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A low pressure system off to the west of the UK is generating some big waves which are set to affect western coasts through today and Tuesday. Waves of between 2-4 metres (about 6-12ft) are expected through the peak of … Continue reading
After a dry and warm start, summer 2014 is set to end on a rather average note – with temperatures and rainfall close to normal levels for the season. Using figures up to 27 August and then assuming average conditions … Continue reading
The UK has already seen nearly its entire ‘normal’ rainfall for August in the first half of the month. Figures up to the 13th of August show there has been 86.1mm of rain so far in the UK, just short … Continue reading
Overall August saw quiet weather, with temperatures close to average. Forecaster Helen talks through the weather we saw in August in our summary video. A maximum temperature of 34.1 °C was recorded at Heathrow on the 1st, the highest UK … Continue reading
The August Bank Holiday is always the last Monday in August, although these statistics include Saturday and Sunday, to look at the whole weekend. At this time of year it can still be quite hot, although there have been few instances of … Continue reading
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
Last night saw some unusually cold August night-time temperatures across parts of the UK, with some observation sites hitting record lows. Among those stations seeing their coldest recorded August temperature were: Braemar No 2, Aberdeenshire: -2.4 °C Aviemore, Highlands: -1.8 … Continue reading