Summit over dramatic weather: The seasons in pictures

Allendale in Northumberland after heavy snow in March 2013. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Leading scientists and meteorologists will meet later today at the Met Office to discuss the UK's unusual weather patterns in recent years.

They will discuss the reasons for 2010's icy winter, last year's wash-out summer and the cold spring at a meeting about recent unusual weather.

The coldest in 50 years - spring 2013

Allenheads in Northumberland after heavy snow as winter weather returned to parts of the UK on March 11, 2013. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Winter 2013

Lockton in North Yorkshire as the winter weather hit UK on January 23, 2013. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The long, wet Olympic summer of 2012

A torchbearer carried the Olympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between Edwinstowe and Mansfield in severe rain in June 28, 2012. Credit: Chris Radburn/LOCOG/Press Association Images
Floodwaters surround shops in the centre of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire in June 2012. Credit: John Giles/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The chilly winter of 2010-11

Waves crashed over the promenade in Blackpool with severe gales on February 4, 2011. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire
Ducks at Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in Gloucestershire as much of the UK remained in sub-zero conditions in December 2010. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Archive/Press Association Images
The River Ouse completely frozen over in York, Christmas Day in 2010. Credit: John Giles/PA Archive/Press Association Images