Heatwave for mid April as Scorching Spanish plume heads for the UK!

The weather has been far from hot lately, Infact warm days have been few and far between but finally something summery is on the horizon.

Many Weather model outputs have begun throwing up some very welcome projections.

These have included high pressure close to the UK bringing blue skies and temperatures around 18-22c to the even more tasty Spanish Plume style heatwave which would see temperatures surpass 25c for the first time in many months.

Of course the model outputs at such range cannot be 100% relied on however when there is a consistent trend it shows that the signals being picked up are strong and therfor we have to take note.

We will of course up date you this time next week as the timeframe nears closer but for now maybe its finally time to start finding those summer clothes out.

 

Are we about to witness ‘The Beast from the East part 3’ during the Easter holidays?

We are now starting to see the 2nd coming thaw out and of course the main talking point amongst many on social media is about part 3.

So will we see a part 3 or is it just a few scaremongering pages/newspapers etc hyping for the sake of it?

Taking a closer look at the various model outputs it becomes apparent that the potential for colder incursions over the next two or three weeks is still there, However…

As we continue to progress through spring any such cold spell will have less impact.

For example an upper air profile of around -10c at the end of February would see temperatures struggle to get above freezing and with the sun not so high lying snow would last much longer.

By the end of March however the same upper air profile would result in temperatures reaching 4-7c and combined with a higher sun & warmer ground temperature any settling snow would be short lived.

Overall the output shows the potential for some snow falling, However disruptive snowfall is highly likely to be over with for this side of the year away from high ground and touch wood we can now start to look forward to warmer temperatures.

Enjoy.

 

HEAVY Snowfall expected in less than 36 hours as a brief but severe Easterly is set to cause disruption across Britain!

Winter is set to bite back once again as ‘The beast from the East part 2’ nears.

By Friday evening many in the East & North East will begin to see heavy snow showers.

As we go through the weekend these showers will become widespread across England & Wales with as much as 30cms falling in some areas by Sunday.

Once again a strong Easterly will add to the problems with some drifting of the lying snow resulting in chaos for anyone on the roads.

As we reach next week snowfall will die away however severe over night frosts are expected until Friday.

Incredible solar storm that will slam Earth TODAY could knock out power supplies, damage satellites and trigger stunning aurora!

A huge solar storm is heading for Earth, and it’s likely to hit today!

The storm could knockout satellites, disrupt power supplies and spark stunning displays of the Northern Lights.

It was created last week by an enormous explosion in the sun’s atmosphere known as a solar flare, and charged particles from that flare are now on their way to our planet.

The arrival of the solar storm coincides with the formation of ‘equinox cracks’ in Earth’s magnetic field, which some scientists believe form around the equinoxes on March 20 and September 23 each year.

These cracks weaken our planet’s natural protection against charged particles and could leave commercial flights and GPS systems exposed to the incoming storm.

The cracks also mean stargazers are more likely to catch glimpses of the Northern lights this week.

This may include parts of Scotland and northern England, as well as the ‘northern tier’ of the US including parts of Michigan and Maine.

A huge solar storm is heading for Earth, and it’s likely to hit tomorrow. It may trigger the Northern Lights in parts of Scotland and northern England. This animation shows the aurora forecast for Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 March (time in GMT is shown top right)

The charged, magnetic particles from the solar storm can interfere with machinery in Earth’s orbit as well as at the planet’s surface, such as GPS systems and radio signals.

They can also threaten airlines by disturbing Earth’s magnetic field.

Very large flares can even create currents within electricity grids and knock out energy supplies.

‘A minor geomagnetic storm watch is now in effect for the 14 and 15 March, 2018. Aurora may be visible at high latitudes,’ the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) wrote in a statement.

The particles, which came from the sun after solar flares took place on March 6 and 7, could cause ‘weak power grid fluctuations’ and a ‘minor impact on satellite operations,’ according to the NOAA.

Nasa said the first of the two flares – classified in the potent X class and facing directly at the Earth – was the biggest this year.

It was one of the largest of this cycle known as the solar minimum, which began in early 2007.

Southern UK to be snowbound as the Beast from the East part 2 closes in for the weekend with a risk of Thundersnow!

Heavy snowfalls are now almost certain as we go through the weekend & into the early part of next week.

However compared to the cold spell earlier in the month the longevity of the cold & size of area covered in snowfall will be reduced.

But dont let that make you think part 2 is a typical poor sequel that fails to live up to the original.

For those in the hardest hit areas conditions could be as bad if not worse in terms of snowfall.

Currently areas in the South East can expect to see snowfalls of 10-20cms with some places seeing more than 1 foot within a 48 hour spell of dangerous conditions which will include the risk of thundersnow through Sunday.

Other areas at risk include East Anglia, The Midlands, Central Southern England and the South West. Wales may see some showers giving slight accumulations.

We will release a map showing exactly what you need to be prepared for tomorrow afternoon so stay tuned.

 

Is the UK about to be hit by the Beast from the East part 2?!

Round one came to an end just over a week ago however round two could be here by the weekend!

After the Severe blizzards at the start of the month most areas have seen a return to near average temperatures but the onset of spring looks set to be delayed by a few more days.

This weekend will see a dramatic change with temperatures in London going from +15c to barely scraping above freezing by Sunday.

Widespread snowfall is also possible particularly in areas down the Eastern side of Britain with one or two areas seeing significant falls.

The snow will largely be in the form of showers so amounts will vary but many in the East will catch one or two between Sunday and Tuesday.

As the week progresses all of the UK will experience harsh frosts with temperatures as low as -10c over night before milder weather tries to push in on Friday.