Saturday 14 April 2012

Changing seasons

Temperatures in Scotland in March are usually around 10 degrees Celsius. This year the temperature highs that had stood unchallenged for over 50 years were broken, then broken again the next day and broken a third time the day after that with temperatures reaching 23.6C.

The United Kingdom was almost entirely cloud-free, as shown in this stunning satellite picture. The contrast with the usual existence under steel grey skies could not be greater.

Of course it didn't last and a week later we had snow falling for most of a day and staying on the ground in much of Scotland. This varied weather made me think of the excellent movie Seasons, by the talented Erica Haowei Hu, which captures the dynamics of changing seasons beautifully.

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