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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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One year on – A look back to last winter

This weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the Valentine’s Day storm, which also marked the end of a particularly stormy three-month period. A new review article – ‘From months to minutes – exploring the value of high-resolution rainfall observation and … Continue reading

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Guest blog: ‘Risk of summer drought at normal levels’

There have been some reports in the press that the Met Office has warned dry weather this June could bring a return of drought conditions to the UK – this is not the case. Here Victoria Williams, Water Resources Advisor … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Wind and rainfall data 4 to 5 December 2013

UPDATED TO INCLUDE LATEST WIND SPEEDS AS AT 3PM, 5 DECEMBER 2013 As forecast, there have been severe gales with widespread gusts of between 60 and 80mph across Scotland and northern parts of England. Some very high level mountain sites … Continue reading

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Unsettled weather to come – but no repeat of ‘St Jude’ in sight

There have been a few mentions in today’s media of another storm coming in for this weekend – with the Daily Express suggesting that a ‘new deadly storm’ is on the way. It’s fair to say we are expecting a … Continue reading

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