are we going to miss out on a 'proper' winter this year then?
With these near constant low pressure systems parked / clamped to the north and west of Scotland, mild(ish) wet weather seems to be the order of the day
so for the majority of the UK, do you think we are going to miss out on a ‘proper’ winter this year?
would love a week of total chaos snow fall and then for it to disappear into a warm lovely spring!Posted 4 years agothepuristSubscriber
It seems that we’re stuck for at least another week/10 days of damp dreariness then after mid Feb the chances of a proper freeze start to diminish pretty quick.
Bored with the current weather pattern though – didn’t even think about getting the bikes out at the weekend…Posted 4 years agoant0463Member
I hate to brag (no, really) but these are the conditions I was riding in on Saturday: –
This is the North West Highlands of Scotland of course and made for some fantastic riding. Original plan was Glenlivet but they had so much snow they were forced to close the roads.Posted 4 years agobwfc4eva868Member
For me it can stay like this. I don’t mind cold, crisp frosty mornings but snow absolutely no. I can’t get to work till 0900 when I’m supposed to start at 0700 as the first train from Darwen to Preston is not early enough and Irefuse to pay £30 in a taxi.
I ride a motorbike so snow is a no go.
But I hope summer is as good as last year as I missed most of it due to leg break and knee injury. I’m not riding Mtb at moment because of a fractured finger.Posted 4 years agohoraMember
I optimistically put the studded tyres onto my spare wheels a month back when we had a light dusting of snow. Pretty much haven’t had a single flake since then.
I put full Continental snow tyres on my car. They are like anti-snow tyres FFS! If I put full slicks on I bet it’d be chest deep in snow within minutes..Posted 4 years agoAlexSubscriber
Wales was muddy 😉 As muddy as I’ve ever seen it on that loop, and it’s never dry to start with. All our local trails are pretty much in the same state. I’ve been considering fitting road tyres to my CX bike.
Still we live in a storm tossed island in the middle of a big sea and in the way of many noisy weather systems, so not too much to be surprised about. Last year the frozen trails were great, but I got very bored of the cold by the end of March!Posted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
I rode Llangdela on Friday. 3in of snow on the trail, rain/sleet/snow and 40mph+ winds. That long drag out in the open was brutal. I was light on layers cos I thought it would be a quick thrash, we’d be sheltered by the trees, and I’d be able to go as fast as I wanted and ride little loops back to Wife when I got ahead.
I wasn’t banking on the snow meaning as soon as I got out of the saddle (SS) the rear would slip, I could only sit back on the saddle and slowly churn the pedals to keep traction. Couldn’t build speed any speed because of the snow braking, couldn’t do anything quick enough to keep warm. I could have got off and run, but the grip on 5.10 dotty stealth wouldn’t have helped much either!
Good fun riding once back in the trees, but the painfully numb feet took the edge off somewhat. Proper winter, but I enjoyed Cli-machx with sunshine, without snow, wind and sub-zero temps on the Sunday a hell of a lot more!Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
I’d say the end of Feb will be rather bitterly cold with a heavy frost and maybe snow right down here in that Lonjon. I predict chaos.
Other than that I think at best we will now just get sharp frosts and occasional snow flurries in the South.
We’ve had one of the best windsurfing seasons for a good number of years now, warm water (>10C) and winds >16knts most days with the storms blowing the wig off on occasion.
It’s been rather ACE 8)Posted 4 years agoDefenderMember
Last year we had snow and storms on 11th March in southern England, I know that for certain as I was on a ferry to Jersey, it was gusting force 8 and the ferry couldn’t into St Peter Port, Guernsey as it was too rough, we got into St Helier OK., but they’d had worst snow in over 30 years.Posted 4 years ago
This was what it was like a couple of days later:-
The airport was closed for 2 1/2 days, there were drifts 3-5 feet deep, when we left on the 15th there were still roads closed due to the snow!
Don’t write winter off just yet?
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