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Mr Bartlettazores

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    Currently Winchester but soon to be Eastleigh, Hampshire
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    All sorts but mostly extremes whether cold or hot. But love thunderstorms!

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  1. Re the 20% chance of the record on Friday. It might be unrelated in terms of the here and now, but I do recall Sunday 10th August 2003 being preceded by a midweek chance of the record being broken (possibly the Wednesday 6th). It wasn’t to be on that first stab and that Sunday 10th wasn’t seen to be a chance for breaking the record even in the preceding 4 or 5 days. So what I’m saying is that whilst it will probably not be broken at the end of the week, the building blocks are there for another attempt when the heat reloads after this weekend. A lot of the talk has been about 3rd to 6th August more generally but a lot can evolve in terms of detail over a shorter timeframe as back in 2003. Also depends on cloud cover (obviously!) - I recall when living in Cardiff that a record 34 degrees was forecast on that Saturday 9th but unexpected cloudy skies scuppered any chance that day (record from memory is 33 degrees). Also a question if anyone can answer...why is it that Brogdale has not been the hottest place UK wide since that infamous 2003 heatwave? Was it a temporary station set up specifically for the record? It’s just interesting that there appear to be no records of this station such as daily extremes since...
  2. View looking towards the IOW from Fareham at the moment. A lot of cloud but trying to brighten up. Also some small gaps appearing to the north east of me.
  3. I don’t often post on here but Ice Man 85, I have to seriously challenge your views on people’s love for ‘extreme weather’. I haven’t read of anyone excited that floods, extreme high or low temperatures could result in death or even life consequences. No one wants anything like that! As for anything ‘extreme’ with our weather more recently, the temperatures cumulatively are higher and there have been a few storms with big rainfall totals, but hardly the extremes other warmer countries can have in such conditions. We are actually lucky to live in a country that our extremes are less so really compared to many others! Where are the hurricanes and extreme droughts that other countries suffer? Just look at the lightning storms that have killed dozens in India very recently! If anything, people such as the many homeless can get killed from a few cold nights below zero which is hardly extreme as one example! A first warm spell of the year as another can and does often result in tragic consequences when people take a plunge in cold waters! I’d also challenge your views in that it’s the same fanatics of more extreme weather that are the first in warning and raising awareness of any danger to those less informed and more vulnerable. As noted, I very rarely post but your views although with a good underlying sentiment, in my personal view (and others it seems), are without doubt misplaced at best.
  4. Currently in Fareham and without doubt it’s an ice day for the moment here at least but see clearer skies to the north which should start to thaw out the remaining ice and snow.
  5. I think they had to stop running a few weeks ago for a time but not sure about this time round to be honest. Either way hopefully people won’t need to be travelling far on a snowy Sunday evening -it’s more tomorrow morning which could be messy.
  6. Ha ha I know the area! Will be moving to Eastleigh soon...I’m not far from the Fulflood pub. I’m lucky my car has been in an MOT so will be training it to work tomorrow and won’t need to worry like some as quite hilly in my locality too. I see you have been missing out on the snow! Knowing what the bus drivers are like round here they probably will still be running if you still need a snow fix!
  7. Hellooo! Fulflood Stormforce~beka. and you? Went for a nice walk after watching the radar just after 7pm and it was great to see a top up covering only take 10 minutes or so once things got going again! Going to be carnage in the morning I think and hear that some places such as Battery Hill are already seeing problems with one or two abandoned vehicles!
  8. Snizzle now in Winchester (Fulflood) but it’s been a good few hours with a decent top up covering.
  9. Exactly what I said in quoting a previous post although in hindsight now see it was part of some banter going on! I think we did well both a few weeks ago and certainly this time!
  10. I’m in Winchester and can confirm it’s taken about 10 to 15 minutes for a dusting to settle from 7:15pm onward. We didn’t do that badly last night either at least 8cms. Yes there was a gap in the radar at one point in time (yesterday evening I think?) but negligible in the grand scheme of things really!
  11. If this was to come off it would be exactly 10 years to the day after another deep low which passed over the country! Unusually deep for March from memory. Models do appear to be suggesting some sort of storm for next weekend but with finer details to be decided, including how deep it would be along with whether it would still have some remenants of the SSW effect with placement etc.
  12. No idea why my message is quoting the above can’t seem to remove it? Anyhow heavy snow for the past 20 odd minutes in Winchester bucketing it down here.
  13. Re freezing rain, I’m sure it happened at some point in December 2010 and the M27 near Southampton Airport was shut for a short time. Can anyone else remember this?
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