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  • Location: south london, sutton
  • Location: south london, sutton

    😂😂😂 day 3 of the 2021 easterly sprinkle - despite having showers all night we probably reaching 0.5 cm now .

    so sadly one of the weakest Thames steamers events , goes to show to nothing is set in stone despite wind direction and cold uppers.

     

    many are asking why so weak when the potential is there , must be Darcy is still too close and effecting convection ??? Real shame could if had 3 solid days of snow under ice days which is very rare in london.

     

    still beautiful and each cold snap is unique

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    Well blew work out and got some fun in the Snow at last  IMG_3041.MOV

    So surely there are no posters who say the Amber wasnt warranted now ?? I know not every area in the Amber got what an Amber warning deserved but plenty of places did. When Storm warnings are Issued n

    My 76 year old father snow blading today in Newnham, Kent.  They’ve had around 4” over the last 24 hours. Temp is -0.8 there right now  V jealous indeed as I look out over green fields in th

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  • Location: Canterbury, Kent
  • Location: Canterbury, Kent

    We’ve done well here overnight, moderate sno all night according to radar and doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. Hopefully, we can get a few beefy North Sea showers before Friday. Expect the unexpected! 

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  • Location: NR Worthing SE Coast
  • Location: NR Worthing SE Coast

    Absoulute crud for  this part of the region just a tiny dusting, but nothing overnight. 

    Done well with streamers in the past, no luck this time, and unless all models have it wrong, this cold spell is done by the weekend. 

     

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  • Location: Chertsey, Surrey
  • Location: Chertsey, Surrey
    25 minutes ago, Surrey said:

    Going to be interesting to see how this one plays out today... The NMM keeps that streamer going all day 

    Seems it will be a repeat of yesterday....? Pretty light by the time it gets to our neck of the woods. Need it to pep up further east?

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  • Location: Bromley, SE London (60m ASL)
  • Location: Bromley, SE London (60m ASL)

    Bigger flakes in Bromley now, could last a while this 

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  • Location: Rotherhithe, 5.8M ASL
  • Location: Rotherhithe, 5.8M ASL

    A lot of snow to come today I reckon right through heart of London. 

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  • Location: Windsor
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold
  • Location: Windsor
    2 minutes ago, Chertseystreamer79 said:

    Seems it will be a repeat of yesterday....? Pretty light by the time it gets to our neck of the woods. Need it to pep up further east?

    Met Office jinxed it for us 🤦‍♂️

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  • Location: Dereham, Norfolk
  • Location: Dereham, Norfolk

    Fell asleep super early last night after my snowy all nighter the night before, just woke up to a completely fresh covering. our 15cm looks like it’s easily surpassed 20cm with a couple more inches overnight!

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  • Location: Singleton, Kent
  • Location: Singleton, Kent
    18 minutes ago, winterfreak said:

    I don't understand the reasons why, but had we had the deep cold in place before Darcy, surely the heavy rain we got preceding the event should have meant heavy consistent snowfall?

    Imagine you’re boiling a pot of water and steam comes up. You then put a lid on and the steam can’t rise. Very simplified but same principle... we’ve got cold air at lower levels, if all went to plan the air in all levels above would get colder the higher you go and what we have at low levels could rise easily. As it stands we’ve got slightly warmer air at a certain height above, acting like the lid on the pot. This stops the rise and therefore the building up of the clouds.

     

    Edit: meant to reply to your other post.

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  • Location: Wallington, S London (now working from home)
  • Weather Preferences: hot sunny summers to ripen the veg and cold snowy winters of course
  • Location: Wallington, S London (now working from home)

    Morning, looked out the window prepared for disappointment but hoping for a surprise and got neither😁

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  • Location: Epsom
  • Location: Epsom
    2 minutes ago, seb said:

    Imagine you’re boiling a pot of water and steam comes up. You then put a lid on and the steam can’t rise. Very simplified but same principle... we’ve got cold air at lower levels, if all went to plan the air in all levels above would get colder the higher you go and what we have at low levels could rise easily. As it stands we’ve got slightly warmer air at a certain height above, acting like the lid on the pot. This stops the rise and therefore the building up of the clouds.

    Is it almost an inversion?

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  • Location: Bedfordshire 33m above mean sea level
  • Location: Bedfordshire 33m above mean sea level

    another day another dusting.

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  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Anything interesting!
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
    10 minutes ago, Met4Cast said:

    Largely down to the upper warm front that developed and pushed north yesterday, it helped pep up showers/develop that broader area of snow yesterday evening, but unfortunately scuppered the chances of a decent convective easterly flow, areas further north aren't having this problem.

    Air can only rise if the air above is colder than the air below, the upper warm front brought a wedge of slightly warmer mid-level air meaning the depth of cold is shallow & focused in the lower portion of the atmosphere. 

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    That's a really clear explanation. Thanks. 

    I mean we should all know warm air rises, but to see that principal explained in the context of the charts and conditions we witnessed is very useful. 

    Another question if I may, was this warm front an effect of Darcy clearing through? 

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  • Location: Dereham, Norfolk
  • Location: Dereham, Norfolk

    You can tell the wind dropped off when the snow fell overnight as it’s managed to settle on surfaces where the wind was just sweeping it off of the night before, a full covering even in the trees now making it look arctic 🥶 

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  • Location: Strood, Kent, 19 feet above sea level
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms,
  • Location: Strood, Kent, 19 feet above sea level
    4 minutes ago, Number 23 said:

    That's a really clear explanation. Thanks. 

    I mean we should all know warm air rises, but to see that principal explained in the context of the charts and conditions we witnessed is very useful. 

    Another question if I may, was this warm front an effect of Darcy clearing through? 

    I'm not actually sure, yesterdays area of precip was very badly modelled so it's difficult to tell.

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  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 78m asl
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 78m asl

    Still coming down lightly but harder than it managed at any point yesterday!

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  • Location: Lee, London. SE12, 41 mts. 134.5 ft asl.
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy, wintry weather
  • Location: Lee, London. SE12, 41 mts. 134.5 ft asl.
    2 minutes ago, londonblizzard said:

    Moderate size snow flakes in NE london. Heaviest ive seen this week so far!

    Can concur with that lb, that area of Snow has edged across the Thames and it is now Snowing steadily, here in Lee.

    Regards,

    Tom. 👍 ❄️

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  • Location: Surbiton, Surrey
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Surbiton, Surrey

    Still light sideways snow here. Slightly thicker dusting than there was yesterday... 

    Let's see what the day brings! 

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  • Location: Peterborough
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and frost in the winter. Hot and sunny, thunderstorms in the summer.
  • Location: Peterborough

    Not really much was added after I got home from work last night. Just a few flurries of snow from time to time. Again a streamer just 5-10 miles north of here. Given a more easterly vector to the wind I expect today will be mostly dry here and probably seeing more sunshine.

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  • Location: Sevenoaks
  • Weather Preferences: Spring
  • Location: Sevenoaks

    Another 2-3cm fell overnight here in Sevenoaks and it's still falling. My pup Sirius enjoyed his morning walk

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