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Monthly Archives: November 2012
The table below shows total rainfall from midnight on the 20th November until 7.00 am this morning. Some areas have had over 90 mm of rain over the last three days. Location Total (mm) Exeter Airport 92 Tyndrum 91 Westonbirt … Continue reading
Here are the highest wind speeds reported at Met Office stations so far today (between midnight and 2pm): Gust speeds Location Speed Capel Curig 86 mph Loftus 74 mph Milford Haven Conservancy Board 73 mph Scilly: St Marys Airport 70 mph … Continue reading
As forecast, unsettled weather continues across the UK, with more heavy rain and strong winds expected to affect all areas over the next few days. The Met Office, Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency are warning the public to … Continue reading
As forecast, heavy rain fell across parts of southern and southwestern Britain last night. Here are some rainfall totals between midnight and 8am from Met Office reporting stations: Station Amount Exeter Airport, Devon 39.2 mm Dunkeswell, Devon 35.6 mm Okehampton, … Continue reading
The wettest areas of the UK are in the north of the west of the country, particularly where there is high ground. The prevailing warm moist westerly winds mean that the west of the UK is more likely to receive … Continue reading
We wrote only last week that it seems that it is the time of year again for colourful headlines about an impending big freeze. We had them at this time last year, which prompted our Chief Executive to write an … Continue reading
October was a typical autumnal month with a mixture of showers and rain and a couple of short settled spells. In our video forecaster Charlie explains the weather that characterised October. We’ve also included your photos of October weather that … Continue reading
Today is “World COPD Awareness Day” and is based around the theme of “It’s Not Too Late”. The day is organised by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to improve awareness and care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) … Continue reading
It seems that it is the time of year for colourful headlines about an impending big freeze. We had them at this time last year, which prompted our Chief Executive to write an opinion piece in The Times. Now we … Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who shared their weather jokes with us on Twitter. Here’s a selection of our favourites. @MrDanielEdwards: What’s the difference between the weather and climate? You can’t weather a tree but you can climate @thisisshaft: What do you … Continue reading