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A wet and sunny January, but very average for temperature

January 2015 saw above-average amounts of sunshine and rainfall right across the UK, but with temperatures averaging out to near-normal. The first half of the month was largely unsettled, with mild, wet and windy weather interspersed with colder and drier … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

Warmer, drier weather is on the way for parts of the country.  As we move through the week a north–south divide develops across the UK with Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and parts of Wales being changeable and windy. However … Continue reading

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The Met Office’s outlook for UK winter 2013-14

There are some headlines in the media today discussing the Met Office long range forecast for this winter. Firstly it’s important to remember that it’s our short and medium term forecasts that are relied on by emergency responders to help … Continue reading

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Winter so far – 18th February rainfall update

As the UK heads into a period of more normal unsettled winter weather weather, the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre has looked at statistics for this winter so far (from 1 December 2013 to 13 February 2014). These add … Continue reading

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October 2013 one of the top ten warmest

Provisional Met Office statistics for October show it was one of the warmest in the national record dating back to 1910. The mean temperature for the UK is 11.2 °C, which is 1.7 °C above the long-term (1981-2010) average. This … Continue reading

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