It's getting colder
After a relatively mild winter so far, temperatures are going to take a dip this week and there are signs the cold weather could stick around for some time.
As we reported a few weeks ago, a sudden stratospheric warming occurred at the end of December meaning the usual driver of our weather – the jet stream – is much weaker than usual for the time of year, which leaves the British Isles with an increased chance of settled weather and cold spells.
Colder air will move across the UK today (Wednesday) followed by even colder air arriving from the Arctic on Thursday. The Met Office have issued a number of yellow National Severe Weather Warnings for snow and ice in Scotland and ice for most of the UK.
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Met Éireann name the first storm of the season06/12/2019 16:10:00
Storm force winds will impact the UK and Ireland on Sunday overnight into Monday.
2019 concludes warmest decade, says provisional figures04/12/2019 09:15:00
When viewed alongside 2016 – the warmest year on record and dominated by a significant El Niño – this year is likely to be the second or third warmest year for annual global temperatures since 1850.
Record breaking rainfall – for some03/12/2019 10:15:00
Many people in England will remember Autumn 2019 as a very wet season, but this hasn’t been the case across the whole of the UK.
Wet weekend for many22/11/2019 16:15:00
Parts of the South West, Midlands, northern England and east Scotland could see impacts from heavy rain either today or over the weekend.
Keep a weather eye open20/11/2019 13:15:00
Two thirds of British people have been caught out by severe weather, according to the latest research from the Met Office, despite regularly checking the weather forecast.
Wet or dry? November mid-month statistics19/11/2019 13:15:00
As we pass through November’s mid-way point, the weather has never been far from many people’s minds with a notably cold and wet start to the month for some.
Study examines drivers of 2018 UK summer heatwave08/11/2019 10:15:00
A paper published in the Royal Meteorological Society’s journal Weather later today [Thursday 7 November 2019] looks at the drivers of last year’s UK heatwave, which led to the joint warmest summer on record (along with 2006).
Professor Alan Thorpe appointed to Met Office Board05/11/2019 13:47:00
Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom MP has appointed Professor Alan Thorpe as a non-executive director to the Met Office Board.