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14-02-2020, 18:55   #1756
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Atlantic muck or not,this is day 5 of snow on the hills west of Arklow
You could actually ski or taboggan down the drifts in the fields no problem
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14-02-2020, 19:53   #1757
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I think I read somewhere that it was the mildest January on record? I don’t know if that bodes well for cold in future. I’m far from an expert hope I’m wrong!
Yes, and 20c hottest ever temp recorded in the Antarctic the other day. We're f*cked.
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14-02-2020, 19:54   #1758
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Atlantic muck or not,this is day 5 of snow on the hills west of Arklow
You could actually ski or taboggan down the drifts in the fields no problem
Arklow, the land of blazing hot summers and winter sports, according to Mortelaro!
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Arklow, the land of blazing hot summers and winter sports, according to Mortelaro!
Wicklow actually did quite well out of it to be fair.
I was in Wicklow this week doing personal stuff.
Each morning I had to scrape snow from the ground avarage was about 2 cm all bar yesterday morning.
Even the lower hills had snow on them yesterday
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Yes, and 20c hottest ever temp recorded in the Antarctic the other day. We're f*cked.
But it is also the hight of summer for Antarctica southern hemisphere summer,still a unbelievable temperature, but should be used with caution comparing to our winter northern hemisphere winter months
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Yes, and 20c hottest ever temp recorded in the Antarctic the other day. We're f*cked.
parts of Ireland struggled to even reach 20C last summer with low twenties the best for most of us. Hopefully we will get a shot of hot air this summer, we were the only country in western Europe to miss out on the heat last summer. Even the Scottish highlands got to the high twenties last summer on a few occassions.
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Roll on a cool, wet summer!
I always find April/May is the most enjoyable time of year, lengthening days, the first real signs of warmth, everything coming back to life and there's still that naive hope that summer won't be a depressing grey washout
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I always find April/May is the most enjoyable time of year, lengthening days, the first real signs of warmth, everything coming back to life and there's still that naive hope that summer won't be a depressing grey washout

15-17 degrees, dry is what i hope for.
When you go to a summer county festival that you can sit on your arse on the grass without getting wet.
Without running like a herd to a tent waiting for the nest shower to pass.
Just a jumper as a pillow lying down resting from the kids saying I wanna, I wanna. ahhhh
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for some places most definitely. The only places that have really seen proper snow this winter have been in the south-east of Europe and Turkey. Norway has seen a good bit of snow but most of that is high ground.
I wonder if they are the opposite. "Lovely no cold winter this year".
Whereas we Irish just dream of it.
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I have really enjoyed the mild weather this winter. I hate snow so no interest in it.

It means that you can comfortable be out in park for hours without been too cold. Disappointed though that last few weekends have been a write off with windy stormy wet weather so not enjoyable.
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While the temperatures in Antarctica are very worrying it is a huge place + the warmest temperature was recorded at the most northern tip of arctic+ not the whole continent. Seymour island is right beside south America so not in heart of Antarctica

It is also he height of their summer.

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Looking at the AO forecasts and it looks as if we could be seeing another wave of very high values towards the end of next week if the models are onto something:

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Incredibly, despite all the rain,snow drifts in ditches on high ground west of Arklow are still there!
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Biblical in Cork city
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Well finally managed to get out to park this morning.

It was very windy in malahide playground especially in areas on higher ground.

It was great to get out + good excuse to treat ourselves to tea + cake afterwards!

In last 15min its started lashing but all wrapped up at home now so nice to look out at it. How much more rain+ wind can we take! Honestly never remember a time when so much wind + rain constantly for what seems like weeks on end, its mad.
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