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

    Grey, misty, drizzly pish and 7c! Add in the breeze and it feels more like 2-3c! Crap! 

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

    22mm rain here last night, rain finally cleared apart from bits drizzle, sleety at times with temperatures dropping away to 2.9c with a biting ne wind.  Was south on business yesterday in Nw and it was like a summers day.  Off to dig the snow shovel out for Easter...

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

    Today's conundrum - what do you use to dig out a snow shovel?!

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

    Evening all!

    Fair play to @Northernlights - he has been talking/musing about a cold April spell for weeks! Nailed it! 👍

    Easter Sunday (afternoon/evening) cold/wintry showers arrive.

    UKMO Easter Monday - absolutely stunning charts! Snowfall to sea level! 

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    06/04 - not too bad either!

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    Most of next week looks cold with further wintry outbreaks. 

     

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    Planning Outlook

    Fine and fairly warm into the Easter Weekend, but on Sunday bitterly cold air from deep within the Arctic will surge southwards into Scotland, penetrating all mountain areas by dawn on Monday. Higher areas then sub-freezing most of next week, and snow and hail showers widespread. One or two areas of persistent snow will move southeastwards giving substantial falls in places - sometimes lying into the valleys.

    Met Office outlook: 

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    I am ready for warmth/heat...but you can never say no to a cold/frosty spell of weather with the risk of wintry showers/snowfall! 😄

    All the best to you all!

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

    A cloudy day here with the temperature slowly dropping in an increasingly cool NE wind.  Temp dropped from 12.5C overnight to 6C now. Mostly dry with just a few spits and spots at times this afternoon.

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  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl
  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl
    2 hours ago, Mr Frost said:

    Evening all!

    Fair play to @Northernlights - he has been talking/musing about a cold April spell for weeks! Nailed it! 👍

    Easter Sunday (afternoon/evening) cold/wintry showers arrive.

    UKMO Easter Monday - absolutely stunning charts! Snowfall to sea level! 

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    06/04 - not too bad either!

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    Most of next week looks cold with further wintry outbreaks. 

     

    MWIS.ORG.UK

    Planning Outlook

    Fine and fairly warm into the Easter Weekend, but on Sunday bitterly cold air from deep within the Arctic will surge southwards into Scotland, penetrating all mountain areas by dawn on Monday. Higher areas then sub-freezing most of next week, and snow and hail showers widespread. One or two areas of persistent snow will move southeastwards giving substantial falls in places - sometimes lying into the valleys.

    Met Office outlook: 

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    I am ready for warmth/heat...but you can never say no to a cold/frosty spell of weather with the risk of wintry showers/snowfall! 😄

    All the best to you all!

    I think part of the reason I was expecting a cold April is that the last few have been fairly good so due a change.Also personally think we have seen  more defined seasons in the last 12 months which I put down to lack of pollution from ground and air sources.

    The above  would lead to more late season snowfall in spring which the north of Scotland saw more frequently in the fifties and sixties so in effect we are gong back to traditional  spring weather. One of the best views from here is when a northerly system begins to fade in the spring leaving snow showers on the horizon to the NE over the North Sea. The late evening sunset often highlights these showers in pink making them even more spectacular. I have even seen  them around 21st June midsummers day.

    With  what must be some Norse blood in my veins  due to my surname  I see these showers as winter retreating to the North.

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

    Currently clear starry sky and 2c with grass crisping up.

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256
    4 minutes ago, Northernlights said:

    Currently clear starry sky and 2c with grass crisping up.

    We have 3.5C right on the coast so frosts nearly everywhere else I guess...

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

    Temperature wise, the maximum today was 10.2c - at 12:04am!!

    Since then it has been a continual steady drop to the current 3.0c.

    Rain started at 7am and continued all day, only letting up around 7pm.

    Winds generally light but felt cold irrespective.

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

    0c first thing this morning and grass white with frost cold spell already started here. Some blue sky and sunshine though.

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  • Location: Isle of Skye, 14m/49ft above sea level
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, wild! wild! wild! Frost, a wee bit o' sun....
  • Location: Isle of Skye, 14m/49ft above sea level

    G'morning Peeplings! Wall to wall sunshine here! ☀️ A massive change from the last four days rain we've had here. I've now sent the rain clouds south to save you all from drought. Temp dropped to 1.4c here last night. Weekend looks like an interesting mix, everything being thrown in to the bag! I wonder if we'll actually get any white stuff lying here. With any luck it'll dust the mountains only. That would do for me! 

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

    Lol - Finn runs until he bleeds!

     

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  • Location: Glasgow
  • Location: Glasgow

    This years tomato plants starting to take up increasing number of windowsills in my house as their pot size increases.......really don't need the potential for freezing temps to continue for another 2 weeks 👎

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  • Location: Straiton 145m asl
  • Location: Straiton 145m asl
    12 hours ago, damianslaw said:

    Date records for low max temps could well be smashed on Monday. BBC going for max 2 degrees Aberdeen, indeed below freezing much of the day. Exceptional!

    Must be a error as Braemar forecast a max of 3c and let’s face it’ll be much colder up there ❄️ 

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  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL
    2 hours ago, Quinach said:

    Overnight low of -0.8c and currently 3c.

    Nice sunrise this morning, but that has been the extent of the sunshine, now light grey Permagloom™.

    Babysitting a Border Collie puppy for the next few days (9 months old) and just 2 hrs in I'm exhausted.  My goodness they are a pocket rocket of energy and completely possessed when they are concentrating on a toy!  I can understand now how they can wreck a house in a hour, thank goodness this one takes to a crate well to calm down between play sessions.

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    My last dog was a German shepherd collie cross she was a rescue pup, when we went to see them all the rest were running round playing but she took an immediate interest in chewing on my hand 🤣 like u say so energetic 😄

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
    On 30/03/2021 at 18:02, 101_North said:

    Decent day but not a huge amount of sun. Pleasant though at about 15c with that stiff breeze finally easing off! Charts appear to be showing something potentially wintry after Easter. Not unusual for the time of year (I'm ignoring charts showing -20c 850's over Scotland for now 😜) but got me thinking back to April 2018. A good few days for many on the thread. Great fun reading back through the posts 🙂

     

     

     

    2 April 2018:

    I particularly remember this day as I had to check how to apply the 9am criteria for declaring a met office standard 'snow day', and the consensus was it was 9am GMT so actually 10am BST. 

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

    Sun's just starting to break through. Actually looks quite pleasant rest of today through to Saturday before Sunday.....................

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

    This morning was overcast and a bit chilly, only hitting 8.2deg.C at noon, but then this afternoon the sky cleared, wall to wall sunshine ensued and we got up to 10.8deg.C at 17:00. Spent a while up at the farm and found some chickens. I think they are trying to escape, which is disappointing as we've only just met.

    Temperature 6.8deg.C up from a minimum of 3.4deg.C at 06:49, humidity is 69%, wind 0 to 2mph northwesterly, pressure is 1033.5hPa rising slowly, there's been no rain in the last 24 hours and the sky is currently clear of cloud.

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

    Cooler today but the sunshine made up for it. Actually made it up to over 9C around lunchtime but falling away quickly now. These dogs that I passed this afternoon didn't look like they would feel the cold.

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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, metallikat34 said:

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    A near perfect and crisp evening in Edinburgh!

    Exactly the same here  followed by a fabulous sunset and now 4c

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