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6c to start the day with a mostly dry breezy morning. Clouding over this afternoon and steadier rain not far away.Currently 13c

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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

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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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I hope this isn’t setting a precedent for the rest of the summer. ? Max of 12.4c at Leuchars yesterday and currently 10c with winds increasing here in NE Fife. Feels more like early April! 

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What nonsense is this.  Currently 5.5c with a howling northerly gale and moderate rain.

Got to love the variability of Scottish weather. ?

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Briefly got up to over 12C in the late morning but mainly cloudy with a cold wind and mostly light(ish) showers.

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Going by the rain radar and looking outside looks like the worst of the wet weather has passed through.

There were a few pulses of heavy rain but overall, not really the washout forecast by the Met Office.

Wind still very gusty though.  Managed to blow down the bird feeder which tends to only happen in the worst gales.

Repositioned temporarily under the eave of the house and surprisingly packed with visitors.  Makes photography that bit easier.

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Just back from an evening exercise walk. Felt more like late Nov than June. Gale force NNW wind blowing spits and spots of rain right into your face. 8C

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Seeing Quinach's bird table shots reminded me that my daughter has seen a very large brown rat scavenging under ours a couple of times in the last couple of days. How do we discourage it but continue to feed the birds?

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As posted in my 'status update' now 22:30 5.1°C and driving rain on a 40mph NW wind. Thought our friends down south might enjoy a glimpse of this North Sea low pressure's effect on our summer weather! 

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22 minutes ago, shuggee said:

As posted in my 'status update' now 22:30 5.1°C and driving rain on a 40mph NW wind. Thought our friends down south might enjoy a glimpse of this North Sea low pressure's effect on our summer weather! 

Just the same here.   Is"nt it fabulous ( a Farmers viewpoint) sufficiently heavy and prolonged to get moisture down to all the plant roots.Cattle don"t however like it and are busy scurrying form one side of the field to the other trying to find the dyke with the best shelter.

Massive brock badger visited the spillings of the bird feeders just outside the kitchen window this evening hours  before it got dark so everyone got a great view of him. No social distancing here!!!! Wiilhave to leave a window open another night to get a photo.

Negative view of the badger is that our only pair of oyster catchers gave up on laying eggs having had them eaten twice so for the first time in my lifetime there will be no chicks on the farm this year. We used to have 9 pairs on the farm every spring along with a couple of pairs of lapwings  The badger population does need managing now. Very few young hares too this spring. and all ground living wildlife is scarse.

I think the the clearence should reach us in a couple of hours so  cattle will be able to settle down for the night.

 

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In the spirit of Billy Connolly's mantra "no such thing as bad weather only bad clothing, get yourself a sexy raincoat and live a little", went for for a wee 9k walk this evening and it wasn't too bad really! Don't mind a wet and windy spell from time to time in the summer as it helps everything grow. 

Haven't been on at all recently but the early part of the week and last week were stunning with a fair few days in the mid twenties and a couple days of 26C with feels like temperatures a couple degrees north of that. I'm optimistic about the coming summer and fairly confused by the dramatics in the model thread with talk of 2012. Then again I'm often confused by that thread so not change there! 

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12 minutes ago, Daniel* said:

Wet ... NE Scotland asking what’s the fuss?

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If this was January you'd be raging! Until tomorrow night: 

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12 hours ago, Quinach said:

What nonsense is this.  Currently 5.5c with a howling northerly gale and moderate rain.

Got to love the variability of Scottish weather. ?

I even gave in to the wife's demands and lit the woodburner in the lounge yesterday evening. I must admit it was cosy, but in June? 

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In contrast, today was a lot nicer than I'd been expecting. Still a nagging wind but the sun has managed to stay out for much of the day so if feels pleasant. Just back from a walk with the wife, youngest son and dog. Getting and excitable 5mth old puppy to pose for a photo isn't easy. 

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MUCH more like it today. Started out cloudy but it cleared up and we now have unbroken sunshine. Wind has died right down so feels warm even though the air temperature is only around 15c. 

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Yep, has turned out lovely t shirt weather and 16.9°C 

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A bit wet and breezy this evening but the rest of the day was more than acceptable.

Max of 15.2c, and with plenty sunshine in the afternoon felt very nice indeed - even the wind died down to allow you to enjoy it.

Some very photogenic Cirrus in the early afternoon....

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Better weather today - and a mid-afternoon earth tremor that woke the place up. IMG-20200606-WA0004.thumb.jpg.3cde527cc18629066bb8210dee9acaca.jpg

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For some years now I’ve had a theory that the seasons can be off by a few months, over the past few weeks we have basically had winter weather patterns,  north and easterly winds, large areas of high pressure feeding air from the continent if this were back in January and February we would have been in the deep freeze with plenty snow...what we got back then was Autumn weather patterns very mild and wet.

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1 hour ago, Polar Gael said:

Better weather today - and a mid-afternoon earth tremor that woke the place up. IMG-20200606-WA0004.thumb.jpg.3cde527cc18629066bb8210dee9acaca.jpg

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Interesting! Can't remember ever experiencing one here. 

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Was a mainly sunny day here then a few heavy showers around 7/8pm 

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Morning all

Hope you are well.

Real mixed bag of weather over the last few days! Friday had NW gales and heavy rain, Saturday 17C and sunshine and today is similar to yesterday.

Nice wee sunset last night.

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Have a good Sunday!

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Excuse my West of Scotland bias here but later in the week (Friday onwards) there could be a wee mini heatwave brewing for a number of days! (Add anywhere between 2 and 4 degrees to those charts below)

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Latest Met Office outlook (When has it ever been wrong before? ??)

Friday 12 Jun -Sunday 21 Jun

The first few days of the period, including next weekend and into the start of the following week, should see the driest brightest weather across northern areas of the UK, particularly western Scotland. Elsewhere, conditions will be rather changeable with some sunshine but also areas of rain or showers. Thunderstorms are also likely in places. Many parts will become warm, perhaps very warm, particularly northwestern areas. However, mist and low cloud will probably affect east coasts at times, making it cooler here. For the rest of the period confidence is low. However, conditions will probably be mixed, with periods of dry, bright weather, but also some spells of cloud and rain, perhaps accompanied by stronger winds. Temperatures will probably continue to be above average generally.

Something to keep an eye on and hopefully when the time comes all of Scotland is basking in warmth/sunshine!

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Dull cold day today wth showers coming in off the Firth from the north in the morning.Temperature has been about 9c all day. Famiies of sparrows at the bird feeder all day with sometimes 40 perched on the washing line. Must be almost no insect life as they currently empty the feeders on a daily basis. Certainly not flaming June!!!!!

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Back to late Autumn again today.

Just scraped a max of 10c under overcast skies, with the added frisson of occasional drizzly showers.

Only redeeming feature is the winds were generally light.

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