Tag Archives: Cumbria

Climate change and weather caught in a media storm

December so far has been characterised by intense media discussions about climate change and its relationship to weather. Early in the month, the Met Office welcomed the BBC Trust report, which recognised there was a serious breach of their editorial … Continue reading

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Did climate change have an impact on Storm Desmond?

The exceptional rainfall in Cumbria over the past few days saw the fall of numerous records and has led many to ask whether it is linked to climate change. The records are based on digitised data going back to the … Continue reading

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Last night’s coldest temperatures

As the recent cold spell continues, last night saw some cold temperatures across the UK with widespread frost across parts of the country, with the coldest place being Shap, Cumbria where it fell to -7.0 °C. The table below shows … Continue reading

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Heavy rain for parts of the UK this weekend

Forecasters at the Met Office are monitoring the development of a slow-moving weather front, which could produce significant amounts of rain over the weekend. A Met Office early warning has been issued for Cumbria for heavy rain, especially across the … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: Friday 19 November

The Western Morning News ran an article in the paper today explaining how ‘We issued rain warnings in good time‘ ahead of the heavy rain and subsequent flooding in Cornwall on Wednesday. Today was also the one year anniversary of … Continue reading

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Diary: 18-20 Nov – First Anniversary of Cumbria Floods

Heavy and persistent rain caused widespread flooding in Cumbria, an in particular in the town of Cockermouth where during the night of 19–20 November 2009 over 200 people in Cockermouth were rescued from their homes by the emergency services. One year on, … Continue reading

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