Articles Tagged "UK Winter Forecast 2012/13"
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Friday, February 8th 2013, 5:51 PM EST
08 February 2013 - After a chilly week with some snow across eastern parts of the UK, Met Office forecasters are expecting more substantial snow to affect many places on Sunday and Monday.
As we head through the weekend, an area of low pressure will draw cold air from the north-east across the country. On Sunday, rain will hit the cold air and give snow for many, especially for central and northern areas of the UK.
Met Office Severe Weather Warnings are in force catering for as much as 10 cm in places but there is still some uncertainty as to where the worst affected areas will be.
Met Office weather warnings help you plan, prepare and protect yourself and others from the impacts of severe weather.
Eddy Carroll, Met Office Chief Forecaster, said: "Even at this short timescale there is currently a lot of uncertainty about the extent of the rain, sleet and snow later this weekend. People should stay up-to-date with the latest forecasts and warnings and be prepared for some disruption to travel."
Friday, February 8th 2013, 7:02 AM EST
BRITAIN faces a “winter whiteout” this weekend with up to 6ins of snow falling across much of the country.
A torrential band of snow is set to sweep in on Sunday night bringing a week of misery with temperatures plummeting as low as -15C.
The Met Office has issued a near nationwide severe weather warning for snow on Sunday and into Monday morning, which is likely to bring “widespread disruption”.
Forecasters warned of “snowplough conditions” with chaos on roads, railways and at airports.
Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, said fierce Arctic gales will whip up blizzards leading to deep snowdrifts on higher ground.
He said: “Starting on Sunday night and into Monday morning we are looking at a significant snow event.
Source Link: express.co.uk
Thursday, February 7th 2013, 5:33 PM EST
Large parts of the UK could be hit with four inches of snow this weekend.
Despite many areas waking to yet more snow this morning following another freezing night across the UK, forecasters warned that worse is to come.
Weather experts say 'heavy' snow will fall across Scotland and eastern parts of England, especially the north-east, throughout Sunday afternoon and night. Gareth Harvey, a forecaster for MeteoGroup, said: 'The next few days will only see a few light snow flurries affecting mountains in Wales and Scotland and the Pennines, in northern England, while temperatures will stay cold.
'The weather will change on Sunday when a front coming in from the west meets cold air.
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Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 7:22 PM EST
SHIVERING Britain faces a week of snow misery with no let up in the Arctic snap for at least a fortnight.
Much of the country is braced for more snow over the next few days with northern and eastern parts in line for the worst of it.
Forecasters warned a “significant snow event” this weekend will see more than eight inches fall with the entire country at risk of wintry showers.
It comes as parts of the UK battle heavy snow, fierce Arctic gales and blizzards which have caused chaos on roads and transport systems.
Motorists in Scotland and northern England faced massive delays after six inches of snow fell yesterday morning leading to miles of tailbacks.
The Met Office yesterday issued severe weather warnings for more snow and ice today (Wednesday) and tomorrow with fierce gales across the south-west.
Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 4:52 PM EST
Britain faces another night of cold and wet weather as near-zero temperatures are coupled with snowstorms and howling gales.
Temperatures will drop down to 0C (32F) in parts of Scotland, with lows around 2C (36F) in most of the country.
The foul weather comes after the UK was hit with 'thundersnow' today, as the return of freezing weather combined with lightning storms to create the freak phenomenon.
Residents of northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland were shocked to wake up to a blanket of snow after a night of storms, with reports of thundersnow in major cities including Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 8:37 AM EST
The above snapshot of the Western European Jet Stream via NetWeather.TV shows a "blocking pattern" to the East of the UK.
Piers latest Monthly weather forecast has the next few days (6th - 7th February) poorly rated as a "C 65%", simply meaning the current period of Arctic conditions in the UK may not go away as soon as his original forecast suggests. The Monthly report from WeatherAction has the next change to the UK climate conditions for the 8th - 10th and that is rated as a "B 75%", so he is more confident that this is when the "blocking pattern" will change. I will keep you informed about this during the next few days......more to follow.
Also read: WHITEOUT...WINTER TO ROAR BACK IN WITH A VENGEANCE by Nathan Rao, Daily Express
Monday, February 4th 2013, 7:57 AM EST
BRITAIN is braced for another savage winter blast to roar in today with up to 10 inches of snow on the way.
Bitter Arctic gales up to 100mph will tear in tonight sending temperatures plunging to below -15C (5F) in remote areas and whipping heavy snow into blizzards.
Forecasters said the entire country could shiver for weeks as February starts with a big freeze.
Health officials have issued a level-2 alert warning extreme low temperatures this week could pose a risk to the elderly and vulnerable.
It is feared this could be the coldest February in more than a quarter of a century.
Met Office forecaster Andy Bodenham said: “There are going to be very strong winter storms, with significant snow and winds of up to 100mph. It is a very unusual pattern of weather as it is coming in from Canada.
Source Link: express.co.uk
Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 7:53 AM EST
The brief glimpse of spring was pleasant while it lasted. But forecasters have warned that the milder temperatures enjoyed by much of the country this weekend could soon be replaced by snow.
Wintry showers are expected across northern Scotland, the east coast and the hills and mountains of northern England as a brief cold snap takes hold.
Andrew Sibley, of the Met Office, said the change in conditions would not cause significant disruption but that it would be noticeably colder across most of the country.
“Frequent snow showers will be coming into northwest Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England on Monday,” he said.
“We could seen up to 10cm of snow in parts of northern Scotland.
“Sleety showers might be seen in central areas and further south but nothing on the scale we saw last month.”
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Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 10:17 AM EST
I recently had a couple of Tweets fromtwitter.com/ElimRosie and also twitter.com/Hudsonweather that Piers had lost both rounds, but in fact Piers has won them both, and this report from the Daily Mail shows an account of the recent overnight Snow in the UK to confirm Piers second R5+ Victory....well done to him for this forecast from the END OF DECEMBER issued MID DECEMBER.
Click source to read FULL report and see snow cover photo in the UK......CLICK to see all recent Astrophysics v Meteorology report at this site
Also read: Arctic Balst Brings Back Snow
by Nathan Rao, Daily Express
Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 9:25 AM EST
Issued by UK Met Office at: 0842 on Sat 2 Feb 2013
There is a 70% probability of icy conditions/ snow between 0000 on Tuesday and 0800 on Wednesday in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust's emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.
Temperatures will drop across England from Monday onwards as a result of a cold, very windy northwesterly flow setting in. Wintry showers on Monday will be followed by an awkward mix of rain, sleet and snow around midweek, this likely to be followed by further wintry showers in the very cold arctic northerly flow. However, the primary concern at first is for temperatures and a significant wind chill, and there is now an increased probability of mean temperatures of 2 Celsius or less occurring in many areas of England from Tuesday onwards.