Tag Archives: East Anglia

How wet has 2012 been? Is it a record breaker?

Provisional figures from the Met Office from 1 January to 26 December 2012 show that some parts of the UK have already had their wettest year on record. New records have been set in England (1095.8 mm), northern England (1253 … Continue reading

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How wet has this September been?

The latter part of September saw some exceptional rainfall in parts of the UK which caused disruption and flooding at times. With such a great deal of rain falling in a short period of time, some people have asked whether … Continue reading

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Heavy rain in the west but very warm in the south east

The UK’s weather will see marked contrasts over the next few days – with heavy rain in the west today and very warm weather in the south east. Forecasters at the Met Office have issued severe weather warnings for the … Continue reading

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Guest blog: It’s raining – why have we still got a drought?

Trevor Bishop is Head of Water Resources at the Environment Agency. Here he explains why, despite the rain, we are still in a drought. In true bank holiday spirit the weather turned wet for the Easter holidays and it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Very mild start to November

The first part of November has been very mild, dry and quite sunny across the UK, according to provisional Met Office climate figures. The UK average temperature for 1-15 November was 9.4 °C, which is 3.5 °C higher than the … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 27 June 2011

Following an exclusive visit by Clive Cookson, Science Editor at the Financial Times to the Met Office earlier in the Month the FT Weekend Magazine ran “So will it rain tomorrow?”. This explores the role of the Met Office in … Continue reading

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Spring rainfall shows big contrasts across the UK

Provisional Met Office climate figures for spring 2011 indicate that rainfall amounts across the UK have varied widely from north and west to south and east. Even though further rain is expected across much of the country before the season … Continue reading

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Forecast for the run up to the Christmas weekend

The very cold weather will continue for the rest of the week, with the risk of snow decreasing for much of the country. Met Office forecasters said: “Many places will become drier through Thursday but there is a chance that … Continue reading

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