Category Archives: Met Office Images

Storm Barney highest wind speeds

Storm Barney swept across the southern half of the UK as forecast yesterday evening, bringing gusts of up to 85mph, and has now left our shores. Thousands of homes were left without power in Wales, the Midlands, and in southern … Continue reading

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June weather summary video and your pictures

June began settled and sunny in most areas before becoming more unsettled and cooler. In our video forecaster Helen explains what weather defined June and highlights the warmest, coldest, wettest and windiest places in the UK last month. Visit our … Continue reading

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April weather summary video and your photos

Following on from the second coldest March on record, April was another cool month, with  temperatures below average everywhere. The provisional UK mean temperature was 6.3 °C, which is 1.1 °C below the 1981-2010 average, very similar to 2012 but otherwise … Continue reading

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March weather summary video and your photos

March was much colder than average, the coldest since 1962 and colder than the preceding winter months of December, January and February. Forecaster Charlie talks through the month’s weather in our latest video or you can read the detailed report on … Continue reading

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This week’s snowfall captured by rainfall radar

The rainfall radar network is a great way of looking back at how weather systems affect the UK. Here we see rainfall radar imagery from 00:00 GMT on Sunday 10 March to 09:00 GMT on Tuesday 12 March. It shows … Continue reading

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Today’s weather from above

Today’s satellite images show the small areas of the UK which have snow lying, as well as a number of interesting cloud formations. The snow shows up very clearly over the Pennines and Scottish Borders, over the Isle of Wight, … Continue reading

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January weather – your pictures

Thank you for sharing your January weather pictures with us on Twitter. Here’s a selection of our favourites. The January summary video is coming shortly. @metoffice view of Ossett from Netherton Sat 26th Jan. twitter.com/MarkDParsons/s… — Mark Parsons (@MarkDParsons) January … Continue reading

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Infographic: 2012 weather review of the year

Hover over the image to link through to more detail on the UK weather in 2012.

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Nacreous or ‘mother of pearl’ cloud sightings

Yesterday there was several sightings of an iridescent cloud in Scotland shared with us on Twitter and Facebook. As we did not observe the cloud ourselves and are only seeing the pictures, it’s not possible to be 100% certain, however … Continue reading

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Top ten: spookiest weather conditions

As it’s halloween  tomorrow, we’ve taken a look at the top ten spookiest weather conditions. From well known scary weather – like thunder and lightning and sea mist, to lesser-known phenomena such as brocken spectre and fall streak holes. Fall streak hole. Also … Continue reading

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