Possible causes of the extreme cold during winter 1981-82
Roach, W. T. ; Brownscombe, J. L.
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<p align="justify">On two consecutive nights in December 1981 and on eight consecutive nights in January 1982, screen minimum temperatures below -20°C were recorded somewhere in the United Kingdom, with local values below -25" on some nights. This paper describes the main observational features of this period, discusses possible physical causes for the extreme cold, and provides guidance for the forecaster.</p>