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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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Anne Swithenbank, BBC, Bunny Guinness, Devon, garden, gardeners question time, horticulture, peter gibbs, Pippa Greenwood Comments Off on Iconic British gardeners meet Met Office scientists
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Cornwall, Devon, gales, Met Office, severe weather, storms, strong winds Comments Off on Last night’s highest wind speeds
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
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
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged Devon, Forecasts, Met Office, Rick Turner, Tourism, Tourist attraction, weather, weather forecasting 2 Comments
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 150th, Bideford, Devon, flickr, Met Office, North Devon, photo competition, winner Comments Off on 150th photo competition winners
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
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Devon, Met Office, severe weather Comments Off on Met Office in the News: 28 September 2010
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