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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Are we sleep walking towards one of the mildest winters for a long time? The warmest here is 1998 with 6.5C. Still Snow free and Air frost here and looking like we will stay Snow free for sometime yet. Possible air frost around the 13th if the GFS is to be believed. ECM also has a deep FI tease which may put the brakes on if it materialises.

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

    Wouldnt say mild, just snowless so far, only had 5 double figure maximums since 18th Nov, not bad for low levels south, anyway cannot expect cold before mid Jan in the south, South low levels very rarely get snow off westerlies and SW'ys, been very average for this location

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    16 days here in Darlo have had double figure maxes since December 1st

     

    Average high here for December was 9.2c

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

    19 minus minimums since 17th Nov, not bad for Jan 6th, the most westerly 8 weeks of the year, mid nov to mid jan

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Lets see December 1.9C above average that makes it very mild. Zero air frosts the lowest temp was 0.6C  so very mild so far.

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

    mild for northern areas maybe, but winter not started here in the south, and I hope it won't be a mild one

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  • Location: North York Moors
  • Location: North York Moors

    No chance, it hasn't been widely especially mild at all.We are getting North Atlantic air for the most part with few days getting much above 10C away from the most favoured spots.

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  • Location: Ribble Valley
  • Location: Ribble Valley

    It's nowhere near the mildest winter for some years around these parts, mostly frost free and only two light dustings of snow but temps have been around average to slightly above for most of the time.

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.

    Well after last year i shall wait until April.

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  • Location: Shrewsbury
  • Location: Shrewsbury

    19 minus minimums since 17th Nov, not bad for Jan 6th, the most westerly 8 weeks of the year, mid nov to mid jan

    19 air frosts???? I've only had 6- 3 each in Nov and Dec- and I'm less than 30 miles from you. Only one below -2C which is shocking for this stage in winter. 

     

    This winter hasn't seen the constant streams of double digit maxima that some of those rotten 90s/00s winter months saw, what has been noticeable is the lack of low minima- countless clear nights have refused to drop below +2 or 3C for no apparent reason- and also the lack of low maxima. We've had plenty of 5-7C maxima but not even a 1 or 2, let alone a zero or below. 

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

    19 air frosts???? I've only had 6- 3 each in Nov and Dec- and I'm less than 30 miles from you. Only one below -2C which is shocking for this stage in winter. 

     

    This winter hasn't seen the constant streams of double digit maxima that some of those rotten 90s/00s winter months saw, what has been noticeable is the lack of low minima- countless clear nights have refused to drop below +2 or 3C for no apparent reason- and also the lack of low maxima. We've had plenty of 5-7C maxima but not even a 1 or 2, let alone a zero or below. 

     

    But it is only 6th January? cannot expect low minimums until Feb, my lowest -3.5C on 26th Nov

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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.

    Lets compare 6.3cet for December so on a par with 1985... 6.3c and 1986.. 6.2 so far early days in jan yet.

    To me Its actual felt cold every time I go out not mild so far with a few odd milder interludes from the south from this wind.

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  • Location: King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and Thundery, Cold and Snowy
  • Location: King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

    It has been, but I remember last winter being quite similar to this one so far. We was looking down the barrel of a mild January if I remember right too. Then all of a sudden, the tide turned. If no change has happened by the end of feb, then I will take my hat off to this winter and place it in the mild Hall of fame (or shame!).

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  • Location: Shrewsbury
  • Location: Shrewsbury

    But it is only 6th January? cannot expect low minimums until Feb, my lowest -3.5C on 26th Nov

    Cannot expect low mins till Feb? Christmas Day 2010 it was -12C, we had a -5 in October in 1997. 

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

    Cannot expect low mins till Feb? Christmas Day 2010 it was -12C, we had a -5 in October in 1997. 

     

    but Feb is when there is more northern blocking, or UK highs, and less zonal westerly weather, so more chance of cold nights

     

    difficult to get a cold night with default Dec to Jan pattern with strong SW winds

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

    Maxes haven't been far off average in these parts with many days around the 5-7 degree mark. but we've also had quite a number in the 8-10 degree mark. As others have said it has been the lack of cold minima so far which has been notable - reason being far too much wind about. Many days so far should have produced a frost with mins between 0-2 degrees yet because of the wind we have ended up with 3-5 degrees. Some evening have seen temps drop notably only for the wind to pick up and prevent a frost.

     

    The chances of clear still nights increase markedly as we enter the second half of the winter.

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    Definitely mild so far for my area. I've recorded so many 11, 12's and 13's through December, it's not surprising that daffs are popping up and other plants/shrubs are budding. :O

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    temp wise I would say it has been around the avg, just wetter and with added wind to boot being above avg.

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  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Location: Aberdeen

    This dire winter is most definitely on course to be one of the mildest on record. Just four December's were milder in the past 100 years here: 1924, 1934, 1971 and 1988. January so far has been even worse.

     

    Due to the preponderance of southerly rather than westerly winds the mildness has been concentrated at night rather than the day. Hasn't reached 10C since mid-December but the night temps are often milder than the day with minima scarcely dropping to 2C and only two slight frosts since 7th Dec: -0.7C on the 29th and -0.5C on 5th Jan.

     

    So far the mean min is closer to the long term average max than to the long term average min and is running higher than at the same stage of 1988/89. Probably the mildest for 79 years as December had the highest mean min since 1934.

     

    This weekend I noticed roses blooming in the park and deciduous trees with some green leaves still on them. It's dreadful Posted Image

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  • Location: Stockport
  • Location: Stockport

    There's been a real lack of notably low minima for a while now; even February and March, and to a lesser extent January last year were characterised by low maxima rather than low minima.

    A far cry from the bitter nights of Jan and Dec in 2010.

    A shame really, I'd take a hard frost over an ice day. Ideally both!

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  • Location: Catchgate, Durham,705ft asl
  • Location: Catchgate, Durham,705ft asl

    The surface temperature anomaly chart for December shows the UK had an average/just above average month.

     

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    A shame really, I'd take a hard frost over an ice day. Ideally both!

    tut tut tut , just greedy now Posted ImagePosted Image

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  • Location: North Bristol
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms / Sunshine / Snow
  • Location: North Bristol

    Mildest on record? I am not sure and will wait until the official stats roll out at the end of winter...however what happens 2nd half of Jan will sway be one direction or the other...

     

    What is noticeable is the low amount of frosty nights in my area. I cannot recall more than a few since the start of December. I want to say 3 or 4 at best.

     

    If this winter does turn out a snow-less winter for me, I'm hoping for much more convective activity during Spring & Summer than last year!!!

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    I'd take anything remotely wintry at the moment!

    I hate the wind and rain, so wit' ya bro. Posted Image

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