Monthly Archives: April 2012

Met Office to host NASA Space Apps Challenge

The NASA Space Apps Challenge is now just over a week away and the Met Office is hosting the lead event for Europe over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd April. A number of challenges, presented by Met Office … Continue reading

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Why are we getting thunder and lightning?

With the weather in April being distinctly showery so far, what exactly causes this changeable weather and why do some showers give thunder and lightning?   Thunderstorms are normally associated with convective clouds which form from rising air warmed by … Continue reading

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Third warmest March

Despite the current cold and snowy weather, March 2012 was the third warmest in records dating back to 1910 and the warmest since 1957. High pressure was in charge for most of the month giving very settled and often sunny … Continue reading

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