Weather Snippets for February and March:
-8 Mar 10: Barcelona hit with heaviest snowfall in 25 years -A foot of snow in France. - Snowfalls of up to 50 cm (20 inches).With snow falling at the rate of one to two inches per hour at times, upwards of a foot of snow fell at Perpignan, France.
- 7 Mar 10:Hailstones the size of grapefruit pummel Melbourne .The Bureau of Meteorology reported severe wind gusts and hailstones up to 10cm wide (the size of a grapefruit)
- 7 Mar 10: Heavy snowfall in Germany - Heavy snowfall in parts of Germany triggered a deadly avalanche and caused thousands of accidents,
-2 Mar 10: Heavy rains in the Gulf desert state of the United Arab Emirates caused flooding, traffic jams, car accidents and school closures, after four weather-related deaths at the weekend. Some residents of the emirate of Sharjah were trapped in their homes by high waters
- 1 Mar 10: Coldest UK Winter in 30 years - The UK has had its coldest winter in over thirty years, according to statistics just released by the Met Office. Ireland had its coldest winter in 50 years. Unless you're of a certain age this winter has been a real shock to the system.
-22 Feb 10 - With heavy snowfall since Friday, the Russian capital was blanketed with a record-breaking 63cm of snow yesterday, the regional weather centre said, breaking the record 62cm set in 1966. Record snowfall blankets Moscow- 17,000 snowplows removing snow -
So far this month, almost 50cm of snow has fallen, three times the monthly average.