Britain braced for snow drifts in coldest March weekend for 50 years

Britain braced for snow drifts in coldest March weekend for 50 years
22 Mar 2013

Britain is braced for blizzards, gales, snow drifts and floods ahead of one of the coldest March weekends in 50 years.

Thousands of gritters and snow ploughs are moving in to keep roads clear while airports in the worst- affected areas have snow-clearing teams on standby.

Heavy rain lashed the south-west last night as the Met Office issued an amber alert, warning of flooding and travel disruption.

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UK retailers suffer snow-blighted January

UK retailers suffer snow-blighted January
18 February 2013

Worst January performance for the retail sector for three years as out-of-town retail parks and shopping centres hit hardest by the snowy conditions.

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Cold weather makes Cossack hats a British fashion hit

Cold weather makes Cossack hats a British fashion hit
7 December 2012

With bitterly cold weather setting in across Britain, the Cossack hat is shaping up as winter 2012’s high street fashion hit. The style made glamorous by Julie Christie in Doctor Zhivago, and more recently by Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina, is doing swift trade across the UK.

John Lewis says sales are up 36% year-on-year, and 320% in the last three weeks as temperatures have plummeted.

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Flights Delayed After Snow In London

Flights Delayed After Snow In London
05 December 2012

Flights are delayed and train services cancelled after snowfall across the south east of England.

A dusting of snow across the South East has caused transport chaos, temporarily closing a major airport and delaying road and rail journeys.

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Coldest August night on record for parts of the UK

Coldest August night on record for parts of the UK
31 Aug 2012

Some of us just had our coldest August night on record. Temperatures fell into single figures for most of the UK – low enough for a touch of ground frost in rural spots this morning.

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May 5,2012

THE bitter Bank Holiday weather could last for weeks, forecasters warned last night.

Icy winds will send temperatures plunging today before torrential rain returns next week.

This weekend looks set to be the coldest start to May for more than 70 years and the Met men say the miserable weather, more like winter than spring, could drag on until June.

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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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Britain: Forget The Floods And Get Ready To Shiver

Forget The Floods And Get Ready To Shiver
May 02, 2012

After a mini heatwave and the wettest April on record, now parts of Britain are braced for a taste of some wintry weather.

Forecasters say it will be turning much colder as we head towards the weekend, with some areas seeing unseasonable frost and sub-zero temperatures.

Sky weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said: “It’s all thanks to a cold front slowly moving southwards across the UK on Friday. This will bring with it colder air into northern areas.

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UK: Snow And Gales Cause Power Cuts And Gridlock

Snow And Gales Cause Power Cuts And Gridlock
April 04, 2012

Tens of thousands of homes have been left without power and thousands of drivers experienced long delays as snow, ice and strong winds hit the North East.

The wintry weather has brought down hundreds of power cables across northern England since the bad weather arrived on Tuesday afternoon, affecting around 90,000 homes.

Between six and eight inches of snow fell in high parts of the Peak District, Pennines and Cumbria overnight, as blizzard conditions spread south from Scotland.

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Snow Is Moving South After Hitting Scotland
April 03, 2012

Snow is predicted to fall in northern England and Ireland and possibly in the Midlands and Wales, after around eight inches (19cm) came down across parts of Scotland.

Temperatures are set to plummet to as low as -5C tonight north of the border, as the big chill moves south, following one of the warmest-ever Marchs.

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January 28,2012

HEALTH chiefs issued a nationwide alert yesterday warning of a killer freeze on the way.

Dubbed the “Beast from the East”, the weather system is set to roar in from Siberia bringing widespread snow and freezing temperatures.

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