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Ladies and gentlemen you are not going to believe it. After a wait of almost 3 years... ūüėģ ¬†

I don't suppose I have anything to complain about this winter...      .      

I've waited years to get a picture of the house covered with snow.  Finally!  

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

    Lovely sunny day here with a light Westerly breeze and a max of 11.6C. Washing out the back for the first time this year as the sun is just getting above the shade of the house. They make the teens tough down in Invergowrie. I walked down to the river earlier and back up through the Crop Research Institute and came across a bunch of teenage girls  out and about in bikini tops. 

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  • Location: Banchory, Kincardineshire - 60m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Winter - Dry cold & snow / Summer - hot & sunny and thunderstorms
  • Location: Banchory, Kincardineshire - 60m ASL

    After a clear night and a fantastic view of the ‚Äėsnow‚Äô full moon rising, woke up to a frost and beautiful sunrise. Overnight low of -0.9c but temperature¬†rose fairly quickly to reach a high (according to my station) of 18.9c. Think I might need to look into changing it as none of the other stations around here recorded anything as high. It‚Äôll be interesting to see what the Beeb says on the evening news.

    Son accompanied me on my dog walk wearing just shorts and a t-shirt, however being the responsible parent that I am, I put a gilet on over my jumper.  The sun was warm on my back though and I was almost tempted to take said gilet off...almost, but not quite.

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256
    1 hour ago, Norrance said:

    Lovely sunny day here with a light Westerly breeze and a max of 11.6C. Washing out the back for the first time this year as the sun is just getting above the shade of the house. They make the teens tough down in Invergowrie. I walked down to the river earlier and back up through the Crop Research Institute and came across a bunch of teenage girls  out and about in bikini tops. 

    Bikini research institute?

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256
    3 hours ago, Hawesy said:

    Today marks the 9th consecutive day with the max temperature above 10c at Leuchars. As a result the monthly mean has nudged +0.1c above average despite the notable cold and snowy spell early on.

    Currently 12c at Leuchars and 10c at Pittenweem. Second last day of meteorological winter but feeling springlike in the East Neuk!

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    Your daffs look a good 10 to 14 days ahead of ours, which seem a lot considering we're not far apart and both coastal. Hmmm.

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256
    9 hours ago, Puffy MacCloud said:

    No, but my younger daughter had one and I quite liked it.

    No, but I wish! The second most beautiful car design ever. We had one on the farm when I was learning to drive but it had a hydraulic semi-automatic pre-selector gearbox that meant I wasn't allowed anywhere near it.

    Phantom?

    Moto Guzzi 850 T4, wow, a serious bit of kit indeed, shaft drive and all.

     

    On the weather front - disappointing.

    Phantom.. Rolls Royce variety.

    The Guzzi was good fun although perhaps typically, being Italian, its reliability, especially electrical, was poor.  The wiring was appalling.  Ms HC got pregnant somehow while I had that so I put a 'baby on board' plate on the back. <cringe>

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  • Location: Banchory, Kincardineshire - 60m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Winter - Dry cold & snow / Summer - hot & sunny and thunderstorms
  • Location: Banchory, Kincardineshire - 60m ASL
    2 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

    Phantom.. Rolls Royce variety.

    The Guzzi was good fun although perhaps typically, being Italian, its reliability, especially electrical, was poor.  The wiring was appalling.  Ms HC got pregnant somehow while I had that so I put a 'baby on board' plate on the back. <cringe>

    I shouldn’t laugh but my ex father-in-law had a motor bike with sidecar when my ex and his brother were born, shame they didn’t have baby on board plates in the early 60s. They went all over in that, including a holiday to Ireland apparently.

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

    Another gorgeous day and again the warmest day of the year, with a toasty (for Feb) 12.5c.

    Lots of warm sunshine, calm conditions, lovely stuff.

    Overnight low of -0.2c.

    Nature reacting to the conditions, this handsome chap decided to land on one of the sun loungers triggering a panic reaction from the child occupant and a sprint into the house - allowing the other half to grab the empty pew for the rest of the afternoon!  Honeybees are rare round here at the best of times, so a surprise to see it.

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    Plenty of geese also passing over heading north...

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    Couple more days of this before crashing back to reality on Tuesday, cold grey Permagloom‚ĄĘ after that going by the Met forecast¬†ūü§ģ

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  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy or warm and dry
  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie

    @Quinachafter being stuck in the dark with all her sisters for weeks or months I'm sure the bee was just glad to be out sunning itself. Nice enough today for us to check our bees, a quick peek anyway. All 7 colonies we went into winter with, and a couple were late swarms so not huge, have so far survived the winter. Now that's not to say the queens have, but one of the smaller gives had loads of pollen going in, which is usually a good sign. It'll likely be a few weeks yet before we can do a proper check to see if they all have laying queens.

    Looking like another couple of milder sunny days before a return to something colder. Forest tracks further up the hill still have snow in places too.

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

    Going to be another glorious day by the looks of things, clear blue skies at the moment.

    What was not expected is that the ground is white in the shade - hard frost last night with a low of -3.8c.

    Met office app well out on that one.

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  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 150m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and bright.
  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 150m asl
    16 hours ago, Hairy Celt said:

    Phantom.. Rolls Royce variety.

    Well yes, obvs, but one wouldn't interfere with one's Roller, would one?

    Please pardon my absence but I've been away doing some very naughty things. Nicola would not approve.

    Temperature 7.7deg.C down from a maximum of 8.9deg.C at 12:33 and up from a minimum of 5.5deg.C at 07:09, humidity is 86%, wind 0 to 2mph southerly, pressure is 1040.0hPa steady (a record high for this weather station), there's been no rain today nor in the last 24 hours and cloud cover is 6/8 so although it's not currently sunny it is bright. A nice day to mark the end of Winter.

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256
    24 minutes ago, Puffy MacCloud said:

    Well yes, obvs, but one wouldn't interfere with one's Roller, would one?

    Please pardon my absence but I've been away doing some very naughty things. Nicola would not approve.

    Temperature 7.7deg.C down from a maximum of 8.9deg.C at 12:33 and up from a minimum of 5.5deg.C at 07:09, humidity is 86%, wind 0 to 2mph southerly, pressure is 1040.0hPa steady (a record high for this weather station), there's been no rain today nor in the last 24 hours and cloud cover is 6/8 so although it's not currently sunny it is bright. A nice day to mark the end of Winter.

    I interfere with anything and everything. 

    Nice day again.  

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

    Fabulous day again here after a frosty start at 2c  Cows out at 7.30am to neeps in preparation for neep lifter at 10.00am.Only got as far as 1.00pm because of puncture on lifter so all change back to ploughing the second last field and clearing more stones.Meanwhile i was lifting last of parsnips/carrots in garden.20210228_112649.thumb.jpg.4479bd3f6f8f06c1e7dff84c18ac65b1.jpg

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

    Three years ago tonight from a NW'ly flow full of beefy showers:

     

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

    Hmm, seemed to have offended the weather gods as the clear blue skies first thing disappeared by lunchtime. 

    Cool and grey thereafter, max of 9.3c before the cloud appeared.  Afternoon a chilly feeling 6 to 7c.  Light winds throughout.

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl

    Nice to see a frost on the ground this morning. Chilly at -1.4c! Been a stunning couple of days of blue sky and sun. Today looks like it could be another good one. While I'll always enjoy winter weather, this winter was so good locally, I'd be happy to crack on into Spring if we can get some settled weather. 

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  • Location: Dennyloanhead. (49m ASL)
  • Location: Dennyloanhead. (49m ASL)

    Stunning cold crisp morning with wall to wall blue sky. 

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

    Forty fourth air frost at -3.0C. Foggy earlier too, but a beauty of a morning now with wall to wall sunshine, frost and blue sky.

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
    37 minutes ago, mardatha said:

    When is this good spell to end?

    May be good for a week - but turning colder and wintry showers (scattered) Thursday.

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