Welcome to the final day of meteorological winter 2017/18. The period officially runs from 1st December to 24th February.
There have been some notable winter-type events for most of the UK and Ireland with snow in December, several days of stations reporting snow lying on the ground, and now a bitterly
Time to ask the 'how long will it last?' question.
Firstly, there's much uncertainty, modelling is all over the shop; some have fallen into the ;cold' trap, others are desperate to bring back milder weather from the south.
We also ned to keep in mind where the snow and cold is occurring,
The NAO is plunged well into negative territory, hardly surprising given the current wintry weather.
As you can see the negative NAO stays with us well into mid to late March. This is hardy surprising given the easterly flow that is so strong across the Atlantic right now.
But the thing to