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snow! oh.


Today, to my immense surprise, I woke up to what I insist on annoying P by calling "a winter wonderland". Yes, there was about three inches of snow everywhere, which was lovely. Except I had to get into town at half ten to do an interview. So I bundled up snugly, donning many layers, and wearing my hideous practical runners (best grip) instead of my lovely Monkey shoes.

By the time I got into town, the sun was shining, I was boiling hot, and there wasn't a snowflake to be seen. Very annoying. But at least I knew I'd be able to get home (which I'd been doubting earlier, to be honest). And then, when I arrive back in the outer suburbs, the snow is still everywhere. A bit slushy, yes, but still there.

HOW CAN THIS BE? How can there be too distinct climates within a five mile radius? It's mad! And very uncomfortable. I am now knackered and cranky from (a) trudging about the snow and (b) trudging about in the blazing sun and (c) trudging about in the snow again. WHEN WILL THIS MADNESS END? I think I shall lie down on the couch and watch the new episode of Gilmore Girls to restore my equilibrium.


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Mar. 2nd, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC)
I feel for you, I had exactly the same problem. It's something to do with prevailing wind directions and high ground. Apparently parts of Wimbledon are high ground so all of it gets snow, and the snow is coming from the south so the snow doesn't reach the centre or the north of London. People still look at me in amazement when I show them photos on my phone and tell them it was last week.
Mar. 2nd, 2005 06:00 pm (UTC)
Hee, I knew I remembered someone on my friends list mentioning a very similar experience recently! And yeah, we're a bit higher up than the centre of town - Dublin is in a valley, and so everywhere is probably colder than the city centre.

Oooh, I just noticed it's started snowing again! It's probably like a tropical paradise in town, though...
Mar. 3rd, 2005 09:33 am (UTC)
I can't believe we forgot to even mention the snow when we lunched yesterday! We've got so blasé about the winter wonderland. I too was pratically snowed in and then sweltering in the balmy climate of the city centre.

Are we meeting on Friday for the handover? I'll bring you CDs
Mar. 2nd, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
That's exactly what it's like here, except I live in the snowless zone! The girlie went to a meeting four miles south of here yesterday, and there was five centimetres of snow. Here, nothing! I'm annoyed.
Mar. 2nd, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
It's a distance to the sea thing in Edinburgh. My garden has been full of snow the last 2 days and work has nothing. Very strange.
Mar. 2nd, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm far nearer to the sea than you and NOTHING, dammit. I mean, I have nowhere much to go and nothing much to do, so snow is merely pretty and cool.
Mar. 2nd, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
My understanding was that heavily built-up urban areas were better at heat-retention. Mind, there doesn't seem a lot of it today, but when the sun does shine, buildings collect and retain it longer than other landscapes. The heat is supposed to be responsible, yup, you guessed, for the very-local climate effects.

Crazy(but where I learned this? uhh... *looks frazzled*)Soph
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