The first few days to the start year off the wasn't too bad, until the 3rd of January when there was a (SSW) Sudden Stratospheric Warming as well as polar vortex split. One was over North America whilst the other one sat over Europe. Then the big risk of snow started but because we had had warm temperatures, many people started to doubt us!!!
The 1st of February didn't start off on a good foot. The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for ice for the end of the week but we still had snow flurries on the North coast, once again the temperatures dropped below freezing. (The Isles of Scilly was still 8c.) Then the reports came flooding in of school closures and roads being treacherous and shut, well that was a busy day for the team again.
May started pretty disappointing, as we saw unsettled conditions during the first week with showers, even mist and fog for some places. This was the theme for the first week of May. It wasn't particularly warm either, as some places temperatures only rose to 8C or 10C. Overnight, some places went down as low as 0C to 5C,