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Old 4th Jan 2021, 19:07
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George, slightly irritated as he was just nodding off replied. "Is there Gaye?"
Feeling compelled to have to look himself he took his feet off the pouffe and rose stiffly from his beige wing chair.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 19:35
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Originally Posted by longer ron View Post
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That is one interpretation but one has to be cautious with 'interpretations'.
I always urge caution with predicting UK weather anyway.
I have 'sunbathed' in shirtsleeves in December,but I have also seen snow in June (in the south of england)

So did I. June 1975. Heatwave two weeks later and drought until August 1976. Minister for Drought? Denis Howell. I danced in the thunderstorms that happen just after his appointment. 10 then.
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 04:20
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I wouldn't be seen dead on a Saga holiday.

Semi-seriously though, who here would consider going on holiday with a bunch of whingeing old crusties? That's why you go on holiday abroad in the first place.
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 08:22
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Saga, aka 'Sex And Games for the Aged'.
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 09:51
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Originally Posted by Point Merge View Post
The place you are most likely to be seen dead ...

Jet Blast .... PPRuNe ...the perpetual Saga Holiday
That did make me laugh on this grey dank first day of lockdown morning!
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End of season cheer, i hope, but all the SAGA stuff reminded me of charter flights. I rarely looked at the 'Charter Brief' . Xmas eve, departed out of Funchal , in the cruise PA I told pax that ATC had informed us of increasing UFO activity in the area and to be on the alert. Thought I was entertaining the kids as I banged on about prominent red & white colours, at least six engines on the front of the craft etc,etc. Pretty little number one popped in to the FD and told me that all pax were little old SAGA holiday makers and all looking slightly irritated.
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Beast from the East was a non starter in Norfolk. The Beast turned out to be a cuddly puppy. Cold, but not much snow. I felt robbed just like this winter so far. Snow all around me but Norfolk? I have noticed in previous years, it either dumps it ALL on the east sticky ouit bit or it snows elsewhere but not here. I may be wrong but perceptions can be warped.
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Coming back over the pond Christmas Eve back in the 80,s a Virgin skipper did the same which I thought was great, even though the three of us in Business were well passed believing in Santa, but it went down well with some little ones further back I heard.
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 13:29
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If you go back to the first page you will note that it was a long range forecast for the middle of January through February based on the stratospheric warming starting to take place over the Arctic.

WXCHARTS, a weather company that predicts long-term weather trends, has warned of heavy snow with as much as 30 inches dropping in one day up to January 17, reported the Mirror.

John Griffiths, a Met Office forecaster, told MailOnline the country should expect rain, sleet and snow over the next week - but it was too soon to tell if 'sudden stratosphere warming' (SSW) would result in a repeat of February 2018's Beast from the East.....
Lo and behold......

https://www.express.co.uk/news/weath...-UK-heavy-snow

Heavy snow forecast: Snowstorms to hit UK as weather system moves in from Arctic

Bitter -13C easterly winds will sweep the nation through the coming days amid warnings to expect no speedy end to the cold snap.

Long-range outlooks warn a major freeze driven by warming of the stratosphere above the North Pole could grip the UK within days......

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Old 5th Jan 2021, 14:19
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Originally Posted by dead_pan View Post
I wouldn't be seen dead on a Saga holiday.

Semi-seriously though, who here would consider going on holiday with a bunch of whingeing old crusties? That's why you go on holiday abroad in the first place.
I fall into the SAGA age group and I may be old but I am certainly do not consider myself to be crustie. Whilst I would probably draw the line at Saga, we prefer to be more independent and we cruise, invariably with P&O and having learnt our lesson, chose adult only ships. There is only one thing worse than screaming winging kids running around all over the place, or ruining a quiet evening meal, its the parents who will not do anything to control the excesses of their offspring. I can't imagine a holiday in Ibiza either amongst hoards of drunk noisy British teen and twenty something's.

For the avoidance of doubt, none of the above makes me a crustie IMHO, I just like a quiet peaceful holiday, doing my own thing without let or hindrance.

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Old 5th Jan 2021, 14:46
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
If you go back to the first page you will note that it was a long range forecast for the middle of January through February based on the stratospheric warming starting to take place over the Arctic.



Lo and behold......

https://www.express.co.uk/news/weath...-UK-heavy-snow

Heavy snow forecast: Snowstorms to hit UK as weather system moves in from Arctic

Bitter -13C easterly winds will sweep the nation through the coming days amid warnings to expect no speedy end to the cold snap.

Long-range outlooks warn a major freeze driven by warming of the stratosphere above the North Pole could grip the UK within days......
Don't you just love the Express!! Not sure which I'm less likely to believe, an Express weather story or a Boris Johnson promise!
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 14:55
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ATNotts,

Have you read the full article? I love the quote:

Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said Britain could be facing another Beast from the East winter whiteout. He said: “The beast’s claws are stretching out towards the UK.
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Wasn't Jim Dale an actor / raconteur who appeared on Saturday Night At The London Palladium back in the day??

I think I'll stick with my seaweed and a dampened finger held up the the air, or better still a proper meteorologist.
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 15:14
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I believe he has over 30 years experience as a meteorologist......
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 15:18
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I went on a Saga holiday MANY years ago, but it was an Icelandic Saga camping trip.
Amazing country, miles of boredom leading to some spectacular Good Griefs
And very soon their ludicrous cross country vehicles appeared quite normal
PS And since few visitors speak Icelandic, the toilet doors are VERY graphically illustrated

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Old 5th Jan 2021, 15:36
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
Wasn't Jim Dale an actor / raconteur who appeared on Saturday Night At The London Palladium back in the day??

I think I'll stick with my seaweed and a dampened finger held up the the air, or better still a proper meteorologist.
Jim Dale starred in various "Carry On's" and "Adolf Hitler, My Part In His Downfall"... Still breathing, one of the few Carry On stars who is... Carry On Climate?

I never believe any forecast beyond a couple of days - and I look at the Met Office site now rather than the Beeb's online weather which I believe uses another weather service these days...
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Old 5th Jan 2021, 17:44
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
Don't you just love the Express!! Not sure which I'm less likely to believe, an Express weather story or a Boris Johnson promise!
As the two invariably appear together on the front page, this can present a dilemma.....assuming anybody is daft enough to believe either in the first place.
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The horoscopes are the most accurate thing in the Excess..

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Old 5th Jan 2021, 18:24
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
I believe he has over 30 years experience as a meteorologist......
And a first class honours degree from the University of Trumpton perhaps?. Giving the guy the benefit of the doubt, I suspect that he told the Express one thing, and they embellished to the point where it bore no relation to what he actually told them. That would be about par for the course for that rag, I'd rather believe "The Sun".
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