Originally posted by GrandStrategy
I don't remember 2010 or 2009 being that bad and I live in the pennines where we used to get a fair bit of snow.
I remember getting snow from November through to February/March. It was common to get school off for all the snow. In recent years you see a sprinkling in Janaury and that's about it.
Can't remember anything but a light dusting in recent years, hyped up by the london media who can't handle mild weather
selfishly, I'm hoping for tons of snow, because I've almost forgot what it looks like!
Weather forecast: UK
Rain for Scotland and Northern Ireland, cloudy and mild elsewhere.
This Evening and Tonight:
A generally cloudy and mild night across the UK, with further spells of rain for Northern Ireland and much of Scotland. Drier further south, although some patchy drizzle is possible. Hill fog is likely, especially in the south and west.
Another cloudy day for most. Breezy with further spells of rain across Northern Ireland and Scotland, perhaps edging into northern England. Further south, just the odd spot of drizzle.
Updated: 1517 on Sun 6 Jan 2013
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards on Tuesday. Clearer conditions following and lasting through Wednesday. Thursday, fine in the north, but rain in some southern and western parts. Turning somewhat colder.
Updated: 1517 on Sun 6 Jan 2013
UK Outlook for Friday 11 Jan 2013 to Sunday 20 Jan 2013:
Cloudy with outbreaks of rain in the south on Friday. Elsewhere, a good deal of dry weather initially, but showers developing near coasts in the northeast and perhaps spreading further inland with time. Showers mostly rain at first, but turning increasingly wintry into next weekend, with snow possible over high ground. Temperatures near average in the south, rather cold in the north and trending colder, with frost becoming more widespread. Into next week, most likely to remain cold with further wintry showers, especially in central and eastern parts, but also a good deal of fine, dry weather with overnight frost. Perhaps less cold in western parts later. Thereafter very uncertain, but most likely to remain colder than average.
Updated: 1103 on Sun 6 Jan 2013
UK Outlook for Monday 21 Jan 2013 to Monday 4 Feb 2013:
There is greater than average uncertainty throughout this forecast period, though there is an increasing probability of a trend to colder conditions relative to what we have seen so far this winter. This brings the risk of spells of colder than average conditions and wintry weather, especially across northern and eastern areas of the UK.
Updated: 1150 on Sun 6 Jan 2013
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
reply to post by jrmcleod
Some of you may remember seeing this NASA image of the entire UK covered in snow...something quite unusual.
NASA never took that photo it was ma buddy Scot from the University of Dundee, Scotland.
Sorry minor point but I have a story behind it of my friend sending me a e-mail with the photo attached telling me to look out for it in the next days news, its kind of been a running joke now because the guy never shuts up about it.
He would never forgive me if I let you away with claiming NASA took is precious photo….
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This striking image taken by Nasa's Terra satellite on 7 January 2010 shows the UK deep in the clutches of the current cold snap.