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Snowfall from Dipton, near Consett 27th October 2018

Some snow fell on the highest parts of our region yesterday as snow showers peppered the Northern half of the country from the unstable Arctic flow. Dipton, nr Consett saw about 3” of snow. Dipton is about 800ft above sea level. Here’s a couple of photos from GeordieKev, posted to NetWeather Forums. The Consett area is one of the snowiest urban communities in Britain, according to Professor Gordon Manley. My own site in Gilesgate got nothing more than sleety rain.

GeordieKev’s Weather Station is at

http://www.wunderground.com/q/locid:UKXX5585

picture of Snowfall in Dipton, nr. Consett 27th Oct 2018
Snowfall in Dipton, nr. Consett 27th Oct 2018
picture of Snowfall in Dipton, nr. Consett 27th Oct 2018
Snowfall in Dipton, nr. Consett 27th Oct 2018

The end of October looks quite cool, but no snowfest

The end of October 2018 is shaping up to be a lot cooler, almost like it knows that the clocks are going back this coming weekend. However, it won’t be as cold as some of the tabloid papers are trying to suggest. There’ll be no snowfest, but there is likely to be snow on Scottish mountains and northern hills as the wind will be from a Northerly direction. Maximum temps in the North East look as though they’ll be around the 7-8 degC mark and minima will not drop below zero. Temperatures will have recovered by Thursday 1st November.

People need to stop believing the rubbish being peddled by the likes of Nathan Rao and the Daily Express (they then share with regional tabloids) and listen to respected weather broadcasters (Met Office, NetWeather). Forgive me if I have a bit of a bee in my bonnet about this, but these people are spreading untruths and getting bona fide weather people a bad name.

picture of weather map showing an arctic wind source for 27th october 2018
The Forecast for 27th October 2018 with an Arctic Flow

Autumn colours shining through, October 2018

picture of debs striding out into the countryside around durham
Debs strides out into the countryside
picture of durham cathedral with the foreground lit
Durham Cathedral with foreground sunshine
picture of threatening dark clouds over durham
The clouds look threatening, but really weren’t
picture of people in a canoe on the river wear
Getting landlubbers ready for a paddling session
picture of trees with autumn foliage beside the river wear in durham
Fantastic autumn colours from the riverbank
picture of a fisherman on the river wear under a tree that is reflected in the water
A fisherman on the River Wear
picture of the riverside path beside the river wear with lots of people walking
The riverside path was quite busy in places
picture of my favourite allotment door which is tilted in a hedge
My favourite allotment door in the whole World!
picture of the repaired bankside after the landslide in pelaw wood
The repaired bankside after the landslip in Pelaw Wood
picture of the old father time windvane on top of the bandstand in durham, with blue sky to the background
Old Father Time weathervane on top of the Bandstand
picture of the durham cow statue next to the river wear in durham
The Durham Cow rests in the sunshine
picture of rowers beneath the autumn foliage with baths bridge over the river wear
Rowing beneath the Autumn foliage and Baths Bridge
picture from pelaw wood showing a highly coloured tree in the valley
Deep in Pelaw Wood, view from the Bridge

First Ground Frost of Autumn – October 18th 2018

picture of frost glistening on the grass
Frost on the grass

The first ground frost of Autumn was evident this morning. Frost could be seen on cars and on the grass when I went out about 8am. The air temperature was still well above freezing though, bottoming out around 3.5 degC. This shows how the temperature at ground level can be much lower on clear nights, when the dew point is depressed in slightly drier air.

picture of the netatmo app showing minimum temperature
Air temperature reached a low of 3.5 degC in Gilesgate, Durham

The day then turned out to be superbly sunny and quite mild. A classic Autumn day!

 

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