Monthly Archives: September 2016

September warmth in the UK

Figures and text updated 4 October 2016 with provisional full month data. Despite a mixture of weather across the UK, two warm spells around the 9th and 13th of the month helped boost temperatures, with this September provisionally the equal-second … Continue reading

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What’s happening around the globe

People in some parts of the globe are anticipating the arrival of extreme weather. Australia Thousands of homes in South Australia are without power as an unusually deep area of low pressure moves across the area bringing gale force winds, … Continue reading

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Keep your eyes peeled for aurora borealis

Now we are in Autumn and the nights are getting longer the chances of seeing the Aurora borealis (or Northern Lights), particularly in the northern parts of the UK, is once again on the increase. The science behind this is … Continue reading

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70th Anniversary of the LG Groves Memorial Awards

The LG Groves Awards were set up in September 1946 in memory of Sergeant Louis Grimble Groves who died on 10 September 1945. Before the modern technology or satellites that we use today, weather data needed to be collected in … Continue reading

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Record breaking September already beating summer months

The provisional mid-month statistics for September are in and clearly show the unseasonably warm weather the UK has been experiencing. In the first half of September the UK was on average warmer than June, July and August with a mean … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms bring an end to September heat

If temperatures reach 30 ºC in the south east of England today (15 Sept 2016) it will be the first consecutive 3-day September period where temperatures reached over 30 ºC since 1929.   However this is the last of the hot … Continue reading

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Typhoon Meranti threatens parts of Southeast Asia

The western North Pacific has had a quieter than average typhoon season so far with only five tropical storms attaining typhoon status (winds of 74 mph or greater). However, the latest storm which formed over the weekend, named Meranti, has … Continue reading

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Innovative Met Office science helps new Flood Resilience Review

Following last winter’s flooding events the Government asked the Met Office to estimate the potential for record-breaking rainfall in the UK over the next 10 years. This work was part of the National Flood Resilience Review (NFRR). The Met Office … Continue reading

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STEM at the Met Office – from Science Camps to Green Man

Summer is a busy time for the Met Office’s award-winning outreach programme, with activities designed to encourage young people to engage with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) taking place across the UK. During 2016 there have been more activities … Continue reading

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