An Easterly outbreak, dubbed “The Beast from The East” by the media, dumped a substantial amount of snow on us in Durham at the end of February and early March 2018. When such a weather synoptic occurs, we tend to get plastered in snow here on the North East Coast. Temperatures hover around zero and … Read more
A 90% Partial Solar Eclipse was visible in the Durham in March 2015. There was a lot of cloud, but the eclipse could clearly be seen. The peak of the eclipse was around 9:30am. The main noticeable thing was a marked drop in temperature and the birds began to roost, thinking it was dusk. Here’s … Read more
It was the coldest March since 1962 for the UK. Forecaster Charlie explains why it was so cold and what kind of weather characterised the month. Here was the scene from the Pennines in County Durham early in April 2013 with the snow cover lingering.