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57 minutes ago, James Oliver said:

What are the average conditions in Oslo mid-February? Has anyone been? I'm a teacher and fancy a trip up there for a few days in half term.

Will I see any snow and experience cold? Thoughts?

One of my close friends moved there 10 years ago as his other half is from there. They get a proper winter, loads of ice days and snow. It doesn’t start to warm up there until the end of March, so February would see a good chance of snow and cold, imho. It’s a lovely city, nice and small (less than 750,000 population), lots to see and very friendly. Quite expensive but I think London is no better these days. Screenshot shows quite typical conditions, imagine that here! 

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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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This thread is just as downbeat as the MOD thread... can’t write off January if models don’t know what’s happening T+96!! Certainly exciting times ahead with a reload of cold air possible if this cold spell dies out. In the more reliable time frame, wintry showers could spread well inland on Tues/Wed and there is a possible chance that the runner could be similar if not further south/north than Dec 10ths’ one which did deliver to many parts of Southern England. Don’t give up hope yet, winter still has until March, and even in spring we can get snow..

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Very quiet in here today,no surprise really,mod thread in meltdown,as another cold spell is watered down immensely,our winters really have changed over the last few years,straw clutching every time.another crappy winter in progress for me and many others,here in the south-east,would love a better second half of winter,but I just can't see it

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8 hours ago, Daniel* said:

East Sussex. :p 

Nice little place Icklesham is, many a time we’ve gone out to The Robin Hood for an evening meal.

Horrible and grey in London..

 

8 hours ago, Surrey said:

So jealous! Kent bathing in sun.. Spectacular 

Not far from Kent about 8 miles to hop over the border ?

indeed lucky to have 2 cracking local pubs, the Robin is my most local being a 70 m stagger away!! ???

looks like it’s back to form tomorrow wind and heavy ☔️, oh joy I’m wetting my pants with excitement ?

ski Sunday on lovely snow in Wengen...

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3 hours ago, OfficialKevWX said:

This thread is just as downbeat as the MOD thread... can’t write off January if models don’t know what’s happening T+96!! Certainly exciting times ahead with a reload of cold air possible if this cold spell dies out. In the more reliable time frame, wintry showers could spread well inland on Tues/Wed and there is a possible chance that the runner could be similar if not further south/north than Dec 10ths’ one which did deliver to many parts of Southern England. Don’t give up hope yet, winter still has until March, and even in spring we can get snow..

They know whats going on at T96 when they show mild, but lie to us at T96 when they snow cold/snow for the south. Just as well this ain't an internet casino I'd have lost the house by now over the years trusting the models and wagering on cold!!:wallbash::laugh::crazy:

 

Oh, and who wants blinking wet slushy snow in spring thats gone as soon as the sun comes up. It should snow in flippin winter, IE now, IE Jan/Feb. And as for the ones on the MAD thread getting exciting about strong winds next wekk, I'm lost for words, WE ALWAYS GET STRONG AND OFTEN DAMAGING WINDS!!!!:angry:

 

Moan over.....Oh wrong thread!:oops:

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15 minutes ago, snowray said:

They know whats going on at T96 when they show mild, but lie to us at T96 when they snow cold/snow for the south. Just as well this ain't an internet casino I'd have lost the house by now over the years trusting the models and wagering on cold!!:wallbash::laugh::crazy:

 

Oh, and who wants blinking wet slushy snow in spring thats gone as soon as the sun comes up. It should snow in flippin winter, IE now, IE Jan/Feb. And as for the ones on the MAD thread getting exciting about strong winds next wekk, I'm lost for words, WE ALWAYS GET STRONG AND OFTEN DAMAGING WINDS!!!!:angry:

 

Moan over.....Oh wrong thread!:oops:

yep all eyes on country  file weather reg the wind to-night plus what could be heading our way  later reg wind!!

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just watched country  file we  in ipswich havent got to worry about the snow  the thing which we need to worry   about is the wind and on there it could get  very windy in our neck of the woods this week. and with the amount of roads having work done if they shut  our bridge over  the A14 any time  this ipswich will come to a big halt

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16 minutes ago, tinybill said:

just watched country  file we  in ipswich havent got to worry about the snow  the thing which we need to worry   about is the wind and on there it could get  very windy in our neck of the woods this week. and with the amount of roads having work done if they shut  our bridge over  the A14 any time  this ipswich will come to a big halt

They will have to close it at Orwell if there are high winds its just too dangerous I remember driving over it on a normal day in summer just a slight breeze, it was amplified crazily on the bridge and the car was pulling quite a bit to the side so i wouldnt want to experience it in a high wind especially in a lorry.

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3 minutes ago, JennyJane1 said:

They will have to close it at Orwell if there are high winds its just too dangerous I remember driving over it on a normal day in summer just a slight breeze, it was amplified crazily on the bridge and the car was pulling quite a bit to the side so i wouldnt want to experience it in a high wind especially in a lorry.

OMG, that sounds terrible.Exactly why I dont get the members that want strong winds, whats the point, we have had lots of that already!:doh:

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9 minutes ago, snowray said:

OMG, that sounds terrible.Exactly why I dont get the members that want strong winds, whats the point, we have had lots of that already!:doh:

For those who dont know the orwell bridge it has virtually no barrier at the sides, just a very low wall, probably up to knee height, on both sides not only does this mean the wind just blows straight across but anything which does go over will fall straight off and its a long way down over quite deep waer in parts, its actually quite a strange design for a bridge, i think.

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Just now, JennyJane1 said:

For those who dont know the orwell bridge it has virtually no barrier at the sides, just a very low wall, probably up to knee height, on both sides not only does this mean the wind just blows straight across but anything which does go over will fall straight off and its a long way down over quite deep water in parts, its actually quite a strange design for a bridge, i think.

 

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I do have to laugh. The other night I commented on a post in the MOD thread saying the extended GEFS were showing a warming trend (and they were). I was called a troll and all sorts, but ironically, what I said was true. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a coldie, but if the models are trending mild, they’re trending mild. I don’t understand why some members on here get so aggressive (not naming anyone), when it’s just weather and it’ll do what it wants to do! 

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59 minutes ago, JennyJane1 said:

For those who dont know the orwell bridge it has virtually no barrier at the sides, just a very low wall, probably up to knee height, on both sides not only does this mean the wind just blows straight across but anything which does go over will fall straight off and its a long way down over quite deep waer in parts, its actually quite a strange design for a bridge, i think.

Have vehicles actually gone over then?:cc_confused:

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GFS model has been showing a very deep low pressure for a few days now, but is known for overdoing these scenarios though. If this deep low pressure does materialise late on Wednesday night into Thursday, we could be looking at 60 - 70 mph +/- wind gusts with very heavy rain with a very slight chance of turning wintry 1f32a.png?️ As for now, heavy rain on Monday which will herald the cold front. Much colder from Tuesday with the strong threat of snow/wintry showers which could be hit and miss 2744.png❄️ Ireland, West, South West & North will bear the brunt of the snow showers in some parts. It will feel very bitter in the NW wind flow 1f32c.png?️ The air stream might change from a NW flow to a Northerly by the end of next week. It's really going to be a very interesting and testing time from Monday.

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Gotta say , I’m pretty underwhelmed by the recent model output and the recent weather has been boring . 

Im still waiting for that special day ( snow ) when I get one for the archives etc , now my eldest is nearly 6 and youngest is 3, I already feel I’m running out of time ?.

I mean come on I just want 24 hours of snow etc . It’s not to much to ask is it ?

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maybe I’ve done something in a life before or something. :p

 

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1 hour ago, JennyJane1 said:

i don't know about about vehicles but i now it has been the scene of about four dozen suicides.Rest in peace those suicides.

Yes RIP, so very very sad, they must have jumped. But if the wall is so low you could easily fall, particularly on a windy day. I wouldn't go over that bridge myself personally.

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Wobbly Lorries in Windy Conditions.

Well folks, speaking as someone who has had a few near ones with an artic I can assure you that high winds on high bridges with a high sided trailer are high risk, and can be scary.

If its windy and you are on a motorway or dual carriageway, leave room for lorries, lots of room as the drivers have a lot less control than normal. If you are going to overtake, do it and don't dither about. I nearly went for a swim in the Manchester Ship Canal with a 6 wheel Volvo unit pulling an empty double deck triple axle trailer one dark stormy night. I also had a memorable twitch from a low flying freight ship on his approach to Heathrow, I was driving a well cacky Merk with an empty double deck curtain sider on the M25, fortunately I took note of this aberration, popped on my hazard lights and got every one slowed down to 40mph, I still needed two lanes to stay upright.

 

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