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Spring 2022 - General Discussion

  • 01-03-2022 7:16am
    Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,802 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH

    A cold start to Spring with widespread frost. -4c atm at Mount Dillion.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,906 ✭✭✭ Artane2002

    It's March 1st and I have woken up to the sharpest frost of the cold season. Not one bit surprised.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,545 ✭✭✭ mcburns07

    Stunner of a morning in Cork 😍

  • Registered Users Posts: 540 ✭✭✭ Shakey_jake

    Happy 1st of Spring everyone and what a beauty she is!

    Forsty and sunny in north Dublin

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,165 ✭✭✭ appledrop

    Yep, often the way it goes in Ireland, Feb or March can bring sharpest frost.

    Stunningly beautiful morning, not a whiff of a breeze.

    It's definitely a day for a coastal walk, cannot wait!

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,165 ✭✭✭ appledrop

    Same here in North County Dublin!

    After all the rain recently I'm humming along to Van Morrison this morning 'When it's not akways raining, there will be days like this'

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 15,831 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gonzo

    A beautiful first morning of Spring 2022 and a very frosty one. First decent overnight frost here in Meath since early January. If we get another 4 decent overnight frosts this Spring we will beat winter 2021/2022.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 15,831 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gonzo

    Looking forward to the Spring and Summer too especially after yet another dead duck of a winter. Anything wintry needs to happen within the next 7 to 10 days but it's already too late. This time 3 years ago we were at the half way point during the BFTE/Storm Emma snow event and as you say there was dripping by day despite temperatures being 0C or below by day. IF that event had been milder in any way the snow depths probably would have been much lower. March 2013 is proof that light to moderate falls of snow overnight during March don't stand a chance once the sun gets going.

    March 17th and 18th 2018 was the last time we had a measurable fall of lying snow in most parts of Leinster and it's beginning to look like the wait will carry on for another year. For this Spring i'd like to see things really warm up from the beginning of May, not on the very last day like last year. Looking forward to sitting out in the garden having lunch in the warm sun and walks later in the evening. I would like to see at least one notable spell of warm and sunny high pressure during the second half of May and for this to continue in June and July, while trying to keep that cool Irish sea breeze to a minimum.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,657 ✭✭✭ Oscar Bravo

    A fair few lawn mowers on the go :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,802 ✭✭✭✭ nacho libre

    Hopefully we get a nice easterly for the 17th of this month:) I would love a March like 2013 or 2018

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,123 ✭✭✭ esposito

    You know Spring is here when the forum goes quiet 😂

  • Registered Users Posts: 640 ✭✭✭ KanyeSouthEast

    yesterday spring today winter.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,471 ✭✭✭ _NAGDEFY

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 15,831 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gonzo

    lovely day today. If only we could get days like today throughout the entire Spring and Summer!.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,165 ✭✭✭ appledrop

    Yep, would be brilliant. Didn't leave the house yesterday as weather was just too bad. As a result I had a very cranky newborn. Thankfully we are back on track today and am back from a lovely walk and true to the saying he sleep like a baby!

    Great to see all the daffodils out in park.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,165 ✭✭✭ appledrop

    We often get snow this week. Google sent me a reminder from 7, 4 & 3 years ago with snow.

    In fairness, 3 years ago it was a small snow shower but big snowfall 7 years ago(2015) which I don't really remember.

    Because we got so much in 2010 & 2018 I don't really remember the other years in comparison.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,906 ✭✭✭ Artane2002

    The first week of March has often been the most reliable week of the year for snow but it hasn't really been delivering in the most recent years.

    Here, I remember having lying snow on:

    3rd March 2019

    Early March 2018

    4th March 2016

    1st March 2015

  • Moderators Posts: 3,811 ✭✭✭ LFCFan

    Would love a Paddy's day like 1999. I still remember the beer gardens packed and temps hit close to 20

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 15,831 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gonzo

    another clear and dry blue skies sunny day in Meath. Looks dry now for the next 7 days.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,165 ✭✭✭ appledrop

    Another unbelievable beautiful spring day.

    I've seen a fair few bumble bees out over last few days + a wasp.

    Has been a great start to spring apart from Wednesday.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,702 ✭✭✭ highdef

    Went from clear to partly cloudy in the late AM in Trim, Meath. As we near lunchtime, it's now mostly cloudy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,913 ✭✭✭ Danno

    A mild one indeed with 12c to 15c widely across the country, no doubt some micro-climates got higher.

    Azores ridging with +6c to +8c uppers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,165 ✭✭✭ appledrop

    I always remember St. Patrick's Day as absolutely freezing when I was a child + even in last few years when I have brought my own child to local parade, it has been so cold.

    Maybe its just because your outdoors for hours+ hours no matter what the weather.

    Only once do I ever remember the sun shinning and actually taking off one of the 50 layers my mother dressed us in.

    My father always brought us to parade in 'town' so you would be on first bus + in hours ahead to get great spot, fair play to him we always had a great view.

    In fairness despite the cold it was the highlight of the year, mot much else going on in Ireland back in 80s and early 90s.

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 15,831 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gonzo

    Another very frosty night in Meath. Spring must be getting close already to beating the entire winter season for frost.

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