Monthly Archives: December 2012

Is 2012 the wettest year on record?

We announced last week that 2012 is already the wettest year for England in our records dating back to 1910, but we’re still waiting to hear whether it’s the wettest on record for the UK. The latest figures we have … Continue reading

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How wet has 2012 been? Is it a record breaker?

Provisional figures from the Met Office from 1 January to 26 December 2012 show that some parts of the UK have already had their wettest year on record. New records have been set in England (1095.8 mm), northern England (1253 … Continue reading

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Was it a white Christmas?

Using technology such as radar, webcams and ground based sensors combined with the expert opinion of experienced forecasters, the Met Office is able to declare whether or not (YES or NO) snow fell at the following locations on Christmas Day … Continue reading

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Top ten: Coldest Christmas days

Merry Christmas from the Met Office. The coldest Christmas day on record was in 2010 (and it was also the snowiest) with a minimum temperature of – 18.2 °C recorded at Altnaharra. The chart below shows the top ten minimum temperatures … Continue reading

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Recent rainfall totals

Rain has continued to cause disruption across parts of the UK, with overnight rain adding to significant totals over the past few days. The wettest place in the UK (and Scotland) since the heavy rainfall began on 19th December to … Continue reading

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Infographic: 2012 weather review of the year

Hover over the image to link through to more detail on the UK weather in 2012.

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Heavy rain brings over 100mm of rain to parts of Scotland – rainfall totals across the UK

There has been some very wet weather across much of the UK seeing well over an inch of rain in the last 24 hours. The wettest place in the UK, in the 48 hours to 6 am this morning is … Continue reading

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Persistent rainfall across the UK

We all know the UK sees a good deal of rainfall, but it’s not often you cannot see the country at all on a rainfall radar image like the one below. As you can see from the picture, taken from … Continue reading

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Top ten: Snowiest Christmas days

Snow at Christmas is recorded in two ways – the number of stations that reported snow falling, and the number of stations that recorded snow on the ground at 9 am. The two charts show the snowiest Christmases for both measures … Continue reading

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Will it snow this Christmas?

With just over a week to go to Christmas Day we are being asked whether the cold weather will return to give us a white Christmas. Unfortunately it’s still a little too early to say exactly what the weather will … Continue reading

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