Tag Archives: Jet stream

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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Warm but unsettled weekend ahead as cold eases grip on UK

The UK is set to see some warmer temperatures this weekend as the colder than average weather seen so far this April eases its grip. Temperatures have been steadily climbing since the exceptionally cold weather towards the start of the … Continue reading

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What is a Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW)?

You may have heard talk of the UK possibly seeing some colder weather next week and that ‘things going on’ in the upper atmosphere may be playing a part. The ‘thing’ happening in the atmosphere is known as Sudden Stratospheric … Continue reading

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What’s bringing the stormy weather to the UK?

The UK has seen some very wet and windy weather since the early hours of Sunday morning and that is set to continue in places for the next couple of days – but what has brought these disruptive conditions? As … Continue reading

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Improving picture as many start school holidays

After weeks of heavy rain across parts of the UK, conditions are set to improve for many areas this weekend. More heavy showers will affect some parts during the rest of the week, but by Saturday most areas will see … Continue reading

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First half of July continues wet and gloomy theme

Provisional mid-month statistics from the Met Office show that, after an exceptionally wet and gloomy June, the first half of July has continued the disappointing theme. Normally at the halfway stage of a month we’d expect sunshine and rainfall to … Continue reading

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