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Re: Weather!

Hence the reason I mentioned it.
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Old 21.03.2015, 14:33
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Re: Weather!

The weather is bad.

Switzerland is currently experiencing high (plateau) to very high (Basel, TI, AG, ZH, GE) levels of air pollution (brown smog/PM10) caused by traffic fumes (Diesel) and possibly other sources.

Particularly vulnerable are people suffering from asthma or those with existing lung or heart conditions.
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Old 21.03.2015, 14:55
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Doesn't feel like Spring.
Does it feel like winter? :>

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The weather is bad.

Switzerland is currently experiencing high (plateau) to very high (Basel, TI, AG, ZH, GE) levels of air pollution (brown smog/PM10) caused by traffic fumes (Diesel) and possibly other sources.

Particularly vulnerable are people suffering from asthma or those with existing lung or heart conditions.
If diesel is a culprit it has to be lorries. Modern passenger cars diesel engines are on-par with unleaded fueled ones in PM10 emissions and much better if it goes about CO emissions.
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Old 21.03.2015, 15:05
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No? Temp outside this morning when we got up was 9/10C and it's raining! If that ain't spring I don't know what is.

Or do you just mean it doesn't feel like the season should yet? If so, give it time. It only started officially yesterday.
As nice as the lovely sunny weather was I'm actually quite happy that we've got some rain now. It's excellent for the garden and it does still feel like spring to me.
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Re: Weather!

Gray and cold
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Gray and cold
Oh come on! It was unusually mild all winter with snow season very short, stop complaining!
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Old 22.03.2015, 11:10
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Re: Weather!

GrEy, Glowjupiter! (lol) and yes artic cold with bone chilling horizontal 'bise' (east wind)- I think I even saw a couple of snow flakes drifting across.

Builders removed a couple of walls dividing barn and house- it's freeeeeezing!

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Re: Weather!

The 'Curse Of The Primula' has struck again!

I truly thought spring had sprung. Weather forecast for sunny weather in the high single to double digits.

So having for the last 6 weeks steeled my resolve and resisted their siren call, I finally broke down yesterday and bought a flat of colorful springy primula. Spent the day clearing away the ravages of winter, looking forward to planting my cheerful harbingers of spring...

And it snowed last night.

Curses. Foiled again.

Note to self: Do not tempt Mother Nature by planting primula too early. Do not tempt Mother Nature by planting primula too early. Do not tempt Mother Nature by planting primula too early. Do not tempt Mother Nature by planting primula too early...
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Old 22.03.2015, 18:40
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Re: Weather!

We were going to change over to summer tyres yesterday, but couldn't because it rained all day. New plan is to do it Wednesday as the OH has a day off - forecast is for snow! This is what comes of trying to change them early.
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Old 22.03.2015, 19:03
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GrEy, Glowjupiter! (lol) and yes artic cold with bone chilling horizontal 'bise' (east wind)- I think I even saw a couple of snow flakes drifting across.

Builders removed a couple of walls dividing barn and house- it's freeeeeezing!
oui, oui

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The 'Curse Of The Primula' has struck again!

I truly thought spring had sprung. Weather forecast for sunny weather in the high single to double digits.

So having for the last 6 weeks steeled my resolve and resisted their siren call, I finally broke down yesterday and bought a flat of colorful springy primula. Spent the day clearing away the ravages of winter, looking forward to planting my cheerful harbingers of spring...

And it snowed last night.

Curses. Foiled again.

Note to self: Do not tempt Mother Nature by planting primula too early. Do not tempt Mother Nature by planting primula too early. Do not tempt Mother Nature by planting primula too early. Do not tempt Mother Nature by planting primula too early...
I don't tempt Mother Nature by planting anything - she'd get right back at me since I'm not the best at keeping plants alive - not even cacti (-uses???)

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We were going to change over to summer tyres yesterday, but couldn't because it rained all day. New plan is to do it Wednesday as the OH has a day off - forecast is for snow! This is what comes of trying to change them early.
Drive to Spain, change them there on Wednesday and come back on Thursday...


Drinking hot tea here - yeah, spring indeed...
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Old 22.03.2015, 19:07
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Re: Weather!

Was about to start a no carb diet this week- but it is far too cold- I'll hang on to carbs (and extra weight) for a while longer- freezing
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Old 22.03.2015, 19:41
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We were going to change over to summer tyres yesterday, but couldn't because it rained all day. New plan is to do it Wednesday as the OH has a day off - forecast is for snow! This is what comes of trying to change them early.
About "This is what comes of trying to change them early" Tyres or OH?
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Old 22.03.2015, 19:44
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The 'Curse Of The Primula' has struck again!

I truly thought spring had sprung. Weather forecast for sunny weather in the high single to double digits.

So having for the last 6 weeks steeled my resolve and resisted their siren call, I finally broke down yesterday and bought a flat of colorful springy primula. Spent the day clearing away the ravages of winter, looking forward to planting my cheerful harbingers of spring...

And it snowed last night.

Curses. Foiled again.

Note to self: Do not tempt Mother Nature by planting primula too early. Do not tempt Mother Nature by planting primula too early. Do not tempt Mother Nature by planting primula too early. Do not tempt Mother Nature by planting primula too early...
Old Scottish saying; "Ne'er cast a clout till May is out"
No clue what it means

Bit like "lang may yer lum reek" Always thought that was somehow linked to outside WCs?
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Old 22.03.2015, 20:12
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Old Scottish saying; "Ne'er cast a clout till May is out"
No clue what it means

Bit like "lang may yer lum reek" Always thought that was somehow linked to outside WCs?
I don't think it's Scottish at all but an old English proverb.
Here's an explanation for you.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/till-may-is-out.html

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Re: Weather!

And in French it is:

En avril, n'ôte pas un fil
En mai, fait ce qu'il te plait.

(in April do not take off a thread,
in May, do as you please)... so March is really pushing your luck- although primroses are incredibly weather-resistant-but perhaps not those shop bought raised in green-houses.
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Re: Weather!

Woke up to a sprinkling of snow, cold and grey all day.
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Woke up to a sprinkling of snow, cold and grey all day.
Howcome in Neuchatel you had snow when in Lausanne 8C from the morning hours?

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Re: Weather!

I am near Neuchâtel, in Neuchâtel Jura mountains not in the town- at 950m a different world up here

No more snow during the day- and all gone from the ground, although tips of trees higher up are white... just a bit grey, with sunshine just behind the clouds.

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Re: Weather!

Not snowy at all down here, been about 10°C most of the day but it's a bit grey.
They've been threatening us with rain for the past two days but no sign of it yet.

Beautiful drying days on Monday and Tuesday and yesterday was beautiful ( but windy) until about 4pm when it got rather cloudy and dull.
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