We returned to the UK in mid-October, and since then it really hasn't been cold; I think the lowest temperature has been 1 or 2 C. Not even enough for a decent covering of frost. If anything our memory of Winter 2021/2022 will be that of sunshine; as above.
It hasn't even rained properly. We've had some light drizzle, a few minutes of rainette, and maybe one night when it did actually rain properly for a very short while. However; it really hasn't 'rained' as such, and my new Barbour, and rain hat, have still not been fully tested.
I'm not saying that I haven't worn my hat-gloves-n-scarf on chilly mornings, because I have on several occasions, but that can be the case at almost any time of year. Back in France I know that it's been quite cold, and has rained a lot, but not here.
I always say that the difference between our French and English climates is that in France it's colder in Winter and hotter in Summer. So far this has certainly been so, and I'm definitely hoping for a good hot Summer.
Just for a change, yesterday morning about 10 tiny snowflakes fell accompanied by a stiff breeze, then sunshine again (see above photo; we even had our upper front window open). We're promised some sub-zero temperatures over the next two days; but we'll see.
My new Barbour remains untested.
Long live Global warming!
Early bird you are! Writing your blog at 4:30am.ReplyDelete
We usually get a lot of snow in the winter but not so much the last few years.
The World is changing in every way!
I get-up at 4am every morning; don't ask me why!!!Delete
Habit. I find myself in a rut.Delete
We are warm enough here in Australia, we don't need more warming.ReplyDelete
Don't knock it; it's 1 C here this morning.Delete
In theory I do prefer well defined seasons as you describe, cold winters, hot summers - not least because that's what I grew up with. In practice? In practice I am glad of the mild (not to say ill defined) weather here at the English South Coast. Having said that, the wind chill factor the last couple of days cut right through me. And, just as my mother phoned me yesterday afternoon to tell me that she is running out of life's puff, the end is nigh (which I am sure it is), I was looking out of the window. And what do you know: A two minute snow blizzard. What an amazing dance that was. Not least because it provided a suitably dramatic backdrop to my mother's narrative.ReplyDelete
I would describe our snow as a one minute windy-flurry. No more than that, thank goodness.Delete
We don't know what the weather is today. The 'sky' is covered in a thick red cloud of Saharan sand.ReplyDelete
I've just looked at photos from 3 years ago. Our grapevine was covered in new green leaves. Today the buds are just showing. We had a long cold winter.
Climate change or just the normal rotation. It wasn't the coldest winter we've had in recent history
My grapevine here is just sprouting its leaves. Quite cold this morning; now 2 C.Delete
Brighton or Bermuda? It's hard to tell.ReplyDelete
Not quite, but better than Cleethorpes.Delete
Our summer has been deliciously cool, as was summer last year. Last winter wasn't as cold as usual, although it felt like it to me. I feel I should be cheering for global warming, until I see one substantial flood after another in QLD and NSW.ReplyDelete
Yes, my poor daughter's basement was flooded this year. When she lived further North (Rocky) her house was on high ground, and when it flooded all the wild animals turned-up on her lawn!Delete
It is most obviously global warming and all the animals misusing the fields and meadows and we have to get rid of them. It is as simple as that. The farmers must change to palm oil and soya growing and the climate will accommodate this so it is a win win.ReplyDelete
Fields of Okra instead of Sugar Beet? I do hope not. Long live Lamb chops, Pork pies, and Rib-eye Steak.Delete
On April 1st all things are possible.Delete
I hope you said "White Rabbit, White Rabbit" this morning.Delete
No but I did like your joke of a post title which I assumed was for April Fools Day.Delete
Try living in the Yorkshire PenninesReplyDelete
Erm; no thanks. It's cold enough down here today.Delete
I totally agree with Tasker, flipping freezing most of the time. I heard yesterday that Australia only as 5 weeks of winter which sounds pretty good.ReplyDelete
England needs to find a 'second home'. Somewhere warm where we could all go en masse for the Winter. Turn off the lights, and return in Spring.Delete
You finally got your blast of cold this morning. Our snowfall has continued to drop over the last 4 years. I also see dramatic swings in temperature. This winter we've had unusually mild weather mixed with below zero and everything in between. Dressing in layers seems to work.ReplyDelete
I've just come in from walking with Billy. It is 6 C, but feels more like ZERO. Even so, it's not unpleasant.Delete
Six inches of snow yesterday morning but all gone during the day as the sun was warm. No snow today but just had a hailstorm.ReplyDelete
Again just a few flakes fell here, accompanied by sudden wind, but nothing that one could call snow.Delete
In my youth I used to watch the Boxing Day hunt meet in Horsham, Sussex, and have pictures taken a year apart of people in shorts and shirtsleeves and of more than a foot of snow and sub-zero temperatures. Likewise, the hottest summer in my 70 years was 1976. I think that so much of the noise about global warming is actually inherent weather variability being used for other ends by unscrupulous individuals and organisations. In this context see recent articles about new weather data having been transcribed from hand-written records from the early 19th century rewriting the records in many areas!ReplyDelete
Christmas Day and Boxing Day should be the only two days in the year when snow is allowed. It should begin on Christmas Eve (before the children go to bed), and melt over night on Boxing Day. Is that too much to ask?Delete
I know Horsham well. My father was at school there, and I attended the small Art School there for one term in order to get a portfolio together.