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Monthly Archives: July 2013
Temperatures are forecast to exceed 30 °C tomorrow in some areas with a heat health warning in place for parts of the south east. However, these high temperatures are expected to be short lived with temperatures dropping by a few degrees again over the weekend. … Continue reading
With thundery showers bringing heavy rain, some areas saw high rainfall totals over the weekend. The wettest was Carlisle, in Cumbria, which saw 97.4 mm of rain over the last 48 hours. 48 hour rainfall totals (0900 GMT 27 July … Continue reading
Today marks a year since the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, so to celebrate a year since the Games, we’ve taken a look back at the weather on 27 July. The Met Office holds the UK’s weather and climate records, … Continue reading
With summer finally making an appearance Norfolk’s firefighters are offering some timely safety advice. Every year fire destroys thousands of acres of countryside, forestry and other wildlife habitats across the country. Some fires are started deliberately, but most could easily … Continue reading
Early Met Office figures for the first half of July show that it has been warmer, drier and sunnier than usual so far this month. We’ve now had 11 days with temperatures over 28 °C somewhere in the UK, making … Continue reading
Recently we have all been enjoying a run of prolonged, fine dry weather across much of the country. Today may be St Swithin’s day but for most of us, despite a rather cloudy and misty start across some parts, this has … Continue reading
Historical weather information provided by the National Meteorological Library. For more information on the weather on the day of William and Kate’s wedding, have a look at our royal wedding factsheet.
As the hot period of weather continues across most of the UK, very high levels of grass pollen are forecast. One in five people suffer from hay fever across the nation. The Met Office pollen forecast shows most parts of … Continue reading
Parts of England have been put on Heat-Health alert as the hot temperatures continue into the weekend. Temperatures are expected to climb close to heatwave thresholds across the East Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber regions during Friday and Saturday, … Continue reading
In an article which appeared in the Spectator online today, Rupert Darwall makes a sustained attack on climate scientists and specifically on the Met Office. His main point seems to be that the Met Office gets weather forecasts wrong. To … Continue reading