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  1. I know a little Tern who I named Ern
    who is friends with a Roseate Gull called Rose.
    Ern would always would do a good turn
    whenever the Wild West winds blows.
    Even helped a long lost sea-bird Kittiwake
    off the Scottish coast of Buteshire.
    It was caused by a small earthquake in the lake
    sparked off by the country squire's ire.
    So Ern did a weather dance just on the chance
    that it would calm down the winds a little bit.
    He did it in the reverend's church manse
    along with a comedy skit about the vicar's kilt.

  2. What instrument should I get to accurately monitor the wind speed and direction, please.

  3. Sounds like the only weather  the British Isles and Ireland will be getting is very wet, windy, mild and wild weather.:oldsad:

    1. lassie23


      This winter sucks

  4. Happy New Year Wish

    My Happy New Year wish for you all
    Is for your best year yet,
    A year where life is peaceful,
    And what you want, you get.

    A year in which you cherish
    The past year’s memories,
    And live your life each new day,
    Full of bright expectancies.

    I wish for you  all a holiday
    With happiness galore;
    And when it’s done, I wish you all
    Happy New Year, and many more.

    By Joanna Fuchs




  5. May the  good times and treasures of the present

    become the golden memories of tomorrow.

    Wishing you lot’s of love, joy and happiness.

    May you have the best holidays this year and

    May all your dreams come true.

    Wishing you lot’s of love, joy and happiness.

    I wish that everyone on the weather forum a very happy and a Merry Christmas.

  6. There will be no seasonable weather
    for those in the UK and Ireland.
    Just raining falling down from the aether
    making everything looking grey and bland.

    It does not like it's going to be very festive
    with wet and windy weather into the weekend.
    There is nothing that will be suggestive
    that the mild fest will be coming to an end.

    There will heavy rain for Southern Britain
    and gusty winds that will bring devastation.
    There will  be accidents on the roads and tracks
    as fallen debris will be causing chaos throughout the nation.

    This will be caused an onslaught of low pressure
    weather fronts that will be coming from the Atlantic ocean.
    It will start from Southern Britain and work up towards Cheshire
    this will cause a great deal of anxiety and commotion.

    The oncoming storm will bring heavy prolonged rainfall
    and that there will be strong winds in places.
    It does not seem like winter but more like what you expect in the Fall
    and it will even affect the football and the horse races.

    1. lassie23


      we did say that it was going to be a green christmas

  7. I feel like I am living in the land of the eternal autumn.

    1. cheeky_monkey


      tis better than living in the land of eternal winter :snowman-emoji:

    2. Tamara


      You can always go into the MOD thread  - its always just about to snow there every day of the week. Roll on Spring....

    3. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      It seems like it has been raining every day this week as my garden gets soggier.  All the planters in my back garden are drowned with rainwater and it won't be long before the soil turns into a gruesome mire.💦🌧️🌧️☔☔☁️☁️💦🤯🌧️🌧️☔☔

  8. The JMA has forecasted that there will be very very unsettled weather for Ireland and the UK from the 7th of December. The beastly westerlies will be bringing higher than average precipitation with copious amounts of rain from the deep low pressure and a strong Atlantic jet-stream.😢:oldsad:🌧️🌧️🌬️🌬️🍃🍃

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    2. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      It is the same over here, the only fence that has ever blown over is my neighbour's high fence which is always in a bad state of repair.  I have got the weather trending winter 2019/2020 forecast this morning: https://weathertrending.com/2019/11/30/winter-2019-20-mixed-trending-drier-colder/ and it states that computer model forecasts have been poor as they forecasted mild weather for November, so it makes their forecasts very unreliable. It could be more likely to be a taster winter like the one in 2008 to 2009.

    3. lassie23


      computer models can't agree on the forecast 10 days out let alone months a head

    4. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      I find that the 48 weather forecasts the most accurate.  It is difficult because I live in Thurrock and the nearest met office is located in Shoeburyness which is 18 miles away from where I live and is on the coast.

  9. Here is a poem based on what the computer models think Ireland and the British Islands autumn, winter and spring weather will be.

    Autumn comes with beautiful misty mornings
    with fine drizzle soaking through the muddy ground.
    There will be many Met Office severe weather warnings
    with strong gales and the swaying of trees that are making no sound.
    The Queen Elizabeth II Thurrock bridge's two lanes will be closed
    causing 20 mile traffic jams as motorists try to stay composed.
    The autumn weather will continue through the winter and spring
    where Ireland and the British Isles will experience severe flooding.
    People will become downhearted as they lose their zing
    at Bonfire night there will be no sound of fireworks exploding.
    This is because of the nights and days of continuous heavy rain
    where other parts of the world will be getting all the frost and snow.
    Ireland and the British Isles begin a get winter weather campaign
    because of the flooded meadows, which has filled everyone with woe.

  10. I have got a few tadpoles, in my newly made back garden pond.  It is a mystery of how the tadpoles got there as there are not any ponds or rivers close by.

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    2. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      I wonder if the two are linked.

    3. lassie23


      maybe bits are falling off it

    4. Woollymummy


      It is so late in the year for tadpoles, how interesting that they are there!


  11. Listening to the YouTube recording of the Radio 4 Shipping Forecast which had been read on both radio and TV as part of the Arena Radio Night in 1993.


  12. According to the ECMWF, Meteo France we will be having a very wet, wild, mild and stormy winter, with 100% increase in precipitation. It sounds like we'll be having days and nights of rain and gales starting from December and ending in March. They said that there will no Northern Blocking and the winter will be very mild.

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    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      it's probably right then

    3. karyo


      High pressure in Central and South Europe has been a common theme in recent winters sadly.

    4. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      Here are the links


  13. Where can I find local the daily rainfall for Thurrock?

    1. Jo Farrow

      Jo Farrow

      There is some data here, but stations vary, some have river levels with rainfall, others only have a camera. https://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Map 

    2. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      Thank you Jo, for your help.

  14. I have been trying to watch the Met Office weather studio live stream on YouTube but it stopped after 3 minutes of streaming.

  15. Can anyone recommend a good cooling fan.

    Thank you

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    2. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      Thank you for your kind help.:oldsmile:

    3. lassie23


      industrial fans 18inches or more are best

    4. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      Thank you for your kind help.

  16. Things are getting so bad at trying to keep cool that I will be binge watching UK rain storm videos today.



      It will pass Katrine, it will pass, its just one day thankfully.

  17. I am waiting for the possibility of rain with thunder and lightning this weekend.

  18. Clear skies over Thurrock but no sign of the moon 🌕, therefore I missed the partial lunar eclipse.

  19. I did not know where to put this question, but does anyone know when will be the next named solar minimum cycle?

    Thank you

    1. cheeky_monkey


      Next minimum cycle will be named the Chuckle cycle after Barry Chuckle who passed away last summer..not only was Barry a leg-end in the children's entertainment business but also was an avid watcher of sun cycles, sunspots and solar storms.

  20. There are signs that March could be very mild again
    but no-one can be sure as what may happen.
    There also could be heavy rainfall going down my drain.
    So in the meantime I will build an unique wildlife habitat den
    as I wait for the rain and sunshine that will bring rainbows.
    This is always welcome to see as it brightens my day.
    There will be a lot of work to be done which will keep me on my toes.
    My crocuses need to be planted in my garden that will make a wonderful l display.
    And what will make Spring perfect will be the coming of the April showers
    bringing me memories of past Springs when I visited Ingram Valley.
    I would walk with my school friends for hours while admiring the flowers
    that filled me with glee as I watched the dancing butterflies and bees.

  21. What impact would it have on the British climate if the Britain was positioned near Iceland or Scandinavia?

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    2. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      Thank you Lassie for your explanation of the solar minimum cycle and it cheers me up knowing that we could be having a fantastically cold winter.

      Here is the answer I got from the Met Office chief meteorologist regarding to my question, "What impact would it have on the British climate if the Britain was positioned near Iceland or Scandinavia?"

      This is obviously a very hypothetical question. Put simply our climate would be more like that of Iceland and Scandinavia, mainly colder due to being at a higher latitude that we currently are. Rainfall amounts across parts of Iceland are similar to parts of the UK (for example Reykjavic and Manchester receive similar in annual amounts; 800-900mm). Both the UK and Iceland also see a number of Atlantic windstorms per year. Climate conditions across Scandinavia are much more variable with some parts at a similar latitude to the UK and some more northern areas in the Arctic circle. Due to the orography (mountains) western parts of Norway are much wetter than the UK and other more sheltered parts of Scandinavia with weather systems normally arriving from the west. Therefore, there are many answers to the question depending on exactly where Britain was re-positioned! 

    3. Thundery wintry showers

      Thundery wintry showers

      I think the precise re-positioning would have a particularly large effect on sunshine amounts.  Much of Scandinavia is somewhat sunnier than the majority of Britain, especially in summer, but in Iceland it is generally cloudier.

    4. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      Thank you for explanation and reply to my query.

  22. For those who are really desperate for snow, here are snow making rituals.

    Wear your pyjamas inside out and back to front.

    Put a spoon under your pillow.

    Do a snow dance and chant "let it snow" as you dance.

    Put a white crayon in the freezer and then put it underneath your pillow.

    Put ice cubes outside the front door (main entrance) porch. 1 cube  = 1 inch of snow.

    Flush ice cubes down the toilet. 1 cube  = 1 inch of snow.

    Run anti-clockwise around the dining table five times before bed.

    Before you go to sleep, recite "I want it to snow, I want it to snow, I want it to snow.”

    Take part in the “Heikki Lunta” song and dance, a Finnish-American tradition named for the snow God Hank Snow.

    Throw ice cubes at a tree. 1 cube  = 1 inch of snow.

    Places a row of coins next to the window edge. 1 cube  = 1 inch of snow.

    Shake a snow globe every time you pass one.

    Eat ice cream before you go to bed.

    Recite Snow making spells/prayers/chants before you go to bed.



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    1. lassie23


      the only one that works is throwing ice cubes at a tree lol

    2. Dami


      The PJ one doesn't, I regularly wear my pjs like that, 

  23. EARTH'S SHIFTING MAGNETIC POLES ARE CONFUSING YOUR PHONE: Pick up your cell phone and look at it. That rectangular marvel of modern technology contains thousands of lines of code. Among them is the World Magnetic Model (WMM)–a program that helps your phone navigate. And it's in a bit of trouble. Researchers have announced that the WMM needs an emergency update because Earth's magnetic field is changing.



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