Overnight snow on the Lizard

Figure 1

“More showers, occasionally they’ll be of sleet, one or two of hail”

I don’t think David Braine is having a particularly good week. Last nights forecast caught him out down on the Lizard, there were more showers as he rightly forecast, but they were rather more in the way of snow than sleet, with Culdrose ending the night with a 5 cm covering of snow that led to a rash of road traffic accidents in the area (fig 2). As far as I know there were no weather warnings out either for this event, but that’s impossible to verify because the Met Office refuse to maintain an archive.

Figure 2 – Courtesy of the BBC

Meanwhile there was 15 cm of snow over the French Capital late yesterday.

Author: xmetman

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9 thoughts on “Overnight snow on the Lizard”

  1. Once again, it failed to rain at the forecasted time, so the MO have put back the time again to 20:00 and 21:00.
    They will probably get it right eventually.

  2. Ah, the MO have now updated their forecast to include 2 more periods of “heavy rain” at 18:00 and 19:00 .
    Will this be any more reliable than the earlier forecast I ask myself?

  3. The only rain so far today has been a short shower at about 13:20, i.e. after rain was forecasted by the MO.
    According the BBC local forecast, there is going to be quite a lot of rain overnignt,but there is very little in the MO forecast.
    I notice the BBC web forecast has now changed to the MeteoGroup.
    One thing I don’t like is the precipitation probability, the symbol for which stays at 3 raindrops unless the percentage figure falls below 6%, which I find misleading.

  4. The MO web forecast predicted heavy rain been 10:00 and 11:00 with an 80% probability this morning, and light rain at 09:00 and 12:00.
    No rain at all.
    The MO web forecasts are a waste of time.

  5. “I’ve recently moved over to using Thunderbird but it looks like deleted emails aren’t being copied into the Gmail deleted folder for some reason.”
    Have you looked in all of the folders?
    After I had to switch to Gmail, I “lost” my deleted emails for a while and I eventually found them in a folder entitled “bin”.

  6. Thanks Brian that’s very useful.
    As you say the links are a waste of time for old warnings.
    It does look like there was a warning out for snow for the SW, but I can’t remember getting or deleting the email from the Met office about it.
    I’ve recently moved over to using Thunderbird but it looks like deleted emails aren’t being copied into the Gmail deleted folder for some reason.