Monthly Archives: May 2013

April weather summary video and your photos

Following on from the second coldest March on record, April was another cool month, with  temperatures below average everywhere. The provisional UK mean temperature was 6.3 °C, which is 1.1 °C below the 1981-2010 average, very similar to 2012 but otherwise … Continue reading

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Visible satellite image of triple lows over the UK

This visible satellite and rainfall radar image shows the three areas of low pressure affecting the UK today. We can see three low pressure areas showing up as swirls of cloud to the north of Scotland near Shetland, north of Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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What to do in heavy rain

The next few days will see some heavy rain across the country resulting in possible disruption. Yellow alerts have been issued by the Met Office this week for many areas of the UK. Met Office warnings and what they mean … Continue reading

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The jet stream and why it’s too early to write-off summer

There have been one or two stories in the press today saying we’re in for another washout summer, which would rightly inspire collective misery across the country. However, it’s a far too early to be writing off any chance of … Continue reading

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Cyclone twins form in the Indian Ocean

April to June each year usually sees the transition from the southern to the northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season. During this time it is possible to see cyclones in both hemispheres simultaneously. Furthermore, cyclone ‘twins’ sometimes develop at approximately the … Continue reading

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May Bank Holiday Monday top temperatures so far

The early May Bank Holiday Monday was fine with warm sunshine across much of the England and Wales and temperatures hitting the 20’s Celsius in many parts. However, as expected, sea fog did make for a misty day around some … Continue reading

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April drier and colder than average

After the wettest April on record in 2012, provisional full-month Met Office figures show this April has been slightly drier than average in the UK. Rainfall throughout the UK was 64 mm this year, compared to the 1981-2010 average of … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Risk of summer drought no greater than average

There have been some reports in the press that dry weather in May will bring a return of drought conditions. Here Victoria Williams, Drought Advisor at the Environment Agency, explains what the risks currently are. Every week we measure water … Continue reading

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