OYBBK please, please, please tell me it's not going to stay winter all year?!

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Hanging off a rock in the inner hebrides and today we have gales and hail. Our poor lambs are huddled in corners, the grass won't grow, cows and sheep in misery and our poor piglets haven't even been outdoors yet!
Never mind that the heating is still on, we still need to light the fire most days as it feels so 'wintery'!
I know farmers are known for complaining about the weather but surely it must warm up sometime?
[shivers]

Yonihadtoask Mon 13-May-13 13:46:21

Am eagerly watching for replies on this one also.

Am not as far north as you OP, but it's pretty blummin cold here. Windy and rainy. I have been in and out with the laundry twice this morning.

I WANT sunshine and warmth now.

digerd Mon 13-May-13 18:21:21

Sorry, but we've had a nice day today in the SE. 17 degrees and lots of sun.

I am so sorry for your animals. The farmers lost a lot of lambs here too earlier on, and some of the ewes refused to feed others, so they have been hand rearing lots.

The field behind me has had lambs with mums outside for some weeks now. But we are in the south and have it luckier than in the Hebrides, I would imagine.

I know that having them inside makes so much more very hard work for you sad for all concerned. Are the animals usually outside at this time of year where you are?

I wish I could give long term forecasts, but I'm afraid I'd be inventing it. The thing I have noticed with this stupid wayward jet stream is that we either get stuck in prolonged dry or prolonged wet. Not a lot in between it seems.

There is a general warming trend showing through this month, but nothing remarkably warm,more on the cool side of average I think.

ajandjjmum Mon 13-May-13 20:37:42

Now you're around Kitten grin - what are the chances of DH completed the three peaks in 24 hours this weekend? Fort William, Scarfell Pike and Snowdonia.

<secretly praying it's crap weather so I don't have to sit in a carpark all night while two silly men climb three mountains that are hundreds of miles apart!!!>

Thanks smile

Hopefully they are keeping an eye on the mountain weather service smile

At the moment it looks pretty decent settled weather! Very nippy up in the Scottish mountains Sunday am though!

Now if they were sailing off the EA coast I would be advising them to keep a close eye and reconsider!

ajandjjmum Mon 13-May-13 21:00:38

Now that's a shame - looks like we'll be going then. DH will be happy to know you think it's looking OK - he's got great confidence in your forecasting skills!

Thank you! thanks

Don't worry, it may change grin

Well. A new day, a new forecast! I think your dh should be paying really close attention to the forecast. Instead of low pressure out to the east, it sits over the centre of England, bringing deluges to northern Wales and southern scotland on Saturday afternoon/night.

I think it won't really be pinned down until a couple of days before hand, which is rubbish for planing stuff!

ajandjjmum Tue 14-May-13 09:07:29

Oh no - that really doesn't sound great walking/climbing weather. By when would you say the forecast would be pretty firm?

FattyMcChubster Tue 14-May-13 09:11:39

OYBBK please please please say Sunday will be dry at least?! I'm near Sheffield and neeeeed it to be dry!

sorry. I think the met office will be issuing weather warnings for the weekend soon. Some very very wet conditions now showing. It may dry up through Sunday in the northern half of England so Fatty, your afternoon maybe ok.

of course with little low pressures it can be hard to forecast their exact track until pretty close to the time.

aj, not until thursday I think. Sorry sad

FattyMcChubster Tue 14-May-13 15:07:15

So much for kids party in the garden then!! Thank you anyway.

Ooopsadaisy Tue 14-May-13 15:17:27

I find I am affected a lot by the weather. My entire demeanour, outlook, attitude, everything.

I actually feel like crying at the moment because I am going running with DD when she gets home from school and I feel so fed up of hunching in the wind, will my glasses get rain splattered and I'll end up in a ditch cos I can't see where I'm going ........

It's so dark here. It's only a few weeks to midsummer and it's all being wasted. Lovely light evenings are being spent indoors .... utter crap.

Everything is grey, grey, cold, grey, grey, cold, wet, wind, grey.

We had lovely weather back on the bank holiday and I felt brilliant. Better than I have for about a year (the last time we had nice weather). I had so much energy and enthusiasm.

I think I was born in the wrong country.

I just got hail stoned on whilst walking the dog. Bloody weather.

Chickengirl Tue 14-May-13 16:48:31

Totally agree with you Ooopsadaisy, it is utterly depressing at the moment. Was so hoping for a better year weather wise. I think it almost feels worse now as we had the brief good weather on the bank holiday.

dufflefluffle Tue 14-May-13 16:51:30

I have just lit the stove and am wondering do I need to restock the logs - that I already replenished last month - I would usually have finished with fires for the summer by now: it's mid-May!!!!! I haven't even thought about getting summer clothes out of storage: brrrr!

ArthurCucumber Tue 14-May-13 17:00:03

What gets me is that in not much more than a month the days will be starting to get SHORTER sad. It's nearly summer and it doesn't even feel like spring has started yet.

North-West here, we've still got central heating on, will probably need a top-up of oil soon. Kids still have hot water bottles at night. Gales, hailstones earlier today.

Where we are, our summers are usually wet, but the one redeeming feature has always been that we get a prolonged warm/dry period around Easter, often having at least a couple of Tshirt days by the end of March or early April. Not this year! I have a bad feeling that we'll go straight from cold winter to cold wet spring to cold wet summer, and then autumn again. Bah.

meglet Tue 14-May-13 22:36:18

Is this the jet stream stuck again?

Part of me thinks that it's not a bad thing I'm saving money on not buying summer clothes, but I'm spending on the central heating instead.

It is still in the wrong place.

digerd Wed 15-May-13 08:43:05

S.Herts

GRRRRRR. I have had to put the heating back on angry as only 17 degrees in sitting room this morning. It rained yesterday evening for ages and had to go out with little dog who didn't want to go sad.

But it is the COLD I am fed up with. +6 last night.
Last year on 15th May night was +4 but SUNNY the next day.

At least it is not raining atm, so must dash out with little dog before it does - fed up face.

me too. Hall was 15 so I gave up.

MorrisZapp Wed 15-May-13 08:51:25

I measure the weather in clothes. Thus far this year, I have worn my Birkenstocks once.

I don't know if I'm inventing it, but I'm sure I used to wear skirts and Birkies for months on end. Last year was a washout, this year is a cold washout.

It is fucking shit.

Pissing down all night and morning. Neds have stayed in and I am wet, again.

Sigh

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