The forecast for the run up to Christmas

21 12 2010

The very cold weather will continue for the rest of the week, but the risk of snow decreases for most of the UK.

Met Office forecasters said: “There will be further outbreaks of snow over parts of Wales and some central regions of England tonight and into Wednesday.”

Met Office forecasters continued:  “On the run up to Christmas and on the big day itself we will have a respite from the snow. However, there will some severe frosts  and freezing fog patches at night. So, while there will still be snow lying on Christmas Day, the day itself is expected to be dry and fine in most parts of the UK”.

Below is a media forecast for use in print publications. All temperatures are in degrees Celsius and represent those likely to be seen in urban areas. Rural areas are likely to be significantly colder at night. For the latest weather forecasts and warnings you should refer to the Met Office website where regional and location based forecasts are available for the next 5 days.

Southern England

Northern England

Scotland

Wednesday

Bright spells, some snow.

Max:  2
Min:  minus 2

Bright spells, snow showers in east.

Max: Zero
Min: minus 7

Bright spells, a few snow showers mainly in east. Feeling very cold Max: minus 2
Min: minus 9

Thursday

Bright. Further snow showers in east. Windy and feeling very cold.
Max:  2
Min:  minus 5

Bright spells, some snow showers. Feeling very cold.

Max: 1
Min: minus  7

Sunny spells, snow showers in east. Feeling very cold.

Max: Zero
Min: minus 7

Christmas Eve

Bright. Very cold. Possible snow showers
Max: Zero
Min:  minus 5

Bright and very cold. Possible snow showers
Max: Zero
Min:  minus 10

Bright and very cold. A few coastal showers.
Max: Zero
Min:  minus 8

Christmas Day

Dry and bright. Sunny spells. Very cold
Max:  minus 2
Min:  minus 8

Bright, risk of sleet or snow showers in east. Very cold
Max: minus 3
Min:  minus 10

Dry, bright and very cold.

Max:  minus 1
Min:  minus 8

Boxing Day

Bright, risk of further sleet or snow in west.
Max: 1
Min:  minus 5

Bright, risk of further sleet or snow in west.
Max:  minus 1
Min:  minus 10

Dry, bright and very cold.

Max:  Zero
Min:  minus 6

Source: Met Office

 





Freezing conditions continue

21 12 2010

Last night was another very cold night across many parts of the UK, with temperatures falling as low as -17.8 C at Katesbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland.

The tables below show the lowest temperatures (below minus 5 C) recorded at a selection of Met Office observing sites last night and snow depths recorded at 9am this morning.

Location Minimum temperature (°C)
KATESBRIDGE -17.8
REDESDALE CAMP -17.3
DERRYLIN, CORNAHOULE -16.7
BANK NEWTON NO 2 -16.6
TYNDRUM NO 3 -16.3
FYVIE CASTLE -15.8
SHAP -15.4
ALTNAHARRA NO 2 -15.2
BRAEMAR NO 2 -14.9
LEEMING -14.5
TOPCLIFFE -14.4
BRIDGEFOOT -14.3
STRATHALLAN AIRFIELD -14.3
ALDERGROVE -14.2
RAVENSWORTH -14.2
ESKDALEMUIR -14.1
THREAVE -14
BAINBRIDGE -13.9
NEWTON RIGG -13.9
DRUMALBIN -13.5
LECONFIELD -13.3
DISHFORTH AIRFIELD -13
EDENFEL -13
DYCE -13
LOUGH FEA -12.9
LOCH GLASCARNOCH -12.8
KINROSS -12.8
CAPEL CURIG NO 3 -12.7
ST ANGELO -12.5
MYERSCOUGH -12.3
LINTON ON OUSE -12.2
CARLISLE -12.1
WEST FREUGH -12.1
BERWICK-UPON-TWEED, MURTON FARM -12
CLUANIE INN NO 3 -11.9
BUNTINGFORD -11.9
BLACKPOOL, SQUIRES GATE -11.9
CHARTERHALL -11.8
TULLOCH BRIDGE -11.8
WARCOP RANGE -11.7
EDINBURGH, GOGARBANK -11.7
STONYHURST -11.6
BALLYWATTICOCK -11.6
KESWICK -11.5
CHURCH FENTON -11.5
LOSSIEMOUTH -11.5
PORTGLENONE -11.5
NORWICH AIRPORT -11.3
ALBEMARLE -11.3
LEVENS HALL -11.2
SAUGHALL -11.2
SPADEADAM NO 2 -10.8
SANTON DOWNHAM -10.6
DALWHINNIE NO 2 -10.6
BRADFORD -10.6
SCARBOROUGH -10.5
HIGH MOWTHORPE -10.5
CARTERHOUSE -10.4
DURHAM -10.4
BINGLEY, NO 2 -10.4
CROSBY -10.3
PRESTWICK, GANNET -10.3
DRUMBURGH -10.1
ORKNEY: LOCH OF HUNDLAND -10
CASTLEDERG -10
DONNA NOOK NO 2 -10
BRAMHAM -9.9
AUCHINCRUIVE -9.9
NORMANBY HALL -9.8
NUNRAW ABBEY -9.7
GLENANNE NO 2 -9.7
CHURCH LAWFORD -9.6
BRIDLINGTON MRSC -9.6
BRAMPTON NO 3 -9.6
BALLYKELLY -9.5
ALTNAHINCH FILTERS -9.5
WADDINGTON -9.5
GRINGLEY-ON-THE-HILL -9.4
EDINBURGH, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN NO 2 -9.4
DUNDRENNAN -9.4
HOUGHTON HALL -9.3
AVIEMORE -9.3
PRESTON, MOOR PARK -9.2
BLENCATHRA -9.1
RYHILL -9
GRANGEMOUTH REFINERY -9
MACHRIHANISH -8.9
CONINGSBY -8.9
LEUCHARS -8.8
CRANWELL -8.8
SUTTON BONINGTON -8.8
GLASGOW, BISHOPTON -8.7
DRUMNADROCHIT -8.6
FYLINGDALES -8.6
ROCHDALE -8.5
CRAIBSTONE -8.5
KINLOCHEWE -8.4
STORMONT CASTLE -8.3
LINGWOOD, STRUMPSHAW HILL -8.2
MONKS WOOD -8.2
SHEFFIELD -8.2
COTTESMORE -8.2
COLESHILL -8
TAIN RANGE -8
MARHAM -8
CASSLEY -7.9
CAMBRIDGE, NIAB -7.9
SALSBURGH -7.9
MONA -7.8
LOFTUS -7.7
PENNERLEY -7.7
MURLOUGH -7.6
FAVERSHAM -7.4
WICK AIRPORT -7.4
ST BEES HEAD NO 2 -7.4
WOODFORD -7.4
WALNEY ISLAND -7.3
PORTPATRICK, SOUTH CLIFF -6.9
KILLOWEN -6.9
BEDFORD -6.8
BOULMER -6.8
WAINFLEET NO 2 -6.8
BROOMS BARN -6.8
WITTERING -6.8
NOTTINGHAM, WATNALL -6.8
UPPER LAMBOURN -6.7
COVENTRY, COUNDON -6.7
COTON-IN-THE-ELMS -6.3
ROSEHEARTY -6.1
NEWPORT (SALOP) -6.1
BALTASOUND NO 2 -6
BANAGHER, CAUGH HILL -5.9
MIDDLETON, HILLSIDE -5.9
VALLEY -5.9
WOBURN -5.8
NORTHAMPTON, MOULTON PARK -5.8
SHAWBURY -5.8
WINTERBOURNE, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM -5.8
MARKET BOSWORTH, BOSWORTH PARK -5.7
HOLBEACH NO 2 -5.7
RHYL NO 2 -5.6
RONALDSWAY -5.6
EDGBASTON -5.5
HELENS BAY -5.5
ST CLEARS, SALEM ROAD -5.2
KINBRACE, HATCHERY -5.1
BALLYPATRICK FOREST -5.1
Source: Met Office  

 

Location Snow depth (cm)
NUNRAW ABBEY 34
BERWICK-UPON-TWEED, MURTON FARM 21
DUNKESWELL AERODROME 21
ORKNEY: LOCH OF HUNDLAND 18
KIRKWALL 14
BRIZE NORTON 14
KINROSS 14
LOSSIEMOUTH 14
FAVERSHAM 13
EDENFEL 13
WICK AIRPORT 13
SENNYBRIDGE NO 2 13
KINLOSS 13
LERWICK 12
DYCE 12
NORTHOLT 11
LOUGH FEA 10
BOSCOMBE DOWN 9
ALDERGROVE 9
CHARLWOOD 9
ANDREWSFIELD 8
LARKHILL 8
BOULMER 8
WATTISHAM 8
EDINBURGH, GOGARBANK 7
BUNTINGFORD 7
HEREFORD, CREDENHILL 7
LEUCHARS 7
BENSON 7
ST ATHAN 7
RONALDSWAY 7
ESKDALEMUIR 7
LYNEHAM 6
FAIR ISLE 5
LINGWOOD, STRUMPSHAW HILL 5
PORTPATRICK, SOUTH CLIFF 5
BINGLEY, NO 2 5
AVIEMORE 5
FILTON 5
GLASGOW, BISHOPTON 5
LOFTUS 5
MIDDLE WALLOP 4
STORNOWAY AIRPORT 4
HEATHROW 4
HERSTMONCEUX, WEST END 4
COLESHILL 4
UPPER LAMBOURN 4
WOODFORD 4
BANK NEWTON NO 2 4
CHURCH FENTON 3
YEOVILTON 3
GRANGEMOUTH REFINERY 3
SKYE: LUSA 3
LINTON ON OUSE 3
SHAWBURY 3
ALBEMARLE 3
NOTTINGHAM, WATNALL 3
PRESTWICK, GANNET 3
DRUMBURGH 2
COTTESMORE 2
MIDDLETON, HILLSIDE 2
SPADEADAM NO 2 2
LEEK, THORNCLIFFE 2
LEEMING 2
ODIHAM 1
MANSTON 1
BRAMPTON NO 3 1
Source: Met Office  

 

 

Minimum temperatures below -10C 21 December 2010

 

 

Snow depths 9am 21 December 2010

 








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