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Possible record heat in Spain, while heavy rain and snow affect the Alps

Parts of Spain, Portugal and southern France are experiencing unusually high temperatures at the moment. On Tuesday, Seville recorded 38C, and today will be another very hot day for the time of year, with temperatures widely expected to reach the … Continue reading

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Early figures suggest third warmest spring on record

Early statistics from the Met Office National Climate Information Centre show that this has been one of the warmest springs in records dating back to 1910. Based on figures up until 28 May and then assuming average conditions to the … Continue reading

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Update: Met Office keeping a close eye on space weather

Updated on 20th May 2013 The recent activity on the Sun has now decreased back to levels we would normally expect at this point in time, close to a maximum of the 11-year solar cycle. This follows a period where … Continue reading

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Definitely May-be an average month

After a particularly cold and wet start, followed by a dry and exceptionally warm spell, May could be seen as anything but average. However, the early monthly figures tell a different story – statistics from 1st to 28th of the … Continue reading

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How often does it snow in May?

Reports of snow showers in parts of the UK over the past 24 hours and the prospect of more on high ground tonight may seem a little out of context at this time of year, but is it unusual? Snowfall … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 19 April 2012

The wet weather across parts of the UK at the moment has generated comments about how wet this April as a whole may pan out in the record books.  As we have said in blogs previously, it is just too … Continue reading

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