Monthly Archives: June 2013

June set to be slightly drier and sunnier than average

Provisional Met Office early June figures suggest that it has been drier than average and slightly sunnier than usual so far this month. Rainfall for the UK from 1-26 June was 37.8 mm. At this stage we would expect to … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 23 June 2013

There has been further coverage in the weekend papers following a workshop held here at the Met Office HQ in Exeter on a recent run of unusual seasons in the UK. During the workshop new, early stage research by the … Continue reading

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Guest blog – How the Atlantic may influence wet summers

This morning there has been a lot of media coverage following a workshop held here at the Met Office HQ in Exeter on a recent run of unusual seasons in the UK. Much of this centred around recent research by … Continue reading

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High levels of grass pollen forecast

With many parts of the UK seeing periods of warmer, drier weather over the next few days, high pollen counts are forecast in places. So far this season, we have seen relatively low pollen counts, due to the unsettled weather … Continue reading

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Media coverage on ‘wet summers for a decade’

There has been a lot of media coverage today following a science workshop held at the Met Office HQ in Exeter yesterday. Most of the articles go some way to capturing the science as it was delivered in the press … Continue reading

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Meeting on UK’s run of unusual seasons

Weather and climate experts from across the UK came together at the Met Office’s HQ in Exeter today for a workshop to discuss the recent run of unusual seasons in Europe. A total of 25 delegates attended including representatives from … Continue reading

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Forecasting challenges this weekend

Nick Grahame, Chief Forecaster at the Met Office, talks us through the forecasting challenges this weekend. Sometimes the atmosphere can provide a real challenge for forecasters even in the shorter range. Take for example this weekend – there’s a low pressure system … Continue reading

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Discussing the UK’s recent ‘unusual seasons’

There have been some media stories this morning about a meeting due to be held next week at the Met Office to discuss the recent run of unusual seasons here in the UK. This will draw together some experts from … Continue reading

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Never mind the stories, summer is not over yet

After a fortnight of settled and fine weather for most parts of the UK, we’re now seeing more changeable conditions which have led to stories claiming summer is ‘over before it even began’. They point to our 30-day outlook, which … Continue reading

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From field to fork – gardening, cooking and the weather

Following a colder than normal March and April, we talked to River Cottage head gardener Craig and sous chef Gelf about how the weather is impacting the food they grow and cook. Reacting to the weather Partly due to its setting in a … Continue reading

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