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  1. Flew into Moscow yesterday, they de-iced our airplane and turned us around so quickly. No problems! They really now how to operate an airport in snow.

    1. alexisj9


      Good to  hear as my daughter will be flying through there tomorrow, she's in Siberia at the moment.

  2. Perfect Summer's day here, that's what it should be. Although looking forward to some +30*c

  3. Trance Music, Strawberries and Cream, Wimbledon and the World Cup. That's all that Summer is about.. now for some Sunshine!!

    1. Tamara


      I prefer floppy ribboned hats although the sunshine, strawberries and tennis are appealing

  4. The Thames Barrier has closed 28 times since 6th December 2013, 1/5 of it's closures since 1982 :O

  5. We've had 5-6 storms this Winter that are 1-20 year events. WTF is going on?

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    2. summer blizzard

      summer blizzard

      Robbie. At the moment we see well defined vortex being able to dig down towards the Azores, this is spawning secondary lows being fueled by massive thermal gradiants.

    3. Robbie Garrett

      Robbie Garrett

      Thank you. I take it we are stuck in that mode?

    4. c00ps


      I'd say a chance in a few weeks with possibility of cold and snow

  6. I guess that if the Atlantic continues, Summer should be good. That's all I can say constructive about this relentless crap!



      A washout summer you mean??

  7. Possibly Winter In-directly claiming a life. So sad!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-25924819

    1. vizzy2004


      Unfortunately this young lady was very drunk when she (possibly) fell in the river. So I believe Winter had no part in it. Very sad story indeed, such a waste of life.

    2. Robbie Garrett

      Robbie Garrett

      Agreed, so mysterious this is.

  8. Anyone got the New Nexus 7 (2013) - what do you think? Thinking getting it before Xmas!

    1. matt_in_dudley


      Weirdly enough I bought one yesterday. Much smoother than the old. Bit pricey though, for what it is.

  9. In which year was the month of September recording the hottest day of the year? Could happen this year! :D

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    2. Thundery wintry showers

      Thundery wintry showers

      That's still high enough to make it a tall order though!

    3. Eugene


      I will say we have no chance, roll on autumn

    4. Eugene


      You need something very exceptional to beat 34C in September, after the first week forget it

  10. Keeping my eye on the forming (possible MCS) over Northern France, has a direct heading for London and South East...

  11. Wishes that this time next week, we would have had an overnight MCS import from France!!

  12. My bedroom is sitting at 30*C, just slightly dropped to 29*C... damn!!

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    2. Bottesford


      Yep - especially if you have an open stairway rather than separate hallway. All heat from down here goes straight up there.

    3. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Shutting windows to keep hotter air out, and closing curtains to reflect sun (as long as the side facing outside isn't too dark presumably)

      makes a notable difference I've found, normally our house heats up more but the other day I got home at 1:30 and it was 29c outside, only 22-23c inside

    4. Bottesford


      Yes if I kept windows closed my downstairs would be around 22-23c too. But then I'll open up to get it up to 24-25c so can be comfy wearing not a lot. It soon cools off again anyway.

      25c in bedroom right now - skylight+other open window makes perfect gentle through draught.

  13. Can't believe I had 11 snowfalls this year. festering amazing!! 12 from December - March 2013.

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    2. vizzy2004


      that impressive for your location mate, how much did you get in total over winter? 30cm?

    3. Robbie Garrett

      Robbie Garrett

      Interestingly only two of those days did it settle. Still Nov/Dec 2013 for more snow to fall, can't wait...

    4. Supacell


      Lost count of the amount of days it has snowed around here this year so far :)

  14. 9 Snowfalls this year, amazing!!

  15. So glad they have charged the evil that Killed Christina Edkins last Thursday, this poor girl should still be here today. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21758146

  16. Actually feel physically sick, can't believe what happened to poor Christina Edkins!! 16 years old!!!!! So upset and angry, because it should never of happened....

  17. Was that Thunder in London?? Or a Eurofighter... was very loud/long and can't see anything that would warrant that amount of thunder except a jet being scrambled through the sound barrier??

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    2. IanR


      ooooo, its making me long for summer now, I alway suffer from thunderstorm withdrawal in winter, snow does not do it for me, roll on

    3. Aaron


      Don't see many storms nowadays so I have nothing to withdraw from.

    4. IanR


      we had a couple of gudduns last summer, one with constant high level thunder, and another later in the year with about 60 visible strikes

  18. 4 snowfall events this year, Since 2008, there has been 14 snowfalls that I have counted in London. Compared to 1993-2007, there was none for me. A trend that's for sure...



      Yep, a definite trend for the whole uk generally!

    1. idi_oh_boy
    2. Alex95


      You could easily replace England with London and Canada with Newcastle ;)

  19. Is anyone elses PSN down? It's under maintanence apparently, but some people can still login :S

    1. SummerNSnow


      10pm tonight if it's sorted! My O/H can get on, but not my son.

    2. Love Snow

      Love Snow


      Update: PSN maintenance is requiring more time than expected, and is now expected to complete tonight. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    3. NUT


      Mine still not working. Getting a little tedious the constant maintemence

  20. One thing to remember, even though the days are longer February is statistically the coldest and most severe of Winter Months in the UK. What a spell this could turn out to be...

  21. GFS going for -10*C for Central London this Sunday Morning. Incredible if true, but then saying that if Heavy Snowfall does go ahead those temperatures would be expected right??

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    2. Optimus Prime

      Optimus Prime

      -10c would be a record for C.London. That isn't going to happen.

    3. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      yeah I agree -10C would be exceptionally unlikely to happen in this set up, though the 12z GFS did show it for that area by 9pm on the 19th!


      it even showed -6C tonight..

    4. Robbie Garrett

      Robbie Garrett

      Apparently, -18C in 17th century. But most recent was -10.6*C

  22. Why do people look for downgrades and the end of cold in the model, after searching for it nearly for 3 months. It's beyond me, it's only just starting to arrive. No wonder it wants to get lost...

  23. What happened to the ECM??????

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    2. Robbie Garrett

      Robbie Garrett

      Agreed, but it makes it horrible/nervously watching :(

    3. karyo


      The gfs 6z is the worst now!

    4. Karl83


      gfs 6z is not so great to my untrained eye.