Monthly Archives: November 2012

Cold weather continues across the UK

The drier, colder and frosty weather currently affecting the UK has given some significant relief to those who have been hit by the heavy rain and floods over the last week or so. However, cold weather presents its own problems … Continue reading

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Last night’s coldest temperatures

As the recent cold spell continues, last night saw some cold temperatures across the UK with widespread frost across parts of the country, with the coldest place being Shap, Cumbria where it fell to -7.0 °C. The table below shows … Continue reading

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Met Office wins Social Buzz award

Last night the Met Office won the Social Buzz Award for Best Public Sector Social Media Strategy for ‘Sharing the weather when it matters’. The award is in recognition of the work of the Met Office has been doing to use social … Continue reading

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The Met Office iPhone and Android app gets an update

The Met Office iPhone and Android app has been updated and is now available to download in the App Store and Google Play. As well as bug fixing, the Android and iPhone update has taken on a lot of user feedback … Continue reading

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UK rainfall over the last eight days

After a dry start to the month, the last eight days have seen some very wet weather affect the UK, causing widespread flooding and disruption. So just how much rain has the UK seen and where has been wettest? The … Continue reading

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Latest rainfall totals and wind speeds

Below are the latest rainfall totals from 6.00 pm Sunday night until 6.00 am this morning. Location Amount (mm) Mona        27.8 Blencathra              27.4 Capel Curig    26 Valley         25.4 St Bees Head    20.8 Keswick  19 Ronaldsway 18.4 Blackpool 18.2 Rochdale   18 Aberdaron        17.4 The highest … Continue reading

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Last night’s highest wind speeds

As well as being wet we had some strong winds overnight Saturday into Sunday. Below are some of the highest gusts of wind recorded at Met Office reporting stations: Station     Maximum gust St Catherines Point, Isle of Wight 69 mph … Continue reading

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24 – 25 November rainfall update

Overnight rainfall recorded at Met Office observing stations from 6pm Saturday 24 November to 8am Sunday 25 November: Station     Amount Fylingdales, North Yorkshire 36.6 mm Pershore, Hereford & Worcester 32.6 mm Sheffield, South Yorkshire 32.6 mm Gingley-on-the-Hill 31.8 mm Leek, … Continue reading

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Rainfall totals 24 November 2012

It has been another wet day across much of the southern half of the UK. Here are some rainfall totals between midnight and 9pm from Met Office reporting stations: Station     Amount St Mary’s Airport, Isles of Scilly 57 mm Plymouth, Devon 49.2 mm … Continue reading

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Stormy November weekend

As forecast, unsettled weather continues across the UK, with more heavy rain and strong winds expected to affect many areas at times through the weekend and into next week. The Met Office and the Environment Agency are warning the public … Continue reading

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