Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

Very mild start to November

The first part of November has been very mild, dry and quite sunny across the UK, according to provisional Met Office climate figures. The UK average temperature for 1-15 November was 9.4 °C, which is 3.5 °C higher than the … Continue reading

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Latest update as post-tropical storm Katia reaches the UK

The deep area of low pressure which contains post-tropical storm Katia  was, at 9 am, centred approximately 200 miles northwest of Sligo, Ireland with a central pressure of 966 hpa. This can be seen on the satellite image below – the swirl of … Continue reading

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Spring rainfall shows big contrasts across the UK

Provisional Met Office climate figures for spring 2011 indicate that rainfall amounts across the UK have varied widely from north and west to south and east. Even though further rain is expected across much of the country before the season … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 21 April 2011

The weather for the Easter weekend continues to make the news right now with the Daily Telegraph reporting that ‘Britain heading for warmest Easter weekend on record‘.  It is true that temperatures are well above where they should be – … Continue reading

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Record April night-time temperatures

Last night saw some of the warmest April overnight temperatures on record at a number of stations across Scotland and Northern Ireland. These were particularly notable given that they occurred during the first week of the month. Warm, moist air … Continue reading

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Winter returns to northern Britain

Our forecasters are predicting the return of snow to parts of northern Britain for the weekend, bringing the risk of some travel disruption. Rain is expected to turn to snow over parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland … Continue reading

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Heavy snow before less cold air arrives

Widespread ice is once again expected across many parts of the UK this evening and overnight, although the very cold weather  is expected to ease over the next few days. Less cold Atlantic air is predicted to move across the UK but as this … Continue reading

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Another very cold night in many areas

It was another very cold night across many parts of the UK, with temperatures falling as low as -17.4C at Castlederg in County Tyrone. The tables below show the lowest temperatures (below minus 5 C) recorded at a selection of … Continue reading

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Freezing conditions continue

It was another very cold night across many regions of the UK, with temperatures falling as low as -18.6 C at Castlederg in County Tyrone. This provisional temperature is the lowest recorded in Northern Ireland and beats the record set … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 15 December 2010

Following widespread coverage around the likelihood of a White Christmas this year, The Independent, with the Met Office, takes a look at why it is still just too early to say for sure whether we will see the ‘White Stuff’ … Continue reading

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