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Please advise: weather/road conditions: 30/12/09 - 01/01/10

by Bluettl Online Now Dec 29, 2009 at 2:13 PM

We plan to travel be car from Edinburgh to Far Sawrey, Hawkshead, Ambleside leaving tomorrow morning and returning on 01.01.10.

We have checked weather websites to see if it is safe to travel in a mid sized family vehicle but remain uncertain.

Could you please let us know if the roads are safe to travel despit the current/predicted weather?

Thank you
Leandra

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    Re: Please advise: weather/road conditions: 30/12/09 - 01/01/10

    by ricky52 Online Now Dec 29, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Trying to predict the weather can be difficult because of local on the day variations.
    This information should be used as a guide only.
    Here is the average weather for Great Britain for this time of year.
    Enjoy your holiday.

    January/February/March/April/May/June
    July/August/September/October/November/December.

    SUN. Possible but not likely.
    HUMIDITY. Usually follows the sun, and then:-
    ELECTRICAL STORMS. Followed by:-
    RAIN. We excel in rain.
    PRECIPITATION. NO! it’s called bloody RAIN.
    OVERCAST. Most defiantly.
    COLD. O yes.
    FROST. Comes just when you put in your bedding plants and kills them all off.
    SNOW. You never know.
    BLIZZARDS. Only when it snows.
    SLEET. Rain with icy bits in it.
    HAILSTONES. Anytime, anywhere.
    FOG. Not always on the Tyne.
    GALES. Strike just after the weather man says there is nothing to worry about.
    FLOODING. Only if you are daft enough to live near a river.
    RAINING CATS AND DOGS. No but we have had fish and frogs.

    SPRING. Anytime between January and December, a good indication is when all the housewives do their “spring clean”
    SUMMER. Anytime between January and December. Please send us a postcard when you think this will happen we have not a clue.
    AUTUMN. Anytime between January and December. All the leaves have left the trees, sorry, I forgot, the acid rain did all that.
    WINTER. Anytime between January and December. I think you are getting the idea.

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    Re: Please advise: weather/road conditions: 30/12/09 - 01/01/10

    by leics Online Now Dec 29, 2009 at 11:09 PM

    You really do need to keep checking the forecasts, as Ranger suggests.

    Driving is not likely to be unsafe as such, but there is a possibility that you will get substantially delayed or stuck if there is heavy snow. We do not use snow chains in the UK (because it so rarely snows) so even a small snowfall can cause problems on hills etc.

    Major roads will be cleared and gritted, but this may take some considerable time depending on individual conditions.

    Having said all that, the heavy overnight snow predicted for my area has not yet materialised.

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