Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Monday was the hottest day of the month but only hours before it was also the coldest day of the month.
At 05:50 in the morning the temperature fell to 8.2°C (46.8°F) rather nippy for mid August but Monday turned out to be a lovely sunny day with the temperature reaching 25.4°C (77.7°F) at 17:25. From monthly low to high in 11 hours and 35 minutes.
It's also the driest start to August over the last seven years, which is a bit of a mixed blessing on the allotment. On the one hand our onions are starting to dry off nicely but I need some rain to help create some better conditions for digging.
On a less than perfect rose, I had a bit of a dabble with a new zoom lens for my camera.
It was a bit too warm to do anything too energetic!
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:18