Penicuik weather was snow joke!

Dr Neville Suttle, St James Gardens, Penicuik -Local weather recorder with his recording equipment .

Dr Neville Suttle, St James Gardens, Penicuik -Local weather recorder with his recording equipment .

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It comes as no surprise, but the snow and the cold are among the abiding memories of 2010’s weather.

Statistics for Penicuik compiled by keen meteorologist Dr Neville Suttle reveal the temperature dropped into minus double digits on more than one occasion.

Dr Suttle, who lives in St James Gardens, Penicuik, said: “The second decade of the new millennium has begun where the first left off as far as weather is concerned, and that in itself is highly unusual.

“The characteristic feature of our weather is that we normally don’t know what to expect other that there will be no dry season!”

For the second year running, December was bitterly cold, breaking last year’s record low of 0.7C with a mean for the month of -1.95C. This is 5C below normal.

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