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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Weather Preferences: Ample sunshine; Hot weather; Mixed winters with cold and mild spells
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

As the season changes what is it about the lighter/warmer season you will miss most?

Going against the tide of cold love on here (and as part of my coordinated whinging program I have about all and everything!) here's a few things that I really miss as we move into autumn proper.

Obviously and ultimately it comes down to missing sunlight & warmth but more specifically...

- Seeing my house in daylight during the week. Not long and I'll only see the place in darkness from 4pm Sunday to 9-10am Saturday.

- My little garden which will soon change from a place of relaxation to simply a dark, barren corridor between the front door and the street.

- The washing line. Saturday was the first day of cluttering the living room and every radiator possible in damp clothes and I now remember how annoying and time consuming it is getting things dry. Sticking them outside for a few hours out the way is so much better!

- Fresh air. The stuffy, dry and artificially heated air is no match for getting outside air into the house/office but outside of high noon it'll be too chilly for open windows soon. At work this stuffy airless environment always brings on afternoon headaches.

- Safety. Last 2 weeks of cycling home in daylight for 4 months is coming up. Traffic is heaviest mid to late autumn and it feels very unsafe in that evening rush hour after the clocks move. Ice in deep winter is of course a problem when biking.

- Speedy journeys. It takes much longer to mount and dismount a bike in cold weather since more layers are needed, gloves are needed, hats are needed and lights must be switched on & off. Add in slower speeds due to darkness then it can add 10-15% more time to shortish journeys. You can also add in additional maintenance time that bikes need in poorer weather - oiling, cleaning and battery replacement are more frequent.

- Powerful showers. I have an electric shower that you adjust the pressure for to adjust the temperature. In summer you get a powerful shower as water temperatures are higher (plus you want cooler showers anyway) so it needs less heating. During freezing weather you get a paltry dribble as it struggles to keep up - just when you need a big hot shower!

- Other little things like the gate & door sticking more in colder conditions, the obvious discomfort from being overheated but frozen extremities when exercising outdoors, less room in pubs and at home without the gardens and the erm 'scenery' moving away from short skirts to big coats....

There are some positives too...

- Those 2-3 days of those few cm of snow we might get

- Hard frosts leaving everything glittering

- A week or so off in December

- No more feeling like your wasting good weather stuck in the office

- Taking the rubbish out is faster as I move the bin from the garage to where the greenhouses stand in summer

- Can open the budgie cage with no fear of them flying out a window

- Doesn't feel like a waste when having a lie in or playing computer games all day

- New Family Guy episodes!

- More to read & moderate on netweather!

So if you've read this far (well done) anyone got anything else they miss?

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  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winters, hot, sunny springs and summers.
  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire

Long days, shorts and t-shirt days. Beach days, hiking, walking, doing stuff after college (4:30pm finish daily). TAN.

Damn. :(

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: cold
  • Location: Sunderland

I'll miss:

Playing footy at about 10pm in mid-June in daylight.

Stargazing on warm, sunny nights.

BBQ's.

Waking up to the broad daylight.

Saves on the heating bills.

Never really cold unless weird windstorms or downpours.

Generally lose weight!

I can't wait for:

cold, frosty nights where I can cuddle up.

immense snowstorms which you just watch and enjoy.

NW being so much better in winter.

Them nights where you chill with your mates in the freezing cold.

Bonfire night to the Christmas/New Years Day period - so lovely and festive.

The fresh northerlies that can deliver frosts.

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

I miss:

* Long hours of daylight

* Convection over land- solar radiation increasingly too weak to trigger convection over the land

* Relatively high incidence of clear anticyclones- weaker solar radiation doesn't disperse cloud as effectively, meaning higher incidence of anticyclonic gloom

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

I'll Miss

  • Long hours of daylight
  • Hot Weather (When we are lucky enough to get any)
  • Light Winds
  • Warm mornings
  • BBQ's
  • No Winter Clothes
  • No Heating needed
  • No lights needed

I can't wait for

  • December 22nd when the day once again get longer by around 14 minutes per week
  • Spring to arrive
  • Clocks to go forward in March so the days get much longer
  • Turn off the heating
  • no need to put the lights on a morning and at tea time
  • Able to get growing veg in the Garden again
  • Warmer weather to arrive again

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  • Location: Keyingham, East Yorkshire
  • Weather Preferences: Spanish plumes, hot and sunny with thunderstorms
  • Location: Keyingham, East Yorkshire

I will miss playing cricket or going to the park in normal footwear without bringing half the mud back home with me.

Having that luxury of being able to go outside or stay in at 9pm

Feeling that warm humid air late into the evening during a hot spell.

Being able to cycle without having to wrap up in several layers and gloves and a hat.

When out shopping, seeing people sat outside socialising and soaking up the sun.

That general feel good sensation as you drive along on a hot day with all the windows down.

The greater light levels due to the higher sun which gives the countryside such a bright and glowing appearance.

I am looking forward to:

The return of warmth and the emerging spring bulbs. But also:

Getting enough snow this year to build an igloo. I managed it last year.

The rising sun glistening off the frozen fields.

A shallow mist lasting all day making for a beautiful winter scene.

Plentiful sunshine

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  • Location: in south suburbs of Paris
  • Location: in south suburbs of Paris

What i miss the most is long daylight. Leaving home to work it is dark and back at home from work it is dark ( soon when back home i still get about 30minutes of daylight) also my usual walk out after diner when it is so nice outside ( well do that too when it is snowy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

But hey am trying to find enjoyment in all seasons .You know in winter when it is very cold i just remember thoses sticky horribly hot summer days where all i wished for was cold and snow and in summer when it is way too hot to even sleep at 2 i remember previous winter with snow and trains traffic disrupted and the morning chaos to go to work with a -6 or 7 wainting on the platform for the train.

Told you there is always something to look for in all seasons : last season...........................from a weather lover in Paris

Ps i take this post to apologize for any syntax mistakes i may do now or future posts

And the change of nature is nice to see in all seasons.

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  • Location: Bedworth, North Warwickshire 404ft above sea level
  • Location: Bedworth, North Warwickshire 404ft above sea level

i'll miss mostly the excitement of gardening, choosing all the plants and planting them.

Waiting for all the weird and wonderful plants to bloom and smelling the fragrances.

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

The long daylight hours, that's it.

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  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl

What I'll miss the most is daylight hours, especially those very early, warm mornings, sat outside having my first cup of tea of the day listening to the birds.

-Warmth and the feel of sunshine on bare skin.

-Walking barefoot on the grass.

-Watching the garden burst into life then slowly changing almost daily as more and more grows and flowers.

-A bursting greenhouse, the glee of seeing seeds shooting through the soil.

-The smells of summer, mown hay, cut grass, Roses and Lavender to name but few.

-Sitting out late into the evening

-Taking the dogs for a walk and them not coming home covered in mud.

-Home grown Raspberries.

-Swallows.

-Washing, drying on the line.

-Working outside and being warm without the need for endless layers

The bonuses of winter are a roaring log fire to sit in front of.

-Comfort food, all those hearty stews and scrummy puddings.

-Empty beaches to walk along with the dogs now allowed on too.

-More time in the evenings to indulge in hobbies.

-The hope that we may get thick hoare frosts and some snow.

-Halloween, Bonfire night and Christmas.

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  • Location: HANDSWORTH BIRMINGHAM B21. 130MASL. 427FT.
  • Weather Preferences: WINTERS WITH HEAVY DISRUPTIVE SNOWFALL AVRAGE SPRING HOT SUMMERS.
  • Location: HANDSWORTH BIRMINGHAM B21. 130MASL. 427FT.

I would mis the long daylight hours playing cricket and gardening. How ever i'm looking forward to a dusting of snow we might get in the middel of birmingham.

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  • Location: Stanwell(south side of Heathrow Ap)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, squally fronts, snow, frost, very mild if no snow or frost
  • Location: Stanwell(south side of Heathrow Ap)

What i will miss:

  • hot weather and storms
  • warm light evenings outside until late
  • using public transport with windows open
  • watching people play tennis in the park
  • outdoors activitys
  • less wet days
  • wanting to go out for a walk!
  • night storms(when they do!)

looking foward to:

  • cold frosty mornings
  • snowfall
  • clear colourful sunsets
  • late sunshine, sunset shining in flat as im south facing(summer has sunset further round to nw so late sunshine does not enter as good)
  • feeling like wanting to be indoors!
  • darker evenings are quite atmospheric when out and about shopping
  • going into shops from the cold, for example using whs as a place to read, although i always buy something! its good for the shops when its freezing as this pulls us in to warm up! then we see something and maybe want it, wheres summer we may of just walked on by!
  • watching snow events build up!

what i really dont like:

  • buses with all windows closed and steamed up..although can wright stuff on them, coughing and sneezing from most people, not a very healthy place to be.
  • heating up the flat, not wanting to open windows, all not good for anyone, cant beat the fresh air, warm places with lots of people and windows shut is how colds and stuff spread about, summer everyone is out in the fresh air.
  • getting splashed from roadside puddles
  • cold wet days

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Weather Preferences: Ample sunshine; Hot weather; Mixed winters with cold and mild spells
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

There's another - I'll miss the ability to wake up for work without too much effort.

The warmer and brighter (& closer to Friday!) it is the more I get out of bed feeling awake and the easier it is.

Dark & cold keep prevent me from wanting to get up and even now as I sit here at work I want to go back to its comfy warmness after a cold ride in! (although lovely blue skies are in its favour!)

A hot, summers morning and I'm straight up feeling refreshed after getting plenty of air in the room all night and no shivering and wrapping up.

Oh and another - I'll miss being able to let a limb or any other patch of skin get exposed when sleeping and not become an ice block!

Oh maybe another... I'll miss having only a small difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures. It's no fun being all wrapped up and hitting an overheated building. Horrible when going in & out of shops for example...

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  • Location: South Yorkshire
  • Location: South Yorkshire

As the season changes what is it about the lighter/warmer season you will miss most?

Nothing,absolutely nothing whatsoever.... praying for a deep and dark winter and some kind of celestial intervention to stop the rotation of the Earth and its orbital progression around the sun on Dec 21st,erm,isn't summat like that supposed to happen next year lol? Ah if only.

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

Actually, all I'll miss is the daylight. The dark mornings and evenings are so depressing. I can put up with any amount of temperature change etc, but not lack of light.

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  • Location: Purley, Surrey - 246 Ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: January 1987 / July 2006
  • Location: Purley, Surrey - 246 Ft ASL

Nothing,absolutely nothing whatsoever.... praying for a deep and dark winter and some kind of celestial intervention to stop the rotation of the Earth and its orbital progression around the sun on Dec 21st,erm,isn't summat like that supposed to happen next year lol? Ah if only.

Are you just emerging from your summer hibernation Laserguy? :)

I must admit, I do love a cold, crisp evening! The prospect of snow at +24 on the models is also pretty great!

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  • Location: Efford, Plymouth
  • Weather Preferences: Misty Autumn Mornings, Thunderstorms and snow
  • Location: Efford, Plymouth

I have a condition which means I don't get SADs in winter, but get it in Summer.........thankfully it's controlled medically, so oddly over the last 2 to 3 weeks my mood is noticeably increasing towards being happy again. So I'll miss nothing from summer oddly!!

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  • Location: Chelmsford
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and dry summers with big thunderstorms.
  • Location: Chelmsford

I'll Miss

  • Long hours of daylight
  • Hot Weather (When we are lucky enough to get any)
  • Light Winds
  • Warm mornings
  • BBQ's
  • No Winter Clothes
  • No Heating needed
  • No lights needed

I can't wait for

  • December 22nd when the day once again get longer by around 14 minutes per week
  • Spring to arrive
  • Clocks to go forward in March so the days get much longer
  • Turn off the heating
  • no need to put the lights on a morning and at tea time
  • Able to get growing veg in the Garden again
  • Warmer weather to arrive again

Love it lol!

You lot have made me think - Winter stinks lol. I hate the effort to get up, dark mornings, cold showers, cycling in dark, costing me money to heat my flat, getting more colds, more skin problems ie dry skin, lack of sport. Bring back summer !!!

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

I love the dark, dreary mornings of winter.

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  • Location: Napton on the Hill Warwickshire 500ft
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and heatwave
  • Location: Napton on the Hill Warwickshire 500ft

My £300 plastic Spa, got it last year, left it out till late November and it got a small tear (it doesn't like ice).

The thing has survived full use in the summer , tear not got any worse but now time to put it away.

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  • Location: Isle of Lewis
  • Weather Preferences: Sun in summer, snow in winter, wind in Autumn and rainbows in the spring!
  • Location: Isle of Lewis

I will miss waking up in the morning to sunshine streaming in the window.

Sitting out in the decking till 10pm at night.

The garden flowers and bumble bees

Late night summer walks

walking along barefeet in the shallows of the sea along golden sands.

The leaves on the trees.

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

I have a condition which means I don't get SADs in winter, but get it in Summer.........thankfully it's controlled medically, so oddly over the last 2 to 3 weeks my mood is noticeably increasing towards being happy again. So I'll miss nothing from summer oddly!!

It must be difficult for the likes of you, and I'm aware that Laserguy suffers a similar problem. Most of us display some mild versions of "winter SAD" symptoms due to sunlight giving Vitamin D etc, and this contributes to the high winter suicide rates at high latitudes, so "summer SAD" appears somewhat more perverse, but it does exist. Here's an interesting article on it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/08/13/health/seasonal-depression-can-accompany-summer-sun.html?src=pm

I mentioned the three main things that I miss in summer (daylight, convection over land, tendency for sun to burn off cloud in anticyclones). The main things I look forward to in winter are the prospects of wintry weather, the Christmas period, and the cosiness of sitting inside in the living room on dark evenings. For me, though, the lack of daylight is by far the biggest factor and the reason why I generally enjoy summer more than winter.

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Weather Preferences: Ample sunshine; Hot weather; Mixed winters with cold and mild spells
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

Lack of daylight really is the overwhelming problem of winter. Getting dark with still over an hour of work left is both depressing and very counter productive work wise. I'm south facing in this office so charge up on blinding sunlight (assuming you get any) only for it to turn pitch black by 4pm. The contrast coupled with no air in the room results in 'sunset headaches' almost every day in that period. Dimming my monitor after dark does help a bit but doesn't stop the tiredness and general "its time to go home and sleep" feeling.

I guess those lovely long summer evenings must be paid for with something - and I wouldn't give up those long evenings for anything.

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  • Location: chellaston, derby
  • Weather Preferences: The Actual Weather ..... not fantasy.
  • Location: chellaston, derby

warmth.... i hate the cold, i hate feeling cold, i hate cold draughts, frosty windscreens, slippy ground, wrapping up instead of wearing lose fitting clothes....

the dark isnt a problem in fact i quite like it..

ill never understand the fervent fascination with cold weather that people on here yearn for... in real life i know of no one who likes/wants cold weather beyond a day or two of snow before the novelty wears off....which is pretty quick..

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

Most people I know in real life are heat intolerant. wink.png

Anyway, as I said, the only thing I'll miss is the long days, summer is a fairly dull, non-eventful season. I'll be looking forward to the first snowfall, and the first ice day.. and the first severe frost.. and the rime frost coating everything in a lovely white coat.. then by April, when I will be enjoying the warm sunshine, knowing the dreadful season known as summer, which isn't really even summer, especially these past 5 years, being more akin to your typical November!

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