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Today the BBC has stopped taking most of its weather information from the Met Office, here Phil Evans, our Chief Operating Officer gives his perspective You will know us as the UK’s National Weather Service and also as the people … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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