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Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby Mikko » Sun May 14, 2017 8:12 am

We here in Northern Finland have really cold Mother's day. It is still snowing. I hope you out there have better weather for motorcycling!
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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby splatt » Tue May 16, 2017 12:21 am

Not really, summers been and gone in New Zealand and it hardly stopped raining, winters coming and its still raining
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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby ashman » Tue May 16, 2017 12:39 am

Only 15 days for our winter to hit us here in Brisbane Australia and still hitting 26c in the day and our night temp 14c, such nice days and I am heading up to Agnes Waters /1770 for a week house sitting, life is great in the sun shine state, we have very mild winters here and great riding weather.

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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby robs ss » Tue May 16, 2017 2:48 am

Ash
I'm in Boyne Island and will be visiting my brother in Agnes soon (100km drive south-ish)
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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby ashman » Tue May 16, 2017 5:44 am

robs ss wrote:Ash
I'm in Boyne Island and will be visiting my brother in Agnes soon (100km drive south-ish)
What's your mobile - may be able to catch up?
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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby acotrel » Fri May 26, 2017 2:04 pm

We are having the coolest weather in North-east Victoria that I have experienced during the previous 15 years. It makes the climate change denialists happy. Many people don't know that melting ice takes heat from it's surroundings. It is a latent heat effect. However there is only a finite amount of ice at the poles of our planet. What happens when the ice caps disappear ? Will we all be living in the tropics ?
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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby Mikko » Sat May 27, 2017 9:41 am

Here in Finland they say "do not speak climate warming it is climate change", maybe it is so - do not know. Any way no leaves in the trees yet here in north Finland. Maybe two weeks delay compared to normal. Just few rides so far.
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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby acotrel » Sat May 27, 2017 2:35 pm

I think I read somewhere that the north pole has been ice-free for the last few summers. - Not a good sign ?
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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby nickguzzi » Sun May 28, 2017 6:34 am

There was a photo in the papers here last week of never before seen ground on Antarctica, already greened over - buy your plot now!

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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby frankdamp » Sun May 28, 2017 6:51 am

We're having the best Memorial Day weekend for the last 21 years here in Washington State . Three clear, blue-sky days with temps around 80F and humidity around 20% and it shouldn't revert to "normal" (cloudy and 65) before Wednesday.

Our neighborhood is close to Burroughs Bay, to the south, which is about 450' deep a couple of miles off shore. Since it's primarily snow-melt runoff from the Cascades, the water stays cold all the time. By the time you're knee deep, you can't feel your feet any more. With the prevailing breezes from the south, we usually stay 3 or 4 degrees less than further inland.

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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby acotrel » Sun May 28, 2017 3:09 pm

Haven't you got the Gulf Stream warming you in Washington State ?
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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby nickguzzi » Mon May 29, 2017 7:11 am

No, the Gulf stream comes across the from the Caribbean, and stops the bits of northern Europe facing the Atlantic from being Arctic Tundra.
The Washington State seaboard is on the Pacific.

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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby acotrel » Tue May 30, 2017 2:16 pm

I was under the impression that there is a warm ocean current which runs up the west coast of America during winter and keeps places such as Vancouver more temperate.
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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby Bernhard » Wed May 31, 2017 3:41 am

Perhaps this explains where the Gulf streams goes, but it is not all plain sailing it can get diverted further south during the winter months in the northern Europe and then either an artic freeze will come down from the north pole or the cold winds from Siberia might freeze G.B. ;

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Re: Delayed spring here in Finland

Postby frankdamp » Wed May 31, 2017 7:34 am

The forecasters weren't quite right. The warm, sunny weather was replaced by the grey clag and rain on Tuesday! It's about the same today, but not quite as wet. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, though. Our winters are very mild - we haven't had more than a couple of hours with snow on the ground for 5 or 6 years now.
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