Monthly Archives: January 2013

Video forecast for heavy snow forecast for Friday

A band of snow will push into the west into Friday morning with parts of Wales, the west of England and later Northern Ireland particularly at risk of heavy falls of snow and blizzard conditions in strong winds. Met Office … Continue reading

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Heavy snow forecast for the UK

A band of snow will push into the west into Friday morning with parts of Wales, the west of England and later Northern Ireland particularly at risk of heavy falls of snow and blizzard conditions in strong winds. Met Office … Continue reading

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What to do when heavy snow is forecast

Make sure you know what to do when severe weather warnings are in place for snow. The first and most vital thing to do is check local and national weather forecasts and keep up to date with the latest warnings … Continue reading

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UK snow depths and overnight lows

As forecast, the east of the country saw snowfall yesterday and last night, with the heaviest snow falling in Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. Wattisham in Suffolf recorded the deepest snow, with 8 cm recorded at 9 am this morning. Snow totals … Continue reading

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Addressing the Daily Mail and James Delingpole’s ‘crazy climate change obsession’ article

An article by James Delingpole appears in the Daily Mail today under the headline ‘The crazy climate change obsession that’s made the Met Office a menace’. This article contains a series of factual inaccuracies about the Met Office and its … Continue reading

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What is a Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)?

You may have heard talk of the UK possibly seeing some colder weather next week and that ‘things going on’ in the upper atmosphere may be playing a part. The ‘thing’ happening in the atmosphere is known as Sudden Stratospheric … Continue reading

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Statistics for December and 2012 – is the UK getting wetter?

Provisional statistics from the Met Office show 2012 was the second wettest year in the UK national record dating back to 1910, and just a few millimetres short of the record set in 2000. The exceptionally wet year was characterised … Continue reading

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