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Saturday 3 October 2020 is now the wettest day on record since 1891 for UK-wide rainfall. It received the greatest rainfall in any single day averaged out across the UK, beating the previous record on the 25 August 1986. Dr … Continue reading
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
The latest rainfall update from the Met Office National Climate Information Centre shows that this has been the UK’s wettest winter on record in the national series going back to 1910. These provisional rainfall statistics for the winter so far … Continue reading
As we have seen over recent weeks and months, observations for the UK are essential to put recent weather into context and to detect variations and possible long-term trends in UK climate. So, when the Met Office quotes “the wettest … Continue reading
Provisional figures from the Met Office from 1 January to 26 December 2012 show that some parts of the UK have already had their wettest year on record. New records have been set in England (1095.8 mm), northern England (1253 … Continue reading
UPDATE: We’ve written a further post explaining a little more behind the continuing dissapointing weather that we have seen through the summer so far. You can read this at ‘The UK’s wet summer, the jet stream and climate change*‘ After … Continue reading