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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: cold
  • Location: Sunderland

I was wondering, when is the earliest and latest dates snow can fall and lie at sea level, and when snow is most prominent (which month)?

This could also be a broad topic on snow averages and snowfall in the UK, but I have a few questions first-

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received?

which date/month on average has the last snowfall?

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received?

which date/month on average has the first snowfall?

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying?

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling?

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records?

Thanks, hope it gets you in the snowy mood! :p

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  • Location: Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire
  • Location: Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received - MAY

which date/month on average has the last snowfall - MARCH

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received - NOVEMBER

which date/month on average has the first snowfall - DECEMBER

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying - ANY OF DECEMBER OR JANUARY (PROBABLY DECEMBER)

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling - JANUARY

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records - DECEMBER (LYING DECEMBER 2010, FALLING DECEMBER 2010, LARGEST DEPTH MARCH 2006)

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? May (possibly June before I was born)

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? April

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? October

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? November

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? January

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? January

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? January 1995 had 40cm of level snow here.

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  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winters, hot, sunny springs and summers.
  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? Don't know, probably April.

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? March

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? October

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? December

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? January

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? Janurary

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? Just over a foot.

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: cold
  • Location: Sunderland

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? April

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? March

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? October

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? November

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? January and February- 5 each

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? January and February- 7 or 8

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? December 2010, 42cm

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee

I was wondering, when is the earliest and latest dates snow can fall and lie at sea level, and when snow is most prominent (which month)?

This could also be a broad topic on snow averages and snowfall in the UK, but I have a few questions first-

For my home aea in Highland Perthshire.

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? June 2nd 1975. On nearby hills [not mountains]June 10th 1986

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? April

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? Early October.

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? November.

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? January.

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? Any of Dec/ Jan / Feb.

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? Jan. Jan 1984. 60+ cms. [i am told this was the deepest since March 1947.]

Thanks, hope it gets you in the snowy mood! :p

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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

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? MAY

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? MARCH

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? OCTOBER

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? NOVEMBER

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? JANUARY

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? JANUARY

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? DECEMBER 2010, MARCH 2004, JANAURY 2009, DECEMBER 2009

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

To my records (since 2000)

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? APRIL

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? MARCH

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? NOVEMBER

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? DECEMBER

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? DECEMBER & JANUARY

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? JANUARY

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? DECEMBER 2010, JANUARY 2010, FEBUARY 2009

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  • Location: Birmingham (Solihull), West Midlands
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, thunder, hail & heavy snow
  • Location: Birmingham (Solihull), West Midlands

(From memory).

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? May

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? March

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? October. I particularly liked the one which occured during October 28th 2008. Seeing the rain drops gradually becoming replaced by large snowflakes made me become increasingly more estastic. :')

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? December usually, and occasionaly November.

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? Probably December.

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? December and February. Apart from 2010, January doesn't seem to have delivered much in the way of snow here in recent years.

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? I think probably December 2010.

Xtra information:The biggest snowflake I've ever seen was probably about 4.5cm in diameter, and my favourite snowfall was probably the one which occured during 9th February 2007, where for about an hour or so, there was fairly dense moderate to heavy steady snowfall. I also really liked the one which occured during December 18th 2010. :')

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

I would guess the Isles of Scilly as both the least frequent days with snow/lying and depth but I have no data to prove it.

Try Googling for that IS?

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  • Location: Eden Valley, Cumbria
  • Location: Eden Valley, Cumbria

I'll answer for where I grew up, in Cumbria, because I havn't been here that long:

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? May - quite deep but melted from even the highest fells by 11am. Seen fresh and old snow on fells in June.

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? March, but April isn't rare

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? October

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? December

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? December/February, would have been February before last 2 years.

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? February, December snow tends to come in one fall and then hang around for a long time.

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? Don't keep any, but it would be December because of the last few years.

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  • Location: Hessen, GERMANY
  • Location: Hessen, GERMANY

Which area(s) see the least snow on the UK mainland? Southern Cornwall, Devon, Dorset?

I can tell you, for last winter, for the mainland, we must have been contenders in our part of Northamptonshire. At the most, only about 3.5 cm of lying snow at any time.

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

Least snowy place in the UK has to be the Scilly Isles. The deepest snow ever recorded there was 23 cm's which is absolutely feeble!

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  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Anything but mild south-westeries in winter
  • Location: Whitkirk, Leeds 86m asl

Why does it matter if it's mainland or not?

Anyway it's probably Penzance, the southernmost town on the mainland.

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  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, snowy Winters and cool, wet Summers
  • Location: Leicestershire

For Leicester, in my lifetime:

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? - April

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? - March

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? - November

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? - December

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? - December

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? - February

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? - December 2010

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  • Location: Pontarddulais
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it!
  • Location: Pontarddulais

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? - April I think

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? - February

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? - November

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? - January

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? - January/February

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? - January/February

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? December/January - falling and lying, February - depth

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  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Location: Aberdeen

For Aberdeen:

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? - 2nd June 1975

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? - April

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? - 19th September 1919

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? - November

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? - historically January but now that is the least snowy month between Dec and March. February has been snowiest in the last 15 years

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? - as above

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? - In my personal records it is December 2010 with 24 days lying snow. From historical records February 1947 had lying snow on all 28 days. Greatest level depth for Aberdeen is around 70cm on 29th December 1908.

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl

For Aberdeen:

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? - 2nd June 1975

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? - April

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? - 19th September 1919

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? - November

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? - historically January but now that is the least snowy month between Dec and March. February has been snowiest in the last 15 years

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? - as above

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? - In my personal records it is December 2010 with 24 days lying snow. From historical records February 1947 had lying snow on all 28 days. Greatest level depth for Aberdeen is around 70cm on 29th December 1908.

yeah, good old winters, 29th Dec 1908 looks like a classic battleground setup, uppers were nearly -20C in NE areas, can imagine that being snowy, didnt last long as atlantic broke through on 31st and mild for all

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  • Location: The North Kent countryside
  • Weather Preferences: Hot summers, snowy winters and thunderstorms!
  • Location: The North Kent countryside

which date/month is the latest that your location has ever received? May (not sure which year, the earley 2000's I believe)

which date/month on average has the last snowfall? End of January/beginning of February, can't say an exact month.

which date/month is the earliest that your location has ever received? End of October (late 90's)

which date/month on average has the first snowfall? December

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow lying? January

which month is the snowiest when it comes to snow falling? January

which month is your snowiest (lying and falling, and depth) in your records? 26 inches December 2010/January 1992

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