From heavy snow to heavy rain and gales

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met office warnings

Once again the west seems most likely to suffer flooding. Heavy rain sweeps the country tonight and then again Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday also sees gales for many especially southern coastal counties.

tribpot Sat 26-Jan-13 21:53:18

Yes sad I must say on a selfish level I am very very pleased to see the rain come to sweep away all this bloody snow. BUT I think the flooding could be pretty nightmarish. Fingers crossed everyone gets through okay.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 26-Jan-13 21:53:27

Deep joy. One day the Isle of Ely will return to just that, oh how I love living below sea level.

I think the flooding will be nightmarish for some. A mix of snow melt and heavy rain on saturated ground.

pepperrabbit Sat 26-Jan-13 22:39:02

Unlikely to see flooding here <touches wood> but our garden is just sopping, 2 inches of water on the grass at the bottom.
I couldn't get your link to here to work on the last thread OYBBK, and now my laptop falls over every time I try to open that thread confused it struggles over 900 posts!

41notTrendy Sat 26-Jan-13 22:42:01

OYBBK, I'm taking a class of kids to Derbyshire early next week for 3 days, is it going to be a wash out? Trying to pack!

oldsilver Sat 26-Jan-13 22:45:52

It is most definitely a "never known a night like it" night tonight - the winds are howling and the rain is coming down in stair-rods - Bristol.

PandaG Sat 26-Jan-13 22:54:27

Hacking it down and blowing a hoolie in Sheffield - DD's snowman has blown over!

Already oldsilver ? sad I think Monday night into Tuesday will be worse, certainly wind wise.

Trendy, it looks really wet from Monday afternoon through Tuesday. Pretty strong winds too on Tuesday. Wet weather gear for all I think!

Pepper, that's weird. I'll try it.

LostInWales Sat 26-Jan-13 22:58:20

Thunder and lightening and masses of rain in west Wales, must have been a big storm as friends 40 miles away were posting on FB about it at the same time as me (naive, that might not make it a huge storm really, just seems it to me). There has already been some flooding, not surprised as the ground has been saturated for months and we had loads of snow weds/thurs.

Lost, the radar really looks impressive. It does look like a big storm.

Pepper, I have no idea what happened to that link. Thanks for the heads up, have put on a new one.

oldsilver Sat 26-Jan-13 23:11:18

The rain has gone off a little - it's not lashing against the window any more, but if my plastic greenhouse wasn't tied against the back steps and weighted down it would have blown away by now. It is very windy out there.

poorbuthappy Sat 26-Jan-13 23:16:34

We''ve had great lightening here tonight!

I'm jealous!

I hope the flooding doesn't cause too many problems for people. We are very very unlikely to flood and I have to admit to being delighted that the rain last night has washed away a lot of our snow. Can you imagine if the temp had stayed down and that fell as snow instead?! <shudders>

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 07:17:35

South Herts
The expresion " be careful what you wish for" comes to mind.
It was raining slightly at 9.30 pm. And more heavily all night long. Stopped now.
Lowest temp. in the night +7, at 7am today already +10. Doubt it will be sunny, though.

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 07:29:09

Thanks for the gale warnings. Today I shall try to blockade my pot Camelia to stop it being blown over and losing all its buds,< during a break in the rain.> Not raining atm but too dark still.

Bramblesinafield Sun 27-Jan-13 08:21:58

Oh great joy. I like the snow for dog walking as he comes back clean. Now it's the return of the swamp monster again. But pleased all of this slippy stuff has gone.

Amazing how it has all gone overnight.

I am seriously fed up - I missed the decent snow in Manchester, and now last night I missed a cracking thunderstorm too!

Apparently Manky cat climbed the curtains in terror! grin

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 08:32:55

Had my little dog < 10" shoulder height> 3 weeks today. The snow came up to her chin and soon she couldn't walk as groins and ankle joints snowballed up and had to carry her home. Not yet walked her in the rain - that joy to come. She has tiny paws and is small enough for me to hold in one arm while I run the tap water over her paws. She still walks faster than I can run.

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Jan-13 08:50:08

Hi all from sopping wet Worcestershire. I am overjoyed it has gone above freezing, but I am already thinking about the floods. I am going to wash the car today. grin

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 09:16:44

Since the sun got up , but is not sunny, temp. outside is 1 degree colder < annoyed face>. Not raining though. +9 but damp cold.

Sparklingbrook Sun 27-Jan-13 09:25:13

I will be turning the heating off down today I think. <scrooge>

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 09:26:30

09.24 sun came out 30 seconds later gone back in.

We have sunshine smile 8c.

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 09:53:01

OOOH, 09.53 and sun out again and sky looking very promising, like yesterday.

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 10:10:20

ps
South Herts 10 degrees

Looks like quite a squally and at times very wet few days.

Monday - the rain arrives in the far west around lunchtime, bringing with it strong and at times gale force winds.

By Tuesday evening every where wet. In the early hours it dries out a bit before the next fronts arrive to give quite a complex situation. See 12:00 tuesday
Rain in the south, moving in from the sw and rapidly pretty much everywhere will have rain again. Strong winds, especially along south coasts.

Wednesday rain or showers for both Scotland and southern England, becoming scattered as the day goes on but remaining very windy, perhaps gales-severe gales for northern Scotland.

Timings for above are incredibly approximate!!!

Yay digerd, you may get your 12C smile

LillethTheCat Sun 27-Jan-13 10:19:33

Im partly glad to see the snow go, just wish it wasn't because of lots of rain. We have a new carpet and now drying the dog off after a walk is going to be a nightmare due to the swamp that will be in the fields angry At least the snow/frozen ground he didn't get too muddy. Oh well can't do anything about it.

Hope those prone to flooding get through it ok with not too much damage or disruption.

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 10:31:47

Yep. Can't believe I will get what I want. But fate being as it is, I got something I didn't want - my little dog is off colour and has just been sick. < worried face> And her nose is dry.< even more worried>

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 11:14:15

Just taken little dog out on the river bank and no sign of being off colour anymore. Full of beans, infact. Phew, relief.
Bit blowy but not cold - nice to get the cob webs blown out of my system!

That's good news digerd smile

Just been out in my garden for a bit of a winter tidy up. snow drops are pushing through and the winter flowering hellebores I planted last year has beautiful flowers smile got my washing drying on the line. Lovely!

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 13:28:08

I have had several years of Hellebores, blooming profusely, < in a pot> but this year I can just see new shoots coming up and the rest have died. Must have got pot bound. <sad face>. Note to potter about on a nice spring day and take the dead ones out to save the only surviving one - or/and buy some new ones.
Mine were the double ones.

lljkk Sun 27-Jan-13 13:33:46

So bizarre to see GREEN gardens & fields again!! (East Norfolk).
Sunny and almost balmy here.

Tigerbomb Sun 27-Jan-13 16:02:44

Had a night of rain and all the snow was gone this morning

A really blustery day. Plenty of sun and have managed to dry 3 loads of washing this morning, I have not been able to do that for a while

Tigerbomb Sun 27-Jan-13 16:03:12

Oh forgot to say where - Black Country

LottieJenkins Sun 27-Jan-13 16:55:48

I posted on the other thread, our church organist had to drive from Halesworth to our church (Suffolk) She said that the river halfway had breached its banks and it was like driving through a river! shock I took Bumbledog out earlier this afternoon and in twenty years of walking through the wood in the village i have never seen a flood like the one i walked through! I thought i was either going to lose a) my wellies or far worse b) bdog! The river was running really fast too and Bumble wanted to jump into the four foot deep ditch too which i denied him the pleasure of!! grin

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 18:08:23

How scary for you.
I have a canal at the back of me, but it is regulated by the waterboard, and has been very low during the snow, but has got no higher with the thaw.
A little farther away on the other side is the River Lea, but we have never experienced flooding here. South Herts , Thames Valley area.

We had to drive through a bit of a flood to get to IL's today, have never seen that road flooded before shock
It was higher on the way back and there was a bloke broken down who had just come through it so I thankfully persuaded DH to turn round and drive the long way back grin

oldsilver Sun 27-Jan-13 19:33:42

Oooooooooo thunder starting grin I love a good storm smile

Been nice and sunny - that wind has been biting though - with the odd downpour, it's building up to something though...

LottieJenkins Sun 27-Jan-13 19:50:36

Pics of flood and the river nearby on my profile now!

KelleStar Sun 27-Jan-13 19:56:17

I heard thunder a minute ago, made the doors rattle, was worried we were having an earthquake grin. Went out the front, huge flash of lightning and 47 heffalumps later a great crack of thunder. Must be somewhere over Bristol. Was really loud, so must be intense wherever it is.

Lottie, how scary! Thanks for sharing your pictures.
Local streams running very high here.

I just saw on fb TORROS interest in the storm out Bristol way. If you are on fb I recommend hunting them down and 'liking' them. It can be quite a good heads up for interesting storms.

Met office have updated their warnings to now include wind warnings for Scotland on Wednesday.

oldsilver Sun 27-Jan-13 20:09:27

It's quiet out there now, but yes, that thunder was really loud.

MrsRoss26 Sun 27-Jan-13 20:17:50

The thunder was ear-shattering here in Bristol. Hail started falling down our chimney, very glad it's passed.

KelleStar Sun 27-Jan-13 20:29:27

not sure what TORROS is but I'm getting some funny fb search results smile

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 27-Jan-13 20:35:25

The hail in South Wales at the moment is very impressive!

TORRO is the Tornado and Storm Research organisation. smile they research severe weather in the UK and also produce severe weather forecasts.

digerd Sun 27-Jan-13 21:35:59

Oh no, temp outside is only +4 with a clear sky. And feels much colder.

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 07:08:40

Very disappointing as last night went down to only +1, after yesterday's+7 and +10 at this time in the morning. It was only a freak "one off" then. Was looking forward to a few days of spring. We did get to +12 yesterday and sunny. < did I dream it?
Should be grateful we don't have floods here < telling myself off >
>

Best place to be this week is central England, which will have the most dry interludes.
South seems to be the wettest (esp SW)
Generally becoming a windy day today, gales in the SE later.
Wednesday gusting to 70+mph in the nw Scotland.

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Jan-13 07:39:40

Ooh Central England you say OYBBK? <drags BBQ out of the shed>

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 07:47:05

South Herts
It's light now and I can see a clear sky - hoping for another sunny day?
Still only +1 though.

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 07:48:16

No wind atm

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 07:49:26

Oh, I see Kitten says later in the day for SE < grimace face>

Lol sparkling! Wait til Wednesday and then you might be able to dodge the showers!

Good luck to your camellia digerd!

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Jan-13 09:22:22

OYBBK the roads were very strange this morning. Really icy, I was sliding about worse than I have ever been but you couldn't see the ice.. But the temperature is 2 degrees-scary. I think people will be caught out TBH.

pepperrabbit Mon 28-Jan-13 09:27:27

We have the same sort of thing sparkling, it must have been cold last night as I heard people scraping their cars this morning early on, but on the way to school the puddles were water, but the pavement was really slippery in places. That was a surprise and luckily I was holding DDs hand as her feet slid straight out from under her.

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Jan-13 09:29:42

The first time the car went I was really shocked pepper, it looked fine. sad I wasn't expecting it.

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 10:00:58

"Black Ice," probably, as you can't see it. Sun has been out for a while, but hazy now . Sensor out says +6 but it feels much colder.
My Camelia is well and truly wedged between heavy bags of wet compost, another pot< got loads, some with dead plants in them> and the green wheely bin. So keeping fingers crossed it will not be blown over in the gales if/when they come. Thanks Kitten. Did it yesterday in my sunny +12 weather.
< sweet memories>

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 13:18:06

Sout Herts
Sun and blue sky all gone now , been gone a while. 8c outside and skies light grey.

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Jan-13 13:21:20

Suns all gone, the wind has got up. And it's just bleak and miserable now. sad

pepperrabbit Mon 28-Jan-13 13:42:17

<puts away snow boots, extracts waterproof trousers and rain hat from coat cupboard, gives up on hair for another week>
I have just about, at the age of 43, got an outfit for every type of school run weather, but I am worried my rain hat will blow off hmm

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Jan-13 13:43:44

Mr local BBC says it's going to pour down all afternoon. sad

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Jan-13 13:44:26

12 degrees tomorrow. shock

pepperrabbit Mon 28-Jan-13 13:50:52

<searches for emergency sun hat>

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 13:51:39

South Herts
Not raining here yet, but after my afternoon kip from 2-3pm , after which I take little dog for a walk, it'll probably be pouring down. Definiely got darker in my house.

sparkling, it was the same here with the ice. nasty.
All gloomy and damp here now.

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Jan-13 13:59:06

There was a smash on the motorway and it gridlocked all the surrounding roads. Then there were accidents on those.I imagine it was the black ice. sad

Suns trying to shine a bit now.

pepperrabbit Mon 28-Jan-13 14:08:09

Not sure exactly where you are sparkling but just spotted this
about the black ice.

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Jan-13 14:13:42

I am Worcestershire pepper, but thanks for the link. Scary stuff.

It is soooo cold here! Not sure what the exact temp is as I have small children draped over me so can't go and look, but the wind is biting!
I really hope it does get up to +12 tomorrow, it will feel like spring grin

nasty sad
I dont think the 12C will make much of a difference tomorrow, with the wind strength (and the rain) it is going to feel much colder.

small patch of amber warnings tomorrow in amongst the yellow warnings.

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 15:45:50

South Herts
It was drizzling at 2pm but at 3pm < when I reluctantly got out from under duvet as so warm after my hour's doze> it had stopped. Wind is increasing though. +8 degrees but feels colder..
So tomorrow will be a cold +12? Today I was back in my snow clothes for walking little dog and my ears felt toasty warm in my scarfed hat. Bought it 30 years ago for Germany but was not warm enough for their winters, just right for ours though.

Tis blowing up a right old gale here on the south coast on Cornwall. Fishermen didn't go out this morning so I thought it might be like this. Lots and lots of rain, big surf and very gusty. Picking up more now the day's drawing in. DH is supposed to be driving up country tonight but I think he might not bother now as the A38 is awful in high wind.

This seems worse than the reports I've seen so far OYBBK on BBC and others? Do you think it'll get worse down here or start to fade tonight?

pepperrabbit Mon 28-Jan-13 17:15:10

It's got very wet and wild here over the last hour or so, gusts rather than steady wind but getting quite noisy. BBC says this is the worst bit for us and it should ease, I think the south coast was supposed to get a bit more sustained bad weather from the forecast I saw at lunchtime?
(NE Hants here)

Gusts have been quite consistent here in south Devon since about 2pm, the rain is lashing down and DS1 was blown across pavements and the tree at the back of us is bending over quite a bit. Give me snow over this any day!

Ugh, DH is now talking about getting in the car this evening and driving up. He's got to go almost all the way to London. Then back again tomorrow late afternoon. I really don't want him to go, he's exhausted and the weather is foul and I need him back here in one piece for our youngest to go into hospital on Wednesday morning, grr and sad.

LottieJenkins Mon 28-Jan-13 17:30:43

Howling gale outside here in Suffolk now! I took Bdog into the wood this afternoon and the enormous flood that i posted the pic of yesterday has now gone!!

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 17:34:56

Wind is getting more ferocious and can hear it from indoors now. And raining more. SE

It is quite loud out there! I can hear the sea roaring and the waves crashing on the shoreline. I have no windows open. On our top floor where we have no double glazing it's like being out at sea, especially with the lighthouse flashing on the horizon. Quite cool really. If only I could persuade DH to not go out driving in it though hmm

starfish, I think it will ease off for a bit then blow a real hoolie tomorrow morning.

pepper, tomorrow evening will be similar I think.

Solent weather station is showing 43mph with gusts of 54.

The house is shuddering - I hate wind more than any other weather feature.

It is supposed to be easing later. Blimming well hope so. I keep thinking something is going to fall off.

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oldsilver Mon 28-Jan-13 19:22:13

It's been quite quiet here today - the wind and rain picked up around 3.15, yep school kicking out time but then went off. Definitely not as bad as it's been the last couple of nights though. We even had sun this morning shock

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 19:22:40

Still raining steadily but wind died down for now. 8.9 degrees. At least the rain will keep night temps mild.
SE.

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 20:09:32

Oooh
The temperature's rising < wasn't that in a song called Tropical Heatwave?>
9.5 now. SE

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Jan-13 20:51:48

'The temperature's rising' wasn't that 'It's Raining Men'? grin

I am beside myself at the prospect of 13 WHOLE DEGREES tomorrow. Shorts and t shirt I think.

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 21:01:52

Kitten said it would feel colder due to the wind. So if you want to tan your goosepimples, go for it, <grin face> Is it to be sunny again, then?

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Jan-13 21:05:08

You may be right digerd. i will take one layer off instead. grin

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Jan-13 21:05:57

Just checked. Light rain and 13 degrees. sad

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 21:23:47

Sparkling
Found the song Heat Wave, on you tube. Showing my age here. It was from the film musical There's No Business Like Show Business, with Marilyn Monroe singing it. Words
We're having a heat wave, a tropical heatwave
The temperature's rising, it isn't surprising
You certainly can, Can Can
Pity the video is of bad quality. Some really good male dancers
How I remember these things from decades ago, but can't remember things from a few days ago < peeved face>

Sparklingbrook Mon 28-Jan-13 21:32:26

grin digerd. I forgot It's Raining Men wasn't originally by Geri Halliwell.

digerd Mon 28-Jan-13 21:43:49

I only know the singers of the songs we dance to - at the moment- Olly Murs Trouble Maker is the latest and my favourite and also Come Dance With me Tonight, last year. Also Black Heart by Sooshe.
They did use It's raining Men for an old dance, but it made it too fast for me so didn't do it. < poor old thing me>

mumat39 Mon 28-Jan-13 22:13:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mumat39 Mon 28-Jan-13 22:26:34

Oh bloody hell. Posted this in the wrong thread! Sorry! Having a doolally moment! blush

Can you tell I'm trying to lose weight!

grin mumat!

today's warnings

Main concerns are:
the SW where for some flooding unfortunately seems very likely (once again)

Nw Scotland where storm to severe storm force winds are expected.

No signs of proper cold returning through to mid feb.

digerd Tue 29-Jan-13 07:44:30

Temp. did not drop over night and stayed at +9. At least the large refuse lorry just been down our small cul-de sac- they gave it a miss last week.

All calm outside atm.

mumat39 Tue 29-Jan-13 10:47:25

MNHQ, thank you and sorry for adding to your workload.

thanks

PigletJohn Tue 29-Jan-13 11:09:51

Where isn't it raining?

I understand that if lots of rain falls in place A, then less rain must fall in place B, for example if it is in a rain shadow in the other side of high ground.

So if UK is getting persistent rain, there must surely be somewhere else that is getting persistent drought. Where is it?

digerd Tue 29-Jan-13 11:32:12

SE
No rain so far today and feeling very mild at 13 degrees. Just waiting for sun to come out??

amber wind warnings now

pigletjohn - not necessarily! Rain depends on the moisture of the airmass and the temperature, so it depends where the weather systems form as to whether rain is created.

However, I've had a message from a friend in Australia where they have gone from +40C heat, fire and drought to 500mm of rain in just a few days. Now that is extreme!

PigletJohn Tue 29-Jan-13 14:38:20

but doesn't the world have, say, one billion tons of rain a year? So if most of it falls on Basingstoke, so much less is available for the rest of the world?

digerd Tue 29-Jan-13 15:44:16

The weather works in mysterious ways, and rainfall has its own unique logic which we cannot fathom.
I remember being told that one year Kenia had floods that had never been experienced before. Don't think there is a maximum amount rainfall for each year in the whole of the world.
I also remember the 2006 long heatwave in which only the Thames valley had a hosepipe ban for months as I had to endure lugging my watering can everywhere and being bitten by unusual Exotic Mossies that kept me awake at night itching for weeks Grrrr,
My Brother in Milton Keynes kept saying how they had had rain, but not here.

digerd Tue 29-Jan-13 15:47:00

Kitten
Had just a bit of drizzle between 2-3pm today, but the wind is very mild and still 13 degrees - but no sun.

thanks for the update digerd smile
It is amazing how mild it feels out there (which Im pleased about because my super warm coat isnt waterproof!)

pigletjohn, not at all - it depends on global temperature (the warmer it is, the more water it can hold) and weather patterns to either pick up moisture from the ocean or to dump it on the land. I suppose there is a finite amount of rain that could occur - if all the oceans bubbled away wink

Well, unfortunately the situation looks set to continue.
warnings for Friday

pepperrabbit Tue 29-Jan-13 18:49:26

Wind has picked up here again (exactly as you predicted!)

digerd Tue 29-Jan-13 19:00:31

Kitten
I knew that about warm air being able to hold more water/moisture than cold - my DB who has a BS Honours degree in Applied Mathmatics and Pysics told me, when I was telling him about my humidity levels in my house <from my weather station> that with my new radiators it was less, but when heating went off it went back to what it was. I never took Physics at school, and had assumed the warmth had dried the dampness out.
Glad weather is to stay mild

Might need to create a new snow watch thread for as early as this weekend shock off to work, more later.....

(Btw, hope those in the NW of Scotland haven't blown away this am)

I just came on to ask about that, Kitten! Light snow forecast for here for Sunday by the met office...

oricella Wed 30-Jan-13 08:57:18

reporting from the north - my shed roofing has ripped off overnight.. and goodness knows what was in that storm, because my windows look absolutely filthy; it's still pretty gusty out there

digerd Wed 30-Jan-13 12:27:16

South Herts
Been sunny all morning a mile away, but where I live there is the edge of a band of cloud in SE/SW that breaks up into smaller ones
Says 12 degrees, but the wind much colder than yesterday. This band of cloud seems to be moving northwards.

torro have issued a convective discussion for north England and south Scotland - including isolated tornadoes, CG lightning and moderate sized hail.

LillethTheCat Wed 30-Jan-13 13:11:55

Really will be waking up in Oz then. Must remember my ruby slippers grin

It is very windy out there, just been driving on the A1 and Ive never known it so loud. Still at least it wasn't 129MPH like they had in Scotland last night according to reports I heard this morning.

Im not cold today though.

Im in North Yorkshire BTW.

I think a squall line went through here between 13.20 and 1325. The front doors at work blew open and I was almost blown off my feet. There was about 3 minutes of torrential rain, then it settled to just very windy and a bit wet.

Why does this always happen on bin day? Our road is full of empty bins rattling along and falling over.

not quite organised enough to be a squall line manky, but it certainly seems to be trying to arrange itself into one! I think maybe a gust front instead looking at the radar. wind warnings out in your area

Tomorrow it looks to remain very windy. Dry apart from southern Scotland (am going to get the washing out on the line pegged down well!) again wind warnings out.

Friday - rain warnings for the south. possibly some sleet or snow over the chilterns and through the east midlands - across into EA.

Saturday - feeling colder, but pretty much dry.

Sunday - getting rapidly milder from the NW with the SE holding onto the cold longest.

No need for a snow watch thread yet I feel.

digerd Wed 30-Jan-13 15:52:21

SE
Sun still shining weakly, but very gusty and chilly.
My all -knowing Taxidriver told me today that SLEET was forecast for our area on Friday.
South Herts. 10 degrees atm but a very chilly wind. Was too warm in my outdoor dog walking clothes yesterday so wore less today and was too cold.
Can't win.

Phew, thanks kitten grin

blackeyedsusan Wed 30-Jan-13 20:27:47

w mids.

I saw a trampoline blow over today. in someones back garden, near school. (where the mega hail was) i don't remember there being a strong gust at the time, probably the effect of fences and houses. there waas a massive gust while we were collecting the children, aand a collective ooo from the parents line!

Mega hail blackeyedsusan? Can you say more please? ( trampolines are a running joke among severe weather bods!)

blackeyedsusan Thu 31-Jan-13 07:23:56

a while back. pmed you then sorry to disappoint you.

it was not that I saw a blown over trampoline, but one in the process of blowing over...

blackeyedsusan Thu 31-Jan-13 07:25:17

it was code as I like to stay a bit vague aabout which city we actually live in. wink

grin understood!

Got quite excited as hail was forecast for yesterday!

Sparklingbrook Thu 31-Jan-13 07:35:26

Morning from Worcestershire. If someone could turn the wind down that would be grand. Ta. x

LostInWales Thu 31-Jan-13 07:46:13

OYBBK what on earth happened over here last night, after I'd battened down the house and checked all the children were still safe it was about 1.45. There was massive wind and rain (the inside of my curtains are wet!) and I had to wedge all the doors open to stop the banging. How do I check what the radar was like overnight?

LottieJenkins Thu 31-Jan-13 07:47:54

I've just put Bumble out for a wee and within a minute it was pouring down and Bdog couldnt get back in the hall quick enough! smile
Let's hope it has stopped by walk time at 9am. The wood will be lethal though as the footpath is slowly subsiding down into the ditch and all the tree roots are exposed..hmm

woken at 4 by the hail and heavy rain - I had to shut the bedroom window. A very wild night.

LottieJenkins Thu 31-Jan-13 09:04:20

Hailing madly here in Suffolk. Bumbledog is looking very non-plussed at the hail as it rattles against the window!!!

digerd Thu 31-Jan-13 09:16:11

South Herts
SUN suddenly appeared - blue sky and small clouds- +10 out
Had stormy winds which woke me up early this morning.

digerd Thu 31-Jan-13 09:17:53

No wind atm

digerd Thu 31-Jan-13 11:32:04

Been sunny most of the morning. Just seen weather forecast, and says it will be 12 again, but still with sudden gusts of wind from the west. Very wet again tomorrow, Saturday dry but colder .

Labradorlover Thu 31-Jan-13 11:52:58

Shite, shite weather......really heavy sideyways rain that hurts, as it's soooo windy. And 5C.....rubbish.

digerd Thu 31-Jan-13 16:46:35

Labra - South Herts
We've had a sunny day today - and 12 degrees, but does not feel warm. No rain here. Supposed to get it tomorrow.

lostinwales. I'm not sure that you can grab old radar images easily. I'll have a look and see if I can find anything.

Cant find anything, but it was an occluded weather front that came through that organised itself into a squall line - some convective action in your area.

surface pressure chart shows you the culprit at 00Z just approaching.

LostInWales Thu 31-Jan-13 20:23:06

I must have just missed it, changed at 1930. Never mind, it was very interesting weather to wake up to! Dog had jumped the gate and was running round upstairs looking for someone to cuddle and my curtains were blowing in nearly to the horizontal! Had to sleep with the window closed for the first time in ages. Really squally anyway, I think there were some roofs of a little further south! Lovely but windy morning then, perfect for a bracing walk on the beach.

It sounds pretty dramatic!

LostInWales Thu 31-Jan-13 21:17:51

I have proper rattly old sash windows and ill fitting doors for the perfect stormy night effect!

Anything more about the light snow forecast, kitten?

Only real risk is tomorrow for parts of the NE perhaps. Not looking too dramatic at the moment. Eastern Scotland maybe Monday night.

I am driving from Edinburgh to Aberdeen today, coming home Monday. My mum reports snow and has been on the phone asking if I'm still going! There is nothing here, but am I going to get stuck coming home?

LillethTheCat Sat 02-Feb-13 11:30:07

DH told me it was going to snow on Tues. Ive just checked on the Met Office website and one place near me says light snow Mon night, but nothing on Tues. The other place near me has no mention of snow at all. So I going to go with that.

DH also reckons its going to snow again round about 20th Feb. I hope not as its half term and Ive got to take the DCs places that are a drive away.

I know its too early to tell just yet, but do we have any idea what the weather is likely to do over half term? Any predictions?

digerd Sat 02-Feb-13 11:43:32

South Herts
We didn't get sleet yesterday, drizzle first thing, but night temp went down to 3. Brightened up about mid day. bright with sun today, but very cold wind. 2 degrees in the night last night so getting colder.
+7, but feeling much colder, and not even the sun warms you up.

We woke to a light dusting of snow which has melted away now smile

digerd Sat 02-Feb-13 15:27:01

South Herts
Clouded over now and +5 but feels like -5 in that bitter wind which stings my cheeks. Little dog doesn't care, but we went home after just 15 minutes as I 'd had enough. < feeling guilty for little dog>

PigletJohn Sat 02-Feb-13 17:44:30

south coast - sunny but cold wind

we might get a few days without rain.

digerd Sat 02-Feb-13 18:36:38

Just put the heating up 1 degree - +3 out already. What will it go down to tonight?

digerd Sun 03-Feb-13 08:55:46

South Herts
minus 1 last night, no frost though. Grass looks rather lush and in need of a mowing already <quizzical and peeved face>. +1 now and grey skies.

Digerd you need guineapigs!

Maybe some sleet and snow showers about on Tuesday. Nothing too bad showing though. However for Scotland tomorrow is mor of a concern.
weather warnings including severe gales and with sleet and snow showers this could lead to blizzard conditions at time. Worst area; north west Scotland.

digerd Sun 03-Feb-13 09:50:34

Or goats, but they would eat all my plants as well. Just checked my Camelia, at least this cold weather will keep it dormant., and they love the rainwater.
Snow keeps plants protected from the frost, so it has it's uses.
Dry so far here.

mumat39 Sun 03-Feb-13 14:07:52

Met office have issued snow warnings for Monday.

here

mumat39 Sun 03-Feb-13 14:13:03

Also a cold weather alert. here

Now that's interesting! The warnings extend into the north west and parts of Yorkshire and the NE as well as Scotland. GFS has it as too warm at first glance for much of those areas. Will need to have a further look.

Ok, yup, seems this evening that there is enhanced potential for tomorrow and indeed Tuesday. Not just for the aforementioned areas but more widespread snow showers on Tuesday too. Good spot mumat.

mumat39 Mon 04-Feb-13 00:23:52

Hi OYBBK. I only posted those links on here as I knew you'd give us your take on things. The bbc weather report mentioned gale force winds in Scotland, and that the snow elsewhere would turn into rain by the morning.

I have no idea if that's right, but I hope there isn't too much damage to people's homes and properties and that people manage to stay safe.

When I checked your link to the met office earlier in the day it was still just with the wind warnings. I checked later in the day and was wondering what ou thought. So, thank you again, for all your help. thanks

Not a problem. It def takes several pairs of eyes to keep an eye on this weather lark grin and I've been a bit distracted this weekend with my new Rubik's cube

Labradorlover Mon 04-Feb-13 08:13:38

We have a snow warning for East Scotland, but no wind warning......even though we've already had gusts of 48mph.
Was awake last night and heard the shipping forrecast, lots of violent storm 11's and a hurricane 12, NW of Scotland.

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