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2015 likely to be the warmest on record

This year’s global average surface temperature is likely to be the warmest on record according to data from the Met Office, and is expected to continue the trend showing 15 of the top 16 warmest years have happened since 2001. … Continue reading

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Record breaking Hurricane Patricia expected to make landfall over Mexico

Hurricane Patricia has developed in the eastern Pacific and after a period of rapid intensification has become the most intense hurricane in the eastern Pacific in recorded history. US Air Force aircraft have been flying reconnaissance missions in and around … Continue reading

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Hurricane Joaquin lashes the Bahamas but will it hit the USA?

In recent months attention has focused on the very active tropical cyclone season in the Pacific Ocean brought about primarily by the strong El Niño which has developed this year. Meanwhile, the Atlantic has been very quiet with most tropical … Continue reading

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So what happened to our summer?

Our Chief Scientist Professor Dame Julia Slingo OBE FRS reflects on this summer’s weather and what has influenced it: No-one can deny that we have had a pretty disappointing summer with a lot of unsettled weather and only a few … Continue reading

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Record hot to record cold in a July of extremes

While this year’s July may not have broken any monthly records – it was book-ended with some localised daily records at both extremes of the temperature spectrum. The month started with the highest recorded July temperature in our UK climate … Continue reading

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Wet and dull July

UPDATE: The figures below have now been updated to include data from the 1-31 July 2015. July 2015 was cool, dull and wet across the UK according to Met Office statistics for 1-31 July. The month began with a record-breaking … Continue reading

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Summer weather to return as we head into weekend

More summer-like weather will return to the UK with conditions and temperatures due to improve as we head into the weekend. This will come as welcome news to many after a spell of disappointing weather over the past few days … Continue reading

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Are we set for record July rainfall?

While July has seen a good deal of dry and bright weather, we’ve also seen a few periods of heavy rainfall. Whether through intense thundery downpours or prolonged periods of rain such as seen in southern parts of the UK … Continue reading

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Record May temperatures for Spain

Update: On Thursday, records were broken once again across southeast Spain. Valencia equalled Lanzarote Airport’s 42.6C from the previous day. Other stations in the Valenciana region exceeded this value, with Xativa and Carcaixent reaching 42.7C and 42.9C respectively; however these … Continue reading

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Possible record heat in Spain, while heavy rain and snow affect the Alps

Parts of Spain, Portugal and southern France are experiencing unusually high temperatures at the moment. On Tuesday, Seville recorded 38C, and today will be another very hot day for the time of year, with temperatures widely expected to reach the … Continue reading

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