Tag Archives: White Christmas

What’s ‘in store’ this Christmas?

With Christmas just a few days away, it looks like the current mild weather is affecting our shopping habits during one of the most important shopping periods of the year. Christmas is a key trading period for suppliers and retailers, … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a White Christmas?

UPDATED FRIDAY 19th DECEMBER With less than a week to go before Christmas Day, we are going to look at the likelihood of a white Christmas – will we be waking up to a picturesque covering of snow on the … Continue reading

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Wind and rainfall data 27 December 2013

As forecast, a deep area of low pressure developed over the Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of Friday morning bringing with it a further spell of wet and very windy weather across the UK as it tracked northeastwards, crossing … Continue reading

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Was it a white Christmas?

Using technology such as radar, webcams and ground based sensors combined with the expert opinion of experienced forecasters, the Met Office is able to declare that no snow was reported by our Met Office Observers on Christmas Day 2013. Although … Continue reading

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Wind and rainfall data 23 to 24 December 2013 – Updated 1130

As forecast it was a stormy night across the southern half of the UK. Below you can see the highest gusts of wind and rainfal totals recorded at Met Office observing sites from 6pm 23 December and 7am 24 December. … Continue reading

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Was it a white Christmas?

Using technology such as radar, webcams and ground based sensors combined with the expert opinion of experienced forecasters, the Met Office is able to declare whether or not (YES or NO) snow fell at the following locations on Christmas Day … 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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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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Infographic: How often has it been a white Christmas

It may not look like it will snow at Christmas this year, but we’ve taken a look back at how often we’ve seen snow fall or snow on the ground on Christmas Day over the past 50 years. For more … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 15 December 2010

Following widespread coverage around the likelihood of a White Christmas this year, The Independent, with the Met Office, takes a look at why it is still just too early to say for sure whether we will see the ‘White Stuff’ … Continue reading

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