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Monthly Archives: August 2015
Our Chief Scientist Professor Dame Julia Slingo OBE FRS reflects on this summer’s weather and what has influenced it: No-one can deny that we have had a pretty disappointing summer with a lot of unsettled weather and only a few … Continue reading
Tropical Storm Erika was around 390 nautical miles east of Antigua on Wednesday morning and is moving west at around 18mph. The storm is expected to track close to Puerto Rico and the Lesser Antilles on Thursday and then towards … Continue reading
Over the past 24 hours the weather has delivered a mixture of hot sunshine, thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain as we highlighted earlier in the week. As expected, sunny skies and warm air being pushed northwards from the continent allowed … Continue reading
Typhoon Goni, which was located just east of Taiwan on Sunday morning, is expected to track across the western side of Kyushu Island in SW Japan through Monday. There is a risk it could bring up to 200mm of rainfall in … Continue reading
You may have seen reports in the media today that the Met Office won’t be the BBCs main weather provider when the current contract ends. Obviously everyone at the Met Office is disappointed that we won’t be supplying weather presenters … Continue reading
You may have heard that this weekend could be cloudy and wet…or sunny and dry, that’s because as with other weekends this summer there has been some uncertainty in the forecast. After a mixed week of some sunshine, rain and … Continue reading
The weather forecast for later this week is presenting a challenge for our meteorologists. All the ingredients are present to produce significant rainfall on Thursday and Friday, but complex interactions in the atmosphere make it difficult to say with certainty … Continue reading
Are you interested in why rain has fallen, where the sun is shining or how strong wind gusts are – and what this means? If so, the Met Office’s WOW – Weather Observation Website – enables you to be part … Continue reading