Monthly Archives: February 2012

A tale of two halves for February and winter

As February and winter draw to a close, early statistics show that both have been stories of two halves. We often talk about why you can’t pre-judge a month or a season at its half-way stage, and the latest figures … Continue reading

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Warmest February day since 1998

Yesterday saw many parts of the UK enjoying sunshine and exceptionally mild weather for the time of year. The highest temperature recorded yesterday was 18.7 °C at Coleshill, Warwickshire, making this the warmest February day in the UK since 1998. … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 22 February 2012

There is some mild weather for the time of year on its way tomorrow with temperatures climbing to the mid teens across the UK. Some newspapers, such as The Sun, the Daily Mail and the Daily Express,  have been suggesting that … Continue reading

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Has spring sprung?

This week temperatures are forecast to reach 16 °C, the mildest of the year so far. This is unseasonably warm for February, which usually reaches highs of around 8 °C on average. So is this the first sign of spring? Meteorologically speaking, no. … Continue reading

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Met Office recognised as world-leading by Science and Technology Select Committee

The Met Office welcomes that the Science and Technology Committee recognises the Met Office fulfils its role as the national weather forecasting service for the UK and is underpinned by a robust science strategy that delivers a cost effective and accurate service … Continue reading

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What is ‘feels like’ temperature?

Have you ever stepped out of the house in the morning and thought I know it would be cold, but perhaps not this cold! The temperatures that you normally see on our website represent the temperature of the air, but … Continue reading

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Bitterly cold mornings continue for some this weekend

Following a bitterly cold night across eastern England on Friday night, last night was not quite as cold. Friday night saw the lowest temperatures of the winter so far, falling to a biting -15.6C at Holbeach, Lincolnshire. On Saturday night … Continue reading

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Coldest temperatures of winter so far

Last night and today have seen some of the lowest temperatures of the winter so far. Official observations show Holbeach in Lincolnshire dropped to -15.6 °C overnight, beating the previous coldest temperature of this winter of -12.4 °C at South … Continue reading

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Freezing rain and snow across the country as the cold weather continues.

Snow fell across a large part of England yesterday evening and last night. We saw between 1 and 8cm of fresh snow – the highest snowfall being from Lincolnshire through Cambridgeshire to Bedfordshire. The snow turned to rain in some … Continue reading

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What’s bringing the cold weather to Europe and the UK?

The current cold weather across Europe is in sharp contrast to the mild, wet and windy conditions across much of Europe through December and January. The cause of the cold conditions is the development of a large ‘blocking’ anticyclone over … Continue reading

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