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Old 11th January 2017, 22:55   #16
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Hopefully we see some snow here in London tomorrow.... as long as I can get back up to Yorkshire on Friday for the weekend. Latest forecast suggesting heavy snow 6pm onwards tomorrow but with heavy rain during the day
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Old 11th January 2017, 23:00   #17
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Gale force winds and rain then snow forecast for Dover (& other places) tomorrow evening.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2651048?day=1

The lovely Rachel Mackley on the BBC south east weather suggested 3-4cm of snow, which of course isn't that much, but will probably cause chaos!
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Old 11th January 2017, 23:02   #18
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The met office often overplays the forecast in these circumstances, but of concern tomorrow is the strength of the wind as well as the snow.
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Old 12th January 2017, 01:37   #19
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The met office often overplays the forecast in these circumstances, but of concern tomorrow is the strength of the wind as well as the snow.
There are a few less obvious threats I think. Snow alone doesn't always bring the system to a halt. As you've said, high winds are expected at various times in the next few days, especially down the East Coast.

The Environment Agency have warned of coastal flooding and there are similarities between the position of Friday's North Sea depression and the 1953 one.

I think the worst will be ice though. Torrential rain will fall today across the whole SE before it turns to snow. That slushy mixture on the ground will freeze when the skies clear tonight.

It's not a good combo but OHL lines will probably fare better than 3rd rail ones. Which is more bad news for Southern passengers.

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Old 12th January 2017, 11:11   #20
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Any snow-related problems in the Southern area will no doubt be attributed to industrial action.

I suspect there may be a tricky situation at locations away from London and above about 200 feet a.m.s.l. where heavy rain is overlain by wet snow and then the resultant slush freezes overnight - almost the worst case for third rail operation (second only to freezing rain, or 'ice storm', as the Americans call it).
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Old 12th January 2017, 13:31   #21
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Any snow-related problems in the Southern area will no doubt be attributed to industrial action.

I suspect there may be a tricky situation at locations away from London and above about 200 feet a.m.s.l. where heavy rain is overlain by wet snow and then the resultant slush freezes overnight - almost the worst case for third rail operation (second only to freezing rain, or 'ice storm', as the Americans call it).
This will indeed be very tricky especially as commuters, having heard the news updates will want to get out of work earlier where possible and get home.
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Old 12th January 2017, 13:33   #22
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Very cloudy here in Seaford. Some misty rain, no sign of any snow at present.
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Old 12th January 2017, 13:41   #23
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Very cloudy here in Seaford. Some misty rain, no sign of any snow at present.
There won't be any snow along the south coast until much later (if any at all at sea level).
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Old 12th January 2017, 13:43   #24
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I don't think we'll have any snow in Llanelli (famous last words) but there's sleet in Carmarthen.
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Old 12th January 2017, 13:58   #25
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I don't think we'll have any snow in Llanelli (famous last words) but there's sleet in Carmarthen.
My mum lives on the North Wales coast, It hardly ever snows, I think the last time was about 5 years ago and then only briefly.
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Old 12th January 2017, 14:26   #26
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How's it meant to be by Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, particularly up in Glasgow?

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Old 12th January 2017, 14:42   #27
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I don't think we'll have any snow in Llanelli (famous last words) but there's sleet in Carmarthen.
Snowing in Llanidloes
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Snowing in Llanidloes
At over 170m there, I think you were fairly sure to see snow.
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This will indeed be very tricky especially as commuters, having heard the news updates will want to get out of work earlier where possible and get home.
It's still much more preferable to commute by train than by car... (depending on the driving skills)
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It's still much more preferable to commute by train than by car... (depending on the driving skills)
Yes very much so. Many people, especially in the London area, are utterly clueless about how to competently drive a road vehicle in ice or snow.

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