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Britain to be hit by SNOW in October... forecasters warn an early winter is on its way by Jessica Satherley
Tuesday, September 20th 2011, 5:31 PM GMT
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Britain is about to experience an early winter, with snow expected to arrive as soon as next month, forecasters have warned.

Temperatures over the next three months will plummet to below average with one long-range forecaster predicting snowfalls in October.

James Madden, of Exacta Weather, said: ‘I expect to see the first signs of some moderate to heavy snowfalls as early as October or November in certain parts of the UK.

‘I expect December, January and February to experience below-average temperatures, with the heaviest snowfall occurring within the time frame of November to January across many parts of the UK
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Australia's weather bureau says 2010-11 La Nina has ended by Michael Perry
Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 10:27 AM GMT
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End of La Nina to favour Asian crops

* Conditions neutral between La Nina, El Nino

* Possibly drier Australian winter, spring (Adds detail, quotes, background)

SYDNEY, May 25 (Reuters) - The devastating 2010-11 La Nina weather event has ended, said Australia's weather bureau, after bringing record flooding to the country, disrupting major coal exports and destroying thousands of homes, and damaging crops in Asia.

"The 2010-11 La Nina event has ended, with climate indicators of the El Nino, the Southern Oscillation, having returned to average levels," the Bureau of Meteorology said on Wednesday.

"Climate models surveyed by the Bureau of Meteorology suggest that the Pacific Ocean will continue to warm over the coming months, with neutral conditions likely to persist through the Austral winter, that is, neither La Nina nor El Nino."

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Source Link: reuters.com
Forecaster predicts heavy snow in January – again by Daniel Fisher
Saturday, September 3rd 2011, 5:06 PM GMT
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A BITTERLY cold winter and prolonged snowfall may hit Wales for the third year in a row, forecasters warned yesterday.

Welsh forecasters are suggesting long-term heavy snowfall could wreak havoc again across the country, especially in January and February.

The past two winters have been especially cold in the UK, as high pressure systems settled over northern Europe, preventing warmer air currents crossing in from the Atlantic.

December last year was the coldest in the UK for about 100 years – and Cardiff saw its heaviest snowfall for 30 years.

The Met Office has forecast a colder-than-average start to the autumn, while Welsh forecasters Positive Weather Solutions are already predicting a white winter and freezing temperatures in January and February.

The Met Office is predicting a return to dark cloud, wind and rain this weekend, with minimum temperatures hitting single figures overnight.
Source Link: walesonline.co.uk
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Time to get your coats out again - as forecasters say more SNOW is on the way
Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 4:54 PM GMT
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Britain will be hit by a seven-day cold snap from the weekend, with snow, frost and gale-force winds set to arrive just as the nation thought winter was finished.

The country basked in 20C temperatures at the weekend - the hottest of the year - as big crowds enjoyed the Grand National and FA Cup semi-finals and packed beaches and tourist attractions.

But the coldest winter in 31 years has a final sting in the tail.

Forecasters warned of 2C nighttime temperatures - low enough for frost - for the rest of this week, with heavy rain at the weekend and then snow through next week in northern England and Scotland.

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Source Link: dailymail.co.uk
Up to 30,000 homes still without electricity
Thursday, April 1st 2010, 5:56 PM GMT
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Up to 30,000 homes remained without power last night after one of the worst storms ever to hit Northern Ireland.

An estimated 100,000 premises suffered power cuts over the ‘24 hours from hell’, Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) said.

And in Scotland the town of of Cleghorn, South Lanarkshire, was mourning the death of a schoolgirl killed in a coach crash amid “horrendous” weather conditions were last night astounded that the bus had been allowed to travel.

Natasha Paton (17) died as a coach plunged off an icy bridge during a snowstorm and into a river, throwing the girl from the vehicle and coming to rest on top of her.

Northern Ireland Electricity revealed that it had been forced to bring in more than 150 engineers from the Republic and Britain after electricity poles were smashed “like matchsticks” under the weight of the snow. Large areas of counties Tyrone, Londonderry and Antrim were lashed by blizzards, heavy rain and winds on Tuesday night.

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Source Link: belfasttelegraph.co.uk
The Super La Nina and the Coming Winter by Art Horn
Monday, October 25th 2010, 5:35 PM GMT
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Things might get real cold.

A super La Nina is developing.

Historically, these strong La Nina events drop the Earth’s average temperature around one degree Fahrenheit, and the drop comes quickly. As a result, some of the same places that had record heat this summer may suffer through record cold this winter.

La Nina is the lesser-known colder sister of El Nino. La Nina chills the waters of the tropical Pacific Ocean, and in turn cools the entire planet for one to two years or more. This chilling has the potential to bring bone-numbing cold to many parts of the world for this and the following winter. As a result, world energy demand may spike in the next one to two years as much colder weather hits many of the major industrial nations.

This La Nina appears to be special, at least so far. It is well on its way to being the strongest of these events since the super La Nina of 1955-1956. During that powerful La Nina that lasted two years, the global average temperature fell nearly one degree Fahrenheit from 1953 to 1956.

The Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) measures the air pressure difference between Darwin, Australia, and Tahiti. The lower the value of the index, the stronger the El Nino typically is. The higher the SOI index, the stronger the La Nina. The September SOI value of +25.0 was the highest of any September going back to 1917, when it was +29.7. During that super La Nina, the global temperature fell 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit from 1915 to 1917. The +25.0 September SOI reading is also the highest for any month dating back to the +31.6 value in November of 1973.

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Temperatures 10C colder than 2009 BBCnews
Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 10:53 PM GMT
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Brace for a cold, snowy winter, weather forecaster warns by Graeme Wood
Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 9:38 AM GMT
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First, Metro Vancouverites endured a soggy September with what may turn out to be record rainfall. Now, says the Old Farmers' Almanac, it's time to brace for a cold winter and a lot of snow.

The almanac and meteorologists agree that after a cool, wet first day of fall today and in the coming weeks, southern B.C. will get below-average temperatures and above-average snowfall in late fall and winter. The snow tires, shovels, snowboards, and skis that barely made it out of the closet last winter should be put to good use in the coming season, meteorologist Mark Madryga said.

"The bet is that we will have more snow in the city this year," Madryga said. Vancouver will also see several periods of Arctic outflow winds this winter, he said. That means that instead of mild Pacific air moving through the region from west to east, frigid Arctic air will flow from east to west, from the B.C. Interior down the big river valleys to coastal communities.

The almanac says the coldest weather is expected from mid-to late December to mid-February. The temperature across the region in December is expected to be two degrees Celsius below average. The most snow is expected to fall in late December and late February. The chilly forecast is due to the La Nina weather pattern.

"La Nina is with us," Madryga said. "That is opposite to the El Nino we had last winter, with essentially no snow for the Olympics . . . .

"The consensus is that it will be a bit colder than average this fall and winter."

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Source Link: vancouversun.com
Severe Weather Conditions Predicted to Return This Winter by Rita O'Connor
Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 10:07 AM GMT
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Mr James Madden from Electra Weather, who has predicted another harsh winter for Ireland for 2011, has also predicted unusual wind strengths for this autumn, which he says will result in possible damaging gale force winds.

According to Electra Weather there will also be an early start to winter as the weather turns progressively colder with heavy snowfalls between November to January. They have concerns as to the huge implications this may pose to infrastructure and Ireland’s transportation systems/economy.

Communications Officer for the Dublin Met Office said that “these predictions could be right, but equally they could be wrong, its guess work.” The Met Office spokesperson added that their office in Dublin doesn’t make long range weather forecasts and never have.

According to Exacta Weather, they base their predictions on low solar activity and ocean behaviour which alter atmospheric circulation and block jet stream patterns that create enhanced moisture in terms of snowfall and extreme cold.

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Source Link: theepochtimes.com
Could 2011 be the Year Without Summer? by Tom Rowan
Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 8:00 PM GMT
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It happened in 1816 and is bound to happen again.

In 1816 the northern hemisphere suffered through the year without summer. During the previous winter the Mt Tambora volcano erupted. Thousands froze to death due to the bitter cold the atmospheric ash clouds created.

Frost killed most of the early crops as late as May that year in North America. Frost and snow killed even crops more in June. Riots, arson, and looting flared up in Europe as common food stores became scarce. Lake and river ice were recorded in Pennsylvania in July and August. 1816 also was a year of historic low solar activity as measured by 1816 era telescopes counting sunspots.

Do we have anything like this to fear in 2011? All the stars, including our own, are aligning for a repeat performance by Mother Nature. Consider:

We are currently experiencing another prolonged solar minimum. Even with 21st century telescopes we can see that the sun is only producing tiny sun specks and weak sunspots.
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