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Met Office in the Media – 7 August 2015

An article published today makes a number of claims about Met Office weather and climate science. It would be difficult to cover all the points raised in this blog, but here we look at the science and facts behind a … Continue reading

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Record hot to record cold in a July of extremes

While this year’s July may not have broken any monthly records – it was book-ended with some localised daily records at both extremes of the temperature spectrum. The month started with the highest recorded July temperature in our UK climate … Continue reading

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Early July sees big rainfall contrasts

After a hot and humid start to the month, when record daily maximum temperatures were recorded at several stations across the country on 1 July, it has been a fairly average month so far for the UK as a whole. … Continue reading

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Annual State of the Climate Report for 2014 published

A report which looks at all the climate variables that can be measured for 2014 has been released today. The annual ‘State of the Climate’ report has been published by the American Meteorological Society, presenting summaries for all so-called Essential … 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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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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One year on – A look back to last winter

This weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the Valentine’s Day storm, which also marked the end of a particularly stormy three-month period. A new review article – ‘From months to minutes – exploring the value of high-resolution rainfall observation and … Continue reading

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Early figures suggest third warmest spring on record

Early statistics from the Met Office National Climate Information Centre show that this has been one of the warmest springs in records dating back to 1910. Based on figures up until 28 May and then assuming average conditions to the … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Meteorological Day

Every year on the 23rd March meteorological services around the world celebrate World Meteorological Day to mark the creation of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950.  This year’s World Meteorological Day theme is ‘Weather and climate: engaging youth’. WMO … Continue reading

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January weather summary

January saw a succession of weather systems tracking across the UK from the Atlantic which brought high winds, at times gale force, and persistent rain to the country. This extended a sequence of deep lows that began in mid-December. The … Continue reading

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