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Spring swing brings colder weather and snow

We’ve had some very mild conditions this week with welcome sunshine pushing temperatures into the high teens. However, in a classic spring swing, colder weather is on the way as we head into the weekend. By Saturday, we will see … Continue reading

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It’s cold but why is there no frost?

There’s no denying that we have seen some cold weather this winter with plenty of frost, ice and in many cases, snow. However, the last week has been cold – arguably perhaps feeling colder than any other time this winter … Continue reading

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Cold weather across UK

The start of this week was relatively mild and sunny but we have seen a change to colder and cloudier weather during the course of the week. High pressure became established to the north-east of the UK and this dragged in colder … Continue reading

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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

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Latest UK snow depths Monday 21 January

Following further snow yesterday in the central and eastern areas of the country, snow depths over the UK were as follows at 9 am this morning: Location Area Elevation Snow depth (cm) Albemarle              Northumberland       142 19 Lough Fea              Londonderry          225 19 Sennybridge     … Continue reading

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Overnight lows and the latest snow depths

As forecast temperatures fell well below zero across the UK last night and the heaviest of the snow started to ease in most areas. The lowest temperature recorded at a Met Office observing station was Edinburgh, Gorgarbank, at -4.3 C … Continue reading

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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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The meteorology behind the ‘Beast from the East’

Update: See how the weather situation for the coming week has developed over the weekend: How the ‘pest from the west’ will beat the ‘Beast from the East’ The ‘Beast from the East’ – not the Grammy nominated live album … 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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