Tag Archives: Christmas

What’s ‘in store’ this Christmas?

With Christmas just a few days away, it looks like the current mild weather is affecting our shopping habits during one of the most important shopping periods of the year. Christmas is a key trading period for suppliers and retailers, … Continue reading

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White Christmas?

Most people woke up yesterday to a green Christmas rather than a white one. Snow was recorded at our observation site at Lerwick and some sleet was also recorded at Wick between 11am and 12pm, however for the rest of the … Continue reading

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Untangling the global drivers of UK winter weather

As we head towards the start of winter, which starts for meteorologists on 1 December, there’s always a great deal of media and public speculation about what weather we might have in store. To answer that question, we need to … Continue reading

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Wind and rainfall data 27 December 2013

As forecast, a deep area of low pressure developed over the Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of Friday morning bringing with it a further spell of wet and very windy weather across the UK as it tracked northeastwards, crossing … Continue reading

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Wind and rainfall data 23 to 24 December 2013 – Updated 1130

As forecast it was a stormy night across the southern half of the UK. Below you can see the highest gusts of wind and rainfal totals recorded at Met Office observing sites from 6pm 23 December and 7am 24 December. … Continue reading

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Top ten: Coldest Christmas days

Merry Christmas from the Met Office. The coldest Christmas day on record was in 2010 (and it was also the snowiest) with a minimum temperature of – 18.2 °C recorded at Altnaharra. The chart below shows the top ten minimum temperatures … Continue reading

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Recent rainfall totals

Rain has continued to cause disruption across parts of the UK, with overnight rain adding to significant totals over the past few days. The wettest place in the UK (and Scotland) since the heavy rainfall began on 19th December to … Continue reading

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Top ten: Snowiest Christmas days

Snow at Christmas is recorded in two ways – the number of stations that reported snow falling, and the number of stations that recorded snow on the ground at 9 am. The two charts show the snowiest Christmases for both measures … Continue reading

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Will it snow this Christmas?

With just over a week to go to Christmas Day we are being asked whether the cold weather will return to give us a white Christmas. Unfortunately it’s still a little too early to say exactly what the weather will … Continue reading

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Is it really that mild?

Over the next few days we’re expecting maximum temperatures of up to 13 deg C in places, with fairly widespread mild temperatures expected in most places both by day and night. This is in stark contrast to this time last … Continue reading

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