lol the Daily Express get worse,
WINTER is set to return with a vengeance next week with more snow and even colder temperatures. Forecasters said last night that the mild spell will give way by the weekend to another Arctic blast that could last until the end of the month. Temperatures could even fall below the -18C (-0.4F) recorded in Chesham, Bucks, last weekend.
Experts (That happens to be James Madden who ever he is) warned that frequent and heavy snow could disrupt journeys home from the half-term break and close schools. Long-range forecaster James Madden, of Exacta Weather, said: “Any periods of moderation are likely to be very brief and will be rapidly replaced by colder and snowier conditions.” He said temperatures were likely to stay “well below average” into the first week of March with “every chance of some records being toppled”. The extreme cold is expected to arrive on Sunday or Monday, although parts of the north and east may see wintry showers in the next few days.
Oh no I must rush down to the shops and lay in some winter stores of food and fuel in case I am cut off from the rest of humanity
Thanks for the warning
It's funny, theres nothing in the Guardian this morning about this???
Although not weather related I also noted this article.
PRESIDENT EISENHOWER MET ALIENS IN SECRET THREE TIMES
fascinating stuff. Makes me wonder why I don't read the Express more often... Still nothing on World War II bomber found on moon mind you.
In fairness couldn't rule out a cold blast in the first week of March. Can't see much to suggest it at this stage though.
Edited by user 15 February 2012 11:20:27(UTC)
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The met office have issued a yellow alert for snow
Issued at - 15 Feb 2012, 10:04Valid from - 18 Feb 2012, 00:05Valid to - 18 Feb 2012, 21:00
Sleet and snow showers will become frequent and heavy at times over the Northwest Highlands during Saturday with significant accumulations away from the west Coast. In addition, gale force winds will result in temporary blizzard conditions over higher ground. The public should be aware that this is likely to cause disruption.
No words adequately describe the incredulous loathing I feel when I read things like this.It is an absolute disgrace to be honest If temperatures fall below -18 anywhere in the UK in the next week I will write a letter to The Express expressing my heartfelt thanks for providing a balanced and factually correct article.
Mind you, it is only a forecast - at least that's what I keep telling myself.
Megadroughts...... big freezes.......
Is there nothing of interest happening in the world at the moment?
Watch out for the next headline - plague of locusts to descend on Britain.
Latest from the met office
Much of the UK will have a fine and frosty start to the period, with some sunny intervals. Conditions then quickly turning cloudier, windier and more unsettled with spells of rain spreading eastwards across the UK during Monday (20th). The rest of the period then shows signs of being generally more unsettled and windier than of late, especially to the northwest, with spells of milder, cloudier conditions and outbreaks of rain interspersed with colder, clearer and more showery weather. Some snow at times over northern hills, with showers also turning wintry at times to lower levels, again mainly in the north. In contrast, southern and southeastern England is likely to see more in the way of drier conditions. Finally, overnight frosts are likely during clearer periods of weather.
Updated: 1213 on Wed 15 Feb 2012
Some signs of a quieter, more settled spell of weather for a time during the first few days of March, but conditions are then likely to tend to become more unsettled. Temperatures are probably going to be around average for the time of year, and being early March this suggests that overnight frosts are likely at times. As conditions turn more unsettled showers or longer periods of rain are expected to become more prevalent, perhaps with some transient snow, this most likely in the north. Rainfall amounts over the period as a whole are likely to be near average across the UK, though confidence in this aspect is not high.
Updated: 1242 on Wed 15 Feb 2012
UK Outlook for Monday 20 Feb 2012 to Wednesday 29 Feb 2012: Much of the UK will have a fine and frosty start to the period, with some sunny intervals. Conditions then quickly turning cloudier, windier and more unsettled with spells of rain spreading eastwards across the UK during Monday (20th). The rest of the period then shows signs of being generally more unsettled and windier than of late, especially to the northwest, with spells of milder, cloudier conditions and outbreaks of rain interspersed with colder, clearer and more showery weather. Some snow at times over northern hills, with showers also turning wintry at times to lower levels, again mainly in the north. In contrast, southern and southeastern England is likely to see more in the way of drier conditions. Finally, overnight frosts are likely during clearer periods of weather.
A more sensible and realistic forecast
That is being polite!There is nothing in the current output, trends, patterns, etc to suggest anything other than a fairly mobile, mixed but generally average 10 days.I can't understand how the author(s) of these articles get away with it.
John Hammond has confirmed that after this quick cold snap at the weekend it will turn milder again next week
Wheres this James Madden fella appeared from? Either hes on a massive wind up or he should just give up because he's just embarassing himself!
Half of UK households 'could face water restrictions by April'
Caroline Spelman will hold a crisis meeting after news that this winter's average rainfall has been lowest since 1972
"a dramatic split has emerged between south and east and north and west Britain, with Scotland receiving the heaviest rainfall since records began 100 years ago."
why do so many of you get worked up by the newspapers? they are their to sell themselves. their headlines arent usually true so why should the ones about the weather be? the editors' job is to increase circulation, not be factually correct. they only need a berk to quote and if madden or powell didnt offer themselves, they would just quote 'a source'. the headline sells the paper. the public dont really care about the validity of the article once they've bought their copy.
Don't understand it myself. Surely nobody of sane mind would purchase 'The Daily Express' anyway, let alone expect it to provide factual information about the weather?
Surely nobody of sane mind would purchase 'The Daily Express' anyway
Or read it...
let alone expect it to provide factual information about the weather?
Or anything else. Except the aliens...
Edited by user 15 February 2012 22:49:26(UTC)
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Hmmm, except perhaps in this morning's ensembles!
Anyway Today programme busy discussing drought risk for parts of the country later this year.
Can't imagine any of us know one of those types.
Zonality reigns supreme as far as the Met go for the foreseeable
Wet, windy but rather mild to start. Rain heaviest in the west, especially on hills, while eastern areas will generally have less rain. During Wednesday brighter, cooler, and more showery weather will spread southeastwards, with some snow on high ground in the north, and gales or severe gales in northwestern areas. Staying unsettled later in the week, with occasional bands of rain, heaviest in the west, interspersed with some cooler more showery periods. Occasionally some hill snow over northern hills. Temperatures generally around normal or even mild at times but still some risk of nighttime frosts. Continuing changeable through the weekend and following week, with cloudier and wetter periods punctuated by clearer and cooler spells. The southeast is likely to be more settled. Temperatures around normal with occasional frosts.
Updated: 1150 on Thu 16 Feb 2012
apologies Justin - we all know which ones we're talking about
Might be worth you looking for one of them to work for!
ps - just joking, but couldn't miss that opportunity