Remember the Beast from the East?

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  1. Feb 25, 2019 #1

    Chippy_Tea

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    12 months ago we were freezing today we are experiencing unbelievably warm weather shame winter couldn't be this warm every year.

    Some pictures comparing the two below -



    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47360952

    It's hard to believe that a year ago Britain was about to endure the worst of the so-called Beast from the East, with widespread snow and sub-zero temperatures.

    Fast forward 12 months and this record February warmth shows just how varied the UK weather can be.

    The reason temperatures have been so high is the direction our air is coming from.

    High pressure parked to the south east of the British Isles has been dragging warm air from Africa and the Canary Islands our way.

    Temperatures are further boosted by something known as the foehn effect, when air warms as it flows down the lee side of mountains.

    All of this combined with the sunshine has produced something quite remarkable for February.

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    Had a barbecue both Saturday and Sunday this weekend & the kids thought it warm enough to have a water fight in the garden. Crazy weather!
     
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    What amazes me is that even after nearly 2 weeks of consistent warm sunny weather, people are still walking around in coats.
     
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    Its a British thing "best take my coat it may get colder later" :laugh8:
     
  5. Feb 26, 2019 #5

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    London experienced it's hottest february day ever today, 21.2C. My clients PIP assesment was cancelled so i took a two hour break and sat by the river in my pants and vest (ok, not my pants and vest but I did take my shoes and sock off)
     
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    Global warming is terrible and will kill us all! Or so the more lurid headlines have been saying for the past 30 years or so. If the current warm spell is a consequence of climate change ( it isn't ), what's the big deal? Most folk seem to think it's great and preferable to being buried in snow like we were this time last year. Bet it snows at Easter... cue more daft headlines.
     
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    I like you hate really hot weather in summer but this in winter will do for me.
     

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