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  1. Back home after a week from hell. My Flu turned serious last Sunday and was rushed into hospital. I had respiratory failure, kidney failure and the cause was pneumonia! Spent first few days in intensive care before being moved onto a general ward. My advice to anyone is never ignore chest pain when you have a cough!

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    2. lassie23


      very frightening

    3. Beverley Lass

      Beverley Lass

      Yikes, how scary. Glad you are on the mend.  Keep well.

    4. johnholmes


      Glad to you are on the mend

  2. Woke up this morning with a fever of 104F. All I need as im,still looking after my mum who has also suffered from flu. This is a really nasty virus and in future shall be having a flu jab.

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    2. wimblettben


      Me and my mother, father and brother had this over the Christmas period. Still have an occasional cough from that though all the other symptoms such as fever and aches etc are gone.

    3. Spikecollie


      Remember, the "flu jab" doesn't cover all mutations of the influenza virus! Don't feel guilty or sad if you've had the vaccine and still get sick or pass it on. I have a sore throat, hoping it's from talking in class and nothing worse, I just can't get sick right now! Then you do...

    4. Snowflake Queen

      Snowflake Queen

      The flu jab so I’m told is only 30-40% effective... keep antibacterial hand gel , catch it bin it ( sneeze in tissues) attitude... and tins of dettol flu spray .

  3. The farce of the Lotto was highlighted last night. If you had 5 balls you won £1,666. Yet the one person who had all 6 wins £15 million. Why oh why don't Camelot spread the winnings more evenly. If I had won the jackpot I would only except say £5 million and tell Camelot to give the rest between those who had 5 balls!

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    2. Weather-history


       I recall, a year after the lottery started there were 133 winners of the main jackpot.

    3. Mokidugway


      Hitler only had one ball ..

    4. weatherguru14


      I gave the lotto up  6 months after they introduced  the 59 balls.. I hadn't won a penny in that time..

      You often got  3 numbers now and then. You don't get that now...You cant even get your money back  when you get 2 numbers  you get another draw. Its a total joke of  a draw..

  4. Happy New Year everyone. Personally I shall be glad to see the back of what has been a dreadful year for me.

    1. Downburst


      Happy New Year TEITS. Many thanks for your excellent analysis. Sorry 2016 wasn't good, but all the very best for 2017, there's a famous poem - "oh wind, if winter comes, can Spring be far behind".

    2. Carl46Wrexham


      Amen to that. Likewise 2016 was a horrible, stressful and thoroughly unenjoyablr year which I'm glad to bid a hearty good riddance.

    3. Mr Plough

      Mr Plough

      Happy new year TEITS. Sorry you have had a bad year. I always enjoy your musings on the models!

      Lets hope 2017 brings in that screaming Beast from the East :cold:

  5. Going to disagree with some on here. My forecasting instincts are telling me this period of settled weather will be replaced by a milder more mobile pattern as we head into December. This is especially true from mid Dec onwards when a stormy pattern could develop.

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    2. cheese


      I certainly hope you're wrong - we don't need any more flooding or destruction around Christmas as per last year. People have suffered enough.

    3. Nouska
    4. Spikecollie


      Mététociel are at it too! One day they are forecasting temperatures at, or barely above freezing for next week. Now it's well into double figures for us...I'm happy to just wait and see!

  6. Just recieved phone call from my doctor confirming I have tested positive for whooping cough. A word of advice make sure your children are vaccinated and if your partner is pregnant. This virus is so nasty as my cough started at the end of July and im still experiencing severe coughing fits. Seems whooping cough is making a comeback!

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    2. CreweCold


      The vaccine only really lasts for a few years. I'm guessing this is all due to parents not wanting to vaccinate their babies/children for whatever reason. Kids are the biggest transmitters of stuff like this...It's why I like to give coughing/spluttering children a wide berth when out and about in shops etc. If anyone coughs/sneezes in my vicinity without covering their nose/mouth I'm outta there pronto!

    3. Nick L

      Nick L

      Child vaccinations for these kinds of things should be compulsory.

    4. Spikecollie


      Sounds ghastly. I got chickenpox as an adult years ago. It was awful, I was off work for nearly 3 weeks and got pneumonitis (the vesicles are in your lungs too) and had the wretched things in the most unpleasant and unlikely of places (nose, ears and below too). I still have scars on my visible skin. Yes, all kids should be compulsorily vaccinated...

      Get well soon.

  7. Just hit 34C at 1pm at our official weather station. Looking around that makes Peterborough one of the hottest places in the UK!

    1. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      Not anymore. Heathrow at 36c.

    2. TEITS


      According to the Met O we reached 35.3C here in Peterborough yesterday.

  8. Poor old Madonna at the Brit awards. That was one hell of a tumble!

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    2. Beverley Lass

      Beverley Lass

      Cue the 'fallen Madonna' jokes ;-)

    3. Mokidugway


      The one with the big ,boobies !!!!

    4. Dami
  9. Im ready for Spring now. My location might be poor at times for snow but my word do we make up for it with thunderstorms.

    1. IanR


      my area is poor for both :-(

    2. Mokidugway


      Get some impressive drizzle here ,that's it !!!!!!!!..

  10. Just been having a close looks at the SST anomalies. You know it's funny we read all these technical posts on here and yet something simple like the SST's is rarely mentioned. Well after looking at these it's pretty clear why our NAO has often been positive. Next winter I shall be paying more attention to these.

    1. CreweCold


      Chicken or the egg? The +NAO could just as easily be the reason for the SST patterns.

    2. Gray-Wolf


      But the NAO is just a description of other 'naturals' states?

  11. Just watched a forecast by Carol Kirkwood on the BBC website referring to snow on the hills in E Anglia. My query is what bloody hills lol. Yet another example of poor forecasting from the BBC during this cold spell!

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    2. Snowman.


      Lets not forget the sleet forecasts then wakeup with 2cms of snow now

    3. Mokidugway


      The hills have eyes and a little bit of snow ..

    4. Woollymummy


      possibly they mean Brecklands? Colder than the rest of EA usually because of sandy heath and away from the coast, so prob higher, not sure.

  12. I do wish members would show more respect to the mods and other members on this forum when they disagree with someone. Some of the posts today and last night in the model discussion thread really do put me off posting.

    1. Skullzrulerz


      Yeah i have to agree with you unless people start to grow up.

    2. Hocus Pocus

      Hocus Pocus

      Totally agree TEITS, I've frequented football forums were members show more respect for each others posts

    3. Eugene


      Yeah i've always hated when the kids break up< lol

  13. As I am rather dubious of some of the colder LRF's. I am also rather doubtful of this so called pattern change after Christmas. Based on my instincts I forsee a winter dominated by a largely positive NAO/AO.

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    2. Chris K

      Chris K

      Sometimes too much availability of information ruins it for us. As much as I respect the research and science of LRFs, I tend to focus up to 1 week ahead max. Yes I look further, but only as an interest and not seeking a forecast. Who remembers checking the BBC forecast everyday to see if there were signs of snow only 2-3 days ahead rather than weeks? Just me? :p

    3. Steve C

      Steve C

      Too right Chris. :)

    4. Team Jo

      Team Jo

      I think that after 2010 we've all perhaps got a slightly higher expectation of December delivering, when in reality it's often late/Jan Feb that comes up with the goods. My Christmas is most definitely not going to be ruined by the weather..!!

  14. Well it looks as though the winter will finish without me even seeing one snowflake. If I include November then this is a statistic that has never occured before in my location in my lifetime. Next winter I must be more objective and less biased when I interpret the models, rather than hoping for snow!

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    2. Fozfoster


      I think that can be said for a lot of us Dave. :-(

    3. Reefseeker


      I don't have statistics - some might - but I can't remember a winter without a single flake of snow. My 14 year old is very disappointed indeed; he doesn't realise us 'grown-ups' never grow out of the love of snow either!

    4. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      I admire your optimism, and often you are right, we all hope for snow!

  15. Only positive from the model output is that our heating bills will be less and a certain forecaster who I detest looks to be completely wrong. I cannot see very cold weather and snow before xmas!

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    2. UV-RAY


      Unfortunately it looks highly unlikely we'll see any sustained deep cold this year, however if we did stuff the heating bills put on another jumper or two.

    3. Bottesford


      Don't want disruptive weather around xmas anyway as it makes getting home difficult or impossible! Disruption can wait until the return to work in Jan...

    4. Eugene


      Never cold enough for me to ever put on central heating so no savings for me

  16. Going to be a while before I participate on the forum. Just spent 3 weeks visiting my dad in the Critical care unit and sadly he passed away. My dad means the world to me and I use to see and speak to him every day. Im devasted as his death was unexpected to us all. Now its just me and my mum and my cat. Damn GP, diagnosed indigestion and yet 12hrs later he needed 25 units of blood as an undiagnosed ulcer ruptured an artery. My poor mum witnessed this blood loss at home!!

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    2. Froze were the Days

      Froze were the Days

      Sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts go out to you and your mum. Always a great contributor on this forum.

    3. swfc


      sorry for your loss pal.

    4. johnholmes


      we have our differences on the forum Dave but I am really sorry to hear about your loss and the way your dad died - take care John H

  17. Now 32C with a dewpoint of 23C. This is agony!

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    2. Eugene


      Don't suppose you know what real agony is then

    3. Tony27


      how hot is it in wakefield where frosty lives? but he never posts anywhere other than the mod thread so we don't know

    4. TEITS


      Actually Eugene I do!

  18. Wow temps have gone from 17C to 24C in 1hr!

    1. Bishop Brennan

      Bishop Brennan

      We've jumped from 16.5c to 22.7c, but over the course of a couple of hours.

    2. Captain Shortwave

      Captain Shortwave

      had more extreme, 20th July 2006 the temps rose from 22C to 31C in 1 hour. Possibly the most oppressive heat I've ever felt (and I spent 2 weeks in France in August 2003)

  19. Amazing how this summer differs to last year. Only 20mm of rain since May 30th and my grass is now brown rather than a lush green.

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    2. Bristle boy

      Bristle boy

      Not much rain here either. Grass is v resiliant though - it soon grows back green once the rain comes.

    3. Sprites


      Waite untill the hose-pipe ban starts, then expect the wettest autumn for three billion years (since records began )...

    4. MP-R


      If it can wait until September that would be brilliant!

  20. Moderate snow now falling and the radar is looking excellent for my location..

    1. D.V.R


      nice!...our snowfall was rather pitiful.lol

    2. stratty


      Serious - i don't see it...how much you got? :)

    3. D.V.R


      it didn't last long..lol

  21. Really do feel sorry for the Mods on here. Just read so many off topic posts in the model discussion thread. I would ban them all if it was up to me. Come on members have some consideration and think before you post. Im sure the Mods have far better things to do on a Friday night!

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    2. Neilsouth


      I feel sorry for SOME of them :p

    3. AderynCoch


      I take it there's snow on the way then?

    4. Bob Bobson

      Bob Bobson

      re: troll - can't believe the johnholmes fellow has hoodwinked you all for so long. Time to ban him now he's been outed.

  22. Amazing cold spell. Currently have 8 inches outside from what was the 4th snowfall during this cold spell. Considering the relatively weak synoptics this has been impressive. Just goes to show you don't always need mega blocking!

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    2. shotski


      Who needs mega blocking when you have a ssw

    3. Bristle boy

      Bristle boy

      One v good snowfall here Friday morning. Thaw well abd truly set in today. We've had a week of cold temps. I'm going to be a spoilsport and say i'd regard this as 'normal' in an average winter. If, by early March, we've had 3 or 4 snowfalls with a couple more 4 to 5 day cold spells i'd then call that a decent winter.

    4. Scorcher


      It's a good snowy spell for many but in terms of low temps it's not that notable, haven't been many hard frosts

  23. Amazing that its 11C here at 7.30am and im currently sitting in my living room in my dressing gown with the windows wide open and no heating on and im not even chilly.

    1. Bottesford


      Same temperature, same time but these windows ain't opened since last August!

    2. Eugene


      Be brave bottesford and get out there, lovely and mild before the rain arrived

  24. If I ever win the Lotto im going to buy a house in either Canada or Finland. At least then I won't have to spend ages looking at the models searching for a snowflake.

    1. UV-RAY


      Be sure to invite all us coldies over every winter please.

    2. NL


      Just move to the NEast Dave, we've had snow and a notable one in October even right here on the coast..!! And not forgetting the thunderstorms in summer..!

    3. cerneman


      some super houses by Oslo fjord, long summer nights fishing, decent winter snow,

  25. Im not convinced the Met O forecast is right and feel changes in the model output over the next few days will continue to improve towards a return to cold, possibly wintry weather.

    1. Eugene


      Yes lets hope GEM 00Z is onto something

    2. Eugene


      But with further improvements

    3. Eugene


      GFS 12Z has moved into GEM 00Z's direction :)

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