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Top ten romantic weather phenomena

With Valentine’s day this week, we’ve complied the top ten romantic or magical weather conditions. 1. Diamond dust – Diamond dust consists of extremely small ice crystals, usually formed at temperatures below -30 °C. The name diamond dust comes from the … Continue reading

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Top ten: Coldest Christmas days

Merry Christmas from the Met Office. The coldest Christmas day on record was in 2010 (and it was also the snowiest) with a minimum temperature of – 18.2 °C recorded at Altnaharra. The chart below shows the top ten minimum temperatures … Continue reading

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Top ten: Snowiest Christmas days

Snow at Christmas is recorded in two ways – the number of stations that reported snow falling, and the number of stations that recorded snow on the ground at 9 am. The two charts show the snowiest Christmases for both measures … Continue reading

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Top ten: weather related songs

The top ten weather related songs, as chosen by you on Facebook and Twitter are: 1. Let It Snow by various artists. 2. Mr Blue Sky by ELO. 3. Walking On Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves. 4. It’s Raining … Continue reading

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Top ten: wettest counties in the UK

The wettest areas of the UK are in the north of the west of the country, particularly where there is high ground. The prevailing warm moist westerly winds mean that the west of the UK is more likely to receive … Continue reading

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Top ten: spookiest weather conditions

As it’s halloween  tomorrow, we’ve taken a look at the top ten spookiest weather conditions. From well known scary weather – like thunder and lightning and sea mist, to lesser-known phenomena such as brocken spectre and fall streak holes. Fall streak hole. Also … Continue reading

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Top ten: Mildest temperatures recorded last night

Yesterday was a mild day with temperatures reaching as high as 19.2 °C, which was recorded in Langdon Bay during the daytime. However night-time temperatures were also mild for the time of year, with many areas not dropping below 10 °C. Jersey … Continue reading

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Top ten coldest recorded temperatures in the UK

This lists the lowest temperatures recorded in separate cold spells since 1961.   Date Station Area Temperature 1 10 January 1982 Braemar East Scotland -27.2 °C 1 30 December 1995 Altnaharra No 2 North Scotland -27.2 °C 3 13 December 1981 … Continue reading

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