Monthly Archives: May 2011

Volcanic Ash Guidance ceases from Met Office as Iceland Volcano remains ‘paused’

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

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Spring rainfall shows big contrasts across the UK

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

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Met Office issues Atlantic tropical storm forecast for the 2011 season

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

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Met Office in the Media: 26th May 2011

Our scientists and forecasters have been at the centre of providing advice to the aviation, industry and government over the last week in support of the eruption of the Grimsvotn eruption in Iceland this week. Following ash across the UK … Continue reading

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“Heatwave” newspaper reports not from Met Office

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

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Grímsvötn ash cloud – better news for the Bank Holiday

Latest information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) indicates that the Grímsvötn volcano is no longer emitting ash, and only minor steam plumes from the crater up to around 300 metres. According to the British Geological Survey (BGS), the … Continue reading

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Grimsvötn Volcano Latest

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

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Ash observations confirm Met Office ash forecasts

The Grímsvötn volcano continues to eject ash according to latest information  from colleagues in the Iceland Met Office and British Geological Survey. As the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre for the northwest Europe region, the Met Office uses this information to provide guidance on … Continue reading

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‘Significant eruption’ of Grimsvotn likely to bring ash to UK

The British Geological Survey (BGS) have described the eruption of Grimsvötn that began over the weekend as ‘a significant eruption’ and the IMO have reported ash continuing to be ejected to a height of 10km. As the Volcanic Ash Advisory … Continue reading

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Pollen forecasts bring help to Hay Fever sufferers

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

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