It was a dramatic night here with high winds, snow, hail and there was even a thunderstorm at 4 am (not common in winter here!)….a Polar Low (polar lavtrykk).
Just before the thunderstorm hit this evening :)
As the storm retreated….HE poked his nose out ;) What’s his name?
There was a little sprinkling of rain in the night again (here on a pot grown Phormium from NZ)! Although everything is still green, another couple of weeks of drought will stress the trees on my shallow soil….but hope is in sight with 4 rainy days forecast next week!
We’re enjoying record warm days for the first half of May….today is the 5th day above 20C…. enjoying an early breakfast in the garden …..and I can hear new arrivals whitethroat (tornsanger) and lesser whitethroat (møller) singing…
There’s an unusual wind direction, blowing a gale from the north east today, a sign of cold weather on the way as a low pressure system currently centred over southern Norway moves eastwards allowing high pressure to descend on us. The forecast is for cold stable weather for the next week with temperatures dropping to -15C at night, the coldest this winter..