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Windchill of -8 this morning with a low of -3.2 with heavy snow falling, proper powder snow too.

Well this winter hasn't been one with a lack of snowy pictures,but I suppose it's obligatory to post them even in April.

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  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL

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  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 150m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and bright.
  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 150m asl

    Just been out in the back garden having a couple of beers with a friend and, blooming 'eck Mavis, it's a tad chilly...

    Temperature currently 4.7deg.C following a maximum of 11.6deg.C at 15:01 and a minimum of 0.5deg.C at 05:31, humidity is 76%, no wind is registering, pressure is 1018.1hPa rising slowly, there's been no rain in the last 24 hours and cloud cover is 6/8.

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

    According to the wife the high ground between Huntly and Alford had a covering of snow this morning. I can believe that as I'm not long back from picking up the youngest from fitness training in Insch and I saw everything short of snow. Certainly rain and sleet, with hail or grapple rattling off the car at one point.

    The message we got about the school heating being turned off on 10th May as it's council policy certainly caused a bit of discussion at work today. With the current weather not looking as if it will warm up any time soon, and the requirement to keep at least some windows open in the classrooms, that might have to be reconsidered. 

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  • Location: Ancrum
  • Weather Preferences: HOT SUNSHINE!
  • Location: Ancrum

    Woke up to heavy sleet, turning to rain. Not amused.

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

    White with hail first thing this morning and 2c Very showery looking sky.

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

    Another overnight frost with a min of -0.7c; currently 4.5c.

    Showery start so far today, heavy but short lived - these are of rain with a hint of Sleet!

    Light winds with brief sunny periods.

    Really getting hacked off now with this cold weather as its slowing growth a lot, I have never seen these daffies so late in flowering (and this is a raised bed with c.4 hours direct sunlight per day so should be warmer than other areas).  The dry weather though really suited the violas as they have an excellent show - in contrast the big floppy pansies the kids insisted on have collapsed in the recent cold/wet.

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

    Up to 6c now, showers continuing but this time are of hail/rain.

    Do love brooding skies like this, compensates for the Baltic feel to the day...

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    Unusual to see the fields steaming, this spring continues to entertain...

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

    Just about managed to get a decent walk in between the showers. My wife dropped me on her way into town as a hail/ rain shower was easing off. Feeling quite chilly but minutes later the sun came out and it felt warm with steam rising up off the pavement. Just about made it home when the next one came on. Lucky it was all hail so didn't get soaked. Not quite as cold this morning because of cloud and a breeze so a min of 3C. Got up to 9.6C at one point in the sunshine but as the showers come in dropping several degrees.

    One shower disappearing and the next incoming. The swans enjoying the sun just before the hail started.

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  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 150m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and bright.
  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 150m asl

    It's Friday, it's five o'clock and it's Crackapack ofbeersopen. Since I said goodbye to Shaky Peg, my garden seems to have been designated as the preferred location for beers and debauchery, so, what can I say but here we go again.

    Temperature currently 9.9deg.C up from a minimum of -0.4deg.C at 03:31 and down from a maximum of 11.5deg.C at 16:07, humidity is 53%, wind is 0 to 2mph north-northwesterly, pressure is 1019.1hPa steady, there's been no rain in the last 24 hours and cloud cover is 7/8.

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

    Looking up to the Cairngorms this evening.

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  • Location: Northwich south cheshire 35m or 114ft above sea le
  • Weather Preferences: snowy winters,warm summers and Storms
  • Location: Northwich south cheshire 35m or 114ft above sea le
    18 minutes ago, Norrance said:

    Looking up to the Cairngorms this evening.

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    What a beautiful part of the world you live in hoping to get to Scotland during the summer travel permitting.

    C.S

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
    11 hours ago, Quinach said:

    Another overnight frost with a min of -0.7c; currently 4.5c.

    Showery start so far today, heavy but short lived - these are of rain with a hint of Sleet!

    Light winds with brief sunny periods.

    Really getting hacked off now with this cold weather as its slowing growth a lot, I have never seen these daffies so late in flowering (and this is a raised bed with c.4 hours direct sunlight per day so should be warmer than other areas).  The dry weather though really suited the violas as they have an excellent show - in contrast the big floppy pansies the kids insisted on have collapsed in the recent cold/wet.

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    One positive I guess is the stunted weed growth, if you dont think of weeds as flowers or un troublesome. The dandelions are out in profusion, but general weed cover is well below par, and nature in general feels 3 weeks or so behind where normally would be compared to recent years.

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  • Location: Peterculter
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, snowy winter/warm dry summer
  • Location: Peterculter

    Nice walk along the river Dee with the dog earlier this evening. A few things of note - how low the water level looks for the time of year - the distinct lack of greenery in the trees and undergrowth - and how chilly it was as breath was frosting up by the end of the walk. Just doesn’t feel like late spring at all.

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee
    9 minutes ago, Wee County Exile said:

    Nice walk along the river Dee with the dog earlier this evening. A few things of note - how low the water level looks for the time of year - the distinct lack of greenery in the trees and undergrowth - and how chilly it was as breath was frosting up by the end of the walk. Just doesn’t feel like late spring at all.

    It is the same with theTay. Here is the upper Tay near Aberfeldy today. More like the level you would expect during a long dry spell in Summer. Not much snow melt also contributing to the low levels I expect.

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

    Still taking cows in at night and unsurprisingly they are happy to do so. In warmer weather they would want to stay out. Good job we have extra silage from the  last two years as still on 80% winter diet. Grass  growth is minimal and still purple tipped with the cold. Currently 3.5c

    A bit of a reminder of 2010 with a cold late spring.I wonder if winter 2021/2022 will start early too in November as a legacy of the end of solar minimum.

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  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife
  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife
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    Welcome to May!

    What a month April was in NE Fife (Leuchars figures):

    Rainfall: 2.4mm (5% of monthly average)

    Sunshine: 238 hours (165% of monthly average)

    Temperature: 2c below the mean. The mean minimum was 0.3c (January average minimum 0.5c!)

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
    5 hours ago, Northernlights said:

    Still taking cows in at night and unsurprisingly they are happy to do so. In warmer weather they would want to stay out. Good job we have extra silage from the  last two years as still on 80% winter diet. Grass  growth is minimal and still purple tipped with the cold. Currently 3.5c

    A bit of a reminder of 2010 with a cold late spring.I wonder if winter 2021/2022 will start early too in November as a legacy of the end of solar minimum.

    Has a feeling of 2010 and 2013, both were late springs, more so 2013. 2010 came on the back of a relatively dry winter and early spring as well..summer 2010 was very cool, quite dry and sunny at times though.. interesting to note the coming out of solar minima coinciding with a very weak jet again... 

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

    Sixty eighth air frost -2.4°C overnight. And yes, @Mr FrostMonday afternoon looks interesting for the Borders with elevation... 

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  • Location: Peterculter
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, snowy winter/warm dry summer
  • Location: Peterculter

    Not long back from a flying visit up to my hometown of Nairn. First visit to my elderly mother for quite a few months after this latest lockdown.

    A nice walk along the beach and great to see so many families out enjoying themselves. But by goodness it was cold - wind coming in from the sea made it feel like February not May.

    Across the firth Ben Wyvis looked to be holding plenty of the white stuff.

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  • Location: Ancrum
  • Weather Preferences: HOT SUNSHINE!
  • Location: Ancrum

    So maybe  moving to Siberia is an option then? I mean, instead of Provence? 🤓

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