Who else has snow ?
No snow but -8c hard frost nice, i like it like that cold but dry.
28 Nov, 2010
Had a light covering on Friday, but it went yesterday. Now it's -6 out there.
Far to blooming much! It is like last winter all over again... -7˚ right now so it isn't going anywhere. The snow was also wet when it fell and therefore heavy, it has got into the centre of our yew tree and splayed it out am hoping once the snow is gone will be able to wire it back together. Similar problem with an Irish juniper... The only good thing is it snowed before it got so frosty so the plants are protected under their overcoat of snow.
Wouldn't have been quicker to ask who doesn't have snow, Scotkat ;-)
We have nearly a foot and it was -7 at 9 o'clock this morning!
1"or so here in Folkestone.
We have about an inch in Derbyshire, -10 deg so it's very cold, grrrr.
None at all down here, between Brighton and Portsmouth. Bitterly cold, no wind blowing, just very strange and still weather. Is it heading this way?
Yes the snow has arrived in Hungary too. Not thick but it fell as wetter than normal with a wind so hedges shrubs and tall grasses all flattened under the weight of it. We have been out trying to encourage our hedge to stand up again. Its strange to have an unexpected view of the neighbours.
No snow here in West London currently, nor in South East London, but very cold. Bristol, though, has about an inch, or so my son tells me.
-1 at the moment, so obviously warming up in South Yorkshire! The garden, especially the pond, does look beautiful though. Not sure the fish would agree. There are icicles hanging down from the pond plants, they look absolutely stunning!
We had a smattering of snow in the West Midlands on Friday evening Sat Morning. Gone now but -2deg.
too much too soon here in the northeast of england with more on the way.
I agree :-(
LOL....We have snow!! But its quite warm this morning...-6C so positively balmy!!
Yes, alright Gilli, no need to rub it in - we're just not used to it over here like you are, with your winter tyres and snow ploughs, etc., lol!
LOL....Sorry Bamboo....It's my evil sense of humour coming through....LOL
If we keep getting winters like this, then we really need to get a grip on how to function with it, rather than waiting for it to clear on its own.
Thanks everyone who has replied to who has snow or who has not .
its so wild you woudl not believe even lightening in the snwo clowds all day.
Drive paths been dug out alll filled in again now away to be dug out again before snow freezes as snow be too heavy to move.
I am nice and cosy as I have revamped a neck cosie aI croched into a shoulder cape adn my backis nice and cosy.
Well, it's like down in Vancouver here Bamboo. If it snows at all it's only for a week or so. Their budget for snow clearing is next to nothing, nobody uses winter tires, most people don't even own a proper snow shovel. If it snows, the whole city shuts down....buses don't run, car accidents skyrocket, pipes freeze, etc etc.
Well I never knew that, Gilli, assumed you were all ready and able to deal with it - sounds like London!
I must be somewhere near Stroller, none here 1/2 way between Brum & Worcester, just cold and dark!
Children of course still hoping some will arrive to close down school, lol...
No snow here as yet...in Merseyside (near to Liverpool)...hope it keeps that way too! I remember the days in Vancouver....snow, roads slippy, then rain, so slush and standing at kerbs waiting to cross the road, getting all splashed as cars/buses went past! We always had snow tires though and chains in the boot in case we got stuck but I believe they don't allow chains any longer (at least in the Greater Vancouver area) as it wrecks the roads.
Roll on spring eh? :)
we had an inch on friday -2 on the night. yesterday another 2 inch but -5 in the greenhouse overnight. then snow most of the day to a further 6". but it is slightly thawing now at 7pm. But lts more forecast. I am on the edge of the yorkshire wolds.
An inch or so here in Cornwall, fairly far down southwest. The deepest we've seen is around Carland Cross, inland from Newquay where there are about two inches. What's surprising to us is that it hasn't melted during the two days since it fell. Snow is normally a "once a decade" event for us and melts within 24 hours. There's frost but no snow further east up to the Tamar river on "the frontier" with Devon. Haven't been further abroad recently though.
we have about 12 ins here in aberdeenshire but i have learned to stop clearing the drive cos when it melts there nothing there to show for all the work i did keep save and cosy everyone
i got snow in sunny norfolk and its realy cold .
Plenty of snow on the local peaks but the snow that fell in the village over the weekend quickly dispersed once the sun broke through. Don't know the exact temp. but it's cooooooooold!! :o(
29 Nov, 2010
Went out friday down to the coast, left as it started snowing. Home 2 hours later to 6", and the road blocked with cars that couldn't get over the brow of the hill. About 15 cars abandoned. Roads were horrendous, but thankfully my landy does very well. Ducks are sulking, they won't leave their house. Still pond is froze about 5" thick and the snow on the field is a bit too thick for them to walk thru'. Mind you I have an ornamental cherry tree that always hangs on to it's leaves. Now it looks weird out there, snow with leaves on top.
ive got a couple of inches today as it goes .
Sun is shining, sky is blue, looks beautiful, but very, very cold out there! Just put food and water out for the birds.
London is due it tonight and tomorrow.
I LOVE THE SNOW!!
Just might make it hard for me to get to and from work
Well you are welcome to all the snow we have Alex I just want to be able to move around and do things in the outdoors - even going for a walk isn't fun!
Least Useful Traffic Sign?
Seen just outside Elgin this morning
DRIVE WITH CARE
There is nearly a foot of the stuff everywhere - who needs telling about it!
30 Nov, 2010
Some poeple need to be tolled lol
Well, made us smile anyway, Bulbaholic. We have snow here, but really not much - if it were rain, you'd describe it as drizzle. But not so the other side of London - Croydon has about 4 inches and its still coming down, apparently.
Snow... free to any home!
We're South of the South Downs, so to speak, grass is green again after a very light (blink- and-you'd- missed-it) snow shower! I really hope your snow begins to thaw soon. The news pictures of the land covered in great quantities of snow are so awful.
Bamboo is correct about Croydon, I work in West croydon and I saw the non-stop falling of snow.
I even went out at lunch time in it, and just as I was on my way back the wind picked up and threw it in my face for a while and I could not see where I was going.
I won't be going to work tomorrow, I had enough problems trying to get home, and with more snow set to hit us in the London areas, I won't be taking the chance.
Did I mention? I LOVE SNOW! (just not the chaos is causes).
Well if you lived in Scotland or the north of England you would have to get on and get used to travelling around in snow. Try 1 - 2 foot... and that is without any drifting!
We in the South East are not as good at dealing with snow. Scotland and Northern England are more used to dealing with severe weather and can deal with it a bit better.
Don't bet on it there are still folk who can't deal with driving in snow!
So fed up of this now we still had last snow which turned to ice and snow started Sat then all night and all day yesterday and so so cold.
Take care and keep cosy all.
20 Dec, 2010
Snow started with us again last Thursday... large dump overnight. Schools shut, again, paths need clearing, again, Bulba did them this morning now all white...
We've had about 6" a couple of days ago...no more fresh falls but it is freezing outside.
I'm not a fan of the stuff but haven't any reason to go out just now so we can cope. I know what you mean MG about becoming accustomed to driving in the snow...if you live where you get a lot of severe winter weather it's a necessity to get out and about. You have my sympathies though, despite being able to cope with it all.
Our central heating boiler (only 1 yr. old!) has gone on the fritz today...waiting for an engineer to get back in touch. We could be in for a cold night!
Gosh hope the boiler gets sorted soon. Our neighbour had to bring 3 x 25 litre containers of heating oil home with her as the oil she ordered at beginning of December still hasn't been delivered and she was nearly out. Firm saying they wont be able to deliver until mid January! Bulba did his 2nd good deed of the day and poured into the tank for her. His first was clearing a path so another neighbour could get their car out!
Happy to report....central heating is working great. The engineer came and opened up a drain under the boiler and it's now slowly draining (drip by drip) into a large jug. He says it could take a couple of days to defrost! We are relieved it isn't an abnormal problem...apparently many people are dealing with the same issue in this very cold weather. We're advised to keep the central heating on 24/7 to hopefully keep it from freezing again, although we have been keeping it on always in this cold snap.
Your neighbours will definitely appreciate Bulba's assistance with the heating oil and shovelling the snow to clear the path. It's so good when neighbours help one another out :)
We had the same problem as you Whistonlass, year after year on the trot, and so overnight we keep it on low to stop this happening.
Glad to hear the engineer has been round.
As the Christmas song goes... when there's no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...
The trouble is, we all have places to go. LOL.
Is this a problem with the modern condensing boilers? My son's girlfriend has one, and hers froze up on the outside, where it vents - must be all that steam they produce, I notice great gouts of it from next door, who have one. That's going to be a pain if we keep having severe winters, bit of a design fault there.
21 Dec, 2010
It could well be the fault is with the newer condensing boilers as we had no problems with our old system (of course it eventually conked out and needed replacing).
We have our heating on 24/7 so there isn't anything else we can do to prevent it happening again. I hope it isn't going to be a recurring problem and at least I know it is a problem common to others.
Hmm, I'd like to find out just how many people have this problem in cold weather and then tackle the manufacturers regarding modifications - my boiler's coming up for replacement, and I want one that's reliable and works, not one that seizes up when you really need it.
22 Dec, 2010
I would suggest that it is not the boiler itself that is at fault but the way it has been installed. We have a new condensing boiler and it doesn't produce a lot of water the outlet pipe sloping downhill all the way to the end. This means that the water runs clear of the pipe every time it is used and there is nothing left to freeze. If the pipe is horezontal, or worse has a dip in it, then water will stay in the pipe and freeze when the boiler is off. The pipe run should also be as short as possible.
That makes sense, bulbaholic - I shall have a look at my son's girlfriend's one when I get there to see how well its been fitted in terms of the outlet pipe.
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