UK snow

‘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.  

The 'Beast from the East' bites the UK

During the last week of February and into the last week of March, 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 theWeather Club Thu, 22/02/2018 - 13:05

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: