On Sunday, it might have been British Summer Time, but Orkney had other ideas. Mirran Hall took this smasher of a picture in Stromness.
‘No winter lasts forever’
“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” – Hal Borland
The sun as it sets over Scapa Bay on Saturday 11th March 2023
“And, as always happens, and happens far too soon, the strange and wonderful becomes a memory and a memory becomes a dream. Tomorrow it’s gone.” ― Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith
Weather Forecast: Yellow Warning Snow & Ice
Snow showers and some sunny spells on Wednesday.
Snow Covered Orkney of March 1946
East Road, Clay Loan and School Place were very popular for sledging down.
Weather Forecast: Mainly dry with sunny spells. Windy.
Rather cold northerly wind. Maximum temperature 5 °C.
Weather Forecast: Very windy but mainly dry with sunny spells.
Mainly dry with sunny spells for Orkney. Maximum temperature 7 °C
Earth’s Long Term Warming Trend
The past nine years have been the warmest years since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. This means Earth in 2022 was about 2 degrees Fahrenheit (or about 1.11 degrees Celsius) warmer than the late 19th century average.
Weather Forecast: Heavy Rain.Windy
Strengthening east or northeasterly winds, gales later. Maximum temperature 6 °C.