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    Herstmonceux, East Sussex
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    tall ship sailing & gun dogs
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    extremes of any sort

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  1. Is that a 6 hour possible Easterly/North easterly at 13 days away.....all predicated on a second system going SE
  2. Crucially crouching and a crushed crucial ligament for the crucial 12z's. Good practice for the impending South downs ski resort that is about to seen....well here is to hoping; though I expect further movements towards each other but with a slightly better orientation and slightly sharper.
  3. its been like living under a stone down here in East Sussex, grey skies, grey drizzle, grey fog, grey mist. not see the sun for days, not had any weather. Not looking forward to a double digit cloudy xmas, but at least should be a bit brighter next week.
  4. I assume it is just a theoretical depth based on the precipitation and the algorithm within the model of mm of water to snow. Then assuming that stuck? Here we did have a light covering for a while, until it turned sleety again and washed most away.
  5. @ManWithbeard - The met office posted this earlier on twitter so as you can see quite a lot of the SE south of London was without a good covering, obviously that doesn't pick up smaller areas with coverings. There was some sporadic small patches around Battle, but only at height, otherwise Battle to Hailsham is clear.
  6. Agree feels colder. Windchill is taking things down a notch. Mybweather station is on the blink, 2.5, I don’t think so. The deck boards are super icy but the trusty pan of water isn’t frozen so not significantly below freezing. Hard frost forming on the damp grass ( no snow left- some settled higher up towards battle but washed away by the rain
  7. Haha. Always sensible. Our 2 year old now says “Daddy watch out” or “dangerous” lol. Getting cold here (hailsham countryside) and some surfaces are so slippery. But still just under freezing, any one got some real cold temperatures yet, or is that later. Skies clear. Still a stiff breeze.
  8. How do you see a posters m location on a mobile?
  9. Has veered/skidded off if you excuse the pun. Should also point out they could have earned it all in their own right. My wife might be considered one of those, but she is a shareholder Director of a company with an MBA and her company take more in a day than my little thing turns over a year. You wouldn’t know as I look awful in yoga pants.... small calfs you see.
  10. Any one seen the gritters? I saw one at midday but I assume a lot may have been washed away. Will be a busy night for them.
  11. I had a Range Rover sport on the standard tyres (read summer Pirelli scorpions) and had to park in a car park at our old cottage. My wife a merc rwd kompressor coupe, on winter tyres. We went to swap cars over so I could go on driveway in 2013 I think and I could barely get out of sheet ice car park. Even with all land rovers trickery. She managed in the merc to drive around it so easily with proper winter tyres. Again though would be better in a fwd or 4x4. I got completely stuck in a manual front wheel drive Volvo on a tiny hill with cheap tyres! I had never been stuck before. Or since. It even had a winter mode.
  12. It’s certainly a genaralisation. Honda drivers old, French cars no good or don’t care about safety, Ford ??? Etc. It’s wrong to generalise about driving because of a unconscious bias. Main thing is with the ice around later and now, drive as if there is an egg under each pedal and as was said increase stopping distances massively. Even winter tyres won’t save you.
  13. Agree! Completely. Some people buy 4x4 as that the largest safest thing they can afford and that makes sense. Especially for some who commute large distances etc We have a number of 4x4s each do a different job and some are used just on the road, because they are big, fast and comfortable! P.s we garage a couple so they look like proper Chelsea tractors but so actually go off-road. Learnt my lesson going down a track in a 4wd 911 and grounded out and got a nail in a rear tyre. That was an expensive mistake. And ended up facing wrong way a few times in a Subaru in Canada. Proper tyres and everything and some ice there is nothing you can do! Only go as fast as you want to hit something I was once told. Like docking a ship.
  14. To be fair. The 4x4 bit makes the least difference on ice. It’s about Tyres. Low profile summer tyres mean you are going no where. Winter tyres with proper compound will be better on a rwd auto. No wheels spinning or worst driving here. But in snow and ice people seem to have a brain freeze also. Saw one car attempt a 3 point turn in a slushy junction off a main road high street, it’s even more stupid as there is a roundabout 50yards ahead! i don’t think people should be judged by the vehicles they drive or the ‘trousers’ they wear to buy coffee. But the coffee they buy. That’s a different matter, Starbucks, yuck!
  15. Just to add balance- 7.8 in Eastbourne. Heavy rain.
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