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Today the Met Office has released its long-range outlook for December 2016 to February 2017, highlighting the risk of a cold start to the winter for the UK. Latest observations from around the globe and long-range weather prediction systems suggest … Continue reading
A cold polar air mass has spread across the UK and is bringing with it a series of showers, mainly across the west. These will be heavy in places, with the risk of hail and thunder. Some showers will fall … Continue reading
UPDATED 17/02/2016 A frontal system interacting with cold air across the UK will bring a risk of wintry weather further south over the next 24 hours or so, with rain, sleet and snow in the forecast for some parts and … Continue reading
It will turn cold as we head into the weekend, courtesy of an arctic maritime airmass spreading across the country from the north. Yellow ‘be aware’ National Severe Weather Warnings have been issued for a risk of impacts as a … Continue reading
Early provisional figures* (1-15 November) show the first half of November has been very mild with maximum daily temperatures 3.8C above average for the UK Central England Temperature data set shows the start to the month has been the second … Continue reading
As expected, a powerful low pressure system affected the UK yesterday evening and overnight bringing gales and heavy rain to many areas. The low pressure system will continue to affect the UK today, bringing sunny spells and blustery, heavy showers with … Continue reading
As we head towards the start of winter, which starts for meteorologists on 1 December, there’s always a great deal of media and public speculation about what weather we might have in store. To answer that question, we need to … Continue reading
The UK is going to see a very short, sharp, cold snap. From Wednesday night (4th Dec) into Thursday morning (5th Dec) Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland will see some strong winds, while Scotland will see some wintry showers … Continue reading
Once again it is the season for speculation and big headlines regarding what the weather will do over the winter period. The front page of the Daily Express today claims: ‘Worst winter for decades: Record-breaking snow predicted for November’. We saw … Continue reading