Monthly Archives: March 2016

Topsy-turvy spell for the first month of Spring

Provisional figures up until 28 March show that most of England has had a wetter than average March but parts of Scotland have been much drier than average. In this topsy-turvy set up, figures also show that the north of … Continue reading

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What Katie did – a review of Easter Monday’s storm Katie

Storm Katie may never have been destined to be a record-breaker, but nonetheless she certainly swept dramatically over southern Britain during the night of Easter Sunday and into the morning on Easter Monday. With her track across southern Britain, storm … Continue reading

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Spring isn’t the time to wind-up scheme for warning about storm-force winds

Ensuring greater public safety and raising awareness of severe weather were two principles at the heart of the thinking behind the Name Our Storms initiative, devised and managed by the UK and Ireland’s National Met Services: the Met Office and … Continue reading

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Celebrating the benefits of global working on World Meteorological Day

Today is World Meteorological Day. Organised by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the theme of this year’s day is: hotter; drier; wetter; face the future. These themes help to illustrate changes already observed in the world’s climate, and they also … Continue reading

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A chilly and wet start to March for some

The statistics for 1-15 March show that temperatures across England were generally below average, by more than 2 °C for eastern parts. Continue reading

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New Apprenticeship Programme launched

The Met Office launched a new Apprenticeship Programme at the Exeter College Apprentice Expo, to recruit two apprentices who will join the Observations Team this September. This is the first apprenticeship scheme of its type at the Met Office. The … Continue reading

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High pressure keeping things mostly settled

After the recent wet and windy weather we now have a period of calmer weather due to an area of high pressure that is pushing in from Scandinavia. Through today (Friday) and into the weekend a frontal system will bring … Continue reading

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Severe gales, but why was it #stormwithnoname?

Last night, a deep area of low pressure moved across southern England and is now weakening as it continues eastwards. As expected, the system brought heavy rain and widespread northwesterly gales across south Wales and southwest England. Severe gales were … Continue reading

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A celebration of women in science and meteorology

Whether it’s working at the cutting edge of climate or meteorological science, or forecasting and informing the public and our customers about the changing dynamics of the weather, women are at the heart of the Met Office and meteorology. The … Continue reading

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World weather this week

Here’s a quick snapshot of interesting or unusual weather around the world this week: Middle East Over parts of the United Arab Emirates and Oman heavy rain and thunderstorms were reported last night and are expected to continue over the … Continue reading

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