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Severe Snow Event For UK Next Week  
User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

All the charts and predicted models are pointing to a severe spell of cold weather for the UK into next week.
Worst affected areas will be the South and East but all of the UK will see some significant snowfalls.
Im not talking about a few cm or inches but feet in places in the South, also temps are expected to be -10 at best in parts of Norfolk and the south during daytime.
The brief cold spell has potential to last up to 2 weeks but so far we can only see accurately up to Wednesday, but even after Wednesday the weather is expected to be significantly cold.
Its all thanks to a plume of cold siberian air thats forming as i type, the cold plume will be forced across most of Europe Eastwards, hitting Moscow and Sweden first then the UK.
Just thought id give anyone in the UK a "heads-up" as its going to be pretty bad in some places, already the media is starting to pick-up on the story and it wont be too long before the shopping-rush starts.
The weather is expected to take a downfall early Saturday all the way into Thurs.

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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

Thats us f**ked then.

The country will grind to a halt.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4626 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

"it wont be too long before the shopping-rush starts."

"The country will grind to a halt."

C'mon, it's just a bit of snow  Big grin

If it gets bad maybe Canada should send a relief team to show you boys how it's done  Big grin ...I'll be the first to sign up Big grin

Lord knows we have experience with snow (pretty much everyday from November to March lol).

Seriously, I hope it doesn't get too bad over there. How often does the UK get snow storms?

Kris



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

It snows a few times every winter.

Thing is, the population of the UK is double that of Canada and since our total land mass is 97% smaller than Canada. Well you see, we have problems.

[Edited 2005-02-17 12:32:49]


One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineFLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

woohoo finally the forecasters recognized East Anglia as actually existing  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


ITV are the worst, they always cut bits of us off to fit the screen.



I hope in life i can work to live, not live to work
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

The UK is renowned for it's ability to grind to a halt in a few inches of snow. Oh goody  Laugh out loud

On the bright side, school may get cancelled Big grin



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1375 times:


Quoting FLVILLA (reply 4):
woohoo finally the forecasters recognized East Anglia as actually existing


To be fair, they've always known. They've just hushed it up.  Big grin



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

Oh no SSNNNAAWWWW.

A wee bit snow and everyone south of York gets on the phone to the UN to ask for humanitarian aid.

Hey they're called SNOW PLOUGHS!! We have some up here.

And my solution? Look out window. In the event of snow, go back to bed......


User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3420 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

Los Angeles grinds to a halt in light rain, so I understand about the lack of coping abilities when it comes to snow.

User currently offlineAvianceGirlUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

A bit of Snow??? A Bit of Snow!!!! This will be a national disaster for the UK. Everything will grind to a halt, all rail travel suspended and well.. i dare think about air travel..
Its ok for you (cute) Canadian Boys.. you can handle it!  Smile
Well, ill wait till i see it first!!
God Speed UK... Big grin


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3592 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Yay! Finally a bit of snow! I currently live in Essex. Should I start gathering supplies?

User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1250 times:

I've ordered extra cat food, a sack of coal and a machete.

If the country grinds to a halt I can always eat the neighbours kids.


User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

Ha!

I used to live in Manchester, and have been here in Quebec, Canada since October 2004.

Believe me, you boys back home don't know the meaning of the word 'snow'!

I've endured snow on and off now, a couple of times a week for months now!

I've fallen on my arse so many times cus of the bloody freezing rain (which I didn't know existed before I came here!) and even as I look out of my balcony, theres at least a metre of snow stacked up against the window!

Oh well, its all relative eh!?

Kieron747


User currently offlineBCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 721 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

Quoting Planespotterx (reply 0):
Worst affected areas will be the South and East but all of the UK will see some significant snowfalls.
Im not talking about a few cm or inches but feet in places in the South


Is there a source for this? I read this post, so I checked the BBC website and it has a nice big sun over me (Oxford) for the next 5 days. When is this bad weather coming?
Should I stock up at the market this weekend for fear of being snowbound for 2 weeks?  Confused


User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

I need to get to the supermarket now, so that I can beat the masses panic-buying beans, Kendall Mint cake, candles and blankets. Honestly, if there is any snow that settles, the UK grinds to a halt and it becomes a major event as if a meteor was crashing towards us or something.....


cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineReady4Pushback From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

Quoting VonRichtofen (reply 2):
C'mon, it's just a bit of snow

Yeah, that's all it needs - a bit of snow. I have to get the train to work, and believe me, if there's so much as light rainfall or a few gusts of wind, it's their excuse to close down the lines. (I remember a day last year when I had to get a taxi because the wind was too string for the trains - I hadn't even NOTICED that there was wind!)

The problem is that the people who manage this kind of thing have never been anywhere in the world beyond Bognor, so they don't realise that the rest of the world can do this weather thing SO MUCH EASIER than we can. I live for the day where someone who has lived in Canada (for example) is employed to sort this out.

Looks like I'll be working from home next week then.


User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1176 times:

ready4pushback

totally agree. Lived in Germany for three years recently, and I just cannot picture the Germans (or any other civilised country) putting up with it. They would laugh and then sack the buffoons that run whatever has f***ed up and then get it right. We just adopt a ho-hum mustn't grumble attitude. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! It's not good enough!

I actually think British people actually like things a little bit amateurish so that there is a sort of community spirit a la the Blitz/rationing etc so that we feel like we are pulling together in times of adversity....



cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6604 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

here's the warning

http://www.met-office.gov.uk/weather/europe/uk/warnings.html



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2458 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

Awesome, bit of luck Luton will close and no work for me  Big thumbs up

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineMikedlayer From United Kingdom, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

Hope this happens, it means a week off work for me Big grin

Mike


User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

It looks like there is a 40-50% chance of heavy Snow fall in the South and East of England (London).

2-4 CMs an hour which for London is a lot but compared to Quebec is a light dusting!

Should cause Chaos in London!


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

As long as it snows me inside the house and not at work, i'll be happy. And it dosent affect my internet connection, lol

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

Gee, for a lot that takes the piss out of us Americans for American football and baseball, meanwhile expounding the toughness of football and rugby, with all due respect, it turns out you're a bunch of girly men. OH MY GOD, IT'S GOING TO SNOW.  Wink/being sarcastic

Sounds like a typical day in BOS, DTW, JFK, PHL, not to even mention MSP, BUF, DEN......

Logan


User currently offlineFLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

It has begun folks, here in Suffolk it has been snowing for about 3 hours now, and its very icey on the roads !!

Oh yeah and Tesco's was heaving today !! lol



I hope in life i can work to live, not live to work
User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4626 posts, RR: 37
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

"meanwhile expounding the toughness of football and rugby"

I agree with you about ballet errrrr socce errrr football  Big grin

I was speaking to a cute English girl recently who claimed football was a tougher sport than hockey....please  Acting devilish

On topic: Sometimes I wish Canada wasn't so good at dealing with terrible weather. It would be nice to get work cancelled once in a while. It has to be damn near Armageddon for anything to close here Big grin

Kris



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25 AvianceGirlUK : errrrrrrrrrrrrrrm... just to put the record straight.... Hockey over here is a girls sport.. and is not worth watching... so put that in ya pipe and s
26 Post contains images Kieron747 : Ha! you said it AvianceGirlUK! I don't know why these Canadians here take that damn sport so seriously! As you say, its a girls' game, just like Baseb
27 Post contains images AvianceGirlUK : hahahahahahahahaha.... best laugh i have had all weekend!!!! So Keiran, how you doin hehe
28 Kieron747 : AvianceGirlUK Hi! I'm doing OK, Still not used to this crazy place! I've been here since October 2004! And apart from freezing my arse off, I miss pro
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