Sunday, 1 March 2015

Far Too Popular

It was tricky to decide what the weather was going to do on Saturday as we had bright sunny spells one minute followed by dark cloud the next. In the end it was the mildest day of the month managing 12.2°C (54.0°F).

I decided by lunchtime that we’d have an afternoon visit to the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway as they were holding their Winter Steam Gala. It turned out to be a wasted trip as there was no parking to be had at Oxenhope or Haworth. Besides the lack of parking space it was starting to rain so we decided to head for home. We travelled back home over Oxenhope Moor to Hebden Bridge and on the tops the weather was a bit on the bleak side.
Sue managed a few photos between swishes of the windscreen wipers as we headed over the moors.

Back home it hadn't rained but we did start to get some light showery rain as evening fell and the wind started to pick up to gale force later into the night.
The rain wasn't enough to stop this February finishing up as the driest February I've recorded with only 11.2mm or 0.44” of rainfall.
It puts February 2015 in fifth places on Ossett’s driest months since the start of 2010.


  1. Bleak but dramatic, such wonderful scenery. A shame that you couldn't park though. We've had mad weather here today too, including horizontal icy rain. We were walking on top of a common, for some reason everyone wanted to come home.

    1. Proper Bronte country on a bleak day.

      At least we were in the car and out of the rain.


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