I have recently updated my natural events calendar to reflect all the activity since Mid March. So where are we now? Unseasonably warm temperatures and a continuing drought have dominated the UK weather headlines from the past couple of weeks. The drought area recently increased in size to cover a larger area of the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, snow … Continue reading March and April Phenological madness
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Today has been a mix of wet snowflakes and cold sleety rain. Temperatures, which had been falling earlier, are now on the rise, so I am somewhat glad to be indoors. Now that the official winter climate statistics are in, it is time to have a look back at how the season fared. This is achievable courtesy of this link - here. My figures tie in … Continue reading “All eyes to the South” once the snow clears
As fellow Natural History enthusiasts, what do you make of this latest headline from Defra? Nature Improvement Areas On the one hand, this government appears to want to press ahead with concreting over our precious countryside. On the other hand, there is still hope for this country to remain a green and pleasant land. This leaves … Continue reading Intriguing news from Defra.
So the UK’s winter is finally set to bite. Will I be getting snow or cold rain, come the weekend? Some answers to this being above, courtesy of the professionals.
This weekend will see a marked change in the weather as the dry spell makes way for snow and ice in many parts.
Over the past few days we have seen the coldest spell of winter so far, as very cold air has flooded across the UK from the continent. Temperatures have dropped as low as -9.4 °C in Shap, Cumbria, and -10 °C is possible in places tonight.
Snow showers are expected along parts of the eastern coastline today and tomorrow, but most places will continue to see bright, dry and cold conditions.
Things are set to change as we go through into Saturday, however, as an Atlantic front moves in from the west.
Paul Gundersen, Chief Forecaster at the Met Office, said: “As this front moves in from the west it will come up against cold air and we’re likely to see a mixture of rain, sleet and…
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