Monthly Archives: January 2013

Guest blog: Commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 1953 floods

Craig Woolhouse is Head of Flood Incident Management at the Environment Agency. He looks at how flood risk management has progressed since 1953 and how you can keep flood aware. Today marks the 60th anniversary of the 1953 floods where … Continue reading

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Overnight wind speeds – Wednesday 30 January

Following Met Office amber weather warnings for wind in some parts of the UK yesterday, some high gust speeds were recorded late last night and into the early hours of the morning. The highest gust speed at lower levels was … Continue reading

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The worst storm in years?

Various articles in the news today said that the weather over the weekend was the worst storm to hit the UK in years, and that there is more to come this week. There was indeed a very deep area of low … Continue reading

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UK snow depths Saturday 26 January 2013

As forecast, further snow fell across central, northern and eastern parts of the UK yesterday and overnight. The latest snow depth observations as of 0800 this morning for the UK are below. Redesdale Camp in Northumbria has the highest snow depth so far this … Continue reading

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UK snow depths Wednesday 23 January

Following further snow fall yesterday and overnight, the latest snow depth observations for the UK are below. Little Rissington in Gloucestershire has the highest snow depth so far this year with 30 cm recorded. Location Area Elevation Depth (cm) Little … Continue reading

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Infographic: what to do when it snows

With further warnings for snow in the UK our latest infographic covers what to do before, during and after snow fall. See our website for the latest severe weather warnings. To find out more about when warnings are issued and what … Continue reading

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Overnight minimum temperatures

Last night temperatures fell to as low as – 12.2 °C in Cambridge. This was close to the lowest recorded temperature of this winter so far, which was -13.4 °C, recorded in Marham, Norfolk on the 16 January. Minimum temperatures Tuesday 22 January … Continue reading

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Latest UK snow depths Monday 21 January

Following further snow yesterday in the central and eastern areas of the country, snow depths over the UK were as follows at 9 am this morning: Location Area Elevation Snow depth (cm) Albemarle              Northumberland       142 19 Lough Fea              Londonderry          225 19 Sennybridge     … Continue reading

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Overnight lows and the latest snow depths

As forecast temperatures fell well below zero across the UK last night and the heaviest of the snow started to ease in most areas. The lowest temperature recorded at a Met Office observing station was Edinburgh, Gorgarbank, at -4.3 C … Continue reading

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Updated: Latest snow depths Friday 18 January

As forecast, many areas of the UK have had heavy snowfall today, particularly in Wales and the south and west of England. The heaviest snowfall so far has been in Wales, where a red warning is currently in place. Sennybridge … Continue reading

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