Tag Archives: cold

Mild start to December

Looking at figures dating back to 1960 this has been the mildest start to December for Wales (8.7C), south west England (9.8C) and south east England (10C), and the 4th warmest for the UK as a whole (7.1C), with 1979, … Continue reading

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Turning colder for this weekend

Cold weather is expected this weekend courtesy of an arctic maritime airmass spreading across the country from the north. Everyone will notice a change in the weather after the second mildest start to November on record. On Friday the cold … Continue reading

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Warm start to November

Early provisional figures* (1-15 November) show the first half of November has been very mild with maximum daily temperatures 3.8C above average for the UK Central England Temperature data set shows the start to the month has been the second … Continue reading

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Warm, sunny and dry October

Early provisional figures (1-28 October) show sunshine and temperatures were above normal in almost all places this month while rainfall has been below average, especially in western areas. Much of October has been relatively settled, with high pressure dominating our … Continue reading

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What are the prospects for the weather in the coming winter?

Anyone who has read the newspapers lately can’t have failed to notice this winter’s weather is in the headlines. Justification for claims of a ‘big freeze’ has come from sources as diverse as the plucky Bewick Swan settling into the … Continue reading

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World weather this week

Southern USA After making landfall on Saturday 23 October as a category 5 hurricane, Hurricane Patricia weakened rapidly as it moved over the mountains of Mexico. Hurricane Patricia became the deepest hurricane on record with minimum central pressure of 879hPa, … Continue reading

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Warm, dry, sunny start to October

The first half of October has been dominated by high pressure, giving a warm, dry, sunny start to October across the UK. The month started with some weather fronts crossing the UK bringing rain in places. However the mid month … Continue reading

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Do swans herald snow for the UK?

There has been some speculation that the UK may be in for a cold winter after the arrival of a migrating Bewick’s swan from Russia. The swan arrived at the WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire on Sunday 11 October, … Continue reading

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So what happened to our summer?

Our Chief Scientist Professor Dame Julia Slingo OBE FRS reflects on this summer’s weather and what has influenced it: No-one can deny that we have had a pretty disappointing summer with a lot of unsettled weather and only a few … 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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