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Monthly Archives: June 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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