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OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 25-Dec-14 19:38:20

From storm thread which talked about the complexities of tomorrow's weather:

"Merry Christmas will be really interesting to seem where gets snow tomorrow. Hilly parts of Wales, some of northern England, the midlands perhaps at times and I still think the chilterns. It depends on how heavy the precipitation is, the air it falls through and obviously the temperature. I expect some people will have rather a surprise."

And With regards to discussion about NI: "it's going to sound like a cop out but I just don't know 850hpa temps look borderline as does air temp but if the rain is heavy and falls through dry air as it evaporates it can cool the air down allowing snow to fall. ( evaporative cooling)
Often snow in the UK hangs on a knife edge with a temp swing of one or two degrees making all the difference. It makes it very difficult for councils. Put grit down too early and it gets washed away then it turns to snow and everyone blames the councils for the ensuing chaos."

I don't think things have changed since my thoughts earlier today.

18yearstooold Thu 25-Dec-14 19:39:39

I'm crossing the Pennines tomorrow early afternoon so watching with interest

IKYTWTLYA Thu 25-Dec-14 19:40:15

I very much doubt we'll get any in the south, but I'll be excitedly watching the skies tonight/tomorrow!

FourAndDone Thu 25-Dec-14 19:41:52

I'm East Midlands (derbyshire) and would love a few flakes of snow!smile

Sparklingbrook Thu 25-Dec-14 19:42:59

I really don't want any (Worcestershire).

PseudoBadger Thu 25-Dec-14 19:43:49

Thanks Kitten for your NI response flowers

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 25-Dec-14 19:47:05

I'm not expecting any where I am (central southern England) but I will be on lamppost watch tomorrow.

Could be a bit of a 'mare for those travelling in central midlands tomorrow I think. It's been a really awkward little low pressure this one. Was threatening gales and coastal flooding at one point then two days before it's due the models change the predicted path and bring in this will it won't it snow scenario.

Sequinscheermeup Thu 25-Dec-14 19:48:48

I'm due to travel up from London to midlands tomorrow but it's nit set in stone, I don't HAVE to do the journey. Best avoided do you think?

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Thu 25-Dec-14 19:49:38

Am on Suffolk coast. Met Office and BBC both say heavy rain for us, although am I right in thinking the BBC get their info from the Met Office?

Roseformeplease Thu 25-Dec-14 19:52:08

Driving from Mallaig to Leeds on Saturday. Any thoughts? We will leave once we know the roads are clear but would love some reassurance that it will have passed.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Thu 25-Dec-14 19:52:50

Where do you class as Central Midlands? Just out of interest. We are travelling from Staffordshire into Birmingham tomorrow fconfused.

Tryingtobecalm Thu 25-Dec-14 19:54:55

Marking place!

CaulkheadUpNorth Thu 25-Dec-14 19:55:17

Sitting in the middle of the central midlands and even my iPhone weather thingammy is saying snow for tomorrow. Bastards.

Sparklingbrook Thu 25-Dec-14 20:04:14

What time is it due?

mankyscotslass Thu 25-Dec-14 20:08:57

This side of the Pennines I am not holding my breath!

hashtagwhatever Thu 25-Dec-14 20:14:51

Doubt London will see any snow, very much wish it would though.

SpottyTeacakes Thu 25-Dec-14 20:17:40

I want some snow! Come on oybbk you know you can do it wink

JKSLtd Thu 25-Dec-14 20:20:40

Me too I want some and the dc are desperate having missed out entirely last winter.

Just not rain pretty please smile

TheWildRumpyPumpus Thu 25-Dec-14 20:21:51

We have to decide when to drive back from SE London to the East Midlands. We were planning to go either late tomorrow night or Saturday morning, but neither will be fun if we've had a big dump of snow en route!

Are we best off heading out earlier than planned do you think? Although my mother will be highly unimpressed if we sail off gladly into the distance and no snow falls grin

WhispersOfWickedness Thu 25-Dec-14 20:46:13

We are in the lincolnshire wolds, we are normally get snow at least once a winter (although not last year for the first time in the 10 years since we moved here sad).
We're under the weather warning, but my met office app is just predicting rain, will have to see how this goes sad

Theredandthewhite Thu 25-Dec-14 20:56:21

Essex/Suffolk here, would love se snow!

Met office seems to have us down for some smile

ouryve Thu 25-Dec-14 21:10:02

We're in the warning area in Durham, but don't have any precipitation forecast until Saturday, when there's heavy snow forecast.

Set to be bloody cold, though.

Its -4 in my car just now, I'm in Scotland, we're not due any snow fsad

TheFourthLobster Thu 25-Dec-14 21:19:48

We're having to travel tomorrow and will have to go through the midlands sad

GloriaSmud Thu 25-Dec-14 21:22:45

I'm amazed how much the forecast for this has changed in a few days from being quite a big storm to where I am (Leicester) being in a warning area for snow.
I have DDs 'Hello Kitty' ruler a device ready for measuring snow depth.

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