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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Another wet and windy June weekend
It has been reported that this weekend’s weather is a once-in-50 year occurrence. In reality, last week’s weather was much more significant with winds recorded up to 84 mph and rainfall of 127 mm in parts of Wales. Although we are in … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged England, gales, heavy rain, Met Office, Midlands, Northern Ireland, rain, severe weather warning, South East England, Wales, weather Comments Off on Another wet and windy June weekend
June so far: wetter and cooler than average
Update: Provisional Met Office figures for the whole of June are now available at: Met Office confirms wettest June in over a century The weather for most of the UK has been dominated by cool and unsettled conditions in the first half … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Average, june, Met Office, rain, temperature, weather 4 Comments
Updated rainfall totals: over a month’s worth of rain falls in south east
An area of low pressure across south-eastern areas of Britain has given some persistent and heavy rain over the last couple of days, with parts of Surrey and Sussex seeing more than a month’s worth of rainfall in 36 hours. … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office Images, Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged heavy rain, Jet stream, National Severe Weather Warning Service, rain, rainfall, severe weather Comments Off on Updated rainfall totals: over a month’s worth of rain falls in south east
Latest rainfall figures
The latest rainfall figures – showing total rainfall from 7pm yesterday to 4pm today – are below. More rainfall is forecast, keep up to date with the latest forecast and severe weather warnings. Site name Area Precipitation amount (mm) WIGGONHOLT WEST SUSSEX … Continue reading
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More wet weather to come
The UK has seen some exceptionally wet weather over the past week and there is more rain to come this week Severe Weather Warnings are in place today for parts of the south of England, with up to 80 mm … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged England, flooding, Met Office, rain, severe weather, Wales, weather Comments Off on More wet weather to come
What is the ‘European Monsoon’?
The so-called ‘European Monsoon’ is not actually a monsoon at all. It is more an ill-defined phenomenon that generally applies to a return of westerly winds in June and July following a possible weakening in the late spring of the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged Europe, european monsoon, Jet stream, monsoon, rain, severe weather, storms, weather, westerly Comments Off on What is the ‘European Monsoon’?
Is this stormy weather unusual for June?
We’ve seen some particularly stormy weather across parts of the UK in the last 24 hours as heavy rain and strong winds have brought disruption particularly across the south of the UK. The strongest winds were recorded in the early … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged gales, heavy rain, june, Met Office, severe weather, Storm, strong winds, summer, weather, wind 1 Comment
Local Jubilee forecasts wherever you are with the Met Office iPhone and Android apps
With the Jubilee weekend looking likely to see a typical mixture of British weather across the UK you can make sure you always have your latest local forecast to hand with our iPhone and Android apps. The Met Office provides … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Android, Climate of the United Kingdom, Comscore, Forecasts, Groupon, iPhone, jubilee, Met Office, Ultraviolet, weather, weather forecasting Comments Off on Local Jubilee forecasts wherever you are with the Met Office iPhone and Android apps
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