April 2020 was an extraordinary month in more senses than just Weather. By now, you’ve probably noticed that we’re still in lockdown. The confusion of the second half of March continued into the first part of April, but I got the feeling that people were gradually getting used to it. The weather had also been … Read more
March 2020 came in like a lion, with strong winds continuing to batter the country due to the proximity of low pressure systems. This was pretty much the theme of the winter, but at least the extreme wetness and flooding that we experienced in February abated. The month actually ended up being very dry when … Read more
Hi there to all of our visitors! We’re a couple of days into March and we’re all looking forward to Spring starting aren’t we? Although we haven’t seen much snow here in Durham, it seems to have been a long winter. Rain and wind mainly. Because of the hot summer last year and continuing focus … Read more
February 1986 (who remembers that one then?) was one of the coldest Februaries ever recorded in modern times. Trevor Harley, in his famous weather summaries pages, describes February 1986 thus: “February 1986. Extremely cold (-1.1C CET), with frequent light snowfalls. The second coldest February of the 20th century (after 1947), and fourth coldest month of … 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 early in April 2013.