• SURFACE WATER in fields is gradually getting less and daylight hours are noticeably increasing, which is always a good sign that spring is getting nearer.

  • February continued where January finished, with strong gale force winds and heavy rain showers - that left us with 124 mm, or 5 inches of rain, in January here in the Borders and land has begun to look like paddy fields.

  • COMPARED TO the East Coast of America where they have had up to 1m of snow recently, our tail-end of the same storm was wind and rain this week, and that's on top of some pretty wet weather so far this year.

  • IT'S NOW official - December, 2015, was the wettest on record, with UK rainfall reported at 191% of the long-term average.

  • IT'S BEEN all over the news what a wet December we've had - record levels and all that - but in my part of the Borders we finished up with 648mm of rain.

  • ANOTHER YEAR draws to a close and, for many, it has not been one to remember - or maybe it has, but for all the wrong reasons!

  • COLD, RAW, damp and windy conditions continued again this week and so far this winter we have had no real hard frost in arable areas.

  • A WET week and what a wet one it was - with seven consecutive days of recorded rainfall of 49mm in my part of the eastern Borders - although nothing, really, compared to the flooded areas of the Borders and Cumbria.

  • TEMPERATURES have have had a sudden drop from an almost balmy 17°C two weeks ago to zero and winter arrived with snow and sleet showers, between the rain. This has all added up to make November the second wettest month of the year to date and wetter than in any month of 2014.

  • Winter weather is now becoming more evident, with frosts forecast for this weekend.