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    Cool The Weather Thread

    Britons are well known for talking about the weather.

    Here's a thread for everybody, all over the world, to join in and talk about the weather where they are.
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    Just been looking at the news about Storm Desmond. Amazing to see the scenes from Appleby, Kendal and Hawick. They're also saying that the worst is yet to come.
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    Hmm pretty britich here...Foggy, rainy, slippery, wet..Some sun just so i cant defien it as a disaster...But no snow...
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    It have been rain and storm the last days.
    At least it is warm for being in december 8-10 degrees celsius outside.
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    It has been cold, dry, and sunny here. I am really wanting snow but.....well no luck yet. Its a shame.

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    It's blowing a storm here - wild, wet, windy (even for Lancashire in December) and unseasonably mild. I'm just going outside for a bit to tether the cat down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taggart View Post
    Just been looking at the news about Storm Desmond. Amazing to see the scenes from Appleby, Kendal and Hawick. They're also saying that the worst is yet to come.
    Is it true what I think I heard on the excellent BBC 5 Live Science podcast that the UK has only this year started naming storms the way we in the US have? And does this mean this is the fourth big storm to come your way?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    Is it true what I think I heard on the excellent BBC 5 Live Science podcast that the UK has only this year started naming storms the way we in the US have? And does this mean this is the fourth big storm to come your way?



    It appears so, but in the UK we only have weather fronts, as opposed to the amazing hurricanes you have in the US which cause loss of life and untold property damage.

    I'm not sure who is responsible for instigating this silly naming thing, but I find it an embarrassment to be honest.

    Good idea for a community thread though.

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    I've had the blinds closed (to better view the monitor), but it would appear slightly overcast. The weather report indicates a present temperature of 4° and that is already nearly the day's anticipated high. Still, it has been a very pleasant debut to 'winter', with the snow almost all gone—and possibly even 2-digit temperatures predicted for later in the week! I don't recall even having had a day below perhaps -9° yet! Hooray for an end to cold and unwanted CO2 emissions from home heating

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    After a stormy & wet november + an extremely mild beginning of december (with the Dutch Sinterklaas / Santa Claus and Zwarte Piet / Black Peter blowing off the roofs) there must come this turn with the winds going through the north and a real frosty snowy winter setting in... Why we had otherwise all this fuzz about El Niño!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wood View Post
    It appears so, but in the UK we only have weather fronts, as opposed to the amazing hurricanes you have in the US which cause loss of life and untold property damage.

    I'm not sure who is responsible for instigating this silly naming thing, but I find it an embarrassment to be honest.

    Good idea for a community thread though.
    The Met office says that naming storms will help raise awareness of severe weather and ensure greater safety of the public.

    Names
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    The Met office says that naming storms will help raise awareness of severe weather and ensure greater safety of the public.

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    Interesting, I had no idea of this as I tend not to follow the mass media.

    I'm concerned by this bit:

    'To ensure we are in line with the US National Hurricane Centre naming convention, we are not going to include names which begin with the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z. This will maintain consistency for official storm naming in the North Atlantic.'

    Why on Earth would we wish to limit the names of our 'storms' to those approved by the leftpondians? Also, when Britain was great, storms only occurred on the High Seas. To describe a bit of mild weather (& lets face it, these storms don't generally involve snow) that involves wind and rain as storms, is ridiculous, given that the predominant climate in the British Isles is wet and windy coming from the west.

    Anyway, here it is currently 4 degrees, with winds of up to 60 mph forecast, though it is currently calm outside.

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    Talking of hurricanes, those living in UK may remember Michael Fish's blunder



    the next day ...



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    Old men talking weather, remembered from the 1950s: "Never used to have this kind of weather. If it's not hot it's cold, if it's not cold it's hot. It's them atom bomb tests, I'm tellin' ya!" Weather remains uncertain, but people are often certain of its causes.

    BTW upper 70s (Fahrenheit) and sunny here for the next few days. Where's that El Nino they promised us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Talking of hurricanes, those living in UK may remember Michael Fish's blunder
    I certainly do. We had just moved because Tag had a new job in a West London school. Our house sale had gone badly so we were staying in a tiny flat in Windsor while we looked for somewhere to buy, and we had a puppy, our first dog (an Airedale), that I used to walk in Windsor Great Park every morning.

    We were so tired with our life circs that we slept through the whole thing. But the scene that met me & Tyke in the park - great trees rooted up and scattered - was astonishing. Actually, a woman died in Windsor during this storm because a hotel chimney collapsed into her bedroom.

    I grant that we're lucky compared with other places that get violent hurricanes regularly, but we do have storms in the UK, you know...
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