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  • Location: East Grinstead (Nr Gatwick) West Sussex 150m asl
  • Location: East Grinstead (Nr Gatwick) West Sussex 150m asl

    It was also on the BBC News Phone App front page this morning, at least!

    No need to rub it in :p :p
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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON

    That'll be this year's excitement then!  Snow forcing abandonment of cars on the M11 makes the news occasionally, and there was that blizzard in 2001 when the 20 minute school run took five hours, but we really don't get many extremes.

    Were you stuck in that 2001 blizzard Twiglet! Was it the thunder snow blizzard that only lasted two hours, but dumped 5 inches of snow and was accompanied by gale force Northerly winds?

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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON

    Ooooh the rains now started, bring it on Bertha :D

    Is bertha already here? :shok:

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  • Location: Medway 21m asl
  • Location: Medway 21m asl

    Evening all.

     

    A light rain starting here in Medway now.  The tent that was in the garden for the kids has been taken down and stowed in the shed - just in case.

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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON

    Evening all.

     

    A light rain starting here in Medway now.  The tent that was in the garden for the kids has been taken down and stowed in the shed - just in case.

    Next door have put up a marquee thing in the garden, for a wedding celebration later today! Will it still be there by the afternoon I wonder?

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  • Location: Medway 21m asl
  • Location: Medway 21m asl

    Next door have put up a marquee thing in the garden, for a wedding celebration later today! Will it still be there by the afternoon I wonder?

     

    I would like to think that it would, purely because I would hate to see a wedding upset, however, Mother Nature and Bertha remnants may have other ideas. Really I know which I would put my money on!

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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON

    I would like to think that it would, purely because I would hate to see a wedding upset, however, Mother Nature and Bertha remnants may have other ideas. Really I know which I would put my money on!

    Looks a bit flimsy to me! lol It may hold or it may end up in my garden! :unknw: Wonder if there will be any cake with it?

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  • Location: Herts
  • Location: Herts

    So, Lassie, do you have a mission to reply to every single post on here? :p

     

    Btw, the rain has started... Here she blows! (Betha's quite windy too...) 

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  • Location: Cambs/Herts border, 52.13 N 0.02E 14m ASL
  • Location: Cambs/Herts border, 52.13 N 0.02E 14m ASL

    Were you stuck in that 2001 blizzard Twiglet! Was it the thunder snow blizzard that only lasted two hours, but dumped 5 inches of snow and was accompanied by gale force Northerly winds?

     

    No, my mistake, it was 30 January 2003, not 2001.  The blizzard meant drifting snow had stopped all cars from getting up the long incline towards home.  Only the 4WDs could make it, and by then the depth of snow between the tyre tracks meant it was impossible to turn round in a normal car, even if we weren't bumper to bumper.  Eventually some guys who lived the other side of the hill came with shovels and dug out every car that still had its occupants, a lot of cars were abandoned for the night as the nearest pub put people up.  I had a Volvo estate then, now I drive a Discovery and the worst snow I've had to get out of was on my drive!

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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON

    So, Lassie, do you have a mission to reply to every single post on here? :p

     

     

    Yes and stop tempting me with more post! :laugh: 16.5c here, heavy rain has started!

    No, my mistake, it was 30 January 2003, not 2001.  The blizzard meant drifting snow had stopped all cars from getting up the long incline towards home.  Only the 4WDs could make it, and by then the depth of snow between the tyre tracks meant it was impossible to turn round in a normal car, even if we weren't bumper to bumper.  Eventually some guys who lived the other side of the hill came with shovels and dug out every car that still had its occupants, a lot of cars were abandoned for the night as the nearest pub put people up.  I had a Volvo estate then, now I drive a Discovery and the worst snow I've had to get out of was on my drive!

    Thanyou for the reply Twiglet, it wasn't the blizzard i was thinking of!

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  • Location: Hughenden Valley, Buckinghamshire.
  • Location: Hughenden Valley, Buckinghamshire.

    I'm at work at the moment. Finish at 07:30... rain has indeed started. ... and i haven't taken the gazebo down in my garden yet ... oops!

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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON

    I'm at work at the moment. Finish at 07:30... rain has indeed started. ... and i haven't taken the gazebo down in my garden yet ... oops!

    Sorry to reply to your post too! :laugh: Working until 7.30 :shok: Will you be going home in the height of the storm then?

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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON

    It's okay Lassie, I'll forgive you for replying to another :p

    Oops did it again! :laugh: In my defence I have been on the vino and it makes me chatty! Rain, 16.2c

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  • Location: Hughenden Valley, Buckinghamshire.
  • Location: Hughenden Valley, Buckinghamshire.

    Sorry to reply to your post too! :laugh: Working until 7.30 :shok: Will you be going home in the height of the storm then?

    Well... the rain does seem to have arrived early ... not windy here at the mo tho.
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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON

    Well... the rain does seem to have arrived early ... not windy here at the mo tho.

    Pretty calm here too at the moment! Still warm out! The rain has stopped! :shok:  16c!

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  • Location: Coney Hall Village 260ft asl, North West Kent
  • Location: Coney Hall Village 260ft asl, North West Kent

    I never quite understand questions like this when the information is so freely available, and with recent updates

     

     

    .http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

    Jeez lighten up a bit

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  • Location: Cambridge
  • Location: Cambridge

    I live about 6 miles west of the M11 junction 12, and work another 5 miles further west.  We had very heavy rain on Friday afternoon but no flooding - the warehouse roof leaked where it always leaks, but nothing significant.  The dark clouds did indeed look briefly as though they were beginning to form a tornado but it dissipated quickly.  BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's reporter in March described their downpour as 'of biblical proportions' as a section of riverbank collapsed, followed by closure of the Tesco store as water was running down the aisles, and the loss of power to 1000 properties. My daughter's friend was here earlier, she works in Royston and lives in Bar Hill.  Her house backs onto the Tesco car park, the library and primary school.  Her 19 mile journey home took her three hours - she had heard the M11 / A14 was backing up and she diverted through the villages north of here, but was then forced to abandon her car, roll her trousers up and walk home.

    Hiya I live in Bar Hill and it was every bit as bad as you describe. It's hard to explain but the village is basically like an island and to get out there is a roundabout at Tesco which takes you to the A14. One side of the roundabout was completely flooded with about 3ft of water. People then started queuing the other way to get out so there was a snaking line of traffic all the way around the village. My boyfriend has been here 10 years and he's never seen anything like it. It was a very weird atmosphere when we went out about 8pm for a walk to have a nose. Cars were just abandoned all over the place, people who work here were just walking around stranded and then you had the people who live near the Brook who had sadly had their houses flooded. It took me 3 hours to get home by bus from work in Cambridge City it's usually takes 45 minutes!It was on sky and BBC news Friday evening but just a passing mention. All water has virtually gone now so fingers crossed we won't be hit again today!
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  • Location: Milton Keynes (and sometimes east London/Essex)
  • Location: Milton Keynes (and sometimes east London/Essex)
    Ear plugs and eye mask? Hopefully you won't get anything.It is so calm here (in eastern London). I am looking forward to a storm, but here at my parents, my mum is scared of them like you. Edited by [email protected]
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  • Location: Canvey Island
  • Weather Preferences: Deep untouched powdery snow and red hot beaches sipping cocktails
  • Location: Canvey Island

    Morning, my daughter literally just arrived home from majorca and had a very bumpy flight back, all seems very quiet here atm no wind no rain is this as they say "the calm before the storm"

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  • Location: ipswich <east near the a14> east weather watch
  • Location: ipswich <east near the a14> east weather watch

    def a  hook forming behind Bertha looking at my rain alarm,looking like Cornwall should look out  first she  now over  London  with  some very heavy rain forming heading south  and there looking like a sting  forming  behind

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  • Location: ipswich <east near the a14> east weather watch
  • Location: ipswich <east near the a14> east weather watch

    http://www.flightradar24.com/TCX6456/408af6a%C2'> any reason why Gatwick are stacking over the south coast looking at the radar  their some nasty looking weather in the  gatwick area  at the  moment

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