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Is it ever going to get cold!?

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Northernmonkeys Sun 08-Dec-13 22:17:08

I'm still waiting for a proper winter...
Not necessarily snow, but frosty mornings and actual days where you wrap up to go outside. It's been a bit of a let down so far for me!

Anyone know if we're heading for a cold spell?

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Sun 08-Dec-13 23:03:54

Nothing showing in the models I'm afraid. Looking average-mild in the next week or so.

Upcycled Sun 08-Dec-13 23:05:14

and how is it a bad thing?

FunkyBoldRibena Sun 08-Dec-13 23:14:50

Loving this winter so far, have been able to get my students out every week.

thenightsky Sun 08-Dec-13 23:16:23

It's going to stay warm all winter. I have made sure of this by spending money fitting winter tyres to my car grin

Northernmonkeys Mon 09-Dec-13 06:37:16

That's a shame Kitten. Let me know if it changes please!
I was dreaming of a white Christmas....

Just love having an excuse to bundle up warm and think a good cold snap might clear some bugs away! I also love snow but then don't need to go anywhere in it so I know I'm in the minority.

Rooners Mon 09-Dec-13 06:58:02

It's been proper cold here this week - we had a ground frost at least though the car said it was 4 degrees.

Just starting to feel wintery now. The sunsets are doing it for me.

wonkylegs Mon 09-Dec-13 07:02:18

It's been proper cold here.(NE) We've had frosts and the gritters are out at night.
It's not quite as cold as last year but I've been grateful for that as we've been having our heating replaced.

Ememem84 Mon 09-Dec-13 07:07:34

You should come here. In my flats spare room it's colder than it is outside. I don't want to get out of bed!!!

BitOutOfPractice Mon 09-Dec-13 07:29:25

Yesterday, on the day I put my decs up, the geraniums outside my front door started flowering again. Bonkers!

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Mon 09-Dec-13 08:39:56

Some hints of cold in the Christmas week on the latest gfs model run smile

[ christmas forecast thread]]

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Mon 09-Dec-13 08:40:13

christmas forecast thread

digerd Mon 09-Dec-13 08:52:39

I have been wrapping up to take dog for walks. It was only 3 degrees last night but now 6. Has rained too.
Dull, dismal, and damp cold is the worst and much prefer sunny, cold and crisp.

PersonalClown Mon 09-Dec-13 09:01:00

Shush you lot!
As much as I love a cold, snowy, white-ish winter, I love lower heating bills more.
I'm still not in debt with my energy company yet and my heating only clicks on in the morning.

(Probably cursed myself now)

MrsApplepants Mon 09-Dec-13 09:33:45

Why anyone would wish for cold weather, with the ice, snow associated road accidents, inconvenience and general chaos is beyond me. Ooh yes, please bring on the high heating bills and increased deaths from cold in the elderly, yes please!

Perhaps I should move to sunnier climes...

digerd Mon 09-Dec-13 12:58:02

Sun has been out for a while but still not inviting me out to tackle the weeds and moss in the garden.

Northernmonkeys Mon 09-Dec-13 13:52:35

Thanks for the link Kitten.

Obviously I don't wish for bad things to happen in bad weather and I'm aware it costs people lots of money in heating. It was meant to be lighthearted.
A nostalgic memory from when I was young (many moons ago!) when winter was a proper winter, that's all.

digerd Tue 10-Dec-13 07:16:59

-1 last night and the lawns are all white. 0 now.

heronsfly Tue 10-Dec-13 07:21:19

Im waiting for winter too, all the reports that November was going to be bitterly cold and all that happened in Kent, was wind, rain and gloomy days.

Bunbaker Tue 10-Dec-13 07:34:47

There are far too many threads on MN from posters shivering in cold homes because they can't afford to put the heating on. So to wish for really cold weather is crass and unthinking.

I had winter tyres put on my car last week and bought some proper snow boots. So now we can expect a mild, snow free winter.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Tue 10-Dec-13 07:57:33

Not really bunbaker, our agriculture partially depends on a reasonably cold winter.

Herons fly, when you say all the reports, do you mean the Express? They don't reflect the met office forecasts ever, except perhaps by rare coincidence.

InMySpareTime Tue 10-Dec-13 08:06:17

A decent cold snap keeps the slugs down in the garden too. My raspberry canes are still fruiting, I would like a couple of weeks of crisp cold too.
Also, mild winters seem to be followed by damp summers IME (not scientific but holds true for the last decade), so I'd endure a bit of cold if it means a nice summer to followgrin.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Tue 10-Dec-13 08:23:45

Yeah, as well as keeping pests down it helps some seeds germinate.

I find I actually need less heating on cold sunny days than I do milder grey days, solar input through the windows makes a huge difference to our house, but I realise that's not the case for all houses.

There is also the issue of course of vitamin d insufficiency caused by lack of sunlight and also SAD. Even for non sufferers grey skies=gloomy moods.

Northernmonkeys Tue 10-Dec-13 17:47:02

Oh come on bunbaker. I said it was a lighthearted nostalgic thread. I never wished people to be freezing because they can't afford the heating.
Calling me crass and unthinking is very harsh,

And I wonder why I don't post often!

EeyoreIsh Tue 10-Dec-13 17:55:21

northern don't worry, I felt all nostalgic for proper cold and sunny weather when reading your OP!

I love cold and crisp days, it makes it so much easier to get out and enjoy the few hours of daylight than when it's grey and drizzly.

The garden and allotment are really showing signs of the weather being warmer than normal. I'm getting fresh growth on my lavender, and the soil on the allotment is still wet and claggy, and the nettles doing really well!

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