This can't be normal surely?

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This can't be normal surely?

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:47 pm

Preston, pretty much the whole North West actually, forecast for next week:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2639912

10c minimum OVERNIGHT???

WTF!

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Re: This can't be normal surely?

Post by Conifers » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:09 am

Very nice, but not that rare. I've known night minima of 13° in January in Northumbs.


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Re: This can't be normal surely?

Post by jezza » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:10 am

Forecast similar myself. But bbc have always been a few degrees out here. Forecast 4c yet it's steadily risen all evening, currently on 7c.


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Re: This can't be normal surely?

Post by stephenprudence » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:15 am

Ive seen an overnight temperature of 15C in January, but that was during a foehn effect, and was the highest temperature of the day.

10C isn't too rare, but its not that prevalent around Christmas. Christmas Day is traditionally cool and dry for some reason.

This year it will most likely be wet and mild.

Tonight represents the most stable temperatures I've had in months tonight, it's currently 7.1C and has been for about 3 hours - that's very unusual.
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Re: This can't be normal surely?

Post by Nathan » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:40 am

Yep double digit minimums are not unusual at any time during the winter... In milder weather there usually isn't much difference between day time & night time temperatures.
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Re: This can't be normal surely?

Post by Tom2006 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:57 am

I think the last few winters have made us forget how mild many of our winters have been over the last twenty years or so. There is no real cold forecast anywhere in the UK at all right up until 2012. icon_cheers icon_cheers
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Re: This can't be normal surely?

Post by The Codfather » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:33 pm

yeh ,even we are due 10c wed & thurs night......then down to 2c the rest of the week......I aint moaning as the last week I have had "minus" every night.
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Re: This can't be normal surely?

Post by Ste » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:54 pm

Double figures might not be that unusual for some members but it is for us in the North West :lol:


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Re: This can't be normal surely?

Post by stephenprudence » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:17 pm

Ste wrote:Double figures might not be that unusual for some members but it is for us in the North West :lol:
Must be the Morecamble anti-double figure effect there :lol:

I can remember plenty of times when double figures have occurred in winter here, in fact I remember a fair few times where 13-16C has been hit in January
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2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


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Re: This can't be normal surely?

Post by Ste » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:33 pm

stephenprudence wrote:Must be the Morecamble anti-double figure effect there :lol:

I can remember plenty of times when double figures have occurred in winter here, in fact I remember a fair few times where 13-16C has been hit in January
To be honest, ive never really taken any notice of temps in winter, just always think they have been cold. Last winter was my first winter since growing palms so its only since then that I have taken any notice on temps. I would be more than happy if every winter was like this one upto now. I reckon my big washy and butia would of sailed through this winter if it wasn't for the last one :(


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