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Tag Archives: smog
Air quality issues in the UK – what’s really going on?
There has been some media coverage about air pollution issues in the UK today, so what’s really going on? It is true to say that since Tuesday this week the UK has seen elevated levels of air pollution. This is … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged air quality, continent, England, Fog, Health, Pollution, smog, UK Comments Off on Air quality issues in the UK – what’s really going on?
Storm in Sahara sends dust to UK
Red dust covering cars in the south this weekend was blown in from the Sahara Desert. A large amount of sand and dust was swept up by storm winds in the desert, around 2000 miles away in northwest Africa. The … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Air pollution, air quality, desert winds, dust, Dust storm, red dust, sahara, saharan dust, saharan storm, smog 5 Comments
Met Office in the Media: 21 April 2011
The weather for the Easter weekend continues to make the news right now with the Daily Telegraph reporting that ‘Britain heading for warmest Easter weekend on record‘. It is true that temperatures are well above where they should be – … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Easter, hot weather, Northern Ireland, royal wedding, smog Comments Off on Met Office in the Media: 21 April 2011
Defra puts UK on Smog alert
The high pressure system persisting over the UK is forecast to bring warm and still conditions to the UK over the Easter weekend. These conditions mean it is likely that the UK will experience a high pollution episode this weekend. … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Air pollution, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Ozone, Pollution, smog Comments Off on Defra puts UK on Smog alert