The possibility of shorts


This February has started out exceptionally mild. Continuing the overall theme of a mild winter, here in Norfolk at least.

I am not fooled of course. We still have the rest of the month to go, and March yet to come. However, I cannot argue about the recent temperatures. Two or three days of bright sunshine, with a high of 16 C (61 F) yesterday, and a warm walk with Ollie. Sadly, it is not enough heat to dry out the lingering mud, but for once, I am not complaining.

The TV weather forecasters are getting very excited. The high temperatures are set to continue throughout this week, due to an unusual ‘bend’ in the Gulf Stream, drawing warm air from as far away as North Africa. Last night, one weather presenter was predicting a new record high for Britain in February, which should arrive by next Friday or Saturday. 18 C (64.5 F) is unknown in this country during February. If we achieve that somewhere, it will break all previous records for this month.

But more importantly, it will mean that I can start wearing my shorts again, at least one month early.
(Like the ones on the left. Not those retro things on the right. πŸ™‚ )

54 thoughts on “The possibility of shorts

    1. I watched a special report on the BBC weather. It’s just a dip in the Gulf Stream at the moment. It is sucking up warm air from North Africa, so we are experiencing this ‘false Spring’. Once it ‘undips’, we will be back to normal. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. I’ve never been one for shorts, even now that I live in Barcelona again, but I’ve taken a liking to colourful and very thin trousers for the summer. (I must confess men’s and women’s legs has been a matter of debate in the summer when going for walks with my aunt and mother…) I hope you can liberate the shorts soon. πŸ™‚

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  2. Whilst I ended up working in a t-shirt yesterday I’m not quite ready for shorts, whilst sunny it was still only 10c (50f). Which like your weather is quite unusual for this time of year.
    I’m glad you picked the shorts on the left, I’m dreading the day that the retro shorts are all the rage as I will get them a year down the line in the second hand shops! Even without an audience they just wouldn’t feel right πŸ™‚

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  3. Just the opposite here, Pete. Yesterday, I had an encounter with some tiny snowflakes in the western part of the Las Vegas Valley! This week, we’ll have one nighttime low of 27Β° F (-3Β° C) and one daytime high of 43Β° F (6Β° C). I don’t think we’re breaking any records, but this is highly unusual. Can you imagine? The girls are on the Strip are actually having to cover up!

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  4. We are on a roller coaster of weather. Predictions have not been too accurate of late. We live in an isothermal belt which generally keep our temperatures a bit milder. Shorts are one thing, but what about the shoes?

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