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Just now, Nqp15hhu said:

It seems to be quite hard to get snow in Southern England compared to the rest of the British Isles, maybe its the reality of the climate.

Well they have been moaning even in the north and the west country people have said that they have only has a bit of frost so far. It just seems to me that we can't achieve a period of prolonged cold any more, like a couple of weeks worth in mid winter, strange really. I can't remember the last cold northerly for example with -10c air flooding south and snow showers with troughs moving inland, we just get the wishbone effect of flurries and rain on the coasts. ohhh well, maybe it will be all change from tomorrow.

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Best of luck to the SE gang tonight ?

Evening All, I hope other Members have no objection but just wanted to post up a Wintry Slideshow, for our Kentish Members. But I hope all Members will enjoy these very Wintry photos, from around

Best of luck yo you guys and girls in the South. Don't give up hope if it starts as rain. It rained here for about 2 hours now it's heavy snow. You should be good for a few cms also as it's very heavy

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5 minutes ago, snowray said:

Well they have been moaning even in the north and the west country people have said that they have only has a bit of frost so far. It just seems to me that we can't achieve a period of prolonged cold any more, like a couple of weeks worth in mid winter, strange really. I can't remember the last cold northerly for example with -10c air flooding south and snow showers with troughs moving inland, we just get the wishbone effect of flurries and rain on the coasts. ohhh well, maybe it will be all change from tomorrow.

Well I have been in Norwich for almost 4 years for University, and every year it is mostly just frosts and a few slushy deposits. Bar last year, it doesn't snow too often here. 

 

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4 hours ago, Weather Wonder said:

Another 50-100 miles further south and you can guarantee no where in the south east will have bread or milk for sale, that’s if there any left after tomorrow’s event ?

 

Edit: this is my first post in the SE thread for a couple of years, this is a pic of the beast from the Scottish borders last winter, I hope we get to see similar In the snow starved south this winter.

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Lol that happened here, while we were under the high, just because it was cold lol, god knows what the shops will be like now pmsl.

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A rather sobering post from @Catacol in the mad thread... lets hope tomorrow/Wednesday and Thursday give us our snow fix because as it stands the prospects for February are not great... all subject to change though obviously. ? 

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Only because the ec46 has jumped to less cold for Feb some posters are giving up on this winter now, like catacol etc which is frankly unbelievable when you consider how awful the ec46has been, in its forecasting this winter and we still have the METO going for very cold weather in feb, but that seems to have been ignored. 

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Interesting catch up from my Reading Travelodge. None the wiser about Tuesday, but there are snow symbols back in the MO forecast, so I'll go with that. I have plenty of lamp posts outside the window here. 

Unfortunately I'll be at the mercy of TFL on Thursday afternoon, which is frustrating as I normally work from home, but hopefully it'll be nice to be out in it, even if it's a slow journey home. Everything crossed ?

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The latest Regional Met Update still gives us all some hope it mentions rain probably turning to snow this evening and then says about a thaw of lying snow on Wednesday (suggesting it could settle) talk of more sleet and snow after this too Thursday to Saturday ??☃️

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I will take a few hours of snowfall with a dusting later tonight. Thursday there will be probably be disruptive snow, i can predict this because i won't be in the region - sod's law!

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4 hours ago, lassie23 said:

I thought it was supposed to get colder as we head into February, the BBC is adamant that it will be milder next week 

"For a short while" I believe PS Thin cloud cover here.

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Tonight will be a nowcast situation for sure, but the latest run of the UKV has pepped up the back edge of the snow-band across London, Kent and Essex. Heaviest looks likely between 21Z and 00Z with the last clearing the extreme east of Kent around 01Z.

Thursday is complicated, too complicated to look into until a few more model runs are out!

Good luck tonight if you're hoping for snow ?

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lol  i think  after looking  at the radar  and what in coming it could  be  fun getting  home later   this  place  will go wild!!:cold:?

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5 hours ago, Icebox said:

A rather sobering post from @Catacol in the mad thread... lets hope tomorrow/Wednesday and Thursday give us our snow fix because as it stands the prospects for February are not great... all subject to change though obviously. ? 

It's been the most frustrating winter I can remember with so much promise all the way back from December. Since the end of the first week of January the models having been promising cold snowy weather with the beast that always fails to appear. Even today's event for us according to the BBC weather just now has downgraded the snow to rain and just the very back edge giving what they said "patchy snow but some in the SE missing it altogether "

They do however think we will get heavier snow come Thursday down here but no doubt that will get watered down nearer the time.

Really hoping Febuary delivers for everyone .

March is always are best chance these days but it's just a shame we can't get it in the peak time of Jan,Feb when the days are shorter .....

 

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Morning all,

It looks like the Models have finally agreed with the track of this small feature, running to the south of us, today.

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It tracks down into France. There's likely to be an initial period of rain but hopefully that will turn to snow, as colder air digs back down from the N.W., as we go through the evening. Some of us could get lucky and see a few cms, especially over high ground.

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Then our attention turns to the track of Thursday's Low. This a much more potent feature and we just have about enough "wiggle room", for this to be a little further South but at the moment, this could be a snow to rain event but who knows, we may get lucky. The main snow risk still looks to be to our N/N.W, over the Midlands and Wales, at the moment.

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As you can see from the above 850 chart, the upper air temps start to lift out, especially in the South of our Region. It's not out of the question that we could see the unusual prospect of a snow > rain and back to snow event, as colder air starts to dig back down, from the N.W., overnight Friday, into Saturday.

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Thereafter, it does look to turn milder for the first full week of February. Having just seen a recording of MeteoGroup's, Weather For The Week Ahead (with Matt Taylor). He did mention that there could still be some colder snaps, as weather systems, clear through.

It still looks as if some Models are "sniffing out" some tentative height rises to our N/N.E, as we head towards, mid-February. But that's a long way off, still.

I really hope some around our Region get to see some decent snowfall, in the next few days. Should that happen, I'll look forward to seeing your snow "pics".

Good luck to all.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:

 

 

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1 minute ago, snowbob said:

Hi mate what’s your thoughts with south London tonight got a few bits and bobs to do after work

cheers

Touch and go 1-3cm looking at PPN totals taking away 25% ish 

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GFS op barely gives our region a look in but is the most northerly model of the lot.

Ukmo and ECM broadly similar for Thursday with a decent snow event, maybe turning a little mixed at the start and end, especially close to coasts.

Icon still the most south of all, decent snow event for most again away from the coast.

Tonight is nowcaet, but remember the models did t exactly do well with that trough last week did they??

Timing and upstream reports will help us a lot today.

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1 minute ago, kold weather said:

GFS op barely gives our region a look in but is the most northerly model of the lot.

Ukmo and ECM broadly similar for Thursday with a decent snow event, maybe turning a little mixed at the start and end, especially close to coasts.

Icon still the most south of all, decent snow event for most again away from the coast.

What's your opinion on tonight, kold? Looking at bbc's forecast it looks a lot of rain before some sleet or snow but I understand they use high res models and they often underplay precipitation? Reckon it'll be a day of nowcasting and watching the radar or?

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