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  1. But the key to the easterly is the trough disruption at +144hrs That's not F.I.....
  2. The snow just keeps coming on this run and it's from day 6 not day 10!
  3. And suddenly, Jeremy Corbyn withdraws his vote of no confidence in the GFS...
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    Advice on buying a new car

    Hey, you should be a comedian, you're hilarious! I was just about to reply to your post about MOD gear. There's loads of ex military landies on ibidder.com. I heard a few years back that they sold all the Defenders (amongst other vehicles) to one company who had the disposal contract, for an average of £3000 each who then sold them on for upwards of £8000.
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    Advice on buying a new car

    I know someone who has a series 3 ambulance converted to a camper. It's brilliant.
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    Advice on buying a new car

    Kenneth Noye drove one. But he was from Kent...
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    Advice on buying a new car

    Of course, 4wd offers better stability, my point was going to be before 'someone' started throwing insults around, if you are looking for strictly a road car, winter/snow tyres will massively improve handling on a 2wd. Better than a 4wd on road tyres. However a 4wd on winter tyres is a virtually unstoppable machine in almost all conditions. Oh and I've had 4 discoveries, my current D2 Td5 ES is on snow tyres... I'm hoping I get to test them...
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    Advice on buying a new car

    Actually, I did read the whole thread. my post was meant to be slightly light hearted. Maybe it didn't come across that way. However, you are now resorting to insults of "Sussex people". I might live here but I'm actually from Newcastle...
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    Advice on buying a new car

    Err... I didn't misquote you. Just to be clear, Range rovers are also land rovers. They actually have almost the same capabilities of the discovery but are more luxury orientated and do have lots of electrics to go wrong. In fact, the discovery 2 and the P38 range rover share much of the same running gear and similar chassis. The P38 has the BMW engine and the disco has the Land Rover built Td5. Discovery 3 and 4 have their fair share of electrical problems also.
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    Advice on buying a new car

    Discos are not "strictly speaking" land rovers, they ARE land rovers...
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    Advice on buying a new car

    That's where a dedicated 4x4 comes in. (Land Rover...) Most of these new 4x4 "SUV's" never see anything rougher than a speed bump.
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    Advice on buying a new car

    What's the point of buying a 4x4 'version' of a car if you don't need or want to go off road? Either buy a road car or a dedicated 4x4. Edit- or both!
  13. GFS is a mess... A very cold mess... And it still manages to deliver the goods ( for some reason I can't upload the precip type charts but they show copious amounts of snow...) You know, this stuff - uksnowrisk.webp
  14. Write off the GFS?.... We see the classic 'angel fish' 2 wave pattern taking shape here- GFS(P) (last available run) GFS op - And.... December 1962 - If my land rover sees this, there'll be a puddle of engine wee in the morning...
  15. Well... I've been very busy over the past week, moving out of our house, so not really been keeping track of the models or even the forecasts. Just seen today's FV3 and the meto forecast and nearly spat my coffee out! My land rover must have seen it first and spat it's turbo out! Still, I suppose it's better it's happened now than having a blown turbo in the middle of a blizzard....
  16. If you carry on posting like this, it'll only be 2 days away...
  17. Thanks mate, if it comes to it, I've got 2 decent family sized tents in storage- that'll teach the kids some survival skills!
  18. I came back on here tonight hoping to see some positivity. (I shouldn't really, I've been here long enough to know how it works), yet we are in the midst of a December SSW, a very rare beast. It could and should, give us the winter we've been waiting for, for years. It might not... however, we are in the best position we've been in for years. The models are struggling with an outcome and it's a fact that an SSW will play havoc with numerical weather prediction. We (My family) are losing our home on the 7th January. We will be ok somehow. One of our Netweather members has just been given the all clear from cancer. Is it really worth any animosity over the weather? Something which is out of our control? It's Christmas eve tomorrow, real winter weather is coming (allegedly at some point...) Just enjoy the hunt for cold and have a merry Christmas....
  19. Having looked through the final frames of the GEFS, it seems our main choices are snow, a monster storm or both at the same time...
  20. Just had a thought... @Glacier Point 's "torpedo" is still out there somewhere.... unexploded.... Sudden Stratospheric Warming?...
  21. Looks fairly sudden to me. Bear in mind that's the temp reading over the pole. As the PV is displaced, we should see it continue to rise. Unless the warming made it directly over the pole, we wouldn't see the true peak of temps in that chart.
  22. While we're waiting for the 12z, good to see the SSW is well underway- And I found some good learning material for the newbies. ...
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