Category Archives: Met Office Images

Updated rainfall totals: over a month’s worth of rain falls in south east

An area of low pressure across south-eastern areas of Britain has given some persistent and heavy rain over the last couple of days, with parts of Surrey and Sussex seeing more than a month’s worth of rainfall in 36 hours. … Continue reading

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Infographic: London Marathon weather

The full weather forecast for this Sunday’s London Marathon is  available on Wednesday, in the meantime we look back at the weather on previous marathon days.   View more weather forecasts for events on our website.

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Cloud spotting infographic and video

Having trouble telling a cumulus from a stratus cloud? In our video James Chubb explains how clouds form and how this can help you can tell one cloud from another. We’ve also put together a guide to identifying all the … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes

Last year we had the coldest December in more than a century, with repeated heavy snowfalls and prolonged sub-zero temperatures. This year has been a starkly different story, with conditions so far this month being much more normal for the … Continue reading

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Infographic: How often has it been a white Christmas

It may not look like it will snow at Christmas this year, but we’ve taken a look back at how often we’ve seen snow fall or snow on the ground on Christmas Day over the past 50 years. For more … Continue reading

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Typhoon Nesat brings heavy rain and strong winds to the Philippines.

Typhoon Nesat made landfall at about 2200 UTC 26 September near Casiguran on the east coast of the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Winds were estimated to be close to 120 mph near the centre of the typhoon and the lowest central pressure … Continue reading

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Typhoon Roke brings heavy rain and strong winds to Japan

Typhoon Roke made landfall at about 0600 UTC 21 September near Hamamatsu on the south coast of Japan. Winds were estimated to be close to 100 mph near the typhoon centre and the lowest central pressure recorded was 952mb. Rainbands extended along way ahead … Continue reading

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How often do the remains of hurricanes affect the UK

Hurricane Katia, currently in the western Atlantic is set to steam due east towards the UK and is expected to reach our shores as a post tropical storm later in the weekend. With it will come the risk of severe gales and heavy … Continue reading

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Spring rainfall shows big contrasts across the UK

Provisional Met Office climate figures for spring 2011 indicate that rainfall amounts across the UK have varied widely from north and west to south and east. Even though further rain is expected across much of the country before the season … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Update: Wednesday 27 April

In the London area, a return to more typical April weather is likely, with a mix of showers and at times brighter spells. The best of the drier weather is likely through the morning. Much of Scotland, Northern Ireland and … Continue reading

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