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AderynCoch last won the day on September 24 2011

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  1. AderynCoch

    Winter 2018/19

    It's been snowing here every day since I came back on Tuesday, though there have been thaws (without which I'd probably be buried by now - I can well imagine there being metres of snow in the Alps). Maximum depth has been 20-25cm; now it's more like 15cm in undisturbed areas with more coming down. I'm going to head up to the nearby hills (about 500m) tomorrow to see what it's like. I've been up there before when there's been half a metre lying with virtually nothing lower down.
  2. AderynCoch

    In Memoriam

    Genuinely shocked. I had no idea she was ill. She was the main weather presenter on North West Tonight for so many years. R.I.P.
  3. Arrived back in Slovakia this afternoon to this:
  4. If weather could be compared to food this spell would be a boiled potato without even butter to slightly deblandify it. I feel part of my soul draining away every time I look at the forecast and see the same mind-numbing nothingness. If anyone has any ideas other than attempted hibernation I'm all ears. I tried thinking of November/December 2015 to remind me how worse things could be but that just made me feel queasy - good grief what a ghastly period that was.
  5. Dropping a shedload of ice cubes in the North Atlantic is my proposal.
  6. I've missed your posts Ian. Welcome back. Do you know how to stop the Balkans stealing snow from Central Europe by any chance? A deflector shield over Ukraine?
  7. I'm back in the hood. From -4C and drifting snow to this. i think I might hibernate for the next three weeks.
  8. AderynCoch

    Winter 2018/19

    Yes it's been a decent start to winter here but it's warming up just in time for Christmas (doesn't bother me as I'm flying to the UK on Friday}. A couple of pictures from the weekend. The first one is in Dúbravka, the last one is looking into Austria from Devínska Kobyla with the Danube winding its way towards Slovakia.
  9. AderynCoch

    Winter 2018/19

    Not a bad start to winter here. A cold week at the end of November into the beginning of December with some snow, followed by a "meh" week and now snow again. There was hardly any autumn this year; just a summer which wouldn't end flipping straight to winter.
  10. AderynCoch

    July to November 1993: cold

    I was only eight at the time and don't remember this period at all (didn't have an active interest in the weather yet) but I remember Christmas Day 1993 being cold and icy, even if December on the whole was mild.
  11. AderynCoch

    Best and worst winters

    Best - 2010/11. An honorary mention for 09/10 and 95/96 but this winter delivered the goods in the month leading up to Christmas. Shame about February but I'm still waiting for a truly "classic" British winter in my lifetime. Worst - 2015/16. 13/14 came close for its almost total dearth of wintriness but 15/16 takes the wooden spoon for its absolutely putrid run-up to Christmas (like the evil twin of 2010) with nothing as a consolation in the second half of winter. As I recall we eventually got some winds from the north and the east but the first half of winter had been so atrociously mild that it made virtually no dent at all in the temperatures - and conversely any time the winds veered south of west we ended up with temperatures in the high teens. How vile. I think I need a lie-down after typing that.
  12. AderynCoch

    Winter 2018/19

    First lying snow of the season here yesterday (only about a centimetre and it melted in the afternoon). There was more snow this afternoon but it struggled to stick. Probably looking at cold rain rather than snow for the next few days but the latest ECM puts me firmly in the freezer in about a week's time. Fingers crossed....
  13. AderynCoch

    Weather in Poland

    It's definitely getting colder (finally), it's just a question of how much. The ECM brings a high of 4C to Bratislava in ten days' time but that's a while off yet. In the meantime I look forward to going outside in layers and not melting. One plus side this autumn is the colours. They've been magnificent.
  14. AderynCoch

    Weather in Poland

    Similar temperatures here too. Not as warm as further south though - it reached 29C in Romania yesterday and 27C in Hungary on Saturday. I enjoyed the warm sunny weather earlier this month but I've had enough now. I'm ready for winter; a shame the weather isn't.