Articles Tagged "UK Winter Forecast 2012/13"
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Sunday, October 28th 2012, 6:27 PM EDT
Just when you thought the Met Office had given up on seasonal forecasting along comes their Winter 12/13 prediction...
Forecasters Warn of a "CHILLY WINTER" by Alistair Grant and Sian Hewitt - Daily Star Sunday
BRITAIN faces a freezing winter and yesterday’s unseasonal snowfall is just the start, the Met Office has predicted.
The UK’s official forecaster has prepared its three-month outlook for ministers and council bosses.
But, after predictions of a “barbecue summer” were ridiculed in 2010, it no longer releases such forecasts to the public.
Despite that, the Daily Star Sunday has seen the document and can reveal:
It is almost twice as likely that temperatures will be “well below average” than “well above average” from November to January.
The most-likely scenario is “slightly below-average” temperatures for the next three months.
Saturday, October 27th 2012, 6:16 PM EDT
Fisherman first noted the phenomena this week as they saw skies full of common garden birds falling into the sea about their boats.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said they had received several reports from all along the British south coast of thousands of disorientated and exhausted birds drowning in the sea.
“The scale of these reports is truly shocking and it has the potential to adversely affect the status of species which may be declining for other reasons,” RSPB’s conservation director Martin Harper said.
One fisherman said the species including robins, blackbirds and thrushes fell as they tried to make shore.
Friday, October 26th 2012, 12:15 PM EDT
#Temperatures as cold as Moscow today as chill of winter hits the north-east
#Parts of Scotland could see up to 5cm of snow and north-east up to 2cm
#Sleet and hail showers to affect parts of Lincolnshire and East Anglia
#Forecasters said snow falling two months earlier than last year
The first snow fell in England today as temperatures plummeted towards freezing making it a bitter start to the weekend.
Parts of England will be as cold as Moscow as temperatures plunge to -2C in the first cold snap of the season.
Thursday, October 25th 2012, 10:18 AM EDT
WINTER’S first freeze arrives tomorrow as snow hits the North and temperatures fall towards -10C (14F).
Weathermen forecast half-term tobogganing next week and an “exceptional” autumn cold spell lasting until late November.
The Met Office said Arctic air is expected to bring snow to Scotland and sleet to the Pennines and North York Moors as English schools break up tomorrow.
Gritters are being readied in northern England to cope with a widespread cold snap. Weathermen said Saturday would see wintry showers of hail down the east coast and snow later in Scotland, with other parts sunny but 4C highs in the North and 8C in the South, with -2C nights.
The Weather Outlook said snow also threatens hills in the South next week, with the risk of “significantly below-average temperatures” for the next two weeks in an “exceptional” cold spell for the time of year.
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Monday, October 22nd 2012, 9:09 AM EDT
Weather Forecast: Winter arrives soon! From next weekend cold and snow at low altitude, then a creepy Halloween! by Peppe Caridi - MeteoWeb.eu
The incredible evolution of weather we mentioned in previous updates, by the end of the month, it is now more of a certainty: each new issue of the mathematical models that calculate the weather, we have new confirmations on big projections that make us fall even in the middle of winter in the next few days, at the end of the month, with a massive raid on Italy in the Arctic that will come next weekend, between Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October, and then make it very cold and also disrupted the last three days of the month, with a Halloween creepy.
More than the typical fall festival, seem to be at Christmas with temperatures up to 10 ° C lower than the averages for the period, and it is possible that it may even beat some record cold temperatures. Clearly, Mother Nature is going to compensate for the heat that featured long stretches this month of October, with incredible cold days for the period at the end of the month.
Saturday, October 20th 2012, 7:45 AM EDT
Friday, October 19th 2012, 7:48 AM EDT
Some of the snowiest and coldest conditions in at least a century are being forecast for the strath and the rest of the Highlands this winter.
The warning, as the first hard frosts start to bite, has come from online forecaster Exacta Weather which is also predicting some record-breaking winds in parts of the UK which could prove very damaging.
Forecaster James Madden said confidence in the outlook is very high up to the end of January.
The harsh conditions are being forecast due to sunspots and solar activity continuing to remain at very low levels.
This December and January are expected to bear the brunt of the cold weather with potentially a return to milder weather in February, although that is less certain according to Mr Madden.
Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 6:54 PM EDT
Britain will shiver through winter with snow, bone-chilling -18C (0F) temperatures and transport disruption, forecasters have warned.
But look on the bright side – the predicted freeze means there’s a good chance of a traditional white Christmas, as high pressure blocks mild Atlantic air.
‘We’re forecasting a colder than average period from mid-November to late January, with significant snow at times, particularly in the north and east, but with London also seeing snow,’ said British Weather Services’ senior meteorologist Jim Dale.
‘Minimum temperatures are expected to fall to about -10C in southern England and -18C in parts of Scotland....
...‘Cold is the main feature of this winter,’ said forecaster WeatherWeb.
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Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 5:12 PM EDT
THE CAIRNGORMS woke to a blanket of snow after an overnight blizzard hit as temperatures plummeted.
SCOTLAND saw the first significant snowfall of the skiing season today after an overnight blizzard hit the Cairngorms. The region woke to a blanket of snow on the mountains and a dusting on the lower-lying areas after temperatures plummeted.
It was welcome news for the country's largest skiing resort, particularly with the school holidays well underway. CairnGorm marketing manager Colin Kirkwood said: "It is not unusual for there to be some snow at this time of year although it was probably not what half term visitors were expecting.
"We hope this early snow augurs well for this season."
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Thursday, October 11th 2012, 11:22 AM EDT
Sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) has been the 'in' topic in meteorological circles in the last couple of years, ever since the severe winter of 2009/2010 in which December was the coldest since the late 19th century.
SSW is linked to sudden large increases in temperature over a few days in the stratosphere over the Arctic.
This temperature change cause winds to reverse their normal direction.
For some time, forecasters have noted that a sudden weakening in high altitude winds in the stratosphere was often followed in winter by blocking surface weather systems.
These blocking weather systems tend to bring much colder conditions across Europe and the UK from the east, stopping milder air pushing in from the Atlantic.
Updated below by Piers Corbyn