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Tag Archives: rain
Mid-month February statistics on the 40th anniversary of blizzards
It has been a cold and wet first half of February for many of us however there have been a few isolated milder days and plenty of sunshine between the bands of rain. It’s been rather unsettled, with most of … Continue reading
Jet stream brings cool and changeable start to August
After an unsettled and cool end to July, August has continued in a similar vein. Many places have been showery and cool so far, with a southward-shifted jet stream to blame. This has directed areas of low pressure, which normally … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged August 2017, rain, sunshine, weather statistics, wind 1 Comment
Early April statistics
Early provisional statistics for April (1st-26th) show that overall it has also been a sunny and warm month so far compared to the long-term 1981-2010 average. Following on from the mid-month statistics, Middlesex remains the driest historical county with 2.7mm … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged dry, England, forecast, Met Office, rain, rainfall, record, spring, sunshine, temperature, weather, weather forecast, weather forecasting, wet 6 Comments
Are the next three months going to be scorching?
There are headlines in the media today suggesting the UK is in for “three months of sizzling weather”. It would appear these stories have been based, in part, on the latest Met Office three month outlook for contingency planners. This … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged contingency planners outlook, dry, forecast, Met Office, rain, spring, temperature, three month outlook, UK, weather, weather forecast, weather forecasting 2 Comments
One of the mildest March’s for the South East
Provisional full-month statistics show that East Anglia and South East & Central Southern England have had their equal mildest March since records began in 1910, and for the UK as a whole it was provisionally the 5th equal warmest March … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged dry, March, Met Office, mild, rain, rainfall, spring, statistics, sunshine, temperature, UK, weather, weather forecast, weather forecasting, wet, wind 1 Comment
Ex-Cyclone Debbie continues to bring heavy rain
Cyclone Debbie made landfall over the coast of Queensland Australia on Tuesday producing severe wind damage to properties in areas close to the eye including the towns of Bowen and Proserpine. Debbie gradually moved inland and as winds eased the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Australia, Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane, Cyclone Debbie, flash flooding, flood, flooding, heavy rain, Queensland, rain, rainfall, Storm, storms, strong winds, tropical cyclone Comments Off on Ex-Cyclone Debbie continues to bring heavy rain
Rainforests: exploring the global weather maker
The belt of rainforests around the tropics may seem distant from most people’s day-to-day lives in the UK but these rich areas provide many essential services – such as providing key foodstuffs and helping to regulate the climate – that … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged climate, climate science, eden project, Met Office, Met Office Hadley Centre, rain, rainfall, rainforest, tropical forests Comments Off on Rainforests: exploring the global weather maker
Will ‘Storm Stella’ affect the UK?
There’s been some media speculation that a storm which brought snow and blizzard conditions to the United States, from Virginia to Maine, is now heading towards the UK. Whilst this makes great headlines, it is not quite the case. The … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cold, England, forecast, gales, heavy rain, Jet stream, Met Office, National Severe Weather Warning Service, rain, rainfall, Scotland, snow, spring, Storm, storms, sunshine, temperature, weather forecast, weather forecasting, wet, wind 1 Comment
What weather can we expect for Easter and May?
There have been some reports in the media that the Met Office has forecast a freezing Easter and icy May for the UK with headlines such as ‘Wild weather is set to hit the UK with a ‘polar vortex’ forecast … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 3 month outlook, cold, dry, gales, heavy rain, National Severe Weather Warning Service, rain, rainfall, snow, Spring (season), temperature, UK, weather 1 Comment
Cyclone Enawo heading for Madagascar
Cyclone Enawo is at present just to the east of northern Madagascar in the South Indian Ocean, with 10-minute averaged wind speeds near 105 mph and much higher gusts. The 2016-17 cyclone season has seen record low levels of activity … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Enawo, heavy rain, rain, tropical cyclone, Tropical Cyclone Enawo, tropical storm 1 Comment
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