Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013: Average figures mask some notable highlights

Provisional statistics for 2013 suggest it has been a very average year – but those annual figures mask a year which features some significant weather highlights. Using figures up to 29 December and then assuming average conditions for the last … Continue reading

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Wind and rainfall data 29 to 30 December 2013

As forecast gales and heavy rain are again affecting the UK. Below you can see the highest gusts of wind and rainfal totals recorded at Met Office observing sites from 6pm 29 December and 8am 30 December. Maximum gust speeds: … Continue reading

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Wind and rainfall data 27 December 2013

As forecast, a deep area of low pressure developed over the Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of Friday morning bringing with it a further spell of wet and very windy weather across the UK as it tracked northeastwards, crossing … Continue reading

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Iconic British gardeners meet Met Office scientists

Devon’s gardeners have had some of their horticultural problems answered thanks to a visit from the iconic BBC Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time team to the Met Office. The show, in front of a 200 strong audience, was lead by … Continue reading

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Was it a white Christmas?

Using technology such as radar, webcams and ground based sensors combined with the expert opinion of experienced forecasters, the Met Office is able to declare that no snow was reported by our Met Office Observers on Christmas Day 2013. Although … Continue reading

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Wind and rainfall data 23 to 24 December 2013 – Updated 1130

As forecast it was a stormy night across the southern half of the UK. Below you can see the highest gusts of wind and rainfal totals recorded at Met Office observing sites from 6pm 23 December and 7am 24 December. … Continue reading

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Updated Wind and Rainfall totals for 18th to 19th December

As forecast there were severe gales and heavy rain overnight. See the tables below for the strongest low level gusts and the largest rain totals across the UK. We are expecting more stormy weather over the coming days, with spells … Continue reading

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Geminid meteor shower Twitter interview

Starting on 7 December and ending on the 16 December, the Geminid meteor shower is for many the highlight of the meteor shower calendar in 2013. The peak of the Geminid meteor shower took place on 13-14 December, when you could see … Continue reading

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Our change in the weather and how the jet stream is driving it

After a quiet spell of weather courtesy of a slow moving area of high pressure, we are now entering an unsettled period as a series of Atlantic depressions are expected to pass close to the northwest of Britain during the … Continue reading

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Overnight minimum temperatures

As forecast, last night Scotland saw warmer temperatures than any other part of the country, with overnight maximum temperatures of 16.2 °C recorded in Ross and Cromarty. In fact, many parts of Scotland saw warmer temperatures overnight than they did during … Continue reading

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