New Year, new weather? what will the start of 2016 bring?

(62 Posts)
megletthesecond Mon 04-Jan-16 17:21:09

Thought I'd kick off a bright and shiny weather thread to see us through the second half of the winter. Albeit a winter with daffodils and blossom shock.

All I can say is that I've just been down to the bins and it seems chiller than it has been <scientific>>

LaurieFairyCake Mon 04-Jan-16 17:24:25

We have had no winter in the South East. I've got my heating on for an hour a day to take the damp out the air.

It's probably going to snow for the next two months now I've said that grin

BlackMarigold Mon 04-Jan-16 18:48:22

Loads of daffodils in flower in the garden, don't like it would prefer them in March. Also grass keeps growing and looks a mess but ground too wet to mow.

GloriaSmud Mon 04-Jan-16 19:43:13

Yay, a nice new winter thread, thank you meglet.
I think it's looking more seasonal towards the weekend and possibly into next week as well. How long the cold lasts and whether it results in some of the cold white stuff falling, time will tell.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 04-Jan-16 20:29:15

well done meglet smile

JillJ72 Mon 04-Jan-16 20:37:52

Bucks - squishy squelchy in the garden, a mudfest of muddiness as I weave a varying path every day across the grass from house to chicken run and back.

Cooler this week but not properly cold. Lots sprouting early. Less rain and more sun is my order - for the nation!

seasidesally Mon 04-Jan-16 21:24:55

im sure this mild weather we have had is bringing the local cats into season

my male has been disappearing for 24-36hrs at a time,feed sleep then back out

he is booked in for castration next week smile

leesmum Mon 04-Jan-16 21:38:45

Thanks Meglet I shall be watching with interest smile

GloriaSmud Tue 05-Jan-16 09:50:20

Liam Dutton (weatherman for Channel4 News) is rather excited about the possibility of cold weather next week.

ouryve Tue 05-Jan-16 10:20:52

Well, it's bliblical in the Northeast, today, with lots of flooded roads. Will start a separate thread on that I think.

Notrevealingmyidentity Tue 05-Jan-16 20:06:03

Kitten is there any truth to the rumours of snow in Scotland the weekend ?

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 05-Jan-16 21:17:30

sorry, had one of those days.

Not, at the moment, it does look pretty likely, yes, even down to lower levels, especially on Sunday. Some snow over northern england hills and north Wales too.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 05-Jan-16 21:25:01

dont get too excited about a long lasting change. At the moment it looks quite brief.

met office reckon there may be a change in Feb/march.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 06-Jan-16 09:26:53

So it certainly turns colder smile however, I'm not so sure about snow for scotland - though it will be cold enough by sunday, the precip seems to be going further south.

Proper cold now showing at the end of next week, but much drier too. Instead of it seesawing back up to warm the latest models show it getting cold right through to the end of the model run.

PrincePondicherry Wed 06-Jan-16 09:39:30

I have written winter off this year. sad

And the sodden, yet growing, grass is annoying me. I want to mow the lawn!

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 06-Jan-16 10:23:26

Don't write it off smile it was always expected to be a tale of two halves.

GloriaSmud Wed 06-Jan-16 10:27:38

I noticed the cold lasting right through 'til the end of the run ~ will be interesting to see whether it happens.

MagpieCursedTea Wed 06-Jan-16 10:59:43

I'm in north east England and I'd quite like this rain to stop! The local news reckons we'll have snow at the weekend but I'm only seeing a bit of sleet on Friday in the forecast.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 06-Jan-16 11:25:48

I dont think you will see much in the way of snow, but it looks like you will have a decent break from rain soon.

Notrevealingmyidentity Wed 06-Jan-16 12:58:37

Aha I'm in Scotland the weekend. And part of bed week. Excellent love a bit of snow.

Perihelion Thu 07-Jan-16 01:12:42

We've had a bit of an east wind in Edinburgh for the last few days. So feeling a bit more wintery. Snow forecast over the hills tonight.

SideOrderofSprouts Thu 07-Jan-16 09:19:23

This doesnt look overly friendly...

seasidesally Thu 07-Jan-16 09:31:59

is that a storm ?when were smile

GloriaSmud Thu 07-Jan-16 11:33:55

I don't think that storm is going to bother us too much although there are some metoffice weather warnings for bands of rain/snow coming from it (doesn't help those areas that have been flooded.) There's a low pressure system that's forecast to develop within/spins off that storm though and that's what will give rain/snow over the weekend (I hope I'm reading things right chart-wise there!)

Things look to be turning much colder next week.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 07-Jan-16 13:10:25

That sounds about right Gloria smile

Winter starts this weekend for parts of scotland and by mid week should be with us all, for some potential for snowfall at times across pretty much anywhere by the end of the week.

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