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Tag Archives: polar vortex
Is there another ‘Beast from the East’ on the way?
There have been many headlines in recent days proclaiming a return of the ‘Beast from the East’ and ‘triple polar vortex to trigger heavy snow’ with bookies reportedly cutting the odds that this month will end as the coldest January … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Beast from the East, El Nino, heavy snow, Madden Julian Oscillation, polar vortex, snow, SSW, sudden stratospheric warming, Winter 6 Comments
‘Mother of pearl’ clouds enthrall skywatchers
Over the past few days, conditions in the upper parts of the atmosphere have allowed us to be treated to a rare glimpse of Nacreous Clouds. What are they? Found in the lower stratosphere, these clouds are mainly seen over … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged mother of pearl, Nacreous Clouds, polar vortex, stratosphere 1 Comment
Cold Weather for UK
Cold weather is again on the way for the UK. Later this week colder conditions will spread south, bringing a mixture of sunny spells and snow showers from Wednesday onwards. Temperatures for many will be below normal for the time … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cold weather alert, polar vortex, rain, snow, snow storm, US snow storm, weather warning, Wind chill, yellow snow warning Comments Off on Cold Weather for UK
What is causing the extreme cold over North America?
The weather over North America has been hitting the headlines over the last few days with record breaking cold conditions spreading south from the Arctic. This has been linked to a ‘polar vortex’, but what is this and what could … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged extreme cold, is it going to snow?, Jet stream, polar vortex, stratosphere, UK weather, US cold 20 Comments