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

    A follow up to crop damge here .My old college friend south of Abedeen said he had an inch and a half of rain in a few hours yesterday morning. This is the resultant damage in his tattie fields.IMG-20210512-WA0003.thumb.jpg.aaa3e9876cd6092edc62a666a3b7ef2e.jpg

    Currently 7c dull calm and dry.

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

    After the soggy grey mess that was yesterday, today is a dry grey mess.

    So far it's been classic Aberdeenshire Permagloom™ with mist enveloping the surrounding hills.  Hopefully it might get a bit brighter later.

    Calm conditions and currently 9.9c.

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    On reflection there must have been a lot of rain since the start of the month as ground conditions have reversed completely from the hard baked dust of April to the current mudbath.

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  • Location: Dumfries, South West Scotland.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold in winter and dry and very warm in summer
  • Location: Dumfries, South West Scotland.

    Cracking day again here, hit 17.5c about 30 mins ago but has since clouded over with droplets of rain.

    16c, humid. Much more summer like feel to things

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  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 120m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and bright.
  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 120m asl

    A dry day with a lot of brightness and even periods of sunshine. Altogether very agreeable.

    Maximum temperature was 14.7deg.C at 15:25 and the minimum was 6.0deg.C at 00:00, humidity ranged from 89% at 00:00 to 68% at 13:24, the wind ranged from 0 to 13mph mainly north-northwesterly, pressure went from 1010.7hPa at 00:00 to 1014.3hPa at 22:56 and is rising slowly, there's been no rain in the last 24 hours and cloud cover has varied between 3/8 and 5/8.

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  • Location: Rheanbreck, Lairg, Sutherland 161m
  • Weather Preferences: Snow,high winds, thunderstorms, extreme weather
  • Location: Rheanbreck, Lairg, Sutherland 161m

    Another soggy morning here and tad chilly at 6c and gawd chance of snow again appearing on the charts later next week...

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

    A rather nondescript day here. Cloudy but no rain, light wind and neither warm nor particularly cold at 10.7C.

    Highlight of the day (an exciting life)on the mornings walk was seeing nine buzzards soaring above the Technology Park and also spotting my first swallow of the season. Phone camera unfortunately not good enough to pick out either very well.

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  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 120m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and bright.
  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 120m asl

    An unremarkable day altogether, at least up until now. Fridays have become rather dangerous since my pals designated my garden as the low village beer garden, which two Fridays ago ended n a wasted Saturday and last Friday descended into a lost weekend. Here we go again...

    Temperature currently 11.3deg.C following a maximum of 12.3deg.C at 13:25 and 6.3deg.C at 03:32, humidity is 72%, wind 0 to 8mph southeasterly, pressure is 1011.0hPa falling slowly, cloud cover is 7/8 but no too thick and there's been no rain in the last 24 hours.

    I'm going out now. I may be some time.

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  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 120m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and bright.
  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 120m asl

    Pardon the double post but I meant to say before how delighted I was to see the actions of the good people of Pollokshields yesterday. Up until then Weegies were mainly known for giving terrorists a good kicking, even when they are already on fire, because they arrived here intent on harm. Yesterday however displayed the other side to Glasgow when, in total defiance of the Little Englanders in charge darn sarf, the population rose in defense of foreigners who had arrived to join us. Makes me proud to be Scottish.

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  • Location: Condorrat, Cumbernauld G67
  • Location: Condorrat, Cumbernauld G67

    Not warm but not cold no rain only fleeting glimpses of the sun a wee bit of a breeze all a bit meh

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    Posted
  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy or warm and dry
  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie
    2 hours ago, mardatha said:

    Godsake outlook looks dire.

    We were just talking about the weather at work yesterday, especially after some biblical downpours earlier in the week, and the less than inspiring forecasts.

    It's 6 weeks until the end of term, after which we have 7 weeks holiday here as we went back a week early last summer (for all the good that likely did). It was suggested that the good weather was being saved up and we will have wonderful weather for the whole 7 week summer holiday...at which point everyone burst out laughing. Perhaps for once though it might happen, to compensate for all the Covid related crap in the last year?

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

     A slightly better day yesterday dull damp start but brighter/dryer in  the afternoon allowing team Northernlights to mow /strim all domestic grasses for the first time this year a bit like ourselves after visit to hairdressers on  last Wednesday looking much better for the trim.  Made it to 12c yesterday afternoon.

    On a really positive note the first pair of swifts arrived in the farmhouse eves arrived last night so it sounded like midsummer as the pair screamed round the house but did not feel like it.

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

    Pics from this week

    Monday, again looked like a gust front attempt possibly a bit of lowering on the leading edge and bit of scud IMG_20210510_131920.thumb.jpg.d30c28bc3c3b76b568ccc49b355328be.jpgIMG_20210510_132020.thumb.jpg.6e1e2403b7280dbcab3c5d1657628ed4.jpg

    Wednesday distant convection but escaped the showers IMG_20210512_140525.thumb.jpg.cdd613d9b04bc714a3faf39cf887ce73.jpgIMG_20210512_140511.thumb.jpg.e219110463641166a238e1ad8b031370.jpg

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

    After a few days of depressing Aberdeenshire Permagloom™, the sun finally managed to make an appearance this afternoon.

    Overall a useable day as a consequence.

    Dry, light winds and a max of 12c, so feeling very pleasant in the sunshine.

    Out of that, it still felt like an early April day.  🤪

    So far this is definitely one of the most memorable years of weather, I do wonder what the rest of it will produce.  Unusual weather not confined to here, surprised to read about how bad the drought situation is in Taiwan which I normally associate with flooding and Typhoons - link 1link 2

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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 sunny morning with a light northerly wind .Have just had lunch outside in the sun in front of the garden shed which Mrs Northernlights turned into a sitouterie a year ago in the first lockdown and today is the first day this spring its been warm enough in the sun to do this but the wind is cold Cattle lying flat  in the sun. Currently 13c but early morning it was 2c uder clear skies.A few clouds bubbling up over the Cairngorms to the south. Ground begining to dry out too.

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  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 120m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and bright.
  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 120m asl

    What a splendid day, despite a forecast to the contrary. Was up in Clarkston at my mother's for lunch, which we ate outside in her plastic garden. Car thermometer was claiming a temperature there of 18deg.C and it's fairly accurate.

    Temperature rose to a maximum of 16.2deg.C back here at 15:51 up from a minimum of 3.3deg.C at 01:59 and is currently 14.2deg.C, (which to me is sitting out weather,)  humidity is 63%, wind is 1 to 10mph south-southeasterly, pressure is 999.1hPa steady, there's been no rain in the last 24 hours and cloud cover is 4/8 with scattered big, puffy, white clouds allowing plenty of sunshine through.

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  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Location: Edinburgh

    Lovely sunny day west edinburgh

    drove down to east side Edinburgh and it was a different story with rain

    my question is what made the rain make it no further inland and just got stuck over Musselburgh / prestonpans ? 

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  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl
  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl
    1 hour ago, johndunnhawthorn said:

    Lovely sunny day west edinburgh

    drove down to east side Edinburgh and it was a different story with rain

    my question is what made the rain make it no further inland and just got stuck over Musselburgh / prestonpans ? 

    Aurora Storm was just phoning about this after me saying what a lovely morning we had here. Some fairly thundery looking showers to the SW in the late afternoon but never reached here.

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

    One of those amusing days when you look at the Met Office forecast in the morning and it's a sea of grey for the whole day.

    Then you go out and its gorgeous and sunny.

    So you check the app again later in the day and lo and behold the grey has been replaced by a sea of yellow.

    These automated forecasts still have a bit of maturing to do....

    As intimated, a gorgeous day in Deeside with plenty of sunshine, light winds and dry.  Feeling warm in the sunshine and if you believe the car thermometer a high of around 15c.

    Crathes castle looking resplendent as ever- absolutely hooching with people.

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    Fields and trees noticeably further ahead than around here, that lovely spring green to the fore...

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    Locals in the fields couldn't care less about all the visitors...

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

    Very unlucky this morning to be under a line of showers not moving much but it is trying to brighten up now. Looks a very changeable week coming up so no neep sowing. Cloud cover gave a mild stsrt to the day at 10c

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  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 120m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and bright.
  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 120m asl

    The cloud to our southwest is breaking up nicely now although the unbroken puffy white cumulous to the north and east look to have settled in for the day. Still, it's reasonably warm and with only very light breezes it's a nice day.

    Temperature has risen to 13.9deg.C up from an overnight minimum of 2.9deg.C at 01:57, humidity is 59%, wind 0 to 5mph southerly, pressure is 1007.3hPa steady, there's been no rain in the last 24 hours and cloud cover is 5/8.

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256
    On 14/05/2021 at 15:44, Puffy MacCloud said:

    Pardon the double post but I meant to say before how delighted I was to see the actions of the good people of Pollokshields yesterday. Up until then Weegies were mainly known for giving terrorists a good kicking, even when they are already on fire, because they arrived here intent on harm. Yesterday however displayed the other side to Glasgow when, in total defiance of the Little Englanders in charge darn sarf, the population rose in defense of foreigners who had arrived to join us. Makes me proud to be Scottish.

    Not quite so proud after George Square on Saturday though.

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  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 120m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and bright.
  • Location: Rural East Ayrshire 120m asl
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    No, @Hairy Celt, not quite, but I refuse to be shamed by a crock of cretins whose limited intellectual capacity leaves them mired in sectarian, bigoted and racist beliefs that reduces their ability to express their identity to anti-social, tribal and moronic destruction. However, I still feel that the Pollokshields episode, combined with the inspiring scenes at Hollyrood last week when the MSPs took their oaths in their first languages to make it evident that Scotland is a country of and for the people and not a state built on control of the people, shows more accurately what our national values are. We're still 2-1 up.

    Currently dry and sunny.

    Edited by Puffy MacCloud
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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee

    Fair here this morning and at some point the temp crept up to 15C. Since mid afternoon though it has been cloudy and there have been heavy showers, one with hail and a clap of thunder. Currently wet at 9C.

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

    A ever so typical Scottish summer type day.

    Dry to start with, with even some warm sunshine.

    Cloud building quickly leading to a 2 hour period of persistent moderate to heavy rain around lunchtime.

    That cleared from the north to leave a dry late afternoon and evening with some sunny spells.

    Light winds throughout and a max of 13c.

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