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Worse Winter For Decades Forecast

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Long term weather forecasts are almost useless.

We had two brutal winters only a few years ago. So a prediction of the worst winter in decades probably would lead to this country grinding to a halt.

The Express just guessing again. Shock horror.

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The Express just guessing again. Shock horror.

What is the point of the Daily Express? I mean, really - why does it exist?

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From the UK weather forecast page on Fb (who have been spot on so far this year.)

Understandably many of you are asking about the recent news articles. It is a load of rubbish. No one can say the UK will be thrown in to the freezer from November to March with any confidence.

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It's a load of twaddle, no on e can predict what it will be doing that far ahead, its more likely that we will have an average winter.

I was just thinking I can only remember two winters in the 1970's when we had snow.

Who is going to gain from this speculation? Are Oil, Gas, Electricity, food prices going to rise? Someone out to make a quick buck or thousand?

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Is this a joke? They printed an almost identical headline about 3 days ago! Does anyone other than the mentally retarded actually buy this tripe?

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It's a load of twaddle, no on e can predict what it will be doing that far ahead, its more likely that we will have an average winter.

I was just thinking I can only remember two winters in the 1970's when we had snow.

Who is going to gain from this speculation? Are Oil, Gas, Electricity, food prices going to rise? Someone out to make a quick buck or thousand?

Yes, that would be the definition of average. ;)

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I'm making a seasonal forecast - that the Daily Express will make 'Snowy Doom' forecasts on a bi-weekly basis between now and March.

If it misses one, there will be a sudden 3 foot snowfall.

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Just been for dinner with the other half - absolutely glorious out there. Warm sun on my back and everything, I'm sweating now!

This alone, so close to winter, makes me think we won't have too bad a time of it this year. The fabric of the entire country must be degrees warmer than it was this time last year, when the sun hadn't shone for six months.

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Just been for dinner with the other half - absolutely glorious out there. Warm sun on my back and everything, I'm sweating now!

This alone, so close to winter, makes me think we won't have too bad a time of it this year. The fabric of the entire country must be degrees warmer than it was this time last year, when the sun hadn't shone for six months.

What do you mean so close to Winter? We're closer to Summer than Winter. We're not even half-way through Autumn yet.

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What do you mean so close to Winter? We're closer to Summer than Winter. We're not even half-way through Autumn yet.

He's just been for dinner.

I can only conclude, He's in a different time zone in the southern hemisphere, and is in no position to make comments on this thread.

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What do you mean so close to Winter? We're closer to Summer than Winter. We're not even half-way through Autumn yet.

Having a child makes you think in terms of school hoildays! But our recent winters have gone November-March. October is fairly close to November.

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I can only conclude, He's in a different time zone in the southern hemisphere, and is in no position to make comments on this thread.

:D I wish!

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This alone, so close to winter, makes me think we won't have too bad a time of it this year.

A while back I bought in a remainder bookshop Alex J. Robertson'sThe Bleak Midwinter, 1946-47 (Manchester University Press, 1989). He suggests that one of the reason why the country was so poorly prepared for what turned out to be the coldest winter for almost a century was that October and November 1946 were almost the warmest for a century. The worst of the winter weather happened from late January to mid-March of 1947.

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A while back I bought in a remainder bookshop Alex J. Robertson'sThe Bleak Midwinter, 1946-47 (Manchester University Press, 1989). He suggests that one of the reason why the country was so poorly prepared for what turned out to be the coldest winter for almost a century was that October and November 1946 were almost the warmest for a century. The worst of the winter weather happened from late January to mid-March of 1947.

There was a similar pattern in 1963. Snow fell just after Christmas and hung around for three months. I remember grown ups talking about 1947 at the time.

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There was a similar pattern in 1963. Snow fell just after Christmas and hung around for three months. I remember grown ups talking about 1947 at the time.

And that was different to the last few winters how, exactly?

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There was more snow.

It was hard, as not many people had central heating. Some places were cut off for weeks, people with boats on the Thames in London were able to walk around on the ice and inspect their hulls. It was far colder than the last couple of winters. 1976 was far hotter than the last summer too.

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It was hard, as not many people had central heating. Some places were cut off for weeks, people with boats on the Thames in London were able to walk around on the ice and inspect their hulls. It was far colder than the last couple of winters. 1976 was far hotter than the last summer too.

The ice is interesting, but did not parts of Wales have twenty feet of snow this Winter gone? I remember going up Wensleydale in May this year and still seeing snow on the sides of the road.

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It was hard, as not many people had central heating. Some places were cut off for weeks, people with boats on the Thames in London were able to walk around on the ice and inspect their hulls. It was far colder than the last couple of winters. 1976 was far hotter than the last summer too.

The glorious summer of 76, happy memories. I wonder what the Express predicted that year.

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The glorious summer of 76, happy memories. I wonder what the Express predicted that year.

(I realise that's just a light hearted jape, but) the Express was actually a perfectly decent newspaper back in the 70's.

To be honest, the whole media loves weather porn. It's faintly hilarious to live here and be hearing more about typhoons and weather predictions for the pacific area, than we used to hear when we actually lived there30 years ago. Ok, probably slight exaggeration there, but typhhoons really arent that dangerous. You have to take precautions, but the way it's reported makes you think that devastation is being wreaked, but those wind speeds only actually apply to a tiny area, mile or two wide at most. The real dangers are from flooding and landside, and being caught at sea. They're about as dangerous as a typical English winter storm.

Sorry, not quite on topic, it's just there's another bloody one of them being reported on the news. I expect more lives are saved by typhoons through people staying at home and not using their cars, than are allegedly caused by them.

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