Tag Archives: Jet stream

One year on – A look back to last winter

This weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the Valentine’s Day storm, which also marked the end of a particularly stormy three-month period. A new review article – ‘From months to minutes – exploring the value of high-resolution rainfall observation and … Continue reading

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Why are we now seeing colder weather across the UK?

Over recent weeks, we have spoken about the very strong jet stream across the Atlantic, driving areas of intense low pressure towards the UK. This has bought spells of very wet, windy but relatively mild conditions to the country. As … Continue reading

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How a strong jet stream is affecting aviation

We often talk about the jet stream and its impacts on UK weather – but it can have an even more direct effect on aviation as covered in the media in recent days. The jet stream is a band of … Continue reading

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US snowfall and will it impact the UK?

Parts of the US and Canada are seeing particularly cold weather and heavy snowfall at the moment. A southward buckle in the jet stream has seen cold polar air flow south to north eastern parts of North America. In the … Continue reading

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What is causing the extreme cold over North America?

The weather over North America has been hitting the headlines over the last few days with record breaking cold conditions spreading south from the Arctic. This has been linked to a ‘polar vortex’, but what is this and what could … Continue reading

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Our change in the weather and how the jet stream is driving it

After a quiet spell of weather courtesy of a slow moving area of high pressure, we are now entering an unsettled period as a series of Atlantic depressions are expected to pass close to the northwest of Britain during the … Continue reading

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UK’s unsettled weather and the jet stream

The UK is set to see unsettled weather throughout this week as heavy rain and windy conditions are expected to affect many areas, whilst temperatures will remain mild for the time of year. We talk about the jet stream quite … Continue reading

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Jet stream shift to bring summer weather

It’s usually true to say that confidence in a weather forecast decreases the further out you look. However, we have a situation at the moment where we are actually more confident in the detail for this weekend and beyond rather … Continue reading

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Guest blog – How the Atlantic may influence wet summers

This morning there has been a lot of media coverage following a workshop held here at the Met Office HQ in Exeter on a recent run of unusual seasons in the UK. Much of this centred around recent research by … Continue reading

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The jet stream and why it’s too early to write-off summer

There have been one or two stories in the press today saying we’re in for another washout summer, which would rightly inspire collective misery across the country. However, it’s a far too early to be writing off any chance of … Continue reading

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