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Snow in late April, more common than you may think

This week many places have seen the type of weather you may usually associate with winter than late April, with wintry showers observed as far south as southern counties of England. However, snow at this time of year is not … Continue reading

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Could sudden stratospheric warming bring a cold start to spring?

Our atmospheric scientists are predicting a dramatic change in high altitude winds 50km above the ground and the imminent occurrence of an event known as a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) in early March. Professor Adam Scaife, Head of Monthly to … Continue reading

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Snow for parts of the UK

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

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Brief cold snap this weekend

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

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Why are we now seeing colder weather across the UK?

Over recent weeks, we have spoken about the very strong jet stream across the Atlantic, driving areas of intense low pressure towards the UK. This has bought spells of very wet, windy but relatively mild conditions to the country. As … 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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