... and surprise, surprise the BBC get it spectacularly wrong again. Cloud is not restricted to the NW of the Great Glen as forecast. It is a vile grey mess out there as yet again pretty much all of Scotland has to suffer awful Highland summer weather
I can't say just hacked off I am to be suffering this garbage at the weekend yet again after enduring the last two thoroughly unpleasant days stuck in a stifling office. It's just relentless weekend after weekend of utter pigswill as decent weather is constantly restricted to working hours.
2019 is the worst ever year for the 'Weekend Curse'. Every month since April, apart from June. It's just soul destroying
I don't think that nature (and especially, the weather) is actually aware of what us humans, refer to as "the weekend" and so, will always do what it is going to do anyway regardless of the actual day of the week which we are. That is done in the same way in which our weather isn't going to conform to what we refer to as the meteorological or astronomical seasons for the same reason.
This means that if there is any such thing as a weekend curse, that is probably nothing more than a sheer coincidence. Having said that our weather is never going to conform to what we define as our seasons though, there does come a time when I am always glad to see the back of one season, and am ready to just get on with the next one and in my case, that always coincides with the meteorological seasons.
This means that whilst it is great to finally have a decent spell of weather in August (albeit just a short-lived one in this case), I don't have the same enthusiasm for that this time as I would for other such spells of weather which have occurred during this summer. We are after all, at the end of the summer. A week tomorrow, we will then be going into September and the start of the meteorological summer so when that time comes, I would then much rather be getting on with autumn, rather than getting more in the way of summery weather which we could have done with seeing during this actual summer itself (although, I also know that the weather isn't exactly going to work like that just because we are about to enter into meteorological autumn).
Finally, I hope that there aren't any temperature records broken for this upcoming English Bank Holiday. For obvious reasons, I don't want to go into the subject of climate change here. However, it just seems that we can't ever go for more than a few months or sometimes even a few weeks these days, without some sort of high temperature record being broken here in the UK. It wasn't all that long ago after all, that the UK had its hottest day on record on that very same day which was locally for here, also the hottest day on record here in Edinburgh.
I am just sick to the back teeth of these high temperature records constantly being broken all the time, I would really very much welcome a much needed break from all of that happening.
Why is it after all, that we can't to the same extent, ever get any cold temperature records broken in any given year when it comes to our winter (or any time of the year for that matter)?
The north of Edinburgh, usually always missing out on snow events which occur not just within the rest of Scotland or the UK, but also within the rest of Edinburgh.