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  1. Eton Rd is about a mile from me - we're on the border of Chelsfield & GSG!
  2. We usually do well with just our elevation at about 370ft asl but this time we've been in slightly the wrong spot most days. I vote for move!
  3. And yet here we're just having a very light snow shower 3 miles away! It's been frustrating looking at the radar over the last few days - we're either a couple of miles too south or today, a couple too north! We have a good ground covering but all through days of almost continuous very light snow, nothing heavy. As I type, it's stopped again.
  4. Although very slightly missing us just below Orpington, only by a matter of a couple of miles! Slight, fine snow but nothing to write home about. We have a good covering though.
  5. I'm high up on the GSG, Chelsfield border - we can have lots of laying snow here and then half a mile down the bottom of the hill, nothing!
  6. I remember this!! I was 4 - and sometimes, I think I dreamt about this day so I'm really glad you posted this Tom. I went to work with my grandad that day (we lived in Croydon at the time) and I remember vividly the sky going as dark as night - I was quite frightened, more by the darkness in the middle of the day than anything else. I only vaguely remember the actual storm.
  7. Well, I'm definitely flagging after 3 nights of very broken sleep. I was hoping for a nice storm last night but we had one rumble of thunder and a 25 second shower at about 6.30pm last night, then another couple of flashes and low rumbles with some rain at about 5am - that was the entent of it! When I left for work at 8am the heavens opened and looking at the radar, Orpington is going to be under a bit of a rain streamer for a little while with some lovely looking white echoes going on. 14 miles fo the north east at work, it's dry (with a foreboding sky). Hoping for some sleep tonight!
  8. Me too! Got back last week after 11 days - I always enjoy the heat there without the humidity. I was really pleased to have missed the rain and flooding here!
  9. It's only 18c here, very overcast with occasional rain but it's beyond humid - really nasty. Need to shower after a 20 minute walk ?
  10. Just started raining in Greenhithe, the other side of the crossing, so will be with you shortly!
  11. Having not been out all day yesterday and not up to date with the sleet and snow reports, I was completely shocked this morning to see snow on roofs of houses that were still in the shade!
  12. I flew back from Germany over Belgium and up the Thames Estuary about 6pm last night - It was clear and very warm in Germany but we came in over some very moody looking Cumulonimbus over Belgium as the sun was going down. By the time we were over the channel, it was just thick, grey nastiness.
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