Scots face weather woe as ski fans get snow bonus

Scots face weather woe as ski fans get snow bonus
05th May 2012

SCOTLAND will be colder than the ARCTIC this weekend — as a Bank Holiday big freeze bites.

Seaside resorts warned of multi-million pound losses across Britain as temperatures plunge to -5°C (23°F).

But thousands of skiers are set for a bumper out-of-season boost at Cairngorm and Glencoe, in Inverness-shire.

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Scotland: coldest winter for 30 years

Scotland braced for more snow
22 February 2010

MORE snow is forecast this week as Scotland shivers in what is shaping up to be the coldest winter for 30 years.

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Scotland records coldest winter

Scotland records coldest winter
2 February 2010

Scotland has suffered some of the coldest winter months in almost 100 years, the Met Office has confirmed.

By combining the temperatures of January and December it showed they were the coldest since 1914 – the year data started being logged.

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Fury at rise in winter deaths

Fury at rise in winter deaths
Oct 16 2009

THE NUMBER of winter deaths in Dumfries and Galloway has hit an all time high.

From December 2008 to March 2009 a total of 140 people in the region died – 50 more than the previous year.

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Edinburgh shivers during one of the coldest-ever Februarys

Edinburgh shivers during one of the coldest-ever Februarys
13 February 2009

IT’S official – Edinburgh is in the midst of one of the coldest Februarys on record, and the icy conditions are set to stay with us for up to a month.

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Freak snow to cost UK businesses $1.7B

Freak snow to cost UK businesses $1.7B
February 3, 2009

LONDON, England – UK businesses, already hurting from a recession, were counting the cost Monday of the country’s worst snowstorm in almost two decades, as a crippled transport system left commuters stranded, offices semi-deserted and airlines grounded.

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Snow and freezing weather threaten to shut down Britain

Snow and freezing weather threaten to shut down Britain
01 Feb 2009

Arctic blizzards are set to cause a national shutdown on Monday as forecasters warn of the most widespread snowfall for almost 20 years.

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Early snowfalls in Europe hit Historic Levels

Early snowfalls in Europe hit Historic Levels
December 7, 2008

  • 20 year record snowfall in Dolomites enough to last all season
  • Some Swiss train services cancelled due to excess snow
  • Still more heavy snow in the Pyrenees
  • More snow for Scotland

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More blizzards on the way as ice and snow send casualty figures soaring

More blizzards on the way as ice and snow send casualty figures soaring
04 December 2008

ANOTHER blast of Arctic-like weather is predicted for Scotland today, with blizzards and sub-zero temperatures expected to close schools and disrupt travel.

The Met Office warned there was a high risk of severe weather affecting parts of Scotland and northern England. Heavy and persistent snow is forecast, with up to 5cm in low-lying areas and up to 20cm on higher ground.

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Arctic Blast Set To Freeze Britain

Arctic Blast Set To Freeze Britain
November 18, 2008

Heavy snow and freezing gales are forecast to hit the UK this weekend as the country gets a blast of Arctic weather.

Blizzards are predicted for Scotland and most of the eastern coast of England, where temperatures could drop as low as -5C.

The Met Office is warning of heavy snow showers and biting winds of up to 70mph in exposed coastal and hilly areas.

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