Tag Archives: Environment Agency

Reporting the weather across the UK

December 2015 was the wettest calendar month for the UK in a series of monthly weather records stretching back to 1910. But why does the Met Office state 1910 when listing records, especially when some records existed well before that … Continue reading

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Record breaking December rainfall

This is has already been a record breaking month for rainfall in some parts of the UK, with exceptional amounts of rain falling onto already saturated ground. The very wet Boxing Day in parts of north Wales and northwest England … Continue reading

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December on track to be the mildest on record

Mowing the lawn has been the reality for some so far this December, with unseasonably high temperatures. It looks as though the UK is on track to break the record for the warmest December since records began in 1910 and … 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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Wind and rain records for Storm Desmond

Storm Desmond, the fourth named storm of the season, bought widespread heavy rain and storm force winds to areas of northern England and Scotland. The rainfall experienced in many parts of the north west of the UK is thought to … Continue reading

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This weekend’s UK rainfall

Following the heavy rainfall over the weekend, here are the latest rainfall totals: Site Name Area 48hr Rainfall total 9am Sat to 9am Mon (mm) Capel Curig Gwynedd 106.0 Lake Vyrnwy Powys 82.0 Keswick Cumbria 81.6 Blencathra Cumbria 72.6 Tyndrum … Continue reading

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Wet weekend for parts of the UK

Heavy rain is expected across parts of north Wales, northwest England and southwest Scotland on Saturday into Sunday, clearing to the southeast on Monday.  We have issued a yellow weather warning for rain for these areas, while the Environment Agency, … Continue reading

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Highest temperatures and rainfall over the weekend

Over the past 24 hours the weather has delivered a mixture of hot sunshine, thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain as we highlighted earlier in the week. As expected, sunny skies and warm air being pushed northwards from the continent allowed … Continue reading

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Rain or shine this weekend?

You may have heard that this weekend could be cloudy and wet…or sunny and dry, that’s because as with other weekends this summer there has been some uncertainty in the forecast. After a mixed week of some sunshine, rain and … Continue reading

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‘Super tides’, the weather and coastal flood risk

UPDATED 27/02/2015 – this blog has been updated under the section ‘So what are ‘super tides” with the help of the National Oceanography Centre. In this joint blog from the Environment Agency and the Met Office, we look at the … Continue reading

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