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  1. An independent review has revealed that Barclays paid just £82m tax on a £7bn profit in 2012.

    1. PerfectStorm


      And yet they hit the poorest hardest saying they are all scroungers?

    2. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Yep, sounds about right unfortunately

    3. Dancerwithwings


      We need a robbing hood!! rob the rich to feed the poor!! HA HA with this government no chance of that.

  2. Statistically speaking, March 2013 was probably the most remarkable month of the Netweather era so far, trumping even December 2010.

    1. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      @Stormmad26 I'm not talking about depth of cold, just how remarkable the month was from a statistical perspective.

    2. Polar Maritime

      Polar Maritime

      Yes Bish, Once in 50yr event here!

    3. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Thats true, though I mean statistics here too, Jan 2010 had at least a similar negative anomaly IMBY, as well as min temps 8C lower, while the warm March 2012 had a min only 1.2C higher than this month's lowest min lol.

      Of course that's just in my back yard and it will be different elsewhere particularly further north.

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  3. The temperature here dropped to zero or below on 23 days during March. Happened just twice in March 2012.

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      and here 23 sub 0 days, lowest -7.9C on the 14th, coldest of winter

  4. Martin O'Neill is surely one of the most over-rated managers in recent footballing history.

    1. NUT


      Agreed it's a shambals up here as it is hell you could probably do a decent job!

    2. Nick L

      Nick L

      Him and Redknapp are certainly tied for that prize.

    3. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      no, he had villa 5 points off the lead at christmas in 09 and has had enormous success. I think he's one of the best out there and if you put him in charge of a half decent team he'll win.

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  5. Farewell then, Glacier Point. Netweather has lost a much-loved contributor.

  6. Anybody wondering what a bitter easterly wind feels like - well now you know!

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      bbc surely underdoing it, cant believe they only say -2, feels more like -10

    2. Fozfoster


      Yeah was in Heacham the weekend, that was COLD.

    3. Bottesford


      I ceased wondering a few weeks back now its almost normal! True though today was very bitter.

  7. Feeling a bit sorry for Gavin in the model discussion thread. Must feel like he's fighting a losing battle!

    1. Summer Sun

      Summer Sun

      I'll win given time lol

    2. tinybill


      if i was him i would not look deep f1 sugg no warm up till april 7 !!

    3. IanR


      Its the spring lambs I feel sorry for ,just seen a news report, many are perishing and suffering :-(

  8. The NHS have been issued with the following Cold Weather Warning: "Moderate risk of icy conditions and snow between now and Saturday in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services."

    1. karyo


      Do you work in the NHS too?

    2. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      @Karyo yes. The communication came out at lunchtime today.

    3. karyo


      Thank you. I have quite a busy day on Friday so always a chance for the weather to free up my diary from some meetings...

  9. Just been told I may well have to consider having my pet put to sleep soon. Heartbreaking.

    1. Fozfoster


      Whats the problem?

    2. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      Looks like it might may well be a tumour. Canaries are so tiny, they can't really be operated on :(

    3. CreweCold
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  10. It's snowing even though the temp is 8.2c - I didn't think that was even possible?

    1. D.V.R


      it must be.. you've just witnessed it.lol


    1. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      PS the above post may - or may not - contain elements of sarcasm & irony.



      yep,poor lamb.

    3. Coopsy


      He's Canadian...we are very pleased he's over there right now

  12. UKIP, the party described by Cameron as "fruitcakes & loonies", last night pushed the Tories into third place.

    1. Isolated Frost

      Isolated Frost

      BB- if yesterday's vote swing for all parties was reflected in the GE, Labour would have a mammoth victory- I think the 'opposition' will be pretty pleased!

    2. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      Good point IS. Labour were the only one of the 'big three' to actually increase their vote share, albeit slightly.

    3. Bristle boy

      Bristle boy

      I think there's a chance that UKIP will 'hold' the balance of power after the next GE.

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  13. Approaching midday here in Solihull, and the temp is still only 0.4c

    1. frogesque


      It's February! Daylight is getting longer though so I expect it will reach 10C by July

    2. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      The broader point I was making is that it seems quite unusual for midday temps to be so low under full cloud cover and in a brisk wind.

    3. Summer Sun

      Summer Sun

      I would take a northerly wind any day over an easterly at least in a northerly you get more sunshine unlike the dull muck an easterly produces

  14. Yet again this winter, frozen out of my own car this morning. Didn't realise it was going to be so cold overnight, almost -5c by dawn.

  15. Following the model discussion thread is a bit like following the England cricket team during the 90's.........it's the hope that kills you.

    1. Eugene


      And abit like following them in New Zealand ;)

    2. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      Gimmesomesnow - you might want to carry out a quick virus scan, just to be safe.

    3. AderynCoch


      A bit like following the England football team for the past 40 years.

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  16. Being alone on Valentines Day is horrible :-(

    1. AderynCoch


      Just one hour here until this wretched day is done for another year.

    2. Somerset Squall

      Somerset Squall

      If you're single I saw this quote somewhere which made me smile:

      "If you're single celebrate Valentine's day like St. Patrick's day" Good idea

    3. The watcher

      The watcher

      I've been alone on vals day for 6 years. Does no harm. Well.....my sanity is a little out of sync, but hey. Windswept and interesting.

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  17. Lovely snow event yesterday evening & overnight. Will post some pics in the Midlands thread shortly :-)

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      so will I but i assume you had over 6 inches

  18. Baby I'm about to snowgasm

    1. A.J


      be sure to clean up the mess afterwards Bish!

    2. Summer Sun
    3. Jan
  19. Some blood-curdling screams coming from the top of our garden tonight - hopefully just a fox or a squirrel!!!

    1. CreweCold


      Many an hour? My ex was lucky to get 15 minutes. Lol

    2. Polar Maritime
    3. Fozfoster


      Now stop showing off CC.

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  20. I see Villa have tried to solve the problem of being over-reliant on inexperienced youngsters by signing a 22yo midfielder from the French second division.

    1. NUT


      That's REALLY going to solve their problems!

  21. My local weather station records a mean temperature for each day - can somebody confirm how this is calculated? Would it be an avg of every hourly temp perhaps?

    1. Aaron


      That, or high+low/2

    2. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      Don't think it's that. Yesterday the mean temp was -1.0, with a High of 0.5 and a low of -4.6

  22. Anyone else seeing that eerie glow in the sky that always appears after a big snowfall? Beautiful site.

    1. Carl46Wrexham


      Sky is a sort of orange colour. The kind of night when I can look out of the curtains and be able to see everything.

    2. full_frontal_occlusion


      Paradise by sodium light!

    3. Styx


      had enough of summer already, looking forward to winter snow now - fat chance if that happens though!

  23. Jan 16th was officially an ice day here, max of -2.6C just after three in the afternoon. Last ice day was Dec 13th last year.

  24. -4 and freezing fog here in Solihull

    1. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      It's actually getting colder here now, down to -4.4C with a DP of -5.0C. Freezing fog showing no sign of shifting.

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