HEAVY SNOW in the village of Kirtlington Oxfordshire on the 8th Feb 2007
Astronomical winter, Meteorological winter? Why aren’t they the same? Who cares? they both make us shiver.
The 1st of December is the start of meteorological winter which last three months, December, January, and February. Astronomical winter stars on Wednesday 21st December. Photographer David Sandison/The Independent/FSF