Monthly Archives: June 2012

Evolution of Thursday’s thunderstorms

A series of intense thunderstorms brought exceptionally severe weather across parts of the UK yesterday, causing flash flooding and disruption in many places. As the storms tracked across the country our observation sites picked up some very heavy hourly rainfall … Continue reading

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Met Office figures confirm disappointing June

Update: Provisional Met Office figures for the whole of June are now available at: Met Office confirms wettest June in over a century Provisional figures from the Met Office to the 27th of June show it has been a disappointing … Continue reading

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Wet weather has increased pollen count

In May the Met Office warned that the wet weather we had seen in April was promoting strong grass growth and that this could lead to high grass pollen counts later in the year. Over recent days, observed pollen counts … Continue reading

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Dust storm brings Saharan sand to the UK

Many people across parts of the UK have noticed a layer of light dust on their cars or other surfaces over the past couple of days, but how did it get here? A big dust storm in the Sahara, around … Continue reading

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Met Office in the News: “Tropical Storms to hit Wimbledon”?

There have been several articles in the Daily Express over the last couple of days reporting ‘Summer is on the way at last’ with temperatures set to reach 34 Celsius this week and ‘Tropical storms set for Wimbledon’. These headlines … Continue reading

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Is this the wettest June on record?

Update: Provisional Met Office figures for the whole of June are now available at: Met Office confirms wettest June in over a century We all know that, so far, it has been a very wet June in many parts of … Continue reading

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Heavy rainfall across parts of the UK

The past two days have seen some exceptional rainfall across the UK, with the heaviest and most persistent rain falling in the North West of England, parts of Northern Ireland and parts of southern Scotland. Across this area there have … Continue reading

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Wimbledon weather 2012

The Wimbledon Championship gets underway next week, and all eyes will be turning to the sky above SW19 as Wimbledon weather watching take hold. The current outlook suggests that after the wet weather over the weekend it will turn a little drier … Continue reading

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Get your weekend weather on our apps and events calendar this summer

This weekend is the first weekend of summer (based on the astronomical calendar, meteorologically speaking, summer started on the 1 June) and a number of events are taking place including: Isle of Wight Festival, Eden Sessions, Radio 1 Hackney Weekend, … Continue reading

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Brighter weather will lead to higher pollen counts

The recent unsettled weather has kept pollen levels much lower than normal for the time of year. However, this week the weather is expected to be drier, brighter and a little more settled than recent weeks and as a result we expect … Continue reading

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