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Kent, Home counties and south London general weather discussion 25/02/2018 onwards

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1 minute ago, jodaw84 said:

While everyone else enjoys more snow, what's the thoughts on tonight? I think thats it for today for East Kent. I know you shouldn't really trust it but the met office app looks better tonight than last night. 

I think you might cop a few more before midnight after a lull this afternoon 

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Chucking it down. Looking at the radar we might be in for a bit of a prolonged spell that's heading towards Sittingbourne and Lenham area.

 

-2.4c here.

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So peps woke up to fairly heavy snow.

First lying snow for 5 years so its been a wait. Approx 3-4cm on flat areas.

Met app has me down for 4#5 hrs of heavy snow tonite. Does anyone know where this is coming from or is it a case of shower activity again. If so then thats just pot luck. According to heart radio some places have 15 cm this morning , they must be in the sweetspot..

Temp dropped to -3.2 

Currently -1.3. Will we get an ice day ??

Im not confident we will.

Few pics for you guys that wernt so lucky. ( dont give up yet as i think we still have 1 or 2 chances.).

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Wind changing direction now, going to start heading inland a little more.

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1 minute ago, LightningLover said:

Dare I say 2010 springs to mind?

I wasn't living down here then but my friends were and I think we have some way to go yet to equal that. I've seen photo's of their garden with 9 inches of level snow on flat surfaces, that was an exceptional spell.

We can but hope :)

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Popped out for a quick measure up, currently just shy of 2”(5cm), very pleased! 

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7 minutes ago, Frosty. said:

Looks fantastic for you guys in the SE corner on the latest radar, lines of heavy snow showers and bitterly cold..so pleased for you southeast coldies!:cold-emoji::)

Pleased for my kids.

Think they had forgotten wot it looked like & daddy kept saying it would come but it never did . So im in the good books this morning 

How did you fair.??

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Just now, James1975P said:

Absolutely mental in sittingbourne

Yes, but what about the weather...?!

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17 minutes ago, warrenb said:

Heaving it down here again.

I only just scraped in there..cor did come down though :-)  

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amazing snowing again , this has really delivered .Im just gutted that I can’t have a snow day had to walk to work 

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38 minutes ago, SLEETY said:

Going to be some really low temps tonight,winds turned more Easterly ,better for everyone 

How many times we heard that?

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Well, after some thought, I've cancelled my annual leave today and currently on the train to London.   You just watch winds veer ENE and dump a load of snow on SE London.  You can thank me later for the sacrifice I have made! 😂😂

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Zero snow here in Bickley/Bromley. I don't trust the hourly forecasts on the various weather apps, which is good because there is now NO snow forecast aside from light flurries at midday 

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Just a dusting here in Chafford/Grays this morning. The car thermometer says -3c so pretty chilly. Watching the radar last night was disappointing, I think Grays is slightly too far inland as all the showers seemed to be skimming us by. Hoping the wind changes to favour us a little more. Any chance I might see something more significant?  

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2 minutes ago, SF-02 said:

How many times we heard that?

700hPa Wind Charts below, Now, Tonight and Tomorrow Morning.

 

 

 

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Just had a proper measure up. Average was 6.5cm on flat surfaces in Southend.

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Well I'm finally happy ( Took awhile ), lots of snow on the ground about 6cm+ which rates it nearly as good as 2013 :) - Hopefully will take photo's soon!

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