How's your weather?

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Pebble » 31 Dec 2020, 7:21pm

has been below freezing for days, now we have heavy rain and it is still below freezing - those roads are going to be fun.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby colin54 » 31 Dec 2020, 10:53pm

Mick F wrote:
colin54 wrote: .......... from the Side of Ashurst Hill, West Lanc's.
Lived in Newburgh and often went up Ashurst and to the beacon too. Father-in Law and Mother-in-Law's ashes are scattered up near the beacon.

Quite a lot of people leave flowers next to the beacon as a remembrance.
This probably wasn't there in your day but there's a bronze plaque mounted on a plinth about 50 yards away showing what can be seen on a clear day, (cropped to be readable) & click..
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...and here's a young polar bear perched on the same plinth a few days later drinking from a giant bottle of beer (if you close one eye and squint).
Have a happy and whimsical New Year !
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby peetee » 1 Jan 2021, 9:21am

It looks very frosty out there. I was walking up the valley at midnight and the roads were treacherous. It rained til 8pm and judging by the stippled ice on the car it was freezing as it landed. The roads are very icy. I’m tempted to ride off-road today but it’s going to be difficult to get anywhere without using some tarmac sections.
Winter had arrived in the land of Kernow. Along with it came wet roads and cool winds.
“Oh, my wheels and coupling rods!” Peetee exclaimed.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Mick F » 1 Jan 2021, 10:01am

The Tamar Valley is a frozen valley this morning, and I knew it would be.
Damp wet sleet, turned to damp wet hail, then frozen hail.
Thawed a bit, and then froze solid.

I don't think we can safely leave the front door as the drive is an ice-sheet.
Still solid now, and it's 10am.
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Mick F » 1 Jan 2021, 10:04am

PS:
Give it an hour, and I'll walk the dog. I'm ok with my boots on I would think, and I'd like to see what the lanes are like.
I'll risk it.

Cuppa time now. :D
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby pwa » 1 Jan 2021, 10:08am

It was looking frosty last night, but this morning the cars were frost free and there is no frost on the fields. But my traction for this morning's excursion (due to start soon) will be walking boots.

(S Wales coastal)

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby al_yrpal » 1 Jan 2021, 10:16am

Thick hoar frost in West Somerset. We are lighting the woodburner and locking down. Happy New Year one and all.. heres to better times.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Mick F » 1 Jan 2021, 11:54am

An hour's walk.
Very very icy and treacherous in places.

Here's a photo of a lane near here. Rather steep uphill but the photo doesn't do the hill justice. OS has it with two chevrons.
The tyre tracks and the footprints look wet, but they are solid ice. Me and the dog walked on the grass! :shock:
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Syd » 1 Jan 2021, 11:58am

No snow here in Edinburgh except is extremely shaded spots that dont see sun. Occasional icy patches on footpaths.

Sun is out and clear skies. Temperature currently 2 degrees C. Went out for a pleasant walk at 8am with the moon still dominating in the sky.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby peetee » 1 Jan 2021, 2:10pm

Walking for me too this morning. Amazingly we had snow overnight too. Although only a dusting on north facing slopes.
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Winter had arrived in the land of Kernow. Along with it came wet roads and cool winds.
“Oh, my wheels and coupling rods!” Peetee exclaimed.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby rjb » 2 Jan 2021, 11:15am

Beautiful crisp morning here in Somerset. Roads still lethal as they aren't salted. Extensive flooding has closed several roads. This is the view from North Curry church - the Cathedral of the Moors as it's known. May try ice skates, not worth risking the bike, could possibly get into Taunton on the river or canal. :lol:

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Paulatic » 2 Jan 2021, 7:11pm

Syd wrote:No snow here in Edinburgh except is extremely shaded spots that dont see sun. Occasional icy patches on footpaths.

Sun is out and clear skies. Temperature currently 2 degrees C. Went out for a pleasant walk at 8am with the moon still dominating in the sky.

I see it was a different story this morning in Edinburgh
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Re: How's your weather?

Postby Syd » 2 Jan 2021, 7:19pm

Paulatic wrote:
Syd wrote:No snow here in Edinburgh except is extremely shaded spots that dont see sun. Occasional icy patches on footpaths.

Sun is out and clear skies. Temperature currently 2 degrees C. Went out for a pleasant walk at 8am with the moon still dominating in the sky.

I see it was a different story this morning in Edinburgh
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Yes, was about a 20 minute flurry. Cleared quite where there was foot traffic and the sun hit but still a bit white elsewhere due to low air temperatures.

Went for a walk earlier and was pleasantly warming waiting in the sun outside a shop whilst Mrs Syd did some essential shopping.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby sjs » 2 Jan 2021, 10:28pm

Grey skies, low single figure daytime temperatures, overnight frosts and until recently a lot of rain, here in Herts. Footpaths muddier than I've ever known them.

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Re: How's your weather?

Postby djnotts » 3 Jan 2021, 8:22am

In Nottingham yesterday was ok for 20 miles on Brompton on minor and major urban roads, but light snow yesterday appears to have frozen overnight. Major A route into city only 100 yards away and will I expect be ok to ride, but it's down hill from here and I would probably have to slide down to it!
Open garage doors and an hour on the turbo in the open air seems the safe option this a.m.