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  1. Winter 1979/80

    Following the severe winter of 78/79, can anyone remember if the following winter had any cold spells? Looking at weather archives, it looks like an average to mild winter, with a mild February.
  2. Winter 1979/80

    82/83 was much milder than 81/82. And wasn’t 83/84 even milder, with a very mild December?
  3. Winter 1979/80

    I think that was one of the better years of the early to mid 1980s period, in terms of music. Still has a 1970s feel to it, while the gradual transition was happening with the New Wave bands coming through.
  4. Winter 1979/80

    It was indeed. The last number 1 of 1979, and the first of January 1980. The weather looks dull and grey, but mild, in the music video.
  5. White Christmas 2017

    Staying with 1981. It seems that most decembers since then have been milder than average.
  6. White Christmas 2017

    I was hoping for another 1981-82 winter. A winter that has only been bettered by January 1987, Feb 1991 and the 2009-2010 winters.
  7. White Christmas 2017

    Despite the mild week running up to Christmas, including Christmas Day itself, it has been anything but mild throughout December. This felt like the coldest December overall since 2010. I work outside, so noticed it more than others, but the windchill at times made it feel very cold. I work in London.
  8. I was having this discussion with a co worker earlier this week. I told her I much prefer the winter weather, when it’s either cold and sunny( my favourite), or cold and cloudy. Both provide fresh crisp air, and although I like snow, I still prefer cold, dry and sunny. My co worker disagreed and said she likes mild and sunny. Not for me thanks, during the December to Feb period, as it feels unseasonal. Mild and sunny is worse than mild and cloudy for some reason. What’s does everyone else think?
  9. I often thought 82, 84 and 85 were cold ones for some reason.
  10. That’s true. Mild weather is almost always accompanied by cloudy dank weather.
  11. I just remember one Christmas from my childhood being sunny and very mild, and at the time it felt strange. My family made a big deal about it though. Think it was Christmas 87 or 83.
  12. I wouldn’t go that far. Octobers of 1985, 1995 and 2011 had warmer temps. October 2017 was mediocre at best, for any attempt at an Indian summer. Most of this month has been cloudy and dreary, with very brief warm spells. I’m also glad it’s turning colder as fresher now.
  13. Maybe the mid July thunderstorms on the 18th of that month, was the start of a shift to cooler weather. Since then, warmer spells have been less frequent, and even the sunny warmer days have been in short supply. This could have been the start of a new climate shift, without anyone noticing. Temps have been lower than normal since, despite the slightly warmer October.
  14. Even with the post 1987 mild phase, the country had another cold snowy event in Feb 1991, which lasted for quite a few days. It was very cold.
  15. I remember this event, and wonder if this was one of the earliest signs of a shifting climate. We had a run of milder winters after 1987.

    Born in May of 76, so I have no memory of that summer. But, my family used to mention it from time to time, and told me 1975 was also hot. The earliest memories of a hot summer was July and August of 1983, and the following summer of 84. At the time, it just seemed the norm to have long hot sunny days. 1989 and 90 stand out more so, as I was a teenager by then. Both Summers were warm or hot with long dry spells, and a very mild winter between them. Then we had to wait again until 1994, although the August was slightly disappointing, July of 94 was the hottest since 83 at that point. 1995 was the best of the bunch though. After what seemed to be a poor start to summer, with May and the first half of June being cold and dull, the heat arrived mid month, and apart from one or two days of rain, we had weeks of unbroken sunny and hot days. Summers haven’t been bettered since.
  17. I was 11 at the time. My family noticed how mild the Christmas weather was that year. I recall it being a very mild day, even warmish with blue skies. Or maybe that was another Christmas. Winters prior to late 87 were more seasonal.
  18. Autumn thoughts

    I'm glad to be off to Latvia for the Christmas holidays. At least there's guareteed snowfall. Plus, I love those cold minus temp days with clear skies. Wish we could have more of those winters from the 2008-2012 era back.
  19. The autumn of 87 was the start of it. The great storm in October, was one of the first signs of a shifting climate.
  20. Yeah, I lived in TO( as the locals know it). It has proper seasons there, but sometimes the winters can be too cold, while the summers can be very humid at times.
  21. Btw, it depends what part of Canada. The Atlantic provinces don't get very hot summers. It can be cool and rainy at times. Same goes for Vancouver.
  22. It's a shame, because it spoilt our holiday. We were just unlucky I guess. Mind you, on the days we had the sun, temps were in the 27-31 region.
  23. It doesn't always work that way. 1989, 94 and 2001 had fairly warmish octobers, along with 2006. All the winters that followed were mild or very mild.
  24. Seems strange. I was in Mallorca 3 weeks ago, and we had several days of rain.
  25. I have a feeling it will be a continuation of the run of winters we had between 1987/88 to 89/90, going by the Indian summer coming up next weekend. I hope it isn't though, it just seems like so many winters now are like that post 87.