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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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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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What’s bringing the cold weather to Europe and the UK?

The current cold weather across Europe is in sharp contrast to the mild, wet and windy conditions across much of Europe through December and January. The cause of the cold conditions is the development of a large ‘blocking’ anticyclone over … Continue reading

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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

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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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Cold night again for the UK

The UK saw another cold night with Scotland seeing the lowest temperature. Aboyne, Aberdeenshire saw temperatures fall to -9.7°C. The lowest temperature in England was -8.6°C recorded at Church Fenton in North Yorkshire. Below are a selection of minimum temperatures … Continue reading

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‘Spot on’ snow forecast supported by latest science from the Met Office

Over the weekend our highly accurate forecasts of heavy snow and widespread ice enabled the country to prepare for the hazardous conditions helping to keep the country moving. At Heathrow Airport, for example, snow arrived within ten minutes of when … Continue reading

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Snow brings disruption in the east as ice becomes hazard into next week

Credit: Marco Anderson As forecast, an Atlantic weather front pushed across the UK through yesterday and overnight bringing snowfall to many parts of the UK. As expected the worst of the conditions were across the east of the UK, where … Continue reading

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Wintry weekend in store

This weekend will see a marked change in the weather as the dry spell makes way for snow and ice in many parts. Over the past few days we have seen the coldest spell of winter so far, as very … Continue reading

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Back to ‘battleground Britain’ for weekend’s weather

Cold weather is set to continue this week, with temperatures getting progressively colder through to Friday when they are expected to drop as low as -10 °C in some places. Despite the cold, snow is not a big feature in the forecast … Continue reading

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