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Early statistics up to the 15th of April show that month so far has been generally settled and warm, with limited rainfall in most areas. The mean temperature for the UK was 8.2C, which is 0.8C above the long-term (1981-2010) … Continue reading
Following the sunniest winter in records dating back to 1929, March has continued the trend with above average sunshine hours according to early Met Office statistics. Up to the 29th of the month, there had been 115.0 hours of sunshine … Continue reading
After a dry and warm start, summer 2014 is set to end on a rather average note – with temperatures and rainfall close to normal levels for the season. Using figures up to 27 August and then assuming average conditions … Continue reading
The UK has already seen nearly its entire ‘normal’ rainfall for August in the first half of the month. Figures up to the 13th of August show there has been 86.1mm of rain so far in the UK, just short … Continue reading
This July was the eighth month in a row which has seen warmer than average temperatures for the UK. It was both sunnier and warmer than average, but not as much as July last year, according to provisional full-month statistics … Continue reading
Early statistics from the Met Office National Climate Information Centre show that this has been one of the warmest springs in records dating back to 1910. Based on figures up until 28 May and then assuming average conditions to the … Continue reading
Provisional half-month statistics up to the 15th of January show a continuation of the generally mild and wet theme of the UK’s winter thus far. The mean UK temperature up to the 15th of January is 5.1 °C, which is … Continue reading
Provisional statistics for 2013 suggest it has been a very average year – but those annual figures mask a year which features some significant weather highlights. Using figures up to 29 December and then assuming average conditions for the last … Continue reading