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Monthly Archives: November 2013
Early statistics for autumn 2013 suggest it has been a fairly normal season overall with temperature, rainfall and sunshine amounts all quite close to the long-term average. Our early season assessment for autumn (Sep-Nov) uses figures from 1 September to … Continue reading
There are some headlines in the media today which suggest the Met Office is warning of exceptionally cold weather for three months. However, the Met Office hasn’t issued a warning along these lines and we have not highlighted months of … Continue reading
The central and western Mediterranean will experience very unsettled conditions through the weekend and next week. Very heavy rain is expected to affect the northeast of Spain, southern France, the Balearic Isles, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and the Adriatic facing Balkan … Continue reading
As predicted Typhoon Haiyan made landfall late yesterday evening (UK time) over the central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan will have caused catastrophic damage near the centre of its track through the Philippine islands of Samar, Leyte and Panay. In addition to … Continue reading
Typhoon Haiyan is set to make landfall over the central Philippines on Friday bringing extremely strong winds and heavy rain to the region. Typhoon Haiyan is the 11th typhoon to form in the west Pacific during an exceptionally active period … Continue reading
Provisional Met Office statistics for October show it was one of the warmest in the national record dating back to 1910. The mean temperature for the UK is 11.2 °C, which is 1.7 °C above the long-term (1981-2010) average. This … Continue reading