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Old 01-01-2012, 08:08 PM   #31
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No.3 child is in Berlin and I have spoken to her each evening leading up to and including New Years. The last 3 nights have been freezing rain, bitterly cold.
South of Germany (Stuttgart area) was about 11C today according to the in-laws. Very mild indeed for the time of year.
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South of Germany (Stuttgart area) was about 11C today according to the in-laws. Very mild indeed for the time of year.
Yup, seems totally mad! Colleagues have mentioned how mild it has been in Ludwigsburg this year compared with last year.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:21 PM   #33
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I hit black ice this morning on the Lincolnshire Wolds. And what was the forecast???? Supposedly the minimum was +3C. So much for the gutter press and so much for the equally gutter weather forecasters.
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the english winters seem to be getting worse, and if temperatures drop year after year
Only the temperatures are rising, not dropping.
We've just had the 2nd Warmest December in the last 100 years and haven't had any decent snow in the last 20 years (even including the last two Winters).

If too many drivers go for fitting Winter tyres the Council will have to send road sweepers out to sweep up all the overheated rubber bobbles.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:31 PM   #35
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Yep. Down here in the south-east, the temperature has rarely dipped below 10C over the Christmas period.
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I hit black ice this morning on the Lincolnshire Wolds. And what was the forecast???? Supposedly the minimum was +3C. So much for the gutter press and so much for the equally gutter weather forecasters.
apparently it was -1 in west yorkshire very early this morning but it rose considerably with a little snow too
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Only the temperatures are rising, not dropping.
We've just had the 2nd Warmest December in the last 100 years and haven't had any decent snow in the last 20 years (even including the last two Winters).

If too many drivers go for fitting Winter tyres the Council will have to send road sweepers out to sweep up all the overheated rubber bobbles.
John Prior, national climate manager at the Met Office, said: "While it may have felt mild for many so far this December, temperatures overall have been close to what we would expect. It may be that the stark change from last year, which was the coldest December on record for the UK, has led many to think it has been unseasonably warm."
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Yep. Down here in the south-east, the temperature has rarely dipped below 10C over the Christmas period.
The past year has been the second warmest on record, the Met Office has said, despite the summer being disappointingly cool.

It said provisional figures show that only 2006, with an average temperature of 49.5F (9.73C) was warmer than 2011's average temperature of 49.3F (9.62C).
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John Prior, national climate manager at the Met Office, said: "While it may have felt mild for many so far this December, temperatures overall have been close to what we would expect. It may be that the stark change from last year, which was the coldest December on record for the UK, has led many to think it has been unseasonably warm."
Christmas Day at 13oC...a record...a fact...yes it was warmer than last year by about 30oC...what a plonker he is. And, we have used half the oil we normally use to heat the house at this time of year, not just compared to last year. So, although the cost of oil is 33% higher than this time last year, the true cost is about 40% less.

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John Prior, national climate manager at the Met Office, said: "While it may have felt mild for many so far this December, temperatures overall have been close to what we would expect.
Temperatures have been slightly above average for December, but even if they were "about average", shouldn't that be telling you something.

The average Winter is mild and has no snow...

You've just gone and shot your own argument in the foot with both barrels.
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January and February are generally the months when the (southern) UK can expect the coldest weather and the greatest likelihood of snow.

Feb 28th 1986, the day my firstborn emerged, was covered in snow and ice and indeed it snowed more on that day.
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South of Germany (Stuttgart area) was about 11C today according to the in-laws. Very mild indeed for the time of year.
Look Guys, Whatever the temperature; Just when can I be pulled by the Polizei for driving on summer tyres?
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Look Guys, Whatever the temperature; Just when can I be pulled by the Polizei for driving on summer tyres?
Basically if you are driving on snow, slush, black ice or frost.
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Temperatures have been slightly above average for December, but even if they were "about average", shouldn't that be telling you something.

The average Winter is mild and has no snow...

You've just gone and shot your own argument in the foot with both barrels.
Not at all. I hit black ice this morning and thanks to my winter tyres it went without drama. There is snow every winter here, and we have had some this December even in one of the supposedly milder winters.

Had a chance to see the driving on ice videos I posted on another part of the forum yet? You appear remarkably quit on them so far.
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