April 2013

Why is it so cold in the UK at the moment?

Temperatures in the UK and Europe have been unseasonably cold recently. While not unprecedented – the UK has had the coldest March since 1962 – we simply aren’t accustomed to anything like these temperatures especially as March 2012 was the third warmest on record only outshone by 1938 and 1957. So why is it so cold at the moment? For the answer, we need to look east, towards the vast