The snowfalls of January 1977

The UK was under a cold northerly to northeasterly airflow during the second week of January 1977 caused by a depression over Scandinavia and high pressure over Greenland. A deepening low pressure was moving into the southwest and the frontal systems enegaged the colder air producing widespread snowfalls. In the south, the snowfalls were wet and turned to rain as the depression moved into central England although several cms of wet snow and slush did accumulate. Further north, there was drifting snow across the hills of northern England and Wales where depths of snow were approaching 20-25cm and the snow cover lasted for several days.

Weather statistics



14 day outlook

Monthly outlook

Seasonal outlook


A huge range of charts and data is freely available.

Models include UK Met Office UKV and MOGREPS-G, ECMWF, NCEP GFS, Meteo France Arpege and Arome.