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  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs.
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs.

    I've had 2 ice days. Will today be day 3?

     Temp -2C  Humidity 87%  Dewpoint -4C   Pressure 992.0 

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    Sod the snow, Tom Baker is trying to steal your car. 

    I want to see this in the morning.  

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  • Location: Poole
  • Location: Poole
    31 minutes ago, EllyTech said:

    I don't think people should be walking around on their own in this.

     

    I work in a care home. I've just gone out but come back in. I can't even get past my drive. It's like a skating rink. I NEED to get to work. It's freezing rain now. Horrendous out there

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  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs.
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs.
    1 minute ago, snowysouth said:

    I work in a care home. I've just gone out but come back in. I can't even get past my drive. It's like a skating rink. I NEED to get to work. It's freezing rain now. Horrendous out there

    Terrible dilemma, I know. Is there a solution? Can a 4 x 4 pick you up? Will the care home be short of staff if you are not there? Can somebody more local cover your job for today? 

    Walking around on ice like this, on your own, is quite risky - especially as you do not feel confident in yourself to make such a journey.

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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Weather Preferences: Dry mild or snow winter. Hot and humid summer.
  • Location: Bournemouth

    The ice is just ridiculous. The noise when walking on the snow is nuts. This is going to take ages to clear. This is way more dangerous than deep snow. Nothing will be able to drive on it.

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  • Location: Poole
  • Location: Poole
    Just now, EllyTech said:

    Terrible dilemma, I know. Is there a solution? Can a 4 x 4 pick you up? Will the care home be short of staff if you are not there? Can somebody more local cover your job for today? 

    Walking around on ice like this, on your own, is quite risky - especially as you do not feel confident in yourself to make such a journey.

    I've rang in. I know some nurses have stayed on site since yesterday. I work in kitchens. Everyone in the same boat. Nothing we can do. I'm hoping someone can pick me up. It's only a 25 minute walk but impossible. 

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  • Location: Newbury
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine and snow but not together
  • Location: Newbury
    6 minutes ago, snowysouth said:

    I work in a care home. I've just gone out but come back in. I can't even get past my drive. It's like a skating rink. I NEED to get to work. It's freezing rain now. Horrendous out there

    Very much a dilemna but if you can’t physically get in. You can’t. You are under a warning ⚠️.  They have health and safety rules your work place will need to abide by and forcing your staff to come in because it is their shift, against national warnings and your safety will be breaking those rules. Stay safe. (They will have staff already on shift who can’t leave the care home! ) stay safe. 

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  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs.
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs.
    4 minutes ago, snowysouth said:

    I've rang in. I know some nurses have stayed on site since yesterday. I work in kitchens. Everyone in the same boat. Nothing we can do. I'm hoping someone can pick me up. It's only a 25 minute walk but impossible. 

    Take an overnight bag should end up managing to get there. 

    If the covering of ice is severe, it would be unwise for any ordinary vehicle to drive on it. It could end up stranding yet another vehicle and endangering the driver.

     

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  • Location: Poole
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and Hot Sun (but not at the same time!) 57m asl
  • Location: Poole

    Just woken up but haven't ventured outside. Had a look out of the window and everything is just shiney ice. The top of my car looks like a sheet of ice. Snow is still on the ground but looks like an ice rink. Luckily my road has been gritted but I don't think I will get my car off the drive. 

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  • Location: Horringford, Isle of wight
  • Weather Preferences: snow/thunderstorms
  • Location: Horringford, Isle of wight

    More snow for the south coast today according to met office.

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  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs.
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs.
    2 minutes ago, divadee said:

    Just woken up but haven't ventured outside. Had a look out of the window and everything is just shiney ice. The top of my car looks like a sheet of ice. Snow is still on the ground but looks like an ice rink. Luckily my road has been gritted but I don't think I will get my car off the drive. 

    One never knows what's around the corner, literally. With ice, don't risk going too far - even on foot.

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  • Location: Portland, Dorset
  • Location: Portland, Dorset

    Freezing rain overnight on the top of Portland. Everything is sheet ice. Roads, paths, walls, front door, side of house....I've never seen anything like it before. Lethal but extraordinary to see.

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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Weather Preferences: Dry mild or snow winter. Hot and humid summer.
  • Location: Bournemouth

    For anyone who has this ice remember it's like trying to walk or drive on a ice rink. It is very dangerous much more so than walking or driving in snow. 

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  • Location: Poole
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and Hot Sun (but not at the same time!) 57m asl
  • Location: Poole
    6 minutes ago, island lad said:

    More snow for the south coast today according to met office.

    I don' think it's going to happen for here. Temp has got too high. Think it will fall as rain or sleet if we see anymore. 

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  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs.
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs.
    2 minutes ago, hoops said:

    Freezing rain overnight on the top of Portland. Everything is sheet ice. Roads, paths, walls, front door, side of house....I've never seen anything like it before. Lethal but extraordinary to see.

    You've had an ice storm. I do hope the Met Office decide to class it as such. Stay safe.

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  • Location: Between Sidmouth and Exeter
  • Location: Between Sidmouth and Exeter

    Still freezing rain here (and the odd ice pellet lol), looks like it has been much of the night.


    'only' -0.4C so not sure if it's freezing as instantly as if it was colder, but it still seems to have covered most things with ice!


    Radar suggests more to come, Will it turn to snow? Either that, or especially on hills where it's colder, and windier, I reckon thee could be some tree damage from the weight of the ice.

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  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs.
  • Location: Cheltenham, Gloucs.

    I'm listening to local radio - invaluable during bad weather. Surreal hearing them talk about impassable roads due to snow drifts!

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset

    We’ve also had freezing rain here on top of the snow. Radar says we’ve been under that lot that was coming up from the channel last night pretty much all night, but I think it’s just been freezing rain the whole time! I’m trying to upload a photo of the window but it’s not letting me :nonono:

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  • Location: Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms in the summer, frost fog & snow in winter.
  • Location: Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset

    Average size drifts in the garden, around 2ft! Another Amber alert for heavy snow later I see, bring it on :)

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  • Location: Yelverton, Dartmoor
  • Location: Yelverton, Dartmoor
    7 minutes ago, Jayfromcardiff said:

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    Bet somebody's happy this morning but "Is it going to snow in Cardiff today?" ???....enjoy

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  • Location: Corfe Mullen,Wimborne
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms
  • Location: Corfe Mullen,Wimborne

    We have a covering of ice on everything here too. Like an ice rink outside. Poor dog went skidding out the door when I let him out to do his business this morning and had a panic!

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