Tag Archives: frost

How the ‘pest from the west’ will beat the ‘Beast from the East’

There was much talk at the end of last week about the ‘Beast from the East’ being set to bring some cold and wintry conditions to the UK this week. However, the balance in the atmosphere has changed and the … Continue reading

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Cold weather continues across the UK

The drier, colder and frosty weather currently affecting the UK has given some significant relief to those who have been hit by the heavy rain and floods over the last week or so. However, cold weather presents its own problems … Continue reading

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Last night’s coldest temperatures

As the recent cold spell continues, last night saw some cold temperatures across the UK with widespread frost across parts of the country, with the coldest place being Shap, Cumbria where it fell to -7.0 °C. The table below shows … Continue reading

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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

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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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Turning colder this weekend

There have been many references in the media to the UK having an Indian summer this week, with temperatures expected to reach 20 °C. However, as forecast by the Met Office many of us woke up today to rather grey, … Continue reading

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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

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Freezing conditions continue as temperatures fall to -11.8 C last night

The freezing weather continued to grip parts of the UK overnight once again with the lowest temperatures across North Yorkshire and other eastern parts of the UK where cloud breaks persisted through the night. The lowest temperature was -11.8 deg C at … Continue reading

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Coldest night of the winter so far

Last night saw a severe frost across the UK with temperatures falling to their lowest this winter in many places. The lowest temperature recorded last night was -11.3°C at Sennybridge in Powys, Wales. Below are a selection of minimum temperatures … 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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