Monthly Archives: April 2012

April already wettest in a century

This April is the wettest in the UK  in records which date back to 1910, according to early Met Office figures up to the 29th of the month. Further rain is to come overnight tonight as outbreaks of heavy and … Continue reading

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Wet and windy weekend

Large parts of the UK have seen very wet and windy conditions over the weekend. Winds have gusted up to about 70mph in the most exposed locations, with many parts of the country seeing gusts of 40-50mph. The strongest gust … Continue reading

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April 2012 early statistics – above average rainfall

These are early figures covering 1 – 25 of April and not full month statistics, so are therefore very likely to change. Especially regarding ranking. Full month figures will not be available until provisionally Wednesday 2 May. Figures for 1 – 25 April … Continue reading

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Sunny March, wet April – how the jet stream is (partly) to blame

UPDATE: We’ve written a further post explaining a little more behind the continuing dissapointing weather that we have seen through the summer so far.  You can read this at ‘The UK’s wet summer, the jet stream and climate change*‘ After … Continue reading

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The Met Office is over the moon to have made the ‘Social Brands 100 shortlist’ for the 2012 rankings. This comes on the back of winning the best use of social media within the public sector at the Computer Weekly … Continue reading

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NASA Space Apps Challenge weekend

Nick Skytland, Programme Manager for NASA Open Government Initiative, has opened the European lead event at the Met Office.   An initiative of the Open Government Partnership, the International Space Apps Challenge will showcase the impact that people working together … Continue reading

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Guest blog: It’s raining – why have we still got a drought?

Trevor Bishop is Head of Water Resources at the Environment Agency. Here he explains why, despite the rain, we are still in a drought. In true bank holiday spirit the weather turned wet for the Easter holidays and it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 19 April 2012

The wet weather across parts of the UK at the moment has generated comments about how wet this April as a whole may pan out in the record books.  As we have said in blogs previously, it is just too … Continue reading

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NASA Space Apps Challenge – Growers Nation

This weekend will see the Met Office linking up with sites across the world for the NASA International Space Apps Challenge. Challenges from Met Office employees have been accepted, including Growers Nation submitted by Selena Georgiou a Radar Products Scientist. … Continue reading

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Infographic: London Marathon weather

The full weather forecast for this Sunday’s London Marathon is  available on Wednesday, in the meantime we look back at the weather on previous marathon days.   View more weather forecasts for events on our website.

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