Piers Corbyn on UK Winter 2017-18

As the clock change looms, and or Sun slowly goes to sleep, winter 2017-18 is shaping up and WeatherAction's Piers Corbyn has given a taster of his initial winter thoughts reproduced below. 2013 was the last time much of the UK received substantial snow cover. Piers Corbyn, forecaster for WeatherAction, said the jet stream is … Continue reading Piers Corbyn on UK Winter 2017-18

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Red Sky at Noon, Hurricane Ophelia and the Memory Hole

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia caused three deaths in the Irish Republic and thousands of homes were without power. It's the worst storm in 60 years which makes the Red Warnings by Met Eireann beforehand warranted. Hurricane Ophelia: Schools closed and thousands without power The evolution of the storm can be seen here on this NOAA NWS Air … Continue reading Red Sky at Noon, Hurricane Ophelia and the Memory Hole

‘Astonishing’ snow depth on North Face of Ben Nevis

https://twitter.com/theiaincameron/status/762898717204680704?s=09 Climbers have encountered deep snow on Britain's highest mountain while assisting in a scientific project on the peak. It is not unusual for Ben Nevis to have coverings of snow all year. However, snow expert Iain Cameron has described the depth of the white stuff on the mountain's North Face as "astonishing". Photographs of … Continue reading ‘Astonishing’ snow depth on North Face of Ben Nevis

Massive Increase in Scottish Snow Patches

Last Friday (the 21st of August) I was again up on the North Face of Ben Nevis to do some surveying. This time I was helping with the Ben Nevis part of the annual Scottish snowpatch survey. The Scottish snowpatch survey occurs each year in mid/late August,and basically involves people wandering around the hills counting … Continue reading Massive Increase in Scottish Snow Patches

Scotland: Late snow means ski resort bonus

  An extended snowsports season was worth about £23 million to the Scottish economy, according to an industry body. The majority of skiing and snowboarding runs on CairnGorm Mountain, Glenshee, Glencoe the Nevis Range and the Lecht Ski Centre remained open until Sunday with snow falling later in the year than usual. Ski-Scotland said an … Continue reading Scotland: Late snow means ski resort bonus