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Monthly Archives: December 2010
Forecasters at the Met Office are predicting bitterly cold northerly winds later this week, with the risk of widespread icy conditions and heavy snow bringing the potential for travel disruption. A band of rain, sleet and snow will push south … Continue reading
The current cold weather continues to feature across the media, with widespread coverage of the predicted return to arctic conditions on Thursday this week. The Guardian reports that the ‘Weather set to take Arctic turn as big freeze returns to … Continue reading
They say that this is the biggest science meeting of any year and with just one look at the crowds surrounding the 2010 meeting in San Francisco it’s hard to argue against that. Over 15,000 scientists representing every colour and … Continue reading
It is that time of year again when many start to wonder whether we will see a white Christmas this year. For many a white Christmas means a complete covering of snow, ideally falling on the 25th. However, the definition … Continue reading
The slightly less cold weekend that we have been forecasting will bring an albeit brief respite from the very low temperatures this weekend, although there remains the risk of ice in places. Daytime temperatures are expected to reach highs of 8 … Continue reading
Met Office researchers have published new findings in ERL suggesting that the amount of lightning produced near a volcano each hour is roughly proportional to the plume height. They believe that the technique could ultimately be used to monitor volcanoes in remote locations … Continue reading
Met Office forecasters predict a respite from the very low temperatures over the weekend, although there remains the risk of ice in places. Daytime temperatures are expected to reach highs of 8 °C in some locations, allowing a slow thaw … Continue reading
Last night was another cold night across many parts of the UK with the coldest conditions focused across parts of Scotland, Northern England and Wales. The table below shows the minimum temperatures observed across the UK last night, ranging from … Continue reading
Satellite image of snow across the northern half of the UK taken at 1257 on 8th December 2010. This image was taken by the NASA MODIS satellite.