UK weather review: February 2018

February was a rather cold month, with a mean temperature of just 2.4°C, 1.3°C below the 1981-2010 average. It began rather unsettled but became dry and mild mid-month. However, as February drew to a close, the ‘Beast from the East’ took control (from the 25th Feb onwards) as high pressure set in over Scandinavia, and cold and snowy weather became the predominant features.

A traveller's Guide to Mallorca, Spain

It is often (incorrectly) thought of as simply a 18-30s holiday destination, yet Mallorca offer so much more to travellers. Mallorca (or ‘Majorca’) is the largest island in the Balearics (Ibiza and Formentera lie to the west, and Menorca to the east) and an ever-popular Mediterranean destination thanks to its glorious beaches, up-market port towns, remote mountains, stunning views and small rural villages.

‘Wacc-y’ Weather in Europe theWeather Club Wed, 28/02/2018 - 14:30

Unusual warming around the North Pole has sent a blast of cold Arctic air across Europe. A rare snow storm hit Rome on Monday and many other parts of Europe are also being blasted by bitter easterly winds from Siberia, including the UK.