• 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.

  • IN MY part of the Borders, October had only 32mm, or 1.5 inches of rain, to give a total for the year to date of 440mm (17 inches) of rain, compared to 93mm in October last year and a total to date in 2014 of 538mm.

  • HARVEST IS largely but a memory once again, but before plans for next year are finalised it is worth looking at the malting barley situation both here in the UK and around the world.