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Could sudden stratospheric warming bring a cold start to spring?

Our atmospheric scientists are predicting a dramatic change in high altitude winds 50km above the ground and the imminent occurrence of an event known as a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) in early March. Professor Adam Scaife, Head of Monthly to … Continue reading

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Why are we now seeing colder weather across the UK?

Over recent weeks, we have spoken about the very strong jet stream across the Atlantic, driving areas of intense low pressure towards the UK. This has bought spells of very wet, windy but relatively mild conditions to the country. As … Continue reading

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How do we measure snow?

Here at the Met Office, we’re already being asked if it’s going to be a White Christmas and there’s always a lot of interest in snow. It’s too early to give forecasts that far ahead, forecasting snow is – after … Continue reading

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Healthy Outlook® – helping patients with COPD this winter.

Alongside our Cold Weather Alert Service this winter, the Met Office is working with the NHS and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to help keep people well at times of severe cold weather with our specially produced Healthy Outlook® service. The service helps … Continue reading

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Coldest temperatures of winter so far

Last night and today have seen some of the lowest temperatures of the winter so far. Official observations show Holbeach in Lincolnshire dropped to -15.6 °C overnight, beating the previous coldest temperature of this winter of -12.4 °C at South … Continue reading

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Snow brings disruption in the east as ice becomes hazard into next week

Credit: Marco Anderson As forecast, an Atlantic weather front pushed across the UK through yesterday and overnight bringing snowfall to many parts of the UK. As expected the worst of the conditions were across the east of the UK, where … Continue reading

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Colder weather on the way

Following recent spells of wet and windy weather, forecasters at the Met Office are predicting a change to colder conditions as we head through the weekend and into next week. The change will see the return of overnight frosts and … Continue reading

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