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  • Location: Aldridge, West Midlands (180M)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Snow, Snow and Cold
  • Location: Aldridge, West Midlands (180M)

As we now enter Spring, I just wanted to recap on 'Winter 23/24'

  • Worst winter for snow and cold since 2013/14. It was not a snowless winter, thanks to the early December cold spell, which gave settling snow, but given the expectation from many that this would be the best winter since 2012/13, it really was shockingly bad.
  • At least I've learnt that the Met Office long range written forecasts can be just as accurate as the CFS 😅 
  • Also think the ECMWF has been disappointing this season with the GFS being surprisingly decent  

 

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  • Location: Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Location: Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

More desperately needed rain for our arid wasteland is on the way this morning.

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  • Location: pelsall, 500ft asl (west mids)
  • Location: pelsall, 500ft asl (west mids)

Right on cue cold rain 

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  • Location: Bedworth, North Warwickshire 404ft above sea level
  • Location: Bedworth, North Warwickshire 404ft above sea level

Heavy rain here and temp of 3.2'c , DP of 3.2'c .... so no snow for us in this snowless winter

 Midlander glad some of you had snow, here we had zero snow, which is extremely sad tbh

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  • Location: Hanley, Stoke-on-trent
  • Location: Hanley, Stoke-on-trent

Yes Matt, heavy sleety snow. Welcome to spring. I hate our stupid weather 🤬.

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  • Location: Solihull
  • Weather Preferences: Seasonal (but not excessive heat); love cold winters!
  • Location: Solihull

Very tenuous sleet on the way in to work this morning about an hour ago, but barely. I think what we had this morning was the definition of 'cold rain'...!

Welcome to Spring. 

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  • Location: Evesham/ Tewkesbury
  • Weather Preferences: Enjoy the weather, you can't take it with you 😎
  • Location: Evesham/ Tewkesbury

Goodbye Winter.....😃

5 hours ago, Midlander said:

At least I've learnt that the Met Office long range written forecasts can be just as accurate as the CFS

My seaweed more accurate than the Met office....😂

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  • Location: Bewdley, Worcs; 90m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and sun in winter; warm and bright otherwise; not a big storm fan
  • Location: Bewdley, Worcs; 90m asl
5 hours ago, Midlander said:

Worst winter for snow and cold since 2013/14. It was not a snowless winter, thanks to the early December cold spell, which gave settling snow, but given the expectation from many that this would be the best winter since 2012/13, it really was shockingly bad.

Yep, very similar here. The only time I saw snow on the ground was for a brief period overnight in that December spell. Long gone by the morning and never returned. For myself I didn't expect anything much this winter, but I hoped for at least two or three reasonably snowy days. Nothing even close.

And then I get up this morning and it's throwing it down with cold (maybe very slightly sleety, couldn't be bothered to check!) rain at 1.9 °C. Please can we have a run of nice dry 15 °C days now, O Weather Gods? Ta.

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  • Location: Coventry, West Mids
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winters, warm thundery summers, sunshine (and lots of it)
  • Location: Coventry, West Mids

Well more rain and sleet tomorrow for most of us. 

Can we have some dry warm weather now please? 

Output looks terrible. 

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  • Location: Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Location: Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

 davehsug Was turning to proper snow in Longton and Fenton. Got to work in Shelton and it's just pouring with rain.

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  • Location: Stoke-on-Trent
  • Location: Stoke-on-Trent

There was snow on the tops of cars and bins earlier this morning at a guess 6am ish.  Sleety stuff atm here by the hospital 

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  • Location: Kings Norton, West Midlands
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Kings Norton, West Midlands

All models bring through showery rain/sleet/snow around the centre of the low tomorrow through the Midlands. Looking at the data - dew points hovering between 0-1C will likely mean sleet/snow in heavier bursts 100m+. Generally snow anywhere 200m+ looking at the freezing level. Looking like mostly rain below 100m.

Unlikely any settling snow will last below 300m. Can't rule out temporary accumulations if precipitation is heavy enough but ultimately it will be another dreary damp day for most. 

GFS well out on it's own with the band of snow for Sunday. 

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

Some tasty showers about now, this one towards Leicester.

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  • Location: Cheslyn Hay, South Staffs.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow during Winter, Thunder during Summer.
  • Location: Cheslyn Hay, South Staffs.

A couple or so photos of passing convection over the past few hours,

Looking at radar now, i might go flying again to catch the rain !

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  • Location: pelsall, 500ft asl (west mids)
  • Location: pelsall, 500ft asl (west mids)

Currently sleeting almost snow @ 500ft 

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  • Location: Walsall, West Midlands 135m/442ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Heatwaves, thunderstorms, cold/snowy spells.
  • Location: Walsall, West Midlands 135m/442ft ASL

Was sleeting a bit here too, wonder if they will start to turn more wintry if they continue pushing in this evening as temps fall.

@nobble sorry to hear about your house because of snowless February 😅

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  • Location: Coventry, 96m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow in winter, thunderstorms, warmth, sun any time!
  • Location: Coventry, 96m asl

April showers have certainly arrived very early today! Classic sunshine and (hail) showers type of day!

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  • Location: pelsall, 500ft asl (west mids)
  • Location: pelsall, 500ft asl (west mids)

 Sparkiee storm 🤣🤣🤣👌🏼

 

it’s ok the high winds have brought enough branches down for me to build a family shack 👍🏻👍🏻

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  • Location: Walsall, West Midlands 135m/442ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Heatwaves, thunderstorms, cold/snowy spells.
  • Location: Walsall, West Midlands 135m/442ft ASL

 nobble 😂😂

 

Might need to put some insulation in through the warm months, as you never know next winter could be the one (again) 🤣🤷‍♂️

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