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Looking at the wrf eu we might see the highest of the temps in the UK by Thursday / Friday with 20-22 C across Scotland might be a bit higher sometimes the models can underdo the temps but will be interesting to see. E3F6D515-4568-43CB-8CEC-B3A34D603C22.thumb.png.938af681346aa4a321178b0090cf92e1.png446F7991-E1AE-4FEE-9195-BD18434A19D0.thumb.png.131ba2da39b9403eef209166e6088e9f.png

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Looks like a nice week. Whoever mentioned crows, we are inundated with jackdaws in this street. I'm sick of the things. Canny feed the wee birds for them coming down in blankets, they sit on the roofs and watch every move you make.

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One less crow around here, found as deid as a Norwegian Blue on the lawn this morning. Not that unusual actually, with a big garden we average 3 or 4 per year. 

Not a bad day today, especially the morning when it was up to 18C or thereabouts. Clouded over in the afternoon and the breeze got up again but it was OK out. The good news is that the apple trees managed to keep thier blossom despite the winds over the weekend. The cherries fared less well but they weren't completely stripped. Time will tell as to how they will fruit. Two years ago they were festooned, last year they produced very little as I'm sure we had winds again. Later that time, as the fruit was developing, leading to lots of leaves and fruit stalks all over the grass. 

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16 hours ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

Looking at the wrf eu we might see the highest of the temps in the UK by Thursday / Friday with 20-22 C across Scotland might be a bit higher sometimes the models can underdo the temps but will be interesting to see. 

The next ten days as a whole across Scotland look pretty decent for something much warmer & drier than average. There will always be some who miss out slightly depending on wind direction but it looks like it's going to be a very decent warm spell for many of us:

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It looks pretty solid and we're never going to get everyone baking in 26C and clear blue skies for ten days in this country.

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Could be the chance of some thundery stuff around on Thursday too will keep an eye on it. 9402A42D-8DD4-4CBA-8E58-53D043A2F433.thumb.png.ab530f65654a1462427ba1268e43ae1f.png

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Really nice day here with plentiful sunshine. High of 21c at Leuchars which I think would be one of the highest readings in Scotland today. Outlook looks good though temps will likely fall locally as an onshore winds develop. It’s been a great spring overall just sad not to have spent more of it out walking! 

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Just like the last few days, the morning and evening having the best weather of the day with the middle portion a bit naff..

Lovely and sunny until mid-morning then just glimpses of the sun thanks to extensive cloud until clear blue skies appearing again this evening.

Respectable max of 18c but had to put on a jacket in the afternoon to be comfortable outside thanks to the strong breeze that rolled in with the cloud.

Calm conditions now, perfect skies to keep an eye out for some noctilucent clouds - see some were seen in Norfolk last night (link).

Kids snaffled the phone this afternoon and was impressed to find they did some cloud spotting on the camera rather than the usual Unicorn and Astronaut themed selfies.

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2 hours ago, Hawesy said:

Really nice day here with plentiful sunshine. High of 21c at Leuchars which I think would be one of the highest readings in Scotland today. Outlook looks good though temps will likely fall locally as an onshore winds develop. It’s been a great spring overall just sad not to have spent more of it out walking! 

20.4C max here and feeling warm in the sunshine. As you said an onshore breeze keeping things cooler on the coast on some days and perhaps a bit of a South Easterly drift at the weekend bringing a haar risk right on the East coast.  Earlier saw this photo of lenticular clouds in Highland Perthshire this morning.

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Posted (edited)

16C today and sunshine but didn’t feel that warm at all - lovely end to the day.

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Absolutely buzzing for this warmth to arrive (get the Summer tan started early ?) - Thursday through to Monday at the very least showing high teens to start and then low 20’s for here.

Hot inland and especially up in Moray later in the week/weekend.

All the best everyone!

Edit: @Quinach we had some cracking displays of noctilucent clouds on my doorstep last Summer - few of the locals got some pictures. (I was fast asleep - usually appeared between 12:30/01:30)

Hoping to get out in the early hours and get a picture this Summer.

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We ended up hitting 19C yesterday, warm enough that all the boys ended up swimming in the river which was an absolute shock. Apparently I have to go in at some point too, let's hope all the cameras are broken that day ?

@Mr Frost I already have a reasonable golfer's tan (arms & face only) and thanks to lockdown I've avoided a trucker's tan (right side more tanned than the other side). By this time next week I'll have moved onto my jaiky tan (dark brown with hints of purple).

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What an absolute stunning few days here in embra .... more please !

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This was supposed to be a cloudier day.......................quite the opposite. Lovely once again and gonna get better still from tomorrow. Incredible spring reallly

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To me end of May and June are the height of summer.  The look today of the sky and sun refecting of the cars etc , has the look of the hottest days

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So the proper warmth starts tomorrow but those night time temps are disgusting ? CAPE looks decent especially later on Friday but struggling to see a trigger unless any convergence zones develop so quite a low risk I think. 73760D77-B3B1-4035-92A8-1664FD4F0D20.thumb.png.848668b181679a4b28e40b4cb093c0e5.pngCC0FB5D7-F898-4FFD-8EFC-C99382031CEC.thumb.jpeg.5c1b2a996ac32c70f605d9cfc2f462d2.jpeg0208630E-5154-4B3A-8B6B-C735772C3159.thumb.jpeg.54102504aad211c0aa170fec0901b671.jpeg1EDC3D6E-031B-4036-93DD-B0EA95B6A3CD.thumb.png.cd8dd7281f44595bb5cab3efb537934f.png

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Evening all,

Sunny again but around 5c cooler than yesterday with a light onshore wind. More of the same to come although as @Norrance said a risk of haar towards the weekend. We’ve been lucky with the lack of haar this year, long may it continue! 

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2 hours ago, CatchMyDrift said:

April, May and the first couple of weeks of June are summer in Scotland, driest & sunniest part of the year. I have no idea why we're always surprised when it gets to July and the rain comes.

The Euro4 showed cloudy for much of southern Scotland today but Mother Nature said NAW! So we ended up with a stunning day made doubly stunning as it was supposed to be flat grey. It was only 16C at best but it felt hot in the sun:

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It'll be interesting to see if we can sustain any type of drier weather into June-August.

 

Shows how different things are on the east coast. Often temperatures struggle to reach double figures in April here with snow falling most years. May and the beginning of June regularly see cold easterly winds and the arrival of summer in July can be a relief. September is far preferable to May.

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43 minutes ago, AFC Snow said:

Shows how different things are on the east coast. Often temperatures struggle to reach double figures in April here with snow falling most years. May and the beginning of June regularly see cold easterly winds and the arrival of summer in July can be a relief. September is far preferable to May.

I think I'm at most 5 miles further inland from the North Sea so I'm not sure that's a factor? It's more that for most places in Scotland April-June is the driest and sunniest time of year (roughly) with May usually the sunniest month of all. A higher air temp is pretty useless if it's cloudy. 

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It's going to be a roaster:

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Dull overcast start to the day with a nice shower overnight but just laid the dust. Currently 12c

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Did start cloudy as was predicted but cloud is clearing. Going to be a very warm few days indeed

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In a hotspot here looking on wundermap looks like parts of Fife and Edinburgh and some other spots at 26/27 and just hit 28C here high so far 28.2 C tho my weather station drops out now and again (still need to get a new one) the temps are still usually accurate. 

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