Monthly Archives: April 2014

May Bank Holiday – Fine and dry for most

Despite some reports, Met Office forecasters are expecting pleasant weather for many over the Bank Holiday weekend, with a good deal of dry weather, rising daytime temperatures and some spells of strong sunshine at times. Although air of polar origin … Continue reading

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Met Office weatherman in Camp Bastion

Met Office meteorologist Simon King has just returned from Afghanistan where he has been part of a crack team forecasting the weather for our Armed Forces. He has been working with the Met Office’s Mobile Met Unit (MMU) which gives … Continue reading

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Guest blog: RNLI lifeguards warn of beach dangers after winter storms

Brett Shepherd, Lifeguard Manager, provides some timely advice for those planning a trip to the beach as the Easter weekend approaches. As many of our RNLI lifeguards head back to British beaches this weekend, I’m hoping for some lovely weather … Continue reading

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Increased UV Levels

You may have noticed that our forecast for UV are indicating low to moderate levels, however there is a possibility that the levels may in fact be much higher than this today. This is due to an ozone anomaly affecting the … Continue reading

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Cyclone Ita making landfall over Queensland

A cyclone is making landfall over Queensland, Australia with winds of up to 145 mph expected, together with heavy rain and a storm surge which is likely to cause disruption for coastal communities. Forecasts have been successfully predicting the track … Continue reading

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Looking at the headlines: Is summer coming early?

Media headlines are already looking ahead to the kind of weather we can expect as we head towards summer in the UK. Some articles refer to our 3-month outlook for contingency planners to bolster the idea that we could be … Continue reading

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Verifying our air quality forecasts

As forecast, air quality levels were poor across some parts of the UK yesterday and that continues today. Observations available from Defra’s monitoring network show that yesterday parts of the south east saw levels of 8 and 9, in the … Continue reading

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