Monthly Archives: June 2015

Hotter weather for the start of July

The weather is showing signs of heating up next week for the start of the Wimbledon fortnight. In contrast to June so far, which has seen temperatures often near or just below normal, next week could see a real change … Continue reading

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Large solar storm brings spectacular views of the aurora

Updated 24 June 2015 The Space Weather team at the Met Office has been keeping a close eye on solar activity over recent days. A large solar storm resulted in the northern lights being seen as far south as Dorset and … Continue reading

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Met Office staff and affiliates recognised for their work

World renowned Met Office Chief Scientist Professor Dame Julia Slingo DBE FRS has been awarded the prestigious International Meteorological Organisation (IMO) Prize. This is the first time, since 1998 that the annual prize, awarded by the World Meteorological Organisation, has been … Continue reading

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Tropical Depression Bill continues to bring heavy rain to parts of the US

The second named tropical storm of the north Atlantic hurricane season, Bill, has been making headlines this week after it made landfall in the US on Tuesday night. Bill arrived southeast of Houston, Texas where it weakened into a tropical … Continue reading

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Mixed bag for the start of June

It has been a very varied weather picture so far this month. It’s been dry and warm for the south east of the UK, with some places around London having received less than 5 mm of rainfall so far and … Continue reading

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New cloud comes a step closer

Newly discovered cloud Asperitas (Latin for roughness) has taken another step towards being officially recognized and named in the International Cloud Atlas. The cloud has been named Asperitas because it looks like rough or turbulent seas and has been put … Continue reading

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A brief spell of heat and thunderstorms

Southern parts of the UK can expect some very warm and humid conditions on Friday, along with an increasing risk of some heavy, thundery showers. Isolated thunderstorms are possible from Thursday, but they will become more likely and potentially more … Continue reading

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Summer returns but no heatwave

There have been some stories in the press that a heatwave is on the way later this week.  Although we are expecting temperatures to rise over the coming days with some pleasant early summer weather, any very warm weather will … Continue reading

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