Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sunny and dry April

UPDATE: YOU CAN SEE AN UPDATED STORY ON APRIL’S WEATHER ON OUR WEBSITE. The early April figures (1st – 28th April) show it was a sunny and warm month over all, with well above average sunshine almost everywhere. At the moment … Continue reading

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Anniversary of the death of FitzRoy – founding father of the Met Office

Today (30th April) is the 150th anniversary of the death of Vice Admiral Robert FitzRoy, the founder of the Met Office. FitzRoy joined the Navy when he was just 12 years old and made his name as commander of several … Continue reading

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Intense storm threatens Sydney

Parts of New South Wales in southeast Australia have had severe flooding and wind damage over the past few days due to an intense low pressure system. Parts of the region have already seen more than 300mm (around a foot) … Continue reading

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First half of April has been dry and warm

Early statistics up to the 15th of April show that month so far has been generally settled and warm, with limited rainfall in most areas. The mean temperature for the UK was 8.2C, which is 0.8C above the long-term (1981-2010) … Continue reading

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More warm weather this week – but what’s in store for the summer?

This week is set to see some unseasonably warm weather for parts of the UK – with temperatures expected to climb to the low to mid-20s Celsius in the south on Tuesday and Wednesday. Warm air flowing up from the … Continue reading

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UV levels over 2015 Easter holidays

Updated Tuesday 7 April 2015 At this time of year, despite still feeling quite cool, the sun can be as strong as it is in September. The UK often experiences higher than normal UV levels in April and May as … Continue reading

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Powerful super-typhoon heads for Philippines

There is currently a super typhoon in the western North Pacific called Maysak. This is a particularly strong storm for the time of year with winds in excess of 160 mph. The strongest storms in this region usually occur between … Continue reading

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