Big chill facing the Midlands


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Uh oh! Looks like we're just on the edge of it, hopefully we'll be lucky and escape without any snow...
 

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Supposed to be cold and snowy here, but the overnight ice has melted and all we got was a few drops of rain. Clouding over now and snow forecast for tonight. Not had a two scarf day yet though.
Yes we had a very frosty now...then woke to a damp morning, then the sun popped out and my god it's freezing now :bigtears: I can't stand it no more roll on spring and we've not had snow yet :nailbiting:
 

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Is snow a regular winter event in the UK or is this rare?
Regular every year...we've even had it in june :ROFLMAO: our weather is sick...sometimes the summers aren't that good because there's more rain and last summer took we all by shock how the heat came besides humidity...when the snow comes we won't know how thick or how long it will last :whistle:

Stop where you are ;)
 
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Not so sure about snow being a regular occurrence in this part of Britain. In Scotland and parts of Wales, maybe it is, but here we have had quite a few Winters without snow. Even when it does snow, it rarely sticks around for any great length of time. So much so that when we do have a lot or it does stick around it becomes a big talking point. We live along a narrow country lane which is rarely treated with salt by the Council and we have only been unable to drive out twice in 23 years because of snow.
It is supposed to have been snowing here all afternoon. So, we have had two light rain showers and 2 minutes of hailstones.
I like a coldish Winter, it reduces the number of bugs surviving to plague us the following year.
 

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Hi,

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/19-hour-ice-warning-huddersfield-15714914

Here on the valley side we suffer extremes of weather; we live very near The Pennines and as usual The Pennines are in for it again; snow has already fallen around our area but not actually here yet; our neighbour at the head of the cul de sac uses his JCB bucket to clear deep snow; it looks like spending £600 on new Michelin cross climate tyres could be a wise choice and it will be interesting to see how they cope.

Kind regards, Colin.

 

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We had snow, not a lot, but very pretty.
This is a cold area and an old house (no cavity walls), but even when it went down to -20c last year we managed to keep warm. If your house is still cold with all the heating on then perhaps you need to look at more insulation for it?
We have wall cavity insulation and a lot in the loft, but it still gets cold but we don't have the heating on all day, only in the morning and afternoon. The gas fire is always on and just getting the sun through the patio windows, now it's warming up. It will feel warmer when all the curtains are drawn tonight.
 
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We had the house replastered when we moved in, all the outside walls were lined with insulating platerboard before being skimmed. Immediate impact, in that we moved in one of the coldest winters on record. We have the wood fire lit from first thing and the heating on as and when we feel the need. Helps that the house faces South and South East so any sunshine has a good warming effect.
We have now had frost every month except August.
 
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