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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.

Another stunning beautiful spring day here in Ellon. 

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

    Yesterday was a tad disappointing weather-wise, being overcast although bright enough and not quite as warm as it had been over the previous three days. Rugby-wise, on the other hand, it was a fabulous day with three very watchable games and, most importantly, the right result in each. The right result in as far as the winning side in each game matched the name I had on my betting slip; accumulator no less. Very satisfactory.

    Today the sun is back and so is a bit of warmth. Temperature maxed out at 11.3deg.C at 14:34 after a minimum of -1.2deg.C at 05:43, humidity is 77%, wind is 0 to 3mph, pressure is 1029.6hPa falling slowly, there's been no rain in the last 24 hours and cloud cover has averaged 3/8.

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

    Lovely day.

    Lots of sunshine and light winds.

    Temperature not as high as recently with a high of 10.1c, and feeling chilly out of the sun.

    Perfect evening for aurora spotting as it's perfectly clear (and frosty already, now -1.3c).

    Pity the max aurora was at dusk 😒

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    Some nice Cirrus in the afternoon though...

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

    Back to overcast and a bit cooler today, but still dry and remaining pleasant enough to get out and about.

    Temperature max so far is 9.1deg.C and min was 5.3deg.C at 06:41, humidity is 76%, wind 1 to 5mph generally southerly with a max gust of 12mph at 10:30, pressure is 1025.5hPa steady, there's been 0.6mm of rain overnight and cloud cover is 8/8.

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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: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Wind driven falling snow
  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)

    On this day 8 years ago:

    We were snowed in the next day despite the lack of falling snow. I think this was the same day that Arran was buried.

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

    Anyone for a Greenland high?

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    I think I'd rather not come April.

    Been a decent few days here. I wouldn't day warm, or even mild, but it's been dry and the sun has made appearances so even if there has been a chill to any wind it's felt pleasant enough most of the time.  Still not free from the occasional frost first thing in the morning either.

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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 windy this morning with dust blowing off farm tracks .Very dull but dry and 6c so feeling cool.

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  • Location: Glasgow Southside 30m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Summer: Warm/Dry enough for a t-shirt. Winter: Cold enough for a scarf.
  • Location: Glasgow Southside 30m ASL.

    This is why spring can be such a challenging time of year for me. A few nice pleasant days now followed by chill and some wild weather. Desperate for some prolonged brightness.

    What with its brief warmth and lighter nights Spring is such a tease!

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  • Location: Morningside, Edinburgh (98m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, and lots of it
  • Location: Morningside, Edinburgh (98m ASL)

    Forgot to post this picture from Threipmuir on Sunday! Seems the reservoir is super low. @101_North, can you confirm this? Wondering how the water levels compare to past years. 

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

    Another overcast day with temperature struggling to hit double figures and the wind picking up decisively after the relative calm of the last few days.

    Temperature maxed out at 10.0deg.C around 2pm up from a minimum of 7.0deg.C at 05:36, humidity is 85%, wind 6 to 14mph south-southwesterly with a maximum gust of 21mph at 12:29, pressure is 1013.3hPa steady, the rain started fifteen minutes ago and there's been 2.4mm already under 8/8 cloud cover as it's been all day.

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

    Mostly cloudy here today with a max of 11.5C. Not much different from the last couple of days but felt cooler perhaps due to the breeze and lack of sunshine. Saw this film from the Aberfeldy museum on you tube of a curling match near Aberfeldy in January 1940. The second world war winters were pretty harsh weather wise,

     

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

    Had a short burst of heavy rain at about 7. Briefly squally but cleared and back to quiet. Looks like almost a repeat tomorrow

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

    See some sleet  showers out west on the radar down to 5c but clear starry sky.

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

    A day of cloud and sunny intervals (bar a brief shower at 7pm).

    Max of 9.9c and not feeling warm thanks to a gusty moderate to strong SW wind that has lingered all day.

    Lovely cloudscapes though in the late afternoon with this interesting double sun effect at teatime...

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    accompanied by these high altitude curiosities which were towards the east...

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

    Cold sunny start to the day at 4c.                Ben More in Sutherland has pristine fresh snow cover this morning.     

    Sowing  spring barley into ideal ground conditions today.

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

    Been dry here so far today with sunny spells and a fresh Westerly breeze. Max of 10.7C. Had a pleasant walk round the crop research institute. One if those days where it is warm in the sun but cool in the breeze when clouds are about. Just a hint of shower clouds appearing to the NW but bright looking towards NE Fife. Some large flocks of geese around some of which can just about be seen in one photo.

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  • Location: Gourock, Scotland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms, Severe Gales, Hot & Sunny or Cold & Sunny!
  • Location: Gourock, Scotland

    Evening all

    Hope you are all well.

    Quite an interesting period of weather approaching.

    Friday wintry showers risk - settling snowfall down to two hundred meters through the evening in places.

    15:00

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    18:00

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    Western Scotland then looks to get the 💩 end of the stick - heavy rain/gales Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday. 
    Then another round of very wet weather Sunday night through Monday.

    03:00

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    Looking further ahead to the Easter weekend...👀👀👀

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    At least it won’t be boring! 😄

    All the best to you all.

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl

    -10 uppers, can't have had much of that all winter!

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

    Oh for goddsake I'm ready for some hot sun!!!! 👿

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
    On 23/03/2021 at 14:47, metallikat34 said:

    Forgot to post this picture from Threipmuir on Sunday! Seems the reservoir is super low. @101_North, can you confirm this? Wondering how the water levels compare to past years. 

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    It does look on the low side but nothing out of the ordinary. I believe it's level is artificially managed to maintain flow in the Water of Leith via Bavelaw Burn. Same at Harlaw which also has the Balerno Hydro Scheme. That shore is quite often exposed even during wet periods. 

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

    GFS off on one again although the forecasts do suggest a bit of wintry muck later tomorrow! Nothing unusual for the time of year but I was just getting into Spring mode. 

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

    Wet start to theday at 8c but temperature fell as sky cleared about an hour ago to 6c .   Snow   showers  falling on the hills round about just now.

    Interesting to see a holly tree that it has kept its berries  all winter being eaten by some fieldfares this morning . With the predictions of winter returning in a week or so they will need everything they can get.

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