Weather warnings part 2 - will they fade away, or is bad weather set to remain?

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new thread. other one full.

youarewinning Sun 05-Jan-14 16:34:47

Been raining her for a few hours but more the fine drizzly stuff and big raindrops interspersed than anything I'd call torrential! South.

Marne - that was the express and its dubious 'forecasters'. The met office were going for a rather average winter in October. See 6th October on this thread - which is a little hilarious given the deluges we've had.

They were right to go for a warmer than average/average temp though as December was 1.8C above the average. Of course we still have Jan to go from that Oct prediction but I cant see that it will go below average.

WorraLiberty Sun 05-Jan-14 16:56:44

I read a long range weather forecast the other day that was written in November (might've been Netweather, I can't remember).

It predicted a 'dryer than average' December! hmm grin

EndoplasmicReticulum Sun 05-Jan-14 17:10:13

I bought snow boots this autumn too, boys also got a snow scooter each for Christmas from their granny. We've jinxed it.

TwllBach Sun 05-Jan-14 17:12:30

<shivers> brrrr it's rather chilly here in North Wales, and the rain is rather ferocious sad that and the wind is having a good old howl as well.

Marne Sun 05-Jan-14 17:23:35

We bought snow boots and I bout dd1 some new ski trousers (as she hates the cold), all are still wrapped in the back of the cupboard and will probably stay there. When I was a child (a long time ago, maybe 25 years ago) if it was going to snow it would snow towards the end of Jan or first half of Feb, its only really been the past 5 years where it has snowed in December, maybe this year will be like it was many years ago? we never got much snow down south though (just enough to built a tiny snowman) sad.

LostInWales Sun 05-Jan-14 18:03:00

I don't care what it looked like on the radar I have never been out in anything like that in my life before shock. Driving back this afternoon it was like someone was standing on the roof of the car directing a pressure hose at the windscreen. That was horrible.

Marne Sun 05-Jan-14 18:14:39

Its chucking it down here now sad, thought we had got away with it.

LostInWales, nothing worse than driving in heavy rain, glad you got home safely.

This winter feels more like a boringly extended autumn.

I am praying for 6ft of snow, or at least some nice dry weather with sparkly frost....

EndoplasmicReticulum Sun 05-Jan-14 18:46:52

I like dry and sparkly, so all the mud freezes and you can crack the puddles. It's impossible to go geocaching at the moment as the mud is knee-deep everywhere.

GobbySadcase Sun 05-Jan-14 18:54:07

Right, a bit of drying up time then a properly cold snap please!

oldsilver Sun 05-Jan-14 18:54:14

Yea gods and little fishes, it's torrential again, a bit windier than it's been for a couple of days and thunder too ... ho hum. Soggy soggy Bristol.

Wet and windy here now sad

There's a puddle on my kitchen work top from where it's running down the wall sad

sad Spotty. That is really rubbish.

I don't think any forecaster saw the reawakening of the jet stream in the way it has. It seemed rather dead and buried for a while.

hmm The idiot who fitted our extractor fan didn't weather proof it. Poor dp is outside trying to cover the vent as he can't fill it whilst it's dark and raining. I'm sure the neighbours will appreciate the hammering grin

Is it coming round the sides of the vent or through the middle? With the round ones I think a plastic bag tied over it might work.

Round the sides as there's no filler or anything. Dp has stopped it leaking now he's drenched! It's been running straight past the cooker socket though hmm so we've switched it off. Luckily dp is a builder so he will be able to sort it

Good job he could sort it smile

mummylin Sun 05-Jan-14 19:56:17

Not been too bad in Bournemouth today, but now raining quite hard and sounds like the wind is getting up a bit. Lots of flooded areas around us locally.

Why aren't there any weather warnings for Tuesday as my MO app shows rain all day and stronger gusts than tomorrow?

SomewhereBeyondTheSea Sun 05-Jan-14 20:01:57

When will the rain eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeend?
Thunder and lightening here in London just now, and the downpour has begun. The water is coming in through my upstairs windowframe, has saturated the wall, and is ruining the bathroom plasterwork. I only decorated the bathroom in the summer FFS. Now we have to replace the upstairs windows, and quite possibly re-do the bathroom and re-plaster again.
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

(Sympathies with those who have been flooded out and have much greater problems than mine. Must be blimmin' awful. And I hadn't even thought about the risk of a frost shattering sodden brickwork ...).

Hmm pouring in again. He's going back out hmm

The met office have pretty strict thresholds and at the moment I think Monday is more likely to have gusts exceeding 60mph than Tuesday.

coffeeinbed Sun 05-Jan-14 20:04:47

I'm fucking fed up with this weather.
And I usually like rainy days.

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