Tag Archives: Devon

Iconic British gardeners meet Met Office scientists

Devon’s gardeners have had some of their horticultural problems answered thanks to a visit from the iconic BBC Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time team to the Met Office. The show, in front of a 200 strong audience, was lead by … Continue reading

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Last night’s highest wind speeds

As well as being wet we had some strong winds overnight Saturday into Sunday. Below are some of the highest gusts of wind recorded at Met Office reporting stations: Station     Maximum gust St Catherines Point, Isle of Wight 69 mph … Continue reading

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24 – 25 November rainfall update

Overnight rainfall recorded at Met Office observing stations from 6pm Saturday 24 November to 8am Sunday 25 November: Station     Amount Fylingdales, North Yorkshire 36.6 mm Pershore, Hereford & Worcester 32.6 mm Sheffield, South Yorkshire 32.6 mm Gingley-on-the-Hill 31.8 mm Leek, … Continue reading

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Met Office website widget to support local tourism

Following the wettest summer in over a century, a north Devon tourism boss has suggested the Met Office delivers ‘pessimistic forecasts’. Although we can’t change the weather we’d like to help in any other way we can. The Met Office … Continue reading

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150th photo competition winners

Thank you to everyone who took part in our 150th  photo competition. August this year marked 150 years since the first weather forecast was published in the Times newspaper. As part of the celebrations we held a photo competition asking people to … Continue reading

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Met Office in the News: 28 September 2010

The Daily Express, among others, reports on ‘Snowy night is the coldest in 30 years‘. The cold conditions over last weekend were the result of high pressure, clear skies and a northerly air flow across the UK.  Through the weekend some … Continue reading

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