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Storm Henry forecast to bring severe gales in places on Monday

A rapidly deepening area of low pressure pushing quickly across the Atlantic and expected to run close to the north of Scotland through Monday and into Tuesday has been named as Storm Henry. Keep up to date with the latest … Continue reading

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Met Éireann names Storm Clodagh

The current unsettled spell of weather continues and the low pressure system that is forecast to affect Ireland and the UK on Sunday has been officially named Storm Clodagh by Met Éireann. This makes it the third officially named storm … Continue reading

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Is the first officially named storm heading towards our shores?

UPDATED: 11 NOVEMBER 2015 Storm Abigail has now been officially named and is expected to bring winds in excess of 80mph across the far north of the UK on Thursday evening into Friday and has the potential to cause some … Continue reading

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Updated Wind and Rainfall totals for 18th to 19th December

As forecast there were severe gales and heavy rain overnight. See the tables below for the strongest low level gusts and the largest rain totals across the UK. We are expecting more stormy weather over the coming days, with spells … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Wind and rainfall data 4 to 5 December 2013

UPDATED TO INCLUDE LATEST WIND SPEEDS AS AT 3PM, 5 DECEMBER 2013 As forecast, there have been severe gales with widespread gusts of between 60 and 80mph across Scotland and northern parts of England. Some very high level mountain sites … Continue reading

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Communicating uncertain forecasts

This has been a challenging week for the Met Office. As early as last weekend our forecasters identified the potential for some very severe weather to affect the UK at the end of this week. Our forecasting systems had identified … Continue reading

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Severe weather warnings in place as winds sweep Britain

We have issued severe weather warnings for many parts of northwest England, the Derbyshire Dales, Yorkshire, North Wales and Northern Ireland as stormy weather pushes across the UK. Winds of 40 to 50 mph are likely quite widely across the … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: Thursday 11th November

The VentnorBlog (www.ventnorblog.com) reported on the heavy and prolonged rain ‘that was predicted by the Met Office’ earlier in the week, providing photos of the flooding that was seen in parts of the Isle of Wight. Nathan Rao at the … Continue reading

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