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Tag Archives: hot
A mixed June so far
So far in June there has been quite a variation in the weather we have seen. The start of the month brought some warm and sunny weather, especially in the west. However, more recently it has been rather more unsettled … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2016, flodding, hot, june, Met Office, rainfall, showers, temperatures, thunder, warm, wet 2 Comments
Pre-Monsoon in southern Asia
Southern Asia has seen some extreme weather recently, with heavy rainfall and high temperatures. But how unusual is this? In the last few days temperatures have often been above 50 C in northwest India, and the highest ever temperature record was … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Drought, flooding, heavy rain, hot, Met Office, rain, rainfall, severe weather, Storm, storms, temperature, tropical cyclone, tropical storm, weather, weather forecasting, wet Comments Off on Pre-Monsoon in southern Asia
Becoming warmer this weekend
After a chilly end to April with snow and frosts, May has got off to a warmer start, and temperatures are forecast to climb further through the weekend with further sunshine. The rise in temperatures is a result of a … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged air quality, hot, Met Office, Pollen, Pollution, spring, sunny, sunshine, temperature, thunder, UK, UV, warm, weather, weather forecasting Comments Off on Becoming warmer this weekend
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Environment Agency, flooding, forecast, heavy rain, hot, humid, Met Office, National Severe Weather Warning Service, NRW, rain, SEPA, summer, temperature, thunderstorms, UK, weather Comments Off on Rain or shine this weekend?
Record hot to record cold in a July of extremes
While this year’s July may not have broken any monthly records – it was book-ended with some localised daily records at both extremes of the temperature spectrum. The month started with the highest recorded July temperature in our UK climate … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2015, climate, cold, extreme, hot, july, Met Office, record, statistics, UK, weather 4 Comments
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
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged heat wave, heatwave, hot, sunny, thunderstorms, Wimbledon 15 Comments
Record May temperatures for Spain
Update: On Thursday, records were broken once again across southeast Spain. Valencia equalled Lanzarote Airport’s 42.6C from the previous day. Other stations in the Valenciana region exceeded this value, with Xativa and Carcaixent reaching 42.7C and 42.9C respectively; however these … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Africa, Canary Islands, Cordoba, Heat, hot, Lanzarote, Met Office, record, Spain, tempertaure 2 Comments
Possible record heat in Spain, while heavy rain and snow affect the Alps
Parts of Spain, Portugal and southern France are experiencing unusually high temperatures at the moment. On Tuesday, Seville recorded 38C, and today will be another very hot day for the time of year, with temperatures widely expected to reach the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged andalucia, austria, avalanche, Europe, flood, France, germany, Heat, hot, iberia, italy, may, Met Office, portugal, rain, record, seville, snow, Spain, switzerland, temperature 3 Comments
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2015, forecast, heatwave, hot, Met Office, outlook, record, summer, UK 12 Comments
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