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 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:
After a lovely Christmas, there has been a lot of talk in the media about ‘dry January’. Although usually not a term used during winter months in the UK, we are going to take a brief look at the driest places across the world.
1) World Met Day 23rd March commemorates the launch of the World
Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950.
2) Every minute of the day, around 900 Million tonnes of rain falls on the Earth
1) 30% of solar energy is reflected back into space by clouds, snow, ice etc
2) The diameter of a lightning channel is 1 -2 inches