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More summer-like weather will return to the UK with conditions and temperatures due to improve as we head into the weekend. This will come as welcome news to many after a spell of disappointing weather over the past few days … Continue reading
It has been a very varied weather picture so far this month. It’s been dry and warm for the south east of the UK, with some places around London having received less than 5 mm of rainfall so far and … Continue reading
While the UK continues to see fairly typical winter weather, over the other side of the Atlantic the US is experiencing some stark contrasts. While some parts in the west are seeing warm and dry conditions, eastern areas are seeing … Continue reading
January 2015 saw above-average amounts of sunshine and rainfall right across the UK, but with temperatures averaging out to near-normal. The first half of the month was largely unsettled, with mild, wet and windy weather interspersed with colder and drier … Continue reading
Over recent weeks, we have spoken about the very strong jet stream across the Atlantic, driving areas of intense low pressure towards the UK. This has bought spells of very wet, windy but relatively mild conditions to the country. As … Continue reading
The UK may be experiencing what looks likely to be a milder than average winter but other parts of the globe are struggling against some extreme weather conditions. Middle East Heavy snow is expected to affect large parts of Turkey, … Continue reading
Most people woke up yesterday to a green Christmas rather than a white one. Snow was recorded at our observation site at Lerwick and some sleet was also recorded at Wick between 11am and 12pm, however for the rest of the … Continue reading
Parts of the US and Canada are seeing particularly cold weather and heavy snowfall at the moment. A southward buckle in the jet stream has seen cold polar air flow south to north eastern parts of North America. In the … Continue reading
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