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On 19 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, rain for most of the day with an occasionally gusty SW値y wind, max temp 11˚, 9˚ at 9pm.
On 18 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

Sunday 18th: 4˚C at 7.30, overcast with a cold but light N値y wind which turned into the SW by afternoon, brightening up mid morning for a few hours with a max temp of 9˚ and then glooming over again for the rest of the day, light wind meant a relatively mild evening, 6˚ at 8.30pm. == Rhys, we have over 10x that area of garden to feed a big family, doing things on a bigger scale means finding labour-saving management methods, so I can稚 be quite as neat as you, need to dig my rye over or it値l be a weedy mess, it痴 easier to hoe bare soil between the rows, using a Continental stirrup type hoe.
On 18 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

Saturday 17th: 7˚C at 7.30, overcast & foggy with a light NW値y wind which kept going all day, drizzle off & on in the morning, a sunny interlude early afternoon, max temp 11˚, then back to greyness with occasional drizzle, 6˚ at 9.30pm. Been away on a short break up north, Wednesday was the only sunny day, beautiful autumn colours.
On 15 Oct 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Claude In the SE of the UK, we had an incredibly dry and sunny spring this year, but then we started getting plenty of rain again through the summer (particularly heavy event in early August). Then most of September was dry, but it started raining late September and the first few days of October brought close to double the average monthly rainfall. So here in the SE of the UK, we see no evidence of annual water deficits, even if the distribution this year was considerably different to the average....
On 13 Oct 2020, claude grayson wrote:

so in the future any data recorded now will be suspect because it has not been collected honestly in areas free of human influence ie roads buildings Science has really screwed up in their haste for funding and will be looked upon with derision as the current lot look on the old past crew,yet the old ones werent tainted with dishonesty as the new bunch are..
On 13 Oct 2020, claude grayson wrote:

so the Polarsternhas spent the past year in the artic and found the ice in the areathey drifted in was the lowest SINCE 2012 ,and 2nd lowest in the modern era and before that what was the lowest how low was it when admiral BYRD tried to sail the NW Passage .anyway it was 330000 sq mi more than 2012 .typical of modern science..and as always in an area we cant my thinking a lot of the heating has to be coming from the depleted ozone letting more UV thro .have been following the OZone hole over antarctica and some days the hole has tenticals that reach up to us and we get hot days then as now a thicker patch comes around and we drop our temps again along with more unsettled weather.The NHemi has had depleted Ozone over the N pole over your Summer so it is reasonable to expect less ice,
On 13 Oct 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Paddy Small scale (i.e. 30sqm) you can just cover Hungarian Rye Grass with cardboard then put manure over the top at the end of January and then plant whatever you decide to plant in the spring. I did that for four 5m*1.2m beds this past year and planted them up with potatoes, and got great yields. Obviously, if your ground is already fertile you can chop the rye grass in April and then get ready for planting. I still had quite a few perennial weeds come through, notably bindweed, marestail and a third still to be identified, but with regular weeding up to the end of July I kept them in check pretty well.
On 13 Oct 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Maria When to apply BD500 is not an exact science, but around now is good, but certainly through to mid November is acceptable. Then in the spring, depending on how soon your winter cold abates, sometime between early March and early May. My view is to do it once you have harvested your crops in autumn and before you sow most of them in the spring. It is also very worth spraying your fruit trees with it - they tend to become more resistant to various diseases, notably pear midge.
On 12 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, overcast with a light SW値y wind at first which gradually turned into the NW by evening, steady rain from 9 onwards until mid afternoon, max temp 9˚, clearing up by nightfall with some stars visible, 7˚ at 9.30pm.
On 12 Oct 2020, claude grayson wrote:

one has to wonder just how long the Met S can keep up their dribble about climatechange amd GW in the face of the obvious,that they see every day as they go to work.maybe they all use the underground as transport and just dont see outside, that what they say doesnt match what iscold equates to dry less water vapour and so less precipitation.down here the East coast is already in restricted fire season cos a dry spring so far and even on the Western side we are way behind on rain and therefore groundwater.had 23mm yesterdayand overnite and more shws expected today but it is not catchin up on the defficit..temps are in the 7-19 range and another cool spell is coming abt thurs. Spring is here climate change .or are they confused between weather and climate
On 11 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, fresh N値y wind, bright to begin with but then showers and sunshine off & on all day, not particularly cold with a max temp of 12˚,down to 7˚ again by 9.30pm.
On 10 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, overcast and drizzly with a cold N値y breeze, sunny morning though but showery afternoon, max temp 12˚, some clear spaces between clouds by evening but still some drizzle, 8˚ at 8.30pm. == Thanks for the info, Maria. I致e come to use Hungarian grazing rye as the most effective green manure because it痴 quick growing and smothers weeds quite well, sown in the autumn; crimson clover is second choice but only possible from a spring sowing, good frost tends to kill it & you can just rake off the debris, but both these need turning over shallowly to be able to then cultivate the soil for crops.
On 09 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, sunny with a strong W値y wind, leaves beginning to fall seriously now, another mostly sunny day with a max of 12˚, a few light showers early afternoon and a fairly clear evening, 5˚ by 8.30pm, much less windy. No frost of any consequence yet but it will come no doubt, don稚 mind if it holds off for a while yet.
On 09 Oct 2020, Maria ( Ireland sub ) wrote:

Ps Improver or should I say activator. I guess both!-) I prefer Physics but looks like I'm going to have to get into some biology now 🤓☕
On 09 Oct 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

Has been mixed again the last few days with sunshine and showers, cool start and end to the days as to be expected now, quite nice this afternoon for a time so took a break and sat with the sun at me for a free dose of vit D Always love watching how the light catches the colours In the trees this time of year. Paddy CD, Charles Dowding no dig, as Rhys says in the nicest possible way he is the dogs cajones :) Rhys I love the sound of BD, la sigh, more playing with cagada, at which time of year is most appropriate for this variety of soil improver, Halloween ? :-)
On 09 Oct 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Multiple photo reports on Facebook of snow on the Scottish hills. Local one here had snow well below 3,000ft
On 08 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, overcast with a WNW値y breeze, brightening by mid morning and giving us a mostly sunny day, max temp 13˚, very clear evening good for star gazing, Saturn & Jupiter in the S, Mars in the E & all the constellations I need to learn again after not having seen them for six months, 4K by 8.30pm, could be frosty tomorrow morning. == Rhys, nice to hear your using BD method.
On 08 Oct 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Maria - CD is what we bad-a**ed guys call the canine 'Eier' (if you know your German, you will get the gist). I set up a new allotment this year using his methods (albeit the manure went down from Jan-Feb rather than in the autumn as it took that long to clear the jungle) and it is going great. Also adding in loads of flowering perennials to attract beneficials and tried out various green manures to use as compost sources. Hungarian Rye grass is great for newly cleared ground if you sow before end of September. Beans and peas best germinating in modules rather than in the ground. Phacelia and Buckwheat are great to create compostable material within 2 months and the winter tares is still in the ground right now. I've found that soil structure improves for 5 years using CD methods and if you also use BD500 biodynamic spray you find the soil fertility improves too. You can tell the little ones that 'mummy is playing at being a witch for an afternoon' as you stir the dynamising liquid!
On 08 Oct 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

GFS currently going for a sharp outbreak of PM air over the UK 20-24th of the month. The initial plunge is quite far west, so allowing for their usual mistake of not predicting that it goes further east, then it might actually arrive. However we might expect their next run to go for a warm southerly!!
On 08 Oct 2020, claude grayson wrote:

whos keeping secrets from us .just looked at the latest sunspot pics and 3 evenly spaced in line spots look like a smaller repeat of shoemakerlevy comet and doubt just a coincdence.
On 07 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, light NW値y breeze which strengthened later, some clouds but much sunshine today, max temp 14˚, stars visible through the clouds by night, 9˚ at 8pm. Maria, who痴 CD?
On 07 Oct 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

looks like a fair possibility of snow on the higher Scottish hills from tomorrow, through to Sunday. Best colours I've seen on the maples up here for years
On 07 Oct 2020, Barry Jones wrote:

When will the full October forecast be uploaded?
On 06 Oct 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

Rhys I reckon your crop success is partially the CD effect 🤓 since I've been reading his books we've had a higher yield of each veg coming out of the garden, filled a dozen 7.5kg re-cycled potato sacks full of spuds for storing, that must be almost 200 pounds of spuds plus eating earlies and 2nd earlies all summer into Autumn, was chuffed too as when we get so much rain the quality isn't always as good as this years for storing.
On 06 Oct 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

A mix of cloudy and sunny spells today, the odd scattered shower, max 11deg. felt mildish in the sun despite the NW'ly breeze, went for a walk just to see some autumn colours. Feeling cooler tonight with a fab clear starry night sky. Almost forgot, we have had 3 light frosts already since Sept. Thanks Paddy :-)
On 06 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, misty & autumnal with a very light NW値y breeze, brightening up after 10 to some good spells of sunshine until mid afternoon, max temp 13˚, cloudier thereafter, one shower early evening & then back to reasonably dry with stars peeking out through the clouds, 10˚ at 9pm & feeling mild.
On 06 Oct 2020, claude grayson wrote:

our Met has links to the Jap Met and show the animated infrared clouds around the sth pole and it is interesting to see how the major cold weather is just skimming across the hi40s low 50s lat and we up north arent getting the snow as we used too.i know they will say glb warming but it cant be else the cold will be dragged further north so even the tropics must be cooling just as predicted by those who study sun spots and it must really frustrate the Met that no matter how much they want warming the weather just doesnt listen and behaves in a cooling patern.
On 05 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚C at 7.30, overcast all day with only a few light intervals, drizzle in the morning, one heavy shower in the afternoon and drizzle now, max temp 13˚, light & not very cold NE値y wind, 11˚ at 9.30pm. Welcome back, Maria :-)
On 05 Oct 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Rhys check outthe Eldorado site for a sattelite pic of where your rain came from .weve just last nite come back from a week in the top of the STH island where on sun /mon they had more snow to abt 4/500m than they had all winterdrifts were so deep on the tops lee side they were still vis after 3 days..had 50kt winds coming back on the ferry so they chased everyone off the top deck.spoilsports.
On 05 Oct 2020, Maria ( Ireland sub ) wrote:

October already :?) Hope you have all had a good summer and doing good. Planting 140 garlic with the tiny chatty one yesterday (*day before yesterday) the day was beautiful albeit a lil breezy but some good sunshine at times and for a period in the afternoon, a great day. Overall a good season for a fairly wet summer dry milder late spring and dryish early Autumn for us, we ate all we could freezed and/stored what we couldn't, totally enjoyed seeing the tiny one ( & bigger ones ) eat so much veg straight out the garden, def. our biggest bare foot pea thief yet tho and only 2 :) Today rain following on from overnight and quite windy but not too bad and to be honest glad for the rest def. on the edge of burn out, time to re-charge enjoy picking the autumn & winter crops and take it down a gear....might grow a few microgreens again this aut/winter though.
On 04 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, still raining until around 10, mostly dry or non-wet for the rest of the day bar one hefty shower, even a glimpse of blue sky with a max temp of 14˚ in the afternoon, clearing up somewhat from the north by evening, could see a few stars out while walking the dog, Polaris among others, a mild 11˚ by 9pm.
On 04 Oct 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

My measuring jug for rainfall on our patio table is full this morning with 105mm of rainfall since 1st October. The earliest in a month I have ever had to empty it out to continue collection within one month. The highest monthly average rainfall for the year happens in these parts to be October, with around 70mm, so 105mm by October 4th is somewhat unusual. But it is the second year in a row that soon after the equinox 4 inches of rain has fallen in a few days. Moisture for all autumn crop growth is now assured.
On 03 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, light rain at first, then steady stuff all day and still going now at 9pm, never expected that much as it was nowhere to be seen on the radar last night, good job no-one has to rely on me for forecasting, light NW値y breeze at first, gradually turning into the NE and strengthening as it got towards evening, rain forecast until midday tomorrow, it痴 now the big wet until spring time, 12˚ at 9pm, feeling mild. Yes, Ron, it痴 been pretty spectacular; as the growing season is over I知 not so bothered anymore about knowing what to expect, I really didn稚 see this one coming and Beebomet so often get it wrong.
On 03 Oct 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

PADDY; multiple synoptic charts showing that very high level of rainfall is due on Saturday on easterlies/north-easterlies, with up to a 100mm due in a 24 hour period and major flooding problems very likely. I take it you have not seen the TV forecasts? Looking at the synoptic pattern have been thinking that if we were in Dec-Jan we'd have record snowfall. I see GFS is going for rather cool weather in October for Scotland.
On 03 Oct 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Ron, thanks for that. Down here in NW London, we have had 60mm+ of rain the first three days of October and it continues to pour down, so well over a month's worth by the end of the weekend, I think. Does mean that from now on, I can overlay the compost to the garden and allotment with a guarantee that the soil below will be full of water. September was mostly dry, so things tend to even up. Has been an epic summer for squash growing, looking great for potatoes too: harvested 50lb of Arran Victory from 12 planted tubers a week ago and both Desiree and Sarpo Mira looking fantastic. This rain should really help tubers to swell up nicely. Looking great for winter radish, radicchio, late beetroot, parsnip, leeks and swede. Really wonder about all these supposed 'crop failures'. I am just an amateur, but my harvests are better than ever. What is it that I know that professionals don't? Or am I just a lucky boy??
On 02 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, a very sunny morning and afternoon, albeit with some large and puffy cumulus clouds which obscured the sun from time to time, light SW wind gradually turning into the E, max temp 14˚, clouding over just after sunset, still 11˚ at 10pm & felling mild in the still air. Yellow rain warning for tomorrow, looking at the radar now, not totally sure yet where this is supposed to be coming from.
On 01 Oct 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Rhys: Aye several reports, including photos on Facebook, of snow in the higher parts of the Grampians. Looks like more is likely given the wind direction and high precipitation levels. With a northerly/ easterly airstream and with sea level temperatures at Aberdeen 12C or lower then there's a fair chance of snow about 1000 metres.
On 01 Oct 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30 and throughout the day until now at 9.30pm. Rain and drizzle all day with a cold NW値y wind. That痴 about all there is to say.
On 30 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚ C at 7.30, short bit of sunshine in a growing S値y wind before the rain started around 9 and kept going until late afternoon, not heavy but constant, wind turning into the SE eventually, max temp 11˚ and still that at 10pm.
On 29 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, quite bright, light W値y wind which eventually turned into the S, real sunny and warm day with a max temp of 16˚ but feeling much warmer in full sun, clear evening with a near full moon, quite still and feeling mild with 7˚ at 8.30pm. Rain forecast for tomorrow, remains to be seen whether it happens.
On 28 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, cloudy with a light but cold SW値y wind, brightening up somewhat in the afternoon with a max temp of 14˚ and a few drops of rain for a short while, clearing from the W by evening and not feeling cold with 11˚ at 8pm.
On 27 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, still cold & windy from the N though the wind gradually lessened as the day progressed, cloudy at first but then brightening up to hazy sunshine by afternoon, max temp 13˚ and so still by then that the midges were out, complete contrast to yesterday, 7˚ at 8.30pm.
On 27 Sep 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Any snow fall over the Scottish mountains the past few days? I typed in 'snowfall in Scotland' into a search engine, limited searches to 'past day' and got listings to the Freemasons, to Ballarat in Australia and other nonsensical drivel. The time really has come to ditch commercial search engines and replace them with communally owned ones which lists entries according to relevance, not size of bung paid.
On 26 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, wet from a bit of overnight rain, sunny but cold in the fresh N値y wind which blew all day, gaining in strength, only abating in the evening, max temp 11˚ but with the dropping wind we still had 7˚ at 9pm and feeling mild in comparison to earlier on.
On 26 Sep 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Sadly Rich you are not making any sense whatsoever. The current Arctic ice sheet courtesy of NSIDC shows the Russian coastline to free of ice. So no ice breakers are necessary. There was a lot of talk of how cold it was today at football. I wish I had another layer on to ward off the strong north wind. Had the gas heater on in my study for the first time and will have the fire lit again. Australia has received another blast of cold with snow in places for the first time in decades. Funny how we get a full story of a polar vortex bringing the cold but then the same doesn't happen when it is warm - that's only ever due to climate change never the pattern of the wind.
On 26 Sep 2020, Rich wrote:

Hello Gerry They need icebreakers, more military presence etc as the arctic is now seen as an area that will be increasingly likely to be exploited due to the receding ice cover, 20--30 years ago it was that locked up with ice so nobody could exploit anything. However, please feel free to bury your head in the sand. Im not even saying why the ice has retreated or that it hasn't happened historically, just that it has and continues to recede. Or you can ignore facts, its a free country, unlike some (suspect some will argue over that as well, which you can as its a free country..thats the point, .try doing that in Russia, Belaruse etc).
On 25 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, cloudy with frequent showers all morning, brought in on a cold and often gusty N値y wind, some sunshine in the afternoon with a max temp of 11˚, quite a clear evening and 7˚ at 8pm. == Gerry, yes, there always comes that point in the autumn from which onwards the soil never dries out again until spring; yesterday it was still dry but today the change appears to have happened. Farmers have been lucky this year, being able to harvest as well as bale most straw.
On 25 Sep 2020, Fred wrote:

Record cold and unprecedented snow continues in Australian Spring. North American Continent has been cooling for 5 years. The jetstream is getting ever more meridional, the signature of the LIA circulation is accelerating. I believe this autumn and winter will support....Piers resolve my forecast issue please....I still can稚 access it.
On 25 Sep 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

If the Arctic ice is melting away then why would the Russians need ice breakers? The ice records are no more reliable than the temperature records. Not necessarily due to fiddling but just in data gathering. Until the alarmists can explain why there is plenty of anecdotal evidence referring to even lower levels of ice, what caused that and why is that different to now, then it remains nothing to be concerned about. The equinox has certainly brought a change. Lots of rain, much colder, mist started to waft over the pitch at last night's football under clear skies. Misty drive home. Feels like that change from the ground being dry and dusty to now always being damp has come.
On 24 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, light N-NW値y wind all day & mostly overcast but with a few rays of sunshine breaking through in the afternoon and quite clear by evening, max temp 13˚, down to 7˚ by 8pm. I actually don稚 mind the cold, even enjoy it, but after the row of warm days that ended on Tuesday it takes a bit of getting used to it again, especially in the morning.
On 24 Sep 2020, Rich wrote:

Hello Claude Yes I'm sure the info is real, very reputable, have watched for many years, The arctic ice is dropping, of course some people prefer to believe its fiddled as its doesn't support there views (leaf from D Trump play book)- sure your not one though. Whether you believe the ice is dropping for man made/ natural reasons doesn't matter, but the ice continues to decline. Thats why the Russians etc are building ice breakers to exploit the region, as the ice melt is opening up the region for exploitation,
On 23 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, first touch of frost on the car roof, bright with clouds and a light, cold NW値y breeze, complete change. Max temp 15˚, cloudier afternoon & cool evening, 12˚ at 8pm. We haven稚 had rain for quite a while no, so everything is quite dry.
On 23 Sep 2020, Fred wrote:

SubscriberHI Piers As you have sorted Steve Dorset re Oct forecast could you sort my full autumn and full winter please. Regards Fred
On 22 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, cloudy with a strengthening cool SW値y wind that almost reached gale force at times, on cue for the equinoctial gales, occasional filtered sun, max temp 16˚, wind abating somewhat towards evening, 12˚ by 8pm.
On 22 Sep 2020, Steve,Dorset, UK wrote:

Thanks for the October forecast Piers, as we saw you have had your problems of late, thanks again and good luck with your endeavours.
On 21 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, overcast, very still and brightening up around 9, light SW値y breeze that turned into the NE by mid afternoon, leaving us with a continuation of the Indian summer, 5th day in a row of elevated temps, 22˚ max at this time of year is just brill, cloudy again by evening, 13˚ at 8.30pm. Temps will drop tomorrow though as autumn begins, equinox at 14:30. == M Lewis: exactly!
On 21 Sep 2020, M Lewis wrote:

Well the Autumn Equinox arrives tomorrow and the UK Indian summer weather is changing from mid-week and we go into Autumn, cold and flu season and possibly another nationwide Lockdown. UK and Government Scientists now believe the Covid-19 fatality (death) rate is closer to 1% (1 person in every 100). If that is the case, then why the multiple lockdowns across the UK? Why not let the fit and healthy continue their lives and gain herd immunity and instead only protect the frail and medically vulnerable (eg those with breathing difficulties or heart problems). There seems little chance that MPs will vote to prevent extending the Coronavirus Act 2020 at the end of this month. Groundhog Day. Rinse and Repeat!
On 20 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, yet another sunny day with alight S値y breeze, max temp 19˚, slowly hazing over in the afternoon and then clouding up completely by evening, 12˚ at 8pm. We appear to be having the proverbial Indian summer, more sunshine & warmth forecast for tomorrow.
On 20 Sep 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Rich are you sure its the second lowest arctic ice on record and how far back did the record go . Stumbled onto a site yesterday REAL SCIENCE and he showed how so many graphs are didtorted by not including the years past that were lower or higher .selective graphing.if anyone is going to use a plot for any reason starting from when data was first kept then use all data from when first kept not as so much science does begin in 1960 for one lot then 1978 for other and say1942 for other .it amounts to fraud.and is what current science is based on .manipulated data.i want raw data not averaged out ,glossed over data to make it look like something is happening when its not.
On 20 Sep 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Well so far it has been a sunny day so GFS was wrong in predicting rain but it may have changed its mind yesterday but then that is hardly a forecast. Re embankments: it could be that grass holds the surface together better but also allows the water to drain away quicker which stops the embankment becoming waterlogged. Any soil engineers here? Could do with some rain as it is still very dry here and having to do some watering of plants. The sun has gone another 30 days spotless bringing it back up to 70% so far. There have been some cycle 25 spots but they are very shortlived. While we might have passed the bottom of the cycle the number of spots in the years ahead will be of interest to see if there is a continued weakening of the cycles. Between 2011 and 2015 there were only 3 spotless days but in the coming years?
On 20 Sep 2020, Fred wrote:

Piers Disgraceful bully boy tactics by Piers Morgan and GMB team. That Laura is useless screeching, more extremes with AGW. However, you did let her in by not emphasising the synoptic pattern of the cold and snow at a certain time this winter. By just saying it値l be cold and snow she jumped in saying it痴 winter so big surprise it will get cold with snow. You should have been more detailed and challenged her. She can稚 forecast more than 3 days ahead! Also can you load my forecasts please, you still haven稚 done that.
On 19 Sep 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

RICH; well I think we can say that global cooling has not occurred as so far predicted. Increased volcanic activity may change that if it is indeed linked to solar minimum.
On 19 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, another sunny day with wall-to-wall blue skies, the cool NE - SE breeze did not stop the max temp getting to 20˚, ideal autumn weather with cold nights & warm days, 11˚ at 8pm.
On 18 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, brilliantly sunny all day and a little warmer as the NE-SE値y wind was less strong, 21˚ max, barely a cloud in sight, balmy evening, 8˚ at 11pm.
On 18 Sep 2020, Rich wrote:

Arctic ice extent has about reached its summer minimum, 2nd lowest on record...sure somebody on here said it had started recovering?? Still on course for warmest UK CET year, if we keep going at average rate this year, only 1 month below average in 2020. Keep waiting in the UK and Arctic (not judging weather just on UK) to see cooling impact. No doubt be told its a temp lag as per past several years probably in several more year time as well be told same thing.
On 17 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, bright from start to finish with hardly a cloud in the sky, fresh S値y wind that kept a lid on temps but we still got 18˚ max, stars beginning to come out around 8.15pm, Jupiter in the S before all others, 11˚ at 8.30pm. == Gerry, one would think that trees hold the soil better than just grass but it may be that made-up embankments are a special case.
On 17 Sep 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Solar minimum over. How was climate affected?
On 17 Sep 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

A bit of sun later on yesterday and warm into the evening before dropping in an east wind. Bright and sunny today with a blustery east wind and 68F at 1pm. For Sunday, wunderground has now removed the showers and on ventusky ICON is showing up to 1300hrs and joining GEM with no rain. GFS says rain. Paddy:- had a number of embankment slides around here and evidence of works in a cutting to either prevent it or repair before I moved here. One thing that has changed since they were built is trees. To save money they stopped a lot of tree cutting and of course since steam went they would argue there was no need of it. Of course we then had the leaves on the line problem such that they running cleaning trains now. There has also been a lot of cutting back. But have the trees allowed more slippage than just grass banks?
On 17 Sep 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

GFS going for quite a sharp intrusion polar maritime air over the last weekend of the month. Killing frosts and snow on the hills a distinct possibility if this transpires..
On 16 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚c at 7.30, cloudy but dry all day with a NE値y breeze which turned into the SE by mid afternoon, max temp 15˚, down to 10˚ by 10pm. Remarkable temp contrast to yesterday. == Gerry, sure, never seen so much water in my short life is of course meaningless in any wider context and I知 certainly not making any 砥nprecedented claim. But the amount of rain that fell in such a short time rendered most drains useless, it was impressive, fatally so for the three people killed on the train. - Re cherry plums, I値l give the rarity aspect some consideration :-)
On 16 Sep 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Hit 84F yesterday afternoon on the patio and it was warm and muggy into the evening. Watched football in a short sleeve shirt all evening. Not a breath of wind in the evening. Different today as there is a breeze, cloud cover and 72F at 1pm. Am having to water some youngish trees as they suffering from lack of rain. Could be some come Sunday but then it depends on your model. If you look at Ventusky for Sun you only have GFS or GEM at the moment and for SE England you will either get wet, or you won't. ICON only does 2 days ahead. Paddy: could cherry plums not command a high price due to their rarity? I have its Bird Cherry replacement potted up ready to plant out is 2 years or so. Re storm - that you have never seen so much water doesn't make it certain it has never happened before. And if it is has then what makes the recent one different? Paul Homewood said records showed it was not exceptional. Blocked drain more likely cause.
On 15 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, light rain throughout the morning with a mostly SW値y breeze, warm though with a max temp of 20˚ by mid afternoon when the sun finally came out, cloudier in the evening, the breeze having changed to a N値y direction but still 16˚ at 8.30pm, all the recent warmth making up for the cold August we had.
On 15 Sep 2020, claude grayson wrote:

if the sun is cooler with no sunspots does it not follow that all weather will not be dragged as close to the equator as in other years and that it will take time to adjust to that new patten.because the tropics wont be heating as much the weather that normally falls in a certain area will no longer fall there but closer to the poles so if you happen to be close to a coast heavy rain that used to fall at sea now falls on land and we think weve never had rain like it before because there arent any guages at sea to let us know how heavy it was... our weather pattens down here all seem to be further south than other years snow is not as heavy in the north island and its been slowly happening for many years.since the mid 80s..the Mets problem is they dug a big climate change hole and now everything is blamed on it and any thing else is ignored...they cant see because the hole they dug is too deep..
On 14 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

13˚C at 7.30, cloudy for most of the day with a fresh SW値y wind but warm & close with a max temp of 20˚, some sunshine in late afternoon, 14˚ by 8.30pm. Forecast for Wed is rather cool. == Gerry, our cherry plums that looked so promising have all been either eaten by the birds or shaken off the tree by the wind, we just managed to get two between the wife and me, glad we didn稚 try and start a business with that. The rail accident happened about 12 miles south from us, shameful that it should be blamed on climate change. That said, it was an exceptional storm, never seen so much water in such a short time.
On 14 Sep 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Last week Denver went from summer to winter in a day. Not unknown but lots of earliest snow, daily low and daily lowest high records set in Us and Canada last week thanks to cold plunge from the jetstream. At 3.30 it is a warm 80F on my patio with a brief burst of summer that looks set to run to midweek. Not showing any sign of rain on wunderground 10 day ahead and it has been a while since we had some. Could do with a freshen up again.Lots of hawthorn berries. The rail accident in Scotland is being put down to climate change by Network Rail although commenters are suggesting that is just a cover up for poor maintenance.
On 14 Sep 2020, claude grayson wrote:

just had a look at canadas temps and didnt realize how cold they are no wonder they say the ave temp is negative. highest temp round hudson bay is only 6. highest temp round lake superior is a hi of 4 makes the rest of us look very warm. if last winter set 600+ new records for cold what does this have in store..what does your crystal ball say Piers??colder or warmer
On 13 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, cloudy but mild & windy from the SW, went towards the Angus glens for a picnic, the hills shrouded in drizzly rain that looked like clouds descended to earth, bright sunshine back at home with a max temp of 22˚, so enjoyable to have a last fling of summer, still windy at 8.30pm and still 16˚. We致e missed all the rain that fell in the West in the last couple of days.
On 12 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, very sunny but very windy from the W for most of the day, max temp 17˚, so we could have lunch outside again - not bad for this time of year - , clouding over by 4pm and feeling much cooler & autumnal, 11˚ by 8.30pm. Swallows now gathering big time, preparing to leave.
On 11 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, feeling cold in the strong & often gusty SW値y wind, fairly cloudy during the morning but then brightening up considerably in the afternoon and turning much milder with a max temp of 19˚, so much so that we could even sit outside for our 5 o団lock cuppa, wind abating by evening, 12˚ at 8pm.
On 10 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚c at 7.30, that felt cold & there was talk of frost in the Highlands on the radio forecast, sunny start with a stiff SW値y wind without any warmth, clouding over by 9 and staying that way all day, max temp 16˚, down to 11˚ by 8pm. We saw our first geese two days ago, a sure sign of autumn, and we won稚 be seeing the swallows for much longer. Although we had four adults of the latter, there weren稚 any young, that痴 the second time this has happened in the 28 years we致e been on this farm.
On 09 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, bright and sunny with variable amounts of cloud throughout the day, pretty beefy W値y wind with occasional strong gusts, nevertheless got to a max of 19˚ in sheltered parts, 9˚ by 8.30pm.
On 09 Sep 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Grerry when i did obs for the met down here they said there were 3 super computers around the world and all our info went direct to them the moment we finished our reportand they pressed the send button .in return they got the latest forecast from each comp.when all 3 said the same our forcast was accurate but when all 3 gave a different one the local guys had to chose which to go with and often got the wrong one. i guess now there are more super comps .we have our own one now so hence the many wrong older forecaster said the new young guys dont like to put their heads out the window to check if what they say is whats out there.
On 08 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, cloudy with a fresh but not cold SW値y wind, sun coming through by 8.30, giving us a breezy but warm day with a max temp of 23˚again, cloudy evening but still a balmy 18˚ at 9.30pm, haven稚 seen that very often this year.
On 08 Sep 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Perfectly reasonable to post about Piers being arrested on this part as it is relevant to production of forecasts. Also good to link to Peter's good if scary piece in the MoS. I have been using ventusky for ages as it allows you access to 3 models. You can't help but laugh at how different they are at times given we are always told the science is settled so why do the models differ. There have been 2 separate papers on models and their inaccuracy and how with CIMP6 they will be even worse. The top comment was why with settled science were there FORTYEIGHT models. Lol.
On 08 Sep 2020, Sou'wester (sub, Devon/Cornwall border) wrote:

Just checked to see whether the September forecast was loaded, and the list showed a link. However, when I clicked it, it took me to the July forecast. Please could this be fixed asap?
On 07 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, cloudy with a fresh SW値y wind and a good few showers until late morning, some heavy. Warming up by midday, sun coming out and getting much warmer towards 4pm when we had 23˚, quite a feat for this time of year and after the cold August we had, spectacular cloudy evening skies with the setting sun, still 16˚ at 8.30pm.
On 07 Sep 2020, M Lewis wrote:

There was a heartwarming article about Piers arrest and WA in yesterday's Mail on Sunday by Peter Hitchens. Make no mistake, the UK is heading towards an Authoritarian Dictatorship ruled by nodding donkeys and fools. Pray that the wheels come of this Government and the engine blows up in the next few weeks, before the onset of Winter for all our sakes!
On 07 Sep 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Craig, thanks for update on Piers. This must explain why the September forecast is still due, seven days in. But don't forget your previous admonishments. This is the weather blog and political comments should really go on the other parallel blog.
On 07 Sep 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

This will sound like a shill post, LOL, but I stumbled on this on another site - possible a BBC article? - and I thought it was awesome in terms of weather visualisations! It seems to be using the different models and covers the whole globe, with decent graphics to boot - if someone can check it out and let me know if it's a decent site for referencing, that would be very kind, thank you :-) >>>>
On 06 Sep 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

Piers was arrested yesterday. This is his statement after being held for nearly 24hrs in police custody === === I've not linked to the YouTube video but have it hosted on WordPress and on Gab as the censorship by Big Tech is ramping up and many things will disappear over the coming months. The Cliemate crap we've been fighting for so long was just the warm up act. "Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms"
On 06 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, sunny with a cool W値y breeze which turned into the S by evening, intermittent cloud cover but still a fairly sunny if cool day with a max temp of 17˚, cooler evening with 10˚ at 8.30pm.
On 06 Sep 2020, Fred wrote:

Subscriber Get the autumn forecasts and the winter is one to get too....GSM conditions are likely to be prevalent. I enjoyed the read, however I cannot now access them as they have been removed. I spoke to Piers and I await their re-instatement.
On 05 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, very sunny start until around 9, with a cool & sometimes gusty NW値y wind, cloud moving in & bringing occasional showers mainly inland but with warm sunny spells in between and a max temp of 16˚, wind dying down by evening, 10˚ by 9pm.
On 04 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚C at 7.30, sunny from the word go, albeit with big clouds and the odd shower here and there, strong & cool SW値y wind that turned more into the W later, max temp 19˚ but always colder when the sun was hiding, calmer by 8.30pm, 11˚, definitely autumnal.
On 03 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, quite sunny with a fresh SW値y wind which blew all day, very sunny & warm at times with a max temp of 22˚ but the wind always gave a cool edge when the sun disappeared momentarily behind the clouds, lovely clear evening, 10˚ at 9pm. Venus in SE and Mars in S visible early in the morning.
On 02 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

13˚C at 7.30, cloudy with a strengthening and cool S値y wind, some rain during the middle of the day, no more than 16˚ max, some spectacularly illuminated evening skies, 13˚ at 9pm.
On 02 Sep 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Paul it comes up on a bar at the bottom of te screen saying which we are using and it used to say bunnythorpe the closest,or newbury also close by now it is only linton the furthest from us by at least double distance. and we are on copper cable,so no need to go over the river at all. weather wise we are getting very little in the news unless it can be linked to gw/cc everything is covid /or scandal.the media are a sick bunch of zombie puppets. we got our snow last nite up the high country and more will come laterby the look of it probly next week or early the following one. isnt spring governd by the sun not some govt wally .someone ought to tellthe media.and nature that spring begins in sept not aug.for us down here..
On 02 Sep 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

A much warmer day yesterday than the weekend. Paddy - my house temp is about 2C above the CH turn on temp so not quite cold enough for a fire. Looks like there could be another Arctic blast in a week or so which might see the fire lit. Rhys - did well on raspberries, plums, damsons. Got my first quinces and there are lots of medlars coming. Blackberries got fried by the heatwave and might give a second crop. Apples are really small and patchy. Frost damage I think. My friends started Whatsapping about Arctic ice melt. I see now it was the annual ice melt lies from the WMO which Paul Homewood has thoroughly debunked using official stats from NIDC, DMI and HadCRUT4.
On 02 Sep 2020, Helen (Ireland, sub) wrote:

@Fred - yes, I was wondering about that myself. I noticed my Autumn and Winter forecasts, which I purchased earlier in August, had disappeared last week. The 30 day is still there. I e-mailed Piers but no response yet - I guess he's got a lot on his plate just now.
On 02 Sep 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

Claude -- what program do you use to analyse where your web traffic / emails travels through?
On 01 Sep 2020, Dean Powell wrote:

Had to scrape frost off the car early this morning! This is the first air frost with a min of 0C here in Glenlivet, Banffshire. This follows two ground frosts a week or so ago.
On 01 Sep 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, very sunny morning with a fresh SW値y breeze, having lunch outside like yesterday, max temp 19˚, but by 1pm clouds moved in from the west and it got rapidly cooler for a while until the sun appeared again, wind moving into the S, feeling colder by evening, 12˚ at 8.30pm. == Rhys, no matter how hard we try and learn from experience, there is always one or two crops that fail in any year. This year our cucumbers in the tunnel were very mediocre whereas the tomatoes went mad, grapes also looking good, provided we get a reasonably warm autumn.
On 01 Sep 2020, claude grayson wrote:

you wont hear a squeek out of anyone but for those who care to look at NASA ozone watch you will see a hole just as massive as any before covering the whole of antarctica and a lot more. and under the yelloy brown smudge around it is nz and we are getting snow ,yesterday down sth and today more and some up nth..isaw ablog on rnz news re how to survive more snow and ice in globalwarming .they are such idiots they dug themselves such a deep hole theres no way out and they know jhave to resort to dropping hints it might get colder..for some of you you may know your being monitored..i certainly am as now all my traffic is routed via linton which just so happens to be the army base .sad tate we live in ,must have ruffled a few feathers.
On 01 Sep 2020, Fred wrote:

Anyone else lost their forecasts? Mine have disappeared.....
On 01 Sep 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Paul We have to have bad harvests some years. Just like everywhere on earth does. It's just the nature of climate variability. This year was awful for me for spring turnips (too dry, too hot), brilliant for spring radish and beetroot. It was too hot this year for good runner beans, but we had brilliant squash and soil-grown tomatoes. We have had magnificent fruit from cherry, apple and raspberry. The August rain means the fennel and winter radish will be amazing, as will be the chicory and endive. I am not sure what it will have done to the grapes on the vine I inherited at the allotment. The volume of crop was huge before the rains, but I've not examined them since. All the last six years I have had a few crops doing really badly, several doing really well and quite a few eminently satisfactory. Maybe a bad year for wheat means a good year for other things? And maybe we should not put all our eggs in the wheat basket??
On 01 Sep 2020, geoffrey hood wrote:

Solar Wind over 600, That's going to wind a few things up
On 31 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, a bit cloudy to begin with but then we had a very sunny and relatively warm day, 18˚ max, though the fresh S値y wind was quite cool, clouding up again by evening, 10˚ by 10pm. == Gerry, we致e had our stove lit almost every night during most of August, even had to put on the CH one night in order to get the washing for our Airbnbs dried.
On 31 Aug 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Paddy - there was some hay cutting back in July but there were 2 tractors coming past my house for about 3 days pulling trailers loaded with round hay bales. I was tempted to follow them to see where they were taking them to and from. Silage cutting was late here as the dry spell delayed it into early June. I think it might not be the coldest August Bank Holiday evah but then they never seem to put the same effort in for finding a record low as they do when desperate for a high to keep the scam going. The record lowest August temperature was also coming into play up in Scotland - any news if you made it guys? We had a fair bit of sun yesterday and that plays a big part in keeping my house warm. I didn't need to light the fire so if it is OK tonight I won't have lit my first ever fire in August - always next year and those to come.
On 30 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, quite still with the faintest N値y breeze, quite sunny for much of the day with a max temp of 16˚ but a cool feel overall, 10˚ at 8.30pm, according to Vimtomet we should be getting warmth from Thursday onwards.
On 29 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, sunny but with a strong cold N値y wind which only abated late evening, the day was a mixture of sunshine and cloudy spells with a max temp of 15˚, occasional short drizzle and overall a cold day for the time of year, the dog days of August haha, 9˚ by 10pm.
On 28 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚C at 7.30, cloudy with a strong NE値y wind, sun making an appearance in between the clouds, nice and warm in shelter from the wind, max temp 15˚, sunny until 5pm then clouding over again, drizzle during the evening, wind turning more N値y, 10˚ at 9pm. == Gerry, no hay in any significant quantity has been made up here, too wet, many farmers have gone into baled silage big time for many years now, more reliable.
On 28 Aug 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Weather seems to be set for autumn already so good thing my chimney was swept this week. Guardian has forecast coldest August BH on record - somebody will need to be sent for re-education for allowing that through. After their bubbling joy at cycle 25 sunspots it has all gone quiet again and the spotless days are building up again. Farmers are not stupid unlike BBC environment correspondents as when it became hard to plant wheat they went for spring barley instead and crop yields for barley are up. In my area a local farmer was struggling with the regular rainfall keeping to fields too wet to plant. He had the seed and said that by waiting until spring he would have to drill more seed to counter for reduced germination. Wheat crop looked as normal round here and all harvested along with lots of hay earlier in the month.
On 27 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, overcast with a cool E-NE値y wind, no sun at all, max temp 14˚, back down to 11˚ by 9pm. What痴 the difference between winter and summer in Scotland? In summer, the rain is a bit warmer.
On 26 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, overcast for most of the day in a cool NW値y breeze, occasional glimpses of light, max temp 16˚ and no rain, bliss, back to 11˚ by 9pm.
On 26 Aug 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

UK looking at the 'worst wheat harvest in 40 years' -- -- which seems to accord with the reports on electroverse about crops of grapes for wine in Italy and other places being destroyed this year by frost. ///// Perhaps we better get some of these 'Direct Air Capture' machines to suck CO2 from the air - there's just the small issue that they would use "115% of current global natural gas consumption." and "water for DAC is also a significant cost by 2050, with the machines using 35% of the water currently used in global electricity production."... LOL -- ///// Anyway, did I read somewhere that July was set to be one of the coolest on record? I can't find any mention of it on the BBC, strangely...
On 25 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30 and all day, overcast with a strong SE値y wind, rain starting around 9 and not letting up at all, raining even now at 10pm, wind having turned into the NE. It was one of these days when you can稚 quite figure out what season it is.
On 25 Aug 2020, claude grayson wrote:

more on the 03 hole .i looked up a science text from a paper i studied in 2001 and compared the hole from way back and the hole is just as large as then so whos giving out the porkies that its healing, certainly doesnt seem to be in the southern hemi.Maybe it is in the Nth as you guys have still got some yellow/green around back to the cold down here for the week not much snow forcast just single dig hi s.till maybe later in week when a second front lines us up.always got 50+mm of snow right in the middle of lambing .natures culling service..
On 24 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, light and cool N値y breeze, talk of frost in some Highland glenss on the radio, a mostly sunny day with a max temp of 19˚, wind turning into the S by mid afternoon but still cool, cloudy evening, dry all day, 11˚ at 8.30pm. More heavy rain on the way for tomorrow.
On 24 Aug 2020, claude grayson wrote:

wow for those who bother looking at the nasa ozone watch, site today you would have seen more science lies .they say the hole is smaller .its the biggestive seen and not only big but so depleted,there are shade of purple which is down to less than 100ppm of o3 and a hole is 220ppm what more lies are they telling us .sometimes wonder if there aint some the background screwing the world big time.for what?and science is helping by lying to hide the reality.
On 23 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, sunny with a cool NW値y breeze which later turned into the N, so max temp only got to 18˚, clouding over by mid afternoon, short period of rain early evening, 11˚ by 9pm. And now you may kiss not the bride but the summer goodbye :-(
On 22 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, cloudy but dry, though showers started up soon enough and went on for most of the morning, dryish afternoon, max temp 18˚, not much sun, showers in the evening, 13˚ at 9.30pm. == Rhys, yes veg growth has been phenomenal this year, our Brussels witloof chicory is huge, winter salads assured, about to sow first break of corn salad. Despite the recent frequent rain we致e had decent temps, so nothing has gone into premature autumn.
On 22 Aug 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

The effect of 5 inches of rain in August: 1. Leeks double their girth in one week. I jest not, it happened both at home and at the allotment, so it is a real phenomenon. 2. Chicory, endive and radicchio double in size in 5 days with rainfall like this. Clearly crops for rainy parts of the UK. 3. Barely any damage to any outdoor tomato plants - with healthy soil, blight does not seem to be a problem. 4. Barren brown fields near allotment site turned almost magically into fertile feeding ground for horses in livery. 4.
On 21 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, grey and damp with a fresh and strengthening SW値y wind, two pulses of rain during the morning, the second one heavy at times, then brilliant sunshine and a max temp of 20˚, interspersed with showers, sunny end to the day, 13˚ at 10.30pm.
On 20 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚c at 7.30, heavy burst of rain before that but then sunny & warm all day with a max temp of 24˚, summer has returned for the time being. Very windy on the west coast, a moderately fresh S値y wind here, one shower in mid afternoon, glorious end to the day, 15˚ at 9pm.
On 19 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

15˚C at 7.30, another dull grey start, almost completely still though the SE値y sea breeze started around 9, brightening up by midday, properly sunny and warm afternoon, first time since last Wednesday, max temp 21˚ but feeling really hot by 4pm, after which clouds arrived from the W and we had a cool and foggy end to the day, 15˚ at 9pm.
On 18 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

15˚C at 7.30, very foggy & still, with only a light S値y breeze getting up later, max temp 18˚, so not cold but just very damp with only occasional relief from fog to just ordinary greyness, 5th day of that kind of weather and more coming before we値l see the sun again, 15˚ at 9pm.
On 17 Aug 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

90mm of rain the past 3 days breaks the summer drought and allows me to get carrots out of the clay soil! The drop in temperatures matched by the first runner beans ready to harvest, having been harvesting lots of French climbing beans during the heatwave. Apples much earlier than normal, majority of the main tree already harvested.
On 17 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

13˚C at 7.30, overcast with intermittent fog and drizzle with a light NE値y wind which kept going all day. Cool feel but we still had a max of 19˚, drizzle by evening again, 14˚ at 8.30.
On 17 Aug 2020, M Lewis wrote:

Please can WA advise when it will publish the Britain and Ireland September 45 day forecast. The Subscribers webpage states it was due on 15 August. It is now the 17 August! Many thanks.
On 16 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

13˚C at 7.30, overcast & grey with a light S値y breeze turning into the E later, no sunshine at all today but still getting to 19˚ max, a soup輟n of blue overhead in the evening but then back to dull, 13˚ at 10pm.
On 16 Aug 2020, claude grayson wrote:

interesting blurb on RNZ News how in 1859 the sun coughed and fried all the worlds electronics,sparks were seen along telephone wires and the poles caught fire,and they were saying that if it happened now we will lose all our electric stuff ALL of itand we cant do much about it.always makes me wonder ,as a retired builder what will happen to all our tin roofed buildings with tarpaper under the iron .guess we wont be useing the net for awhile either.. 3rd frost in a row today -1.6 at o600,grass -2.6
On 15 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, overcast & grey until midday when we had a few hours of veiled sunshine and a max temp of 20˚, all in a light SE値y wind, greying up again by end of afternoon, 14˚ at 9pm. A typical August day for us (sigh)
On 14 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, overcast & cool with a N値y breeze, gradually moving into the E & SE during the day, yet still feeling close and sweaty at the slightest exertion, max temp 19˚, a hint of blue sky above the clouds by early evening but not for long, 14˚ at 9pm.
On 14 Aug 2020, claude grayson wrote:

has anyone seen the CO2 blanket weve lost ours down here .we are at 0700 down to -3.3 air temp ,grass -4.3.hardest frost all year this CO2 thing just doesnt seem to work at night only in daylight and only works best on calm clear days so has anyone asked the metboys why? looks like we are going to get at least two frosts this spell maybe more .
On 13 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

15˚C at 7.30, overcast with a cool N値y breeze, we had a bit of sunshine around the middle of the day and got a max temp of 21˚, but in the afternoon the wind got cooler and by evening a coat was mandatory for taking the dog out, 15˚ at 9pm.
On 13 Aug 2020, Sou'wester (sub, Devon/Cornwall border) wrote:

Paul, you are quite correct about the BBC. I haven't been reporting what it has been like down here in deepest Devon, but it has been nowhere near the 34C they are claiming for the whole of the UK. They are using the London readings from Heathrow possibly, with its own hotter microclimate, methinks, and making it appear that those temps apply to everybody else. It hasn't been hotter than 81F (29C?) down here over the last six days, though it has felt terribly sticky with the humidity and lack of wind. And this from my thermometer inside a heat trap, the metal shipping container that is my office!
On 12 Aug 2020, Paul (Sub) SE UK wrote:

Gerry - I think the BBC are just going to make up whatever metrics they can to make it sound hotter than it is - I refer to today's news that "it's the first six days in a row over 34 degrees since 1961"... What sort of random data metric is that? lol ///// ///// And was it global warming in 1961? Hmmmm....
On 12 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

Humungus thunderstorm with a powerful N値y wind this morning around 6am which lasted for a good 3 hours, of the kind that we get about every 15 years or so, by the time I got outside at 9.15, my usual 7.30 reading would have meant an immediate total soaking, it was already 18˚ and it stayed sunny for the rest of the day with a sweltering 27˚ max out of the cool breeze, some mist by evening for a time, still 17˚ by 9pm. We had a river running past our veg tunnel, never seen anything quite like it, awful train derailment SW of Stonehaven, probably due to a landslip.
On 11 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

13˚C at 7.30, very foggy with a NE値y breeze that eventually turned into the E & SE, sun coming out around 9 and warming the air up to 23˚, very humid & sticky, cloudy again in the afternoon with a short shower, foggy again by evening, 17˚ at 9pm.
On 11 Aug 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Thunder plouts here today, with quite a bit of local flooding. Just hope the Rest and be Thankful area has hadn't the after the recent landslides.
On 11 Aug 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

A big blob of rain passed to the east this morning with some grey cloud visible in a cloudy start to the day. Noon and it is blue sky and nothing on the radar as yet but storms can grow from nothing. The shaded patio has already reached 88F - touched 94F yesterday. I don't know if evening cloud cover is to blame but the nights are not cooling as much here in the country of late. I was surprised it has taken 17 years to get a hot August day - surely it is ever on upwards with the heat although metO figures show current decade is cooler then previous but that won't be said on the BBC or even discussed in their own report. Hoping that storms forecasts are right - at some point - so pumped a lot of stored water to the plants last night. A wilting globosa looks much better this morning.
On 10 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, overcast, ESE値y breeze, there was a thunderclap early on but nothing more, grey all morning but brightening up in the afternoon with a max temp of 22˚, feeling warm, even muggy, 15˚ at 9pm.
On 10 Aug 2020, Marie wrote:

Enormous eruption of the Sinabung vulcano today. Not good. LIA is here as we all know, let's hope it won't erupt in an even bigger way.
On 09 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, misty until 9, SE値y sea breeze all day, giving us a max temp of only 21˚, still nice, sunnier further inland, cloud rolling in off the sea after 6pm leaving us with a grey evening and 14˚ at 8.30pm. No thunderstorms tomorrow anymore but Tue/Wed - maybe, and that痴 final.
On 08 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, sunny & clear, warming up quickly to 20˚ by 9 but then the SE値y sea breeze got up, cooling us nicely, brilliant sunshine all day, max temp 26˚ and even higher in shelter, but as is usual in August under HP, evenings can cool down quite markedly and at the end of the month we can sometimes get the first grass frost, 14˚ at 9pm. The week ahead looks dry, though according to the Vimtobeeb we will have thunderstorms, we値l see.
On 08 Aug 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

I noticed the BBC say today on the lunchtime weather that it looks like thunderstorms are likely next week, with the outlook on the website saying "Monday will see the chance of sharp showers across the Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest and northern UK. Plenty of sunshine elsewhere. Tuesday will see sunny spells with sharp showers and risk of thunder in western areas spreading across the country Tuesday night. Wednesday will see areas of cloud, but also sunny spells with sharp showers continuing for Southeast regions." ( ) which matches Piers' predictions for that week. Looks like it's going to be a month of highly contrasting weather overall! /////// I also noticed that BBC are reporting 'the hottest August temperature for 17 years' ( ) but have, as usual, failed to report the records lows that Electroverse is reporting... *rolls eyes*. At least coronavirus gave us a break from the 'climate change' nonsense!
On 07 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, light S値y breeze which later turned into a fresh wind that kept temps down somewhat but we still had a max of 24˚, intermittently cloudy but still warm, 17˚ at 9pm.
On 07 Aug 2020, Peterg wrote:

This is a request for CraigM378 - you had a page on your website about how the sunspots effect the human body, especially the brain and subsequent behaviour patterns. Unfortunately it seems to have disappeared. I would be grateful if you could provide this link to me. Many thanks
On 06 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, sunny & calm until about 9, then SE値y wind all day, getting stronger in the afternoon, taking the edge off what would otherwise have been a scorcher, still got to 26˚ though out of the wind, sunshine throughout, 16˚ at 8.30pm. == Rhys, your garden sounds great, we can稚 complain either but there are always one or two crops that don稚 do so well, we have to grow our carrots in the tunnel as we have the dreaded fly, wishing for a real cold winter to knock off all the surviving larvae. Sarpo Mira is a cracking tattie, immune to blight like I am to the corblimey virus, never took off commercially because of the uneven size of tubers. Charlotte is our favourite but is susceptible to blight.
On 06 Aug 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Yesterday could best be described as windy. So yet another one to add to the number of such days this summer. Wunderground now has tomorrow peaking at 96F and now shows thunderstorms on Monday that were not on the forecast early this morning. The warmth is showing lasting until Thursday now. Looks likely that the MetO fake news team will be hard at work over the next few days. I note the undercurrent of glee on Spaceweather at the little burst of cycle 25 sunspots. Is there anything in that we see more sunspots in the summer? We were going a month at a time before. Also note that it has been just one spot at a time which must also play a part.
On 06 Aug 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

The climate chaos is causing me to produce a monster crop of winter squash this summer. Already in the first week of August my Red Kuri and Crown Prince squash fruit are swelling massively, with 2 dozen fruit of really good size already present on 12sqm of ground. Other plants which love the chaos include Artemisia, Tanacetum Vulgare, Anthyllis Vulneraria, Catnip, Borage, Sweet Alyssum, Spanish Sage, Phacelia, late plantings of Desiree and Sarpo Mira potatoes, beetroot, fennel, soil-planted tomatoes, parsnips and kohlrabi. My 1sqm experiment to try and see how much food I can grow has already yielded 17lb (radish and beetroot after topping and tailing: 27lb including the leaves) with spring onions now growing away well. Plan is for Valdor Lettuce as a fourth crop being transplanted mid September. These pesky vegetables really ought to keel over and die to obey the climate experts.....
On 05 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

13˚C at 7.30 and quite sunny for most of the morning, light S値y breeze at first but strengthening later, max temp 24˚ around midday, clouds moving in early afternoon, light shower by 4pm, cloudy for the rest of the day, 16˚ at 9pm.
On 04 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚C at 7.30, grey and dry with a strengthening S値y wind, feeling cold, rain starting at 10 and continuing all day until 8pm, max daytime temp 14˚ but by 9pm it had jumped to a balmy 16˚.
On 04 Aug 2020, claude grayson wrote:

just looked at the latest sunspot pics on soho and wonder if a comet or other has impacted on farside the spots vis are almost too evenly spaced for ordinary spots too similar to jupiters lot from shewmaker levi???
On 04 Aug 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Paddy - so you must have had there perfect conditions for the cherry plums this year. When I moved here in March 2015 it was quite warm so for once there may have been pollinators on the wing when there was blossom. Every other year the blossom has been too early. This year it might have been hit by the frosts especially the one in May. A brrezy day today making it quite pleasant. Friday is due to hit 90 degrees again although I am sure that Wunderground 10 day ahead had a second 90 day but that has gone now and thunderstorms appeared for the middle of next week.
On 03 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, sunny morning with temp reaching 20˚ by early afternoon, light SW値y breeze, cloud moving in more seriously by 2pm and into the evening, 14˚ at 9pm. More rain tomorrow but warm at least.
On 02 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

13˚C at 7.30, rain before that, everything very wet from overnight rain, a bit of sunshine to begin with creating the day痴 max temp of 20˚ early on, but showers started up late morning and kept going off & on for the rest of the day, we just managed to get a decent walk in between the heaviest downpours, half dry evening, 12˚ by 9pm. == Gerry: further to our previous conversation, our cherry plums, rather surprisingly, this year have quite a bit of fruit on them, maybe the second or third time since we planted them years ago. Not that I mind the infrequent harvest, their leaf and flower buds nourish the bullfinches in the spring.
On 02 Aug 2020, claude grayson wrote:

does it follow that as the earth cools and less heat penetrates that the cycles of weather will not be dragged towards the equator.certainly seems so down here .the cold stuff just aint coming north as much so the north island isnt getting the rain or the snow like in the 80s,and farmers are noticing it and wondering how to plan for even less rain.
On 02 Aug 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Craig mentions a blowy summer. I was thinking the same as the numbers of quite gusty days there have been seem more like the other seasons. Also played a part in making it much cooler outside than it would have been with no wind such as last Friday where we had one of our warmest days of the year. In commenting on some of the latest climate lies, Paul Homewood shows a table of average temperature for this decade and the last decade sourced from the MetO and we have cooled. Surely the alarmists tell us it is ever on upwards? How can we have cooled?
On 01 Aug 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

15C at 7.30, brilliant sunshine until 9, after that cloud moved in and kept stopping and starting throughout the day, max temp 20˚ early on but then dropping back in the rain, 13˚ by 9pm. Like I said, Jekyll & Hyde, one day summer, one day autumn.
On 31 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚c at 7.30, beautiful sunny morning albeit with a strengthening S値y wind that kept temps at bay, max was just 22˚, after midday though, it started clouding over from the west, obscuring the sun somewhat, cloudy end to the day but still 16˚ at 9pm.
On 30 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚c overnight, 11 at 7.30, overcast & cool but no wind to begin with, this changed by afternoon when a strong S値y got up and the sky got even darker, despite that we had a max of 19˚ for a few seconds but by 5pm the rain came on and is still going now at 10pm, 13˚ at 9pm. Apparently we値l have a sunny and warm day tomorrow.
On 30 Jul 2020, geoffrey hood wrote:

never try to second guess the sun on what happens on the far side of the sun (unless you are Piers) ,2768 is a single Axx cycle 25 polarity spot but it does have signs of prevoius far side activity, but it is proper Cycle 25 sun spot, now what will that cycle bring us?
On 29 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, still quite windy from the NW but slowly weakening, quite sunny at times with a max temp of 19˚ for a short while, cloud thickening by late afternoon and giving us a relatively cool evening with 14˚ at 9pm.
On 28 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, very windy from the WNW but dry at least and sunny all day, with the wind strengthening, thus a max temp of only 15˚, glorious blue sky evening, 12˚ at 9pm.
On 27 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, overcast and raining lightly in a S値y breeze which gradually turned into the SE and then suddenly into the NW by late afternoon and strengthening, raining all day, sometimes quite heavily, max temp 14˚, down to 11˚ by 8pm. We seem to have Jekyll & Hyde weather at the moment, summery one day, autumnal the next & reload.
On 26 Jul 2020, geoffrey hood wrote:

cycle 25 sunspot 2768 showing on stera ahead, looks likley larger than 2767
On 26 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, cloudy with a light W値y breeze carrying swathes of mist from further inland but then brightening up for the rest of the day, wind picking up creating a cooling effect on what would otherwise have been a scorcher, 24˚ max in the event, hardly any clouds in the afternoon and really hot out of the wind, still 16˚ at 9pm. == Craig, not often that happens! Of course, as I point out from time to time, the max temps I give are from a thermometer that is in a relatively sheltered spot, so they are never uniformly spread out over the whole farm, but still, we do occasionally get some crackers.
On 26 Jul 2020, claude grayson wrote:

last week we wondered if they were right with warm to mild temps for winter not below 5 and not above 13.then yestdy a balmy 16 hi then down to 0 or less before sun up.frost at 5am .anyone seen the co2 blanket to warm us up. you thinking blokes ,i was reading abt old sites like stonehenge and the thought occured ,were they all constructed after the last pole shift.almost every country has them ,so were they made to give direction and also show any subsequent shift.would have been a strange time to find nothing was where it was last nite or however long it took to move.some say a short time others long.the damage to some sites is emmense .others not so big.???
On 26 Jul 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

Crickey Paddy, you've had better temps than we have here! We've had 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 23 & 21 with lows of 9, 7, 9, 12, 15, 15 & 13 which is a good indication of when we've been clear or cloudy. It's as a result been quite nice with only licks of humidity but mostly a refreshing breeze on most days. The most unusual occurrences the past few weeks have been; low overnight temps - including 3 ground frosts recorded at the main weather station, amount of cloud, low maxima (26 max whole month), lots of rain but mostly light so about half of average before today, however the main point of interest has been the strong winds. Can't recall such a blowy summer. Today at least had decent welcome rainfall throughout the day, although nothing like as interesting as Northampton where a tornado was filmed earlier. // Record heat reported in Svalbard today, nothing. said about the flip side of record cold in Scandi 🤔 They report an agenda, not news. No wonder #MediaScum trends
On 25 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, overcast and wet from overnight rain, fresh S値y wind but feeling mild, gradually brightening up so we decided to have a barbie on the beach about 4 miles south of us, it was glorious with 25˚ for the whole 3 hours we stayed there, but we did watch a cracking thunderstorm from afar, passing over Aberdeen into the N Sea, and as we got home it was lashing it down & continued all evening, really heavy just now at 9.30 but still 15˚.
On 24 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, quite sunny, light NW値y breeze at first which later changed into a fairly strong S値y that kept temperatures down, out of this wind we had a max of 21˚ and it was pleasant enough to have lunch outside, clouding over towards evening, 14˚ at 9pm. More rain forecast for tomorrow, already waiting in the West Coast wings.
On 23 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, S値y breeze and still raining from overnight but then gradually brightening up to a sunny morning, still some showers though and getting up to a max of 24˚ in the afternoon, feeling positively balmy, quite cloudy by evening with the mild wind turning into the NW, still 16˚ by 9pm.
On 23 Jul 2020, claude grayson wrote:

so .so true Rhys,they have to use such language cos they know its crap and when its found out they can say ,we didnt say that we were saying the other. their problem is theyve lied so much that even now with all the conntary evidence they cant backtrack or theyll look even more stupid. very large hole they dug,one almost should feel sorry for them but i dont.silly science at its worst.
On 22 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, overcast with a S値y wind all day, rain starting after 8 and keeping going until after midday, 15˚ max, dry afternoon with occasional drizzle, clearing up somewhat by evening but fog rolling in off the sea after 9pm, 13˚ at 9.30pm. Ah yes, July
On 21 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, sunny & fresh with a light W値y breeze, temperature slowly rising through the morning but only reaching 20˚ by midday, though enabling us to eat out in the sun. But by early afternoon the wind turned into the S and the showers started, not as heavy and frequent as yesterday but still a bit of a spoiler, dry and cloudy by evening, 13˚ at 9pm. == Ah yes, RON, I know that feeling but I haven稚 given in to it just yet, still bravely pretending it is summer :-). You can actually feel it when the sun is out, it can get quite hot for a short period, though the underlying feel is cool and there is no denying that we are in the north.
On 21 Jul 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Claude Grayson - the word 'likely' is political code for 'absolutely hooey but we need to keep the pressure up on the sheeple'. The UK had months of 'extremely likely' with regard to the lies manufactured about Novichok, a purported nerve agent used by Russia in Salisbury. Now we have 'almost certainly' being used in a similar manner. Basically, legally they are not lying, even though everyone knows that they are lying through their teeth.
On 21 Jul 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

PADDY: today was the first morning I felt that 'high summer' was over and that we are now into late summer/pre autumn. Not logical. just a deep gut feeling and there's a time in late August in Scotland that you 'know' it's early autumn.
On 21 Jul 2020, claude grayson wrote:

climate change likey cause of extreme weather in northland says climate scientist ,,headlies tonite.get so tired of itbut no polititions will look at any other evidence.blind leading the blind
On 20 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, light W値y wind, sunny for about 3 hours and then the showers started off & on well into the evening, max temp 21˚ in a particularly sunny spell, down to 13˚ by 9.30. Everything smelling fresh though, especially the honeysuckle which is now in full bloom. We致e had so much sunshine in April & May that we can take the present weather in our stride.
On 19 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚ overnight, 13 at 7.30, very sunny start with only a few wispy cirrus clouds and a coolish W値y wind, warming up nicely towards midday with a max temp of 24˚ by early afternoon, though that started setting off showers and we had quite a few of them, including some heavy ones, which cooled everything down, 12˚ by 9pm and cloudy. Perhaps our summer happened yesterday.
On 18 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, brilliantly sunny, cool W値y wind which blew all day and kept a cap on the temperature, we nevertheless got to 24˚max in the afternoon, but whenever the sound disappeared behind the clouds it felt perceptibly cooler, lovely sunny evening over a family & farm inhabitants barbecue, 13˚ at 10pm.
On 18 Jul 2020, claude grayson wrote:

had a dropor two of rain in some parts.Whangarei up N had 220mm from 7pm to 7am met reckon its a 1 in 500y event so will probly happen again soon just to mess with their figures .great way to end a drought ,all the rain you didnt get in one nite
On 17 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

16˚C at 7.30, a lot of overnight rain, cloudy to start with but then warming and brightening up in a fresh S値y wind, max temp 25˚ in the afternoon when the sun was really coming out, sunny end to the day, 17˚ at 9.30pm.
On 16 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚c at 7.30, cloudy, practically still and looking unpromising but when I came out of the supermarket at 10 it had turned very sunny and hot, we got a max temp of 27˚, nicely cooled by a S値y wind which later turned into the W, cloudy again by evening but still 18˚ at 9pm.
On 16 Jul 2020, claude grayson wrote:

oh dear ,panic, there is or has been a so called heat wave in siberia,almost certainly due to human induced climate change,a new study has found. Another of those studies in an area that joe bloggs cant verify easily in the meantime we down here have a resident Low parked of the NW giving the Northern half of N .Is a good wash.flooding and road closures ,trees down from hi winds. no doubt caused by us too..the joys of modern science.
On 15 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, a mostly cloudy but warm day with light winds from a mostly N値y quarter, max temp 22˚, short shower after midday and a really beefy one at 6pm, 14˚ at 10pm. == RON: your guess is as good as mine what could be the ultimate cause of it; having said that, just yesterday I noticed to large old trees on our neighbour痴 land that had practically no damage, whereas most of the ash that we planted 28 years ago is affected, many of them also produced a staggering number of seedlings around them this year.
On 14 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, cool NW値y breeze but still quite sunny in between the cloudy spells, max temp 20˚, dry, wind changing into the E in afternoon, 15˚ at 9.30pm. == Rhys, we had our first courgettes yesterday and will be harvesting first early tatties for a meal tomorrow, surprising that we seem to be on a par at least in these crops in our respective locations, your tomatoes are outside, I take it? Couldn稚 get away with that here :-)
On 14 Jul 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

PADDY: Took a while to get here, but it's very obvious now with us. Several of us have noted precocious autumnal colours through a range of species, both in pots and free growing, especially noticeable in eastern North American species, but also in some European ones. No drought problems with us. Has it possibly anything to do with the quality of the sunlight ?
On 14 Jul 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Normal July weather for a few days now: max temperatures at or above the 20C mark, a few rain showers but nothing special. Onions are now swelling nicely, first courgettes to be harvested by the weekend, second early potatoes just showing signs of running out of puff, first tomatoes just harvested fruit trees have just had their summer snip. No climate chaos here, just a summer with normal variability around long-term means.
On 13 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

Returned from Nairn today, where we had a rather cool day on Saturday with intermittent showers and a not so warm W値y win, warmer on Sunday with rain arriving only after 8pm, cloudy but warm on the drive home, the sun coming out late afternoon and giving us a max temp of 25˚C, still 16˚ at 9pm. == RON: I noticed that up north ash trees were much less affected by die-back, maybe it has not reached that part of the country yet and is just slowly creeping northwards?
On 12 Jul 2020, claude grayson wrote:

just looked at ElDorado weather site but dont tell too many that may/ june in us has seen less tornados than ever,or someone will have to dream up another lie as to why. winter is ticking along with forcasters busy trying to get the weather to do what they say but it doesnt always listen and just does what it wants. so today they forcast rain but were getting showers. oh well.
On 10 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚c at 7.30, light NW値y wind for most of the day, sunshine to begin with but showers starting up soon enough & going all day, some of them very heavy, max temp 18˚, going down to a chilly 10˚ by 10pm though tomorrow is set to get warmer as we are away up north.
On 10 Jul 2020, Steve Devine wrote:

Funnily enough the 19.5 degrees is the sweet spot for sunspots, the Red Spot on Jupiter and the great storm on Neptune. David Wilcock covers this in his latest book "Awakening In The Dream". Very interesting. It's also the same latitude as Hawaii, one of the most active volcano regions in the world.
On 10 Jul 2020, M Lewis wrote:

Regarding Solar Cycles, in particular large cycles, please can Piers comment why the average solar latitude of recurring, peak "solar maximum" sunspot activity is located at 19.5 degrees north and south of the Sun's equator. Was the Russian scientist N.A.Kozyrev correct?
On 09 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚c at 7.30, cloudy with a light S値y breeze, showers off & on all day, some of them pretty heavy, no sun but still a max temp of 18˚, summer is on hold, 12˚ at 8.30pm.
On 09 Jul 2020, claude grayson wrote:

the forecast snow became a dusting except on the mtns,but has been cold with temps here struggling to reach double didgits and a cold wind yesterday dropping windchill to near freezing all day,,,,the mets have to take the worst case senareo or they get hammered for not forecasting rough weather so they often seem wrong,but down here most of the experenced guys who knew the weather have gone and now we just got young ones who liketo do it all from the comfort of a aircon office.
On 09 Jul 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Best part of an inch of rain the past 36hrs here in NW London, bring the total for the month to 1.5 inches aka 40mm. The forecasters are saying warmer, sunnier days ahead from Sunday. If true, should be good for growing things.
On 08 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, sunny until about 10 with a light but cool N値y wind which soon after turned into the S, then mostly grey and cold with a max temp of only 16˚, a little sunshine by the end of the afternoon but disappearing again quickly, 12˚ at 8.30pm. More rain expected tomorrow, good job we managed to thoroughly weed our veg garden today.
On 07 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, sunny start with a light NW値y breeze which changed into the E in the afternoon, clouding over by 10, quite a few showers after that, especially in early afternoon, max temp 17˚ and staying cloudy for the rest of the day, 11˚ by 9pm.
On 07 Jul 2020, claude grayson wrote:

more snow forecast for today,above 600m,heavy in some higher parts..temps been up and down like yoyos.spring flowers well out in some micro climate areas. . Wiki says ozone traps UV C and uv B is the one that burns.and uv A just comes right in .so if you look at the Ozone maps of nasa there isnt much O3 out there which is probably why i could feel my arm burning while driving yesterday.,yet its the middle of winter.maybe weve stuffed the planet already and worrying about the lies of carbon is just to buy time for the elite to figure out where they are going to hide.and for how long.
On 06 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, blustery NW値y wind all day with some beefy gusts, showery morning with sunshine in between, sunnier & dry afternoon with a max temp of 19˚, still windy at 9pm with 13˚. Not exactly the hottest summer evah so far. Yes, Craig, could be one of these typical middling summers for us here too, not particularly warm but veg growth ending up good anyway, oh well
On 05 Jul 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

It just touched 20C once in the past week and it has been really blowy, especially today feeling quite unseasonal. It's also rained most days but not an awful lot a few mm here and there. I've seen some very big branches down and on Twitter earlier Liam Dutton highlighted a tree that came down in South Ealing, London barely missing people. This time of year with the trees in full leaf they can be lethal. Does look to settle down in the South but no major heat 🔥. Could this be a pattern for a while with westerly wet flow, the south escaoing the worst, intermittent with brief heat as the lows pull up warmth?
On 05 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, strong NW値y wind with quite a lot of flat bottomed cloud streaming along on it but sunny intervals lengthening as the morning progressed, giving us a max temp of 19˚, thicker cloud cover by mid afternoon with occasional showers, lovely evening light though and 13˚ by 8.30pm. A typical July day for us, it often turns colder at this time when you would expect it to heat up.
On 04 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚C at 7.30, sunny start but then clouding over until mid afternoon when the sun came out and we had a pleasant 21˚, light breeze all day from a generally S値y direction, cloudy again by evening but feeling mild with 15˚ at 9pm.
On 04 Jul 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

A heady 64F with a gusty wind and a few spits of rain. Not quite beach weather in the hottest year evah! Not much of a day for finally getting a pint and sitting out in the pub garden. Fleece, woolly hat, mittens perhaps. Our weekly farm drinking restarts on Friday in a field - I can only hope it won't be like last night as the rain hammered down which wasn't on the Wunderground forecast during the day. Micro-climate makes a big difference but the spring sun doesn't seem to have reached my fruit. Raspberries have burst into ripeness and now being eaten by Blackbirds as the only berries that are ripe.
On 03 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚C at 7.30, S値y breeze with light rain for most of the morning, the afternoon was much wetter with some prolonged heavy rain, max temp 14˚. By early evening the wind turned into the W and we had a couple of hour of late sunshine, 11˚ by 9pm.
On 03 Jul 2020, claude grayson wrote:

well we got the snow but havent seen any official figures just local obs.and some pics 50mm -200mm above 600m in Nth Is but no figs from Sth Is. temps here have been down to 0.8 and made real hard work trying to get up to 8deg by 1pm then slide down again.Winter.
On 02 Jul 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Finally, a week of normal British summer weather: just around 20-22C, some heavy but brief rain showers which finally means I do not have to do manic watering of the vegetables. I pulled the first carrot thinnings on 30th June, not precocious by expert standards, but about 2 weeks earlier than I normally manage here. The first courgette should be cut by the end of the weekend, less than 6 weeks after planting out the young plants. As for UHI, Gerry, our garden is quite sheltered and there is a microclimate which sees less frost than at my allotment site under 2 miles away. We have also had an incredible amount of sunshine this spring, which advanced all fruit much faster than normal - my thinning of my apples was complete by mid June, whereas early July is normally when I do my final thinning.
On 02 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, cold NW値y wind to begin with, turning S値y by late morning and continuing cold, mostly cloudy with very occasional sunny spells, max temp 17˚, some light rain by evening, 11˚ at 9pm.
On 01 Jul 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚C at 7.30, cold N値y wind blowing all day, cloudy and grey until late afternoon, max temp 16˚, late sunshine to glorious effect but that couldn稚 hide the fact that it felt more like mid April - typical July weather for us, I would say, 11˚ at 9pm.
On 30 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

13˚C at 7.30, a mostly cloudy day with some good sunny intervals, NW値y wind but not to cold, max temp a respectable 22˚, though feeling rather hotter in full sun, a few light showers, not as wild as yesterday, 15˚ at 9pm.
On 30 Jun 2020, Gerry 45d 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Boots got ridiculed over suggesting sunscreen be worn indoors during the current heatwave. Seems unfair since at least the rain won't wash it off. A blistering 64F as the rain lashes down here in the sunny South-East. And to no great surprise the MetO claim for record rainfall 1000ft up on a remote Cumbrian hillside where only in recent times has an automated gauge allowed daily readings has been shown to be fake by Paul Homewood. Strange that they don't go to great lengths to get cold records isn't it? I presume the secret of fruit ripening is moisture and warmth. Being in NW London Rhys will certainly have more warmth than my country location.
On 29 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

13˚C at 7.30, light SW値y wind gradually turning into the W, sunny start with spectacularly tall cumulus towers building north of us which eventually spawned around 5 major showers during the day & evening, hot during the sunny bits with a max temp of 21˚ (that痴 hot for us), some of the rain was really heavy but not long enough to really penetrate deep into the soil, 15˚ at 9pm.
On 29 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Gerry, I sometimes wonder if there is a missing link out there someplace weve missed in all the weather equations,re fruit ripening ,as there is often no explanation for why it ripens sooner in one part than another, that in theory is warmer etc. local microclimate? down under we are bracing for a cool spell after a week of cool E,now for a bit of the white rain.forcast to 900m in Nth Is today lower tomo,and thursday.will see what transpires.our weather pattens arent behaving so the really cold stuff isnt getting dragged up from antarctica as usual ,well not yet, but the temp dropped 4deg in 4hr yestdy as the S kicked in .
On 28 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, steady drizzle in a cool S値y wind, a mostly cloudy day with occasional showers but still a max temp of 20˚, some late evening sunshine dramatically contrasting with the dark clouds in the west, wind now SW値y and quite strong, 14˚ at 9pm.
On 28 Jun 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Plums ripening!?!? And they say UHI doesn't exist or is a mere 0.5C. My plums are way off being ripe and it is not as if I am in Scotland but actually south of Rhys. Is it just me or does it seem to be windier on sunny days? Today it is very pleasant at 71F and the wind is good for flushing stale are from the house although a good few door wedges are needed. If the wind wasn't there it would be much warmer in the sun.
On 27 Jun 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

NW London saw about 0.5 inches of rain the past 24 hrs, not earth shattering but certainly helps to keep plants fresh and healthy. Now over 80mm of rain in June, although of course the heat evaporated enormous amounts (my jug collecting water actually evaporated half of the 70mm which fell in early June before the current rainfall event). Our cherry harvest was complete by June 23rd, a very early date. We now have plums starting to ripen, again unusually early. Harvesting peas in June is also an unusual occurrence.
On 27 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

16˚C at 7.30, thunderstorm around 5.30 but passing us by out at sea, quite a bit of rain for a short while, then foggy for most of the day, humid and close in the morning with a max temp of 22˚, cooler in the afternoon as the LP gradually moved north and east, 14˚ at 9pm.
On 27 Jun 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Claude - our MetO is very selective of rainfall records when it wants to make a point. It is always obvious that the longer record will undermine their latest fake claim as Paul Homewood often shows. The problem is the media are not interested in showing them up. Talking of the media, any coverage of India's first climate report? The BBC? The slave traders gazette - oops I mean The Guardian? Could it be that the report says there is no climate emergency, temperature seems to be in decline and there is no increase in extreme weather? And talking of extreme weather - where has our heatwave gone? A breezy wet 65F at noon so lets hit the beach!
On 26 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

15˚C at 7.30, misty grey with a light SE値y breeze, sunny slot from 11-4pm during which it got to 27˚, feeling humid and close but no thunderstorm, fog rolling in for the evening but still 17˚ at 9pm.
On 26 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Gerry, saw how devious the met is ,when yesterday i wanted to know the greatest snow fall in nz and was refered to data back to 76 .where as i had known that in 34 there was snow above the i looked around and sure enough in 1939 there was a snowfall over the whole country right to the very tip N. yesterday i looked up historical data for P nth airport and they had the historical data ave line to compare ,today it is NA.i guess because im on the naughty list and it showed that we are colder this year even by their own data ,and no-one is to know that.
On 26 Jun 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

It is cooler outside but sticky and humid. Some rain overnight but also some thunder. I heard one rolling clap of thunder a way off and one close by but that was all. As afternoon drifts by a breeze has picked up but not quite in the right direction to go through the house. Yes, the excite of solar cycle 25 has died away just like the sunspots. Past experience has been of a month of no spots after each short spotty spell.
On 26 Jun 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote: wrote:

Two days of 31ーC (88F) with a low of 17C overnight. Midnight tonight id 20C outside but 28C in the kitchen and 25C in the bedroom. Really looking forward to the cool and wind over the weekend, not a fan of the heat when it heads into the 80's. Enjoyed spring as the nights were bearable. Much prefer the cloudscapes we've had recently and the next couple of days look to deliver // From "At the end of May, the sun unleashed the strongest solar flare since 2017. Since then ... quiet. Solar wind is blowing slowly, the sun's X-ray output is flatlining, and no sunspots have been seen for nearly 10 days. Welcome back to Solar Minimum"
On 25 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

16˚C at 7.30, heating up quickly but tempered by a cool SE値y wind that kept temps no higher than 25˚ today, that will have been different further inland where Aboyne quite often is the hottest Scottish place in summer and the coldest in winter according to official listings. Still 18˚ at 9pm & less windy.
On 25 Jun 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Thermometer showing 89F and it feels it too. Not much cooling last night and oh the joy of GFS as the 2am thunderstorms of the forecast this most are now just showers but lets wait and see. Wouldn't be their first time at getting that wrong. As predictable as ever the MetO is on about a heatwave - just a few nice days as apparently one of the forecasters said on the BBC and not uncommon in June. I wonder when his funeral is. More on message was one of his colleagues going OMG OMG etc.... A couple of plum trees up near my house that are usually quite abundant seem quite bare this year. Victims of the frost in April and maybe the one in May.
On 24 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

16˚C at 7.30 and rising rapidly to 24˚ already by 9, fresh S値y wind all day which was very pleasant in view of the max temp of 28˚ we had, still 21˚ by 9pm, quite an achievement for our latitude.
On 24 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

getting a bit wet for the top half of the N Is. with up to 150mm forecast in next 24 h. down S Is. Alexandra couldnt get above 0 today after -2.7 overnite.
On 23 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, cloudy morning with a less strong S値y wind than yesterday, occasional light drizzle, brightening up by midday & temps rising to 24˚ in a hot and humid afternoon, still 17˚ at 8.30pm. June might yet be flaming.
On 23 Jun 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Paddy - yes, that is how to get accurate temperatures if you can't park an ice cream van or a jet aircraft next to the monitoring station. Claude - our useless Environment Agency have claimed that the UK is drying out but of course a look at the data shows no such thing. The GWPF have called them out on this but the media coverage is only about the EA press release as always. Latest piece of crap is record temperature in the Arctic Circle - well right on the very edge of it. Going to be warm today but as ever it will chill off quickly once the sun sets.
On 22 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚c at 7.30, quite still to begin with but a strong S値y wind got going soon enough and kept up all day, keeping the temperature down, though we did get a max of 18˚ at one point, mostly cloudy and really dark in the west by evening, 14˚ at 9pm with light rain starting up, heavier stuff piling in behind as visible on the radar.
On 21 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, raining steadily in a strong SE値y wind until around 10, then gradually turning brighter and leaving us with a day of some heavy showers and sunny interludes, max temp 20˚, cooling down and clouding up towards evening, 14˚ at 9pm.
On 21 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

dont you just get so tired of all the headline crap science.latest one today re .Antarctica loses ice twice the size of spain. But it was only a part of antarctica ,the weddel sea area and did they say that the ice is growing elsewhere. oh well , so so tiresome.
On 20 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

15˚C at 7.30, somewhat cloudy to begin with but then shaping up into a fabulously sunny day with a max temp of 24˚ in spite of the fresh S値y wind that started up in late forenoon, nice cirrus formations up above, sunny till late, 14˚ at 9pm. Solstice tomorrow at 00.44.
On 19 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Maybe ,just a slight maybe,the thinking ones are getting tied of all the obvious lies,or maybe there is too much data to fudge ,and so many scietists are sick of their life work being missconstrued that a revolt is beginning.Was looking at wiki,re paleoclimatology and nary a statement to support C/C as promoted by the establishment.none of the graphs seem to show us getting warmer longterm.There is hope yet sence will prevail.
On 19 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, another day of really thick fog which only cleared by 5pm for an hour and a half when we actually had 20˚ for a short while, then back to fog again, mostly quite still with a NE値y breeze in the morning turning into the SE by afternoon, 13˚ by 9pm.
On 18 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, bright start but then the haar rolled in on the cool NE値y breeze and we had another grey day, though not as foggy as at the beginning of the week, just medium high cloud base, max temp 17˚ nevertheless as we are in June after all, occasional barely perceptible drizzle, 14˚ by 8pm.
On 18 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

For those who may be interested ,there was a 7.4 quake off the NE of NZ at 1249am today and as I had just looked at the sat. map of australia,and noticed a long thin line of cloud stretching from N aus to beyond NZ , I rechecked and have to ask why?they are on close proximity. Piers???? any idea.
On 18 Jun 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Monthly rainfall for June in NW London heading toward 70mm as 16 hrs of continuous steady rain has doubled the monthly rainfall to date. It can go on for several hours more as far as I am concerned as it will repay us for the lack of rain in May. The garden is currently absorbing the moisture easily: does mean I will have to mow the grass again early next week.
On 18 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Gerry,our climate boffs are saying ,get used to drought, and of course they are blaming co2 .Couldnt possibly be due to the sun and solar minimum .Oh well ,time will do its thing,as always. The ? is ,is it easier to live in a warm land or a cold one?
On 17 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, light SE値y breeze which occasionally turned into the NE, cloudy until midday, then brightening and warming up to 21˚, nice sunny evening, 15˚ at 8.30. == Ah yes, Gerry, perhaps I should put my thermometer inside the tunnel in order to get the right result :-)
On 17 Jun 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Paddy - don't you know this is the warmest June on record? Or will be once they have worked their magic. Much comment on WUWT about the new NASA sea level satellite and what will happen if it comes back with the wrong results. The Australian BOM spent lots of other peoples cash on a sea level project in 2011 but had to drop it as it didn't give them what they wanted to see. And they wonder why we don't trust them. Everything has greened up now as torrential isolated downpours have bubbled up inland from the Channel and headed NW. Odd clap of thunder mixed in. I can see the next one heading up now.
On 16 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, 4th day of fog but by lunchtime it suddenly brightened and warmed up big time to a balmy 21˚ by mid afternoon, S値y breeze throughout and by 5pm, whoosh, the fog rolled back in from the sea, trees dripping with it by evening, 14˚ at 8.30pm.
On 15 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, 3rd day of fog, feels more like a mild October except for the cow parsley etc flowering, light NE値y breeze, max temp 15˚, sown to 12˚ again by 9pm. Hard to believe that we frequently had lunch outside during May, even seeking the shade.
On 15 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Piers, A ? If the sun fluctuates as we know,does the small amount of neat loss at the equator regions also slow the drag effect in the higher lats,thereby draging less cold air mass toward the equaror,so where we would normally get more snow around the 30/40 lats we now get warmer weather because the tropics are not so hot . ie the hadley cells would lose some of their vigor???Our weather systems seem to have moved S,just enough to not bring the cold to the N as much as in the 1970s.So as the climate cools more, the effect will increase and we will get more drought in low sunspot times. its far more complicated i know, but???? since the late 70s weve had less snow in the N most years,and its not due to global warming..
On 14 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, foggy, still and very wet, staying that way all day with the occasional flutter of a NE値y breeze, feeling mild in the 16˚ max, actually feeling colder in the house than outside so that we had to light the stove, 12˚ at 10pm.
On 14 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

.a correction now that the official figures are out. coldest place was Middlemarch -12 .3 lowest since 2001 and countries coldest since 2015. Clyde -9.9 coldest since 1978. the Met guy said, ''the ground just loses its heat straight up to the atmosphere,theres nothing stopping it from radiating about.'' I thought there was a bit of carbon dioxide absorbing the heat and trapping it. maybe it only absorbs it when the suns up. oh well must a got it wrong ,again.
On 13 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

so after a week of wet on and off 14,5mm ,we get to have another cool spell,with an o/n low of 0.0,and a grass of -1.0,and the met were way out with their -15 forcast for some parts .some may have got to -5 .I guess that way they can continue their myths.
On 13 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, foggy & still, everything dripping wet from the fairly copious rain and staying that all day along with the fog, could have been a mild day in November, max temp 16˚ as an indication of it being June, occasional light E値y breeze, drizzle in the evening with 13˚ at 8.30pm. Happy that the garden got a good soaking, so weeding will become a more regular job, we have been lucky so far in that regard because of the drought.
On 12 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚C at 7.30, sunny morning with a NW値y wind and warming up nicely to a max of 18˚ by midday, clouding over thereafter with the wind gradually changing into the NE, steady rain starting by 3.30 and still going now at 8.30pm, 12˚. We might have the chance of a good soak.
On 11 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚C at 7.30, cold NE値y wind but in spite of that we still had a sunny and relatively warm day with a max temp of 20˚ out of the wind, occasional heavy dark flat-bottomed clouds but not producing any rain, wind gradually turning into the NW, 11˚ by 9pm. == Gerry, if it痴 any consolation, we致e had our stove on every day since last Tuesday when the temperature turned, not too surprising this far north, of course.
On 11 Jun 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

GERRY (Surrey) Did notice this year that my Red Oak trees were damaged by May frosts, whilst my sub-Arctic trees species were not affected. Your point is well made.
On 11 Jun 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Gerry, Saw a squadron of those noctilucent clouds over SE Herts a couple of weeks ago. Discrete domed puddings with flat bottoms in an almost clear sky. Like the flying saucers in "plan 9 from outer space". And we've got zombies too: brainwashed Corona ones. Nonetheless very unusual during summer and this far south. The clouds that is, not the zombies. They've already overrun the whole planet.
On 11 Jun 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Germany's claimed highest temperature evah from last summer is now shown to be fake as after lots of criticism of the site in Lingen reading 2-3C higher than all the surrounding sites - yes, not just a couple of tenths higher - the Germen MetO are going to relocate the site. Of course had it been in Australia then the BOM climate crooks would have 'corrected' all of the surrounding sites. I doubt our MetO can ever be shamed into expunging the fake record from Cambridge that isn't even an official site. So warm is June that last night I enjoyed a nice roaring fire for what is probably the latest fire far.
On 10 Jun 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Ron - the question I pose is if what we have now is more damaging than if it did happen in winter bringing snow? It is all very well having milder winters but if spring and early summer turn colder then food production is going to suffer. I have recently noticed damage to my apple trees which I can only think is due to the harsh frosts of mid May. A big climbing rose also has damage to some of the flower buds that have not opened. It looks like the current interlude in spotless sun days will be gone very soon and will we then see another month go past with no sunspots. Noctilucent clouds have been seen as far south as London on Sunday and this is due to the mesosphere becoming very cold. And just to cheer you up, we face sharp increases in electricity costs as National Grid struggle to keep the grid working with low demand and the need to give priority to unreliable generation. They are having to pay off windmills not to produce so some inertial generation can keep the grid up.
On 10 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚C at 7.30, cold SE値y wind, drizzle off & on all morning but more durable light rain all afternoon, though not enough to give any great depth of moisture to the soil, max temp 16˚, wind gradually turning into the E and then ENE by evening, 9˚ by 8.30pm.
On 10 Jun 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

An incb of rain in NW London in June so far and now it is raining steadily again. Hopefully we get another inch or so before the warm weather arrives?
On 09 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C overnight, 10˚ at 7.30, light & cold S値y wind all day but contrary to the forecast we had quite a sunny day with a max temp of 20˚ out of the wind, clouding over big time by 6pm, getting very humid in anticipation of the rain coming tomorrow early, we値l see how much we actually get, we need quite a bit to replenish the soil moisture, 11˚ at 9pm.
On 09 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

oh dear ,I hope posting the bit abt the sun didnt upset the solar people as the pics on SOHO have frozen since the 6th. maybe they havent caught up with the major FACT in CLIMATE...IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT THEY SAY OR BELIEVE,nor WHAT WE BELIEVE ,the weather and climate doesnt take any notice of us puny small minded humans.. our met say we are in for a super cold spell for the weekend with temps down in the negative teens -15 maybe lower. 3deg at moment and will go lower before dawn/sunrise.
On 09 Jun 2020, steven wright wrote:

ive been trying to find if are we going to la nina and the is going eastley if so i know its a long way if so winter would be intersting
On 09 Jun 2020, M Lewis wrote:

It's certainly been a variable start to Britain and Ireland June weather. With luck, a blazing June will commence this weekend and bring dry weather and drought for the rest of the month!
On 08 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, still a light but cold N値y wind, overcast from the start and not warming much until about 3.30 when we had a nice 2-hour sunny break which lifted the temperature up to 16˚, after which it went cool again, 10˚ at 9pm.
On 08 Jun 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Just a thought. Looking at the overall pattern this spring, what is happening now and what is predicted to happen over the next 10 days, if this occurred in Jan-March.then we would have had a really sharp cold and snowy spell
On 07 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, cold & strong N値y wind which kept going all day, very occasional short sunny spells, max temp 12˚, down to 7˚ by 10pm & still blowing.
On 07 Jun 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

The songbird, sparrow, tit and finch fledglings are going to be really hammered this year by the magpies. Loads less roadkill due to the crazy lockdown and the corvines are doubling down on nests. Even saw some lesser spotted woodpecker youngsters had been whacked in my local woodland the other day.
On 06 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, still cold & windy from the NW but turning into a sunny day in spite of the many clouds, quite warm too with a max of 19˚ as the wind was less brutal than yesterday, light rain from 7pm but nowhere near enough to really soak the soil, 11˚ at 8.30pm.
On 06 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

interesting to note that the largest solar flare observed since 2017 was seen at abt 11oclock pos. on the edge of the sun,but now it has come into view the residue is tiny.and barely vis,whereas the other 2 spots are larger.these dont mean its coming out of Minimun ,maybe just having a restless night.Sad to see that Valintinas work is being cant help but wonder What the hell is wrong with Scientists mental health when they along with the greens have to resort to this sort of gagging to uphold their flawed theories.TIME will always come back to haunt so why continue to follow down a deadend path where the only choice is to finally acknowledge you were wrong .
On 06 Jun 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

PADDY: got the dreaded die back here too. What a shame. Several good photos of the Cairngorm snow on the Snow Patches in Scotland FB site.
On 05 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚c at 7.30, wild & cold NW値y wind all day, sunny intervals and showers in the morning, max temp 11˚, cloudy and showery all afternoon, 7˚ at 9pm. Planting out the chicory today for forcing during the winter, keeps us in crunchy (blanched) greens until May the following spring when Winter Gem & Oakleaf are ready in the tunnel. == Ron, a lot of our ash trees are not doing well with the die back (chalaria fraxinea), at the same time we have seedlings all over the place, we値l see in time how they will do. As for temps, likewise, our stove has been going every night since Tuesday.
On 05 Jun 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Aye, indeed snow down to the Cairngorm car park level ( 600 metres) chilly and damp down here and lit the woodburner.
On 05 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

looks like the sun has woken up ,with 3 spots now ,but time will really tell ,for how long, we are ever so slowly sliding to winter with cooler days and odd cold nites. had 19mm rain this week and over nite 4.5deg. just hope our rain deficit doesnt all come at once.
On 04 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, overcast with a lighter NNW値y wind than yesterday but still damn cold, dry morning but a few showers in the afternoon, managed to get 15˚ max temp on account of the weaker wind, sunny end to the day with dramatic lighting, 8˚ at 9.30pm, more rain for tomorrow, that痴 a good thing at least.
On 04 Jun 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

GERRY(Somerset) Aye, saw that even the Warmo-Beeb had the sleet/snow icons out for NE Scotland.
On 03 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚c at 7.30 and a strong and cold N値y wind blowing, mostly cloudy with occasional showers and very occasional sunny bits, max temp 12˚, all par for the course up here, nothing to see, move along, 8˚ at 9pm. But still a bit of a shock after the 27˚ max we had the other day.
On 03 Jun 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Ron - all 3 models on Ventusky going for a chilly next 3 days, are they all correct or all wrong? Claude - good to see some live bike racing back from the USA in Wisconsin where the air temp was a cool 63F but the track was 93F - which explains why in the US the rule is for stations to be kept away from tarmac. As the unpaid volunteers on the Surface Stations project found, that was far from true. The cosmic rays and clouds is interesting as we know it can happen as CERN proved it and is working on a follow up that might provide some additional knowledge as long as they are honest. Not like the polar bear bunch who have suppressed news of increased numbers for 4 years so far. Rain? Where art thou? Currently 1pm and getting that thing where the radar says you are getting wet but you aren't.
On 03 Jun 2020, M Lewis wrote:

Finally, the Brit and Ire June 45 day forecast has been published by WeatherAction. However, I'm very confused as the June forecast seems like it applies to May rather than June. Headline "A Blazing June with Drought". In fact the June forecast closely matches the weather we have already experience during May. Does Piers operate in a parallel Universe where his time zone is a month behind the rest of us?
On 02 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

15˚C at 7.30, cloudy but warm and close with a light S値y breeze, warming steadily to 24˚ by midday but then the change came, the wind flipped into the N and by 3.30 we had light rain which is still ongoing and with a promise of more to come, much needed, 11˚ by 8.30pm. == RON, a repeat of 1985? Aaargh, I hope not! That year it rained from June to September and the only real heat we had then was 3 weeks unbroken sunshine in October.
On 02 Jun 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Paul. the temperatures HAVE been like June or July - consistently in the mid 20s here in the SE, occasionally up to 28C. I cannot remember a May like it in 40 years. I can remember dry ones, but never such a sunny, warm and dry one. What is so savagely hilarious is that no cricket is being played. Maybe they thought it would be unfair on the seam bowlers? Now we are going to have a week of weather more akin to late April/early May. Just of course after squash, courgettes and pole beans have been sown/planted out. Fleece going down tomorrow and will not be lifted until the weekend at least.
On 02 Jun 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

I see that the cheery Carole Kirkwood ( this morning) is in accordance with my posts of 27 and 29th May and mentioned the possibilities of snow above 600 metres. Much the same as happened in 1985 after a warm end of May.
On 02 Jun 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

So the BBC were today reporting the sunniest Spring on record (613 hours or more, against an average of 436 and a previous record of 555(?) hrs), the driest May on record (since 1929, I think they said - although surely they have 300+ years of records??), and some other factoid I now can't remember. They did note the other night the max temps were still 3 degrees off records, but they always made sure (over past weeks) to say it was 'June or July temperatures'. Strangely, though, no comment on the 10 degree drop coming this week, or all the record cold data captured worldwide and referenced on electroverse... ///// One question I had was that a quiet sun (due to a (grand?) solar minima in progress) = greater cosmic rays (says electroverse), but Ev also says the cosmic rays nucleate clouds... so we should have more clouds by now?? It's all very confusing!
On 01 Jun 2020, claude grayson wrote:

well we got a bit of rain,2.5mm from a low NE.up NTH they got 500mm in some parts,250 in others and only 30mm where they needed it most.
On 01 Jun 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, cool S値y breeze, sea fog drifting in and out but eventually turning very bright and warm in spite of the wind, max temp 24˚, sunny end to the day, 16˚ at 9pm. Over these last few days we致e had spectacular cirrus formations in the sky, anyone else noticed similar?
On 31 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

13˚C at 7.30, sunny and feeling much warmer than yesterday as the S値y breeze was lighter and less cold, blue sky throughout, no clouds and a max temp of 23˚, still feeling relatively balmy in the evening, 14˚ at 9pm. == RON: we致e had a surprising number of viable beech seedlings in the lawn underneath our old beech, first time we致e ever seen so many, seeds are usually empty. We planted quite a bit of red oak years ago, they are less vigorous than Q robur an petrea but make graceful trees and beautiful big leaves.
On 31 May 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Lorraine, look at NASA Ozone Watch,for a daily update 0on your O3 level,just remember its abt 3/4 days old so you have to questimate when the next thicker lot will be over your area. Seems you lot in the northern hemi are hogging the O3 as we down here are still looking at sparsely clumped patches. got a bit of wild weather happening at the moment due to a small low to the NE dumping a bit of rain and gales up Nth,and we may get the tail down our parts. hasnt gone below 11 o/n.Gerry maybe you could suggest to the Met that they do put white tarmac near Stns. might send a txt to ours to point out that it maybe why our temps are all higher than those taken in a grass paddock. can well imagine the response.
On 31 May 2020, Steve, dorset uk wrote:

No June forecast, hope Piers can still post from a prison cell, look forward to them, can send a file in a cake for him if not. What wonderful weather we have had and still have, glorious day Here. We desperately need some Rain.
On 31 May 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

GERRY: I see that GFS is also reverting to its earlier cooler forecast for Fri-Monday of the coming weekend with 850hpa temps of -5C for NE Scotland. This could mean snow showers above 1000 metres and frost in Highland glens. I expect it change again--well--it's GFS after all. PADDY: just had enough rain here to bring about the best tree seedling/sapling growth for years, though frost earlier in May killed the first leaves of Red Oak.( now recovering)
On 30 May 2020, Lorraine// wrote:

Lorraine// evening folks so convinced the ozone layer has repaired can稚 wait to hear the science results. Strong UV in Channel Islands last couple of weeks. However sat in sun after 4 pm and normally would burn without cream but a light tan no burn. Haven稚 experienced that since the 1960s come back to me if I am wrong.
On 30 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, brightly sunny with amazing cirrus formations and a fresh S値y wind putting a damper on any expected warmth, also quite a bit of cloud coming off the N Sea every now and then, making it quite chilly in our coastal strip. During the sunny spells we got a max of 20˚ out of the wind but by evening the fog came in and cooled things down to 9˚ by 10pm.
On 30 May 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Claude - have they invented white tarmac in NZ? If not then there is one thing that tarmac attracts in the sun is heat. Following motorsport the track temperature is 99% of the time warmer than the air temperature so how is that not going to affect the temp readings? I think Jo Nova has had a post in the past where a new road scheme can be seen to change the data at a site. Paddy - thanks and I will give it some thought for next year. I thjnk I am about a month ahead of you so would likely flower late April. An interesting observation from looking at Ventusky - the GEM model is now showing a NE wind on Friday coming down from Svalbard I think and yet London and the SE corner will be 80F. I find that a bit odd as I can't see how that would not result in it being a bit on the cool side. Any thoughts people?
On 29 May 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

GERRY (Somerset) Aye GFS is crap at predicting PM outbreaks from the north.
On 29 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, sunny from start to finish with a SE値y breeze - who wants to go abroad when we致e got weather like this at home? - max temp 27˚ out of the wind (I always add that, otherwise it sounds unbelievable), but getting very dry now in the top soil even though plenty moisture left lower down. 14˚ at 9.30pm, soon first strawberries in the tunnel. == Gerry, P padus = bird cherry, not edible fruit but delightful sweetly scented clustered flowers, just finished flowering with us, would need to be grown and pruned as a standard to make a nice crown on a strong trunk, to 5m+ in hight.
On 29 May 2020, claude grayson wrote:

iI think your right Gerry,and in nz they all used to be abt a metre above GL but i see now that most new ones are roadside enclosures with steel security fences ,and so close to the road that any measurements must be suspect ,for contamination by road heat and windgusts from passing trucks. one supposes they need to use all means possible to get the temp rises they need to show GW..all the weather stns Ive seen around the central plateau where its coldest are all of the above type, so I expect to hear that nz ave temp has risen considerably in the last few years..
On 29 May 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

The cooling breeze made a sweatshirt necessary quite early yesterday evening. Given its noted variability GFS has changed its mind for the end of next week but still not warm. Paddy - how about a prunus padus in place of my cherry plum? I recall reading an article on WUWT about the height of Stevenson Screens being due to the easiest height at which to read a mercury in glass thermometer and that the best height for reading temperature is much lower where evapotranspiration takes places. It might have been one of Dr Tim Ball's excellent pieces.
On 29 May 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

GERRY(Somerset) GFS still going for a chilly spell a week with temps at 1200 metres at -5C ( so chance of snow on higher Scottish peaks) Looks like very warm Siberian air is going to hit Fennoscandia later that week. Betcha it's the latter that will get the news coverage.
On 28 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, sunny from the start with a light S値y breeze, warming rapidly and reaching 27˚ by midday out of the agreeably cooling breeze, the latter turning into the NE eventually but still blowing warm, that doesn稚 often happen. Warm right to the end of the afternoon but cooling down to 14˚ by 9pm.
On 28 May 2020, claude grayson wrote:

this morning is a classic example of how they get glob warming.The current temp in Palmerston Nth is 7.6c ,Ohakea air base 5c ,yet my weather stn is out in the grass paddock 100 m from any buildings or road or concrete that may influence and because of animals is up at 3m rather than 2m so gives a warmer temp than it ought,but our temp is now 2.1c,so of course they would never use a temp from out in a wide open feild as it would undermine their GW,so if they were to use any feild data they need to ave so it hides the true temps.
On 28 May 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Paul ifi was to ave the temps for the last week we get a higher fig which masks the fact that we had a -3.3 frost and a 0.5 low this morn.all the rest have been above 5 deg .i dint like aves for that reason.the same with treering records ,the take an ave to hide the trends,and give a false trend. Gerry its so funny but sad to watch them all grasping at straws ,trying desperately to uphold their belief in fudged data when the reality is, no matter what we or they say, the weather will just do it own thing and we will record it after its happened.
On 28 May 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Quite a breeze today coming from the east and keeping it quite cool out of the sun. Ventusky is now showing GFS modelling out to Saturday 6 June and if it right then it will be a shock. You can see a perceived temperature and on Thurs at 1pm it is 66F, but a day later it is 38F followed by 42F on Saturday brought in on a NE wind. Good job I have a good stack of wood as that looks like cosy fire type temperatures. Notalotofpeople has a post on the German record set last year that is still being accepted as the all time record even though everything shows it to be an unsuitable site for meaningful measurements.
On 28 May 2020, M Lewis wrote:

The Jetstream is North of the UK, not far to the South. Hence the beautiful May Spring weather. What has happened to the June Brit and Ire 45 day forecast?
On 27 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚c at 7.30, cold NW値y breeze, overcast start but sun coming out by 9 and staying until after 5pm, sea breeze starting up during the morning, max temp 22˚ nevertheless, cloudy evening with a cold S値y wind, 11˚ at 9.30pm.
On 27 May 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

Is it just me or has Piers' forecast been bang-on for the last couple of weeks? Impressive again! Will be interesting to see how this year averages out and is reported by the BBC et al - I have a feeling that if it's 0.2 degrees above average, they will report that and completely ignore the huge numbers of broken records for cold and snow we've seen reported on Electroverse... lol
On 27 May 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

I can see that GFS has a very sharp change in temperature for the SE from Wednesday to Friday next week. The GEM model shows it completely differently with a SE wind from a warm continent keeping it much warmer. Really could use a good spell of rain, preferably overnight to minimise evaporation.
On 27 May 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Pea shoots already going to flower up to four weeks earlier than normal. Apples progressing extremely rapidly: first thinning already done and second thinning to take place on Friday. Pears almost completely thinned now down to what will become the mature crop. Cannot remember a more perfect spring for tomato growing. My seeds, mostly sown on March 27th, have been transformed into super-healthy rapidly growing plants now flowering and growing upward by the day. Potential for the most perfect crop imaginable if these sorts of temperatures continue to the Solstice. Also been absolutely perfect for spring onions (grown without watering from 1 week after transplantatiion until one week before harvesting began). Perfect, upstanding clumps of beautiful edible salad. Not sure how the early potatoes will fare with but one rainfall of 0.5 inch since sowing in late March/early April.
On 27 May 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

GFS, predicting a sharp PM outbreak on the 4th/5th June, but betcha it goes east of us and down the North Sea. Something more solid PM-wise later in the month. Shades of 1985?
On 26 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, sunny all day with the obligate cooling SE値y sea breeze, max temp 23˚, down to 11˚ under a clear sky by 9.30pm.
On 25 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, splendid blue sky with not a cloud in sight, warm morning, though the SE値y sea breeze kept a lid on it, but we still got 22˚ around midday, rather cloudy afternoon but great illumination with the setting sun, 14˚ at 9pm.
On 24 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

13˚C at 7.30, sunny with a fresh W値y wind, long cloudy interval after 9 but then a sunny afternoon with a max temp of 20˚, wind practically gone by evening, 14˚ at 9pm. Sunny forecast with rising temps for tomorrow, time to plant the courgettes out.
On 23 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, fierce & cold SW値y wind, lots of tender green leaves on the ground, another mostly cloudy day with the odd sunny blip that gave us a max temp of 17˚, slightly less windy by evening, 12˚ at 9pm.
On 23 May 2020, claude grayson wrote:

winter cometh and so too the cold.havent got above 15deg the last 3 days with ice on cars each morning but not on grass.forcast for heavy rain over the whole country ,but we wont hold our breath,as its showing rain now ,on radar,but its not reaching the ground. cats are vieing for the warmest spots each nite either on the bed or by the fire. they know the co;d is coming.
On 23 May 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

Lots of rain cool and super windy the last couple of days, the rain very welcome for the garden better than any watering can or hosepipe but the wind not so welcome, poor trees 😬 Thanks to Piers forecast I resisted the urge to plant some flowers we'd grown they would have been hammered by the relentless wind instead they are jammin in their pots, relieved as they take so long to grow. Taking time improving soil and the veg plot loving our homemade compost added in early spring just finished last plot and the plots with envirogrind also working a treat everything looking good, even the extra potatoes in bags have picked back up after I cut all the frost damage off. The weather looks like improving from tomorrow maybe take a chance on planting more out in the evenings.// Thanks Craig 😁also had not heard of lacewings b4 hopefully by planting more flowers we will get more beneficial insects, hope your enjoying your garden too 🐝
On 22 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, heavy overnight rain, most welcome, strong SW値y wind which got up to almost a gale by mid morning and kept going all day. Brightening up by 9 but then mostly cloudy again with the occasional light shower, max temp 17˚, cooler by evening & down to 11˚ by 10pm. This is not the first time that we have such winds at this time in May, I remember that in 2011 we went to the West Coast in early June and found the trees near the coast stripped bare of leaves like in winter.
On 21 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, sunny for a while with a light SW値y wind but then clouding over for the rest of the day, feeling very muggy in the afternoon with dark clouds building in the W, max temp 22˚ out of the wind, half an hour痴 worth of rain after 3.30 followed by some late sunshine, cool evening with wind turning into the NE, 12˚ at 9.30pm.
On 20 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

14˚C at 7.30, quite sunny with a strong S値y breeze enhanced by the sea breeze in our parts, max temp 25˚ again out of the wind, which abated by evening, 11˚ by 10pm, no rain on the horizon.
On 20 May 2020, claude grayson wrote:

from cold to colder ,0600 -2.5deg,so for us a good frost.thinest cresent as new moon to morrow. why cant people understand that all the greeny lies are gona come back and bite..Valintina Zharkova said that this is not the coldest sun cycle,that we will get colder over tha next 3o we must get drier with less evaporation to feed the clouds and addin less polution to seed cloud formation and we just get drier and drier. one of the driests parts on the planet is ANTARCTICA also coldest.
On 20 May 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Earliest recorded date for black fly on Broad Beans today: normally if it comes it is the middle of June. I guess we have only had 0.5 inches of rain since March 9th, so plants are beginning to suffer in the dry heat. With a high pressure predicted to span from New York to Moscow in 5 days time, I cannot see any let up in the SE of England soon.
On 19 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, less cloudy than yesterday and turning very sunny by 9 in a light SW値y breeze, so much so that we had a max temp of 25˚ in mid-afternoon, very welcome, still 15˚ at 10pm.
On 19 May 2020, claude grayson wrote:

just noticed that no recordable breeze but since i stoked up the fire the outside temp has gone up .3c,yet the weather stn is close to 100m out in the no wonder all the official temps show we are getting warmer when the sites are now surrounded by roads and buildings.even one close to mt ruapehu has a house within 50m that wasnt there 20y ago .yet it is the official site.
On 19 May 2020, claude grayson wrote:

0.1deg at 0600,frost on ground and cars.first real frost for the year so ought to knock off a few bugs.thin cresent moon slumbering on its back so no rain in sight for awhile yet.
On 19 May 2020, out_east wrote:

"make sure you know your law if you decide to follow his advice or Piers for that matter! I have seen plenty about what you can& can't do" Yea right, like the number of times some plod has come up to some innocent tourist threatening to arrest them for taking photos of a building. It's OK for them to stick Video cameras,- 1000s in every corner - a surveillance state, without any control whatsoever.Yea - NORMAL! Start taking loads of pictures of them, time to make 'em pay for Hillsborough. it's payback time. For all these self serving "public servants" on a sanctimonious misson to tell the public they're supposed to serve 'em, how to run our lives et al Sending in plain clothes plods into undermine free speech then run off with the girls. Lying about MPs Fabricating evidence inc attacking an innocent member of the public coming out of his office, then claiming he attacked them..(which luckily was filmed by a member of the public showing they were lying). >W
On 18 May 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

Regarding Out Easts post below - make sure you know your law if you decide to follow his advice or Piers for that matter! I have seen plenty about what you can and can't do. Just make sure in the current Orwellian environment, you are within your rights but also as important we don't loose those rights. If you support what Piers is doing then maybe chuck him a donation? Link here === / Weather again turning warm and quite lovely. Yet to get to the time of year when the heat turns to muggy breezeless yuck and Stevie D starts plotting his exit tonthe Article Circle 😂
On 18 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

12˚C at 7.30, sunny & fresh after the overnight rain but clouding up soon enough and staying that way all day with a changeable SW-W値y wind, max temp 19˚, would have been a lot higher if the sun had been out, 12˚ by 10pm.
On 18 May 2020, out_east wrote:

"I just wanted to say well done to Piers for standing up to this police state & getting himself arrested.? Pretty b.l..dy stupid comment! All he has done is donate YET ANOTHER DNA sample to the big police database.Even if they find him not guilty in court will REFUSE to remove this from the police data base/never apologise. There are better more intellient ways to f...k up police databases & stick spanners in their corrupt works than letting them stick U in clink for your right to stand on speaker's corner. Best way No1 is to start hack up their own bad ways by taking photos of every single time they overstep the mark.Name & shame every single on of them with uniform numbers &names..ID every single one using the same facial rec numbers games as they are using on you. No2 is to post the ID of every single one that behaves illegally, post the photos on line,- put a declaration below each PLOD as to how he behaved, how he lied, his names & addresses and in which force he/she oper
On 18 May 2020, David (Yorkshire) wrote:

"Well done piers" what for? His climate debate is backed by science and common sense. This virus denial/control and 5G hocus pocus is non sense and he will start to lose credability. Warm today but cloudy⛅
On 17 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚C at 7.30, quite still with light rain which went on through the morning, brightening and warming by midday with a max of 20˚ and a mild W値y wind, felt like spring had arrived, by evening ground level wind had turned into the NE and it turned foggy, 11˚ at 10pm.
On 17 May 2020, claude grayson wrote:

havent heard down here that Piers got arrested.the anti truth police must be doing as they are told by those corrupt ones higher up the greezy food pole. some really dont like it when the true evidence is presented. this morning we went down to 2.8c and have ice on the cars,so colder than what the met forcast.i used to ph in but cant be bothered now feeding them info that will be ignored and fudged over because it is recorded where it ought to be out in a grassy area away from any artificial heat source.
On 17 May 2020, Michael wrote:

One done again Piers.Take the courts,we will back you. Michael
On 17 May 2020, Dave Voce wrote:

I just wanted to say well done to Piers for standing up to this police state and getting himself arrested. Let's hope it goes to court so that this scam is exposed.
On 16 May 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

Maria - lovely to hear from you again. I have used the hose or even squished them off the plants and, of course, brung any ladybugs to the plant for a right feast. "Introduce beneficial bugs, like lacewings and ladybugs, to your garden as a natural way to kill aphids. Nearby plantings of mint, fennel, dill, yarrow, and dandelions will help attract these insects to your garden.=== === indoors had an issue with spider mite so sent off for some predatory bugs. It was cathartic watching the tiny blighters run around the leaves seeking prey. The mites were soon munched & problem solved never to return. Late March found hundreds of vine weevil larvae throughout some of my strawberry pots (pathetic growth + those lace like leaves 😡). Repotted with fresh compost, sieved larvae by hand + left them out so the birds could feast. Strawbs now doing fine.
On 16 May 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

Really enjoyed the great gardening weather in recent weeks & even worked outside in the start of a thunderstorm, I think it was last Saturday where we had some amazing rumbling across the sky slowly moving in and just as I spoilt the kids fun asking them to go In undercover the hail came down big time. Thereafter each day a little colder and we covered our largest potato patch but left some earlies in bags out and they got hammered by frost 😥 Broad beans just harvesting here and everything else food wise was good but also gutted to see some of our trees scorched too. I also spent all this last week at war with greenfly but I have their R in decline 😋 No I didn't eat them that is one of the greens I can do without in my garden/diet. The weather/nature is a fickle friend. Gradually improving though a lot of cloud with some sunny breaks last couple of days and so onwards with more sowing and planting out. Thanks Rhys for flower seed tips, its def. hard with huge swings in
On 16 May 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

Looks like the cold earlier in the week ranged from a 10-40 year event and in some cases was an all time record. Norway got snow many of us dream of in January! But of course look to the heat, or if you're a Daily Express headline let the map colours lead your story === "UK weather forecast: Chart turns Britain DARK RED as scorching 26C heatwave hits - maps THE UK is bracing for a sizzling heatwave to return with the latest weather charts show Britain turn dark red as scorching hot temperatures engulf much of the nation." === The only burning I see is of stupid. The map key could be turquoise or bright pink, it means nothing. 26ーC in May oh dear god how could the UK ever survive that? 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♀️ // Out_East penny for your thoughts on your summer (to come) I expect cool/wet here with troughing (could also be muggy/wet) but I would think you may get a better summer as HP ridge more favoured where you are. I do see echoes of 1980 (see b
On 16 May 2020, out_east wrote:

A very cold MAY up here. It was so cold the communal heating was put back on, after a number of freezing nights. Every day now we are getting hail, thunderstorms mixed with wet snow, and down to -2C at night. In just over a month it's mid summer,- shortest day and white nights. Difficult to believe right now, as the leaves are scarcely out and a few daffodils are in flower.
On 16 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚C at 7.30, fresh WNW値y wind turning into the W later, still quite cool under the clouds but reasonably warm in the sunny bits in between, warming up towards mid afternoon to a max of 18˚, still no rain, 11˚ at 9pm.
On 16 May 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Climate chaos or otherwise, no failures in the garden yet this year apart from a cat digging up 1/3 of a row of newly emerged carrot seedlings to have a crap! Finally potted up my tomatoes into final pots yesterday, meaning they live outside for the summer now. Squash also potted up into final pots before going to the allotment for the summer. Plenty of pods on broad beans already, which is unusually early: usually the last week in May is when they start appearing in earnest. Any chance of you sending us a thunderstorm deluge before the end of May, Piers? Would happily accept 1-2 inches of rain in 30 minutes right now....
On 15 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, light WNW値y wind from the start which got stronger on occasion. Although a mostly cloudy day we had some good spells of sunshine and it got relatively warm with a max temp of 16˚, one short shower in the afternoon, 9˚ at 9pm.
On 15 May 2020, David (Yorkshire) wrote:

Dhalias scorched by the frost wednesday night. Took bulbs out of shed a little too early this year and should have moved the container inside, so my bad. Unless it was 5G that caused it🙄
On 15 May 2020, claude grayson wrote:

high cld this am so temp back up to 10d with a 9k rain in sight for another week they say,at least.have just compared the NASAozone watch to both the hemis.and makes interesting viewing when compared with Eldorados current conditions maps.
On 14 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, perceptibly less cold even with the WNW値y that was going all day, turning into a fairly sunny day with occasional thick cloud cover which made it feel colder immediately, max temp 11˚, though during sunny periods it felt much warmer out of the wind, occasional light showers, 7˚ at 9.30pm. == Rhys, I noticed our first early potatoes got scorched by the frost the night before last, fortunately the tallest shoots are only 2 high so not major damage.
On 14 May 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Craig,I dendroed 3 native trees of same species and same area, different ages ,500+y -700+y ,last year and got blasted by the nz dendro boffs for revealing that all 3showed the same slower growth from 1982/3 told I was a troublemaker,for saying 'trees dont lie,people do' etc.but because they were over 500y the record was quite good. weve got Highs hovering at the present so like you guys variable temps down to 5/6d most nites and 3.9 now and dropping,so winter is coming.back in the 80s we used to get our first snow round the central plateau in May,but it suddenly stopped but last week snowed to abt 900m in Nth Is 500 Sth Is.
On 14 May 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

"The period from the 11th 19th period to was very warm many in inland and western areas, the temperature rising to 27.4C at Abbotsinch Airport (Glasgow) on the 13th. Cooler weather spread to all parts of the United Kingdom on the 20th and, although some sheltered places were occasionally warm, most areas remained rather cool until the end of the month [Rainfall] totals were below average almost everywhere with less than half the for the being recorded in most of Scotland and also in large areas of England, Wales and Northern Ireland." High pressure drifted around Iceland to Greenland then before a new HP emerged over UK moving to Scandi. Summer 1980 was unsettled and often cool although warmer later in July
On 14 May 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

Piers, certainly noticed the unusual winds+cold on Sun into Mon with a min of - 1ーC leaving a frost Tues morn. A 1 in 10y event roughly. In CET terms the switch went from a top 5% to a lowest 5%! Large swathes of N & W Norway have had snow with yellow snow warnings in effect and it's milder at the N Pole than some parts if Scandi! (see Whilst not uncommon it's a fair bit further S than usual for this. Has similarities to 1980. "During the first ten days temperatures were very variable with sheltered places in the west becoming rather warm at times while east coast areas exposed to onshore winds were cold. Frost occurred on several nights the temperature on the 8th/9th falling to -5.5C at Grendon Underwood (Buckinghamshire). On the same night the grass minimum temperature at Kew (Greater London) fell to -10.6C the lowest recorded there in any May since records began in 1895. [we had -9 grass temps here]....
On 14 May 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

Katesbridge, Ireland: -6 degrees C overnight 13-14th May, the lowest overnight temperature in Northern Ireland since 1982, or at least so (surprisingly!) said the nice weatherman on the BBC today, and as reported on electroverse:- /////// Meanwhile, extremely late (if not the latest) snowfall in Latvia and Lithuania:- /////// This Global Warming lark is not going to plan! lol
On 14 May 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

Can we keep the CV19 stuff on the other blog pls. By all means discuss if aspects converge, such as Greta appearing on a Covid townhall with CNN - quality "expert there", shows how she is grasping for relevance post Covid (public transport is soooo yesterday) but otherwise the blogs are kept distinct to allow discussion to flow as this blog has lots of great growing advice easily lost in political debate so here's how they differ ==== [This blog] ☔ ❄️⛈️☀ Weather and Climate latest comments on Spring life and growing 🌿 🌸 🌾 🍏 ==== 😷🤒 The fight for democracy & accountability in Science & Politics - ConVirus, ClimateCon etc We are now in WW3 with the Cabal who are using their ConVirus and 5G + enhanced 4G3G via #BillGatesOfHell, backed by their ClimateLies to impose a NewWorldOrder of world fascism. 😡🤐😤 ====
On 13 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C overnight, light frost in a few patches, 3˚ at 7.30, still a fresh NW値y wind which only abated by evening, clear sunny start but clouds moving in soon enough to give the occasional graupel shower, max temp 10˚ and feeling cold in the wind, overcast by late afternoon, 5˚ at 9.30pm.
On 13 May 2020, David (Yorkshire) wrote:

Mark i get your point, however comparisons to other countries that are not as densely populated are not wise. Trump thought drastic action was not required, across the USA and ook what happened there! I did not buy into medical advisors stating 500,00 would die here if no action was taken but i do think 100,000 is a very realistic figure based on recorded cases and deaths so far with z lock down znd social distzncing in place. What i will add is, that it appears all too easy for the NHS/care homes to record deaths as covid.
On 13 May 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

This is NOT any kind of flu. It is a coronavirus like SARS and in fact the common cold, and that should be a concern since there is no vaccine against that. The western governments inept response has been due to a failure to plan for a SARS pandemic and when asked to draw up such plans in 2005 only produced a plan for influenza. The Asian countries had SARS and have plans in place so are well ahead of us. It is less virulent than it at first appeared since open air transmission appears not to happen so all this social distancing is a waste of time. The fatal transmission mechanism is multiple contact in enclosed spaces. Despite 60 pages of twaddle, the buffoon and his government show no sign of understanding how to combat this which is track, trace and forced isolate.
On 13 May 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

David, Are you not concerned that a secret government committee designed all of these unnecessary restrictions based on the 13 year old model of a known epidemiological alarmist? Experienced modellers have called Ferguson's programme "quite possibly the worst production code they had ever seen". Yet our inept government, instead of scrutinizing and peer reviewing this peace of pseudo-science, panicked and overreacted. As Paddy points out, Sweden refrained from this lockdown madness and no doomageddon has been forthcoming. When they used Ferguson's joke code on the naughty Swedes it predicted 40 thousand deaths by the end of April. The actual figure was 15 times smaller than this, but the mainstream media is rather averse to pointing this out. It is obvious that some groups are using the "novel" aspect of this virus for their own purposes. After all they never cared to crowbar in authoritarian laws on the basis of a bad influenza season, did they?
On 13 May 2020, M Lewis wrote:

David, read this article. There is no smoke without fire! The Covid-19 virus could have been a biological weapon developed from bat viruses in laboratory in Wuhan. Certainly Mike Pompeo, Trump and US Intelligence think it plausible.
On 13 May 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Interesting how even 2 miles can make a difference to night-time temperatures. My home garden potatoes suffered only very mild damage to Kestrel 2nd earlies, whereas down at my allotment site a 30 minute walk away, many many folks had their potatoes looking extremely sorry for themselves .I must say that my planting dates for maincrop usually mean that they are not through by 11th May so they stay safe in the slightly milder soil. This cool snap is a pain for my tomato plants which needed to be outside in the sun during the daytime to ensure lots of light and less warm temperatures. Having to keep them indoors at higher temperature with less sunlight is not optimal.
On 12 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, cold NW値y wind, another 渡ot bad for November type day with a mixture of sunshine and showers, max temp 11˚, down to 3˚ by 9pm. == David: the virus is real enough and a bad type of flu, what is a con is governments reaction to it, except perhaps Sweden (check out their death toll), and it痴 a gigantic exercise in seeing how far people can be led/pushed and in predatory economics, i.e. many small businesses will go to the wall and the big corporations will gobble up their market share.
On 12 May 2020, David (Yorkshire) wrote:

The coronavirus is not a con or fake news. What would you rather happen? A 100 000 die?? Why people think this is a conspiracy is beyone me!
On 12 May 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Frost on my flat roof this morning as the strong NE wind died away overnight. Cold this morning out of the sun. Some damage to plants from the wind possibly as it came from a less usual direction.
On 12 May 2020, Glenn wrote:

With the mild snowless winter that we had once again this year who else thinks that the decision to lock Britain down was pathetic? I am anti-lockdown and because of the lockdown we are now in a much more worse situation than what we were during world war 2. Surely we did not fight two world wars to have to put up with this BS. END THE LOCKDOWN NOW! because if it doesnt im not going to hold my temper much longer.
On 12 May 2020, @Piers_Corbyn London Chief Forecaster wrote:

Yes, as other reports in this blog, it was unusually windy and cold on night of 10/11th in London. =+=+=+= Apologies for delays in forecasts loading this month (espec USA) this was due to Lockdown logistical strains - which have now been overcome so full timeliness is on the way. =+=+=+=+= Page one news in BI, Eu and Usa 30d FULL forecasts is on the Plandemic and Lockdown and the very very grim and dangerous consequences if these anti-democratic New World Order moves are not stopped. PLEASE READ AND PASS ON! THANK YOU =+=+=+= These are the most important times for the UK and world since the English Civil war which ended in 1649 - coincidentally as the Maunder Minimum, Little Ice Age, was developing. Please read and pass on.
On 11 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

1˚C overnight, so a slight frost this morning, 4˚ at 7.30 with still a very cold NW値y wind blowing all day, quite sunny though with a constant stream of flat bottomed clouds that brought a few showers in the afternoon, max temp 12˚, clearer sky by evening, so perhaps another frost, 7˚ at 9pm & going down. Fierce chill winds around Paris ripping green cherries of the trees in gardens.
On 11 May 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Blustery NE wind all day yesterday bringing with a deep chill during the afternoon. Wind continued overnight into today with it due to ease as night comes. Some sunny spells today but raw in the wind. A bit of rain bubbled up late afternoon and into evening yesterday but looking dry for today. Electroverse reporting on Met O plus others predicting a cool summer ahead. Surprised they let that out but then their past record has not been good so could easily be a scorcher. Their call comes due to a cool Atlantic blob which stirs a memory from the past where somebody commented on the dropping Atlantic temperature and what that would do for us. Meanwhile after a little burst of action the sun is asleep again and 100 spotfree days has been clocked up. Even Spaceweather have commented that it is a high percentage for the Space Age - since 2006 in their case.
On 10 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, sunny trough the clouds, strong & cold N値y which blew all day, intermittent snow showers and bright sunshine, max temp 11˚, wind continuing into the evening, if it drops we値l likely get a frost, 3˚ at 9pm.
On 09 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

10˚C at 7.30, quite damp & still, brightening up by 9 and giving us a warm sunny morning with a max temp of 20˚ and a SE値y breeze, misty by the coast where we had to go and towards midday cloud started thickening and we had the first bit of rain. Temps dropping, wind turning into the N, rain all afternoon, some of it heavy like we haven稚 had for more then a month, giving a good soaking to the ground, 7˚ at 9pm.
On 08 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚C at 7.30, cloudy with a light variable breeze, generally from an NE-E値y quarter, long sunny period during the morning with temps climbing to 22˚ but then cloud moved in, it cooled down and we had some light rain on & off during the afternoon, not much, but better than nothing, 9˚ at 10pm under light drizzle.
On 07 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30 under a clear sky but no frost, warming up steadily during the morning and reaching a max of 25˚ by midday, pretty amazing after all these cold days, winds variable NE to SW, still by evening with 15˚ by 9pm, also a first for this year, proper balmy evening. Some of the blossom on our one big apple tree is about to burst open, helped by todays temps no doubt, so I hope the coming cold is not too severe. Saw a bat flying around in our garden in broad daylight late morning, haven稚 seen that before.
On 06 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, no frost, wall to wall sunshine from beginning to end, N値y breeze to begin with, then turning into the NE, creating the contrast of cold wind and blazing sun, 20˚ max out of the wind, 7˚ at 9.30pm. == Ron, our proximity to the sea, about 4 miles or so, makes a lot of difference in terms of moderating extremes. Our first tatties are through, so here痴 hoping that there will be no sharp frosts, apple blossom in bud, maybe open by early next week, lots of bumble bees about so with luck pollination is assured.
On 06 May 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Working out in the garden yesterday evening I called it quits around 8pm as my hands were getting really cold. Strong wind from the north. Looking like a warm VE Day holiday and much nicer today already. But as Ron says, quite a stark change feeding in on Sunday according to GFS and on into next week. The perceived temp function for GFS on Ventusky is pretty bleak so had better include sawing up some more firewood a top job.
On 06 May 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Aye Paddy, been a high frequency of frost down here in our more central location. This very sharp polar maritime airmass Saturday-Tuesday is going to be cruel on plants encouraged by warmer daytime temps this week. The already long lasting snowpack on the Munros might even get a refill. GFS also suggesting that the rest of May is not going to be a roaster either.
On 05 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, very slight frost early on, sunny from the word go and staying thus all day with a max temp of 17˚, out of the strong S値y wind that started in mid morning that is. It痴 another strange spring with brilliant sunshine but cold temps and very dry, let痴 see what the summer will shape up to. Totally clear evening, thermometer says 9˚ at 9pm, but I知 sure the mercury hasn稚 caught up with the actualit yet because it feels much colder and another frost looks likely.
On 05 May 2020, claude grayson wrote:

0600 4.9deg and dropping .calm. the last week has been warm ,days above 20d nites above 12+,till yesterdays high of 12 as a low past over with snow forecast to 500m Sth Is,1000m Nth Is, we got 36mm rain over the last couple of days,badly needed so all is growing well,but no more forecast till week.My understanding of the weather is that cold =less rain due to less ought we be expecting more droughts in more areas,for longer.
On 04 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, a cloudy day but with plenty of good sunshine in between, mostly a rather cold SE値y wind but temp still got up to 17˚ out of the wind, 5˚ at 10pm with frost on the car roof.
On 04 May 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Two good heavy downpours of rain last week to break the seven week drought, giving April a respectable, if below average rainfall total of around 30mm. First month in about ten that rainfall was below average. Pear and cherry fruit set is the best I have yet seen, plums set fine but not so many and apples setting beautifully but still quite a bit of blossom on both trees. The stepover apple I acquired three years ago has set more fruit than the previous two years by a wide margin: I suspect the wet winter did the plant the power of good. 25/25 second early potatoes now through and 20/23 parsnip stations set at equidistant 22cm in triangular layout have one or more seedling through.All onions/sets put out early April now well established with deep green leaves and starting to grow in earnest after setting down roots.Turnips now thinned to final density and growing away. Broad bean pods already set and early beetroot should be giving first roots by 10th June. Climate Chaos: my f
On 03 May 2020, geoffrye Hood wrote:

Well the bees are confused with a very wet mild winter 30%-40% of hives in SE england, a week ago in warm weather they prepared to swarm by making new queens, this week they are eating the queen larvae as the weather has turned cold
On 03 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, a mostly cloudy day but with occasional warm sunny intervals, during one of which we had a max temp of 16˚, but the minute the sun disappeared it felt chilly in the SE値y breeze, some light but welcome rain by early evening just keeping things from being completely parched, 7˚ at 8.30pm.
On 02 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

9˚ at 7.30, overcast with a strong NNW値y wind, brightening up in the afternoon but no more than 12˚ max, wind slowing down and quite still by 10pm, 4˚ by then and feeling like a frost coming.
On 01 May 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, overcast with a light NW値y breeze which kept going all day, lightening up in the afternoon with quite a bit of sunshine and a max temp of 16˚, short light shower in the evening, 8˚ at 9pm.
On 01 May 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Paddy - thanks for the info. Presumably in its more native setting it gets polinated. I might reduce its size and keep it for an early blossom burst. Some hefty rain with gusty wind came across yesterday afternoon and made sure everything is thoroughly wet now.
On 30 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, overcast with a cold E値y wind that later turned into the NE, a few sunny spells in the afternoon with a short warm spell of 12˚, cool and still in the evening with 7˚ at 9pm. == Gerry, if you池e after fruit I would give your cherry plum the heave-ho and plant something more reliable, it is a SE European and Asian tree and not a reliable cropper, which I can say from more than 20 years experience. Love the early delicately scented flowers though, this year they were particularly profuse.
On 30 Apr 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Rhys: In the 5 years I have been here the cherry plum has only produced fruit in the first year - where I arrived too late for the blossom - and then it was only about a dozen or so fruit. To me it always seems to blossom way too early for any pollinators to be around, and that is even if we have a warm month of February. Perhaps I should tell it that if it doesn't fruit it will be history and replaced by something else. Be a shame to lose the early blossom though. V strong SW wind today with some sunny spells but a band of rain will be here soon says the radar.
On 30 Apr 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

The Snowpatches in Scotland site is reporting most cover since 2015 and there has been fresh snow in the Cairngorms and other high tops. With the wind direction/origins of the last month or so, if the temperature at sea level is 11C , then there is the possibility of snow at 1000 metres.
On 30 Apr 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Piers I do not know if you have seen the snow data for the California mounttains in 2020: basically they had a fairly normal November and December, then a total bust in January and February, then about 50% of the total snowfall for the season in March and April. The season was below average in total, but not dangerously so. Does suggest that there are longer stable periods of sunny weather happening in various places around the globe this year. I do wonder if we will now start to get regular rain in May and June after March and April in NW London have been mostly dry and sunny (with rain right at the beginning of March and now again at the very end of April)?
On 30 Apr 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Gerry: if you get a particularly heavy fruit crop one year and you do not thin it out enough, trees can go into biennial cycle with almost no fruit one year then a heavy crop the next. This happened to our Cox Orange Pippin apple tree five years ago and last year I thinned back hard to 100 fruit and this year we are at least getting about 30 clusters of fruit forming (unlike two previous biennial barren years when we only got two or three fruit in total), which if I leave two or three fruit per cluster may help to start evening out annual crops again. You may get a very heavy crop again next year and thinning it back hard may be what you have to do to try and restore annual fruit crops.
On 29 Apr 2020, @Piers_Corbyn London Chief Forecaster wrote:

HI ALL. Thank you very much for great interesting and informative comments. The interesting Spring NH / Autumn SH world-wide continues with marked contrasts, rapid changes and large/giant hail reports as we warned. Sunshine UK due to high pressure, predicted by us at WeatherAction has been welcome. The sunshine is being used by #BillGatesOfHell BBC +other malevolent agents of the Cabal to (claiming it's a result of the Lockdown) somehow justify their continued Lockdown in their desperate attempt to force world fascism and depopulation on us all. These are very scary times so we've moved the Accountability-and-politics blog up the home page for better access (where half this comm belongs but this is to inform you). Go there for more info. In Lockdown business has become very difficult so you are strongly urged to buy/ renew and promote WeatherAction forecasts and our acclaimed "ClimateChange Doesnt Exist" pamphlet. Thank You PC, currently out of London doing much updating of forecasts
On 28 Apr 2020, claude grayson wrote:

been warmer lately rarely going below 10deg.this morningat 0530 its already 2.4 and dropping so may get a slight frost by sunrise.there is already hard ice on the cars. Gery,try going outside at nite with a torch and see how many moths are about. a large chunk of polination is done at nite by moths and nite flying insects .but with sprays etc the populations are dwindling and combined with prolonged wet may have contributed to low set of fruit.
On 28 Apr 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Paddy - that is quite a difference as my cherry plum blossom was pretty much gone by March! Any idea why despite lots of blossom I don't get any fruit on it? i did give it quite cut back 2 years ago but even before that I only got a dozen fruit in one year. So much colder today with no sun but the rain is giving everything a good soaking with it looking to be around for a few days yet. The meridional jetstream is due to deliver Australia a taste of Antarctic cold this week and probably set a few records that will be ignored by the BBC.
On 27 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, cloudy and damp from overnight rain, cold N値y wind bringing showers every now and then but with sunshine in between, somewhat warm after midday with a max temp of 17˚ for a very brief moment, then back to cloudiness and cool but a dry evening, clear sky and 5˚ at 9pm, feels like there could be a frost. == Gerry, we致e seen swallows passing through since last Wednesday but no residents yet. Apple blossom far from being out, only wild pear and dean, cherry plums nearly over.
On 27 Apr 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

My neighbour reported seeing swallows around here about a week ago. The apple trees are alive with buzzing bees as they enjoy the blossom. My Mirabelle plum has turned out to be more resilient than I first thought with a few plumlets of various sizes. Hawthorn now in blossom. With rain due I am pumping out the butts into the ponds. Looks wet for a a few days but as ever you can find a whole variety of forecasts for the end of the week and weekend. At first the producers of the new Michael Moore film caved into the green hate mob but thankfully decided it would not condone censorship and put the film back up on its website. The usual crooks such as Mann and the producer of a factually flawed fracking film have lead the evidence free claims that it is funded by Big Oil - yawn - etc.
On 26 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, overcast and still, then a light N値y breeze that blew all day, sunny by midday and the afternoon was almost hot out of the wind, max temp 16˚, then cloud moving in from the NW and we had a few showers, first rain in many weeks and just enough to wet the surface a bit, 6˚ by 9pm.
On 25 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, overcast with a cold NW値y breeze which soon enough turned into the S, equally cold, some sunshine in the afternoon with a max temp of 15˚, cloudy thickening up by 5pm, 7˚ at 9.30pm.
On 24 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, sunny from the start, light NNW値y breeze to begin with but then changing to a stronger and colder SSE値y sea breeze, max temp 19˚ for a short while but by afternoon clouds started drifting in from the sea and it got much colder, 8˚ by 9pm. Forgot to mention that we saw our first swallows on Wednesday, passing through.
On 24 Apr 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

The greenies are very unhappy as they take fire from one of their own in Michael Moore's documentary on renewable energy that pulls no punches on how bad it is and on who pockets the taxpayer cash from it. The director is another lifelong leftie and he comments on how bad the things they were seeing were for the environment in order to in theory save it. The forecasts have a change coming for next week with some needed rain as we lose the high pressure. Currently there is a noted disagreement between GFS and GEM on Thursday for where the low pressure will be. So much for reliable predicting.
On 23 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚C at 7.30, bright sunshine, slight frost melting away quickly, light N値y breeze, full sun again, wind eventually changing into a SSE値y sea breeze, got to 20˚ nevertheless, so dry everywhere but still plenty moisture further down in the ground, 7˚ at 9pm.
On 22 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, foggy further inland from us, a little cloudy here with a light N値y breeze but soon brightening up to another sunny day, though today we had quite a bit of high cirrus cloud, which didn稚 stop temps rising to 19˚ max, winds variable from ESE, sea breeze type, 7˚ at 9pm. == Gerry, we have lots of cherry plum (Prunus myrobalan) which we planted nearly 30 years ago in our forest, but they mostly serve to feed the bullfinches, we致e had fruit on a very few trees in very few years, being much further north, of course.
On 22 Apr 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

After a calmer start the wind has picked up again to make it a third day with a cold easterly wind, without which it would be very warm. Looks like at least one fruit has set on the Mirabelle plum and maybe more will become obvious in time as the frost damaged blossom drops off. Having been here 5 years now, the cherry plum has managed to fruit in only that first year despite having lots of blossom. The apple tress are drenched in blossom now. The rain last week refreshed things but it is very dry in parts now.
On 21 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, foggy start but the sun won through soon enough and we had yet another very sunny day with absolutely no cloud, that is a real rarity, variable light but cold wind from a generally E値y direction, making it hot and cold with a max temp of 17˚, still evening, still 7˚ at 9pm. This weather is in strange contrast to the even more bizarre controlavirus business.
On 21 Apr 2020, Jamie wrote:

I thought I'd downloaded the wrong year when I saw this month's forecast, especially this week! Getting bored of the current weather, need some rain!
On 19 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, cloudy and still but the sun came out soon enough, along with the fresh SE値y wind that blew all day, 17˚ max in shelter, cooler in the wind, 6˚ by 9pm.
On 19 Apr 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Maria A lot of flower seedlings will germinate well in leaf mould on top of bog standard MPC. Some flower seeds need light to germinate so do not cover them or they will not fire (e.g. Echinacea, rosemary, thyme, sage). A few do seem to need cold stratifying (Eleagnus was one) and a few I have failed to fire at all yet. But leaf mould certainly aids germination of a whole bunch of them. 16/16 first early Casablanca potatoes through by 15th April. Beetroot growing away beautifully as are all radish, turnip and spring onion. Onions now well established after transplantation and all cherry, plum and pear fruit have set. Apples now in flower. Some much needed rain yesterday, but back to sunshine again all week.
On 18 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, overcast, E値y breeze, brightening up by mid morning into yet another sunny day but the wind put a sharp damper on it whenever we left the shelter of trees, max temp 15˚, down to 6˚ by 9pm. == 典wo people were caught sunbathing in Scotland. They tested positive for hypothermia.
On 17 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚C at 7.30, misty and cold until mid morning, then bright and sunny for the rest of the day with a max temp of 15˚, cold wind off the North Sea, typical spring HP weather as described by Ron, the sun makes you sweat but the wind will give you a cold if you池e not careful, no complaints though, 6˚ by 9pm. == Mark Hall, I was too tired last night to retrieve this from the bowels of my computer, 54 pages so not a 3-minute read.
On 17 Apr 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Looks like the dry spell may be coming to an end today but I can't say it is not needed as it such a change to the ground from a month ago. Looks like the frosts of a couple of weeks back did for the blossom on my Mirabelle plum as nothing looks set. Other plums and damson look OK so far and the apple trees are coming out. Nothing to complain about compared to the damage done by the frosts in n Italy and the Balkans. More snow for Greece and a big 4ft dump in Finland. In parts of the US century old low temp records are being broken. Lots of fiddling for NASA /NOAA to do to hit warmest year evah. After the recent solitary sunspot, the blankness has returned. Nearly another half month gone by.
On 17 Apr 2020, M Lewis wrote:

The article on BBC News Science fails to mention any affect of the Sun and Solar Wind on the Jet Stream. It states "The exact mechanism by which climate change affects the jet stream isn't understood. But the view is that as the Arctic warms, the temperature differences between the region and the mid-latitudes that drive the air current are reduced. This slows down the stream, making it wander further. The more CO2 we humans pump out, the more divergence starts to emerge between the behaviour of the Arctic and the mid-latitudes and this behaviour is accelerating and enhancing some of the differences. It is a crucial part of what is creating this waviness and the consequences" said Dr Tedesco. So man made CO2 is yet again the culprit! Why can't scientists accept the role of the Sun? Why is the Sun taboo for scientists?
On 16 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, overcast and quite still but eventually a sharp cold N値y breeze got going, sometimes switching into the S as we live near the coast, sun coming out in the afternoon, max temp 16˚, cloudy again by evening, 7˚ by 9pm. Dry, dry, dry. == Ron, yes I know that feeling!
On 16 Apr 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

fairly classic Scottish April here with cold northerly or easterly winds, yet warm sunshine, some nights frosty and clear others cloudy without frost and generally very dry. Seed and seedlings need frequent light watering. Battle against rabbits eating the rarest most prized stuff., Watership Down was a disaster movie as was Bambi.
On 16 Apr 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

We've lived with these high energy particles, these little cannon balls of destruction that destroy tissue, for a long time. I don't think we should worry too much about 5G that acts much more like a wave. And at the end of the day, our salvation depends on our ability to repair this cellular damage. Just like defeating pathogens requires a fully functioning immune system. Sorry if I sound a bit preachy on this Paddy. Will check out that censored video a bit later.
On 16 Apr 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Paddy, yes we should always mistrust the authorities. Scepticism is our first line of defence, but this 5G thing looks a bit like the vaccine/autism panic. I agree that in the quest to transmit more information, we are using higher frequencies and this in turn requires denser masting than for longer wavelengths. And that the higher the frequency the potential danger to animals increases, but 5G is firmly on the Infra-red side of the electro-magnetic spectrum. Microwaves and visible light are more dangerous, but we still re-heat our meals and walk in the sunshine. It is the ionising radiation on the Ultra-Violet side that is the real problem, including X-RAY and Gamma radiation. This stuff has the energy to break chemical bonds in DNA and damage cells. Atomic nuclei stripped of their outer electrons rip through our bodies every second of the day (mainly from the Sun, but also from the Cosmos). In the wave or particle theory dichotomy, these babies definitely behave as the latter.
On 16 Apr 2020, Gordon wrote:

Intersting article on the BBC re 'Climate Change' Maybe not a U turn but at least a slight deviation for the BBC. It is only a small step from what is being said here to acknowledging the views of Piers Corbyn
On 14 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚c at 7.30, slight frost, still a cold N値y breeze that kept things really cold whenever the sun disappeared, but when it was out temps got to 14˚ by mid afternoon and actually feeling mild with 12˚ at 8pm. A marauding roebuck has been eating our tulips, so we had to put netting around the pots, they致e never taken a shine to them before.
On 14 Apr 2020, M Lewis wrote:

Can I thank Piers for his 30d and 45d April Brit and Ire forecasts. Although 2 or 3 days out in timings, the general weather pattern is playing out as described.
On 13 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, overcast and staying that way until late afternoon, light N値y breeze, feeling chilly, max temp 12˚, great when the sun finally came out, quite still by evening, possibly a frost coming, 4˚ at 8.30pm. == Mark Hall, while I知 not an expert on electricity, I daresay there is a difference between what has been occurring naturally for millennia and what is manmade. Here is a 10 min video that will send you onto paroxysms of disdain, it was taken down by YT after it had gone viral and is now on Bitchute Notice also how the MSM are trying hard to debunk the connection between 5G and the cerveza 19, I wonder why? :-)
On 12 Apr 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

That was a nice few mild days, yesterday around 19/20 deg and a bit intense at times to work in but a nice tan & lots of vit :D, the plastic greenhouse got a bit too hot so for now made a shade cover out of some green netting to pop over some screws on the exterior batten but may have to save & get a better grade shade cloth sorted, then today I realised I've a wee flashing problem to find a solution to after lots of heavy rain this morning temp back to 10 deg, some small amount of water finding it's way down the back wall, which is less than when just an external garage wall but still a lil flaw in the plan. Lots of seeds popping up all over the place and just cucumber and squashes pumpkins ect to get going soon now. Trying some flower seeds too this year and I'm getting some good results but man they are a lot fussier than my chunkier veg seedlings 😅 Happy chocolate eating this weekend 🍫
On 12 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, cloudy but bright, light NW値y breeze, sunny morning so that we could actually sit outside, max temp 15˚, but after midday it suddenly turned quite cold & cloudy with a sharp N値y wind, small amount of rain, more like the usual Easter weather, 4˚ by 9pm.
On 12 Apr 2020, Rich wrote:

Hello Crag It wasn't so much that we have a warm April, it was more the consistent run of warm months over the last 2 years or so. By the time April is done (looks set mostly warm/dry after next few days,)we will likely only need to be 1 Dec above the av CET for the remainder of the year. Not overly challenging if we look at how we have been trending. Stay safe all
On 12 Apr 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Paddy, dos San Miguel por favour. Looked at that article and some of the arguments seemed a bit tenuous. You're not going Amish on us are you? It's been raining electricity on humanity for a long time, much longer than recent telecommunication developments. At any given moment there are 2000 thunderstorms happening globally and each one on average possesses 20 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb. The sun sends out massive pulses of radiation and all manner of cosmic radiation pours in from the rest of the universe all the time. My take on this is that microbes and mankind have been duking it out for a hundred thousand years or more. This competition has made each protagonist stronger and long may it continue. The main problem for humans is when malnourishment leaves us weak and susceptible, because the pathogens are always there waiting to pounce. This present Corona panic is completely bogus, pushed by professional bed wetters and political opportunists. A hyped up cold vi
On 11 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

11˚c at 7.30, light S値y breeze, warming from the get-go but always feeling cooler immediately when the sun was obscured by clouds, max temp a respectable 19˚, unusual for the Easter weekend as it is more often cold, cloudy evening, still 13˚ at 9pm. Here is a good article on the cerveza 19 which to me is a lot closer to the truth than the official narrative Happy Easter everyone!
On 11 Apr 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Paddy, if your soil at depth is as nicely saturated with moisture as ours is down here, I imagine farmers are well chuffed. Uninterrupted sowing into soil with plenty of moisture in it and warmth to germinate seeds. Our apple trees are now pretty much into full flowering mode, a good three weeks early than average. The cherry and pear have bad the finest blossom for several years and the radish, turnip and fenugreek sown direct have all come through evenly and rapidly. I would not actually mind a wetter summer down here: once plants are established they are quite happy with a bit of rain. A depression over the channel islands sending us moisture-laden SE winds does us perfectly. Looking at a first radish harvest around 15th April after sowing modules and planting out in mid March. A new record by a full 10 days is in prospect.
On 10 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, overcast with a cool S値y breeze, quite a bit of sunshine around midday/early afternoon, enough to bring temps up to 18˚, cloudy and cool again later with 7˚ by 9pm, light rain.
On 10 Apr 2020, Paul wrote:

Looks like another record breaking low ice minimum this September if the melt continues at this rate.
On 09 Apr 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

anyone else having problems getting GFS to run?
On 09 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, overcast with a cold SE-S値y wind which blew all day and made it feel really chilly in spite of the occasional good sunny spells, max temp 13˚, down to 7˚ by 9pm. Complete contrast to yesterday, which felt that summer was just around the corner, dream on
On 09 Apr 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

Rich - I would actually. 2017 had quite a nice warm start with a nice Apr and the summer didn't turn out so good. 2007 was also another warm start, with a warm fine Apr & summer didn't turn out so good. 2014 looked good too with a rather nice Apr until Aug didn't turn out quite so good. Long, long way to go off course but with the current atmospheric set up & continued low solar activity (+ lag) we could be in for a wet summer & if late autumn, early winter is colder than av. the record will be quite safe. It's very early days & just like when we have a below av. start to the year, can easily change. All I would say is be wary of warm & sunny April's it's one of the few l/t climate lore f'casts for the UK that mostly works. Apr is also not done by any means. Well forecast Piers, just a shame it's hard to make much of it in lockdown (more on that another day). Stay safe all + fight the New Green Deal. That would make this look like a walk in the park-probably closed anyway 😂
On 09 Apr 2020, claude grayson wrote:

down to 2.9c this morning due to a S front yesterday,that gave .6mm rain. Watching the moon the last few nights and early mornings,i have wondered about the thought, that the moon pulls the crust up abt 300mm. if so then it must be able to be calculated at any point on earth ,how much the crust is moved ,up and along,as the bulge moves around ,and therefore it must be able to be calculated how much tugging is applied to any particular faultline either along or sideways,sideways would probably be the greater force to trigger a quake,as the moon side would tend to get tugged away from the far side.???
On 09 Apr 2020, Rich wrote:

Another warm start to another year, to beat the all time annual UK temp the average only has to remain 1.16deg c above normal for the rest of the year..... you wouldn't bet against it!
On 08 Apr 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

What a beautiful day today, huge contrast from cool days before almost a light grass frost this morning, mist looked magic early morn but quickly cleared, so nice to have blue sky warm sun and the smell of summer in the air, the kind of day you sit outside late afternoon and grab some time together after a hard day planting potatoes, eat chat with a lil fire going and watch nature.The kids are seeing the results of the bird boxes they made last year and so entertaining to watch. Good time to remind ourselves how although things have been hard at times we are truly lucky to have each other and a garden.The worm compost harvested from our first time at a wormery has just boosted the peppers on I potted up and they look so healthy, all tomato varieties have just germinated over the last week and chilli plants slow but sure, planting out onion modules tomorrow, first time trying them like this usually I plant sets out and net. Moon has also been beautiful.
On 08 Apr 2020, claude grayson wrote:

interesting that chch had a 4.3quake a hr ago just as the full moon was setting
On 08 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, cloudy with a SSW値y breeze, sunny by mid morning and getting what we would call really hot here, i.e 20˚ out of the wind, clouding up by 3pm with the wind gradually changing into the N and actually feeling quite nippy, a mere 5˚ by 8.30pm. == Rhys, also very dry here, haven稚 had such a dry spring for many years, farmers are happy as they can sow uninterrupted.
On 08 Apr 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

Record-size hole opens in ozone layer above the Arctic >>>> >>>> I wonder if it's a 7 inch or a 12 inch? :-D haha! ////// Interesting to note that: "..scientists say [it] is the result of unusually low temperatures in the atmosphere above the north pole... [They] monitored unusual dynamic conditions, which drive the process of chemical depletion of ozone. [Those dynamics] allowed for lower temperatures and a more stable vortex than usual over the Arctic, which then triggered the formation of polar stratospheric clouds and the catalytic destruction of ozone." //// Of course, "The hole is not related to Covid-19 shutdowns [cutting] air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. It is also too early to say whether the unusually stable Arctic polar vortex conditions are linked with the climate crisis, or part of normal stratospheric weather variability." Whereas warming = AGW!
On 07 Apr 2020, colin wrote:

hi all - its sunny here in leeds as the wild jet stream brings warm air up from med / Africa. no more storms or heavy rain for a while we assume. we need a heat wave to kill off the coronavirus and get back to normal until the next hysterical panic attack like global warming arises again..
On 07 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚C at 7.30, very slight frost in places, sunny right from the start and to the end of the day, strong & fairly cold SW値y breeze, max temp 16˚ but feeling cold whenever the sun was hidden by clouds, still 8˚ though by 8.30pm. Supermoon, i.e. full moon in perigee position which makes it up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than the ordinary full moon, tomorrow morning at 3.34, the actual perigee was tonight at 19.08.
On 07 Apr 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Well, the summer weather in early April has driven the first two asparagus spears out of the ground: nothing to eat for a week or so, but they are out; the pear, cherry and plum are in full blossom; and the first direct sown radish are already through well. Removed all the fleece from peas, radish and beetroot as it is no longer necessary. Onion plants to go in tomorrow along with first modules of spring onions. May as well take advantage of three days of warm weather to get them settled in. Looks like our March and April will be like California's January and February. Barely any rain here now for 4 weeks and not looking like much before the 20th of the month.
On 07 Apr 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi all well global warming has all gone away as reality of germ warfare virus cause global pandemic and destroys economies . No one can afford the insane global warming projects like the insane Dutch project to build a north sea borrow from Scotland to Denmark and one from Dover to caliais thus draining the north Sea. This is all so Europe doesn't flood due to non existent melting ice caps. BBC and ch 4 never mention great or climate change anymore they know it's all.fake and unaffordable now corona virus has destroyed Europe's economies and know eu is doomed.
On 07 Apr 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

As we were just drying out the rain came down big time yesterday some fairly hefty showers and a bit windy with it too, was a good day to be in the greenhouse sowing and the rain was good for the beds I had prepared on the vegplot, the mange tout peas we just planted out hanging in there under their fleece :)) Our last few lambs lettuces just gone to seed in the tunnel along with the mizuna, pulling that out to compost and adding envirogrind into the soil for the first time to see if improves the soil, the kale not long left either but the valdor lettuces mulched around with our own compost have been fab all of March and just reaching full maturity so quickly using them up will def sow them again in Autumn.Apples stored from a friend nearly gone but our rhubarb going for it this year so nearly there to pick. Waiting for April spring cabbages outside to get a bit bigger tho the tunnel ones nearly there so on with the chard. Improved weather this afternoon and 2moro looks better again.
On 06 Apr 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Paddy - I got some photos last night. I missed the best night when Venus sits in the centre. Ron - using Ventusky I can't see as far ahead as 17th but of the 2 models GFS and GEM covering 14th it is interesting to see to the big difference in forecast. Warm for GFS but cold easterlies for GEM - which will be right? Paul - I wonder if with the flights grounded we will see the temperature rise as the vapour trails are missing just as happened after 9/11? Otherwise I had the same concerns as that article. Yesterday was so warm my CH didn't come on and I don't think it was on this morning either. Cloudier today but still warm. Lots of nesting activity going on. Meanwhile in the past week there has been snow in Portugal and there is snow in northern Greece. I also read that there had been no snow in Moscow this winter which I find a surprise but to make up for it some arrived at the end of March. Are we seeing warmer winters but damaging colder springs?
On 05 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, strong & cold S-SE値y wind, bright start but then clouding over with intermittent hazy sunshine, 13˚ max temp out of the wind, things are amazingly dry now, still 8˚ by 8.30pm.
On 04 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, overcast all day with a SW-S値y wind which felt really cold at times but we still had a max temp of 12˚ and feeling a little milder towards evening, 7˚ at 8.30pm, pale veiled moon overhead, Venus not visible. == Rhys, we also have Savoy cabbage left, the only type I can eat without gastric solar flares, also delicious raw with carrots, both grated.
On 04 Apr 2020, claude grayson wrote:

true autumn weather now, cool nites and cold mornings,for us ,and either im getting softer or the cold has begun earlier,but i cant remember having morning fires in into april and daylightsaving ended overnite,so 0600 temp was 6.2c hum 94% ,0500 temp5.2c clear sky,but the change to rain is coming.wednesday.any welcome as we are still in drought mode ,getting abt 40mm for even the garden is dry below 50mm unless watered well.lucky we have a bore.
On 04 Apr 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Paddy, well aware of the Hungry Gap lol. I too am eating Lambs Lettuce for the first time this spring: one bunch an evening will last about a month (will run out in about a week). Still have three winter squashes to use up, plenty of parsley and chard to pick and rhubarb has been harvested since mid March. Looks like the spud harvest will finally be eaten in a week or so too. Ypu never know, the heat we are about to experience down here might send a few asparagus spears skyward.
On 03 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30, frosty but thawing quickly as the sun got higher, still a cold & mostly NW値y wind but less strong, quite sunny again with a couple of light showers, max temp 11˚, wind gradually turning into the S, feeling milder with 5˚ at 9pm. == Rhys, it痴 called the hungry gap, there is a kale of that name. We池e still eating forced chicory, leeks & lambs lettuce, though the latter is preparing to run to seed.
On 03 Apr 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Ron Interesting what you say about April. I actually sowed my garden in 2019 significantly later than usual and actually had a very good output. It does suggest that for many vegetable crops, a shift to a colder April may not have a huge effect if you sow a bit later. Last year I sowed lettuce indoors on 13th April, transplanted seedlings to the soil near month's end and was picking leaves by the 25th of May. What it does do though is slightly delay the first fresh harvests of the summer by a couple of weeks, meaning greater attention is needed to generating storable produce for April, May and early June.
On 03 Apr 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Well, we actually had a frost a couple of nights ago but it did not seem to damage the plum and pear flowering process. Now looking forward to a few days of warm spring temperatures from the weekend onward. There is a very interesting data plot at the SLF weekly avalanche update concerning depth of snow as a % of long term average plotted against alititude of individual station. Anything under 1600m is way below average and anything above 2200m is likely to be well above average. Does say that the distribution of snowfall is shifting upwards. Whether that actually affects the total water in storage or the time course of its release as snow melt is an entirely different question.
On 02 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, quite sunny and calm but by 8.30 the NW値y wind really got going and blew all day with some pretty strong gusts, max temp 11˚, mostly sunny with occasional shower clouds, even a bit of graupel, feeling hot in the sun sheltered from the wind but quite raw in exposed places, clear evening, 2˚ by 8.30pm. == Gerry, thanks for pointing out that Venus was in the Pleiades last night, I had a good look through the binoculars, pretty magic.
On 02 Apr 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

An interesting forecast from "Don't Panic" on Pistonheads, which I fear may come true! lol >>>> >>>> "I reckon within a very few months the usual suspects will have: A) Proven with peer reviewed papers via the 97 percenters that CV19 has a direct connection to a warming world; [and] B) Global temps will show a temporary halt and possible reversal coinciding with the lowered emissions of co2 corresponding to the CV19 planetwide lockdowns, all courtesy of some lightly massaged model data and thereby proving the link between human emissions and AGW!" ///// At least the High Pressure weather is nice and stable at the moment, an ideal time to be locked down indoors... lol
On 02 Apr 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

'April is the cruelest month'. The cold/ warm oscillations predicted by GFS certainly might live up to that, especially a really severe looking PM outbreak 17th-18th April over the UK. However, that a long way out for GFS and past experience suggests it may go down the North Sea, just clipping the east coast--or even just disappear altogether!
On 02 Apr 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

A change in the weather as the cold east and north-east wind has gone and more clouds have meant no frost overnight for the first time in about 2 weeks. Meanwhile the north of Norway has been hit with heavy snow causing many road closures. Unlikely to be a rare occurrence but given we are repeatedly told the Earth is currently super warm it seems odd. Well, it seems that Prof Ferguson of Imperial College and millions will die fame has used a 13 year old model for his virus prediction and is currently offering an excuse as to why he can't release information to other researchers. Where have we heard that sort of thing before? In contrast a survey from Oxford University will be providing their background information in the next few days. To me it still seems a bit odd it is not available now since they must have used it for their report.
On 02 Apr 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

M Lewis, Please be kind enough to run us through the severe ice ages our planet experienced when atmospheric CO2 was 5 and 10 times greater than today's levels.
On 02 Apr 2020, M. Lewis wrote:

Paul and Claude - what I was implying was that Classes of Animals come and go over millions of years on Planet Earth. Maybe simians time is up and its time for the saurians to start making a return. A warm tropical climate suits reptiles. Regarding Einstein, he wrote to Charles Hapgood the Geographer in support of his theory of Earth Crust Displacement. Caused by ice accumulation at the Poles whose massive weight then tips and moves the whole of Earth's outer crust. Hence Antarctica moved position and could have been in more temperate latitudes millions of years ago, rather than at the South Pole as it currently is.
On 01 Apr 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

Now now, Mr Lewis - you didn't repeat the mantra contained later within that article... ;-) lol >>> "However, there is no doubt that the biggest factor leading to such a warm climate was the extremely high levels of CO2 in the atmosphere at that time. It is worth noting that if the current rate of CO2 increase continues (44ppm increase over past 20 years), we will reach a CO2 level greater than 1,000ppm in less than 300 years."
On 01 Apr 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, sunny morning with a W値y wind of increasing strength, cloudy during midday but then brightening and warming for the afternoon with a max temp of 14˚, the wind weakening all the while, still by evening, first quarter moon & Venus high in the sky, 7˚ by 9pm. == Gerry, check out the connection between the virus and 5G, Wuhan was the first city in the world to have full coverage, followed by Italy & Spain.
On 01 Apr 2020, claude grayson wrote:

another foggy morning,0600 temp 5.9 and dropping 97% hum. at least a good excuse for another fire,for the cat to sleep by.on a more serious topic ,they are saying tea is a cure for the virus,so if so has the gen pop of uk stopped drinking it. M Lewis,doesnt the Peri Reis map show Antarctica 7deg N of present lat.seem to recal an artical where Einstein was asked if the ice continued accumulating on Antrc.what would happen and he supposedly cal.that it could because it is off centre ,drag the crust around..
On 01 Apr 2020, M Lewis wrote:

Most interesting article on BBC News about a warm Antarctica 90 million years ago. Key Fact: to sustain the warmth these animals and the forests enjoyed, greenhouse gases in the atmosphere - like carbon dioxide - must have been three or four times current levels. If today the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is just above 400 parts per million (ppm), back then the figure was certainly above 1,000ppm and maybe as high as 1,600ppm. So a warm planet Earth suited saurians but not simians.
On 01 Apr 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Frosty start to the morning with frost still in the shade at 8.30 am. I could see the catkins dropping off the willow. For night sky watchers Venus and the Pleiades are in conjunction and is the best for 8 years. Iceagenow has a good piece looking at the truth about the virus in Italy and on WUWT Jim Steele is looking at the outbreak of polio in the 20s and 30s after having been dormant. The irony is that improving lifestyles had isolated the population form coming into contact with the virus and gaining immunity. The better off in society were worse hit before vaccines were developed.
On 31 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, light but cold NW値y wind, a bright day with quite a bit of sunshine & occasional light showers, max temp 12˚, clouding over more by evening, 6˚ at 9pm.
On 31 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

seem to be copping a lot more cooler days, now well into autumn,cloudless nite so temp dropped to 6.3c just on sunrise.lots of low fog,that began as groundfog before 0530 and gradually expanded to7m tops and now is vanishing.wondered if maybe a quake was iminent as no birds were out and about till after 0730,well after daylight.the chooks are usually out clammering for their breaky before daylight ,so maybe they were too snug in bed.if only we knew what their birdbrain tunes into.
On 31 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Down in our village and using the local shops is vaguely resembling the Soviet Union in the 1970s. The Coop was shut at 10.15 to take deliveries and when I returned at opening time there was a 25 minute queue to get in due to social distancing and the choice was not exactly tip top. The butcher similarly did not have close to a normal range, but still enough to feed oneself. Not exactly modernity, is it? The garden is half covered with horticultural fleece after early sowings and transplantings. And the BBC is predicting -2C for us tonight, so we may see our first frost of this anticyclonic spell.
On 31 Mar 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

It is a sweltering 53F on my patio at 2.30 pm with a blustery NE again after the calm of yesterday. Still better than the wild sleet storms of Sunday. To think I should have been out at a ploughing match. The frost has battered the magnolia and I hope unlike parts of Europe, my fruit tree blossom will survive although bees are probably few other than bumble bees. The extra hour is nice as can get lots more work done and there is no commuting time. Iceagenow has video of snow in Berlin and it is colder than average in Moscow. Oh just feel the desperation on spaceweather where a tiny cycle 25 sunspot has appeared and if it doesn't die it will get a number to be the 4th of cycle 25 and apparently the cycle is gaining steam. Meanwhile in reality we stand at 77% and 69 spotless days and only 35 short of the 2017 total.
On 31 Mar 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

And of course, this Neil Ferguson fellow has form in the field of flawed research. He was behind the mass culling of farm animals during the 2001 Foot and Mouth epidemic. Despite the fact that the Dutch and Danish farming industries had successfully used vaccine control in previous outbreaks, he preferred the excitement of slaughtering tens of millions of sheep and cattle. Costing billions of pounds. Before that debacle he modelled that up to 150 thousand would die from bovine spongiform encephalopathy, when the actual numbers ran in at fewer than 200. The commercial destruction that this alarmist nutjob has instigated over the past few decades is astounding. He makes the climate junkies look like complete amateurs.
On 31 Mar 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Paul, Sorry mate, but after subjecting myself to 3 hours of that Select Committee last week, I cross contaminated my notes. Ferguson said that they based their original recommendations on early data from China suggesting 20% of those infected would end up in critical care. Obviously this was way off the mark, but the subsequent 0.1% figure was from Gupta's Oxford Team. Not from a vague, dissembling Ferguson with his bag of caveats and excuses. What is clear is that SAGE was dominated by modellers and behaviourists, who ignored evidence of a large asymptomatic community and downplayed the role of serological surveys to prove this. Knowledge wise they were blind and guessing, but they decided to throw the kitchen sink at it anyway. He is now saying that a half to two thirds of victims would have died in the near future anyway due to poor health. Their most recent mortality figure is now one third of our annual influenza deaths. Just seven times the annual fatalities from stair falls.
On 31 Mar 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

The schools closed here on the 11th a day after my last post and for the last 2 and a bit weeks we have literally been outside every day as much as poss in between school work. The idea being to have clean hands cleanish house then go out n get grubby, also to start downloading work podcasts ect then go outside while the internet catches up and learn by practical application (the kids saying I just want the garden work done quicker 👀, we have played too :-) I think they did a fab job at helping build a cheap plastic on wood greenhouse with a gravel base off the back of the garage and south facing too so the seeds are loving it, our son enjoyed it and his first project through to the end so he had a sense of chuffed too. Really spot on Piers forecast as knew we could get it done before it cooled again so the plastic went on warm and now no more trays and pots all over the tunnel path to trip on with the tiny one who has become chief waterer. 🌱
On 30 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, sunny morning with a fresh NNW値y wind which kept going all day, clouds rolling in after midday but we still had a max temp of 14˚ and quite a few sunny spells during the afternoon, mostly cloudy evening, 6˚ at 9pm.
On 30 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

M Lewis I would be surprised if they did, unless they provide habitable accommodation or pay enough that short-term rentals are economically viable. If you are Bulgarian and you sent home 」50 a month, within 6 months, you have a 10% deposit on a nice house and garden back home. You think UK residents can compete with that?
On 30 Mar 2020, M Lewis wrote:

Interesting piece on BBC Countryfile last night. UK farmers will be short of seasonal fruit and veg pickers this summer to work in the fields harvesting, due to closure of borders from Europe. I wonder whether the office workers from the cities and airline crews can lend a hand? It would keep them fit and they would get fresh air and exercise in the process!
On 29 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

our temp hovered above 11/12c most of nite then dropped to a L of 8 abt 0530. 4k wind now a brisk 20ksE so coolish.Had a look at geonet cameras and more snow has fallen on the main Nth Is Mtns,so abt 2 wks early. the quip here is ' snow in may doesnt stay ,snow in june is snow too soon,' so will be interested to see if we get another cold winter like a few years back where the ski fields had a 4m base before july and were still open into Nov.tho they lost days to too much snow.
On 29 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚C at 7.30, overcast with a sharp N値y wind, overcast for most of the day with only occasional sunny periods, max temp 8˚, feeling wintery in spite of the bursting buds of some trees like hawthorn and bird cherry, 2˚ by 9pm.
On 29 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Planted out my first and second early potatoes this morning. It always gives a good indication of soil health. This year: the soil is wonderfully structured, full of moisture and worms and put 41 tubers into the ground took a princely 10 minutes. Also sowed 5 rows of turnips, 23 clumps of parsnips, 49 stations of Amsterdam carrots, two 1m rows of radish and put 84 onion sets into modules to sprout over the next 10 days. Covered everything bar the spuds over with fleece after watering them in and we shall see what emerges by the end of April. First cloudy afternoon here for a long time: the wind from the NE has covered us with clouds and it was pretty brisk this morning, blowing over my jug for measuring rainfall (despite it having around 50mm of water in it before the gust that dispensed the record all over the patio). April 1st I will be cooking my mother a birthday lunch, as all pubs and restaurants are closed down.
On 29 Mar 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Well it would seem the prediction for the UK is now 5700 deaths from our friend Ferguson. To claim it is the virtual house arrest introduced is wrong as the effect of that wouldn't be showing up. In tune with Rhys, Peter Hitchens column today notes all the responses he received from last week's challenge to the panic. None argue on facts but just give abuse. The nuber that support him include NHS staff who have reservations about what is being done. He also notes that the virus will be the cause of death if it is detected but it may not have caused the death. Pneumonia finishes off many sick people but it was not the real reason. Will we ever get an honest inquiry into this? When is a government inquiry ever honest? Wind a blustery northerly today and it is still cold outside even in the sun. Electroverse notes a big cold plunge for Europe with snow. That site does use GFS though.
On 28 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, quite sunny with a sharp N値y wind, clouding over soon after with rain and then light snow showers throughout the day, occasionally brilliantly sunny with impressive looking cumulus clouds, overcast by night time, 2˚ by 8.30pm. == Rhys, I don稚 know what I would be called if I participated in any other blog than this one, life is too short and I spend enough time watching what is going on in the US, come Trump痴 reelection in November we will see huge positive changes. What with the massaged, opaque CV figures it seems to me that this is the last desperate attempt of the Deep State to defeat the huge house cleaning that is happening.
On 28 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

? why do we always use ave. yes i see the point from some aspects,but if you only use aves then really cold spells are smothered as too heatwaves. maybe we would be better to compare just the no of above 20 deg,and below say 2deg days or similar to get the truer pic of where the climate is going. Even then each month may need to be compared to reveal how the seasons are changing. To me aves.fudge the picture,and the same seems to happen in most of science , even dendrology.but then the media dont want to show the true pic .do they just the PC one .must keep the masses ignorant.
On 28 Mar 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Mark, nobody left-wing ever apologises for anything because they always believe they are right and even when they are wrong it was for the right reasons. Think of the things lefties have done that if a Tory had done them it would be a big scandal, and that is even with the left-wing Tories we now have. I suppose old habits of the left-wing media die hard. Wind from the NE today and quite blustery. A bit of cloud has come in and it is still cold. My gas use has been dropping each week but I can see that last year at this time it kicked up for two weeks. Looking like it might be the same this year . The GWPF have suggested all green taxes are halted for the time being. Can't see the government running with that as if you took away the taxes that make electricity 40% more expensive the generally ill-informed public are going to notice and might finally ask a few questions.
On 28 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Paddy I am now officially a 'child torturer' according to one of the luminaries contributing to Craig Murray's blog. Amongst other things. I am also apparently a climate denier, a Trump supporter, and quite a few more unmentionables. I also 'have a closed mind' according to one of those projecting their own closed mind onto m (they are closed to all possibilities that CoVid19 is engineered panic with a bit of death along the way). I really do not care. I know none of them, do not seek their validation, am increasingly concluding that trying to educate them is a waste of time.
On 27 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, overcast & drizzly with a light and cold N値y breeze, dry later with a max temp of 10˚, clouds slowly thinning after 4pm leaving a bright and cold end to the day, 2˚ at 9pm, spectacular young moon with Venus directly above it at some distance, creating a remarkably strong light in the dark night sky. == Rhys, excellent measured article by Dr Lee. Try this one And here is a short article on Ferguson, compare the forecast of deaths he痴 made with what he痴 saying now. And check out the new laws parliament has voted in, reminds one of the USSR where dissidents were locked up in mental institutions, could include all of us on this blog.
On 27 Mar 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

@Mark - Would you have a link to those 20% / 0.1% figures? I found a link to the Covid19 reports from Imperial ( but nothing obvious on the change in figures! ////// On the weather front, it looks like Piers' predictions about a clear, mild, dry last week have been bang-on, and the BBC are now saying exactly the same as predicted for next week - cold, northerly, maybe snow!
On 27 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

always interesting reading abt your weather in the Northern hemi. colder for longer. so often ive met folks from uk who say our winter is like your summer and going by your data probably not far wrong.but weather is all realitive and we acclimatize quite rapidly,to the new norm. my dad was born in yorkshire in 1913 and said how most kids went to school in the snow in bare feet. as for those wallys who do modelling ,they are so optimistic,pessimistic and soooo wrong most times.does anyone take them seriously except the out of touch polititians and media. down here we are heading into a cool spell 6.8 low o/n and 4days of E or S forecast so early morning fires all weekend.
On 27 Mar 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Rhys, Paddy, Gerry, That Imperial guy Neil Ferguson is some prize specimen, isn't he? Rowing back on his modelling of 20% of infections requiring critical care, he said yesterday that it would be just 0.1% instead. No problems at all with the discrepancy. No apologies. Everything was in order. We thought all these nutjobs were working in the field of climate science. But they're everywhere. He's the Michael Mann of the Disease Control policy wonks, but his hockey stick wasn't made from a bad batch of bristle coned pine. It was made of attention-seeking sensationalist bullshit.
On 27 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Paddy Try: Finally some sense from, of course, a recently RETIRED pathologist. No chance of a practicing medic escaping from group think without the sack.
On 26 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, overcast all day with a markedly cool N値y breeze, in our tunnels the strengthening sun was making quite a difference though, outside max temp was 11˚, occasional barely perceptible drizzle, 6˚ at 9pm. == Rhys, yes indeed. There are 2 viruses: Corona and Fear, whipped up by the mostly sensationalist media, the latter travelling faster and further than the former. Here is a very different take on the whole story
On 26 Mar 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Frosty every morning for a while now as we have the cold easterly wind which has picked up quite a bit this morning after 2 calmer days. The warmth of the sun now is keeping the house warm. Wunderground has this weather continuing for another week which I hope is right as I am halfway through re-felting my shed roof. with the lockdown I can't get anymore felt delivered until next Thursday.
On 26 Mar 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Rhys, Ron, In my neck of East Hertfordshire we've just had a run of 5 straight frosts. Not that the land was hard as iron and water like a stone, but frosty no less, first thing in the blue mornings.
On 26 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

David What the Government has NOT been doing is blasting the media for totally over the top fearmongering about deaths, nor telling Imperial College modellers that they are charlatans, nor cautioning their CMO about saying that 250-500,000 deaths were likely, now radically reduced to 20,000 (was it ever different?) The scaremongering is destroying the economy and not one of the government will be losing one single pound in pay, the biggest scandal of the 21st century to date. All the media should be forcibly without pay for 6 months to teach them what that means. It is the only way to teach those criminals how to behave responsibly, something they are totally incapable of doing.
On 26 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Ron, cannot comment on Scotland, you are obviously significantly cooler than us down here in NW London, but we have not had frosts this week when the BBC said we would, so I suppose sods law says that when they say we will be frost free that the freezes will occur lol? Here they are saying nights of 2 - 4C and days of 8-11C for around 5 days, then getting warmer again (although that might just be saying 'we have no clue, so put up the average temps for the season')
On 25 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

8˚C at 7.30, overcast and less windy than yesterday, a smell of spring in the air, max temp 14˚, remaining cloudy, 7˚ at 9pm. Appreciating the fact that it is so dry.
On 25 Mar 2020, David (Yorkshire) wrote:

Does look a bit nippy at the weekend. On coronavirus, it is not a conspiracy and overall the government is going a good job under the circumstances they dont and wont have the answer or solution to everything. The advice is clear but unfortunately some lack common sense.
On 25 Mar 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

RHYS: are you sure that we'll have two weeks of frost-free weather, not withstanding the northerlies/easterlies coming up from this weekend. GFS for much of the first week of April also looks like very sharp Polar Maritime air over the UK.
On 25 Mar 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

Oops, word 'can't' missing from last post Mark. I trust no government at any level, and I work for part of it! It was sad when even my parish council was due to discuss the imaginary 'climate crisis'. If only all the money wasted on global warming had been spent in preparation for something like this we would not be having the current panic. My director this week suggested this situation might last for a year! Having decided not to test properly the government is clueless as to numbers and why weren't spaces commandeered as emergency treatment centres earlier to keep virus cases away from hospitals. At least the food panic seems to be easing although my local farm shop is fully stocked.
On 25 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Ah, Mark, but the economy will not be wrecked for any cash-rich multinationals, as they will have wiped out the competition and can then start charging monopolist prices for super-profits. Assuming the 20 million they have made unemployed have any salary to buy their products I guess. I predict disintermediation in food supply will expand greatly after this recession. The sun setting on 'supermarkets' being food outlets.
On 25 Mar 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Gerry, What Government figure do you trust? The Chief Scientific Advisor has suggested both 500 thousand deaths and 250 thousand deaths and down to 20 thousand if we, in the vernacular of Tropic Thunder, go full retard on this cold virus. It's more likely to be under 10 thousand if you look at the mortality curves in other countries. That will work out at 」30 million per victim and a wrecked economy.
On 24 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, overcast and still a strong SSW値y wind, sun coming out in early afternoon and warming up to 14˚, warmest so far this year, cloudy again by evening but still 8˚ at 9pm.
On 24 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

we we got the ruapehu caught a bit above 2500m by the camera shots.weve been down to 8c yesterday and 7.8 today.good excuse to have a fire so the plants have a bit of food. re sunspots check out Valentina Zharkova on Youtube video.her speciality. we are only cycle 25 ,and she thinks 27 will be coldest, if it keeps to cycle patten.
On 24 Mar 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

A very disappointed sounding Spaceweather noting that spotless days continue to come despite a recent new cycle sunspot.The solar disk is running blank for a month at a time and currently stands at 76% blank compared to 2019 77%. After the peak in 2009 spotless collapsed to 51 days and 14% - we are already at 64 days before the end of March! I find their definition of the Space Age only going back to 2006 rather amusing. At least with being stuck at home the weather is nice and there is warmth in the sun to prevent the need for heating during the day. My conservatory and summer house get sun all day. It is amazing how much it is drying out now with the wind and sun combination although the wind has dropped away from the weekend. Having to rely on the legacy media to inform us about the virus is not good given their complete incompetence. and you certainly trust the governments or their figures. The Netherlands faked their figures during the egg-salmonella crisis to spare egg producers
On 24 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Mark Hall: I am expecting the police around any day to charge me with 'recycling all the neighbours' green waste for 12 months', since it is now a crime to create compost from local waste. It is essential that the council green waste vehicles keep burning carbon you see, as there is money to be made in recycled waste and I am stopping them making it. They may even charge me with 'harassing old women' for letting them use my spare flower seedlings for their own gardens. I had the temerity to drop my neighbours a note saying 'do you want any of the following plants?' and they felt obliged to say 'Yes Please!' They were so abused that they actually wrote me a note in a nice card, because you only do that to revolting men, eh? I even expect a summons to court to answer charges of 'pruning fruit trees without a license', as investing 」50 in an arborists' saw to save my elderly parents 」50 a year in paying someone else to do it is clearly spreading CoVid19, would you not say?
On 23 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, overcast all day with a strong and cold S馳 wind, 8˚ max temp nevertheless, soil drying significantly, still blowing at 9pm with a temp of 7˚, feeling much milder.
On 23 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

just going out the door to last work before the country goes into lockdown,and saw the temp had droped 3C since 0600 to 8C ,so looked at 3 day forcast and they are saying it will be cold enough for snow on the Sth Is high ground.Will see.can got fresh snow on MT Ruapehu late march ,but usually mid to late april.
On 23 Mar 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

How dare you Rhys Jaggar! They have been digging pits of despair for people like you and you refuse to jump in. Gardeners don't care about the planet.
On 23 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Perfect weather for the next fortnight to grow young vegetables under fleece: the cool nights will not kill them, the pleasant wall to wall spring sunshine will grow them. IT IS THE END OF THE WORLD! MY RADISHES AND PEAS ARE DOING WELL! WE ARE EATING RHUBARB AND SPRING CABBAGE! ANDCHARD! Parsnip, early carrots, first early potatoes, turnips all to be sown this week. Beetroot to be transplanted out, along with peas for pods. Onions, shallots and leeks in their tubs are perking up nicely in the sunshine and starting to stand up rather than lolling around. Do send Greta to see my spring garden: quite appalling that the prospects for a perfect growing season are upon us. Moisture to depth, surface soil drying out so roots will grow downward, nice spring sunshine and after tomorrow, no prospect of frosts for 10 days.
On 22 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚C at 7.30, sunny with a SW値y wind blowing strongly all day along with the sunshine, max temp 11˚, sown to 4˚ by 9.30pm. == Mark Hall: it痴 all about trying to get rid of Trump because he put a spanner in all their works. However, it appears to be having the opposite effect :-) Rhys: you might well be right, time will tell.
On 22 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

How ironic that just as Scottish ski centres have some of the best conditions in years, they all shut down after a winter where little opening was possible before Mid-February. Anyone would think that the aim was to let private equity vultures swoop to get their hands on UK assets?
On 22 Mar 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

About 800 people die each year from falling down the stairs. By establishment logic we they should have trashed our economy a long time ago to deal with this. Long-term we would have been looking at removing all stairways, but in the meantime banning the use of stairways would be necessary. We could have spunked a lot more money on this than the 」300 billion that has been allocated to the cold virus panic. Seriously though, this whole overreaction must serve some ulterior motive. They never ever considered closing down a country like Italy because of 68000 annual influenza deaths, but were good to go with 4000 Corona deaths. For me it is too much of a coincidence that the central banks are losing control of interest rates, a sovereign bond collapse is underway in Europe and all the banks there are insolvent. A couple of weeks ago the Federal Reserve pumped $1.5 trillion into the Repo market, because the banks stopped lending to each other. This virus came along at the right time.
On 21 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, overcast, cold SE値y wind blowing all day and slowly shifting into the S, mostly cloudy with occasional sunshine, max temp 8˚; this feels like a HP situation that could go on for some time, speaking from past experience, 4˚ by 9pm.
On 21 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

In one of the more laughable episodes recently: is an attempt by WUWT to claim they know about biochemistry and drugs. The article claims that adenosine is an amino acid!! And tons of commenters BTL are saying what a wonderful article it all is. First year undergraduate biochemistry students learn that adenosine is a precursor to RNA, it being an adenine side chain linked to a ribose molecule. It has nothing at all to do with amino acid biochemistry. It is interesting how WUWT suppresses my always within the rules comments, presumably as I oppose mass murder, coups sponsored by the US abroad and possibly think that the USA is not a superior nation on earth. They have suppressed me pointing out the crass ignorance of that article. They have not suppressed the ignorant morons who think the article is full of accurate pronouncements.
On 21 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Craig The BBC forecast for NW London is for two nights of frost this week, although it might not happen, the quoted minima being -1C not -5C. All in all, the forecast is for mild sunny days and cool clear nights. I transplanted out my first radish modules and Alderman peas for shoots yesterday and they are under 30gsm horticultural fleece. We shall see how they come through the chilly nights. Comfrey plants are clearly growing now, suggesting a first cut in period 15 - 25th April (range here has been 10th April to 1st May the past decade) and first rhubarb harvested last week. Nature is waking up normally.
On 20 Mar 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

Colin - please re enter your comment in the Science + Politics thread === === and don't forget to use an email address. // Weather has been non descript bar yesterday's all day drizzle. Now cold in the wind but no frosts for a while now. Does look settled going ahead. Certainly some cold options going forward in the models but nothing of significance as yet. Keep safe all.
On 20 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

-2˚C at 7.30, the sun melting the frost quickly, remarkable how much heat/warmth it has gained just over the last couple of weeks, almost still to begin with but then a light and cold NNW値y breeze all day, changing into the SE by evening, quite sunny for most of the day with a max temp of 11˚, clouding over by evening with only a few stars visible now and again, 4˚ by 8.30pm. == Ron, we haven稚 had anything like the frost in your parts and most of it only in the last few weeks with signs of frost heave on any bare ground; I don稚 particularly remember 1986, more 1980/81. Yes, equinox early this morning, soon time to get shorts & teeshirt out, NOT :-)
On 20 Mar 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

The GFS prediction of a week ago for a chilly equinoctial weekend has turned out to be very accurate ( for once) and now we have a classic HP scenario with spring easterlies. One of the 'joys' here is a run of sharp frosts requiring a daily inspection and replanting of frost-heaved tree seedlings. The worst I've experienced since 1986.
On 19 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

-1˚C overnight, 2˚ at 7.30 with the sun rapidly thawing any frost, light NW値y wind all day but pleasantly warm in the sun, 12˚ max temp, quite a bit of cloud from time to time but overall a bright day, cloudy evening but with holes in the cloud cover showing some stars, notably a very bright Venus in the western sky, 5˚ at 8.30pm. == Craig, great video by James Corbett, maybe I was a bit overoptimistic when I said the XRse kids are crawling back to mummy :-)
On 19 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

California has finally had another 4ft of snow after a really dry winter means they may have water shortages this summer. Very rare that Mammoth Mountain records under 200 inches snow for a season, this season's total is 174 currently, the third lowest in 51 years of data. Go north to Mt Baker is Washington state and things are very different. Lots of snow high up in the European alps, so no water shortages there. Scotland has plenty of snow this year, I would suspect that Norway has absolutely masses. The Arctic Ice is really regenerating but temperate latitudes have been very, very mild. Whatever happens, the warmists will cry Armageddon. It is now about time to start linking up the weather patterns across wide spaces so people can understand the implications of one weather regime on their own one.
On 19 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Piers, in solectrics would the massive amount of emf we produce,by all the means weve invented ,have any effect on the influence of either the solar,lunar or planetry effect on earth .ie would it cancel out some influence,or could it increase,and thereby we have caused some disasters attrubuted to CC.?
On 18 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚C at 7.30, sunny and almost still, SW値y wind getting up a bit, quite sunny for a lot of the time, max temp 9˚, dry all day, 2k at 9pm. Grungy Greta seems to have disappeared from the news cycle, so here痴 a positive aspect to the virus saga, look on the bright side, and the middle class kids of XR have crawled back to their parents. Not funny for all the small businesses though. Soap, courage and a well developed sense of humour are the main elements we need to through this.
On 18 Mar 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

Paul - can't answer but something I've been pondering with all the global shutdowns and satellite images of places such as Wuhan & Italy with reduced pollution - if we do start noticeably cooling over the next year or so (even with data tampering), this will be confirmation that CO2 is the thermostat (never mind they said even of we stop completely now it may still be too late). If there is a silver lining it is that some of these misanthropes are showing their true despicable colours to the world and we will remember. I say some because even true fanatics like Eric Holthaus said "To be clear: Coronavirus causing mass death and reduced emissions is not something to cheer. That's eco-fascism." They don't care about others, only an agenda, a perverse ideology. A good reminder why revolutions are so bloody because if these mindsets. Never let something consume you to such a degree that you lose your humanity. ===
On 18 Mar 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

The internet appears to be saying that global and domestic air travel is down anywhere from 5% to 90% due to Coronavirus - will be interesting to see if the weather noticeably changes with such a reduction in atmospheric emissions. I recall reading that the lack of planes during/after 9/11 reduced 'global dimming' of sunlight, which would seem to suggest that flying reduces the alleged global warming... which would be inconvenient for the anti-movement ecomentalists, lol. (I may be recalling incorrectly, of course!)
On 18 Mar 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

RHYS: Aye, quite a snow pack in the Western Grampians with ongoing 'snow on hills ' forecasts adding more. I noted on a return trip to Aviemore last Saturday, the heavy cover on the Drumochter hills and especially Ben Alder, well up to 2010 and 2015 levels
On 17 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, SW値y wind all day again, not as strong as yesterday, quite a bit of cloud but also bright spells with a max temp of 13˚, there is a definite change in the air, sweet smell of growing grass even at night, 5˚ by 9pm and calmer. == Impressive pics, Rhys, so different from our part of Scotland.
On 17 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Some nice pictures of Creagh Meaghaidh 'never seeing snow again' on the following blog: What might be called pretty impressive winter garb......
On 17 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Gerry 'Expertise' is very subjective. It is imperative that you define what 'experts' are actually 'expert' in. I worked doing due diligence on early stage technology transfer/seedcorn VC funding for a few years and it was clear to me that many 'experts' were expert in a narrow area of science but not expert in business. I was 'expert' in certain areas of cancer research but I am not equally expert in areas of cardiology. Virologists may not be expert epidemiologists and computer modellers can come up with whatever answer you want just by changing a few parameter values in the model assumptions. My view is that scientists most often do reductionist science, whereas the real world has complex holistic open systems in play. Knowing everything about how to alter the tissue range of a coronavirus does not mean you are also expert in quantitative disease evolution modelling. Finally, you should ask who the experts serve. Do not assume they serve us....
On 17 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Paul,as one CC/GW non believer said,''Isn;t it strange that all the big things that are signs of GW happen to be in places most people can never see to check" or words to that poles shrinking,etc.
On 17 Mar 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Experts - one of the biggest problems we face. People tend to believe experts as they have prestige and often lots of letters after their names. But, experts tell us we are causing global warming with a consensus of experts while there are also some extremely good and better experts who say it is not true. Which brings us to Covid-19 and who do you believe. If you express some doubt about advice given some will say 'who are you to question an expert?' Dr North is qualified in environmental health and was working during the salmonella in eggs, listeria in soft cheese and BSE scares. In all 3 the expert view was it was happening. Dr North was one of the very few to point out that there was no evidence that any of them were true and was proven to be correct after much damage to peoples' livelihoods. There was also the needless burning of millions of livestock during the 2001 foot & mouth outbreak. So experts can be drastically wrong. Why?
On 17 Mar 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

The end of the world is nigh! lol: ///// While I think getting back to nature more regularly and growing your own makes sense, portraying the near-future as a Walking Dead-esque nightmare of desperate survival probably isn't realistic.... ///// In other news, I am struggling to reconcile the icecap / glacier reports - electroverse says they are growing, others say they are shrinking, so it is hard to confirm the actuality! The large increase in northern hemisphere snow shown on electroverse is interesting, though - how can that be in the Fireball Earth period we are apparently living in?!
On 16 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

-1˚C at 7.30, strong SW値y wind from the start, beefing up in the afternoon, mostly cloudy with occasional bright spells, max temp 9˚, dropping to 5˚ by 8.30pm.
On 16 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Piers, any solar or lunar contributing factors down here in Wellington area that may trigger a big earthquake.Have been following the latest small quakes and there are many up and down the country but none on the Wellington fault.Maybe its stuck. Had a 5.1, 10 k deep ,10k NW of culverden yesterday and a few smaller,but they are all either side of Welly.
On 16 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

17 03 20. TC Gretel is fizzling out and basicly missed. Rainradar shows a bit of wet stuff in parts but not enough to stop the drought .the whole Nth Is and much of Sth has been declared a drought.we get a splash of rain occasionally then wind or sun or both and the plants just get teased.getting a bit of wind from the tail gusting round 30k + from the E so wind chilling the 13/14d C.
On 16 Mar 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

I note that GFS are going for quite a chilly equinoctial weekend and east winds too boot. BUT as we know, it can do 180 degree turn.
On 16 Mar 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

While Claude comments that the ice caps are going to melt according to one report, iceagenow has a link to a report on a 3rd icebreaker being sent to the aid of the second icebreaker that was sent to supply the first icebreaker, if you are still with me. Polarstern got itself stuck in the ice deliberately so that it could carru out research on what happens in the Arctic as they don't have that information. But you might well ask, isn't all the science settled? And as conditions were not quite what they expected - as in hardly any ice presumably - the Polarstern needed assistance. Hence the first icebreaker sent to help. But having then got stuck, it needed help. So we have another hilarious saga to add to all the others where there has been too much ice.
On 15 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, strong SW値y wind and quite cloudy but dry for the morning, showers setting in by midday with sunny spells in between, by which time the wind gradually shifted into the NW, max temp 11˚, clear starry evening, 3˚ at 9pm.
On 15 Mar 2020, out_east wrote:

Luckily went skiing last weekend. I wasn't to know it would be the LAST CHANCE. Ski was superb, bright sun, good quality snow, truly wonderful, had an argument with some global warming Loony from England who insisted on the usual garbage about species all going exctinct, and even claimed the antarctic was melting (has been gaining ice/snow mass for decades). Now the new garbage arrived with the mass media hysteria going into crazy-drive about the COVID, closed borders, closed all alpine ski resorts, confine people to their houses et al. So, YES last weekend was the LAST ski weekend of this season, it was great! I wasn't to know, but despite almost 4.5m of it at Val Thorens, the president of France is more concerned about holding his fake elections than letting people go into the fresh sunshine - alpine air. What's to be done? A sign of things to come? Once you got 60 million to obey a diktat, for a banal virus next time will be easy! Let's just remember this date:- ma
On 15 Mar 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

I see the MeteoBeeb forecast is coming into line with the one GFS has been showing for several days. Nice sunny periods at times, but looks quite nippy for Scotland and the snowpack should remain.
On 14 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

Friday was a mostly sunny day again but with a cool NNW値y breeze, gradually turning into the E. Today, 4˚C at 7.30, light rain carrying on from overnight and then all day off & on, mostly S馳 wind and grey all day, max temp 8˚, raining again by evening, 6˚ by 9pm. == Ron, we致e not had it that bad here but there has also been some heave, we have no tree seedlings in the ground, just doing some plantings, about 150 trees to go in, mostly home-grown from seed Norway spruce. Prunus mahaleb flowering nicely this year, though the bullfinches are also having their part.
On 14 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Very early opening of pear blossom structures this spring: with a few nights close to freezing next week, it could be nip and tuck if they will get damaged or not. Finally looks like we will get a week of dryish weather with some sunshine, some warm days and coldish nights. Just nicely timed for the soil to be ready to be planted up with early sowings around the equinox.
On 14 Mar 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

PADDY: been my worst season yet for frost heave of seedlings. Think it may be due to wet weather followed by periodic frosts.
On 13 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

14/03/ time 0600 6.8c 94%h calm ,misty and a beautiful low ground fog a km in the distance.the best autumn weather. yesterdays hi of 23c was tempered by a cool Easterly .
On 12 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30 but not as frosty as recently, yet another mostly sunny day - we had an email from a friend in Brittany who says that they致e had nothing but almost daily rain since September! - W値y wind to begin with, gradually turning into the NNW, max temp 9˚, down to 3˚ by 9pm. == Maria, definitely a good idea to keep ventilation going in the tunnel over winter, winter lettuces can stand that. We can稚 do them out of doors here, just too cold. We致e been eating forced chicory all winter, a bit of a thing to set up but so nice and crunchy.
On 12 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

OH WOW we are going to drown..just looked at oue local news and the headline re both ice caps melting at unprecedented rate .from 1992-2017. as always ,selective data why not to 2019.?. thats a rise of 17 8 mm in 25 y 0.7mm /y. did anyone notice?
On 12 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

yesterdays Low 4.2 @ 0721. hi 19.4 13/03/20 0520 L7.8....0600 L 8.8 Hum 94% calm looked at Nasa NWS art.on sunspots and they begrudginly admit that sunspots may affect the weather. interestingly they link maunder min.with volcanics,and earths axis tilt..
On 12 Mar 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

just finished the last comment, when the mini-snowplough from the Council started to clear and grit the pavements. Well done Perth and Kinross Council.
On 12 Mar 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Another classic Xmas card scene this morning, here at 140 metres in Highland Perthshire.
On 11 Mar 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

Well the journal went by the by the last 2 & a bit weeks and have totally lost track of noting the weather, all I know is any remotely non wet windows I've been hitting the garden jobs and using compost I made to get on the first beds to grow and then in the tunnel to crop overwinter crops and start the first sowings, actually have some chilli plants up from Feb sowing and just about to tuck into some fab looking valdor lettuces, they survived the tunnel only lost a few as kept the ventilation as good as could. Pinch me March already! looking like a lateish spring despite a couple of super bursts even a little warm last week, back to cold wind and sleety now feels like winter again still early days of spring. Rhys I'm guessing it's your article I just recently read on about tomatoes a good read :) Paddy you must have too much wine :-)
On 11 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, strong & raw SW値y wind, sunny for most of the day with a max temp of 10˚, dense stratus cloud by evening, much less wind and 2˚ by 8.30pm. == Virus dinner etiquette update: if you池e invited, don稚 bring flowers, chocolate or wine, bring toilet paper :-)
On 11 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

teaser weather lately,just enough spots of rain to wet the ground,then wind to dry it up,and now no rain forcast till at least next weekend .winds have changed ti SE for next days,so temps dropped .0600 5.4c 0700 4.5c so autumn well here now.but most of Nth Is in drought.
On 11 Mar 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

After a brief thaw, which didn't disturb the snow-pack too much the sleety rain this morning turned to snow showers down to 140 metres and the hills are covered again. Wonder if Covid 19 will allow the skiers to enjoy it, though?
On 11 Mar 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

There is a petition on the parliament website to scrap the Net Zero policy here The petition is to put this to a referendum given that there government is refusing to say how much this will cost and how little - ie nothing - it will achieve climatewise. Even Tory writers are saying that the Bumbling Buffoon Boris's green enthusiasm is not what voters want, especially those who switched from Labour.
On 10 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, very sunny morning with a light W値y wind which strengthened by the afternoon, max temp 11˚, some cloud by then but sunny again thereafter and a clear moonlit night, 3˚ by 9.30pm.
On 10 Mar 2020, Fred wrote:

Rich It has to start somewhere, what is startling is the rapid growth 租espite the alleged incredible 層armth up there. The ice melts mainly from beneath, which has been due to the warm pulse cycle, not CO2....I知 quite hopeful but as I said it値l be an interesting watch over the next few years
On 10 Mar 2020, Rich wrote:

Hello Fred I agree that it has jumped up this last few months, however we have seen equally startling growth and drops in the past, but the direction for decades has been down. 1 Swallow as they say doesn't make a summer. If we have 2-3 years of growth I will get excited, until then....., Much of the ice is thin 1 year old and likely to melt out v quickly come the summer so I'm not too hopefull.
On 09 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30, frosty and very bright all morning with a light SW-S値y wind that strengthened somewhat in the afternoon, max temp 12˚ around midday, clouding up thereafter, light rain for a couple of hours after 4pm, overcast evening, 4˚ at 9pm.
On 09 Mar 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi all yes it had to happen global warming is linked to cornova virus by world media . It's the same hype used to control fearful puppet public so new world order can take over countries by usinfear panicked stock crashes.UK forced to rejoin eu . Corona virus is obviously a bio weapon used by cia black ops . To save planet countries have to yield sovereignty to global elite. You read it here first just wait and see it all unfold . Boris the puppets gunnar sell us out back into eu hell.
On 09 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

We are about to experience our third transient pulse of very warm air in 2020 the next couple of days. Same in Switzerland, with predictions for Geneva of 21C and 19C this week. This is actually amazingly good for getting plant seeds to germinate, something I doubt any warmers are even aware of. I have had plant seeds germinate out of doors in late January, late February and expect some more this week too. My soil is in good shape, the water table is replenished, the mild weather is helping seeds to grow. PANIC, PANIC: the natural world is doing well! Around here, anyway....
On 09 Mar 2020, Fred wrote:

Mark Hall Yes correct approx 9 years (18.6 year lunar cycle) so starting from 98/99 to 2017/18 we get the 3 warm pulses. So let痴 see where we go from here....shall be interesting watching the arctic reports over next few years.
On 09 Mar 2020, Fred wrote:

Rich The ice is above the last 10 years from a lowest starting point. So compared to cyclical colder decades/centuries no not a recovery as such, but the ice growth to get where it is now has been nothing short of startling. And the arctic currently is widespread below average in temps. You won稚 find any warmist site advertising as such but will show 疎nomalies which are so inaccurate as they aren稚 using recorded temp sites
On 09 Mar 2020, Danny Newton wrote:

I saw today that there will be pressure put on oil companies to refrain from drilling in Alaska and off the USA coasts by refusing to loan money for such ventures. The companies threatening such action are J.P. Morgan, UBS and Blackrock. These companies also provide investments via money market accounts. This is a boycott of legal activities by the financial sector. Oddly enough, these same companies are likely to be advising clients to buy and hold at least some oil stocks within various money market portfolios. I think I will stop by my broker and discuss the ethics of this move.
On 08 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, light SW値y wind, quite bright and getting brighter, the wind occasionally blowing strong, another sunny day - I don稚 want to bore anyone by going on so, but this kind of weather is quite unusual though not unprecedented for us - max temp 11˚, sunny end to the day with 1˚ at 9.30pm.
On 08 Mar 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

The BBC have started to realise that their days are numbered and seem to be changing their tune somewhat. Whether it will save them time will tell and could they be trusted to be more honest and less biased? There seems to be a glee when Spaceweather can say that a new sunspot has appeared but at least they admit that it ends 34 days spotless which takes the percentage up into the 70s. The question is where will this year end given two years with low sunspot counts? After the 2009 minimum numbers increased rapidly but this year we are at the 2010 total already. For a good laugh Jo Nova has a video of one of CSIRO's climate liars being completely silenced by a question from a politician who has actually read something as to why a CSIRO statement about there being no evidence of climate change causing fire weather is omitted from the report on the recent fires. Lying by omission - they love it.
On 07 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, overcast after some light rain, strong SSW値y wind, max temp 9˚ an a bit more light rain in the afternoon, overcast evening, still 7˚ at 9pm.
On 07 Mar 2020, Rich wrote:

Europe has officially had its warmest winter on record. 1.4 deg above previous record set in 2015/16, only way seems to be up! Not seeing any sign of arctic ice recovery Fred if u look at 'Arctic ice analysis', quite the opposite, probably get dismissed as fake news!
On 07 Mar 2020, Sou'wester (sub) wrote:

Mild and dry so far today at 17:00, with the sun peeping out a bit from 15:00 onwards - the exact opposite to what the Beeb had forecast. Not sure what Piers predicted - is the March forecasst out yet??? I can only still access Feb. So far I can report it has snowed 5 times in 2020 in Devon, though that was on higher ground like Dartmoor and Exmoor. For us down by the coast, we have seen what I call "sneet "- not quite sleet, rain, snow, or hail,, but something of a mixture of all of those.
On 07 Mar 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Sorry Ron, I meant Fred.
On 07 Mar 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Is it just me or has anyone else received the 30 day forecast for March? Not had a response to any queries to the office so far. It would be super fantastic to check out the prediction for the remaining 24 days of this month. Ron, those lunar gravitational pulses of warm water into the Arctic happen on a smaller 9 year beat as well don't they?
On 07 Mar 2020, Fred wrote:

The cyclical warm pulses (Atlantification of the Arctic Ocean) last about 20 years within a 50-80 year cycle. There are about 3 main pulses during each cycle. The last warm pulse period was 1930 to 1950 (anyone seen the photoof US sub in polar region breaking through very thin ice? That痴 why), then the cool cycle which incorporated the great winters of 60s and 70s when scientists suggested we were heading into an ice age. Then from 1998 another warming pulse cycle started (big one). The last pulse was in 2018 which was a big one hence we reached the 池ecord low ice in October 2019. But now Like I say, the recovery has been co-incidence I say as the arctic Ocean cools rapidly.
On 07 Mar 2020, Fred wrote:

Subscriber Arctic temps now coldest in ten years and getting colder. -60c over Greenland and intense cold in arctic Canada and due to be flooding into Siberia. Ice recovery since record low start in October has been startling and is above anything over last 10 years....and climbing still! The ice in the arctic has been recovering rapidly despite GW models showing well above temp view is of 2 points. 1. The ground temps are not matching what the models show (Maisie project been recording sone very low temps in allegedly warm spots) 2. The last cyclical warm water pulse into the arctic ended 18/19 and the arctic ocean is rapidly cooling as the year long circulation sees the warm waters seep out. Just watch this cold last up there.
On 06 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

-1˚C at 7.30, cloudy and misty for a time before the sun broke through, SW値y wind occasionally strong, sunny again though by early afternoon more clouds started rolling in from the SW but we still had a max temp of 12˚, cloudy evening with a bright moon, 2˚ at 10pm.
On 06 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

good to hear you finally got your snow in the northen hemi. down here in the south,autumn has officially arrived and we've had a cold easterly for the last 3 nites, warm days, with the odd drop of moisture. temp. has been dropping all nite and is now 5,7C and will go lower as the fridge effect happens.most of the Nth .and top of Sth Is have been in dry to drought conditions,with only teaser showers . the problem with climate liers is that they have to keep telling them and inventing new reasons to support their first lies,but finally the weather lets them know that they have lied and they all look stupid.
On 06 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Rich I did make a fairly tart comment on Craig Murray's blog about the Scottish snow conditions and how the warmists' glee was now utterly misplaced. I went on to say that I doubted that the BBC would report on the change in conditions as it contradicted their mantras. Perhaps I shamed them into some honesty?
On 06 Mar 2020, Rich wrote:

Great news for Glencoe! Disappointing news for those on this site who like to have a dig at the BBC for only reporting warmist news as part of the world wide conspiracy. Fingers crossed for the Scottish ski scene and businesses, good news for once!.
On 06 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Finally a glorious sunny spring day here in NW London. All my young plants are out enjoying the spring sunshine with temperatures close to 10C max today. More snow to the Alps means the Rhone valley is loading up again, particularly the mountains encircling Martigny. Reassuringly average snow depths are found across Switzerland, with some stations being significantly below average and some close to record highs. Snow depths in many French ski resorts do not suggest that 'ski-ing will be wiped out as an industry'. Not by snow lack, anyway. The PTB might try and ban travel for some reason...if not Coronavirus, they will come up with some other scam.
On 06 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Ron With the predicted transient thaw on Saturday followed by a freeze and more snow in the mountains from Sunday onwards, it would look like utterly epic ice climbing conditions will start to emerge next week in Scotland... All the Scottish ski resorts are reporting perfect conditions and even Lowther Hill webcam shows you could happily ski there too.
On 06 Mar 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

BBC News are reporting the best snow conditions at Glencoe for six years with '4 metres' of snow.
On 05 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

-3˚C at 7.30, again a mostly sunny day with a light SW値y wind and a max temp of 11˚, hazy moonlit evening, 1˚ at 9pm.
On 05 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

the weather gods musn't like the americans this winter.just saw on Eldorada that a line of tornadoes has ripped through nashville Tn and killed 25,and demolished heaps.all that after the record breaking cold. . oh well ,its an ill wind that brings nobody any good,so linesmen and builders and undertakers will all be busy,and many others. no dought another round of blaming CC/GW
On 04 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

-2˚C at 7.30, light SW値y wind, mostly sunny all day with a max temp of 8˚, clear evening, 0˚ at 9.30pm.
On 03 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚C at 7.30, another bright sunny day, albeit with a sharp W値y wind that gradually turned into the NW, 9˚ max nevertheless, spring is in the air, working without a jacket for most of the day, moonlit night getting brighter every evening, 3˚ by 8.30pm.
On 03 Mar 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

much of the heavy precipitation up here fell as snow above 500 metres and there is substantial snow cover in the Western Grampians.
On 03 Mar 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

When it comes to rainfall records, it depends on which set of records is being used! The MetO like to pretend that they go back only as far as 1910. But that is their digital record only. There is more data but it is not supportive of their climate change claims so they hide it. And then when referring to England or Wales, there is much longer record which will again undo many a 'since records began' claim as Paul Homewood has often shown.
On 02 Mar 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Im wondering how the cca,will discredit the news that USA has set 600+ all time records for cold this winter,according to Sky news Aust.
On 02 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30, brilliantly sunny already and continuing thus all morning, still with a cold SW値y wind. Getting quite warm with a max temp of 9˚ and out of the wind the sun was practically roasting, cloudy during the middle of the day but a brilliant sunny ending with a clear star & moonlit night, 1˚ at 9pm.
On 02 Mar 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

February rainfall totals in our back garden totalled a round 100m, pretty close to double the long term average around these parts. Nothing compared to what is reported below in West Yorkshire, but for us, still a continuation of much above average rainfall, which has more than restored equilibrium after two summers of drought/heatwaves. Reports in the DT say that 1990 was wetter than 2020 nationally in February, which does suggest that one climate data point on from 1990, 'climate change is not causing this rainfall'. Do not try and convince the BBC script readers, however. They have their propaganda to distribute....
On 01 Mar 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚C at 7.30, cloudy for much of the morning, strong SW値y wind, sun breaking through in the afternoon after a bit of rain around midday, max temp 6˚, clouding up again towards evening, the first quarter moon just visible, 3˚ at 9.30pm.
On 01 Mar 2020, Richard Bruce wrote:

February has turned out to be a record breaking month for rainfall in Nidderdale North Yorkshire. We have had 296mm this month which far exceeds anything recorded. The nearest rainfall records at Bradford show no month has ever recorded so much rain. Flooding has unsurprisingly been an issue and the ground is so saturated that any small amount i.e. even 12mm or so causes the beck in our garden to rise dramatically. An interesting event was very heavy snow last week which was followed by an unprecented rapid thaw causing flooding. The temperature went from 1C to 10C in a matter of hours causing snow melt issues.
On 29 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

7˚C at 7.30, snow gone, ground sodden, strong S値y wind all day along with good periods of sunshine, temp staying the same all day until the evening rain, 4˚ by 9pm.
On 28 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30, overcast but dry with a strong SW値y wind that eventually turned into the SE, rain starting at 11 and carrying on well into the afternoon, some heavy bursts, max temp 4˚, drier evening, 3˚ by 9pm. Happy to see the snow going, it turned into a slippery wet mess by yesterday.
On 28 Feb 2020, Gerry 164ft Surrey-Kent border wrote:

In 2018 the first ploughing matches of the year were cancelled due to snow. At the end of March. So still plenty of time for more snow before spring.
On 28 Feb 2020, Rich wrote:

First and probably last snow of the winter yesterday in SE Cambs, light dusting of slushy snow on grass and cars, went as fast as it came. Cant wait for the soggy windy excuse of an extended autumn to end, never mind the snow, would happily have settled for frost (don't think its been below -2 to date) and a bit of sun... hope this isn't a sign of future winters yet to come!.. Right back to building my Ark!
On 28 Feb 2020, David (Yorkshire) wrote:

I'm considering getting water Ski's⛷️⛷️💧💧💧
On 27 Feb 2020, Andy (Chiltern Hills) wrote:

A few hours of very heavy snow this morning with temperature at 0 degrees leading to a 舛hristmas Card scene that Ron would be proud of.
On 27 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30, crunch snow & ice underfoot, another mostly sunny day but with a cold NW値y wind, max temp 6˚, surprisingly 2˚ at 9pm.
On 27 Feb 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

The rain turned to sleet then snow which didn't stick but lasted for a couple of hours. Disappointing for older kids who wanted something to play with but appreciated by very young kids. Hopefully Glenn caught some flakes. // Have to say the ground is utterly sodden after months of above average rainfall, although no real flooding except in the usual places. Further north the continued rain is causing no end of problems with no cessation in sight.
On 27 Feb 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

9.30am in NW London and big fat snowflakes are falling. It will not last, the forecast being for it to clear up by afternoon, but it is the first and possibly last set of snowflakes to fall this winter down here. the winter in the Alps continues to show similarities to 1990, with late February bringing a strong snowfall from the NW with snow down into the alpine valleys. The ground at low levels will likely be too warm now for the snow to last long, going to melt not from sunshine but from the warm ground below. This has followed a mild January and SW gales in early to mid February, along with abnormally high temperatures recorded. Just like 1990.
On 26 Feb 2020, C View wrote:

RHYS - Nice detailed explanation, though none required I have skied in Scotland for 40 years.
On 26 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30, blue sky with a a sharp W値y wind, a mostly sunny day again with a max temp of 5˚, a little more cloud in the afternoon, ground remaining frozen in shady places, -2˚ by 9pm. Still quite a bit of snow on our hill, about 30 metres lower down nothing, as usual, so that痴 2 days of snow we致e had so far this winter.
On 26 Feb 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

Rhys/CView - Iain Cameron (he does the snow patch reports) tweeted the other day about Glencoe ==="When heavy rain saturates an existing snow-pack it becomes more dense and squeezes out the air. A subsequent re-freeze of the pack makes it more resistant to future melting. Thus, long-lying snow patches are born. It痴 called a freeze/thaw cycle."
On 26 Feb 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

C View It is an underappreciated fact that the best time to ski in Scotland is often mid-February to late April, with November to early February often seeing snow coming and going, washed away etc etc. What you need is a big fall, then a transient thaw and then a hard freeze. Then you get a base to last a season. The ice climbers on Ben Nevis know well that maximum snow depths on the mountain usually occur in early April. As for drifted snow metres deep, Glencoe ski area has NE facing gullies to ski in, so when the wind comes from SW-SE with warm fronts hitting cold arctic air, Glencoe can get huge amounts of snow. My best day ski-ing at Glencoe was on April 27th in the early 1990s. Flypaper and the Spring Run were both full of deep snow, the single biggest reasons to ski Glencoe for advanced skiers...
On 26 Feb 2020, Steve Devine wrote:

Provisional data for Feb 2020 currently showing a daytime average of 9.4c and 4.7c by night. Strangely that is 1.6c cooler by day than Feb 2019 but 1.3c milder by night. I note the UK Met Office have now issued warnings for snow across Wales, C & S/E England tomorrow then more rain warnings for Friday and Saturday across already saturated areas of Wales & NW England. If Saturday's storm is named, it would be Storm Ellen. Looks like 100kph/62mph gusts in the Bristol Channel on Saturday if latest model output verifies...
On 25 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

1˚C at 7.30, cloudy but brightening up soon enough, about an inch or so of wet snow looking gorgeous once the sun was out but falling of the branches pretty quickly, light W値y breeze all day, max temp 6˚, cooling in the afternoon and crunchy underfoot with the frost setting in on the ground, snow persistent for the first time this winter, clear cold & still evening with 0˚ at 9pm.
On 25 Feb 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

Sorry for the delay with comments. We had a technical issue which is now resolved. Steve and I have hopefully released the backlog. // Saw some flakes in the Cotswolds on the 11th but looks like more may be seen across the coming days with a yellow snow and ice warning ⚠ for Wales and NW Eng/Scot h NI until 10 tomorrow and for the south an ice warning ⚠ out from midnight until 10am " mix of rain and hail showers, with some snow over higher ground, is likely to leave surfaces wet overnight. Surface temperatures are then expected to fall below freezing with icy stretches forming in places." This winter has been so bad I'll happily take that. More cold opportunities to come by looks of it too. The daffs have finally come out the last week, Roses are budding even saw a magnolia tree looking like it's only days from opening it's glorious flowers all in all it looks like spring so now the weather gets cold 😂
On 25 Feb 2020, C View wrote:

Incredible turnaround in the conditions at the Scottish Ski Centres. The recent storms have transformed the meagre offering throgh January into a mega bounty of snow. Cairngorm report 30cm falling in the last 24 hours and Glencoe is boasting of drifts 10 metres deep and have skiing all the way to the car park at the bottom of the mountain. How this is possible when "snowfall is now a thing of the psst" is beyond me.......
On 24 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

1˚C at 7.30, overcast & cold in the SE値y wind, dry until 11 when wet snow and rain set in, kept going mostly as rain all afternoon and evening, max temp 3˚, when I came home from a gig at night it was snowing heavily but very wet stuff, 1˚ at 9pm.
On 23 Feb 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

Hey Piers I'm guessing the blog is down as my last post didn't come up and no recent comments showing from subscribers, also took up the fab front page offer thanks and extended my subscription by 12 months but didn't receive an email receipt, guessing this will all be sorted soon and hoping I have extended my sub and it's not our rubbish internet this end, Cheers Maria :)
On 23 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

1˚C at 7.30, watching the sun rise in a clear blue sky, quite still for a while but then the strong W値y wind kicked in, turning into the NW eventually, and we had yet another sunny day with a max temp of 6˚, down to 1˚ by 9pm.
On 23 Feb 2020, Colin wrote:

Yes snow is here all over UK will BBC and ch 4 ignore it or proclaim the end of global warming and co2 is fake . Will they preach mini ice age as real science proves is happening . Who gets the 1.2 billion spent on new weather computer whilst boris spends nothing on flood defences let me guess one of boris billionaire pals.
On 22 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

1˚C at 7.30, strong W値y wind (we had some ferocious gusts through the night, waking us up), a few snow showers during the morning but not sticking, sunny and cold in the sometimes wild wind, max temp 5˚, wind keeping going into the night, 3˚ at 8.30pm.
On 22 Feb 2020, Christopher Cutting wrote:

New to thread, been following the page for 5 months now. Love the facts and science behind real forecasting. I'm from Australia and as you know since our bushfires we have now been the new poster for climate change BS. As devastating as it has been for many it has nothing to do with climate change more or less poor forestry management. If no one is aware of Australias flora it's very complex and incredibly hard to kill, evolving through fire and droughts for a long long time. Wondering if you do long range forecasting within the southern hemisphere. It is probably a big ask but our Government run Bureau of meteorology can not seem to get anything right. Back in November/December we were told that no rain would come until mid April and it was because of man made climate change yet mid January to even currently now in Feb it's done nothing but smash rain records........ all because of climate change.... it's never ending and getting old. Cheers,
On 22 Feb 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi all told you it would snow in Feb when cold artic air sweeps down caused by wild jet stream. to all warmest it is not the end of snow. Why do the deranged warmest claim storms to be theirs . They must be deluded where is the warming when it's minus 2 c in UK Will they just delete the records to suit their delusions. Like the aussie do.
On 21 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, rather cloudy and blowing strong & cold from the SW, but yet again turning into a sunny day with a remarkably spring-like max temp of 10˚ as the wind picked up more warmth, overcast with some drizzle in the evening, still 8˚ at 9pm.
On 20 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, cold W値y wind on account of the rain falling at the beginning of the morning, brightening up before midday, sunny afternoon with a max temp of 6˚, clear starry night again with 2˚ a 9pm.
On 19 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚C at 7.30, clear as a bell and beautiful sunrise as I was out with the dog, sunny morning with a W値y wind to begin with, later turning into the S. Clouding over by midday, max temp 8˚, rain eventually hitting us around 4pm, mostly light and not long, well overcast sky at night, no stargazing, 6˚ at 9pm.
On 18 Feb 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi all heard about the mett office new 1.2 billion pounds computer which is going to save us lol. Now who is making the money out of climate change All we are hearing is climate change flooding as if there's never been a flood before. If you Google all the flooded towns you will see they have all flooded before many times in last 30 years. The conmen strike aging stealing 1.2 billion pounds from us
On 18 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

1˚C at 7.30, frosty in parts, bright from the word go, still quite windy from the SW for most of the day, yet another sunny one with a max temp of 7˚, always a few clouds here & there but still a clear starry evening with the wind dying down, 0˚ at 8.30pm.
On 18 Feb 2020, @CraigM350, Sub Berks 51N wrote:

A video from Ben Davidson 典HE SUN | Plasma Climate Forcing Finale which looks at some of the various solar forcings making their way into the scientific literature and it's not TSI, which is how alarmists have been dismissing any solar effects on climate. No lunar effects but baby steps ===
On 17 Feb 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

Couldn't help myself gone and got myself a sub extension for an early Birthday present 🤭 Fab deal tho thanks guv ;-)
On 17 Feb 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

The 10th with its snow gave us around an inch of snow on the outside table and a good covering everywhere, it remained despite a few short lived sunny spells, the titchy one loved getting out and exploring it and although its snowed every year since she was born her 2 year old self was obviously more intrigued and delighted crunching around in her lil snow boots :-) It lasted on the ground overnight with a dusting on top by morning but some showers were mixed precip and washed some away, a little remained into Wed. Then the wind and rain came and stole the last of it. Windy cold with sunny spells Thurs. Mix of dry spells and showers Friday. Back to stormy windy wet weekend lots more rain windy and gusty winter weather, actually dreaming of spring now I'm waving the white flag on winter, hearing the birds the last few weeks seeing the day get a lil longer I'm just waiting almost patiently for the weather to match the spring sights n sounds.
On 17 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

16.02.20 3˚C at 7.30, strong SW値y wind, wet snow shower but doesn稚 stick, followed by a brilliantly sunny day, max temp 6˚, a little rain in late afternoon but clear evening and still quite windy, 4˚ at 8.30pm. 17.02.20 3˚C at 7.30, feeling cold in the strong WSW wind that kept blowing all day, though not as ferociously as yesterday, yet another sunny day, can稚 quite believe it, max temp 8˚, wind suddenly stopped at 5pm, 2˚ at 8.30pm.
On 17 Feb 2020, Rich wrote:

Given run of last few years, and start of 2020,Im confident In my prediction of another warm /mildyear for 2020 and winter 2020/21, I said the same at this stage last year for this winter and its proved to be the case, might be dry or wet but cold it wont be. Seems to be the direction of travel.
On 17 Feb 2020, @Piers_Corbyn London Chief Forecaster wrote:

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On 16 Feb 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Storm Dennis proved wetter in NW London than Storm Ciara, although winds were somewhat less, being just a strong 40mph breeze rather than closer to 60mph. Total rainfall for February to date in 2020 here is now 70mm, making it the ninth month in a row of above average rainfall. The second mild spell has seen sweet pea seeds germinate outdoors (was not expecting anything before March), suggesting that plants respond to mild then cold then mild. 10-13C seems to be the trigger for germination. What I say here does not downgrade what may be far worse weather elsewhere, merely to say that assigning 'normality' to the worst-hit areas avoids reality.
On 15 Feb 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi Paul if you Google australian weather beurea caught deleting cold temp readings the stories come up. They have been doing this for a decade so they can claim accelerated warming in australia. They deleted a13f reading they then boasted of not recording readings below minus 10c . So if there was a period of minus 20c this would never be recorded . It mass fraud on aussie public.these warmest fachists will stop at nothing to achieve their world domination aims .they are akin to the worst James bond villain .
On 15 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, overcast with a strong S値y wind, mostly dry until 11 when the rain started in earnest and kept going until around 5pm, max temp 7˚nevertheless, clearing thereafter and giving us a magnificent starry sky with Venus shining brightly in the W, 5˚ at 8.30pm.
On 15 Feb 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Mark Hall I thought the relevant comparison to the 2018 BFTE was March 1962, exactly three solar/lunar beats of 18.6 years back. Was 1958 also a BFTE?
On 15 Feb 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi all another climate change system hits UK soon I'm sure all the useless environment agency and council clones will have their climate change story to blame for all the flooding it's nothing to with them doing nothing for the last 20 odd years .let's build no flood defences let's build houses on flood plains then we will blame it all on climate change. BBC latest climate spin is on Hornsea links coastal erosion due to climate change nothing to do with . It's been going on for hundreds of years and links council have done nothing to protect the coast. They could easily invite builders to dump rubble along the beech to make a sea wall that will protect the coast.
On 14 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, overcast and very windy from the S, ground still frozen but thawing through the morning, light rain from 11 - 2pm, temps rising to 7˚ with a little bit of sunshine in the afternoon, cloudy again in the evening with the wind having abated, 5˚ at 10pm.
On 14 Feb 2020, Geoff wrote:

If we reach named storm 'G', l hope they call it Gail...Or Rainer !!
On 13 Feb 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi I saw the Australian story on you tube a guy from Australia first party told the story about them cheating the temp readings. In UK another winter storm comes bringing more snow Will the BBC climate deniers report the snow or deny the snow
On 13 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

-1˚C at 7.30, quite still after 5 days of continuous strong winds, SE breeze at first, gradually turning into the N, cloudy start but soon brightening up to yet another sunny day, remarkable how much more sun we have had over the last four weeks or so, in contrast to December. Max temp 4˚, beautiful starry sky at night; taking the dog out at this time has made it possible for me to do a lot more stargazing than ever before, -1˚ at 9pm.
On 13 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

13.6* o/n 0600 16.5* 81%h EsE20k hi.cld,with 22deg moon ring dirty red sun rise.Usei ,seems to be fissling out and losing shape in the Tasman. parts of N Is on track to record dry ,some parts 40+ days with no signif.rain. was looking at Eldorado, Canadian temps ,quite cool over there,and if it heads to BI parts you may get your winter yet,by snail mail.
On 13 Feb 2020, Steve, Dorset,UK sub wrote:

The old farming folklore It was always called February Fill dyke here in Dorset, so to all the Global Warmest,s doomsayer痴 out there nothing has changed.
On 13 Feb 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

Colin - interesting! Do you have a link to that news story about the measuring equipment? I'm betting the BBC won't be reporting on it... lol
On 12 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, cloudy with a strong & cold W値y wind blowing that kept going all day, brightening up to another sunny day by 11, max temp 5˚, wind calming down completely by 8pm when we already had -2˚, be good to get a hard frost, haven稚 had enough of them. Queensferry crossing appears to be open again, had been shut since Monday due to ice falling off the structure, damaging cars.
On 12 Feb 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi all news from down under the Australian weather depts have been fidling the temp readings by using small Stevenson screens instead of large screens . As small screens are known to be tending towards higher readings. The Australian pm is investigating . So there we have it there was no max high Tempsford in Oz this summer only warmest fraud lies .
On 12 Feb 2020, David (Yorkshire) wrote:

Ron, yep unfortunately we were right. Sick of the rain now and no sign, of an end to it.
On 12 Feb 2020, C View wrote:

Hurrah !!Snowfalls no longer a thing of the past.....12 people rescued from vehicles north of Dumfries last night in a blizzard.
On 12 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

o/n ,0600 16 .2*C 15 k NW gusts 90% h , tropicalCyc is slowly meandering its way S and is forcast to hit the bot.of the S Is abt sunday,but we'll wait and see.
On 12 Feb 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

DAVID( Yorkshire) Well we were both right about an Atlantic winter. Can't see any blocking highs in the near future.
On 12 Feb 2020, David (Yorkshire) wrote:

58 Years since 62/63, is arguably the winter coming up Mark. If you are referring to that particular lunar cycle / beat!!
On 12 Feb 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Rhys, the Feb 2018 Beast from the East rocked up exactly 60 years after a very similar cold outbreak. So I expect the catastrophic winter of 1962-3 will be repeated in the next couple of years. And England should win the 2026 World Cup.
On 11 Feb 2020, Andy (Chilterns) wrote:

Colin, I think you should join Glen and seek help
On 11 Feb 2020, David (Yorkshire) wrote:

Out of interest, how well has the current set up.been forecasted by Piers? Including the storm!
On 11 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, strong W値y wind lasting all day and into the night, really sunny again, max temp 5˚, rain to the N of us according to the radar, not a drop here all day, 3˚ at 9pm.
On 11 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

o/N L 9.3C 060011.4C 96%h NNW 4 k mostly cldy..fine moonlight nite till abt 4am,mod. dew. still no rain in sight,so brown grass everywhere we look..
On 11 Feb 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Anyone done any comparisons between 2019/20 and 1982/83? My anecdotal antenna suggests that Austria has had a similar winter progression to 1982/3 when I was out there and my aunt wrote to me from England saying they were 'having a very mild winter'. 37 years is after all two solar/lunar cycles of 18.6 years....
On 11 Feb 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi all warmest beware reality strikes as snow hits UK yes an end of snow is a lie . Only crazy brainwashed people could believe such garbage . Schools are the national warmest propaganda camps . There was Hitler youth now warmest youth. Will the warmest youth build snowmen or ignore the snow pretending it's not there like an army of King kaNutest Emperors with no clothes on psychos. Maybe they will all committed suicide like the Dutch crazies did.
On 11 Feb 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

GLENN: I think you should seek professional help as you appear to have a mental health issue.
On 10 Feb 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi all snow is on its way just had hail in Leeds so warmest s beware maybe a nice snowy spring Feb March April snow snow ssnow lovely snow for great to play in make snowmen lol. Australia has loads of rain since Jan 5th to present 3 times the average the permanent drought is over. All the fires are out in nsw the bush will soon grow back in a few years. We must launch fraud trials against BBC and UK government lies and carbon taxes
On 10 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30, clear sky and quite windy from the W already, lasting all day but not as strong as yesterday, another sunny day with a max temp of 4˚, no snow, though in the west they had plenty apparently, cloudy but bright night, wind abating, 0˚ at 9pm.
On 10 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

0600 15* 90%h 11k gusts calm most of night full L cld cover ,so no dew. has the feel it may drizzle. i see on the situ map this morning a cyclone has formed above New Caledonia,so will watch,and OZ has a trough line right across in an arc ,no wonder its raining ,and now all but 5 fires are out.
On 10 Feb 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

M. LEWIS--no, indeed I have not, tis the Express, expressing such a view( or at least reporting that view coming from the warmist lobby)
On 10 Feb 2020, C View wrote:

I see the European Space \Agency have launched their Solar Orbiter with the mission stated as "Studying the Sun up close, taking high-resolution images of the Sun's poles for the first time, and understanding the Sun-Earth connection" Will be interesting to see how that goes. Glenn you are making the same mistake as many climate scientists. 8 years ago they said the UK was in permanent drought, and just the other day the Australian Met Office said ther would be no rain until April only for them to see their heaviest rain in 20 years fall a few days later. The weather you are experiencing now is not an indicator of the future, whether that future is next week next month or next year.
On 10 Feb 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

Thursday was cool with sunny spells same again Friday then some showers. Saturday morning looked sweet at first so a lil fresh air with the tiny one then the day declined with wind n rain leading into the night, intensified around 5 a.m Sunday morning a lovely crack of thunder there after and a few rounds of lightning n thunder as the storm came aboard. So yeah very windy lots of rain but although it was a longer period of stormy weather it didnt seem as crazy as say ophelia but the Orange warning lasted from 5a.m till noon here then yellow and it was very gusty later yesterday afternoon whilst in the yellow, not too scared to go out here just sensible as so many trees left covered in ivy these days and old rotten wood u wouldn't be surprised to see some down. Plus the wind was too strong to open the gate anyway, the perk of a winters day, downtime :-) Dare I say it, snow this morning big flakes too and after a couple hours of just snow without the rain mixed in we have a winters scene
On 10 Feb 2020, M Lewis wrote:

Ron - I think you have the cause and effect the wrong way round. Global warming is a result of increased volcanic activity across the Planet. Particularly the Pacific Ring of Fire.
On 10 Feb 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

changed to heavy snow showers late last night, with a good covering now at this altitude ( 140 metres) and heavy snow showers continuing. Looks like winter again
On 09 Feb 2020, Sou'wester, sub, South Devon waterfront wrote:

Haven稚 been out this weekend because of Storm Ciara not because the local paper told me to stay in, which it did, but because I could hear storm force winds all yesterday all night long and then all day today, battering away at things. I read that a local pub痴 windows have shattered and a roof got blown off a house, with various power cuts and numerous trees down all over Devon and Cornwall. There has been no let up now for over 36 hours. Not looking forward to my long journey to work tomorrow as I don't see this thing letting up yet.
On 09 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, overcast & wet, heavy overnight rain, SW値y wind gradually turning into the W and strengthening considerably, brightening up by 10, blue sky in spades and very strong winds in the afternoon, clear moonlit evening, clouding over somewhat and the wind noticeably dropping by 8pm, 4˚ by 8.30.
On 09 Feb 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

GEOFF:---it ain't done yet !
On 09 Feb 2020, Geoff wrote:

Thanks, David (Yorkshire)...A happy ending to winter.
On 09 Feb 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Storm Ciara nothing dreadful in NW London: yes the wind was gusting a bit, but no damage, no flying debris and just a few squally downpours of about five minutes in the five hours of perfectly normal steady to heavy rainfall. We had only had about half an inch of fresh rain to bring us up to about half the monthly rainfall expectation. What we used to call 'a good day on Cairngorm' back in the day in Scotland....
On 09 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

0600 12.2* 89% h 4k gusts o/n L 9.8* we need rain in the Nth Is,but not all at once,anyone got some to spare. ozzies are hogging theirs now,and wont share.
On 09 Feb 2020, Rich wrote:

Strong winds this morning, but not as bad as weather was forecast this afternoon in SE Cambs. Apart from some large twigs on the roads and one wonky panel that I've seen, not where near as bad as Feb 2017 storm. Few more windy days forecast but nothing overly concerning. CET data + forecasts looks like Feb will be another very mild month.
On 09 Feb 2020, Glenn wrote:

That that then. Nobody at Weatheraction cares about clod winters and snow anymore and its hard to think that ten years ago cold winters were all the rage. I am seriously considering comitting suicide this year as a result of the snow deprivation that im suffering from.
On 09 Feb 2020, Tony ex sub wrote:

Got to say those people who were dismissing ths Mets warning have got it way wrong fence one side destroyed 1st time ever .....a 3ftplant I have cemented in a pot lifted and smashed ....was cemented to stop it being pinched .......walked dog and tiles off roofs fences down and this is just Northamptonshire......
On 09 Feb 2020, David (Yorkshire) wrote:

Geoff - Hope Ciara did not disappoint you😯😂
On 09 Feb 2020, colin wrote:

hi all yes boris is now proclaiming huge tax risers and pension raids what happened to end of austerity garbage they just wanted your votes. obviously he has massive climate change spending in mind and also massive benefits bill as millions join dole que due to de industrialisation mania. winters not over yet I remember -21c in mid 80,s februarry. for 2 weeks cold snap and also snow in april has happened many times . when the wild jet stream brings down artic air = snow ice -10c plus . the warmists are liars and fraudsters and mass murderers who want to genocide half the world population o save the so called world. its obvious the cornova virus was made in a lab as they knew the genetic code and tried to cover it up so it could spread and not be contained obviously the elite will have the vaccine.
On 09 Feb 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Well, a wee air of wind about, but we've had worse. Snow down to 500 metres. The Express is carrying a feature about global warming causing increased volcanic activity---nothing to do with solar inactivity eh?
On 09 Feb 2020, Glenn wrote:

well apart from a few frosts this winter has been a suicide inducing pile of garbage. I now have no hope whatsoever for the future of UK winters. If every winter is going to be like this one now then it will be certainly be guaranteed that i will never see snow again.
On 08 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚C at 7.30, bright with a cold SW値y wind, beautiful sunny morning and early afternoon with a max temp of 6˚, wind powering up but not as much as expected for our parts, clouding over by nightfall with rain starting by 6pm, still going now at 10pm & quite heavy, 5˚. Thrushes have started singing, earlier than usual.
On 08 Feb 2020, Geoff wrote:

Looks like this named storm will be the only bit of 'excitement' we get this winter, so I, for one, am rather looking forward to getting blown by Ciara tonight.
On 08 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

0600 9* 86%hum calm, mostly cldy, Sc ,.O/n L 8.9. so ive lit the fire,in the faint hope the co2 will warm it up somewhat. Paul,its with some ammusement that your media are panicing while ours are crowing,that the antarctic has reached 18.3,the highest on record,on the western side ,then clarify by saying its only .8 higher.such suckers. whats the bet they took it on an area with no snow on the ground,and bright sun to the point now where i ? everything that comes from any official Met source.
On 08 Feb 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

I see that ITV and BBC are going into Panic Overdrive mode because of Storm Ciara - so far I've heard we shouldn't travel (even by train, according to the train companies?!), there will be 4" of rain, travel disruption will abound, and it's been compared to the "deadly storms of 2013", with plenty of pictures of large fallen trees in urban areas. How will we plebs possibly cope if we are not being beaten over the head until we submit to fear-induced paranoia about what could happen, no matter how unlikely? *rolls eyes*. They did the same with 'the Beast from the East', ramping up the scaremongering until it seemed perfectly sensible people should be terrified to leave the house. Will there be some areas that get some high levels of precipitation and damaging gusts of wind? Of course. Will there be other areas that get just some moments of heavy rain and squally winds? Also yes. I would place money on the fact the entire landmass won't be submerged and/or blown away by Monday...
On 08 Feb 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Claude, Yes, climate suckers seems apt for these dupes. We've had a bumblebee jamboree over here in the UK media too. Some crew from Bristol discounted habitat loss, agri-monocultures, cold outbreaks disrupting springtime, 4 and 5 G, pesticides etc. Reduced populations are all due to global heating, apparently. The fact that most insects (like the corals) thrive in hotter conditions did not occur to these people. There is no funding for that kind of objectivity.
On 07 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, quite overcast with an already gusty S値y wind which increased during the day, sunny from 10.30 until sunset, milky kind of atmosphere & very damp, 4˚ by 9pm. Meteosoup has yellow wind warnings all weekend but rain warning only for southern England so far.
On 07 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

here we go again!!!! headlines on rnz news bumble bees decline due to climate change. anyone with half a brain knows clm chges all the time....they are so predictable with their linking it to human induced temp change. they call us deniers maybe we ought to begin to refer to the as Suckers. sucked into the bullcrap of professional lies. so does anyone here mind if i refer to them here on as climatesuckers.
On 07 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

0600 13.6* 93% hum cldy with a tinge of pink in higher cld. FC shs pm. O/N L 12.6* so strange how all this co2 seems to stop warming and insulating at night,then kicks into gear upon sunup.yet the condenced water vapour does do its work at night,and the temp rises with it,and cools in its shade. note too how high water content at night is cooling as dew,yet so draining,when warmed by the sun. who got it so so wrong. maybe they didnt get up early enough to observe.
On 07 Feb 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

C VIEW: aye, I saw that news bulletin and couldn't get the smirk off my face for hours--and the thought of the new tree species I could try!!
On 07 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

was just looking at our nz ,geonet,site where they have cameras,looking at all the volcanoes,and noted that Mt Ruapehu Sth, shows much more snow than when we used to hike up ,in the 70s. maybe if everyone round the world dug out their old snow pics and compared them to current ones they would SEE there is no GW or CC. whats more the mt had lees snow over winter than other years.
On 06 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30, another fabulously sunny day with a very light breeze from a generally S値y direction, max temp 7˚, moonlit night and still getting brighter every night, full moon on Sunday at 7.33, going to be a windy weekend apparently. 1˚ at 8.30pm. == glad you liked the video, Maria, he performed this live in Parliament Sq last Friday but had to substitute the word fudge for the other one, otherwise it would have been a public order offence, the public weren稚 under the same stricture though :-)
On 06 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

great start to autumn..0600 11* 94% hum, calm, cldy along ranges and foggy through the gaps. always notice the change to cooler come feb,even though the days are hot,in the sun 22* ystdy. Rhys ,so right .worked on a farm in the 80s and not a cld in the sky all morning but cld poured through a gap over lunch and got snow by 1pm with a 100mm dump by nitghtfall,unexpected.
On 06 Feb 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Claude Grayson Nothing unusual about heat followed by snow: just needs winds to change from a warm direction to a cold one aka a warm front followed by a cold one. I saw that in 1990 in Switzerland, we were ski-ing on a Friday afternoon and the cable car station at 1600m registered 23C. In February! The next day a hurricane arrived, we had two days snowfall down to 800m, two days Foehn with rain up to 1700m (causing a landslide to break the railway line) then snow again. Some Swiss folk actually like transient warmth prior to snow as it makes the snow surface wet and sticky to receive the new stuff, thereby reducing avalanche risks..... UK and Europe are about to experience this kind of event between Saturday and Wednesday.
On 06 Feb 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

Ps Paddy just watched your Brexit vid link 🤣
On 06 Feb 2020, Maria (Ireland sub) wrote:

14th Jan rain with a sleety mix & colder,15th Frost16th Rain n wind 17th Frosty start good sunny spells temp dropped quicker with frost again early eve. Frosty n cold 17th -3 n Frosty 19th frost remaining all day. 20th -2 cold n frosty start again fab sunny day followed. 21st Not as cold too cloudy for frost. 22nd Foggy start milder mostly cloudy 8 deg. 23rd Really foggy not improving for most of the day. 24th overcast 7 deg. 25th colder again. 26th Sunny spells. 27th yellow snow ice alert but snow mostly in NW, light frost to start n good sunny spells. 28th small bit of snow and frost visable in the mornin. 29th cloudy & a few light showers. 30th Mostly cloudy no meatballs. 31st Mild n cloudy. 1st Feb Good sunny spells. 2nd sunny spells then overcast wiv light scattered showers on n off. 3rd a few short sunny spells but mostly overcast with a shower or two. 4th back to cooler again with good sunny spells. 5th -1/-2 Frosty start clearing by 11 a.m great sunny cool day 6th to be cont..
On 05 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

1˚C at 7.30, a very still and sunny day with a max temp of 7˚, perfect winter痴 day, well, kind of because our daffodils are showing their flower buds even if they池e only 4 inches high, the birds are beginning to warble and the grass is growing in our fields and has a green lustre to it that you normally only see in the spring, max temp 7˚, back down to 1˚ by 10pm.
On 05 Feb 2020, Tony ex sub wrote:

Thanks rhys.....I was thinking on same lines ......
On 05 Feb 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi all yes reject slandered and liar tesla musk the future car will be hydrogen fuel cell or hydrogen combustion engines . Battery cars are useless toys. We can use hydro electric solar and wind to generate the hydrogen by electrolysis of water . Or even coal fired power stations which capture co2 to make the hydrogen all vehicles can then be hydrogen powered. No need for Middle East oil anymore. . It will benefit humans not just the rich corporations. It should be govern mentioned owned. We need to limit co2 emissions because it causes global cooling . This is why the jet stream is wild the upper atmosphere is actually cooling due to c02 emitting more radiation to space. This makes the temp difference between the warm and cold air greater causing more extreme weather. My theory is proven by empirical evidence of weather balloons proving colder upper troposphere. The ippc know this but ignore it as it disproves their fake warming lies.
On 05 Feb 2020, AndyB 45d sub wrote:

The problem with hydrogen fuel for cars is it has to be made with fossil fuel and it is also very explosive
On 05 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

finally down to a decent temp 0600 11* 87% hum and calm. cldy around the edges. dont do hot too well,.20* is warm enough the greens are loony,as are those who follow them unthinkingly. it really does seem that no one has done the maths on sustainablity of EVs .A Prof.Ian Plimer in oz has written a book ,NOT for GREENS,where he has done the calcs.on the carbon footprint of lots of so called green stuff. i see on Eldorado site there is a large snow event happening in USA.warmest in 86y then 2days later 2-5in snow.
On 05 Feb 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Geoff, The electrolysis of water into constituent hydrogen and oxygen will still require 20 to 30 times more electric generating capacity than we have now. I can't see where all of that is going to come from. Maria, Welcome back, but you will be getting us confused again with your namesake in Ireland.
On 05 Feb 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Tony is also something I have read for several years, more just to see where some snow or cold weather is happening. It is one of the few places that actually reports them. The site is extremely selective in how it reports, never reporting on counterbalancing warmth and it suppresses any reader comments who try to point that out. I have said six times on that site this winter that Europe is mild: that does not mean global warming, it means weather data. Suppressed! I actually think Felix has some useful things to say re underwater volcanoes, which scientists started looking at 20 years after he first posited their importance. Magnetic reversals are also worth learning about. But he has books to sell and website hits to generate, so he has an agenda too.....
On 05 Feb 2020, maria somerset wrote:

yay, I have re-subscribed for 12 months after a long break, I downsized and moved house in the same county. Its a real spring day here, uplifting and sunny and very calm
On 05 Feb 2020, Istvan ilyes wrote:

I notice that Piers has commented on the supposed storm Ciara heading for the UK. Any one have further to add?
On 05 Feb 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi all leeds UK basking in 7c global warming is here lol. No need to go to Spain for sun lol an end of snow has arrived lol London soon to be a lake lol boris sinks his electric car .sounds like BBC propaganda gorbels style lol
On 05 Feb 2020, Geoff wrote:

From what I hear, the future won't be electric it will be 2nd generation hydrogen. Toyota Corp. signalled this the other day and Autocar reports that the state of California has been putting tens of millions into hydrogen feasibility studies...Fuel tanks can be fully filled from converted forecourt pumps in 2 mins, the range is almost the same as petrol, no loss of performance in very cold weather, no massive nationwide infrastructure building required etc, etc.
On 05 Feb 2020, Tony ex sub wrote:

For a few years now I've been looking at ice age now site what is the feeling on here about what they write ????is it all true facts ...scaremongering ????I'd be interested to know from the more knowledgeable people on here their thoughts ...ty
On 04 Feb 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

Thanks for the interesting posts on CFC and ice loss, all! ////// Re: BoJo committing us to seemingly unachievable shifts to EVs, has anyone done the maths on total fossil fuel consumption (i.e. energy use) of vehicles in the UK and converted it to what extra capacity the grid would need / what extra power supplies (fossil/nuclear/'green') would need to come online by 2035 onwards (assuming fleet turnover would mean most vehicles being EV in, say, 10 years)? I really cannot see how 40million vehicles / 70 million people travelling an average of, what, 6000 road miles? each year could be supplied as it stands now - we've already seen the grid stretched when demand is high (a recent hot summer IIRC?) and that's without EVs sucking power out of the system...
On 04 Feb 2020, Gerry Surrey-Kent border 164ft wrote:

Wet is certainly been as our pitch has not hosted a home game since November. Before the snow fans get too disappointed I can tell you that the Spring ploughing matches near to me are set for 29 March. 2 years ago both matches were cancelled due to the snow! One was at Chertsey and the other Tonbridge. And with all this car stuff, the first battery vehicle only street comes to London next month.
On 04 Feb 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Claude, I don't think the CFC stuff invalidates Ozone depletion causing extra UV penetration. Those polar explorers had a terrible time with their complexions when they tried to break into Hollywood. But I think the heat engine of the planet at the tropics is where extra UV really counts. And the heartbeat of the Sun rules over this.
On 04 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, a few clouds in a still strong W値y wind, sunny morning and afternoon with a max temp of 7˚, wind suddenly dropping around 3pm, clear early evening and feeling like a hard frost was on the way, but then it clouded over and started feeling milder, 2˚ at 8.30pm. == C View, I hardly watch TV anymore so didn稚 catch that - bring it on, I say! The French will really worry when we get going with our wine production :-)
On 04 Feb 2020, Gordon wrote:

Nick, Thank you for the link. Very interesting. Gordon
On 04 Feb 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

CView, The AGW Climate fraud is a very dangerous nettle to grasp. Johnson might be biding his time. Greenwashing is all the rage, especially with the large corporations and finance houses. They talk the talk, but rarely walk the walk. Only political imbeciles like Carney, Miliband and JC really believed the codswallop. Johnson might be a different kind of fish, after all he sacked all the Climate Envoys when he was Foreign Secretary. And he got rid of that O'Neill woman who would have signed the UK up to all kinds of nonsense at COP26 in Glasgow this November. Who knows? But loading up on cheapish Oil Major shares paying 7% dividends still sounds like a good idea to me. They'll still be around when TESLA has burned through all the money it has borrowed.
On 04 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

back to real weather,0600 16* , 73%hum, partly cldy and a 14k breeze,after a too warm day of 31'5*and a gusty NW of 60k.and then they threw in a light earthquake ,just when the rain ,too light and brief to register ,began.. .
On 04 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Mark, interesting concept. back in 2000 i studied a uni paper on physical geography,and the Text we used gave one of the formulas for Ozone depletion,caused by cloroflorocarbons interacting with it.----ClO+O3 decays to Cl +2 O2, Cl + O3 decays to ClO + O2. they gave no way of stopping the reaction once started and one molecule of ClO will destroy 100 000,molecules of Ozone..Must admit to having ?s about it ,due to what i have observed.namely IF thicker O3 did affect the weather ,then if the O3 layer got to be as thick as in some parts it would be hellishly cold.But then compare the O3 map with where its been snowy, with where its been snow free. like i say, i dont know and its maybe just a coincdence and just looks like it affects it.
On 04 Feb 2020, C View wrote:

Ron and Paddy, Did you see the Scottish News yesterday when the presenter tried to keep a straight face as she read a story about new research saying how Scotland should prepare for hotter drier summers like that of 2018,. That kind of of forecast is hardly likely to scare anyone north of Gretna , I'm pretty sure anyone hearing that would be punching the air shouting yeeeeessss ya beauty!! Oh how disappointed they will be....
On 04 Feb 2020, Geoff wrote:

Makes you wonder if Al & Greta have yet been warned to lawyer-up...cos when things start to go very wrong for them, they'll personally be facing multi-billion-dollar class action lawsuits from businesses, corporations and 'damaged' citizens right around the globe.
On 04 Feb 2020, C View wrote:

Very disappointed to see that Mr B Johnstone of Downing Street London, has decided to get rid of the internal combustion engine in just 15 years time. The irony of this is it was a mention of Piers in a 2010 article in the Daily Telegraph that led to me seeing the light and being able to move away from the warmist orthodoxy. Maybe the time has come for Piers to write a letter to Downing Street before our impoverished electricity grid is crippled by attempting to charge millions of EV's
On 04 Feb 2020, Nick, Berks wrote:

Gordon, too many unknowns to be certain but it's quite possible it would do. Rignot summarises net ice loss. Even at this rate (~250 Gt/yr) it's still smaller than the annual flux of ~2000 Gt / yr which is mostly snowfall balanced by evaporation/sublimation, baseline melting and calving. It can be quite difficult to wrap your head around the scale of Antarctica. Suffice to say that all of the numbers are massive which is why it can be easy to overestimate the effects of volcanoes. Large as the large berg noted in 1854 was, it's still dwarfed by iceberg B-15 in 2000 - You might find this overview from 2015 interesting: Meanwhile, at 7C rather cooler here today than the 12C of yesterday but still nothing to write home about.
On 04 Feb 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Claude, Paul, The Ozone holes over the poles have nothing to do with CFCs. Stratospheric cooling causes them to wax and wane in natural cycles. The two dudes who came up with the idea that refrigerators were causing catastrophic ozone depletion used to work for Dow Chemicals and the Dupont Corporation. Their work could not be reproduced by any other scientists, but the Montreal Convention was adopted anyway. It was handy for these two companies, because their CFC patents were running out and even handier that they had HFC replacements lined up to take their place. Sally Baliunas has documented this scam which for all intents and purposes was the test pilot for today's CO2 scam.
On 03 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Paul ,i dont know and was hoping others more experinced may know. its just an observation,continuing over the last year or so. wondering why the two seem to coincide so often. for those number crunchers out there, Fiordland just had over the last 2and a half days to 7am today ,1000mm rain, 600 of that in the last 24hrs. been seen before just not as short a time frame.but they dont say how much shorter so could only be a few minutes.its a bugger having to doubt every thing the Met folk say now and ? it all.
On 03 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30, fine and frosty with a Way wind that gained in strength during the day, splendidly sunny all morning, clouds gathering in the afternoon being pushed along by the wind, max temp 6˚, down to 4˚ by 9pm.
On 03 Feb 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

Interesting comments re: Ozone. I can't look at the site/links right now but I would pose the question - how does the hole in the Ozone layer over the South Pole (which has been known about for, what, 25 years?? and led to the ban on CFCs, IIRC) tie with alleged ice loss from the Antarctic Ice Sheet? If the whole area or a small area within it is receiving increased solar energy in the high-energy UV spectrum due to low/missing Ozone, could that lead / has that lead to ice loss overall and/or in a particular area? (Does Ozone act as a block for anything else, such as solar particles?)
On 03 Feb 2020, Rich wrote:

On a lighter note, I may have jumped slightly early with preparation's for the impending LIA, have a large surplus of de icer, screen wash, snow shovels, sledges, thermals etc etc, all unused. Was thinking of reinvesting in air conditioning for the LIA summers! Any takers....
On 03 Feb 2020, Gordon wrote:

Nick , sorry i'm not aware of ice loss to volcano power ration. But is their enough room left on your envelope to work out how much ice was contained in the icebergs with the excessive number recorded it may even exceed the loss based on Rignot et al(2019). Gordon
On 03 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

sorry Glenn ,darker blue is a hole,220 ppm is considered a hole.scroll down and check their color bar.
On 03 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

still no relief from this warm weather.17.7 o/n L..0600 19.2, hi Ac and higher Cirrus. NW wafts of 12k.hit 26.5* yesterday and a NZ hi of 40*. Glenn, have a look at NASA Ozone Watch, for part of the reason you guys arent getting snow this year and read the Wiki page on me it ties in that if o3 blocks UV then if its thin then more UV hits us and heats up the ground and sea more ,both of which take a long time to cool.and you guys havent had thick o3 for awhile now,us neither.whereas the US and Canada have .Most of the world is almost under a Ozone hole if their correct..Pale blue is a hole.less than 220ppm.
On 03 Feb 2020, Glenn wrote:

Today is 3rd February and still there has not been one single flake of snow this winter. What the hell is actually going on? And we have people promoting these mild winters even though they know they are playing into the hands of the warmists. As a result of this winter expect to see climate change taxes which were specifically introduced because of all the previous mild winters since 1988 to rise again in Britain this year.
On 03 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

just looked at the 3pm rnz news..milford road closed with flooding. expecting another 100-250mm of rain in next 24h... dont it make you glad we all live in more hospitable parts. went to sec,school with a guy who lived in a place like that . hardly ever got less than 100mm at any time and a yearly dumping of 4000mm minimun.. asked the Met if it would be true and they said yep.he lived in Ohura,W coast of N.I NZ.
On 02 Feb 2020, Nick, Berks wrote:

Gordon, interesting article. It seems Mt. Erebus (the most active volcano in Antarctica) was observed erupting as early as 1840. It seems unlikely they were right on the iceberg cause though otherwise it would be well documented by now. Fun fact for the day based on a back of an envelope calculation based on Rignot et al (2019): Over the last decade the WAIS has lost about 1,500 trillion large barrow loads of ice per year and the EAS about 500 trillion / year. How many volcanoes worth do you reckon that would be?
On 02 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

-3˚C at 7.30, ground well frozen, cloudy but fairly bright, light SW値y wind mostly, no proper sunshine, temps rising through the morning and eventually reaching 3˚, still that by 9pm, moon visible through the cloud veil, ditto for the stars in the gaps.
On 02 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

0600, 19.3* 93% hum,odd gusts 24k WNW..cldy and a few brief shs o/n,too light to record. was looking through an old Met,diary,from when i did vol .obs.,out in the sticks.way back in the 80/90s,and wished i could light a huge fire to punch a hole through the Strata cu ,that had hung over us for a week or so,and the july when we had 5days when no rain fell out of 31. days of wet become least in snow you can enjoy the cold but wet at 3deg is not plesant. the media now control the world.not polititians,so until the crap weather really hits and everyone can see its not CO2 doing it we are all stuffed.they will only report that which supports their warped view and destroy any who oppose that view.
On 02 Feb 2020, David (Yorkshire) wrote:

Colin, what are you basing your Siberian winds on?? More stormy weather seems far more likely to me based on the state of play!
On 01 Feb 2020, olin wrote:

hi fools just because we had a few mild days due to wild Jetstream wait until this same wild jet stream brings -20c air from Siberia the daffodils will soon die . co2 cannot attain 2500 deg c which it needs to do to increase the rest of the atmosphere by +1c . because there is 2500 times more oxygen and nitrogen in the air than 0.04% c02. you warmist fools listen to piers and other non corrupted eminent real scientist not truanting silly Scholl girls . and bbc crazies. remember this when you are trudging through 6 feet of snow its coming soon
On 01 Feb 2020, olin wrote:

hi piers - usa storm florida low temps causing reptiles to die of cold shock reported on media as climate change storm due to man made climate change - same for massive snowstorms in north east and north west usa . they are correct because more co2 causes cooling especially as we are in a low solar cycle as well = mini ice age coming in next 5-10 yrs the thames will freeze over and greta can go skating lol. no need to worry about rising sea levels due to warming - worry about ice sheets covering north usa and norh Europe . satellites report increased radiation coming from earth into space - this is due to incread co2and other gasses emitting radiation = earth is cooling plus lower solar activity = mini ice age more snow = more reflected radiation = more cold = more ice sheets = runaway cooling ?? = will we get carbon our taxes back when new york is covered in half a mile of ice and snow and the north sea is a shallow frozen lake maybe we can engineer wolly mammoths.
On 01 Feb 2020, colin wrote:

hi piers - the bbc are now naming all storms man made climate change systems - they have dropped human names like storm Brendan - in my las post I deliberately incorrectly said warm seas absorb co2 , as this is what the warmists say it causes ocean acidification - but the ocean is ph 8.1 / 8.2 which is alkaline . more co2 in atmosphere actually causes cooling because high up it is too cold -60 -80c so there is no water vapour and co2 dominates emitting radiation to space which is -273 degrees C co2 is a very good radiation emmiter better than absorbing. so more heat is lost to space with higher c02 levels than before with lower c02 levels. hence the world is actually cooling. that is why there is a cold spot where the warmists looked for a hot sopt high up in the atmosphere. they just blamed the balloons and ignored the real empirical evidence as usual Nazis do
On 01 Feb 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, still strong SW値y wind, quite cloudy with drizzle initially but eventually some sporadic sunshine came along in the afternoon, max temp 9˚, wind turning into the NW and slowing down, 1˚ by 9pm under a clear sky. == Ron, I知 nae really the fashin type, mair tryin tae be fashionable but it disnae seem tae work oot wi the funcy dames :-(
On 01 Feb 2020, claude grayson wrote:

just another boring summer day.17* o/n L, 0600 18* ,85%h, cldy with chance driz. NW gusting 24k. weathers as changable and moody as a coffee adict who hasnt had their morning fix.
On 01 Feb 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

C View, Because of the numerous papers published on aggregate ice sheet gains in Antarctica it has become vitally important for tiny barrow pushers to concentrate on a smaller western section where there has been some melting. This will undoubtably save the day for the AGW religion if they pretend that WAIS is representative of the whole continent. And they will also need to ignore all those ships full of climate junkies that keep getting trapped in the ice. However any research that indicates a geothermal cause for this anomalous melting will have to be discounted for the trick to work. It should be easy. They can throw out anything that does not reference AGW for a start. After all it's pathological sophistry that counts in the climate game nowadays.
On 01 Feb 2020, Gordon wrote:

In relation to Possible volcanic eruption in Antartic this historical artle may be of interest
On 01 Feb 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Dinnae fash yersel PADDY, there will be weather in England tomorrow and what you get will be irrelevant. From now on, if there's fog in the Channel, the Continent will be isolated. If you hear of another Aberdeen woman being lost at sea, in a Press and Journal headline, it just means that the Titanic has sunk again. Oops predictive spelling has blown in on the wind; should have been TitanUK.
On 31 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, cloudy with a less cold SW値y wind than in recent days, temps rising during the morning reaching a high of 12˚, sun coming out in the afternoon and wind strengthening to almost a gale at times, clearish evening with quite a few start, still 9˚ at 9pm. == Whatever you do tonight, enjoy Dominic Frisby with his (updated) Brexit song - not for Remainers or sensitive souls :-). I wonder, will there be weather tomorrow?
On 31 Jan 2020, Geoff wrote:

...Don't get your hopes up, CView, you'll probably be getting raw kelp.
On 31 Jan 2020, C View wrote:

Is this a better source than iceagenow?
On 31 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

the larger problem with all debates,is as has always been, very few ever resolve . each side gets too close to their own view and can no longer see the big picture,because their little one blocks the big,just as in an eclipse, and the difference between how Piers views the weather and the Met. who would you trust . i observe that those who look at the larger pic are generally closer to the truth , foremost, because their barrow is too full to push so they dont. other lesser ,small minded ones need to be vocal more, due to their small area of knowledge ,and tiny barrows.
On 31 Jan 2020, C View wrote:

Nick, wow your dead clever , I'm off to have dinner with Greta
On 31 Jan 2020, Nick, Berk wrote:

C View, short answer is no and I inwardly groaned when I saw you using iceagenow as a source: readers with longer memories may recall the 'growing NZ glaciers' debacle. The papers referenced are in of themselves interesting but since not one (I guess you never looked at them) makes any comparison of current AGW to the quantum of sub ice sheet geothermal flux they are definitively incapable of supporting the iceagenow headline conclusion that "Three new research studies confirm that geothermal heat flow, not man-made global warming, is the dominant cause of West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) melting,. So lie or ineptitude - you choose. I could go on in more detail but I won't because if you don't want to believe you won't. A quote however from the 1st paper (not the linked press release): "volcanic heat does not contribute significantly to the glacial melt observed in the ocean at the front of the ice shelf." And all minuscule compared to AGW.
On 31 Jan 2020, C View wrote:

Debate between M Lewis & Nick Berks. Is this feature of any help?
On 31 Jan 2020, Rich wrote:

Well said Nick, we did land on the Moon and JFK probably want shot by CIA and Aliens didn't land at Roswell etc etc. And no the wider scientific community, news weather channels, governments etc etc aren't conspiring to deliberately mislead (they could be wrong to be fair) the downtrodden subjucated masses about the weather (plenty of other things to mislead us over). As to ongoing mild weather, as somebody commented on another Website, 'If this Winter is the Ghost of Winters yet to come, I'm glad I was born when I was- a long time ago. Me too!
On 31 Jan 2020, Tony ex sub wrote:

1st winter I can remember as a postman so many snowdrops and daffs blooming ........have been for the last 2 weeks .....not had 1 flake of snow here so far ....very little frost .. ..been more windy than normal and deff more rain ...
On 31 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

wow our met finally realized that in the southern hemisphere you cant get Northerly winds from the eastern side of a high pressure system and updated the map.nor do we get strong wind from wide isobars...someone maybe biked to work and couldnt figure why it was so hard. so finally we got a more accurate map and now the strong wind we have makes sense.had many gusts 68k+ with nice lentic stacked along the ranges.
On 30 Jan 2020, Nick, Berks wrote:

MLewis: The Guardian article dates from 2017 and the same story was also covered at the time by lots of other MSM, including Sky and the Daily Mail. The BBC also had this two months later. Why do you think you are being lied to? UAH satellite data - see shows that each successive decade since the 1980s, during a period of decreasing solar activity, has been warmer than the last. Dormant volcanoes in Antarctica have nothing to do with it. Accept it, move on and be a little less free with the conspiracy theories.
On 30 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, overcast with the familiar SW値y wind, strengthening by midday and gradually turning into the W, sunny afternoon with a max temp of 8˚, wind occasionally touching sub gale force, first quarter moon (almost) spreading quite a bit of light already & making the stars pale, 7˚ by 9.30pm. Wife痴 sister-in-law near Paris sent a pic of wild daffodils beginning to flower in woods. Felled some balsam poplars yesterday that we planted 28 years ago, not huge calorific value but still keeps the stove going, when dried for a couple of years, that is.
On 30 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

another summer morning, 0600 temp 16. 3d mostly cldy and a 20k+ wind so w/chill cool. GW must have miss us out....i see there is quite a storm brewing off alaska .
On 30 Jan 2020, Geoff wrote:

Don't think I'm going to use the term 'Little Ice Age' for a while...Friends in the UK are starting to interpret it as meaning an 'age of very little ice'.
On 30 Jan 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Given the next four days are predicting temperatures of 10-13C across each 24hr period, I have put my prize exhibition onion seedlings out of doors for four days to 'harden them off' a little and to expose them to a little natural rainfall. Most unusual to do this in January: normally late February is my first effort for this....
On 30 Jan 2020, Rich wrote:

First Daffodils out in SE Camb's, Hawthorn buds swelling and cracking, on target for a very early spring. A wetter/less sunny version of last winter on the whole but very mild - potential if Feb works out as standard forecasts predict, to be in top ten warmest winters ever for UK. You can see why public buy into Global warming. Too early probably to say but looks like winter 2019/20 RIP- more of an autumn continuity. Even a 2018 cold snap in Feb, unlikely currently, will see a mild winter for the UK overall. Fingers crossed for another LIA warm summer again!
On 30 Jan 2020, M Lewis wrote:

Re: Antarctica Volcanoes under the ice sheet. Why does the BBC News not report this fact! We are being lied to by the UK Establishment.
On 30 Jan 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

DAVID ( Yorkshire) By and large agree ,David, ( as we did in our projections earlier in the winter), though up here we can still get severe weather into March and occasionally April ( eg 1986)
On 29 Jan 2020, C View wrote:

Just seen the real reason Antarctic ice is melting. Scientist or at least people claiming to be scientists are using jets of boiling water to cut holes through the ice to get to the underlying sea
On 29 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30, sharp & cold SW値y wind for most of the day, overcast and frosty to begin with, temps rising to 4˚ max and still at that level by 10pm.
On 29 Jan 2020, Fred wrote:

Mark Hall Indeed, how can manmade CO2 warm very deep water quicker than air? I mean really? It痴 just laughable but not funny!!!
On 29 Jan 2020, David (Yorkshire) wrote:

4 weeks left for any decent wintry weather down south, maybe 5 up here. However as previously stated, I just can't see it happening. First flakes of season yesterday but did not settle. Hopefully not a wet spring but one suspects that will be the case.
On 29 Jan 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Fred, I read that ludicrous article about the climate science team investigating the puzzle of Western Antarctic melting. In quite a long piece the BBC guy failed to mention increased undersea vulcanism as a possible cause of the warming waters. Instead they just assumed anthropogenic causes and that their only problem was to establish how CO2 was doing it. The propaganda is nauseating me quite a lot nowadays. Seriously considering cancelling my TV licence over this and their anti-Brexit campaign.
On 29 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

0600 19.3* 85% hum. gusting 30-40k partly cloudy and pos shw forcast. far better than whats forcast for alaska and BC. just checked Eldorado pic of the day. worth a look if you live somewhere near. Piers, is the river part of the jetstream?
On 29 Jan 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

First time there's been 2 consecutive days with snow lying here this winter. I underestimated the GFS vacillation---the severe PM outbreak on the 4-6th has just simply disappeared off the chart--aren't these standard models wonderful!?
On 28 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30, a token dusting of snow, barely one mm, another fairly sunny day with a light SW値y breeze. Any piece of ground not touched by sunlight remained frozen for the day, even with a max temp of 4˚, stars out amongst the clouds at night, 0˚ by 9pm.
On 28 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

here at 40.35 S 175.61E alt 30m, our weather at 0600,18.4* 97% hum ,low cld with drizzle. .3mm o/n, .9 yesterday. just enough to tease the plants.. Ron our met keep forcasting rain 8/10 days out, but it fizzles before we get there.
On 28 Jan 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Stephen It is quite rare for the SE of England to actually 'see the worst of the weather'. The only two scenarios really are a 'Beast from the SE' which does occasionally bring huge snow from Siberia (about once a decade in my lifetime) and the odd hurricane on a more southerly track like in 1987. I was living in Glasgow then and we 'only' had winds of 50 - 60mph, which up there is just a normal autumnal gale. The fact is though that we have had eight months in a row with well above average rainfall, the period July-Sep was far far warmer than average and this winter so far has been very mild. The best test of mildness is how many times you have to hoe off new surface annual weeds germinating in your autumn laid compost in the veg patch: I have done it three times so far this winter! Most unusual....
On 28 Jan 2020, stephen parker wrote:

Yep, in southern Briton we seem to be missing the worst weather, though my god its been wet.Remember folks mild and average dont sell forecasts!
On 28 Jan 2020, Fred wrote:

Colin Warm seas RELEASE CO2 not absorb. Also the latest climate fear story on BBC re the glacier melting in Western Antarctica.....from underneath. Well it ain稚 CO2 warmed atmosphere melting it is it? Ridiculous alarmism of alleged man made causation. The seas have warmed first, also of interest the last cyclical 層arm pulse of natural current circulation entered the Arctic 17/18, this NH winter has seen a 喪emarkable ice recovery in the arctic with Maisie reports snd ground temp reports of incredible cold in the arctic. The seas up there are cooling, trouble ahead. Piers any comments from you re the recovery up there and the widespread arctic cold?
On 28 Jan 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Another Xmas card scene here this morning (at 140 metres), only the second of this winter, though we've had a handful of days with snow falling. GFS is predicting a very severe PM on the 4-6th of Feb with 850hpa temps of -10 to -15C covering most of the UK with a direct northerly flow. Recent experience suggests that this will end up becoming less severe, more westerly or just go further east and miss us entirely. However if it does hit us, then it will very likely cause some damage to plants flushing early because of the very mild winter to date.
On 28 Jan 2020, Paul wrote:

This BBC video seems to suggest that CO2 readings are taken from (just) one weather station in Hawaii - that can't be right, surely???:
On 27 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

1˚C at 7.30, cold SW値y wind, hearing reports of snow in the West but here we had a sunny day with a max temp of 4˚, down to -1˚ by 9.30pm. Spectacular view of a 3-day old moon below Venus in the SW tonight.
On 27 Jan 2020, Colin wrote:

Well piers I have info on good authority that they are faking the c02 levels they are a lot lower than the climate frauds say . Ask a independent lab to do.samples . Also taking c02 levels on an active volcano isn't the brightest idea for getting good readings as we all know volcanoes pour out massive amounts of co2. And we know that the warm sea will absorb all of the man made c02 so it's just more fake fraud for the content to sell it to dummy public
On 27 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

a beautiful autumn 6am temp of 16.9 and 95% hum,and the paddocks on the north side covered in groundfog abt 2 m thick,for as far as can see.
On 27 Jan 2020, Haydn Jones wrote:

Eday, Orkney, so far, the mildest winter I have known in 18 years here., But windier than average. A couple 18 inch high Chinese pair trees in the garden (yes outside) have yet to lose their leaves. Very weird
On 27 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

Tony and Ron, i think i said once before abt how ive noticed the relationship ,if there is, between how thick the ozone is and what weather we get. the US and other parts have thick, and its been thin over you guys in UK. ive been observing it for a bit down here and when its thicker we get crap,and thin better,but hot. check out. ' NASA ozone watch' and see what you think. seems to be part of the weather,or maybe just a long coincidence.rem. the maps are 3-4 days old.
On 26 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, cloudy for most of the day with some light rain in the morning, a max temp of 7˚ and a cold SW値y wind, clear starlit night with -1˚ by 9pm. Lots of snow over the N Atlantic according to Ventusky, not sure whether it値l reach us. Yes, Ron, the days on end with SW値ies has been remarkable this winter. I understand what you mean, Tony, the LIA is certainly not biting yet in the BI in terms of cold, though in other parts of the world the extremes are remarkable.
On 26 Jan 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Looks like 3 days of quasi-winter Polar Maritime air up[ here then back to the southerlies/south westerlies from the south Atlantic that have characterized the winter since late December. In Nov/early Dec standard models were quite good at predicted the direction of the PM air, but since then the direct northerly component has been overestimated and the actuality is more westerly.
On 26 Jan 2020, Tony ex sub wrote:

Ok record cold in parts of Russia.....record snow in parts of north America......lia possibly ???but why here in the uk are we not experiencing anything remotely record breaking . .here in Northamptonshire like last few years winter is a complete non event so far . .I know the old we are an island warm waters etc etc but you can see why the warmists over here are jumping on the band wagon ......surely we should be experiencing some cold snowy weather????been on this site a few years now was once a sub but sorry to say the forecasts for my area were not good .....each year has been oh 2018/19 it will become cooler then2019/2020 ...still not a lot of action ......sorry to say the faith is dwindling tho I still wont go for climate warmth either
On 25 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, now finally getting perceptibly lighter in the morning as well as evening, quite clear, cool SW値y wind blowing all day, mixed bag of sunshine & clouds, max temp 6˚, stars peeping through the clouds at night, 5˚ at 9pm. == Claude Grayson, good comment re human adaptability: three days ago we had a max of 12˚ and felt like working outside in shirtsleeves, whereas when we get that kind of temp in July we think it damn cold! On holiday in the S of France last Sept, when it was 20˚ at night we needed a jacket.
On 25 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

something that intrigues me is how adaptable the human spieces is,esp to climate . which of you lives furthest N of the equator or nearest to it. then at what temp,do you wear just T shirts or go swimming. i heard on the radio one day of a couple of NZers who were now living in Dubai,and they had adapted to the point where they only went swimming above 40deg.whereas here they would swim at 20deg.and they had jerseys on because the temp was only 35C O/n temp here was 13.1 at 4am with clear sky by 5 am 15 and cloudy,97% hum..
On 24 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

5˚C at 7.30, quite cloudy to begin with but turning into a reasonably sunny morning with a max temp of 8˚, light winds from a generally W値y direction, cloudy afternoon with light rain by early evening, partially clear at night, 4˚ at 9pm.
On 24 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

another warmish nite,temp didnt drop below 15* with above 80%hum,and a forcast high for some parts of 35*. currently 15.3* 91%hum,and calm cloudy.
On 24 Jan 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Well back to the Atlantic roller coaster from tomorrow, mainly mild with short bursts of cooler PM air. Daffodils already 6 inches high. No prospect of really cold weather for at least 10 days.
On 23 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, but plenty of frost on the ground, another really sunny day though less warm than yesterday with a max temp of 8˚, light SW値y breeze for most of the day, cloudier in the evening from the cold front passing NW to SE over the country, still 5˚ at 9pm.
On 23 Jan 2020, Colinp wrote:

Hi piers yes USA has severe winter storms and press trump is no fool easily rebuking young rascal greata as a doomsday prophet In the old testament prophets whose prophesies did not come true were stoned to death. Why doesn't press trump have all the climate change crazies stoned to death . And the BBC blatant propaganda machine should be burned Just because the low winter sun has shined for a few Jan days after a week of storm weather. So what does this mean the world will end in ten years . Absolute garbage from BBC natzis Can they tell how can co2 defy the laws of thermodynamics answer become hotter than the earth and make the earth hotter ridiculous poppycock know from BBC. The Australian drought is over and the south African rains have begun but no word from auntie Just wait till beast from East comes to UK in Feb we can all have a nice ice sheet in London as the Thames freezes greata can go skating . USA Democrats want to spend 94 trillion dollars on pre
On 23 Jan 2020, Paul, Bedfordshire wrote:

Here is another read about what is warming the planet. Or was until quite recently and has now gone into reverse.
On 23 Jan 2020, Fred wrote:

Michael It says its man made CO2....nuff said Fred
On 23 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

I think the Gw believers know in their inner selves that they have been misled,and would love to change their views but Ego and pride etc wont let them day perhaps,but not in the near future. this morning is 100% cloud with drizzle,after the warmest nite so far of summer.hasnt dropped below 17.9 for nearly 24hr. can they really not see that water vapour traps far more heat than any co2.
On 23 Jan 2020, Michael wrote:

A very interesting read on what's causing the warming and cooling of our planet.
On 22 Jan 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

Well, in news that will shock, er, no-one with a brain... the Aus Bush is beginning its recovery from wildfires already:
On 22 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

6˚C at 7.30, barely a breeze from the SW and feeling mild, mostly sunny again with a max temp of 12˚, I would have to go through my records to see when this last happened in January though I知 sure it is not unprecedented. Cloudy evening, still 9˚ at 9.30pm. We have some wallflowers in bloom and we致e had a primrose open since December, growing in the wall of the old loading ramp. The birds are also beginning to tune up.
On 22 Jan 2020, Mike Ellwood wrote:

My mother's Daily Mail is fully of news about Canada's present (real) "climate emergency" - Severe snowstorms in Newfoundland and Labrador. My own Grauniad? - not so much... At least it is on the BBC website: We heard from my sister, who lives on Vancouver Island, that they'd had several feet of snow the other weekend, which is fairly unusual in that part of Canada.
On 22 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

today was unexpected drizzle all morning after a low of 14* o/n. finally after m.dy the cloud broke.. just had a look at Eldorado pic of day,.bit of blurb re jet stream and the Pineapple express.
On 21 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

4˚C at 7.30, Vimtogrope said we were going to be overcast all day but it turned out very sunny and mild with a max temp of 8˚, only cloudy from time to time with a light wind varying from SW to NW, still 6˚ at 9.30pm. Winter seems to have been suspended for the time being but it痴 still got 3 months or more to catch up, on past form.
On 21 Jan 2020, Fred wrote:

Make no bones, this super mlld and failed diabolical cold is very much fuel for AGW supporters. Piers, when pM airmasses are the winter way forward...please don稚 forecast blizzards and diabolical cold for the doesn稚 happen... very poor winter thus far....election day was not disrupted at all....only forecast diabolical cold wgen a DEC 2010 is coming
On 20 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

3˚C at 7.30, quite still, both in the morning and in the evening but during the day we had a fairly gusty SW値y wind, brilliantly sunny with a max temp of 7˚, though in the morning much of the open ground was quite frozen, not the case now at 8.30pm, except in shady sheltered spots, 3˚ again.
On 20 Jan 2020, Richard Pinder wrote:

I think Piers would agree with this short and simple explanation of the Greenhouse Effect, written in the Mensa Magazine. 展e do know that the Greenhouse Effect exists because all Planetary Atmospheres have a surface temperature higher than the grey body temperature. The problem is that the Arrhenius hypothesis, as explained by NASA, does not work on planets with carbon dioxide atmospheres, proving that it is a Dogma. On the other hand a formula for the Greenhouse Effect based on Atmospheric mass, gravity and air pressure first suggested by James Clerk Maxwell in 1888, was proved correct in 2011 for all known Planetary Atmospheres by Ned Nikolov & Karl Zeller, Gravity pulling molecules downward producing the heat gradient. Other scientists have found the same results using NASA data with air pressure and the Ideal Gas Law
On 20 Jan 2020, Rich wrote:

It would be far easier to convince the public if Piers was pushing the LWA (Little Warm Age) and the wider scientific community were banging on about Global Cooling. The public would see shrinking arctic ice, mild winters/ warm summers, shrinking Alpine Glaciers record warmth on a global scale as they could see and feel it themselves, as that's what people are seeing even if we cant agree on the reason behind it. I do hope Piers recent tweet of prepare for more wild weather isn't a warning of even more wildly mild/warm weather as this will only make selling the LIA to the general public, which is a tough gig to be fair, harder still ( in the UK at the very least).
On 20 Jan 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

Strange - the BBC have news of the Aus fires being put out tucked away under the Australia section of the website now, whereas I'm sure the fires were all over the main page... No mention on the news program either! /////// In other news, they did report in the 2am weather that the current UK high has hit 1050mb and is still rising, the highest since 1957 (apparently). Will be interesting to see how high it goes - I fear they will struggle to cause hysterical fearmongering while reporting that 'Changing climate is causing stable high pressure! Calm winds, average-to-mild temperatures and low precipitation enable the population and wildlife to make productive use of their time and inflicts zero damage! Lack of snow or biting arctic winds reduces elderly person mortality rates and fossil fuel-derived energy usage!'... *rolls eyes*
On 19 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

0˚C at 7.30, cloudy and almost still, light SWly breeze later, ground well frozen and thawing only where the sun touched it, max temp 4˚, mostly sunny but with varying extent of clouds, 0˚ again by 9.30pm.
On 19 Jan 2020, Colin wrote:

Hi piers yes the BBC news are upset as Australia has torrential rain putting out the fires and has record low summer Temps so they never put this on the news . Australia didn't burn to a cinder did you see the hysterical channel 4 warming news the world will end in 10 years religious crazies . They want to exterminate half the world population to save the planet
On 19 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

was going to add too that wellington was fogged in this morning,but the whole page vanished.
On 19 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

the weather down here is nuts too,last few mornings have been down below 12deg ,and hi's of 21 or so and its been pleasant,but had a cold E/SE,for days. ystdy,still E but 24.5max and o/n L of 16. looked at situ .map and saw Tino siting off to the E dragging hot Tropical air down and pushing it onto us from the E. on the news bias,just a small note on rnz re rain dousing oz fires,and causing flooding. must be unsure whether to call it gw or not,so no large news item. they are such a confused lot,and even our met just show small Trough lines where its been heavy rain,CBs
On 19 Jan 2020, Geoff wrote:

I think that's what they call a 'wet dream,' Paul; I had one about Greta Thunberg in a lifeboat. But, seriously, Joe Bastardi has been on about water vapour for years...especially since most warming has occurred around the poles.
On 19 Jan 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Snow on the hills, ice on the puddles, frost on the grass, this morning, but it's more like the early signs of Spring you get in mid February. Snowdrops out in sheltered spots and the birds are pairing up and singing. Then I remember my frozen friends in Alaska, Maine and Newfoundland..
On 19 Jan 2020, Mark Hall wrote:

Harris, Somehow you can introduce the relevance of atmospheric density to support the AGW theory of retroactive causation, but later ignore it when it suits you. This neatly sums up the religion of the Climate Change movement. Any ideas about the global warming that happened on Mars at exactly the same time that it was experienced on Earth?
On 19 Jan 2020, Harris Keillar wrote:

M Lewis -No, I'm not - distance from the sun is also important and Venus is much closer than we are. I was just saying that Mars is not a relevant benchmark for Earth
On 19 Jan 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

I had random thought last night after waking up after a weird dream... I was thinking about some of the comments regarding increased atmospheric pressure potentially being linked to temperature... and then I was thinking about how water vapour is 30x (IIRC?) more warming than CO2... Now bear with me, but if we are saying that pressure increases temperature, and water vapour increases temperature, can we draw any correlation between the increased volume of CO2 in the atmosphere (and therefore the increased volume and density of the atmosphere overall??) and/or the fact that we humans are sucking water out of underground aquifers across the globe to (unsustainably...) maintain civilisations in very dry places, adding it to the above-ground water cycle and (presumably) evaporation/water vapour in the air. The first (CO2 leading to pressure increase) would seem to support AGW (but not for the usually claimed reasons) but the latter (water vapour) could be an untracked driver of climate?
On 18 Jan 2020, C View wrote:

Fred. I have seen that same problem on the BBC weather app. The summary of the day will always show a temp. one degree at least warmer than the temps shown in the hour by hour forecast you see when you open up the app
On 18 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

2˚C at 7.30, sharp W値y wind starting a day of brilliant sunshine with a max temp of 4˚, always grateful for such days in the midst of so much grey we致e had so far this winter, 2˚ again at 9pm under a brilliant starry sky.
On 18 Jan 2020, M Lewis wrote:

Ok Harris so what you are saying is there is a direct correlation between a Planet's atmospheric pressure and its temperature. Venus has a much denser atmosphere than Earth and its atmospheric pressure is far greater. Consequently its temperature is hundreds of degrees Celsius. Average 800 - 900 degrees C. Venus CO2 level is similar to Mars.
On 18 Jan 2020, Harris Keillar wrote:

M Lewis - Re Mars. The atmosphere is much thinner than Earth's [about 1% of the pressure we have] and Mars is much further away so the effective heating thanks to CO2 is only about 5c compared to Earth's effective rate of 33c. The diurnal and seasonal temperature differences on Mars are huge compared to ours too so is not really comparable as a benchmark
On 17 Jan 2020, Paddy, Aberdeen South, sub, 130m elevation wrote:

Up in Nairn yesterday, accompanied on the way up by drizzle & light rain, around 6˚C there by evening under a clearing sky, brilliantly sunny all day today on the way back and at home, 7˚ most of the way, somewhat cloudy tonight but stars still peeking through, 3˚ at 8.30pm.
On 17 Jan 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

RHYS: Goebbels admired the BBC for almost telling the truth. You ain't seen nothing yet until you see BBC Scotland's flagship evening bulletin Reporting Scotland, called by some misreporting Scotland for its accuracy. Noted too that within a few minutes of each other the BBC Scotland weather forecast can in terms of max/min show in some cases 50 to 200% difference from the main London-based forecast.
On 17 Jan 2020, Steve Devine wrote:

Hi Fred. Yep I've noticed that for years. They always inflate the temperatures in what they say compared to the on screen graphics. All subliminal until it becomes blindingly obvious!
On 17 Jan 2020, Fred wrote:

Re temps on forecasts, ever notice how they say temps fro 6-12 degrees yet the graphic shows 6-10 degrees....always pumping out false highs
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On 17 Jan 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Paul, I have no idea why Attenborough is supposed to add 'gravitas' to GW debates. The man is a biologist, not a meteorologist. He is a self-serving trumped up narcissist who says what is necessary to keep him on the gravy train. David Bellamy told the truth 30 years ago and the BBC discarded him. It shows that the BBC abhors truth and embraces pathological lying. BBC windbags should be confronted with that reality on live TV on very regular occasions: they are massive of other examples: 9/11, the White Helmets, Russia-bashing to name but three. The time has come to expose the BBC for what it is, whilst making it quite clear that US media is even worse. Americans always use any criticism of foreign organisations as leverage to force a buyout: they are totally unworthy of owning anything right now, and they should be told so extremely publicly.
On 17 Jan 2020, M Lewis wrote:

I have posted this observation several times over the years for Piers to use as a control hypothesis for his climate science. On Mars the atmosphere is 95% CO2. Mars axis is also tilted a similar amount of degrees to the vertical and it experiences the same seasons - just like Earth. Its day is a similar length to Earths. It is also a similar distance from the Sun and located in the Goldilocks zone. Yet, there is no global warming, as it has no water on its surface and only trace amounts of water vapour in its atmosphere and so cannot trap the Sun's heat.
On 17 Jan 2020, claude grayson wrote:

no Paul,everyone is avoiding any mention of low temps.even our met has changed the format so lows can only be found by a lot of searching ,if you are lucky...they used to have them with the hi every 2 hrs but not any more.there is a vast con going on to brainwash everyone into believers of gw.
On 17 Jan 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

+1 to the comment below re: the stream of AGW 'news' turning into a drowning torrent of unscientific hand-wringing scaremongering. It's all the BBC have been banging on about all day, wheeling out Attenborough to add gravitas to their demagoguing, all of it designed to inspire angst and fear, and not a scientific presentation of facts in sight - well, bar claims of the hottest and driest year in Australia evveerrrrr, and that the past decade is apparently the warmest on record. Yet from what I've read on here, there are places having record lows? Are they not included in the calculations?? ////// In better news, watching the BBC's Europe-wide weather forecast this evening, it looks like they are saying exactly the same as the WA Jan forecast for the next week or more!
On 16 Jan 2020, C View wrote:

I can't take it anymore, it is becoming intolerable. Every time I sitch on the radio or TV they are only talking about one thing, AGW. Moron after moron parroting the same schtick completely disregarding science and history. Trying to make out that every weather event is the worst there has ever been. No historical context is ever given to the fires in Australia, Black Friday in 1939 saw people killed and massive destruction all the way from Melbourne to Canberra. A look at the records shows Oz lurches from drought to flood to heatwave and so on. When are we going to see someone in power take a stance and say enough is enough. BTW did anyone see that a Facebook glitch showed up who has been posting in the name of Greta.? Namely her father and some Indian UN climate loon.
On 16 Jan 2020, Rhys Jaggar wrote:

Had a very interesting read of a 1958 2nd edition of 'Introduction to Meteorology' (Pettersen) the past few days. It is interesting because of course it is utterly free of global warming BS and focuses on what was still quite rudimentary technology for weather analysis and forecasting. I would love to make it compulsory reading for every woke undergraduate wishing to obtain a 'grown up degree' in the 2020s lol. For those that would like an old-fashioned coverage of the major issues in meteorology at about 1st year undergraduate level, it is well worth reading.
On 16 Jan 2020, colin wrote:

hi piers i must say your masterclass is great - exposing the climate lies - i have been studying climate change and leading scientists now say the effect of c02 is greatly over estimated as it is already saturated. it only takes 20 parts per million of c02 to produce 50% of its greenhouse effect. and the co2 effect is dwarfed by water vapor greenhouse effect. the greenhouse effect does not make the suns radiation warmer - it just delays the heat absorbed from the sun from leaving the earth - so it doesn't get cold as quickly - it just slows down cooling. we all know this as on a winter night if its cloudy its warmer as heat is delayed from leaving - if clear skys its colder as heat escapes quicker . water vapor dominates as it is 30 times more than c02.
On 16 Jan 2020, Paul (sub) SE UK wrote:

The UK weather has certainly been interesting recently - no wonder it is hard to predict when the jet stream is all over the place! ==== I just thought I'd copy across a link to what looks like a good website that Ron posted just before the last blog closed ( - I've only had a quick read but it looks like a succinct explanation that could be sent to 'Believers' for some reading, if they were so inclined to be challenged! >>>
On 16 Jan 2020, Ron Greer wrote:

Aye, Piers, there's more to climate than what's happening outside of the windows of Norwich.
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