Tuesday 20th March 2018 is officially the start of spring time in the UK. At the time of writing this it is 5 degrees C with a wind chill of 0 degrees (freezing point).
Yes, I admit I can be a bit of a conspiracy theory nut at times but this is am sure is not one of those times. I have been watching the seasons for years, watching when the start and when they end.
That is to say I have been watching for when the leaves start to fall from the trees in abundance, when the weather gets stupidly cold and when things start to warm up again.
When I was a kid going into early adulthood, things started to get silly cold around the end of October, beginning of November. December, January and February were silly cold and wet but around March time things started to warm up a again. Dont get me wrong, it was still cold but the cold did not cut through you like a knife.
These days, I am sure that the seasons seem to have been delayed by at least a month. Now December is pretty warm but January, February and March are bitter cold with the warmer, more bearable weather not starting until mid to late April. It might just be me but it definitely feels as though the seasons are out of sync compared to how they used to be.
Sad thing is, once the warm weather does come to the UK, I will probably be complaining about how hot it is and how I am looking forward to Autumn again.