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Jo Farrow

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  1. Similar to above but raw Met Office text What is changing? Fundamentally, the weather warnings will remain the same - they will continue to be issued when the combination of severe weather impacts and the likelihood of those impacts occurring meet the criteria for a warning to be issued. However, improvements have been made to the way people can access, understand and use our warnings information. These improvements include: · introducing two additional warning types – thunderstorms and lightning · extending the warnings from five days out to seven days - It is unlikely that this will be used frequently, but it will mean that in some weather situations, such as St Judes’ or Ophelia, warnings can be issued with a longer lead time. · Likelihood and impact will be communicated more effectively using improved language and visualisation. This includes improving the way we communicate risk and retiring the Be Aware, Be Prepared, Take Action phrases. Each warning will now contain the following sections: - Headline – a short weather headline, which states what weather type, is forecast - What to expect – details on the types of impact forecast and an indication of how likely those impacts are - What should I do – this section links to advice and guidance from our partners on how to stay safe in severe weather - Further details – additional information on the forecast weather. · being able to issue warnings faster and therefore with shorter lead times when the weather is changing rapidly
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    Ahead of World Meteorlogical Day on 23rd https://easac.eu/press-releases/details/new-data-confirm-increased-frequency-of-extreme-weather-events-european-national-science-academies/
  3. We need to adapt as our global climate changes, prepare for more severe weather events. To avoid disaster, warnings must be relevant and data/research well used. Read more here
  4. Lots of newspaper headlines claiming certainty about the next holiday weekend weather. It does look cold, no sign of an Easter heatwave. Read more here
  5. Time, Obs, elevation (m) Snow depths from Met Office (cm) 19/03/2018 03:00 LARKHILL WILTSHIRE 132 23 19/03/2018 03:00 HIGH WYCOMBE, HQAIR BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 204 22
  6. Sunday SW Britain AMBER and Netwx SR snow accumulation charts Fri night til early Sunday
  7. This weekend's notably cold event for mid March and now with Amber warnings from the Met Office for snow
  8. Snow and sledging, will it ever end, where is spring, should I buy extra milk? Not quite the BeastfromtheEast but still bizarrely cold for mid March. Read more here
  9. A two-part look at the reasons behind thousands of deaths every winter in the UK, due to the cold, the flu and fuel poverty Read more here
  10. A two part look at the reasons behind thousands of deaths every winter in the UK, due to the cold, the flu and fuel poverty Read more here
  11. Much milder air will reach England and Wales on Saturday once the early rain clears northwards. Brighter on Sunday for everyone, with showers later in the SW. Yes, Sunday is Mothers' Day Read more here
  12. Within this event (Met Office data) lowest mins Mickleham Surry -11.8C S.Farnborough , Hants -11.7C Weds 28th Feb
  13. Dr Eddy Graham - Lewis A trawl thro' the #Stornoway daily met records from 1873 to 2018 reveals last Thurs (28/02/2018) was the coldest day in #Stornoway since 23/12/2010 and also the coldest February day since 8/2/1969 (with a daytime high of only +0.6degC) Derek Brockway BBC Wales St David's Day was the coldest March day since 1878 The UK has officially broken its record for the lowest maximum temperature for March in a 24 hour period. Tredegar in south #Wales didn't get above -4.7 °C all day!! March 1st saw the lowest March maximum temperature on record for the UK, with -4.7C at Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent in Wales. The previous record was -4.6C at Cassley, Sutherland on 2nd March 2001.
  14. St Athan S. Glamorgan (elevation 49m), snow depth 55cm, Little Rissington Gloucestershire (210m) 64cm in Storm Emma (named by the Portuguese Met Service ) Met office data The Drumalbin weather station just south of Lanark reported a snow depth of 49cm, a record for the area in March. This is the 23rd deepest snow depth ever recorded in Scotland 42cm Bishopton in Renfrewshire, accumulating the most snow since records began 18 years ago. The previous record was 22cm in 2006. In Gogarbank, Edinburgh, 21cm of snow was recorded on Friday morning, estimated to be the deepest March snow in the city since 1979, when 25cm was witnessed at Turnhouse. Thursday was the coldest March day on record for Glasgow, Paisley, Shetland, Fair Isle, Orkney, Ayr and parts of Aberdeenshire The temperature in Lerwick only managed to reach -2.3C in the afternoon, which was well below the previous record of -1.7C, recorded in 1937, with data going back to 1929.