Monthly Archives: November 2012

Rainfall totals update

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

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Latest wind and rainfall totals for today

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

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More heavy rain and gales on the way

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

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Last night’s heavy rain

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

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Top ten: wettest counties in the UK

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

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Responding to more ‘winter weather’ headlines

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

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October weather summary

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

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World COPD Awareness Day – it’s not too late

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

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What’s in store this winter? Responding to the headlines

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

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It’s snow joke – your weather jokes

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

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