Temperatures rose rapidly overnight and the snow is disappearing fast.
Yesterday lunchtime, the airport weather station recorded +3 degrees Celcius, but it fell again as it got dark, down to -1.6C at 6 pm, but by midnight it had shot up to +4.4C, and by 6am this morning, it was up again to +5.0C, and then to +6.0C by 9am. Also, during the night, the wind swung round from SE to W bringing this much milder air in from the Atlantic. The forecast is for a bit of a battle between the warm air and the existing cold air blanketing much of the country, so there may yet be more snow if not here then elsewhere tomorrow and Monday.
So, can we celebrate the end of the cold weather for this winter - or would that be a little premature, not to say unwise??
Anyway, Happy Christmas to all our readers from all at the Islay Natural History Trust and from a rapidly greening island.