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Tag Archives: 2012
The jet stream and why it’s too early to write-off summer
There have been one or two stories in the press today saying we’re in for another washout summer, which would rightly inspire collective misery across the country. However, it’s a far too early to be writing off any chance of … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2012, 2013, august, flood, forecast, Jet stream, july, june, Met Office, rain, summer, washout, weather 16 Comments
Statistics for December and 2012 – is the UK getting wetter?
Provisional statistics from the Met Office show 2012 was the second wettest year in the UK national record dating back to 1910, and just a few millimetres short of the record set in 2000. The exceptionally wet year was characterised … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2012, december, Met Office, rainfall, statistics 14 Comments
Is 2012 the wettest year on record?
We announced last week that 2012 is already the wettest year for England in our records dating back to 1910, but we’re still waiting to hear whether it’s the wettest on record for the UK. The latest figures we have … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2012, breaker, England, Met Office, New Year, rain, rainfall, record, record breaker, UK, wettest 1 Comment
Infographic: 2012 weather review of the year
Hover over the image to link through to more detail on the UK weather in 2012.
Posted in Met Office Images, Met Office News Tagged 2012, cold, infographic, Met Office, rain, rainfall, snow, statistics, Sun, weather, weather warning, wind Comments Off on Infographic: 2012 weather review of the year
Weather forecasts for the Olympic Games
The Met Office is providing weather forecasts for all Olympic venues during the Games and beyond. As part of the services provided for London 2012, we have installed additional weather observation equipment and developed enhanced forecasting capability to support our staff. … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2012, forecast, London, Met Office, olympic, Olympic Games, weather forecasting Comments Off on Weather forecasts for the Olympic Games
Improving picture as many start school holidays
After weeks of heavy rain across parts of the UK, conditions are set to improve for many areas this weekend. More heavy showers will affect some parts during the rest of the week, but by Saturday most areas will see … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2012, flood, heavy, Jet stream, july, june, Met Office, Olympic Games, rain, summer, weather, wet Comments Off on Improving picture as many start school holidays
How is the weather affecting pollen?
The weather has been very unsettled during June and the start of July, and this has been reflected in the pollen counts. As we predicted back in May, there have been some very high counts, but there have also been some … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2012, Allergic rhinitis, Count, hay fever, july, Met Office, Pollen, summer, weather, wet 1 Comment
First half of July continues wet and gloomy theme
Provisional mid-month statistics from the Met Office show that, after an exceptionally wet and gloomy June, the first half of July has continued the disappointing theme. Normally at the halfway stage of a month we’d expect sunshine and rainfall to … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2012, flood, Jet stream, july, Met Office, rain, summer, UK, weather Comments Off on First half of July continues wet and gloomy theme
Are you holding a Diamond Jubilee event? Add it to our map
Are you holding a Jubilee Big Lunch event? We’d like to include your event on our Diamond Jubilee weather map on our website. To submit your event, please add your event on our Facebook poll. Once you’ve added your event, … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2012, diamond jubilee, Met Office, queen's jubilee, the big lunch, weather Comments Off on Are you holding a Diamond Jubilee event? Add it to our map
Met Office in the Media: 8 January 2011
Snowy weather pushed north across parts of the UK yesterday bringing snow to some areas as expected. The snow was fairly temporary for many as rain followed and tended to melt the snow that had fallen. Overnight snow fell across … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged 2012, London Olympics, Met Office, NASA, NOAA, Scotland, severe weather, solar storm Comments Off on Met Office in the Media: 8 January 2011
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