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A wet and sunny January, but very average for temperature

January 2015 saw above-average amounts of sunshine and rainfall right across the UK, but with temperatures averaging out to near-normal. The first half of the month was largely unsettled, with mild, wet and windy weather interspersed with colder and drier … Continue reading

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Very strong winds recorded over northern parts of the UK

As forecast by the Met Office, a powerful low pressure system passed to the north of the UK in the early hours of this morning bringing exceptionally strong winds in places. Two low level stations recorded wind speeds of over … Continue reading

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Winter so far – 18th February rainfall update

As the UK heads into a period of more normal unsettled winter weather weather, the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre has looked at statistics for this winter so far (from 1 December 2013 to 13 February 2014). These add … Continue reading

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UK’s exceptional weather in context

As the UK’s run of exceptionally wet and stormy weather continues, the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre has looked at how the last two months compare in the historical records. Here’s some facts and figures for the weather we’ve … Continue reading

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Saturday’s squally weather and reports of tornadoes

On Saturday we saw a number of heavy rain showers group together in what’s known as a ‘squall line’ – a narrow band of thunderstorms, intense rain, hail, and frequent lightning accompanied by brief but very strong gusts of wind … Continue reading

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January weather – your pictures

Thank you for sharing your January weather pictures with us on Twitter. Here’s a selection of our favourites. The January summary video is coming shortly. @metoffice view of Ossett from Netherton Sat 26th Jan. twitter.com/MarkDParsons/s… — Mark Parsons (@MarkDParsons) January … Continue reading

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