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Monthly Archives: July 2015
UPDATE: The figures below have now been updated to include data from the 1-31 July 2015. July 2015 was cool, dull and wet across the UK according to Met Office statistics for 1-31 July. The month began with a record-breaking … Continue reading
Parts of the Ganges Delta have already seen over 240mm of rain in just 24 hours and coastal areas to the north of the Bay of Bengal are expected to receive over 1000mm over the coming 48 to 72 hours. … Continue reading
More summer-like weather will return to the UK with conditions and temperatures due to improve as we head into the weekend. This will come as welcome news to many after a spell of disappointing weather over the past few days … Continue reading
While July has seen a good deal of dry and bright weather, we’ve also seen a few periods of heavy rainfall. Whether through intense thundery downpours or prolonged periods of rain such as seen in southern parts of the UK … Continue reading
Forecasting the weather accurately relies on a combination of cutting edge forecasting models developed by our research scientists and the skill of interpreting these models by expert meteorologists. We’ve recently completed a “Forecasting Experiment” which brought together our research and … Continue reading
We’ve recently had several questions from the public asking whether this year has been particularly windy compared to others and if there’s any explanation for this. There’s lots of ways at looking at these questions, but the quick answer from … Continue reading
As many of us plan to head off on holiday, heavy rain and strengthening winds cross southern England today (Friday), persisting overnight in the east, before clearing on Saturday morning. A Yellow warning has been issued for southeast England and … Continue reading
Forecasting rainfall for the UK during the summer has always posed a more difficult challenge than other times of year – and the weather for this Friday is a perfect example. The various computer models the Met Office uses to … Continue reading
Over 200 secondary school pupils have taken part in four Met Office Science Camps this year. The overnight camps, held at Met Office HQ in Exeter, provided a unique opportunity for 11-13 year old to join in a selection of … Continue reading