffee.

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A nice day so far (not been the best of weeks weather wise) but some light at the end of the tunnel. Not so cold but looks as if it will get colder....................

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2 hours ago, mardatha said:

NL, are we getting less warm weather over the year, or is it staying mild for longer at the back end to make up?

I realise this sentence doesn't make much sense but I am just up and have only had one cup of coffee.

Yes last autumn in particular was mostly  very mild with grass growth into November.The winter was mild as well with exceptional grass growth in late February.

We had an outbreak of lice in the wintering sheep in January which had to be treated which the vet put down to the mild autumn and winter allowing them to live and multiply

However springs still seem to be able to live up to their habit of being just as likely to be cold and turnout to grass has been happening later for a few years now. Climate is a funny old thing.

Better morning here dry, moderate wind and 6.5c

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Seems that next week we may see some cool or even cold weather and some on the model thread seem surprised by this but on many occasions in the sixties I remember cold snowy outbreaks in April.I have mentioned Easter 1968 before. I also remember going on a bus trip  from Forres to Aberdeen in late April in the early sixties which involved a cinema visit and coming out onto Holburn Street in the late afternoon into a very heavy dry snow shower.

On the way home I sat on the back seat of the bus watching the snow showers over the North Sea  to the east highlighted  in vivid colours in the setting sun. As we moved west you could see the line of showers moving south  across Buchan. There were fewer showers at home that day because of the mountains to the north.

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My only unusual weather memory is one day in June it snowed when I was in Princes St in Edinburgh. It would be either late 60s or early 70s.  I think it was a  bad summer that year, no warmth.

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Nowt doing today:

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Pits.

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Pish yesterday. Pish today. Miserable weekend weather wise!

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Honest, it's a different pic:

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Pits Part Deux.

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Yes it really has been a total borefest/dullfest this weekend with regards to the weather.

Day off tomorrow so thinking about dusting off the barbecue...need to make the most of these elusive pleasant Spring days! 😂☀️

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Have a good week everyone.

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13 hours ago, Mr Frost said:

Yes it really has been a total borefest/dullfest this weekend with regards to the weather.

Day off tomorrow so thinking about dusting off the barbecue...need to make the most of these elusive pleasant Spring days! 😂☀️

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Have a good week everyone.

I see you dusted off the phone charger too 😂🤣😂🤣

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Dreich calm and cool at 6c                  .Most of yesterday was the same so no growth.           Its looking like a late spring . Looking at the spring barley we sowed last week can see it has sprouted but emergence is still two weeks away at this rate of growth.

Birds emptying the feeders every day and badgers coming into the steading every night looking for food although young Mr. Northernlights says they are taking new born lambs in the  fields  every night on the farm where he works. Seem to prefer just the head.so very distressing for folk looking after them. This in spite of farmer patrolling the fields all night on a quad bike.

Geese are plaguing the grass fields again so no sign of them heading north yet.

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1 minute ago, Northernlights said:

Geese are plaguing the grass fields again so no sign of them heading north yet.

There was a sizeable flock of Bramblings at Balgavies yesterday which would indicate they too are leaving their northward migration quite late this year.

On the other hand there was a small flock of House Martins feeding over the loch and surrounds - first sighting for me this Spring.

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Looks like the normal  April  cold snap is on its way for about the 21st of the month our average cattle turnout date. On numerous occasions over  the last  50 years I have turned cattle out in warm conditions only for snow to fall three days later.

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Gorgeous here as well.

High of 15.8c and in any shelter (bit of a breeze) felt/feels v summery.

 

I do feel sorry for the east coasters.... Not just because they live in the East but also because the weather was terrible Sat and Sun in Edinburgh...

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