The UK has had its coldest winter in over thirty years, according to statistics just released by the Met Office.
As spring – meteorologically speaking – begins, many will be pleased to leave behind a winter that’s seen temperatures drop as low as -22 in places. Thermometers plunged below zero nationwide with snow lingering for days at a time. This may have been great news for the Scottish ski resorts, but for the rest of us it’s just been a long cold slog.
Unless you’re of a certain age this winter has been a real shock to the system. So why has it remained so cold for so long?