Perhaps some snow for southern England.

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OhYouMerryLittleKitten Tue 04-Dec-12 07:56:32

Maybe some snow for some of southern England and east Anglia in the early hours tomorrow. It is marginal and many will see rain instead, but I think that the chilterns may see some and perhaps the higher part of the Downs as well. Could be a messy mix, so don't get too excited!

Snow around Stansted airport, where I am. Told the kids to have another hour in bed so I can wait for the roads to clear before attempting the school run.

JKSLtd Wed 05-Dec-12 08:40:21

Starting to slow down in south Essex now, hoping it will melt and the roads recover asap as lots to do today.

pepperrabbitanddesultorytinsel Wed 05-Dec-12 08:40:42

We have a light dusting, enough to get the kids excited and for DD to wear her snowboots (she's a very literal child smile) but not enough to disrupt life. Phew and hurrah!

rubyrubyruby Wed 05-Dec-12 08:46:18

No work for me <<puts feet up>> wink

GoldQuintessenceAndMyhrr Wed 05-Dec-12 08:49:14

Slight snowfall SW London.

digerd Wed 05-Dec-12 08:50:48

30 mins and out on foot, hope I don't slip over , as our pavements not cleared as usual. Still + 1.6 out, not getting any milder. Might get there and is closed for today? grrrrrrr

Merrycuckingfistmas Wed 05-Dec-12 08:51:00

OhYouMerryLittleKitten we did get snow!
Only a little bit, enough to make a small snowman, not enough to Bring the town to a stand still or stop oh from going to work (happy about that onegrin

rubyrubyruby Wed 05-Dec-12 08:59:33

Well done OYBBK - you are amazing ! Xxx

Three cheers for OYBBK:

Hip hip hooray
Hip hip hooray
Hip hip....

rubyrubyruby Wed 05-Dec-12 09:09:09

HOORAAAAAYYYYYY

TuftyFinch Wed 05-Dec-12 09:11:02

Snowing in East Sussex. Yay!!! gringrin

TuftyFinch Wed 05-Dec-12 09:11:26

Hip hooray for Kitten grin

Snowing fat and chunky in East Kent, just starting to lay.

May not last but it's mighty perty.

Just started again grin

SkipTheLightFanjango Wed 05-Dec-12 09:16:39

Snow NE Essex. Bloomin school bus didn't come...now stuck with my eldest for the day. One mm of snow and the world comes to an end angry

mummytime Wed 05-Dec-12 09:22:27

It snowed here, fortunately they have re-started gritting my hill. Drove kids to school, one school bus had broken down. My children were on time, lots still arriving 10 + minutes late, including a couple of coach loads. One slip, at about 2 mile an hour, by the children's school; but I made full use of my winter driving lesson a couple of years ago (fabulous, you get to use the skid pan!).
The youngest is off on a trip to London, so I'm wondering how long it will take with the M25.

LIZS Wed 05-Dec-12 09:25:02

Been snowing for an hour and half here (Surrey) and has settled but hopefully easing off now and cloud lifting.

gnushoes Wed 05-Dec-12 09:26:54

snowing on the South Coast, quite enthusiastically. sticking a bit.

Really fat and chunky monkey flakes. Great because it was only gonna be rain.

What changed and made it snow? Not sure how it works. Is it when a codd and a warm front meet and the rain in the clouds turns to snow?

DiamondDoris Wed 05-Dec-12 09:31:18

Second dose here in west Kent; earlier feathers now sleety stuff. Still slippery out but easy to avoid. Not yaktrax weather yet. Hope it melts.

GloriaSmud Wed 05-Dec-12 09:35:43

I think it is something to do with a warm front (the rain) hitting the cold. But I think it also has to be cold from the cloud all the way to the ground, otherwise whatever starts off as snow up high would melt and turn to rain on the way down.
<flounders helplessly and needs OYBBK to help!>

i see flakes in east sussex

Ours has stopped now but was a lovely taster for the season.

BiscuitsandBaileys Wed 05-Dec-12 10:47:32

<waves to fellow Kent mner's>
It was a lovely taster wasn't it DamnDeDoubtance
I love to look up at the sky and watch the huge flakes falling down!

RooneyMara Wed 05-Dec-12 10:50:07

Masses of snow in Kent.

It started on the way to school, then had to try and transport several children to a championship event up a steep hill, on our rubbish tyres, with skidding wheels and virtually no braking ability.

Then walk several hundred yards in ice, while 8 months pregnant.

I have to go and get them later too - really unsure about this, even our drive required massive revving and spinningto get up...

anyone know if it's likely to thaw out a bit by 2.30? I love snow but I have to DO things.

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