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I don't think winter days could get much better than today.

Crystal clear air with superb visibility; fantastic, towering
cloudscapes and dazzling, warm sunshine. With hardly a breath of wind
and a maximum of 9.8C, how could it get any better!

And a rare thing happened, there must have been a snow shower overnight
and it left a dusting on the grass and pavements. The first snow I've
seen on the ground (albeit a micro-thin layer) since the 26th December 2010.

As soon as the sun was up it all melted. Still, it was the 6th air frost
this month, though none have been severe.

And it has been a reasonably sunny start to February with today's 6.2
hours bringing the monthly total to 51 hours.

As with Graham E, this month so far has the coldest mean temperature
since December 2010. But the 2nd half of February is often a fair bit
warmer than the first half due to the increasing strength of the sun, so
that may change.

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Nick Gardner
Otter Valley, Devon
20 m amsl
http://www.ottervalleyweather.me.uk

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Nick Gardner wrote:

I don't think winter days could get much better than today.

Crystal clear air with superb visibility; fantastic, towering
cloudscapes and dazzling, warm sunshine. With hardly a breath of wind
and a maximum of 9.8C, how could it get any better!


A sunny day here, too, Nick with the snow cover decreasing from 11 cm
to 10 cm. As you say, how could it get any better!

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Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
Twitter: @TideswellWeathr
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On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:19:21 PM UTC, Nick Gardner wrote:
I don't think winter days could get much better than today.

Crystal clear air with superb visibility; fantastic, towering
cloudscapes and dazzling, warm sunshine. With hardly a breath of wind
and a maximum of 9.8C, how could it get any better!

And a rare thing happened, there must have been a snow shower overnight
and it left a dusting on the grass and pavements. The first snow I've
seen on the ground (albeit a micro-thin layer) since the 26th December 2010.

As soon as the sun was up it all melted. Still, it was the 6th air frost
this month, though none have been severe.

And it has been a reasonably sunny start to February with today's 6.2
hours bringing the monthly total to 51 hours.

As with Graham E, this month so far has the coldest mean temperature
since December 2010. But the 2nd half of February is often a fair bit
warmer than the first half due to the increasing strength of the sun, so
that may change.

--
Nick Gardner
Otter Valley, Devon
20 m amsl
http://www.ottervalleyweather.me.uk


Not a bad day here, mainly dry with just under 6 hours of sunshine, but still breezy.

The models seem to be firming up on an easterly in the south, see ECMWF, for a weeks time, is warmth seems some way off to me, but you never know!

Graham
Penzance
From my iPad, BT have done some work, and the broadband has been awful since. It keeps dropping out today, which upsets the PC. All down to essential improvement work apparently. 14mbps 6 months ago, now down to 3, at best.
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Graham Easterling wrote:

On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:19:21 PM UTC, Nick Gardner wrote:
I don't think winter days could get much better than today.

Crystal clear air with superb visibility; fantastic, towering
cloudscapes and dazzling, warm sunshine. With hardly a breath of
wind and a maximum of 9.8C, how could it get any better!

And a rare thing happened, there must have been a snow shower
overnight and it left a dusting on the grass and pavements. The
first snow I've seen on the ground (albeit a micro-thin layer)
since the 26th December 2010.

As soon as the sun was up it all melted. Still, it was the 6th air
frost this month, though none have been severe.

And it has been a reasonably sunny start to February with today's
6.2 hours bringing the monthly total to 51 hours.

As with Graham E, this month so far has the coldest mean
temperature since December 2010. But the 2nd half of February is
often a fair bit warmer than the first half due to the increasing
strength of the sun, so that may change.

--
Nick Gardner
Otter Valley, Devon
20 m amsl
http://www.ottervalleyweather.me.uk


Not a bad day here, mainly dry with just under 6 hours of sunshine,
but still breezy.

The models seem to be firming up on an easterly in the south, see
ECMWF, for a weeks time, is warmth seems some way off to me, but you
never know!

Graham
Penzance
From my iPad, BT have done some work, and the broadband has been
awful since. It keeps dropping out today, which upsets the PC. All
down to essential improvement work apparently. 14mbps 6 months ago,
now down to 3, at best.


For the first 7 or 8 years we were in Tideswell we had 'up to 8 mbps'
which, in reality, was 5-6 mbps. Then, a year or so ago, BT Infinity
arrived and we have been getting a rock-solid 70-75 mbs since then. It
has totally transformed the on-line experience (and we get BT Sport
thrown in for free).

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
Twitter: @TideswellWeathr
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On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 9:26:14 AM UTC, Norman Lynagh wrote:
Graham Easterling wrote:

On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:19:21 PM UTC, Nick Gardner wrote:
I don't think winter days could get much better than today.

Crystal clear air with superb visibility; fantastic, towering
cloudscapes and dazzling, warm sunshine. With hardly a breath of
wind and a maximum of 9.8C, how could it get any better!

And a rare thing happened, there must have been a snow shower
overnight and it left a dusting on the grass and pavements. The
first snow I've seen on the ground (albeit a micro-thin layer)
since the 26th December 2010.

As soon as the sun was up it all melted. Still, it was the 6th air
frost this month, though none have been severe.

And it has been a reasonably sunny start to February with today's
6.2 hours bringing the monthly total to 51 hours.

As with Graham E, this month so far has the coldest mean
temperature since December 2010. But the 2nd half of February is
often a fair bit warmer than the first half due to the increasing
strength of the sun, so that may change.

--
Nick Gardner
Otter Valley, Devon
20 m amsl
http://www.ottervalleyweather.me.uk


Not a bad day here, mainly dry with just under 6 hours of sunshine,
but still breezy.

The models seem to be firming up on an easterly in the south, see
ECMWF, for a weeks time, is warmth seems some way off to me, but you
never know!

Graham
Penzance
From my iPad, BT have done some work, and the broadband has been
awful since. It keeps dropping out today, which upsets the PC. All
down to essential improvement work apparently. 14mbps 6 months ago,
now down to 3, at best.


For the first 7 or 8 years we were in Tideswell we had 'up to 8 mbps'
which, in reality, was 5-6 mbps. Then, a year or so ago, BT Infinity
arrived and we have been getting a rock-solid 70-75 mbs since then. It
has totally transformed the on-line experience (and we get BT Sport
thrown in for free).

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
Twitter: @TideswellWeathr


I live in hope!

Graham


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On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 9:26:14 AM UTC, Norman Lynagh wrote:
Graham Easterling wrote:

On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:19:21 PM UTC, Nick Gardner wrote:
I don't think winter days could get much better than today.

Crystal clear air with superb visibility; fantastic, towering
cloudscapes and dazzling, warm sunshine. With hardly a breath of
wind and a maximum of 9.8C, how could it get any better!

And a rare thing happened, there must have been a snow shower
overnight and it left a dusting on the grass and pavements. The
first snow I've seen on the ground (albeit a micro-thin layer)
since the 26th December 2010.

As soon as the sun was up it all melted. Still, it was the 6th air
frost this month, though none have been severe.

And it has been a reasonably sunny start to February with today's
6.2 hours bringing the monthly total to 51 hours.

As with Graham E, this month so far has the coldest mean
temperature since December 2010. But the 2nd half of February is
often a fair bit warmer than the first half due to the increasing
strength of the sun, so that may change.

--
Nick Gardner
Otter Valley, Devon
20 m amsl
http://www.ottervalleyweather.me.uk


Not a bad day here, mainly dry with just under 6 hours of sunshine,
but still breezy.

The models seem to be firming up on an easterly in the south, see
ECMWF, for a weeks time, is warmth seems some way off to me, but you
never know!

Graham
Penzance
From my iPad, BT have done some work, and the broadband has been
awful since. It keeps dropping out today, which upsets the PC. All
down to essential improvement work apparently. 14mbps 6 months ago,
now down to 3, at best.


For the first 7 or 8 years we were in Tideswell we had 'up to 8 mbps'
which, in reality, was 5-6 mbps. Then, a year or so ago, BT Infinity
arrived and we have been getting a rock-solid 70-75 mbs since then. It
has totally transformed the on-line experience (and we get BT Sport
thrown in for free).

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
Twitter: @TideswellWeathr


I get 50 mbps with BT infinity. Am 0.4 km from cabinet.
You must be really near the cabinet to get such a good speed Norman

BT sport is only free for first 18 months.
Thereafter atm £7 per month I believe.

Len
Wembury SW Devon


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Len Wood wrote:

On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 9:26:14 AM UTC, Norman Lynagh wrote:
Graham Easterling wrote:

On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7:19:21 PM UTC, Nick Gardner
wrote:
I don't think winter days could get much better than today.

Crystal clear air with superb visibility; fantastic, towering
cloudscapes and dazzling, warm sunshine. With hardly a breath of
wind and a maximum of 9.8C, how could it get any better!

And a rare thing happened, there must have been a snow shower
overnight and it left a dusting on the grass and pavements. The
first snow I've seen on the ground (albeit a micro-thin layer)
since the 26th December 2010.

As soon as the sun was up it all melted. Still, it was the 6th
air frost this month, though none have been severe.

And it has been a reasonably sunny start to February with
today's 6.2 hours bringing the monthly total to 51 hours.

As with Graham E, this month so far has the coldest mean
temperature since December 2010. But the 2nd half of February is
often a fair bit warmer than the first half due to the
increasing strength of the sun, so that may change.

--
Nick Gardner
Otter Valley, Devon
20 m amsl
http://www.ottervalleyweather.me.uk

Not a bad day here, mainly dry with just under 6 hours of
sunshine, but still breezy.

The models seem to be firming up on an easterly in the south, see
ECMWF, for a weeks time, is warmth seems some way off to me, but
you never know!

Graham
Penzance
From my iPad, BT have done some work, and the broadband has been
awful since. It keeps dropping out today, which upsets the PC. All
down to essential improvement work apparently. 14mbps 6 months
ago, now down to 3, at best.


For the first 7 or 8 years we were in Tideswell we had 'up to 8
mbps' which, in reality, was 5-6 mbps. Then, a year or so ago, BT
Infinity arrived and we have been getting a rock-solid 70-75 mbs
since then. It has totally transformed the on-line experience (and
we get BT Sport thrown in for free).

--
Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
Twitter: @TideswellWeathr


I get 50 mbps with BT infinity. Am 0.4 km from cabinet.
You must be really near the cabinet to get such a good speed Norman

BT sport is only free for first 18 months.
Thereafter atm £7 per month I believe.

Len
Wembury SW Devon


The cabinet is about 200m along the road. I have Business Unlimited
Infinity. That offers download speeds 'up to 76 mbps' and whenever I
check it I'm getting 70-75. The BT Sport app is included in that
package without time limit.

To get back on-topic, the snow and slush on the ground is now freezing.
Current temp (1730z) is +0.7°.

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Norman Lynagh
Tideswell, Derbyshire
303m a.s.l.
https://peakdistrictweather.org
Twitter: @TideswellWeathr
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On 13/02/2018 09:02, Graham Easterling wrote:
From my iPad, BT have done some work, and the broadband has been awful since. It keeps dropping out today, which upsets the PC. All down to essential improvement work apparently. 14mbps 6 months ago, now down to 3, at best.


I thought the whole of Cornwall was on BT Infinity now? All that
government money etc etc.

I live right out in the sticks and I'm on BT Infinity 1 with an actual
download speed of 56 Mbps, and upload a bit 'disappointing' at 8 Mbps.
Still, it allows me to host my own web server for my website and the
site is fast.

You can get BT Infinity where you live Graham, I've just checked. It was
the same price as the old broadband when I ordered it and as Norman
says, transformative in using the internet. Before that it was rubbish
here with an intermittent 1 to 2 Mbps connection at best. The day they
connected us to Infinity is still etched on my mind. And unlike before,
it stays connected for weeks on end, even months.

Wild, wet and windy overnight and very early this morning, then a sunny
afternoon. Max 8.1C.

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Nick Gardner
Otter Valley, Devon
20 m amsl
http://www.ottervalleyweather.me.uk
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On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:20:59 PM UTC, Nick Gardner wrote:
On 13/02/2018 09:02, Graham Easterling wrote:
From my iPad, BT have done some work, and the broadband has been awful since. It keeps dropping out today, which upsets the PC. All down to essential improvement work apparently. 14mbps 6 months ago, now down to 3, at best.


I thought the whole of Cornwall was on BT Infinity now? All that
government money etc etc.

I live right out in the sticks and I'm on BT Infinity 1 with an actual
download speed of 56 Mbps, and upload a bit 'disappointing' at 8 Mbps.
Still, it allows me to host my own web server for my website and the
site is fast.

You can get BT Infinity where you live Graham, I've just checked. It was
the same price as the old broadband when I ordered it and as Norman
says, transformative in using the internet. Before that it was rubbish
here with an intermittent 1 to 2 Mbps connection at best. The day they
connected us to Infinity is still etched on my mind. And unlike before,
it stays connected for weeks on end, even months.

Wild, wet and windy overnight and very early this morning, then a sunny
afternoon. Max 8.1C.

--
Nick Gardner
Otter Valley, Devon
20 m amsl
http://www.ottervalleyweather.me.uk


In theory perhaps, but currently there are issues. Whether it's available for my post code varies on how you check. EE (BT now in all but name) checked the line, got engineers to do tests, & offered to get an engineer to discuss the situation further. I haven't bothered because I know its quite widespread. In fact there's a zone from here to Newlyn currently suffering from low speeds, including my holiday let 10 minutes walk away. I was getting consistently 12-14 on my current standard package (up to 18mbps) from 2016 up until last November.

I've just checked using EE and at the moment I am still in the 18mbps band, which is only just above what I was getting. There is no offer of superfast at the moment. If I was across the road, no problem.

I hope the current issues will be followed by wonderful things! I might use EEs online chatline to try and find out exactly what's going on. I suppose it could be that BT are allowing there old customers on fibre first, before those they've just inherited from EE.

Graham
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And here in rural France on a good day I get 0.5Mbps.

Fibre due to arrive at the end of this year, but first, all the trees have to be pruned off the phone lines, an immense task. And secondly, villages have to have a proper address with a road name and number. Sending mail to me at La Moratille will no longer suffice. (Well it probably will).

Another 3 inches of snow this afternoon, after -10.1c last night.


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