Autumn in Scotland by Karen RanneyAbandoned by a Rogue
Betrothed to an earl she had never met, Charlotte Haversham arrived at Balfurin, hoping to find love at the legendary Scottish castle. Instead she found decaying towers and no husband among the ruins. So Charlotte worked a miracle, transforming the rotting fortress into a prestigious girls school. And now, five years later, her life is filled with purpose—until . . .
Seduced by a Stranger
A man storms Charlottes castle—and he is not the reprehensible Earl of Marne, the one who stole her dowry and dignity, but rather the absent lords handsome, worldly cousin Dixon MacKinnon. Mesmerized by the fiery Charlotte, Dixon is reluctant to correct her mistake. And though shes determined not to play the fool again, Charlotte finds herself strangely thrilled by the scoundrels amorous attentions. But a dangerous intrigue has drawn Dixon to Balfurin. And if his ruse is prematurely revealed, a passionate, blossoming love affair could crumble into ruin.
Scotland's weather & climate
Three sides of Scotland are washed by the seas so the country has moderate oceanic type of climate with high humidity. Weather is much colder than in the rest of Great Britain. Peak of precipitation intensity is at summer and autumn. Most of it falls in northern and mountainous regions. In coasts and southern regions there are frequent storms instead. The Gulf Stream smoothes weather conditions of Scotland however in inland and alpine regions daily average temperatures are lower. In general summer in Scotland summer is rainy and not very warm.
It's been a summer of wild weather contrasts for the UK, with unseasonable levels of rainfall interspersed with record high temperatures — and now autumn is almost upon us. The season of conkers and falling leaves is rapidly approaching — but when does it actually start?
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Scotland in Autumn
As we welcome the arrival of conkers and pumpkins, here's when the seasons officially change and what happens on the autumn equinox. For meteorologists, summer comes to an end on August 31 and autumn begins on September 1, running until Thursday, November But astronomers say summer ends on September 22 in the northern hemisphere and autumn begins on Monday, September For meteorologists, they use the Gregorian calendar to split the year into four equal periods to help them with weather forecasting. This means they define autumn as taking place in September, October and November - so for them, autumn begins on September 1 and runs until November But astronomers base their seasons on celestial events, and for autumn, the date is decided when the hours of daylight and darkness are roughly the same, known as the equinox.
Scotland is best visited during the spring late March to May and autumn September to November months. By spring, the temperatures are warmer, although there will still be snow in the mountains of the Highlands and the Cairngorms. The summer months of June through to August are the warmest of the year. July and August in particular get extensive daylight hours the further north you go. Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Scotland specialists at I love visiting Scotland in May.
As we welcome the arrival of conkers and pumpkins, here's when the seasons officially change and what happens on the autumn equinox. For meteorologists, summer comes to an end on August 31 and autumn begins on September 1, running until Thursday, November But astronomers say summer ends on September 22 in the northern hemisphere and autumn begins on Monday, September Both astronomers and meteorologists use different methods in deciding when the seasons change. For meteorologists, they use the Gregorian calendar to split the year into four equal periods to help them with weather forecasting.