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% of average overall. 1st to 7th The 1st started mainly dry and sunny, but rain, with sleet/snow locally, moved southwards down eastern areas, reaching the south-east by dark, and there were isolated showers in central and south-western parts. It was sunny and mainly dry for most on the 2nd but cloudier


. Three days of sunshine and showers followed on the 10th, 11th and 12th, with the showers mostly falling as rain, hail and sleet on low ground but with snow on high ground, and Spadeadam (Cumbria) only reached 0.8 °C on the 11th. The showers also produced isolated thunderstorms, and it remained very


Rain and snow - what is precipitation?

When we talk about precipitation, we are talking about water that is falling out of the sky, this could be rain, drizzle, snow, sleet, hail or something rarer! But most of the time in the UK it's rain, so if you hear someone using the word 'precipitation' it probably means that the weather is going

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) 15 Heavy rain 16 Sleet shower (night) 17 Sleet shower (day) 18 Sleet 19 Hail shower (night) 20 Hail shower (day) 21 Hail 22 Light snow shower (night) 23 Light snow shower (day) 24 Light snow 25 Heavy snow shower (night) 26 Heavy snow shower (day) 27 Heavy snow 28 Thunder shower (night) 29 Thunder


on the 2nd, with light snow showers in the north-east, and very wet with rain, sleet and snow in the Midlands and East Anglia from mid-a ernoon. It remained very cold with an overnight minimum temperature of -10.0 °C at Alston Springhouse Park (Cumbria), and windy too with gusts of 84 mph reported

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not clearing until midday, then patchy rain reached some western areas late in the day. Some southern parts were foggy early on the 2nd, which was otherwise cloudy with patchy rain or showers, with an area of rain, sleet and snow in the north moving slowly northwards, and further precipitation spreading east


Unsettled weather continues this weekend – December '20

Snowfall in Scotland and northern England Rain, sleet and snow fell across a broad swathe of Scotland and northern England last night. Upland areas of South Lanarkshire in Scotland saw as much as 13 cm of snowfall overnight with temperatures falling below -9C in places. Some areas saw thunderstorms


Will it be a white Christmas?

However, for most parts of the United Kingdom, Christmas is only at the beginning of the period when it's likely to snow. We are more likely to see snow between January and March than in December, with snow or sleet falling an average 3.9 days in December, compared to 5.3 days in January, 5.6 days

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brought spells of particularly wet and windy weather for much of the country. It was mostly mild in the south but from the Midlands northwards it was occasionally cold enough for sleet and snow to penetrate to low levels. From the 18th onwards it turned generally mild and settled. It was often dry

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videos : What is frost? and How different types of frost form. What are the different impacts of snow, sleet and freezing rain? Snow, sleet and freezing rain are all types of winter precipitation. Understand how they form and their associated impacts on tarmacked surfaces. Download a pdf version

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