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9 hours ago, AderynCoch said:

I'm struggling to think of words to adequately describe this "winter". February so far in Bratislava has easily been the worst month of the season - and winter had already been dire before it started. Mean maximum so far for February is a ridiculous 9.8C and we haven't had a single day below 5C, which is simply dreadful for this part of Europe. Worse still, there's no end in sight. In previous winters when there was mild weather there was at least light at the end of the tunnel on the 10-day forecasts; now there's nothing, and I can't remember the last time there was cold showing even in FI. To say that this is appalling is a big understatement. This is my fourth winter in Slovakia and it's by far and away the worst of the bunch. Even the hills can't save me this time.

I don't usually do this but I'm throwing in the towel. Just get this abomination of a "winter" out of the way and bring on the hot Bratislavan summer.

 

I have to say it is been very disappointing in the central/eastern part of Slovakia too, we have been saved by inversion cold in January and about 3 events where each time about 5cm fell and lasted for  a week or so. After spending 15 winters in Ireland until 2018 I didn't feel it was a total disaster because the expectations have been lowered since 2013/14 debacle winters. Though even since there were some active winters where most of the country got at least 10cm, but this winter has been the worst ever judging by comments elsewhere from the country. Perhaps only 2006/07 and 2013/14 come close but apparently there was a little bit more action on those winters so general consensus agrees on the worst winter in recent memory. My focus had been for few weeks now on spring and summer as do not appreciate cold weather March onwards, spring here is spectacular and cant wait for April and May. 

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Morning all Yesterday was one of my favourite Meteorological Winter days of all time - no snowfall but -4c to start the day with a lovely sunrise, frost stayed on the ground at sea level all day,

One of the cold persuasion waiting for snow

You could apply that to gale lovers, why would you want a potentially destructive storm causing death, damage, disruption? You could apply that to thunderstorm lovers, why would you want a severe

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18 hours ago, northwestsnow said:

I will in all fairness sacrifice summer to get a decent winter next time round, but thats just my preference.

 

Not for me, given winters are generally so poor nowadays a long hot thundery summer can make up for it !

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21 minutes ago, JoeShmoe said:

Not for me, given winters are generally so poor nowadays a long hot thundery summer can make up for it !

Thats fair enough.

Im just fed up with perpetual Autumn TBH.

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2006-07 was saved by even in january by a modest cold N/NEly.

Rrea00120070122.gifAnd of course february was definately saved by the biggest snowfall at that time of the century and just to see a chart like this now would be extatic as far as this relentless models keep showing,never known that.

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On 16/02/2020 at 17:15, northwestsnow said:

I will in all fairness sacrifice summer to get a decent winter next time round, but thats just my preference.

So would I!

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It's been an utterly depressing winter here, coming hard on the heels of an utterly depressing autumn. Rain, rain, rain, rain, gales, rain, rain, gales and rain. And spam. I can't remember a single stretch of more than a few days at a time of settled weather, regardless of temperature. Naturally the Kidderminster railway station rebuilding is months behind schedule and counting, so I've had to stand out in the rain again and again and again while waiting for trains, taxis etc.

Personally I don't want storms this summer either. I've been soaked to the skin more times than I can count since October, and I need a LONG break from that. I just want it to be dry. Quite frankly if spring and summer consist of an endless run of cloudy days with average temps, I'd bite your arm off for that right now. Just someone make the rain go away. Please.

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28 minutes ago, Arctic Hare said:

It's been an utterly depressing winter here, coming hard on the heels of an utterly depressing autumn. Rain, rain, rain, rain, gales, rain, rain, gales and rain. And spam. I can't remember a single stretch of more than a few days at a time of settled weather, regardless of temperature. Naturally the Kidderminster railway station rebuilding is months behind schedule and counting, so I've had to stand out in the rain again and again and again while waiting for trains, taxis etc.

Personally I don't want storms this summer either. I've been soaked to the skin more times than I can count since October, and I need a LONG break from that. I just want it to be dry. Quite frankly if spring and summer consist of an endless run of cloudy days with average temps, I'd bite your arm off for that right now. Just someone make the rain go away. Please.

Craving weeks of mostly sunny days with highs of 20-25C right now.  The weather really has been dreadful recently and despite the lengthening daylight hours it's hard to realise it with all of the cloud and rain.

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Off on a road trip around the North Coast 500 in NW Scotland next week. Desperately hoping I can muster a few snowflakes on the mountain roads up there. 

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For anyone who works outdoors ,the weather since the end of September has been abysmal. When it affects a person's ability to earn a living,  it seriously begins to grate.

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10 hours ago, Snowyowl9 said:

On this day back in the good ole days.

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Yes, I remember it well.

I don't think there was a single day during Feb 86 when Westerly/Atlantic influence was able to push milder weather into the South East of England, intense blocking resulted in virtually continuous E/SE flow with bitterly cold air!

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49 minutes ago, 78/79 said:

For anyone who works outdoors ,the weather since the end of September has been abysmal. When it affects a person's ability to earn a living,  it seriously begins to grate.

I don't work outside but I can only imagine.

as a SAD sufferer, winter would be manageable with snow and/or crisp bright days, but its been just endless rain rain rain.

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27 minutes ago, Weather-history said:

Or just 10 years ago. Look at the northern hemisphere chart

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And compare it to now

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Feb 2010 actually was a fairly cold month, with a fair amount of northern blocking, following on from a cold December and January that winter.  The only February since then that came close to being as cold as 2010 was 2018.  We have actually not had a really cold February for 29 years.  1991 is the last February that could be put in the notably cold category (sub 2*C CET).  2010 also actually saw the only January since 1987 that could be put in the notably cold category (sub 2*C).

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39 minutes ago, Weather-history said:

Or just 10 years ago. Look at the northern hemisphere chart

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And compare it to now

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Those kind of charts are becoming rarer and rarer in the winter months now.

It cannot be denied anymore.

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Well 11 days left to see a single flake of snow,or it’s going to go down as a complete snowless winter here

When you look at the potential in November yet this winter has been one absolute turd.

We had this chart at end of November.This screamed potential for the winter at the time.Unbelivable how awful it turned out in the end.

 

 

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As someone who likes more of a variety, I am now officially sick to the back of my teeth of all this rain, rain, rain. Whilst I have enjoyed the two recent storms seeing as they did at least add a little excitement to the rain, they were relatively short lived compared to all the rain we have been having, way back since late September with any dry days few and far between.

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8 hours ago, 78/79 said:

For anyone who works outdoors ,the weather since the end of September has been abysmal. When it affects a person's ability to earn a living,  it seriously begins to grate.

does it though??..most people who work outside make a contingency for winter working in the UK..its not like bad weather is something unexpected :snowman-emoji:

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Right autumn 2000 was the wettest on record,following winter wasn`t that wet at all.

Autumn 2019 the new wettest on record,this winter is turning out to be extremely wet also,its effecting most outdoor work.

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10 hours ago, 78/79 said:

For anyone who works outdoors ,the weather since the end of September has been abysmal. When it affects a person's ability to earn a living,  it seriously begins to grate.

Yes, but try telling that to the selfish folk who want colder weather in the spring and summer months and call us ‘softies’ when we have to put up with daytime temps of 16-19c in May or June(which happens from time to time). 
 

My partner works outside, and while rainfall is needed for the gardens, working in those conditions can pose difficult. That said, dry spells do eventually come along, and my guess is we will see them between April and May this year. 

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4 hours ago, SLEETY said:

Well 11 days left to see a single flake of snow,or it’s going to go down as a complete snowless winter here

When you look at the potential in November yet this winter has been one absolute turd.

We had this chart at end of November.This screamed potential for the winter at the time.Unbelivable how awful it turned out in the end.

 

 

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2020-21 will come good. Trust me.

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