Forecast for the run up to the Christmas weekend

22 12 2010

The very cold weather will continue for the rest of the week, with the risk of snow decreasing for much of the country.

Met Office forecasters said: “Many places will become drier through Thursday but there is a chance that there could be some snow in parts south east England and further north along the coasts of eastern England.”

Met Office forecasters continued:  “For most places in 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. At this stage, only the places that might see snow showers on Christmas Day are eastern parts of East Anglia and Kent”.

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
Thursday Bright. Some snow showers in east. Windy and feeling very cold.
Max: 1
Min:  minus 5

Bright spells, some snow showers in the east. Feeling very cold.
Max: 1
Min: minus  8

Sunny spells, a few snow showers in the east. Feeling very cold.
Max: Zero
Min: minus 8

Christmas Eve

Bright. Very cold. Possible snow/ showers in east and south east
Max: 1
Min:  minus 5

Bright and very cold. Possible snow showers in east
Max: Zero
Min:  minus 1
Bright and very cold. A few coastal snow showers.
Max: Zero
Min:  minus 8
Christmas Day Dry and bright but risk of snow showers in east. Very cold
Max:  minus 2
Min:  minus 8
Dry and bright but 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

Christmas Monday

Mainly dry risk of sleet or snow in west

Max: 2

Min: minus 5

Mainly dry and bright but very cold.

Max: Zero

Min: minus 8

Mainly dry and bright but chance of snow in the west.

Max: 2

Min: minus 5

Source: Met Office      

 





More very low temperatures and snow

22 12 2010

It was another very cold night across many parts of the UK, with temperatures falling as low as -20.2 C at Altnaharra in the Highlands.

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)
ALTNAHARRA NO 2 -20.2
AVIEMORE -19.4
BRAEMAR NO 2 -18.5
FYVIE CASTLE -18.2
KINBRACE, HATCHERY -17.5
LOSSIEMOUTH -17.1
CLUANIE INN NO 3 -16.4
TULLOCH BRIDGE -16.4
EDENFEL -16.3
DALWHINNIE NO 2 -16.1
KINLOSS -16
LOCH GLASCARNOCH -15.7
CASTLEDERG -15.6
TAIN RANGE -15.6
DYCE -15.2
TYNDRUM NO 3 -15.1
CASSLEY -14.6
STRATHALLAN AIRFIELD -14.2
ST ANGELO -14.2
ALDERGROVE -13.9
KATESBRIDGE -13.8
DRUMNADROCHIT -13.5
KINROSS -12.9
BALLYKELLY -12.7
DRUMALBIN -12.3
PORTGLENONE -12
LOUGH FEA -12
LECONFIELD -11.3
WEST FREUGH -11.1
NORTH WYKE -11
CHURCH FENTON -10.9
EDINBURGH, GOGARBANK -10.8
ORKNEY: LOCH OF HUNDLAND -10.8
DRUMBURGH -10.8
CHARTERHALL -10.7
DERRYLIN, CORNAHOULE -10.6
BRIDGEFOOT -10.6
CRAIBSTONE -10.5
MYLNEFIELD -10.3
THREAVE -10.3
GLENANNE NO 2 -10.2
LEUCHARS -10
ALSTON, SPRINGHOUSE PARK -10
NEWTON RIGG -9.9
LOCHGILPHEAD -9.9
GLASGOW, BISHOPTON -9.7
PRESTWICK, GANNET -9.7
KINLOCHEWE -9.7
OKEHAMPTON, EAST OKEMENT FARM -9.6
REDESDALE CAMP -9.5
LENTRAN -9.5
MYERSCOUGH -9.4
LINTON ON OUSE -9.4
CARLISLE -9.4
COPLEY -9.3
WICK AIRPORT -9.2
SHAP -9.2
SAUGHALL -9.2
PAISLEY -9.2
MACHRIHANISH -9.1
CROSBY -9.1
BAINBRIDGE -9
STORMONT CASTLE -8.8
DISHFORTH AIRFIELD -8.7
BALLYWATTICOCK -8.7
BINGLEY, NO 2 -8.7
GRANGEMOUTH REFINERY -8.7
PEMBREY SANDS -8.7
BRADFORD -8.7
EDINBURGH, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN NO 2 -8.7
AUCHINCRUIVE -8.7
BRAMHAM -8.6
BRAMPTON NO 3 -8.6
PRESTON, MOOR PARK -8.6
ESKDALEMUIR -8.5
EDINBURGH, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN NO 2 -8.4
MURLOUGH -8.3
KILLOWEN -8.1
RYHILL -8.1
BLACKPOOL, SQUIRES GATE -8.1
KESWICK -8.1
VALLEY -8
CHIVENOR -8
NORMANBY HALL -8
MONA -7.9
EXETER AIRPORT -7.9
ALTNAHINCH FILTERS -7.6
SKYE: LUSA -7.5
GRINGLEY-ON-THE-HILL -7.3
LEEMING -7.3
STONYHURST -7.3
WARCOP RANGE -7.2
HUNTERSTON NO 3 -7
CAIRNGORM CHAIRLIFT -6.9
LISCOMBE -6.7
HIGH MOWTHORPE -6.6
BRIDLINGTON MRSC -6.6
TEIGNMOUTH -6.5
TRAWSGOED -6.5
SHEFFIELD -6.4
RHYL NO 2 -6.4
DUNDRENNAN -6.3
SPADEADAM NO 2 -6.2
BANAGHER, CAUGH HILL -6.1
LEVENS HALL -6.1
TOPCLIFFE -6.1
PLYMOUTH, MOUNTBATTEN -5.9
ALBEMARLE -5.9
CULDROSE -5.4
ISLAY: PORT ELLEN -5.3
SALSBURGH -5.3
HELENS BAY -5.1
ST ATHAN -5
LOFTUS -5

Source: Met Office

 

Location Snow depth (cm)
CAIRNGORM CHAIRLIFT 21
DUNKESWELL AERODROME 19
ORKNEY: LOCH OF HUNDLAND 16
KIRKWALL 15
LOSSIEMOUTH 14
KINROSS 14
KINLOSS 13
BRIZE NORTON 13
LERWICK 12
ROSEHEARTY 12
SENNYBRIDGE NO 2 12
WICK AIRPORT 12
DYCE 12
LOUGH FEA 10
EDENFEL 10
REDESDALE CAMP 9
HEREFORD, CREDENHILL 9
ALDERGROVE 9
NORTHOLT 8
SHAWBURY 8
COPLEY 8
ANDREWSFIELD 8
LARKHILL 7
LEUCHARS 7
MYLNEFIELD 7
COTTESMORE 7
BOSCOMBE DOWN 7
ESKDALEMUIR 7
EDINBURGH, GOGARBANK 7
BINGLEY, NO 2 7
FAIR ISLE 6
RONALDSWAY 6
LOFTUS 6
WATTISHAM 6
GLASGOW, BISHOPTON 6
ST ATHAN 6
FAVERSHAM 6
EDINBURGH, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN NO 2 6
BUNTINGFORD 6
CHARLWOOD 5
WITTERING 5
BENSON 5
FILTON 5
BOULMER 5
STORNOWAY AIRPORT 4
LYNEHAM 4
NOTTINGHAM, WATNALL 4
WOODFORD 4
LINGWOOD, STRUMPSHAW HILL 4
CHURCH FENTON 3
LEEK, THORNCLIFFE 3
YEOVILTON 3
COLESHILL 3
ALBEMARLE 3
MIDDLE WALLOP 3
GRANGEMOUTH REFINERY 3
SPADEADAM NO 2 3
PRESTWICK, GANNET 3
ODIHAM 2
HERSTMONCEUX, WEST END 2
HEATHROW 2
CRANWELL 2
WADDINGTON 2
SKYE: LUSA 2
LEEMING 2
PAISLEY 1
DRUMBURGH 1
LOCHGILPHEAD 1
BRAMPTON NO 3 1
ABERPORTH 1

Source: Met Office








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