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Tag Archives: Jet stream
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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