Monthly Archives: October 2014

Warm and wet, but October is no thriller

Early Met Office figures up to the 28th of October show it has been a warm and rather wet month compared to average, but it’s not going to break any records. The UK mean temperature for the month so far … Continue reading

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Met Office monitors giant sun spot

The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre is currently monitoring the biggest sun spot in this 11-year solar cycle, so big that it’s about the size of Jupiter or 11 times bigger than the Earth.  It is thought it might … Continue reading

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Top UK wind speeds as Gonzalo’s remnants felt

TABLE UPDATED AT 11:50AM Many parts of the UK are seeing strong winds today as the remnants of ex-tropical storm Gonzalo pass over the north of the country. Below are the top ten strongest gusts of wind we have recorded … Continue reading

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What is the wettest city in the UK?

We often get asked the question about where is the wettest town or city in the UK – and there are some news stories on this subject circulating in the media at the moment. While the current stories use some … Continue reading

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Windy weather on the way

As forecast, Hurricane Gonzalo made landfall over Bermuda on Friday with rain and winds of up to 110 mph causing power cuts, flooding, felled trees and damaged buildings. The storm has continued in its journey since then, and passed the … Continue reading

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Gonzalo set to batter Bermuda

The Atlantic hurricane season as a whole in 2014 has been fairly quiet, but the last week has seen two hurricanes develop. Fay briefly reached hurricane status and brushed passed Bermuda. However, this was just a foretaste of what is … Continue reading

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How will activity in the Atlantic affect UK weather?

There’s lots of activity going on in the Atlantic at the moment – but how will it affect the UK? Currently there is a big area of low pressure covering a large part of the Atlantic between North America and … Continue reading

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Japan and India Braced for Tropical Cyclones

Last weekend Typhoon Phanfone brought strong winds and heavy rain to many parts of Japan causing damage and disruption to travel. Japan is now preparing for another typhoon which could be just as disruptive, if not more so. Typhoon Vongfong … Continue reading

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Strong winds and heavy rain affect parts of the UK

After an exceptionally dry September, the UK has seen its first bout of widespread heavy rain and strong winds so far this autumn. An area of low pressure centred close to Iceland has driven a cold front eastwards across Britain, … Continue reading

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The Met Office’s outlook to the end of 2014

There are some headlines in the media today which suggest the UK faces another mild, wet and stormy winter this year based on the latest Met Office three month outlook for contingency planners. Every month the Met Office updates its … Continue reading

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