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Snow watch Winter 2019/20

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OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 21-Oct-19 18:32:05


First proper potential for the winter on Friday - if you live in the Peak district and parts of Scotland. grin

thesandwich Mon 21-Oct-19 22:08:16

Hello kitten is it that time already? What are your thoughts on the various scare stories about a hard winter?
Thank you so much for your threads!

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 22-Oct-19 07:37:25

It feels a bit late this year!

I tend to not do long term forecasting (On Saturday I couldn't even get it right for 6 hours ahead grin )

However, the met office and others I know are going for a milder and wetter first half of the winter than average, with the potential for some wind storms. It may switch in the second half of the winter to something much colder later on. No promises though.

thesandwich Tue 22-Oct-19 08:19:20

Thanks! Just saw too many scare headlines and thinking about planning for elderlies care.... cos there’s nothing else for the newspapers to cover is there??😂😂😂😂

GloriaSmud Tue 22-Oct-19 10:36:22

The first Snow Watch thread for 2019/20 - I wonder how many they'll be this winter.
<remembers the 6 or 7 Snow Watch threads we had 2 winters ago. Breaks out in cold sweat>

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Tue 22-Oct-19 12:55:06

They can keep it.

I think we had a little bit mid November last year, no chance of it settling but it fell for around half an hour.

We haven’t had a really wet winter for ages where I am, I think the last one was 2013 & getting anywhere was a nightmare as even the minor brooks & ditches had flooded.

I’m hoping we don’t get anything like winter 2017/18 again for a while Gloria my Dad died just before the Beast & trying to clear the house/arrange the funeral as well as all the usual stuff was not made any easier by the weather I bet he’d have been laughing his head off though, git

TokyoSushi Fri 25-Oct-19 12:57:58

My actual favourite thread of the year! Hurrah!

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 25-Oct-19 13:59:35

I think I remember that Bernard.

As you can tell, most of it is falling as rain, but there is some sleet (yellow) and snow (white, squint hard!) mixed in already.

Perihelion Fri 25-Oct-19 15:46:55

My Reynaud's kicked in again yesterday, while DD is embracing full teenager behaviour, by not taking her jacket for her walk to school, this morning ( 4C ) hmm.

Sleet forecast for Tuesday and some minus temperatures at night.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Sat 26-Oct-19 20:06:30

I have decided I’m going to identify as a duck!

It’s just, with in the last half hour, stopped raining for the first time since yesterday morning. Everywhere seems to be flooded & impassable. I can’t remember the last time I heard the fire engine go out so much to rescue bloody idiots.

hoteltango Sat 26-Oct-19 21:30:47

I'm in central/southern Hampshire and although we've had rain today (14mm) we've not had anything like the flooding elsewhere. But I've just checked my local online weather station and there was a large temperature drop around 6 pm. (The MetOffice webpage shows much the same, so it's obviously not a glitch.) Not so good for anyone who got drenched in the rain.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 26-Oct-19 22:08:45

It was a very impressive cold front that went through!

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Sat 26-Oct-19 22:21:37

It’s dropped really cold here too hoteltango, I think it’s predicted to get down to 1 or 2 overnight. The flooding’s only going to get worse as well, the river isn’t due to peak until around 2am (well 1am) and then again around 10pm tomorrow night.

BestIsWest Sat 26-Oct-19 22:25:51

We had a few flakes here in S Wales yesterday. I was very excited.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 26-Oct-19 22:27:36

You should get a badge for being the first Best

VictoriaBun Sat 26-Oct-19 22:29:23

I live in Cumbria and have seen a few photos of the tops of some fells that have had snow.

Saisong Sat 26-Oct-19 22:32:55

Snowdon has snow on, the pictures look beautiful

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 26-Oct-19 22:37:51

I should look at some pictures smile

AutumnRose1 Sat 26-Oct-19 22:42:11

waves at sandwich

Yup, all about the elder care here too! Main reason I look at the thread.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Sun 27-Oct-19 12:43:07

What a difference a day makes, I’ve got washing on my small line & it’s drying lovely. The river’s had it’s first peak & it’s not too bad so far, the dog liked being able to paddle without having to climb in & out this morning grin.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sun 27-Oct-19 12:44:47

It's a gorgeous day today! smile

BestIsWest Sun 27-Oct-19 15:18:59

It’s glorious here - first frost of the year this morning.

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 04-Nov-19 10:46:21

Some snow showing potentially for hilly areas of western Ireland, north Wales and possibly, just possibly the Cotswolds on Thursday.

leesmum Wed 06-Nov-19 21:46:21

Hi Kitten, I always look forward to you and Glorias build up to winter and helping us to be prepared fsmile

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 06-Nov-19 21:50:52

Hi Lee smile

It looks like there is still some potential, certainly for some of Scotland's hills tomorrow then tomorrow night the Welsh borders, northern Wales and the Pennines too.

By Saturday Northern Ireland may be affected.

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