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Post UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 02:09 AM

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arts of the UK were colder than European ski resorts last night as temperatures matched their lowest levels so far this winter.

The current freeze has some way to go before reaching the all-time British low of -27.2C (-16.96 F), which has been recorded three times, all in Scotland – twice in Braemar, on 11 February 1895 and 10 January 1982, and in Altnaharra, in the Scottish Highlands on 30 December 1995. The lowest temperature recorded in England is -26.1C (-14.98 F), in Newport, Shropshire, in 1982.
Mercury levels around the world last night included a low of -48C (54.4 F) in Ilirnej, Siberia, and -41.7C (-43.06 F) in Roros, Norway.
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Councils are spreading grit more thinly today in a bid to eke out supplies while they wait for much-needed deliveries of rock salt to combat a second day of ice and snow in southern England.

Harrow council in north-west London described the grit supply situation as "pretty outrageous".
The local authority spread about 40 tonnes around the borough last night, leaving it with 510 tonnes - not enough for four days of full gritting.
The deputy council leader, Susan Hall, said: "We have been prudent in our use of salt and kept 129km (80 miles) of main roads in Harrow clear since the cold snap began.
"We have 510 tonnes of salt left, and we are spreading it at a lighter rate precisely to make stocks last."
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Heavy snow has extended the holidays of hundreds of thousands of pupils as head teachers kept their doors closed.
About 9,000 schools were shut across England on Wednesday, with 950 closing today in Wales, and at least 250 in Scotland and 16 in Northern Ireland.
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In Britain, power cuts affected up to 5,000 homes in southern England on Wednesday evening...
Snowfall in Britain has been bad, with over 12+ inches in most places, 2ft in some towns and cities.


What’s causing the cold weather?

In most winters, and certainly those in the last 20 years or so, our winds normally come from the south-west. This means air travels over the relatively warm Atlantic and we get mild conditions in the UK. However, over the past three weeks the Atlantic air has been ‘blocked’ and cold air has been flowing down from the Arctic or the cold winter landmass of Europe.
The cold temperatures in the UK have also been accompanied by snow. This is because areas of low pressure have been running in from the north-east, tracking across the North Sea and picking up moisture along the way. When they come over the land, the water falls as snow due to the cold temperatures.
However, it is not cold everywhere in the world. North-east America, Canada, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and south-west Asia have all seen temperatures above normal – in many places by more than 5C, and in parts of northern Canada, by more than 10C.

Source: UK Met Office.


From what I know: The jetstream has shifted, running high above Northern Canada, causing warmer temperatures in the arctic tundra within Canada. Also causing relatively mild temperatures in Iceland, from there it dips south well into Europe, bringing Arctic air south and putting Europe into the current deep freeze and very heavy snowfall. The cold air is also affecting northern Siberia, where it has been 10C below normal across an area the size of Australia.


Natural gas supplies are also running low and The National Grid in the UK is trying to get more from Suppliers, but Norway also needs the gas too, as they are also experiencing bad weather.
In some parts of England they are taking sand from the beaches and spreading it on the roads because they have nothing else to put on the roads.


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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 02:18 AM

Mm places all over the world are having rough winters right now. It makes me really confused because, while I know it's just a winter, there has been so much hush-hush about the global warming email hack.

Hmm, something to read about next time we get snowed in, lol.


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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 02:41 AM

Man, I feel bad for all of you who are from the UK. That sounds completely terrible. Maybe they should come borrow some salt for from the US, we're not getting barely any snow here, at least not near Detroit. Not like we need it! (;

I hope all of you are bearing the cold. Great time to take a trip to California?





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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 03:03 AM

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Man, I feel bad for all of you who are from the UK. That sounds completely terrible. Maybe they should come borrow some salt for from the US, we're not getting barely any snow here, at least not near Detroit. Not like we need it! (;

I hope all of you are bearing the cold. Great time to take a trip to California?

I'm totally with Amanda. I feel bad for you guys.
California weather is just wonderful to us all the time.
I feel fortunate enough to live here.




   
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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 03:17 AM

I wish I could say that -18 seemed bad, but that's average out here.


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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 03:24 AM

Lol. It's not uncommon to have a couple days in winter here where's it's -50C. Generally for Jan, Feb, it varies between -15 and -40. I suppose that seems low, but when you're used to it, it's not a big deal.


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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 04:00 AM

lol, it's not that bad. people way over-react in situations like these. the UK cannot cope with extreme whether conditions of any sort, at all. if it gets hot everyone goes into panic mode and if it snows it's like the whole country stops. it's annoying though for people who have AS/A level exams next week!. pretty much all schools and colleges are shut and people are starting to panic a little.. justifiably so though, i guess.



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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 04:21 AM

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I wish I could say that -18 seemed bad, but that's average out here.
True, true, but the UK's average altitude above sea level is only 161m and Ireland 108, which makes a big difference. Particularly with wet pressure, humidity and lack of rain shadows! That poor island takes a beating from storms that usually come off of the Atlantic, haha. Having lived in England and Canada I'd say -15c here, is more bearable than -5c there, the cold feels damp and it gets at you worse than it does here. Although, I do live in the foothills of the Rockies!

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It makes me really confused because, while I know it's just a winter, there has been so much hush-hush about the global warming email hack.
That was in mid-December, it was probably hidden in with news stories about the climate summit in Copenhagen!


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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 06:51 AM

Before December this was the warmest weather I had ever seen living here.
Then after December started it's been about average, not nearly as cold as we're used to though.
Maybe the UK will be the new Canada and we can have some nice temperatures for a change.

But jeesh people in the UK, it's not even cold there compared to what it usually is and my school only closed once in 12 years. You guys need to get used to this, -30 is nothing! Try going to school in -40.


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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 06:55 AM

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Before December this was the warmest weather I had ever seen living here.
Then after December started it's been about average, not nearly as cold as we're used to though.
Maybe the UK will be the new Canada and we can have some nice temperatures for a change.

But jeesh people in the UK, it's not even cold there compared to what it usually is and my school only closed once in 12 years. You guys need to get used to this, -30 is nothing! Try going to school in -40.
yeah but we're not used to it.. so it's very cold for us and we don't have road gritters and all of that stuff because we hardly ever get weather like this, so it's dangerous to go out and blah blah.. yeah, it's ridiculous. we should be more prepared.. but we never are.


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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 06:57 AM

You can borrow ours. Or you can all move here and just abandon England.


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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 07:00 AM

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You can borrow ours. Or you can all move here and just abandon England.
abandon england? no way!!. but yeah.. loads of homes are out of power as well, apparently five thousands more in my area are going to lose power today.. great! it's so ridiculous, we get like what really isn't that much snow and the whole country goes into crisis mode. my mum went and 'stocked up' on food yesterday in case we got stuck here and starved haha.


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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 07:25 AM

The UK is SO badly prepared for weather like this ... I mean I live a 45 min bus ride from work and it took almost 3 hours to get in yesterday because everyone had to drive so slow. Most of the main roads around here only really got gritted yesterday, and the small roads are deadly with ice. I've had to take the day off work because it's no use to them me showing up 3/4hours late, and I really can't leave at 4am just to get to work on time.
Snow is pretty ... but we seriously need to learn how to keep everything going when it comes.


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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 08:02 AM

The uk is just not prepared fo weather like this, when its hot we all moan and when cold and snowing we all moan. :P

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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 08:57 AM

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lol, it's not that bad. people way over-react in situations like these. the UK cannot cope with extreme whether conditions of any sort, at all. if it gets hot everyone goes into panic mode and if it snows it's like the whole country stops. it's annoying though for people who have AS/A level exams next week!. pretty much all schools and colleges are shut and people are starting to panic a little.. justifiably so though, i guess.

Took the words right out of my mouth. I agree it is not that bad
Here in Liverpool we have had about an inch and a half of snow. It is nothing.
Basically the whole city has shut down.

I am panicking about my exams because it is possible that the school may be closed again on Monday. If it closed on Monday then I will have to do my exam in June. If it continues to be closed through next week then I will miss 5 exams and it means I will be doing 12 exams in June instead of 6.
Even if my exam does go on I haven't had a maths or R.E lesson in 4 weeks.

The annoying thing is I went to school on Tuesday and my teacher was in but we all got sent home because of the snow. I could have had my lesson quite easily. A lot of schools here are open just for 6th form but my school is just being really inconsiderate. Other schools are open but saying come in if you can.
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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 09:49 AM

Humans should try experiencing weather on jupiter. lol
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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 10:15 AM

Thing is that weather like this is so rare in England that it would be a complete waste of resources to spend time and money on preparing the country for them, because, well it doesn't happen that often?

I quite like the weather. Sledging, anyone?

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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 10:18 AM

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But jeesh people in the UK, it's not even cold there compared to what it usually is and my school only closed once in 12 years. You guys need to get used to this, -30 is nothing! Try going to school in -40.
Except that these kind of temperatures are extremely rare here, so we're not used to them, and it would be a waste of money for the Government to use resources planning for them because it is so rare.

Your body adjusts to certain temperatures. Have you ever been on holiday somewhere warm and then come back and felt like an ice cube, even though it's not cold?
Also in this country we're not used to driving or walking in snowy conditions such as these. It really is quite rare.
   
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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 02:07 PM

The whole of Ireland has pretty much shutdown this week. The schools in my area are closed and we only have ice.

I don't think the weather is really that bad. We're just not prepared. At all.

Edit: All schools are closed until Thursday.

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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 02:14 PM

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Man, I feel bad for all of you who are from the UK. That sounds completely terrible. Maybe they should come borrow some salt for from the US, we're not getting barely any snow here, at least not near Detroit. Not like we need it! (;

I hope all of you are bearing the cold. Great time to take a trip to California?
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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 8th 2010, 04:57 PM

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The whole of Ireland has pretty much shutdown this week. The schools in my area are closed and we only have ice.

I don't think the weather is really that bad. We're just not prepared. At all.

Edit: All schools are closed until Thursday.
Yeah. Guys, you don't know how good you have it.

We have people stuck in their houses with low food supplies and no means of getting to the towns, and some elderly people haven't been heard from in days. On the other hand the Dublin city council is considering calling in the army because - wait for it - the high numbers of people slipping on icey pavements is blocking up A&E departments!

Meanwhile an emergency shipment of salt - from Spain - will only fill half of the requirements, but local councils refuse to buy from Irish quarries... Our school was the only one insane enough to open yesterday, and it was so bad (only 30 out of about a thousand could make it) that they actually shut it down again before the day was out!

And I'm absolutely infuriated, because in the middle of all this mess my new PC has been delayed for almost 2 weeks for lack of proper infrastructure!!

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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 10th 2010, 11:08 AM

It really is retarded. And ice is worse than snow in general.

I mean, we're the laughing stock of Europe..or Scandinavia at least. We're so poorly prepared for this it's just beyond silly...

I mean, the countrys breaking down, people being unable to get to school, important exams being missed, it's just silly...




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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 10th 2010, 11:18 AM

France, Germany, parts of spain are experiencing bad weather as well.
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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 10th 2010, 01:33 PM

I live in Wales and since I live pretty much on top of a mountain it is pretty bad here.


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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 10th 2010, 01:37 PM

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lol, it's not that bad. people way over-react in situations like these. the UK cannot cope with extreme whether conditions of any sort, at all. if it gets hot everyone goes into panic mode and if it snows it's like the whole country stops. it's annoying though for people who have AS/A level exams next week!. pretty much all schools and colleges are shut and people are starting to panic a little.. justifiably so though, i guess.

I definitely agree with this. We're over-reacting. As long as you wrap up warm it's fine.

People have started emergency shopping now which is silly. My nan wanted some bread and everywhere had sold out so she had to ask my dad to get her some. It's kinda scary hearing about people freezing to death on the news though.


   
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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 10th 2010, 01:39 PM

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It really is retarded. And ice is worse than snow in general.

I mean, we're the laughing stock of Europe..or Scandinavia at least. We're so poorly prepared for this it's just beyond silly...

I mean, the countrys breaking down, people being unable to get to school, important exams being missed, it's just silly...
My school said it was definitely going to open for the exams no matter what. They won't expect anyone who doesn't have an exam to come though if its really bad. Although for some people it might be impossible to get there since the buses stop running if there's a teensy bit of snow.


   
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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 10th 2010, 03:11 PM

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France, Germany, parts of spain are experiencing bad weather as well.
Yes, but their problems are understandable considering the weather they're getting - in France 5,000 homes were without electricity because the snow was simply tearing down the pylons. Over here we're having problems keeping parts of the country running because of two inches of snow. Slight difference...
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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 10th 2010, 03:59 PM

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France, Germany, parts of spain are experiencing bad weather as well.

This cold weather seems to be fairly widespread at the moment.

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Snowstorms that raged until Friday also "flattened" 799 houses and damaged 4,897 others, the report by Xinhua news agency said.
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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 10th 2010, 05:35 PM

I'm sorry, but this made me laugh. Granted here, a foot of snow and everything closes down. But one of my friends lives in Nebraska, they've had over three feet of snow, and some places were completely snowed it. But two inches?! xD That's just hilarious guys. Not he being ill prepared part, but still.

We don't get much snow here, but we still prepare for it, just like we prepare for hurricanes every season. We have to prepare for the cold and the ice,it's just common sense.


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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 10th 2010, 06:08 PM

Its england. We moan about loads of stuff.
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Re: UK Experiences Worst Winter since 1963 - January 10th 2010, 06:11 PM

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We don't get much snow here, but we still prepare for it, just like we prepare for hurricanes every season. We have to prepare for the cold and the ice,it's just common sense.
Yeah. You see when I first moved here, they hadn't had snow for 20 years. Get me?
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