Monthly Archives: August 2016

Northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season starts to peak

Climatologically, tropical cyclone activity across the northern hemisphere often peaks in the period from late August through the first half of September. This year is no exception with six tropical cyclones currently active across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Pacific … Continue reading

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Active tropical storms in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans

As we head into the peak of the northern hemisphere tropical storm season, there are tropical storms active in the North Atlantic and across the North Pacific. Here is a roundup of current activity: North Atlantic Gaston recently became the … Continue reading

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Mostly dry for August so far after a wet start

Provisional mid-month stats are in for August and they show that through the first 16 days there has been quite a contrast in rainfall across the UK. After the first day of the month, when an area of low pressure … Continue reading

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Met Office in the news – BBC weather contract

We’ve known for a year that our long-standing relationship with the BBC is going to change and we have been working hard to make sure everyone can access our forecast and warnings on a range of channels – via our … Continue reading

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A tour of global meteorology in 50, 30-second topics

Every day there will be an article published somewhere in the world about life-threatening weather or a changing global climate. We’re not short of news content, occasionally spiced with a liberal dose of hyperbole. However, until now there have been … Continue reading

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Fire and floods – weather around the globe

The weather has had a major impact on a number of events at the Olympics in Rio, with postponements for both tennis and rowing. Many places around the rest of the world are also experiencing interesting weather at the moment. … Continue reading

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Is it going to turn hotter?

So far this summer we have seen quite a variety of weather. There were heavy and thundery showers in June, plenty of dry weather through July, and then August started wet for many with strong winds in the north over … Continue reading

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