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  • Location: frome somerset 105m ABSL,
  • Weather Preferences: cold snow, thunderstorms
  • Location: frome somerset 105m ABSL,
    4 minutes ago, jethro said:

    Proper snow here, no sign of thawing either. Got nothing against Frome, my daughter lives there, but you can keep your mild wedge thank you.

     

    Nooo I don’t want the mild wedgie!!!😂

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    Well, we had lots of falling snow here in Stroud but not really settled at lower levels, slushy mess.  Took a walk up at about 215 meters and there is about 5cm, still a bit drippy lol. Nice to

    Happy New Year guys. Here's some early morning pics from our walk around Burrator Reservoir and Sharpitor. It was sooo icy ❄❄❄, probably softened up a bit by now. Sorry need to click on pics for clari

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  • Location: Bath
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy winters, hot and sunny summers with thunderstorms!
  • Location: Bath

    A bit sleety now.

    But this does make me feel more optimistic for snow chances over the next few weeks as I don't think this was forecasted. ☃️

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  • Location: frome somerset 105m ABSL,
  • Weather Preferences: cold snow, thunderstorms
  • Location: frome somerset 105m ABSL,

    Now more snow now mixing in

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  • Location: frome somerset 105m ABSL,
  • Weather Preferences: cold snow, thunderstorms
  • Location: frome somerset 105m ABSL,
    Just now, Leon1 said:

    A bit sleety now.

    But this does make me feel more optimistic for snow chances over the next few weeks as I don't think this was forecasted. ☃️

    The precipitation was forecast but as a mix of rain/sleet/snow and being confined to the hills, I’m only 90mtrs above sea level!! 

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    Very frosty this morning. Now -1.2C with... spots of rain.... 🥴

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  • Location: Bulford, Wiltshire 98m asl
  • Weather Preferences: frosty, lots of snow and good ol fashion thunderstorms.
  • Location: Bulford, Wiltshire 98m asl

    Light snow falling here garden looks crispy .   Squirrels are brave enough to run around looking for their nuts think it might take a pick axe to dig them up.

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  • Location: Peasedown St John.N.E.Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Fair to Foul...
  • Location: Peasedown St John.N.E.Somerset

    1.4c. Humidity 93% Rh. Frost thawing. Flakes of snow seen.

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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.

    I see that the transport wind is low, meaning ventilation is poor. Not surprised that the air quality is bad outside.

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  • Location: Downton, Wiltshire
  • Location: Downton, Wiltshire

    Light snow here. Off for a wander.

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  • Location: Gosport
  • Location: Gosport

    Just risen to 0.1c here and while I am writing it just tuned to 0.2c 🙂
    Still very cloudy.
    A few of the forecasts are showing spells of sleet and snow for us late afternoon, here is hoping.

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    Decent snow falling and settling on some surfaces but others have had frost melt and snow melting too despite it being -0.2c .

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  • Location: Redlynch, Wiltshire / 110m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold snowy winters, warm springs, hot summers, warm then stormy autumn
  • Location: Redlynch, Wiltshire / 110m asl

    Overnight low -6.2°C at: 05:40... coldest minima I have recorded since 3rd Feb 2019.

    Currently -0.6°C with thick frost lingering outside.

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  • Location: Frome 330ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Most(see in interests section.)
  • Location: Frome 330ft ASL
    49 minutes ago, jethro said:

    I'd blow it over but fear I'd melt it. 

    😂 it sure would it's now like a furnace over here compared to 1.30 am this morning when I took mum back 

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  • Location: Frome 330ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Most(see in interests section.)
  • Location: Frome 330ft ASL
    25 minutes ago, Andy Bown said:

    Decent snow falling and settling on some surfaces but others have had frost melt and snow melting too despite it being -0.2c .

    And this is a classic example of the microclimate I was talking about the other day. Normally here in Frome we are quite lucky and often on the good side of the marginal and I've had snow when others have had sleet and rain before but today is a different kettle of fish.

     

    at the moment it's raining here with the odd spot of sleet whereas 7 miles away in Warminster it's snowing heavily and settling on the cars as you mention . 
    I think Warminster is even lower down than we are here and yet we have rain you have snow which I think because we all border the Mendips various winds and local microclimates really come into play

    incredible weather for its complexities and localisations but well done to all of those getting snow really great to hear that it is cold enough for some . Hope you all get enough to have some fun in it if you can. 

     

     

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  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl

    Still snowing here, albeit tiny flakes. At this rate I think it would take until Easter to have enough for a snowman.

     

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  • Location: Frome 330ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Most(see in interests section.)
  • Location: Frome 330ft ASL

    Just had a look at the radar and noticed there are some quite beefy showers coming off the North Sea working their way in land north east to south west direction does anyone think there's a chance some of those good make it all the way down here keeping that intensity or even increasing? 

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  • Location: Wincanton,Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Channel low = Heavy snow
  • Location: Wincanton,Somerset

    We might even see a flake in Exeter ... frost disappeared within 10 mins as soon as snow is close ... amazing

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  • Location: Frome 330ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Most(see in interests section.)
  • Location: Frome 330ft ASL

    Unusual to see sleep in the north and snow further south

     

     

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  • Location: Peasedown St John.N.E.Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Fair to Foul...
  • Location: Peasedown St John.N.E.Somerset

    Sleet due midday according to local BBC forecast.

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  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winter, warm/hot summer with the odd storm thrown in
  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire

    By far the lowest temperature of the winter last night and probably the lowest for at least the last couple of years with it dropping to -4.2°C. Mostly cloudy now with frost still on the ground. 0.1°C

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    So the new year starts with light rain falling at -1C. Hopefully not a sign of more hopeless cold spells to come.

    Wouldve rather it stay dry and this mornings deep frost linger all day.

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  • Location: Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms in the summer, frost fog & snow in winter.
  • Location: Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset

    Great to hear reports of snow falling from some of you, don't think any was forecast, just drizzle/rain here. 

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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

    Believe the 850hpa temperatures are around -2 to -4'c, so understandable why we are witnessing rain/sleet rather than snow for most areas. This is the sort of time when altitude is vitally important for snow/settling snow. By tomorrow 850hpa temps should remain lower than -6'c for a long while so snow opportunities will improve!

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