Category Archives: Met Office News

Early June 2016 statistics

June, the first month of summer meteorologically speaking, has so far delivered a range of weather with some sunny, warm days but also torrential, thundery downpours leading to localised flooding. Early figures up until 27 June 2016 reflect this mix … Continue reading

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More thundery downpours for some

Last night torrential, thundery downpours affected parts of southern and southeast England causing localised flooding and disruption to transport. The table below shows the rainfall totals recorded: UK rainfall totals 22 June 7pm – 23 June 9am Site Area Rainfall … Continue reading

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A mixed June so far

So far in June there has been quite a variation in the weather we have seen. The start of the month brought some warm and sunny weather, especially in the west. However, more recently it has been rather more unsettled … Continue reading

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Contrasting weather for Europe this weekend

A developing area of low pressure across central Europe will bring a spell of very unsettled weather across the Alps to the Baltic over the next couple of days, but also introduce increasingly hot conditions to southeast Europe. Warm and … Continue reading

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How the moods of the changeable Pacific influences global temperatures

The warm and cool phases of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the tropical Pacific are part of the largest climatic phenomenon on earth with the greatest impact on our weather. Since mid-May 2015 until May 2016, ENSO was … Continue reading

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Global Weather this week – updated 7 June 2016

We might be seeing some heavy showers and thunderstorms here in the UK today, but the weather in other parts of the world is much more volatile with storms, floods and heatwaves. North America In North America Tropical Storm Colin … Continue reading

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Will summer be a washout or a scorcher?

Summer is a time when many look forward to enjoying the great outdoors, but all too often the British weather can, quite literally, dampen our spirits. The Met Office has just released its contingency planners’ outlook covering the period for … Continue reading

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Unsettled weather for Europe and further afield

A warm plume of air has extended north from Africa into continental Europe, and is the focus for some potentially severe thunderstorms this weekend. The risk will transfer east from France on Saturday to Germany and the Alps on Sunday … Continue reading

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Science Camps in full swing

Over 50 students, aged between 11-13, arrived at the Met Office keen to learn about weather and climate science, for the second of this year’s Science Camps! During the Science Camps students take part in demonstrations and hands-on activities, while … Continue reading

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Pre-Monsoon in southern Asia

Southern Asia has seen some extreme weather recently, with heavy rainfall and high temperatures. But how unusual is this? In the last few days temperatures have often been above 50 C in northwest India, and the highest ever temperature record  was … Continue reading

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