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UPDATED 17/02/2016 A frontal system interacting with cold air across the UK will bring a risk of wintry weather further south over the next 24 hours or so, with rain, sleet and snow in the forecast for some parts and … Continue reading
An area of low pressure, which will bring some very strong winds across southern parts of the UK as it moves eastwards on Monday, has been named as Storm Imogen. Gusts of 60-70 mph are possible in southern England and … Continue reading
A rapidly deepening area of low pressure pushing quickly across the Atlantic and expected to run close to the north of Scotland through Monday and into Tuesday has been named as Storm Henry. Keep up to date with the latest … Continue reading
This is has already been a record breaking month for rainfall in some parts of the UK, with exceptional amounts of rain falling onto already saturated ground. The very wet Boxing Day in parts of north Wales and northwest England … Continue reading
Mowing the lawn has been the reality for some so far this December, with unseasonably high temperatures. It looks as though the UK is on track to break the record for the warmest December since records began in 1910 and … Continue reading
Looking at figures dating back to 1960 this has been the mildest start to December for Wales (8.7C), south west England (9.8C) and south east England (10C), and the 4th warmest for the UK as a whole (7.1C), with 1979, … Continue reading
The exceptional rainfall in Cumbria over the past few days saw the fall of numerous records and has led many to ask whether it is linked to climate change. The records are based on digitised data going back to the … Continue reading
Storm Desmond, the fourth named storm of the season, bought widespread heavy rain and storm force winds to areas of northern England and Scotland. The rainfall experienced in many parts of the north west of the UK is thought to … Continue reading
The current unsettled spell of weather continues and the low pressure system that is forecast to affect Ireland and the UK on Sunday has been officially named Storm Clodagh by Met Éireann. This makes it the third officially named storm … Continue reading
UPDATE – 3 December 2015 – Provisonal full month stats show that November 2015 was the dullest on record Early provisional statistics* (1- 25 November) show November has been notable for its mild weather. Overall, temperatures for the UK have … Continue reading