Tag Archives: december

A closer look at ‘weather bombs’

With strong winds affecting parts of the country today, there has been a lot of talk about ‘weather bombs‘ – but what are they and what do they mean for our weather? First of all, it’s important to stress the … Continue reading

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Max UK wind speeds – 10 December 2014

UPDATED AT 11:30AM ON 10th DECEMBER 2014 Parts of the UK are being affected by strong winds today – particularly the north-western coast of Scotland. Winds are generally much lighter in south-eastern parts, although still gusty – particularly around coasts. … Continue reading

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Winter so far – 18th February rainfall update

As the UK heads into a period of more normal unsettled winter weather weather, the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre has looked at statistics for this winter so far (from 1 December 2013 to 13 February 2014). These add … Continue reading

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UK’s exceptional weather in context

As the UK’s run of exceptionally wet and stormy weather continues, the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre has looked at how the last two months compare in the historical records. Here’s some facts and figures for the weather we’ve … Continue reading

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December weather summary

December saw some settled weather but also some stormy periods. A major winter storm on 5th brought strong winds to Scotland with a storm-surge mainly affecting the east coast. A succession of deep Atlantic low pressure systems brought heavy rain … Continue reading

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UK Weather: How stormy has it been and why?

Since the start of December the UK has seen a prolonged period of particularly unsettled weather, with a series of storms tracking in off the Atlantic bringing strong winds and heavy rain. The windiest month since 1993 In order to … Continue reading

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Statistics for December and 2012 – is the UK getting wetter?

Provisional statistics from the Met Office show 2012 was the second wettest year in the UK national record dating back to 1910, and just a few millimetres short of the record set in 2000. The exceptionally wet year was characterised … Continue reading

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Recent rainfall totals

Rain has continued to cause disruption across parts of the UK, with overnight rain adding to significant totals over the past few days. The wettest place in the UK (and Scotland) since the heavy rainfall began on 19th December to … Continue reading

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Responding to more ‘winter weather’ headlines

We wrote only last week that it seems that it is the time of year again for colourful headlines about an impending big freeze. We had them at this time last year, which prompted our Chief Executive to write an … Continue reading

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What’s in store this winter? Responding to the headlines

It seems that it is the time of year for colourful headlines about an impending big freeze. We had them at this time last year, which prompted our Chief Executive to write an opinion piece in The Times. Now we … Continue reading

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