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4:25am 29/12/09 Just as an observer - raintoday shows snow over hills of Wales (high ground). Rain pushing up to Bristol. Will try to observe this with ground obs as long as I dont fall asleep.

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Really quite windy and dry in North Bristol. Temps from http://www.martynhic...a.php?page=live

temp 2.6C

dp 1.2C

Wind from due East

Pressure 996.1mb

I am probs 15-20 metres above Martyn's weather station (which is in Filton) in Winterbourne.

Really quite windy and dry in North Bristol. Temps from http://www.martynhic...a.php?page=live

temp 2.6C

dp 1.2C

Wind from due East

Pressure 996.1mb

I am probs 15-20 metres above Martyn's weather station (which is in Filton) in Winterbourne.

I expect it will lash it down with rain any minute now.

a lot of sudden downdraughts here - i think the mix is going on up above

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Really quite windy and dry in North Bristol. Temps from http://www.martynhic...a.php?page=live

temp 2.6C

dp 1.2C

Wind from due East

Pressure 996.1mb

I am probs 15-20 metres above Martyn's weather station (which is in Filton) in Winterbourne.

I expect it will lash it down with rain any minute now.

a lot of sudden downdraughts here - i think the mix is going on up above

Takin its time isnt it ! I'm in hereford and expecting a flake any minute

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Still seems cold and agitated here - I expect rain any minute - but I suspect anyone Gloucester North gonna get a pasting especially with any height.

Takin its time isnt it ! I'm in hereford and expecting a flake any minute

Hereford wow - You might as well go to bed - but you will be in the kill zone in the morning - Wowzers what are your current temps?

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Here in bath its lashing it down it looks like a bit of snow falling in the rain but the ground is soaked now . the temp is 2 c and cant see we gunna get any snow today unless temps drop like a stone

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Rather spookily - still nothing in N Bristol

Here in bath its lashing it down it looks like a bit of snow falling in the rain but the ground is soaked now . the temp is 2 c and cant see we gunna get any snow today unless temps drop like a stone

I guess were gonna get that next - thanks for the update

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there are the first sign's it might be changing to snow..

#at present it looks like S.Wales inplaces turning to Sleet

http://members.traffic-wales.com/cctvimages/A465Camera2550.jpg

outh West England:

Gloucestershire

Heavy Snow 0900 Tue 29 1800 Tue 29

Outbreaks of rain will turn to sleet and snow and become heavy at times, particularly over high ground, with accumulations of 5 to 10 cm, locally 15 cm on hills. Strong winds will also cause some drifting of the snow.

The public are advised to take extra care and refer to the Highways Agency for further advice regarding traffic disruption on motorways and trunk roads.

Issued at: 0529 Tue 29 Dec

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some sleet here to in south bristol mixed in with rain .

yes on radar its trying to change...maybe later like met warning

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yes looks good for you latest met warning . :p

:p I think i will get up now as Im in bed with laptop,,lol

going to have a check..on temps ect...

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Heybrook Bay on the coast near Plymouth.

Raining heavily

983.5 mb

Temp? A crazy 7.8c

Double figures for temp today. Yup.

Snow? What is snow?

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It's even turned a bit sleetly here in N.Dorset in the heavy showers at any rate, I won't see anything here but for those further north its more promising.

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It's even turned a bit sleetly here in N.Dorset in the heavy showers at any rate, I won't see anything here but for those further north its more promising.

yes same here in bristol in heavy showers :cold:

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falling,,was 4,2 when I first got up

nothing in the wind ,not even drizzle

3.8 °C

Clear

Windchill: 1 °C

Humidity: 84%

Dew Point: 2 °C

edit..Alex Deacon

saying parts of wiltshire and Somerset already seeing abit of snow

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falling,,was 4,2 when I first got up

nothing in the wind ,not even drizzle

3.8 °C

Clear

Windchill: 1 °C

Humidity: 84%

Dew Point: 2 °C

edit..ALEX DEACON

saying parts of wiltshire and Somerset already seeing abit of snow

yes i just saw that , like the sound of that :cold: heavy sleet in bristol now .

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Yep, turning to snow, exactly as forecasted over the cotswolds and south gloucestershire, North gloucestershire should follow in hte next hr or so.

I have to admit this is some very good forecasting by the METO/BBC.

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I think we are looking at rain for my area at the moment,though temp as slowly dropped in the last hr,

Still need's to go down further I would of thought..

No drizzle in the wind..nothing!!

but getting windy

edit...i like Ian's snow chart

edit snowing in the For the forest of dean

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morning guys

after a bit of advice, I'm just about to leave Frome (15m south of Bath) where it's raining quite heavily and travel into Bristol (seen some reports of rain turning to sleet in Bristol) - does anyone have any info if this sleet/rain in Bristol will turn to snow??

Sorry for the question but don't really want to be heading into a driving nightmare, also need to travel back from Bristol to Frome late afternoon

Any advice?

Thanks again

Andy

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falling,,was 4,2 when I first got up

nothing in the wind ,not even drizzle

3.8 °C

Clear

Windchill: 1 °C

Humidity: 84%

Dew Point: 2 °C

edit..Alex Deacon

saying parts of wiltshire and Somerset already seeing abit of snow

your temp seems odd, im recording 1.9oC and it's very windy but then again it always is in cleeve, anytime now

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your temp seems odd, im recording 1.9oC and it's very windy but then again it always is in cleeve, anytime now

yes I know

infact this temp is 4 miles away at Staverton

http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/03633.html

I looked at my own personal temp here,but my eyes popped out of my head as they were high...

this was reading 4.5... :cold:

heavy snow in the Forest

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my friend is driving to cannock staffs, on his day back to work today but he also had the choice of going to portsmouth, i said go to portsmouth as there is more chance that you will get back home to cheltenham, although he thought different, so i hope he made the correct decision, but then if he went to portsmouth he would of blamed me either way, so thought let the old fool make up his own mind. i know i will be at home keeping warm watching the snow fall.

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It hasn't really really reached Chelt yet, still 20 or so miles away(at least the heavier, more well mixed stuff), a 15 Mile radius around Chippenham looks interesting and maybe as far north as Dursley and west Bristol.

South wales in the brecons would be fantastic today.

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