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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Britain: Snow in Summer!

It’s June…so it must be snowing: From sweltering to shivering in just a week, it could only happen in the great British summer
6th June 2009

Five days ago we were flocking to the beach, queueing for ice-creams and slathering on the sunscreen.

Yesterday, we were shivering in summer’s first dusting of snow. Yes, snow.

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Climate change(global cooling?) threat to rare black grouse in Scotland

Climate change threat to rare black grouse in Scotland
19 April 2009

Changing climate patterns threaten the rare black grouse, with numbers believed to have fallen by 40% in two years in the Pennines. Consecutive cold, wet summers, the worst conditions in almost two decades, have set back recovery, with the number of males dropping from 1,200 to 850.

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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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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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