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  1. 10 points
    Morning all, had an interest chat this morning with our portal forecaster about the possible deep cyclone that could develop next weekend in the vicinity of Southern Britain. Feeling are that the situation becomes quite fluid in 5 days time as the Eastern Atlantic trough moves into NW Europe. A baroclinic zone becomes established towards the North Sea, not surprising really when you see the 144t 850mb forecast temperature chart below. Very cold air getting established to the North and meeting pulses of warm air moving poleward through Eastern Europe, hence the North Sea could see fairly rapid cyclonic development. However, at this stage the positioning , deepening and potential cut off low formation is still showing a degree of uncertainty but defo one to watch. Their own model tends to show a bit more of a southward positioning and could change very quickly over the coming days. We have a snow alert for tonight, not a lot but fine mesh model predicting 5 cm in the village as the freezing level gets down to 1750m tomorrow morning.
  2. 9 points
    Indeed Frosty whilst I understand some enthusiasm from those looking at blocked Winter CFS charts that is a nice October set up for an Indian Summer. The real indication for vortex development will come towards December when zonal winds tend to really increase. I am quite happy to see that continental high wafting warm southerlies over us for another month until we have a better chance of Winter weather. ☺️
  3. 8 points
    Not too much to add this morning. Therefore, just a little focus on the possible storm this weekend. The 00Z GFS (both 135 hour and 144 hour charts used): 00Z ECMWF at 144 hours: 00Z UKMO at 144 hours: GEM at 144 hours: 00Z ICON (like GFS, both 135 hour and 144 hour charts used): 00Z NAVGEM at 144 hours: You can see they all show variations of a similar theme. It looks quite likely a Low Pressure system will affect the UK this weekend with some rain and showers. But it’s only really the GFS and the NAVGEM which shows the Low being a bad boy (stormy). The GFS has it affecting a wider area of the UK, particularly Eastern parts, where there could be some vicious gusts towards the East coast. The NAVGEM, on the other hand, has the Low taking a beating over Northern U.K. Most other models keep the Low Pressure system as a shallower affair and generally towards the Southern portion of the UK. Particularly the UKMO! The ICON, though, when you look at its 135 hours chart, is somewhere in between with the isobars of the Low tightly packed towards the Southern part of the little cyclone, so maybe some strong gusts towards the South coast on that chart. Just an example, these are what the wind speed gusts are like on the 00Z GFS during Saturday: Could be some angry gusts down Eastern parts with high tides, so would think carefully about taking the deck chairs with you to the beach! 🏖❌ (not to mention the fact it could be chilly in those Northerly winds on the GFS). Obviously I imagine things will keep changing from run to run regarding the Lows track and intensity. And knowing how models like the GFS handled that pervious storm over the weekend, would be cautious of its outlook for now. Personally expect the Low to not be that moody at all with a shallower feature more likely. It may even be possible that the Low may not affect the U.K. at all and track well to our South. Still wouldn’t ignore the grumpy Low... just incase!
  4. 6 points
    Extremes for this transitional time of year - Summer clinging on in the SE True Indian Summer after frosts
  5. 6 points
    @Frosty.& @phil nw.,Some nice looking charts there and i think everyone is thinking that we are at the end of Autumn and trying to usher winter in too quickly(me included)and i will repeat what has been said that if we get a nice indian summer so be it,why not cos there's plenty of time for winter to arrive and the latest means and anomoly's show a good waft from the S/SW quadrant and here is the latest from the ecm mean at day 10 and the gefs ens mean at day 14 with the latest 6-10/8-14 day 500mb outlook from the cpc underneath reflecting the former http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/ecmwf.php?ech=72&mode=1&map=1&type=1&archive=0 http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/gefs_cartes.php?code=21&ech=192&carte=1&mode=0 http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/610day/500mb.php http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/814day/500mb.php just looking through the 20 perturbations at 300hrs,there is quiet a few with mid-highland blocking,so there could be a good standoff between the atlantic and the Scandi block http://www.meteociel.fr/cartes_obs/gens_panel.php?modele=0&mode=6&ech=300
  6. 5 points
    Is that all you ever drone on about, the impending doom that is autumn/winter? Over the last week you've mentioned your dislike of the upcoming seasons at least 4 times, its getting a bit boring. I don't particularly like summer and warm weather but I don't complain about it!
  7. 4 points
    Bit harsh. It works both ways. Throughout the glorious summer just gone, there was endless moaning on here on a daily basis and it just went on and on, which was very annoying from the perspective of a warm weather lover. Everyone on here is a weather enthusiast, doesn’t mean we should all have to like wind and rain, or indeed the same things. Anyway, a beautiful sunny day here. Lovely.
  8. 3 points
    Looks like the final value is 13.7C https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/cet_mean_2018 A downward correction of 0.16C, from 13.88C to 13.72C.
  9. 3 points
    1st October 2018 and some decent snowfall arrives in the Alps, accumulating over the next 36 hours. It won't last at this time of the year, but nice to see!!
  10. 3 points
    The pattern is still favouring a NW/SE divide but of course this does not rule out frontal incursions further south and one such is indicated on the 500mb and surface analysis at midnight. A fairly clear and cool start to the day, the odd shower still around the Norfolk area, and it will stay sunny in many areas with perhaps some cloud popping up in the west. But the low east of Greenland is tracking east and the associated fronts will bring cloud and rain into the western Isles by mid morning. The upper cloud already showing on the midnight sounding at Valentia. The fronts and rain will sweep south east during the day and evening, the rain tending to be less intense as it goes, reaching the south coast by late evening Behind the fronts showers and sunny intervals The low continues east to be north of Scotland on Tuesday thus the northern half of the UK in a strong showery north westerly whilst the south languishes in the warm sector with cloud and patchy drizzle and thus also a quite marked temp difference. Meanwhile a wave is forming on the cold front which trails way back into the Atlantic and this tracks north east through Wednesday to be south of Iceland by midday. This forces the front across Britain and Ireland, albeit it is very weak in the south where the ridge is influential, thus any patchy rain confined to the north. Warming up a tad with the temps a little above average. By Thursday the low has deepened to 981mn west of southern Norway with the cold front across central Scotland which means windy and showery in the north and much cooler than the south where there are light winds with temps above average. A very marked temp differential. By Friday the front has slipped further south so a generally cool day apart from the far south but complications are arising to the west. An upper trough is tracking east and another wave is forming on the front which still trails all the way back to TS Leslie. How this develops is interesting but outside the remit of this thread. And the NH profile at T120
  11. 3 points
    go and watch Gav's weather on youtube he has just posted a whole video looking at past solar minimum winters plus all the analogues for the winters just before and at true solar minimum
  12. 3 points
    I don't think we're done with warm weather yet..the Ecm 12z ends potentially very warm with a long draw southerly as we see high pressure to the east and low pressure anchored out in the atlantic.
  13. 3 points
    The Gfs 12z operational turns on the heat pump or at least the warmth pump in the run up to mid october with air sourced from way south..a recurring theme with strong height rises to the east and stalling atlantic lows...there could be more very warm weather for the time of year on the way.
  14. 2 points
    My husband has been sent back up to Aberdeen and I was swiftly told to “stop complaining about the cold, you should go to Aberdeen then your know what the cold is like” 🤣 he has a way with words my husband. I have to say that yesterday all day And again today I’ve been cold all day, had a hot water bottle in bed last night. I’m like an old lady 🧐 it’s been a dreary day with nothing much to report. There has been lots of cloud about. Tonight moon is beautiful though.
  15. 2 points
    Of course. I'm not saying there's no impact, I'm just not convinced it will have a massive impact unless the expected period of low solar output is protracted and deep. I do think the expectation that if it happens we'll have bitingly cold winters needs to be re-considered. Having looked at the historical weather, it shows that peculiar weather patterns happened, very wet weather was as common, if not more common than cold. Not sure that fills me with much joy.
  16. 2 points
    It won't be long now! And to wet our appetites for the upcoming winter a great photo of the first snowfall at Moraine Lake, Banff, on 14th Sept. https://twitter.com/attila_thefun/status/1040740567670353920
  17. 1 point
    Another chilly/frosty night last night. Quite a few we've had recently
  18. 1 point
    Decent build up in Canada and Eastern Siberia over the weekend
  19. 1 point
    Sky own At the Races together with Arena racing. Arena own around 20 Brit racecourses. At the mo At the Races shows some of the French racing so not sure it's that big a deal. But.... It's been rumoured in racing circles that Sky want to 'big up' their UK horse racing coverage. At the mo Racing UK are main racing channel with At the Races picking up the scraps. Sky will prob rebrand At the Races to Sky Horse Racing in 2019 and are rumoured to be coveting ITV's current coverage and contract. I expect Sky to make a big play for ITV's contract when it is up for renewal.
  20. 1 point
    Glorious late September weather here in North Surrey , these taken at Painshill Park Cobham.
  21. 1 point
    That spooky low lying fog tonight with frost on car roof first time this autumn seems a bit early in season for that brrr
  22. 1 point
    I'm losing the will to live. Once again, for those at the back. The main snow risk isn't until 4pm onwards. 4pm onwards. 4pm onwards. 4pm onwards. 4pm onwards. The coldest air isn't over us yet, once it reaches our shores and winds back ENE (from 4pm onwards) then showers/streamers will kick into action. Hope that clears things up a little.
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    Photos from late December 2010
  25. 1 point
    Definitely the best winter I have lived to see, better than anything I remember from the 90s and 00s. Had best part of 2 weeks of snow on the ground and snow showers and streamers, days on end of ice and in the minus figures and nights below -10/15 which I'd never seen in the 15 years I'd lived in that house. Amazing, can only but dream to see something like that again in my lifetime. I've found a few photos of back then and the endless icicles that were hanging off the roofs, the snow streamer we had one night which had hours of lampost watching, and the amazing views that came with a true winter wonderland!
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