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  1. 25 points
    Your hatred of easterlies is remarkable. Did one freeze your nether regions in a previous life? 😁
  2. 22 points
    Hello! I like snow like you. I follow through Turkey.
  3. 21 points
    That's all well and good Feb. But have you the exact time please
  4. 18 points
    on the plus side, Tesco are doing a 21 pack of Kit-Kats for £2
  5. 17 points
    Sod it, I’m moving to Canada! I’ll get sleep, I’ll be less stressed and most importantly I’ll get snow.
  6. 14 points
    Nick Sussex, got much room at your house? Can you put up about 1000 nwp members? Looks like the cold from the ne is heading your way.
  7. 14 points
    Decent ooz ens this morn.... Tighter clustering begining to appear.. Ops -as before-..will wobble with height align with hem state,-and decipher of placement. All very encouriging!! london suite
  8. 13 points
    This latest extended chart from UKMO at 168t looks very similar to what JN model is showing. So UKMO must be still backing a block to the NE. Of course this is very different to what ECM is currently indicating in its run tonight, no easterly from them this time ! Would be good if the Exeter boys come out winners again on this one ( RE: ECM last failed easterly, that UKMO never really got on board with ).
  9. 13 points
    Sorry peeps but I can’t see much more than a swipe from the beast as it passes to our se thats what the ens are reflecting with their members between -10 and -15 we had this last year at some point I think with a transient -12c over the eastern side of the uk. still time for the ridge to gain enough amplitude to allow a decent easterly flow or the euro trough to get further northwest but not currently favoured
  10. 12 points
    Boaty McBoatface will be called in to clear a path through the Bay of Biscay at this rate!
  11. 11 points
    I am not sure I will trust your weather predictions given that you fail to predict Easter accurately!!!
  12. 10 points
    Ever heard of Sisyphus? Almost there...aw....it just slips away again
  13. 10 points
    Who cares about a north westerly? I’d say there’s a fine balance between easterlies and something less desirable. UKMO looks really quite good to me, some of the air originates from deepest darkest Siberia. It has a more prolonged look to it too.
  14. 10 points
    Irrelevant but the SE has struggled to even get slush count yourself lucky !
  15. 9 points
    168..gfs 6z heights pushing north/north east..and opening large swathe cold into uk shores...already a v-feasible evolution..and one that makes you take note...as the deal is far from done...no matter your views -or choice. Edit;168 is cut off point -for me-.. Far to much to watch evolve after this on, migrate-push of vortex lobe...which will obviously be cricial/pivotal.
  16. 8 points
    Is this the same Ec 46 that continually suggested scandi hieghts in the extended range through most of last winter.. ...... perhaps it might be worth rearranging the following .......salt of huge bucket with taken, be should.
  17. 8 points
    Some fine margins in the outputs today; changeable short term - something drier for a time as we end the week and move into next week, and generally trending quite chilly - but nothing especially cold for what is on average the coldest part of the year. Heights are set to build strongly over scandi once the trough drops through the N Sea, but we also have a rampant PV to our NW feeding very cold air into the N atlantic and causing a tight thermal gradient - all the forcing is therefore coming from that feature, so perhaps no surprise to see the models quickly sinking the ridge to our east into a less favourable position for any easterly incursion; but if we maintain strong heights to our SW as well, every chance we could see a very deep dig of the atlantic trough spilling down the frigid arctic air as we move through the middle of the month with further ridge development over scandi - and by then perhaps the PV will be squeezing itself out naturally as the winter season draws on. All eyes on jetstream profile; and upstream signals. Its turning into one of those winters that never really settles into a groove; very changeable and more seasonal with alternating cold and mild, compared to recent either very wet predominantly mild zonal ones, or dry and never especially cold like last year.
  18. 8 points
    You have told us about 10 times tonight on this forum that the easterlies are dead . Yes we have had a day of not so good model runs but stop.banging on bout it . And N Westlys don't do anything for 95% off us it will just be cold rain 😞
  19. 8 points
    Yeah chill mate...personally had enough of cold zonality this winter, only positives it brings is fairly clear skies to this part of the world (sorry you don't want to know that) other than continuous gloom we seem to get most winters...
  20. 8 points
    The cold front currently across North Wales and the north of England will continue to track south clearing the south coast by this afternoon. Some strong winds, with cloud and patchy rain in the Tm air preceding it but clearer Pm behind it with the odd shower. Most of the UK will have a dry and quite clear and frosty night but frontal systems to the west of Scotland and Cornwall will track east bringing rain and strong winds to western Scotland and rain into the south west England and south Wales overnight into Tuesday.. This will move east during the day but the rain will persist over western Scotland, perhaps snow on the mountains, as the front associated with the depression 985mb over the Faeroes moves south east and impacting N. Ireland by 1800. Thus by 00 the cold front is lying across the borders with a couple of frontal ripples across the south of England and still very windy in the north with frequent wintry showers. From here some amplification takes place and the Azores HP starts pushing north which impacts the upper trough to the north west and it starts tracking south east. Thus the surface low does likewise which veers the strong surface wind north west and ensues a continuation of the squally wintry showers, particularly in the north and along western coasts. The low continues to run down the North Sea during Thursday and in the process veering the wind even more but probably concentrating the showers now down the eastern side of the country but the brief respite of a very transient ridge is very short lived as the next low tracks east south of Iceland and the associated front(s) are already impacting western Scotland and N. Ireland by 00 Friday. We have now reached the stage of the pattern change upstream with the EPO ridge, high cell Siberia and the active vortex/cold trough scenario. And how this plays out downstream in the medium term continues to be of interest with the the interplay of the Azores, positive anomalies and some ridging in the Svalbard area, and the positively aligned trough to the SE/S of the UK. Where will it all end?
  21. 7 points
    I think you've been model watching too long 😁
  22. 7 points
    It’s a bit of a mess with the outputs disagreeing but not without interest in terms of snow. The PV blob over Greenland is reluctant to clear off but it’s likely any energy heading east will have a battle to clear the UK so snow along the boundary is possible. The UKMO as SM mentioned is best of tonight’s outputs which is strange given it was least interested upto this point. I think a proper easterly is probably a long shot but snow certainly possible over the next ten days.
  23. 7 points
    The UKMO presents the best run for cold tonight - although the JMA runs it close- Interestingly as the GFS steps off the ‘wedge’ so the UKMO jumps on- Difficult to see sustained cold however there’s enough interest especially in the UKMO to see if tomorrow it starts increasing more energy south east again post 144 ( not North east like the ECM ) S
  24. 7 points
    Too early to be writing off the Easterly. It's still knife-edge territory.
  25. 7 points
    'very cold air' coming in from the north west?...as the majority of the UK could tell (other than northern uplands) after the last spell you don't get very cold from those situations. We had 7c for a couple of days in the south east.
  26. 7 points
    Beast from the east spotted by Nathan Rao! Oh wait...nevermind...
  27. 7 points
    Impressive threatening looking line of rain moving through with a cold front here atm
  28. 7 points
    South east England looks very cold.
  29. 6 points
    I do think we are clutching at straws now for circa 10th -12th feb, which for the 'its not worth getting cold in after that because of sun strength - id rather spring' camp then it realistically means game over, however for those old enough to remember 5th March 1995, same date 1987, and more pertinently, LATE APRIL 1981, who wouldn't turn their nose up at a late season dumping then there is one good piece of news from today - this chart, cant help feeling that gives us a great chance of a stonking late feb.
  30. 6 points
    Oh well I’ll claim that as a minor victory then but I have heard the likes of Ian F refer to it... 🤷‍♂️ Ps it’s better than winters over lol
  31. 6 points
  32. 6 points
    Is this a "winter's over" post I see before me?
  33. 6 points
    Though that interesting phase of mid atlantic chill seems to have faded. We now have an SST pattern supportive of the +NAO winter we are having with warmer than average temperatures to our SW helping sustain the azores high. Low AAM at the equator also serving to strengthen sub tropical ridges. End result is a very tough pattern to break out of. We have an uptick in positive forcings at the moment (torques aligning with MJO progress) but nothing suggesting a solid impact in the near future to build a block in the right place... What about Mid February? Cant rule anything out in the world of weather, but the return of strong north American cold will do nothing to weaken north atlantic cyclogenisis and it will need to be one mighty big MJO cycle to give sufficient westerly additions at the equator to reduce atmospheric momentum at high latitudes significantly. Vortex developments also looking less and less helpful. I think I suggested a mid lat block was the best we might get out of the current pacific spike, and nothing yet to change that interpretation. We are all still glued to developments and there is always a chance of a sudden change - but the window for any realistic chances of significant and sustained continental cold with snow is steadily closing. Some really interesting tweets out there today and yesterday about the season in general - I'll put something together on the teleconnection thread later for viewing and discussion.
  34. 6 points
    Early next week is heavily dependent on the behaviour of a LP system Fri-Sun that has been modelled with appalling inconsistency over the past few days so a lot of options do remain on the table.
  35. 6 points
    Because we all know its going to verify and not change by Friday.
  36. 6 points
    I'm confused....we have a potential (but unlikely) easterly in the offing, some of the lowest uppers I've seen all winter and some intriguing model output yet no sign of Frosty!? Somethings not right!!
  37. 6 points
    As expected really, the 06z has cleared nothing up, other than it looks very likely to turn colder form next week, how cold and for how long remains to be seen.
  38. 6 points
    Was just having a look there, looks very marginal to say the least. The GFS has a band of heavy rain sweeping through but turning to snow for a few hours as it departs and then some wintery showers thereafter but anything up til 6am on Wednesday morning looks the wrong side marginal without decent elevation. The main band of precipitation has pretty much dropped most of its load by 6am so possibly some heavy snow back edge of the band with some elevation and then wintery showers thereafter, mostly of snow inland I would suggest as conditions become more favourable. This is how GFS has it: but I'd take that with a pinch of salt. After 6am things look a bit more favourable, with a strong WNW, -5 850's widely, possibly even down to -6 850's and under 520 DAM, and 950's drop below zero as does the dew points : But prior to this, looking at 3am Wednesday, 950's are very dicey as are the dew points: Having said that, I'd imagine places in the highlands could get a decent dumping such as the south side of the great glen down to around glencoe, that would be my best guess about where would do pretty well, along with some areas north of the trossachs such as killin and Clifton for example.
  39. 6 points
    Excellent News Very much looking forward to the Lighter Evenings and signs of Early Spring. C.S
  40. 6 points
    Extended eps seems broadly similar to previous BUT there seems to be further intensification of the low heights over Greenland and Iceland. We need this trend to reverse. Overall, the NWP signals seem very mixed and a tad underwhelming.
  41. 6 points
    Looking at the nh profile it's not difficult to see why there is the potential for cold shots. You might argue the "very likely" tweak the high slightly further north on the gfs chart and it is a cold shot. If you take that chart as it is, some would get wintry showers. Your post has a Monday morning feel to it
  42. 6 points
    I’m not shocked at the lack of comments this morning, but ens still looking good! the Op just showing another plausible outcome. GEFS haven’t changed really, the spread is still very much clear to see, but a few more going for proper cold. ECM trickling out now.
  43. 6 points
    Don't forget more than half the population of England would be affected with London and surrounding counties in the firing line for potential streamers. It's high time the South and East got their chance of some of the white stuff. share it out😄
  44. 6 points
    Very cold southern Britain southeast England heavy snow showers..
  45. 5 points
    Agreed. Although phase 6 is where most of the guidance is at for the next 10 days or so (plus a little lag) and suggests things will be a bit messy but with the Azores out west, if the GFS is correct and we do reach phase 7 then it will be hard to avoid some kind of ridging over Scandinavia.
  46. 5 points
    And gone is the cold signal in the GEFS plume
  47. 5 points
    The GFS 12z sort of looks like an attempt to adjust toward the UKMO way of doing things, but only half-hearted and resulting in a sort of strange in-between state that soon gets brushed aside by the model's usual zonal enthusiasm. It will be of great interest to see whether or not ECM sides with UKMO this evening. Key - and unusually large for such range - differences are evident between UKMO and GFS at just four day's ahead. Madness!
  48. 5 points
    Okay keep your wig on There is one only at day three did that sneak under? it isn’t especially long lasting two to three days but you should see some wintriness especially with your elevation I assume being in Oldham, NW areas favoured.
  49. 5 points
    I think there is more chance of a frigid winter easterly coming off in the next 20 years than I Remember Atlantic 252's prediction of February's rainfall figure of 252mm.
  50. 5 points
    Now that's a Northerly I suspect all this easterly nonsense will soon be put to bed and once the Mid lat high breaks up we will get a pretty decent cold spell from the north