Many of us woke up yesterday and again this morning to very cold wintry conditions with continued high pressure making snow, hail and sleet a common feature of the current forecast. It looks like our day and especially night time temperatures are set to remain at or slightly below average for some time.
Today sees the next relaxation of lockdown rules with many expected to return to work whilst non essential shops will reopen. Certainly those out at first light waiting on hairdressers and shops felt the chill.
The new normal though has tended to indicate that many people will continue working from home and the need to maintain a warm home and/or office remains important. Though currently the days are pretty chilly, they are at least in many places sunny and dry, allowing us the opportunity to check our home heating oil tanks.
Not only has the high street woken from its forced slumber but our farmers have been out leaving the mark of their agricultural activity on the rural landscape. This increase in Spring activity is evident in the freshly turned soil and the flocks of (early?) birds chasing the tractors and catching the worms. This coupled with a greater demand for road fuels as the stay local advice lifts has meant that we remain both busy and well placed to serve from our well stocked depots.
So whilst Easter would normally be the start of the heating oil season slowdown, it would probably be a good time to check your tank, or tank monitor and get that top up ordered.