Monthly Archives: March 2015

March continues sunny theme for UK

Following the sunniest winter in records dating back to 1929, March has continued the trend with above average sunshine hours according to early Met Office statistics. Up to the 29th of the month, there had been 115.0 hours of sunshine … Continue reading

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The Met Office Pollen Forecast goes live

Different types of pollen, released at varying times throughout the year, cause millions to suffer from hay fever and other allergies and these symptoms can have a serious impact on well-being. The Met Office counts pollen from March to August, however, pollen … Continue reading

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What did the solar eclipse look like from space?

If you were lucky enough to see the solar eclipse this morning, you will have experienced a moment of darkness as the Moon temporarily blocked the Sun’s light from reaching the Earth. You will have been briefly standing in the … Continue reading

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Partial eclipse of the sun

Friday morning will see a partial eclipse of the sun over the UK. So what does the weather have in store? Friday Weather There is expected to be a lot of cloud around for Friday morning. There may be some … Continue reading

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Air quality issues in the UK – what’s really going on?

There has been some media coverage about air pollution issues in the UK today, so what’s really going on? It is true to say that since Tuesday this week the UK has seen elevated levels of air pollution. This is … Continue reading

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Northern Lights continue for the UK

There could be another chance to see the Northern Lights tonight (18 March) in the UK, but we are not expecting sightings to be as widespread as last night. The lights are the result of the biggest solar storm in 11 years. … Continue reading

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Northern Lights reach the UK

Anyone in the Midlands, and further north, might have a chance of catching sight of the northern lights tonight. Occasionally there are large explosions on the Sun and huge amounts of magnetically charged particles are thrown out into space, this … Continue reading

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Air Quality Forecast

Localised areas of Greater London are currently recording Moderate to High levels of air pollution. More widely across Eastern parts of the UK, Moderate levels of pollution are also being recorded. Due to the current weather conditions these levels are … Continue reading

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The Met Office in Japan for the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Met Office is sharing its knowledge and expertise in Japan this week at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) aims to reduce the damage caused by natural hazards such as flooding, droughts, earthquakes … Continue reading

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Cyclone Quartet in the Tropics

There are currently four cyclones active across tropical regions of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Here we take a look at each storm and its impacts. Cyclone Pam is the most intense of the four cyclones and, at the time … Continue reading

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