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Monthly Archives: October 2012
This lists the lowest temperatures recorded in separate cold spells since 1961. Date Station Area Temperature 1 10 January 1982 Braemar East Scotland -27.2 °C 1 30 December 1995 Altnaharra No 2 North Scotland -27.2 °C 3 13 December 1981 … Continue reading
The Great Storm of 1987 remains one of the most talked about weather events for a generation, it even featured in the Olympic Opening Ceremony. Twenty five years on, the storm has led to numerous improvements to the science, technology … Continue reading
An article by David Rose appears today in the Mail on Sunday under the title: ‘Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released… and here is the chart to prove it’ It is the second article … Continue reading
From the trail of devastation left by the ‘Great Storm’ of 1987, it’s clear that it was an unusual event. Analysis of the storm suggests there had been nothing like it since 1703 and that it was an event so rare … Continue reading
There’ve been lots of reports of rainbows and double rainbows this morning, but why do they occur? Rainbows appear when sunlight passes through a raindrop causing it to be refracted, or bent. As the light passes through the drop, it is … Continue reading
To celebrate the launch of Extraordinary Weather we are offering the chance to win a copy of both Extraordinary Weather and Weather Wonders. If you would like to buy the book, there’s also two special offers available to Met Office blog readers. … Continue reading
After travelling for over three weeks across the eastern Atlantic, Tropical Cyclone Nadine has finally dissipated to become absorbed into a larger low pressure system over the mid Atlantic. The US National Hurricane Centre have declared that Nadine will tie … Continue reading
Following the wettest summer in over a century, a north Devon tourism boss has suggested the Met Office delivers ‘pessimistic forecasts’. Although we can’t change the weather we’d like to help in any other way we can. The Met Office … Continue reading
Predicting how the weather will behave over the coming hours, days, weeks and months is a complex undertaking. Each timescale presents its own challenges. In an ideal world, everyone would like us to tell them exactly what the weather will … Continue reading