Monthly Archives: February 2013

What have February and the winter been like so far?

Provisional figures from the Met Office show that February so far (1 – 25) has been colder and drier than average, while the winter as a whole (December 1 to February 25) looks set to be pretty average. For February, everywhere … Continue reading

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It’s cold but why is there no frost?

There’s no denying that we have seen some cold weather this winter with plenty of frost, ice and in many cases, snow. However, the last week has been cold – arguably perhaps feeling colder than any other time this winter … Continue reading

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Why does it feel so cold? A guide to ‘feels like’ temperatures

With bitterly cold conditions across parts of the UK just now, have you been asking yourself why it can feel so much colder in the wind? The temperatures that you normally see on our website represent the temperature of the … Continue reading

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Cold weather across UK

The start of this week was relatively mild and sunny but we have seen a change to colder and cloudier weather during the course of the week. High pressure became established to the north-east of the UK and this dragged in colder … Continue reading

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Top ten romantic weather phenomena

With Valentine’s day this week, we’ve complied the top ten romantic or magical weather conditions. 1. Diamond dust – Diamond dust consists of extremely small ice crystals, usually formed at temperatures below -30 °C. The name diamond dust comes from the … Continue reading

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Will the UK see snow this weekend?

There is potential for some significant amounts of snow over parts of the UK later this weekend. However, the detail of where and when this snow will fall is still uncertain. So what is happening in the atmosphere? A frontal … Continue reading

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January weather – your pictures

Thank you for sharing your January weather pictures with us on Twitter. Here’s a selection of our favourites. The January summary video is coming shortly. @metoffice view of Ossett from Netherton Sat 26th Jan. twitter.com/MarkDParsons/s… — Mark Parsons (@MarkDParsons) January … Continue reading

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Latest snow depths and wind speeds – 5 February

As forecast, unsettled wintry conditions brought snow and strong winds to parts of the UK overnight and this morning. Eskdalemuir saw the deepest snow, with 14 cm of snow recorded at 10 am this morning, while Aviemore recorded 12 cm. Many areas also saw strong winds, … Continue reading

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