UK snow

Science Lesson: The Polar Vortex and midlatitude weather theWeather Club Wed, 30/01/2019 - 16:05

What controls the weather in the UK?

‘Wacc-y’ Weather in Europe 2018 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 this week and many other parts of Europe are also being blasted by bitter easterly winds from Siberia, including the UK.  

The 'Beast from the East' bites the UK theWeather Club Wed, 28/02/2018 - 14:00

During the last week of February and into the last week of March 2018, the ‘Beast from the East’ reared its ugly head and brought severe winter weather to much of the UK, in what was the coldest period for a number of years. The bitter winds drawn down from Siberia were caused by the Sudden Stratospheric Warming event that occurred several days previously.

Video: Forecasting Winter Road Conditions

Peter Gibbs chats to Paul Knightley, Forecast Manager at MeteoGroup, to find out about forecasting winter weather and supplying road weather services to local councils. He then visits the Highways Depot in Berkshire to chat to the Principal Engineer and a Shift Supervisor to find out how those forecasts are used to inform their gritting operations: