This photo was taken on 11th March, ten weeks ago. It was a Sunday, it was 21°C and we had lunch outdoors. In Derbyshire.
We had a couple of nice weeks of incredibly warm weather in March. Since then the weather has been very disappointing.
Today as I drove to work (19th May) it was 6.5°C, grey and raining. Beastly weather. I try not to get too depressed when I think that the longest day is in about 4 weeks’ time. The latest in the year that I personally recall having snow was on 5th June, although I can’t remember exactly which year – some time in the 80’s I think.
I heard on the radio yesterday that the hottest summer on record in the UK was in 1976 – I remember it well – and that year it snowed on 1st June in the north of England. So there’s always hope.
I hope it’s a bit warmer and sunnier where you are this weekend.
Bon weekend !!