Yahoo! top searches: 'Winter weather' most searched-for term in January

Yahoo! News1 February 2013

Last month's big freeze was the top talking point for Yahoo! users, as it ranked as the highest search item in January.

'Winter weather' was the top search query on Yahoo! UK, as large parts of the country were blanketed in snow and temperatures plummeted.

It was the top search term in the first month of 2013, ahead of 'Celebrity Big Brother' and 'Fantasy Football' in second and third respectively.

Such was the influence of the sub-zero weather in the UK, that it generated ten times more searches than the second highest item.

Driver were left stranded, flights were grounded and transport systems ground to a halt when several inches of snow hit the UK in the last week of January.

'Liverpool FC', a club with huge support who were also knocked out of the FA Cup by lower league opposition last month, were the fourth highest search term.

The fifth highest search term was 'HMRC Self Assessment', followed by Lacey Banghard, Leeds United and Arsenal.

'Les Miserables' and 'Dancing on Ice' completed the top ten most searched for terms last month.

1.    Winter weather
2.    Celebrity Big Brother
3.    Fantasy football
4.    Liverpool FC
5.    HMRC Self Assessment
6.    Lacey Banghard
7.    Leeds United
8.    Arsenal
9.    Les Miserables
10.  Dancing on Ice
11.  Manchester United
12.  School Closures
13.  Katie Price
14.  Premier League
15.  Australian Open
16.  Eastenders
17.  Kate Middleton
18.  Kim Kardashian
19.  Coronation Street
20.  Mrs Brown’s Boys
21.  Chelsea FC
22.  Chinese New Year
23.  Heidi Montag
24.  Peter Andre
25.  Football Transfers

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