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Sunny and dry April

UPDATE: YOU CAN SEE AN UPDATED STORY ON APRIL’S WEATHER ON OUR WEBSITE. The early April figures (1st – 28th April) show it was a sunny and warm month over all, with well above average sunshine almost everywhere. At the moment … Continue reading

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First half of April has been dry and warm

Early statistics up to the 15th of April show that month so far has been generally settled and warm, with limited rainfall in most areas. The mean temperature for the UK was 8.2C, which is 0.8C above the long-term (1981-2010) … 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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April drier and colder than average

After the wettest April on record in 2012, provisional full-month Met Office figures show this April has been slightly drier than average in the UK. Rainfall throughout the UK was 64 mm this year, compared to the 1981-2010 average of … Continue reading

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Warm but unsettled weekend ahead as cold eases grip on UK

The UK is set to see some warmer temperatures this weekend as the colder than average weather seen so far this April eases its grip. Temperatures have been steadily climbing since the exceptionally cold weather towards the start of the … Continue reading

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April 2012 early statistics – above average rainfall

These are early figures covering 1 – 25 of April and not full month statistics, so are therefore very likely to change. Especially regarding ranking. Full month figures will not be available until provisionally Wednesday 2 May. Figures for 1 – 25 April … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 19 April 2012

The wet weather across parts of the UK at the moment has generated comments about how wet this April as a whole may pan out in the record books.  As we have said in blogs previously, it is just too … Continue reading

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Why are we getting thunder and lightning?

With the weather in April being distinctly showery so far, what exactly causes this changeable weather and why do some showers give thunder and lightning?   Thunderstorms are normally associated with convective clouds which form from rising air warmed by … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 04 May 2011

There has been widespread coverage of the April climate statistics following what has been the warmest and 11th driest April on record. The Met Office appeared on the BBC One, Six and Ten O’Clock News as well as the News … Continue reading

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