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Nice little walk with the hound.

Beautiful looking up towards Peek Tor on Dartmoor this morning ❄❄❄

Guys good luck today -As they say one mans loss is another mans gain - well for once in the UK the south & SW are going to gobble up the Norths snow ? Someone in North Devon / Somerset / Wilt

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  • Location: Dousland, South Dartmoor 205 m/asl
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny summers. cold snowy winters
  • Location: Dousland, South Dartmoor 205 m/asl
    2 minutes ago, matt111 said:

    Well for what it’s worth I’ve got plenty of snow symbols this morning. 

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    Worth a great deal. If you get snow this will be a worthy event!!

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  • Location: Torrington, Devon
  • Weather Preferences: storms - of the severe kind
  • Location: Torrington, Devon

    glad i got out there, to enjoy it for 5 mins. The snow turned to drizzle. damn and blast it

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  • Location: Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire
  • Location: Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire

    I have got my wellies and trusty snow shovel out from the garage.  Bought the snow shovel some years ago and last March was the first time it was needed! Now it looks like it'll be needed again......two years in a row!  ?? Have a few extra bits and bobs of food in too, milk, bread, beans, soup. The shortages last March were a wake-up call! ?

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  • Location: North of M3, South of M4
  • Location: North of M3, South of M4
    10 minutes ago, Certain kind of fool said:

    hmmmm....I would LOVE you to be right ?

    I think you're in a cracking spot - i think the Basingstoke Plateau will cop it this evening.

    Hopefully, I will get out before it does then - I work in Basingstoke but live nearer Andover (another snow spot).  However, a snow day off work tomorrow would be very much appreciated.

    Basingstoke, at the moment, is sunny with a few wispy clouds and a heavy frost -3.

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  • Location: Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and Snow!!
  • Location: Isle of Wight

    Just had some snow grains here , froze solid on impact with temp at just below 0 c 

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  • Location: Anglesey, Gosport, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Lightning and Snow
  • Location: Anglesey, Gosport, Hampshire

    UKMO website seems to be creaking under the load today.

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    38 minutes ago, AWD said:

    I expect South/South East Wales to get an amber warning from the Meto today.

    The Met Office have confidently forecast this to be snow and they have been very good. 

    However I think it's poor that warnings are not issued properly in advance.  

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  • Location: Basingstoke
  • Location: Basingstoke
    15 minutes ago, Certain kind of fool said:

    hmmmm....I would LOVE you to be right ?

    I think you're in a cracking spot - i think the Basingstoke Plateau will cop it this evening.

    720 feet high on the highest part of the plateau, had drifts for weeks up there last year, its like the Alps. Still minus 3. This is going to be a  good un, unlike saints performance last night

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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Weather Preferences: Dry mild or snow winter. Hot and humid summer.
  • Location: Bournemouth

    Driving to Pompey and went through a little snow shower? A mere aperitif ?? 

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  • Location: Study: University of Reading - Home: Keynsham, Bristol 40m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and Snowstorms
  • Location: Study: University of Reading - Home: Keynsham, Bristol 40m ASL

    Hirlam 6z has just come out, the M4 southwards look fantastic with 7-15cm with more further south. West country look at between 4-8cm and further SW between sort 2-5cm. 

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  • Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms, Heat, Ice, Freezing Fog. Etc
  • Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire

    Squal line with lightening on the back edge! 

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    Excuse the blurred image, no idea why that’s happened.. ah it’s ok if you click on it. 

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    6 minutes ago, Mapantz said:

    With all respect, I know my locale very well when it comes to conditions for snow. This mornings temperatures have no bearing on what happens later today. 

    This is 100% correct.  The margins and temp contrasts over short distances will be very high today. This is roughly what we can expect:

    • The less cold air will "initially" be driven inland by the "onshore" southerliy wind - into much of Cornwall, south Devon and south Dorset - it was -4.5c here at 0600 but it's now +5.0c with a few spots of rain!
    • The LP is tracking south eastwards and the warm sector (or less cold air south of the occlusion) will slide away southwards and south eastwards.
    • The winds will back from south through south east to east by mid afternoon and then east north east by this evening and then we'll have "offshore" winds with no moderation from the warm seas.
    • Areas that warmed up to +4c to +7c should see temps plunge later today as the cold air returns south westwards.
    • The rain will "probably" turn to sleet and then snow over much of the southern coastal areas of our region (and say up to 30 miles inland) - later this afternoon and through this evening.
    • Those further north and east will see the precipitation a little later and some will only see snow (esp at altitude of 100m +) and others may see a snow/rain/snow sequence.
    • By mid evening, it looks like all the precipitation will be falling as snow - with potential for heavy falls and decent accumulations even on low ground nearer to the coast.
    • There's a good chance that the snow will hang around or reinvigorate tomorrow morning.

     

    The main message is to follow the "nowcasts" and not to be too worried with some early rain and temporarily less cold conditions.  David ? 

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  • Location: Totton/Netley Marsh....edge of new forest.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms /Snow
  • Location: Totton/Netley Marsh....edge of new forest.

    -1°C clouded over with a very light snow flurry.......appetizer for later....❄️

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  • Location: Kingsclere, Hampshire
  • Location: Kingsclere, Hampshire

    It was -6.5c in Ecchinswell, near Kingsclere, in North Hampshire this morning. 

    We look to be in a good spot for a bit this evening. My Panda 4x4 is desperate to be used in anger!

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  • Location: Basingstoke
  • Location: Basingstoke
    6 minutes ago, Ben Sainsbury said:

    Hirlam 6z has just come out, the M4 southwards look fantastic with 7-15cm with more further south. West country look at between 4-8cm and further SW between sort 2-5cm. 

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    That is stunning, sweet spot??

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  • Location: Yate, South Gloucestershire
  • Location: Yate, South Gloucestershire

    Went for a walk, don't worry I didn't go to bed ? had to lap up some of that cold air!

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    Rapid rise in temps here. 2.3°C and all frost gone.

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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Weather Preferences: Dry mild or snow winter. Hot and humid summer.
  • Location: Bournemouth

    The New Forest is “crunchy” this morning. Hope it’s “squeaky” tomorrow morning.

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  • Location: Yate, Bristol
  • Weather Preferences: SNOW BABY
  • Location: Yate, Bristol
    2 minutes ago, Zephyr said:

    Went for a walk, don't worry I didn't go to bed ? had to lap up some of that cold air!

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    Good old Kingsgate park!

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  • Location: Poole, Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: all weather
  • Location: Poole, Dorset

    Was -6 here last night in Poole according to my thermometer!! Let’s hope the surface temps and dew points stay close to freezing through the day then we may be in for some action later when the front arrives 

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  • Location: Yate, South Gloucestershire
  • Location: Yate, South Gloucestershire
    1 minute ago, MidnightSnow said:

    Good old Kingsgate park!

    Seen someone coming out of meredith's with two sleighs wasn't you by any chance?  ??

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