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Old Monday 1st April 2013, 16:17   #1
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April 2013 Weather

Not a bad day today: started off grey but mild (ie not minus temperatures ) then the sun came out and it's been a mix of both, cloud and sun, since then. 4c.

Couldn't nod off last night and was still awake at 2.30am. Woke up at 6.30 so got up to feed cats then went back to bed....only to realise I was awake so may as well stay up! Had a quick showert & breakfast and went out birding at 7.30am....just a short trip planned. Eventually got home at 10.50am as it was such a nice day I just kept on walking Had my first Siskin, Dipper & Grey Wagtail of the year but what really surprised me was the fact that I saw 6 Treecreeper in the space of a mile!!! And Long-tailed Tits too - they all seemed to be paired up and very common

Feel shattered now so I think I won't have any problems getting to sleep tonight!
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Nice and sunny with poofy clouds going by from time to time.
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Old Tuesday 2nd April 2013, 11:22   #3
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Sunny on Sunday & quite warm too, but yesterday & today there is a very evil windy & it feels extremely cold out.
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Old Tuesday 2nd April 2013, 16:14   #4
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Beautiful. Sunny. Just below freezing and had a little snowfall this morning. The muddy mess seems to be drying out in the backyard. Yippee! Clean dogs = clean floors= clean bedding. :-)
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Old Wednesday 3rd April 2013, 08:24   #5
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Yesterday was another sunny/cloudy day.

Today, so far, it's bright sunshine
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Old Wednesday 3rd April 2013, 10:06   #6
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Sunny day, but still chilly, the wind has dropped though.
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Old Thursday 4th April 2013, 14:32   #7
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Dull & cloudy today & the chilly wind has got stronger again.
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Old Friday 5th April 2013, 09:42   #8
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Yesterday was another sunny mild day Got a load of washing dried on the lines too. Heavy rain shower at 7.15pm.

Grey and overcast this morning with a bit of a chilly wind.
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Old Friday 5th April 2013, 17:39   #9
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Sunny day, with a chill wind.
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Old Friday 5th April 2013, 20:07   #10
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That raw wind has been around for what seems like ever! Today's been quite sunny after an initial greyness, and it actually felt warm in the sun and out of the wind.
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Sunny & warm in the sun at Tavistock too, Wendy, but on arrival there at 6.30 a.m. it was -2 according to Daughters car thermometer. It warmed up later.
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Old Tuesday 9th April 2013, 14:29   #12
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That raw wind has been around for what seems like ever!
Hasn't it just! I can't remember a spring BEING so late as it is this year.

Still an icy feel to the air/wind up here too. Past two days, including today, have had the occasional sunny spell but still pretty overcast and cold too. Today is just 5c.

On the plus side tho'.....the wheatears and chiffchaffs are back along the coast and avocets back at Cresswell Pond (three weeks later than last year!).
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Dull, cloudy & misty.
The wind has dropped a tad.
Our Magnolia that usually starts blooming in February isn't out yet. Latest I've ever know it.
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Old Wednesday 10th April 2013, 13:14   #14
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It's raining here, on cue, just as the weather forecaster said we'd get it.
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Yesterday and today.....grey Still got an easterly wind (tho' not strong today - barely a breeze) and STILL 5c Jet stream is looking good for this weekend though so fingers crossed it brings a few migrants up to Northumberland.
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Damp & dull & chilly.
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We had a sunny day here in Northumberland!!!!! Pretty warm too at 7c It's clouded over now with a bit of light drizzle forecast but ok for tomorrow when I hope to get along to Boulmer to have a few hours' birding in the morning.
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Rain most of today, but it didn't matter as we were selling indoors. Only problem, the roof was leaking & dripping on our tables, we coped though.
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Old Sunday 14th April 2013, 14:46   #19
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Another sunny day and a mind-boggling 15c We've had a few brief heavy rain showers, especially this morning, and it's been a strong 29mph SSW wind. Feels warm tho' and I've had all the windows open today

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Really is gorgeous out there! Has been dry here all day and pretty clear skies, though there's some high cloud.
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Wet so no car boots.
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A day of three parts! This morning was cloudy, grey and breezy, this afternoon was warm (16C), sunny spells and still breezy, this evening it's back to grey, breezy and a bit of dampness.

The West Bay car boot was on, but there were very few sellers, about 15, when usually there are up to 50 on a fine day. I did get a couple of small polished ammonites, so I was happy!
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Glad you found something at the West Bay car boot, Wendy. I love that place & when the sea is rough, like in your photo.
A day of showers, here, but it's definitely warmer.
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A good day for drying the washing! Breezy and dry, warm too.
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Old Monday 15th April 2013, 21:39   #25
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I got a load of washing done too - it was sunny and warm but blowing a hooley

It's just started to rain outside and it's forecast to be pretty heavy overnight but dry again tomorrow. I'm going to get a few hardy annual seeds planted out tomorrow morning then heading over to Boumer in the afternoon with Neil for an hour or two's birding....hoping for a few summer migrants too
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