Tag Archives: Autumn

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 , , , , , , | 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 , , , , , , , , , , | 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

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , ,

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 , , , , , , , , , | 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 , , , , , | 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

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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 , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , ,