Weather Facts

Is the early May Bank Holiday weekend always a wash-out?

It may be an age-old gripe that it always rains on a bank holiday, but just how close to the truth is this. With the early May bank holiday approaching, we take a look at how the UK has faired during this particular bank holiday. Although May Day celebrations in England have taken place for centuries, the early May Day Bank Holiday – on the first Monday in May – has only been in existence since 1978. How many times has this bank holiday weekend been a washout or provided wall-to-wall blue skies and warm sunshine?

Snow Rollers spotted in the UK theWeather Club Mon, 04/02/2019 - 12:59

Snow rollers have been spotted over the weekend in Wiltshire - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-47108382?SThisFB.

Snow rollers are snow balls formed naturally by strong winds blowing across a flat, snow-covered field or hillside. Three conditions need to occur for snow rollers to form:

Weather Facts: Antarctica theWeather Club Wed, 05/12/2018 - 11:50

 

1. The lowest air temperature ever recorded on Earth amounts to -89.2 °C. It was registered at the Russian Vostok station in Antarctica on 21st July 1983. (Study by John Turner and others).

 

Weather Facts for Spring 2018 issue theWeather Club Tue, 13/03/2018 - 13:35

1) World Met Day 23rd March commemorates the launch of the World
Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950.

WMO

 

2) Every minute of the day, around 900 Million tonnes of rain falls on the Earth

Weather Facts for Winter 2017 issue theWeather Club Mon, 18/12/2017 - 10:14

1) 30% of solar energy is reflected back into space by clouds, snow, ice etc

greenland ice sheet

 

2) The diameter of a lightning channel is 1 -2 inches

Weather Facts for Autumn 2017 issue theWeather Club Thu, 14/09/2017 - 14:56
typhoon tip With wind speeds of up to 190 mph