So quickly it changes

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When I spoke about the weather in Monday’s post, written last Thursday, I realised that conditions at this time of year can change so quickly from day-to-day. The old saying that the month of March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb is often proved true. It was indeed a bright and sunny day hereabouts on Thursday and fairly warm too but when I arose on Monday morning at seven o’clock the picture outside my bedroom window looked like this..

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The garden had a dusting of soft hailstones. The wind was up and the hail was coming down in bursts. However shortly afterwards everything changed and in the space of about fifteen minutes almost all of the hailstones had disappeared as you can see in the third picture below.

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A further fifteen minutes later the garden was fully lit by the morning sun but unfortunately before I could take another photograph it once again became cloudy and dull. I opened the window to see how warm or cold it was outside and surprisingly it was fairly warm, well warm for me. I guess it must have been around 5 deg C, though in the stiff breeze it would have felt much colder. I was wanting to go into town for a few things sometime in the morning as I had no work scheduled but the poor weather threatened a stay at home instead. I am writing this on Monday morning and as yet haven’t made up my mind whether the trip into town will happen but there’s plenty of time for the weather to change once more. In fact the forecast for the next few hours is bright sunshine! We can never rely on the weather being stable at this time of year for it can change so quickly.

Shirley Anne

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