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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    SHIVERING HALT TO MILD DAYS

    BLIZZARDS and sub-zero temperatures will bring a shivering end to the recent mild weather as winter roars in with a vengeance next week.

    The first real signs of widespread winter chill are due to arrive tomorrow with temperatures falling below freezing overnight into Monday.

    http://www.express.c...lt-to-mild-days

    HERE WE SNOW!

    SNOW has brought a chilly end to one of Britain’s mildest ever autumns. A 30-minute blizzard hit the north-east as temperatures plunged to -2C yesterday.

    One motorist had a lucky escape after his Vauxhall Corsa flipped on to its roof on icy roads in Hartlepool, Teesside, at 8am. Thick snow then hit the South Tyne Valley. Met Office spokesman Helen Chivers said: “We are now getting winds coming from the west which will bring rain and gales over the next few days.

    “The early part of next week will be colder, with frosts, and there could be snow over lower parts of Scotland.â€

    But chances of a white Christmas are slim as the mild weather is due to return later this month.

    http://www.dailystar.../Here-we-snow-/

    It's here! England's first snowfall in Cumbria... and more is on the way this weekend

    Daily Mail

    http://www.dailymail...ay-weekend.html

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Snow joke: Swiss ski resorts hit by drought

    The traditional start of Switzerland's ski season has been marred by a shortage of snow across the Alps.

    The autumn has been the driest on record in the country.

    Correspondents say the continuing drought is bad news for the country's tourism industry which is already suffering from the strong Swiss franc.

    Big resorts such as Davos or St Moritz have been able to open a few runs with the help of snow cannons. Others have delayed the start of the season.

    The franc has risen sharply this year against the euro, the dollar and the British pound, making a skiing holiday in Switzerland far more expensive than in France, Italy or Austria.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/new...rld-middle-east-16018453

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Snow set to hit Britain

    The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for Strathclyde, the Highlands, western isles, Tayside, Fife and central Scotland. They warn of increasingly wintry showers throughout this afternoon into tomorrow.

    Up to 15cm of snow could fall on high ground, with 1-3cm of snow on low level inland areas, while ice is likely to form on untreated surfaces, the Met Office website said.

    Parts of England and Wales are also likely to see wintry weather with snow forecast on high ground in north Wales and northern England.

    Transport Scotland has activated a full Multi Agency Response Team (MART) involving all of its transport partners including rail, road and Strathclyde Police which will convene at Traffic Scotland's Control Room this afternoon.

    http://www.telegraph...it-Britain.html

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  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL
  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL

    Snow set to hit Britain

    Transport Scotland has activated a full Multi Agency Response Team (MART) involving all of its transport partners including rail, road and Strathclyde Police which will convene at Traffic Scotland's Control Room this afternoon.

    http://www.telegraph...it-Britain.html

    So anybody working in these teams in Scotland will be called Martyrs right?

    Heading for my coat

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Here we go again the Daily Express are at it again

    BRRRITAIN BRACING ITSELF FOR A WHITE CHRISTMAS

    A WHITE Christmas is on the cards for much of Britain as the first of the major winter snows began to hit the country yesterday.

    Forecasters predict large parts of the UK will be blanketed in white over the holiday season in a repeat of last year’s festive snowfall.

    The North of Britain will have most of the Christmas snow with the South possibly suffering a wet rather than a white Christmas, with damp, windy conditions.

    Yesterday snow ploughs battled to clear roads in the North of England, with the A66 between Brough and Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire just passable with care.

    http://www.express.c...white-Christmas

    Driver killed as snow hits Britain

    A lorry driver died today after his vehicle left a trunk road in severe wintry conditions.

    The incident on the A160 in north Lincolnshire happened as police across the north of England and Scotland warned motorists to take extra care due to sleet and snow.

    Humberside Police said the white Scania lorry, which was fully loaded with meat, left the westbound carriageway of the road in South Killingholme at about 4.14am.

    A spokeswoman said road conditions in the area were quite poor at the time due to cold weather and hailstones.

    The driver has not been named but is believed to be from the north west of England. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for most of Scotland as well as Northern Ireland and parts of northern England.

    http://www.telegraph...ts-Britain.html

    Three inches of snow hits the North

    SNOW will hit many parts of Britain today, after three inches fell in some areas yesterday.

    More is predicted on high ground in northern England and North Wales as a band of freezing weather crosses the country.

    Up to six inches is predicted in Scotland.

    Snow ploughs were out on major roads in County Durham and Northumberland yesterday.

    The A66 in Cumbria was just passable with care while drivers had to dig their cars out in Alston, high up in the Pennines.

    http://www.thesun.co...-the-North.html

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    Britain braced for a white Christmas with snow and frost freezing the country and warm November just a distant memory

    The Met Office today issued severe weather warnings of snow and ice for most of Scotland, Northern Ireland, much of northern England and parts of the Midlands as the big freeze finally took hold. Temperatures plummeted across the country, while a widespread frost saw people having to scrape their windscreens before making the perilous journey to work.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2069801/UK-snow-Britain-braced-white-Christmas.html

    What exagerrated nonsense.

    :wallbash: :wallbash:

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  • Location: Caernarfon, North Wales
  • Weather Preferences: extreme - anything but dull and dreary. The snowier the better.
  • Location: Caernarfon, North Wales

    Britain braced for a white Christmas with snow and frost freezing the country and warm November just a distant memory

    http://www.dailymail...-Christmas.html

    What exagerrated nonsense.

    :wallbash: :wallbash:

    I laugh as much as the Daily Mail's often completely misguided reporting as anyone else, but I fail to see anything particularly daft in the article you linked to.
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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

    Britain braced for a white Christmas with snow and frost freezing the country and warm November just a distant memory

    http://www.dailymail...-Christmas.html

    What exagerrated nonsense.

    :wallbash: :wallbash:

    did you read it?

    some super snow scene shots and not the total rubbish you inferred really!

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  • Location: Wallasey Village, Wirral. 15.7m ASL. 1 mile from the seafront
  • Weather Preferences: Summer Heatwaves and Disruptive Heavy Snowfall any other time
  • Location: Wallasey Village, Wirral. 15.7m ASL. 1 mile from the seafront
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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    MET OFFICE ISSUES SEVERE WEATHER ALERT AS HEAVY SNOW SPREADS

    BRITAIN was caught in the icy grip of winter yesterday with the coldest temperatures so far and snow blizzards bringing chaos to roads.

    A lorry driver died in the early hours when his vehicle left a trunk road on the A160 in north Lincolnshire.

    Humberside Police said the lorry, which was loaded with meat, left the westbound carriageway in South Killingholme.

    And the cold blast and treacherous driving conditions are set to spread, with warnings that the weekend could even see snow as far south as London.

    Jonathan Powell, senior forecaster for Positive Weather Solutions, said: “A break in the snow on Thursday will give way to gales of up to 65mph in the North before more cold weather on Friday.â€

    He added: “After a lull on Thursday the snow is set to return with a bang on Friday and will start to move South and South-east. There is a possibility of snow as far south as London.â€

    Long-range forecasters have already said that a white Christmas is on the cards for large parts of the UK.

    http://www.express.co.uk...rt-as-heavy-snow-spreads

    Snow killer: Big freeze claims two drivers' lives as roads turn treacherous in first falls of the year

    Lorry driver died after his vehicle skidded off the A160 in Lincolnshire

    Trucker killed as two 40-tonne vehicles crash on M73 near Glasgow

    Met Office issues severe weather warnings for Scotland, Northern Ireland and much of northern England

    Forecasters warn four inches of snow will fall in next 48 hours

    Police warn motorists to take care in treacherous driving conditions

    http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz1fkoAZhVC

    Britain faces arctic blast with temperatures set to drop to -6C

    BRITAIN was braced for the first real bite of winter last night as plummeting temperatures began to take their toll.

    Experts warned that after a brief respite tomorrow and Thursday many parts of Britain will be plunged into the deep freeze, with the mercury falling to a bone-chilling -6C. A Met Office spokesman said: “We’ll all need to wrap up warm this week.

    “Temperatures are going to drop dramatically by Friday as colder air moves down from the north polar regions.†But he added that most places would stay clear of snow, apart from Scotland and areas of high ground in the North.

    Garden centres reported a rush for snow shovels and rock salt – and Ladbrokes slashed the oddson a white Christmas from 6/1 to just 3/1.

    http://www.mirror.co.../#ixzz1fkp8rqHZ

    WHITEOUT ON ROADS

    Daily Star

    http://www.dailystar...teout-on-roads/

    McFlurry...no hurry

    Who's got most snow — Scotland or Europe?

    BRITS after a top ski holiday usually head for France, Italy, Austria or Switzerland.

    But try it now and you will hardly find a snow flake — while Scotland has had heavy falls.

    Forecaster Brian Gaze, of The Weather Outlook, predicted Scottish ski resorts will get "plenty of snow" this week.

    http://www.thesun.co...ot-the-lot.html

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    12-INCHES OF SNOW TO FALL IN BLIZZARDS FROM ARCTIC

    WINTER will tighten its grip on Britain over the next few days with up to a foot of snow expected in some regions tomorrow, forecasters have warned. Blizzards whipped up by Arctic gales are expected to bring chaos to parts of northern England and Scotland.

    The Met Office said the whole country should expect bitterly cold temperatures and up to four inches of snow could fall as far south as Birmingham. Spokesman Dan Williams said: “This is the beginning of the good old UK winter. It is going to be very cold particularly at the weekend.â€

    http://www.express.c...rds-from-Arctic

    SNOW ALERTS AS BLIZZARDS BATTER BRITAIN

    SNOWSTORMS will batter Brits tomorrow as winter increases its grip on the country. Blizzards and drifts are expected to cause chaos as 80mph Arctic gales head south. Weather forecasters have issued severe weather warnings with snow set to reach most parts of the UK.

    Almost 30cm of snow will fall on hills as far south as Birmingham, while lower level ground in the Midlands and north-west will see 10cm. “Saturday will see frost and widespread road ice, with wintry showers for the whole of the UK apart from the south-east. “Sunday will be slightly milder but we could still see wintry showers in the north.â€

    http://www.dailystar...batter-Britain/

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.

    Blizzard to drop one foot of snow

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    STRUGGLING commuters left shivering in the latest big freeze are set to be swamped by another FOOT of snow tomorrow, experts warned.

    Forecasters said blizzards and high winds will cause rush-hour havoc — on the back of four inches of snow expected tonight.

    Read more: http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/3983462/Blizzard-to-drop-one-foot-of-snow.html#ixzz1fqqiKuWq

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    Hundreds of schools are closed in Scotland today as Britain is battered by winds of up to 100mph. Snow is expected as far south as Birmingham as Arctic conditions sweep in across the country. London will experience gusts of up to 55mph, forecasters said. Today the Scottish Government advised schools to stay closed and said the travel warning was 'unprecedented for high wind'. Motorists north of the border were told to 'exercise extreme caution' and check conditions before travelling. The Forth Bridge is expected to close after 3pm as a precaution.

    Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today warned that the country will be hit by gales which are worse than they have seen for 'many years'. She said: 'The very latest information from the Met Office's chief forecaster shows that we can expect very severe gales, at wind speeds not seen for many years, across large parts of western, central and southern Scotland throughout Thursday. 'On the basis of the earlier red warning from the Met Office, some councils had already taken the precaution of closing schools early to make sure that parents can safely collect children before the most dangerous weather and travel conditions arrive. In light of the latest forecast, and in particular the timings which suggest the severe weather affecting the west-central part of the country earlier than originally anticipated, some of these closure timings may have to change. However, this morning she told the BBC that individual headteachers should decide for themselves whether to open today. Eight local authorities closed all their schools early this morning, while at least six more said schools would shut at lunchtime.

    All classes at Glasgow and Strathclyde universities were cancelled, affecting thousands of students. East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire councils also said all their schools were closed. The Met Office issued its strongest warning – a red alert – for winds in Scotland and warned parts of England and Wales to 'be aware'. Guidance related to red alerts suggests 'widespread structural damage' is likely. Roofs could be blown off, mobile homes overturned and power lines brought down. Forecasters also predict 'widespread transport disruption' due to roads blocked by fallen trees. Northern Ireland and Scotland will experience the highest winds, but other parts of the UK are likely to face gusts of up to 60mph and heavy bursts of rain. Across England, the Government issued its first winter health alert, telling hospitals to prepare to be busier than usual. A deepening Atlantic low pressure system is bringing winds ranked at the maximum force of 12 on the Beaufort scale, with gusts expected to blow vehicles sideways and cause bridge closures.

    The storm is also sucking Arctic winds south, bringing up to four inches of snow from tomorrow across western England as far south as Birmingham, with up to a foot on the Scottish hills. Alison Richards of the Met Office said: 'We do not issue red warnings lightly. That is why people need to take heed of it and take appropriate action.' Southern and central Scotland are covered by the red alert for winds of up to 100mph for 24 hours from this morning. Northern England and the rest of Scotland are on amber alert for 60mph winds, and a yellow alert – meaning 'be aware' – has been issued for the Midlands and north Wales.

    From tomorrow, blizzards, snowdrifts and black ice on roads and pavements are also expected, with wind and rain making it feel much colder across the UK. Met Office forecaster Dan Williams said: ‘From this evening there is a snow risk as far south as Birmingham – the furthest south that snow has been forecast this winter. 'As the storm passes tomorrow, the back side of it brings cold polar air and the snow risk, which is now through Friday as well as Saturday. 'We have issued a level two [yellow] alert in conjunction with the Department of Health to let vulnerable people know about the cold weather and so health services can get their resources ready. 'We will monitor how the situation develops and, if it pans out as predicted, the alert could be upgraded to level three [amber]. 'Saturday will have a frosty start with patchy road ice and wintry showers in the north. 'The south and east will be drier, albeit cold, with wintry showers on hills in Scotland on Sunday and more very changeable weather to come.'

    This time last year, swathes of the country was already covered in thick snow, causing hundreds of schools to be closed, flights delayed and widespread chaos on the roads – and forecasters are now warning of a potential repeat as conditions will only get worse as the week goes on. Police across the north of England and Scotland are warning motorists to take extra care. Night temperatures will fall to sub-zero across many parts by tomorrow night, bringing the risk of black ice on Saturday

    http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz1fwIuc3Bn

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  • Location: Wallasey Village, Wirral. 15.7m ASL. 1 mile from the seafront
  • Weather Preferences: Summer Heatwaves and Disruptive Heavy Snowfall any other time
  • Location: Wallasey Village, Wirral. 15.7m ASL. 1 mile from the seafront
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  • Location: Crowle and Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Crowle and Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

    Hey all,

    The Michael Fish TV broadcasts courtesy of Netweather.tv just got mentioned on Frank Skinner's Opinionated show on BBC1.

    Netweather.tv was mentioned by Michael Fish in the broadcast.

    Nice piece of free publicity! :)

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  • Location: Morecambe
  • Location: Morecambe

    One thing that worried me in the TV media today by BBC and ITV is the excessive term of the 165(or so)MPH gust that was recorded in what I assume was probably in the highest point in the highlands. This is mis-leading because Scotland generally was certainly not battered by 165MPH winds today so when you see it on the ticker or being said by the presenters it really does grate on me.

    No doubt newspapers will record this figure in there editions to make it look more dramatic.

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    'WEATHER BOMB' BLASTS BRITAIN WITH WORST GALES FOR 20 YEARS

    Daily Express

    http://www.express.c...es-for-20-years

    SMASHED BY WEATHER BOMB

    Daily Star

    http://www.dailystar...y-weather-bomb/

    70,000 left without power and five walkers missing after 165mph winds batter Britain... Now get ready for snow and bitterly cold temperatures

    Daily Mail

    http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz1g2IVHCu5

    165mph storm wrecks a wind turbine

    The Sun

    http://www.thesun.co...nd-turbine.html

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  • Location: Boston Lincs
  • Location: Boston Lincs

    'WEATHER BOMB' BLASTS BRITAIN WITH WORST GALES FOR 20 YEARS

    Daily Express

    http://www.express.c...es-for-20-years

    SMASHED BY WEATHER BOMB

    Daily Star

    http://www.dailystar...y-weather-bomb/

    70,000 left without power and five walkers missing after 165mph winds batter Britain... Now get ready for snow and bitterly cold temperatures

    Daily Mail

    http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz1g2IVHCu5

    165mph storm wrecks a wind turbine

    The Sun

    http://www.thesun.co...nd-turbine.html

    Thats why we love the weather, may not all be true but its never dull

    Les

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  • Location: GLOUCESTER
  • Location: GLOUCESTER

    hi, not in papers, but just puzzled, this morning BBC weather had snow forecast, now its gone to all rain?? Yet my friend just said it was snowing where she was in wales, cant understand why they do that?

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