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It’s Snow Joke in Basingstoke!

Posted on February 4, 2019

According to BBC South news Local Basingstoke MP, Maria Miller, wants an investigation into the Friday snow that hit Basingstoke.Surely, she has better things to do? Here are my findings. The Forecast At the time every comes home from work on Friday evenings, it started snowing very hard. Although snow had been in the forecast, the extent of it had not been expected. Around 8-10 inches fell on and around the Dummer turn off from ...

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How to Know, When There is Snow!

Posted on January 28, 2019

Despite what The Daily Express might tell you, forecasting snowfall in the UK is a met office nightmare. Forget that twit, Nathan Rao, and your friends who claim to have ‘the best weather apps ever’ as they are talking shit. This is because even the most sophisticated computer models struggle to get snowfall bang on, even on the day of the event. The UK conditions for snow (especially here in the south) are incredibly marginal, result...

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Here Comes the Beast From the East!

Posted on February 23, 2018

Blue Planet: Britain is set for a blast straight from Siberia. How ironic that as we approach the beginning of the meteorological spring, we are about to witness the coldest spell of the winter. The odd thing about this is no one really cares as all they have seen all winter are Facebook and Twitter feeds from nutters at the Daily Express scaring pensioners witless with dramatic click baiting. However, if you look at the way the ...

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This Bloody Weather!

Posted on August 4, 2017

There is a certain British way of dealing with standard late summer weather. During the first week, people have a kind of c'est la vie 'we needed the rain anyway' attitude, in the second week it is 'will it ever stop?' and by the end of the third week, frustration is boiling over as the masses sit, wipers at full tilt, in a traffic queue for a soulless indoor shopping center. It is a bit shit really, particularly shit if you play cricket in ...

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Dog Walks and Daffodils for Christmas

Posted on December 18, 2015

Wherever you go at the moment, all the talk is of how warm the weather is and I have to say it is a great conversation starter as I go through the learning process of how to be sociable to other dog walkers. "Aaah, spring already" or "Barbecue for Christmas then?" are just a couple of the quite hilarious opening gambits I have bestowed on approaching walkers who eye me with suspicion before going on to lecture me about the ups and downs of ...

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