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16 minutes ago, Luvachicken said:

The M3 has 12 mile stationery traffic :shock:

It’s taking up to 45 mins to get the hills st either end of the next village, Crowthorne. Cars are just sliding and losing grip and the hills aren’t that steep 😳

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Oh no. Fortunately OH who works a lot of the week in your part of the country came home yesterday afternoon as he had booked his car into the local garage. Otherwise it sounds like he would have struggled to get home tonight. 

I hope the roads and motorways improve soon. 

Thankfully we haven't had any of the white stuff worth mentioning. We have had very icy village road up to our main road. 

Take care everyone. 

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Just seen this on the local FB group:

‘took me 80 minutes to get from crowthorne to owlsmoor!!,’

That’s 2 miles.  It is the next village but the direct route via the forest road is pedestrianised.  Still walking distance via the car route though.

The roads aren’t gritted.  They put out grit bins but people take it to do drives, etc.  

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We still have some snow here in shaded areas. Another lovely, bright and sunny morning. -5deg first thing, but it's struggling above zero now, so off out to do some mucking out!

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Very patchy now....still a lot of compacted snow and ice on our lane but main roads seem to be clear. Forecast temps for tomorrow seem to suggest it will/should all be gone by the end of the day though and a positively balmy 10 degrees by midweek!

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We still have all of our snow in the garden. It faces North so not a lot of sun on it today to melt it.

Also we live at the very end of a cul-de-sac and it is still like an ice rink on the road.

I can't wait for the rain to come.

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Rain has just reached Exeter, soon be here.  We had a little rain earlier.  Felt quite mild, another pretty nice day and the thaw was happening quite fast.  This morning only a small amount of grass visible behind the leccy fence and by mid morning there was a big spotch of green and they were queuing up to be let out into the field!  The bunnies have had a (no pun intended) field day with all the tracks and the fox has been on the prowl and possibly bunny chasing!  Was a bit of a chilly wind later this afternoon but nothing near the cold that we were expecting.  The snow is quite deep at the bottom of the field because of the drifts, but the landscape is much greener again.

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Most of the snow has gone here and only a little left in the shaded areas and my garden. It feels warmer already.

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Rain hit around 11-ish.  By the time I turned in it was lashing at the windows.  During the night we had what sounded like a train whoooing and then splat!  A bucket of water at the window - which then continued for such a long time that I fell asleep listening to it!  Still raining but the wind has dropped to a gentle breeze.  The only snow left is where it had drifted to the edges of the fields and where the hedges have protected it.  Going out to the birds I felt quite sad that it had gone so fast - it was beautiful while it lasted, but maybe we'll have a nice summer.

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MUCH warmer here too, last night and this morning. Heavy rain on the Velux windows most of the night, so earplugs deployed :wink:

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There were still patches of snow when we went to bed last night, but the torrential rain (which was accompanied by howling wind) made sure it was all gone this morning. As if it never happened!

Started off getting drizzled on this morning, but the sun came out this afternoon and it felt very pleasant.

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Can't see the windy wet and drizzle weather today because of the fog!:roll: again.  Back to normal!  On a brighter note, while we are in the clouds, the people in the villages down the hill are under the cloud and getting bigger drips.  Well that's what I like to think because I'm meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeean!:lol:

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Cloud is so dense that I can hardly see across the patio!  Bright white but damp and a little rainy at times.  

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It was drizzling and cold when I left work, and managed to start raining in time for the evening dog walk! Not very nice out there as it's blowing the rain around.

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Been really heavy rain for ages now - on the bright side it looks clear across the valley - I can see the houses with lights on!

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Cold and damp just south of Oxford. Gloomy and overcast all day and have just put the heating back on! It's YS 11th birthday on Friday and due to pour all day, poor chap! February-Fill-The -Ditch strikes!

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Yesterday was reasonable but a chilly breeze, got lots done in the greenhouse and went out for a meal down the road - coming back the rain had returned.  Lashing rain and exceedingly strong winds overnight meant we had to shore up the chicken run - some of the windbreaks had been blown partially off, much to their disgust and lots of whingeing as the rain had got in.  It was mostly sunny but we had showers too, some with hail.  Cold wind still lingers.

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The wind was howling all night, and the rain lashing at the Velux windows, windy today, but after initial murk, it cleared to look like a lovely day... from what I could see of it from my desk!

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Blue skies here today too but a very cold, sharp wind too. Sadly torrential rain forecast all day tomorrow....it's YS 11th birthday and I think that rain on your birthday is double pants, however old you are! Am hoping they may have got it wrong and its lovely and sunny!

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Me too, I am working from home tomorrow,  and usually take a break to get the dogs out. Shall be disappointed if it is wet.

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Feels warmer in general but we have had rain for the past 3 hours.  Looking at the radar there's still loads to come, although half of Cornwall is clear now and gradually working its way across.  Wales is having a bashing at the moment.

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Well all I can say is that it had better be a better summer!  This winter and rubbish weather has been going on for too long now.  Grrrr!

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