Winter Weather

Frozen Ground and Ice, Round Hill, New Forest - January 11th, 2009

This was the last day of the cold snap in January, and resulted in quite an unusual event; a ground frost with an air temperature over 5C. Milder, moist air had arrived from the south, but the ground was still frozen solid from a week of freezing temperatures. The result was a thick ground frost. The pond at Round Hill was still frozen solid:

Ice

A service road was well-coated in frost despite a 5-6C temperature, as was the grass:

Frost

Frost

I walked down into the woods and came across several large areas of ice where recent heavy rain and saturated soil had frozen. It was starting to melt, and the streams were flowing again:

Ice

Ice

Ice

There was a huge area of ice in this area:

Ice

Ice

Streams were flowing once again, melting the ice on the banks:

Stream

A final view of the woodland in the milder, moist atmosphere as the last of the frost melted away:

Woods