Monthly Archives: October 2012

Awards rain down on weather observers

Last week, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Met office honoured some unsung heroes, as Scotland’s longest serving rainfall observers were presented with awards at a ceremony in Glasgow. The event hosted at the city’s Royal Concert Hall … Continue reading

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Top ten: spookiest weather conditions

As it’s halloween  tomorrow, we’ve taken a look at the top ten spookiest weather conditions. From well known scary weather – like thunder and lightning and sea mist, to lesser-known phenomena such as brocken spectre and fall streak holes. Fall streak hole. Also … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy heads for the northeast USA

As many as 60 million people across 12 US states are thought to be in the path of Hurricane Sandy, which has been given the nickname “Frankenstorm”. Hurricane Sandy is currently moving northward, parallel to the US East Coast, and … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 29 October 2012

Today there a couple of news stories (one in the Express and another in the Daily Star) which refer to the ‘Met Office winter forecast’, but they create a slightly misleading picture. They seem to be based on our three-month outlook … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy threatens severe weather for US East Coast

Over the last two days Hurricane Sandy has cut a swathe through the Caribbean bringing strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge to Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas. At least 20 people have been killed, properties damaged and flooded … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Sandy heading for Jamaica and Cuba

It may be late October, but the Atlantic hurricane season is still in full swing. At this time of year the strongest storms usually develop in the Caribbean Sea and this is where Tropical Storm Sandy has been gathering strength in … Continue reading

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Top ten: Mildest temperatures recorded last night

Yesterday was a mild day with temperatures reaching as high as 19.2 °C, which was recorded in Langdon Bay during the daytime. However night-time temperatures were also mild for the time of year, with many areas not dropping below 10 °C. Jersey … Continue reading

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Turning colder this weekend

There have been many references in the media to the UK having an Indian summer this week, with temperatures expected to reach 20 °C. However, as forecast by the Met Office many of us woke up today to rather grey, … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Ready for Winter?

Lynda Nicholson from Scottish Government talks about the launch of this years Ready for winter? Campaign. Today the Scottish Government launched its new Ready for Winter? campaign designed to get Scotland more prepared for severe weather of all types. Following the … Continue reading

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Severe weather expected in parts of Spain and southern France

This weekend looks set to be a very wet one over parts of Spain and southern France as very warm, humid air and an active weather front combine to bring heavy rain and thunderstorms. The frontal system stretches from Scandinavia, … Continue reading

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