Video PUBLISHED: 07:18 26 February 2019 Thomas Chapman Snow in Norwich. Norwich Station. 28/2/2018 Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2018 This time last year saw the arrival of a rare and devastating weather phenomenon, the likes of which have seldom been seen on British shores in recent history. The warnings had begun weeks before, with experts predicting widespread heavy snowfall and unusually low temperatures brought about by cold air transported from Siberia to Europe.Dubbed the ‘Beast from the East’ by media outlets but officially named Anticyclone Hartmut, no one really knew just how severely Norfolk and Waveney would feel the effects of this freak occurrence.Amid bitter, sub-zero temperatures the first flakes of snow began falling on February 26, prompting alerts from health bosses for people to take extra care of their loved ones.Moderate showers of the white stuff soon transcended into a deluge and another rare marvel reared … [Read more...] about One year on from the Beast from the East’s wintry grip
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The weather this half term weekend is set to be mild and warm in East Anglia. Photo: Brittany Creasey Archant This weekend could see temperatures almost double the average for February. Some parts of the country may have a small chance of setting a new high for the hottest recorded day in the month of February this week.And while East Anglia isn’t likely to see record breaking temperatures, highs of 15C are on the horizon.According to Weatherquest, a Norwich-based forecaster, temperatures are expected to be twice as high as the February average, which is 7C.A spokesman for Weatherquest said: “It will slowly get warmer throughout this week. Today we’re looking at highs of about 10 to 11C, tomorrow it will be more like 11-12C and Thursday 12-13C.“Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be the warmest days this week, and they will all be quite similar with highs of around 14 - 15C.”Temperatures would need to rise above 19.7C to beat the record, which was taken in … [Read more...] about It’s warming up in time for the weekend
PUBLISHED: 07:30 13 February 2019 Sophie Barnett Luca and Ellie Smith loving the hot weather in the 2018 heatwave. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant We may be just a few weeks into 2019 but so far there is no sign of the bitter temperatures which the Beast from the East brought last year. But what temperatures can we expect to see this summer? Hundreds of people enjoyed the summer heatwave of 2018. Picture:SARAH LUCY BROWNHere we take a look back at the winters and summers of 1976, 2003 and 2018 – and how it is becoming increasingly common to experience cold winters leading into mini-heat waves in the summer months. 1976The long hot summer of 1976 is one many will never forget - whether it be for fun in the sun, the droughts and hosepipe bans, the unbearable temperatures or Elton John’s soundtrack of the summer, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. But fewer people will remember 1976 for the snow that fell in May ahead of what would turn out … [Read more...] about Will 2019 be a scorching summer?