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Monthly Archives: December 2010
The very cold weather will continue for the rest of the week, but the risk of snow decreases for most of the UK. Met Office forecasters said: “There will be further outbreaks of snow over parts of Wales and some … Continue reading
Last night was another very cold night across many parts of the UK, with temperatures falling as low as -17.8 C at Katesbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. The tables below show the lowest temperatures (below minus 5 C) recorded at … Continue reading
The Met Office has not issued a seasonal forecast to the public and categorically denies forecasting a ‘mild winter’ as suggested by Boris Johnson in his column in the Daily Telegraph. Following public research, the Met Office no longer issues … Continue reading
It was another very cold night across the UK last night, with temperatures falling as low as -18.7 C at Pershore in Hereford and Worcester. Castlederg in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland recorded a minimum temperature of -18.0 C. This is provisionally … Continue reading
It was another very cold night across much of the UK last night, with temperatures falling as low as -19.6 C at Shawbury in Shropshire. The extreme low temperatures were caused by a combination of snow cover, gentle winds and … Continue reading
As expected, heavy snow affected parts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland on Friday night and Saturday, leading to disruption to travel networks and sporting fixtures. The snow in affected parts of southern England is expected to slowly ease this … Continue reading
Last night was another very cold night across many parts of the UK, with further snowfall bringing disruption to parts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Below is a table showing a selection of lowest temperatures observed across the UK … Continue reading
There has been a lot of interest in whether December 2010 will be the coldest winter in a series that goes back to 1910, making it the coldest December for 100 years. It is still early in the month, with … Continue reading
Arctic Conditions return to bring snow disruption and tumbling temperatures Following the return of arctic conditions across the UK through yesterday, overnight temperatures tumbled across the UK as significant snowfall brought disruption to parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. … Continue reading