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Author Topic: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)  (Read 14388 times)

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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2017, 12:04 »
Unusually windy here with gusts up to 60mph this morning, so despite the sunshine the 'feels like' temperature is around minus 2-3C at times!

Good for green energy production though - THIS website gives you a breakdown of UK electricity generation, and currently (::)) wind power is producing more than either nuclear or coal fired power stations (although of course on very calm days it produces next to nothing.)
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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2017, 12:44 »
The cold hasn't arrived yet, still 11C, but the wind and black clouds have, after a bright morning.

It was quite nice in the greenhouse wrapping everything up against the coming cold weather. Fingers crossed everyone is ok.
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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2017, 12:55 »
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Good for green energy production though - THIS website gives you a breakdown of UK electricity generation, and currently (::)) wind power is producing more than either nuclear or coal fired power stations (although of course on very calm days it produces next to nothing.)
Though not more than the Gas powered plants, which are also more responsive when we need a surge in power, as we will if the cold weather arrives as forecast.
A bit more wind and those wind turbines will be shut down again   :( 
It's about time someone had a viable plan for collecting energy from waves/tidal flows - much more reliable than wind, surely. Sorry rant over  :lol:

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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2017, 15:45 »
Cold and windy with gale force gusts. Overnight low of 3C with much colder and snow forecast Thursday and Friday

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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2017, 23:17 »
Another not-bad-day here. Sunshine, little wind and warm enough to enjoy a trip to the local Nursery.

It was a comfortable 14C in the aviary shed.... if only my greenhouse got as much sun. Can't have it all.  ::)



It's about time someone had a viable plan for collecting energy from waves/tidal flows - much more reliable than wind, surely. Sorry rant over  :lol:

It sure is mumofstig! When you consider the length of our coast and the number of suitable locations we sure are wasting that energy. I may be wrong but I thought I'd heard that Swansea Bay in South Wales had a viable plan.
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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2017, 17:50 »
After a drizzly day of 7-8c, SSE wind 2-3mph.
Come early afternoon and the temp drops to 1.1c and its bewn snowing for a good few hours and has settled nicely.
Temp starting to warm up a little and light snow now.
Wind has picked up, now 20mph NW with a few 32mph gusts
« Last Edit: January 12, 2017, 17:51 by lettice »

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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2017, 20:44 »
In whatever direction I look, we are surrounded by snow-covered hills, fells and mountains but here to the west of Carlisle we are mercifully free of the stuff

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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2017, 22:25 »
A very wet & cold day here, turning to slushy rain on our way back from a shopping trip late afternoon. Now beginning to freeze on my way home after evening out, so goodness knows what it will be like tomorrow, black ice I shouldn't wonder

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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2017, 01:31 »
In whatever direction I look, we are surrounded by snow-covered hills, fells and mountains but here to the west of Carlisle we are mercifully free of the stuff

A person of the same opinion as me I think. Snow - looks lovely in pictures and Christmas cards but not so good on my door-step.

Here - wet, cold and snow flakes fell but fortunately the snow didn't settle. 1C but colder in the country-side overnight. A whopping 5 or 6C tomorrow.

A friend in Australia is jealous - it's baking there she says!  :lol:

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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2017, 19:40 »
Rain, rain and more rain lol x

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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2017, 16:41 »
Down to 8C in the aviary this morning.... a fair bit cooler out.
Soggy but not raining - not a bad day.

The evenings are gradually getting lighter.  :)

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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2017, 10:43 »
Dull, damp and dreary. 
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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2017, 10:50 »
Tues: Beautiful sunshine but cold...

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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2017, 11:05 »
Tues: Beautiful sunshine but cold...

Same here with a forecast high of 2C Brrr!

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Re: What's the weather like where you are? (2017)
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2017, 11:12 »
mumofstig.... 2C. Wow that is chilly. I think it is a bit warmer here... just as well as our central heating packed up yesterday evening. Fortunately the hot water is working.

9C in the aviary and rising due to the heat of the sun.

Off to buy a portable electric fan heater. Don't you just love the winter.  :nowink:
« Last Edit: January 17, 2017, 11:15 by Paul Plots »



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