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Monthly Archives: May 2011
Latest information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office indicate that the volcanic activity in Iceland has paused. As a result of this lower activity, UK airspace is not expected to be affected by any further ash cloud and the Met Office … Continue reading
Provisional Met Office climate figures for spring 2011 indicate that rainfall amounts across the UK have varied widely from north and west to south and east. Even though further rain is expected across much of the country before the season … Continue reading
Our forecast for this year’s North Atlantic tropical storm season states it is likely to be quieter than 2010, with 13 tropical storms between June and November 2011, with a 70% chance that the number will be in the range 10 to … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago several daily newspapers reported that we were likely to see a heatwave through the last two weeks of May. In fact one newspaper reported that we were likely to see temperatures of 88 °F (or … Continue reading
Latest information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) indicates that the Grimsvötn volcano is no longer emitting ash, only minor steam plumes from the crater up to 300 meters. According to the British Geological Survey (BGS), the volcano is … Continue reading
Different types of pollen are released throughout the year which can generate hay fever and other allergies. These symptoms can have a serious impact on the well-being of some people. Pollen season The pollen count season is normally March to … Continue reading