The wet and windy, with occasional snow, 2018/2019 thread

The wet and windy, with occasional snow, 2018/2019 thread

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schmalex

12,953 posts

150 months

Sunday 2nd December 2018
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Enough for good roast at least!

glenrobbo

15,598 posts

94 months

Sunday 2nd December 2018
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schmalex said:
Enough for good roast at least!
Deep and crispy, even?

leglessAlex

3,164 posts

85 months

Sunday 2nd December 2018
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glenrobbo said:
leglessAlex said:
It's (supposedly) 14 degrees in Kingston at the moment. The hell is going on!?
I would have expected it to be a tad warmer in Jamaica at the moment.
What are you doing there, Alex?
God, I wish I was in that Kingston and not the Upon-Thames one hehe

Pericoloso

40,351 posts

107 months

Sunday 2nd December 2018
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leglessAlex said:
glenrobbo said:
leglessAlex said:
It's (supposedly) 14 degrees in Kingston at the moment. The hell is going on!?
I would have expected it to be a tad warmer in Jamaica at the moment.
What are you doing there, Alex?
God, I wish I was in that Kingston and not the Upon-Thames one hehe
It could have been Kingston upon Hull ,to give it's full name....yuck

glenrobbo

15,598 posts

94 months

Sunday 2nd December 2018
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Pericoloso said:
It could have been Kingston upon Hull ,to give it's full name....yuck
Peri has a valid point there, Alex.

Mercies small for thankful be. ears

Puggit

Original Poster:

41,621 posts

192 months

Sunday 2nd December 2018
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Hopeful signs for proper winter in around 10 days. Will keep an eye out, obviously

Puggit

Original Poster:

41,621 posts

192 months

Monday 3rd December 2018
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To put some meat on the bones, models are currently showing possibility of Scandi High in a week or so. Also the polar vortex is getting a real bashing from the weather systems and possibility of a sudden stratospheric warming is high. All in all, I'm thinking of placing a bet on a white Christmas before the news starts leaking out.

Register1

656 posts

38 months

Monday 3rd December 2018
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Pericoloso said:
When is this "Double Vortex Super Tempest" supposed to start and wipe out humanity as we know it ?....

It's very mild and just a bit dull today.....confused

I could tolerate the same for the next 3 months....biggrin
Same here between Liverpool and Manchester.
Reasonably mild.
Could really put up with this until end of February.

Cold

7,162 posts

34 months

Monday 3rd December 2018
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Puggit said:
All in all, I'm thinking of placing a bet on a white Christmas before the news starts leaking out.
I'm not sure that's the correct lyrics. It should be something to do with the ones you used to know.

Puggit

Original Poster:

41,621 posts

192 months

Monday 3rd December 2018
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Heating didn't even come on in our house this morning - Mrs Puggit was complaining her towel wasn't warm!

JakeT

2,491 posts

64 months

Monday 3rd December 2018
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Cold said:
I'm not sure that's the correct lyrics. It should be something to do with the ones you used to know.
hehe

I am not fond of how wet it is though. Seems like it's been damp forever now. Bring back the crisp, dry days!

Lemming Train

3,192 posts

16 months

Monday 3rd December 2018
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Puggit said:
To put some meat on the bones, models are currently showing possibility of Scandi High in a week or so. Also the polar vortex is getting a real bashing from the weather systems and possibility of a sudden stratospheric warming is high. All in all, I'm thinking of placing a bet on a white Christmas before the news starts leaking out.
You said the exact same thing 2 weeks ago but it's 15C outside right now and not snowmageddon like you predicted.

red_slr

8,963 posts

133 months

Monday 3rd December 2018
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December looks very normal here. 3-9c for the month and the usual rain and wind.

colin_p

1,951 posts

156 months

Monday 3rd December 2018
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With absolutely no knowledge at all except thinking about a sprig of imaginary magic seaweed nailed to a stick, my prediction is;

More and more warm, wet and windy and Sommerset underwater by Boxing day. (The Sommerset bit might not happen and the warm, wet and windy might not happen either).

Puggit

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41,621 posts

192 months

Monday 3rd December 2018
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Lemming Train said:
You said the exact same thing 2 weeks ago but it's 15C outside right now and not snowmageddon like you predicted.
There were some hopeful signs back then. But then I amended the forecast to predict the wet and windy smile

This is looking far more likely - but again, it's so far out that things can and will change.

Tom_Spotley_When

381 posts

101 months

Monday 3rd December 2018
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Lemming Train said:
Puggit said:
To put some meat on the bones, models are currently showing possibility of Scandi High in a week or so. Also the polar vortex is getting a real bashing from the weather systems and possibility of a sudden stratospheric warming is high. All in all, I'm thinking of placing a bet on a white Christmas before the news starts leaking out.
You said the exact same thing 2 weeks ago but it's 15C outside right now and not snowmageddon like you predicted.
I've just put winter tyres on my car. First time of a 4x4 and winters. Chances of snow have no plummeted dramatically.

Puggit

Original Poster:

41,621 posts

192 months

Monday 3rd December 2018
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6 days out, a short sharp cold spell with a strong northerly, caused by high to the west, low to the east



MentalSarcasm

5,953 posts

155 months

Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Lovely frosty walk in to work this morning, finally felt like December!

Celtic Dragon

2,309 posts

179 months

Tuesday 4th December 2018
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Puggit said:
6 days out, a short sharp cold spell with a strong northerly, caused by high to the west, low to the east


Great, and I’m in Belgium, known for being cold, wet and windy!

Puggit

Original Poster:

41,621 posts

192 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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A likely scenario at this point is that Sunday will see bitter northerlies - these winds are often dry away from the east coast. The high pressure that sits to our west causing the notherlies will then meander to sit over Scandinavia - bringing a brief easterly. Models are currently forecasting a battleground scenario, with possible short term heavy snow.

After that - most likely that warmer wetter weather arrives again. Low pressure likely to shunt the high away. If it doesn't - then game on.