Monthly Archives: July 2012

What does the weather have in store for ‘Super Saturday’?

With 25 gold medals up for grabs this Saturday we look back at the weather on this day over the last 30 years. Get the forecast for every Olympic event this Saturday on our Olympic weather pages.

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Ground-breaking forecasting keeps Olympic rowing on course

Ground-breaking high resolution weather forecasting lies at the heart of the Met Office’s services to the Olympic Games, providing the best advice available to both the organisers and competitors at venues in London and across the UK. The London 2012 … Continue reading

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Science and technology developments for Olympic and Paralympic weather forecasts

Our science and technology developments for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will help to deliver increasing accuracy and detail in our weather forecasts during the Games and well into the future. As part of the services provided for London 2012, … Continue reading

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Weather and sports

With just days to go until the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, we look at the affect of the weather on four Olympic sports – archery, hockey, windsurfing and triathlon . Many sports are affected by the weather in some way and conditions … Continue reading

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Weather forecasts for the Olympic Games

The Met Office is providing weather forecasts for all Olympic venues during the Games and beyond. As part of the services provided for London 2012, we have installed additional weather observation equipment and developed enhanced forecasting capability to support our staff. … Continue reading

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Improving picture as many start school holidays

After weeks of heavy rain across parts of the UK, conditions are set to improve for many areas this weekend. More heavy showers will affect some parts during the rest of the week, but by Saturday most areas will see … Continue reading

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How is the weather affecting pollen?

The weather has been very unsettled during June and the start of July, and this has been reflected in the pollen counts. As we predicted back in May, there have been some very high counts, but there have also been some … Continue reading

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First half of July continues wet and gloomy theme

Provisional mid-month statistics from the Met Office show that, after an exceptionally wet and gloomy June, the first half of July has continued the disappointing theme. Normally at the halfway stage of a month we’d expect sunshine and rainfall to … Continue reading

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Does the jet stream affect hurricanes?

Many news and weather articles, including our own blog, have reported recently that the UK’s wet summer is caused by the jet stream being situated further south than usual for this time of year. However, some have questioned whether there … Continue reading

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The UK’s wet summer, the jet stream and climate change*

There’s no disputing it has been a very disappointing summer so far in 2012 – with the wettest June for over a century followed up by a very wet start to July. In fact, barring a warm and dry spell … Continue reading

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