I'm not far from Manchester airport, it's usually the last to close (and rarely closes at all). My DM once got diverted here when flying into Heathrow (which was shut due to snow). How's that for a "flying visit" ?
Thank goodness. We are just the other side of the Pennines from you and have had about 4 or 5 inches. OH had to fly out of Manchester before dawn cracked yesterday so I booked a hotel for him at the airport for Friday night - and I'm pleased I did. OH made his flight and has now arrived at his destination.
How come the last batch of snow, clearly from the west (as it hit Wales so heavily) managed to blanket areas North, South, East and West of Manchester, but missed us out. I feel cheated, and your weather theory doesn't explain that.
That's the irony of Mancunian weather - the hills that encircle the city, funnelling rain our way all summer, then shield us from snow all winter. Thus we get damp summers, and winters that are cold yet not snowy (and we have to listen to news full of people complaining about snow causing havoc)
The only time I have been to Manchester - decades ago- it rained all the time, but think it was in the summer. I am in South Herts, just north of London, and although it looks lovely, I have never loved it.
Move to Manchester, it seems to be snow-proof! Whatever direction snow comes from, it goes around Manchester, leaving an oasis of grey in the winter wonderland. If you don't want your snow, send it up here, I'd be glad of it
Lots of people seem to be enjoying this snowy weather - snowball fights, sledging, days of work, school etc. I don't!
Although its pretty, I hate that the roads are blocked or difficult to drive down. If the children go sledging and hurt themselves, its difficult to get to the hospital. Although I have enough milk and bread etc to last until Monday or Tuesday, I am conscious of what we have in.
Tomorrow the roads and pavements will all be slippery and icy making it dangerous to walk and drive on them.
The only plus side is that theres lots of birds in the garden.
PS. I'm not an old lady but in my 40's, and have felt like this since my teens.