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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    Heather burning around my parts (no joke intended *snigger*) at the beginning of the week. Remarkable how we've gone from the most waterlogged ground in memory to wildfires in less than three weeks. 

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256

    One from yesterday on the beach with Ms HC    heart.thumb.jpg.e5d7cb561853cf160dcaaa8672f7499d.jpg  not sure if you'll be able to read the text but the message is plain and intended for everyone

     

    then this was this evening just out at about 7 coming back up by some very shrubby gardens currant.thumb.jpg.04a7433b5bceaea73947289eee201f1d.jpg  

     

     

     

     

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  • Location: Nr Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, 100m ASL
  • Location: Nr Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, 100m ASL

    Well, that was unexpected - the biennial appearance of a northerly gale.

    Downright stormy in the morning with the trampoline bobbing up and down disconcertingly, just as well the winter tethers were still in place.

    Amazed the local farmer kept sowing seeds through all this as literal sandstorms were coming off the fields - the machine must place the seeds a good way into the soil.

    Reminded me of the sandstorms you passed through heading into Elgin on the A96 from the east, ah the memories as that area is now a Travelodge and fledgling business park.

    Anyway, copious amounts of sunshine accompanying the gale and cold with a max of 6c.  Going to be a cold night, already down to 0c outside.

     

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  • Location: Scottish Highlands
  • Location: Scottish Highlands
    4 hours ago, Norrance said:

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

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    Having just recently moved away from Barra last year the fires would happen every year I lived there and most of the time always gets out of control about 2 years ago the island saw the worst fire in a long time someone started a fire and just left it uncontrolled the wind direction made the fire move across the island over hills and far away from any of the main roads which made it difficult for the fire crew to try and put it out. The fire the next morning reached the North end of the island and was closing in on some houses the fire crew from Uist another island came over on the ferry and the local airport fire engine also helped out to finally stop it. Apart from some fences being burnt no one was injured and no serious damage was done. There are people on the island that do it the proper way and keep it under control but often it's just one careless group of people that cause the fires to get out of control.

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  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl
  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl

    -1c start to the day with blue skies and scattered snow flurries. A selection of photos showing the showers to the north and the hills emerging from the cloud covered  in fresh snow right down to the sea even on the cliffs at Dunbeath. 003.thumb.JPG.a74519be3a8c0eb5b39e0be6860dcc46.JPG004.thumb.JPG.fcef658458594654e37010f7ebfd7ce4.JPG007.thumb.JPG.ed6bf1b06416294924b3fd4fe72c04b8.JPG010.thumb.JPG.e8d5c3c6e6cb0dac8ea07e79cf199053.JPG011.thumb.JPG.617fcbae715f8cd73c288f4391be48c9.JPG

     

     

    Ben Wyvis also emerging from a snow shower.006.thumb.JPG.dd650dc07739dcdbe7a69c9eb2e90cbe.JPG

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1190m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Wind driven falling snow
  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1190m asl)

    @edinburgh_1992 I take it back about the frost damage in Italy, although this is a different cold wave. The frost protection only works to a certain level.

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  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL

    From snow to 17 C in a few days, wouldn’t want Scottish weather any other way would we? ?? 

    Possibly an 18 C near @CatchMyDrift if it keeps going it will be taps after weather ? 25BA1FF7-5D17-4CB6-BBB0-A4A588806366.thumb.jpeg.eb433d961382a135ba83e554e5388ee1.jpegFE409951-3E2B-48A6-9224-52102885AD19.thumb.jpeg.11a87a5bc40a683c56a92bc105d92870.jpeg

    now looks like the front will be too slow moving for any thundery stuff but that means better chance of higher temps.

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1190m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Wind driven falling snow
  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1190m asl)
    11 minutes ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

    From snow to 17 C in a few days, wouldn’t want Scottish weather any other way would we? ?? 

    Possibly an 18 C near @CatchMyDrift if it keeps going it will be taps after weather ? 25BA1FF7-5D17-4CB6-BBB0-A4A588806366.thumb.jpeg.eb433d961382a135ba83e554e5388ee1.jpegFE409951-3E2B-48A6-9224-52102885AD19.thumb.jpeg.11a87a5bc40a683c56a92bc105d92870.jpeg

    now looks like the front will be too slow moving for any thundery stuff but that means better chance of higher temps.

    No-one wants to see me with my top off so let's hope it isn't too warm down this way ? Definitely looks good for a high teens here. 18C doesn't look at all ridiculous given the southerly wind direction with a small Föhn effect off the Cheviots. The biggest challenge is going to be a possible lack of sunshine, can't tell for sure until closer to the time.

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  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL
    7 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

    No-one wants to see me with my top off so let's hope it isn't too warm down this way ? Definitely looks good for a high teens here. 18C doesn't look at all ridiculous given the southerly wind direction with a small Föhn effect off the Cheviots. The biggest challenge is going to be a possible lack of sunshine, can't tell for sure until closer to the time.

    ? think it will feel quite humid too with 10/11 C dew points and as you say if there is some cloud too, pity it isn’t June / July could have been a decent mini thundery plume ? 6AC80AF4-ECEE-4502-84F0-B2D53C6C61C7.thumb.jpeg.2afaf90242a2399c06a25b7896876a85.jpeg

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256

    We got out for a walk this morning just as the cloud was rolling in.  A total contrast to the snowy scenes above!

    This view is looking west from near the top of the Hill of Fortrose. I must have looked out here hundreds of times and never thought to take a photo before. There may be more now...     west.thumb.jpg.6abf8c4270d2b76c41e0153620873c6e.jpg    

    Anyone else finding their days filled with finding new ways to do things or just plain doing weird lemon you'd never have imagined before?  Washing the shopping ;)

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  • Location: South Falkirk 111m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny in summer, cold in winter.
  • Location: South Falkirk 111m asl
    20 hours ago, Hairy Celt said:

    We got out for a walk this morning just as the cloud was rolling in.  A total contrast to the snowy scenes above!

    This view is looking west from near the top of the Hill of Fortrose. I must have looked out here hundreds of times and never thought to take a photo before. There may be more now...     west.thumb.jpg.6abf8c4270d2b76c41e0153620873c6e.jpg    

    Anyone else finding their days filled with finding new ways to do things or just plain doing weird lemon you'd never have imagined before?  Washing the shopping ;)

    I keep making lists of things to do, then just not doing them ? Suspect I'll be one of those people who doesn't come out of quarantine with a gleaming house. Plenty of books getting read though. 

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  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL

    Well well well further upgrades on temperatures for tomorrow it could indeed be taps aff ? I wonder if a 20C could be reached? Looks like 2 zones, one around / near the borders / @CatchMyDrift then another Edinburgh, Fife, Perth 

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1190m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Wind driven falling snow
  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1190m asl)
    40 minutes ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

    Well well well further upgrades on temperatures for tomorrow it could indeed be taps aff ? I wonder if a 20C could be reached? Looks like 2 zones, one around / near the borders / @CatchMyDrift then another Edinburgh, Fife, Perth 

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    Euro4 looks more like Glasgow-Edinburgh for perhaps 18C or at a push 19C. More like 16C or 17C down here. I think it depends where the model is seeing a break in the clouds?

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  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl
  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl

    A bit milder here too at 8c.Mostly dull but dry.

    As   I have said before the mountains especially to the west will  carry  long lasting scars of the very stormy snowy February they had. Can only just  see the mountains to the west in the middle of this photo.002.thumb.JPG.88b4cfd5665e06e72e57806dc8326f43.JPG

     

     Ben Wyvis too will have scars of snow well into the summer.001.thumb.JPG.a0e07786fdabfbf48a0388f65019b423.JPG

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  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL
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    With the centre of Kirkcaldy on lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis we look back to another time when the High Street was...

     

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  • Location: Dumfries, South West Scotland.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold in winter and dry and very warm in summer
  • Location: Dumfries, South West Scotland.

    Niceish day today, never realised how nice the A77 is with views over to Ailsa Craig. 
    Very little traffic moving and most people still complying with the guidelines

    Anticipating 17/18 maybe in my sheltered corner at home tomorrow, we shall see

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1190m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Wind driven falling snow
  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1190m asl)

    The Euro4 looks decent for many of us to have our warmest day since September:

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    The NE looks like it's going to have a day of North Sea skank though ?

     

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256
    57 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

    The Euro4 looks decent for many of us to have our warmest day since September:

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    The NE looks like it's going to have a day of North Sea skank though ?

     

    Groovy. I have a day near Wick tomorrow :wallbash:after today in the hills with full on dreich and drizzle this morning :blink2: .

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  • Location: Rheanbreck, Lairg, Sutherland 161m
  • Weather Preferences: Snow,high winds, thunderstorms, extreme weather
  • Location: Rheanbreck, Lairg, Sutherland 161m

    9c and cloudy here ,least wind has dropped off for now

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee

    Hazy sun here but no real warmth 8.5C. North Sea having a bit of influence though no noticeable breeze from an Easterly quadrant.

    edit. Now there is a district strong breeze from the East and it is a cold one. Temp up to 10C but feels more like it has gone down.

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