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  1. Looking at sat24 it looks like most of the precip is out in the English channel with just light precip over Wales.
  2. Still nothing in Newport not even any rain very strange.
  3. Hello people no snow or even rain here in Newport even though radar is showing snow.
  4. I'm in Newport, according to netweather radar it's supposed to be raining but there's nothing coming from the sky .it's currently 2.8 degree with a slight thaw going on .can't get out of my street as we have 3ft drifts and the main roads are still impassable apart from main bus routs lower down in the city.
  5. Hi all just popped in to see what's happening and can't believe the excitement in here . If what's coming is anything like what I've seen in the past many of us won't be going anywhere, I drive hgv for a living and know only too well how dangerous roads can be but have to say with all the cuts that councils have made winter maintenance vehicles have been hit hard . It's OK to send a gritter out on a frosty night but dealing with deep snow on every road is a totally different ball game.I've seen motorways grind to a halt in minutes from just moderate snow never mind heavy persistent snow .
  6. Snowing heavily here in Newport, settling on cars,roads and footways at my elevation.
  7. Hi all logging in for tne winter as usual. Looks interesting tonight so stay safe all.
  8. Thats strange as i travel betwen cdf and npt most days and always find cdf 2deg milder than npt for some reason.
  9. 3.2 deg here in newport at my height humidity 84 % with ho wind ,it reached 7 deg earlier . As i work outside i dont consider this cold at all ,so all this nonsense about a cold spell i don't understand. I remamber as a kid skating on the canal with ice 4 or 5 inches thick after being frozen for days and having to dig my street out of snow to get the car out to take my gran to her hospital apt .
  10. Hi guys thought i would pop in as I'm normally lurking and reading the discussions going on here. In Newport currently its 4.3 deg ,%74 humidity ,pressure 1020.2 and 0.3 precip in the last 24 hours. I can see a dusting of snow over twmbarlum mountain and the black mountains in the distance are white. Broken cloud here but radar saying it should be raining.
  11. That area of snow coming from the east currently ovr the midlands is starting to veer south, i doubt it will get to se wales .
  12. 6.7 deg with a stiff north wind here ,no where near freezing and as i work outside it's mild ! Although some parts of the uk have had snow here in the lower lying areas of south east wales its been nothing unusual for the time of year. all the exaggerated headlines from certain news papers have proved utter rubbish. As a 50 year old i can remember some nasty winters in the past with 2010 being the last and last years storms the most recent. i think the metoffice do a good job and should do with the millions of pounds worth of technology they have at their disposal. My 91 year old grandfather said people panic these days over a flake of snow or a frosty morning , when the ice on our pond is two inches thick and has been frozen for weeks thats when its cold ,when we have to dig a lane out of our street to the main road thats heavy snow . Many weather forecasters have never seen a real winter and doesn't see what all the fuss is about . S have never seen
  13. The bbc animation at 7pm showed snow hitting se wales in the early hours , i guess temps will need to drop a few deg first.
  14. Strange temps here gone from 1 deg earlier up to 3.1 now ,wind picking up too.
  15. temp is 3.1 with dp of -1.7 and clear sky here. No snow showers here yet.
  16. Temps are the coldest here for a while , already down to 0.5 deg c from à high of 5.6 earlier !
  17. Quite heavy hail here with temp dropping to 2.4 deg from 3.2 in last hour ,wind picking up from the west .
  18. there are some heavy power cables going over pen-y-lan ,maybe one has come down causing the flash you saw .
  19. It's the good people in the muslim community that have to root out these extremist and inform the authorities .cowards like these terrorists hide within their communities . These cowards are radicalised through the internet and extremist preaching by a small minority of preachers such as abu hamza to name just one.
  20. Looks like something intesting approaching se wales, newport, cardiff area !
  21. Looks lively down over portsmouth southhampton area this eve. Its not stopped raining here in se wales for 12 hours !
  22. That was biblical ! 12 .5 mm of rain ans hail from that last storm lasting 10 mins , glad I live on the hill and pity the people at the bottom ! Temp down to 9.7 and 28.2 mm of rain today so far .
  23. Wow temp just dropped from 13.5 to 12.1 deg c in 5 mins after last hail storm ,16.8 mm of rain so far with thunder still going overhead !
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