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

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Blizzard again, this is relentless, seems to be the moisture feed off the Isle Of Sheppey and keeps regenerating.

Easy had another 8cm since 4pm.

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3 minutes ago, Paul Sherman said:

It is for me 9 weeks tomorrow departing for 2 months of Storm Chasing in Tornado Alley.

God I love the weather :yahoo:

Fantastic mate! Keep us posted 😁🌪⚡️

This snow is not letting up, still coming down! :yahoo:

Edited by lewis028

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-1 with driving drizzle the type that gets your really wet lol

 

It's miserable to say the leaat

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Still snowing here to and its all dry snow and doesnt want to give up.

Looking on the radar it just keep forming over the Thames.

I honestly thought this spell would carry on for 2 weeks plus with little milder bits after the mega cold had gone more like March 2013 which was great here.

A real shame as everyone is far more friendly, far less cars on the roads, kids having fun.

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3 minutes ago, Paul Sherman said:

Blizzard again, this is relentless, seems to be the moisture feed off the Isle Of Sheppey and keeps regenerating.

Easy had another 8cm since 4pm.

What really??? Only had a few cm's here in the west of leigh :( (since 4pm)

Edited by Rambo

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Drizzle? ..well it's just snow here...have seen just snowflakes for days .. its amazing 

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1 hour ago, D.V.R said:

.I prefer to limit myself during warm months and focus on socialising outdoors with real family and friends. 

I do that all year too, more indoor socialising in winter, though. There can interesting weather in the warmer months, too!

Edited by stainesbloke

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Snow long since stopped on the south coast, looks like the stuff in the channel will miss here, tempreature has risen considerably in the last few hours, it's now 0.

Tomorrow the high is forecast to be a whooping 5c, so I think it's time to get the shorts and t-shirts out!! 

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8 minutes ago, Rambo said:

What really??? Only had a few cm's here in the west of leigh :( (since 4pm)

Defo, the kids had played out the front and left it with patches of grass and just measured, fresh new 8cm, the snow is a lot wetter which denotes its getting more marginal, hoping it just stops dead and clears for the night so sledging can ensue tomorrow

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Been snowing for a few hours very fine but lots of it also drifting in the wind.

Not bad

Edited by SN0WM4N

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Definitely stopped here now. No matter how many times I check. 

Word of warning, if you have non weather fan friends over, and they bring a bottle of champagne, don’t make the first toast ‘to the Beast from the East’ - it quite simply  has made things awkward and I’m not sure I’ll be seeing them again... :oops:

Edited by rubble79

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Sorry been at work. What about all that rain approaching from NW France? Will it get to us in the SE? Or will it be too warm?

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Question not looked at forecast is it meant to clear tonite and then freeze or are we about to here drip drip drip??

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6 minutes ago, Paul Sherman said:

Defo, the kids had played out the front and left it with patches of grass and just measured, fresh new 8cm, the snow is a lot wetter which denotes its getting more marginal, hoping it just stops dead and clears for the night so sledging can ensue tomorrow

Yeh, seems to have been quite patchy in places......still, we've had well over a foot of snow over the week, shame it melted a lot tuesday, but its pretty rare around these parts to have this amount of snow for nearly a week, so cant grumble whatsoever!! Looks like it'll all be gone by sunday night, but who knows!

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3 hours ago, stainesbloke said:

What a turnaround here, lovely. Gone to the pub to warm up.

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Had a nice walk to Windsor earlier to the brewery when it was still snowing 😊

Edited by prolongedSnowLover

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My fav winters: 

1962-63, which lasted for 3 months, with dense freezing fog in the first month, then the beast, with an occasional northern and western incursion, for nearly 3 months. Even the one or two western incursions were very cold, with snow, not rain.   I had a newspaper round, on foot. Never missed one, and i was yet to become a teen. We had no central heating, tv or phone, and the loo was --- outside. Brrrr. 

Early-ish 1965. Cold and snowy at times. Also notable for the pirate radio stations, all at sea, starting to fill the airwaves.

Xmas eve + Xmas day 1970. A cold North Easterly set in by 24th. Snow started at about 6pm that day; continued all night and well into Xmas day. Nice! Big, swirling flakes on the big day. Not long after, in Jan '71, the temp got to 18C in Wales - at that time the highest ever january temperature recorded in the UK.

1978/79. The 1970s were mainly marked by mild, *very* boring wet winters and two very hot summers, but by December 1978 things had changed. The winter was grey, cold, iced up and frosty, with the odd sunny spell. Not much snow where i was except for the occasional heavy job, which was very welcome. Lots of snow grains just b4 xmas, which turned the SE white but gave way to a non white xmas. Boo. But then the cold re-started.

1981/82. Often cold and snowy. A white xmas in the south and east at least, by which time the snow had lain for weeks, and been added to.  Worth checking out.

1984/85: Great for snow. Even had a snow shower in Guildford in May '85. Check this winter out!

January 1987. Totally 100% brilliant. 3 days of the beast + snow non stop for 3 days. A winter wonderland.

Early 1991: Cold at times, with some good snow falls.

1995. Nice snow b4 xmas. Very cold spell of weather. 

2009/2010. Mega.  Dittto 2010/11.

2013. The March was excellent for snow.

2018. Boring until ... now.

 

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Been the coldest spell for along time don' think it' got above freezing since Tuesday. Just really disappointed it didnt snow properly never got more than a cm of snow. Want spring now and hope next year here in west Sussex we can get cold like this in December or January with a decent snowfall 3inch plus 

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Just now, stainesbloke said:

I do that all year too, though more indoor socialising in winter, though. There can interesting weather in the warmer months, too.

Because of the longer days, I'm very much an outdoors person during summer..

The shorter days in winter forces me into hibernation during winter so I spend more time in here, but I agree with the highlighted bit.

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3 minutes ago, prolongedSnowLover said:

Had a nice walk to Windsor earlier when it was still snowing 😊

Its still snowing here lol

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52 minutes ago, D.V.R said:

That's a result of us going into the freezer, but yeah.. It is a bit toasty - Has it ever been that high before for the same time?

No idea. I prefer to go beast hunting in the UK. ;)

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Probably the heaviest snow of this cold spell, really unexpected.

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1 minute ago, Come rain snow or shine said:

No idea. I prefer to go beast hunting in the UK. ;)

Fair enough lol

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1 hour ago, Come rain snow or shine said:

 

You're jumping the gun a bit. There will be more snow in March... 

If I see more falling snow in March, in Deal, I'll buy you a beer/wine/non alcoholic beverage

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Temp on the rise the last 2 hours and has crept up to -0.3(77hrsconsecutively it has been under Zero!!).Hope to take my daughter out sledging early tomorrow morning before the horrible thaw sets in and it goes all slushy.Just come back from a lovely walk in the fresh powdery snow-It was magical and so quiet:)

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