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    Currently Birmingham, but sometimes Chelmsford.
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    Studying for an integrated Master's degree in Theoretical Physics. Other interests include mathematics, meteorology, coding, walking, fishing, juggling/ unicycling, and just learning stuff!
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    Unseasonably cold weather (at all times of year), wind, and thunderstorms.

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  1. Sounds like you didn't have to wait very long!
  2. In Memoriam

    Was quite shocked to see this yesterday morning, seemed so out of the blue. I've been a student of theoretical physics for the past three and a half years, and I still I can't even begin to imagine his level of intellect. So much respect for him. Sad to see him pass.
  3. Uppers are looking lower than they were in 2013 if my memory serves me correctly.
  4. I agree with you that it probably won't, but it's far too early to say that it definitely won't.
  5. The moon and weather

    Back in 2016 I plotted the dates of the full Moons on top of the daily CET data. Not all, but quite a few of the full Moons that year seemed to coincide with temperature spikes (especially the two exceptional Spanish plumes in July and September). It's certainly interesting, but it would be foolish to draw conclusions from such a small sample size. I haven't looked at 2017 or any other year for that matter, but when things free up a bit for me I fancy doing some analysis over the entire CET dataset to see if I can find anything meaningful.
  6. At -1.6C to the third, the opening three days are provisionally the third coldest on record, behind only 1965 (-2.1C) and 1947 (-1.8C). Even with a healthy upward correction of 0.6C we'd still be joint third on the list with 1890 (-1.0C). The period 1st-3rd March 1986 is well down the list (-0.1C, pushing it into 12th place unless a hugely drastic upward correction occurs this month). Also worth noting that yesterday's mean is currently down as 0.3C, which would break our run of subzero CET days starting on the 26th. If we're lucky a downward correction will extend us to a sixth day. I would love to see a big downward correction for the 1st to give us an outright record (as opposed to a joint one), and to put us in with a chance of recording an exceptionnaly rare -4C (or lower) March mean. I honestly thought the mean would be lower than the -3.5C it's currently down as. The 28th secured an upward correction of 0.2C, so as things stand I'm not too hopeful.
  7. Currently on our longest stretch of subzero CET days since January 2013. Yesterday was the fifth such consecutive day; January 2013 managed eight such consecutive days from the 16th to the 23rd. Before that, February 2012 also managed a five-day spell (8th to the 12th), and 2010 managed three such spells that equalled/beat the January 2013 run (3rd to the 10th January, 26th November to the 4th of December, and 17th to the 27th of December).
  8. Good idea. Nice to hear the reports from around Chelmsford as I'm originally from there. I can't give you exact reports from around here (Selly Oak, Birmingham), but here's a rough idea. Total ice days: probably only two (1st and 2nd), although the 27th and 28th would have been close, as well as today (the snow isn't melting yet, but it's forecast to hit 1C later). Lowest daytime maximum: somewhere between -3C and -4C on the 1st. Lowest nighttime minimum: around -7C on the evening of the 28th (cloudcover prevented it from falling further on the morning of the 1st). Days of falling snow: at present five (26th, 27th, 28th, 1st, 2nd) but quite possibly seven by the end of tomorrow (occasional light flurries still being forecast). Total snow depth: as will be the case in many places, difficult to tell; anywhere between three and six inches of level snow seems likely, with the majority of drifts between eight inches and two feet (the largest I have seen is around five foot). Days where snow was lying at some point: currently on six (26th, 27th, 28th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd), but the snow isn't likely to melt entirely for a few days yet. May update this post in a few days' time. Onto the bit I've bolded in your post. It amazes me that people think this. There have been so many examples in the past of severe wintry spells in March. Do people just forget that March 2013 even happened?
  9. I was actually talking specifically about the CET, but thank you anyway for the statistic!
  10. Lol, I think your ability to predict the future needs some work. You're going to be way off! Seriously though, I've asked twice before and been blanked on both occasions, but as designated CET updater person could you please quote the current low alongside the current high? It makes no sense to favour one over the other. Both posts got a number of likes so it seems as if others agree with me.
  11. Provisionally, yes. It's down as -0.8C vs. -0.7C on 6th March 1942. To be honest I'm surprised it wasn't lower. Here in Birmingham I'm not sure the temperature creeped above -4C.
  12. Joint lowest, provisionally. Down as -3.5C: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/cet_mean_est_2018 The provisional maximum was -0.8C, edging the previous record of -0.7C: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/cet_max_est_2018 Obviously this is all subject to change come the end of the month.
  13. This is the situation down my road. There are some much deeper drifts (~1 metre) but they're few and far between.
  14. Blimey, where exactly is that? I'm in Selly and the drifts aren't quite like that. I fancy a trek now.
  15. Today’s CET

    Yes it definitely is. The Met Office have a nice summary table of the monthly extrema: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/cet_record_breakers.html