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What is a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW)?

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Published on Jan 8, 2013

You may have heard talk of the UK possibly seeing some colder weather next week and that 'things going on' in the upper atmosphere may be playing a part.

The 'thing' happening in the atmosphere is known as Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW). When it does happen, it attracts a lot of interest in the UK because it is sometimes linked to the onset of cold weather in winter.

In this video Adam Scaife sheds a little bit more light on the phenomenon.

Find out more about Sudden Stratospheric Warming on our blog http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/20...

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