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  1. Sunny76

    Best and worst winters

    81 was still a classic. Jan 1982 was also quite cold.
  2. Sunny76

    Winter 2018/19

    I live in London, and the summers of 2015 and 16 were disappointing in the main. I know they provided a few weeks of hot or warm sunny weather, but I remember many days of depressing cloudy and humid weather. Not the type of summer I enjoy, and to boot, sandwiched between mild winters. I prefer the era of 2008-2012 over the 2015-2017 era. Hot summers are good, but the really good ones aren’t a guarantee. Above average months, don’t always mean great weather with sunny spells. It can be still cloudy and depressing with mild nights. No thanks!
  3. Sunny76

    Best and worst winters

    1981 was the odd one out. Decembers between 1979 until 1989 were mild or very mild. 1980 was average to mild. 1983, 87, 88 and 89 were all very mild Decembers.
  4. Sunny76

    Winter 2018/19

    Having a mild winter doesn’t always guarantee a good summer to follow. 2015-16 was mild, and the summer that followed was rather disappointing. Other examples of this are 87-88, which had a mild winter, but summer 88 was dreadful. 2006/07 winter was mild, summer 07 was dung. No thanks, I would rather have a cold snowy spell in winter, for a few days to a week, and several weeks on and off with cold sunny dry frosty weather. Mild winters are usually very depressing, because we end up getting more rain and dull windy weather.
  5. Yes, that’s why I don’t understand the excitement that comes from people when we hit January. The daylight hours are increasing very slowly, plus the worst of the weather is usually still to come. Last winter here in England extended into the spring and lingered until April in many areas.
  6. Despite the gradual increase in daylight hours after December 21st, for me personally, things don’t improve that much until we reach March. Evenings in January, and February are still quite dark(dark before 6). March 1st seems like a long way off, even from New Years Day lol.
  7. This period seemed to provide a cluster of winters with heavy snowfalls up and down the country, with the southeast of England also having decent snowy spells. But, even during a cold phase, we still end up with milder winters. Which winters were deemed a disappointment during this period? For anyone who can remember them. 81/82 and 86/87 were the snowiest, and seem to be the standout winters. Poorest ones I remember were 87/88, 88/89, 89/90. Don’t recall the early 80s winters, apart from 81/82 for some reason.
  8. Sunny76

    Winter 2018/19

    It was, and still will be remembered as the coldest and snowiest spell of weather for the majority of people living in lowland Britain. I remember during the time of the snow 2018, it seemed like the first time we had a proper dumping since December 2010. Feb 2012, and January 2013 provided a day of snowfall, but Beast 2018 was definitely a return to proper thick snowfall. Maybe this is a sign of things to come over the next year or two.
  9. Sunny76

    Winter 2018/19

    I’ll call for an 87-88 type winter then lol. Joking aside, I get what you mean. It was like when we had the snowfall during late February/early March last winter. My cousin said she never remembers it being as cold or as bad before. I had to remind her, that 2010 and 2009 were just as bad for cold and snow, but she has a very short memory and doesn’t pay attention to the weather lol.
  10. No thanks, although it was dry and mild, and the Christmas Day itself was dry. I think December 2016 or 2017 would be ok, as they had a mix of cold and mild spells.
  11. Sunny76

    Winter 2018/19

    2010 was the last time I remember November being this cold, although 2012 and 16, and 17 had chilly spells.
  12. Sunny76

    Winter 2018/19

    I’ll take any type of cold variety, with cloud, sunshine or snow, so long as it isn’t the mild sunny one like 1987. Mild and sunny, actually quite warmish, is the last thing I need. 87 was at the time a very unseasonal Christmas Day in London.
  13. Sunny76

    Winter 2018/19

    A cold day on Christmas Day, and dry will still mean it’s a green Christmas.
  14. Sunny76

    Winter 2018/19

    Similar to the 1980s.
  15. Sunny76

    Winter 2018/19

    Not a weather expert by any stretch of the imagination. But, for some reason I feel mid to late January will bring the coldest and snowiest period of this coming winter, perhaps something similar to last winter, and with snow depths closely compared to 1987, or 1991. Christmas will be dry and green, but will be the coldest since 2010. Just my thoughts.
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