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Tag Archives: freezing
World weather roundup
In this blog we take a look at what’s happening around the world where the weather is straying away from what’s normal or has the potential to bring disruption. North America A deep area of low pressure will bring the … Continue reading
Warm but unsettled weekend ahead as cold eases grip on UK
The UK is set to see some warmer temperatures this weekend as the colder than average weather seen so far this April eases its grip. Temperatures have been steadily climbing since the exceptionally cold weather towards the start of the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged april, cold, freezing, Jet stream, Met Office, nice weather, spring, UK, warmest day of the year, weather 4 Comments
Infographic: what to do when it snows
With further warnings for snow in the UK our latest infographic covers what to do before, during and after snow fall. See our website for the latest severe weather warnings. To find out more about when warnings are issued and what … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged be aware, be prepared, freezing, ice, Met Office, severe weather warning, snow, take action 1 Comment
What is freezing fog?
Fog has affected many areas over the last couple of days, which in some places has been freezing. Freezing fog forms in the same way as ‘normal’ fog and is typical in winter, aided by clear skies and calm conditions. … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Fog, freezing, rime 1 Comment
What’s in store this winter? Responding to the headlines
It seems that it is the time of year for colourful headlines about an impending big freeze. We had them at this time last year, which prompted our Chief Executive to write an opinion piece in The Times. Now we … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Arctic, blizzards, cold, Daily Express, december, freezing, frost, Met Office, snow, temperature, UK, weather, Winter 43 Comments
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cold, cold weather, freezing, frost, ice, Met Office, observations, sleet, snow, snowfall, weather, White Christmas, WOW 7 Comments
Bitterly cold mornings continue for some this weekend
Following a bitterly cold night across eastern England on Friday night, last night was not quite as cold. Friday night saw the lowest temperatures of the winter so far, falling to a biting -15.6C at Holbeach, Lincolnshire. On Saturday night … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged freezing, frost, how cold last night, ice, Met Office, minimum temperatures, weather Comments Off on Bitterly cold mornings continue for some this weekend
Last night’s temperatures: A night of contrast
Freezing temperatures combined with rain in the north to bring treacherous ice conditions across parts of southern Scotland, northern England and north east Wales last night and this morning as temperatures fell well below freezing across Wales, England and southern Scotland. … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged cold, England, freezing, ice, lowest temperatures, Met Office, National Severe Weather Warning Service, severe weather, snow Comments Off on Last night’s temperatures: A night of contrast
Another cold night across the UK as snow arrives
It was another bitterly cold night across the UK last night, especially across England. The coldest place in England was South Newington, Oxfordshire where temperatures fell to -12.4 deg C, beating last night as the coldest night of the winter so … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged cold, freezing, minimum temperatures, snow, weather Comments Off on Another cold night across the UK as snow arrives
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