Tag Archives: cold

Dry start to January

Provisional figures show it has been drier than average in most areas of the UK so far this month (January 1 – 15), with a few places receiving around 20% of the month’s average rainfall, primarily the east of both … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Cold weather in Europe and the US

Our meteorologists will be keeping a close eye on the weather in eastern Europe and the USA this week. With high pressure dictating the weather over western Europe, cold air and associated weather systems are being funnelled southwards across eastern … Continue reading

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

Autumn and November 2016 statistics

We’ve seen a wide variety of weather this autumn from the warmest day of the year to snow; although early statistics (1 September – 30 November) show overall has been a fairly average season. Despite September proving to be the … Continue reading

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

Winter Outlook for December 2016 to February 2017

Today the Met Office has released its long-range outlook for December 2016 to February 2017, highlighting the risk of a cold start to the winter for the UK. Latest observations from around the globe and long-range weather prediction systems suggest … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

North-south rainfall divide for July

The early July statistics (1st -28th) show a stark contrast in the UK between parts of the north and south as far as rainfall is concerned. St Catherine’s Point, on the Isle of Wight, recorded only 1.4 mm of rain, … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Record breaking rainfall and cold weather grips South Africa.

There has been snowfall, heavy rain, and flooding across parts of South Africa as a low pressure system moves slowly along the southern coast. Flooding and mudslides have been reported in and around Durban with the city recording 150mm of … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Will summer be a washout or a scorcher?

Summer is a time when many look forward to enjoying the great outdoors, but all too often the British weather can, quite literally, dampen our spirits. The Met Office has just released its contingency planners’ outlook covering the period for … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Is this summer going to be record breaking?

There are headlines in the media today suggesting the UK is in for a “hotter than usual summer”.  This prediction seems to have been based on the latest Met Office three month outlook for contingency planners. As we’ve discussed previously, … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Snow in late April, more common than you may think

This week many places have seen the type of weather you may usually associate with winter than late April, with wintry showers observed as far south as southern counties of England. However, snow at this time of year is not … Continue reading

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

The weather on the day of the Queen’s birth

Today is the Queen’s 90th birthday and if you are out and about today the weather for many of us should be dry and fine with some weak sunshine. However back in 1926 when the Queen was born the picture … Continue reading

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