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Experts to discuss UK's unusual weather conditions

March 2013 was the coldest on record since 1962. Credit: PA Wire

Leading forecasters and scientists are due to meet to discuss what is causing the UK's unusual weather conditions.

It comes after the freezing winter of 2010, last year's droughts and floods and the coldest spring for more than 50 years.

Discussions at the Met Office in Exeter will seek to answer whether the unusual seasons were the result of natural variation or linked to impacts of climate change, such as melting Arctic sea ice, which could be influencing weather

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