Watch out overnight, the stars come out to play

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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by stephenprudence » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:39 pm

Short term gain for long term pain is how I would describe the weather patterns coming up.

Some pleasant weather for most, up until Saturday, then thereafter some much colder weather, with perhaps notable snow fall in Scotland/Northern England, is starting to emerge. Some hard frosts as well in these areas.. quite an eye opener really.

Probably not as severe as last March, but I would say a period of weather with hints of last March on the way.

I think we'd all better enjoy the next few days in any case.
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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by Nigel » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:11 pm

Its a long way off Stephen, I would wait another couple of days before calling it. It can back off very easily. I like to see some consistency over a couple of days runs before calling it out.
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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by stephenprudence » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:15 pm

Quite Nigel, just a heads up.

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USDA equivalent average temperature zone: 9a/RHS zone 3
AHS Heat Zone: 1
Last 5 winter minimums:
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: Watch out overnight

Post by cheshirepalms » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:21 pm

Is this a potential plunge from the northwest, Greenland way?


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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by fern Rob » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:02 am

still warm this evening, going to be cool tomorrow night potentially tomorrow.
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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:47 am

in reply to the title.... everyone should watch out overnight, as it is always darker and more difficult to see :lol:
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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by Conifers » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:17 am

Dave Brown wrote:in reply to the title.... everyone should watch out overnight, as it is always darker and more difficult to see :lol:
Well, I usually shut my eyes and go to sleep instead :mrgreen:


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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by stephenprudence » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:27 pm

It;s getting very cold, very quick here.. looks like we will see a rather hard frost, and without doubt the lowest temperatures for nearly a year tonight. 3C currently, easily -3C achievable by dawn - we have absolutely no wind at all tonight, and the temperature is not showing signs of stabilising like it usually does! Staggeringly (or maybe not staggeringly), we have the coldest temperatures in the entirety of England/Wales right now, here. (compared to official stations)
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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by real_ale » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:47 pm

stephenprudence wrote:It;s getting very cold, very quick here.. looks like we will see a rather hard frost, and without doubt the lowest temperatures for nearly a year tonight. 3C currently, easily -3C achievable by dawn - we have absolutely no wind at all tonight, and the temperature is not showing signs of stabilising like it usually does! Staggeringly (or maybe not staggeringly), we have the coldest temperatures in the entirety of England/Wales right now, here. (compared to official stations)
you should be ok there Stephen your lows be around +2 - +3 like ours, you even might get some cloud cover later in the night.

car sensor reading +7 @ 2035 hours, duvets and hot water jackets and fleece blankets ready if temps drop lower.

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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by stephenprudence » Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:02 am

Already lower than 2C at the moment with a very thick frost coating everything. Somewhat surprising, no doubt the plants that have survived the winter (the half hardy ones) will be dead by morning. Spring is starting to become the time where, far from everything growing, it is the season of death!
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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by The Codfather » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:20 am

:shock: just read this.......bit late.... -2c last night and hard frost and I did not protect anything.... :( new knuckles in Tree ferns, basjoo etc.....gutted
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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:58 am

stephenprudence wrote:Already lower than 2C at the moment with a very thick frost coating everything. Somewhat surprising, no doubt the plants that have survived the winter (the half hardy ones) will be dead by morning. Spring is starting to become the time where, far from everything growing, it is the season of death!
I bit dramatic Stephen, "season of death?" Surely not? It was cold this morning nothing out of the ordinary. What low did you get?


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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by cheshirepalms » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:06 am

-0.3c, here although a bit surprised, certainly worth it with another lovely in prospect. I have left my basjoo wrapped up though until further notice. Its a tricky one with high temps triggering growth during the day but frost capable of killing the new shoots at night.


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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by otorongo » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:17 am

A low of 6.3C last night, I can't believe anyone is getting frosts.


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Re: Watch out overnight

Post by cheshirepalms » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:46 am

otorongo wrote:A low of 6.3C last night, I can't believe anyone is getting frosts.
The flip side is that the south won't be getting much sun.


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