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  • Location: Hampshire Snow Hoper
  • Location: Hampshire Snow Hoper

    Half fun half a serious discussion.To open proceedings i propose the county of Hampshire,in the last 17 years there have been very few instances of snow here,indeed Steve Murrs brilliant piece on the slow erosion of snow showed this area of late in white ie no recorded lying snow,this year and last year we have seen not a single flake in fact 28 1 04 last snow of any note.I am not claiming the title lol just getting the ball rolling

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    Surely it's the Scilly Isles?

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

    The Isle of Wight will rank pretty high haven't seen lying snow for 3 years now and that 3 years ago was just a dusting. Last propper snow here in 95.

    I bet the Scilly isles wins it hands down though :D

    Russ

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  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)
  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)

    I think the Isles of Scilly would win hands-down for that claim, but if you mean mainland UK, then Hants being well sheltered from the north from Nerly snow showers and also from snow showers from the east too is likely a candidate for being snowless, though some lowland coastal areas in the SW may also claim being pretty snowless and IMO more so than Hants.

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    I personally go for Penzance- I have the 1961-90 averages for Penzance on a couple of calendars and their winters are considerably milder even than those of Southampton, or Exeter, or St Mawgan.

    If I remember rightly, it's on the far south-west peninsula and thus insulated from cold by surrounding seas to the west, north and south.

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  • Location: Hampshire Snow Hoper
  • Location: Hampshire Snow Hoper

    Thanks for a few replies as i say Hampshires mention only a thought provoker Scilly isles and Gibralter ahead on points lol notice mention of Basingstoke which is North East of here proving that despite everything synoptically going against my area Salisbury Plain to my north nicks what little snow that heads this way.

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  • Location: Wigan 259 ft ASL where it always rains
  • Location: Wigan 259 ft ASL where it always rains

    An area from Wigan West towards the Mersey/Dee estuary

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  • Location: Wimborne, Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow (of course) Storms, Sunshine, everything begging with 'S'
  • Location: Wimborne, Dorset

    Sunny Bournemouth, not only do we have no snow, but no severe weather full stop! Wel....give or take a few years ago I suppose. ;)

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  • Location: High Wycombe, Bucks
  • Location: High Wycombe, Bucks
    Sunny Bournemouth, not only do we have no snow, but no severe weather full stop! Wel....give or take a few years ago I suppose. ;)

    I'd be inclined to agree, but it did snow on the day of my driving test, 3rd Jan this year, in Bournemouth, albeit for 10mins...and they weren't the most impressive flakes, but it's some form of snow and for Bournemouth, that's impressive!

    Jon

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  • Location: Dawes Heath, Essex
  • Location: Dawes Heath, Essex
    What about Gibraltar? Britain own it after all.... :lol:

    Went to Gibraltar once! They had a massive Hail Storm! All the locals were shouting!

    "Its Snowing,its Snowing!" How many more years until we get like that here ;);)

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  • Location: Steeton, W Yorks, 270m ASL
  • Location: Steeton, W Yorks, 270m ASL
    Surely it's the Scilly Isles?

    Statistically I suspect you're right there Shuggs. However, WE all know it's Abingdon.

    Went to Gibraltar once! They had a massive Hail Storm! All the locals were shouting!

    "Its Snowing,its Snowing!" How many more years until we get like that here :lol: ;)

    Err, I think we already are actually.

    I personally go for Penzance- I have the 1961-90 averages for Penzance on a couple of calendars and their winters are considerably milder even than those of Southampton, or Exeter, or St Mawgan.

    If I remember rightly, it's on the far south-west peninsula and thus insulated from cold by surrounding seas to the west, north and south.

    From a mainland perspective that too would seem very logical.

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

    I wonder does snow actually stick on Rockall, with all that sea spray. I bet there are no pictures of snow on Rockall ;)

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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles
    I wonder does snow actually stick on Rockall, with all that sea spray. I bet there are no pictures of snow on Rockall ;)

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    I think you will find snow on their mate?

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

    ;) That was quick, yip sure looks like snow to me and not bird Pooh. I thought I had it there ;)

    Looks like the Scots radio hams are there too :lol:

    Russ

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  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl

    Somerset, most definitely snow free capital of UK.

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  • Location: Haverhill Suffolk UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Squall Lines, Storm Force Winds & Extreme Weather!
  • Location: Haverhill Suffolk UK

    Has to be Haverhill in Suffolk. Im considering booking a holiday to Greece early next year with family so I can show my son some snow ;)

    Mammatus

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  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl
  • Weather Preferences: Freezing fog, frost, snow, sunshine.
  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl

    Isles of Scilly or Penzance...either one. I think it's a nice reflection that although the UK has a climate which is largely the same in all parts, there is a massive difference at times between say Penzanze and Braemar!

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