Claire's blog

Freezing spring - weird weather coming from a melting Arctic?

Photo by Paul Blakeman taken 24 March.

This is getting tedious. It's snowing AGAIN and it's now April... Like almost everyone else, we're getting fed up with the freezing weather. But what lies behind it? Just the well-known unpredictability of UK weather or something more worrying? It seems counter-intuitive to attribute unseasonally cold weather to 'global warming'. In fact, both last year's record March warmth and this years snowfall seem to be linked to a warmer Arctic affecting the jetstream and causing erratic weather patterns.

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