The frost was claimed to be the longest on record, and probably was. Annual Weather Averages in London. Stricken by bomb damage, post-war rationing and and fuel and food shortages, it seems tough that the weather back then was adding to Londoners' already significant problems. London is normally free of snow every year from June to September. The beginning of December was foggy and London suffered its last great smog before clean air legislation and the reduction in the use of coal fires had their full effect. Temperatures rose to 17 °C (62.6 °F) and the remaining snow disappeared. Back to Back Snowstorms (Within two weeks of each other) 1890 25.9" Dec 16-18 13.2" Dec 25-27 2010 21.1" Feb 5-6 7.9" Feb 9-10 1978 12.2" Jan 16-18 14.8" Jan 19-21 1994 13.9" Jan 3-4 5.8" Jan 17-18 The cold of the winter of 1962–63 is referenced in Dream Academy's 1985 hit single "Life in a Northern Town". Based on weather reports collected during 2005–2015. On 20 January 283 workers had to be rescued by RAF helicopters from Fylingdales, where they had been snowbound for several days. Norfolk is located directly at the sea and has a beautiful natural coastline with sandbanks and cliffs. The removal of the multi-arched London Bridge, which had obstructed the river's free flow, and the addition of the river embankments kept the river from freezing in London as it had in earlier times (see River Thames frost fairs). It lasted kept the Thames frozen for 2 months, it froze as deep as 11 inches. Description The above climate weather data chart for London, Ontario Canada shows average monthly weather statistics with historic daily extremes. Houghton Lake . Temperature Overall. Other noteworthy nippy years include the winter of 1962-3: Beatlemania hit in November, and London was gripped by the last great smog. London - It dumped about 75 cm (29.5 in.) In January 1963, the sea froze for one mile (1.6 km) from shore at Herne Bay, Kent. The 6th of March was the first morning of the year without frost in Britain. An holiday in the Dolomites is recommended in every season with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. MISCELLANEOUS SNOWFALL RECORDS Longest Periods With at Least 1.0" of Snow on the Ground 64 days January 8 through March 12, 1978 62 days December 20, 1976 through February 20, 1977. A wintry outbreak brought snow to the country on 12–13 December. a The oldest instrumental climatic data for Scotland are from Edinburgh in 1764, and for Northern Ireland from Armagh in 1796.b In the UK February 1947 was 0.2 °C (0.36 °F) colder than January 1963. By the end of the month, there were snow drifts 8 feet (2.4 m) deep in Kent and 15 feet (4.6 m) deep in the west. Thai PM says 'illegal protests' must be controlled as parliament opens, Armed villagers guard strategic gateway to Nagorno-Karabakh, Ukraine's Zelensky suffers setback in local elections, California hit with power shutoffs as winds and fire risks rise. On 29 and 30 December 1962 a blizzard swept across South West England and Wales. Depths of level snow of around 20cm were commonplace with considerably more in the southern suburbs and towards the North Downs in Surrey. Canadian Climate Normals. London is normally free of snow every year from June to September. Gaylord .  The upper reaches of the River Thames froze over, although it did not freeze in Central London, partly due to the hot effluent from two thermal power stations, Battersea and Bankside.