Weird weather

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  1. MyrtleGuru

    MyrtleGuru Funster

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    So we get back from Spain to Blighty the first week of January and immediately start to prepare for the UK winter armageddon. The 4WD is sitting there fitted with snow tyres, its boot armed with folding shovel, recovery mats, etc. and we have a cupboard-full of Arctic clothing at the ready.

    Cut to today, mid-February, and there we were on the east coast sitting out in deck chairs with air temperatures of 16 C and in-the-sun temps of 20+.

    The daffodils are in bloom and the boot sales have started two months early :)
     
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  2. pappajohn

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    Snowchains are sat in the garage unused for the second winter, never been fitted.
    Last set were trial fitted to last car than sat in garage unused for 5 years.... And are still there now.

    We haven't had enough snow for a decent snowball fight for over seven years in Scarborough.
     
  3. Wh05apk

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    Did you not get a load last year from "the beast from the east"?
     
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  4. PeteH

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    Even WITH last years "Beast from the East" we did not suffer as badly as (say) 1974. The last time we where actually snowed in!. And 1948!. Snow over the tops of my Wellie`s going to school!
     
  5. Chris

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    1982 was a good year for snow in Wales.

    I was doing my A levels and school was shut for a week because there was no power.

    All the pubs were lit by candles and the normal beer pumps wouldn’t work but I can’t remember why. We just drank bottles of Newcastle Brown.

    Great memories.
     
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    C2400073-8294-464A-ADA8-5F81F4281629.jpeg 03307823-4CC9-4CBB-BF89-1CED7D2A1A18.jpeg Us a couple of years ago, kept hubby off work(1st piccy), first time in 20 years. Also daughter laying in a snow drift, who gets snowed in at least once a year
     
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    Nope, still no snowball fights.

    We get an inch or so then it melts an hour later.
    Scarborough has its own microclimate.

    This is about as bad as it gets in recent years, the following day it had gone.

    If it had snowed and laid every day for a week we wouldn't have had this much this year.

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    Just seen a butterfly in the garden
     
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    Same here, it was so strange that I looked it up and think it was a Clouded Yellow.

    Mind you, without the 'wisdom' of Professor Google, I wouldn't know my Clouded Yellow from a Red Admiral.
     
  10. lunarman

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    Got shorts on and the Cadac going here in Bristol. Also a Glass of Vin rouge (thanks @Taran_Las) weird weather indeed.
     
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    We’ve just seen a bumble bee in ours :)
     
  12. Kevinthecat

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    But have you seen a house fly ;-)
     
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    You just keep that car ready......you are doing a great job!! (y)
     
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    Here in Devizes , lots of people sitting outside their vans and having a glass or two.
    A really beautiful day ., praise the Lord.
     
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    If I dispose of my Snowplough I bought four years ago the weather WILL change and snow until June. Best anti snow device ever. Just sit there unhappy.
     
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    This morning on the coast near Chichester we saw the first swallow!
     
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    Had a house fly appear yesterday
     
  18. Richard and Ann

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    Our bloody lawn needs mowing (n)
     
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    It's the East Midland micro-climate :LOL:
    Did ours yesterday (y).
     
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    We were near Barnstable yesterday. Misty cloud Al day. But Nice in Axminster where we live Typical.
     

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