Monthly Archives: February 2015

Holiday Dust

At this time of year, many of us are in search of some winter sun, and a popular destination for Brits abroad is Egypt. Typical conditions in Cairo at this time of year are fairly warm, dry and sunny. On … Continue reading

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‘Super tides’, the weather and coastal flood risk

UPDATED 27/02/2015 – this blog has been updated under the section ‘So what are ‘super tides” with the help of the National Oceanography Centre. In this joint blog from the Environment Agency and the Met Office, we look at the … Continue reading

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Two cyclones to hit Australia

Whilst here in the UK, we are coming towards the end of our winter season, Australia is coming towards the end of summer, but is in the middle of its cyclone season, and unusually there are currently two tropical cyclones … Continue reading

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A very sunny winter on the cards

Early figures show that while this winter is on track for fairly average temperatures and rainfall, it could be among the sunniest in our UK record dating back to 1929. If we have average sunshine for the rest of February, … Continue reading

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Stark weather contrasts across the USA

While the UK continues to see fairly typical winter weather, over the other side of the Atlantic the US is experiencing some stark contrasts. While some parts in the west are seeing warm and dry conditions, eastern areas are seeing … Continue reading

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One year on – A look back to last winter

This weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the Valentine’s Day storm, which also marked the end of a particularly stormy three-month period. A new review article – ‘From months to minutes – exploring the value of high-resolution rainfall observation and … Continue reading

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A wet and sunny January, but very average for temperature

January 2015 saw above-average amounts of sunshine and rainfall right across the UK, but with temperatures averaging out to near-normal. The first half of the month was largely unsettled, with mild, wet and windy weather interspersed with colder and drier … Continue reading

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