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The Big Freeze.


Andy-R
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Last night was supposed to be the coldest night of winter so far -9 here(supposed to be anyway), but was it? Yesterday morning I went to take the kids to school at 8:40am and the outside temp gauge said it was -1 and the car was thick with frost and took about 10mins to clear, so last night was supposed to colder so I covered the windscreen to save time this morning, went out again at 8:40 the temp gauge said -4 but the car was clear as crystal the roof was white but all the windows where fine, the roads yesterday where also awful round here but today they where fine, I don't get it how can it be colder but not as bad as yesterday :huh:

Did anyone suffer because of last nights Big Freeze, already read Mr Moles thread about the trouble he had (glad your ok buddy) but what about anyone else.

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Driving to work today, my car said -6 at one point.

But I found the windscreen much easier to clear today than yesterday, because it was just frost. Yesterday it was frost, then rain/hail on top which had frozen over again! Getting that stuff off was a nightmare.

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Was ok in central London last night @ 1.30am, but as I was nearing home at 2.15am (travelling away from London)

the temperature was dropping quite rapidly to -5C when I parked up.

-5 isn't too scary so long as you are careful....see pic :o

-5ConwaytoTheNurburgring.jpg

I was on the way to the Nurburgring in -5C conditions for a lap or two of the most dangerous race track in the world. Cold ? Cold is for wimps !!

Eventually they opened the track though it was still -1C to 0C (patches of black ice everywhere :o :o)

-1CFirstNurburgringLap.jpg

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Was ok in central London last night @ 1.30am, but as I was nearing home at 2.15am (travelling away from London)

the temperature was dropping quite rapidly to -5C when I parked up.

-5 isn't too scary so long as you are careful....see pic :o

-5ConwaytoTheNurburgring.jpg

I was on the way to the Nurburgring in -5C conditions for a lap or two of the most dangerous race track in the world. Cold ? Cold is for wimps !!

Eventually they opened the track though it was still -1C to 0C (patches of black ice evrywhere :o :o)

-1CFirstNurburgringLap.jpg

Those were the days mate, i remember them well :D

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I don't know what's worse their Wozza - the fact there was black ice on the Nurburgring or the fact that you were taking photos of it as you were driving round :lol:

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I don't know what's worse their Wozza - the fact there was black ice on the Nurburgring or the fact that you were taking photos of it as you were driving round :lol:

I was taking them as everyone else was still at the Hotel in Cologne :lol: but after about a third of a lap having

proper scary moments I chucked down the camera & just said to myself "lets keep the car on the track"

I must admit I found out that day I had a bigger pair than sense :yahoo:

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I didn't drive my car today or yesterday coz it's still pretty icy and I don't have winter tyres. -19 last night and I was pretty miserable standing at the train station and wishing for some warmer weather!

As for the frost, if it stays cold for a while then the air becomes dryer and so the frost gets less, eventually no frosts as there is so little moisture in the air.

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