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Monthly Archives: July 2014
This July is set to finish amongst the top ten warmest and sunniest in records dating back to 1910, according to early Met Office statistics. Figures from the 1st to the 28th of the month show temperatures are slightly higher … Continue reading
This morning has seen some intense downpours across parts of south east England. They developed across parts of East Anglia in the early hours of the morning, with further areas of heavy showers across Sussex, Surrey, Kent and the south … Continue reading
Parts of the UK saw some very heavy downpours over the weekend, as thunderstorms caused disruption in some regions. Westonbirt in Gloucestershire saw the most rain with 79mm over the weekend, more than its July full-month average of 59.3mm. Within … Continue reading
As forecast there were severe thunderstorms across the UK on the 19th July bringing heavy rain and gusty winds. See the tables below for the largest rain totals across the UK. Gloucestershire recorded the highest rainfall with 66mm between 6am … Continue reading
With the recent run of generally fine, dry and warm weather you’d be forgiven for thinking this July so far would be anything but average – but the statistics tell a different story. The UK mean temperature for 1-16 of … Continue reading
A severe tropical storm is bringing damaging winds and very high rainfall totals to the Philippines over the coming days as it heads over the island chain. Severe Tropical Storm Rammasun (also known locally as Typhoon Glenda) has already made … Continue reading
Over the next few days increasingly warm and humid air moving up from the continent will see UK temperatures on the rise, with the warmest days of the year so far expected. Temperatures in the south east of the country … Continue reading
Typhoon Neoguri formed in the western Pacific several days ago and has its sights set on Japan in the next few days. Peaks winds were estimated to be near 155 mph yesterday as the typhoon approached the Ryukyu Islands of … Continue reading
Hurricane Arthur has become the first hurricane of this year’s Atlantic season, which started at the beginning of June. Arthur is currently located close to the coast of south-eastern USA and is expected to move north-east, parallel to the coast, … Continue reading