Monthly Archives: November 2010

Why is it so cold and snowy?

Ewen McCallum, Met Office Chief Meteorologist explains some of the reasons for the notable for the intense and prolonged cold weather we have been experincing. “Normally our winds come from the west keeping our winters relatively mild. However this year … Continue reading

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Big chill breaks November temperature records

Last night saw November minimum temperature records fall across the country.  Most notably both Wales and Northern Ireland recorded the coldest November night since records began. In Wales, temperatures fell to -18.0 °C at Llysdinam, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys. Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Met Office in the News: 26 November 2010

The cold and snow across the UK is being covered extensively with coverage including, Britain ‘faces 10-day wintry blast’ (mirror.co.uk), North-east UK struggles as snow blows in (independent.co.uk), Fresh snowfall amid ice warning (bbc.co.uk), Snowvember (thesun.co.uk) and Forecasters predict more … Continue reading

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Big chill continues across the UK

With the cold and snow continuing to affect many parts of the UK, Met Office forecasters are warning of icy conditions persisting through the weekend and next week. Met Office advisories of severe weather for snow and icy roads are … Continue reading

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Big chill begins as ice and snow arrive

The most widespread November snowfall since 1993 has arrived as forecast across many parts of the UK, with snow falling mainly across northern Scotland and north-east England, but also over parts of Northern Ireland, Wales and south-west England. The cold … Continue reading

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Cold and snow arrives in the UK

Colder weather with snow showers have affected parts of Scotland and northern England as forecast and are expected to spread to other northern and eastern parts of the UK through the rest of the week. These colder conditions will spread … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 24 November 2010

The date of the Royal Wedding caused a number of newspapers to look at what the weather may be like on the big day. Of course it is too early to provide a forecast, but we can look at what … Continue reading

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Royal wedding weather

Following the announcement that Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry on 29th April 2011 at Westminster Abbey we have looked back at the national weather records over the last 21 years to see what the weather may typically be like on the … Continue reading

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Early taste of winter for parts of UK

Colder weather will take hold across the UK as we head through this week with snow showers becoming increasingly likely across eastern Scotland and north east England through the second half of the week. Met Office forecasters have issued an … Continue reading

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Met Office in the media: 23 November 2010

Over the weekend a feature ran in the Western Morning News, exploring the work of the Met Office from the perspective of the Met Office Cheif Meteorologist.  This story was reported in the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, which … Continue reading

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