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DP’s really taking a tumble now and wind howling and on it’s way to a more ENE tilt at this end of the Estuary. Roads/Pavements drying rapidly. Lovely jubbly

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I'm losing the will to live.  Once again, for those at the back. The main snow risk isn't until 4pm onwards. 4pm onwards. 4pm onwards. 4pm onwards. 4pm onwards. The colde

So the cold is almost at an end with a steady thaw expected over the coming days. As such the region will be one again. May I just say that the last week has been a real experience and I must tha

Some people need to grow up. If you want to bicker and snipe do it via PM. Because the rest of us don’t want to know.

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3 minutes ago, snow freak said:

in the UK we are more likely to have snow in March and April that we are in December.  Contrary to popular conceptions (eg, christmas cards,etc).  thats always been the reality and not just because of global warming.  If anything maybe they should consider changing our winter season instead of being December, January and February to February, March and April instead?

Bit hard to justify winter being anything other than the coldest three months of the year on average.

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At Watford snow started approx. 0500 to 0600 hours, mostly wet but temps gradually dropping, now +0.1*, so just about freezing depending on accuracy of thermometer but the wind and wet ground is likely to cool the ground below freezing now - not bad considering we were in double figures yesterday. For the last couple of hours snow been fairly light, though there were heavier spells earlier but still patchy where it has melted on warmer patches off ground - where it has settle about 1cm in depth. 

Wondering if the freezing temperatures will affect the cherry blossom on our tree which started blooming about a week ago.

During the course of writing this temp now at zero, humidity 81% and during the last 8 hours the bar, which had been rising, is now steady.   

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I take it the chances of settling snow are over now unless temps go below freezing?

(is just above freezing in Worthing pier)

 

puddles everywhere!

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Oh well, the models had the streamer/PPN moving in by 12pm/1pm, but its not, we remain in the gap!:angry:

They are all miles out....guess we have to wait until 2/3pm after all then...

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13 minutes ago, snow freak said:

in the UK we are more likely to have snow in March and April that we are in December.  Contrary to popular conceptions (eg, christmas cards,etc).  thats always been the reality and not just because of global warming.  If anything maybe they should consider changing our winter season instead of being December, January and February to February, March and April instead?

I had the same discussion with a very old gentleman at work. He said that he has noted the shifting of the seasons. Not sure how much evidence backs it up but he said that it used to be the September used to get quiet chilly but spring would arrive early march.

Nowadays we have a very warm september/october but get a colder march/april.

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Considering how warm it is was yesterday I'm not surprised it's not settling, ideally we could have done with a few days of surface cold.

Least we've seen falling snow though, tbh it annoys me more seeing falling snow and it not laying than no snow at all ?

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Just now, Daniel Smith said:

I'm losing the will to live. 

Once again, for those at the back. The main snow risk isn't until 4pm onwards.

4pm onwards.

4pm onwards.

4pm onwards.

4pm onwards.

The coldest air isn't over us yet, once it reaches our shores and winds back ENE (from 4pm onwards) then showers/streamers will kick into action. Hope that clears things up a little.

So 4pm onwards yeah?

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6 minutes ago, mike Meehan said:

At Watford snow started approx. 0500 to 0600 hours, mostly wet but temps gradually dropping, now +0.1*, so just about freezing depending on accuracy of thermometer but the wind and wet ground is likely to cool the ground below freezing now - not bad considering we were in double figures yesterday. For the last couple of hours snow been fairly light, though there were heavier spells earlier but still patchy where it has melted on warmer patches off ground - where it has settle about 1cm in depth. 

Wondering if the freezing temperatures will affect the cherry blossom on our tree which started blooming about a week ago.

During the course of writing this temp now at zero, humidity 81% and during the last 8 hours the bar, which had been rising, is now steady.   

Watford are just out of amber warning tonight how much u think Watford will get

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2 minutes ago, snowy weather said:

I had the same discussion with a very old gentleman at work. He said that he has noted the shifting of the seasons. Not sure how much evidence backs it up but he said that it used to be the September used to get quiet chilly but spring would arrive early march.

Nowadays we have a very warm september/october but get a colder march/april.

Well it would certainly make a change to get a cold and snowy spell in mid winter, when was that last severe spell of weather in January for us down here? Must be in the 90's.:cc_confused:

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Hey guys!  :D

The weather must know its the 5th Anniversary of March 2013! :laugh:

Started snowing moderately in Central London around 8am in the morning, though nothing settled and left everything wet - was too warm. :sorry:

Just walked up the high street and it got even colder with the windchill very biting cold and small snow flakes falling. :cold::cold:

Looks good after 4pm overnight for our region, so keep the faith guys! :):good:

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1 minute ago, Daniel Smith said:

I'm losing the will to live. 

Once again, for those at the back. The main snow risk isn't until 4pm onwards.

4pm onwards.

4pm onwards.

4pm onwards.

4pm onwards.

The coldest air isn't over us yet, once it reaches our shores and winds back ENE (from 4pm onwards) then showers/streamers will kick into action. Hope that clears things up a little.

That’s what the met office warnings suggests, it all happening later this afternoon. Watching the band of snow to the north fizzle out over the last couple of hours, and not seeing much more in the North Sea has me wondering where this snow will come from? All precipitation to our north and east seem to be evaporating. I really hope I’m missing something here. 

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3 minutes ago, Daniel Smith said:

I'm losing the will to live. 

Once again, for those at the back. The main snow risk isn't until 4pm onwards.

4pm onwards.

4pm onwards.

4pm onwards.

4pm onwards.

The coldest air isn't over us yet, once it reaches our shores and winds back ENE (from 4pm onwards) then showers/streamers will kick into action. Hope that clears things up a little.

What sort of time can we expect some snow? 

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2 minutes ago, snowray said:

Well it would certainly make a change to get a cold and snowy spell in mid winter, when was that last severe spell of weather in January for us down here? Must be in the 90's.:cc_confused:

January 2010? Huge amounts of snowfall for many parts of southern England. 

Would also add Jan 2013

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4 minutes ago, snowy weather said:

I had the same discussion with a very old gentleman at work. He said that he has noted the shifting of the seasons. Not sure how much evidence backs it up but he said that it used to be the September used to get quiet chilly but spring would arrive early march.

Nowadays we have a very warm september/october but get a colder march/april.

We have had warm Marchs and April’s in recent years, not to mention very mild Februarys when the daffs have been out. All part of the natural variation of our climate.

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