Monthly Archives: August 2013

August Bank Holiday weather extremes

The August Bank Holiday is always the last Monday in August, although these statistics include Saturday and Sunday, to look at the whole weekend. At this time of year it can still be quite hot, although there have been few instances of … Continue reading

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No heat wave just sunshine and showers this weekend

You may have seen more headlines in the newspapers today talking about a heat wave heading our way for the weekend. Once again these stories seem a little over-hyped. The Met Office forecast for the rest of the week does, … Continue reading

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Typhoon Utor makes landfall in southeast China

Typhoon Utor is currently a strong tropical cyclone and has recently made landfall near Yangjiang, southeast China which is approximately mid-way between Hong Kong and Zhangjiang. Utor is currently moving slowly north-northwest and is expected to continue along this track for the next three days … Continue reading

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Sorry, no heatwave in sight

An article on the front page of today’s Daily Express suggests that there is a new UK heat wave in the offing for next week and temperatures could soar into the 90s °F (32-37 °C). This is not a forecast … Continue reading

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24 hour rainfall totals

High rainfall totals were recorded yesterday as a band of heavy rain crossed the country. Libanus in Powys saw the most rain, with 58.8 mm recorded in a 24 hour period. The highest hourly total was 15.4 mm recorded in Tredegar, Gwent between 11 … Continue reading

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July finishes in top three sunniest and warmest

Met Office figures show that, with a mean temperature of 17 °C, July 2013 was the third warmest in the national record going back to 1910, behind 2006 (17.8 °C) and 1983 (17.3 °C). This July’s heatwave was more notable … Continue reading

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