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Winter Thoughts & Hopes 2016/17

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10 minutes ago, Dangerous55019 said:

Oh please, not another half baked, dull grey easterly :cray:

We all know it's going to happen from now till the middle of April :wallbash:.

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After such a boring anticyclonic winter, we are finally getting a bit of weather before the season ends. I miss the wintry strong winds. 

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10 minutes ago, Alice1991 said:

After such a boring anticyclonic winter, we are finally getting a bit of weather before the season ends. I miss the wintry strong winds. 

Couldn't agree more although it looks like the winds won't be as strong here. Still at least it's something different. 

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Nice to hear the strong winds for a change, but don't appreciate my sleep being cut short by two hours!

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Its turning into quite a wet February here. We're currently on 71.8mm which is 169% of normal. Its already the wettest since 2001 and another 2.5mm will make it the wettest since 1977.

After all that it hasn't been such a dry winter overall with 86% of normal rainfall (so far).

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Final day of winter and its snowing in the Manchester area

 

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I suspect this winter, grand though it has been, will be best remembered for the seamless transition of the 'phantom easterly' into British folklore.

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Manchester Winter Index is going to end around 41 

Manchester Winter Index since 1973

2013-14: 7

1988-89: 20

2006-07: 21

1997-98: 25

1974-75: 26

1989-90: 26

2015-16: 28

1973-74: 30

1987-88: 37

1991-92: 40

1975-76: 41

2016-17 ~ 41

1999-00: 42

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25 minutes ago, Weather-history said:

Manchester Winter Index is going to end around 41 

Manchester Winter Index since 1973

2013-14: 7

1988-89: 20

2006-07: 21

1997-98: 25

1974-75: 26

1989-90: 26

2015-16: 28

1973-74: 30

1987-88: 37

1991-92: 40

1975-76: 41

2016-17 ~ 41

1999-00: 42

I don't mind it being the same as 1975/76 if it continues for summer:D Are we dryer than 05/06 I wonder?

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Beeb saying Feb will be as much as 2c above average for some parts nowhere below average

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9 hours ago, Matthew Wilson said:

I don't mind it being the same as 1975/76 if it continues for summer:D Are we dryer than 05/06 I wonder?

Interesting to note how very similiar to winter 91/92 it has ended up, indeed its been a very similiar winter overall to 91/92, some cold frosty conditions at time, but virtually no snow to speak of, or stormy very wet weather bar a little blip christmas, and more recently. 

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Winter CET

December 6.0

January 4.0

February 6.1

That gives the average winter temperature at 5.36

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What can I say - we've landed up with the fourth mild winter in a row after a bitter January. I would sacrifice a summer for a good winter. 

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1 hour ago, nn2013 said:

What can I say - we've landed up with the fourth mild winter in a row after a bitter January. I would sacrifice a summer for a good winter. 

Cant say that summer has any interest for me at all. Despite some gloomy ones summer ALWAYS produces days of sunshine and heat - its only a question of how many. Agree with you absolutely - would sacrifice any number of "warm" summers just to get a decent cold winter.

 

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On 01/03/2017 at 22:40, Catacol said:

Cant say that summer has any interest for me at all. Despite some gloomy ones summer ALWAYS produces days of sunshine and heat - its only a question of how many. Agree with you absolutely - would sacrifice any number of "warm" summers just to get a decent cold winter.

 

Absolutely! Can't stand heat and there never seems to be a shortage of uncomfortably warm days for me. Would gladly do away with the lot for a decent snow event each winter :D

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On 3/1/2017 at 21:01, nn2013 said:

What can I say - we've landed up with the fourth mild winter in a row after a bitter January. I would sacrifice a summer for a good winter. 

'bitter' January, I guess this was tongue in cheek?

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5 hours ago, Nick L said:

Absolutely! Can't stand heat and there never seems to be a shortage of uncomfortably warm days for me. Would gladly do away with the lot for a decent snow event each winter :D

I would have said the same a few years ago but now.. not a chance. In fact, I would gladly never see snow again if I could guarantee every summer in the UK until I die was consistently warm and sunny. Like 2013 or 2014 every year (2006 seems unrealistic).

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Just now, cheese said:

I would have said the same a few years ago but now.. not a chance. In fact, I would gladly never see snow again if I could guarantee every summer in the UK until I die was consistently warm and sunny. Like 2013 or 2014 every year (2006 seems unrealistic).

Warm, yes, hot, no. 30c+ is unnecessary, debilitating and uncomfortable, 22-25c is fine by me.

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46 minutes ago, Nick L said:

Warm, yes, hot, no. 30c+ is unnecessary, debilitating and uncomfortable, 22-25c is fine by me.

Yeah, that's my ideal.

Also plenty of thunderstorms - a man can dream, lol.

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Anyway, I think this thread may as well be closed now! Onwards into spring...

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Just to add, if you wish to discuss the 'winter' (I use the term loosely!) then there is the summaries thread here:

 

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