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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 – 20th February rainfall update

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

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Met Office rainfall records – how far do they go back and what can they tell us?

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

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How wet has 2012 been? Is it a record breaker?

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

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Sunny March, wet April – how the jet stream is (partly) to blame

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

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