Dorset enjoys spring sunshine - but this time last year we were hit by snow and ice

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset enjoys spring sunshine but last year it was a very different scene with snow and ice Dorset enjoys spring sunshine but last year it was a very different scene with snow and ice

WHAT a difference a year makes!

Dorset may be basking in glorious sunshine now but this time last year we were shivering as temperatures plunged to minus two degrees overnight, feeling like minus ten.

Bournemouth Echo: UPDATED: Snow and gale force winds to hit Dorset

The county saw snow accompanied by icy gale force winds with the Met Office issuing warnings as a wave of freezing weather swept in.

Bournemouth Echo:

While the snowfall didn't close schools or affect transport, gritters were out in force and even Bournemouth Pier had to be closed due to ice.

Bournemouth Echo:

With spring officially set to begin next week, fortunately there are no signs we could be in for a late blast of winter weather.

Temperatures set to remain around 13 degrees across the weekend and sunshine forecast for Sunday.

Looking further ahead, the Met Office outlook from Tuesday, March 18 until Thursday, March 27 says: "Most of England and Wales should remain dry with variable cloud and clear or sunny spells. Cloud may be thick enough for the odd spot of drizzle on Tuesday.

"It is likely to be more unsettled further north with spells of rain and brisk winds. Some heavy rain is possible in northwestern Scotland on Tuesday but it may well be brighter in the far north.

"Temperatures should stay around average and it will feel warm in the sunshine. Through the latter part of the week cloud and occasional rain may spread further south but the southwest of England could stay dry.

"It may then turn colder, clearer and more showery for a time by the end of the week. Milder conditions should then return from the southwest thereafter."

 

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5:12am Fri 14 Mar 14

misplacedspaniard says...

Unfortunately a good spring usually means a rubbish summer. Last year it was cold for ages but boy didn't we have a great summer?

2007 it was a hot spring then a rainy summer. Hmmmm
Unfortunately a good spring usually means a rubbish summer. Last year it was cold for ages but boy didn't we have a great summer? 2007 it was a hot spring then a rainy summer. Hmmmm misplacedspaniard
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8:10am Fri 14 Mar 14

hamworthygirl says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
Unfortunately a good spring usually means a rubbish summer. Last year it was cold for ages but boy didn't we have a great summer?

2007 it was a hot spring then a rainy summer. Hmmmm
In 2003 my mum passed away on narch 12th the day after the sun shone pretty much every day and we had a great summer if memory seves me right especially August, all down to luck and jet streams fingers crossed fir decent weather this year
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately a good spring usually means a rubbish summer. Last year it was cold for ages but boy didn't we have a great summer? 2007 it was a hot spring then a rainy summer. Hmmmm[/p][/quote]In 2003 my mum passed away on narch 12th the day after the sun shone pretty much every day and we had a great summer if memory seves me right especially August, all down to luck and jet streams fingers crossed fir decent weather this year hamworthygirl
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