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

I'm pretty sure that GWW could be seeing some wintry showers soon. Elsewhere, there's a small chance of something wintry, particulary in the NE. Nonetheless, even if you don't see any May wintryness, it'd be great that somewhere in the UK is experiencing wintry weather. Of course, the potential for frost is there which would be of real concern for farmers and gardners. It's hard to believe that such weather could follow the 18C and glorious sunshine of today and I sure hope that we get a proper May of sunshine, warmth, variety and that illusive May wintryness.

So post your wintry weather reports in here if see any of the white stuff falling from the sky.

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From where I am down south it don't seem that the current May weather is that much removed from winter - max today a little above 8C, though little cooling tonight with overcast conditions, mins expected to drop to freezing over the weekend. I am now getting impatient for some nice settled weather and decent maxima.

Snow and frost is great in the winter but it is only just over 3 weeks to summer now..

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  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Weather Preferences: Atlantic storms, severe gales, blowing snow and frost :)
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

Exciting stuff, The snow report thread is active in May! Those with elevation in the north may get lucky.... Or unlucky depending on how you look at it :)

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  • Location: Gulberwick, Shetland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, storm force winds
  • Location: Gulberwick, Shetland

Heavy wet snow here at the moment, big fluffy flakes. Its 4th May lol!

Temp is 1.1C, Dew 0.5C, wind chill -5C.

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

Shetland is a snow lovers dream! Even if it isn't very cold.. lol

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  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Weather Preferences: Atlantic storms, severe gales, blowing snow and frost :)
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

Heavy wet snow here at the moment, big fluffy flakes. Its 4th May lol!

Temp is 1.1C, Dew 0.5C, wind chill -5C.

Excellent buddy, how often do you witness snow fallling during May up there? :)

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  • Location: Gulberwick, Shetland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, storm force winds
  • Location: Gulberwick, Shetland

Excellent buddy, how often do you witness snow fallling during May up there? smile.png

Very occasionally but usually it's just the odd shower, this weekend, however, looks to be a bit more than that and I wouldn't be surprised if we see a dusting of lying snow. -10 uppers in May is fairly unusual!

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  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Weather Preferences: Atlantic storms, severe gales, blowing snow and frost :)
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

Very occasionally but usually it's just the odd shower, this weekend, however, looks to be a bit more than that and I wouldn't be surprised if we see a dusting of lying snow. -10 uppers in May is fairly unusual!

It's just a shame the really cold uppers couldn't be advected further south to cover much of the UK. Not to shabby at all to have -10c 850's during May - That doesn't happen every year. Only 7 weeks until the longest day!

Enjoy the late season winter weather, you might even get a decent dusting of snow. good.gif

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...

well after losing the whole of March to no snow, the cairngorm has managed lots of ski-ing since mid april, it keeps snowing...

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  • Location: Gulberwick, Shetland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, storm force winds
  • Location: Gulberwick, Shetland

Further snow showers here and more expected overnight. :)

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  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl
  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl

Speaking to some French visitors today and they found it unusual for such long daylight hours with grauple and flakes of snow falling on and off all day after yesterday when it got up 14c in the afternoon with long sunny periods Currently 2c

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl

Some NE parts could see some snow in any heavy showers overnight but they will be a blink and you miss it affair.

Uppers will stay below -5 degrees over the northern half of the country for the next 48-60 hours at least - longer over Scotland with many parts seeing below -8 degrees and the extreme north -10 degree uppers, anywhere with a bit of height in NE Scotland say 200m could see a light dusting over the weekend with snowflakes down to lower levels. N Eng the snow unlikely to settle below 600m, N Pennines and Cheviots could see a dusting. However, any showers do look very light and shortlived, if we saw a shortwave/trough descend down from the north then we would be looking at another 6 May 1997 event with widespread low level snow for northern parts - alas not going to happen.

Monday provides potential for places with a bit of height in cenral/north scotland, wet snow likely down to about 300m and the Highlands could see a real pasting - certainly very promising for the Ski resorts, last year the season ended exceptionally early, this year it is on a par with 2010.

Snow in May in Scotland at least isn't that unusual. Late May 2010 delivered heavy snow to quite low levels in NE Scotland, I remember there being snow at around 350m before things became much warmer at the tail end of the month.

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  • Location: Gulberwick, Shetland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, storm force winds
  • Location: Gulberwick, Shetland

Woke up to a light covering of snow this morning and there have been further snow showers. Looking like the showers may get a bit heavier for a time this afternoon and evening :)

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

I heard that there was a snow flurry here at 11am. Quite remarkable and it's turned out not to be a bad day with sunshine.

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