DURHAM WEATHER FORECAST
Durham Weather Forecast for The Next 7 Days

Jonathan Webb of TORRO – Top 30 Weather Events and their effects in Durham UK

While I was researching weather ‘top tens’, I discovered Jonathan Webb of TORRO’s top 30. He’s given his top fifteen widespread events and his top fifteen convective (more local thunderstorms events). I’ll try to contextualise the widespread events as to how they affected the North East. I’ve also colour coded them (Green = Yes, Red … Read moreJonathan Webb of TORRO – Top 30 Weather Events and their effects in Durham UK

Skating on the River Wear in December 1895

This photo was posted to Facebook recently, taken (we think) in December 1895. It shows people sweeping the ice on the river, perhaps preparing it for skating or maybe a curling competition. The location is just below Prebends Bridge. December 1895 was one of the coldest Decembers ever recorded in Durham. Noticeable is how little … Read moreSkating on the River Wear in December 1895

Snowfall from Dipton, near Consett 27th October 2018

Some snow fell on the highest parts of our region yesterday as snow showers peppered the Northern half of the country from the unstable Arctic flow. Dipton, nr Consett saw about 3” of snow. Dipton is about 800ft above sea level. Here’s a couple of photos from GeordieKev, posted to NetWeather Forums. The Consett area … Read moreSnowfall from Dipton, near Consett 27th October 2018

First Ground Frost of Autumn – October 18th 2018

The first ground frost of Autumn was evident this morning. Frost could be seen on cars and on the grass when I went out about 8am. The air temperature was still well above freezing though, bottoming out around 3.5 degC. This shows how the temperature at ground level can be much lower on clear nights, … Read moreFirst Ground Frost of Autumn – October 18th 2018

A summary of Winter 1946-47

January 1947. Cold (2.2C CET), but not excessively so overall. The month is most memorable for the start of a severe, prolonged, and exceptionally snowy cold spell. Although there had been some significant snowfalls in December, and again on the 4-5th, the harsh winter did not really get going until the third week, after quite … Read moreA summary of Winter 1946-47

Heavy snow in Durham – “The Beast from The East” March 2018

An Easterly outbreak, dubbed “The Beast from The East” by the media, dumped a substantial amount of snow on us at the end of February and early March 2018. When such a weather synoptic occurs, we tend to get plastered in snow here on the North East Coast. Temperatures hover around zero and potent snow … Read moreHeavy snow in Durham – “The Beast from The East” March 2018

Durham Weather on the road – Iceland trip 2017

Durham Weather went on the road in March 2017 for a trip to Iceland. The highlight of the trip was the Golden Circle drive up to Gullfoss waterfall. Not surprisingly, it was incredibly cold! We also visited Geysir where hot springs and bubbling mud pools are regularly interrupted by the erupting Guysers. Iceland is an … Read moreDurham Weather on the road – Iceland trip 2017

A Summary of Winter 1962-63

December 1962. Cold (1.8C CET), and generally quite sunny, although smog early in the month (starting on the 4th) probably killed several hundred people in London. This was the last of the great London smogs before the Clean Air Acts took effect. There was persistent freezing fog elsewhere in the country, around the 10th, followed … Read moreA Summary of Winter 1962-63

Winter 1978-79 – The coldest since 1962-63

November 1978. Very warm until a northerly outbreak on the 24th. Although it was mild and dry in the south, it was wet and often stormy in the north. There was a gust of 115 mph at Fair Isle on the 14th. 1978 was the last time we saw a November providing less than 50 … Read moreWinter 1978-79 – The coldest since 1962-63

The Coldest Winters – Putting Recent Winters in Perspective

I’ve seen several reports saying last winter was ‘the coldest since 1962-63’. Whilst it had one particularly cold month (December 2010), last winter was not particularly cold overall (December to February). It’s average was 3.1 degC. This was because, although December was so cold, January 2011 was average and February 2011 was very mild. Here’s … Read moreThe Coldest Winters – Putting Recent Winters in Perspective

Coldest Christmas Days – 2010 is up there!

This list has been compiled from CET records after we experienced the coldest December for more than a century in Durham. In a climate that has shown a seemingly inexorable rise in temperature, December 2010 came as a huge shock. Christmas Day 2010 ranks third in a series going back to 1772, marginally behind 1830. … Read moreColdest Christmas Days – 2010 is up there!

Frozen River Wear, December 2010

November/December 2010 25th Nov   Snow cover at 0900hrs. 2″ in Ferryhill, 5-6″ in Newcastle. 26th Nov   Snow cover continuing. Brighter, with improvement in road conditions 27th Nov.  Snow cover holding. Several further snow showers today 28th Nov.  Some more snow overnight. Hard frost. -17.3C in Llandryndodd Wells in Wales overnight 29th Nov.  4″ … Read moreFrozen River Wear, December 2010

Website created by D.K. O'Hara Copyright 2018.

Amazon Associate Disclosure:
durhamweather.co.uk is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk