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Some more pics from this morning in the Lomond Hills. Just the most sublime colours at sunrise. We had 12cm this morning, sunny all day except for a slight freshening up in the afternoon, now -0.7C an

Standing an impressive 5ft 5in tall - the kids have done well with limited resources ?

The snow still hasn't come to anything beyond a slushy mess at the house so we went to the snow. At the small car park at the top of Glen Ogle it was proper snow with a few inches on the ground. By th

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Max of 16c today and not a cloud to be seen.

Sunset and post-sunset was not too bad either. 

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Perfect Spring weather.

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7 minutes ago, Mr Frost said:

Max of 16c today and not a cloud to be seen.

Sunset and post sunset was not too bad either. 

Perfect Spring weather.

"Post sunset" = gloaming

The gloaming is always a great time to be out especially at this time of year until July. 

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13 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

"Post sunset" = gloaming

The gloaming is always a great time to be out especially at this time of year until July. 

I should have known better! ? (Being Scottish and all)

Great word! 

gloaming. A poetic word for "twilight," or the time of day immediately after the sun sets, is gloaming. ... This is a word with a strong Scottish heritage, adopted from Scottish dialect during the Middle Ages and rooted in the Old English word for "twilight," glōm.

I shall be using that in future. ?

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Another cracking day.

Very cold last night with -4c recorded, just as well the fleece was put out on the tender plants.

Clear blue skies all day until the last hour or so with low cloud drifting in from the SE.  Just in time to stop the kids meteor hunting ?

A bit warmer than yesterday with a max of 12c.

Light winds to start then quite gusty in the early afternoon leading to beech leaves everywhere (the shedding of the marcescent leaves means fresh foliage is imminent).  Back to light winds now from the SE.

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11 hours ago, Mr Frost said:

As for Winter 2019/20...let’s pretend that never happened. ?

It didn't! 

Cracking day with hardly a cloud to be seen as I spent most of the day on the garden. The cool breeze meant it wasn't quite t-shirt weather though. 

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Good morning from an endlessly sunny Skye! At least that's what it seems like! Can't remember the last time I saw clouds. Or when we last had rain. Lovely crispy clear evenings and nights. Wall to wall sunshine during the day. Looks to continue for a good few days yet. Not that I'm complaining! This weather has really lifted the gloominess that was pervading all and everything! At least I'm getting the garden cleared up slowly but surely and have a planting programme sorted out too. Got some seeds in pots on the kitchen window ledge and will plant other seeds outside when it starts to warm up a bit. Still too cold to plant outdoors yet. Might even get some pics taken, been too busy to bother with a camera! 

Enjoy the glorious weather folks and make the most of it as best you can! ☀️??

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12 hours ago, Ravelin said:

It didn't! 

Cracking day with hardly a cloud to be seen as I spent most of the day on the garden. The cool breeze meant it wasn't quite t-shirt weather though. 

I thought February was quite exciting during the gale force winds as blizzards rolled in from the west. Definitely had quite a few days with snow falling at some point here in Edinburgh. Even thundersnow in parts of Scotland. And it's not often that you get heavy snow showers moving in across the whole country on a western wind... 

Coming back to today, more glorious sunny weather in Edinburgh. Unusually clear for an eastern wind.

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2 hours ago, edinburgh_1992 said:

I thought February was quite exciting during the gale force winds as blizzards rolled in from the west. Definitely had quite a few days with snow falling at some point here in Edinburgh. Even thundersnow in parts of Scotland. And it's not often that you get heavy snow showers moving in across the whole country on a western wind... 

Coming back to today, more glorious sunny weather in Edinburgh. Unusually clear for an eastern wind.

I suppose I'm looking at it from a NE Scotland perspective, where those westerlies didn't really bring anything much as they were intercepted by the Cairngorms. There was only one occasion here that we got a significant accumulation of snow and a couple of earlier occasions where we had a covering that lasted for up to a week just because the temp stayed cold enough. 

Gloriously sunny here again today but the wind is stronger so not really comfortable unless you are well sheltered from it.

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Milder start to the day at 2c followed by wall to wall sunshine and  a fresh SE wind Currently 13c. In the garden again. putting pea stakes up.

Still big scars of snow on Ben Wyvis low humidities and frosty nights are preserving it.

No doubt the western mountains would have had  had a very good spring skiing season in normal times

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Sunny all day here. Max 13.7C so a couple of degrees up on yesterday and 4 up on Saturday. Always a cool breeze though. See Stornoway had more hours of sun last weekend than it had in either of the whole of January or December.     Spring is the sunniest period for the western Isles.

Anyone else notice just how bright Venus was yesterday? Some meteors possible tonight too!

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4 hours ago, Northernlights said:

Milder start to the day at 2c followed by wall to wall sunshine and  a fresh SE wind Currently 13c. In the garden again. putting pea stakes up.

Still big scars of snow on Ben Wyvis low humidities and frosty nights are preserving it.

No doubt the western mountains would have had  had a very good spring skiing season in normal times

Here was Glencoe just a few days ago. I see someone decided to social distance by himself down the main basin! 

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Another gorgeous day, you really could get used to saying this...

Not as cold last night thanks to the cloud early on, with a minimum recorded of 0.5c.

Clear blue skies all day and a max of 11.5c, the temperature moderated by the fresh SE wind that was there around lunchtime.  Calm conditions now and you can feel the chill in the air, going to be another frost by the looks of things.

In long term looks like the grey murk we usually get with Easterly orientated winds will make a unwanted appearance at the end of the week.

Saw this interesting post on the Highland Astronomy Facebook site, if no meteors you can watch the manmade ones instead....

Highland Astronomy Facebook

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Just been out with the dog and really the first night  I have seen the glow to the north as we head nearer to midsummers day.

Was also lucky enough to see a bright meteor too. Very surreal listening to curlew,owl, and bats fluttering round me with no background noise from the main A96 road.

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Just been out for a ride to find a dark spot for meteors, boy is it cold now after being so warm late afternoon. No meteors. The only noise is birds (lots of linnets, yellowhammers, oystercatchers and ringed plovers around) and surf on the other side of the Ness. And some strange thumps from Fort George. We had battered peacocks and small tortoiseshells in the garden earlier.

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Loving the dry weather but finding this wind, up at this height, unbearable to be out in. So spending the days inside looking out at it which isnt fun.

Husband says cars were white this morning.

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A bit milder again first thing  this morning at 4c. Fabulous sunshine again but a fresh breeze. Currently 12c Sea fog visible in the Firth today though.

 

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Glorious sunshine again today and looking like temps will be up a notch again. Currently 14.0C. The Easterly wind has however not eased and has indeed been stronger this morning than in recent days. If the forecasts are correct it should start easing over the next couple of days.

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As you we're regarding the weather but the breeze is a issue. That should finally start to ease tomorrow and be almost gone by Thursday hopefully

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Lovely and sunny again but annoyingly strong breeze keeping it feeling on the cool side, especially out of the sun. 

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6 hours ago, SW Saltire said:

Winds a fair bit lighter today, currently 17c in strong sunshine. Glorious conditions if sheltered from the breeze

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Nice bit of tarmac there sir...

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