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Tag Archives: high pressure
How will La Nina affect our winter weather?
La Niña is now present in the tropical Pacific and forecasters are suggesting these conditions will continue throughout the winter months. La Niña is one of the three phases of the phenomenon known as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, El Niño – the warm phase, La Niña – the cool phase and lastly the neutral phase. During La Niña … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged climate science, El Niño-Southern Oscillation, El Nino, high pressure, Jet stream, La Niña, long range forecast, Met Office, Quasi-Biennial Oscillation, rainfall, solar cycle, storms, trade winds, weather, weather forecast, Winter Comments Off on How will La Nina affect our winter weather?
High pressure keeping things mostly settled
After the recent wet and windy weather we now have a period of calmer weather due to an area of high pressure that is pushing in from Scandinavia. Through today (Friday) and into the weekend a frontal system will bring … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged high pressure, Met Office, severe weather, spring, SSW, sudden stratospheric warming, temperature, weather forecasting 2 Comments
Turning even warmer for parts of Britain
After a disappointingly cool and wet August, September has been largely fine, with plenty of warm sunshine for many areas. This has been thanks to an area of high pressure centred across the UK, which generally brings us dry and … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Azores, dry and fine, edouard, high pressure, hurricane, low pressure, mid 20s, seasonal average, showers, warm, weekend 2 Comments
Spring has sprung
Warmer, drier weather is on the way for parts of the country. As we move through the week a north–south divide develops across the UK with Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and parts of Wales being changeable and windy. However … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged forecast, high pressure, March, rainfall, record breaking, Scotland, spring, temperature, weather forecast 2 Comments