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While this year’s July may not have broken any monthly records – it was book-ended with some localised daily records at both extremes of the temperature spectrum. The month started with the highest recorded July temperature in our UK climate … Continue reading
While July has seen a good deal of dry and bright weather, we’ve also seen a few periods of heavy rainfall. Whether through intense thundery downpours or prolonged periods of rain such as seen in southern parts of the UK … Continue reading
After a hot and humid start to the month, when record daily maximum temperatures were recorded at several stations across the country on 1 July, it has been a fairly average month so far for the UK as a whole. … 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
This morning has seen some intense downpours across parts of south east England. They developed across parts of East Anglia in the early hours of the morning, with further areas of heavy showers across Sussex, Surrey, Kent and the south … 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
With thundery showers bringing heavy rain, some areas saw high rainfall totals over the weekend. The wettest was Carlisle, in Cumbria, which saw 97.4 mm of rain over the last 48 hours. 48 hour rainfall totals (0900 GMT 27 July … Continue reading
Early Met Office figures for the first half of July show that it has been warmer, drier and sunnier than usual so far this month. We’ve now had 11 days with temperatures over 28 °C somewhere in the UK, making … 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