Analysis

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The UK recently had its lowest absolute minimum temperature since February 2012 with Braemar, Scotland recording -15.4°C on February 1st. We'll be looking at UK absolute minimum temperatures for every year back to 1900 and compare with...
After a somewhat unsettled and very mild December, January 2019 was a little different with more of a settled pattern for much of the month and gradually becoming colder following a mild start generally bar a milder...

A record of backloaded Winters in the UK

The term "backloaded" has been often thrown around since the Autumn season with some forecasters forecasting a backloaded Winter for Winter 2018-19 (including us here at Metcast) but what actually classifies as a "backloaded Winter"?
Winter 2018-19 has gotten off to a mild start with December. Rainfall and sunshine were more variable however. Temperatures December 2018 was a very mild month with a UK mean temperature...
November was a more unsettled month compared to most months since May though some regions still managed to stay dry despite the increased Atlantic influence. Temperatures November 2018 was a milder...
October 2018 was a rather indifferent month with a lot of high pressure continuing the dry weather theme that began in May. This meant there was quite a bit of settled weather with pleasant spells of Autumn sunshine during...
There has been lots of interest in the media and weather community recently on various topics such as Hurricane Michael and Storm Callum. One of these many events is the unusual warmth the UK is going through here during...
September 2018 continued the cooler trend that began in August after a long run of unusually warm to hot conditions from mid-April to the start of August. It was a relatively cool month but not exceptionally so as it...
Ever since the end of June, this Summer has been given many comparisons to previous hot Summers such as 1976 or 1995. Summer 1976 became the hottest on record beating the previous warmest back in 1826. It included a record...

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