Tag Archives: severe weather warnings

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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Anniversary of the death of FitzRoy – founding father of the Met Office

Today (30th April) is the 150th anniversary of the death of Vice Admiral Robert FitzRoy, the founder of the Met Office. FitzRoy joined the Navy when he was just 12 years old and made his name as commander of several … Continue reading

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Our change in the weather and how the jet stream is driving it

After a quiet spell of weather courtesy of a slow moving area of high pressure, we are now entering an unsettled period as a series of Atlantic depressions are expected to pass close to the northwest of Britain during the … 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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Overnight lows and the latest snow depths

As forecast temperatures fell well below zero across the UK last night and the heaviest of the snow started to ease in most areas. The lowest temperature recorded at a Met Office observing station was Edinburgh, Gorgarbank, at -4.3 C … Continue reading

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Be weather aware with our Windows Phone 8 app

The Met Office has launched its latest addition to mobile forecasts with a specially designed app for Windows Phone 8. Since it’s launch in the last two weeks it has garnered some very positive reviews with Windows Phone Central saying: … Continue reading

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24 – 25 November rainfall update

Overnight rainfall recorded at Met Office observing stations from 6pm Saturday 24 November to 8am Sunday 25 November: Station     Amount Fylingdales, North Yorkshire 36.6 mm Pershore, Hereford & Worcester 32.6 mm Sheffield, South Yorkshire 32.6 mm Gingley-on-the-Hill 31.8 mm Leek, … Continue reading

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Stormy November weekend

As forecast, unsettled weather continues across the UK, with more heavy rain and strong winds expected to affect many areas at times through the weekend and into next week. The Met Office and the Environment Agency are warning the public … Continue reading

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Heavy rainfall across the UK

As forecast heavy rain has fallen across large parts of the UK causing flooding and disruption to travel and outdoor events. Here is a selection of rainfall totals recorded at Met Office observation sites on Friday 6 July 2012: UK RAINFALL 6 JULY 2012 … Continue reading

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