Sunday, 2 February 2014

A Half Decent Start?

Saturday morning was bright and sunny but the breeze picked up around lunchtime and we had a very windy afternoon and the obligatory drop of rain too. But then I was a little surprised by the records from my weather station. It recorded 2.7 hours of sunshine. That might not appear too good but the reading is affected by the sensor being in the shadow of the house through the winter months. In any case that’s the highest sunshine reading since 04 October 2013. I didn't think we’d had that much sunshine on Saturday.

Last week I took a picture of our iris Kathleen Hodgkin which was in full flower on 02 February 2013. This year she’s never really made into full flower taking a bit of a battering from the wind and rain.
This is how she looked on 02 February this year not really impressive in comparison with last year as you can see from last year’s photo  here.

As the forecast for the beginning of February is for more of the same weather I thought I’d have a look back through my records to see when we last had a spell of a few dry and sunny days together rather than the odd half day of sunshine followed by more dull and damp weather that we seem to have had for months now. I think we’d have to go back to the last week in September 2013. A week of dry sunny weather really would be a welcome change. 


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