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On the record – observing a ‘heatwave’

Last week on 1 July the UK saw its warmest July daily max temperature on record (records date back as far as 1853), with 36.7 °C at Heathrow. This has led to considerable interest in the wider context of the … Continue reading

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Hotter weather for the start of July

The weather is showing signs of heating up next week for the start of the Wimbledon fortnight. In contrast to June so far, which has seen temperatures often near or just below normal, next week could see a real change … Continue reading

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Mixed bag for the start of June

It has been a very varied weather picture so far this month. It’s been dry and warm for the south east of the UK, with some places around London having received less than 5 mm of rainfall so far and … Continue reading

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Summer returns but no heatwave

There have been some stories in the press that a heatwave is on the way later this week.  Although we are expecting temperatures to rise over the coming days with some pleasant early summer weather, any very warm weather will … Continue reading

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More warm weather this week – but what’s in store for the summer?

This week is set to see some unseasonably warm weather for parts of the UK – with temperatures expected to climb to the low to mid-20s Celsius in the south on Tuesday and Wednesday. Warm air flowing up from the … Continue reading

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Rain totals for 19th July 2014

As forecast there were severe thunderstorms across the UK on the 19th July bringing heavy rain and gusty winds. See the tables below for the largest rain totals across the UK.  Gloucestershire recorded the highest rainfall with 66mm between 6am … Continue reading

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The Met Office’s outlook for the UK summer 2014

There are headlines in the media today which suggest the Met Office is forecasting that this summer will be one of the hottest on record. However, the Met Office hasn’t issued a forecast along these lines. The news stories are … Continue reading

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No heat wave just sunshine and showers this weekend

You may have seen more headlines in the newspapers today talking about a heat wave heading our way for the weekend. Once again these stories seem a little over-hyped. The Met Office forecast for the rest of the week does, … Continue reading

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July finishes in top three sunniest and warmest

Met Office figures show that, with a mean temperature of 17 °C, July 2013 was the third warmest in the national record going back to 1910, behind 2006 (17.8 °C) and 1983 (17.3 °C). This July’s heatwave was more notable … Continue reading

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Warm air to bring short hot spell

Temperatures are forecast to exceed 30 °C tomorrow in some areas with a heat health warning in place for parts of the south east. However, these high temperatures are expected to be short lived with temperatures dropping by a few degrees again over the weekend. … Continue reading

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