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

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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

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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

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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

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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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