Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Snow ! (?)

Here, just outside Southampton, we often watch the weather reports of snow around the country in total incomprehension as yet again not a single snow-flake dares venture within several miles of home.. So it's with mixed feelings of excitement and trepidation to see the Met Office warning for our area this evening.

 Flash warnings of severe or extreme weather

These are issued when the Met Office has 80% or greater confidence that severe weather is expected in the next few hour

London & South East England:
W Berkshire
Very Heavy Snowfall

2000 Tue 5 1100 Wed 6

There is a high risk of an extreme weather event affecting parts of Southern England this evening and overnight. A period of exceptionally heavy snowfall is expected with accumulations of 15-30 cm and perhaps in excess of 40 cm. This is expected to cause widespread disruption to the transport network and could lead to problems with power supplies.

The public are advised to take extreme care and refer to the Highways Agency for further advice on traffic disruption on motorways and trunk roads.

Issued at: 1135 Tue 5 Jan

It's goning to be interesting pulling back the curtains tomorrow morning !


  1. Its already snowing here, at 5pm so we'll see what happens overnight. As you say, it will be interesting to see how much we get. A couple of inches maybe once or twice a year isn't that unusual. An accumulation of a foot or two would be exceptional...

  2. Pulling back the curtains this morning and seeing all that lovely snow was amazing.I wonder how long it will last......

  3. We are dead jealous. On the southern coast of Dorset we had about one millimetre of snow (or less).


    There should be a public enquiry.


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