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  1. Aaaand still 2.5C in Chelsfield, but now the rain has very quickly turned to heavy snow (the sleety period in between lasted about 10 mins!) ?
  2. Still heavy rain in Chelsfield, with temps at 2.5C. Fingers crossed!
  3. With the now-gone Richborough Power Station in the background! That photo feels like 'home' to me ?
  4. Just had an e-mail from Southeastern trains warning of possibly disruption on / from Thursday: Advanced severe weather alert Possible Winter Weather Timetable from Thursday Hello, We’re emailing to let you know in advance that due to forecast bad weather, we may need to run a Winter Weather Timetable from Thursday 31 January. We’ll confirm this at least 24 hours in advance of the change and will send you another email to let you know.
  5. Thanks Yamkin ? I'm having difficulty seeing where the next lot is coming from - I can see the showers coming SE from Cheshire, but these don't seem to fit the 9pm ish timeframe.
  6. Huge flakes of snow steadily falling now, startling to settle on cars but too wet on the pavement / road at the moment. Does the back egde seem to be dying out in the Surrey area?
  7. Hi Tom, I suspect it was 1991 - I was at school in Sandwich at the time, which closed early as the snow started coming down and we barely made it home to Thanet before everything stopped and we were snowed in for a couple of days. That was the deepest and most disruptive snow, I believe, since 1987 and really sticks in my memory (mostly because I was so bored being stuck at home, I actually got completely up to date with my GCSE coursework before school reopened ?)
  8. I lived in a tiny village between Deal and Sandwich in 1987 - this brings back memories! Thanks for posting, Tom, really enjoying the photos. EDIT: I wasn't born in 1969 but the 87 snowfall was probably the most disruptive I experienced while living that rurally. Then later that hear, the october 'hurricane' brought more weeks of no power, school closed etc etc.
  9. Spotted on the car at 8am this morning! Are they tiny bits of graupel?
  10. Wow, I can't believe I'm watching snow fall on November 20th! Looking at the radar, looks like a nice Thames streamer set-up?
  11. Thunder and more torrential rain here in Orpington. Temp 12 degrees.
  12. Agreed, that is interesting - I had terrible hayfever this year that lasted longer than normal (although OK for 10 days in Crete!). It's been better since late July, but I've woken up today with a blocked nose that I can tell isn't illness - I think it's my sinuses. I would never have linked this to the weather!
  13. I meant to reply but cleverly sent a sticky note by mistake - didn't even know that functionality existed! Anyway, I was only thinking that our garden had turned from yellow to mostly green in about 5 days!
  14. We've already had a few large branches of a flowing buddleia bush come down - I thought it had been struck by lighening but think it must have just been the wind ?
  15. Same here! Some very light blue echoes close to me on the radar, but nothing that looks threatening. However the sky is very dark and we've had a few deep rumbles.
  16. Half an hour ago we had what looked on the radar like a serious downpour pretty much right over us - and still nothing! Max temp of 33 today, so about 1 degree down from yesterday. Now 31. Not sure whether the Surrey rain is coming for us in North Kent of whether we'll get our own home-grown cells popping up....
  17. Overcast and humid all morning here after the best lightning display I've ever seen last night (with monsoon-like rain)! Gradually brightened up this afternoon, with the sun burning off the cloud by about 4pm. Beautiful blue sky now, but with some impressive cloud building about half an hour ago.
  18. We had quite a full-on storm about 2.20am that lasted about 30 minutes then some random flashes of lightning and rubles of thunder every 10 mins or so as it edged away towards 3am. I didn't get up as I'm ill, but the lightning looked particularly bright - I'm sure it would have been amazing to see.
  19. Oh Tom, I know that hill well, I only live a couple of minutes away - it's a steep one! (The R11 bus takes you up the hill to the front door of the hospital) Bored with this chilly weather now, very much looking for some warmth!
  20. As a child, I remember having quite deep, laying snow about 3-4 miles inland from Deal a few times - enough for the schools to close. This was in the 80's though!
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