Saturday, November 09, 2019

Cold Snap

I suspect it is quite unusual for us to have such cold weather in early November, and cold it was yesterday and will be again today if the forecast is correct. Icy winds, a series of rain fronts with strong winds and snow on 'dem 'der hills.

The last four Thursdays when we have taken Mother out; week 1, hot and high 20s, week 2, cold, squally and wet mid teens, week 3 mid 30s and hot, week 4, cold, squally and wet mid teens. Nothing to do with climate change though. However, I think it must be record variations for November and I am convinced that our seasons are moving later. I  switched the air con from cooling to heating this evening.

I became bored by rainbow number seven yesterday. This one is the best of them.




28 comments:

  1. Bored with rainbows? Oh Andrew. The shot you showed us is a stunner.
    I hear you on the variations. One day last week we had a range of 22C from our minimum to our maximum. And yesterday was coolish, and this morning this same.

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    1. This was about the third one EC. After that none were as good and I already had the money shot. I can't remember ever seeing more than two rainbows in a day.

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  2. I think winter arrived here today, blowy and grey and a bit whiny in the windows trying to get in. WE had a long run of fall though so no complaints.

    Gorgeous, gorgeous rainbow.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, we don't seem to be having a spring, just alternating between summer and winter.

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  3. We had our first snow last night. Not much, but enough to coat the cars. I'm not quite ready for winter.
    Lovely rainbow!

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    1. Oh Maribeth. It must be cold then.

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  4. Here in Oregon it hasn't rained for three weeks or more, although it usually does. It's been sunny and clear with a picture-perfect blue sky and temps of around 70. Feels like California to me, (without the smog)

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    1. Enjoy it while it lasts Whimsy.

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  5. I really hate the cold and the brutal wind.
    But at least we are not being burnt to the ground, as in Queensland and northern NSW.

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    1. Hels, very bad there. We'll have our turn.

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  6. That is a gorgeous double rainbow, and your capture of it is the same! I hope you were just pulling our collective leg when you said you were bored :)

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    1. Jenny, thanks. I was getting blase about them.

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  7. It's your coldest spring since 2007, apparently. Everything old is new again.

    We had a very hot day here yesterday. Thankfully, today is much cooler, but the temp is predicted to rise again in a couple of days time.

    I wish rain would come to all those areas affected by the bushfires. The air is heavy with the smell of smoke at present.

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    1. Lee, while no one wants floods, some good heavy rain is so badly needed up north.

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  8. You've got a double rainbow there! :)
    I can explain the sudden unexpected cold snaps. I packed up the big electric heater from the bedroom and took it to the shed because I hadn't needed it for almost a fortnight. snap! Brrr! I'm bringing it back from the shed later today.

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    1. River, double for the price of one. Yes, even today is cold, although dry.

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  9. That's an impressive double rainbow; I always love the change of colour between above and below. Very noticeable in your pic.

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    1. Cro, I didn't notice that until I looked at the photo. It's like a strange camera lens was used.

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  10. It was 13 degrees in the house when I turned the heater on this morning. The cat didn't know whether to eat, go out to pee or throw himself in the heater. He managed all three in 10 minutes and hasn't moved since.

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    1. How about you Jah Teh? Have you moved?

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  11. Meanwhile, on the other side of the equator, we're getting colder and colder. 5ºC this morning. Shudder.

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    1. Cooling quickly Walt. Only a few nights here per year get that cold.

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  12. Just above freezing here in Washington DC this morning.

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    1. Travel, I am pulling my dressing gown more tightly around me as I read this.

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  13. Brilliant shot of the rainbow Andrew, crazy weather! Was 38C yesterday, 25 today.. the weather gods are playing tennis with us up there 😉

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    1. Thanks Grace. I think I would prefer the 25.

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  14. You can't be so jaded as to be bored by rainbows!

    4C as I sit here this morning, then we are going into minus signs for a few days. They are forecasting "snowy system set to tangle traffic tomorrow".

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    1. Jackie, I might be. Is Toronto like London where the transport systems collapse in a flurry of snow?

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