Monthly Archives: May 2012

Guest blog: UV index forecast, helping you to keep safe in the sun.

As the sun is set to make a reappearance this weekend,  Charlotte Fionda of the Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity writes this guest blog: Last week was Sun Awareness Week, even though the sun did not appear to be aware of it in many places. … Continue reading

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Long to rain over us

Weather often makes front page news but today it’s the weather forecaster who has garnered the headlines – as the paper’s focus on the Prince of Wales’ star turn as a presenter. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall both … Continue reading

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Weather lab in the sky

The work of scientists from the UK academic community and the Met Office onboard the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM) research aircraft is covered on The BBC and Channel 4 today. The BBC’s Science Editor David Shukman joined yesterday’s flight to probe … Continue reading

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Why does it always rain on the UK?

After the wettest April in records dating back to 1910 and an unsettled start to May, parts of the UK are set to see more heavy rain today and tomorrow. With all the wet weather, many people have been asking … Continue reading

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How often do we get tornadoes in the UK?

Over the past few weeks there have been several reports of funnel clouds and tornadoes across the UK. So what are tornadoes and how do they form? Tornadoes form when the weather is ‘unstable’ and showery. They are narrow, spinning columns … Continue reading

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Wet weather could increase pollen count in hay fever season

There has been a number of news stories in the press about the impact the recent wet weather could have on the pollen count later in the year. In the Telegraph, Patrick Sachon, Met Office Health Business Manager, said: ‘The wet … Continue reading

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Your weather poems

We had over a hundred weather poem tweets in our competition to win a limited edition Met Office blue sky umbrella on Twitter. We couldn’t retweet them all so here’s some more of our favourites. The winner: From @CMDexe Is it … Continue reading

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