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We had about 20-30 minutes of moderate snowfall which was nice to see but I'm a bit disappointed knowing areas nearby saw a thick covering of snow, there's about 2cm here, the radar showed the band sweeping through central fairly quickly.

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25 minutes ago, snowray said:

Easing off a bit now, well what a great surprise that was, defo worth waiting up for. Most of this came down in the last couple of hours, its been drifting too in the wind.:D

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Winter Wonderland beautiful mate, glad you got some...London will be fun waking up today haha

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9 minutes ago, Cheese Rice said:

We had about 20-30 minutes of moderate snowfall which was nice to see but I'm a bit disappointed knowing areas nearby saw a thick covering of snow, there's about 2cm here, the radar showed the band sweeping through central fairly quickly.

It was torrential snow here seriously impressed some large variation across London I’m pretty central... 6cm of powdery snow at the end of February I cannot remember this ever here.

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Well, what a surprise!! Up early again. A bathroom visit, at just gone midnight, revealed our Close, pavements and grass verges, totally covered, in snow. Now what's happened here, I thought. Two options, occurred to me :

1. Some of the more, beefier snow showers, had made it all the way down to SE.London, making it past, Suffolk and Essex, unusually!!                                               or

2. The subtle change in direction of flow, from NE to ENE, which some of those 700 hPa charts, had predicted for around 3 to 4 a.m., had occurred earlier.

Having had a quick look, at the radar, the second option, looks the more likely reason.

Going off to read all the reports, from late last night. I know one thing, my poor wife, is going to have a struggle getting to work at Chislehurst/Elmstead Woods border.

She's booked a cab for 6.30 and they always have great difficulty, in getting up our Close, in snowy weather. Hoping that the snow is still powdery and there's not too much ice about. I sense a " double fare ", coming on!!

Will report back later.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:

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So i have sat and waited got up fir a toilet trip to be pleasantly surprised by about 5cm fall here in welling. Felt like its a long time coming. Judging by the radar more out there i think as well. Happy now as may have am attempt at work but depends on trains

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Woke up 2 winter scenes in Greenhithe N/W Kent. Lovely snow to walk on, nice and squeaky like Alpine snow

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1 hour ago, Daniel* said:

Just measured 6cm! Fallen in a hour impressive. :) 

I’ve seen nothing but dusting in five years, the snow shield has well and truly imploded still coming down steadily!

It's just cloudy here now. 5cm of snow on the ground. Impressive!

 

 

 

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over  6 inches  here in ipswich  over night still snowing hard

 

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12 hours ago, emf0778 said:

By the look of the radar that’s it for us today, are we likely to get the convection here or is it more of a Kent thing?

There looks to be more showers heading in towards the Thames Estuary, may get a few cms out of this!

Edit. The snow showers have arrived and the Thames streamer looks perfect for East Berkshire with a coveting already! 

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This thread and the snow have been busy overnight!  We have had a little snow in Reigate, probably about 1cm or so, think we have about 2-3cm in total. 

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Had around an extra inch overnight. 

Low got down to -9.6c! How often do you see snow falling in the SE at a temp of -7c.....incredible really!

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Tried the drive to work, got stuck at progress road and have decided to turn back, quite dangerous out there so take care anyone driving! 

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Didn't get any extra snow here in Ashford overnight.The temp has certainly plummeted.Just noticed my neighbour has come home after leaving for work at 5 so the roads must be treacherous as I've never known him to take a day off.

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Wow just woke up and have had prob another 10-15 cms overnight. Looks like a good 25/30cm on the ground . I’m gonna go our and measure in a bit 

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Omg after the extra snow/thundersnow we got here last night on sheppey and now I've just looked at the temp it' __9,7 unbelievable. :)

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Winter wonderland in Ashford after last night’s heavy showers. 6cm in 2 hour on top of yesterday’s.

Car showing -12, local weather station (a bit more sheltered than I am) showing -11.6.

 

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46 minutes ago, Dipsy said:

This thread and the snow have been busy overnight!  We have had a little snow in Reigate, probably about 1cm or so, think we have about 2-3cm in total. 

Yes, another cm or two has made it look very pretty out there. Despite the lack of snow, this is still the snowiest since 2013!

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What a lovely morning. It really reminded of when I lived in Canada. This from the back garden today 

 

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No extra snow but coldest night in years here at -5.4c, dew point -9c

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Very light dusting in Sandwich so no snow day for me, great to hear other people had a boat load!

Anyone know what it's like Dover way, other half has just set off.

What are the thoughts on Thursday/Friday, great to see we are keeping the cold.

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