Shirt Sleeve Weather

It didn’t feel that warm. Thin-blooded ancients like me kept their fleeces on, but very small children removed most of their clothes for the serious work of building castles on the sand. And there were games of cricket.

This afternoon in Aberdeenshire, Aboyne recorded Scotland’s highest February temperature since 1897; 18.3°C. Filey peaked at 15.5°C at about 2 o’clock, while on this day 2010, (when Today’s Image was made), the maximum in Whitby was 2.3°C.

Where would we be without global dimming? The skies above Glen Gardens reminded me of the phenomenon.


These are commercial trails, made by jetliners from Munich, Amsterdam and Wroclaw, (Easyjet, KLM and Ryanair Sun), all heading for Edinburgh. Not wilful geo-engineering.