Monthly Archives: May 2014

Early figures suggest third warmest spring on record

Early statistics from the Met Office National Climate Information Centre show that this has been one of the warmest springs in records dating back to 1910. Based on figures up until 28 May and then assuming average conditions to the … Continue reading

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Rain over the Bank Holiday Weekend, with more to come

The Bank Holiday weekend saw a good deal of dry and bright weather in places, but there was also heavy rainfall in some spots over the three days with some significant rainfall totals. Much of England and Wales had a … Continue reading

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Met Office predicts below average Atlantic hurricane season

The Met Office Atlantic tropical storm forecast for 2014 is for 10 tropical storms between June and November, with a 70% chance that the number will be in the range 7 to 13. The long-term average over the period 1980–2010 … Continue reading

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Balkan flooding

Over 100mm of rainfall was recorded over Bosnia and Serbia during Wednesday and Thursday last week (14th & 15th May 2014), with media reports of much higher rainfall accumulations in places. The heavy rainfall was caused by a slow moving … Continue reading

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End personal attacks on scientists – regardless of their views

The Met Office’s Chief Scientist, Professor Dame Julia Slingo, is appealing for an end to personal attacks on scientists – no matter what their viewpoint on the climate debate. Her call follows recent articles in the media claiming that some … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Ten Tors 2014

Ten Tors 2014 begins this evening and the Met Office, as part of its Public Weather Service will be providing specific forecasts for the event throughout the course of the weekend to organisers as well as to members of the … Continue reading

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