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Britain to be hit by SNOW in October... forecasters warn

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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:02 PM
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Britain is about to experience an early winter, with snow expected to arrive as soon as next month, forecasters have warned.
Temperatures over the next three months will plummet to below average with one long-range forecaster predicting snowfalls in October.
James Madden, of Exacta Weather, said: ‘I expect to see the first signs of some moderate to heavy snowfalls as early as October or November in certain parts of the UK.



www.dailymail.co.uk...

Last winter parts of the UK experienced up to 30 inches of snow and temperatures fell to -19C

Will this winter be just as bad or worse?

I have a gut feeling it's going to be worse, i can always sort of sense this sort of thing, im not going on anything scientific, it's more of a human instinct to prepare for the storm, like you sense something approaches.

The winters in England are getting wild, im 19 now, when i was a little kid, we hardly had snow, maybe a couple of inches, that was a stretch in itself, now last winter i had snow up to my knees :0

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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:21 PM
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Theyre not wild, my friend who lives in Sweden has snow above the top of his doors and everything goes on as normal.

Were only think its bad as the services are so useless and stop at the 1st hint of snow.

Ill admit the football games were pretty cold though sitting outside not moving for several hours, good job I bought my supply of thermal socks this week while they were in stock.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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It's definitely what the global warming theorists predicted 10 or 15 years ago, that the labrador current would start to slide north of the UK, resulting in much much colder winters for it.

Ultimately of course, we're as far north as Siberia, so it could get a hell of a lot colder in the UK yet.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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Great, I'm heading over there mid November.
At least I will get to experience a full on English Winter.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:28 PM
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Not not wild. Just going back to what they used to be like. I remember snowdrifts 17ft deep in Hampshire when I was just 5, and I have walked many miles between villages in deep snow in the 60s.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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I remember when I was about five or six, I was at boarding school on the south coast of the UK, the long cold winter of 1963, we were snowed in as the drifts were three feet high, and being that age, it was a bit awkward, stepping out into the snow and getting in up to my neck!
Cold snowy winters are nothing new in the UK, but I must agree that in recent years the weather has been gradually harking back to the bad old days, perhaps the rumours of the Gulf Stream changing have a bearing on this?
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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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I live up in the Pennines and the worst winter by far was the one before last. The local farmers who have been here for generations say they had never seen the like. It's not all about snow. In fact it can be snowy and comparatively mild. It was very cold for a prolonged period and you could hardly walk up our little track let alone drive. Had to park up at the top for 3 or 4 weeks. I bought a sled to get coal down and mail was delivered to the pub in the next village. I remember going to the nearby town and ending up in a central car park that was nothing but a skating rink. Casualty wards were full of broken bones!
I've known deep snowfalls in the UK but what we have been seeing is record breaking cold and ice.
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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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Sometimes we get bad winters, sometimes we dont. Not much to it.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:46 PM
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Originally posted by Johnze
Sometimes we get bad winters, sometimes we dont. Not much to it.

What we are seeing is a change in our climate (at 61, I am speaking from experience). There is in fact quite a lot to it!
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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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OK, to translate...

Temperatures will get colder as we approach winter and in Scotland & the North there will probably be snow. During the winter one person thinks the temperatures will not be above average and that snow will mostly fall between November & January.

Weather will be worst in the North and sometimes when it snows it may be windy as well.

Other "forecasters" confirm that it will get colder during winter and that snow is likely to fall over the same months as it has done for the past several years. Even the Met Office agrees that if temperatures fall it may get frosty at night.

Listen guys, it's winter, not the damned apocalypse. If you want more serious news coverage cancel the infamous Daily Mail and try The Beano instead.



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 05:56 PM
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well i am 62 and i remember the winters of my childhood always had a good snow fall .
the winters of the last 20 years or so have been really mild in comparison .



posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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London's Climate:

Average October Low - 47 f
Record Low - 24 f
Average high - 60 f
Average Rainfall - 2.6 in
- Wikipedia

No offense, but this isn't really shocking. It's snowed in England before. It snows in London around 18 inches a year.

edit: not to mention the fact that they live at 50^N - which is about how far up Ontario, Canada is.
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posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by Celestica
It snows in London around 18 inches a year.


Yikes, I promise it's nothing like that. I don't have the stats but Southern England would regard 3-4 inches a year as plenty, in London it's a lot less due to the urban environment. Many years there will be no appreciable lying snow.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 04:27 AM
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A winter here in England doesn't have to be severe to be a disaster. It only takes a couple of inches of snow over here and the whole country grinds to a complete halt.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 04:36 AM
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Originally posted by NocturnalPhantom
A winter here in England doesn't have to be severe to be a disaster. It only takes a couple of inches of snow over here and the whole country grinds to a complete halt.


I wonder if the councils have stocked up on gritting salt, didnt we nearly run out last year. It wouldn't surprise me with the cut backs, that we are even more ill prepared this year.



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 04:41 AM
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How many times does it have to be said that it isn't about snow? Changes in the UK climate are about prolonged sub zero temperatures - frozen pipes, broken bones, car accidents.
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posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 04:46 AM
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Here in the south of Sweden, everyone is talking about another harsh winter. Conventional wisdom and local agricultural folklore has it that two harsh winters in succession will be followed by a third one.

If that holds to be true then the UK can certainly expect to see some of it too. But at least here we're geared up for it: properly insulated houses, plumbing on the inside, and gritters/plows that hit the streets BEFORE the snow starts falling. The result: winter is just another season that everyone just deals with and endures.

I mean lets face it, Brits shouldn't really complain at the prospect of a bit of snow. What about people living in Pakistan right now?



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 05:02 AM
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Originally posted by godofme
Britain is about to experience an early winter, with snow expected to arrive as soon as next month, forecasters have warned.
Temperatures over the next three months will plummet to below average with one long-range forecaster predicting snowfalls in October.
James Madden, of Exacta Weather, said: ‘I expect to see the first signs of some moderate to heavy snowfalls as early as October or November in certain parts of the UK.


www.dailymail.co.uk...

Last winter parts of the UK experienced up to 30 inches of snow and temperatures fell to -19C

Will this winter be just as bad or worse?

I have a gut feeling it's going to be worse, i can always sort of sense this sort of thing, im not going on anything scientific, it's more of a human instinct to prepare for the storm, like you sense something approaches.

The winters in England are getting wild, im 19 now, when i was a little kid, we hardly had snow, maybe a couple of inches, that was a stretch in itself, now last winter i had snow up to my knees :0


DO NOT BELIEVE THIS.

The chances of correctly identifying a snow event 1-2 months out is almost impossible. Trying to do it 12 hours out is difficult because of DAM line locations etc.

Don't be a sheep...this is the beginning of the Winter Fear Hype rubbish that plagued the UK last year!



posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 05:16 AM
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Originally posted by starchild10
How many times does it have to be said that it isn't about snow? Changes in the UK climate are about prolonged sub zero temperatures - frozen pipes, broken bones, car accidents.
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The UK does not experience sub-zero temperatures. The record low in London I believe is 24^F. Northern Ireland gets maybe 15^F at coldest.
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posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 05:22 AM
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Will be a good chance for the parking attendants to up their quota


When we had a heavy snow fall in Brum people had to abandon their cars along the Bristol Road, one of the main roads out of the city. They returned to collect them the next day only to find they had been ticketted!



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