I was just thinking we're getting a mini-beast from the east next weekend.
Yes, although as far as I can tell a mini-beast is more likely for the south than Scotland. I could take one last fling of winter if we are then launched into a glorious extended summer from 26 March to the start of November.
I hope this comes to pass. One can dream.
Hands up – I hadn’t looked at the chart and merely assumed it was the usual love of cold weather. Apologies.
Trevor. You forthcoming book. You might already have included the concept of “good weather” but what is good for some can be exactly the opposite for others. I give a few examples based on own experience.
Prolonged cold and snow is considered good for winter sports’ enthusiasts. Not so for the elderly who often hate wind and cold and of course are more at risk of falls,
Unstable spring north-westerlies are loved by glider pilots as often produce very strong thermals but for most people are not enjoyed. Conversely, “lazy hazy crazy days of summer” might be loved by sun worshippers and ice cream vendors but are normal useless for gliding due to the low inversion.
East coast sea mist (Haar, Fret, etc) can be positively welcomed by birdwatchers as disorientated – and often rare birds – become lost and can appear in numbers at places like Spurn Head.
Heavy rain at seaside resorts is usually not what holidaymakers want. But such weather might be welcomed by the cafes and amusement arcades (and pubs!) which get increased trade.
And so on.