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

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

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Puggit

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40,471 posts

184 months

Monday 3rd December
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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

599 posts

30 months

Monday 3rd December
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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

5,700 posts

26 months

Monday 3rd December
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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:

40,471 posts

184 months

Monday 3rd December
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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

2,163 posts

56 months

Monday 3rd December
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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!
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Lemming Train

820 posts

8 months

Monday 3rd December
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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

7,581 posts

125 months

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

colin_p

1,421 posts

148 months

Monday 3rd December
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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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40,471 posts

184 months

Monday 3rd December
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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

180 posts

93 months

Monday 3rd December
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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

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40,471 posts

184 months

Monday 3rd December
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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

5,908 posts

147 months

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

Celtic Dragon

2,197 posts

171 months

Tuesday 4th December
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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

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40,471 posts

184 months

Wednesday 5th December
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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.

rossub

1,890 posts

126 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Saw -7c register on my car this morning on the outskirts of Aberdeen. Still only 1c at mid-day.

Puggit

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40,471 posts

184 months

Wednesday 5th December
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Looks like MetO agrees!


RicksAlfas

9,236 posts

180 months

Wednesday 5th December
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I don't care as long as it stops raining. grumpy

xcseventy

64 posts

12 months

Thursday 6th December
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First 3 days of the week were pretty cold up here (Glasgow) but what made it really interesting was the rain that fell onto the ice, making roads and pavements like a bloody ice rink! Still, this was Tuesday morning up Ben Lomond:


Currently rain and around 5 degrees.

Next week is looking superb, full sun, hovering around zero all week.

Stan the Bat

4,317 posts

148 months

Thursday 6th December
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Nice pic thumbup

colin_p

1,421 posts

148 months

Thursday 6th December
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colin_p said:
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).
The magic seaweed still says "rain-a-maggeddon and nearly as warm as a typical summer".

Puggit, is the Atlantic going to continue to slay beasts from the East? Just watched the weather on the BBC news and it is as the magic seaweed above, very wet indeed.