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The third tropical storm in the North Atlantic, Cristobal, has been making some headlines about its potential positive impact on us here in the UK – so what’s actually happening? Cristobal is currently categorised as a hurricane and is currently … 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
This July is set to finish amongst the top ten warmest and sunniest in records dating back to 1910, according to early Met Office statistics. Figures from the 1st to the 28th of the month show temperatures are slightly higher … Continue reading
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
An article on the front page of today’s Daily Express suggests that there is a new UK heat wave in the offing for next week and temperatures could soar into the 90s °F (32-37 °C). This is not a forecast … Continue reading
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
This weekend and into next week temperatures are expected to reach the high twenties Celsius in southern England. This is certainly warmer than we would expect at this time of year – the average maximum temperature for July in England … Continue reading
The last few days have been unseasonably warm but why is this happening so early in the year? The answer lies largely in the air flow directly above the United Kingdom but more importantly where that air has come from. … Continue reading