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Re: December Outlook

Post by Carl M » Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:19 pm

Prospects of a white New Year too...cool!
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Re: December Outlook

Post by Paul C » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:02 pm

UK Outlook for Wednesday 23 Dec 2009 to Friday 1 Jan 2010:
It looks likely to be generally unsettled next week with a mixture of clear or brighter spells and showers or longer spells of rain, sleet or snow across most parts. Some heavier precipitation is likely but across southern areas the precipitation looks more likely to fall as rain or sleet. Cold, especially across northern areas with overnight frosts and icy surfaces in places. Windy at times too making it feel even colder. By next weekend it looks like the unsettled weather is set to continue but with the main sleet and snow risk continuing in the north. Temperatures may recover to near or above normal in parts of the south towards the end of the period but more wintry weather may continue in the north, although this aspect is uncertain.

Updated: 1156 on Fri 18 Dec 2009

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Re: December Outlook

Post by darrog » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:51 pm

Could have put this in 'Everything else' - but more people might read in this section.

If you have a boiler that is out in your garage you should/will have a 'Froststat' - it kicks in below a certain temp (4-7C) and overrides the controls and thermostat and stays on so as your pipes don't freeze up.

Mine was on all last night.

However, this is expensive because it only switches off when the temp' rises back above the set level and hence the heating is permanently on.
If you don't have one, get a 'Pipestat' - works with the froststat and takes the temp' of the water as it returns to the boiler to be re-heated - it then overrides the froststat and switches of the boiler until the water temp drops below a set level - hence your not boiling in bed and you use less fuel.
cost about £60-70 fitted, will probably need an electrician to do it.
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Re: December Outlook

Post by Paul C » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:24 pm

Darren - your right its in the wrong section ( verbal warning on this occassion) :twisted:

Sounds a good idea, fortunatley for me i dont have any water pipes in the loft area. Been down as low as -8c and touch wood been OK

Outlook Update - still cold, white christmas chances better.
UK Outlook for Thursday 24 Dec 2009 to Saturday 2 Jan 2010:
It will remain unsettled and often windy during the Christmas period with a mixture of brighter spells and showers or longer spells of rain, sleet or snow likely across many areas. The precipitaion will be occasionally heavy. Across southern areas, it is possible it will become less cold during this period with precipitation perhaps turning to rain. Otherwise it continues generally cold, particularly across northern areas with overnight frosts and icy surfaces. Over the weekend and into the following week, staying unsettled and mostly cold. The main sleet and snow risk will continue in the north, whilst the south sees some occasionally less cold spells with rain rather than sleet or snow. As 2010 arrives, still cold and unsettled for many, and chilly northwesterly winds.

Updated: 1225 on Sat 19 Dec 2009

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Re: December Outlook

Post by Paul C » Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:09 pm

UK Outlook for Thursday 24 Dec 2009 to Saturday 2 Jan 2010:
It will remain unsettled and often windy during the Christmas period with a mixture of brighter spells and showers or longer spells of rain, sleet or snow likely across many areas. The precipitaion will be occasionally heavy. Across southern areas, it is possible it will become less cold during this period with precipitation perhaps turning to rain. Otherwise it continues generally cold, particularly across northern areas with overnight frosts and icy surfaces. Over the weekend and into the following week, staying unsettled and mostly cold. The main sleet and snow risk will continue in the north, whilst the south sees some occasionally less cold spells with rain rather than sleet or snow. As 2010 arrives, still cold and unsettled for many, and chilly northwesterly winds.

Updated: 1225 on Sat 19 Dec 2009

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Re: December Outlook

Post by darrog » Sun Dec 20, 2009 12:07 am

Always appreciate the hedging of bets - rain, sleet or snow.
Looks like a cold month in store, the next interesting question will be -
could the Mean temp' for the month be less than 3.0c? or just how cold a month will it be.

already I'm predicting that within the next 2/3 days i will hear in the media 'this December as been the coldest since......' (fill in the space)
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Re: December Outlook

Post by Paul C » Sun Dec 20, 2009 4:56 pm

UK Outlook for Friday 25 Dec 2009 to Sunday 3 Jan 2010:
The Christmas period is expected to see wintry showers over northern parts of the United Kingdom, with the chance of some more prolonged rain, with hill snow, spreading from the southwest during the weekend. Over southern parts during the Christmas period, some rain or showers, with hill snow, is expected to spread from the southwest, though the timing of this is uncertain, as is the amount of snow. The unsettled conditions continue during next week and into the New Year. Rain or showers, and at times rather windy conditions are expected across southern and western areas, where it is also likely to briefly become less cold. Over central, eastern and especially northern areas, continuing rather cold or cold with rain or showers, and snow over hills, also widespread overnight frosts.

Updated: 1259 on Sun 20 Dec 2009

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Re: December Outlook

Post by Paul C » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:23 pm

This the last outlook as we entering the January period on extended forecast.

UK Outlook for Saturday 26 Dec 2009 to Monday 4 Jan 2010:
On Boxing Day we are expecting dry conditions at first over central and eastern areas, with some patchy fog and frost, but with rain in western areas spreading eastwards during the day and turning to snow over higher ground in the north. Brighter weather with showers is expected to follow on Sunday. Then during the following week and weekend it looks likely to be unsettled with some sunshine at times and either showers or longer spells of rain, the rain turning to snow over higher ground and perhaps also over lower ground at times, especially later. Occasionally windy, with temperatures expected to be generally colder than average for the time of year with overnight frosts likely.

Updated: 1254 on Mon 21 Dec 2009

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