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Tag Archives: Average
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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March continues sunny theme for UK
Following the sunniest winter in records dating back to 1929, March has continued the trend with above average sunshine hours according to early Met Office statistics. Up to the 29th of the month, there had been 115.0 hours of sunshine … Continue reading
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What is the wettest city in the UK?
We often get asked the question about where is the wettest town or city in the UK – and there are some news stories on this subject circulating in the media at the moment. While the current stories use some … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Average, city, Met Office, record, town, wet, wettest 2 Comments
Cool, wet August ends fairly average summer
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged august, Average, cold, figures, rainfall, records, summer, sunshine, temperature, wet 5 Comments
A wet start to August
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged august, Average, bertha, cold, figures, Met Office, rainfall, records, sunshine, temperature, wet 3 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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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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June so far: wetter and cooler than average
Update: Provisional Met Office figures for the whole of June are now available at: Met Office confirms wettest June in over a century The weather for most of the UK has been dominated by cool and unsettled conditions in the first half … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Average, june, Met Office, rain, temperature, weather 4 Comments
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