Monthly Archives: April 2011

Met Office in the Media: 20 April 2011

As the fine weather continues across much of the UK the media have focused very much on what the Easter weekend weather will be like and whether the fine and warm spell will last until the Royal Wedding.  Of course, … Continue reading

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Met Office in the News: 13 April 2011

Volcanic Eruption Test – The Met Office in its capacity as the Volcanic Ash advisory Centre London (VAAC London) is taking part in a european wide exercise to test changes and improvements in how the industry deals with volcanic ash … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 11 April 2011

BBC Weather Test – The Sunday Telegraph have run an article ‘Test to see if you can trust the weatherman‘ in which it reports onthe proposed BBC ‘Weather Test’ – which has been presented as an indpendent, scientific evaluation of … Continue reading

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Saharan dust heads for the UK

A wind storm that developed over northwestern Africa on the 3rd and  4th April left a legacy of Saharan dust in the atmosphere over parts of Western Europe. Gusty winds reached 50mph at times over southern Morocco and western Algeria … Continue reading

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Record April night-time temperatures

Last night saw some of the warmest April overnight temperatures on record at a number of stations across Scotland and Northern Ireland. These were particularly notable given that they occurred during the first week of the month. Warm, moist air … Continue reading

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