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3 minutes ago, The East has Ceased said:

 

Last I heard the BBC are still using the MO for their forecasts and will be until at least March as meteogroup still aren't ready to take over, delays, much like our forecasts of easterlies :crazy:

That’s correct. BBC are still using MO

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If everyone on here could be friendly and (ideally) find a sense of humour, that would just be hunky dorey.

So just to clarify CK1981 because I have not seen you say this 2,350 times in the last 136 pages of this thread you think there will be something interesting around Mid Month ??? Dont want to go to be

Have nade my first mini snow man. First in 5 years.

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after a lull in the temp drop were now down to 0.6c - so the ground now in a position to take settling snow

Happy to wait a few hours though-

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Just now, CK1981 said:

Exactly and what I’ve been saying for several days. 

I do agree that the second half of Feb or sooner will be winter proper, with the Atlantic held well back.

 

2 minutes ago, trickybirdy said:

Ha ha, have you gone to the dark side!!!

 

lol does eating cookies do that to you:unknw:

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1 minute ago, lassie23 said:

I do agree that the second half of Feb or sooner will be winter proper, with the Atlantic held well back.

 

lol does eating cookies do that to you:unknw:

I’m so confident of a cold spell then and very excited by it. Next week is bog standard. Yes, nice to be colder, but far from special. 

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Just now, CK1981 said:

I’m so confident of a cold spell then and very excited by it. Next week is big standard. Yes, nice to be colder, but far from special. 

What will be, will be, a nice surprise will always be welcome. 

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Temp dropped from 4.2 at 6pm and currently at 1.3 but looked outside and sky seems fairly clear atm with quite a few stars evident.Need a slight wind direction change for this neck of the woods eo a ENE wind if we are to see anything here but i dont think showers (if they arrive here) are due to arrive till about 3-4am tomorrow morning anyway.It's a waiting game folks and tbh only likely to affect Essex,Kent and East Sussex if the Forecasts are correct 

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2 hours ago, CK1981 said:

I love Prague. Now I’m thinking of booking a mini break there!

Go for it! So lovely here tonight. Am a bit squiffy lol so not feeling the chill (-1C).

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1 minute ago, trickybirdy said:

What will be, will be, a nice surprise will always be welcome. 

Localised areas will have some good snowfalls, but mark my words, mid Feb onwards will deliver the goods 

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Just now, CK1981 said:

Localised areas will have some good snowfalls, but mark my words, mid Feb onwards will deliver the goods 

I do hope so, I used to get my snow fix yearly in Chamonix, but more creaky now and want a snow fix closer to home; fingers crossed!

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So just to clarify CK1981 because I have not seen you say this 2,350 times in the last 136 pages of this thread you think there will be something interesting around Mid Month ??? :pardon:Dont want to go to bed tonight wondering if you were not clear on that ?

Anyone else need this confirming or is it just me

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21 minutes ago, Steve C said:

Sorry to hear that Tom! Didn't know that. With Chris dying it seems the damned thing was cursed!

Thanks Steve, yes poor Chris (RIP), he designed a marvellous spreadsheet, for the Cup, for me as well!!

Regards,

Tom.

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I haven’t posted on here for a long time! But what will be will be. Keep looking at the radars, if it’s white it the morning great, if it’s not there is still plenty of time for this to evolve during the up coming week.

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3 minutes ago, TomSE12 said:

Thanks Steve, yes poor Chris (RIP), he designed a marvellous spreadsheet, for the Cup, for me as well!!

Regards,

Tom.

Those were great NW days..... Chris is much missed.. So sorry to hear you've had such a difficult couple of years, Tom, and great to hear that you are getting back to your old self. Great to see some old faces on here tonight - hopefully we can reunite over a bit of the white stuff!

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30 minutes ago, CK1981 said:

That ship has sailed.

I think we both know the best chances are from mid month onwards, perhaps a little earlier.

Not strictly true. Country file forecast said the biggest chance of snow is on Friday but it’s way too far out to call yet. Agree about mid month onwards though.

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