Charmhills
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:07:10 AM

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


Knowledge is power, power is strength.

Duane.



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

Originally Posted by: Charmhills 

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

 

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

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Saint Snow
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:15:54 AM

Originally Posted by: Northern Sky 

 

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 

 

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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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."

Aneurin Bevan

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

Originally Posted by: Gavin D 

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

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

Originally Posted by: warrenb 

 

Nine engines fighting a fire near the Dartford Crossing also.

The heat doesn't deter arsonists.


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

Originally Posted by: westv 

 

The heat doesn't deter arsonists.

 

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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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."

Aneurin Bevan

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

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

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.

Give my regards to the midges


"Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim" - another weather pangram
Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 12:03:34 PM

Originally Posted by: DEW 

 

Give my regards to the midges

 

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.

 


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."

Aneurin Bevan

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

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

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.

 

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


Tim

NW Leeds

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

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

 

 

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.

 

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!"


"Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim" - another weather pangram
Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 1:41:10 PM

Originally Posted by: Tim A 

 

 

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

 

That was only a long weekend


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."

Aneurin Bevan

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

Originally Posted by: DEW 

 

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!"

 

Great!


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."

Aneurin Bevan

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

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

 

 

Great!

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


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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

Originally Posted by: DEW 

 

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

 

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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"How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics."

Aneurin Bevan

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

Originally Posted by: Jiries 

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

 

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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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."

Aneurin Bevan

Jiries
Thursday, July 21, 2022 5:43:38 PM

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

 

 

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.

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

Originally Posted by: Jiries 

 

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

 

It's a beautiful place, mate

 

 

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


Martin

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