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There has been no 'big freeze'! The gutter press has consistently predicted 'big freezes' since late September. What are they on?

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Why do bookies slash the odds for a white Christmas because it is snowing two weeks before the day? Someone should look at the models, a white Christmas looks a low probability now.

It just goes to show how they make it a big deal of it as the topic of the weather is the main talking point everyday, and then they say theres more to come always makes me laugh, i would say next week will be similar to this but with a milder few days.

With regards to a big freeze there needs to be a drastic change but my gut feeling we will have a January and February similar to last year.

Regards

Les

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It just goes to show how they make it a big deal of it as the topic of the weather is the main talking point everyday, and then they say theres more to come always makes me laugh, i would say next week will be similar to this but with a milder few days.

With regards to a big freeze there needs to be a drastic change but my gut feeling we will have a January and February similar to last year.

Regards

Les

Do you mean Jan and Feb of 2010? If so that was a snowy and cold period for us at times but the snow didn't last all that long as the sun soon melted it.

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Do you mean Jan and Feb of 2010? If so that was a snowy and cold period for us at times but the snow didn't last all that long as the sun soon melted it.

Gavin

Sorry getting my dates mixed up i was looking at Jan and Feb of this year which after the cold start of November and December 2010 we had absolutely nothing and thats why i can see Jan and Feb 2012 being similar.

Les

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Gavin

Sorry getting my dates mixed up i was looking at Jan and Feb of this year which after the cold start of November and December 2010 we had absolutely nothing and thats why i can see Jan and Feb 2012 being similar.

Les

Thanks, too early to say for next year I think.

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Gavin

Sorry getting my dates mixed up i was looking at Jan and Feb of this year which after the cold start of November and December 2010 we had absolutely nothing and thats why i can see Jan and Feb 2012 being similar.

Les

I doubt it very much.

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There has been no 'big freeze'! The gutter press has consistently predicted 'big freezes' since late September. What are they on?

it clearly sells papers. the weather affects us all. if you stick a headline 'big freeze' on the front page, more buyers who makes a spot decision based on headlines is likely to pick it out. we may not like it as it gives forecaster a bad name when it doesn't happen but its just business for the papers Pete.

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ANOTHER UPDATE FROM MR MADDEN....He is not giving up.

Sunday 18th December 2011

White Christmas 2011 and Widespread Snow

After the first significant falls of snow across many parts of the UK this week as forecast (including the south), I am expecting these conditions to become more prominent as we head into next week, and in the run up to and during the festive period.

Over the next 10 days, widespread snowfall will start to become a prominent feature across many parts of the UK including the south. The snow will be particularly heavy at times and lead to lasting accumulations at many lower levels too, especially more so in the regions of Scotland, northern England, and eastern England.

As I stated in my 4th December update

I am expecting things to significantly change to a more prolonged period of much colder weather with widespread snowfall across many parts of the UK and Ireland, as we head into the latter part of next week and in the run up to and during the festive period. The temperatures in Scotland and many Northern regions are likely to dip below negative double figures at times within this period in the evenings.

A white Christmas is also looking increasingly possible across many parts of the UK, especially more so in the regions of Scotland and Northern England in terms of any possible accumulations on the actual day.

The following MSN article from the 25th Novemberalso stated

What is The Big Question?

Christmas lights have been switched on all over the country; mince pies are now part of a staple diet, so the annual obsession of foraging for clues to predict the weather intensifies as people inevitably want to know will we have a white Christmas? Madden predicts we will, although heavier snowfall and low temperatures will stun the country throughout January and February.

I also made a definition of what a white Christmas officially consists of, as snow showers could literally be possible anywhere within the UK, although I have emphasised that the regions of Scotland and Northern England are the most likely to see any notable accumulations on the actual day.

All of the following statements still stand and were made before any other professional meteorologists or weather organisations, who are still being noncommittal on the outcome at this late stage, and as they will continue to do so, until a few days before.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and thank you all for reading my forecasts and your continued support.

Don't forget to enter our free white Christmas competition to win yourself a free scientific weather station/junior weather station kit.

Edited by silver line

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Did anywhere in the south have a "significant" snowfall" in the last few days?

Has he not noticed that virtually all models predict that it will get warmer from midweek on for the majority of the UK? Do any of them predict double-figure negs?

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It won't be a white christmas after all, this comes 24hrs after the papers said it would be,

No White Xmas as UK turns ‘tropical’

BRITAIN could bask in one of the warmest Christmas Days ever, experts said last night. Forecasters ruled out a White Christmas.

The UK's warmest ever Christmas Day came when 15.6°C (60°F) was recorded in Killerton, Devon, in 1920 and Edinburgh in 1896.

http://www.thesun.co...s-tropical.html

XMAS GOES BALMY

A CHRISTMAS heatwave is set to trigger an £8billion festive shopping frenzy.

http://www.dailystar...mas-goes-balmy/

So much for a white Christmas: Now a tropical breeze is set to take chill off

Breeze from tropics takes the chill off Christmas to double the average maximum temperatures

Just days ago bookmakers dramatically slashed the odds of a white Christmas after flurries up and down the country. But yesterday forecasters said that, far from shivering under a blanket of snow this weekend, we are likely to enjoy one of the mildest festive breaks on record.

A sudden switch in wind direction will cause warmer breezes to blow in from the tropics tomorrow night, the Met Office said.

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

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Gavin thing could still change fast i seen that happening so media could be worng

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Gavin thing could still change fast i seen that happening so media could be worng

This is what can make our weather so interesting how it can change so quick but i dont think that will be the case this week.

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Who watched channel four programme tonight? It was called 2011 the year the earth went wild. No channel four. 2011 the year the media went wild and reported on every earth and weather disaster possible.

You know it must be a sensationalism programme when they use the apprentice presenter to tell the story. Who saw it?

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It won't be a white christmas after all, this comes 24hrs after the papers said it would be,

And what's the betting 90% of the population still won't lean :rolleyes:

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So whose wishcast were the papers following for this particular bit of nonsense?

No doubt, whoever was responsible will try to claim it was the MetO!

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Who needs the media when your workmates are predicting apocalyptical weather every week?

'We're getting really bad snow at the end of the week. I'd advise you to get supplies in!'

Me: Oh really, where did you hear that?

'Oh nowhere, i just know it's going to happen, i can feel it'

Other co-worker: You've said the same thing for the last month now.

'Yes, but this week it's really going to happen'

Co-worker 3: What's going to happen?

'Really bad snow at the end of the week, there's going to be panic buying!'

Co-worker 3: Oh I best go tell the other office!

Me and co-worker 2 glance at eachother despairingly.

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I asked ExactaWeather (James Madden) where this White Christmas had gone. I received this in response.....

"Thank you for contacting Exacta Weather.

Exacta Weather is a voluntary service. Due to the large volume of requests that we are receiving at present, we are unable to respond to every request we receive. We will however endeavour to reply to as many requests as possible.

ExactaWeather.com"

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Noticed how they talked about the huge snowfalls in the UK and North west Europe - but wasn't that in December last year, I then turned over...

Sally Traffic on radio 2 has just informed us that a lorry has shot it load over the motorway, maybe the weather has something to do with this so the predictions of huge snowfalls may still be true, but i'll wait until i hear it from daybreak before i believe anything

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Lol nice one...how he is going to wriggle his way out of this one is beyond me.

Blame the Met Office?

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