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Tag Archives: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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