Aurora over Nairn

October 9, 2012 · Filed Under Nairn, Weather 

Last night saw the Northern Lights visible to the north of Nairn, with the beach providing a decent backdrop to watch them. The light show was somewhat weak, however, with the aurora visible mostly as a slight green mist, though watching it for a while I did see a slight curtain effect develop at one […]

Mild Spring weather

March 18, 2012 · Filed Under Nairn, Weather 

Except for an obligatory cold spell before Christmas, the weather has been very mild this winter, with only very brief periods of sleet or hail. There was a big cold snap that hit in early February – but it missed Britain entirely, and ended up in eastern/southern Europe, bringing -20C temperatures as far down as […]

Nairn’s Midnight Sun

July 26, 2011 · Filed Under Nairn, Weather 

Nairn at midnight, two weeks after the summer solstice. It’s something to appreciate that while the summer’s tend to be mild, at least we tend to get more sun than most of the rest of the UK.

A Passing Storm

July 9, 2011 · Filed Under Nairn, Weather 

Yesterday saw a large thunderstorm slowly drift pass south of the town during the afternoon and evening. The result was hours of thunderous rumblings, and even lightning visible from Nairn. Thunderstorms are common elsewhere, but Nairn is normally free of them due to a combination of its sheltered position and mild climate. Before Friday, I […]

Beautiful Easter weather

May 6, 2011 · Filed Under Nairn, Weather 

It’s been a great couple of weeks for the weather, with the sun shining throughout the Easter break. While there were a few cool days, the temperature managed to reach towards 20 C on some days. While a gentle rain fell much of yesterday to break things up, today is punctuated with sunny spells and […]

The Aurorae are coming!

February 17, 2011 · Filed Under Weather 

Potentially, anyway: Sun unleashes huge solar flare towards Earth The Sun has unleashed its strongest flare in four years, observers say. The eruption is a so-called X-flare, the strongest type; such flares can affect communications on Earth. Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft recorded an intense flash of extreme ultraviolet radiation emanating from a sunspot. […]

News round up

January 4, 2011 · Filed Under Moray, Nairn, Transport, Weather 

Well, the snow has finally gone – it’s been a week actually – after we spent most of December living in a white landscape. Truth be told, everything had been white for so long, it was a bit strange to see green again. News reports suggested that it was a record-breaking December for the cold […]

Big Freeze continues

December 8, 2010 · Filed Under Weather 

The big freeze continues, with severe traffic disruption especially around the Central Belt area, with all motorways badly closed, impassable, or only passable with care between Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Stirling. It appears Scotland’s airports have re-opened after closure, and some limited rail services are now operating north of Perth. Again, local authorities – specifically in […]

Coldest night for Nairn tonight?

December 2, 2010 · Filed Under Nairn, Weather 

At half three this afternoon the car was already claiming that it was -5C outside. Figured we were in for a very cold night if that bad so early, and just checked the car – says it’s -10C at 8:30pm, and it’s a clear sky. Wonder how far the thermometer will drop tonight? Either way, […]

Europe under the weather

December 1, 2010 · Filed Under Weather 

Snow and freezing weather is continuing to badly affect the UK: Snow and ice causes disruption as cold spell continues However, the bad weather is also affecting much of northern Europe. AFP provide a pretty grim picture of the impact of the freezing weather and how it’s impacting a whole string of countries, and bringing […]


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