What a difference a year makes... image from this week in 2013 shows snow-covered Sussex

It was snow joke...

It was snow joke...

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People are on the beach today and it is 16C with no rain predicted. 

But this week last year it was a difference story.

This photo was from March 13, 2013, and shows a road in East Sussex covered in snow. 

It was this week last year that people got stuck on the A23 for 12 hours. 

 

 

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3:10pm Sun 16 Mar 14

HJarrs says...

Brrrrr! Yes, good reminder of how cold it was last winter and it was cold the winter before. Despite the Daily Mail and Express laughably predicting a freezing winter, the temperature has been very mild, so some temporary relief for those struggling to pay the bills.

It's an El Niño year, so every chance that we may have a scorching summer.
Brrrrr! Yes, good reminder of how cold it was last winter and it was cold the winter before. Despite the Daily Mail and Express laughably predicting a freezing winter, the temperature has been very mild, so some temporary relief for those struggling to pay the bills. It's an El Niño year, so every chance that we may have a scorching summer. HJarrs
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7:13pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Richada says...

Weather forecasting too now HJ?

No end to your talents........

......with you all the way on the bills, let's just hope that the utility providers don't hike their prices in order to make up for their shortfall in profits.

Mowed the lawn this afternoon, for the first time this year, and was amazed to see the ground underneath so dry that there was already a crack in it! Bets on a hozepipe ban by Easter anyone?
Weather forecasting too now HJ? No end to your talents........ ......with you all the way on the bills, let's just hope that the utility providers don't hike their prices in order to make up for their shortfall in profits. Mowed the lawn this afternoon, for the first time this year, and was amazed to see the ground underneath so dry that there was already a crack in it! Bets on a hozepipe ban by Easter anyone? Richada
  • Score: 2

10:49pm Sun 16 Mar 14

scuba1 says...

Well I am thoroughly enjoying the gorgeous weather , but ... I shall not hold ones breath !!
Well I am thoroughly enjoying the gorgeous weather , but ... I shall not hold ones breath !! scuba1
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12:10am Mon 17 Mar 14

Fight_Back says...

Argus proof readers not working today I guess !
Argus proof readers not working today I guess ! Fight_Back
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12:31am Mon 17 Mar 14

wenners says...

HJarrs wrote:
Brrrrr! Yes, good reminder of how cold it was last winter and it was cold the winter before. Despite the Daily Mail and Express laughably predicting a freezing winter, the temperature has been very mild, so some temporary relief for those struggling to pay the bills.

It's an El Niño year, so every chance that we may have a scorching summer.
Sadly….it may have been mild, but please tell the thousands of people whos homes that have been ruined by floods that there heating bills may be lower !! I get the feeling they would have preferred a colder winter with higher heating bills…and still had somewhere to live !
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: Brrrrr! Yes, good reminder of how cold it was last winter and it was cold the winter before. Despite the Daily Mail and Express laughably predicting a freezing winter, the temperature has been very mild, so some temporary relief for those struggling to pay the bills. It's an El Niño year, so every chance that we may have a scorching summer.[/p][/quote]Sadly….it may have been mild, but please tell the thousands of people whos homes that have been ruined by floods that there heating bills may be lower !! I get the feeling they would have preferred a colder winter with higher heating bills…and still had somewhere to live ! wenners
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12:34am Mon 17 Mar 14

wenners says...

Richada wrote:
Weather forecasting too now HJ?

No end to your talents........

......with you all the way on the bills, let's just hope that the utility providers don't hike their prices in order to make up for their shortfall in profits.

Mowed the lawn this afternoon, for the first time this year, and was amazed to see the ground underneath so dry that there was already a crack in it! Bets on a hozepipe ban by Easter anyone?
Just got back to Brighton from Somerset…there are still flooded areas . They don't have lawns to mow. The ground is still wet, so we are luckier. There will not be hosepipe bans by easter !
[quote][p][bold]Richada[/bold] wrote: Weather forecasting too now HJ? No end to your talents........ ......with you all the way on the bills, let's just hope that the utility providers don't hike their prices in order to make up for their shortfall in profits. Mowed the lawn this afternoon, for the first time this year, and was amazed to see the ground underneath so dry that there was already a crack in it! Bets on a hozepipe ban by Easter anyone?[/p][/quote]Just got back to Brighton from Somerset…there are still flooded areas . They don't have lawns to mow. The ground is still wet, so we are luckier. There will not be hosepipe bans by easter ! wenners
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6:55am Mon 17 Mar 14

Martin999 says...

Fight_Back wrote:
Argus proof readers not working today I guess !
Argus proof readers?............
no such thing.
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: Argus proof readers not working today I guess ![/p][/quote]Argus proof readers?............ no such thing. Martin999
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9:08am Mon 17 Mar 14

Richada says...

wenners wrote:
Richada wrote:
Weather forecasting too now HJ?

No end to your talents........

......with you all the way on the bills, let's just hope that the utility providers don't hike their prices in order to make up for their shortfall in profits.

Mowed the lawn this afternoon, for the first time this year, and was amazed to see the ground underneath so dry that there was already a crack in it! Bets on a hozepipe ban by Easter anyone?
Just got back to Brighton from Somerset…there are still flooded areas . They don't have lawns to mow. The ground is still wet, so we are luckier. There will not be hosepipe bans by easter !
It was not my intention to make light of the situation elsewhere in the country, nor to offend those in Somerset - and for anybody reading this who has been flooded out of their home I apologise unreservedly.

However, this is our local newspaper and the comment was directly relevant to the photograph and brief "report". The top surface (in our garden at least) is surprisingly dry after a dry spell of a mere 10 days.
[quote][p][bold]wenners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richada[/bold] wrote: Weather forecasting too now HJ? No end to your talents........ ......with you all the way on the bills, let's just hope that the utility providers don't hike their prices in order to make up for their shortfall in profits. Mowed the lawn this afternoon, for the first time this year, and was amazed to see the ground underneath so dry that there was already a crack in it! Bets on a hozepipe ban by Easter anyone?[/p][/quote]Just got back to Brighton from Somerset…there are still flooded areas . They don't have lawns to mow. The ground is still wet, so we are luckier. There will not be hosepipe bans by easter ![/p][/quote]It was not my intention to make light of the situation elsewhere in the country, nor to offend those in Somerset - and for anybody reading this who has been flooded out of their home I apologise unreservedly. However, this is our local newspaper and the comment was directly relevant to the photograph and brief "report". The top surface (in our garden at least) is surprisingly dry after a dry spell of a mere 10 days. Richada
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3:33pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

Timely reminder! Good news for Sussex at least!
Timely reminder! Good news for Sussex at least! Tailgaters Anonymous
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