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6 years 30 weeks ago, 11:01 AM

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UPDATE: AGW

British winter was the coldest for 31 years
Met Office figures recorded a December-to-February mean UK temperature of just 1.51C, while the 1971-2000 average is 3.7C

Adam Gabbatt

A driver eases through Great Chart in Ashford, Kent, during what the Met Office has now confirmed as the coldest UK winter for 30 years. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

After suffering snow, sleet, rain and consistently freezing temperatures, the knowledge that the Met Office has officially recognised winter 2009-10 as the coldest in 31 years brings with it a certain grim satisfaction.

Provisional figures from the forecaster show the UK winter ‑ which in forecasting terms lasts from the start of December until the end of February ‑ has been the harshest, in temperature terms, since 1978-79.

The news may come as little surprise to those affected by snow in December and January, when falls of up to 2ft saw councils' grit supplies run low, travel chaos and the return of the Guardian's snow day live blog.

According to the Met Office the mean temperature in the UK was 1.51C this winter, compared to a long-term average winter temperature ‑ calculated from data collected between 1971 and 2000 ‑ of 3.7C. The mean temperature in 1978-79 was 1.17C.

The data shows that Scotland suffered the most this winter, with the provisional mean temperature 0.24C ‑ only slightly higher than 1978-79, when the figure was 0.16C.

England, Northern Ireland and Wales were warmer, although temperatures of 2.12C, 2.05C and 2.09C respectively could only be considered mild by comparison with the Scottish figure.

The 1978-79 winter temperatures were 1.43C, 1.51C and 1.64C for England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

"Since mid-December cold weather has often dominated much of the country, with spells of snow and very low temperatures," said a Met Office spokeswoman. "From southern England to northern Scotland, heavy snow caused travel disruption at times through the season."

Heavy snow was still causing disruption last week, when Glencoe ski centre received one of the heaviest snowfalls recorded anywhere in the world.

In addition to the snow, the winter culminated with severe flooding in parts of the UK, with one woman killed when her car was swept along a stream.

The lowest temperature recorded this winter was in Altnaharra, around 50 miles south-west of John O' Groats in the Highland region of Scotland. The -22.3C recorded there was the coldest UK minimum since 1995.

But confirmation of the coldest winter in a generation aside, the Met Office data shows there is some reason to be thankful.

The coldest winter since temperature records began in 1914 was in 1962-63, when the mean temperature for December, January and February was -0.18C.

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 9:21 PM

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more fuel for the fire

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 9:28 PM

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You just don't

know how good I feel about all of this...really, it's making my year.

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 9:32 PM

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I have been saying Global Warming is BS for ten years.

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 9:57 PM

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haha zx12mike

al gore didnt invent the internet but he sure as hell made up global warming lol

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 9:59 PM

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raffy, how are you? You are right about Mr Gore, He bought in so deep he couldn't bail out and save face!

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 10:04 PM

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al gor is a jackass, 2nd worst VP of all time after that tranny biden

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 10:06 PM

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raffy, did you see or hear the stand up comedy Sarah Palin did on Jay Leno Show? She tagged Biden good.

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 10:09 PM

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i have a major crush on that woman haha

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 10:12 PM

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Yea should be on You tube. I thought she did a great job, the Lib media here in Kali didn't think so. And yea, I would tune her piano!!!!!

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 9:49 PM

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One of those things you don't share unless your with friends, so consider yourselfs friends..

You guys all know im a red blooded conservative.. When the whole issue first came up, and im talking about at the VERY begining.. One of our son-n-laws took us to Gores big movie, we were in the process of taking care of selling a couple of homes, and retirement (ya all see a little embarassed excuses here..laughing) yeah well anyway i didn't have an oportunity to hear the other side for the first month so i bought into it.. Then and for what its worth it wasn't long before i saw the "big" picture, and called foul..

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 9:58 PM

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My son has a test

coming up tomorrow on global warming. We just had our coldest winter since '76 or '77 and these folks are requiring our kids to read and test over this propaganda. He's a pretty sharp kid and I've always taught him to think for himself. He disagrees with what he's having to learn. I told him that answering each question with "this is bullshit" might make us laugh but he'd probably be better off not actually doing it. He is ready, however, to answer the essay questions with some pretty good data backing him up just in case the teacher doesn't agree.

6 years 30 weeks ago, 9:59 PM

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At their first claims of imminent doom I decided they were liars.

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 10:03 PM

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"this is bullshit" may be whispered under ones breath!

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 10:13 PM

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I like to think its because we were involved with selling the homes (lost my mother and was doing the executor thing, as well as are own) before retirement, and i didn't have my normal "OD" of news..

quick questions... Daisy, how ya doing guy..are you fully recovered are what.. and Kncald, did ya have a "re"peat of the boy from yesterday, or did you go thru the day with just normal adrineline...

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 10:30 PM

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Just a normal day.

After yesterday, we were due for a quiet one.

6 years 30 weeks ago, 10:34 PM

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My Dad was

a Geologist his whole life and when E.R. Woodside tells his son that GW is a load of bullshit, I believe him, always have. Where old Gore "break's his pick" is that he don't know shit, he is a politican NOT a geologist.

Every time a volcano erupts top side, it spews an unspeakable amount of "greenhouse gasses" into the atmosphere, not to mention the shit that is going on at the ocean floor at the continental plates.

The earth has it's phases, we get hot (global warming) and we get cold (ice age) and in geologic time, the GW crowd isn't even close, just convenient..my rant for the night...lol

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 10:48 PM

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These GW folks

need to look at historical sea level data. It has been 100 meters higher and as much as a 120 meters lower during glacial periods. It has been cyclic throughout the ages and man has had nothing to do with it.

6 years 30 weeks ago, 10:50 PM

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but back in the 70's they were telling us we were coming into another ice age, now did I miss that one? Because I don't remember any ice age and now I'm missing the global warming. Damn it will someone please wake me up for these events.

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6 years 30 weeks ago, 11:11 PM

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The group yelling the sky is falling decided NOT to include the data of previous cyclic events, not sure of the time frame, weve all heard this, but the issue is that its happened a number of times in the past, and that llittle, but incredably important fact was not included in the original diatribe of Gores..

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