Monthly Archives: September 2015

Dry, sunny but cool September

Two spells of settled weather during September have contributed to a rather dry and sunny but cool September. Provisional statistics for the month show that after a wet end to August, September has been drier than average for much of … Continue reading

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Large changes in tropical rainfall expected due to greenhouse gas emissions

A new Met Office study has found that, if global greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, we are likely to see large changes to the rainfall in tropical countries. Scientists found that the size of these changes will be strongly … Continue reading

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Typhoon Dujuan strikes Taiwan

Typhoon Dujuan has today (Monday 28 September) made landfall over Taiwan on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean with sustained winds well in excess of 100 mph. Dujuan is expected to drop large amounts of rainfall – 500mm is … Continue reading

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‘Super tides’ this autumn

You may have heard about the potential impact of so-called ‘super tides’ which are due from Saturday 26 September to Saturday 3 October. These tides are enhanced by the autumn equinox which this year fell on Wednesday 23 September. This … Continue reading

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State of the UK climate 2014

Our climate in the UK is changing and therefore it is essential that we record those changes accurately. The foundation for this monitoring comes from our extensive network of meteorological observations. The Met Office National Climate Information Centre is responsible … Continue reading

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Dry start to September for many

You may think September has been a wet month so far but according to early provisional Met Office statistics, the month has started out drier and sunnier than average for many across the UK. However the picture has been varied, … Continue reading

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What do we know about the coming winter?

There has been some speculation in the media today that we may be in for a long, bitterly cold winter because an El Niño is under way in the tropical Pacific.  However it is still far too early to speculate … Continue reading

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Active Pacific tropical cyclone season continues

Early September marks the half way point in the northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season and is often the time when we see the highest levels of activity – so how is this season shaping up? As reported in a news … Continue reading

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