The Winter of 2010/11 10 years on.

A tweet from the Met Office has reminded me that it is 10 years since the first widespread snow fell on the 24th November which would eventually lead to a record breaking winter.

It was the coldest December since Met Office records began in 1910 with a mean of -1C

On December 1st – 76 cm (30 inches) of snow was measured in the Peak District. In Sheffield 5 foot of snow was measured at the height of the snow event.

Sheffield snow. Image from BBC news http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/sheffield/hi/people_and_places/nature/newsid_9248000/9248355.stm

A new record lowest temperature of -18.7C in Castlederg Northern Ireland on the 24th December.

The lowest temperature of -21.3C was recorded at Altnaharra

Glasgow Queen street in the snow image from the Herald https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16051362.pictures-big-freeze-2010-2011-pictures/#gallery7

Here are the overnight lows from the 19th into the 20th December from the Met Office which highlights how cold it was across the UK.

Link to the above here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/binaries/content/assets/metofficegovuk/pdf/weather/learn-about/uk-past-events/interesting/2010/snow-and-low-temperatures-december-2010—met-office.pdf

Days of lying snow in December 2010

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The UK awoke to a widespread white Christmas on the 25th December. But February was a lot milder before more snow in March where 40cm of snow fell in the Fort William area on the 12/13 March.

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