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32 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

Blue sky! 

Only because the clouds can't hang around because of the very strong wind this morning. That's one feature of this 'winter' that has been consistent, even if not all occurrences have been named storms. 

February anomoly charts show that us NEers did relatively well in relation to most others. 

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17 minutes ago, Ravelin said:

Only because the clouds can't hang around because of the very strong wind this morning. That's one feature of this 'winter' that has been consistent, even if not all occurrences have been named storms. 

February anomoly charts show that us NEers did relatively well in relation to most others. 

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March was pretty decent for you also.

Not a bad month at all for many of us. 

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Meteorologically March has been a relatively average month, certainly when compared to the record-breaking wet February the UK has just seen. The first month of...

Hopefully a warm, sunny and convective late Spring/Summer ahead!

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1 hour ago, Mr Frost said:

March was pretty decent for you also.

I looked for those charts too but somehow missed them. It certainly explains why, unlike most places, the ground around here is pretty dry

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It's been a few weeks since I last posted the weather here in Dunoon has been pretty good recently plenty of days with no rain or wind and sunny as well thanks to that high pressure. On Monday we had a max temp of 11.6c our highest since the 23rd of October a sign at last spring is here. It's all change today though colder in the strong North Westerly wind with gusts around 40mph but for now its still staying dry with some sunny spells. It's looking to stay unsettled for the next few days but at least according to the 00z ECM high pressure may try to make a brief return at the start of next week.

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A few showers of wet snow have been rattling past my house this morning. It really is wild at times. On the other had, between the showers it's largely sunny.

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15 C possible on Sunday with that warmer air I mentioned 48163F95-CD5E-458A-95AC-3421CFDC2ED6.thumb.jpeg.e6494f2ccfbe02baddf7c3ff0be37e63.jpeg and there’s the fronts, probably the first 2 that would have any thundery potential 6B197E65-32D9-40CC-B04E-873EA65E9289.thumb.png.f033189b986392e06ac6fc8f1fbe1f1b.png 19BA4650-778F-477E-9156-E6A5260F067C.thumb.png.e15421b956ff8383b46d6777a13c2244.png

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Temporary whiteouts in Caithness. 2C. Not settling. Fierce wind chill.

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The GFS is going for the best northerly of winter in the 3rd week of April:

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Pretty blustery here this morning with a few bins blown over. Sunny intervals and just a few passing light showers. 8C

Blustery up at Loch Tay too as you can see with the boats blown on to the beach from their moorings further out on the loch. 

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27 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

The GFS is going for the best northerly of winter in the 3rd week of April:

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GONNY STOP THAT?!! You're just encouraging winter to stay! STOPPIT! ?

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27 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

The GFS is going for the best northerly of winter in the 3rd week of April:

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Despite being a die hard coldie, by then the GFS can 'do one'. By mid April I'm looking for temps in the mid teens if possible.

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1 hour ago, Ravelin said:

Despite being a die hard coldie, by then the GFS can 'do one'. By mid April I'm looking for temps in the mid teens if possible.

Definitely. By mid-April we 'should' be 15C and plenty of sunshine most days. It is supposed to be one of the better months of the year.

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I can't see high pressure properly establishing itself over the UK anytime soon. Those low pressures always pushing from the west on the models... however the outlook seems rather changeable with some sunny spells and mild temperatures in between the longer wet and windy periods. 

Sunday could be the warmest day of the year so far. 16C predicted for Edinburgh. 

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8 minutes ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

Interesting 

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As if advice will stop the eejits

I'm starting to think we need a police state to get people to behave.

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2 hours ago, CatchMyDrift said:

Definitely. By mid-April we 'should' be 15C and plenty of sunshine most days. It is supposed to be one of the better months of the year.

Not sure about your location but the average maximum for mid April around here is only about 10C or 11C. While some warmer days are normal, snow has fallen (some significant falls) in most Aprils in my lifetime.

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24 minutes ago, AFC Snow said:

Not sure about your location but the average maximum for mid April around here is only about 10C or 11C. While some warmer days are normal, snow has fallen (some significant falls) in most Aprils in my lifetime.

Aye, average for April here is 11.3C, I put 'quote' symbols round the word should for a reason. I should have explained it better, sorry ?

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Re the fire risk in places. Barra just a couple of days ago.

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1 hour ago, Norrance said:

Re the fire risk in places. Barra just a couple of days ago.

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Seen that the other day - shocking.

What is Muirburn? (Excuse my ignorance as I have no idea about this kind of thing!)

Information suggests it was a crofter who did not follow the rules?

Edit: Thanks @Norrance for the explanation below - learned something new! Much appreciated.

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Been a few nice dry days with about half spring barley sown and sheep back to Skye. Got a lot colder today with quite a number of small wintry showers across the Firth to the north some of which made it as far as us. This made for a wintry looking sunset just now across the Firth. Currently 3c so frost looking likely

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2 minutes ago, Mr Frost said:

Seen that the other day - shocking.

What is Muirburn? (Excuse my ignorance as I have no idea about this kind of thing!)

Information suggests it was a crofter who did not follow the rules?

 

Burning the old heather to allow fresh berries and shoots for the grouse. Often gets out if control. Used to go heather burning during Easter holidays when at school in Highland Perthshire in my teens. Just takes a bit of wind to get up and easily gets out of control. Once the peat underneath gets going it is very difficult to stop as it keeps coming back and burns at a very high temp. Remember one year near me a fire took six weeks to put out completely. When you got home from the heather burning you were black from head to toe underneath no matter what you were wearing. 

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