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  1. I'm off down the bookies! https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/665974/uk-weather-forecast-will-it-be-a-white-christmas-britain-uk-snow-storms
  2. My hopes are tempered by the recent mild winters. It's generally going to be rarer to receive cold and snow thanks to the warming planet. But as a snow lover, I seek solace in the fact we regularly get "stuck" in weather patterns. In recent years we have had weeks of westerlies (December 2015), weeks of easterlies (March 2013), weeks of a jet stream locked well south of us (December 2010). So for me, there is every chance of a cold winter ahead. We just need the dice to land perfectly. In probability terms, that would probably require 2 dice landing on a 1 or 2 to hit the winter jackpot so many on here crave..
  3. The low is flatter across the atlantic and the high extends into Scandi compared to GFS 6 Z at 192 hrs. 2nd half of August holiday makers like myself still retain some hope. The high develops into this at 240hrs, with no atlantic incursions.
  4. ECM at 240 is a sight I would love to see in Jan. Not so much a week before my summer holiday! This summer has hardened my resolve to work hard for the next 20 years, retire, buy a campervan, and drive it south during summers like this. Then keep driving south.
  5. Well a few days ago, my garden office registered 33C and I was forced to sleep on the living room floor for 3 nights. Short of shelling out for a portable air conditioner, it's too hot. I'd be happy with 17-22C, if only the sun would appear. Looking cloudy though for the foreseeable (which is quite an achievement in June given the height of the sun in the sky).
  6. I wouldn't be surprised to see another 2013. A cool May and June and then a sudden July heatwave. Which were the worst summers for heat lovers in the last 20years? I remember 2012 being poor. Anything worse than that in recent times?
  7. March 2017 C.E.T. forecasts

    7.1C please. Mild at times, but not record breaking.
  8. February 2017 C.E.T. forecasts

    Incredible temperatures recorded in the Mid West at the moment. http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/omaha-ne/68102/daily-weather-forecast/349291?day=1 Note from the above link, Omaha, Nebraska is due to hit 24C today. 4C is the average. 21C is the previous record high for this day set back in 1981. Do we have a website that gives Daily record highs for a particular location in the UK like Accuweather provides?
  9. I drag out summer til the end of September, and then await Spring. Having asked this question previously on this forum, I remember the earliest 20C recorded in UK was March 2nd (1977). So that is the date I start looking for meaningful warm spells. Not long to go now!
  10. February 2017 C.E.T. forecasts

    A stormy first half of the month. Cold weather limited to the odd day or two. 5.2C
  11. Model Output Discussion 29th December - Into mid-Winter.

    True about the 850s but I will take this morning's charts over yesterday's offering.
  12. Model Output Discussion 29th December - Into mid-Winter.

    ECM shows significant upgrades for cold prospects this morning. I have been reading this thread for 4 years and I have often read people say "get the cold in place first and will follow". I think the next chapter in this winter saga is being modelled by ECM this morning. This at T216 By T240 we are being attacked from the east too.
  13. It rarely snows widely to low levels in the UK. Probably a couple of big whiteouts every 7-10 winters on average. I for one live in hope, but will take cold, sunny and frosty over Winter 2015/16 any day of the week! If I see a cm of snow in Coventry this winter I will be happy.
  14. This seems to be the main event so far. Been watching the runs all winter and they have often downgraded. This seems like a more substantial cold spell. The others were glancing blows or shifted east. As for snow, let's hope for further upgrades so more than just Scotland and NW England can start watching lampposts!
  15. January 2017 C.E.T. forecasts

    I can't see much beyond our present set-up. High pressure all month. 4.2C please.