Monthly Archives: November 2014

Autumn set to be third warmest on record

This autumn is on course to be the third warmest on record for the UK but rainfall is close to average, according to early statistics from the Met Office. The mean temperature from 1 September to 25 November, then assuming … Continue reading

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Severe weather around the world

While the UK is currently experiencing relatively benign weather for the time of year, extreme conditions are expected in some other parts of the world. Morocco and Spain Last Saturday, Agadir in Morocco saw 90mm of rain fall in just … Continue reading

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Untangling the global drivers of UK winter weather

As we head towards the start of winter, which starts for meteorologists on 1 December, there’s always a great deal of media and public speculation about what weather we might have in store. To answer that question, we need to … Continue reading

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US snowfall and will it impact the UK?

Parts of the US and Canada are seeing particularly cold weather and heavy snowfall at the moment. A southward buckle in the jet stream has seen cold polar air flow south to north eastern parts of North America. In the … Continue reading

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First half of November sticks with mild theme

Early statistics up to the 16th of November show that month so far has followed the generally warm theme of 2014. Some areas have also been very wet. The mean temperature for the UK was 8.1C, which is 1.9C above … Continue reading

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Wet wet wet this winter?

Every year there’s a huge amount of media speculation about what weather we’ll see during winter, and this year is no different. After a recent slew of stories claiming we’re in for the coldest winter on record (which weren’t based … Continue reading

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Giant sun spot moves back into view

The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre is closely monitoring what was the biggest sun spot in the current 11-year solar cycle as it rotates back onto the face of the Sun. When it last faced the Earth it was … Continue reading

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Dual Warnings

Today for the first time we have issued a new dual National Severe Weather Warning for wind and rain. What is a Dual Warning? A dual warning is one warning, covering one geographical area, over one period of time in the way … Continue reading

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The Met Office’s outlook for the start of winter 2015

There are some headlines in the media today which suggest the UK faces another stormy start to winter before conditions turn cold into January, based on the latest Met Office three month outlook for contingency planners. As we’ve discussed previously, … Continue reading

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Exceptional rain expected in Italy

Hundreds have been evacuated from parts of Italy after heavy rainfall led to widespread flooding and landslides. 85mm of rain fell in Rome during the twelve hours to 6 am this morning, meanwhile up to 500mm of rain is expected … Continue reading

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