Make sure you are ready for Sunday

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Found 29th Jan 2009
Another cold snap is on its way in a winter that looks set to be the chilliest for at least 13 years, meteorologists have warned.

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Michael Dukes, of MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said the "reasonably average" temperatures over the last fortnight would come to an end on Sunday night when bitter winds and freezing air from Russia were expected to move across the UK.

There is also a chance of snow for parts of the country in the early part of next week.

Mr Dukes said: "Chill winds from the continent will start to be felt across the south and east in the next couple of days, before a blast of bitterly cold air from western Russia sends the mercury plunging during Sunday night and the early part of next week.

"Although still far from certain at this stage, there are growing signs that heavy snow showers will accompany this frigid air during Monday and Tuesday, more especially across southern and eastern parts of England, with the north and west probably staying mainly fine and frosty.

"Temperatures in the first half of next week are unlikely to be as low as they were in the early January 'freeze' but will struggle to rise above freezing by day and will drop several degrees below at night with a significant wind-chill adding to the cold."

Temperatures are forecast to drop from between 4C and 7C on Saturday and 3C and 5C on Sunday down to between -1C and -3C on Sunday night.

Maximum temperatures on Monday are predicted to be 1C-4C, plunging to -1C to -4C in the night, according to Mr Dukes, who said the wind chill factor would make it feel even colder.

With overall temperatures in December and January between 1C and 1.5C below average and a freezing start to February looking likely, Mr Dukes said the last time the winter months were as cold was in 1995-1996. During that winter, in particular in December, the weather was very cold and windy with plenty of snow.

On December 30 1995 the UK national lowest temperature of -27.2C was equalled - recorded in the Scottish village of Altnaharra. Earlier this month, temperatures plunged to lows of -13C during a three-week freeze.

wooo snow

Interesting stats thanks for the heads up!

thx :thumbsup:

macdoona;4225008

bitter winds and freezing air from Russia blast of bitterly cold air … bitter winds and freezing air from Russia blast of bitterly cold air frigid air significant wind-chill


Oh no, how miserable :cry: I want spring to come.

With overall temperatures in December and January between 1C and 1.5C … With overall temperatures in December and January between 1C and 1.5C below average


I would have thought it'd be more (below) than that.

Coal will sell out locally, if we're not quick.

Were doomed!

Oh well off to Lanzerote in April

ill get me bikini out!!

working outdoors next week aswell, oh no.....

But they do say that a cold cold winter is followed by a hot hot summer, so there's hope this year that we might actually get to see a proper summer!!

And they have stopped selling boys long pyjamas as "it's summer now, and we have lots of short pyjamas" GRRR!

Thank god I got my central heating working yesterday

I like the cold

too right im ready!!

Bring on the Derby!!

Sunderland 2
Newcastle 0

:whistling::whistling:

It'll be like :santa::gift: all over again :oops:

Original Poster

one of my kids just heard on the weather forecast that there might be hevey snow and is now jumping about. let's hope we get some after all the hype.

owlass;4226164

I like the cold




That's cos you are a miserable get just kidding some people do and at least its normally dry

macdoona;4227856

one of my kids just heard on the weather forecast that there might be … one of my kids just heard on the weather forecast that there might be hevey snow and is now jumping about. let's hope we get some after all the hype.



That's the problem the kids wait and wait and it never happens or its just a sprinkling

Nice one:thumbsup: Cant wait!! :-D

fireheaven;4225814

Thank god I got my central heating working yesterday



Well done and how did you manage that?
I didn't expect your area to even have anything other open fires in the middle of the room. :giggle:

fireheaven;4227901

That's cos you are a miserable get just kidding some people do and at … That's cos you are a miserable get just kidding some people do and at least its normally dryThat's the problem the kids wait and wait and it never happens or its just a sprinkling



Oh I completely agree with that, you don't wanna know how many times i was looking forward to a white christmas and then I findout they sighted a single snowflake 100's of miles away from me and said it's officially considered as a white christmas and I was thinking "no it F***ing isn't....I wore my borat Mankini for nothing" :x

And by the way...I still get excited when it snows, as my gf knows when it snowed in London a couple months ago. :oops:

Original Poster

I still love the snow tell the OH it's because of the kids. was nice to see the snow in london the other month, managed to get some pics.

We're off to the Caribbean on Tuesday - just hope the forecasted snow doesn't mess up our flights otherwise we might miss our cruise :>(

fireheaven;4227901

That's cos you are a miserable get just kidding some people do and at … That's cos you are a miserable get just kidding some people do and at least its normally dry





no , it's because silly bints still go out in summer gear ,
but the cold has an affect on little buttons :-D

realfriendlyman;4228540

Well done and how did you manage that?I didn't expect your area to even … Well done and how did you manage that?I didn't expect your area to even have anything other open fires in the middle of the room. :giggle:



Where exactly do you think I live, in a cave :roll:

owlass;4239928

no , it's because silly bints still go out in summer gear , but the cold … no , it's because silly bints still go out in summer gear , but the cold has an affect on little buttons :-D



Yeah I know, rolo time :):w00t:

Snow is fun

only thing is we rarely get any deep enough to do anything with and people make ice ball which hurt

fireheaven;4240604

Yeah I know, rolo time :):w00t:





rolo :w00t: ...ya making me hungry

fireheaven;4240600

Where exactly do you think I live, in a cave :roll:



:giggle: I bet it's not far off.........I bet you can't even get cable in your cave. :lol:

owlass;4243023

rolo :w00t: ...ya making me hungry



I would offer you my last one but you know how it is ;-)

realfriendlyman;4243320

:giggle: I bet it's not far off.........I bet you can't even get cable in … :giggle: I bet it's not far off.........I bet you can't even get cable in your cave. :lol:




Nope but I am happy ish, glad to get away from all this :roll:
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