Tag Archives: 2013

Statistics for winter so far

As the unsettled UK weather continues this week, the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre have looked at statistics for this winter so far (from 1 December to 10 February). These add to previous facts and figures we put out earlier … Continue reading

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Mild wet winter continues in early January figures

Provisional half-month statistics up to the 15th of January show a continuation of the generally mild and wet theme of the UK’s winter thus far. The mean UK temperature up to the 15th of January is 5.1 °C, which is … Continue reading

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UK Weather: How stormy has it been and why?

Since the start of December the UK has seen a prolonged period of particularly unsettled weather, with a series of storms tracking in off the Atlantic bringing strong winds and heavy rain. The windiest month since 1993 In order to … Continue reading

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2013: Average figures mask some notable highlights

Provisional statistics for 2013 suggest it has been a very average year – but those annual figures mask a year which features some significant weather highlights. Using figures up to 29 December and then assuming average conditions for the last … Continue reading

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Major Atlantic storm – wind speeds and rainfall totals

The Atlantic storm which has caused disruption across parts of England and Wales this morning has now moved off into the North Sea. We expect the most powerful winds and heavy rain associated with the storm to clear eastern areas … Continue reading

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Stats reveal so-so September

Provisional Met Office statistics show September has been fairly average for the UK, with lower than average rainfall being the only notable feature. The UK mean temperature for the month was 12.8C, which is just 0.1C above the long-term (1981-2010) … Continue reading

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July finishes in top three sunniest and warmest

Met Office figures show that, with a mean temperature of 17 °C, July 2013 was the third warmest in the national record going back to 1910, behind 2006 (17.8 °C) and 1983 (17.3 °C). This July’s heatwave was more notable … Continue reading

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Never mind the stories, summer is not over yet

After a fortnight of settled and fine weather for most parts of the UK, we’re now seeing more changeable conditions which have led to stories claiming summer is ‘over before it even began’. They point to our 30-day outlook, which … Continue reading

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Met Office predicts above average Atlantic hurricane season

The Met Office Atlantic tropical storm forecast for 2013 is for 14 tropical storms between June and November, with a 70% chance that the number will be in the range 10 to 18. The long-term average over the period 1980–2010 … Continue reading

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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

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