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Tag Archives: SSW
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
Cold again this weekend
After a cool few days, temperatures will recover through the middle part of this week, before turning cooler again by the weekend. The cool spell we saw during the weekend just gone, and the colder conditions expected at the end … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged chilly, cold, dry, forecast, frost, Met Office, spring, SSW, sudden stratospheric warming, temperature, weather, weather forecast 2 Comments
High pressure keeping things mostly settled
After the recent wet and windy weather we now have a period of calmer weather due to an area of high pressure that is pushing in from Scandinavia. Through today (Friday) and into the weekend a frontal system will bring … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged high pressure, Met Office, severe weather, spring, SSW, sudden stratospheric warming, temperature, weather forecasting 2 Comments
What is a Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)?
You may have heard talk of the UK possibly seeing some colder weather next week and that ‘things going on’ in the upper atmosphere may be playing a part. The ‘thing’ happening in the atmosphere is known as Sudden Stratospheric … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged atmosphere, cold, Jet stream, Met Office, SSW, sudden stratospheric warming, weather 15 Comments
Cold weather clue in upper atmosphere
During a period of colder than average weather across northern Europe in February this year we issued a blog discussing potential causes – including changes in circulation high up in the atmosphere. We also discussed these disruptions, known as Sudden … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cold, freeze, Met Office, snow, SSW, sudden stratospheric warming, temperature, weather, Winter 3 Comments