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

    WARM OCTOBER IS BOWING OUT WITH A SUNNY WEEKEND

    BRITAIN is set to enjoy a burst of late autumn warmth this weekend, bringing an end to one of the hottest Octobers on record. Temperatures could hit a near-record 66F (19C) by Monday, making it an unseasonably warm Halloween for trick or treaters. Forecasters predict highs of 64F tomorrow and Sunday, much higher than the 54F average for the time of year. It will spell the end to one of the hottest Octobers on record, after a heatwave with temperatures of 86F kick-started the month.

    The Met Office said it was on track to be the seventh hottest ever if the predictions for the next few days hold. Forecaster Dave Britton said: “This October will be one of the warmest on record in the UK, according to provisional figures.“The month has not finished, but temperatures are expected to continue to be relatively mild through to the start of November. October started with exceptionally warm temperatures – and the majority of the month has seen mild days and nights.”

    http://www.express.c...a-sunny-weekend

    Halloween heatwave: Spooky weather on the horizon as forecasters predict warm and sunny weekend

    Good news, trick-or-treaters - the Halloween weekend should be dry and sunny for most of us. After a couple of rainy days, we can look forward to sunny spells and highs of 19c (66f) in the South-East and up to a pleasant 15c (59f) across the rest of the country. Except for some showers in Wales and the North-West on Saturday, most parts will enjoy dry and bright weather and above-average temperatures all weekend, perfect for an autumn walk. Met office forecaster Dan Williams said: ‘We’re looking at 18c (64f) each day from Saturday to Monday, with 19c possible in cities.

    ‘These are very mild temperatures for the time of year.’

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

    Halloween heatwave to hit UK this weekend

    Halloween revellers can look forward to spring-like temperatures as one of the warmest Octobers on record comes to an end this weekend. After several days of rain, those out trick-or-treating will enjoy dry and sunny spells with highs of up to 18C, mainly in the South and East. The UK average temperature for this October so far has been 11.5C, making it the seventh warmest in records which go back to 1910.

    http://www.mirror.co...15875-23520590/

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    With state of the art technology and the latest info available at the flick of a switch I fail to see why the public should have to put up with out of date forecasts. In this fast moving situation its

    I've only gone and done it. This went to the Press Complaints Commission this morning....         1i) The Press must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information, including

    Some more images from London this morning  

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    Posted
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl

    All the talk of cold and snow in October - once again confirms it is best to ignore 'the sensationalist' media - a load of codswallop...

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum of light to appear in the sky when the sun shines on to droplets of moisture in the Earth's atmosphere.

    Thanks for sharing that, Does the position of the sun have any relevance to the position of the observer so that it can be observed?

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  • Location: North Bristol
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms / Sunshine / Snow
  • Location: North Bristol

    An article on an approaching, unseasonably early winter snow storm for the East coast of the US:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-15502380

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  • Location: Broadmayne, West Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: Snowfall in particular but most aspects of weather, hate hot and humid.
  • Location: Broadmayne, West Dorset

    Thanks for sharing that, Does the position of the sun have any relevance to the position of the observer so that it can be observed?

    Yes it does the sun has to be behind the observer because a rainbow is the reflection of refracted light that bounces off the side of the raindrops farthest from the sun.

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  • Location: Bedworth, North Warwickshire 404ft above sea level
  • Location: Bedworth, North Warwickshire 404ft above sea level

    Yes it does the sun has to be behind the observer because a rainbow is the reflection of refracted light that bounces off the side of the raindrops farthest from the sun.

    Also the lower the sun, the higher and more arched the rainbow.

    When it's midday in the middle of june the rainbows are very low to the horizon.

    But in mid winter, the rainbows arch over almost half the sky and make for the most impressive rainbows :)

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

    ARMY PUT ON SNOW ALERT

    SOLDIERS will be on standby to save the frail and elderly if this winter is as devastating as last year. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley will unveil the country’s first co-ordinated Cold Weather Plan on Tuesday. It marks a major victory for the Sunday Express and Age UK. We led calls for an emergency plan after December 2010 saw the worst winter con- ditions for 100 years, with night temperatures plunging to minus 21C (-6F).

    The Government is acting after warnings that thousands more pensioners could die as fuel bills soar just as weather experts predict another bleak winter. Mr Lansley said the Coalition is determined to do all it can to protect “those most in need”. Department of Health officials said that if Britain succumbs to a severe weather spell it is “entirely possible” the Army would be called in. Last year a massive snow fall wreaked havoc on rail, roads and airports and left thousands stranded in their homes.

    http://www.express.c...sts/view/280599

    Stunning shades of autumn: Unseasonably warm weather brings out best of Britain

    These pictures show the British countryside at its best, as the autumn brings out the trees in an impressive burst of warm colours. And this weekend's mini-heatwave has enabled people around the country to make the most of the spectacular sights. The end of British Summer Time this morning also seems to have brought some amazingly vivid sunrises to those up early enough to catch them. As one of the warmest Octobers on record draws to a close, the balmy weather is set to continue throughout the week, with temperatures of up to 64F (18C).

    Current figures have the month as the seventh warmest October since records began, and with unseasonably warm nights across the south-east it could sneak in to the top five. These conditions will continue into the start of November, with little sunshine but no prospect of extreme weather conditions this week - a major boon for those celebrating Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night.

    http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz1cHBV3Vl0

    Three dead and two million without power as New York hit by BIGGEST EVER October snow storm... and there's more on the way

    Governors declared states of emergency in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York

    Earliest New York City one-inch snowfall since records began

    Pennsylvania man, 84, dies as tree crashes into his home as he has had a nap. Another dead in Connecticut. Man electrocuted in Massachusetts.

    In excess of 2.3million people from Maryland to New England lost power

    More than 1,000 flights in or out of America cancelled

    Parts of North East receive more than two feet of snow as records tumble

    Only fourth time since Civil War that snow has fallen in NYC in October

    http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz1cHCPPpZF

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

    This month has been the seventh warmest October since records began with night time temperatures in some parts of London hitting five degrees above normal for this time of year. The Met office expects that temperatures in large parts of the UK will remain above average over the coming days. It said there is little danger that snowstorms currently battering the east coast of the United States will spread to the UK.

    Dan Grey, a Met Office forecaster, said that the autumn so far had been “pleasant” with temperatures higher than normal. They are expected to reach 15 or 16C this week, again above average, before dropping back towards normal. Britons have been out and about enjoying the weather and the profusion of late autumnal colours. Guy Barter, chief horticultural adviser of the Royal Horticultural Society, said: “It has been a glorious autumn. We have had reasonably mild weather, with quite a lot of sunshine. All of that seems to have contributed to leaves on the shrubs and abundant berries.” He said that cherry trees in particular had flourished, as well as fruit such as apples and pears.

    However despite the mild weather some councils are already bracing themselves for a cold winter ahead. Staffordshire County Council has been criticised for asking residents to stock up on their own salt and grit supplies for their own properties - in readiness for this year's big freeze. Residents and businesses have complained but a council spokesman said that it “can't be everywhere”. “We provide more than 1,200 grit bins and these are for local communities to use on the highways. For private properties, we encourage residents to purchase material from stores to make sure that when salt is needed for the highway it remains available in grit bins,” said the spokesman.

    The Met Office’s Mr Grey said the weather front currently causing havoc in the United States is not expected to have the same effect in Britain. The front will become “detached” from the cold air and become a much milder, warmer system, drawing up air from the South West, he said.

    http://www.telegraph...r-Octobers.html
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  • Location: ILCHESTER
  • Location: ILCHESTER

    The "Army put on snow alert" news is simply a reaction to the woeful way in which last Decembers snow/ice was dealt with imo, not a sign that the MO expect this winter to be severe... unless of course Exacta have suddenly become the Govt's perfered supplier...

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

    Last winter the army was called to Edinburgh to help remove the snow.. northern softies.

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  • Location: Purley, Surrey - 246 Ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: January 1987 / July 2006
  • Location: Purley, Surrey - 246 Ft ASL

    For those interested, James Maddens latest Winter update can be viewed here... http://www.exactawea...e_Forecast.html

    Lol!

    Talk about bending the truth.

    His bit about October snowfall is a classic. Yes it did snow, in the MOUNTAINS OF SCOTLAND! I am sorry, but any idiot could have predicted this as it happens every year. The picture is misleading as well, showing a large drift and not level snowfall.

    I am sorry, but we are looking at one of the warmest Octobers on record. Saying that it snowed on Ben Nevis, therefore my forecast is accurate does not cut it with me!

    Also:

    "Result (Summer 2011) = Coldest UK summer in over two decades, largely above average rainfall in many places, torrential downpours and severe flooding events".

    I am not sure those in the desert that currently is the E. Midlands would agree with his largely abover average rainfall statement for the summer.

    Why twist the truth, it just makes you look like a cow boy!

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    For those interested, James Maddens latest Winter update can be viewed here... http://www.exactawea...e_Forecast.html

    I've just read Madden's forecast. And, all I can say is that his claims accuracy are (to my mind) entirely unrealistic and not supported by the facts. But, in that, he is no worse than many others...

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  • Location: ILCHESTER
  • Location: ILCHESTER

    I've just read Madden's forecast. And, all I can say is that his claims accuracy are (to my mind) entirely unrealistic and not supported by the facts. But, in that, he is no worse than many others...

    He does appear to be right out of the P C school of questionable self verification.... Edited by shedhead
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  • Weather Preferences: Cold and Snowy, Hot and Dry, Blizzard Conditions
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and Snowy, Hot and Dry, Blizzard Conditions

    I've just read Madden's forecast. And, all I can say is that his claims accuracy are (to my mind) entirely unrealistic and not supported by the facts. But, in that, he is no worse than many others...

    I agree, maybe he is making up his own dream forecasts.....

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  • Location: London
  • Location: London

    I think his summer forecast wasn't to bad, although the flooding aspect was never experienced. Also I think he is a growing number of LRF forecasters attributing solar and gulf impacts into the equation, as for the October snow yes he has bent the truth somewhat there. Personally the longer this mild weather continues the greater chance of seeing colder conditions into winter but thats just going by the law of sequence.

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  • Location: Birmingham to Fazeley Canal, Bodymoor Heath, North Warwickshire
  • Location: Birmingham to Fazeley Canal, Bodymoor Heath, North Warwickshire

    The usual suspects....

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    What a surprise to see Brian Gaze mentioned in there...Oh, and whatever happened to the -20C The Express was touting for October!

    As soon as we do in fact get a colder than average day, they'll all be patting each others' backs and saying 'I told you so,' I bet...

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

    More recycling of the old, old story. If they get this right they can do some more front pages about the 'Armageddon' that was forecast. If it doesn't go as stated, then it can be quietly forgotten about. It's whatever sells papers.

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

    Funny, Brian Gaze never even spoke to The Express, they've actually twisted what he said here

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  • Location: Royston, Herts 76m asl
  • Location: Royston, Herts 76m asl

    Funny how the Express obviously forgot to include the bits where he says, "Much too early to be confident about this" and "It’s only a tentative possibility at the moment".

    They also appear to have forgotten to mention the crop of forecasts that disagree.

    Bit of an oversight http://hw.nwstatic.co.uk/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png

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  • Location: BIRMINGHAM B6 ASTON WM. About 112MASL 367.36FT
  • Weather Preferences: SNOWY WINTERS AVRAGE SPRING HOT SUMMERS WITH THUNDERSTORMS.
  • Location: BIRMINGHAM B6 ASTON WM. About 112MASL 367.36FT

    this is today's dailymail.

    glorious autumn... Britain prepares for Siberian freeze in just weeksForecasters warning temperatures could drop to -15C by December

    By Daily Mail Reporter.

    Britain faces an abrupt end to a remarkably warm autumn with temperatures plummeting towards Siberian levels, forecasters are warning.

    The unusually mild weather is about to give way to a freezing winter, as thermometers dip well below zero within a fortnight.

    And the country will be coping with -15C cold by December, according to experts, who have warned that the weather could be as brutal as last year.

    Big freeze: Last year's snowy weather plunged the country into chaos

    Snow could hit the country even earlier than it did then, when the big freeze at the end of November sent Britain into chaos, blocking roads, causing accidents and burying houses.

    Some forecasters fear that temperatures could plunge as low as the -20C recorded a year ago, or even lower, according to the Daily Express.

    More...TVs, fridges and fishing boats: How TWENTY MILLION tons of Japan tsunami debris is closing in on Hawaii

    Jonathan Powell of Positive Weather Solutions said: 'It will not be as sustained as last year, but these episodes are expected to be severe, with Siberian temperatures.'

    The warnings came as the Government announced the Met Office will send out extreme weather alerts this year to the NHS, social services and other agencies in a bid to cut the 25,000 extra deaths caused by winter in the UK.

    Forecaster Brian Gaze of The Weather Outlook, told the newspaper: 'There are signs of a significant change in the mild weather in mid-November.

    Deep drifts: The Government has vowed to be more prepared for extreme conditions this year

    'The current mild weather is caused by a high-pressure block to our east, keeping us under a south-westerly flow of Atlantic air.

    'But it looks as though high pressure could move further north west, allowing much colder air to filter across the UK from the north or east, with the risk of snow increasing.'

    James Madden, of Exacta Weather, warned that this winter would be 'very cold and snowy across many parts of the UK'.

    He said there would be 'frequent and widespread heavy snowfalls during November to January across many parts of the UK and Ireland, with below-average temperatures'.

    The Government is bringing in new winter alerts will come in the form of four possible warnings, depending on the severity of the conditions predicted by the Met Office.

    Golden October: The wintry weather will envelop Britain just days after an unseasonably mild autumn delighted nature-lovers around the country

    Level One will initiate long-term planning, Level Two will indicate a 60 per cent risk of extreme cold for 48 hours, Level Three means severe weather is expected to impact on health and Level Four is a 'major cold weather incident'.

    Previously local areas were left to decide how to react to cold snaps, but the Government has now introduced a Cold Weather Plan.

    It also contains advice for individuals and carers, such as making sure at-risk groups get vaccinated against flu and keep their homes heated.

    A minimum of 21C is being recommended during the day and 16C at night.

    It will not be as sustained as last year, but these episodes are expected to be severe, with Siberian temperatures.

    - JONATHAN POWELL,

    POSITIVE WEATHER SOLUTIONS

    Below that, the risk of heart problems, strokes and respiratory illness increases.

    Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said: 'Older people and those with long-term illnesses are particularly vulnerable to the cold and we need to be aware – within families, in communities and across the NHS – of how we can help others.'

    'Every year, there is a 20 per cent increase in deaths in the winter in England. By working together, this coordinated plan will help protect those most in need. We are determined to do all we can to achieve this.'

    Michelle Mitchell, charity director at Age UK said: 'The coalition Government has set a new emphasis on public health as one of its key objectives, and this Cold Weather Plan is a very important step in the right direction.

    'Age UK will be building on this with its own winter campaign to help vulnerable older people live well through the cold months of the year.'

    The Met Office said: 'Our excess winter mortality, of an average 25,000 extra deaths in winter compared to other months of the year – 80 per cent thought to be due to the cold – is very poor compared to other countries in Europe.

    'The aim of the cold weather alerts is to reduce winter mortality by allowing action to be taken, helping people and patients reduce the risks of cold weather.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056424/After-glorious-autumn--Britain-prepares-Siberian-freeze-just-weeks.html

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  • Location: BIRMINGHAM B6 ASTON WM. About 112MASL 367.36FT
  • Weather Preferences: SNOWY WINTERS AVRAGE SPRING HOT SUMMERS WITH THUNDERSTORMS.
  • Location: BIRMINGHAM B6 ASTON WM. About 112MASL 367.36FT

    Sorry guys for the crap editting on my last post. Remove it if needs bee.

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