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Saint Snow
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:11:51 AM


NW Scotland is a lovely place in the summer over looking the North Atlantic.


Originally Posted by: Charmhills 


 


It looks beautiful, Duane (we're due to be right on the coast, not far from Mallaig, overlooking the sea and the Small Isles).


Looks way better bathed in sunshine, though  and being warm enough for me to swim/paddleboard in that turquoise sea without a wetsuit...



Martin
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A TWO addict since 14/12/01
"How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics."
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Saint Snow
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:15:54 AM


 


I've seen a breakdown to rain in England and an improvement in Scotland many a time in August. I'm keeping an eye on the models for a few nights on the West coast - Ardnamurchan hopefully - but I'm only driving up there if the weather is good. It really would be ideal to enjoy some sunshine in Scotland while my garden and allotment gets a good soaking at home 


Originally Posted by: Northern Sky 


 


We'll be a bit further north than even that!


Looks lovely - https://vimeo.com/273994078?embedded=true&source=vimeo_logo&owner=926255


 


 


 


 



Martin
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warrenb
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:49:33 PM

Around 25 firefighters are tackling two simultaneous grass fires in Croydon according to Sky News

Originally Posted by: Gavin D 


Nine engines fighting a fire near the Dartford Crossing also.


richardabdn
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 2:57:45 PM

Well this has been yet another epic fail. An unmitigated disaster.


27C at 9am should have seen the record smashed but yet again the overcast comes into ruin things 


Horrible cloud fest day again. The sun is now shining through thin high cloud after being almost entirely absent since 9:30am but the temperature is actually falling and is the lowest it's been all day at 24.5C 


Yet again we have failed to reach 28C, a value that was not only reached during 1976, 1995 and 2006 but also during unexceptional summers like 1950, 1958 and 1986.


The only records that come close to be equalled in summer these days are cold records.


Utterly awful day and 'heatwave'. 0/10.


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westv
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:04:58 PM


 


Nine engines fighting a fire near the Dartford Crossing also.


Originally Posted by: warrenb 


The heat doesn't deter arsonists.


At least it will be mild!
Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:53:14 AM


 


The heat doesn't deter arsonists.


Originally Posted by: westv 


 


Stupid comment



Martin
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Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:57:10 AM

I think I'm going to be using this thread a lot.


Latest few runs show the max temp for NW Scotland, where I'm f*ckwittedly going to spend my bloody so-called summer holiday, as 14-15c for its entirety.


No, I tell a lie. The day we travel home, it shows some warming-up.


I'm going to divorce my family for wanting this.



Martin
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DEW
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Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:01:24 AM


I think I'm going to be using this thread a lot.


Latest few runs show the max temp for NW Scotland, where I'm f*ckwittedly going to spend my bloody so-called summer holiday, as 14-15c for its entirety.


No, I tell a lie. The day we travel home, it shows some warming-up.


I'm going to divorce my family for wanting this.


Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 


Give my regards to the midges


War does not determine who is right, only who is left - Bertrand Russell

Chichester 12m asl
Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 12:03:34 PM


 


Give my regards to the midges


Originally Posted by: DEW 


 


We're on the coast (like, about 300m back from a beach) and the reports from around that area are that the midges aren't a problem. Inland, yes it's a major issue - put it this way, I'll drive through the Great Glen, but won't get out of the car and be a smorgasbord.


 



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Tim A
Thursday, July 21, 2022 12:07:06 PM


I think I'm going to be using this thread a lot.


Latest few runs show the max temp for NW Scotland, where I'm f*ckwittedly going to spend my bloody so-called summer holiday, as 14-15c for its entirety.


No, I tell a lie. The day we travel home, it shows some warming-up.


I'm going to divorce my family for wanting this.


Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 


 


I do sympathise...BUT .....I have it in my head that you have already been abroad somewhere this year ?


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DEW
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Thursday, July 21, 2022 12:24:23 PM


 


 


We're on the coast (like, about 300m back from a beach) and the reports from around that area are that the midges aren't a problem. Inland, yes it's a major issue - put it this way, I'll drive through the Great Glen, but won't get out of the car and be a smorgasbord.


 


Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 


I've camped on Skye, a similar distance from the sea, and got up to find the socks which I'd pegged to the guy ropes to dry out overnight completely surrounded by a sphere of midges. The reaction of the site owner was "Och, it's a live one today!"


War does not determine who is right, only who is left - Bertrand Russell

Chichester 12m asl
Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 1:41:10 PM


 


 


I do sympathise...BUT .....I have it in my head that you have already been abroad somewhere this year ?


Originally Posted by: Tim A 


 


That was only a long weekend




Martin
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Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 2:15:27 PM


 


I've camped on Skye, a similar distance from the sea, and got up to find the socks which I'd pegged to the guy ropes to dry out overnight completely surrounded by a sphere of midges. The reaction of the site owner was "Och, it's a live one today!"


Originally Posted by: DEW 


 


Great!




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Thursday, July 21, 2022 3:43:13 PM


 


 


Great!



Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 


Good luck anyway. Just hope for a bit of a breeze which tends to make them lie low.


War does not determine who is right, only who is left - Bertrand Russell

Chichester 12m asl
Jiries
Thursday, July 21, 2022 4:47:46 PM

Why does midges don't appear in England since we are in same land and temperatures almost the same?

Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 4:55:21 PM


 


Good luck anyway. Just hope for a bit of a breeze which tends to make them lie low.


Originally Posted by: DEW 


 


We went to the Trossachs last summer. Half the boot was filled with Smidge/Avon So Soft and hiking hats with nets.


Saw a handful the first day there when sat out having a pint. None the rest of the time.


Sunshine also makes them take cover. But I guess sunshine is a more forlorn hope than breeze/wind 



Martin
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Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 5:01:29 PM


Why does midges don't appear in England since we are in same land and temperatures almost the same?


Originally Posted by: Jiries 


 


They like a certain type of environment - acidic, wet/damp, plenty of tree cover/shade. With the abundance of lochs; peaty, boggy land; rain and forests, Scotland is ideal, especially Western/North-Western. 


But you also find them in huge numbers in parts of Scandinavia.



Martin
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"How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics."
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Jiries
Thursday, July 21, 2022 5:43:38 PM


 


 


They like a certain type of environment - acidic, wet/damp, plenty of tree cover/shade. With the abundance of lochs; peaty, boggy land; rain and forests, Scotland is ideal, especially Western/North-Western. 


But you also find them in huge numbers in parts of Scandinavia.


Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 


Thanks now I know, i never been to Scotland by the way, the further north is Newcastle in Stanley area.

Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 6:08:21 PM


 


Thanks now I know, i never been to Scotland by the way, the further north is Newcastle in Stanley area.


Originally Posted by: Jiries 


 


It's a beautiful place, mate


 


 


(just sh*te summer weather... and midges)



Martin
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A TWO addict since 14/12/01
"How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics."
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bledur
Thursday, July 21, 2022 6:20:14 PM

The midges can be absolute hell and can ruin a day. I go up near the Kyle of Sutherland every year and go fishing a few days. A damp morning with no wind, near trees on the riverbank can be torture, even with a midge net the little [censored]get inside, some people get quite a reaction to midge bites with their whole face swelling up. They are the worst thing about Scotland, i dont mind the weather as i am no heat lover 

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