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"Severe weather warning"

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  1. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    At three of the clock I felt the warmth of the sun on my cheek this day. Can spring be far away?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. steveo
    Member

    Fell asleep on the sofa yesterday afternoon with the sun streaming in the window felt like a lovely late spring morning.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. bill
    Member

    @jdanielp small patches of frost on the towpath in Kings Knowe and Wester Hailes, otherwise totes fine. Ratho and west of Ratho heaps of frost on paths and back roads.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  4. gembo
    Member

    Yesterday all frost gone by maybe 10 a.m, seems warmer but two days in a row where forecast has temp Two degrees above zero but fast on the ground. The headline did have minimum temp blow zero bug none of the time segments did.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  5. My garmin measured -3.4C this morning, and my fingers and the frost on the ground definitely agree with it being below 0. Despite the cold the main roads were mostly fine, with a few icy gutters to be avoided. Beautiful morning for a ride though.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  6. jdanielp
    Member

    @bill thanks. There was still some frost lingered on after 9 am, but it was quite ok to cycle on. Looks like that may be the last wintry weather for a little while.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  7. jonty
    Member

    Lots of pavement going on in the centre today, including a pickup and tractor managing to completely block the southern arm of MMW at the junction in the middle.

    Bit overcautious? Clear night but my forecast says minimum 5C.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  8. Arellcat
    Moderator

    They've been gritting the roads around Penicuik and Roslin this evening, too. I'll keep an eye on the temperature for tomorrow; I rode most of the way home today in shorts and t-shirt.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  9. Morningsider
    Member

    Just followed a mini-gritter up through Bruntsfield Links. They missed the bit right by the traffic lights at Bruntsfield Place (as they just swing round the "roundabout"). Obviously reckon it's going to be an icy one tomorrow.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  10. bax
    Member

    aye wee mad swing back to near zero around 8am then swiftly back up to ten degrees for the foreseeable

    i'll need to keep an eye oot for premature hedgehog chaos defrost

    Posted 2 months ago #
  11. gembo
    Member

    Was mild on way home from pub, IWRATS and I are now friends with the dentist on Mull. (Soon) Funny old world.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  12. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    I could have prevented a sadness but @gembo saw its necessity. These words change lives, but not necessarily for the better: Ne l'épouse pas. Attends. Laisse passer le chagrin. Vive ton deuil.

    Great happiness was had in the company of the knitter and the dentist. A transient community was formed and the universal titre of love increased.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  13. gembo
    Member

    Despite its beauty, a sadness often follows the singing of Ae Fond Kiss, the dentist and the knitter both felt the couple not to be a couple. Let's hope the fiancé was not who we thought. The knitter was Keen on his Amber flake Rollups but I am sure we will see him again, if he remembers.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  14. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Ae Fond Kiss would rip the heart from a fluorine atom - the maddest, most unreasonable entity I have ever encountered. It's the pause. The unbearable, the beautiful pause.

    The knitter will be summoned, as JELBERENCE is summoned, periodically and at the correct time.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  15. bill
    Member

    @jdanielp sections of frost on the towpath but all fine to cycle. Grass along the towpath all frosted over.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  16. amir
    Member

    Nippy fingers today. Minus something start but temperature rising quite quickly.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  17. wishicouldgofaster
    Member

    A few tricky bits on my way in. Went slower and no sudden movements. Spring's back for the next week or so :)

    Posted 2 months ago #
  18. jdanielp
    Member

    @bill thanks, I didn't lose traction even when braking to find out if I had just spotted otters! It is distinctly balmy out there now though. I even spotted a bumblebee.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  19. chdot
    Admin

  20. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    It's important not to confuse short-term variability with long-term trends but bicycling quite comfortably in the Highlands in late February without a jacket or gloves is not at all funny.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  21. steveo
    Member

    If it makes you feel any better last forecast I seen suggests the next 6 weeks are to back to normal.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  22. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    @steveo

    If the next six millennia were back to normal I would be slightly less concerned. I'd accept decades.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  23. steveo
    Member

    You have my word as a meteorologist it'll be fine*

    *subject to a long list of caveats.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  24. I were right about that saddle
    Member

    Meteorologist, librarian, data curator. Done.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  25. Greenroofer
    Member

    I'm with IWRATS on this. While this weather is very pleasant, I can't help but also have a sense of dread for what it implies. It's somehow bringing the upcoming disaster into sharp focus and it worries me.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  26. gembo
    Member

    Warmest summer day ever in Aberystwyth today. Queues at the ice cream shop etc

    Posted 1 month ago #
  27. amir
    Member

    Large variation in temperatures on the commute today. When I left it was 2 degrees. This rose to about 7 degrees up at Fordhall Mains (great place for views) and then dived in Musselburgh. The coldest place was near freezing at the Innocent path crossing of Duddingston Rd W - brrr

    Posted 1 month ago #
  28. steveo
    Member

    Large variation in temperatures on the commute today.

    Advertising board on one side of Roseburn St read 14c the one opposite read 7c! It was very pleasant in the sun though.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  29. steveo
    Member

    Large variation in temperatures on the commute today.

    Advertising board on one side of Roseburn St read 14c the one opposite read 7c! It was very pleasant in the sun though.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  30. Rosie
    Member

    @IWRATS & Greenroofer - sitting in Princes Street Gardens for lunch in February is both lovely and gives me the creeps.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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