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If temperatures reach 30 ºC in the south east of England today (15 Sept 2016) it will be the first consecutive 3-day September period where temperatures reached over 30 ºC since 1929. However this is the last of the hot … Continue reading
Last night torrential, thundery downpours affected parts of southern and southeast England causing localised flooding and disruption to transport. The table below shows the rainfall totals recorded: UK rainfall totals 22 June 7pm – 23 June 9am Site Area Rainfall … Continue reading
Over the past 24 hours the weather has delivered a mixture of hot sunshine, thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain as we highlighted earlier in the week. As expected, sunny skies and warm air being pushed northwards from the continent allowed … Continue reading
The weather forecast for later this week is presenting a challenge for our meteorologists. All the ingredients are present to produce significant rainfall on Thursday and Friday, but complex interactions in the atmosphere make it difficult to say with certainty … Continue reading
Southern parts of the UK can expect some very warm and humid conditions on Friday, along with an increasing risk of some heavy, thundery showers. Isolated thunderstorms are possible from Thursday, but they will become more likely and potentially more … 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
Parts of the UK saw some very heavy downpours over the weekend, as thunderstorms caused disruption in some regions. Westonbirt in Gloucestershire saw the most rain with 79mm over the weekend, more than its July full-month average of 59.3mm. Within … Continue reading
As forecast there were severe thunderstorms across the UK on the 19th July bringing heavy rain and gusty winds. See the tables below for the largest rain totals across the UK. Gloucestershire recorded the highest rainfall with 66mm between 6am … Continue reading
Over the next few days increasingly warm and humid air moving up from the continent will see UK temperatures on the rise, with the warmest days of the year so far expected. Temperatures in the south east of the country … Continue reading
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