Planespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 1409 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.
AvianceGirlUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 1235 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!
Well, ill wait till i see it first!!
God Speed UK...
Kieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 hours ago) and read 1186 times:
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!
BCal DC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 720 posts, RR: 5 Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1150 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?
BA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 9 Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1131 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.....
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.
BA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 9 Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1113 times:
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....
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1035 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.
Sounds like a typical day in BOS, DTW, JFK, PHL, not to even mention MSP, BUF, DEN......