I took a reading with my digital thermometer at 15.35 and the temperature was 46.4F or 8C. This is very mild and it was so warm that I could get away with wearing a thin jacket with 40grams Primaloft insulation. Normally I would not wear this until late March to late September. I did not need to wear gloves or a hat.
|Temperature at 46.4F|
This gives a fairly accurate result.
Around the Christmas period the water on the ponds in South Lanarkshire had flowed over onto adjacent land. Normally this land is not covered by water unless there has been a sustained period of heavy rain.
|Wet ground after flood water has receded|
|Flood water has receded|
|Hazel tree catkins|
Most fungi is seen in the Autumn, but there are still some types of fungi visible throughout the year.
Trametes ochracea fungi grows on standing and fallen dead wood of deciduous trees, in particular beeches and oaks. They look nice and colourful.
If the weather continues to be so mild, the Snowdrops will soon be visible and then the Daffodils and Tulips will follow.
It is also getting lighter at night and in the mornings and my daily commute to Glasgow and back will soon be in daylight, rather than in darkness.