Tag Archives: Christmas

Infographic: How often has it been a white Christmas

It may not look like it will snow at Christmas this year, but we’ve taken a look back at how often we’ve seen snow fall or snow on the ground on Christmas Day over the past 50 years. For more … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media – 25 November 2011

There are a couple of interesting articles about the weather in today’s press. First of all, in the Daily Telegraph, a contradictory story with a headline which claims we shouldn’t “expect a big freeze this Christmas“. The introduction goes on … Continue reading

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A very cold Christmas

The very low overnight temperatures have continued across much of the UK, with minimum values well below freezing on Christmas morning. Temperatures have generally fallen to the range of -5C to -15C. The lowest temperature overnight was Altnaharra in the Highlands with -18.2 C, followed by Castlederg in County Tyrone with … Continue reading

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Another very cold night in many areas

It was another very cold night across many parts of the UK, with temperatures falling as low as -17.4C at Castlederg in County Tyrone. The tables below show the lowest temperatures (below minus 5 C) recorded at a selection of … Continue reading

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Christmas weather

Very cold but mainly weather is expected during Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with the chance of scattered snow showers along some eastern coasts. Met Office forecasters said: “Many places will be dry but with daytime temperatures remaining below freezing … Continue reading

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Forecast for the run up to the Christmas weekend

The very cold weather will continue for the rest of the week, with the risk of snow decreasing for much of the country. Met Office forecasters said: “Many places will become drier through Thursday but there is a chance that … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 15 December 2010

Following widespread coverage around the likelihood of a White Christmas this year, The Independent, with the Met Office, takes a look at why it is still just too early to say for sure whether we will see the ‘White Stuff’ … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 14 December 2010

The current cold weather continues to feature across the media, with widespread coverage of the predicted return to arctic conditions on Thursday this week.  The Guardian reports that the ‘Weather set to take Arctic turn as big freeze returns to … Continue reading

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Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?

It is that time of year again when many start to wonder whether we will see a white Christmas this year. For many a white Christmas means a complete covering of snow, ideally falling on the 25th. However, the definition … Continue reading

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