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  1. The Black Country has now become the White Country. Fair few cms across the region! And my work has closed for tomorrow :) 

    1. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      There has been a few cms of snow falling across Thurrock in Essex, even though it was forecasted for heavy rain.

  2. Jesus! The roads are horrendous! Supposed to be going to a party in Walsall but i've managed to get off the estate but the roads in and around Dudley are gridlocked and in some places like a skating rink! Not worth the risk! 

  3. Currently in Hastings for Dad's 70th. Back to Dudley tomorrow, work Tuesday and Wednesday then off to Tenerife! :)

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      is it snowing there yet? Happy birthday

  4. Had a 30 second monsoon at around 8pm! Very odd! 

  5. Well another hot spell over...no storms for the West Midlands Conurbation again :( 

    1. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      Join the club 

  6. Just joined English Heritage :)

    1. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Why ........:rofl:

       

  7. Currently in Hastings after bringing my elderly Dad back to his house from Torquay yesterday as he ended up in hospital there, Been sitting in the garden all day and sun burnt as a result. Been lovely. Back home to Dudley tomorrow evening though. On Annual Leave next week though, first proper break since Christmas. Hoping for some nice weather so i can start using my hammock again! 

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      hope your dad is getting better

    2. matt_in_dudley

      matt_in_dudley

      He's much better thank you. He's just got to look after himself a bit better and do what the doctors tell him rather than plowing on regardless. He think he's 21 which is great but in order to act 21 you have to look after yourself so your body will enable you to do things a 21 year old would do lol. Bless him!

  8. Anyone looking forward to seeing the back of Winter 2016/2017? The only snow i've seen since moving to Dudley 4 years ago has been the odd dusting that melts by lunchtime. Last proper snow i saw was March 2013 in Brownhills. Looking forward to Spring, flowers and trees blooming back into life and the smell of cut grass and apple blossom! :) 

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    2. Nick L

      Nick L

      Wouldn't say real heat has disappeared, last September and July 2015 both saw record warmth. Decent thunderstorms have always been very rare occurrences for me, can count on one hand the number of strong thunderstorms I've seen in this country. We live in a country that has a pretty dull climate, the very definition of a temperate climate is that we don't often see extremes! But it has become incredibly frustrating just trying to get a decent snow event in recent years, even with seemingly good synoptics.

    3. cheese

      cheese

      I don't think heat has disappeared either - 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 all saw some noteworthy hot days, record breaking in some areas. 

      Definitely agree about thunderstorm though. Only had one last year. 

    4. Weather Enthusiast91

      Weather Enthusiast91

      This winter has been very high pressure dominated which of course resulted in boring weather for the majority of the time. Why can't we have this much high pressure during the spring and summer months?

  9. I have daffodils popping up out the front early for the 4th year in a row. 

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    2. matt111

      matt111

      Had daffodils out since December here. 

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      Apart from where matt lives lol

    4. matt111

      matt111

      Been colder here since December except the last few days.

  10. Had a lovely quiet Christmas Day. Hope you all did too! Merry Christmas!

  11. I like the how mild it's been but i can't stand how damp and grey it is. Been dying to get my car washed but it's pointless at the minute. It'd be filthy again within a day. 

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      warm = damp dark, cold = dry, sunny bright

  12. Currently in St Leonards near Hastings and it's thundering! Very warm despite the cloud! 

     

  13. We've had sunshine, hail, sleet and snow throughout today! Now it's thundering, with lightning! All seasons in one day! 

  14. Erm it's snowing here in Dudley!? 

    1. Dale Hay

      Dale Hay

      Merry Christmas. ;)

  15. It's been a lovely day! Stood outside out of the wind and it was actually quite pleasant. Sun is getting stronger by the day. Daffodils are sprouting in the flower bed in the front garden! Can't wait for Spring proper now!

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      certainly agree with sun getting stronger/higher in Feb, those who say it's not are telling fibs

    2. Nick L

      Nick L

      ^ I don't think anyone has ever disputed that!

  16. Fed up of all this rain! It's so miserable and now cold to add to the misery! Can't wait for Spring and Summer!!

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    2. matt_in_dudley

      matt_in_dudley

      If it's going to turn out like the last couple of years i'd rather skip it lol :nonono:

    3. William Grimsley

      William Grimsley

      I hope this year's summer is like 2014, 2014 was a fantastic Summer, it was thundery and warm. I wonder if there's a possibility of it turning out this way due to experiencing the same conditions as this time 2 years ago. We shall see! :D

    4. William Grimsley
  17. I hope you all have a happy, safe and prosperous 2016! Happy New Year!!

  18. Just had a massive flash of lightning and crash of thunder and it's throwing it down! Where the heck did that come from??!

    1. Nick L

      Nick L

      The sky...(sorry)

    2. Daniel*
    3. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      Thor sounds more reasonable 

  19. In February i'll have been a member on NetWeather for 11 years! Madness!! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!!

  20. I really love the new NetWeather site! Sleek and modern! 

  21. It's officially snowing in Dudley! Seems to be settling too!

    1. snowangel32

      snowangel32

      Yh unexpected it's coming down heavy now and has stuck nice also

    2. Dancerwithwings
  22. Someone quoted in the Express today has stated that "Cold-air outbreaks and snow storms will likely occur at times this winter." - Never would of guessed!!

  23. I've had an amazing week! Met my musical hero Delta Goodrem. She was a genuinely lovely person!

    1. TwisterGirl81

      TwisterGirl81

      I ahve her first couple albums somewhere, lovely voice :)

    2. matt_in_dudley

      matt_in_dudley

      I have everything she's ever recorded! I've been a huge fan of hers for many years, always wanted to meet her! She was genuinely pleased to see us! Her love for her fans was so tangible! Her voice is amazing live also!

  24. Wasn't it supposed to thunder...or at least rain here today? Neighbour just said that they've forecast thunderstorms this afternoon?!

    1. IanR

      IanR

      thats because they believed the bbc too much, with louise lears forcast virtually saying there will be intense thunderstorms moving into the midlands, and her bouncing around made her forcast seem more believable , calm down louise, there is just a moderate 'risk', that what you should be implying , the bbc are annoying lately,

    2. jtay

      jtay

      is there an echo in here?

    3. Carl46Wrexham

      Carl46Wrexham

      What is more annoying is when they persist with using out of date and inaccurate graphics. Earlier their map was showing all of Southern England and most of Wales under heavy rain, at 2pm, when even their online forecast map was showing that to be inaccurate.

  25. Brr! I'm freezing! Feels and looks like October out there! 13C with constant rain!

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    2. karyo

      karyo

      I am in short sleeves

    3. I Cumbria Marra I

      I Cumbria Marra I

      .....sitting by a computer/laptop in a room, id imagine you'd feel cold if you went outside in short sleeves lol.

    4. Carl46Wrexham

      Carl46Wrexham

      Electric fans which were brought down from the loft at the end of June...are now back in the loft!

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