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Tag Archives: February
Life and death and community: farming and the 1947 winter
At times the weather can be challenging for everyone, but farmers are always on the front line. That was certainly the case 70 years ago in 1947 with the coldest February on record going back to 1910. In a guest … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged agriculture, farming, February, Met Office, Met Office Hadley Centre, National Farmers Union, snow, weather, winter 1947 1 Comment
A very sunny winter on the cards
Early figures show that while this winter is on track for fairly average temperatures and rainfall, it could be among the sunniest in our UK record dating back to 1929. If we have average sunshine for the rest of February, … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged dry, February, February temperature, Met Office, rainfall, Sun, sunniest winter, sunny, sunshine, Winter, winter 2015 1 Comment
Winter so far – 18th February rainfall update
As the UK heads into a period of more normal unsettled winter weather weather, the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre has looked at statistics for this winter so far (from 1 December 2013 to 13 February 2014). These add … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged climate change, december, February, Floods, january, Met Office statistics, rainfall, record breaking, storms, Winter 3 Comments
A tale of two halves for February and winter
As February and winter draw to a close, early statistics show that both have been stories of two halves. We often talk about why you can’t pre-judge a month or a season at its half-way stage, and the latest figures … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cold, Drought, dry, February, Met Office, mild weather, rain, temperature, weather, weather statistics, Winter 3 Comments
Cold weather winning the war of probabilities
Late last week we put out a blog article about an unusual amount of uncertainty in the longer range forecast (for the start of February onwards) for the UK. This is because the atmosphere is currently in a finely balanced … Continue reading
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