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Reports of ‘blood rain’ in the UK have been circulating in the news in recent days, although the reality is a little more underwhelming. There have been some reports in recent days of a yellow haze to some recent rain … Continue reading
The UK’s hottest day of 2022 so far was recorded at Heathrow with 27.5°C today (17 May 2022), leading to interest in how often we record these kinds of temperatures in the UK during May. Mike Kendon, from the Met … Continue reading
As the summer weather once again dominates conversations around the UK, there are simple steps everyone can take to be prepared – no matter what the weather throws at you. To help you take control of how it affects you, … Continue reading
Storm Eunice impacted southern England and Wales on 18 February 2022, with widespread disruption and damage for much of the UK in what was the most severe and damaging storm to affect southern areas since February 2014. However, although the … Continue reading
A brutal heatwave that has enveloped parts of southern Asia since the end of April looks set to intensify, says the latest forecast from the Met Office. Nick Silkstone is a meteorologist with the Met Office’s Global Guidance Unit. He … Continue reading
Climate change projections show UK rainfall patterns are expected to shift, placing extra challenges on regional water companies seeking security of supply for their customers. One of the regions that could potentially be most affected is East Anglia, where much … Continue reading
The Met Office weather forecast helps people make better decisions to stay safe and make the most of their day. In fact, 83% of the public trust the Met Office to do just that*. But Met Office forecasts are also … Continue reading
The transition from spring to summer looks set to continue next week, with higher temperatures in the forecast thanks to a spell of high pressure, but would it be classed as an official Met Office heatwave? After an unsettled end … Continue reading
April showers were in short supply for the UK in 2022, according to provisional figures from the Met Office. The UK had around a third less rainfall than its average for the month, with southern areas especially dry as high … Continue reading