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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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Today's dog walk looking down into the Clyde valley from Coulter woods. Still a patch of snow on Tinto. 

 

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Just back in from looking for meteors with no luck. Sky dead clear again though with Venus shining brightly before setting in theWest. Getting cold now. Temp 5C and falling. Very unusual for the East coast to have several days in a row of brisk East winds with hardly a cloud in sight. Same wind has helped keeping the skies so clear though as it stops inversions or build up of pollution.

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This doesn't look too bad until you realise it's 500m away from a built up area (Kilmacolm). Lucky escape as this pic is taken looking south with the wind taking the smoke & fire west.

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Not quite the same blue skies of last few days. More cloud around. Should burn away though

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11 minutes ago, NUT said:

Not quite the same blue skies of last few days. More cloud around. Should burn away though

About the same here, a bit hazy but still really pleasant.

Two late nights of Lyrid watching and I saw a grand total of....  THREE! plus another very bright streak nowhere near the Lyrids. Could have been anything, make up your own metaphor, or make a wish.

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Didn't see a single one here HC. Was out for 20-30 minutes last three nights, was even crystal clear. Still, I can now identify the northern cross and the summer triangle!

Down to 3.9C last night and already at 15C this morning. As others have said, chilly wind is away and the sun is oot!

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1 hour ago, Hairy Celt said:

About the same here, a bit hazy but still really pleasant.

Two late nights of Lyrid watching and I saw a grand total of....  THREE! plus another very bright streak nowhere near the Lyrids. Could have been anything, make up your own metaphor, or make a wish.

Three more than me then.  A last try tonight perhaps. Weather is same again today with bright sunshine and an Easterly breeze though perhaps not quite as strong as yesterday. Saw this photo of the Lawers range taken from above Pitlochry around 20 miles away (by a local). Still plenty snow up there at altitude.

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Lovely clear night saw 4 meteors overnight. 
 

Lovely morning and far warmer than the last couple days. 16c already. 
Rhododendron is coming into bloom which is always a hive of activity for the Bees

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(Really really need rain, grass has a slightly yellowish tinge in places)

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So few reports of Lyrid sightings so far, so may be they haven't peaked yet and may be worth another look tonight.  I'll give it a go anyway.

There's a little high, thin cloud drifting around still, otherwise just the same as the last few days.

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One last look NE tonight then - see if we can see a surge.... (What's the collective noun for meteors?!)

Got to 18.8C in my garden, half a mile away down by the Tweed it looked splendid:

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Another cool start to the day at 1c with very crunchy grass at 5.00am this morning when this photo was taken Looking NE out to the North Sea017.thumb.JPG.029896b6f2ea09d755a59772a49268b6.JPG

 

Turned into a warm sunny day with just a bit of high cloud . Maximum of 16c

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Got a bit hazy here this afternoon so not the clear skies this evening seen in recent days. Max was 14.6C but felt milder as the breeze died. Light cloud to the West did make for a decent sunset though. Out looking for the spaceship launched earlier but no sign, perhaps because of the thin cloud or maybe we just missed it. Lots of false reports about it from people who saw Venus and didn't think that it was not moving quickly across the sky from West to East.

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Sunshine a lot hazier today making things feel cooler, especially in the early afternoon when the SE wind was at its strongest.

Irrespective, up to 14c and felt lovely in the evening when the wind died down.

Calm conditions outside now and there is going to be another frost by the looks of things (currently 2c).

Giving up on the meteor hunting, no luck the last few nights.  Kids got a biology lesson during this evenings hunt as they came across a couple of amorous hedgehogs.  The prickly pair were so caught up in the situation they completely ignored the kids leading to the parents taking the kids away at speed before awkward questions ensued....? 

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Just like yesterday a cloudy start but cloud is clearing now. Should be another lovely day

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Early cloud broke this morning to give hazy sunshine here. A couple if degrees cooler than same time yesterday but feels warmer without the nagging Easterly. Still clear air out West as this pic of St Kilda taken last night from the Uists shows.

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Hazy but warm afternoon. Feels better with the wind gone at long last. Got that summer feeling ;)

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Stunning weather, max of 18.3c and the wind was lighter today which made a big difference to the feel of the day.

Clear blue skies with just the occasional hint of cloud.

You just get the feeling that we are going to pay for all this good weather later in the summer.

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Quite a bit of plane activity round here today for a change.  Checking Flightradar some strange flights over North Scotland just now, presuming some kind of survey ongoing.

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25 minutes ago, Quinach said:

Stunning weather, max of 18.3c and the wind was lighter today which made a big difference to the feel of the day.

Clear blue skies with just the occasional hint of cloud.

You just get the feeling that we are going to pay for all this good weather later in the summer.

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Quite a bit of plane activity round here today for a change.  Checking Flightradar some strange flights over North Scotland just now, presuming some kind of survey ongoing.

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Funny I was talking about plane activity with a friend earlier on. Not seen one flying over here in about a month but that not all a bad thing must be doing wonders for air pollution (in a good way)

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More of the same. Low cloud first thing but it burned back by mid-morning. Wind lighter than recent days so even though the temperature peaked around 11c it felt a bit warmer. 

As @Norrance said unusual for it to be so clear on the east coast with a persistent easterly wind. This may change tomorrow, according to the forecast, with the dreaded h**r possibly making an unwelcome appearance! 

Pretty sunset last night.

 

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