Articles Tagged "UK Winter Forecast 2012/13"
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Sunday, January 20th 2013, 6:31 AM EST
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Saturday, January 19th 2013, 10:17 AM EST
Russia snowed under. (World Wide Daily Snow and Ice Cover Map, Source: NOAA)
Unrelenting snowfalls have caused unprecedented chaos in Russia. Over the past week, the country has seen scores of traffic accidents, flight delays and, in some cases, the complete isolation of some remote settlements and towns.
On Friday, Moscow was on a verge of traffic collapse as more than 10 inches of snow fell on the city, which is more than half of January’s average.
Thousands of passengers were stranded overnight in the capital’s major airports, as several dozen flights were delayed.
Muscovites woke up and found their cars, driveways and houses buried under a thick layer of snow, with city workers unable to get to smaller streets.
Moscow’s Yandex app showed traffic at level 10, the highest possible, as strong winds created blizzard conditions and built imposing snow drifts.
Friday, January 18th 2013, 12:21 PM EST
The snowfall could take weeks to thaw, the Met Office said today as millions of commuters faced being delayed or even stranded tonight in the travel chaos.
Up to six inches of snow fell in just two hours in some parts of the country as most of the UK was blanketed in white and thousands of schools closed their doors. In south Wales, where the Met Office issued a rare “red warning” for 30mph winds and a foot of snow, 10,000 households were left without power this morning and 5,000 homes still had not been fixed this afternoon.
Half of those remain in the worst hit west of Wales where heavy snow on the road network is slowing down repair operations.
"We currently have 5,000 customers off supply and are dealing with 70 incidents on our high voltage network, normally we would expect six in 24 hours," a spokeswoman for Western Power said.
"Over half of these incidents and over 3,000 of these customers are in West Wales. The road network is really badly affected and even with 4X4s we are unable to gain access to many locations.
"We have additional crews attempting to travel in from Brecon and helicopters on standby to move staff into the area when it stops snowing.” But the possibility of further incidents is high as low temperatures are set to continue through the weekend.
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Friday, January 18th 2013, 6:17 AM EST
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Thursday, January 17th 2013, 12:53 PM EST
The above is the WeatherAction.com "Headline" (First Half of Month) issued at the end of December for January 2013.....well done Piers Corbyn...is there any word form the media or Anthony Watts yet?
Thursday, January 17th 2013, 12:16 PM EST
Britain is braced for 30 hours of snow with 23mph winds as gas companies warn that tens of thousands of people will see their heating fail.
The entire country is due to be blanketed in white by 3pm tomorrow with huge swathes of the country expecting up to four inches of snow.
The Met Office has even warned thousands in South Wales not to leave their homes as up to a foot of snow could fall.
The blizzards which will be attacking the country have brought with them warnings to motorists and pleas to look out for the vulnerable....
...They are expecting a huge spike of activity for its home service engineers; predicting 20,000 call-outs to UK homes this weekend, 33 per cent more than the weekend before and up 54 per cent on the relatively mild first weekend of the year.
The Met Office has issued amber warnings for East Midlands, East of England, London & South East England, North West England, Northern Ireland, South West England, Wales, West Midlands.
South Wales is on red alert – where the dangers even apply to the fit and healthy – and they could see up to 12 inches of snow matched by chilling 30mph winds, the Met Office said.
The rest of the country is on yellow alert – warning that they should prepared – and areas can expect up to two inches of snow.
Spokeswoman Alexa Jones said: “From about 3am the snow will start moving into South West and West Wales....click source to read FULL report
Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:40 AM EST
FREEZING Britain faces an almost total white-out tomorrow with heavy snow falling across the country.
Forecasters warned of up to 10 inches of snow on high ground as temperatures plummet to -15C (5F) during a 6,000-mile wide blast of cold air from Russia.
People are being warned to avoid travelling unless it is essential, amid fears the worst big freeze for two years could cause travel chaos lasting into the weekend.
The Met Office yesterday extended tomorrow’s severe weather warnings for snow across the UK to Saturday and Sunday
Chief forecaster Eddy Carroll said the public should be prepared for “significant disruption” from early tomorrow.
He said: “The snow is expected to be heaviest through Friday morning, slowly weakening and clearing east during the second half of the day.
“Clearly there is the potential for significant disruption to people’s plans.
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Thursday, January 17th 2013, 10:35 AM EST
A "rare" red warning for snow has been issued by the Met Office for parts of Wales on Friday.
It said the warning applies to the Heads of the Valleys and Brecon Beacons areas of south Wales, although snow is expected across much of Wales.
BBC Wales meteorologist Derek Brockway said a red warning is "rare and means take action".
Red warning areas could see up to 30cm of snow and blizzards and people are warned to avoid non-essential journeys.
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Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 9:44 AM EST
Heavy snow to bring risk of disruption on Friday - Met Office
16 January 2013 - The Met Office is warning of the risk of disruption as heavy snow is forecast across many parts of the UK on Friday.
A band of rain will push into the west into Friday morning, turning increasingly to sleet and snow. Parts of northwest England, Wales and the west midlands are particularly at risk of seeing significant falls of snow and the risk of blizzard conditions in the strong winds.
Met Office Severe Weather Warnings have been issued for the heavy snow. An amber warning is in place for parts of Wales and western England where accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are expected and 20 cm or more over the hills.
Met Office weather warnings help you plan, prepare and protect yourself and others from the impacts of severe weather. An amber warning means you need to be prepared for the weather and take steps to change your plans and protect you, your family and your community from the impacts of the severe weather.
Whilst snow will fall over most areas, the far west, including Northern Ireland, Cornwall and extreme western parts of Wales are expected to see rain.
Eddy Carroll, Met Office Chief Forecaster, said: "The snow is expected to be heaviest through Friday morning, slowly weakening and clearing east during the second half of the day.
Updated below with new AMBER warning information upto Sunday