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Interesting, with just 5 weeks to the equinox, I would suggest we are now entering the period of betwixt and between. The sun has some more power and on a good day is able to heat up the ground more effectively and the spring is, by stages, migrating from the south to the north. At the same time the temperatures in the arctic and the oceans surrounding will be getting to just about their lowest ebb, so we end up in a situation of heat v cold battles.

So, what we get is very much a question of the original source of the airflow. North from the Artctic we can continue to get snowfalls, sometimes quite heavy because with a higher ground temperature and a lower upper air temperature we can generate unstable gradients.

From the South we can get lovely balmy springlike weather starting to get up to the 15 to 16C and where this would mean a cloudy airflow in the depth of winter, though the extra warming effect of the sun is getting to the stage where it can start to burn off some of those clouds at times.

As for the rest of the winter, I would suggest that we are still likely to get some more snow, probably for the next 8 weeks or so. We normally get some northerly blasts in March, April and May sometimes. At the same time we are not likely to have the same intensity of cold which we had in January and earlier this month. So it is unlikely that we will have too many days with a max below 0C and any snow which does fall will be relatively short lived.

At the same time there are still reasonably large patches of snow in the higher reaches of Hertforshire still in existence. What is nice about this at the moment is that it is melting in dry conditions with sunshine.

Personally this is the time of year when I start to get impatient for spring to start and bring some pleasantly warm days, whilst the more maverick side of me would still love to see a howling blizzad with temperatures of -5c, well just for another 4 to 5 weeks.

Jenkyll or is it Hyde?

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  • Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
  • Location: Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

    Slow thaw setting in, 1.2 °C. Feels like: 1.2 °C.

    Humidity: 93 % . Dewpoint: 0.2 °C.

    Wind: SSE at 0 mph. Today's rain: 0.3 mm.

    Rain Rate: 0.0 mm/hr. Solar Rad: 21 W/m².

    Barometer: 1021.2 mb and Steady.

    Forecast: Increasing clouds with little temperature change. Precipitation possible within 24 to 48 hours

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  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme winter cold,heavy bowing snow,freezing fog.Summer 2012
  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet

    A bright and frosty start, minimum air temperature –3.1c, minimum on the grass –5.6c.

    Reading’s at 09:00 GMT

    Sky Conditions, 5 Oktas, Cumulus, Cirrus.

    Temperature –0.7°C

    Barometer 1027mb rising.

    Wind Force 0 Calm.

    24-hour extremes

    Maximum temperature 6.6°C

    Minimum temperature –3.1°C

    Minimum temperature on grass –5.6°C

    Rainfall total = 0.0 mm.

    Yesterday, 13 February 2009

    Early cloudy conditions and rain cleared at dawn to give a bright start with sunny spells, though rather chilly with a touch of ground frost, minimum grass temperature –1.3c. A bright and dry day followed with sunny spells, and milder than recently with a top temperature of 6.6c. Maximum wind gust 13mph, N.

    Paul

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts
  • Weather Preferences: Rain/snow, fog, gales and cold in every season
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts

    Nothing more than a slight air frost overnight despite mostly clear skies, a minimum in the air of -0.3c and -3.1c over the snow. Currently dry with hazy sunshine and 7 oktas altostratus and altocumulus. Temperature at 0900, 1.6c.

    Mean depth of lying snow, 10.0cm; 98% cover.

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    B) What a lovely start to the weekend with a frost (minimum -1.1c) and plenty of (sometimes hazy) sunshine amidst Cirrus and Altocumulus. It's calm, the current temperature is 3.1c and humidity 85%.

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  • Location: Healing, nr Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
  • Location: Healing, nr Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire

    dry morning so far with sunny intervals appearing through patches of altocumulus.

    temperature 2.6c; pressure 1027mbs steady

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  • Location: North Worcestershire, Midlands. 73m A.S.L.
  • Location: North Worcestershire, Midlands. 73m A.S.L.

    Mostly cloudy with just the odd bright interval, still feeling cool.

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  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Weather Preferences: Ample sunshine; Hot weather; Mixed winters with cold and mild spells
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
    <snip>

    Personally this is the time of year when I start to get impatient for spring to start and bring some pleasantly warm days, whilst the more maverick side of me would still love to see a howling blizzad with temperatures of -5c, well just for another 4 to 5 weeks.

    Jenkyll or is it Hyde?

    Exactly the lines I've been thinking along too. The ever increasing power of the sun is starting to be felt now despite it still being generally cold - in much the same way that it feels noticably weaker by late August yet temps remain high. After 3 months where the sun has essentially been nothing more than a blinding tool it's fantastic for it to start to do a proper job of heating things again - and it getting out of eye level too!

    'Winter' weather doesn't really leave us until around the equinox save for a few fleeting warm feeling days when you're stood directly in sunlight. It's only really into April when things really start to change (for the better imo!) with rapid heating & lengthening of days. What I do look for in April is a northerly - the kinds where warm sunshine is replaced suddenly by towering clouds which drop snow, hail & very heavy rain briefly before back to sunshine again. What I don't look for is anything from the east which by then isn't very cold and does nothing but spill featureless cloud in & keep temps down.

    Back to now... a pleasent day with hazy sunshine. Temps now 2.7c after a low of -0.7c.

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  • Location: Langtoft. East Riding of Yorkshire. 70m amsl
  • Location: Langtoft. East Riding of Yorkshire. 70m amsl

    Down to -5 last night. A bit of radiation and snow cover help, as the station on top the hill was only -0.9.

    14th consecutive air frost, highest min -0.9. Mean min -3.2, mean max 2.5 currently.

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  • Location: Rugby, Warks
  • Weather Preferences: Dangerous
  • Location: Rugby, Warks

    I think there is something wrong here. At 07.15 my station reported at overnight minimum of -4.6C and at 10.27 the temperature had soared to 6.3C. There seems to have been a trend, over the last few days since I have set the station up, that it is reporting maximum temps between 10-12. Looks like I'll be moving it again.

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland

    Castlebay Isle Of Barra

    Outdoor temp 8c

    Outdoor humidity 81%

    Pressure 1021mb

    Wind direction South

    Wind speed 10mph

    Gust 16mph

    Cloud Height 1263ft

    Wet Bulb 5.6c

    Rain in last 24hours 0.0mm

    Total rainfall This Month 20.4mm

    Dew Point 4c

    Wind Chill 4c

    Weather Cloudy some light showers through the night dull

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  • Location: Bedfordshire/Herts border 40m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, crisp, calm and sunny
  • Location: Bedfordshire/Herts border 40m asl

    Sunny 2°C

    NW (5 mph)

    Relative Humidity (%): 98,

    Pressure (mB): 1029, Rising,

    Visibility: Good

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  • Location: Merseyside
  • Location: Merseyside

    Overcast, dull but dry.

    Current temperatue 7.1ºc

    Feels like 7.1ºc

    Dew point 3.3ºc

    Humidity 77%

    Pressure 1027.4hPa

    Average windspeed 0.7mph

    Maximum gust speed 3.1mph

    Rainfall last 24 hours 0.0mm

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  • Location: Peristeri - Athens - Greece
  • Location: Peristeri - Athens - Greece

    Time 13:55 Greece time

    Air temperature : 10,3 C

    Humidity : 50 %

    Wind : NW 18 km/h

    Pressure rel : 1002,8 hpa steady

    Dew point : 0,3 C

    clouds : 6/8 cirrus,altocumulus,stratocumulus,Tcu

    Daily rain : 7,8 mm

    ain month : 33,7 mm

    Rain year 2009 : 132,1 mm

    Greek weather stations top 100

    http://greece.gotop100.com/

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts
  • Weather Preferences: Rain/snow, fog, gales and cold in every season
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts

    Chilly and cloudy with a continuing slow thaw. Temp' is 2.5c, wind 7 mph S. 8 oktas altostratus.

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland

    Castlebay Isle Of Barra

    Outdoor temp 7c

    Outdoor humidity 80%

    Pressure 1021mb

    Wind direction South

    Wind speed 14mph

    Gust 22mph

    Cloud Height 1412ft

    Wet Bulb 5.6c

    Rain in last 24hours 1mm

    Total rainfall This Month 21.4mm

    Dew Point 3.7c

    Wind Chill 3.5c

    Weather Cloudy showers dull

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    GULBERWICK WEATHER STATION - SHETLAND

    Warmer, wet and a rapid thaw!

    Temp: 4.8C

    Dewpoint: 4.2C

    Wet Bulb: 4.7C

    Wind Chill: 4.8C

    Overnight min: -0.3C

    Wind: SW @ 0mph

    Max gust last hr: 15.4mph

    Max gust today: 15.9mph

    Pressure: 1017.3hpa (steady)

    Humidity: 96%

    Rainfall today: 3.1mm

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  • Location: Deiniolen, 223m, N. Wales
  • Location: Deiniolen, 223m, N. Wales

    Feeling Chilly - 6.3C with mist/fog patches - Humidity 90% - And still some snow patches above 100m since 2weeks of the first snowfall

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    A cool, cloudy and calm day today, no frost this morning and no sunshine either. Not exactly very exciting weather - very much the weather to get stuff done inside. The temperature has peaked at 6.4C this afternoon after a low of 2.9C last night.

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts
  • Weather Preferences: Rain/snow, fog, gales and cold in every season
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts

    Sunny intervals at first this morning after a mainly clear night. High and medium level cloud was already well advanced from the west by 0900 and the process of increasing and thickening cloud continued, shutting out any sunshine after 1030. The afternoon has been overcast and rather cold with a few spots of rain at times and fog after 1630.

    At 1800;

    Temp', 1.5c

    Max' today, 2.4c

    Min' last night, -0.3c

    Grass min', -3.1c

    Rainfall from 0900-1800, 0.2 mm

    Sunshine today, 1.28 hrs

    Mean wind speed, 10 mph SW

    Highest gust today, 15 mph SW at 1318

    Intermittent slight rain falling

    Vis', 300 mts

    Mean depth of level snow, 9.2cm, 95% of ground covered.

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