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Tag Archives: Autumn
Future summers could last longer hints Met Office research
UK autumns are likely to become drier on average and more ‘summer-like’ with increasing climate change according to new research from the Met Office. Daniel Cotterill is the lead scientist behind the study, which focusses on the projected likelihood of … Continue reading
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Autumn set to be third warmest on record
This autumn is on course to be the third warmest on record for the UK but rainfall is close to average, according to early statistics from the Met Office. The mean temperature from 1 September to 25 November, then assuming … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Autumn, cliamte, Met Office, November, record, statistics, weather 3 Comments
How will ex-Hurricane Cristobal affect the UK’s weather next week?
The third tropical storm in the North Atlantic, Cristobal, has been making some headlines about its potential positive impact on us here in the UK – so what’s actually happening? Cristobal is currently categorised as a hurricane and is currently … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Autumn, cristobal, hot, hurricane, indian summer, Met Office, summer, sunny, tropical storm, UK, weather 2 Comments
Statistics announce an average autumn
Early statistics for autumn 2013 suggest it has been a fairly normal season overall with temperature, rainfall and sunshine amounts all quite close to the long-term average. Our early season assessment for autumn (Sep-Nov) uses figures from 1 September to … Continue reading
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UK’s unsettled weather and the jet stream
The UK is set to see unsettled weather throughout this week as heavy rain and windy conditions are expected to affect many areas, whilst temperatures will remain mild for the time of year. We talk about the jet stream quite … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Autumn, Jet stream, Met Office, mild, october, UK, warm, weather, wet, windy 4 Comments
What is an ‘Indian summer’?
After a warm, dry, sunny summer, the fine weather is continuing this week with temperature expected to reach 28 to 29 °C in the southeast on Wednesday and Thursday. Many media reports are calling this an ‘Indian summer’, however according … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Autumn, indian summer, Met Office, summer, UK, weather 3 Comments
Sorry, no heatwave in sight
An article on the front page of today’s Daily Express suggests that there is a new UK heat wave in the offing for next week and temperatures could soar into the 90s °F (32-37 °C). This is not a forecast … Continue reading
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When does Autumn start? Defining seasons
Seasons are fundamental to how we understand the UK climate and the environment around us, but how do we define when they start and end? In meteorological terms, it’s fairly simple – each season is a three month period. So, … Continue reading
What has brought the warm autumn weather to the UK?
Over the next few days we are expecting a spell of very warm weather for this time of year across much of England and Wales and even parts of Scotland too. The reason why we are seeing this unseasonable warm … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Autumn, England, heat wave, heatwave, indian summer, Met Office, Spain, warm Comments Off on What has brought the warm autumn weather to the UK?
Wet and windy weather signals the start of Autumn
This week is forecast to be one of the windiest of the year, a typical beginning to autumn. Autumn is well known for its wet and windy weather stripping the colourful leaves from the trees. One of the reasons behind the autumnal … Continue reading
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