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The UK is going to see a very short, sharp, cold snap. From Wednesday night (4th Dec) into Thursday morning (5th Dec) Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland will see some strong winds, while Scotland will see some wintry showers … Continue reading
Provisional Met Office early June figures suggest that it has been drier than average and slightly sunnier than usual so far this month. Rainfall for the UK from 1-26 June was 37.8 mm. At this stage we would expect to … Continue reading
After the wettest April on record in 2012, provisional full-month Met Office figures show this April has been slightly drier than average in the UK. Rainfall throughout the UK was 64 mm this year, compared to the 1981-2010 average of … Continue reading
The rainfall radar network is a great way of looking back at how weather systems affect the UK. Here we see rainfall radar imagery from 00:00 GMT on Sunday 10 March to 09:00 GMT on Tuesday 12 March. It shows … Continue reading
Various articles in the news today said that the weather over the weekend was the worst storm to hit the UK in years, and that there is more to come this week. There was indeed a very deep area of low … 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
Merry Christmas from the Met Office. The coldest Christmas day on record was in 2010 (and it was also the snowiest) with a minimum temperature of – 18.2 °C recorded at Altnaharra. The chart below shows the top ten minimum temperatures … Continue reading
Update: See how the weather situation for the coming week has developed over the weekend: How the ‘pest from the west’ will beat the ‘Beast from the East’ The ‘Beast from the East’ – not the Grammy nominated live album … Continue reading
As the recent cold spell continues, last night saw some cold temperatures across the UK with widespread frost across parts of the country, with the coldest place being Shap, Cumbria where it fell to -7.0 °C. The table below shows … Continue reading
Last week, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Met office honoured some unsung heroes, as Scotland’s longest serving rainfall observers were presented with awards at a ceremony in Glasgow. The event hosted at the city’s Royal Concert Hall … Continue reading